Hardware failure refers to the act of a piece of physical hardware failing to meet its designed standards during operation.

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Laptop hardware damaged? [duplicate]

Windows 7 x64 blue screened every few minutes with error code 124, but worked in secure mode.(EDIT: safe mode) I tried reinstalling windows, which didn't work, so i tried to install various Linux ...
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Fans works even after shutdown

I have kind of a big problem. After I shutdown the PC, some of my case fans (including the one with the LED and the LED) remains runnning and even my CPU fan. Sometimes it happens for all of them to ...
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Back panel USB 2.0 ports not working

I have a MSI micro atx mother board and the back panel usb 2.0 ports don't seem to be working. If I plug any USB device into it, the device does not register. However, the front panel usb 2.0 ports ...
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PC rebooting randomly when NOT playing games (light/idle load)

I've recently moved from an Asus P8Z77-V LX2 to an MSI Z77IA-E53. After this move, my PC started restarting randomly. But, unlike anything else I've found so far, it's only when there isn't a game ...
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DCLCD DCL9C Monitor power issues

Lately my DCLCD DCL9C monitor has had some troubles. In order to use it I had to toggle the power button upwards of 20 times. Hitting the power button would show the proper display for a second and go ...
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HP ElitePad BSOD & then Failure to Boot — No Reaction At All to Power Button

I was using my HP ElitePad 900 to browse (Windows 10) and got a random BSOD Memory_Management. I didn't make much of it but after the computer shut down, I tried turning it on and no response. I've ...
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What might be the cause of lag of the OS in my computer?

I have a laptop running Manjaro 15.12 that was working perfectly before I came back from my holidays. The computer is four years old but it has an (old) Intel i7 and 8GB of RAM. Now it lags in a ...
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Laptop stops and starts charging randomly

I have an ASUS laptop and it randomly starts and stops charging without moving the cables. The battery is brand new and seems to be working fine. The DC Adapter is professionally tested and seems to ...
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Disk has 73 bad sectors - should I be worried?

I'm using Ubuntu 14.04.3 LTS and the standard "Disks" application says "Disk is OK, 73 bad sectors (30° C / 86° F)". The temperature is a bit high because that just recently I copied a lot of data (...
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PSU blows fuse after fan replacement

I replaced a fan on a Nexus PSU by splicing the wires of the old fan. I've done this before and haven't faced any problems. However, this time there is something I don't understand going on. After ...
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My laptop won't turn on

My laptops' battery is dead, I used to use it with the AC adapter only (without battery). Suddenly it wouldn't start anymore; I gave it to a service center for repairs. Then it started and worked for ...
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Why does my computer freeze with stuttering audio and get hot? (Possible cooling fan failure?)

I have the HP Pavilon g7 (part HP Pavilon g series) and lately it's been getting hot really quickly. I have a cooling fan plate with a USB input for it and that keeps it cool, but it doesn't always ...
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Custom build PC always starts the second time

A couple months ago I build my custom PC. Everything works fine apart what PC always starts just the second time. When I press the power button it starts and after 3-5sec just turns off, when I press ...
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Need some directions to determine what to check on my Computer

My PC has been lagging badly lately. At first I thought I may have installed bad software or may have been a virus but it wasn't the case. Ultimately I've chosen to reformat my Windows 10 PC and so ...
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Surface Pro 3 Typecover is constantly breaking

Surface Pro 3 Typecover seems to stop responding for random amounts of time. This is getting really annoying because every time I try to use the typecover 7/10 times it breaks. Anyone know a permament ...
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Pc won't start after new ram

I have 4 GB RAM (2x2) and I just bought 4 GB Kingston (the old and the new are both Kingston same frequency). I put new RAM into the slot but the PC don't start. I reset BIOS and removed the BIOS ...
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No display output from the computer

I'm not that good with hardware and I'm having problem with newly assembled PC, I have two monitors connected to asus g970 graphics card on my computer. Computer when switched on, all lights are lit ...
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Remove bad sectors on a hard disk in Windows 10

My old laptop has become utterly slow and unresponsive to the extent that after loading it takes a good 30-40 mins before I can even use it. It's mostly in an unresponsive state and doesn't change ...
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Hard drive is being weird

I am on the verge of buying a new hard disk but before I do that I wanted to exhaust all of the possible troubleshooting I can do before giving up on my 1.5 year old disk. So my hard drive started ...
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What are the risks of using second hand CPUs and memory modules?

I am a scientist and I want to build a powerful computer with enough RAM to handle large spatial simulations and analyses. I am thinking about using second hand computer parts and I would like to ...
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System will not boot with hard drive connected

After closing my laptop, which sets it to hibernate. Upon reopening the computer froze, I rebooted. Upon rebooting the computer will not get past the acer screen, with no options to go to BIOS or any ...
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My computer turns off after 0.5 seconds

Since this morning, my computer won't start. I was using it normally (playing) and it suddenly turned off. Now it won't start. Sometimes, when I press the power button, it starts for half a second to ...
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Computer Crash with coloured bars on screen

I am having a problem with my computer that while playing games with heavy rendering load (Fallout 4 / Anno 2205) my computer will crash and I will get thick horizontal/vertical bars filling my main ...
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ASUS Rampage IV Extreme Debug error code 79 and 5A

While working on Windows 10, my desktop computer suddenly rebooted itself and stops to display a POST screen. Computer was running on low profile and has never been overclocked. Computer ...
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Computer attached to UPS temporarily died when another computer was plugged in

The scenario: I attached a desktop to a power strip that was connected to a UPS and then all the other components on the UPS shut off. I thought I might have accidentally clicked the kill switch on ...
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Bright line on sceen

I carry my tablet in my bag most of the times and so I did the same today. Only, today, when I got back home I noticed this: My screen now has a nasty bright line on the left side. What is it? How ...
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What are the best ways to avoid overheating crashes?

I have a laptop that is getting old but my financial situation isn't the best. When I play some types of games that uses HQ graphics libraries like Call of Duty my computer is getting up to 90 degrees ...
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External drive seems to work but doesn't respond to Linux tools for repair

I have an external Seagate drive that I'm trying to get to mount by restoring the superblock. The system can see that the disk exists and read the label, but most tools that I run on disk stop ...
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PC - No Video out even with Brand New RAM and Mobo

Here are the specs: Mobo: G41M-P25 RAM: Stick 1 & 2: Patriot PSD34G1333KH 4GB PC3 DDR3 10600 CL9 2x2GB 1.5V Stick 3: Elite 4GB DDR3 1333 CL 9-9-9-24 1.5V (ALL sticks are unbuffered) CPU: Dual ...
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Is this freeze on Windows 10 a hardware issue?

I have experienced a one minute freeze on my up-to-date Windows 10 Education Edition. The question is if it is a hardware or software issue. The notebook is an older HP ProBook 4730s. Comprehensive HW/...
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Is it safe to keep laptop inside an iron made almirah? [duplicate]

I am thinking of buying an almirah made up of iron and wish to store my laptop inside it. Is it safe ? My concern is that iron being a ferromagnetic material could interfere with the electronics of ...
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Incompatible memory modules, but memtest86+ shows no errors

I can't understand how is this possible: If I use two 4GB memory kit-s (4 modules, 8GB total) as soon as I boot there are ext4 errors (missing files, mysql indicates InnoDB corruption, etc). It's ...
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Display signal cuts out due to static electricity

I have two monitors hooked up to a Thinkpad T450 using Displayport MST, and every once in a while, the signal would cut out briefly before coming back. I had no idea what the issue was, and I ...
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Could a CF card submerged in sea water for a few days still work?

The title pretty much sums it up: What are the chances of a Compact Flash card that has been submerged in sea water for a few days still working? The card in question has a pretty expensive licence ...
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Broken motherboard, bios failure [duplicate]

After some tests I have found that the BIOS is broken. I have tried to make sure it is the BIOS that's broken. And after unplugging everything unnecessary the same result remains. And now I would ...
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Mouse movements 90• rotated (Definitely caused by hardware)

My external wifi mouse works fine but when I move it to right the cursor moves to up side and other ways have same issue. I tried it with on windows,Linux OS on my laptop and on windows on my friend's ...
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Laptop wont Switch on.. Power button LED Blinks when I press power button

My Laptop is Lenovo T430. Tried following steps with No luck. Refer to my Video here. Try charging the Battery to Full Remove Battery and tried booting it with Power directly. Changed the Keyboard....
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Adjust gamepad bumper button upper deadzone

I have a problem with my gamepad on pc. To fully press the right bumper button to 100%, I have to push it all the way down very firmly and with quite a force and when I press it what you would ...
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Computer re-building, won't start

Okay I originally bought a Lenovo ThinkCentre computer, and now I have upgraded it so much that from the parts I am not currently using any more I could build a new one. I have put together all of the ...
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Hardware failure after being moved to a new case

I tried to install my hardware into a new case which didn't work, which is fine however when I plugged everything back into my old case, windows won't boot, claiming such things as "Bad sysconfig" or "...
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BIOS boots into non-OS Bluescreen

After I left my Win 10 PC in Standby-mode, I woke it up and there only was a black screen with a blinking, white cursor. I tried to restart it, it showed the same black screen without booting the BIOS....
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Computer randomly powering off (not restarting)

Over the past few weeks I've started to see my Windows-based machine randomly powering off. Mem-test returns nothing and I'm tossing between it being a memory problem or a processor problem. I'm ...
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Does mdadm record array event history?

I received an automated email from the mdadm daemon: A Fail event had been detected on md device /dev/md0. It could be related to component device /dev/sdh. I find the wording strange. "could be"? ...
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Solid State Drive became unresponsive after large file download - Is it dying?

Do some solid state drives have a hard time dealing with instructions when they have low free space? Or should I expect that the drive is at the end of its life (at just over 1 year)? Background: My ...
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Desktop fans becomes too loud after 30mins

I am having a problem with loudness of my desktop Configuration AMD Athlon X4 750k (3.4ghz, FM2) AMD Radeon R7 250 1gb DDR5 2x 4gb HyperX Kingston Ram 1x HDD Seagate 500gb 7200RPM 1x SSD Transcend ...
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Are there any safeguards for the case that the ac power is disconnected from a Desktop PC such as an Asus Rog or a small Alienware

Some small form factor PC's such as Alienware (http://www.dell.com/us/p/alienware-steam-machine/pd?ref=PD_OC) or Asus Rog (http://www.asus.com/us/Tower-PCs/ROG-series-Products/) have ac adapters ...
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Left click mouse button keeps stopping working

the left click button on my mouse will work at first when I start my computer, then anywhere from one to fifteen minutes later it stops. This happened before and seemed to go away after a while. I ...
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Did my NVIDIA card permanently break by itself? Or can I fix it?

I believe this occurred after an Intel HD Graphics driver update, but I'm not sure. However, I noticed a few days ago that my NVIDIA graphics card wasn't working. I tried doing everything I could: I ...
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Bluetooth keyboard/touchpad paired/connected but not functioning on Windows 10

Trying to fix an issue with a Cooper Case Executive case that features a Bluetooth keyboard and touchpad. The keyboard pairs and connects just fine after connecting to the Eve T1 tablet running ...
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If a hard drive develops a bad sector, should it be replaced?

I recently encountered an I/O error reading a file on my hard drive. Examination of the SMART data shows that the drive has one bad sector (the Current_Pending_Sector count is 1). The file was ...