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These cable assemblies are typically used to deliver +5V and +12V DC to various components in the computer such as optical drives, hard drives, and fans. Molex (see Molex Connector) is the company that developed the typical connector found on the ends of these assemblies. Some people refer to the cable assembly itself as "Molex cables" but this is ...


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Looks to me like your PSU is going bad. It's possible that you're seeing various errors from components (such as your HDD) because they are losing power abruptly. For example, I had a PSU a while ago that was sending out very unreliable power through the +12V rail. This was leading to the motors in the HDD to lose power, and slow down, only to speed right ...


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The disk controller-related errors you mentioned are a classic sign of imminent hard drive failure. It could be (as others have mentioned) that your PSU is failing and causing the other problems, or it could actually be disk failure. Either way, I wouldn't keep this PC running in this state long. Swap out the PSU with one from a good manufacturer. This is ...


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Install GPU-Z and Core Temp to monitor your temperatures, because it sounds like you have an overheating problem. Keep them on-screen so you can see what the temperatures are; check frequently while doing whatever you normally do to cause the problem. The motherboard will kill power to the system if your GPU reaches 95C (According to the specs for the ...


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You cannot do this using the cables you have available. Both the MHL-to-HDMI and HDMI-to-VGA adaptor cables are "active converters". They have proper electronics built in to them and actively convert one signal type to another very different signal type. Because they are active cables they both need a power supply. The MHL cable has a power supply: ...


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It depends entirely on the model of the laptop. If it's a surface mount jack, replacing it will be difficult and require soldering. In these situations, there's a good chance the board it's soldered to has been broken as well. If you're lucky, the jack will be connected by another internal plug (like the one seen below). In this situation, you can just ...


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Had a similar problem with a new computer i helped assemble for a friend. We contacted the site we bought it from and said we suspected a shortcircuit of some sorts in the power supply. They sent over a new one and it works fine now. So my guess would be to try with another power supply or just contact the store/site you bought it from.


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The shipping I'll leave to someone better qualified, but for the 'lectrickery', just buy a Swedish IEC cable [kettle plug]. Sweden is 240v, same as UK, only the wall socket is different. A travel adapter wouldn't be a sure-enough connection for full-time use, but a new IEC would cost a fiver & be just as good as your original. Buy one over there & ...


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Not necessarily as your system isn't using 400W, that just means your psu could support UP TO 400W. And that's the same case with a UPS. 400W means UP TO 400W. Even though your system is maybe using around 200W, the higher the watts the UPS is rated at, the longer it would be able to run your system without power. So a 400W UPS would generally run your ...


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My best guess would be the power supply as well. Just because it has enough watts doesn't mean there isn't some other problem. Can you get ahold of another PSU just for testing? Another thing to consider is how good of a heat sink do you have on your CPU? If the video card is throwing off a lot of heat, it can be adding to the heat of the CPU. Modern ...


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Yes. Every modular power supply I've ever purchased has included a variety of cables, all that you could possibly need in a reasonable PC build (even in some unreasonable ones, like my scrypt coin mining rigs, which needed way more power connections than any normal PC should). This particular one explicitly says "Low-profile, flat cable design reduces air ...


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I can't say with 100% certainty in your case but I can say that in the half dozen or so computers which have come my way having had something spilled on them, the hard drive was always fine. In the hopes of recovering your computer entirely, in the past I have been successful by removing the keys and battery and flushing the computer thoroughly with ...


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I have had a similar issue that was the result of the DVI cable having a short. If you have another cable try that as well as testing different outputs on the card to see if that fixes it.


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The fan running at full speed on a graphics card indicates that the card didn't boot (thus the logic that measures the temperature and adjusts the fan speed isn't working yet), it can happen if the motherboard is damaged (no power on the PCI-e bus ?), no power on the card's external connectors, or the card being damaged. Your old card may still work at a ...


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Your OS will recover itself automatically in such cases and informs you with any critical errors that happened , so you don't have to worry much. You might consider buying an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), it helps a lot with protecting your computer with power problems.


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Make sure BIOS is the latest version. Make sure there is no issue with the connector pins on the battery, such as bent or corroded pins, or other physical issues with the battery. Make sure there is no corrosion on the battery pins where they connect to the motherboard. If you find corrosion, replace the motherboard. Try draining battery completely, leave ...


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Yes, you can. As you mentioned, you will need to temporarily short pin 14 (green) to any common wire (black) to turn it on. Also, since you won't have any sort of case, be careful to not touch or short the circuit board on the underside of the hard drive.



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