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I replaced a power board on a Dell Inspiron laptop. If I plug the power adapter into the power board by itself, the light on the adapter stays on, if I connect the power board to the motherboard then ...
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Dell Laptop was my troubleshooting ok?

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So I was "hacking" my internal laptop monitor (basically I was trying to understand the pinout and try to use it externally). During that I used continuity checker to trace circuitry. It is my old ...
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Left arrow key doesn't work after laptop water spill

Today I accidentally spilled a small amount of water on my laptop, Samsung RC-720. I immediately went into panic mode, put laptop upside down and wiped all the water. The laptop didn't shut down, ...
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A friend owns a Lenovo notebook. The system sometime does not boot Windows 7. If this happens, a black screen with a lifebelt boots. I've never seen such a lifebelt screen on another system (Windows ...
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Possible to bypass laptop inverter power source - HP dv5000 inverter 7 input pins?

I've got an HP dv5000 laptop with a backlight that won't light up, (but is known to be good). I've also got an inverter board which is good, but isn't getting power from the mobo. So, my question ...
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Wire colors in Targus laptop charger

I have a charger that came with my laptop, which is broken and a Targus APA69 Univeral charger, which is missing the plug. As I am traveling and short on cash, I decided to attempt to splice the plug ...
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Manual or guide for replacing the LCD in a Samsung Series 3 notebook?

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Blinking of Caps Lock key and F11 and F12 keys being constantly on, on a new HP DV7 notebook

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I dropped my laptop on the kitchen floor (it's tiled!) and now the screen is smashed completely. I have taken desktops apart before and know what I am doing, but when I learned about it I was told to ...
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Why does my laptop shut down immediately after replacing the power connector?

I have an HP Compaq 610 Recently my laptop fell from my bed right on the power connector. I've changed the power connector with a new one. There is power to the laptop. But the now the laptop shuts ...
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Laptop inverter board input voltage?

I am trying to repair a laptop where the back light has gone. I have tested the lamp by plugging it into another laptop inverter, the bulb lights up and is fine. I have purchased a "tested" inverter ...
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Replaced laptop screen, now the displayed resolution is wrong but should not be

I replaced a laptop screen in a Dell Vostro 1520. Both the old and new screens are 1440x900 resolution as confirmed by part numbers but new screen is glossy the old one is matt - with slightly ...
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I recently got a job (1.5weeks in) as a 'laptop/component repair tech' in a small shop and I'm in over my head. I've replaced/re-soldered AC/audio jacks before and can strip down a laptop to diagnose ...
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Hey I have just replaced the LCD in my HP nx6125 laptop with one out of a Toshiba A60 which is the same resolution etc but I get this weird issue on the right hand side where it repeats a column of ...
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I have a Lenovo T61 laptop. The LCD panel cracked recently. I decided to try my hand at fixing it. I bought a replacement LCD on ebay ...
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I'm having problems with my HP Pavilion DV6000 laptop. When I boot it up, the screen goes black. The desktop can still be seen with a flashlight held to the screen though. I replaced the LCD ...
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I have a key on my built-in keyboard that is starting to die. What can I do to: downright fix it make it better make it easyer to type Any other hints?
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I currently have an LG LP154WE2 that has an approximately 10 pixel wide white stripe down the center of the screen. This shows up even when the computer first boots so I'm pretty sure the panel has to ...
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I have a Dell Inspiron 8600 laptop which display stopped working all of the sudden. It started to show a purple fog pattern along with some color vertical lines. I talked to Dell support and they told ...
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I am attaching a few pics of my laptop monitor now . Can you please tell me if this is a hardware error which can be rectified by replacing the monitor ? How this happened - I accidently hit my leg on ...
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After having my previous question answered by the HP technical support, I now have a HP laptop that does not work properly. HP recommended that I replace the motherboard and processor for a bargain ...
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I have an HP Pavilion model dv5210us that recently failed with 4 beeps at boot which means "Graphics controller not functional" and I am told this requires replacement of the mother board. Is this ...
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I have an old laptop which is out of order. Can I use its LCD screen as a LCD monitor for my desktop PC ?
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Is there any way to revive a dead laptop battery? I have a three year old Dell Latitude laptop that I've been using pretty intensively. After a year or so, the battery dropped dead - if I plug the ...
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White lines appear right in the middle of my Dell XPS M1210 screen

My Dell XPSM1210 has developed these weird lines right in the middle of the screen. When I connect an external monitor the lines disappear and the display is fine. Is this a problem with the screen ...
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I keep getting the HP update running on my computer. When trying to install, it cancels a few seconds after starting. I see the latest update is a fix to fix this behavior, but that does not work ...
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Replacing laptop gpu fan

About a week ago my laptop gpu fan started making strange noises. Games werent running so good as they used to and my 3DMark score went way down. I think the fan is getting tired and will probably ...
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Is there a way to find out what component in my laptop is generating noise?

My Inspiron 300m is making a loud noise and I think it's coming from the fan. Is there a way to confirm or verify where the noise is coming from?
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My friend's laptop went through a car crash recently. Everything still works as far as I can tell, except the display, which is cracked beyond recognition. I've tried external monitors, including the ...