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

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How do I fix my DELL Studio 1535 audio ports?

for a while, my audio ports have been acting up. I have 3, one is mic and two are headphones. The two headphone ports do not work properly and I have to spin and wiggle the audio jack inside the port ...
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Several hardware components either work or not after booting

I have a desktop computer which I put together myself and in the last weeks I discovered a strange behavior. The same issue refers to three components independently. The onboard network controller, ...
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Computer Restart : it shutdown but it never power up

I am seeing an used desktop computer with MSI motherboard and runs Windows XP, the problem is when i restart the computer using Windows >> shutdowns >> Restart, the computer shutdown but never power ...
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Reboot on hardware freeze

OS: Ubuntu Desktop 12.04 How can I make sure that even if the kernel has a very low level, massive failure, the system will reboot? Or if that is impossible, what is the best freeze to reboot ...
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Flashing LEDs on 101-key Unicomp PS/2 keyboard

Background Purchased a Gigabyte motherboard (GA-78LMT-USB3) with a new computer about a week ago. The keyboard is a Unicomp 101-key PS/2 keyboard, which is what I am using to type this question ...
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Is it a hardware error for the audio device

Last night, after I restart my laptop ( DELL Inspiron 14 N5010 ) the audio device is gone and it says no speakers or head phones are plugged in . I've tried uninstall the audio device in the ...
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possible data recovery service options

My internal HDD failed due to a sudden power outage. I can hear beeping sounds like the motor is trying to spin the drive up and failing to do so. This drive contains all my important data ( ...
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I must forgo half the RAM, otherwise computer freezes, hardware issue suspected

I have 8GB of RAM. Debian reports seeing 7.8, Windows about the same. A few months ago I installed Debian dual-boot on my Win7 home machine. At the time I thought it'd be a good idea to open up the ...
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Checking hard drive after getting some fuilds on it

SMART Short Self Test Test Started 2014-04-05 15:45:29 Error Message: The device reported the following status: The previous self-test completed having the read element of the test failed. ...
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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 ...
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DVD recording fails with “Power Calibration Error” or “Internal Target Failure”

I'm using a Pioneer DVR-215, firmware version 1.22, on Windows 7 64bit (with various apps, e.g. Nero, DeepBurner) - to try and burn a simple ISO DVD (tried both with and without multisession). This ...
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my computer doesn't charge; the plug on my computer doesn't work

my computer NEVER works on just pure battery power. It always has to be plugged in. It always says "0% available. Not charging" but again, will work when its plugged in. Is this faulty ...
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My new motherboard doesn't start

I've purchased the following components for a new machine: Asus Z9PR-D12, Be Quiet! E9-580W 80+ Gold, Intel Xeon E5-2620 2.1 GHz, Crucial 16 GB DDR3 1333 MHz CL9 ECC Registered. I assembled the ...
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Litecoin miner started to crash

So, I have been mining LTC with a custom rig (see below for hardware details) and this morning it was down. When I restarded it, it worked fine for two minutes then shut down again without beep nor ...
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Mac doesn't recognize partitions after cloning drive

I was given a 500GB HDD (~200GB used) that was starting to fail (OS X wouldn't boot because it failed boot-time checks). I used 2 USB enclosures and Data Rescue 3 to clone the failing disk to a brand ...
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MSI 7790 causing my system not to boot after overclocking

I was overclocking my MSI 7790 1 GB OD edition graphics card on my system when every thing shut down and I could not get the system to post. When I remove the card it boots up normally so I put the ...
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A few of my Toshiba laptop keys stopped working

Some of my Toshiba laptop automatically stopped working. Right now I am using a wireless keyboard and all keys work on it. I wonder if it is something I did accidentally in the bottom "Find" ...
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Replace a laptop hard drive (Ubuntu and Windows 7 installed)

I have Sony Vaio laptop. The laptop came pre-installed with Windows 7 OS. Later I installed Ubuntu 12.04 and Grub. Now the hard is showing early signs of failure. How can I replace the hard disk ...
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Graphics card not working even with the latest drivers?

I have a new laptop Acer Travelmate P-255 MG which had linpus Linux on it, and has a graphics card: Name: AMD Radeon 8750M Vendor ID: 1002 Devicde ID: 6600 I installed Windows 7 x64 on it, and I ...
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Powering Off Hard Disks, is a life saver or life depleter?

Hardware description and problem introduction: I'm a Home user and I use Windows in a Home PC, I have 4 internal hard disks connected and running, 1 hard drive is for the OS, and the other hard ...
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P8Z77V built in ethernet fails with Code 10

I have an Asus P8Z77-V motherboard with a built in intel 82579V adaptor. For some odd reason its being detected as 82579LM. I'm running windows 8, and the system worked properly before. Its a known ...
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New Motherboard doesn't POST? Can't seem to solve the beep code puzzle

I just purchased an MSI 970A-G46 to use with an AMD FX processor I already had. I also got 8GB of DDR3 RAM to go with it, and a 120GB SSD. I hooked it all up, and put in the graphics card from my old, ...
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How to recover data from dead disk? [closed]

I just dropped my disk and it doesn't spin anymore when connecting. Unlucky me - it's a backup disk - and I need the data. I did try to find a service but they are really expensive and outside my ...
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Network Adapter just disappeared

This morning I turned on my Computer and I didn't have an Internet connection. Checking the Network Center on Windows, it said there is no cable in the device. I replugged it, thinking that it is ...
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Can this be something else than a defect graphic card?

Since a few days I'm experiencing strong issues with my ATI Radeon HD 7870. Often while playing games my two monitors turn into weird artefacts (with ongoing music for a moment) and then stay like ...
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signal cuts on Logitech MK710 mouse while playing video-games

I have a Logitech MK710 Wireless keyboard + mouse combo. It uses the Unifying technology for the receiver. It worked perfectly since I bought it, with quick response and no noticeable lag. But when I ...
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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 ...
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How do I know when my on-board ethernet is dead? (Realtek 8112L LAN controller w/ AI NET2 )

So I have an ASUS P7P55D-E Pro motherboard. It has an on-board Realtek 8112L LAN controller w/ AI NET2. I suspect that my LAN controller is dead but I don't really know for sure. This is what I know ...
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Computer Restart When I Insert a USB Drive (Othe Removable Device)

I have faced this issue when My computers just restart when ever I connect a specific memory card, USB drive or any other portable device. This is quite a serious problem which is on the other hand ...
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System shuts down immediately after few sconds

I have a computer with following specification and was working fine after re-installing the system and refitting sink fan unit. Recently it shuts down automatically after a few seconds. I checked ...
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Horizontal Wavy Lines on Asus VK221D 22" LCD Monitor

I have an Asus VK221D 22" monitor. I don't recall seeing these horizontal wavy lines when I first setup this monitor a few months ago, but it may have been there. Anyways I see these horizontal wavy ...
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Monitor no source with USB3 to VGA Device

I have a Toshiba Toshiba Satellite R945-P440 with Windows 8.1. I'm trying to connect a SIIG USB 3.0 to VGA Multi Monitor Video Adapter (JU-VG0211-S). It used to work but now when I plug the monitor ...
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Internet-connection not working properly on one of my computers (even after format)

All of a sudden my Internet-connection started acting strange: sites wouldn't load properly (didn't load all data, leaving the page to be unfinished, images would be strange-looking), some clients, ...
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How can I detect what is blocking some certain keyboard keys?

After a while (about half an hour) booting up my system, some of my keyboard keys become unresponsive. Their respective Shift+, Ctrl+ and Alt+ combinations are also unresponsive. Pressing these keys ...
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linux boots but windows doesn't

On my computer I have 3 OSs , Ubuntu, W7 and W8. Both Windows won't boot, won't boot into any rescue or safe mode (on W7 it stops after printing loading classpnp.sys, I think I tried every solution ...
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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 ...
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External monitor flashing black and forth

EDIT: Originally posted on StackOverflow but removed due to off-topic. One suggestion was that the backlight needs replacement. I am yet to try that solution. I have recorded the issue in this video ...
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Windows Boot Manager 0xc0000225

I tried to start my computer, but it suddenly said: Windows Boot Manager Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem: Insert ...
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Debugging a “Somewhat” Faulty PC Component

TL;DR: I have a component that fails very infrequently, preventing my computer from POSTing (I am suspicious that this may be a motherboard issue). Since I cannot reliably reproduce this error, what ...
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Upgraded Graphics Card, Wireless Not Fully Working

I just upgraded my graphics card on my desktop. My wireless no longer fully works. I have already ensured that that the card has sufficient power; manufacturer suggests min 750w and thats what I have. ...
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Wireless Adapter keeps cutting out

Okay, I'm in a situation where my wireless adapter keeps cutting out, maybe after only like 5 minutes of browsing; the more intense the activity, the more chance of a cut out (i.e. multiple tabs ...
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What are the differences between “rugged” external HDDs and “regular” ones?

Two example models (off the top of Amazon best seller list), Western Digital Elements Portable (regular) vs Transcend 25M3 drive (rugged) True, one is enclosed in rubber casing, the other is not. ...
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Hard drive not recognized anymore, recording of noise included

Yesterday I was doing a monthly backup on a Samsung HD502IJ 500GB HD and, when it was getting to end of the backup, there was an I/O error. I tried running a fsck on the drive and it said the ...
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MacBook Pro still boots slowly after installing SSD

I've recently exchanged the old HDD from my MacBook Pro with a Samsung 840 Pro 512GB SSD, but the boot time didn't actually get faster. I've already selected the SSD as my boot volume, I've already ...
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PC shutting down with hardware failure

In last 5 month, something weird happening to my PC. By the hardware there is no problem persist. As all hardware installed are working normally, like Fan on CPU, GPU, PSU and no circuit was broken or ...
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What is the safe temperature limit for a consumer SATA hard drive?

Background My personal desktop system at home has 5 SATA drives racked up inside. Recently my system started failing in odd ways like random kernel panics and I eventually traced it to random ...
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How to diagnose computer lockups and freezes?

I built a desktop computer a couple years back with the following specs: CPU: Intel Core 2 Quad Q9300 Yorkfield 2.5GHz 6 MB L2 Cache LGA 775 95W Quad-Core Processor BX80580Q9300 Motherboard: EVGA ...
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Best way to go about disabling a hard drive?

I have a laptop with 2 disks that originally were raid-configured. One of them is failing. What is the best way to check for hard drive health and disable on of the hard drives? Can I reinstall ...
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Can a faulty CPU fan affect the screen

I have a Toshiba Satellite L650D laptop, which for some reason doesn't really want to work any more. Basically, if I start it up, the screen doesn't show squat. As far as I can tell it doesn't even ...
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Checking if NVIDIA graphic card crashes due to an underpowered PSU

I've started playing some newer games lately and encountered frequent, intermittent crashes printing errors such as DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_HUNG, DXGI_ERROR_DEVICE_REMOVED, or similar. Researching reduced ...