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

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SSD Keeps Disconnected (Kingston KC3000)

I have a Kingston KC3000 2TB SSD. The model number is skc3000d2048g. This drive was fine for 2 years. The Kingston software says the drive is fine. However, quite frequently, the drive starts behaving ...
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Dell Inspiron 15 3537 not booting just beeps

I was using my laptop (Dell Inspiron 15 3537) then a virus hit my device and the screen froze. When I restarted the device it didn't even show Dell logo, it just kept beeping, a single beep, but ...
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How to verify that the touchpad is physically connected

I need help troubleshooting the Synaptics touchpad on my HP Probook 4540s running Windows 10. First and foremost, how can I verify, by software or hardware (in that order of preference), that the ...
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Computer constantly freezing, shutting off, boot looping, etc

It comes and goes, occasionally I'll go a month or two without any issue. There were no hardware changes that first started this happening, my computer just began freezing completely independent of ...
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Loud whistle noise from aio fans under load

When under load such as when doing demanding tasks on my pc, my aio (Corsair H100x) fans make a really loud whistling noise. my CPU temps are still very good though, around sub 70 degrees celsius. ...
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Ghost images when copying but not when scanning or printing

Samsung M2876ND MFC is causing ghost images when any document is copied via the copy button on the device. The ghost images do not overlap the real images, but are printed several inches away. But ...
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How can I test external HDDs after 3 computers fail to turn on after using external HDDs?

In the same week, I’ve had 3 computers fail to turn on when being connected to my two external HDDs. The drives are a LaCie 500Gb and an IBM 250Gb in an OWC case. Both connect through Firewire 800 or ...
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Reassemble RAID0 array despite error

My ancient Synology CS407 was setup (deliberately) with RAID0 and I didn't have a backup system set up yet. There are four 1TB drives making a 4TB volume. One drive had a failure which led to the on-...
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Predict a disk's near failure or burnout [closed]

I have a project to submit on computer resource's monitoring, and for that I wish to create a CLI program -for Linux and Windows- that analyses the data provided by SMART each time the computer ...
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HP Office Jet Pro 8610 Printer Issue - Defective Cartridge Error

I'm facing an issue with my HP Office Jet Pro 8610 printer, specifically related to a "defective cartridge" error. The printer indicates that at least one cartridge, presumably the black one,...
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computer randomly forgets settings and folders, sometimes logs out

for some longer time i'm having problem with computer (or even computers as it was happening on two computers) not saving settings. i shutdown every electronics at night so every day is a reboot. and ...
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Asus PC boot failure

My Asus PC (a Rog Strix G15) suddenly switched off and refused to boot back again. No boot, no lights, not even charge light when connected to power. Nothing has happened to it, it just suddenly ...
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Disk Malfunctioned But They All Disappeared - Is This Disk Still Trustworthy?

I have encountered a situation I have never seen before. I recently bought an Seagate One Touch 5TB external HDD, and to ensure it would store data properly, I tried to run chkdsk. However before that,...
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New Asus TUF B650Plus motherboard with VGA QLED on: any solutions other than return it?

I've been building a gaming PC for my niece. The specs are the following: AMD Ryzen 5 7600X Asus TUF GAMING B650-PLUS (the non-Wifi one) 16 Gb. 6000 Mhz RAM 1 WD Blue 1 Tb. NVMe SSD Nvidia 4060 GPU ...
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After fresh Debian install bootable USB drives freeze BIOS

Laptop: Acer aspire A515-56 Debian Release: 12.4.0 Mint release: 21.2 System BIOS version: v1.12 Flashing method: Balena etcher on kali workstation PS. It says BIOS version, but UEFI boot is the only ...
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Trying to understand SmartCRTL results: Normed value less than the worst value?

Please see the below output of smartctl for external hard drive. For attribute: Offline_Uncorrectable, the current normed-value is less that the worst value. How is it possible? It should be always ...
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USB keyboard stops responding randomly

I am dual-booting relatively fresh Debian 12 install (6.1.0-16-amd64 kernel) and Windows 11 (FAST BOOT IS TURNED OFF). My USB keyboard can stop responding at any moment. Sometimes there are troubles ...
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Shader/other specific GPU calculation fails with different error messages - how to diagnoze further?

I am having a very strange series of crashes on my PC and I wonder what can I do further to pinpoint the issue. Crashes are almost exclusive to few GPU heavy applications, and in following software ...
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How to get Thunderbolt 4 dock to work on Thunderbolt 3 port? (Dell Precision 5510)

I have a Dell Precision 5510 laptop with Thunderbolt. I'm able to get TB3 devices to connect in Windows and Linux without issue, but cannot get TB4 docks to connect. I've tried three brands (ACASIS, ...
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GPU stops working when restarting

I have reinstalled a computer I had abandoned for quite a while. At first it didn't show any display, so I did some basic debugging. After switching the RAM slot connected (it has a single stick), it ...
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Laptop Docking Station not detecting HDMI Monitor when connected via type C cord

I have a Lenovo Legion laptop and a dell monitor. Also have seperate keyboard and mouse which i use for gaming. I bought the Dock by Honeywell(https://amzn.eu/d/1gtN4ZN), which comes with a small Type ...
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3.5 inch HDD making clicking noise (video included) [closed]

Seeking Advice: Recovering Data from Clicking 3.5" HDD I have an approximately 10-year-old 3.5-inch SATA hard drive that I'm trying to get old personal files off of. When connected via a SATA-to-...
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Identical RAM won't work, second pair

Motherboard: GIGABYTE Z690 AORUS Elite AX RAM: CORSAIR VENGEANCE DDR5 RAM 32GB (2x16GB) 5600MHz CL36 Intel XMP (CMK32GX5M2B5600C36) I ordered another two, identical sticks of RAM last week, and they ...
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PC keeps rebooting before displaying the login screen and then works fine

It is a homemade PC that is already a few years old (without problems). These are the parts used: Mainboard: ASRock B450 Steel Legend CPU: AMD Ryzen 5 3600 RAM: 16GB Corsair Vengeance RGB PRO Power: ...
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black screen after power on & auto power on after force shutdown

After pressing the power button of the laptop, most of the hardware is completely unresponsive. The fan works for a few seconds and stops. It works for a short time before stops again periodically ...
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Can I use a pair of 2x48GB RAM kits instead of a 4x48GB kit?

I am planning to build a PC for deep learning using 192GB of RAM. The only available 192GB RAM kit option by now is from Corsair that runs at 5200MHz speed. But there are better options in 2x48GB kits ...
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How much longer of a lifespan do TLC SSDs have compared to QLC SSDs?

I've come across several articles stating TLC SSDs have better reliability and longer lifespan than QLC SSDs. However, they don't specify how much more reliable they are. I'm aware the real-world ...
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My desktop PC wont start anymore. What can be?

My PC is a desktop Amd Ryzen 5 1600. If I press turn on button, nothing happen (no hard disk movement, no cpu fan movement)..it's like electric not arrive. I already try Change power supply with a ...
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How does CMOS battery affect hardware?

I have seen multiple websites that claim a dead CMOS battery can cause hardware failures due to driver issues. (electronicshub dot org/symptom-of-a-cmos-battery-failure/) How is this possible if the ...
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Files are corrupt after copying/streaming them from samba fileshare

I'm running Debian 12 with an smb file server installed. The Samba version is 4.17.12-Debian. When I try watching any video from the share on any other machine in the network, there are significant ...
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CPU or Mainboard stability problems

Our built is a MSI B550 A PRO with a Ryzen7 5800X and two 16GB g.skill F4-3200C16-16GVK in slots a2+b2 and an RTX3060. The PSU and Cooler are be.quiet and indeed very quiet and powerful. Heat is not a ...
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How do I fix a HP 250 g7 crashing to white screen on movment?

When moving or even just adjusting the screen angle, the HP 250 g7 crashes. It is used and appears to have been in frequent use. When crashing, the fan would stop and the screen would just show white ...
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Safe to use other peripherals after motherboard has gotten fried?

This might be a very stupid question, but I recently managed to fry my motherboard through one of my USB-A ports. The other USB devices plugged into the motherboard SEEM fine, but are they actually ...
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Random restarts - software or hardware related?

I experience random restarts. Hardware is new and worked good for approx. 2 months. How to explore and locate the possible reasons e.g. by using the logs or checking the hardware? Processor: 11th Gen ...
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HP T620 Flexible Thin Client loses all the data on the SSD after a power cycle

I bought a refurbished HP T620 Flexible Thin Client some time ago and today I had the idea to use it headless with a TV Tuner and Tvheadend, so I began with installing Ubuntu Server on it. Everything ...
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HP laptop intermittently enters tablet mode and forgets about keyboard and trackpad

My HP Pavilion x360 laptop running Windows 11 will sometimes enter tablet mode on its own. In this mode, it does not recognise the internal keyboard and trackpad and only accepts touchscreen input. Is ...
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Network outage when PC goes to sleep or shuts down

About once every 100 times when my PC goes to sleep, the entire network stops working. I have two switches, and both are affected, not just the switch that has the PC plugged in. For instance, in the ...
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My computer randomly freezes and I've tried anything that I could

SECOND UPDATE Freezes reappeared UPDATE This problem seems to be solved. I changed the PCI slot of my GPU and freezes seems to have disappeared. If you are in the same situation as me, try this ...
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whea uncorrectable error | unexpected kernel mode trap | page fault in nonpaged area

I always get a BLUESCREEN with one of those error messages... I googled it: hardware-error. I already tried to change the psu, RAM, SSD and took out the gpu; non-effectiv. I tried clean-installing ...
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User on the desktop has delayed keyboard response, but not when in the login screen, a different user, or in the admin command prompt

I have this very peculiar issue where when I think my PC was reaching the limit on memory usage, something suddenly happened causing keyboard input lag, yet when I opened up command prompt as an ...
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Is this battery bulging/swollen?

I have had this Lenovo Chromebook for about 4 years now, and while taking it apart, I noticed that there was a small lump in the battery: I am very worried.
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Can I replace Corsair RM750X 750W v2 with Corsair CMPSU-450VX for testing purposes?

I recently encountered a problem where I suddenly got no signal to display after my computer has worked for 4 years superuser question. I still have no idea how to solve it but I got access to an old ...
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Is my HDD failing?

I tried to resize a partition of my 3-year-old HDD using gparted, but it failed and displayed a message saying that there were bad blocks and that was a sign of physical damage to the drive. I used ...
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No signal to monitors after forced shutdown

I forced a shutdown of my computer when it was locked and not doing anything (important). When I came back some hours later and pressed the power button. It turned on (lights, fans spinning) but there ...
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After opening a laptop, how do you plug short ribbon cables back in?

I have a laptop which now requires an external keyboard. When I opened it (to clean the fan, it was overheating), the keyboard ribbon cable slid out of its socket and I cannot plug it back in. It is ...
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Possible hardware fix for screen flickering laptop?

any technician here? What could be the potential hardware issue based on the video (I noticed that there are part in which was not completely affected/not flickering). It started as a minor flick but ...
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Ctrl + Z, Shift + Z, and Alt + Z Not Working

I've had my computer for a while now, it's an ASUS TUF Gaming F15, and I've recently started to notice some keyboard issues. First of all, some of my keys were unresponsive. They sometimes don't ...
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Computer freezes randomly and rarely - how to troubleshoot

Assembled my computer myself in 2019 with these parts: Processor: AMD Ryzen 5 2600X Six-Core Processor 3.60 GHz Graphics card: Nvidia GeForce RTX 2060 6GB Power supply: Corsair RM750X 750W v2 SSD: ...
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Is my EPSON projector fixable?

I have an EPSON EH-TW5100 projector. Recently a green area appears and stays there. I'm not sure what the issue is or if I can fix it at home.
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Screen doesnt work with Ryzen 5600G on mainboard hdmi connector

I have a new pc without a dedicated graphics card and a ryzen 5600g. When i plug the hdmi cable into the mainboard at the back of the case the screen stays black. Ive just bought a used radeon hd 5770 ...
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