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This might be something as 'simple' as a CPU fan not working. But if the BIOS logo (Acer logo) doesn't display you are not going to fix it without professional help. The good news is that your hard disk is probably still fine and could be extracted from the machine and put into an external drive box to recover your data. Assuming your backups are broken ...


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As you've found, it's physically / electrically possible - you need an adapter to translate the ATA commands from IDE<->SATA. Unfortunately there is almost no possibility that this will fit into the form factor. The one you've linked a picture of is similar to all the ones I've ever seen, and they will not fit inside the laptop. If you were feeling very, ...


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I have installed an SSD into an 8 year old laptop. The speed increase was phenomenal. I use the SSD for multi-booting into various Windows and Linuxes. If you go for a 128GB or 256GB SSD it will not cost that much. Most laptops with upgradeable drives are very simple to upgrade. In my case I had to remove a single screw, pull out the drive bay, pull out the ...


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Are you sure you've changed the input method, and not just the language? Control Panel > Clock, Language and Region > Change input methods For the language you want to use, press the options button, next to it. Then modify the input methods to your liking there. The most common one is US or United States-Iternational I've made the mistake before by ...


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It seems that 'somehow' your drive has become encrypted. Does anyone other than you have access to your computer? Unfortunately, it is not simple to repair or fix this issue. As it seems that the entire drive is encrypted, it is not simply possible to regain the data without the original encryption key. As you can't recall setting this up, the last resort ...


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Power supply, power profile, possible virus/trojan (I've seen some absolutely hilarious virii), malfunctioning internals (backlight or inverter is possibly on the fritz)... Only way to know for certain where the problem is beginning is with monitoring gear. A lot of 'green' power boards actually give power readings nowadays which will help determine whether ...


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While gaming, the laptop consumes more power than when idle. Perhaps your replacement adapter is not able to maintain a constant high power supply, and therefore it keeps switching to battery power. I'm not sure why the screen goes dimmer. Maybe it's trying to save power. I suggest that you search for an official replacement of the original charger for ...


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Easiest way to do this is work the other way around. Look for something in your price range/feature set and then look for others who have records of making Ubuntu work on the hardware that you want to purchase. http://www.howtogeek.com/185286/how-to-buy-a-laptop-for-linux/?PageSpeed=noscript http://luv.asn.au/overheads/laptops.html There are databases out ...


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What you need is an Windows in Application Server role. And you're in luck!!!! Having windows 8 means it is at all possible. I don't know how to do it on Ubuntu, but wouldn't be surprised there is a way as well... Here's how. However, as it's quite... non-mainstream, you're in a world of work on your own. ...


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I was browsing for other information, but came across this thread and just wanted to drop in some details regarding batteries. There's some great information on here already, but I just had a few points make :-) The voltage difference between the 10.8 and the 11.1 batteries is negligable on any laptop. There are changes in voltage in 'all' batteries as ...


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More or less. I remember how surprised I was to learn that laptops now have removable/upgradable processors. I even had a D830 upgraded to a T9550, and note that it never came stock with that high end a processor in any configuration as far as I've been able to find. Things to confirm compatibility with: Hardware (same socket = physically will fit = ...


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I am not entirely sure if it was Virtual Box fault or not but the drivers on my computer started to play up. This included keyboard, wifi, networking and battery drivers as well. So I had to launch startup repair and restored by system to an earlier restore point and voila. Everything started working again.


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You probably mean that you are using HDA graphics embedded in the i5 CPU. The memory size used by this chip is fixed, and adding momre memory won't change how much is used by the GPU. So you will end up with 7GB available to your OS (if it's the 64bit version !) and still 1GB for your graphics. Please note that the graphic performance of a computer is not ...


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Set the Device you want to play the sound as default. There is a set default button when you click on the device. Your headphones are seleted for communications not general audio


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Since the HP is 802.11b/g/n, and the router is 802.11n, they should be compatible. The obvious: is WiFi enabled on the HP? Does it work in a free WiFi spot? Have you checked if the WiFi signal can be received? Have you tried moving the HP laptop near the router? There are free tools, such as Nirsoft's WiFiInfoView that will list signals and strength. ...


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You don't have to disable the VirtualBox adapters in Windows. You can fix this within VMWare Player directly. Go into your VM Network settings, select Bridged, and then click the Configure Adapters button. Uncheck "VirtualBox Host-Only Ethernet Adapter". This will fix your problem and leave the VirtualBox adapters functional in Windows so that you can ...


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Interesting question, but I suspect this may be more suitable for an electronics site - it would appear to be an issue with the motherboard. That said, have a look at http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Hardware/EliteBook-8540p-Not-Powering-On/td-p/2858537 which looks like it might solve your problem - Please read that thread, but the solution put ...


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Part of me wonders if you changed the resolution in the settings. Ensure the screen resolution in Windows Display Settings matches what the laptop LCD supports. However, it sounds like you merely need to install the correct video drivers for the particular brand of GPU in the laptop. My guess from using the Google machine is that the GPU is an: ATI Radeon ...


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There is another, not so 'brutal' approach to fixing this. This has bit me more than once. Go to the VMWare Virtual Network Editor, and in the VMNet Information section for "Bridged", pull the drop down "Bridged to:" and change from Automatic to your physical adapter name. This allows both VMWare and VirtualBox to play together on the same host. (I'm ...


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YMMV indeed. None of these worked for me so I started trying combinations - remover the battery, power up, uninstall the ACPI drivers, reboot, scan for new hardware to install up-to-date drivers (even though I'd reinstalled twice today and also confirmed the drivers were up to date), shut down, reinsert battery, power up, and now it's charging the battery ...


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In broad/general terms, the answer depends on how common your keyboard is, how much you are “married” to it and whether you are 100% positive that it is a simple case where you just need to replace the ripped off key caps. For example, this site offers single keyboard keys for sale for an average cost of $4-$5 per key. Which seems like a decent deal. But ...


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Had exact issue.. plugged into external display works fine. On lappy screen it's also ok once into windows.. replaced lvds cable from mobo to lcd panel and all fixed.


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Quick work-aroud: 1) Invoke Task Manager using Control Alt Delete simultaneously. This will "shortcut" some rogue processes, e.g. hanged macros, runaway addons, etc. This should give you back your keyboard system-wide (but not always in Firefox... more on this next). You can then simply exit Task Manager when its window has appeared. It only needs make one ...


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Overmind gave me a good hint, but that did not solve the problem, because the malicious runonce key kept on returning into the registry after having been deleted. Here is what I ended to do: Launch add/remove software and see what program have been installed at the same time as the one I willingly installed. Uninstall it Go to AppData, check the files of ...


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If you can see the same also in BIOS setup screen if you enter it after computer reboot, then it is not important whether it is graphic card or display. You did not cause the damage by yourself so this should be covered by warranty.


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I have now disassembled the laptop to fix the problem. The motherboard was entirely OK, the problem was the pin from the jack that goes into the motherboard (The one that leads the power). The solder on the motherboard was brown, bad and seemed off, although not loose. The solder was removed, the pin was resoldered and the computer now charges fine again. ...


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Finally after many days struggle I got the issue resolved. The solution was to: unplug the external monitor uninstall all display drivers (including hidden devices) uninstall all monitor drivers (including hidden devices) reinstall display driver and Generic PnP-monitor plug in the external monitor To me it seems like one of the hidden devices ...


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The keyboard has to support USB as well as PS/2 and a passive adaptor is just that, passive. It does nothing except convert one pin format to another, it is up to the device being converted to realise that it should be "talking" in its other mode. The devices that will work with that kind of adaptor, whether it is a keyboard or mouse, will generally come ...


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If internal traces on a multilayer board are damaged, it would be difficult to fix (one would need to know what trace was broken inside the board and bridge it with a wire), but for a surface trace and connector, you could try automobile rear-window defroster repair liquid, which dries to a conductive silver. Since traces are very narrow, use a single hair ...


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Some chargers calculate the state of charge of a battery rather than measuring it, and retain that information in Flash RAM or on disk; by reinstalling the OS, you inadvertently reset the stored battery state (a more accurate charger has current and voltage limits but also measures the rate of voltage change and stops charging when dV/dt approaches a limit). ...


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Turns out there's nothing you can do. The only SSD that will properly work is a Samsung SSD. So I'll be buying one of those. I saw a thread on one of the forums dedicated to Lenovo, and somebody tried different SSDs and said that only Samsung worked. Here’s that thread.


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You're not the only one to have this problem. According to this thread here, your model of laptop tends to have issues with RAM connection and the battery. Try the following troubleshooting steps: - remove and clean the RAM using a soft cloth (do not use glass cleaner, alcohol or any harsh abrasive) - remove the battery and try to boot the system ...


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Your computer's internal power supply might have a problem, based on the scenario you just described. A common fix that I use with clients who ask me, and whenever I am having issues, is to unplug the battery and the power cord, and press and hold the power button for 60 seconds to eliminate all charge built up in the computer. Then, plug in the power cord ...


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Since your battery is not specifically meant for that model, that could help explain why it might be causing this issue. Also, since your computer doesn't have this problem when the charger is plugged in, and because the computer will turn on if the charger is plugged in, but will not if it isn't, then this is almost a guarantee that your battery is at ...


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I don't think so. You can remove your battery from your laptop while the computer is running (and on an ac line) and the computer does not turn off unless you remove the ac line. I think that basically rejects your hypothesis that a computer would turn off b/c the battery was faulty (though doesn't prove that the battery isn't faulty)


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Not sure what question you are asking. I do point out that most laptop batteries have logic built into the battery. It sounds like the battery is faulty - but I doubt anyone would be able to say if its the cells or the logic on the battery - although If I think about it if 1 of the cells in the battery is stuffed it could produced a problem like the one ...


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More details would be god and one can only speculate - A point of reference is that my cheap-and-dirty aftermarket laptop charger works fine when the battery is full, but when the battery is empty and it has to work harder it makes a high pitch whine. It sounds likely that a capacitor has in your power supply has blown - this is relatively common in power ...


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If is it not an OEM battery, that may explain the odd behavior. Many manufacturers are making it more difficult to use an after-market battery. Try going back to the seller and replacing it. You will soon know if it is unusual.


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Install XMBC and bind the middle mouse button to single click. http://www.highrez.co.uk/downloads/XMouseButtonControl.htm


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The solution is to set WiFi router as a bridge, IF it is connected to the other router. Most routers can let you configure it so it connects the wireless into an existing network instead of creating its own subnet. Specify which router is connected to which via the WAN/LAN ports in the back. One of the router must have its WAN connection plugged into ...


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Looking at whether or not the system has a battery is not reliable - a UPS connected to the system (not just for power, but over USB as well for automatic shutdown and battery monitoring) may show up as a battery. There is a nice reliable way however: dmidecode --string chassis-type On a laptop, this will return one of "Laptop", "Notebook" "Portable", or ...


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I'd check if the computer has a battery installed. And the following is one way to test: if [ -d /proc/acpi/battery/BAT* ]; then echo has a battery fi


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Debian Solution: To find whether a machine running Debian is a laptop, try: [ -d /sys/module/battery ] && echo "Yes it's a laptop" This approach does not require root privileges. On other distributions, however, this directory seems to exist, at least in skeleton form, regardless of whether or not there is a battery. From the comments (below), ...


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Procedure how to get rid off RUNONCE.EXE that causing blank screen after log in.... Steep 1:Turn on pc/laptop you will mate blank screen Steep 2:Press ctrl alt delete you will mate task manager Steep 3:Delete explorer or explorer.exe in task manager Steep 4:Click file in your windows task manager located above of your left then click (new task run) type ...


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For laptops there is - or should be - Service Manual. They were usually proprietary some time ago, but now they are available for free. Search for that in the future. In the meantime this should help: http://www.manualslib.com/manual/249194/Acer-Aspire-5742.html


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You can't, unfortunately, in most cases. The gpu is most likely soldered on the mainboard and thus making it impossible for a normal man to change it.


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Check all these in the registry: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Run HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\RunOnce All above entries are run at user logon. Also, run ...


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Which model number? There are many x53e laptops by Asus. X53E-RH52, X53E-RH52BU, X53E-RH52RD, X53E-RH71, X53E-RH91, X53E-RS52... and they may not all come with the same battery, In general, whether or not the battery says it has a full charge, it can be bad, or out of calibration. To find how long your battery runs, charge up the laptop, set it on a table ...


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Removing and inserting the battery is completely safe (for the computer) when your computer is plugged in. You may want to watch your fingers though. If you lose power while you are doing something critical like an update or installing something, that may cause problems however as the computer may not be able to save it's state properly for the next time ...



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