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Stop! Source You absolutely do not want to do this. The wire could slip out and short-circuit the power terminals, resulting in dangerous arcing, overheating, and potentially a fire. This is especially likely to occur when you detach the cable from the adapter proper. Alternatively, the wire could become exposed while in contact with a live pin, ...


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tldr: No. No no no no no. And for emphasis? No. You don't want to do this So many kinds of danger here. short circuit. DO NOT CROSS THE STREAMS.This can cause overheating. Improper connection. Could cause arcing, which would result in potential overheating, or damaging voltage fluctuations By copper, I get the idea of exposed wire. Might cause a ...


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There is an almighty great surge when these are first plugged in, or switched on. The sparking/arcing occurs because the contact area is initially small. The current surge could be checked by adding a bulky inductive coil(choke) but that would costs, weight etc. A laptop cord should take a bit of heat, so if it is melting through it has been abused or ...


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Are you using SATA 1.0 or something? I saw your disk specifications and it should be fast and shouldnt have problems. Try to see your wired connections for anything.


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Each BIOS manufacturer uses a unique series of diagnostic beeps during the Power On Self Test to identify various hardware problems. On your computer, four beeps indicates a memory failure. Open the service cover on your laptop and make sure your memory is properly seated. Try removing and reinserting the memory modules. If you have compatible memory ...


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If you have a dedicated graphics card then it is possible that it is staying on always. It consumes a lot of power and the laptop gets heated up pretty fast. Install bumblebee. It will turn off your dedicated graphics card and will run only the integrated graphics card. Hope this helps.


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I don't think that Windows would shut down a computer without a warning. If the power would be cut off, it would just BAM and go black. I think this is a software issue and you should try safe mode, checking logs and a battery thing just a coincidence.


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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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You have a alternative way also. you can buy a USB digital audio converter and use it .It will work without any hassle. you have to select Digital output instead of analogue in the Sound-driver. the use the converter and use it.


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I'm not entirely sure why I got down-voted...I asked a legitimate question and addressed the comments in a timely manner. I'm still having this issue and I still suspect that it has to do with Kubuntu 14.01. I verified that the RAM is compatible with my computer by plugging the specs into pcpartpicker.com (using newegg's specs data). I have also read up on ...


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according to EightForums in windows it is caused mostly by updates. Try uninstalling updates from last 2-3 weeks and you will see. also try running memory test to see if there is no issue with memory. and lastly check if you are booting in EFI mode or legacy. legacy mode can cause this as well with some help from updates.


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I called HP customer service and they helped me fix the problem. Here is the solution: Disconnect the AC adapter and remove the battery. Press and hold the power button for at least 20 seconds to drain the power. Put the battery back in. That's it. When I restarted the touch pad worked fine. I had been told that there is a BIOS update, so I will also ...


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Your CPU is probably overheating. Check the CPU temperature when in full load to see if that is the case. It may require cooler/fan cleaning, new thermal paste.


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A Dell inspiron 1525 does not support more than two monitors at once. Only two displays can run simultaneously Source


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I've read anywhere from 30 secs to 25 minutes (even one site said a few days) to wait after removing the CMOS battery. I've also read that some laptops have a "hidden IC which stores the password" or that the password may be stored on a sector of the hard drive. You might remove the hard drive and see what happens. This site ...


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For instance, if my drink spills on my laptop while it is off, I would expect damage to be minimal once it has been allowed to dry off completely. What about sleep mode? I tend to shut off my computer more often with the objective of being more safe. Should a spill occur, there are more components with power running through them in sleep mode ...


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Now I’m wondering, can I just put back everything and try to turn on the laptop again? You should be able to run the system without a component like that installed. As far as the computer is considered, a device like that is a PCI card and a non-critical component that either exists or doesn’t. That said, you say this: I’m a bit scared because of ...


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I don’t see any problems with that. You might want to wrap the antenna connectors in tape or even tape them down somewhere so they don’t touch any circuitry. Other than that, there shouldn’t be any problems.


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Majority of the modern battery-powered gadgetry (laptops, cell phones, pads, pods, etc) aren't entirely powered down, as long as there's some charge left in the battery. Some kind of controller always remains powered from the battery. One of its responsibilities is to respond to user pressing the on/off button and to control the power to the main processor ...


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If BIOS settings are left on auto-detect, yes, it will work, but both modules will use the lower speed (1333Mhz).


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Some display interfaces, like HDMI and DisplayPort, can carry audio along with video. This audio stream might get played back by your monitor's internal speakers or you might send it to a dedicated "audio receiver", that strips off the audio signal, sends it out via e. g. S/PDIF, analog RCA or even digital (AES/EBU) or analog XLR. In fact, both HDMI and ...


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Despite not knowing what Operating System you are using on the laptop, this page will contain the answer for you. The key is to use the Function Key (Fn) and press F4, which will toggle the display: http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Display-and-Video/How-do-I-connect-my-laptop-to-an-external-monitor/td-p/519487


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Crucial's compatible memory modules for your laptop are using 1.35V voltage, while your new modules require 1.5V. This could be the issue. Setting higher voltage or lowering frequency could help, but I doubt that your laptop's BIOS has this settings. So try to find 1.35V modules and see if it helps.


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In my case the problem was offline files. I work for a large corporation and we had several multiuser windows 7 clients. The problem was the synchronization of "MyDocuments". When 10 users synchronized these folders we ended up with 50+ Gb in C:\windows\CSC and his space does not show easily. You have to take ownership of many folders but if you do the ...


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The new USB-C standard cables are reversible, flippable and the device circuits communicate with each other to regulate the amount of power transferred. I would expect to see some kind of Settings panel that allows you to select which way power is transferred. From a Yahoo Tech article that has that has more details and animations... Type-C also offers ...


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Sounds like you've got a laptop with switchable graphics . . . the system uses the Intel video for day to day stuff, and the switches and uses the Radeon for more demanding stuff (3d, games, etc). The AMD Catalyst application should let you manually configure which card is used for which application if you don't like the defaults, as well as to monitor ...


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It is not currently possible to connect one USB-C host to another USB-C host. “Cables” that permit such a function will likely exist in the future, and they can handle power distribution however they want to. I put cables in quote because they will contain active electronics—they have to be actual devices if they’ll support connecting hosts to hosts. They ...


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HDMI and DisplayPort are capable of transmitting audio as well as video. So, to Windows, it looks like an additional soundcard appears on your system, for which a driver is needed. So if you connect a monitor on the other end of your HDMI or DisplayPort and it can play sound, you can send sound to that monitor by selecting "Intel Display Audio" or ...


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It's for sending audio through the video adapter, for use with video interfaces that support it (like HDMI and DisplayPort).


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This question has been going around for years, As it is "Highly" Uncommon to find a laptop with an HDMI Input, The answer to your question Is Yes if you have the correct Laptop. Or If you purchase A HDMI to VGA Adapter of Ebay, Amazon Or any other of the sort. If you own a Capture Card Such as Elgato, Dazzle and other. You would only need to get a Video ...


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Yes, you can upgrade that computer to 16 GB RAM. HP - Compaq HP 14-r024tx compatible upgrades Your HP - Compaq HP 14-r024tx memory Maximum memory: 16384MB Slots:2 (2 banks of 1) *Not to exceed manufacturer supported memory.


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If this laptop was made in the past 10 years, I think you are generally in good shape. But as the answer @krowe links to conveys, the biggest risk would be to your laptop’s screen. The bigger the screen, the greater the chance you could crack if something happens. And replacing a screen like that is not easy, not cheap and basically might “total” the machine ...


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Check your BIOS settings. Some BIOS's will dim the screen when not plugged in.


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If it were just graphics drivers, I've had this a number of times. Especially blue screen when booting or simply freezing. Reinstalling (fixing a botched install) can sometimes fix, or even better, roll back to an older driver version (fixing buggy drivers), making sure to choose stable and not beta drivers. It looks like your laptop has integrated ...


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I recently discovered http://clickmonitorddc.bplaced.net to control brightness/contrast in Windows. I'd recommend adjusting contrast down too as it makes a difference. This article may be interesting - http://www.poynton.com/notes/brightness_and_contrast/ This icon indicates the BRIGHTNESS control, more properly called BLACK LEVEL. It adds or subtracts ...


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If you want to completely start over and format your laptop's hard drive, you may want to try GPARTED the Gnome partition editor. Burn it to a disc and boot to that. Then use the application to format your hard drive. Get rid of all the partitions so the drive is completely erased including any boot partitions. Then try your windows installation disk ...


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Short answer: Glue it back on with silicone adhesive. Long answer: Metal Cases The Raser Blade 14 manufacturer's web site seems to indicate that the case is aluminum. Super glue isn't the best adhesive for gluing feet to metal cases. Regular super glue is brittle, doesn't work well with flexible materials, and has low sheer strength. I've had some ...


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I repair laptops for a living and I have reattached rubber laptop feet many times. I always use super glue. Just apply enough to cover the entire contact surface of the rubber and stick it on, press firmly on it for 30 seconds so the glue can set. Let it sit on a table and dry all the way for at least 4 hours, that way the laptop will apply pressure to the ...


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You could just disable the sleep-on-close-lid option, which should in turn prevent a wakeup when you open the lid. However, you'll then need to remember to put the laptop to sleep before closing the lid (the power button can be configured to do this).


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Download Sysinternals Suite from Microsoft (https://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/sysinternals/bb842062). After installing the Suite, go to the Sysinternals folder and launch 'autoruns.exe' . When autoruns.exe opens click on the 'Drivers' tab. From there you can do [Ctrl]+F (find) and type i8042prt.sys or scroll down until you find i8042prt.sys . Once you find ...


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Follow this article, I think we shouldn't use Hibernate for SSD on Laptop. It will drain batter life, increases Power On Count of SSD as crazy (29527 count for 208hrs Power On!) and SSD still working when hibernating (I can feel heat of SSD when open lid).


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Windows 8 has deprecated going directly to Hibernation; Sleep is preferred, which can be set to shutdown and save data after a given time, using the Power settings. Windows 8 will try to wake from Hibernate for various reasons, including maintenance (disk optimization) and "Wake-on-LAN". You might be best served by setting the computer to Sleep when ...


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Check this one out. http://batterysaver.codeplex.com/ Gives you the ability to kill processes based on a battery decrease. The program is in early stages of development and isn't very user friendly, however it can still get the job done and kudos to Ryan Emerly for his hard work on deveolopment. You will have to run the program as administrator and play ...


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You can always pick your laptop up (when it is running) and see underneath if you see some obvious things happening e.g. winging sound or some air being fed out. I am making an assumption that your PC/Laptop is reasonably old (>2yrs?). Depends on what things you have used it on and how much you have used it on average, The thermal layer on the processor die ...


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You've exhausted what I would do, check CPU core temps then try get info regarding fan RPM. If your CPU Core temps are in the 70s-80's and you can't hear any fans (you would almost certainly hear them) then I think you have a problem. EDIT: Download SpeedFan, manually ramp up the fan RPM and if you don't hear anything then you've got a problem.


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What nvidia ? The notebook uses intel "HD" 4000 graphics. Because you output a powerful display via that, the CPU will get hot. Although 65C is a little hot, it is still relatively ok. It should be kept under 60C. If it gets above 65C it is recommended you do take some measures to reduce the temperature. it's best that you remove the CPU heatsink, add ...


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Since this is, in essence, a new Windows 7 installation, it might need specific updates or drivers installed. Check for missing or corrupt files using the System File Checker. Check for any Microsoft Windows 7 update. Note that some MS updates have caused problems; see ...


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First, powering your laptop over USB itself is likely to be impossible. Most modern laptops that I've seen take between 50 and 100 watts to charge, but USB itself doesn't typically allow more than 10W per port. Additionally, your laptop's USB circuitry likely won't accept power anyway. If you really want to physically redirect one of your USB ports to ...


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This answer will apply not just to the charger, but computers in general. The focus is on sounds your computer doesn't normally make. There are two kinds of characteristics that differentiate worrisome sounds from benign sounds. "Music" vs. "Noise" Music has been defined as regular frequencies at regular intervals, while noise is irregular frequencies ...


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I had the same problem with my Toshiba Satellite C660. I suggest upgrading the drivers for your IDE ATA/ATAPI Controller (see device manager) from here PS: As a solution to my Laptop I tried another HDD and it worked!



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