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Is there a way to force power off for the Samsung NP N150plus series?

There seems to be a nifty way to power off the Series 9 laptop (pinhole + paperclip) when the laptop goes into panic mode and using the on-off switch for 4s+ no longer works. There does not seem to be ...
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Laptop suddenly off without notice the battery level

My laptop is HP Probook 4540s and running on Widows 7 32bit OS. My battery may be week now. But the problem is Laptop suddenly off without notice the battery level. Not shutting down or hibernateing. ...
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Machine turns off with different graphics card; who's the culprit?

A machine that I own does run quite stable in its current configuration. It has been running with a GeForce GTX 295 for a couple of years. That card used quite a lot of power, produced lots of heat ...
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Desktop PC, unplugged, hibernation, draining motherboard battery?

If I put my PC to hibernation and then unplug it, will it drain the motherboard battery? I've read a lot of posts, but this is one thing I haven't seen, because of laptop users. Does hibernation drain ...
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Linux base device not getting shutdown

I try to shutdown my embedded system running with Linux environment using shutdown -h now. But in place of shutdown it is rebooting my system again. So can anyone give me suggestion how to shutdown my ...
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Hibernate without poweroff on Linux

Is there a way, on Linux, to hibernate without performing a shutdown and even continuing working? My idea is to hibernate at defined intervals in such a way to prevent data loss (and restarting ...
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My Samsung R439 goes off within 5mins after start

My Samsung r439 just go off after start. I can't even get 5min to see emails. Don't know why and first time when it happened I started my laptop and works fine. I thought that because of long time ...
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Windows 8 Computer, monitor randomly shuts off and starts cycling

I have a fairly new computer, updated to the latest version of Windows 8.1 . On random ( daily ) occasions, the monitor will shut off and start 'clicking' back on and off -- the power button will ...
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Linux Mint won't poweroff, only reboots

I have a very strange problem with my Linux Mint. I'm using it on a lap HP455 and actually everything works fine except that when I have try to shut it down Linux will only reboot indefenitely. I've ...
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Linux's poweroff resets the machine instead of powering it off

I'm using Fedora 20 with Gnome3, and sometimes when I click on Power Off, the machine resets instead of powering off. Actually I don't know if it's being reset or if it's being powered off and then it ...
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Is it possible to disable power supply turn off switch?

I've got OCZ ModXStream Pro 500W and I'm wondering if it's possible (and what's the best way) of totally disabling the power off switch button? I don't have much space under my desk, and I way too ...
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Strange sudden shutdowns followed by completely dead VAIO VPCF11 laptop

I have a Sony Vaio VPCF11SE, i7 QM 720 CPU running Win7 home premium. Yesterday, after an hour or two of mostly just surfing the web, my laptop just suddenly died. There was no BSOD, noise or any ...
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What could possibly cause my computer to power down at random times?

I have recently bought a new Power Supply and a new graphics card. My PC ran smoothly for a few months now but since a couple of days I'm having a strange problem. I am trying to isolate the problem ...
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PC powers off at random times

Short Version After experiencing some problems with Mobo batteries my PC started to power off at random times, the power off is instant and sudden and does not restart afterwards, need help figuring ...
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What's the proper way to unplug a power cord?

Unsure if I'm stating the question correctly, but I know there are warnings against quickly unplugging projectors suddenly because of the damage it can cause to the projector bulb. Is this applicable ...
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PC shut downs automatically after 10-20 second. No POST screen, no beeps

I have this not-so-old computer that's not being used for a year or so. Specs: Motherboard: ASUS PN5-E SLI CPU: Intel Core2Duo E4300 RAM:2x2GB SuperTalent DDR2-800 VGA: Zogis GeForce 7950GT PSU: ...
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WinXP: Disable automatic power-off after instruction to shutdown?

I am having some problems with my system that I assume may be caused by too early power-off when shutting down the system (HDD may not have the time required to write all data before power is gone). ...
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Using power button to turn off my locked Windows 7 machine

I want to use the power button to turn off my Windows 7 machine without having to login or unlock it. I want to do this on my machine, plus we will likely want to do it on some student lab machines. ...
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Poweroff , damages hardware?

So i've been using poweroff command to shutdown my computer at a specific hour. Is it okay for the hardware to do this (e.g hard drives)? Or should I use other system call?
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Scanner is turning my computer off

I'm running Ubuntu 64-bit and I just installed a printer, the Epson Stylus NX110. Whenever I try to scan or print my computer powers off. There doesn't seem to be anything left over in my logs, (but ...