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The SMART 'reallocates sectors count' has fallen below a critical level (5). From Wikipedia: 'When the hard drive finds a read/write/verification error, it marks that sector as "reallocated" and transfers data to a special reserved area (spare area). This process is also known as remapping, and reallocated sectors are called "remaps". The raw value normally ...


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The only record I could find of any standard POST code having a total of 15 beeps is for a Phoenix BIOS that I don't believe applies to your laptop. It's for older computers, and a pattern of 3-4-4-4 beeps meant "check virus and backup reminders". Given your symptoms, that pretty clearly isn't applicable. The beeps could represent several concurrent ...


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My T400 stuck at the splash screen just like that from one day to another, after a trip. The problem was a broken USB port, which had one of its connectors in short with the port's shield. After the removal of the shortage, works as before. Hope it helps.


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There is a hidden folder in the root of your D: drive that you want to delete. To do so, open an elevated command prompt by tapping the Windows Key, type in cmd, hold ctrl+shift and press enter. Accept the UAC prompt that comes up and you'll have an administrator command prompt. Type: RD /S /Q D:\$Recycle.bin Make sure that you type it exactly as you see ...


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Once a machine check exception is reported, it is probably a nonsense to trust the self-diagnosis message. In my case, I had an old 478 motherboard with the once notorious defect of leaking capacitors. When I spotted the exception message on console, I inspected the motherboard and found bulged and leaked capacitors. Replacing them all solved the MCE and ...


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As the message says "check cable". The notebook does not find a media to connect to. Normally it could find a bad drive or such but now there is no feedback. In real life you can shout hard as you can but don't even hear any thing like you are the last human on earth without and fading sound in the distance. You want to looking to the BIOS and do anything ...


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It absolutely could. It could short connections inside the laptop, causing crashes, shutdowns, and potentially even a fire or permanent damage.


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Older computers used to use a latching switch (similar to the typical light switch) for power and a momentary switch for the reset button. The latching switch was part of the power loop and broke the power connection (at least, this is close enough to the truth to not matter here). New computers use momentary switches for both power and reset (which is why ...


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Measure the defective streaks on the page to determine if the print cartridge might be damaged and needs to replaced. From HP's help file on checking print cartridges, "If defects repeat at any of the following intervals on the page, a print cartridge might be damaged. 22 mm 27 mm 29 mm 76 mm" Good Luck


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Sounds to me like there's dirt or dust inside keeping the laser light from reaching the drum, which results in no ink being applied in those areas. Check your manuals, there's most likely some cleaning to be done (be careful and follow the instructions).


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Are the motherboards off-the-shelf products you can buy individually (and thus would have their manuals available online from the Internet) or some integrated ones (most likely inside a "branded" computer such as a Dell, HP, or some other big manufacturer - these may have limited availability for the motherboard manuals)? If you can find a manual based on ...


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we just had the same issue last week, I put out all components and tested em all on a good PC one by one, found out the motherboard was the cause. There are some utilities that can give u some basic into about all components in your PC, but they can't tell the health status about those parts. The best way to find out which part is damaged is to try em on ...


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I don't believe there is a tool for such a thing. In this instance the easiest (and cheapest) approach is to simply borrow a PSU. You can then see if this has any impact (or not). If not, then (and I'll assume you've tested with 1 RAM chip only (just for completeness) it's most likely the motherboard (or some part of the board at least).


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Goto Intel(R)PRO/1000 M's properties --> Power Management and make sure windows is not allowed to turn it off to save power. Screenshot


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I'm not so sure I'd jump to blaming the electronics so quickly, especially since it sounds like the first page always feeds and prints correctly. I worked in an HP-certified repair shop for 5 years and repaired dozens, if not hundreds, of HP printers exhibiting the exact same problem as the 4L you're currently troubleshooting. This included the LaserJet 4L ...


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This sounds like a failing hard drive to me. Check your drive's S.M.A.R.T. data with a tool like smartmon. The windows install instructions are available here. I believe this is the case based on the sounds you're reporting, but I would imagine that Windows would give a blue screen or restart itself in that case. You say you ran 'health tests' but ...


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Basically the Red drive is designed for RAID and NAS environments and has the necessary build-in features for such usage. You can use it as a stand-alone drive in your computer, but instead I would recommend to take a look at WD Blue if you use your PC for everyday computing, or WD Black, which is a performance drive and will give you faster loading times. ...



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