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A little old, but just in case someone comes hunting... This is due to one of two things; either your machine is oversupplying toner onto the page, or (more likely) the fuser is not running at the correct temperature, the cause of which is fuser age, incorrect SP settings, or both. I wouldn't replace individual components of the fuser, but if you did feel ...


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My previous computer was on nearly continuously. It turned out my Media Center PC had over heated and the capacitors were bulging all over (the electrolytic kind.) Needless to say my replacement computer was designed with 2 ideas in mind, solid components (that would be harder to stress) but more importantly, a non-manufacturer model specific case so that ...


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Well another issue is that it increases the likelihood of a future fire or data loss. The power supply for example could take out the HDD and MB when it finally dies. Computer power supplies usually have almost no fire protection compared to say, the setup in an automobile or your household wiring.


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The most likely culprit is a capacitor. Every part has a reason to be there; no part can fail without some adverse consequence on the system's operation (even if it's not immediately apparent). If the system appears to be working OK, then (total speculation) it might be a power supply filter capacitor on the mother board. Electrolytic capacitors are ...


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Its power supply unit. You should really replace it and not use the computer until you do it.


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Almost certainly a Capacitor. This happened to a Dell server that was running under my bed (don't ask, but basically to reduce the noise in my room) and didn't have enough ventilation. Usually the area of the cap burst has smoke residue around it and in my case there was a strong smell associated with the burst and a 'pop' sound. Server however kept on ...


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As 10 amps is higher that 7 amps then yes, you will be fine. The 10A is the "safe" current carrying capacity of the wires, i.e. they can carry 10A without overheating or causing a potential problem. If one set of wires can carry more current than another set of wires then they are "better" and should, technically, be slightly safer. If it were the other ...


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On top of what Twisty and ultrasawblade raised, some cases are not designed well (or not well made), and may inadvertently place sources of heat (CPU, GPU etc) too close to material that melts or may burn. Same idea as what others have said, open the case up, and if you see any discoloured or disfigured parts then try and determine what could cause it. In ...


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A burning capacitor could be your culprit. Regardless, if you saw a flash or fire and noticed any smoke, the fact you've not noticed any problems simply means you've not yet tried to use whatever is broken. :) There isn't anything inside your computer that will keep on working happily after burning up. You should open up the computer and see what's been ...


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I would bet a bug or other pest crawled into your power supply and was at the wrong place at the wrong time. Open it up, if you have scorch marks on your motherboard, back up your data and replace your motherboard. Otherwise, I'd replace your power supply as a precaution. EDIT: Back up your data anyways. Also, do not open the power supply to check. If ...


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Your USB key might be dead if you're getting an I/O error… Look at what dmesg says after trying the dd command again. Another thing you can try is creating a filesystem on the whole memory (and checking bad sectors with -c): mkfs.vfat -c -F32 -I -v.


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Download Ubuntu as a LiveCD, burn it to a CD or DVD and boot from said disc. However, instead of using Gparted, you could use the built-in "Disk Utility" tool (simply search for it from the Dash menu or gnome-disks in the Terminal). This is the end-all GUI tool for managing disks plugged into your machine, mounted or otherwise. Under the "Peripheral ...


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The most common cause of high-pitch audible noise is something loosely known as coil noise. Specifically, it's a vibrating toroidal inductor. As you can see in the picture below, they commonly apply glue at the factory to dampen the vibration. It is harmless to the electronics, but annoying to people and animals. To answer your question, it's not ...


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Use HP format tool. It run only on windows. Download from here and install. More Information for the HP format Tool here. Insert the flash to the computer and start the HP Format Tool as shown here


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The answer is itself hidden inside the problem creator i.e the software or probably the way your U.S.B was told to boot up your PC .So here it is .. Grab a f copy of Rufus(www.rufus.akeo.ie) another best software to make U.S.B bootable ...but this time you'll use it another way --> So this time we are not booting anything except making U.S.B to do some ...


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High frequency noise coming from a power supply usually comes from a leaking capacitor. It may not be an immediate issue, but it probably won't get better. You can Google for the sound and descriptions of the problem. Most people live with it unless it really bothers, then they replace the PSU.


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I would find the next as easy to do: Download Ubutntu iso file, burn it on CD, boot up your machine with this LIVE CD, and then run Gparted. If you have another machine with any Linux then just run Gparted in there. Also Gparted has its own LIVE CD. I believe Gparted is really good, and seriously it goes much far and deeper with disk fixing. Also, once ...


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You may try to boot your computer with this usb, to see if it works. In addition, you can run a Live CD of a distribution of your choice, then plug this usb and see what happens. Hope this helps. Regards.


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I replaced cards for a graphic artist a while back for a similar reason... Hers had black lines and distortion instead of green. That did solve it... A bad video cable can do things like that too. I would try that first.


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The manual exists on Asus' support site and it contains the beep codes on page 2-16 ("Chapter 2: Getting Started"):


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Disclaimer: It certainly can be software, it could be an issue with dirty power, you could find that there are manufacturer drivers out there that are not the latest, but are tested to be more reliable by users. It could be the power connections are not as well connected as they could be, and that it might not be seated well in the socket. I'm listing things ...


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You can use any external enclosure that can house a 3.5" HDD with an internal SATA interface. You will not find one that is USB powered. Typical enclosures for 3.5" Drives come with a separate power supply. The external connector that you have on your old enclosure is for USB. You can go with an enclosure that offers eSATA, USB, firewire or a comination of ...


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Recently changed casing on one of my old disks (also WD5000AAJS-22TKA0) and it works great with a generic USB3 case.


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If the device is not listed in the BIOS interface error has probably occurred. The interface board attached to the HD has possibly failed and will not initialize when the Disk Controller starts polling for hardware. I am assuming from your post that there is another drive present and can be seen so the channel that drive is assigned (physically of by round ...


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If it doesn't appear in the BIOS, or work through a USB converter, or work on other systems, and it used too, then it's failed (even if it still spins). You're going to have to replace it. If you need data off it and don't have spare matching drive electronics around to try, then you'll need to send it in to a data recovery specialist. These places ...


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Right click on your Disk Drives (in Device Manager) > Propeties > Volumes tab > click Populate Done.


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There are many symptoms and causes related with this behaviour, here are some of them: Temperature. As time passes, the computer stores dirt and the CPU's thermal compound degrades in quality and doesn't transfer heat as efficiently, making the CPU to heat up and it may probably be scaling down its speed to keep cool. This causes the fan to speed up and it ...


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How much memory do you have? What kind of programs are you running when this lag happens? While it's possible that paging could be the cause of it, it may also be possible that your drive is failing.


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Generally that is a sign that you do not have enough ram to contain all the info you need to run everything you have open and so the hard drive is being used to swap info in and out of memory.


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You state "computer" and not laptop, I believe anyone would assume this to be a desktop or tower PC. This is important because you may have some issues if you were to tote a portable item from a cool environment to a humid one. That being said, a PC that resides in an environment will have that environments ambient temp and relative humidity when it is not ...


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Around 25°C is a perfectly safe temperature for your computer to run at. Since the computer runs at a warmer temperature that the surrounding environment it is unlikely to attract condensation. If humidity is a concern: Try to avoid leaving the computer turned off for long periods at a time Make sure the case is closed. You could look into a ...


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There's no such thing as too cold when it comes to electronics. Humidity (the amount of water in the air) can be a problem though. But note that if you have your computer case closed, cold alone will not cause condensation to appear. Condensation will only appear if the water in the air gets in a hot/cold situation. But with the case closed, there shouldn't ...



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