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How to Locate the Motherboard Jumper for HP ENVY 17 (s017cl) Laptop?

How can I locate the Motherboard Jumper for HP PAVILION ENVY laptops. Specifically the s017cl laptop. I need to perform a CMOS password reset but I can't find the Jumper for the Motherboard located ...
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What is a jumper? [closed]

Some documentation I read refers to the pin cover as a “jumper.” Other documentation I read refers to the pins themselves a a “jumper.” For example, in the A+ Guide to Hardware by Jean Andrews it ...
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Where is the jumper Point to short to bios CMOS on my Toshiba satellite U-505 s2005 laptop

Where can I find the CMOS jumper points on my Toshiba satellite U-505 s2005 laptop?
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Limit WD mobile (2.5”) to 1.5 gig per second

Dealing with some legacy hardware that needs 1.5 gig per second limit to read drives. I got this going with a WD black 3.5”, but I cannot find jumper settings for WD 2.5 mobile to do this. Is it even ...
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Motherboard won't power up after neighborhood power outage

I have a PC with a Silverstone KL-02 case, a Biostar TZ77XE3 motherboard and a PC Power&Cooling Silencer 470 PSU. For a long while I've had trouble powering this machine on - I would have to try ...
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Reset jumper on Toshiba Satellite c55-a-100

My laptop suddenly asked for bios password, not sure why. Anyway searched for hours online to find where the jumper is to no avail. I know my Toshiba Satellite c55-a-100 has one as the chap said that ...
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What do you call the place on a hard drive (or motherboard, or anywhere else) to place jumpers?

Most hard drives have a set of pins next to the pata or sata port to place jumpers to do things such as designating it a slave or master. What is the name of those set of other pins? Hard drives are a ...
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How does changing jumper resets password

For resetting bios password we used to relocate jumper and reset it,How does changing jumper helps in resetting password? What happens to Bios password while we change jumper ,how does the manual ...
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PC starts automatically when plugged in and gets shut down after some time

My desktop was working fine till yesterday but suddenly it logged off. When I tried to start it again it started but shut down again after some time. This is now happening continuously. The PC starts ...
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Hot Swappable Drive

So I have a Laptop whose password I have forgotten. It turns out though that his BIOS is password protected too so since I can't open the case and reset the BIOS jumpers. I will have to format it. ...
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What's the purpose of the jumper on my XFX GeForce GTS 250 video card?

My graphics card is XFX GeForce GTS 250 1 GB. I've noticed that there is a jumper on the top of the board - top means the opposite side of the PCIe connector. The jumper is not connected. I couldn't ...
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SATA DVD drive doesn't work

I built a computer about 3 years ago and seldom needed the dvd drive to work but when I did it was a pain to get it running. I have a SATA HDD and a SATA dvd drive which seemed to me to be part of ...
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Do I need the CLRTC jumper?

I've recently bought a new motherboard the Asus P8 Z68-V Pro. I've been having problems with my computer, specifically screen flashing black and then back again and the computer doesn't turn on ...
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Changing SATA HDD speed with jumper

I'm having some problems using a new Samsung SATA 2 500gb HD with an Asus K8V-X motherboard. This question, also made by me, is related. Found this forum post on google where someone said that the ...
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Computer only boots when CMOS set to Clear

I just put this computer together yesterday, and I finally had to go to bed last night. The computer only boots when it the clear cmos jumper is set to clear. This is really strange. I have tried to ...
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Motherboard jumper setting: BIOS flash write protection

I have an ECS P4M800PRO-M478 motherboard and I'm just setting up the jumpers right now, of which there are only two sets. One is the CLR_CMOS jumper, which is set to Normal, of course. However, there ...
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What is this jumper for on my new motherboard?

I am building a new PC, I just got my motherboard in the mail today. It is a ASRock X58 Extreme 3. I am reading over the manual for it and one of the jumpers says this. There is a 3 pin jumper ...
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External hard drive set with No Jumper = DS (slave)

My external hard drive has the following label: No Jumper = DS (slave) What does it mean? Does it mean that I will not need to adjust the jumper anymore?
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Why does a SATA hard drive have jumpers?

Back in the days of PATA hard drives, a person used jumpers on the drive to indicate whether the drive was the master or the slave of the channel, or to let the cable select which drive was which. ...
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temporarily short/turn off 845 motherboard

HI, i was wondering if there is a temporary way, to turn off the my GA-81845GV motherboard, so that pressing the power button makes it appear that the MB is faulty. is there a jumper setting to do so? ...
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Why didn't cable select work?

I got roped into doing tech support for a friend of the family. Obviously I'd already failed to hide my powers, ala Penny Arcade. Anyways, the guy bought a DVD burner OEM from Microcenter, and asked ...
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What's the jumper “enable 1.5GB PHY” on a Western Digital hard disk?

I've got a new hard disk. On the label there is a description of the jumper settings: One of them is: Jumpered pins 5 and 6 enables 1.5GB PHY What does PHY stand for?