Questions about performing repairs on your mobile computer

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How can I fix keys on my Dell laptop that have become harder to press?

A couple of days ago, my son spilled soda on one side of my laptop computer. Upon using it, I discovered that some of the keys in that area have become difficult to press down, they work just fine but ...
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Asus Zenbook UX31A not booting

I have been trying to repair a Asus Zenbook UX31A for quite some time and would like to pick your brains, because I am finally out of ideas. When I received the Zenbook it was not booting, not ...
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I got my laptop keyboard wet

I don't care about the data and I can easily replace the whole thing. I want to do surgery and determine what's damaged and if I can fix it, fix it. Money is fine. I'll stop if the processor is ...
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How to power on Asus T100TA laptop that has power button lid removed?

I have an Asus T100TA laptop with a power button lid removed. I don't know what to do. I think I should make some connection between the nodes (1,2,3) shown. I'm looking for making my laptop power ...
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Physical shocks, even small ones from slight movement, cause laptop to shut down

I Have a 4 years old Lenovo G570 Corei5-2430M. It's just, when i give it some shock (even just slides it a little on the table), The screen will flash to random color for about 3 sec, and then the ...
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Lenovo Y50-70 screen replacement

I want to replace my default Lenovo Y50 screen because it is damaged. I have bought already two different screens to replace it but neither of their connectors work. This: ...
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Is it possible to use my laptop when it is in clean boot state?

My laptop is very sluggish and freezes on every click but it functioned well enough on clean boot. I don't have the expertise to fix it myself nor the time to get it to a repair shop and I have an ...
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Power laptop battery without internal power circuit

I have two identical laptops and one of them is broken. I expect it has something to do with the charging circuit. The laptop works fine when it is provided with a full battery. But it doesn't receive ...
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Is displays of Asus x550ze and Lenovo g565 interchangeable?

I wanna replace display of Asus x550ze by another one from Lenovo g565.
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Why laptop is hot even after changing of thermal grease?

I have 2 laptops, both with AMD, I've changed thermal grease (it was baked), temperature fallen not for much after I did it, it still pretty hot. (Don't ask me about numbers of degrees, don't ...
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Laptop charger turns off as soon as I plug it in to the laptop. Could it be a bad motherboard?

If I unplug the battery and attempt to power the laptop off just AC it works just fine, but as soon as I plug in the battery the charger turns off. I've tried two different batteries and three ...
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Why do I need an Inverter when converting a LCD screen to a standalone monitor

I'm trying to convert a laptop screen into a standalone monitor to connect to a raspberrypi. I have an old laptop lcd screen (LTN154X3-L03) and was planning to order this item to connect it to the ...
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Should i Buy a new laptop or upgrade the old one? [closed]

I have a Hp pavilion g6 notebook with configuration = processor i3-3110M @2.40ghz ram = 2gb hard drive = 500gb sata Radeon 1gb graphics card Os currently win 8.1 I bought it in june 2014. I ...
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Plug in ZIF connector under laptop motherboard

I needed to do a repair of my Lenovo Thinkpad T440 and was able to take everything apart successfully but now I'm trying to put the thing back together. When the laptop is facing bottom up the ...
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What is purpose of black and white cables from LCD display?

When I disassembled laptop I noticed two wires from right part of display. What is purpose of them. They were connected to MAIN and AUX ports on some little board (which is under motherboard, so I ...
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What wires can I use to make an extension of LCD?

I want to put main part of laptop into a drawer, and put display on a desk. Like this. So I need to make wire extension of laptop's LCD wire (extend length), which connects LCD display with ...
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Repairing an old Windows computer without install disks

I am trying to fix an old HP Pavilion dv9000. I think the system got corrupted, after different people tried to fix it. When I start it up the HP logo shows up then this: then: then: then: ...
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My laptop won't let me enter my password

This started a couple of days ago when my laptop's built-in keyboard suddenly stopped working for no apparent reason. So I tried the usual "turn it off and turn it back on again" approach, and now I ...
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Laptop screen flickers but more in the night

Asus VivoBook S301LA running Ubuntu 14.04 64-bit The problem mainly occurs on websites which are graphic/image intensive. The problem mainly occurs in the night. I may have a flickr an hour in the ...
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Laptop MOBO repalcement or chip level replacement

My Samsung (NP300ESA-S05SA) laptops power ic is gone. Been working with that for almost 2 years by not using power saver mode and display brightness in full mode (Yeah this is my own temporary ...
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Water spilled on my laptop's keyboard [duplicate]

Friday night, the night before a long day of travel, I spilled water on my laptop just before I was about to close it down and put it in my bags. I waited a few minutes before fetching paper towels to ...
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Lenovo thinkpad z560 not booting

My z560 isn't booting. Here are the details: Symptoms: Fan working when turning on Screen stays black No beeps HDD indicator is off. In some occasions, turns off after 2 seconds but in most times ...
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An operating System wasn't found, try disconnecting any drive,

An operating System wasn't found, try disconnecting any drive, that didn't contain an operating system, click ctrol/alt/delete bitlocker was loaded on but the user already had PGP software ...
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I have a dell inspiron 1545 that was stolen now returned but windows 7 had been installed no product key code

I have a dell inspiron 1545 that was stolen now returned but windows 7 had been installed no product key code? I ordered this pc back in 2009 They took all my disk it was Vista prem home. Now it's ...
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Acer Aspire 1694 not charging

I've a Acer Aspire 1694WLMi and it just stopped working. When the charger is connected, its (the charger) green LED indicator starts flashing repeatedly but there's no life signal from the laptop. On ...
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Is it safe to install a universal LCD inverter?

I recently bought an inverter for a failed laptop screen. The part number was the same but the board had slightly different components on closer examination. It worked for several seconds (the screen ...
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Turning wifi on cause my Laptop to freeze [closed]

I have a HP-G42 Laptop with windows 10 installed, recently i came across new issues Turning WiFi on causes laptop to freeze including mouse and keyboard. Sometimes it freeze for no reason.
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Keyboard's 'G' button not working

My laptop keyboard's "G" button has stopped working all of a sudden. I didn't make any update or any hardware change. I have to use on screen keyboard to type "G" alphabet. I use Linux but checked ...
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Waking a Dead Laptop

I have a HP 430 laptop. I described it's problem before on this site. Here it is: Screen broken, cannot see repair instructions The problem is this: Prologue My laptop screen has a crack and ...
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Disconnecting laptop keyboard and connecting external keyboard: viable solution?

My Sony vaio keyboard has started behaving erratically. It presses some random keys, other keys dont work. Day 1: Numberpad Minus not working Day 2: I, O, G, Home keys not working. When I start up ...
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How do I remove the base of my laptop?

How do I remove my laptop Base? I've removed all the screws and the bottom nearly comes off, but there are these clip sort of things under where the battery should be that I've never seen before My ...
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LOUD Computer Fan [closed]

Toshiba Satellite 9755-S5320 fan completely went out, no warning sign, just turned it on one morning got a message that the cooling system has a problem, get repaired immediately. I order a new fan ...
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No dislpay, BIOS, HDD LED activity in Acer 5742G

When I power on my laptop (Acer 5742G) I found there is no HDD LED activity, no BIOS message, Nothing is on the display. But the Power LED is continuously on. Exhaust fan was running. Dont know ...
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Testing hardware in computer that fails to POST

With a computer that powers on and runs its fan, but doesn't get any further, what would be useful troubleshooting steps and diagnostic equipment (if any)? It seems undamaged to look at, and the user ...
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Faulty USB ports, fixes?

I have a 5 years old laptop whose USB ports are temperamental. With some things, like external HDD, or USB drives, I often need to play around with the USB to get it functioning. For other things, ...
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I think I fried my laptop but I'm not sure [closed]

Help I think fried a laptop from the usb port and I started thinking dont laptops have surge protectors if so it's it repair able because I need money and I want to sell it
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Disable broken laptop keyboard in Windows 8 [duplicate]

Is it possible to disable the internal Keyboard on my Laptop? I poured Tea over it and now the "M"-key is stuck. I tried a lot and it is far too expensive to replace the keyboard on this old laptop. ...
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What is “S400CA.BIN” on my ASUS laptop?

I just bought a 2nd-hand laptop (ASUS vivobook) from a guy; there's this S400CA.BIN right under my C drive; it's 6,293,504 bytes, and seems to come with the laptop. The guy said it may have to do with ...
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Lenovo Yoga Unable to Power On

So I was watching some YouTube videos earlier and my computer suddenly shut off, similarly to what you would expect if it had overheated. I don't expect that it did overheat: I wasn't actively ...
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Run time difference between a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery and an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery?

Is there a significant improvement in battery run time going from a 4-cell (43 Wh) battery to an 8-cell (58 Wh) battery? How much longer will it run (percentage-wise)?
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Laptop brightness and contrast drastically changing when unplugged

Whenever my laptop is plugged in, it works perfectly fine. However, when I unplug it, the screen starts changing drastically in contrast and brightness until I plug the laptop back in. I replaced the ...
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Bitlocker encrypted drive 8.1

-EDIT - in DISKPART - Volume 0 is my C drive. It's blank under 'LABEL'. The file system is 'UNKNOWN'. Wouldn't that mean it's corrupted? What can I do about this? First off, I'd like to say I've ...
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Why won't my HP Elitebook 8450p turn on?

I suppose before I get into the details, I should provide a tl;dr. My HP Elitebook 8450p absolutely will not power on, under any circumstance. A more detailed description of my problem: I'm ...
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My Compaq Presario would not come on

My Compaq Presario cq60 does not come up at all when I try to put it on. But immediately I plug in a charger to it, the charging light shows white and the power light comes up to and so the fan like ...
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20 Million Raw_Read_Error_Rate per minute

My computer is going a little heavy on the raw reads.... I decided to check the SMART status of my hard drive, and I saw it had 125239624 raw read errors. Just a minute later I checked again for ...
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How to determine screws needed for a laptop

I am working on my Acer Aspire 5742z-4685. Where online can I find an exploded view on my laptop that shows all the laptop components, down to the laptop screws? I looked all over the Acer site but ...
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Regular audio crackling/cpu spikes when connected to wifi?

I've had this problem for several weeks now, and haven'n managed to find a fix for it. It usually happens every 5-10 minutes, specially while watching a youtube video or using any thing which needs ...
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My Acer E1 534 laptop screen is black when i turn it on

I tried putting a bright light on it to test whether the back lights are damaged, switched around the ram and drained the battery on motherboard but still nothing, what do i do.
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Why do individual Keys on a notebook become hard to press? [closed]

From time to time some of the keys on my notebook stop working, unless I press them very hard. Those keys are also harder to press down. I have had this problem on previous notebooks as well. ...
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Spilt a bit of water on my keyboard

Alright so i spilt a bit of water on my keyboard while back. It was very little so i didn't really try to do anything. However a few minutes later i realised that some of the keys on my keyboard won't ...