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Computer doesnt charge and harddrive fail after spilling fluids

I spilled tea under my laptop (Dell 7520 15R) yesterday, water got on my rams, hard drive and battery. Computer shut down immediately. I cleaned everything, assembled it and it works fine, except that ...
0
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1answer
75 views

HP laptop, “General system board failure”, what next?

I have an HP Pavilion DM1-3101ea laptop with an integrated AMD E-350 APU. Basically the same as DM1Z, if it is of any help. I have Ubuntu 12.04 on it. The problem appeared as follows: i tried to send ...
0
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2answers
71 views

My Toshiba Laptop Won't Boot [closed]

My laptop running Ubuntu 13.10 recently stopped booting (no BIOS screen, nothing) after a few tries, it booted into a screen that said GNU Grub. Not knowing what this was, I restarted and now it won't ...
2
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0answers
80 views

Thinkpad laptop flooded with liquid while powered off, won't turn on anymore [not trivial]

A classic IBM Thinkpad T30 (MT2367) laptop has been flooded with a salty water for a period of ~2 hours while powered off, having AC cord unplugged & both batteries (main battery and a tiny backup ...
0
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0answers
44 views

Short Circuiting USB Device gives spark

I have a bluetooth adaptor that is not working very well. This is because its range is about 30cm, as the antenna is broken (I have checked with my phone and the bluetooth speaker). As I have had it ...
0
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1answer
20 views

USB Host controller not working

My usb ports were acting very weird and I found some guides on internet, so obviously I followed the guides. I've found 5 guides telling me to uninstall the host controllers, then the host ...
0
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1answer
53 views

Laptop usb not working?

I think there is something wrong with my laptop usb ports, but I am not 100% sure. I have tried to connect multiple mouses to my laptop but they are working like 50/50. Sometimes it works, and ...
0
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0answers
199 views

Can Windows 8 Damage a Hard Disk?

I have a Toshiba Satellite C660 Laptop which is having Intel Core i3 processor, 2GB RAM, 512MB Graphics along with 320GB Hard disk. Few weeks ago it suddenly stopped working and after researching I ...
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0answers
59 views

Extremely laggy touchpad after drop EDIT : After plugging to power source

LOOK at EDIT 4 at first! I dropped my laptop - Acer Aspire 5742z and everything works fine but the touchpad. It looks like touchpad send the information about position of finger every 500 ms or ...
0
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1answer
565 views

Laptop making clicking sound — is it really hard drive failure?

Okay so I have had my laptop for I believe more than a year now and my laptop has always had this clicking sound every now and then. It's very random though -- sometimes I'll get it but then it won't ...
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1answer
45 views

Hardware Degradation by Leaving Laptop on Permanently?

Consider a standard laptop build. Now suppose you leave it running (not just plugged in) permanently. To what extent will this produce hardware degradation or increase the risk of hardware failure?
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1answer
62 views

Asus V1S screen dimming randomly

I have an Asus V1V, which is the same as the Asus V1S except for the video card. I have a problem where the screen will randomly lose brightness or flicker between being lit and not lit. The picture ...
0
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2answers
224 views

Laptop not starting up after trip - lights are on but it's dead

I have an eMachines E525 that I just brought when traveling by airplane. After arriving the computer won't start. The LEDs showing the computer has power light up when I turn it on. The fan operates ...
0
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2answers
280 views

Aspire 5741g laptop display corruption a few minutes after boot

What could be the reason that my Acer Aspire 5741G laptop always gets corrupted graphics a few minutes after boot? (Intel Chipset, Ati Graphics) It happens kernel independent. It happens in Windows ...
0
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0answers
34 views

Is it possible to remove card reader soldered to a laptop mainboard without damaging it?

Without using high technology tools, no solder iron, just cutting pins, or destroying some chip. And if it is successfully done, would the BIOS reclaim it ? (It's because due to a faulty card reader, ...
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2answers
4k views

What is the function/purpose of the pinhole on the battery of a Samsung Series 5 ultrabook?

Some background (not entirely relevent to main question): I can't find my specific model of laptop online but it has all the same specs as this excluding the touchscreen: http://bit.ly/18netZQ It's a ...
0
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2answers
129 views

Toshiba laptop lid light flickers and lights turn off

I have my laptop for years now and it's still running well but as of couple of months ago there was some color changing on the lower left corner of the screen. It somewhat appears to be red coloring ...
1
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1answer
967 views

Flickering horizontal static lines in display

I have Dell Inspiron 15 Intel N5050 laptop around one year old.When I started my laptop yesterday I saw Flickering horizontal static lines in display and it seems continuously at present time. What's ...
1
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1answer
114 views

Debugging a laptop that won't turn on

When laptop won't turn on, how do I figure out which of these issues might it be? Power Button The AC plug The Motherboard Are there some tools or ways to debug and narrow down the cause. And how ...
0
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3answers
595 views

What type of screw drivers should I use to service my laptop?

I'm getting ready to service my laptop and for that I need to completely disassemble it to the mobo level and clean it for liquid damage/corrosion. The laptop is a HP dv7-7227cl. All of the ...
0
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3answers
453 views

Laptop flooded with water [duplicate]

Most laptop liquid damage guides online show how to clean a laptop if liquid is spilled on top of a laptop. In my case, my laptop was sitting on my basement floor and my basement flooded. I don't ...
2
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0answers
160 views

Unable to locate annoying noise source in HP DV6 laptop

I've had a HP DV6-1340SS laptop for about 3 years. Some months ago, I started hearing some kind of unusually loud fan noise with no apparent relation to CPU load. It's not the usual air sound, it ...
2
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1answer
126 views

Laptop mysteriously goes blank

My Laptop screen turns off randomly The facts : Dell Studio 15 Laptop display randomly and mysteriously goes blank . Randomly comes back if I try turning it on and off about 10 times or maybe give ...
0
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2answers
216 views

Laptop With Wonky Charging Port

I have a laptop I purchased about 2 years ago which has an issue concerning the port where you plug in the AC adapter. Through normal use, it suddenly noticed this issue where you cannot get the ...
11
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3answers
887 views

Laptop that only boots after being placed in the freezer once all power is depleted?

Not an April Fools Day joke!* I have a Lenovo T500 that will not boot once it looses complete power (battery depleted & AC power loss). The odd thing about the whole issue is that if I place the ...
0
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4answers
28k views

Why is laptop with Windows 8 slow? [closed]

I've got HP Pavilion dv6-6167cl Entertainment Notebook PC which is very slow under Windows 8. I previously had Windows 7, and currently I have "clear" Windows 8 with 5 installed apps. There is 2-5 ...
1
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1answer
398 views

How can I prevent my Asus M50Sa from overheating?

My main computer is an Asus M50sa, which is about five years old now. The computer is still great but it continually overheats and shuts itself down whenever there is a heavy load on the CPU. I can ...
0
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0answers
101 views

Dell inspiron laptop failure due to USB

I have a dell inspiron laptop with 8 GB of ram and a 1 TB hard drive. I recently plugged a usb to Robotic arm interface cable from my laptop to the robot. My laptop was in sleep mode, and right when ...
3
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1answer
240 views

How to reroute sound from one hardware output to another using software?

My notebook had some champagne spilt on it a long time ago. As a result of this disaster the internal speakers went silent and don't make any sound, so I was forced to use external speakers via ...
0
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1answer
95 views

Laptop spacebar key too low down

Today I was typing and after I pressed Space-bar a few times, it continued inputting on it's own. I took the space-bar off, and nothing seems to be stuck or broken; there is no debris and the clips ...
0
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1answer
126 views

laptop screen goes blank

I have been trying to debug this laptop screen issue and the screen kinda flickers then it goes blank. The back light goes out as you can still see what is on the screen but it is very dark. There ...
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1answer
194 views

Mecer laptop gives me a white screen when I close the screen

I'm having a very strange hardware issue with my Mecer m770u laptop with intel i7 quad core, etc... I'm wondering if anyone has had this issue with any other brand/model of laptop, and what I should ...
0
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1answer
413 views

Compaq Presario CQ40 unexpected turn off

My Compaq Presario CQ40 (yeah, its pretty old) suddenly turns off after about 1/2 - 1 hour usage without any notice or warning. The power cable and adapter works fine (indicator bulbs show that power ...
1
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1answer
762 views

SMART Disk Failure Imminent - Damaged Blocks

This morning I went to turn on a family member's laptop to find the SMART message displaying that the laptop's hard disk is close to failure and needs replacing. The laptop is around 2 years old now ...
0
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2answers
736 views

Keyboard types random keys

Yesterday my laptop's built-in keyboard started typing random keys, i.e. when I press Down Arrow, it would type 3, when I press it again, it would delete a character, pressing the Right Arrow would ...
3
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6answers
3k views

Why Laptops sometimes not shutting down when Lid closed? Red-hot laptop from bag, why?

I have had all kind of laptops such as Lenovo, IBM Thinkpad, Acer, Apple and many others -- with different operating systems. I have had this kind of problem with all of them: when I close the lid -- ...
2
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2answers
615 views

Ok to play games on a laptop (heat)?

Someone recently told me it was a bad idea to play games on a laptop because a laptop doesn't have adequate ventilation and a heat sink like a desktop has, and that the heat might damage components ...
2
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1answer
333 views

How do you replace wired NIC in Lenovo x220?

I have a Lenovo x220 that (apparently) has a dying wired ethernet card. Tried removing it completely and using generic drivers, tried IBM's drivers, removing every other network connection, all end up ...
6
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1answer
5k views

Thinkpad T60 does not turn on

When I plug in the charge, the battery symbol and the charge symbol will light up green. Then, when I try to press the power button, the lights turn off and nothing happens. After this, the only ...
4
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1answer
3k views

My keyboard is typing by itself, could there be a ghost in it?

The keyboard on my HP Pavilion dv6z-3000 Select Edition laptop is acting funny: it's sometimes typing characters like 134, adjusting the volume, or triggering the print dialog, all by itself, or as I ...
1
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1answer
155 views

Laptop won't power on from battery or AC. What are some possible fixes to try?

My Toshiba Laptop (around 5 years old...) no longer powers on. When I hit the power button it lights up for several seconds and then turns off. There is no other sign of life, such as the fan starting ...
0
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2answers
103 views

Computer booting for a few minutes then doing hard reset with no warning

Last summer I left for extended holidays and left my laptop in my desk for about 3 months. It wasn't plugged in but I didn't remove the battery and I might even have left it sleeping. When I got back, ...
0
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2answers
3k views

Netbook screen display is garbled (has black/white & horizontal line patterns, screen freezes, and/or wrong display position)

Upon powering my netbook on, its screen turns into a garbled display (has black/white patterns, horizontal line patterns, screen freezes and/or wrong display position). This distortion happens even at ...
1
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0answers
1k views

Laptop with a hit, the screen shows black as red and have red vertical lines [closed]

yesterday my laptop hit the ground on one side and since then the screen has vertical red lines and shows the black as red. Is the physical screen broken? I expected to see some local damage on it ...
0
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1answer
716 views

Laptop powers up just no BIOS

I have a laptop that you can power up and fans come on and stuff but getting no POST on start up. Does this mean the motherboard probably went bad?
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5answers
3k views

HP Pavillion dv6 laptop - 15 beeps on startup and a black screen?

Usual story - girlfriend's step-brother's laptop is broken. I don't know a huge amount about what occurred before it broke, but I do know the following: When you try to turn the laptop on, it beeps ...
0
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1answer
276 views

Replacing a chromebook charging port

the battery port on my google Chromebook where I plug in the charger is blocked/busted. Is there a possibility of replacing it?
1
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2answers
202 views

Laptop goes black after a minute or so

I have a laptop that is behaving strangely. When I turn it on, it does everything what it is supposed to do, but after a minute or so I hear a Click and all goes black. It's like it turns off the ...
0
votes
1answer
116 views

Replacing 1 laptop monitor with another

I have 2 laptops, both are not working. 1 has a problem with the monitor (it shows the initial boot screen, but doesn't show windows) the second has a working monitor but a problem somewhere else ...
0
votes
1answer
141 views

Laptop does not boot?

I'm not very savvy when it comes to laptops. I have two identical laptops, old school Dell Latitude D410's. One works just fine, and the other does not boot at all. I have tried various things ...