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1answer
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Bent interior monitor cable — do I need a replacement?

I have a Windows 8 Toshiba laptop. The monitor screen needs to be replaced, so I got a new replacement. I just needed to plug in the only wire it hooks to in the top half of the laptop, but when I ...
0
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1answer
63 views

Can laptop parts be replaced with a different brand?

I have HP Pavilion g6. I have broadcom wireless card, and HP graphic. They both cause great problems especially on Linux, they're not supported. I want to buy another wireless card and a Nvidia ...
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1answer
420 views

Can I replace 2117u with i7 3537U on my Asus x550c laptop?

I think the title is pretty clear... Can I replace the 2117u CPU with I7 3537U on my Asus x550c laptop?
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1answer
205 views

Battery Error 601 HP Pavilion dv6

The computer that i own is currently around four years old, that battery has worked perfectly up until the last year, i've been doing a LOT of research recently into why the battery is not working ...
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2answers
200 views

HDD replacement - is it worth it? [closed]

I've just bought a new notebook and it has Seagate Momentus ST1000LM024 HN-M101MBB HDD inside. Right now the problem is that HDD is the slowest part of my laptop and I thought of replacing it with ...
3
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1answer
587 views

Can i upgrade my laptop's screen with a different laptop's screen?

I have a Samsung notebook with a 14" 1366x768 resolution screen.I have found a replacement laptop site that sells Samsung 14" 1600x900 screen with the same connector type. Can this be done?
3
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1answer
905 views

How to replace the laptop HDD but preserve the recovery partition?

I need to replace the HDD from one laptop, but the goal is to preserve the recovery partition, thus allowing me to re-install windows at any given time, just like if it was the original HDD. I've ...
0
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0answers
193 views

Use a Bluetooth module from Asus A6Je in an Asus N53J

Can I use my old Bluetooth module from an Asus A6Je laptop in my new Asus N53J? Internal Bluetooth is available in more expensive versions of my current laptop, but not in mine.
0
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1answer
425 views

Replacing a chromebook charging port

the battery port on my google Chromebook where I plug in the charger is blocked/busted. Is there a possibility of replacing it?
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1answer
2k views

will older laptop screens work to replace broken newer laptop screens?

For example, if I have an old p4 acer laptop with a perfect screen, and a newer dual core acer laptop with a cracked screen, can I swap the screen in to the newer unit (assuming it's the same size)? ...
0
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1answer
99 views

Can someone decypher whether HP keyboard 608558-XXX is compatible with the new DV7-5000ev?

It appears that according to this page .. http://www.amazon.com/HQRP-compatible-608558-001-605344-001-Replacement/dp/B005G2QZ8I .. 608558-001 / 605344-001 / 608559-001 / 593298-001 are compatible, ...
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4answers
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How can I make my laptop cooler and quieter?

The laptop coolers on my Clevo W870CU are not very quiet, especially when gaming. Is it possible to replace the laptop cooler with a quieter cooler that still has the same air flow?
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2answers
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What is a keyboard “without frame”?

I keep hearing "without frame" when trying to find a notebook replacement keyboard. Is it dysfunctional, or does it only mean it doesn't come with the common cover of a desktop keyboard and it's safe ...
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1answer
310 views

Can I replace an HP dv7's keyboard without voiding the warranty?

It's a new one with one of those new Intel Processors. According to its manual, http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02842278.pdf it appears that keyboard is not "end-user replaceable". However, ...
2
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2answers
141 views

Is it possible to “paste” everything of an old HDD to a new HDD?

I have a damaged 500GB HDD, and I want to change a new one now. Is there any way I could do this without having to reinstall the OS and all the applications? Is it possible to take a snapshot of ...
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0answers
111 views

Computer Not Recognizing New Harddrive Missing 200+ Gigs on an older Dell e1505 [closed]

I've tried setting the LBA in the BIOS but mysteriously there is no BIOS setting for LBA on this Dell e1505. I tried the registry hack to flip LBA on in Windows. Currently, running Windows XP Media ...
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1answer
96 views

Laptop LCD replacement

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 ...
0
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1answer
166 views

What is the difference between these laptop display panels?

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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2answers
354 views

How do I find a bigger battery for my laptop?

I have an ASUS K42JR laptop, and the battery life in this thing sucks (2 hours max). I'd like to get a bigger battery for it, and I've found a bunch online, but I have no idea which one fits/works ...
4
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3answers
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Are laptop hard drives fairly generic, or do I need to be careful to get the right one for my computer model?

I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 laptop, and the hard drive is failing and I'd like to get a new one. What I'm wondering is, do I need to buy a hard drive specific to my computer model, or are laptop ...
2
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4answers
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Replacing an LCD screen in a laptop

So I just got my new laptop today -- HP Envy 15 -- and it turns out it's actually 1366 x 768 instead of the 1920 x 1080 I had originally thought it was... obviously I miss read :\ Anyways, I want to ...
3
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3answers
237 views

I have a dead laptop, what are my options?

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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4answers
372 views

How do I find a replacement fan for an IBM T40?

The fan in my IBM T40 has died. I have taken the laptop apart and I see that it no longer spins. It kinda whirs for a bit and then stops. I've found some replacement fans on E-Bay for $10. What ...
6
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3answers
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Laptop Battery Diagnostics Software? [closed]

My Compaq CQ50-215CA laptop with Windows 7 Ultimate RC 32-bit recently told me to replace my battery for fear of sudden shutdowns. Is there any good diagnostics software that anyone has used to test ...
3
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1answer
523 views

Toshiba Satellite A105-S4374 Hard Disk Failing

What do I need to get to replace my failing drive on my Toshiba Satellite A105 Laptop (approximately 3 years old)?
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1answer
388 views

MacBook says to replace battery. Should I?

My MacBook says that battery is not charging, and the battery is completely empty (in fact, pressing the button on the battery illuminates no LEDs). If I plug the power adapter off the mac shuts off ...
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3answers
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Reviving a dead laptop battery

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 ...
2
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2answers
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Can I replace my laptop screen with another one with a higher resolution?

I currently own a HP EliteBook 8530p laptop. The screen resolution is 1280x800. This is way too low for my standards, so I'm considering ordering another laptop screen with a higher resolution (for ...
0
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3answers
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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 ...