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18 views

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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30 views

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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1answer
33 views

BIOS troubleshooting - how it become corrupted?

Recently I was repairing two computers: 8+ years old core 2 duo, and 1 year old core i3. Both had problems with booting. First one: no video output, no beeps, leds & fans on, second one: no video ...
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1answer
137 views

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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0answers
23 views

Hdd disconnects after some time randomly

My HDD sometimes disconnects and could not be used. Sometimes when I turn on computer there is only one HDD in boot screen and sometimes it becomes unaccessible after some time while using it. When ...
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1answer
209 views

SMD transistor on motherboard is blown after a big spark; case fan no longer works

So I installed a new fan and upon turning on the computer there was a huge spark with loud bang. Everything stopped working until I unplugged power from motherboard. Now upon boot, computer says one ...
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0answers
81 views

Unpredictable reboots/BSoDs: Bad RAM stick or bad memory controller?

A few weeks ago I made a new build MSI Z87-G45 Gaming motherboard with an i5-4670K, a Cooler Master 500W PSU and only one Patriot Signature 8GB DDR3 RAM stick. Last month everything has been working, ...
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2answers
98 views

Intel Motherboard caught fire after nearly two years

My Intel motherboard suddenly sparked and caught fire. I was able to quickly turn off the fire and upon inspection discovered that a chip near the processor area has burned out. Can anyone tell me ...
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0answers
40 views

Computer's clock not running at correct speed, Trying to diagnose

I built a desktop just over a year ago, and it's been rock solid since then in Linux and Windows. However, two really weird problems have happened over the last few days. When I turned my computer on, ...
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1answer
103 views

Failure to Boot to bios and video failure

Ok... so let me start with some of the computers history... A year or two ago, the integrated video on the computer stopped showing anything on the monitor for some wired reason that is unknown. This ...
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1answer
118 views

strange things after cleaning heatsink, fan and repasting the chips of Hp Pavilion dv 5000

I disassembled my old laptop(HP OPvilion dv5000) to clean it the heat-sink and fan because I remember it overheated when i used it before. I have done the same thing various times with Asus computers ...
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1answer
173 views

I may have fried two completely different computers

I have two computers: my main one, and an older one. Currently, both are fully hooked up, and neither will respond when the power button is pressed or held. No fans, no lights, no sign at all. Prior ...
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0answers
243 views

My desktop won't boot or turn off, and there's no output - is it an issue with the motherboard or the PSU?

I have a desktop that won't boot, and the monitor doesn't turn on. The weird thing is as soon as you plug the computer, it turns on and then you can't turn it off. There's no light on the board to ...
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1answer
112 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 ...
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0answers
44 views

PSU and motherboard power up failure [duplicate]

My girlfriend's computer is not booting any more. Here is a list of the hardware and the tests I've made so far: MB: Asus P5QL-E PSU: Thermaltake Toughpower 600W First failure: the PC was off, ...
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1answer
273 views

Computer Randomly Powers Off

A few months ago my computer started randomly powering off, sometimes I would get a few hours, sometimes a few days. I first replaced the power supply (PC Power and Cooling Silencer Mk II) which ...
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1answer
88 views

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, ...
7
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2answers
342 views

New build not powering up at all after connecting psu cables to hard drive

I recently decided to build myself a new, cheap(ish) rig mainly for HTPC use and I have now run into a BIG problem. The system simply refuses to show any signs of life. Problem: When I press the ...
2
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1answer
165 views

How do I tell if issues are caused by a faulty motherboard or Core i7 CPU memory controller?

My computer has an issue that results in random crashes. When I run memtest I get the same errors almost immediately (pictured). They always occur at the same addresses even if I swap the sticks ...
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0answers
148 views

What can cause “Reboot and select proper boot device” other than hard drive issues?

I'm having some weird issues with my computer that I'd be hugely appreciative if someone can help me troubleshoot. Recently, my HTPC will start fine, then after 20-30 minutes it will freeze up and ...
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3answers
877 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 ...
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1answer
208 views

Slow BIOS bootup

This is a new HP DV-7 laptop. When you turn it on SOMETIMES it will wait at 15 minutes on the press escape for menu and sometimes it will boot correctly. IS this a hardware failure issue or is this a ...
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1answer
69 views

PC system repeats for 15 times keyboard's key strikes in random moments

I have a PC system with a really strange issue, I think it's hardware. While typing, at random moments and usually after repetitive strikes of any key, or fast typewriting, it repeats the last ...
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1answer
121 views

Chipset fan on the frtiz - compressed air hasn't fixed anything - is there anything I can do? [closed]

Yesterday, my computer started to make an annoying whining noise. Knowing that this is likely a fan issue, I opened the case and proceeded to determine which fan was causing the issue. I got some ...
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1answer
1k views

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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2answers
3k views

Motherboard wont boot , PSU tested ok, motherboard light on , system and cpu fans not turning

Hope you can help. I've a motherboard that seems dead. I've changed the processor, psu, memory for known working ones and disconnected all non essential peripherals (drives, USB connections). The ...
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1answer
121 views

Troubleshooting a failure to boot

I have a system that has been working fine for a long time, and has suddenly decided not to boot. By not booting, I mean nothing at all -- no post screen, no nothing. It powers up, the fans spin, ...
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2answers
165 views

Troubleshooting a slow startup

The one really rattles the brain. The computer was "slow", which is why I was called out in the first place. The first thing I noticed was that it took literally 3-4 minutes to turn on. This is a ...
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1answer
213 views

Intel Core 2 Duo, Gigabyte MoBo, I-Box AC, ATA harddisc fails to boot with IDE/BIOS errors

I am trying to diagnose hardware malfunction Specs: Intel Core 2 Duo, 3 ghz Gigabyte Motherboard (I don't know exact model) I-Box AC, 400 W ATA hard disc 4 GB RAM (2 x 2GB) First boot, ...
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0answers
120 views

Computer motherboard failure?

So, I am pretty sure this will be a unique problem One of my fellow employees took a cable with a RJ-45 jack on one end, and a USB on the other and thought it would be neat to plug the cable into the ...
2
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1answer
333 views

I just shorted my motherboard. Is it doomed?

Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-Z77-D3H I screwed it straight in without realizing and it wouldn't start, then I realized and put the extra screws on as I should have done in the first place. Now ...
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1answer
1k views

My pc shorted out and now it doesn't boot up

My PC was working fine. One day, I plugged in my USB printer and shorted out the PC. I restarted and it worked until today. Now the PC won't turn on. I tested the power supply on its own with a ...
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3answers
122 views

What do i do about this? Motherboard Error

Ok, I have this motherboard that is old and I dont even use. But I play around with it sometimes. I got it out today and found this...What do I do? This cord or wire thing (could you maybe inform ...
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2answers
503 views

intermittent power up failure after shut down

My desktop with ASUS P5L-MX motherboard does not immediately want to boot up whenever it is completely shut down. When the switch is pressed there are no visible lights, fan motion or anything. It ...
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0answers
427 views

PC hardware (HDD, BIOS / motherboard) acting weird

This is going to be long story. I'm trying to figure out what the hardware problem with my desktop is. It started with my Windows XP's very slow response and later even a BSOD, when shutting down. ...
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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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0answers
295 views

Cannot boot anymore, power supply broken?

My desktop computer is not able to boot anymore. Currently I have breadboarded my computer taking everything out of the case so the motherboard is only connected with: 500W power supply, connected ...
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0answers
126 views

Windows 7 remains powered on when restarting

I'm running windows 7 x64 on an MSI P67A-GD53 motherboard, in an Antec P280 Super Midi Towercase with a Corsair 650w PSU. I've just installed a second instance of windows 7 x64 on a separate disk ...
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1answer
377 views

New Motherboard, Computer not Producing Display or Shutting Off

My old motherboard recently died (atleast, I think it did), and I bought a new one. I just set it all up, but when I turn it on, the monitor doesn't pick up any signal, and I can't turn it off without ...
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2answers
186 views

Is my motherboard failing?

Last week, two separate SSDs failed (SMART errors I think it said) with no warning or hardware change. A couple days ago all of my USB ports stopped working after I plugged in my iPhone (the iPhone ...
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1answer
349 views

4 memory modules of the same kind not working?

I am trying to install 2 extra pairs of 2GB on my server, the motherboard is a GA-EP41-UD3L which is said to support up to 8GB and has 4 memory slots. I have 4 memories of 2 GB being all of it: ...
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1answer
165 views

My motherboard's eSATA port has stopped working - any ideas?

I've got an ASRock 890FX Deluxe5 motherboard. The rear-panel eSATA port used to work, and now doesn't seem to register when I plug something in. (I have two hard drive docks which both stopped working ...
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1answer
1k views

“Missing” Realtek 8111E adapter on Gigabyte GA-P67A-UD4-B3

I have had my newly built PC for about 1½ month. Main spec GA-P57A-UD4-B3 Intel i2600K 16GB Kingston DDR3 GTX560Ti Intel 320 40GB SSD 1TB Western Digital Corsair Power Supply 600W CX At first I ...
0
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1answer
221 views

How do I fix a motherboard error 02 on an EVGA 123-yw-e175-a1?

I have a motherboard 123-yw-e750-a1. When I turn it on, it just hangs with a POST code of 02. I've tried removing different components, but it's still the same. I tried a new hard drive and it ...
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1answer
162 views

Is it possible to get a chain burn of processors/mb?

The problem is as follows: I just got my dad's computer and have (had) a bunch of MBs, AM2 processor standing out. His AGP slot had some problems and the computer refused to start with a video card ...
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1answer
266 views

1-8-1 Beep Error on P43Twins1600 mobo

My friend picked up a pretty new diablotak 850w power supply on the belief that his system is down because of it, but it still isn't booting. I removed everything I could, so now we just have an intel ...
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3answers
1k views

Machine check exception - how to read and understand it?

My computer acts strange - sometimes reboots spontanousely, sometimes does not want to boot. When I isse command "mcelog", I receive such info: HARDWARE ERROR. This is *NOT* a software problem! ...
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1answer
838 views

RAM is loose in slots: replace it or replace motherboard?

I have an ECS mini-ITX (H55H-I) motherboard with Geil DDR3 RAM. I've had it for about a year for an HTPC build, but I haven't used it very much because it's had intermittent problems that I could not ...
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1answer
902 views

PC not booting; motherboard issue?

I have a PC that I got secondhand a few years ago, which has been used mostly as a file server running Ubuntu Server since then. (It was a cheap TigerDirect system originally; I took out the ...
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2answers
837 views

Hard Drive problem: is it the SATA controller or the HDD itself?

I have a Samsung 1.5TB hard drive hooked up to an ECS H55H-I mini-ITX motherboard. I have XBMC 10 (modified Ubuntu 10.04) installed for use as an HTPC. The hard drive encounters occasional errors ...