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Flickering/flashing screen on laptop when using HDMI-splitter

I have a new laptop and I've connected it to a HDMI-splitter because I want to mirror the laptop screen on to two separate tv's. Both are connected through 15 m HDMI-Cables but goes together in a ...
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Software flashes just a split second in taskbar. How to find out what software it is?

I've started to notice a strange program that just flashes about every minute in my taskbar. I've uninstalled any strange software trough Windows Add or Remove Programs. It's quite annoying. And my ...
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Flashing bios on an HP Machine with no hard drive

I have an HP Elitebook 2530p http://h20565.www2.hp.com/portal/site/hpsc/public/psi/home/?sp4ts.oid=3782222 There is a common bios problem (I know I am not the only one who had this problem) that asks ...
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Can you install UEFI? [duplicate]

From what I've read the UEFI replaces the BIOS. BIOSs can be flashed though, so is it possible to install UEFI on a computer using a BIOS? If it's possible, how to do it? I'm guessing this'd be ...
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Fonera Debricking - No output in serial terminal

I have a bricked Fonera 2100 Wireless access point. I'm trying to debrick it with Ubuntu 12.04 , gtkterm, and a JTAG to USB adapter. I opened gtkterm and set in Configurations/Port /dev/ttyUSB0 9600 ...
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ASUS RT-AC66R hard reset - Fixed

Have an ASUS RT-AC66R - we had set it up for our church and was working flawlessly. I was approached last sunday to say it was not connecting (2014-01-19). We had set it with the 2.5 and 5 Ghz ...
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How do I flash DIR-615 from the recovery console?

I have installed dd-wrt on my DIR-615, but I now want to flash the stock firmware on it. However, while I can get into the recovery console (hold reset button and power on until power light flashes), ...
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What options do I have for flashing an UEFI BIOS chip on an Asus mobo?

I have a bizarrely borked ASUS board (M5A97 LE R2.0) that is stuck in a half way state between two BIOS versions. I cannot enter the BIOS settings page (the system locks up after drawing half of it). ...
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Port mapper table not found

I just got a new acer revocenter, with intel atom d525 in it. When i boot it up there was no options to get to the bios setting. So I am trying to flash the bios. I created a bootable disk with ...
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Flash .rom file to BIOS chip

I have got a .rom file from my BIOS chip using this tool (it really isn't a virus). I extracted the Packard Bell boot logo from it using CBROM, edited it and put it back into the .rom, which ...
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what does it mean to hard-brick a device?

I read people complaining that certain EFI-enabled Samsung laptops can be accidentally 'bricked' when trying to install an OS or when using certain programs in them, which doesn't happen with BIOS ...
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Flash BIOS on a HP Mini from Linux

I have a HP Mini 210 that was installed with Ubuntu 12.04 last year. I'm lending it out to someone, and need to re-install XP. There is no internal CD drive, and BIOS won't boot from USB. I'm trying ...
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HP pavilion dv5 doesn't start with AC adapter

I'm experiencing a problem with my HP Pavilion DV5 laptop. It will not power on with the charger only. It did so before. It powers on with the battery, but the charger light on the side next to the ...
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CPU fan twitching phase leds blinking - computer won't boot

I have a big problem that I got today. Yesterday computer was "on" normally, I went to sleep without shutting it down. When I woke up, I heard a strange sound and was unable to bring it up from ...
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Is is possible to update BIOS to UEFI?

I just ran the Windows 8 Upgrade Assistant on an older machine (just for fun) and was informed that due to lack of UEFI firmware, Secure Boot would not be supported. What I want to know is, is it ...
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Taskbar/Desktop icon flashing on launch, but not opening

My computer is a normal Windows 7 - Ultimate box, 64-bit version. Nothing too fancy, but not too shabby either. I use it for browsing the net and a daily portion (of healthy!) gaming. Nothing more, ...
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BIOS flash can load grub but not an OS

I have a Gigabyte motherboard with Award BIOS. After flashing the BIOS to the next revision, I noticed that GRUB 2 loads perfectly fine, but starting an OS (Windows 7, Arch Linux) fails to startup ...
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Flashing an IP Camera and Add a new Linux distro [closed]

I have a foscam IP camera, it has no USB etc, just wireless and cabled network connections. How would you flash a device like this? And how would you install your own Liunx distro on it ? Could ...
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A-Data firmware remains old after update

I'm running A-Data S599 SSD on my Apple Mac Pro running Windows 7 64-bit Ultimate in Apple BootCamp. The flasher is updating the drive ok, but when it finish I got BSOD. After rebooting the system I ...
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Need advice on flashing BIOS on crippled laptop

I have a laptop (Amilo A16676) that I recently got as a present from a friend. The Laptop has an American Megatrends BIOS (Amibios): v1.06c (BIOS) and v1.06 (EC). Now, I'd like to upgrade the BIOS ...
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Third party firmware for WPN824?

My router recently developed some sort of DHCP malfunction so I decided to flash the firmware. And being the geek that I am I figured, while I'm flashing it, why not upgrade it? However, finding a ...
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Flashing Monitor with 2 monitors plugged in

I'm having trouble with one of my monitors turning on and off for a few seconds and lines flashing on the screen. This only happens on my main monitor. When I unplug my second monitor, the main ...
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DELL Studio 14 Battery LED flashing

My laptop DELL Studio 14's Battery LED suddenly flashes in orange-orange-orange-white-blank sequence. Anybody tried before? Exact model number is DELL Studio 1435.
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VIA VT6410 BIOS Update Utility? Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G Motherboard Integrated RAID Controller

I have a Gigabyte GA-8I915PL-G motherboard with a VIA VT6410 RAID controller onboard. I recently purchased a new hard drive that apparently needs the VT6410's BIOS updated in order to have it ...
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What is “flashing the BIOS”?

What does "Flashing the BIOS" mean? Are there benefits to flashing it? Is it safe? Should it be done inside or outside of an OS, for example my current Windows 7 installation?
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How can I re-program/flash a backup of the bios?

I have some computers that have a particular bios setting that keeps everything running smoothly. The setting is not the default setting for the motherboard. So, when the CMOS battery dies, the ...
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Acer laptop possibly wrong bios flash, what now?

the title says it all, can this be repaired? I was allways learnt that a mis flashed bios is a lost case, but that was 12 years ago, is there something changed?
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BIOS backup does not match the original

I have an MSI K9A2 CF-F mainboard that its BIOS is so strange (AMI). I cannot flash the BIOS because every time after flashing it, it went to black screen after a reboot even the flash util said ...
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Stop windows from activating themselves

I play poker online. When a decision is required, the relevant window activates and brings itself in front of all other windows, so that I can act in time. However, I can pay attention to all opened ...