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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My laptop back cover is not properly fitting in front side

I accidentally spilled water on my laptop. I immediately switched off the laptop and disassembled it by removing the ram, hard drive, battery. For 48hrs I didn't touch my laptop and occasionally ...
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Is “critical medium error” and system (GNU/Linux) suddenly going into read-only mode symptoms of hardware failure?

I bought a M.2 last month and have used it with no issues for about a week or two, however, since last week there have been a couple of instances when the file system would suddenly turn read-only ...
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Hardware error in Reliability Monitor in Windows 10

I found hardware error in Reliability Monitor. How can I find out which hardware part is suspected for hardware error?
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Smart hard disk error with raw partitions

I have two raw partitions is that the reason of smart hard disk error 301 if i format them the hard will be ok to use again or it is about to die???
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Complete computer crash for unknown reason

I was playing my pc when suddenly my monitor crashed. I got "no signal input" error from my monitor while my keyboard and mouse still had power. I started testing all bunch of stuff (cables, ...
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SSD behaves as if it is “read-only” but softwares that have been used “think” the opposite

Wierd behaviour of ssd, not letting me to format it or do anything else except of reading/copying files, as if it is "read-only" but it isn't read-only (based on what diskpart says)... for ...
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Save files from HDD with bad sectors [duplicate]

My internal HDD has bad sectors and I can't access to 1 part of 3. It's really slow and it usually don't let me to copy data. I'm searching for softwares to fix this and save my files. What do you ...
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Is it only writting to a HDD which causes failure? [duplicate]

This is probably a dumb question, but for platter drives specifically, is it only writing to them which causes eventual failure? Like, if you wrote a load of data once, and then only ever read it ...
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My system sometimes suddenly hangs

Months ago I got a second hand OptiPlex 9020 SFF with 2 x 8GiB + 1 x 4GiB memory, E3-1240L v3 and an entry level AMD GPU. I replaced the CPU with my own i5-4570 which had been used for seven years ...
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Abnormally High Nand and Host writes in a SSD

I have SK Hynix SC308 SSD in a laptop. The SSD is roughly 4 years old. I don't know if it is a bug or something but the Nand and Host writes are excruciatingly high; in orders of 10^10 GB magnitude. ...
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No POST, no video, beeps without RAM. What is more likely to be bad: CPU or MOBO?

I bought a broken PC (HP p6320nl) from a classifieds site. When pressing the power button, fans spin, USB devices get powered and ethernet port blinks when a cable is attached. The CPU also gets hot. ...
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Monitor has power but no display after water damage

The story starts simple, I was just drinking some water when I accidentally flicked my bottle all over my 2nd monitor, water dripped down into the bottom of the screen when the settings menu kept ...
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Why would changing USB ports fix “hardware issues” with an USB hard disk?

The request failed due to a fatal device hardware error. This BS showed up for my 8-year-old external USB HDD. Then I demounted it and simply hooked it up to the same computer with a different USB ...
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MBP unibody mid 2012 mac-windows10 dualboot audio issue

i have this really strange problem with my MBP unibody mid 2012. in my mac boot, my speakers sound super broken, you would think it would need a replacement. but when i boot into windows 10, it sounds ...
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CPU burnt with fumes, yet no visible damage

Until yesterday I had a small, homemade ethereum mining rig with 5 GPUs, 4 of which were "sticking out" of my computer (4 GPUs were connected via risers). Everything was going smoothly and I ...
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Graphical glitches around borders and crashes in linux with ASRock X570 and AMD Ryzen 7 3700X

Problem I am experiencing severe problems trying to run linux on my desktop system. Graphical glitches occur even during the installation process (ubuntu/manjaro/kde neon) sometimes so severely that I ...
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Strange issue in laptop wifi card , Weak signals

Strange issue in Wi-Fi in laptop , Weak signal this is my previous post in which i experienced a strange issue which i got resolved by swapping the wifi card wires with the WWAN broadband card (...
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Red stain in the form of “crescent” on a display

I revealed a small problem with the monitor 27 "Lenovo ThinkVision S27Q-10 [61E8GAT1EU]. The problem is that on a dark background in the upper right half of the monitor (a little right of the ...
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M.2 SATA SSD not recognized by anything - any chance of data recovery?

A couple days ago my mom's laptop's SSD became unbootable. I thought maybe this was just a corruption of the boot partition, but when I checked the BIOS the disk wasn't listed anywhere. I tried ...
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Is this good used harddisk or not?

[![enter image description here][2]][2] Is this good used harddisk or not ? Thanks for help [2]: https://i.stack.imgur.com/HDZbV.jpg![enter image description here](https://i.stack.imgur.com/RlauR.jpg)
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DSL router won't turn on, unless factory-reset button is kept pressed down

I have a ZyXEL DSL router P-660RU-T1v3. It stoped routing packages yesterday. It's IP address of http://192.168.1.1 was not accessible. To fix the problem, I turned it off, but to my surprise, it didn'...
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Is My Power-Supply Faulty? or Could It be something Else

So I Suspect my Power Supply to be faulty but I am unsure and want some advice, I turned off my PC(full shutdown via windows) and then in the morning it would not start again, I press the Power Button ...
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Does spinning harddrive not showing up in BIOS suggest logic board failure?

My 2 TB 3.5" SATA harddrive failed while being used in an USB enclosure. I'm trying to determine the cause based on the symptoms. The drive fails to work in two working SATA-USB enclosures on ...
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Laptop battery not working after changing HDD to SSD

I have an Asus X542UA Laptop which I opened up and changed the HDD to an SSD. After doing so I checked if everything connected and seems fine. The battery charging lights went on when I plugged it, I ...
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USB connection issues

I've been having USB connection issues for a while on my main computer, it started a couple of years ago on Windows and reamains now that I've switched to Ubuntu. I don't know if the problem comes ...
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Slight damage to LGA 1151 - Is it fatal/fixable?

Below is a picture of my LGA 1151 socket on a motherboard. 2 pins seem to be damaged, circled in red. I assume it won't work in this condition? Is it worth trying to nudge the pins back into alignment ...
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Turn off/on vs Keep running: which gives longer lifespan?

Powering off a PC component, and powering it on, are stressful events that may lower its lifespan. In my own experience, long lasting components almost never broke mid-use. Rather, once turned off, ...
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Can a power outage damage PC hardware?

TL;DR: can a planned "power outage" damage PC hardware aside from HDD/SSD (which won't be connected to the PCs) - mobo, gpu, cpu, psu, dvd, fans? (the internet says "yes it can" vs ...
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laptop not booting up due to mishap

I would like to ask if there's anything I could do to boot up my laptop properly. So recently, I kept an ice bucket on my laptop, and forgot to remove it. Now it just wont start up and just simply ...
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one of two GPU fans won't spin

There are 2 fans on my AMD Radon HD 7900 and one of them is working fine (spinning permanently). The other one spins for a second when booting the PC but then it stops. I tried setting fan speed ...
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PC restarts/crashes randomly for unknown reasons

My PC randomly restarts/crashes. It happens every day and I noticed that it is mostly after i finish my gaming session (sometimes there is no gaming involved and it still crashes). I normally do not ...
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2133MHz RAM crashes with MSI MORTAR motherboard and Ryzen

Summary I bought a new motherboard and CPU. Running the PC with the 2x8GB CL14 2133Mhz RAM leads to crashes, but running it with 2x8GB CL15 2400Mhz works fine. RAM sticks are otherwise identical. I'd ...
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Interpreting failing SSD S.M.A.R.T. report. Windows stuck in boot-loop

I received laptop (DELL Latitude E7450) with failing SSD. Windows stuck in boot-loop, with no standard repair/rescue tools working. What I had done to this moment: I confirmed boot-loop. Bios ...
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Are Uncorrectable ECC Errors critical to HDD?

A computer runs a bit slow, so I have decided to check SMART of HDD. All values are OK, except of those which relate to ECC errors. I have found on internet that ECC errors happen when HDD firmware ...
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My computer is not turning on [closed]

I'm not sure I'm on the right site, but I really need help. I got today a laptop dell core i7 10th generation. I put it on charger. At first it was charging normally. I went away for a few hours, and ...
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S.M.A.R.T Statues Bad

There are some similar questions already but I think this is different. I have a X554L Asus notebook with Windows 10 on it. When I push the power on button, after Asus logo, I see a black screen, ...
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HP ProBook 430 G5 keyboard almost dead

I have a HP ProBook 430 G5 (Windows 10). Suddenly, my keyboard has stopped working! No liquids, drops or any other accident happened. Actually, 90% of the keys not work at all and the rest of them ...
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External hard disk files disappeared after connected to dissimilar hardware PC

I know a hard disk (or ssd) may not work in dissimilar hardware, in different PCs. But I just wanted to use the disk to the new PC as a test quickly, so just replaced the disk to new desktop PC from ...
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Can this hardware failure be a faulty motherboard?

I have a self built PC which is running for around seven years now without a problem. Yesterday, in the middle of streaming Netflix on Ubuntu, the screen froze. Only a hard reset worked. After the ...
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Asrock x399 Taichi - Error b2

After turning on my Windows PC this morning, I was greeted to a blank screen. Dr Debug hangs on code 'b2' (which isn't in the manual). After waiting a while, it will boot , but the screen will then ...
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Laptop making short beep after using it for more than 40 minutes

I have a Lenovo laptop and recently I opened it up to clean the dust. After that, it is acting weird like after using it for 40-45 minutes, it makes a short beep sound. I tried running 'chk dsk' to ...
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PC turning off during high load

Recently my PC has started experiencing intermittent shut offs after loading into a graphically intensive game. At first I thought it was temperature related but when I watch hwinfo nothing is peaking ...
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Games freeze and crash without any problems

I have a problem with games, specially new games! My games freeze after 30~60 minute without any error or any hardware failure I use monitoring programs like Afterburner and etc... and everything is ...
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Strange issue in Wi-Fi in laptop , Weak signal

I had been facing issues with Wi-Fi signal in my laptop (2 day from now) and thought it to be some issue of drivers. I installed the latest drivers but it came out to be of no use. then i thought it ...
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Why is my pc making a buzzing sound when it is running on an inverter

Specifications: Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) G2020 RAM: 4 Gb Windows version: Windows 10 pro 2004 x64 bit This is my problem that when my pc is running on AC current of my house is works perfectly ...
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Unable to locate controller name of SD card

I am trying to recover my SD card as instructed in this question as it became write protected, however, I tried both tools ChipGenius and ChipEasy but both are not reporting what is the controller ...
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Can't install linux from the USB stick on fresh PC

Got a new fresh laptop Acer Swift 3 (SF314-41) without OS installed (in the boot manager I got only UEFI_SHELL). Tried to install Ubuntu, but ended up with this. Then, I have tried to install another ...
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How often is HDD data completely unrecoverable?

My question is simple. Let's say I'm an average desktop PC or laptop user. My hard drive fails. I take it to an expert to recover lost data. How often is the data recovering process absolutely and ...
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Hard drive not detected

I am not sure if this is the right place to ask this question, but I am desperately in need of finding the solution, so here goes..... Back story : Yesterday I dropped my phone on my laptop keyboard ...
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Hardware Diagnostic Windows10 (System crashes / Black screen)

I very often have freezes of my Windows10 Computer, especially under heavy load (mostly in games). Symptoms: Black screen and sound repeating infintely. No more reaction on any key. Otherwise my PC ...

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