Questions tagged [repair]

Repairing is the process of fixing any sort of problem that arises out of a situation. It usually refers to mechanical or electrical systems as well as any other type of computer or physical infrastructure system.

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Laptop won't charge - burnt DC Jack

I bought the MSI GS63VR 6RF 3 years ago or so and all of a sudden the laptop begin to stop charging unless I lifted the charger cable, directly at the port, in an upwards direction. I thought the ...
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My microSD to USB adapter isn't recognized by my computer anymore. It's probably corrupt or something. How can I repair it?

My micro USB adapter is most likely broken. It's no longer recognized as even existing by either my Linux laptop or my Linux desktop, eg. the file /dev/sda does not exist. How do I repair this device, ...
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Is there a way To fix Windows 10 File: \Boot\BCD Error code: 0x000014c While the Os is Mounted externaly to a diffrent Os

I know ... i know backups... No need to tell me... Sadly the ones that have been made cannot currently be access due to the ongoing pandemic. This is not my System But i would love to fix it... It is ...
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iPhone 6s repaired without disconnecting the battery [migrated]

I replaced the screen on my iPhone (turned off). With the phone still open I turned it on the check screen and it worked. Since it was locked I pressed the home button, and the screen went on and ...
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Can an overheated flash drive be repaired and reformatted?

I accidentally left a 64G ext4 USB flash drive too close to the CPU air vents (sometimes 50-60°C (120-140°F)). Now, when I insert it, ubuntu 18.04 continually produces this message over and over in ...
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dismantling LCD screen base

I recently picked up this widescreen lcd for a good price except that the base is all gunked up where the parts meet. Before I can really call it mine I would like to take the parts apart and ...
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Attempting to DIY a broken USB Flash Drive (continued) (continued) [duplicate]

I wound up finding a wire that had the red, green, black, and white combo. (Referring to previous posts) Judging by this photo, am I ready to join with solder? This is assuming I know where the ...
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Attempting to DIY a broken USB Flash Drive (continued) [duplicate]

I posted yesterday about attempting a DIY to fix a snapped off USB Flash Drive. So far, I've identified where I will solder the wires (thank you Micheal) on the PCB. I would just like clarification ...
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Attempting to DIY solder repair a broken USB Flash Drive

I plan to solder the wiring from a cable with the USB end onto my USB flash drive. I'm just not sure where to solder the wires… This PCB is different from the DIY I've seen online.
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Removing a stripped super glued laptop screw

I recently got myself into a mess. I was trying to remove a screw from a laptop's optical drive bay area. It is a Phillips of size M2.0x1.5. I managed to strip the screw. Some of the YouTube videos ...
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Trying to fix Windows 7 which will not start, with ultimate goal of upgrading to Windows 10. Do I have any options other than a clean install of 10?

I'm working with an HP Pavilion running Windows 7 Home Premium x64. The PC is remote; I'm in New England, the PC is my brother's and he's on the Gulf Coast. I've been trying to assist through ...
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Computer keeps on hanging

I am using Windows 10 64 bit with 8 GB RAM. My system is kind of in a hanged state after some time. The computer is still hanged,while typing this post(thats why unable to attach screenshot), the ...
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Cannot mark a partition logical on testdisk

My hard disk broke and I am trying to recover all the data I can from the largest of three partitions, but indeed also repair the disk so I can put some less important information in it. At the ...
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Repair Filesystem of corrupted (invalid) Disk [duplicate]

my pc crashed (no bluescreen just straight restart) and damaged my 2nd Disk (3TB HDD). That means Windows 7 started properly but the disk containing lots of valuable Data is screwed. In Diskmanagement ...
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Laptop not booting after OS install

I installed Ubuntu on my Asus TP410u laptop but had to then revert to Windows 8.1. I made a boot drive for the Windows installer and ran it; everything worked fine, until I connected my mouse and the ...
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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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How to repair a Windows 10 installation without formatting?

I have Windows 10 installed in my PC and after several BSOD some people have suggested I format and reinstall it for the problem might be corrupted OS files. The problem is inconvenience and comfort. ...
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Recovering a JPEG image with broken sections

Some files were corrupted while being recovered from a disk drive, including portions of videos and images. They all seem to share the trait of having sections of data replaced with repeating bytes (...
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Odoo 11,12 - Repair App - How should I configure repair location?

Here is my user story : As a repairer, when I receive a product to repair from my customer, I need to receive it on a repair location in Odoo, in order to track the products being repaired, and be ...
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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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Partition map issues external WD SSD exfat drive, how can I re-add EFI partition?

Partition map issues external WD SSD exfat drive, how can I re-add EFI partition? this week , partial data disappeared on this external drive . Mac's first aid showed that the partition map had ...
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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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Cant boot into Win7 anymore - RebuildBCD wont work - Startup repair wont recognize windows drive

When I try booting into my windows 7, there is a black screen saying that \Boot\BCD is missing or corrupt. What I did was get a Windows 7 iso onto a USB and when I boot that, the "Load Drives" cant ...
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How can I fix a pdf that can only be opened with mupdf?

I have a pdf file which can only be opened with mupdf (both desktop and mobile) I've tried opening the same file with evince, okular, foxit reader and with my kindle paperwhite 2018. I ultimately ...
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How to fix the Grub2 Menu to have a correct Dual Boot Windows-Linux?

I have Windows 10 and I previously had installed Zorin distro and worked fine. Then I deleted from Disk Management in Windows the previous partition where Zorin (Ubuntu-like distro) was installed and ...
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Virtual disk still shows up as degraded after repair

On a machine running Windows Server 2012 R2, I have a virtual disk consisting of 8 physical disks in a parity configuration. One drive died, so I replaced the dead drive and followed these ...
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Uninstalled python3 from Ubuntu 18.04, then reinstalled it. Now I can only log in to tty

I uninstalled python3 from Ubuntu 18.04, then reinstalled it. (I knew it was a bad idea). Hoping it would restore the ubuntu packages too. Now I can only log in to tty. I don't have network access. ...
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Can I clean corrosion inside my keyboard by washing or soaking?

I have an Apple wired (external) keyboard (model A1242). Some small amount of water was spilled on it, and the Z, X, C, V, B, N, M, and left command keys were rendered unresponsive. All other keys ...
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How to prevent bad sectors?

I used to have bad sectors on my SSD about one month ago. I had fixed them through performing one level of zero formatting. However, after few days, when I was rechecking, I have found bad sectors ...
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Akoya P6643 Display distorted image when changing angle / Inspiron Display only visible with Torch

My used bought laptop has a screen issue: When moving the display e.g. changing the angle, I would get some distorted image. I had this exact problem with my Inpsiron N5030 and fixed it by ...
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How to fix Windows 10 Registry With bootable Install USB?

After an update on the 16th/17th, my Windows 10 computer failed to boot. Long story short, I tried a bunch of things and it turns out that the registry got messed up by the update. It now hits BSOD ...
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After performing a platter swap (hard drive repair) it seems like the issue isn't with the PCB or head or mechanics but with the platter itself?

This question isn't mainly about recovering the data. I just don't understand how to interpret my observations. Initial situation: So I have this old 320 GB 2.5" hard drive which wouldn't get ...
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Supermicro server can't turn on after I disconnect IEC power cord cable without turning off the mains

I did this and after that my server can't turn on. The thing is that I actually turned off the server from Windows before disconnecting the power cable. There's no burnt smell. I tried changing to ...
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How do Windows 7 repair tools determine in which order to assign drive letters?

I have system bootable SSD drive connected to SATA0 and secondary HDD connected to SATA1. Nevertheless, the Windows 7 repair tools sees first disk as D and second one as C. Why and how to fix?
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recover corrupted txt file

I had a txt file saved in my hard drive for about 2 month and today i found out that the data inside of it are gone, they are not encoded messed up or something like that, all the data are just turned ...
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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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HP ProBook 6560b power led blinking white/amber, does not start

I almost am sure this is a hardware issue, however I don't know if this forum (superuser) is the best forum to ask (if not; please say which one, than I remove the question and create a new one). I ...
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Mouse Randomly Scrolls Backwards Despite Repairs

I have a wireless mouse I bought in 2014. For 4 years I had no issues with the scroll wheel, and then it started to randomly send backwards scrolls sometimes, along with the proper ones. I cleaned it, ...
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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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TEXT/TXt file corrupyed or unreadable

Like so many people I have seen post about this, I can't remember my Bitlocker password. I set it up 8 years ago and haven't needed to access an old drive in a long time. I came across it the other ...
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How to repair .zip files?

To begin with, I don't know a single thing about coding, computers, etc. It'd be nice of computer masters if my question could be answered in detail (ex: type this in, screenshot, if possible). First ...
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For professional hard drive data recovery, what hardware/software tools are essential? [closed]

I'm "gearing up" to start a computer repair business, but hard drive data recovery is my weak point that I haven't explored much. I am preparing to give myself the ultimate "crash" course in HDD data ...
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Reasons of a Windows Automatic Repair

I've been thru a few automatic repairs with my different Windows computer, and it got me thinking: what triggers an automatic repair? I've looked with different key words on google, and all results ...
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Cautionary steps before computer repair: How to wipe everything from SSD of dead computer except for OS

After moving my PC build inches, my PC somehow refuses to boot. I can't diagnose what problem is specifically happening to the computer, so I plan on going to a PC repair shop to have them diagnose ...
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Can I repair corrupted windows 10 by running DISM or SFC but over the web using SSH?

Assuming the windows 10 system had all the files and programs ready to accept remote access via SSH (a guide or a small step by step reference would help) and also assuming that all access codes and ...
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Laptop HDD failing? Can I repair it?

I have already backed up my HDD. Questions: Has it already corrupt data stored on it? Can I repair it and if yes how? If I repair it, can I trust data from that HDD? --------------------------------...
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How to repair/play really broken AVI file

A while back I was recording a video on a webcam using an app that saved the file to disk. Unfortunately the file got a little too large for a 32 bit OS to handle and crashed. I was left with an avi ...
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Can HDD be repaired?

I've ASUS R558UF notebook and it's HDD failed twice in last 3 years. I got it replaced in warranty once, but now it's out of warranty. I was wondering whether it is possible to repair. It works ...
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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 repair/reuse a dying hard drive?

I have a harddrive that's giving lots of read/write I/O errors, bad sectors, general malfunctioning. It's a 2 TB caviar green Western Digital. The disk is dying, not dead, so it's recognized by my ...

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