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Laptop Problems: Laptop will not turn on, dell latitude d810, dell latitude d810 laptop
Laptop Problems: Laptop will not turn on, dell latitude d810, dell latitude d810 laptop, power button

Laptop Problems: satellite a205 freezing, power supply
Laptop Problems: satellite a205 freezing, power supply

Laptop Problems: freeze, computer freezes
computer freezes: Are you using a good enough antivirus? Download the: Windows Malicious Software Removal Tool, from the MicroSoft support site. This tool removes the Trojans and Malwares which the ordinary Antivirus software leave behind. Run it first in Quick Scan mode...

Laptop Problems: freezing?, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: Pressing and holding the Power button reset the power manager. If your computer works after reseting it, means the problem is there. I suggest you get it repaired. It will not be a big deal right now. But later if the backlight goes off, repairing will...

Laptop Problems: Hardware, driver problem gateway
driver problem gateway: First thing, you must upgrade it to SP3. If you do an Windows update, it normally installs most of the required drivers. Have you tried that. Otherwise, take the drivers from this page: http://support.gateway.com/support/drivers/search.asp?st=pn¶m=1008826...

Laptop Problems: Hooking up home ISP to laptop, setting up the Internet connection
setting up the Internet connection: I think it is a LAN connection. 1. Start Internet Explorer. 2. On the Tools menu, click Internet Options. 3. Click the Connections tab. 4. click LAN Settings. Select Automatically detect LAN settings. You need to un-select all other options...

Laptop Problems: HP laptop Hangs with a Beep, freezing laptop, computer freezing
freezing laptop, computer freezing: Freezing is a hard drive problem. Defragment all your Hard drive partitions. Run Disk cleanup. Delete all the content from C:/windows/prefetch. Careful, you are not supposed to delete the folder, just everything inside it. If these do not solve...

Laptop Problems: inspiron 1510 keyboard malfunction, disable windows key
disable windows key: Your Windows key is struck, due to some reason. Please see the pics I have attached here if you don t know which is the Windows key. You need to clean the area of the key, find out why it is struck. If you can t please follow the procedure below to...

Laptop Problems: installing vista, Vista installation
Vista installation: The original disk is a must, unless you have prepared a recovery disk. You can buy the recovery disk from a Toshiba dealer / service center near you. (You can ask those guys if you can use the code in your machine with a fresh copy of Vista, if required....

Laptop Problems: Laptop, dvd not playing in laptop, dvd problem
dvd not playing in laptop, dvd problem: Your hardware is fine, as it is copying the CDs. WinDvD codec has compatibility issues. Just download the original Xvid codec from the link below and install. It is a small file. http://www.xvidmovies.com/codec/ Restart once and you will be...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Will Not Charge, battery problem, battery not charging
battery problem, battery not charging: Check for dirt/dust clogging both in the sockets and the battery terminals. Clean them if required. If the socket has become loose, open the bottom cover, and tighten it. Check the adapter in another laptop, if it is working. You can do the same for the...

Laptop Problems: Laptop fell now it keeps freezing, Computer freeze
Computer freeze: It the Hard drive getting loose or the RAM. I suggest check both. Can you open the back cover and check the connections for hard drive and check if the RAM is fitted properly in the sockets. Or, it may be a coincidence, can you try defragmenting your...

Laptop Problems: Laptop hangs and beeps, computer freezes
computer freezes: Defragment all the drives. Check for disk sector errors. Download this, and do a full scan: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyId=AD724AE0-E72D-4F54-9AB3-75B8EB148356&displaylang=en If these two steps do not work you need to format...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Keyboard Malfunction, key board problem
key board problem: Frequently used keys might get damaged; and as your laptop is two years old, and you were prone to gaming, this is more likely. But, if it is happening only in one application or game, the fault may be in the application or the game itself. If it is a fault...

Laptop Problems: Laptop monitor and power connection, display problem
display problem: The cord need to be replaced, no one can repair it. To adjust the display brightness, do the following: - Right click desktop (Personalize for Vista or Properties for XP) - In XP you ll need to select the settings tab - Click advance...

Laptop Problems: Laptop shuts off when I try yo uninstall AVG anti virus, avg unistallation isssues
avg unistallation isssues: AVG Remover AVG Remover utility removes all parts of AVG installation on your computer, including registry items, installation and user files on your disk, etc. AVG Remover is the least option to be used in case the AVG uninstallation / repair installation...

Laptop Problems: Laptop will not turn on, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting, power problem: Long long mail. I will advice you to keep the laptop on when not in use. It might damage the battery due to over heat. Have u checked the fan if it is working? Here is one magic trick: remove the battery and adapter both, hold down the power switch...

Laptop Problems: Laptop wifi saying not switched on, laptop WI fi problem, wifi not working
laptop WI fi problem, wifi not working: In this case, it is disabled in BIOS. Just go into BIOS and enable it. In case, you can t, say, you could not find the entry for WIFI there, just restore defaults in BIOS as a whole. This option you will find just after entering BIOS. Restore, and...

Laptop Problems: laptop, turn off problem
turn off problem: You should turn off the laptop from Start button. If are turn it off from the power button it will give errors. Moreover, in some laptops, if you hold down the power button for a few seconds, it reset the power settings. I think this is the case it...

Laptop Problems: laptop, display
display: This is the backlight going out of place. The page below explain how to replace it, you can use the same to fix it back. http://www.laptoprepair101.com/laptop/2007/12/09/replace-laptop-backlight-ccfl-lamp/ It s not very easy. If you think you can...

Laptop Problems: laptop - hp compaq 6230, windows logoff automatically, automatic logoff
windows logoff automatically, automatic logoff: How much time you are getting in between a logoff? You need to do a small proceedure to stop this, if you are not being able to complete this in normal log on, boot into safe mode. 1. Go to Start Run, type regedit.exe and hit enter. This will launch...

Laptop Problems: laptop power problem, replace power jack, replace power jack laptop
replace power jack, replace power jack laptop: Re-soldering the power jack is not a big deal, if you know how to do a soldering. And how to avoid a dry joint. You will need a soldering Iron, desoldering pump, solder wire, and other equipment to open the case. Do you have them at home? This page...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, display backlight replacement
display backlight replacement: Hi, The cost of the backlight will be nearly half the cost of the laptop. It is expensive. In US it is $500 - $800. But the fault can be with the inverters too. There are tiny inverters in the motherbrd that power the backlight. The backlight is like...

Laptop Problems: my laptop just stop working, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: Fix using any of the two methods: (Note you have not mentioned how old is your computer and what is the condition of your hard drive. If your computer responds after inserting the repair disk, you can do the steps mentioned below. In case your comp do not...

Laptop Problems: laptop won't turn on, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: It is not software. Do you see the manufacturer s logo after you turn on the power switch? If not it is your display. Do you feel hard drive movement? If you see the logo but later it goes dark, and you do not see any hard drive movement. It may be...

Laptop Problems: medion laptop 2 years old not booting up., repair install xp, repair install vista
repair install xp, repair install vista, non boot situation: You do need a XP / Vista CD (not a restore disc as sometimes supplied) to repair windows. See if you have this. Otherwise, you can buy a repair disk from the manufacturer. Should be available there in their store. Try this, as the data is important....

Laptop Problems: memory stick, how to use usb drive, how to use pen drive
how to use usb drive, how to use pen drive: Not automatically. But you can copy or paste any to /from it, just like any other folder in your computer. Once you have connected the USB, go to My computer and you will see a Removable drive there. This drive contains all data in your USB. You...

Laptop Problems: password, keyboard not working
keyboard not working: I should have mentioned it earlier. You can use any external USB key board. May be the one you are using for your desk top. Once you are logged in to Windows, you can have the on screen one too: http://www.xp-tips.com/onscreen-keyboard.html ...

Laptop Problems: Cannot play laptop to HDTV, connecting laptop to hdtv, connecting laptop to tv
connecting laptop to hdtv, connecting laptop to tv: Doesn t your laptop have a DVI output? If yes, connect that one. VGA is analog. DVI can be analog and digital. If you do not have DVI, you might need a analog to digital converter in between. Read these for a better idea: http://www.netlobo.com/laptop_tv.html...

Laptop Problems: Replace Toshiba Satellite Pro 6100 laptop CMOS battery, replace cmos battery, replace cmos battery toshiba
replace cmos battery, replace cmos battery toshiba: The standard lifetime of a CMOS battery is around 10 Years; however, this amount of time can change depending on the use and environment that the computer resides. If your computer is losing its time or date settings, or you are receiving a message CMOS...

Laptop Problems: Shut down issues, battery problem, battery drains out
battery problem, battery drains out: I suggest you send it to repair under the warranty. You might even get a replacement. There is a fault in the circuit which is draining the battery. As it is a manufacturing defect, you should get a replacement. Don t think of continuing with this...

Laptop Problems: Small white dot of light near middle of screen, white pixel, hot pixel
white pixel, hot pixel, white dot on laptop screen: This is a hot or dead pixel. Read on. A white pixel isn t actually a dead pixel, but is as good as one. In the instance of a dead pixel there would be no color (not even the output of black). But in this instance a White Pixel is called a hot pixel...

Laptop Problems: satellite a205 freezing, computer freezes, laptop freezes
computer freezes, laptop freezes: I will not relate this problem to power supply. Defragment your hard drive. Do it ever three / four months, if you use your machine regularly. Clean your disk by running the disk cleaner. Start All Programs Accessories System tools Disk cleaner....

Laptop Problems: screen, change icon size xp, change icon size
change icon size xp, change icon size: I don t know what u mean by Windows screen. Do you mean the desktop? These steps are for XP. If you have Vista, write back again, I will give you Vista s steps. Steps for changing desktop icon size. 1. Right Click Desktop + Choose “Properties”...

Laptop Problems: screen problem on a compaq laptop, laptop display problem, graphics card problem
laptop display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: I will bring three things under the scanner: Display, graphics card, the graphics driver. Here is how to find out. In any case it will be FIXABLE. :) - When ever the distortion is occurring (display is not showing proper colours), fix it to an external...

Laptop Problems: sony vaio keyboard, keyboard not working, some keys on keyboard not working
keyboard not working, some keys on keyboard not working: First place I would check is to make sure Device Manager is happy with the keyboard driver. If that is okay, plug in an external keyboard to see if that works okay. You can use any USB keyboard. If this keyboard works, you have a hardware problem. ...

Laptop Problems: no sound toshiba laptop, no sound, laptop sound not coming
no sound, laptop sound not coming: Do devmgmt.msc again and rollback the driver. You can also download the lastest driver from the Realtek site and re-install. You can see the name of the driver if you right click it in the device manager and select Properties. If this happened...

Laptop Problems: toshiba equium speakers, sound problem, no sound in laptop
sound problem, no sound in laptop: This is a too general question. Was it working earlier? Has it happened just after installing an application? Check your Volume settings. Go to Control panel Sound and audio Devices. Check all the settings. Make sure the Mute button is not selected....

Laptop Problems: Vista Problem, pirating software, xp vista migration
pirating software, xp vista migration: You are pirating software, which I will strongly discourage. But with you level of knowledge, I think you are just tiny pirates. I know the answer to this question, and also the solutions to all the problem you are facing. But, I will not give them...

Laptop Problems: Window xp instalation, blue screen while migrating to xp from vista, xp over vista
blue screen while migrating to xp from vista, xp over vista, Install xp over vista: Well, downgrading is tough job. Are you ready to full format your C:? Your hard drive is a SATA drive. XP will not recognize the hard drive because there are no drivers for it. That is an XP issue. In Dell s BIOS, the setting can be changed under the...

Laptop Problems: Acer Aspire 3000 keyboard and mouse, mouse cursor freeze
mouse cursor freeze: Just go to the Acer support site and find out if you are using the proper drivers. Also, check driver versions, if newer versions are available, take them. The difference between safe mode and normal mode is that, the drivers are not loaded in safe...

Laptop Problems: Acer Laptop wont boot up, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: First check if any of your drives are loaded. CD / USB / Floppy, if loaded they do not let you load. Acer normally use three keys to enter BIOS: F1, F2, CTRL+ALT+ESC. You normally see a message: Press XX key to enter BIOS. Press to enter BIOS. You...

Laptop Problems: acer aspire 5735 problem, non boot condition, computer not booting
non boot condition, computer not booting: It can be OS problem or a harddrive failure. To check, inser the original Windows cd / repair disk (whichever you have) in the disk drive and restart the computer. You will see a message, Press any key to boot from CD . Press a key and do a repair...

Laptop Problems: acer laptop wont turn on, laptop overheat and won't turn on
laptop overheat and won't turn on: Heat is death to electronic components. Sounds like initially you were triggering the CPU temp protective circuit, but that would allow you to restart once it cools down. It is quite possible that your CPU got fried. Or it may be the thermostat is full...

Laptop Problems: connecting laptop to tv, connecting laptop to old tv, connecting laptop to tv
connecting laptop to old tv, connecting laptop to tv: HDMI is digital. If your TV can t process digital, use VGA port. VGA is analog. You might need a digital to analog converter if your laptop do not have a VGA port, and your TV can t process digital. But this is not likely, most of the TVs can these days....

Laptop Problems: Delete browsing history/computer running slow, slow computer, speeding up computer
slow computer, speeding up computer, increase windows speed: You need to run a complete disk clean up and keep doing it at least once a month, if you use the computer regularly. This web page have detailed description of how to do it. http://www.theeldergeek.com/disk_cleanup_utility.htm Also, defragment...

Laptop Problems: Dell Laptop, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: They are right in saying that it is a software problem. However, it ca be solved very easily. 1. Boot in safe mode. (If you do not know how to boot in Safe mode, go to this link: http://www.vista4beginners.com/Boot-in-safe-mode ) 2. Go to Start...

Laptop Problems: Dell vostro 1400 laptop overheating problem ., overhaet laptop, laptop overheating
overhaet laptop, laptop overheating: You need to clean the fan and the heatsink. They usually get clogged in dirt and causes over heating problem. If you have any experience with repairing, you can open the back cover and do it. Use a vacuum cleaner. You should also clean the ventilation...

Laptop Problems: A disk read error...?, A disk read error has occurred, Press ctrl+alt+del to restart
A disk read error has occurred, Press ctrl+alt+del to restart: It may be just a bad sector. How old is you laptop? I suggest, enter BIOS while trying to boot, restore all the defaults, SAVE, EXIT. Boot again see it is working? This is important. Try to boot in safe mode, and back your important data if possible....

Laptop Problems: Acer Aspire 3000 keyboard and mouse, acpi compliant, battery 2
Laptop Problems: Acer Aspire 3000 keyboard and mouse, acpi compliant, battery 2, device manager

Laptop Problems: Laptop Replacement Screen Problem, hotkey combination
Laptop Problems: Laptop Replacement Screen Problem, hotkey combination

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, motherboard, laptop
Laptop Problems: laptop problem, motherboard, laptop, money

Laptop Problems: laptop problems, hard drive
Laptop Problems: laptop problems, hard drive

Laptop Problems: queries, maximum ram, mother board
Laptop Problems: queries, maximum ram, mother board, laptop

Laptop Problems: turn off problem, safety precaution, cpu manufacturers
Laptop Problems: turn off problem, safety precaution, cpu manufacturers, ballpark figure

Laptop Problems: gateway m320 won't turn on, not booting, laptop not booting
not booting, laptop not booting, computer not booting: I am aware of this situation. Windows do not need to boot up. Just go through the instructions. 1. Get your Windows DVD 2. Start the machine. 3. Immediately, open the Cd drive and enter the Windows DVD/cd. It will open even if your Windows do not...

Laptop Problems: HP pavilion zd 7000, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: This is either your graphics card or its driver. I suggest you download the latest driver from the manufacturer s web site and install it. Also, if this has happened just after installing some application, get rid of that application. Some applications...

Laptop Problems: IBM laptop, clicking sound from laptop, clicking sound from harddrive
clicking sound from laptop, clicking sound from harddrive: It is mostly the death siren of the Hard drive. I suggest you backup all your important data. It may crash anytime now. If not the HD it can be either the battery charger, Inverter for the display, or the speakers. You try using a headphone and see...

Laptop Problems: Inspire Laptop screen, graphics problem in laptop
graphics problem in laptop: You don t need to remove the graphics card. Just uninstall the old driver. After uninstalling, everything will appear larger, as there will be no drivers. Don t worry, just insert the N2269 Driver & Ulitity Ver 2.0 CD and re-install the driver....

Laptop Problems: Laptop damn slow.. damn slow, speeding up pc
speeding up pc: Please read my responses between the lines: There are many softwares that were installed over the net and I don t have the uninstallation CD. Is it safe to go ahead and delete the folder after running the remove functionality of windows? No problem....

Laptop Problems: Laptop Replacement Screen Problem, display problems, laptop display problems
display problems, laptop display problems: If they are there during booting, your drivers are all right. If they are not appearing in the external monitor, the graphics card is all right. We only have the display to blame now. You need to give it a check with those guys who replaced it. There...

Laptop Problems: laptop, battery care for laptop
battery care for laptop: i got a laptop and every time i use it i plug it in the wall. i do that to save the battery s life. is that a good idea? - Yes. You can remove the battery and keep it at a dry place, room temperature. Use the battery only when u need it. Do a full charge...

Laptop Problems: laptop, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: 1. Enter safe mode. 2. Go to Start Run and type sfc.exe/scannow 3. Have the Windows cd handy in case it finds a corrupt or missing file. 4. Restart in normal mode after it finishes. Windows should work perfectly now. 4. If that doesn t help then...

Laptop Problems: laptop, blue screen upon boot
blue screen upon boot: Some important OS files are missing from your computer. It can be solved easily. 1. Boot in safe mode. (If you do not know how to boot in Safe mode, go to this link: http://www.vista4beginners.com/Boot-in-safe-mode ) 2. Go to Start Run and type:...

Laptop Problems: laptop monitor problem, display driver problem
display driver problem: If your pre-start up (should be BIOS) screen was not showing the distortion, thank God, your hardware (display and graphics card) is all right. I suggest uninstall the display driver Restart Re-install Restart. Boot up in Safe mode, if you can t...

Laptop Problems: laptop problem, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: If it won t ever get far enough to enter bios , this is a hardware problem. It may be the RAM clogged in dirt. Can you clean it, and put back in. You need to open the back cover. It may be the CMOS battery giving away. Remove it for 10 minutes and...

Laptop Problems: laptop problems, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: You need to give me some information to find out what is the exact cause, solve it: Do you see the manufacturer s logo while you try to boot? Do you see the Press xx key to enter BIOS etc. messages on the screen? Can you enter BIOS? Do you feel hard...

Laptop Problems: laptop settings, enable wireless network, enable wifi
enable wireless network, enable wifi: Go to: My Computer My Network Places View Network Connections. Right click the wireless network connection and Enable it. Once enabled, it will show up in your system tray (Right side icons in your task bar). Hope this helps. In case of problems,...

Laptop Problems: My laptop won't boot, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: Do this in Safe Mode: If the security hive is corrupt, it may be possible to rename the security hive found in %windir%system32configsecurity to security.old then try copying the most recent backup found in %windir% epair egback to ...

Laptop Problems: laptop won't turn on, no boot condition, not booting
no boot condition, not booting: This is a motherboard issue. Remove the adapter and the battery, keep for an hour and put back in. Clean the battery terminals. You need to open the laptop for these two. (If you are not able to do the following, please take help from a pro.) First...

Laptop Problems: laptop wont boot, not booting, laptop not booting
not booting, laptop not booting, computer not booting: If you can see the beginning portion, the problem is in OS. First get into BIOS and go to BOOT section, check the BOOT ORDER. CD drive should be first and Hard drive should be second. Save and Exit. Try rebooting now. If this do not work you need...

Laptop Problems: Notebook harddrive, disk error, hard drive error
disk error, hard drive error: I am not sure whether it is the OS or hard drive. SP1 do not have the latest version of Windows installer , you better download and install it, as it is required by Windows update. To check the disk for errors, do the following: 1. Double-click My...

Laptop Problems: netbooks, lapro without cd / dvd drive, lapro without disk drive
lapro without cd / dvd drive, lapro without disk drive: If it do not have a CD drive you need to use the USB port to install staff or you can access another computers CD/DVD drive through a network. You will definitely need another computer to load the content of the DISKs to the USB, in the first case. In...

Laptop Problems: PC KEYBOARD FAILURES, keyboard problem
keyboard problem: Have you tried with an external USB keyboard? If you have a desk top, contect its keyboard to the laptop. If this keyboard works, probelm is with your hardware. If the external key board give the same problem, it is your software. Windows contain inbuild...

Laptop Problems: Possibly Damaged Laptop, display problems, laptop display problems
display problems, laptop display problems: This is not a potential damage, your laptop is still booting up as the hard drive is moving. Remove the battery and the power cord, leave it over night, see if it works. Also, force shutdown the comp, press and hold the power button for a minute or...

Laptop Problems: Power Issues, laptop down
laptop down: That ticking sound is normally a capacitor blowing off (it normally gives a pop sound), a fuse should not make noise. It can be a non compatible adapter or a bad motherboard. Check the adapter for compatiblility. However, the fault will be in the power...

Laptop Problems: Power-on Problem on Toshiba, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: This is a motherboard issue. Check power supply, remove the adapter and the battery for an hour and put back in. You need to open the laptop for these two. First thing to try, reset memory sticks (RAM) (remove and put them back). Check what...

Laptop Problems: phono hole, port hope, usb connector
port hope, usb connector, usb port: Yes, you can. All you need is a USB headphone adapter. See the pic I attached here. You can also buy USB head sets, to replace your current set. USB head sets have a USB connector to connect to the pc, instead of the conventional co-axial connectors. ...

Laptop Problems: queries, Maximum RAM
Maximum RAM: compaq presario V2000 is a series of laptops. There are many models in it. It will vary from model to model. To know maximum RAM supported you need to refer to the manuals supplied along with the laptop, or contact customer support. There is no way to...

Laptop Problems: RE: Laptop screen, display problem laptop
display problem laptop: 1. Reset BIOS. Enter BIOS while booting, restore all options to defaults, Save and Exit. 2. Re-sdjust display as stated below: - Right click desktop (Personalize for Vista or Properties for XP) - In XP you ll need to select the settings tab -...

Laptop Problems: reseting factory settings, slow computer, speeding up computer
slow computer, speeding up computer, increase windows speed: Restoring the comp will not clear the hardd rive. It restores the registry, in case of damage. If you want to clean the computer, delete all the data not required and defragment the hard drive. This will make the drive as good as new. If you think...

Laptop Problems: Sound problem, sound driver problem
sound driver problem: Greeting from India. It s great to see I am getting questions from different corners of the world. As you have changed the OS you need to change all the drivers, including the sound driver. You can get this driver from the gateway support site,...

Laptop Problems: screen loooks cut on inside, display problem, physical damage
display problem, physical damage: Please see if the LCD is physically damaged, cost of replacing the LCD will be more than half the cost of the laptop. Any other problem can be fixed very cheap, depending on the manufacturer. Any distortion in the screen can be due to a loose connection....

Laptop Problems: slow, laptop too slow, speed up laptop
laptop too slow, speed up laptop: No worries. You have come to the right place. First, if you computer is set to Show Hidden Files, reverse it. Turn off showing hidden files. This is a must, otherwise you will end up deleting necessary system files in the procedures below. If you are...

Laptop Problems: sound driver, sound driver not installing
sound driver not installing: I can see two possibilities: You said you have installed XP, so you must download the XP driver. In that page you are likely to find three drivers, XP, Vista and Windows 7. Make sure you are taking XP. In some laptops, you are required to install the...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Laptop Freezing, computer freezes
computer freezes: You need go to: Control panel Administrative tools Event viewer and see the messages in red and yellow. The exact cause will be there. Copy the messages and send back to me. Meanwhile, run a disk clean up. This web page have detailed description of how...

Laptop Problems: Toshiba Satellite A215 Model PSAFGU-058002, Cmos battery in laptop, toshiba cmos battery
Cmos battery in laptop, toshiba cmos battery: Scroll down this page it will show you the picture of the CMOS battery T satellite: http://www.paulstravelpictures.com/Toshiba-Satellite-A105-Laptop-Overheating-Dust-Removal-Guide/index.html It is a complete Toshiba Satellite disassembly guide. A picture...

Laptop Problems: turn off problem, no boot condition, laptop not booting
no boot condition, laptop not booting: Can just boot the computer, go to Control panel, Administrative tools, Event viewer. And quickly copy paste the messages you see in Red and yellow. Double click each message to open it. Send it back to me. These messages will tell the real story...

Laptop Problems: Video problems, display problem, graphics card problem
display problem, graphics card problem, display driver problem: The difference between Safe mode and Normal mode is that, in safe mode that drivers are not loaded. If system is ok in Safe mode, I will suspect the drivers first and your BIOS settings. I would suggest, reset the BIOS first. Download the latest...

Laptop Problems: vostro_1400_any opened window won't close, laptop hangs
laptop hangs: Go to: C:/windows/prefetch Delete all the files inside this folder. Note, don t delete this folder, just the files within this folder. Run a disk clean up and defragment all the drives. This should solve the problem. As your computer is in...

Laptop Problems: Google Earth made me do it!, hp pavilion, google
hp pavilion, google, migration: If you have installed XP over Vista, need to install Vista again. The steps will be similar that of the Vista to XP migration. Use the original Vista disk this time. You will need to change all the drivers. Google earth works perfectly on Vista. If you...

Laptop Problems: ac adapter, laptop mains problem
laptop mains problem: Hello Dave, Firstly let me apologise on behalf of All experts group for the delay in answering your question. I became a volunteer in October 2010, and answer in a number of computer categories. I looked around in other sub-headings, within this computer...

Laptop Problems: acer aspire, diagnostic checks, corrupt registry
diagnostic checks, corrupt registry, computer categories: Hello Luther Firstly let me apologise on behalf of All experts group for the delay in answering your question. I became a volunteer in October 2010, and answer in a number of computer categories. I looked around in other sub-headings, within the computer...

Laptop Problems: Computer issue with start up, asus eeepc, asus eee pc
asus eeepc, asus eee pc, computer categories: Hello Raven, Firstly let me apologise on behalf of All experts group for the delay in answering your question. I became a volunteer in October 2010, and answer in a number of computer categories. I looked around in other sub-headings, within the computer...

Laptop Problems: HP Satelite, hp owners, satellite laptop
hp owners, satellite laptop, answering questions: Hello Jamal, Sorry for delay,but until I became an expert today as there was no-one answering questions in this category,I have now become the adviser in this group,so hopefully I can help you. Sound issues are always the easiest PC problem to deal with,...

Laptop Problems: Keyboard issue, Sony Vaio stuck key
Sony Vaio stuck key: Hello Sam Firstly let me apologise on behalf of All experts group for the delay in answering your question. I became a volunteer in October 2010, and answer in a number of computer categories. I looked around in other sub-headings, within the computer category...

Laptop Problems: Acquiring Network Address, acquiring network address, pencil tip
acquiring network address, pencil tip, old laptop: Hello Expert Jon, Glad to help with this frustrating problem, and thanks for the detailed information and steps that you have provided me thus far. OK the problem is symptomatic of an authentication nature. It would appear that your router requires a password...

Laptop Problems: Big computer problem, english voices, dell laptop
english voices, dell laptop, start up menu: Hello Cliff Glad to answer your problem question. I did a run around of the Tom Tom gripe pages and found this info below Pros: Excellent GPS. Easy to use and accurate. Nice HELP ME features built-in. Cons: Install TomTom Home. Connect device. Do...

Laptop Problems: blurry line on screen, graphic card drivers, worst case scenerio
graphic card drivers, worst case scenerio, gateway laptop: Hello John Glad to try and help you with this problem, although potentially it is bad news. Lets take best case scenerio here and assume it is just a display problem. Right click on your desktop and select DISPLAY PROPERTIES and change the option to the...

Laptop Problems: Dell Inspiron 1545 Laptop, logitech keyboard, keyboard driver
logitech keyboard, keyboard driver, keyboard mouse: Hello Karen Thanks for your question and hopefully I resolve this for you. Most keyboard lags are caused by 1. CPU overheat due to running programs ( keep running programs and applications to a minimum) 2. Malware slowing down your system. download...

Laptop Problems: dead laptop, dell laptop, laptop model
dell laptop, laptop model, blank screen: Hello Bev Glad to assist you in this problem. It sounds that during your processes start-up, your user accounts have become a little corrupted due to the UAC deletions (User accounts). After boot please press these keys all together and hold them down...

Laptop Problems: same but different, dell inspiron 1100, warning triangle
dell inspiron 1100, warning triangle, drive crash: Hello Edwin Download and install your video chipset graphic driver from this link http://drivers.softpedia.com/get/GRAPHICS-BOARD/OTHERS/Dell-Inspiron-1100-Intel-Graphics-Driver.shtml Regarding network controller, select it in Control Panel, System Device...

Laptop Problems: HP Compaq nx9010 VGA Driver, hp compaq nx9010, vga driver
hp compaq nx9010, vga driver, graphics board: Hello Ali, Glad to help you out, The main driver site for your laptop is to be found in this link: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/SoftwareIndex.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&prodNameId=321852&prodSeriesId=321850&swLang=8&taskId=135&swEnvOID=1093#11360...

Laptop Problems: HP Pavillion dv9000, hp pavillion dv9000, hp pavilion dv9000z
hp pavillion dv9000, hp pavilion dv9000z, desktop replacements: Hello George Thanks for your question, I will try to give you a decision maker summary. The dv9000 is a competent mid range-mid priced performer.It does nothing particularly outstanding, but importantly does nothing badly, and everything within acceptability....

Laptop Problems: laptop to TV, set ups, converter cable
set ups, converter cable, screen ratio: Hello Randy Glad to answer your question, the answer is yes, that is a perfectly acceptable solution to route the signal onto your TV. You do need to make sure however that your connections are configurable and compatible with each other . Here is a...

Laptop Problems: screen, hp laptops, mains power
hp laptops, mains power, hp laptop: Hello Amber Glad to answer your question. Most laptops have a brightness button that is controlled by holding down the FUNCTION key (FN) and moving the brightness up and down. With HP laptops , I think it is F7 or F8 if memory serves me right, if not look...

Laptop Problems: speakers, electro magnetic interference, ac power cable
electro magnetic interference, ac power cable, inexpensive speakers: Hello Dave Glad to help you with your problem, There are two possible causes and three possible conclusions. 1. Electro-magnetic interference This can come from unshielded and inexpensive speakers being in too close a proximity to your monitor, router or...

Laptop Problems: Acer Aspire Cursor freezes, notebook driver, windows xp drivers
notebook driver, windows xp drivers, touchpad driver: Hello John Glad to assist you to resolve this frequent laptop glitch, which is not confined to your model, but really common. Step 1 First go to control Panel - System - System Restore. Then select a point about 2 weeks ago or certainly before you had...

Laptop Problems: AcerAspire5536/Windows Vista, household insurance policy, airing cupboard
household insurance policy, airing cupboard, key mat: Hello Joy Happy to advise you on this problem, there is good news and bad news however. The good news (possibly) is that by a spill of water, this is the best liquid, or at least the least problematic to resolve. BUT this does not mean that you have not...

Laptop Problems: Distortion, optimum resolution, graphics card
optimum resolution, graphics card, power point: Hello Tea Glad to help with this problem. Although you have not stipulated your operating system, basically its the same procedure. Laptops are designed to run at the manufacturers optimum resolution, and thus any change in that will result in the effects...

Laptop Problems: dead laptop, freeze ups, logo screens
freeze ups, logo screens, generic drivers: Hello Stephen Thanks for your question, no it is unlikely to be dead as it IS loading up. The freeze ups that you are experiencing are usually a sign of the following 1,Antivirus wanting to update and slowing things down whilst searching the net for latest...

Laptop Problems: How expensive would this hypothetical laptop likely be?, clock skew, wi fi access point
clock skew, wi fi access point, wireless internet access: Heelo Green And thank you for a very interesting and informative question. The answer is that the specifications that you have listed are virtually impossible to find on a commercially bought laptop, as you will be aware,hence your query ! However 90% of...

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Laptop Problems: Gateway Laptop Internet connectivity, fi sources, usb dongle
fi sources, usb dongle, controller pci: Hello Hank Thanks for the follow up, Please follow this install procedure exactly to install from your dongle. First insert the dongle and let windows search for and recognise it, click Start,My computer, double click and see if it is listed under the...

Laptop Problems: Hard drive space is lost, drive partitions, freeware category
drive partitions, freeware category, free versions: Hello suraj Thanks for the follow-up, yes as I have stated there does seem to be a discrepancy on your disk as 40 gigs is quite a lot. You have two options, send your PC back to the manufacturer to have the disk re-imaged and factory reset and reformatted,...

Laptop Problems: Inspiron 1525, laptop keyboard, harmful chemicals
laptop keyboard, harmful chemicals, wet wipes: Hello Dan Glad to help you, It probably does not need me to say please do not use wet wipes on a laptop keyboard, they are not designed for cleaning pcs and also may contain harmful chemicals to components. If you must clean keyboards, use specific pc cleaners...

Laptop Problems: ibm lap top problem, ac mains, desktop machine
ac mains, desktop machine, power button: Hello Sanjay Thanks for your question, almost without doubt your battery requires replacement. Most people use laptops these days like a desktop machine, and 99% of the time the laptop is being powered by AC mains voltage. Unfortunately over time this can...

Laptop Problems: Laptop Left Click Out of place, toshiba satellite laptop, toshiba satellite
toshiba satellite laptop, toshiba satellite, annoying problem: Hello Cori This is a particularly annoying problem and unbelievably common. The answer is simple, but most people get frustrated and press down too hard or try and force the key cover incorrectly over the mounting. To save me typing a how to do it walkthrough,...

Laptop Problems: My Laptop Really SUX!, input device drivers, notebook pc
input device drivers, notebook pc, hp pavilion: Hello Shawn Glad to try and help you, seems that you have a driver problem which needs to be re-loaded, so go to this link http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/ProductList.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=135&prodTypeId=321957&prodSeriesId=3185026 and...

Laptop Problems: lap top problem, cd rom drive, arrow keys
cd rom drive, arrow keys, boot sequence: Hello mehedi, Glad to help you, when you boot up/start in windows, before any screen appears, press F8 repeatedly and firmly. You will have a choice of boot ups. Select SAFE MODE WITH NETWORKING and see if XP boots up normally. If it does. its a driver...

Laptop Problems: laptop won't start, windows safe mode, dell laptop
windows safe mode, dell laptop, os selection: Hello Andres OK will try to help you, seem that your install of Kubuntu is failing to mount properly and stalling your pc loading. You can try several ways out of this problem, on startup and pre-os selection screen, tap the F8 key firmly and repeatedly...

Laptop Problems: MONITOR HOOK UP WITH LAPTOP, old laptop, aspect ratios
old laptop, aspect ratios, laptop screen: Hello Elizabeth Thank you for your question, and I will try to assist you with this problem. If you have altered the screen resolution for your laptop, then when it is is transferred to your monitor, it will not work, because screen resolutions and aspect...

Laptop Problems: Playing DVDs on a laptop, dell inspiron 1150, exact driver
dell inspiron 1150, exact driver, support dell: Hello Genie Glad to help you with your question. The answer is is that it appears to be a read problem on your DVD disk media. This usually indicates that it is the DVD disk itself, that has been scratched or has collected a foreign body on it, causing...

Laptop Problems: Problem with monitor, sony vaio vgn, graphics card drivers
sony vaio vgn, graphics card drivers, motherboard issues: Hello Terry, Glad to help, this problem is often indicative of three major causes. Graphics card drivers Motherboard issues Bios mis settings Most of the problems can usually be solved by downloading and installing the latest drivers for your...

Laptop Problems: rattling sound(TOSHIBA NOTEBOOK), toshiba portege m600, sound card drivers
toshiba portege m600, sound card drivers, windows xp drivers: Hello Malik Thanks for your question, although you have described the problem to me in detail, its still seems that it is your Hard drive spinning to read the platters to grab the media in which to feed to your sound card. It will NOT be your sound card,...

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...