Questions tagged [hardware-failure]

Hardware failure refers to the act of a piece of physical hardware failing to meet its designed standards during operation.

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How do I interpret the output of mce?

My PC recently restarted on its own, and following that abrt notified me that there had been a likely hardware-related error. Checking out dmesg, I found the following lines from mce: [ 0.554142] ...
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Recent issues with wifi related software. Just installed new wifi card Archer T5E [closed]

I'm very confused. So about a week and a half ago, I received my new dual antenna, Bluetooth enabling, supposedly super fast wifi card: TP Link's Archer T5E. I installed it, set up the drivers by ...
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Laptop display shows hazy marks at the edge of screen

I have a Dell Inspiron 3558 laptop which has been showing up some hazy kind of marks at the below left corner edge of the screen. I had earlier used surgical spirit multiple times to clean the screen ...
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Two different sticks of RAM individually failing in two different slots

This issue is the latest I'm seeing on a personal computer of mine. For troubleshooting purposes, the background behind the beginning of these issues started roughly three weeks ago. My computer shut ...
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windows 7 desktop freezes / hangs for about 90 seconds ~5-10 times per day, no hardware sensor logs

My windows 7 desktop started freezing occasionally. The "freeze" proceeds like this... Application stops responding to clicks, but screen is still updating and media is still playing Screen & ...
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New hard-drive not showing in BIOS

I have new Western Digital 6TB Ultrastar DC HC310 SATA HDD (Model number: HUS726T6TALE6L4). After mounting, the drive is periodically beeping and clacking and I can't see HDD in BIOS. I tried ...
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Keyboard work in BIOS not in windows

recently i spilled coffee on my thinkpad thankfully the keyboard was the only thing affected i tried using an external one it worked at the first day then it stopped working with the main keyboard but ...
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I'm Locked Out Of My C_Drive [closed]

ok so if your gonna understand your gonna need a back story. I'm not very intellegent with computers but I do have basic knowledge. so it started when I tryed to archive my C:_drive with WinRAR but it ...
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Computer hissing while switched off

Apologies if this forum is not the right one but I am used to excellent advice here so here goes my question. I have a second hand PC that is making a high pitched hissing sound even when it is ...
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Effect of HDD age on disk failure

I've got an old 1TB Seagate external drive I've been using to backup a laptop for years. The disk started making a periodic noise this morning approx. every second. It's softer than I'd describe as a ...
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Compaq Armada E500 mouse button broken

I have an old Armada E500, it's a nice machine for retro stuff so I'd like to use it. However, both left and right mouse buttons are not functioning. Maybe this is a common failure, bios reset and ...
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Backspace key is continuously working even without pressing it. When I press it it stops working. Why is it happening?

I have a laptop from Haier which is Intel core m3 with windows 10. It is notebook laptop that can be turned into tablet. So I managed to overcome this problem by turning into tablet mode so the ...
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Does production date affect compability or lifetime of a drive?

Yesterday we received some new drives for our in-house fileserver. We ordered 6 12TB HC520 from a supplier and they sent us four which are labeled 4 MAR 2020 and two labeled 18 AUG 2018. They are ...
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Linux computer not booting after kernel panic

So, I have a 4TB SSHD and a 14TB HDD drive installed in my Linux machine. Just yesterday, I had gotten this message on it. I figured I'd fix it by rebooting, but when I did that after the splash ...
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Computer turns off sponaneously. Is it the PSU?

My computer turned off multiple times spontaneously. It happens instantly and it also instantly starts rebooting. I didn't do anything with high ressource usage (just a browser open and powerpoint) ...
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How to stop unused dying hard drive from clicking

Since a week ago I have been getting a warning on start-up that my hard-drive is about to fail. It also makes an extremely annoying clicking sound. I have tried disabling it in device manager but when ...
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Is this metallic sound from Asus laptop normal?

I have an 'Asus TUF Gaming FX505GT-BQ028 i7-9750H 16GB 512SSD' with a HDD Seagate Barracuda 1TB 2.5''. I have used the laptop only for 2 days, but from time to time, it sounds a metallic sound, and I ...
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PC: display output fails randomly

For the past few months I have been getting random display output failures. What happens is that both of my monitors all of a sudden loose the display output and go blank while PC seems to be still ...
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Extremely high motherboard temperature

Please see attached pictures of my current PC's temperature; especially the motherboard Temp #2 reading on the top line. A red blinking right appeared on its right side today for the first time, ...
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Replace broken SSD with adapter and new SSD in another format

Unfortunately the SSD (model: XM-11; the picture below) of my laptop (ASUS UX31) is broken. The problem is that I don't find a reputable provider who offers such an SSD-model at an acceptable price. ...
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Can the optiplex 790 be either vertical or horizontal? [duplicate]

Not sure which of these I have: ...the Mini Tower, Desktop, Small Form Factor, or the Ultra Small Form Factor but it's probably either the mini tower or desktop. I can say that the DVD drive ...
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Troubleshooting a freezing PC? [duplicate]

I've read tons of threads like this one, but I haven't come to a solution yet. I have a PC that I bought back in 2012, which has been having issues over the last few years. Lately I've just resorted ...
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Safe sustained operating temperatures on CPU(Ryzen9)

I am contributing my compute to Folding@Home. However until now I have only used the GPU for folding, since my Ryzen9 3900x got to 93C and stayed there when folding. On various forums I heard that for ...
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Shift + t not working

Hello I don't know why my Laptop Left shift does not work with some letters like t and y I mean it wont capital this letters. and sometimes not work in game. honestly sometimes work correctly and ...
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OS Damage if PC Runs Out of Power in Sleep Mode?

If a computer is turned off using holding down the power button or loses power it could cause damage to the OS due to it not going through the steps it needs to take to shutdown properly. If a laptop ...
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My laptop turns off without overheating even when idle

I have a Fujitsu Lifebook A555 laptop with 4gb of RAM, Intel i3-5005u@2.00 GHz processor, and 1TB Toshiba MQ01ABD100 5400 RPM HDD. For a few days, I am experiencing something unusual. It turns off ...
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HP Envy 13t (2019) Hinge Mechanism Issues

I bought an HP Envy 13t (2019 edition) laptop in September 2019, in the US. Before purchase, I called HP Customer Service to find out whether the first year of warranty would be internationally ...
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PC keeps restarting after installing new GPU even when old GPU is out in

I've replaced an old graphics card with a new one and after some problems I've made it work for one time with both cards being in simultaneously. Then I turned off the PC to take out the old graphic ...
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Running intensive GPU task reduces CPU frequency in atom x5-z8300

If I run an intensive CPU task, the CPU frequency is reduced (as expected) to reduce temperature: but when I run an intensive GPU task, the cpu speed is reduced to minimal No significant difference ...
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How to debug a laptop keyboard hardware issue?

How can I debug a laptop keyboard hardware issue? Basically, how can I figure out what could be or what exactly is broken? As example, I'm having an issue and would like to solve it, perhaps. What I ...
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How come external hard drive causes fuzziness on the screen?

I am connecting my external hard drive, HDD 640 GB, to my computer with an attached device that needs a power source and USB output. After connection established, my screen starts to get fuzzy, even ...
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Screen moves up/down very fast

I have an HP Spectre X360 convertible model. Now, frequently, the screen starts to move up/down very fast. Sometimes by increasing the brightness, the flickering/moving up/down goes. And sometimes, ...
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How to recover soft bad sectors

How to get rid of soft bad sectors obtained from cloning a faulty disc? I have a EFI HDD with some bad sectors from a DELL computer. It's been causing headache for quite some time. So want to replace ...
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Soldered RAM: is it possible to isolate just the damaged cells in way or another?

I have an Asus K550V notebook with Windows 10 Pro X64, bought few years ago and out of warranty. This model has 8GB DDR4 Ram module directly soldered on motherboard and also has a slot for adding ...
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Plastic stuck in laptop fan

There seems to be a piece of plastic sticking out in my laptop fan. Is this a manufacturer error?
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Display spontaneously blanking when using VMWare Horizon

I have a weird problem. I am using VMWare Horizon in order to WFH. I recently added a second monitor to my home PC setup. For historical reasons, my primary monitor is connected via a DisplayPort-to-...
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Mouse showing LED but no pointer on screen

OS: Windows 10 Model of my mouse: A4Tech OP-620D For the past few days I'm facing the following stated problem with my mouse. When I turn on my desktop, the mouse pointer doesn't appear. But the ...
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Can a computers monitor be damaged by high lumens?

Can high lumens damage a monitor? Some lasers can cause damage to camera lens. Can a 120 lumen flashlight shining directly at a webcam or monitor cause damage to either one?
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Sudden malfunction/failure of SSD SATA drive - status: { DRDY }, SRST failed (errno=-16)

The SSD stopped working after connecting HDD to the same controller using another cable. Using Linux USB live-cd I see this in dmesg: 20.606155] EXT4-fs (sda2): mounting ext3 file system using the ...
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Upgrading wifi card killed m.2 e key slot

I tried upgrading my intel wireless-ac 7265 to a ax200ngw and only bluetooth worked. After swapping them back, still only bluetooth worked, when wifi was working before. The wifi half of the cards do ...
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Wifi adapter for dell inspiron 7000

I have a laptop (dell inspiron 17 7000 2 in 1) and yesterday the wifi adapter just stop working. I download the drivers I reset everything I did a troubleshoot but nothing. I even did a complete ...
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PC powers on but no display

My PC randomly stopped working today. It turns on, no beeps, all the lights are on, fans are spinning, but there is no display. My monitor will power on (shows the logo and everything) when I turn my ...
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USB Mouse and Keybpard stop working when USB hard drive is plugged in

I have an HP Pavilion Model 13 laptop running windows 10, and use an HP wireless USB Mouse/keyboard combo. I have a USB connected Seagate FreeAgent GoFlex 2TB external hard drive. I have been using ...
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Is conformance tests good for identifying hardware issues?

I often have a hard time debugging hardware failures because I don't have the right tools to identify them and the operating system does not really help either. For example I had a motherboard issue ...
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Is my graphics card broken? How can I diagnose a breakdown?

After I used xserver on a debian distro without installing proprietary drivers, the display turned into a grid, the system stopped responding to anything, only the touchpad worked. I turned off the ...
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Keyboard sometimes doesn't register some keys on home lenovo yoga

For the last little while, I've had an infuriating issue where the `, 1, q, escape, and tab keys don't register key presses. For example, I sometimes hold down both ` and 1 for several seconds and get ...
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can I kill a drive just by taking it out of the computer and putting it back?

I upgraded the memory in my HP microserver and in the process took my hardrives (2x WD red) out. (This turned out not to be necessary, that's what I get for thinking I can find the way to the memory ...
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How to know if the hard drive is corrupted or the iso or the usb?

I had deleted all the partirions of my internal hard disk and created an unallocated space for the clean installation of windows 7. I also have a bootable usb of windows 7. But when I boot from it, it ...
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Computer regularly locking up after startup

Saturday night, my PC started locking up. One second I was playing a game, the next, the cursor is frozen and it's not responding to any input. It's continuing to happen. I can't use my PC for more ...
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Software workaround for a problematic motherboard?

I have a Gigabyte Z390 Aoros Pro (non-WiFi) which I strongly suspect has a broken RGB controller. RGB Fusion 2.0 cannot control the RGB, yet it recognises the board. Every 10mins, on the dot, a ...

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