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Questions tagged [laptop-repair]

Questions about performing repairs on your mobile computer

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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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Compaq laptop boot solution?

I have acquired an old compaq presario notebook. When it powers on the screen just changes colour every few seconds from red to green to blue, over and over again... No F2 access to the boot menu, ...
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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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SMART “failed: Connection timed out”

My Windows laptop, a HP Elitebook 9470m, recently crashed, refused to boot, and the SSD could not be detected when I tried a live CD. I pulled the SSD out and recovered my files. SMART diagnostics ...
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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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How do I solve the overheating issue of my Asus GL702VM gaming laptop?

My GL702VM has serious overheating issues when under load, specifically graphical. Looking online I have found this is not a unique issue but a well known design flaw of the case/cooling system that ...
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Toshiba p55w turn on, but aproximately after 1 hour show bios

Best regards, I hope you can help me. my problem is that I have a toshiba p55w which turns on but for more than an hour or so it does not show anything, after that starts the bios and the operating ...
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My screen doesn't display anything, only the backlight works

I was wondering if anyone could help me out with this problem. I use an hp ProBook 4540s and I'm not quite sure why but whenever I restart the PC ( whether after a Windows update or perhaps after a ...
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Brightness flickering - AC plugged in - Lenovo G50-30, Celeron N2830

When the power supply is plugged in, my laptop screen(brightness) flickers - it looks as if every 1/5 of a second the screen changed brightness, say about 2% - it is a very subtle change but very ...
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Why can I still use WiFi with a disconnected Wi-Fi adapter?

I was about to post a question about why is my Wi-Fi connection being slow since I disassembled and reassembled my laptop but I've just figure out that I forgot to reconnect the Wi-Fi adapter. Now My ...
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How to check if a laptop display is working before replacing?

I'm going to get a new display for my laptop from another laptop which is not turning on. Is there a way to get confirmed that the display is working (not a thorough test; in a basic way) by using ...
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My laptop won't receive battery power

I just closed the lid of my Sony VAIO VPCSE17GA (the laptop went into sleep mode). Returned after half an hour to find out it won't wake up again. Connected the charger, the lights would go on showing ...
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Should I superglue a corner of my laptop case back together? If so how? [closed]

I have a corner of a Lenovo Ideapad 510 that pops open all the time (at the hinge), and it's getting annoying, so I was wondering if it would be a good idea from a laptop tech perspective to just ...
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Dropped AC adapter on laptop with lid closed from a height of about 10cm [closed]

The adapter weighs less than 300g. There are no visible damage on the lid. The screen also seems fine. If there are no damage now, is it safe to say the risks of getting issues in the future is the ...
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Partial dicolouring of Laptop IPS display

I have this strange discolouring of my laptop screen. It does not affect the entire screen, is rather "spot-like" and has a yellow, brown and blue colour. It gradually began about one year ago and ...
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What's This Squishy Replacement Laptop Pad?

When I bought a new laptop, it came with several different replacement parts. I was familiar with all of them except for 1 (which came in a set of 2). It's brown, squishy, slightly sticky, and has ...
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Lenovo Yoga not responding to power button, unless the case is removed

So, my Lenovo yoga had a fall. It appears that one of the USB ports has bent and put the two parts of the power switch out of line. I bent the USB back into shape, so the mother board isn’t bent out ...
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MSI GE70 2PE Apache pro - memory upgrade

I need to upgrade the laptop to 32GB, 16GB 1 piece. It has only 2 slots. at present the memory specification is below: https://www.memorycow.co.uk/8gb-8gb-x1-ddr3l-ram-memory-non-ecc-sodimm-1600mhz-...
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Dark spot on laptop screen

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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Monitor broken or changed settings? Blues have lines and whites with yellow tint

Very recently, my Lenovo y510p laptop's monitor has been having display problems with blues and whites. In my setup I also have a second monitor connected to the laptop. The second monitor has no ...
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How severe is my laptop liquid damaged? [closed]

Okay guys so I was cleaning my laptop with 70% medicinal alcohol, and I accidently spilt I'd say 1-2 teaspoon on the keyboard. I then unplugged it immeadiately and shut it down. Without any further ...
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How to mitigate any privacy-related risks associated with taking your laptop for repair? [duplicate]

Either my fan or my battery on my refurbished laptop is malfunctioning and it frequently overheats and shuts itself down. I wasn't able to determine the culprit and thought it best to show my laptop ...
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Can I connect a 1080p display to any laptop?

I have a Dell Inspiron 3542 i7 laptop. And my display is not working anymore. Since I need to replace the display I am wondering can I replace the current display with a 1080p display. The current ...
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Why does right side of my laptop screen display appear black?

I have a HP laptop with Windows 7 as the OS. I don't know why but since some time the right side of the display looks black. It looks like this: And, I think if you zoom on, you can see that the ...
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Need advice on whether or not to fix a laptop that has been damaged [closed]

I know it is hard to give a good answer without being to able inspect damage, so all I really seek is advice. The victim: Lenovo Yoga 700-14isk (2 months old RIP) About 2 years ago, my fiance had ...
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Laptop freezing randomly — HDD light turns off

I have a GP62X Leopard Pro laptop from MSI. I had it for about two months and then it randomly started to have moments where it would freeze for a few seconds or would look as if it was running at 3 ...
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Laptop wont boot although it's powered on

Girlfriends 5+ years old laptop that worked fine until last night is not booting, probably happened when I moved it with one hand from the bed to the desk without paying attention. When i power it on, ...
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Dust stuck on Laptop Screen

The image u can view, is of my laptop screen, on which the dust is stuck and does not come out easily. The dust from keyboard keys over the time when laptop kept in bad position, the dust sticks on ...
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Laptop case is breaking

My laptop casing at both corners are falling apart. I can not buy a new one now. Can someone suggest me a good solution for this?
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Should I replace my laptop display?

I have an HP laptop with a 1920x1080 display. Recently, it started having problems. The right side of the screen keeps getting messed up (see pic) and I have to move the screen back and forth to get ...
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ASUS ROG STRIX GL553VE won't wake up from sleep

My ASUS ROG STRIX GL553VE after a long time with a closed lid won't wake up properly from sleep. The keyboard light is on, but the screen is still black. OS - Windows 10 Pro. By the way - if I ...
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Linux (lubuntu) - How to backup and restore entire system [duplicate]

I'm about to send my laptop (Lenovo U31-70, Lubuntu 16.04) away to be repaired, they could wipe it clean and install Windows 10 on it. I want to backup my entire machine (single physical HDD, LVM), ...
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Windows 10 stuck on Automatic Repair says missing driver

my hp laptop is stuck on automatic repair loop with the following error: The operation system couldn't be loaded because a critical system driver is missing or contains errors. file \windows\...
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Notebook screen bezel pop open,no screws

I was trying to open my hp-r062tu notebook pc but suddenly a crack sound is heard ,my screen bezel popped off on one corner, my screen has no screws for bezel, i tried to make it stick by applying ...
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my laptop screen showing horizontal lines

I have horizontal bands on the top and bottom of my Dell Precision laptop screen. How do I make it go away?
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Laptop only turns on when screen cable is disconnected

I recently bought a hot air station and have been practicing how to use it on all the old broken devices I can find. This laptop (an hp 425) had this problem that it wouldn't turn on, no image on ...
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How to know the maximum supported RAM on my laptop?

I have an Acer Aspire 5738 laptop (without Graphics Card; only on-board Graphics). It came factory produced with 3GB DDR3 RAM (2GB + 1GB) and only 2 slots of RAM (which as mentioned, are factory-...
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How do I open the case for a HP ENVY Notebook - 17-n152sa (ENERGY STAR)?

I have unscrewed every screw I can find and looked online for help, including the HP support and maintenence pages, YouTube and other obvious sources and scoured some web pages but for some reason can'...
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What is the cause of these “dead” pixels which are visible even when the screen is off?

After partially disassembling and re-assembling an old dell Inspiron 1525, I noticed a row of four apparently dead pixels which weren't there before. This row gradually grew to a largish blotch which ...
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Spilt water on laptop, stuck on BIOS screen

Friend spilt water on laptop, left it to dry for 7 hours and turned it back on. Now stuck on American Megatrends BIOS screen. What should he do?