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threadlocker destroyed laptop screw holes

Not long ago I decided to use some loctite 222 on the bottom screws of my laptop to keep them from falling out. This was supposed to be a low-strength threadlocker, but yesterday when I tried to open ...
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How to fix an overheating laptop issue?

Whenever i try to export my video in HitFilm express my laptop shutdown automatically with a fan noise. I bring it to a mechanic who change the thermal paste and add a cooling pad. I resett my pc and ...
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Laptop booting only while plugged and keyboard doesn't work either after HDD replacement

Recently I had problems with a laptop (tried to solve them in a previous thread). I managed to remove HDD and replace it with another one from another old laptop. While trying to put in the last screw ...
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Windows 10 logging in to black screen

A few days back, my laptop started doing something weird on (some) restarts. The laptop seems to turn on properly, I am able to log in using my username and pin, but when it logs in, all I see is a ...
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Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 - No Display No Keyboard Motherboard beeps on RAM removal *

I have Inspiron 15R 5521. It is not giving display. Keyboard is also not working. I removed RAM and CMOS battery one by one and motherboard gave correct number of beeps each time. I shut-downed the ...
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A serviceman wanted to repair my faulty laptop keyboard by exchanging the SSD

I have the laptop Lenovo Ideapad 720 15IKB and run OpenSUSE on it. Since the beginning of the new year I started having problems with the columns 6YHN (often) and 7UJM (less often). Sometimes they do ...
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Cloning windows 10

I have a Hp laptop, and Windows 10 is installed and registered for a SINGLE system in an HDD. Now I want to install an ssd in my laptop and clone the whole system to the ssd from the HDD system. How ...
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How to connect external display if the laptop's discrete gpu is dead

I have a laptop with a "dead/not working" Nvidia GPU and I gave up on fixing that GPU. My problem now is how I'm going to connect my external monitor to my laptop and will utilize the intel ...
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Entire UWP system not working on Windows 10

(I hope the title is correct. I'm no Windows UWP developer, but nothing works, so I guess their UWP system is gone here, but correct me if I'm wrong, please) So I messed up UWP..... Not sure how ...
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Laptop suddenly makes whooshing sound for no reason, (Is like a mic static)

Is a Hp Pavilion Gaming Laptop Windows 10 Intel Core I7 Could it be electric, malware? it just started happening out of nowhere, it seems to be coming form speaker
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Some keys on laptop keyboard stick on prt sc when pressed. Why?

If I press G H delete and probably some other keys I haven't discovered yet, it's similar to pressing and holding the prt sc key to take a screenshot, although they do their core function also. E.g. ...
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Sony Vaio not working after reassembly

So I have an old Sony SVE14A290X Vaio, and I have had it for a few years, recently the fan became way too loud, so I took off the laptop cover, cleaned the filter(which required me to take the ...
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Dell 3542 display

Horizontal pink and blue flickering lines appearing on Dell 3542 laptop display. They don't appear as I start my laptop. They take a few minutes to appear after startup. Any guess what could be wrong ?...
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Laptop taking hours to start even after clean install

Recently I clean installed windows because its suddenly unbarabely slow it took 12 hours to completely install windows and it is too slow hdd is 100% it is taking 3 hours to start back of the laptop ...
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Changing key mapping of wrong model keyboard

Hello the keyboard of my laptop broke recently so I ordered a new one and managed to swap it out, but when I turned the laptop on I noticed that a lot of keys were wrongly assigned or not even ...
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Horizontal pink line on my HP Pavilion 15, how do I fix it?

I use my 1yr old HP Pavilion for WFH, so its on for around 12 hrs or so every single day. Yesterday, I put it on sleep mode and when I turn it on today I see a pinkish horizontal line over the screen ...
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Laptop plugged in not charging, Windows 7

At least once every week, laptop shows this problem of plugged in and not charging. It starts working again only after reinstalling drivers (Microsoft acpi control battery driver) and removing battery ...
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How to replace an ASUS C523NA-IH24T Chromebook screen?

I have the ASUS C523NA-IH24T and I ordered a replacement screen from this place and I have received the screen and am trying to put it on. I have the cracked screen detached from the Chromebook base, ...
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Thread-holes destroyed for CPU heatsink in laptop

Recently, I was doing a cleaning session for my laptop. After years of use, two thread-holes gived in, when screwing the CPU heatsink back in. Unlike a regular damaged thread-hole its quite easy to ...
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Laptop turns off after connecting adapter

I have an HP ProBook 4520s. When I connect AC adapter to it, it turns off immediately and I cant turn it on again for about 20 minutes. Charging LED doesn't turn on. Adapter voltage looks normal. What ...
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Lenovo G510, beep sound 6-2-2. No bootable device found

I spilled water on the laptop Lenovo G510. The laptop automatically shut itself down and I plugged out all the connections to it thereafter. Then I used hair dryer to dry everything for an hour. Also, ...
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One keyboard key not working

One keyboard key not working properly after I opened my laptop to clean ant infestation . I have tried blowing air to clean it still no use. Nine key is not working. It works randomly sometimes that ...
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Any ways to get older Razer Blade BIOS versions?

I'm having problems with USB connections with my Razer Blade 15 2019 Advanced. I've tried fully resetting and reinstalling Windows 10 to no avail. I'm really thinking it's the BIOS that has a problem, ...
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Is it possible to connect another hdd to laptop?

My laptop has a second bay which fits a hdd. I can see a white slot labelled hdd not in use so I'm assuming I should be able to plug in a secondary hard drive. However I can't seem to find the ...
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Laptop Randomly turns off in middle not overheat

My hp pavilion laptop is keep turning off itself in middle.. No repair shop opened due to Coronavirus here :( This all started when i left the laptop in sleep mode over night as I do always ...
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How can i fix a broken hinge on my laptop case lenovo ideapad?

I have a crack on my hinge and its really bad. Whenever I open it, it keeps making a cracking sound and the crack opens and you can see the inside. Can someone tell me how to fix this?
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CPU overheating when stresstesting GPU! (laptop)

So, one day I had no problems (playing GTA V), and then the next day my CPU overheats really badly up to 93°C (Tested with Speccy and CoreTemp) and this keeps happening, I used to play GTA V with max ...
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Laptop sudden dead (no response)

Few days back I connected my charger to my laptop which was on and within a few seconds the laptop switched off without any warnings. It wont show charging led light and wont power up at all(tried ...
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Accessing BIOS taking literal hours in laptop

Apologies if this is the wrong sub I'm troubleshooting a weird issue on a friends laptop and I'm a bit taken aback as to why it's doing this. Essentially it's an asus E403S laptop and when you power ...
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Does the VGA port on a laptop need drivers to function?

I have an old HP dv4 laptop with an unresponsive motherboard (only flashed the caps lock when turned on). It also needed a new screen but I don't care about that part. I sent it to an unofficial ...
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Dell XPS 15 9560, 9570 UHD 4K IPS touch screen differences

While cleaning the screen of a preowned 9570 I received today I noticed an interesting artifact in the reflection of my light source and I'm not sure what to make of it, or it's implications to ...
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How can I get my laptop working?

I was cleaning my laptop with a little bit of soapy water on a cloth. Normally I use a very little bit but I used a bit much and a very small amount went down the vent running along the top of the ...
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Laptop cuts power off after 30 minutes on the clock

I have an Asus N56VZ laptop which recently started to cut off the power after precisely 30 minutes after it is turned on. By cutting off power I mean it does not properly shutdown, but rather one ...
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Can laptops run without a Cmos Battery

So while I start the process of getting a new cmos battery. Will my laptop run without one if I remove the old one? Since a lot of you said it might leak can I remove it and still run?
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How do I make my own laptop Cmos battery

The people on your site helped me find a Cmos battery for my laptop. https://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-OEM-FOR-HP-Pavilion-dm3-dm3-1100-Series-Battery-Cmos-Resume-RTC-/264449233544 But I realized this ...
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MacBook Air Early 2015 Black Screen Repeated Chime, boot key combo does not work, Can this MacBook be recovered?

First of all, sorry for my bad English. So, my MacBook Air A1465 suddenly fell into a deep 'coma.' Now, the MacBook cannot be turned on. It's just a blank black screen with a repeating chime. I did ...
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Weird tiny spring that was stuck under one of my laptop's keyboard's key - is something broken?

I've got a Lenovo X1 Yoga. I noticed the other day a tiny bit of plastic was lodged under one of the keys. I assumed something fell in there. Upon getting it out however it looks to be like some kind ...
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Changing CMOS battery for Hp Pavillon dm3t-1100 laptop

So started seeing that my computer clock date and time are ahead or behind. This computer is old so I think it's the battery. Had a few questions If I don't change the battery will computer keep ...
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How to fix too sensitive key on a laptop? Workaround using Autohotkey?

Keyboard of my good old Dell Latitude D530 is very old and different keys start to be broken... the ] key close to Enter became super sensitive - it triggers even when I touch it only very very ...
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Laptops hangs after a specified time

HP pavillion ab-1035ax is the laptop model. It boots properly, goes to the desktop screen after 5 mins of working laptop gets stuck.Sometimes boot file gets corrupted had to reinstall OS. The process ...
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Will a laptop run well indefinitely as long as its components are updated when necessary? [closed]

I'd just like to know about what it takes to keep a laptop running and if it will be similar to new so long as it's components are updated.
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Get laptop monitor model

I need to replace the monitor on a Clevo P775DM3 17.3'laptop, which has Windows 10 installed. Without taking the laptop apart, is there a way I can get the part number, serial number, make and/or ...
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Corrupted windows and lost image file

My PC got attacked by a hets ransom virus. It corrupted my windows and encrypted all the files on my PC, including the original windows image file that came with the laptop. I now understand the ...
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How to fix the LED backlight on my Dell laptop?

I have a Dell Precision M3800 notebook that's served me well over the years. A few months ago I dropped it and ever since the display has had problems. The LCD itself is fine, but the LED backlight ...
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Best way to reattach laptop hinge

I'll make this short and sweet since I've seen a lot of laptop hinge threads. The pieces I circled in red somehow came apart. I'm unsure how they were attached to begin with. It almost looks like belt ...
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Computer fan only turns on when, turning off the computer

As the summary states, I know it's getting power, cause it spins, when, turning off the computer. Any ideas? Update: swapped the fan, same thing, so, I know it's not the fan, which didn't seem to make ...
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Asus Rog GL702ZC shuts down on GPU memory clock stress

My laptop has the following specifications: RX 580 Ryzen 1600 8GB RAM SSD + HDD A week ago I gave my laptop to a local service to have it cleaned up and some new thermal ...
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Opening ASUS Zenbook 15 UX533FD

Was all set to upgrade my ASUS Zenbook 15 UX533FD today with a new 2TB NVMe SSD (up from the 500GB SSD it shipped with), or so I thought. Reviews say, and visual inspection of the notebook's chassis ...
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How to repair a laptop's screen hinges?

I want to repair a laptop which has been heavily damaged by a fall. The display is kept in place by two metal hinges, one by side, whose attach on the plastic underneath and on the motherboard. ...
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Aptio Setup Utility won't exit

Today when I switched on my laptop, the screen just popped ' Aptio Setup Utility - Copyright (c) 2016 American Megatrends, Inc ' on screen. I'm not able to exit this mode. I own Acer laptop having ...

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