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Laptop Problems: Sony VAIO VGN-NW230G- Keyboard problem, sony vaio vgn, keyboard problem
sony vaio vgn, keyboard problem, keyboard keys: Hello Nouman Glad to help you,although there is good news and bad news. The good news is that if your tea contained NO SUGAR , it may recover. You will have to use a hairdryer held about 3 inches off the keyboard and play it all over the keys making sure...

Laptop Problems: Sony Vaio Laptop issues, sony vaio vgn, sony vaio laptop
sony vaio vgn, sony vaio laptop, sony vaio: Hello Nick Thanks for your informative and detailed question,sequentially you did exactly the right thing to remove the dust from the fan and heatsink, this is the killer of laptops, and accounts for an amazing number of costly repairs to PC dealers and...

Laptop Problems: screen color on HP laptop, video card drivers, hp hdx
video card drivers, hp hdx, worst case scenario: Hello Fellow Expert Gary, Glad to try and help you with your problem. It is interesting that you report that it happens with the lid closure, in the worst case scenario this would indicate that the circuitry running to the display which is buried along the...

Laptop Problems: my screen won't turn on with the rest of my laptop., windows safe mode, last known good configuration
windows safe mode, last known good configuration, power button: Hello Jazmin There appear to be a corruption of drivers on boot-up and your pc is freezing on load up.The good signs are that the hard drive is spinning and lights are on. OK next boot up, before any screen appears , press F8 repeatedly and firmly until...

Laptop Problems: Touchpad not working, hp laptop, annoying problem
hp laptop, annoying problem, mode 2: Hello Arnold Happy to help with this frustrating problem. It would appear that the touchpad has lost its drivers and settings to work correctly. Fortunatly the solution is simply to download and reconfigure the drivers. Go to this link http://bizsupport1.austin.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=1839143&prodTypeId=321957&objectID=c00678194...

Laptop Problems: Unknown Password for Omnibook XE2, hp omnibook xe2, password screen
hp omnibook xe2, password screen, bios password: Hello Shannon Glad to help, if the OS is win 98, then at the start / login screen,just click on CANCEL and you should go straight to default desktop, if not there may be domain protected password or a bios password to overcome. Post a follow up if this...

Laptop Problems: Windows Explorer issues, start in safe mode, base drivers
start in safe mode, base drivers, anti virus software: Hello Sam The BEST purchased Anti-virus is Kaspersky Internet security as it has the fastest virus signature update out there,I hate Norton as it is HUUUGE on your drive , is quirky and has lots of faults. The BEST FREE AV is AVG Free, available from...

Laptop Problems: Laptop shutdown problem, sony vaio, bios information
sony vaio, bios information, shutdown problem: Hi Jithin turn on your lap top and enter to the BIOS settings page. And just wait for what is happening. If system restarts there we should make some other checks. If system works smoothly there it may be the problem due to system memory or corrupted os. Try...

Laptop Problems: Liquid damage., toshiba satellite a135 s4527, toshiba satellite a135
toshiba satellite a135 s4527, toshiba satellite a135, friends daughter: Hi Jerry. Thanks for your rating. On the right side of Technicalia s site you can see a heading named Technicalia Tech Support Type your question there and click Ask to expert button. Follow the onscreen instructions. Notice that It s a paid service in association...

Laptop Problems: laptop memory, DDR3 upgrade
DDR3 upgrade: Hi Martyn I google with the information you provided. I got a page that describes about Acer Emachine E525. You can check this link ( http://www.4-electronics.eu/our-online-shop/3762 ) If this is the system you owned it supports upto 1066MHz Speed of DDR3...

Laptop Problems: Audio problem on HP laptop, audio card drivers, audio output device
audio card drivers, audio output device, amd turion: Hello Pammy Thanks for your question, It seems to me that all the problems that you are having are down to a loss of audio card drivers for your model.they may have been corrupted or simply deleted accidentally. If you go to this manufacturers link below...

Laptop Problems: acer laptop, askes for boot disk, media test failure, boot disk
media test failure, boot disk, askes: Hi again. The error says media test failure. check cable Its mean hardware problem. The mother board does not recognized or find the ROM. Some how the cord disconnected or damaged so, its not prove his status in front of the mother board. So system says...

Laptop Problems: Black spot on laptop screen, dell support, dead pixels
dell support, dead pixels, dead pixel: Hello Mitchell Yes I am afraid that is the classic tell tale signature of dead pixel burn. You can of course still operate your laptop, however this problem will never go away and will get larger over time as the area expands and more die off Sorry...

Laptop Problems: my battery wont work, internal water, sun light
internal water, sun light, water drop: HI there problem created by the water. you can try this. 1. remove the battery and shack well. If you find water drop or If not for confirmation put the battery in SUN light for few hours. 4 - 5 hours. make the battery warm for drying internal water. After...

Laptop Problems: black screen, toshiba satelite, labtop
toshiba satelite, labtop, arrow: HI there its happens when the operating system get corrupt. Solution only reinstalling the operating system. But before that try these and let me know. 1. Restart the PC and repeatedly hit F8 until you have a menu in front of you. 2. You will find...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario V2000 Laptop, compaq presario v2000, loadup
compaq presario v2000, loadup, compaq presario: Hello Jesse Thanks for the follow up posting,the thing is about BOD (blue screen of death) is that there are so many potential causes for them. Most are fixable by the methods described above, however this problem can be because of a failing motherboard,...

Laptop Problems: disappearing screen/articles, yahoo home page, compact view
yahoo home page, compact view, page options: Hello Joe Thanks for your question. Could you please try selecting Page Options (next to sign in tab on top right) on Yahoo home page, and selecting from the drop-downtab Switch to compact View , then see if the problem that you had resolves itself, if...

Laptop Problems: emachine e525, microphone, audio driver
microphone, audio driver: Hi there go in voice setting and check the Microphone status. Make sure thats not in MUTE from there. If that Mic is mark by right sign then deselect that and try. If you face the problem with this setting then i suggest you remove the audio driver from the...

Laptop Problems: acer laptop, askes for boot disk, loose screws, laptop
Laptop Problems: acer laptop, askes for boot disk, loose screws, laptop

Laptop Problems: NEC laptop problem with screen, operating system, isaac
Laptop Problems: NEC laptop problem with screen, operating system, isaac

Laptop Problems: Graphics Problem, ff ff ff, dell latitude d620
ff ff ff, dell latitude d620, oddc: Hi there its sound like Operating system corrupt and thats why your display graphics not working. All these error come for these reason. Try these below. 1. Restart the PC and repeatedly hit F8 until you have a menu in front of you. 2. You will find...

Laptop Problems: My HP laptop does not work, pc mother board, hp laptop
pc mother board, hp laptop, service man: OK my friend i understand. Call your PC service man. Your PC mother board is short or SMPS damaged. Need servicing or replacing. Depend on the situation. I can not say which part is damaged because i did not see it now. So please call Tech. Thanks you...

Laptop Problems: hello raj, hp pavilion dv4000 laptop, laptop power
hp pavilion dv4000 laptop, laptop power, pavilion dv4000: Hi Dan, If your laptop power on by battery then its not a problem with your laptop. Most of the time we found this type of problem came from adopter. Is you adopter have power indicator lights? If yes then see that light on or off after plug in.If off...

Laptop Problems: LAPTOP CAMERA, cd rw rom, hp web
cd rw rom, hp web, driver hp: Hi there, please follow the steps. Hi there follow the instruction below. 1**. Double click my computer then double click USB Video Device. You can see your self then. If the USB Video Device not showing there then you have to...

Laptop Problems: Laptop, audio output device, hp notebook
audio output device, hp notebook, notebook model: Hello Mike Thanks for providing the follow up information for now we can fix your boot up issues. I am assuming that your keyboard is still operational, and that you can use a mouse. The buttons that do not function are the quick link buttons, and as...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Wont Turn On, acer travelmate, power cables
acer travelmate, power cables, electrical store: Hi Again Kris Thanks for the follow-up information, This looks like a case of the battery failing. Your laptop ( like some others ) is notorious for batteries failing very quickly requiring replacement. The green light indication, in effect means nothing,...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Works After 6pm, screen saver tab, laptop works
screen saver tab, laptop works, desktop properties: Hello Dave Glad to help you with this problem. It looks like someone has configured the command line to enable some kind of auto log - off procedure for a specific time. I do not know if your laptop was second hand or an ex works machine, where an administrator...

Laptop Problems: my microphone isn't working right, headset microphone, headphone jack
headset microphone, headphone jack, acer laptop: Hello Nathaniel Well it looks to me more like a compatability issue with your headset, I still suspect that it might be a driver problem, go to this link and download an even later driver nfor your notebook http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/drivers...

Laptop Problems: NEC laptop problem with screen, nec laptop, beep sound
nec laptop, beep sound, computer warranty: Hello Ian The cause is definitely a CMOS battery replacement as described, this error refers to a fault with failing to store any configurations that you are saving to the BIOS. This is not an expensive repair, take it to your computer shop to ENSURE that...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Satellite laptop (2009) w/ Windows 7 is "hanging", toshiba satellite laptop, disk cleanup
toshiba satellite laptop, disk cleanup, virus issues: HI there i read you problem and just want to clear you that , Its not a VIRUS problem. There is 2 reason. 1. Operating System Problem. Some how the system file is corrupt or overwrite and thats why its not able to read the programs easily. Thats why...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Tecra M2V S330, toshiba tecra m2v, tecra m2v
toshiba tecra m2v, tecra m2v, recovery cd: Hi there first uninstall the previous installed wifi driver then restart the PC. Now insert the Driver disk and and select the wifi driver as per operating system. Then run the setup. After installation turn on the wifi button if that time ask for driver installation...

Laptop Problems: trouble getting my curser after first login screen, curser, blank screen
curser, blank screen, login screen: Hi there please try these mentioned below. 1. Restart the PC and repeatedly hit F8 until you have a menu in front of you. 2. You will find few option there. Just select these mention option Last know good Configuration .... use by your up/down...

Laptop Problems: Black splodge on new Inspiron 1525 screen, screen flaw spectre artifact damage
screen flaw spectre artifact damage: Natalie, The splotch (or splodge) appears to be a defect in the display. When I enlarged the photograph you attached, I think I can see two fractures; one vertical that extends below the splotch, and another extending down and to the right from the circle....

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1420 Laptop, buzz sound mechanical failure
buzz sound mechanical failure: Rachel, For a qualified answer I will need to know information pertaining to parameters such as usage at the time. Does the buzz occur when the laptop is turned on after being off (or hibernating) for several hours? Is the hard drive activity LED on or...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen, backlight screen laptop black
backlight screen laptop black: It is very possible that the switch may be malfunctioning. More often than not, however, the symptoms you describe are indicative of a pinched/stretched display cable. When the back light was replaced, the flex cable (a 15 to 20-wire ribbon wrapped into...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen issues, backlight inverter display black
backlight inverter display black: Jeff, If an external monitor is working properly (thanks for adding that helpful information!), chances are the backlight inverter is on the fritz. This component controls the backlighting for the LCD screen. It is usually located between the hinges on...

Laptop Problems: Problems with Laptop, hinge crack button broke
hinge crack button broke: Rim, It sounds like the first problem is cut and dried--the power button s membrane connection is wearing out. The only remedy in that case is to replace the power button. I don t think you can purchase one from Dell, but someone on eBay just might have...

Laptop Problems: sony laptop sound problem, speakers poor sound quality
speakers poor sound quality: AJ, After researching laptop reviews from a few reliable sources, I have come to the conclusion that the speakers are the limiting factor in your laptop. The sound chipset is capable of high-quality audio, but the speakers are not up to the task. Here...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Laptop Problems, laptop system board, toshiba a50
laptop system board, toshiba a50, laptop keyboard: Kat, According to the service manual, your laptop came with a set of diagnostic disks. If you have these, you can run hardware diagnostics on the keyboard. To download your service manual, go to http://givemefile.net/smanuals/notebooks/toshiba/file/35002.html....

Laptop Problems: Vista/Win7 hookup, remote printer sharing
remote printer sharing : Michael, Network printing is a tricky issue. To eliminate confusion and frustration, let me suggest to you that you re-submit your question to me as a private one and I ll give you my e-mail address so we can hold a remote assistance session. If you are...

Laptop Problems: Got the Blues, bsod lockup freeze lost data crash
bsod lockup freeze lost data crash: Hello, These symptoms indicate the possibility of several things. First and foremost I would perform a memory diagnostic test. If you are running Vista or Windows 7 you can press F6 or F8 as your laptop is booting but before Windows begins to load. F6...

Laptop Problems: freeze, freeze lock up
freeze lock up : Hello, The symptoms you experience can be caused by a very broad range of problems. Have you installed browser toolbars recently (Google toolbar, Yahoo! toolbar, ask.com toolbar, etc.)? If you have more than one installed, it is a good practice to uninstall...

Laptop Problems: Gaming laptop, core processor family, intel core processor
core processor family, intel core processor, generation intel: Hp or Dell with the following : For any laptop computer the best processor should be from 2nd generation Intel Core processor family. They are Intel core i3, core i5 and core i7 processors. This is because these core processors comes with following...

Laptop Problems: graphics card and motherboard problem specifics, damage, motherboard
damage, motherboard, burn: Rim, It is difficult to be specific without having the laptop in front of me. Motherboard damage can be a burned component, a damaged printed circuit, or a broken cable/wire. Some damage can be repaired with some solder, whereas other damage may require...

Laptop Problems: Internal Battery Error, battery error, internal battery
battery error, internal battery, power button: This is a faulty BIOS which is causing this issue. Please call up the support center or customer care of the brand which you have purchased as oyur laptop is under warranty and they will provide a replacement or repair for this. Please do not delay this is...

Laptop Problems: Laptop screen, display dark black dead
display dark black dead: Andres, It sounds like your display needs to be replaced. Is your system still under warranty? If so, I would contact HP s support department and initiate a ticket. If not still under warranty, you can connect an external monitor to your laptop to see...

Laptop Problems: Laptop touch keypad, defective hardware, asia china
defective hardware, asia china, warranty policy: Chris, Are there many applications running when you experience the sticking? The only time I have ever had problems with a touchpad is when many applications are running and overloading the system. If no programs are running (aside from Windows and maybe...

Laptop Problems: Mcafee, Audio Output, mcafee securitycenter, system information tool
mcafee securitycenter, system information tool, e mail address: Neill, Quick question: Did you execute the downloaded driver by right-clicking the file and selecting b Run as Administrator /b ? If the driver file was launched from the browser, it does not receive elevated privileges. Give that a shot and if it is...

Laptop Problems: samsung r40, dead no power
dead no power : Hello Andy, Have you verified that the main is outputting the proper voltage? I cannot count the number of times that someone has come to me with a dead laptop only to find out that the power brick was dead and the computer was functioning. If you do...

Laptop Problems: I/0 device error 0x8007045d, 0x8007045d
0x8007045d: Hi Dan, Have you tried http://forums.techarena.in/vista-hardware-devices/712657.htm or http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/forum/windows_7-windows_programs/error-0x8007045d-the-request-could-not-be/17d085c8-bab4-4d31-9a2b-e7a4ba38d387 ? Good...

Laptop Problems: computer mouse, left hand corner, calendar window
left hand corner, calendar window, pc laptop: Switch On your PC/ Laptop and log in to windows. Go to Start --- Programs--- Accessories--- System Tools--- Click System Restore A System Restore window will appear. Here you will have to check Restore computer to an earlier time and click...

Laptop Problems: Data Retrieval, sata ide to usb adapter
sata ide to usb adapter: Hello Melinda, I apologize for not answering this sooner; I thought I was configured as on vacation for this month, oops. A cost-efficient method is to use a SATA/IDE-to-USB adapter cable. This will require you to remove the hard drive from the ThinkPad...

Laptop Problems: Dell Studio 1537 Power Indicator Question, battery, led
battery, led, status: Hello Tony, From the Dell user manual: http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio1537/en/sg/F955HA00HR.pdf Battery status light Indicates the battery charging state: Off fully charged or the computer is turned off. Solid white...

Laptop Problems: Dell Studio 1537 Power Indicator Question
Laptop Problems: Dell Studio 1537 Power Indicator Question

Laptop Problems: Plugged in/not charging?
Laptop Problems: Plugged in/not charging?

Laptop Problems: hard drive, external hard drive, sata
external hard drive, sata, ata: Depends on what type of HDD drive you have in your Desktop like SATA or ATA. If you have SATA HDD then the SATA to usb HDD adapter is commonly available in market but if you have ATA then its a kind of obsolete adapter. So it is important what is the...

Laptop Problems: help, recovery partition, acer aspire one
recovery partition, acer aspire one, boot: Hello, If your BIOS is configured to boot from the hard drive, then it sounds like the Master Boot Record and/or the boot sector of your hard drive is corrupted. Was the original operating system Windows or Linux? First, if the Aspire One was running...

Laptop Problems: Laptop crash, iTunes, crash
iTunes, crash, install: Hello Sharmila, If the computer is running Windows, perform a System Restore back to a time before you installed iTunes and the problem should be removed. If a restore point is no longer available, uninstall the Bonjour service and iTunes (in that order)....

Laptop Problems: laptop monitor, toshiba qosmio, hi amy
toshiba qosmio, hi amy, exact steps: Hi Amy, Wishing you a very Happy New Year. I feel everything is fine, the only thing that has happened is your laptop the display settings has changed somehow, due t which the laptop is going to sleep mode within 15 mins. Go to control panel and check...

Laptop Problems: laptop repair, boot in safe mode, left hand corner
boot in safe mode, left hand corner, calendar window: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in Safe Mode by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On until you get the Safe Mode Option. Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows. Go to Start --- Programs--- Accessories--- System Tools--- Click...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Shutdown Issues, mouse cord, shutdown issues
mouse cord, shutdown issues, shutdown command: I like to stow an array of mice in my floorboards. I have serial ball mice, InPort mouse (and card!), PS/2 optical, PS/2 ball, most of them scroll. I even have a TrackBall. At the moment I have a Microsoft Wireless Intellimouse Explorer and a Microsoft...

Laptop Problems: Lost Sound on Laptop PC, ear buds, headphone jack
ear buds, headphone jack, external speakers: Hi Michelle, I m happy to hear it only ran away for a short while, and now it has returned. Laptops can be as anomalous as some youths I have known! ;) Some days nothing seems to be working properly, and the next day it is as if nothing out of the ordinary...

Laptop Problems: Pixel lines/Display, pixel, lcd
pixel, lcd, line: Hello Ray, It sounds like the liquid crystals may be damaged. All pixels are basically three colors: red, green, and blue (RGB). It makes sense then that one line is red (the green and blue pixel elements are damaged) and the other line is green (the...

Laptop Problems: Plugged in/not charging?, dv7, battery
dv7, battery, not charging: Hello Dustin, How old is the battery? If you leave the battery in the laptop while it is plugged in, it shortens the life of the battery because the charging cycle is in a state of continual flux. I ve got an HP dv6-2157us that I purchased in February...

Laptop Problems: screen bezel, screen replacement, bezel
screen replacement, bezel: Hello Len, You are saying the bezel will not snap back down into place? To make certain that we are talking about the same thing, the bezel is the plastic border that surrounds the LCD screen, correct? One of the things that may prevent the bezel from...

Laptop Problems: Start up problem, xp, boot
xp, boot, start-up: Hello Tony, If your laptop is running Windows XP and you have the b retail upgrade /b version of the installation CD you can perform what is referred to as an in-place upgrade. http://support.microsoft.com/kb/978788 -------------------------------------------...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba laptop dvd player not working (continued), dvd, choppy
dvd, choppy, playback: Hello Zoe, Have you tried Windows Media Player or a third-party DVD player such as a href= http://www.videolan.org VLC media player? /a I use VLC to watch my DVDs because it is not resource-intensive (and I can play the movie at 1.5x the normal speed...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba laptop dvd player not working..., slow, choppy
slow, choppy, DVD: Hello Zoe, I m going to assume that no other programs are running while you are watching DVDs. If there are any programs running they may be too CPU-intensive to be running while the DVD is playing. I m also going to assume that more than one unscratched...

Laptop Problems: windows 7 update and backup errors, windows remote assistance, digit id number
windows remote assistance, digit id number, computer savy: Meghan, I ll wait for your e-mail. I just checked it and did not see one from you. If you already sent one, ask me a new b private /b question with your e-mail address and we ll go from there. Best times for me are 11:00 am MST - 3:00 pm but other...

Laptop Problems: HP pavillion black then blue screen, hp pavillion dv2000, lapto
Laptop Problems: HP pavillion black then blue screen, hp pavillion dv2000, lapto, ventilator

Laptop Problems: Satellite C650 Webcam & Mic, mic, laptop
Laptop Problems: Satellite C650 Webcam & Mic, mic, laptop

Laptop Problems: HP pavillion black then blue screen, hp pavillion dv2000, empty folders
hp pavillion dv2000, empty folders, windows error: Dear friend, please try these first and let me know the result. 1. Restart the PC and repeatedly hit F8 until you have a menu in front of you. 2. You will find few option there. Just select these mention option Last know good Configuration .......

Laptop Problems: Identified wrong, driver scan, doctor driver
driver scan, doctor driver, skype: Dear kolby, I like to say if you buy this laptop from a out let or authorized store then don t worry. Most of the time those driver detector does updated by the owner. So they do not have latest information on it. This laptop is a series of G &...

Laptop Problems: RAM, beep sound, hp zv6000 laptop
beep sound, hp zv6000 laptop, ddr2: Risk mean see if the ram does not support then your PC gives you Long Beep or Few short Beep sound. Its mean RAM not acceptable by PC. Don t worry about any damaged. Nothing goes bad just PC not starting with wrong RAM. Thanks & Before you leave, if...

Laptop Problems: Satellite C650 Webcam & Mic, voice support, installing drivers
voice support, installing drivers, cam 2: Please let me know few things. 1. Is the problem with your inbuilt CAM ? 2. Which operating system you use? 3. When you log in in skype after that in settings are you not able to see the cam name ? _______________________ Ok For voice support,...

Laptop Problems: BLUE SCREEN OF DEATH, windows minidump, blue screen of death
windows minidump, blue screen of death, bsod: Hello, The minidump files should be located in C:WindowsMinidump and should have the .dmp extension. If you don t see the files, you may need to enable the showing of hidden files in Windows Explorer. Open a Windows explorer window. Press F10 if you...

Laptop Problems: dell mini inspiron 910, LCD, black
LCD, black, dark: Did the right hand side of the screen just start showing black, or has it been this way for a long time? Could the mini inspiron have been dropped or collided with something else? Chances are the screen or the video cable inside the device may be damaged....

Laptop Problems: HP recall, hp recall power problem
hp recall power problem: Hello Ed, Did you check HP.com for information on the recall? Go to http://www8.hp.com/us/en/support-drivers.html and enter the exact product number from the service tag, located on the bottom of the laptop. The recall I noticed on the web page is for...

Laptop Problems: internal hdd failed trying to install everything to usb hdd, Windows install USB HDD virtual
Windows install USB HDD virtual : Hello Carly, It is possible to run Windows from an external USB HDD; however, Windows itself will not install onto external storage. To get around this limitation, it is necessary to install a Linux operating system onto the external USB HDD (which will...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard problem in laptop, external keyboard, keyboard problem
external keyboard, keyboard problem, plastic tabs: Okay, depending on how confident you are with disassembling your Compaq, it is possible to remove the section between the keyboard and the screen hinges. The section is held in place with plastic tabs, and if you gently pry in just the right place (along...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Screen? see pic, screen, artifact
screen, artifact, ghost: To clarify, we are discussing the long horizontal black line that turns upward 90 degrees at the far right? If so, to eliminate strange possibilities, is this artifact part of the wallpaper? If you change your wallpaper, is it still visible? Also, does...

Laptop Problems: Sound Issues, realtek audio drivers, audio chipset
realtek audio drivers, audio chipset, default os: Hello, Is your Toshiba running Windows XP Profession SP3 (the default OS)? Have you tried updating the drivers? Will you provide me with the name of the audio chipset? Here is the product updates (downloads) page from Toshiba.com: http://www.csd.toshiba.com/cgi-bin/tais/support/jsp/modelContent.jsp?ct=DL&os=&category=&moid=2332136&rpn=PSLD8U&modelFilter=L355-S7905&selCategory=2756709&selFamily=1073768663...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba video ports, laptop tv problem
laptop tv problem: Hello, Have you configured the TV as an output device? From the Run dialog box, enter b desk.cpl /b and click b OK /b . In the window that opens, there should be a button for b Detect /b and a button for b Identify /b . Clicking detect (while the...

Laptop Problems: Toshibia laptop repair, count to twenty, cold boot
count to twenty, cold boot, final answer: Hello, I researched your dilemma on Toshiba s support site. The one thing that may reset the hardware on your laptop is to remove the battery from the laptop and unplug the power adapter. Then depress the power button on the laptop for at least ten seconds...

Laptop Problems: cant do anymore - can you help?, local settings temp, command line tool
local settings temp, command line tool, external hdd: Just do the following steps and your issue will be resolved. 1) Delete all unwanted data from Drive C. 2) Delete all data that you have copied from Drive C to External HDD 3) Open My computer and go to Tools--- Folder Options---- Click on View...

Laptop Problems: Pointer freezes, toshiba
Laptop Problems: Pointer freezes, toshiba

Laptop Problems: Help, 0x0000142, unable to start
0x0000142, unable to start, corrupt: Hello Buba, This is often caused by a corrupted .DLL file. Try clicking Start, All Programs, Accessories, and right-click Command Prompt and select Run as Administrator. If asked for a password, enter it and accept the UAC warning. When the command prompt...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard doesnt read, external keyboard problems
external keyboard problems: Hello Kim, Have you checked the BIOS on the laptop for USB settings?. There are some settings related to USB that enable/disable the USB when booting before the OS loads. If the setting is disabled you can experience the symptoms you describe. If the...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard doesnt read, account selection, space button
account selection, space button, pc boot: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in Safe Mode by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On until you get the Safe Mode Option. Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows. OR visit the link and check how to start windows7 in safe mode...

Laptop Problems: laptop flashing screen, screen flicker, screen flash
screen flicker, screen flash: Hello Maxine, When you say flash I think of a camera flash, a sharp increase in brightness followed by a return to a nominal state. Is this what you experience? Or is it more like a fluorescent bulb about to go out, which is flickering. If the screen...

Laptop Problems: laptop hard drive problem, media failure, laptop hard drive
media failure, laptop hard drive, hp pavillion: Hi, Wishing you and your family a very happy new year. You need to perform a quick check of the following steps for us to understand the exact status of your SMPS(power supply) and Motherboard 1) Open the CPU and check whether the green light is glowing...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Problems, boot in safe mode, left hand corner
boot in safe mode, left hand corner, calendar window: HI jay, I am afraid to lat you know that as you are not able to see anything in the screen you will have to do a bit more steps to get what is wrong actually with your laprop. Please get another Monitor in working condition and connect it to the VGA...

Laptop Problems: laptop showing "battery charging"always, laptop power, smid
laptop power, smid, power dissipation: Hi Sebin, Hope you are doing well. I would like to share the fact that the issue that you have mentioned is a small electronic malfunction caused by over charging or over heating and leakage of a capacitor within the laptop power dissipation section....

Laptop Problems: laptop slowing down issue, local settings temp, external hdd
local settings temp, external hdd, junk files: Just do the following steps and your issue will be resolved. 1) Delete all unwanted data from Drive C. 2) Delete all data that you have copied from Drive C to External HDD 3) Open My computer and go to Tools--- Folder Options---- Click on View...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Startup Problems, diagnostic troubleshooting, residual power
diagnostic troubleshooting, residual power, startup problems: Jay, These circumstances indicate (to me) that there is an electrical short or a burned out component inside the laptop. The laptop s circuit protection sensors are detecting an unsafe electrical condition and shutting down the unit to prevent further...

Laptop Problems: laptop wont continue after startup, bootable cd rom, toshiba satellite
bootable cd rom, toshiba satellite, recovery disc: Hello Jiselle, Have you tried booting from a bootable CD-Rom to see if the system will boot? Perhaps the hard drive s boot sector is corrupted. Do you have a Windows 7 recovery CD? If the system does not boot from optical media then I would say you...

Laptop Problems: Pointer freezes, logon, cursor
logon, cursor, touchpad: Hello Pat, Does the problem occur when the laptop is started from a cold boot or when it is resuming from standby or hibernation? Toshiba s are notorious for slight idiosyncrasies with drivers when it comes to resuming from a low-power state. However,...

Laptop Problems: Pointer freezes, boot in safe mode, amateur research
boot in safe mode, amateur research, toshiba satellite: Hi Patric, For first level of troubleshooting I would like to go for this step. Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in Safe Mode by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On until you get the Safe Mode Option. Let windows boot in Safe Mode and...

Laptop Problems: not powering up, usb port fused?, afew days, boot in safe mode
afew days, boot in safe mode, pc boot: Hi Thomas, I am afraid to inform you that both the device has undergone a power surge and has shorted. Thus it is advised to visit the individual service centers for better fault recognition and quick support/repair. I am sorry for the inconvenience...

Laptop Problems: Screen problems, display black, inverter
display black, inverter, backlight: Hello Russell, At the risk of asking a dumb question, have you turned up the brightness using the keyboard? This is usually something such as Fn+F6 or Fn+F8 (with Fn+F5 or Fn+F7 being the command to dim the brightness). If there are icons on the Function...

Laptop Problems: Slow Laptop, slow, internet
slow, internet, browser: Hello Roger, A smart approach to eliminating unnecessary system load is to start with the icons in the system tray (next to the clock). As I m sure you are aware, hovering the mouse cursor over the icons displays the application s name. Determine whether...

Laptop Problems: slowing laptop issues, autoruns
autoruns: Hello Peter, Most scanning utilities that want to be paid before they fix issues are worthless; they usually cause more harm than good. One utility I like to use is called Autoruns and it is a free utility by the Sysinternals group at Microsoft. Do a search...

Laptop Problems: Sound Problem on Laptop, sound channel, jack
sound channel, jack, no audio: Hello Michelle, One question: has the jack worked properly in the past? If so, there may be debris (lint, dust, or maybe a young child inserted a pebble) in the jack that is preventing contact with the respective contact point of the jack s left-hand audio...

Laptop Problems: tech repair question, browser history, cleaning
browser history, cleaning, remote: Hello Peter, I specialize in remote desktop management and repair. If you are interested, I use a href= http://www.teamviewer.com/download/teamviewerqs.exe TeamViewer Quick Support /a for impromptu sessions. The nice thing about TeamViewer is that...

Laptop Problems: wireless connection problem, free online virus scanners, online virus scanners
free online virus scanners, online virus scanners, anti virus software: Hi Barry, Hope you are doing well. I am afraid to inform you that the Laptop in which you are facing the disconnection issue is infected by Virus. This is a Trojan which needs to be cleaned otherwise the other systems will also get infected as well. ...

Laptop Problems: Help, factory restore, recovery disc
factory restore, recovery disc, format: Hello Buba, All you need to do is insert the recovery disk into the unit and turn it on. If your laptop is configured to boot from the CD/DVD drive then it will launch the recovery CD and it will present you with a menu of tasks you can perform. You will...

Laptop Problems: Laptop followup questions, continuity tests, computer repair center
continuity tests, computer repair center, followup questions: No Problem. To begin with, make sure you have the a href= http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/userguides/AS_5710_5710Z_5310_EN_OLM_0430.pdf User Manual /a and some forums to browse such as a href= http://www.cyfinity.com/2009/01/acer-aspire-5315-screen-replacement-guide/...

Laptop Problems: upgrading laptop, switchable, discrete
switchable, discrete, graphics: Hello John, The service manual may be found a href= http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c02642701.pdf here /a . Switchable discrete graphics is an ambiguous description, to say the least. The dual graphics capability refers to the option of toggling...

Laptop Problems: Wireless Internet Adapter crack?, frequency modulation, fcc regulations
frequency modulation, fcc regulations, internet adapter: Hello John, This isn t my area of expertise, although I can tell you that no modification of the radio can provide you with what you desire. The frequency, modulation, encoding, and other characteristics of 3G vs. Wi-Fi are far too disparate to kludge...

Laptop Problems: Ants in laptop, red ants, india place
red ants, india place, laptop keyboard: Hi, Yes, the ants might cause severe damage to the Laptop. Most of the times we find a circuit break/damage problem caused by ants living inside the Laptop. This is a common issue in India. What happens is the ants make a nest inside and moisture gets...

Laptop Problems: Battery Failure, battery failure
battery failure: Hello Michael, These symptoms you describe are usually the result of leaving the laptop battery in the laptop when the laptop is plugged into an AC outlet continuously. When the laptop battery is fully charged, it should be removed from the laptop until...

Laptop Problems: CPU Fan, local settings temp, fragmented disk
local settings temp, fragmented disk, virus trojan: Hi Trevor, I think the fan is running with high speed and making a ssshshshshhhh noise all the time. If this is you concern then my friend I would like to inform that the fan is running like this due to over processing of the CPU. There is only one...

Laptop Problems: Dell Computer Monitor, dc voltmeter, zero volts
dc voltmeter, zero volts, expert category: The LCD monitor I disassembled recently only contained a few PCBs (printed circuit boards) although they were for the integrated speakers and USB hub. LCD s are a bit outside of my knowledge... Basically you want to look for broken (or intermittently connected)...

Laptop Problems: Dell Computer Monitor, mini plug, half a dozen
Laptop Problems: Dell Computer Monitor, mini plug, half a dozen, hookup

Laptop Problems: LCD Screen Problem, cable connector, potentiometer
Laptop Problems: LCD Screen Problem, cable connector, potentiometer, backlight

Laptop Problems: Factory settings discs, bios utility, multilingual version
bios utility, multilingual version, recovery cds: If the recovery process was initiated using the recovery partition during the boot process, then you will need to order recovery discs from Acer. Once the unit has been restored to working order, I would advise that a new recovery disc set is created. There...

Laptop Problems: LAPTOP SCREEN DISPLAY, Linux, display
Linux, display, problem: I am happy to hear that you found a solution. As far as the reason behind not booting up on the laptop internal display, this is a Linux issue so I cannot say for certainty what the cause/solution is/can be. I m currently using WUBI to dual-boot Win/Linux,...

Laptop Problems: Laptop usb memory stick formatting, active partition recovery, usb memory stick
active partition recovery, usb memory stick, usb flash drive: Peter, You may have the best luck with a good partition recovery utility. The ones I have liked in the past are: Ontrack EasyRecovery (version 6.0), Active Partition Recovery (which is available standalone and as part of the Active Boot Disk LiveCD), and...

Laptop Problems: LCD Screen Problem, faint images, signs point
faint images, signs point, dell inspiron: Hello Trevor, You are correct in your analysis concerning the inverter, which also usually serves as a backlight. By testing the video with an external display you have ruled out any other hardware problems. I m confident you ve tried adjusting the...

Laptop Problems: missing of contents of software due to reparing, data loss, repair
data loss, repair: Hello, Do you have backups of the data? If not, the data has been lost. I know that laptop manufacturers are well-known for resetting the hard drives back to original condition when they are sent in for repairs. If you do have backups, simply restore...

Laptop Problems: Tohisba Laptop Loss of sound, intel proset wireless, agrsmmsg
intel proset wireless, agrsmmsg, arm c: Hello, The following lines should be re-enabled: No HKLM:Run RTHDCPL RTHDCPL.EXE No HKLM:Run TDispVol TDispVol.exe No HKLM:Run TFncKy TFncKy.exe No HKLM:Run TPSMain TPSMain.exe No HKLM:Run TvsTray C:Program FilesToshibaTvsTvsTray.exe Toshiba likes...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Laptop*, circuit, overload
circuit, overload, overheat: Hello John, I apologize for the delay. Life has thrown a curveball to me, unfortunately. The symptoms you describe indicate that there is an electrical anomaly and the circuit overload protection sensors are forcing a shutdown to prevent a meltdown,...

Laptop Problems: Using usb to charge batt?, power adapter, dead battery
power adapter, dead battery: Hello Louise, The USB electrical specification is only 5 volts and a few amps, definitely not enough to charge the laptop battery. The external hard drive has two usb cables to gain more power (milliamps) from the USB bus, it is not intended to be hooked...

Laptop Problems: vga memory, setup screens, vga memory
setup screens, vga memory, laptop configuration: Hello Samuel, I own an HP Pavilion dv6-2157us notebook, and I know that the amount of memory shared with the video is not changeable. In desktop computers, the option exists in the BIOS Setup, so if your laptop configuration is changeable, it would be...

Laptop Problems: extra screen, s video output, crt monitor
s video output, crt monitor, tv input: Hello, Viewing computer output on a television CRT with an S-Video connection will only produce 640x480-pixel resolution (it may go up to 800x600-pixel resolution, although I m not certain). The higher resolutions must be made with a 15-pin D-sub connector...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Shuts down after shortly after boot up, boot in safe mode, pc boot
boot in safe mode, pc boot, software issue: Hi steve, Sorry for a late reply. I was not in town due to which I was unable to answer your questions. I hope that the issue you were facing is resolved by now. However if not then here is the answer. Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in Safe Mode by...

Laptop Problems: Audio Problem, service warranty, ci3
service warranty, ci3, dell inspiron: Hi Rinchen, my assumption is that the audio driver that you have used is perfectly ok. This is not a problem regarding the audio driver rather the audio output is faulty. Your pc is still under the service warranty. Take the benefits of the company...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard, expert category, usb keyboard
expert category, usb keyboard, left shift: Hello Trevor I have just re-activated my expert category in this section, and found your question floating about in the pool ( just about drowned I think ) Anyway thanks for posting. You have a sticking key which is extremely annoying and frustrating,...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, arrow cursor, windows recovery
arrow cursor, windows recovery, gb ram: Hi, This is a critical issue and it is not possible for me at-least to resolve the issue just by giving text answers. This will take a couple of hours chat to resolve this.This is why I would like to invite you for a live chat as per your availability....

Laptop Problems: memory stick/usb, memory stick usb, external harddrive
memory stick usb, external harddrive, type regedit: Hello Martin Thanks for the follow-up. Hmmmm there are two possible causes for this and two possible cures. Firstly your usb port may be partially or wholly disabled for inserting devices of a specific type so try this sequence To re-enable a disabled...

Laptop Problems: Safely remove an external hard drive, expert category, external hard drive
expert category, external hard drive, media icon: Hello Pablo Thank you for your question to AllExperts and apologies for the long delay in answering , however I have just re-activated my expert category after a long lay off and found you question in the pool . Please go to the following link and download...

Laptop Problems: Startup repair doesn't end, boot in safe mode, pc boot
boot in safe mode, pc boot, windows boot: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in Safe Mode by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On. Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows. System Restoring Windows 7 1. Open the Start Menu. A) Click on All Programs, Accessories, System...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Laptop, DVD Player missing modules??, toshiba recovery, toshiba laptop
toshiba recovery, toshiba laptop, software divx: Hello Pat Sorry for delay in answering , as I have just Re-activated my account after a lay off Thanks for your post. This may be caused by a missing codec. Go here for download of latest http://www.divx.com/en/software/divx-plus/codec-pack I would...

Laptop Problems: Best Processor State, intel pentium 4, max battery
intel pentium 4, max battery, maximum percentage: Hi trevor, It s just basically a way to save energy in both the Battey and Plugged in states of your laptop by setting a Minimum and Maximum percentage of what your CPU can run at. Windows will automatically keep your CPU running at Minimum when...

Laptop Problems: How to clean my laptop?, compaq presario, laptop hardware
compaq presario, laptop hardware, mother board: Hi Mark, Please do not open the back panel of your laptop if you have no experience in PC / laptop hardware assembling. If you do so you might end up with some broken parts. Laptop parts are very delicate and they are very closely fixed to each other....

Laptop Problems: Device not functioning, external hard drives, world answer
external hard drives, world answer, correct drivers: Hello Terry Thanks for the follow up. OK it appears that your system has not loaded up all of the correct drivers for your model of laptop. Please do the following procedure which will tell us the problem 1. Click on Start button on bottom left 2. Select...

Laptop Problems: EMERGENCY PLZZ, vaio sony, charcoal gray
vaio sony, charcoal gray, site hp: Hello Kastro Thanks for your question to AllExperts. In my opinion the Vaio (Sony) is the better model , traditionally Sony use good quality components and have better heat dissipation. Their keyboards are also quite nice with a better tactile feel, and...

Laptop Problems: laptop problems, spiders and flies, air vent
spiders and flies, air vent, hp laptop: Hello Arthri Thanks you for your follow up. The insect will PROBABLY do NO DAMAGE whatsoever in your laptop and has probably found its way out by now. On the very slight chance that it has not come out , then the circuitry inside will cause it to die. This...

Laptop Problems: laptop problems, hp laptop, red ant
hp laptop, red ant, degree celsius: Hi arthi, No need to panic absolutely because there is no such hole under the keyboard from where the ant can get inside the laptop. However, ants can get inside from the air vents of any laptop buth the temperature at which a laptop operates is around...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Recovery download?, sony vaio vgn, sony vaio
sony vaio vgn, sony vaio, laptop recovery: First the bad news, you will need to spend some money on this. The good news, I should be able to fix this is it a laptop or a desktop? DO NOT TRUST THE SO CALLED FREE BACK UP SITES!!! They are not free! What is the size of all of the files you need to get...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Recovery, sony vaio vgn, boot in safe mode
sony vaio vgn, boot in safe mode, left hand corner: Hi Sandra, Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in Safe Mode by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On. Select Safe Mode from the menu and press enter. Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows. Go to Start --- Programs--- Accessories---...

Laptop Problems: Laptop to wi-fi netgear router, hp laptop, netgear wireless
hp laptop, netgear wireless, left hand side: Hello and Thank you for your follow-up Setting up wi-fi,either goes without a hitch,or gives you plenty!!. Please see the sequence below and follow it exactly, missing no step out. This sequence is a full explanation of what you need to do http://www.microsoft.com/athome/organization/wirelesssetup.aspx#fbid=yJtUVNyKJqd...

Laptop Problems: System Restore, boot in safe mode, disc cleanup
boot in safe mode, disc cleanup, left hand corner: Switch ON the PC, boot the PC in Safe Mode by continuously tapping F8 button after you switch On. Let windows boot in Safe Mode and log in to windows. Go to Start --- Programs--- Accessories--- System Tools--- Click System Restore A System Restore...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba turns itself off, security essentials, craziest thing
security essentials, craziest thing, windows microsoft: This will happen if the battery is low try using it with the charger plugged in. If that does not work try installing this (http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentials) run it you may have one funky virus! The last and the craziest...

Laptop Problems: Audio and Cd not working., windows xp sp3, dell inspirion
windows xp sp3, dell inspirion, cd driver: Hello Thomas Thanks for posting your interesting question to AllExperts and a warm welcome to the best help forum ! This is a common problem actually , and really is about the download sequence that you must carry out in order , as the chipset and audio...

Laptop Problems: laptop battery problem
Laptop Problems: laptop battery problem

Laptop Problems: Laptop Screen, screens, tl
Laptop Problems: Laptop Screen, screens, tl, toshiba

Laptop Problems: laptop battery problem, battery icon, battery supply
battery icon, battery supply, battery problem: Hello Arthi Welcome to AllExperts and thanks for your question. OK , firstly most laptops have a battery icon which sits in the system tray and tells the user if the laptop is on mains or battery power. If you are on mains , then the battery symbol changes...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Screen, model satellite, household insurance
model satellite, household insurance, laptop toshiba: Hello Deanna Thanks for your question to AllExperts and welcome ! OK this would appear not as disastrous as you have first imagined. Let me say first and foremost that almost all laptops etc, are COVERED by household insurance and particularly for accidental...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Water Spillage, hp pavilion laptop, airing cupboard
hp pavilion laptop, airing cupboard, coffee spills: Hello Louis Thank you for your question to AllExperts and welcome to the forum ! This really is a common occurrence , and everything SHOULD be fine if the following has occurred 1. The water was just water , and not any sugar or other chemical , which...

Laptop Problems: netbook display, external hard drive, backlight
external hard drive, backlight, good luck: This may be worth fixing your back light is out this could have happened by a blow to the computer water in the screen or just happens. I think at a pc shop this may cost $100-$300 but is this exceeds the value of the computer just hook it up to another screen...

Laptop Problems: video, color and effects, media player icon, vlc media player
media player icon, vlc media player, dell laptop: Hello Liz Thanks for your question and welcome to AllExperts. OK , here is what you need to do. 1.close the running VLC Player (hit the red cross top right of window) 2.open VLC media player icon to get the basic player 3. click on tools preferences...

Laptop Problems: asus laptop not starting??, asus home page, asus page
asus home page, asus page, asus laptop: Hello Yusuf Thank you for your question and welcome to AllExperts. OK I see that you have downloaded a lot of third party programs and seem to have run them one after the other. The problem is , that if you are not careful , a lot of registry entries and...

Laptop Problems: asus laptop won't start???, asus home page, asus page
asus home page, asus page, asus laptop: I am answering this question with the exact same computer that you have. And I had the same problem. This is a classic case of a corrupted file. This will require that you wipe your computer. Turn on your computer (just the boot menu) hit f8 the reset to factory...

Laptop Problems: Cursor Jumps to the begining of the line, slide out menu, mouse pointer
slide out menu, mouse pointer, mouse settings: Hello Raghav Welcome to AllExperts and thank you for asking what is in fact quite a common question , hopefully with a couple of easy fixes. This problem is usually caused by incorrect mouse and pointer settings in the Control Panel. You have not said which...

Laptop Problems: hdmi cable for asus laptop, hdmi to dvi cable, support asus
hdmi to dvi cable, support asus, toshiba lcd: Hello Felix Welcome to AllExperts and thanks for your question. Your laptop supports the standard HDMI connectors and as long as there is an appropriate HDMI female slot in your 32inch Toshiba TV any of the standard HDMI connectors will do the job . If...

Laptop Problems: keyboard, temporary internet files, slow browser
temporary internet files, slow browser, browser loading: Hello Joan Thank you for your question and welcome to AllExperts. The slow browser start is usually caused by your browser loading cookies from visited sites , browser history , temporary internet files and a lot of bookmarks , it also has to load a large...

Laptop Problems: laptop cursor, start button, cursor
start button, cursor, gmail account: This may not be your cursors problem try testing it on something else like clicking the start button. Try tapping the pad that you use to move the cursor. There may be debris under your left clicking button hope that that helped. ...

Laptop Problems: Laptop without Sound, allexperts, task manager
allexperts, task manager, many thanks: Hello Lucy Welcome to AllExperts and thanks for your question. Can you please post me a follow-up with the exact make and model of your Toshiba. This information is written on a sticker or plate underneath your laptop, I can then select the correct driver...

Laptop Problems: New Laptop - Image in videos, free video player, lenovo laptop
free video player, lenovo laptop, software instruction: Hello Bikash Thank you for your question to Allexperts and a warm welcome. Unfortunately there did not appear to be an image attached to the question but I would guess that there is a display problem which could be one of three things. 1. Incorrectly...

Laptop Problems: problem with laptop, virus signatures, anti virus software
virus signatures, anti virus software, connection speeds: Hello Salman Thank you for your question to AllExperts and welcome ! There are many possible causes for this displayed message , often it is linked to you anti-virus software grabbing your bandwidth to auto update itself on switch on, of your PC. Depending...

Laptop Problems: toshiba laptop tries to turn on then shuts off, toshiba laptop, mains power
toshiba laptop, mains power, last known good configuration: Hello Nora Thank you for your question to AllExperts, and welcome. It sounds as if you have a problem that may actually be several different possible ones. Possibility 1 If you hear clicking noises from your laptop , there is a possibility that your...

Laptop Problems: windows updates in a loop, adobe programs, time means that
adobe programs, time means that, left hand side: Hello Sadie Do not worry , we will fix this issue...I never give up !! OK Try this sequence Windows Vista and 7 Update Reboot Loop Fix Symptom: You have an update that is causing Windows Vista or Windows 7 to get stuck in an infinite reboot loop. The...

Laptop Problems: AC adaptor ground, compaq presario 2500, laptop hp
compaq presario 2500, laptop hp, series laptop: Hi Phyllis, The generator if turned off I would not think it could cause this issue as normally you only get major electrical spikes when something is turned on, was it turned on while the laptop was plugged in? Although I am no electrician and...

Laptop Problems: ACAdapter problem, laptop ac adapter, fire hazard
laptop ac adapter, fire hazard, laptop battery: Hi David, I wouldn t ignore it. It may be a minor problem, or it may be a fire hazard, and there s really no way for me to tell. Not to mention it it s going bad, it could damage your laptop battery, or the laptop itself. I would either have it checked...

Laptop Problems: ACER LAPTOP COMPLETLY DEAD, tragic accidents, flight of stairs
tragic accidents, flight of stairs, accidental damage: Hello Trevor, when you say no lights nothing i am guessing your talking about the entire laptop and not just the screen. If it is the entire laptop have you tried making sure you have the charger plugged in, Has a fuse blown its plug, which you may not...

Laptop Problems: Acer 4062lmi laptop, media test failure, intel pxe
media test failure, intel pxe, floppy diskette: Getting media test failure, check cable error when computer boots. Question: Getting media test failure, check cable error when computer boots. Additional Information: This error message also relates to users who are getting the below error...

Laptop Problems: AMD Processor, laptop cooling pad, amd sempron 3000
laptop cooling pad, amd sempron 3000, amd turion 64: I have almost the exact same laptop, except mine is an AMD Turion 64 @ 1.8 GHZ with an ATI Radeon Xpress 200 chipset with 1 gig of ram. You need the 1gig of ram if you want really good graphics, 256 or 512 is not recommended. It wont overheat at all....

Laptop Problems: AMD Turion64 processor, s series lifebook, amd turion 64 processor
s series lifebook, amd turion 64 processor, amd turion 64: Hi Gavin, the Turion processors are high powered, so they re going to produce some heat, but it would be really nice to know exactly how much heat it is producing. You may be able to enter the setup on boot up and tell exactly how hot it is. Most BIOS s have...

Laptop Problems: Avertec 6200 lcd turns pink than goes 99%blank, ribbon cable, question thanks
ribbon cable, question thanks, video card: I ve had LCDs last for a very long time. My current one is 5 years old. But they do go bad. The monitor should rule out the video card, but I would still check that ribbon cable between the motherboard and LCD before spending the money on a new LCD. That...

Laptop Problems: acer dvd drive, restarting in safe mode, travelmate 2700
restarting in safe mode, travelmate 2700, acer travelmate: Hi Michael, does Windows recognize that the DVD drive is there and just not read the disk, or does it not know there is a drive there at all? If it doesn t recognize the drive at all, restarting in safe mode, uninstall all the CD/DVD drives and letting...

Laptop Problems: activation window xp2000 compaq laptop, compaq laptop, installation id
compaq laptop, installation id, system tools: Hi Tam, if your copy of windows needs to be activated you can go to Start - All Programs - Accessories - System Tools - Activate Windows to get the Id. This code will be different every time you run it, and will only work on the computer it was generated...

Laptop Problems: audio problem, dell inspiron 1150, audio architecture
dell inspiron 1150, audio architecture, dell web: Hi David, you may have to have Microsoft s Universal Audio Architecture installed first. You can find information on version 1.0 here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/835221/ and version 1.0a here http://support.microsoft.com/kb/888111 1.0 has to be installed...

Laptop Problems: Battery Problem, ibm x31, battery bay
ibm x31, battery bay, bios revision: Hi Nicholas, is the brand new battery a genuine IBM battery? I have seen several instances of laptops not recognizing third part or after market batteries. If it is a genuine IBM, try rolling back the bios revision on or two levels, and then updating it...

Laptop Problems: Battery Problems, battery problems, power button
battery problems, power button, couple minutes: If the system is plugged in it should still work even if the battery is dead and won t hold a charge. If not then the power supply is bad. Your battery may still be good so I would try a different power supply first as they are much cheaper than a new battery...

Laptop Problems: Battery problem or AC Adaptor problem?, laptop power supply, controller hardware
laptop power supply, controller hardware, ac charger: There is a good chance that it is the AC adapter however it could also be in the laptops power controller hardware. If you can get a compatible AC Adapter and it works then problem solved, if it still doesn t work then the problem is internal to the laptop...

Laptop Problems: Battery problem, ibm x31, battery problem
ibm x31, battery problem, revisions: Hi Lindsay, I am still looking for a solution to the unrecognized batteries, but so far, I have not found anything to make them work correctly. Rolling the BIOS back two revisions and then re-upgrading it has worked on occasion, but not all the time. ...

Laptop Problems: Beeping Laptop, beep sound, dell laptop
beep sound, dell laptop, lound: Hi Dallas, kind of a strange symptom you re describing here. The first thing I would do is run a thorough virus scan, and a couple of malware checkers, such as HiJack This http://www.hijackthis.com/ and/or spybot search and destroy. http://www.spybot.net ...

Laptop Problems: Black screen while working, churning - HP Laptop, hp laptop, xp prof
hp laptop, xp prof, select properties: Hi TJ, that does seem to be a bit strange! Lets try a couple of things. First, right click on my computer and select properties, or go to control panel and System, then choose the advanced tab. Under Startup and Recovery, select Settings. There should...

Laptop Problems: Blue Screening & won't let me re-install OS, kernel stack, hp diagtools
kernel stack, hp diagtools, inpage: Sorry NashBash, it sounds to me like the hard drive has had it. It is possible that it wouldn t have shown any errors in the past test because it was working intermittently, and has now gone all together. You could try looking for a refurbished one to save...

Laptop Problems: Boot up problem..., toshiba satellite laptop, head ache
toshiba satellite laptop, head ache, toshiba satellite: Hi Jimin, since this normally happens on the first boot, and it s stuck at the Press F2 or F12 prompt, it could be really bad news. This sometimes happens when the hard drive is beginning to fail. The first time you turn it on for the day, the hard drive just...

Laptop Problems: Brand New IQON Laptop!, When Turned On Screen Doesnt Work!, iqon laptop, faint image
iqon laptop, faint image, function key: Hello Tara, there is a combination of buttons on the keyboard that lets you switch between the screen and an external monitor. On my Thinkpad it s the function key (fn) and F7. They ll be labeled somehow. Try pressing those to see if it will come back on....

Laptop Problems: BSOD ERROR MESSAGES, stop 0x000000f4, failure message
stop 0x000000f4, failure message, blue screens: Hello GiGi, it sounds to me like your hard drive is going bad. When Windows hits a bad spot on it, or the disk stops spinning, Windows blue screens. Then when you try to power it back up, the disk won t spin so you get the fixed disk failure message. ...

Laptop Problems: bad audio driver in XP, dell inspiron, conexant
dell inspiron, conexant, trial and error: I m thinking this is the CONEXANT HD Audio? If so you ll find all the information you need at the URL below. I ve run across the same thing with my Toshiba. http://forum.driverpacks.net/viewtopic.php?id=1805 You may have to browse around some more...

Laptop Problems: bios, sony vaio pcg, laptop sony
sony vaio pcg, laptop sony, sony vaio: hi, the password is stored on a security chip on the laptops motherboard and is not stored on the bios chip, this makes password removal more or less impossible. You can buy a new security chip for the board but the chip would need to be desoldered...

Laptop Problems: black screen on start, ibm t41, computer monitor
ibm t41, computer monitor, flashlight: Hi Sunny, can you tell if the computer actually boots up or not? Can you see anything on the screen if you shine a flashlight at it indirectly? How about a regular computer monitor? Do you have one you could plug in and see if that works temporarily? There...

Laptop Problems: blue lines on laptop monitor, dell inspiron 9300, thin ribbon
dell inspiron 9300, thin ribbon, ribbon cable: Hi Tom, I have a couple of thoughts for things you could try. First, if you have a regular monitor around, hook it up to your laptop and see if the lines appear on that monitor too. If they do, the problem is with the video card and not the screen itself....

Laptop Problems: on/off button, computer powers, motherboard
computer powers, motherboard, power supply: Not that I know of Don. The on/off button attaches to a couple of pins on the motherboard. When those two pins are connected, the motherboard turns on the main power supply and the computer powers up. If it s not doing that, assuming the switch is actually...

Laptop Problems: CD Drive Problems, sony vaio laptop, cd lens cleaner
sony vaio laptop, cd lens cleaner, sony vaio: Hi Troy, You ve probably been told already, but a CD lens cleaner can work wonders. You might also try a blast of Spray air in the side. If there s a hair or dust on the lens it will not be able to see the Disc. Other than this, the laser may be out of...

Laptop Problems: CD-ROM with a Mind of its Own, computer repair shops, cd rom drives
computer repair shops, cd rom drives, cd rom drive: There is a locking device that hold most laptop CD-ROM drives closed (as opposed to a gear setup used in desktop machines that work similar to home stereo CD/DVD players). It is most likely a broken or disconnected spring but that is beyond what I can explain...

Laptop Problems: Cd drive, acer laptop, windows troubleshooting
acer laptop, windows troubleshooting, electrical problem: If the computer sees the drive but cannot read it it may have a mechanical or electrical problem that is beyond the scope of my ability to diagnose. I would suggest considering an external drive (USB) provided your laptop has a USB port which I assume it...

Laptop Problems: Charging the Compaq V2000, compaq presario v2000, compaq v2000
compaq presario v2000, compaq v2000, best buy: Hi Aggie, I think the problem here is that the generic charger just isn t the right one for your computer. It s just a little bit different in size, so you have to bend it over to make contact, but then it s not a good connection, so it generates heat. ...

Laptop Problems: No COM port, toshiba satellite a15, computer toshiba
toshiba satellite a15, computer toshiba, booting into safe mode: Please try booting into safe mode and see if your COM ports are listed that way. Is your modem listed in device manager? Have you made any hardware/software changes recently? Which OS are you using? I assume XP as SP2 is most recent for it? As long as...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Armada 1750 - right half of screen is lines and bars, compaq armada 1750, lcd connectors
compaq armada 1750, lcd connectors, video problem: Dave Do you have a regular computer monitor available to you? If so, plug it into the VGA port on the 1750 and see if the video problem goes away. If it does, I would suspect the LCD as the problem. If it is still there, then it is likely the motherboard...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Armada M700 Laptop, compaq armada laptop, compaq armada m700 laptop
compaq armada laptop, compaq armada m700 laptop, power on self test: Hi, Sorry it s not the answer your looking for, but Power On Self Test is an integral part of all Computers and cannot be bypassed. Your problem certainly sounds electrical and perhaps a technician could try and debug it for you for a pre-arranged fee....

Laptop Problems: Compaq Laptop, flat ribbon cable, compaq laptop
flat ribbon cable, compaq laptop, laptop model: Hi Sam, it s hard to answer this one with any certainty, but since you re good with electronics, I would open it up and reseat both ends of the flat ribbon cable connecting the LCD to the motherboard. It s quite likely the vibration from the ride just jarred...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario m2130ea, compaq presario, dlc
compaq presario, dlc, lc: Hi Andrew, the best way to get the right part is to order it from HP (who now owns Compaq). They have new parts when available, as well as factory refurbished and certified parts like those found here http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00372736&lc=en&cc=us&dlc=en&product=468461&lang=en...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario purchased 01/2006 overheating, compaq presario, ken curtis
compaq presario, ken curtis, hp support: You re right Ken, that s way too hot, and it will damage the computer eventually. The quickest and easiest thing to check is to make sure all the vents are clean and unobstructed, and that the fans are all working correctly. If they are, there may be other...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario Screen, ctl alt del, compaq presario
ctl alt del, compaq presario, task manager: What you re describing sounds like a backlighting problem Jonathan. You could also plug in a regular monitor and it should work fine. The first, easiest and cheapest thing to check is the little switch that turns off the screen when you close the lid. It...

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario V2000 Laptop, compaq presario v2000, compaq presario
compaq presario v2000, compaq presario, actual computer: Hi Rianna, this is a fairly typical problem with laptops, the backlighting has stopped working. Normally when the whole screen goes dim like this, it s because the inverter has gone bad. The part is usually available online or at a local parts store, not...

Laptop Problems: Computer Diagnostic, north chicago illinois, sony laptop
north chicago illinois, sony laptop, pop place: HI Joe, I don t personally know of anyone out in California to recommend. The only place I know of that does a really good job of that without losing your data is a little mom and pop place that used to be in North Chicago, Illinois, but has now moved to Michigan....

Laptop Problems: Crackling sounds, laptop speakers, external speakers
laptop speakers, external speakers, sudden flash: A faulty sound card would probably not make the computer restart on it s own but the drivers might. Recommend installing current drivers for the correct operating system and see how that works. To test if it s the sound card start the system up in safe mode...

Laptop Problems: charging, free replacements, soid
free replacements, soid, battery test: Hi Al, it probably needs a new battery. Toshiba recalled many of the batteries, and replaced them for free. Unfortunately for you, the free replacements stopped in January of this year as you can see at the link below. On that page, you will also find...

Laptop Problems: computer shutdown, amd athlon tm xp 2000, computer shutdown
amd athlon tm xp 2000, computer shutdown, multimeter: If the battery is not recharging and you checked the AC adapter then the problem is either a defective battery (ie a bad cell in the battery) or a faulty charging circuit in the laptop. If you have a multimeter then check to make sure the AC Adapter is putting...

Laptop Problems: computer won't charge, solder connection, bit of power
solder connection, bit of power, ac adaptor: Hi Patrick. Does the laptop work when using just the AC adapter? If not, the AC adapter is probably bad. If it does, it could be that the jack on the back of the laptop has a cracked solder connection and needs to be resoldered. It is also possible, since...

Laptop Problems: connection, laptop battery life, typical modem
laptop battery life, typical modem, modem speeds: Hi Paula, yes, ish. Firstly, unless you have a very very new cell phone with gprs or similar then you will be limited to 9600 baud, this compares to 56000 baud from a typical modem these days & people complain about modem speeds, 9600 is slower than...

Laptop Problems: DELL INSPIRON 8200 NOT STARTING, dell inspiron 8200, words of caution
dell inspiron 8200, words of caution, dell laptop: That depends on your comfort level and expertise Bob. It requires disassembly of the computer, and removing the motherboard to get to the bottom side, and then some relatively good soldering skills so you don t burn anything while re-soldering the connections,...

Laptop Problems: DELL LATITUDE, dell latitude, strickly
dell latitude, strickly, power button: Sometimes when a battery powered device sits for a long time you need to charge it longer than usual before it will power up. Try removing the battery and see if it will power up strickly on AC power. If it does then keep trying to charge the battery and...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1000 laptop, dell inspiron 1000, dell inspiron 1000 laptop
dell inspiron 1000, dell inspiron 1000 laptop, dell inspiron: Hi Chuck, let me make sure I understand the question correctly. If you re saying the fan runs some times, but not all the time, then yes, that s probably normal. The fan only runs when it needs to cool the computer down, and the rest of the time it is turned...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, dell inspiron 1100 laptop, charger cord
dell inspiron 1100 laptop, charger cord, dell inspiron: Hi Sabby, the most likely problem here is that the connector on the back of the laptop where the adapter plugs in has gotten cracked loose from the motherboard. If you have a good local electronics/computer shop, they can probably solder it back on at a...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1501 CD/DVD won't stay closed?, dell inspiron 1501, dell inspiron
dell inspiron 1501, dell inspiron, drive controller: Hi Blair, the only thing I can think of off the top of my head is a bad installation of Windows, or a bad drive controller. Is this machine still under warranty? If so, I d definitely take it in for repair. If it is not, let me know and we can look a little...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 3200 start-up problems, dell inspiron 3200, 640k ram
dell inspiron 3200, 640k ram, dell inspiron: If you are able to get into the DOS prompt, by using a MS-DOS Startup disk, just do this to check the hard drive space. Microsoft Windows XP [Version 5.1.2600] (C) Copyright 1985-2001 Microsoft Corp. C:Documents and SettingsOwner.YOUR-8C087A2E17 ...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 5100 problems, dell inspiron 5100, dell inspiron
dell inspiron 5100, dell inspiron, hardrive: Hi Nancy, can you boot the computer into safe mode by pressing F8 after the POST screen? You may also want to check in the BIOS at boot up to make sure it is detecting your hard drive correctly, although I think it is. This really sounds like it could...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron AC Adapter, dell inspiron, inspiron 9300
dell inspiron, inspiron 9300, wall socket: Hi Bob, yes I have ran into this! Not personally in London, but in other parts of Europe. Some parts of Europe use 220v instead of 110v like we use here, so the standard old adapter may not be what she needs, regardless of what the tech support guy said. ...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron E1405 Screen Problem, dell inspiron e1405, dell inspiron
dell inspiron e1405, dell inspiron, easiest place: Hi Beatriz, the blinking black screen is your computer trying to put the regular background up there, and it is busy. It s annoying, but it won t hurt anything. I think we can fix it once we find out why it s so busy. Part of it being busy may be the program...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron Internet, dell inspiron 6000, internet protocol address
dell inspiron 6000, internet protocol address, primary dns suffix: It would depend on which firewall you are using. If you are using the firewall provided by the cable company with their service and modem, no, I m afraid they vary too much for me to be of much assistance there, other than to say you are looking to allow...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron laptop keyboard problem, dell inspiron 2500 laptop, dell inspiron 2500
dell inspiron 2500 laptop, dell inspiron 2500, dell inspiron laptop: Hi Kristina, what s happened is that the number lock got turned on somehow. You ll find the numlk key on the top right of the keyboard, usually on the same key as the Scrlk key, and it will probably be in the same light violet print. You ll need to hold...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron not starting, dell inspiron 1000, dell inspiron
dell inspiron 1000, dell inspiron, inspiron 1000: I would think that s still the cable or it s connections Bill, and if it s shorting together, it could arc and cause more serious damage in short order. It shouldn t be too expensive to buy, and is pretty easy to replace, especially if you have or can download...

Laptop Problems: Dell inspiron 3200 233, dell inspiron 3200, color 640x480
dell inspiron 3200, color 640x480, dell inspiron: Hi Mike, this is normally because Windows does not have the right device driver for your video card. If you look in device manager, you ll probably find it listed as a standard VGA adapter instead of the correct brand name and model. You can download the...

Laptop Problems: Dell Laptop, dell laptop, computer modification
dell laptop, computer modification, docking station: Hi Ken, sorry to say I don t know of any way to do this other than a docking station or a computer modification. You would want to verify that this is the right one, but a docking station like this one would accomplish your goal http://accessories.us.dell.com/sna/productdetail.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=bsd&cs=04&sku=310-8240...

Laptop Problems: Dell Latitude 600 screen dark with image visable, dell latitude 600, florescent lights
dell latitude 600, florescent lights, hi jack: Hi Jack, I don t know of an easy way to tell which it is unless you have parts to swap, because the voltages coming out of the inverter are extremely high, and require special equipment to measure; and the bulbs are like florescent lights, so you can t just...

Laptop Problems: Dell Latitude CPx LCD disply problem., dell latitude cpx, external monitors
dell latitude cpx, external monitors, coloured lines: If it displays fine on external monitor then you need to reploace the lcd. You can find complete teardowns if you go to support.dell.com , sign on with your service tag #, and click on documentation, then removing an d replacing parts. You will find...

Laptop Problems: Dell Latitude, dell latitude laptop, faulty memory
dell latitude laptop, faulty memory, dell support: Dave, This is probably caused by either a faulty Memory Module, or a corrupt BIOS/CMOS. Can you borrow the Memory module off your friend? As this clearly works. If you have success, try downloading one of the various Memory test utilities available...

Laptop Problems: Dell laptop battery, dell laptop battery, dell inspiron laptop
dell laptop battery, dell inspiron laptop, dell inspiron: Hi Sinead, have you tried taking the battery out and putting it back in? Sometimes the simplest little things work. If it doesn t, do you have a meter, or access to one so you could measure the actual battery voltage and see if it s truly fully charged?...

Laptop Problems: Dell laptop display, dell laptop, dell latitude
dell laptop, dell latitude, mainboard: Have you tried hooking it up to an external monitor to see if the problem happens there also? If not then I belive something may be loose in the connection between the screen and the mainboard, not something that is typically considered user repairable. ...

Laptop Problems: Display Problems, lighting problem, back lighting
lighting problem, back lighting, immage: Hi Joe, yes, this sounds like a back lighting problem, so it could be an inverter. It also could be the bulbs or the motherboard that controls the inverter, or, my personal favorite since it was in an accident, possibly one of the connections between those...

Laptop Problems: Display problems, sony laptop, sony logo
sony laptop, sony logo, nice models: I belive you have either a broken cable internally or a problem with the video controller. If it happens before Windows starts then it s not software. Neither one is easilly repaired by the end user. If you have access to a regular computer monitor hook...

Laptop Problems: Dont know whats wrong with my laptop, hardware problem, power cord
hardware problem, power cord, ac power: It sounds as if there may be a hardware problem. Are you getting any error messages? You said you found a cord that work with it, you mean the AC Adapter or just a power cord? Does this laptop have a battery in it (you said it s fully charged)? Try removing...

Laptop Problems: Dual display on Toshiba Tecra 8000, dual screen monitors, toshiba tecra 8000
dual screen monitors, toshiba tecra 8000, toshiba website: It sounds like the latest driver release may not have that functionality enabled. Try checking for an older driver (maybe one or two versions ago) and install that one. Windows 98 doesn t have the ability to roll back to a previous driver so the only option...

Laptop Problems: Dvd 's not running on Laptop, s mp3, type tab
s mp3, type tab, device manager: Hi Abhay, there may be several solutions here, but at least it sounds like the drive is good. What program are you trying to use to open DVDs with? You may need to tell Windows what to do with the DVD. You do that by opening my computer or Windows explorer,...

Laptop Problems: dell 3500 will not boot, dell logo, logo screen
dell logo, logo screen, usb floppy: Hi Graeme, sounds like it could be the motherboard. Do you get any video at all? If you get the Dell logo screen, can you get into the BIOS? You only need the memory, motherboard/CPU and power to get into the BIOS, so that will narrow it down quite a bit....

Laptop Problems: dell inspirion 5100 battery, dell inspirion 5100, second hand laptop
dell inspirion 5100, second hand laptop, ebay: Hi Bob, couple of possibilities here, one is a bad/dead battery. They re pretty pricey to just go buy to see if that s the problem, but if you have a spare, or can borrow one for a minute, that should tell you if it s the battery. Second option is even...

Laptop Problems: dell inspiron wont power up, dell inspiron 1100, dell inspiron
dell inspiron 1100, dell inspiron, hardware issue: Hi David, it s not likely to be overheating in that length of time, however it does seem that there may be a hardware issue that could have been caused by overheating. Will it power up WITH the battery? The laptop should at least come on up to the point...

Laptop Problems: dell laptop battery not charging, dell laptop battery, dell 600m
dell laptop battery, dell 600m, led lights: Hi Chuck, it could be the charging circuit on the motherboard is bad, or it could be the battery you received. There have been quite a few complaints about after-market batteries not working, so if it didn t come straight from Dell, or isn t at least a genuine...

Laptop Problems: dell latitude cpm 233st and compaq armanda 1590dmt, dell latitude, dell notebook
dell latitude, dell notebook, compaq armanda: Well on the Dell you ve pretty much done all the troubleshooting I was going to recommend. The only other thing I will suggest is get a volt meter (you can get one for under $10 at most discount stores that will work fine for your needs) and measure the voltage...

Laptop Problems: dell latitude monitor problem, mobility radeon 7500, dual core processor
mobility radeon 7500, dual core processor, dell latitude: This is probably not software related since you said that when you restart it sometimes does not come back on. It could be the graphics controller over heating or a loose or broken connection in the screen (the wires usually run up one of the hinge sides)....

Laptop Problems: dell latitude, keyboard assembly, dell latitude
keyboard assembly, dell latitude, cmos memory: Try turning the PSU off, or unplug it from the wall. If the sound goes away, then your PSU is on the way out-- the sound is coming from the 5vsb section that feeds 5 volts to the motherboard to maintain the ATX power-on feature, among other things. The...

Laptop Problems: dell portable, select properties, pam
select properties, pam, dell: Hi Pam, if it s turned exactly 90 degrees, there may be a setting in the display properties to change it. Right click on an open spot on the desktop and select properties. That will open up the display properties so you can see if you have that option. ...

Laptop Problems: desktop size on laptop, desktop size, correct resolution
desktop size, correct resolution, display drivers: It sounds like either that display drivers need to be re-installed or you need to choose the correct resolution and color depth for that system. I feel your pain with ME, I never did care for that OS. Try downloading the latest drivers from Sony and that...

Laptop Problems: dim screen display, customer svc, hp pavilion
customer svc, hp pavilion, software problem: Hi Muhammad, if you have checked the brightness and contrast, and they are turned up, a very dim, barely readable screen would indicate a backlighting problem. It could be the bulbs, or the inverter, or the motherboard that controls the inverter. Since it...

Laptop Problems: disk read error, gig drives, ghz pentium
gig drives, ghz pentium, seatools: I fear you may be out of luck as far as recovering on your own. Modern hard drives have a technology called SMART (Self Monitoring And Repair Technology) that tracks disk errors and warns you when they are about to fail. While it is much better than the...

Laptop Problems: double key problem, dell laptop, language bar
dell laptop, language bar, keyboard layout: Hi Lauren, you need to make sure Numlock is off, as this will give calculator symbols on some of the keys you mentioned. Failing this, make sure you have the right keyboard layout selected for the Laptop. To adjust language bar settings, R.click in...

Laptop Problems: driver, notebook treiber, m life
notebook treiber, m life, life model: Hello Rami, you could try contacting Hyundai support through their website here: http://hyundaipceu.com/NEW/main.htm Or, one of these sites may have your driver: http://driverscollection.com/?C=74 http://www.driverguide.com (you need a free membership)...

Laptop Problems: dvd and cd playback, choppy audio, video playback
choppy audio, video playback, mediaplayer 11: Hi Gavin, what Operating System are you using, Are you using any antivirus software. What software are you using for video playback and what version of the software ie: mediaplayer 11. What make and model of laptop are you using and have you had...

Laptop Problems: dvd drive in an hp laptop, hp ze2000, hp laptop
hp ze2000, hp laptop, hp store: Hi Stephen, I would try another DVD, which you probably have already done, and a CD. If it won t read either you could try cleaning the drive with a cleaning disk and/or a shot of canned air to see if that helps. If not, the drive is probably bad and will...

Laptop Problems: evo n620c laptop windows problem, windows serial number, original software
windows serial number, original software, urban legend: I am a little confused with the question. However, I will attempt to paraphrase and get some more information from you about your problem. When you say runs through everything I assume you mean the POST. Which version of Windows is on the new HDD? After...

Laptop Problems: First, sony viao, windows xp pro service pack
sony viao, windows xp pro service pack, rainbow screen: you can download a boot diagnositics disk from Sony Vaio themselves. Basically you boot up to the Diagnostic Programme instead of an operating system and run the full set of Tests. Should be able to pick up any damage or faulty items in your laptop if it runs...

Laptop Problems: Flickering LCD = screen replacement?, replacement screens, lap top
replacement screens, lap top, power inverter: Hi Neil, sorry for the delayed answer. Yes it s possible you received a bad inverter. It is also possible that the old inverter took out the lights when it went, so they re flickering similar to florescent lights when they go bad. It is possible that it...

Laptop Problems: AC adaptor ground, compaq presarios, eventual death
Laptop Problems: AC adaptor ground, compaq presarios, eventual death, laptop

Laptop Problems: black screen on start, colorful lines, systemboard
Laptop Problems: black screen on start, colorful lines, systemboard, video chip

Laptop Problems: blue lines on laptop monitor, extended warranty, time thanks
Laptop Problems: blue lines on laptop monitor, extended warranty, time thanks, half years

Laptop Problems: CD Drive Problems, search box type, class folder
Laptop Problems: CD Drive Problems, search box type, class folder, left pane

Laptop Problems: Cd drive, computer settings, device manager
Laptop Problems: Cd drive, computer settings, device manager, acer

Laptop Problems: Charging the Compaq V2000, presario v2000, laptop
Laptop Problems: Charging the Compaq V2000, presario v2000, laptop

Laptop Problems: No COM port, integral modem, chipset driver
Laptop Problems: No COM port, integral modem, chipset driver, elese

Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario Screen, compaq presario 700, compaq presario
Laptop Problems: Compaq Presario Screen, compaq presario 700, compaq presario, year 2002

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 5100 problems, fn key, f2 key
Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 5100 problems, fn key, f2 key, power button

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron AC Adapter, dell inspiron 9300, teaching in europe
Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron AC Adapter, dell inspiron 9300, teaching in europe, dell inspiron

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron laptop keyboard problem, dell laptop, num lock
Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron laptop keyboard problem, dell laptop, num lock, lock key

Laptop Problems: Dell Latitude 600 screen dark with image visable, desktop items, connection cable
Laptop Problems: Dell Latitude 600 screen dark with image visable, desktop items, connection cable, splices

Laptop Problems: dell laptop battery not charging, dell d600, mother board
Laptop Problems: dell laptop battery not charging, dell d600, mother board, motherboard

Laptop Problems: double key problem, dell inspiron 2200, keyboard cables
Laptop Problems: double key problem, dell inspiron 2200, keyboard cables, dell keyboard

Laptop Problems: Flickering LCD = screen replacement?, compaq evo, rocket science
Laptop Problems: Flickering LCD = screen replacement?, compaq evo, rocket science, knock outs

Laptop Problems: gateway laptop windos xp home editon, exact problem, good luck
Laptop Problems: gateway laptop windos xp home editon, exact problem, good luck, laptops

Laptop Problems: HP Laptop Sound distorts, laptop, speakers
Laptop Problems: HP Laptop Sound distorts, laptop, speakers, music

Laptop Problems: HP laptop wifi not working, wireless connections, ipconfig
Laptop Problems: HP laptop wifi not working, wireless connections, ipconfig, network connections

Laptop Problems: HP Pavilion ZE2000, electronic component, mainboard
Laptop Problems: HP Pavilion ZE2000, electronic component, mainboard, resistor

Laptop Problems: IBM Thinkpad has black screen with a lock icon need help ASAP, laptop battery, couple of minutes
Laptop Problems: IBM Thinkpad has black screen with a lock icon need help ASAP, laptop battery, couple of minutes, cmos

Laptop Problems: LapTop Battery not recognized
Laptop Problems: LapTop Battery not recognized

Laptop Problems: Laptop AC Adaptor Problems, power cord, motherboard
Laptop Problems: Laptop AC Adaptor Problems, power cord, motherboard, laptops

Laptop Problems: Laptop AC adaptor, laptop, dell
Laptop Problems: Laptop AC adaptor, laptop, dell

Laptop Problems: Laptop Display, arrow keys, navigating the internet
Laptop Problems: Laptop Display, arrow keys, navigating the internet, screen orientation

Laptop Problems: Laptop graphics card upgrade, 512mb graphics card, cuzen
Laptop Problems: Laptop graphics card upgrade, 512mb graphics card, cuzen, graphical performance

Laptop Problems: Laptop Power Problems, screws, laptop
Laptop Problems: Laptop Power Problems, screws, laptop

Laptop Problems: Laptop screen repeatedly goes dark when power adapter plugged in, dell inspiron 9400, fn
Laptop Problems: Laptop screen repeatedly goes dark when power adapter plugged in, dell inspiron 9400, fn, asus

Laptop Problems: Laptop cannot switch on., mother board, motherboard
Laptop Problems: Laptop cannot switch on., mother board, motherboard, few days

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't restart, elect, laptop
Laptop Problems: Laptop won't restart, elect, laptop

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't start, static electricity, discharges
Laptop Problems: Laptop won't start, static electricity, discharges, mains

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't turn on, HP ze2000, ze2000, power connector
Laptop Problems: Laptop won't turn on, HP ze2000, ze2000, power connector

Laptop Problems: My laptop will not boot to windows, samsung
Laptop Problems: My laptop will not boot to windows, samsung

Laptop Problems: laptop darkened screen, s351, backlight
Laptop Problems: laptop darkened screen, s351, backlight, right angle

Laptop Problems: laptop/monitor hookup, default desktop, screens
Laptop Problems: laptop/monitor hookup, default desktop, screens, laptop

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, air vents, air flow
Laptop Problems: laptop problem, air vents, air flow, fist

Laptop Problems: laptop problem with external lcd monitor, dell d610, intellitype
Laptop Problems: laptop problem with external lcd monitor, dell d610, intellitype, btw

Laptop Problems: laptop screens, suppost, f4
Laptop Problems: laptop screens, suppost, f4, fn

Laptop Problems: laptop won't power up, many thanks, cheers
Laptop Problems: laptop won't power up, many thanks, cheers

Laptop Problems: loading XP on a Dell Latitude laptop, bad memory, memory chip
Laptop Problems: loading XP on a Dell Latitude laptop, bad memory, memory chip, new cd

Laptop Problems: memory, memory size, bios
Laptop Problems: memory, memory size, bios

Laptop Problems: NOISE DUE TO FAN, fan noise, cooling fan
Laptop Problems: NOISE DUE TO FAN, fan noise, cooling fan, laptop

Laptop Problems: pc size screen, hp laptop, envy
Laptop Problems: pc size screen, hp laptop, envy, bahamas

Laptop Problems: RAM problem on HP dv9408nr, sdram sodimm, problem hp
Laptop Problems: RAM problem on HP dv9408nr, sdram sodimm, problem hp, allexperts

Laptop Problems: Screen Shrunk, ur graphics, graphics driver
Laptop Problems: Screen Shrunk, ur graphics, graphics driver, hardware problem

Laptop Problems: Screen wont turn on..., coincidence, power supply
Laptop Problems: Screen wont turn on..., coincidence, power supply, wifi

Laptop Problems: Small rectangular keyboard membrane broken, laptop keyboard, sony canada
Laptop Problems: Small rectangular keyboard membrane broken, laptop keyboard, sony canada, keyboard connector

Laptop Problems: sound problems, test tone, sound card
Laptop Problems: sound problems, test tone, sound card

Laptop Problems: spacebar, enter and backspace keys stop working, lenovo 3000 n100, grommit
Laptop Problems: spacebar, enter and backspace keys stop working, lenovo 3000 n100, grommit, spacebar

Laptop Problems: VAIO VGN-FS920 - Bios Failure or Other Broblem with Booting, exact error message, keyboard
Laptop Problems: VAIO VGN-FS920 - Bios Failure or Other Broblem with Booting, exact error message, keyboard

Laptop Problems: Windows not loading, computer not working
Laptop Problems: Windows not loading, computer not working

Laptop Problems: file system problems?, windows drive, disk management
windows drive, disk management, computer management: Hi James, what version of windows are you using? In windows goto my computer and right click, select manage from the list that appears. In the computer Management console select disk management. Your physical drives should be visible and indicated...

Laptop Problems: fingerprint reader and s output, s video output, fingerprint reader
s video output, fingerprint reader, thinkpad notebook: Hello Anas, The fingerprint reader certainly allows you to replace your user ID and password when you boot up the computer or log into Windows. You could then have Internet Explorer remember your user ID and password for Web sites once you re logged in....

Laptop Problems: gateway laptop windos xp home editon, gateway laptop, low battery
gateway laptop, low battery, power source: Hello Everardo, sometimes the connector on the back gets broken loose from the motherboard. A good repair shop can solder it back on without having to replace the whole motherboard as long as they get a chance before it causes too much damage from arcing inside....

Laptop Problems: HD to HD, serial ports, memory card
serial ports, memory card, usb cable: Hi Richard, you can if you re using Windows Vista, and it might work with XP too at some point, but you can definitely use the serial ports on the computers. Here is just one example of the cables you can use. Note that the last one on the page is USB....

Laptop Problems: Help!! My Laptop doesn't turn on!!, ibm thinkpad t20, power connector
ibm thinkpad t20, power connector, power button: Hi Tanya, a bad motherboard could definitely cause the symptoms you are seeing, and it could have caused the trouble with your CD drive as well. But a motherboard is a pretty big expense for could haves . There are other things that could cause the current...

Laptop Problems: Help, lappy making odd noises., hp pavillion dv6000, amd dual core processor
hp pavillion dv6000, amd dual core processor, dual core processor: Yes it could. If the heatsink is loose, heat will not transfer as well, and the fan would have to work overtime to keep it cool. Eventually, it would lose that battle and the processor would overheat. You could look in the BIOS after you have been working...

Laptop Problems: HP Laptop booting up a/ HomeEdition instead of Professional after processing problems, homeed, external hard drive
homeed, external hard drive, initial exchange: Hi again TJ, I think the safest option for you is to save your data off now, before you change anything else. It would just be prudent, even if you don t need to restore it. I really can t answer what happened to it. I ve never heard of XP Pro removing...

Laptop Problems: HP Laptop keys, hp laptop, external keyboard
hp laptop, external keyboard, hp pavillion: Hi Paris, I would suspect this is a hardware issue. Either the keyboard was broken, or the cable connecting it to the motherboard was jarred loose. If you re good at taking them apart, you could try reseating the cable to start with. You could also try...

Laptop Problems: HP Laptop Sound distorts, laptop speakers, hp laptop
laptop speakers, hp laptop, external speakers: What OS is installed? Sounds like either a sound driver problem, faulty sound card, or the sound card is not seated properly. Have there been any recent upgrades to OS or sound devices? Try plugging in some external speakers and see if the same thing happens....

Laptop Problems: HP Laptop Windows XP starts but won't run, microsoft visual c runtime library runtime error, c runtime library
microsoft visual c runtime library runtime error, c runtime library, visual c runtime library: Hi Brad, yes it looks familiar. The first part is telling you that a program written in the Visual C++ language couldn t run as expected. The second part is the program that was trying to run - LUCallBack Proxy.exe This is the Live Update executable from Norton...

Laptop Problems: HP laptop AC connector, electronic repair shops, hp laptop
electronic repair shops, hp laptop, radio shack: Well they are partly right, it may cost hundreds of dollars. If three shops have refused it means that it s likely difficult to get to and requires vast dissasembly OR parts are very hard to find (I belive option A rather than B becuase you can probably buy...

Laptop Problems: HP laptop power up, hp ze4335us, intel processor
hp ze4335us, intel processor, dc jack: The entire mainboard is not bad, however the ability for someone to troubleshoot to component level and the lack of available repair parts makes it more cost effective to replace the mainboard as a whole. However seeing that it is 3 years old it s in your...

Laptop Problems: HP laptop wifi not working, yellow exclamation point, hp laptop
yellow exclamation point, hp laptop, device manager: Hi John, no, I have not heard of this problem in particular, but we can give it a try. When the wireless is not working, what does it do? Does it give you the message that it cannot connect? Does it give you any errors or messages at all? When it s not...

Laptop Problems: HP PAVILION N5250, windows protection error, internet security suite
windows protection error, internet security suite, millenium edition: Hi RJ, I hate to tell you this, but you can t put your licensed copy of Windows XP on more than one computer without buying an additional license. If you re willing to buy the additional license, then you can boot the laptop from the Windows XP CD and...

Laptop Problems: HP Pavilion -blue screen - stop: 0x0000007B, windows xp cd, hp pavilion
windows xp cd, hp pavilion, recovery cd: Hi TJ, I thought this sounded familiar. :-) Yes there s an option on the CD to do repair. Actually, there are two options. When you first boot to the CD it will ask you if you want to do a repair using the Automated System Repair console. You do NOT want...

Laptop Problems: HP Pavilion ZE2000, hp ze2000, benefit of the doubt
hp ze2000, benefit of the doubt, hp pavilion: Hi Penny, without seeing the laptop it is impossible for me to tell what actually happened, but I can give you some possibilities. It is possible that the motherboard was the problem to begin with, causing the AC adapter to overheat in the first place....

Laptop Problems: HP pavilion notebook problem, hp pavilion notebook, notebook problem
hp pavilion notebook, notebook problem, mute control: Hello Mugdha, is the machine still under warrantee? If so, I might suggest taking it back to the repair shop so they can fix it correctly. If it is not, make sure you have the latest service packs and patches from Windows, and the latest drivers for your...

Laptop Problems: HUAWEI PCMCI UMTS G3, laptop hardware, pcmci
laptop hardware, pcmci, huawei: Hello Peyman, I don t know of a specific patch or fix for this, but there are some standard things you can try. Check the manufacturers website for the latest driver. Check Dell s website for the latest drivers for your laptop hardware. Do any other...

Laptop Problems: horrible noise!, acer laptop, horrible noise
acer laptop, horrible noise, u tube: It s hard to say what it was without knowing what it sounded like Anne, but since he was listening to utube, I would guess it was probably sound from his speakers, stuck playing the last note that was in memory. Only a guess though. Hopefully his computer...

Laptop Problems: hpdv6000, loud beeps, hpdv6000
loud beeps, hpdv6000, dlc: Hi Al, three beeps usually indicates a problem with the video card, or with the memory. You may want to take a look at this article on HP s site though if you haven t seen it already. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/genericDocument?docname=c01087277&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&jumpid=reg_R1002_USEN...

Laptop Problems: IBM Laptop Startup Problems - Virus, dos bootable disk, virus utility
dos bootable disk, virus utility, imp data: Hello Vivek, Avast doesn t have a DOS bootable disk, but there are ways to run it without being in Windows. You could purchase their Bart CD, it s a little pricey for the average person, but if you work on many it might be worth it. http://www.avast.com/eng/avast_bart_cd_pricel.html...

Laptop Problems: IBM Thinkpad has black screen with a lock icon need help ASAP, little computer, security section
little computer, security section, ibm thinkpad: I know that prompt, I have a Thinkpad too, but that s not the prompt I was referring to Lauren. It should just say press F1 for Setup or something to that effect, or it may not say it at all. You could just try pressing F1 (or F2 depending on model) on the...

Laptop Problems: IBM Thinkpad problem (has Win XP), supervisor password, bios password
supervisor password, bios password, invasive techniques: Hi Landon, that s the CMOS/BIOS password you need, and they can be very tricky to get. What do you get when you try to boot it normally? The same screen? You may be able to clear the password, depending on the model, and everyone is different. I would download...

Laptop Problems: IBM Thinkpad R50e, bios setup utility, high tech gadgets
bios setup utility, high tech gadgets, laptop program: I certainly don t mind you asking! That s what I m here for. Unfortunately, I don t believe there is an easy way around this. Since it says it s entering, you got the right button, but it sounds like both the BIOS and Startup passwords are set. I don...

Laptop Problems: IBM thinkpad T41, ibm thinkpad t41, booting into safe mode
ibm thinkpad t41, booting into safe mode, spyware scanner: The quickest way to cure it now that you ve gotten rid of all the spyware would be to do a repair of Windows. Do you have an original Windows CD or just the recovery CD that came with the laptop? The Recovery CD would put everything back the way it came. A...

Laptop Problems: IBM Z60T Charging problem, brother mail, power source
brother mail, power source, ibm thinkpad: Hi Perry, these batteries set on a shelf quite often, and need to be fully charged when you receive them. This can sometimes take 12~15 hours with the computer turned off. IBM also recommends cycling the battery (charging and discharging it) three times...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard Issues, faulty keyboard, replacement keyboard
faulty keyboard, replacement keyboard, dell latitude: Thanks for the question Sean! I can come up with 2 possible scenarios, the 1st and easiest to fix is that the membrane under the actual keys is simply wearing out and the keys sometimes do not make contact. The solution is to replace the keyboard. I do...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard Issues, dell latitude, google
dell latitude, google, keyboard: Hi Sean, I would expect your problem to be Physical and not logical. Your keyboard membrane may be on its way out? or there may be some dirt in there. I would have a look around on Google to see if anyone has created a free how to guide relating to...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard/touchpad slow and missing key strokes, dell inspiron e1405, dell inspiron
dell inspiron e1405, dell inspiron, touch pad: Hi Tab, is the whole computer slow, or just the keyboard/touch pad? If it s just the keyboard and touch pad I would try updating and/or re-installing the drivers for them. If you re noticing slowness in the rest of the computer too, I would make sure...

Laptop Problems: Keys Don't Work:, phillips screws, plastic hinge
phillips screws, plastic hinge, flathead screwdriver: The problem is occuring with the keyboard connector. As your computer is being used, it heats up and various materials in the connector expand at different rates. Consequently, the connector is moving. It becomes loose and after two months or so, some...

Laptop Problems: keyboard/laptop, mechanical switches, key switches
mechanical switches, key switches, car wiring: Most times it will simply gum up the keys (never spilled soda on mine but a cup of coffee has the same effect). If that is the case go to an electronics store (RadioShack) and pick up a can of electrical contact cleaner (make sure it is listed as safe for...

Laptop Problems: the keyboard seems to be messed up, toshiba satellite a55, laptop keyboard
toshiba satellite a55, laptop keyboard, keyboard types: Hi Nicole, it does sound like the keyboard is going bad. It s not an unusual thing for them to do that. You can buy a new one online if you or someone you know is handy and can put it in, like this one for US$28.00 http://laptopparts.vivotechnology.net/Items/kb-ta-002?&gclid=CK6ljZ29wY8CFRg7QAodmw8aRg...

Laptop Problems: Lap Top Problem, windows xl, dc output
windows xl, dc output, fan motor: If you have already tried without the battery installed running on AC power alone and it doesn t help then the only other thing I can suggest check the DC output of adapter with a multimeter and see if it is the same voltage as listed on the adapter. If it...

Laptop Problems: LapTOp, hp pavillion ze2000, hook up
hp pavillion ze2000, hook up, vertical lines: Hook up an external monitor to the back, if the problem IS NOT seen on the external monitor then there is a problem with the LCD screen or associated wiring. If the problem DOES appear on the external monitor then the problem is with the display circuitry...

Laptop Problems: LapTop Battery not recognized, hp compaq nc6000, hp compaq nc6000 laptop
hp compaq nc6000, hp compaq nc6000 laptop, acpi compliant: Hi Carl, are the batteries actually charging? Will the notebook boot and run off of them? If so, I think I d just uninstall and reinstall the battery monitoring software. If they re not charging, it probably has to do with the AC adapter jack on the back....

Laptop Problems: Laptop, hard drive, laptop
hard drive, laptop, email: Hi Kim, the noise you re hearing is probably coming from a faulty fan or a faulty hard drive. If you aren t seeing any other problems, I d guess a fan. It will eventually, and not to far in the future, damage other, far more expensive things if it keeps...

Laptop Problems: Laptop AC Adaptor Problems, ac adaptors, ac adaptor
ac adaptors, ac adaptor, battery indicator: Hmm, sounds like a problem with the box on your cable. Burnt fuse, possibly. Ive had that problem before, but with a scanner. If the box overheats, that will cause a problem. If you had a surge, it will cause that problem. Instead of connecting the ac adaptor...

Laptop Problems: Laptop AC adaptor, optimal system performance, ac power adapter
optimal system performance, ac power adapter, support dell: I wish I could say for sure Andy. It definitely could, but I d like to prove it before you spend your money. Any chance someone at work might have a laptop that takes the same adapter so you could swap for a minute? A local repair shop might have one...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Battery at 0% and stuck, thinkpad x21, laptop battery
thinkpad x21, laptop battery, cupboard: Hi Saxon, if the laptop runs on the AC adapter, I d say the chances are pretty good that it s the battery. Any chance you could swap batteries with someone for a day or so to see if they get the same symptom? If you buy a battery, be cautious of the after...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Battery Storage, compaq presario f500, ziploc baggie
compaq presario f500, ziploc baggie, battery storage: Hi Rose, the best way to store it would be to charge it about half way, put it in a ziploc baggie, and put it in your refrigerator. No kidding. It s also a good idea to use it once in a while, charging it fully, and then discharging it fully. The battery will...

Laptop Problems: Laptop battery, stable power, laptop battery
stable power, laptop battery, ac power: Hello Waqas, it is true that batteries will develop a memory, and not maintain their full charge for as long if they are not charged and discharged. If you live in an area with stable power, you could remove the battery when home. However if the power...

Laptop Problems: Laptop will not boot up, dell latitude d600, power button
dell latitude d600, power button, ac adapter: Hi David, when it did power up, did you happen to notice the charge level in the battery? It sounds like maybe your battery isn t seated properly, or possibly that the AC adapter connector isn t making good contact with the motherboard. They sometimes get...

Laptop Problems: Laptop not charging, compaq laptop, ac adapters
compaq laptop, ac adapters: Sorry Cajy, without diagnosing the laptop I wouldn t know what s wrong with it, so I couldn t guess at the cost. Even after figuring out what s wrong with it, the cost would depend on what part of the world you live in. If you can find someone with the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Display Problem, gr8 job, frend
gr8 job, frend, working model: Always love a challenge! This may sound simple, but I have to ask, did you try changing the display mode? Most laptops have the option to change between the screen, a monitor or both, and given that a known good display didn t work, this might be the simply...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Display Problem, dell inspiron 6400 laptop, educated guess
dell inspiron 6400 laptop, educated guess, dell inspiron: Hi Mike, this is really just an educated guess on my part, but I think it may be the display. Have you tried plugging in a regular monitor to see if it does the same thing there? That would be a good first step. I would also try downloading and installing...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Display Problems, samsung m40 laptop, video modes
samsung m40 laptop, video modes, faint image: Copying the data off of a good hard drive isn t too hard if you have the right tools available. Usually I just take the hard drive out of the laptop and hook it to a desktop using an adapter, then simply copy the files to the desktop PC, or burn them to CD/DVD....

Laptop Problems: Laptop Display, orientation, landscape
orientation, landscape: Sounds like the display settings got changed. Right click an empty spot on your desktop and choose properties from the menu that opens. This will open the display properties window. Somewhere in there SHOULD be a setting for screen rotation or similar worded...

Laptop Problems: Laptop display problem, dell xps m140, dell xps
dell xps m140, dell xps, system boots: Hi Durga, there are controls to increase and decrease the brightness. They are usually a combination of keys on your keyboard, such as the function key (FN) and the home/end keys. You could try adjusting it and see what happens. I would also try installing...

Laptop Problems: Laptop display used for PC, video capture card, lcd panel
video capture card, lcd panel, short answer: If I understand your question correctly, you want to use the LCD panel on your laptop to display the data from your PC. If that is so then the short answer is you cannot. The ONLY way I know of to do that is get a video capture card for the laptop and have...

Laptop Problems: Laptop display, dell latitude cpi, dell latitude cpi laptop
dell latitude cpi, dell latitude cpi laptop, central daylight time: Hi Ryan, you need to download the display adapter from the dell website - I tried to get in to supply yo with the exact page addrtess - but they require a service tag and I don t have one, I don t even know the format. Typical dell. Anyway get to www.dell.com...

Laptop Problems: Laptop dont Turn On, dell inspiron 640m laptop, strange symptoms
dell inspiron 640m laptop, strange symptoms, dell inspiron: There are only three things the computer needs to turn on far enough to get into the BIOS. Besides power of course, it needs the motherboard, processor and memory to be working. If it won t get to the point where it will let you into the BIOS, one of those...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Green Line, ribbon cable, lcd screens
ribbon cable, lcd screens, desktop lcd: Hello Rafat, it is possible. You could try reseating the ribbon cable, or replacing it if one is available for testing. I have a similar symptom with my desktop LCD screen, only instead of a line, it is one dot. It is very annoying since it s right in the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop graphics card upgrade, packard bell easy one silver, packard bell easy one
packard bell easy one silver, packard bell easy one, 256 mb ram: Hi Andrew, Well its not usually possible to upgrade graphics cards in laptops. The systemboard is so tightly integrated that its prohibitavely expensive, consequently never done, consequently the 3rd party market never really developed in laptops, the answer...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Hardware Problem, interpretor, weird sound
interpretor, weird sound, laptop hardware: Hi Yvonne, this error means that Windows cannot find the command interpretor, command.com. Without the interpretor, Windows can t understand any command, so it doesn t know how to continue. First thing I would do is boot it from a floppy disk or CD and...

Laptop Problems: Laptop HD interface kaput?, acer laptop, drive socket
acer laptop, drive socket, interface cable: Hi Andrew, I don t usually recommend people take their own laptops apart, it s pretty easy to break the case or other small parts, but the cable for the hard drive in most models is similar to that in a desktop, only smaller. It usually plugs in to the hard...

Laptop Problems: Laptop hell, dell latitude d600 laptop, dell latitude d600
dell latitude d600 laptop, dell latitude d600, drive memory: Hello Penny, when the computer shuts itself down, what does it do after that? I m assuming it won t do anything? No lights, no sound, nothing? What it sounds like is that the computer may be over-heating, in which case it probably wouldn t do anything...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Misery, power management features, acpi compliant
power management features, acpi compliant, notebook model: The Power Options will vary depending on the exact hardware configuration you have. To use Power Options, the computer must be Advanced Configuration and Power Interface (ACPI)-compliant, which dictates that all components are capable of power management....

Laptop Problems: Laptop Monitor, updating bios, pavilion zd7000 series
updating bios, pavilion zd7000 series, hp pavilion: No, that is not a problem with your OS. It is a problem with your monitor, and I will tell you how that happened. I have almost the same problem with my laptop as well, but instead, its a small circle and a line. What happened is at some time, you put pressure...

Laptop Problems: Laptop monitor not coming on most of time, laptop sometimes won't power on, defective motherboards, hp pavilion dv 1000
defective motherboards, hp pavilion dv 1000, hp logo: Hi Nick, no need to apologize for the length, describing the problem in detail is very helpful to us! I believe the symptoms you are seeing are caused from a common power problem with laptops, and that is the connector where your AC adapter plugs into the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop monitor problem, florescent tubes, dell inspiron 1200
florescent tubes, dell inspiron 1200, dell inspiron 1200 laptop: Hi Pete, I think you may be in luck here! Where is the 2 inches of the screen that seems dim? Most laptops use a little florescent backlight, similar to the florescent tubes in overhead store lights, along the edges of the screen. If the dim portion...

Laptop Problems: Laptop mouse movement, laptop mouse, mouse movement
laptop mouse, mouse movement, control panel: Hi Deborah, this is usually a driver problem, especially if it does it with an external mouse too. Try upgrading to the latest driver. If that doesn t work, try deleting the mouse through the control panel and letting Windows automatically re-install it on...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Overheating, desk surface, air circulation
desk surface, air circulation, critical component: Compressed air can loosen up the built-up dust etc. that accumulates in the fan but it may be best to take it apart and clean it. Be sure not to disturb critical component connections. Also, I ve found it helps to place some 1/4 felt pads on each corner...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Will Not Power Up, carpet cleaning machine, toshiba laptop
carpet cleaning machine, toshiba laptop, carpet cleaner: Hi Christine, without my crystal ball you mentioned, it is impossible for me to tell exactly what happened, or what the friend did to or checked in/on the laptop. I would think that if I could tell it had a short, I would be able to tell if it was liquid...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Power Problems, power cord plugs, hp pavillion
power cord plugs, hp pavillion, laptop power: Hi Mark, this sounds like a fairly familiar problem with HP (and some other brands) laptops, and it s not good news. The socket in the back where the power cord plugs in breaks loose from the main board. Then the power will cut on and off. Usually, but...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Power, hp pavilion ze5700, laptop power
hp pavilion ze5700, laptop power, correct answer: When you plug in the AC adapter, does the light turn on in the front of your laptop that says that its running on AC? If not, then either your AC adpater is fried, or the power supply inside your computer is malfunctioning, or fried. In which, you are...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Problem, repair knowledge, compaq laptop
repair knowledge, compaq laptop, bad memory: Hi Andrew, good luck with your A+ certification, it s a great place to start, and really means something on a resume. Does the HDD light stay on all the time? If so, it s possible that it s the hard drive. You could try removing it and see if the computer...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Problem, gateway model, ma7
gateway model, ma7, read cd: Hi James, has the laptop been taken apart? It sounds like the cable may be pinched in behind it, or that something may have gotten in the drive and is being pushed back into the cabling. The restart like this normally happens when the power is grounded...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Problem, pc crash, hardisk
pc crash, hardisk, dos mode: I don t know of any software that will fix this problem. It sounds like either the hard drive got corrupted (then you will have to reinstall Windows) or the drive physically failed (time for a new drive). If it s still under warranty call compaq first, if...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Problems, power circuitry, luck mark
power circuitry, luck mark, scripts web: Hi Michael, Well - it could be the processor overheating - check the fan is working and the grill is not clogged up with dust. I assume you are not in a very hot enviroment. Failing that sony have a pretty good support site, go to (this next bit should all...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Probz, f8 key, last known good configuration
f8 key, last known good configuration, startup menu: Hi Justine, this is the startup menu you get by pressing F8 as Windows boots. You should be able to select start windows normally and go on into the system, and then you shouldn t see this message any more. If it continues to come up, check to make sure the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop power work around, jack socket, proper voltage
jack socket, proper voltage, best bet: Hi Jerry, the six pins there are used for charging and monitoring circuits to make sure the battery is the correct one and at the proper voltage. Even if you hooked up power to the right two, the computer probably wouldn t recognize it as a battery so it...

Laptop Problems: Laptop not powering up-power pack fine, vaio laptop, coursework
vaio laptop, coursework, hard drive: Hi Joe, the light coming on is a pretty good indication that the power pack is working, but it s possible that the output is still incorrect. If that s the case, the battery may not be fully charged either. You may want to measure the out put voltage of both...

Laptop Problems: Laptop printer, toshiba satelite, laptop toshiba
toshiba satelite, laptop toshiba, sorry mark: Hi Linda, Since windows 2000 all add on drivers, ie printers, need to be certified by microsoft or they will not load. I don t know what brother think they can do about this, but I would be extremely sceptical that they can find a workaround to the certification...

Laptop Problems: Laptop problems, company logo, thanks in advance
company logo, thanks in advance: Hi Christine, does anything show up on the screen? Company logo, the prompt to get into setup, anything? Have you tried plugging it into a regular computer monitor to see if anything shows up there? That would be a big help if we knew that. Sho...

Laptop Problems: Laptop problems, virus scans, arrow keys
virus scans, arrow keys, tab button: HI Jacqueline, unfortunately I have the same feeling you do. It sounds like something is going out in your computer, and getting progressively worse. I m not sure what it is, or how serious it is. It s possible that updating the drivers might help, they...

Laptop Problems: Laptop problems, networking support, f8 key
networking support, f8 key, m35x s109: Try rebooting and using Safe Mode , this is accessible by pressing the F8 key repeatedly BEFORE windows starts to load (you know you have it right when a menu pops up that asks if you want to load windows or run in safe mode along with a few other options),...

Laptop Problems: Laptop recovery disc, laptop recovery, recovery disc
laptop recovery, recovery disc, recovery disks: Hi Evan, are you sure these are the factory recovery disks? PQI files are PowerQuest Image files created by the PowerQuest imaging software that is used for making copies of the hard drive and transferring either back to that computer or another. If...

Laptop Problems: Laptop reformatted itself, toshiba laptop, boot screens
toshiba laptop, boot screens, hi mary: Hi Mary, not sure what you mean went back to DOS. What version of operating system are you using and what is the make and model of laptop. Make sure when booting the system no disk is in the cd/dvd rom drive. When booting what process s does the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Screen, screen fades, ribbon cable
screen fades, ribbon cable, old battery: Hi Maliha, it sounds like the flexible ribbon cable connecting your screen to your motherboard has gone bad and isn t making good contact. Then when you move the screen just right, it makes contact and works. It could be just one of the connectors on the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Screen issue, neomagic 256av, vaio pcg
neomagic 256av, vaio pcg, impactcomputers: Sorry I don t have a better option for the hinge, you might try calling them to see if they have one that will fit. Dim screens are normally caused by backlighting, if you re certain the backlights on your model are vertical on the sides, there is still...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Sound, toshiba satellite a45, sound card drivers
toshiba satellite a45, sound card drivers, toshiba satellite: Hi J, sound going out when you move it may be a sign of a loose connection. Does it go out when listening through a headset, or only through the speakers? Another thing that s worth a shot, since it s free, is to upgrade the sound card drivers from Toshiba...

Laptop Problems: Laptop screen problem, laptop screen, lars
laptop screen, lars, motherboard: Hi Lars, this sounds like the cable which connects the screen to the motherboard has either come loose, or is breaking. Replacing it shouldn t be too expensive, but will require taking the case apart, verifying that this is the fault, and then replacing it....

Laptop Problems: Laptop/screen problems, dark images, laptop model
dark images, laptop model, backlighting: Hi Shelley, the dark images you are seeing are because the backlighting in your display has shut down. If I understand correctly, your backlighting works correctly, and you have a normal screen, when you re running on battery, but not when it s plugged...

Laptop Problems: Laptop screen repeatedly goes dark when power adapter plugged in, dell latitude d800, ac power adapter
dell latitude d800, ac power adapter, back lighting: Hi Angelic, I m not sure why this is happening yet, but I m fairly sure what is happening. Your back lighting is shutting off on your display. This could be from a bad bulb, or from a bad inverter that powers the bulbs, or the motherboard, which controls...

Laptop Problems: Laptop shuts off, virus problems, hp pavillion
virus problems, hp pavillion, norton system: Hi Rebecca, I m with you, I think something got jarred loose. I would guess, possibly the fan and/or heatsink, and that it is powering off when it gets under heavy load because it s overheating a bit. If you have the manual, it may tell you how to disassemble...

Laptop Problems: Laptop start-up problem, welcome screen, battery power
welcome screen, battery power, safe mode: Hi Jenny, while you have it booted up in safe mode, go to start run and type in msconfig then click ok or press enter. When the applet starts up, you will see the option to do a diagnostic startup. If it will do that, you should be able to run your defrag....

Laptop Problems: Laptop cannot switch on., power failure, dell inspiron
power failure, dell inspiron, adapter plugs: Hello NG, It s hard to say exactly what s going on here. Since you ve already tried it without the battery, do you have a way to measure the output of the AC Adapter, or maybe trade with someone for a test to make sure your adapter is good? If it is, it...

Laptop Problems: Laptop can't see battery, dell inspiron 3500, windows xp sp2
dell inspiron 3500, windows xp sp2, dell inspiron: Hi Ryan. If you did the install manually, you are probably missing some of the power management drivers. You could go to Dell s web site and download them all one at a time an install them, or you could try their cool troubleshooting tool. They have actually...

Laptop Problems: Laptop turning off, satellite 1900, toshiba laptop
satellite 1900, toshiba laptop, cpu temperature: Your english is just fine, I would like you to check a few things. First remove the battery and leave it hooked up to the AC adapter and see if it works. If it DOES NOT work then there are other problems that are too difficult to diagnose here. If it DOES...

Laptop Problems: Laptop USB problem, windows xp sp2, usb hub
windows xp sp2, usb hub, usb ports: Hi Leon, first, lets start with some basics. What make and model of laptop are we talking about? Did the USB ports ever work that you know of? I assume you tried all of the ports on the laptop. Is this a Windows XP machine? If so, make sure you...

Laptop Problems: Laptop USB problem, universal serial bus, laptop manufacturer
universal serial bus, laptop manufacturer, confirmation message: I m afraid I couldn t find any information on this particular make and model, but it sounds like there is a hardware problem here, either with the USB hub/port itself, or with the power supply. Some USB devices come with there own power supply, and need...

Laptop Problems: Laptop/VCR connection, svideo to rca, male rca
svideo to rca, male rca, rca connectors: I m not sure what a scat port is however if your VCR has standard RCA connectors you will need 2 things, an 1/8 male stereo cable to 2 male RCA cable (RadioShack) and an SVIDEO to RCA Cable available online and possibly at RadioShack. If you cannot find...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Won't Start Up, thinkpad t23, troubleshooting steps
thinkpad t23, troubleshooting steps, indicator lights: Hi Thor, it sounds like you ve done a lot of the right troubleshooting steps. With no video, it s hard to see what s going on. You could try booting from a diagnostic CD like the one at www.UltimateBootCD.com just to see if you d get different results. I might...

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't boot up, heading in the right direction, light fire
heading in the right direction, light fire, presario x1000: Hi John, a couple of things we can try to get us heading in the right direction. First, try turning it on with the battery removed, just running on AC power, then try it just on battery, without the AC to see if it will work, or gives you different symptoms....

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't restart, hard drive partition, disk read error occured
hard drive partition, disk read error occured, diagnostic utility: sounds like your Hard Drive partition is either failing or the Hard Drive itself is failing. if you have access to a HDD diagnostic utility and can boot of it, it might be advisable to run a check over the hard drive. If the Disk is fine then its probably...

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't start, laptop batteries, gateway laptop
laptop batteries, gateway laptop, warantee: Well you could try to remove the battery and try getting it to work on AC power alone. If that works then try plugging the battery in and turning it back on. If it doesn t work with the battery and works without it then I suspect the battery may be defective....

Laptop Problems: Laptop won't turn on, HP ze2000, hp ze2000, light flashes
hp ze2000, light flashes, computer expert: Hi Brandon, yes, there are things you can check. Especially since you know what happened to make it stop working. I would suggest you do it again. Take it back apart, make sure it s clean, especially around the fan. Sometimes the compressed are lodges...

Laptop Problems: Laptop wont go to sleep, bios setting, power settings
bios setting, power settings, t touch: Hi Ethan, can you put the computer in sleep mode manually from the menu or by pressing the button? If so, then you may want to look in the power settings in the control panel and make sure they are set to put the computer to sleep after xx minutes. If it...

Laptop Problems: Laptop wont start!, intel chipset, dos screen
intel chipset, dos screen, windows dos: Hi Arun, can you at least get into the setup? Do you even get the prompt to into the bios? If not, you could try taking out the battery and hard drive and see if you can get to the bios prompt. If it doesn t get that far, then it s hardware. More specifically...

Laptop Problems: Laptop, ginger ale, dell inspiron 3000
ginger ale, dell inspiron 3000, dell inspiron: Is it plugged in when it turns on and shuts off, or is it running on battery. If it is running on battery, that means your battery is low, or it leaked into the motherboard, which is not a good sign. People will tell you to use a hairdryer. DONT! That is the...

Laptop Problems: Line Across Laptop Monitor, dell inspiron 710m, physical shock
dell inspiron 710m, physical shock, dell inspiron: I ve been getting this question a lot lately as well as similar Laptop Monitor questions. Its quite a common problem. Is the line about the size of your spacebar and when you close the laptop lid, does the line on your monitor and the spacebar meet? If so,...

Laptop Problems: lap top screen is blank and wont turn on, fn key, hp laptop
fn key, hp laptop, dim image: Hi Jesse, does a regular monitor work when plugged in to the laptop? Is the screen completely blank, or is there a very dim image there? You might be able to see it better if you shine a flashlight at it indirectly. If there s a very dim image on the screen,...

Laptop Problems: laptop, margo, ac adapter
margo, ac adapter, laptop: Hi Margo, all it s really asking you to do is plug in the AC adapter from the wall to the back of the computer so it s not running on battery. If you have already done that, then there may be something wrong with your AC adapter, or the connection in the laptop...

Laptop Problems: laptop battery... what wrong with it?, compaq presario 2200, compaq presario
compaq presario 2200, compaq presario, best buy: Hi Sunny, most likely the problem is the power connection on the back of the computer, where you plug your charger in. They don t normally wear out, but the solder connections that hold them to the motherboard crack, and then you have to hold the cord just...

Laptop Problems: laptop battery, thinkpad x21, image notes
thinkpad x21, image notes, thinkpad battery: It seems your battery may need recalibration. Try Recalibrating your battery using IBM Thinkpad Battery Maximizer. New Batteries When purchasing a new battery, you may find that the battery is at or near 0% capacity. This will be due to the length...

Laptop Problems: laptop bluegear, bluegear, screen keyboard
bluegear, screen keyboard, motherboard: Hello Marie-Eve, I think I need to find out where to get one of those laptops! If it can take that kind of abuse and still work, it s pretty tough! I haven t found anything on the manufacturer yet, but did find a couple of places still selling them. ...

Laptop Problems: My laptop will not boot to windows, samsung r40, scree
samsung r40, scree, power button: Hi Jerry, do you get any error messages? what exactly happens, is there any image on the scree at all. First things to try. Remove battery and power cord from laptop and then hold down the power button for 10 seconds. It my also be worth removing...

Laptop Problems: laptop no boot up, laptop cmos battery, light flickers
laptop cmos battery, light flickers, nec versa: Hello Dietmar, since this never gets to the point where you can even get into the BIOS, it points to hardware failure. The only things required to get to that point are the motherboard, CPU and Memory. (and the screen of course). First thing I would do...

Laptop Problems: laptop cant turn on, eserviceinfo, specialized equipment
eserviceinfo, specialized equipment, multimeter: Hello Aparajit, there are about three things that could cause this symptom besides power, and the motherboard is one of them, along with the memory and the CPU. If there s nothing going on inside, it s possible for a bad battery to do this. Have you removed...

Laptop Problems: laptop computer, car parts stores, multi meters
car parts stores, multi meters, voltage meter: Hi Kathy, it could be the AC adapter. Any chance you could borrow one from someone, or connect yours to someone else s computer as a test to make sure? If not, do you have, or know someone who has a voltage meter to test the adapter s output? Cheap multi-meters...

Laptop Problems: laptop darkened screen, dell inspiron 8100 laptop, nwiz exe
dell inspiron 8100 laptop, nwiz exe, last known good configuration: Hi David, It sounds like a power issue. Laptops love to preserve energy. Does the problem occur while the mains is connected? There are some Power Management both in the bios and in Windows itself. In addition, you should be able to override the auto...

Laptop Problems: laptop display compatibilty, hp nx6110, screens
hp nx6110, screens, tech support page: Hi Carl, it is possible that a different A version would work, but I m not sure which ones. You might try these guys. While they don t list them on their website, they do offer free email support. http://LCDScreen.com These guys also have a tech support...

Laptop Problems: laptop display problem, faint image, laptop screen
faint image, laptop screen, f7: Hi Chao, when you press fn-F7, at least one of those positions should turn the external monitor off, even if the screen weren t functioning. I would try re-installing the drivers. Also please look very closely at the screen, maybe shine a light on it indirectly...

Laptop Problems: laptop fan coolers good or bad?, laptop coolers, keyboard keys
laptop coolers, keyboard keys, yaniv: I ve been getting many questions regarding laptop coolers lately. Yes, they are excellent! They do the job, they cool down your laptop, and they increase the performance and life of your laptop. In fact, I have one for my laptop, and it has certaintly...

Laptop Problems: laptop no internet, internet question, wep key
internet question, wep key, wits end: Work may be another problem, or the same one again, but lets take one at a time. If it will connect over dial-up, I would assume your browser is fine, but we can check the proxy settings to be sure. You may need them set to something different at work. If...

Laptop Problems: laptop keeps turning off when I move it., hp pavillion, loose power
hp pavillion, loose power, adapter plugs: Hi Jane, are you running it on AC power or battery when this happens? The little jack in the back where the AC adapter plugs in sometimes breaks loose from the motherboard and causes the laptop to loose power when it s moved. This would be my first check....

Laptop Problems: laptop keyboard dysfunction, product recovery cd, fry s electronics
product recovery cd, fry s electronics, laptop keyboard: Hi Richard, were there any optional hardware updates on Microsoft s site for the keyboard? I m hoping just updating the driver will help. If not, it s possible that the section of keyboard in that area is failing. If so, you will start seeing other keys...

Laptop Problems: laptop keys sticking - but not physically, double click, keyboard
double click, keyboard, duration: Hi Hanne, It shouldn t cost anything. Can you let me know what laptop it is? In the meantime, try having a look at the Keyboard properties Click; START Control Panel Now double click Keyboard. In here you can configure things like key...

Laptop Problems: laptop lcd, fn key, f7 key
fn key, f7 key, please answer: Well, that pretty much rules out backlighting. What make and model is your laptop? Was anything changed recently? Patches or drivers for the video, anything like that? If so, you may want to roll them back. If not, it may be worthwhile to update them....

Laptop Problems: laptop lid, compaq presario, video cable
compaq presario, video cable, hinges: Hi, check with manufacturer for instructions on reseating video cable or possibly replacing it. The video cable is routed through the hinges on laptops and is probably loose. When the screen is opened it puls on the cable and pulls it just loose enough...

Laptop Problems: laptop/monitor hookup, communicating with the boss, desktop screens
communicating with the boss, desktop screens, dell monitor: Usually the base display is the VGA monitor (for PC) or LCD Screen (for laptops). Now, what happens when you attach an external projector to the PC? Or what happens when you attach an external monitor to your laptop? You have two display devices attached....

Laptop Problems: laptop monitor, computer batteries, presentation mode
computer batteries, presentation mode, toshiba laptop: Many laptops have a key combination you can press to change from built in display to external monitor. Check to see if you have this option (on IBM s it s a Function Key and another key with a picture of 2 monitors on it). You can also try hooking an external...

Laptop Problems: laptop power adaptor compatibility, different voltage, laptop power
different voltage, laptop power, charging system: Hi Ed, it s not a good idea to use a power adapter with a different voltage/amperage rating. In this case the voltage is lower, so it may not burn anything up, but it could cause your battery not to charge correctly, and overheat your charging system. Sho...

Laptop Problems: laptop power connection, power brick, battery terminals
power brick, battery terminals, laptop power: Hi Gerry, no, hooking the AC adapter directly to the battery wouldn t work. There is a battery charging circuit and regulator to be concerned with. If it s just broke loose from the motherboard a local shop may be able to simply solder it back on relatively...

Laptop Problems: laptop power, hp media, free estimates
hp media, free estimates, laptop power: Hi John, it s impossible for me to see how bad the damage is without looking at it, but many times the connector comes loose from the motherboard and causes arcing. If it hasn t done extensive damage, a repair shop may be able to solder it back into the motherboard....

Laptop Problems: laptop presario v2000 usb tv box not working with tata sky, color sync, tata sky
color sync, tata sky, presario v2000: Hello KAN, the most common reason for composite video to show up without color is a setting within the application. I don t know what program you are using, so I can t tell you where it is, but you can look for such a setting in the options. Another cause...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, windows media player upgrades, xpsp
windows media player upgrades, xpsp, automatic logon: You ll need to either ask the seller for the password or reinstall XP on this machine. Most likely the previous user had set his/her password to expire and it has expired. XP will allow automatic logon unless it s disabled but if the password is set to expire...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem ):, toshiba satellite, shut down
toshiba satellite, shut down, toshiba: Hi Kristen this is a pretty common problem, and there are many, many causes. So rather than me trying to list them all here, have a look at this web page. These guys have done a great job of laying out the steps to try and resolve it. http://www.aumha.org/win5/a/shtdwnxp.php...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, media test failure, toshiba satellite
media test failure, toshiba satellite, recovery disc: I hate to send you out to spend money. I would like to say check for a BIOS update that would let you computer boot from USB devices. The problem with that is the same as what we have now, no way to get it installed. Any chance you could borrow an internal...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, microsoft windows xp service pack, middle earth 2
microsoft windows xp service pack, middle earth 2, middle earth 2 rise of the witch king: Hi Amanuel, it sounds to me like the laptop is overheating and shutting off to protect itself. We need to solve the overheating problem and then the others will probably go away too. Are all of the fans working and the vents all clean and unobstructed?...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, virus scanner, startup tab
virus scanner, startup tab, windows key: Hi again Mason, I didn t realize it was rebooting itself. Does it do this if you start the computer in safe mode by pressing F8 when booting up? (I realize this is not a solution, just eliminating some things) When you re done with safe mode, just reboot the...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, hi john, charging system
hi john, charging system: Hi John, sounds like you may have trouble with the battery. If it doesn t stay on at all, not even for a minute or so, check to make sure that the battery is seated correctly. Try taking it out and putting it back in. If it stays on for just a little while,...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem- CD drive, packard bell easynote, dvd rom drives
packard bell easynote, dvd rom drives, packard bell easynote laptop: Hi again Lucy. If Windows doesn t see the drive at all, the drive may have gone bad. You can try going into the control panel, Start Settings?Control Panel System, click on the Hardware tab, and then the Device Manager button. Under the name of your computer,...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem with external lcd monitor, microsoft ergonomic keyboard, size browser
microsoft ergonomic keyboard, size browser, dell inspiron: Sounds pretty crazy Dan! Is the LCD capable of the resolution and colour depth you are asking of it? Try setting it to 16bit Colour (Medium) and 800x600 pixels. Does the problem still occur? Have you had a look around the advanced screen settings...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, luck mark, cmos battery
luck mark, cmos battery, time and date: Hi Jennifer, I think the CMOS battery is dead, or dying or not charged. This is the battery (or sometimes rechargeable capacitor) which retains settings such as screen type, date & time, hard disk type and a host of other information while the laptop...

Laptop Problems: laptop problems, cpu usage 100, disk defragmenter
cpu usage 100, disk defragmenter, changing all the time: Hello again! Explorer.exe is a vital part of Windows, we can t get rid of that. What was using the other 34%? Did you check for viruses? I would want to do that. Another thing that might help is to run the disk defragmenter. In windows explorer or my...

Laptop Problems: laptop quit, second try, self test
second try, self test, f7: Hi Don, you will need to put the memory back in before it will boot, even far enough to get into the BIOS. There s usually a way to switch your laptop between monitor modes. On my Thinkpad for example, it s the FN + F7 keys, and I can switch it between...

Laptop Problems: laptop recharge, laptop, batteries
laptop, batteries: Hello Tan, I can t say for certain with the information I have, but there are three things that come to mind. The recharger could be bad, the battery could be bad, or the socket in the back of the laptop where the recharger plugs in could be broken. Try...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen, laptop screen
laptop screen: Hello Priya, without being able to see the screen it s very hard to say. It is possible that the screen has gone bad, or that the cable connecting the screen has come loose and needs to be re-seated. That would still require taking the case apart, so if you...

Laptop Problems: laptop screen, fn key, laptop screen
fn key, laptop screen, laptops: Hi Alex, more than likely it s fixable. It may be cheap, it may not be. Have you tried plugging it in to a regular monitor to see if it works that way? I hope it does. Most laptops have a button to press that will shift them between using a monitor, or...

Laptop Problems: laptop screens, cost effective solution, laptop screens
cost effective solution, laptop screens, ribbon cable: I belive you are on the right track, if the inverter was bad you should get no power to the screen, however a broken data cable (which usually run behind or next to the hinges) will cause that problem also. If you are technically inclined then I would carefully...

Laptop Problems: laptop shut down, compaq presario m2000, compaq presario
compaq presario m2000, compaq presario, optical drive: Hi Anurag, It sounds like either the optical drive itself is bad, or that when you close the door it is hitting a power wire and shutting it down. For that door to rub on anything is a very slim chance, so it is more likely a bad drive, or a loose connection...

Laptop Problems: laptop shuts down, fujitsu siemens, hot cpu
fujitsu siemens, hot cpu, regseeker: Hello Eren, a CPU limiting program may be of some assistance to you, and I don t see what it could hurt, other than possibly the performance of your programs. I don t really think this is a registry issue. I m sure the registry cleaners help, but it may...

Laptop Problems: laptop touchpad, dell latitude d600, control panel settings
dell latitude d600, control panel settings, dell support: After doing further researach, I have determined that the manufacturer for your touchpad is Synapics, which is the same as my laptop. If you want to access the Touchpad settings, you need to go to C:program filesSynapticsSynTP If you formatted,...

Laptop Problems: laptop trouble, hardtime, loading bar
hardtime, loading bar, blank screen: Hi Jorge, it sounds like your laptop may have a cooling problem. If you try turning it on again, make sure all of the fans are running, and that they are not obstructed in any way, including dust. You may want to take it in and have the fans checked/replaced...

Laptop Problems: laptop turn on but nothing happend, virus scanner, scan form
virus scanner, scan form, faint image: Hi Nina, to boot your computer into safe mode, press the F8 key repeatedly while the machine is starting up, before Windows would start. A menu will appear that will let you choose to boot into safe mode. If that will not work, you could use the free version...

Laptop Problems: laptop does not turn on...., dell 600m, old laptop
dell 600m, old laptop, memory test: Hi Alexis, intuition is not always a bad thing! Since I obviously cannot see your computer, a lot of what I go on is intuition and experience. So, to answer your questions, yes, it could be something else. Since the problem is intermittent, it could be...

Laptop Problems: laptop won't power up, dell inspiron 5100, dell inspiron
dell inspiron 5100, dell inspiron, t power: Hi Sarah, it sounds like your laptop is still not getting power, or at least not the correct power. Can you try your AC adapter in a friend s computer or borrow theirs for a test? It s also possible that the power connector in your computer has gotten loose,...

Laptop Problems: laptop wont start, boot files, windows boot
boot files, windows boot, worse case: If there is a CD or Floppy in the drive remove them, then reboot. If not then something has happened to your Windows boot files. If you are running Windows XP insert your windows CD and choose the option to do a repair install. If you have Windows 2000...

Laptop Problems: laptop wont start up!!, fujitsu seimens, amilo k 7600
fujitsu seimens, amilo k 7600, drive error: This can be one of the following - Hard drive error - Loose cable - CMOS Battery low I suspect that this is your CMOS battery. Go to your retailer and ask them to replace your CMOS battery. It will cost you at most $50 for the battery, and for them...

Laptop Problems: lcd monitor problems, toshiba m45 s169, management settings
toshiba m45 s169, management settings, brightness control: Sorry Harry, the only other thing I can think of would be the inverter, or a cable leading to it. Toshiba recalled a long list of notebooks a couple years ago because the inverters were bad, but in those cases I think the screen went dim while you were using...

Laptop Problems: loading XP on a Dell Latitude laptop, dell latitude laptop, target computer
dell latitude laptop, target computer, service pack 2: Hi Clifton, any chance you can get another copy of the CD? Sounds like that one may have gone bad. Or, sometimes CDs burned on one computer are a little out of spec one way, and the CD drive in the target computer is a little out of adjustment in the other,...

Laptop Problems: lop top, setup password, windows screen
setup password, windows screen, computer icon: Hi Al, as long as you have the passwords it should be fairly easy. You need to go into the BIOS setup when your computer turns on. You do that by pressing F1, F2 or DEL before Windows starts, depending on your PC. In the BIOS, you ll find a setup password...

Laptop Problems: MAJOR Laptop Problem, hp pavilion dv9000, pitch black
hp pavilion dv9000, pitch black, cold room: Hi Ashley, it sounds to me like the computer is overheating, and the heat has already damaged the internals. The loud buzzing could be a few different things, including the cooling fans, which may be why it s overheating. I m not sure why Comp USA isn...

Laptop Problems: No Message at power On, hp laptop, memory modules
hp laptop, memory modules, lcd screen: Hello Bola, does the laptop actually power on? Are there lights and sounds to indicate it is coming on? Are you running it on battery or plugged in? You said you got nothing on the screen. Not even the little prompt to enter System Setup? If you didn t...

Laptop Problems: Mouse Problems, dell inspiron 2200, dell inspiron 2200 laptop
dell inspiron 2200, dell inspiron 2200 laptop, hardware tab: Hi Emily, before I make any other suggestions what happens if you right click on something, or double click using the right mouse button? If that works, it would prove that the computer thinks they are swapped. In that case, I would try removing the mouse...

Laptop Problems: MP3 attachment, ac power supply, open host controller
ac power supply, open host controller, macintosh operating systems: There is no such tool like that I am aware of. This is the best way to go http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=547772&CatId=392 The D-Link DUB-H7 2.0 is a Hi-Speed USB 2.0 7-port hub that is backward compatible with...

Laptop Problems: memory, acer support, bios version
acer support, bios version, acer travelmate: Now I understand. The problem is that 32 bit OS s have a 4 gig memory limitation. It can only use 4 gigs of memory, which includes video memory and the memory I/O devices are loaded in by your motherboard. The 4 gig is there it s just after calculating devices...

Laptop Problems: memory plus, dell inspiron 1150, dell inspiron 1150 laptop
dell inspiron 1150, dell inspiron 1150 laptop, dell laptop: Hi Don, The first Answer is; DDR2 will only fit in a Slot designed for DDR2. It has a slightly different key to prevent it being plugged into a ddr slot. The reason is that the architecture is different. Latency timing changes and it is pretty much a different...

Laptop Problems: memory, dell inspiron 1150, dell inspiron 1150 laptop
dell inspiron 1150, dell inspiron 1150 laptop, dell laptop: DDR2 is completely different than DDR. They are not interchangeable. For the 2nd problem 3 years old for a laptop is pushing the repair vs replace phillosophy. If it is a very nice unit with what was a very fast processor and you can get it fixed for $100-$200...

Laptop Problems: modem not connecting, dell latitude laptop, modem chip
dell latitude laptop, modem chip, modem driver: the modem should also have a sound device component that will be the part that allows you to hear the modem start and stop dialing etc. best option is to remove any unknown devices, non working sound devices and the modem, reboot and have the full modem driver...

Laptop Problems: monitor, confirmation button, settings tab
confirmation button, settings tab, select properties: Hi Michele, try this: Right click on an open spot on the desktop and select properties. Select the Settings Tab Move the Screen Resolution slider to something more, probably 1280 x 1024 would be about right. Then click Apply. If you don t like the settings,...

Laptop Problems: mouse, dell laptop, mouse driver
dell laptop, mouse driver, touchpad: Hi Debbi, I m not sure what the school s techs did, or if it had anything to do with the current symptom, but it sure would be nice to ask them! Since it happens on both the touchpad and an external mouse, I would suspect it is the mouse driver, or a setting...

Laptop Problems: moutse and touchpad, dell latitude laptop, mouse driver
dell latitude laptop, mouse driver, cursor: Hi Dianne, it sounds like your mouse driver may have gotten corrupted. It may be hard to do since the mouse is all over the place, but try upgrading the driver to the latest version. If that doesn t do it, you could try going into the control panel and removing...

Laptop Problems: moving data, connecting two computers, external hard drive
connecting two computers, external hard drive, shared network: The best way would be to purchase a USB designed for connecting two computers via USB. Another method would be to purchase an inexpensive external hard drive and copy your files to it and then to the other laptop. If the computers are on a shared network...

Laptop Problems: Network Card, dell inspiron 6000, claro pr
dell inspiron 6000, claro pr, vzaccess: Hi Suzanne, I don t know anything about the available service in your area, but it s possible you might be able to use VZAccess from Verizon. You would need to purchase the service, and have one of the devices on this page. http://vzw.smithmicro.com/default.aspx...

Laptop Problems: NOISE DUE TO FAN, maximum vibration, noise intensity
maximum vibration, noise intensity, riva tuner: with all laptops once all the screws underneath are removed the next thing to do is flip it over, open the lid and remove the keyboard. that will then allow you to the inside of the laptop. Make sure your static discharged though, dont want you blowing anything...

Laptop Problems: Noise distortion, disk defragmentor, sony vaio
disk defragmentor, sony vaio, defragmenting: Hi Elsa, I m not sure if the two problems are related or not, but they could be. You could try shutting down any unneccessary programs to see if that speeds up your computer. Also, running disk defragmentor and making sure you have free space on the hard...

Laptop Problems: Noise when i move mouse, crackling sound, little speaker
crackling sound, little speaker, phone socket: Hi Alf, The only other thing I can think of, is the Speakers or wires themselves. Have you tried a different set of speakers? Or try moving the wires and see if it causes the crackle? The Only reason for speakers to Crackle is 1)Feedback and ...

Laptop Problems: need help changing HD, metal brackets, mounting brackets
metal brackets, mounting brackets, thanks a bunch: Hi Josh, I don t have a manual for your model, but I did some digging and found that the hard drive is apparently buried under the keyboard. Once you have the keyboard removed, and have taken the screws out of the metal shield covering the hard drive, these...

Laptop Problems: network port broadcasting, dell latitude laptop, sniffer ip
dell latitude laptop, sniffer ip, unused protocols: Hi Siva, there are some other network packet scanners out there, any of them might help. Here s a review of a few of them: http://www.all-internet-security.com/free_sniffer_ip_pro.html It may also be helpful to update to the latest drivers for your network...

Laptop Problems: noisy screen, lubricant works, compaq presario
lubricant works, compaq presario, screen position: Hello Saadia, I believe the problem is that the hinges are getting wore out. Lubricant works, but doesn t last long since they re plastic. You may want to do some comparison shopping for the best deal, but there are places online where you can buy just the...

Laptop Problems: notebook trouble, power management features, head ache
power management features, head ache, hardware problems: Hi Salim, sorry to hear you got a virus that bad. That usually tends to make more problems, but rarely does it cause any hardware problems. Did you format the hard drive using a system restore disk from Acer, or did you do it manually and then install Windows?...

Laptop Problems: Overheating, thermal compound, heat exchange
thermal compound, heat exchange, processor core: Many times they use a white thermal compound between the processor and heatsink. I have not seen many notebooks that you could easilly remove the heatsink from the processor, if this is the case with yours then apply some artic ceramiq or other thermal paste...

Laptop Problems: How to open case, compaq presario 1700t, ribbon cable
compaq presario 1700t, ribbon cable, compaq presario: Hi Kathy, I don t have a manual for this particular model, but if it s the same as a 1600, you would need to follow these steps: * Turn the notebook upside-down. * Remove the 3 Torx T-8 screws located towards the front of the computer. * Turn...

Laptop Problems: Packard Bell laptop turns itself off, not fan or battery..., forum packardbell, windows control panel
forum packardbell, windows control panel, power settings: Hello Fleur, have you checked the power settings in the Windows control panel to make sure Windows isn t shutting it down on purpose? It s not likely if you re using it, but if it s setting idle, that could do it. Otherwise, Packard Bell has this type of...

Laptop Problems: Pavillion dv9000 idle power shutdown, hp pavillion dv9000, power shutdown
hp pavillion dv9000, power shutdown, power options: Hi Rob, you are correct, there is a way to disable this. Vista s not my strong point, but I m fairly sure it s similar to XP on this one. You will want to go into the control panel, under Power options. There you should find options for how long to wait before...

Laptop Problems: PLEASE HELP ME!!!, windows 2000 networking, best bet
windows 2000 networking, best bet, key number: Hi Jessica, I agree with you about Windows 2000, I never liked it on a laptop either. Just didn t set well. And since this laptop is a few years old, Windows Vista probably will not work for you either. Just not enough computing power to run it. I think...

Laptop Problems: PRESARIO 2195US LAPTOP, led lights, motherboard
led lights, motherboard, hard drive: Common problem, actually happened to me several times. Usually what will happen, the RAM is not installed correctly, Or, the amount of RAM is too much for the motherboard. If you check this, it should solve the problem. If not, please post a followup...

Laptop Problems: Presario 2585 booting and other problems, fn key, keyboard problems
fn key, keyboard problems, 2585us: Hi Jim, you re right, the date and time sound like a CMOS battery, probably not a big deal. The keyboard on the other hand, may, or may not be a big deal, depending on how it needs to be fixed. I don t believe this is a software issue, I believe it...

Laptop Problems: Presario F500 screen, nvidia drivers, flexible cable
nvidia drivers, flexible cable, laptop screen: Hi James, this symptom is indicative of a bad connection, but before you go jumping in, you may want to hook it to a regular external monitor to see if that does the same thing. If all looks good on an external monitor, I would suspect the flexible cable...

Laptop Problems: Problem Installing New Laptop Monitor, toshiba satellite a55, laptop screen
toshiba satellite a55, laptop screen, toshiba satellite: Hi Bob, I have a couple of things to try here, none of which are for sure, but they won t hurt. First, when you re in VGA mode, in display properties, what does it list your video card as? Does it know the brand and model, or does it just list it as VGA...

Laptop Problems: Problem with the screen and cursor, fujitsu siemens laptop, brand notebooks
fujitsu siemens laptop, brand notebooks, cursor arrow: It sounds like the display is incorrectly configured. I m not really familiar with the Fujitsu brand notebooks although I have seen a few. Go into the display properties in the control panel and see if there is an option for screen rotation. Some of the...

Laptop Problems: password for laptop, toshiba portege m200, computer repair shop
toshiba portege m200, computer repair shop, portege m200: If this is the password BEFORE windows starts to load then it is stored in the system CMOS which is normally backed up by a small battery inside the system which often resembles a large watch battery. The only way to get to that is to partially dissasemble...

Laptop Problems: password, ibm thinkpad 570, bios password
ibm thinkpad 570, bios password, step direction: That battery would only reset the BIOS password it would not affect the Windows password which is stored on the hard drive. If you remember the administrators password you can log in at the administrator (if you never changed it try leaving the password blank...

Laptop Problems: pc size screen, size screens, toshiba sony
size screens, toshiba sony, laptop screen: The largest I ve ever seen is a 17 , I even checked with Apple and they only go to 17 . Sorry I don t know where to buy a notebook with a screen larger than 17 . I would try calling IBM, Toshiba, Sony, and Possibly Dell and see if they make or previously...

Laptop Problems: power problem, dell laptop, electricity connection
dell laptop, electricity connection, brightness settings: Hi Idan, I m afraid I don t have a good answer for why this happened. Do you have Windows automatic updates turned on? If so, maybe one of the automatically installed updates changed it. It is also possible that there is a problem developing with your battery....

Laptop Problems: presario v2000,shutdowns before welcome screen, recovery cd, bios setup
recovery cd, bios setup, welcome screen: Hi Brent, I m not sure I understand the question fully, so correct me if I m not on the right track. If you mean the computer shuts down like that when trying to boot normally, I think you re on the right track here. Although you may not have to reformat....

Laptop Problems: purchase a laptop, question baby, happy hunting
question baby, happy hunting, video memory: You ve asked a really tough question Baby Girl, because what is good quality for one person isn t necessarily good for all. HP is a good brand, that s pretty easy to answer. So are the other major manufacturers, like IBM and DELL. Many times you will...

Laptop Problems: Question about using Laptop away from home, wireless laptop, riding in my car
wireless laptop, riding in my car, verizon dsl: No problem If you have any more questions you can ask me on Allexperts.com or you can email me at yaniv.jonathan@gmail.com There are devices that can improve the range of your wireless laptop. For example, have you ever had a time when you are in lets...

Laptop Problems: question about laptop battry, battry, time couple
battry, time couple, question thanks: Viloa, There are 2 answers to that question. 1st, if it will only be for a short time (couple of hours) you can leave the battery in. If it will be for extended use you should remove the battery so the computer doesn t try to keep recharging it. Now...

Laptop Problems: RAM problem on HP dv9408nr, kingston ddr2, ddr2 pc2 4200
kingston ddr2, ddr2 pc2 4200, ram kingston: Hi Alin, if you re sure that memory is the correct memory for your system, here are a couple of things you can try. Take it out and put it back in. Sometimes they just don t seat right. Make sure you have both the battery and the AC power disconnected....

Laptop Problems: Reading laptop hard disk, laptop hard disk, hp laptop
laptop hard disk, hp laptop, desktop pc: I would recommend the first one if you do not want to have to open you desktop pc up. That is a very simple to use adapter. If you are comfortable opening your pc and connecting the drive internally, this would be my pick http://www.cablestogo.com/product.asp?cat%5Fid=906&sku=17705...

Laptop Problems: Record and view via lan pc, video capture card, pentium iv
video capture card, pentium iv, video shop: No bother at all Sean! I think you may actually need another piece of hardware for your old PC. A video capture card. You could then take the monitor jack on the back of your laptop, where you would normally hook it to a monitor, and run that to the video...

Laptop Problems: Running software on Inspiron E1505, computer window, first glance
computer window, first glance, pop cd: Hello Mark, at first glance it appears that you may have a bad CD. Can you try it in another computer just to rule out that possibility? McAfee Security shouldn t keep you from getting to this disk, especially if you can get to others. I ll do a little...

Laptop Problems: reboot problem, error press, load error
error press, load error, boot option: Hello, please look in the BIOS to see what the boot options are set to. You should be able to get there by pressing F1, F2 or DEL as the computer turns on. The CD should be the first boot option, but if not, it at least needs to be one of the options. While...

Laptop Problems: Screen Blacking out!, averatec 3200, random times
averatec 3200, random times, harder time: It sounds like there is a problem either with the screen itself or the display controller. Usually it s not software related if it works again when you reboot. I have no suggestions for repairing it other than try contacting the company who made it and see...

Laptop Problems: Screen Display., laptop screen, hard drive
laptop screen, hard drive, operating system: Hi Jessica, Can you give me a little more detail please? What type of Laptop do you have? When did this problem occur and what was running when it happened? What Operating System do you use? What is in the 4 windows? This information will...

Laptop Problems: Screen Shrunk, resolution size, settings tab
resolution size, settings tab, select properties: Hi Jamie, it sounds like the resolution size has changed. To change it back, right click on an open spot on the desktop and select properties. Click on the settings tab and move the Screen Resolution slider to the right. Probably 1024 x 768 or 1280 x 1024,...

Laptop Problems: Screen wont turn on..., compaq presario f500, faint images
compaq presario f500, faint images, faint image: Hi John, when the screen stays black, is it completely black, or can you see faint images on it? You may be able to detect them more easily by shining a flashlight at the screen indirectly. If there are faint image there, it would be a backlighting problem....

Laptop Problems: Second hand purchase., sorry mark, mechanical problem
sorry mark, mechanical problem, dvd drive: Hi Tim, Well not really, sounds almost like a mechanical problem rather than a configurastion, but without seeing it its hard to be sure. You could always remove & reinstall the dvd as a device, assuming you have the drivers, can t do any harm Sorry Mark...

Laptop Problems: Slow laptop at home, dell 5100, networked applications
dell 5100, networked applications, question michael: That s a really good question Michael! Doesn t seem like the non-networked applications would have anything to do with your modem, but they may have something to do with your network setup. If your computer is busy trying to connect, or trying to optimize...