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How to connect anti-static wrist straps without a desktop PC case

I looked up tutorials on how to use an anti-static wrist strap and they all seem to tell me to connect it to a desktop PC case while having the PC turned off but plugged in. I need to open up my ...
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How to know what's causing screen backlight to fail? Dell XPS 13 9370

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop which has an issue with its LCD screen backlight. The computer works perfectly with an external screen and you can see that the built-in display works (e.g. against a ...
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What screwdriver do I use for these?

I’m trying to disassemble my computer and the chart below is from the manual. I cannot find any specific M2x1.9, M2x2.5 and such screwdrivers online at any store. Please help. Screws specified by the ...
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Wireless logitech keyboard to wired

i have a Logitech K850 keyboard i use it to play, before it didnt have input lag but now it has, i thinks is because the interference of 2.4ghz,can i convert the keyboard to a USB one to avoid input ...
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HP Elitebook 2740p showing black screen with text "non-system disk or disk error"

I am trying to repair my old Hp Elitebook 2740p tablet laptop. I don't have much experience with HP laptops, only Dell. The Laptop was running fine for several months, but suddenly started giving a ...
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Toshiba Satellite C655 blinking power LED, refusing to turn on

One minute the laptop works fine, the next it refuses to turn on. The only clue given as to why this is happening is a blinking power LED. I tried disconnecting and reconnecting the battery and ...
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What can be a reason of jumping purple stripes on MSI laptop display?

A few days ago just suddenly there appeared purple stripes on display. They are visible once laptop is turned on, including bios menu, and get much worse when changing refresh rate from 240hz to 60hz. ...
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Laptop screen resolution limited after dropping laptop

An HP Pavilion 17 laptop was dropped from a low height onto a carpet. It mostly still works, but the display resolution is very bad, almost as though the text is pixelated. It's readable, but with ...
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Power button not working and power light not lighting up after Lenovo Yoga 730 13IKB reassembly

I bought a iFixit computer repair kit and opened up my old Lenovo Yoga 730 13IKB. I had intended to replace the battery until I realized that I had bought the wrong battery. But I was still curious, ...
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Why is my laptop not charging? The led indicater does not light up but the laptop thinks it plugged in

I have a Elitebook 820 G3 laptop. As far as I could tell the battery held charge well until it suddenly stopped charging. When plugged in the led charging indicator does not light up. However the ...
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Laptop hinge flat angle fatigue

My laptop is placed in front of my secondary monitor and so I use the laptop's screen in about 30 - 45° angle (0° meaning flat open, 180° closed). Since now the hinge has to support more weight not ...
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Asus Q324UA Notebook - Unable to clear BIOS

I have a Asus Q324UA Notebook that I have unfortunately forgotten the administrator password to the BIOs on. I attempted to simply remove a CMOS battery from the motherboard, but the latptop doesn't ...
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Physical Laptop Issues

I have been experiencing some physical issues with my MSI laptop. Firstly, the bottom-left corner of the frame has separated from the screen. This seemed to be the result of an increasingly loud ...
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My laptop screen has patches all over it

The screen of my laptop has this cloud like shapes covering all over it horizontally. As you can see in the attached photo it's not on the panel but inside the screen. I don't know how it happened. It ...
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Using an External monitor with my Laptop with a broken builtin screen

The builtin screen of my laptop recently stopped working. I connected an external monitor to my laptop and I received a signal. So it seems to be an issue with my built in laptop itself or the ...
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There is a small white line in the edge of the screen. What must I do to repair it?

Recently I came across seeing a small white patch in the right corner of my laptop screen. What must can I do? Will this spread across over time? Will this be covered by the warranty? Brand: Acer ...
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How to remove this connection on MacBook air 2012 a1466

I am trying to disassemble my MacBook air to replace the keyboard, but I don't know how to remove this connection. I think this is wifi antenna? I'm not sure. What is it called and how do I remove it?...
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Will this laptop LCD missing one of the connector pads work?

I removed the broken display connector from an LED screen. As can be seen in the following image, the pad for pin 27 is removed from the PCB due to an accident. I've marked it with red color in the ...
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Thinkpad T450s with USB and 3mm connection problems

I have a Thinkpad T450s with two problems that may or may not be related. Problem 1: Audio through the 3mm jack is patchy. I know it's not the headphones because they work fine on other devices. I get ...
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How to fix broken hinge (side part of it) of acer aspire e15

How to fix this broken laptop hinge? Can I glue the broken hinge parts? Image of the broken hinge
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Elite book 840 G2 [duplicate]

Please help me. I noticed that my laptop was on a spilled water on the table over night. I dismantled it and cleaned it up, dried it as much as I could from a warm temperature viz rays on the sun for ...
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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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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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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

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 assigned at ...
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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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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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