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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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Which types of glue can be used to repair laptop monitor hinge? [duplicate]

The screws on the monitor hinge of my laptop ripped off from their place in plastic. Which types of glue can be used that can be strong enough to hold the metal hinge with plastic bottom case?
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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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Connect external Monitor on Boards internal (Bus-)Output - TP E530

I have a Thinkpad E530 with a broken chassis, down left, which also affected the display cable. Pannel and rest is okay. (Pretty much like this guy here) Unfortunately the Laptop seem not to be able ...
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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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My lenovo t430 is not turning on. It's only blinking all three of its lights

Today after installing my new ssd when I tried to power it on, it started blinking with all of its lights turning on and then off suddenly and repeatedly. Please help I am in urgent need of my ...
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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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Dell Inspiron 15 5565 Completely Unresponsive

One evening I was utilizing my computer as usual (though it should be noted that there were no circumstances from which I could obtain a virus) when after about two hours of use, the fan began to run ...
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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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Laptop screen stops turning on at times unless

I have a Metabox Clevo P965RE. It was recently dropped and the screen has a small dent in the corner. The LCD panel itself sustained no damage but there is a small dent. I usually have this laptop ...
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Dark spot on Asus laptop screen [duplicate]

Several weeks ago a darker spot appeared on my screen (as seen in the attached picture, it's right under the "Super User" tab) and it looks as if there was some liquid behind the screen. When I ...
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Would it be possible to replace Dell Inspiron 15 7548 30-pin EDP display cable with a generic cable of the same type?

My laptop's screen (Dell Inspiron 15 7548) requires a replacement cable, a 30-pin EDP. However the exact model of cable that was used would take a significant amount of time to ship from overseas, and ...
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Lenovo G50-45 Takes Long Time to get to Lenovo Logo Screen

Someone I know gave me their Lenovo G50-45 laptop to fix it. The issue it is having is that when it is powered, it takes a long time to get to the Lenovo logo screen. It was reported to take as long ...
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Does a 68 pin QFN connector go by another name?

Background: The WIFI on an Asus 541UV-DM884T laptop is sketchy so I would like to replace the card. The card itself is a RealTek RTL8723BE. The laptop only has a single antenna going to the card. It ...
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A green vertical line on my laptop screen

I get a green vertical line on the screen of my laptop, and i think it's because the pressure or something, is there any solution for it ?
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The back of my laptop is kinda popping off [closed]

The back isn't cracked or anything just popping off. It only starts to pop off when I start to close it or adjust it any way that's towards the keyboard/me. I can pop it back in but it doesn't stick. ...
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Is using HP Recovery manager to perform a factory image recovery the same as a full clean format?

I have a HP Windows 10 laptop. Recently I suspected that I contracted some kind of malware on it off the internet, and I didn't want to take any risks, so took the laptop to a tech shop to get it ...
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Hard Disk Failure

Self explanatory video: - hard disk failing and screaming It seems this is a well know failure of this model: Main problem with Toshiba drives so far is bad quality of bearings lubricant in some ...
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identify the issue with unscratched laptop screen with “physical damage”

my laptop's screen ceased to work a few days ago and I went to the repair and they told me that it is likely due to physical damage even though no crack is visible on the screen. They showed me a ...
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Compaq Presario CQ56 won't turn on

I have a 2 year old Compaq Presario CQ56 installed Windows 7.  sometimes it turn on, fan spin, led comes and power off instant. but sometime Nothing happens when turned on - no lights, no buzz from ...
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Heatsink Installation - Thermal/Insulating Materials

I need to install a heatsink, but other then the thermal paste it has some sort of black rubberish material. I think it's an insulation material to protect the exposed pins. Or maybe it's thermal ...
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Are all SSD the same apart from capacity? [closed]

I have a notebook ASUS UX330U and I suspect that the SSD has stopped working. I want to buy a new one to replace it, but before doing so I want to know which SSD I should buy, or what things I should ...
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ALT-GR not working after internal laptop keyboard replacement [closed]

I have replaced my Notebooks (Packard Bell P5WS0) Keyboard because the old one was not working properly anymore. After I installed the new internal Keyboard, I noticed that all keys seem to work but ...
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Recommended Ground while testing Laptop with Multimeter? [closed]

I'm about to test my laptop motherboard to make sure a component is receiving power. All guides point out I need to connect my multimeter to a proper electrical ground. How do I locate such a ...
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Replace laptop fan but keep heatsink

My laptop has been making rattling noises. After opening it and testing, turns out it's a fan issue: when it speeds up something probably goes wrong with the bearings. I would like to replace it ...
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laptop fan weird behavior: very loud noise when working at high speed(rpm)

My laptop fan gets a strange problem. When it turns with high rpm (e.g. when high load on CPU or when CPU is working for a while or just when I click fan dust extraction in Lenovo driver) it produces ...
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Reconnecting WLAN and WWAN cables when replacing screen on Dell E4200

Apologies if this is off-topic; I in no way consider myself a Superuser but it seems to tick the "Specific issues with [...] hardware" box and I can't find a better-suited SE. I am helping a friend ...
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530U4C Power Connecter component peeled off from the board

I have a 530u4c laptop while unplugging the power connector cable i peeled off the connector legs of the component from the board and the motherboard does not get power right now. Is it possible to ...
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How can I connect a keyboard when the connector appears broken?

I have been working on a Lenovo ThinkPad X121e with the goal of replacing the keyboard. I have been replacing it using this tutorial, But at the point where I am to plug in the cable to connect the ...
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DC Power Jack for ASUS K501UX

I've been searching for a replacement power jack for my ASUS K501UX laptop. This take-apart video is quite helpful, but I've not been able to find the replacement part that I need. This part was ...
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Can i loosen this screen hinge on laptop?

Got tight screen hinges to the point where something is gonna break if I either don't manage to loosen or replace them. Tried wd40 and oil, but still stiff. It's an Acer Aspire One D270 laptop, and ...
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How do I know whether my laptop's fan is working?

I am using Speccy, and my CPU is running at 70-90°C. I think my fan is probably not working. How can I check that?

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