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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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MSI Laptop Losing Wifi and Bluetooth Capabilities

The laptop's model name is GS60 2PC Ghost and it uses an Intel Wireless-AC 7260 adapter for Wifi and Bluetooth. I'm suspecting a hardware problem with the adapter or some kind of faulty connector. ...
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Replaced MB, CPU and RAM but my PC still won't turn on, GPU just blinks

So I had an issue that at some point where I unplugged all peripherals from my PC as I was preparing to move. Then after I plugged everything back, it wouldn't turn on and LED 1 green light on my GPU ...
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Laptop: upgraded DDR3L 1,35V RAM but Windows can't boot with the new one

Picture of the 3 RAM memories The laptop is a Toshiba Tecra A11-110 with an intel i5 processor. I replaced the first RAM with the second one. The Windows begins to boot but ms later shuts down and ...
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How can I increase my laptop battery life? [closed]

I don't have enough knowledge about laptop care. I have a second hand hp laptop core i5 . Last two weeks I notice that the battery of my laptop low very soon specially during audio and video use. How ...
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What’s the difference between access to a broken HDD with special software vs. typical access through an OS?

My HDD broke, but I could extract data from it using special software. The computer did detect the HDD but I could not enable it in the disk manager. If the HDD is only readmode, the i should be able ...
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When I hibernate or turn off/on my PC the NIC stops working [Windows 10]

As the title states, every time I turn on my PC (or wake it up) I won't be able to connect to the internet. I have had this problem for quite some time and the only solution I have found so far is to ...
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Memory failure on DIMM2 Dell T3500

I'm having troubles with my DELL T3500.  It has: a w5590 3.33 GHz 4c/8t 12 GB (3 × 4 GB) RAM DDR3 1333 MHz I get the message Memory failure on DIMM2 Dell T3500 when I turn on my computer and it ...
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HDD SMART interpretation - Possible impending drive failure

I've just had an issue pop up related to my drives. First things first, I was working in my case when I clumsily shifted the foot of the case off of my desk. Case shifted and hit the desk somewhat ...
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Popping/Buzzing sound when pluging in speakers with external power

I have these speakers (Genius SP-HF1250B) with power drawn from power socket and every time I am plugging them in, from the point when connector touches the jack input connector to the point of full ...
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chkdsk error after fresh format

I have 2 SSDs on my PCs running on Windows 10. I suddenly encountered this error on E:\ is not accessible. Access is denied. I used disk management to format E:\ drive. All data is gone but I am not ...
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No response when access web administration page of wireless router using popular browser, is it a phenomenon of hardware failure?

We have an entry level enterprise wireless router TP-Link TL-WVR1300G (Chinese page) in city B, and we have two physical servers located in city A and city B, and we setup a VoIP (SIP) trunk through ...
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Black screen but GPU, LCD cable and panel are fine [Lenovo ThinkPad t440p]

Laptop was on when this happened: no beeps, no error messages, no reboots or system shutdowns, no nothing. The screen just went black while the rest of the device continued running. I’ve connected the ...
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Burning Smell Coming From Laptop's Motherboard - Short Circuit?

I have this laptop for about three years now, and I thought I should clean out the dust it has accumulated over the years, so I did but when I was closing up the laptop something bad happened. My ...
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Home server becomes unresponsive after indeterminate time

I've been having an issue with a home server of mine (mostly used for plex) becoming unresponsive after steadily decreasing amounts of time. I originally noticed the issue a few months ago but put ...
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Computer is on for about a minute before windows even begins to boot. What hardware is failing? [closed]

About 2 weeks ago my computer started doing this thing where I press the power button and it's on with the fans etc going for about a minute before the monitor ever turns on and windows begins to boot;...
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Is it possible that AC mains (UK ~230V 50hz) could cause micro stutters under load in modern PC's on potentially noisy home sockets? [closed]

I am experiencing machine stutters on my PC, after changing every single component 3+ times (every component, yes) and reinstalled operating system over multiple different disks. Yet, they still ...
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Laptop fails to detect its CD-ROM drive after system restore

I recently reset my computer to factory settings. Before I did that, it was experiencing blue screens of death (DPC Watchdog violation), then started having trouble booting up (complained of invalid ...
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Permanently disable broken TouchPad on HP laptop

I have an HP Folio13 laptop which includes a Synaptics TouchPad. I'm running Windows 7 Home. I want to permanently disable the TouchPad since it doesn't function properly so I use a mouse or keyboard ...
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Why does my computer abruptly shut down? PSU is faulty but works well without load [closed]

There are similar questions on this site, some do not have definitive answers while in other cases it was the motherboard that was faulty or overheating issues. In my case it’s the PSU. The purpose ...
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Peculiar keyboard malfunction (specific keys combinations not working)

I'm having a weird problem with one particular keyboard I happen to like. I tend to believe it's not of a physical nature (the keys seem to work in different combinations), but it's definitely a ...
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Windows Hardware Error: “LiveKernelEvent”, with code 144 and Locale ID: 1033

Repeated error I have been repeatedly encountering the following error when my laptop freezes. It may occur multiple times during the day, and should take several minutes to recover. Source Windows ...
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What hardware issue is causing my packet loss? Is it fixable?

My laptop got a nasty bump today. A bit of the casing broke, and a corner of the laptop (including screen) is 'bent'. Somewhat to my surprise, the laptop appears to be functioning close to normally: ...
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How bad is my HDD for usage? [closed]

I bought an Acer Aspire F5-573G a year ago. It runs on Windows 10 Home x64 and has a 1TB HDD. From the get-go I received my system, I had been experiencing major hiccups in my system performance. The ...
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GPU video output is not working and I don't have onboard graphics

I just built a system with a x8dah+ mobo that was refurbished and has two xeons on it. I installed a gtx 1060 from evga bstock on it and am using a 750w psu to power the system. The issue when I turn ...
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Asus Q87M-E/CSM mobo led light on but system will not display

Specs: Asus Q87M-E/CSM EVGA 450 BT- PSU Intel i5-4430 3GHz Quad-Core Cool Master MasterBox E300L MATX Tower 16GB DDR3 RAM Cdrom drive <-- HP TS-H65** Seagate ST3100054*** Current problem: ...
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If I change the cable of a USB device, will the drivers/descriptors be affected? [closed]

I swapped out the USB cable for a controller I was fixing (because the 5V wire broke) and now any PC I use it on can't recognize it. Could me changing the wire of broken it?
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Desktop with dual boot (MacOS/Win10) with random crashes on both OS

not gonna waste your time so straight to the point: First what I mean by "crash" - all monitors turn off as if the system slept, audio keeps going (yt videos keep playing) for a while between 3secs ...
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Can a PSU outage cause a Mechanical Start Failure on a S.M.A.R.T. drive?

Recently, my PSU crunched out on me and I had to replace it. The drive in question was running at the time, and during an attempt at start up afterwards (during which the PSU did not output enough ...
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Acer aspire 3680

I put stikers on my laptop so i wanted to remove them. So i first took out my laptop battery. -i took a dry tool and removed the stickers. -And i took a wet towel and rubbed it outside. -Then a little ...
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Could using CUDA toolkit potentially lead to damaging logic board or power supply?

I'm not too familiar with hardware side of computers so excuse the question if it's not phrased in the best way. Story is I bought this computer for the sole purpose of training machine learning ...
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Ethernet Hardware gone?

Turned on my pc, the internet wasn't connected, messed with the Ethernet cable, tested with other devices, found out that the issue is with the Ethernet on my computer. What I've done: Tried "...
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Does leaving your laptop powered on unsuspended and moving it around risk damaging the hardware?

This is a very unscientific, and most-likely poorly phrased question (due to my complete lack of expertise) to be sure, but any responses will be greatly appreciated. My dad told me that walking ...
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Roughly every week, computer blackscreens and won't turn off

I've encountered probably the most annoying issue possible for someone trying to diagnose it. Roughly every week, my computer suddenly blackscreens (no signal to monitors) while staying powered and ...
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PC is buzzing under load

I've got a mini-itx small factor PC GTX 980 i5 6600 SF PSU 600W When it's under a load, like running a game for example, it starts buzzing usually. These are two examples, not from my box but the ...
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PC doesn't POST (no beep code at all) but lights and fans on - If I remove RAM I do get “no RAM” beep code

The title explains a lot but I'll try and explain more what has been happening here. I turned on my PC yesterdays normal and it went straight to windows 10 bluescreen with stop code 0xC000021A (...
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UPS turning on and off repeatedly

I'm using an Intex Protector UPS. When I push the power button it starts with a beep, which is normal, I know. But when the beep ends, the light which shows power turns off and button remains pressed. ...
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Weird sound coming from Asus UX391UA

Just got an Asus UX391UA. The laptop works like a charm, but I am a little worried about the sound coming from the computer. So I wonder if any of you can identify the sound. The sound is quite low ...
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FPS DROP IN GAME [closed]

Is there anyone know how to fix this https://youtu.be/eWxyn01zx1E. the problem often happens especially if I play far cry 5 or cs:go sometimes it can be fixed by alt-tab, but then it happens again. ...
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How do I investigate the cause of my PC's boot failure?

It happened today. My PC whilst running, suddenly froze and when I rebooted it, it wouldn't even boot to BIOS, but it gets powered on. I think the cause for that might have been a sort of physical ...
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If I've heat damaged my laptop hardware, will it affect performance, or just not work?

A couple of weeks ago - when I was going home, I closed my laptop lid, put it in my laptop bag and went home. When I got home, I found that the laptop was on, and was very hot. (Maybe 60° C - and ...
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I always need to press F1 to go to bios whenever I turning on my computer, how to fix it?

I always got this whenever I turn my computer on: I know this happen when there's an error or something wrong with the hardware, but I don't know which problem it is referring. Symptoms This ...
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Epson LX 310 not recognized after a strong lightning clap

I have an Epson LX 310 dot matrix printer that was working before a strong lightning clap in our area yesterday. After the strong lightning clap, the computer connected to the Epson LX 310 showed an ...
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For a given number of on-off cycles, does how frequently a computer is turned on and off make much difference to component wear? [closed]

According to Energystar.gov, modern PCs are built to handle 40,000 on-off cycles before failure. Does on-off cycle frequency make much difference to component wear? Consider 3 sets of identical ...
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What GPU component burned out?

I've recently had two GPUs burn out at the same location on the PCB and am curious what the function is of this burned-out part. Here's a picture of the entire PCB: And here's another zoomed in at ...
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PSU is not powering SATA drives

My drives (SSD that boots, HDD for extra storage) stopped turning on with my computer. It boots to BIOS just fine, but the drives are not recognized. Both drives use their own SATA power cable. ...
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Laptop internal hard disk not found error

My Dell Vostro 2520 64-bit laptop. Shows the following error on power on. Internal hard disk drive not found To resolve this issue, try reseat the drive No bootable devices -- strike F1 ...
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Wifi and Bluetooth not working on some boots (Acer Aspire R14 R5-471T-51UN with Qualcomm Atheros QCA6174)

I got this laptop a couple of years ago, and after a while I noticed that the wifi and bluetooth doesn't work on some boots. After some searching I found that other people have the same issue with ...
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Computer cannot boot to bios

When I turn on my computer, it just goes go to a black blank screen. It only has an internal graphic card. Upon further investigation, I noticed the fan intermittently stop and start again. Things I ...
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Laptop HDD failing? Can I repair it?

I have already backed up my HDD. Questions: Has it already corrupt data stored on it? Can I repair it and if yes how? If I repair it, can I trust data from that HDD? --------------------------------...
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Computer devices randomly get disconnected

I seem to have a strange issue with my PC. The devices which are connected to it are randomly getting disconnected, only to be connected again in like a second. I typically observe the issue when I ...