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I just bought a Samsung Slim External DVD Writer SE-S084F. The computer recognizes the drive, but when I put in a cd the drive constantly connects and disconnects while trying to read it. I have went on the website and I followed the installation instructions, but still nothing. Thanks for …
by sirlink99 44 in Hardware ()
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My brothers laptop recently died, I believe due to a failed hard drive because when you turned it on you couldn't get out of the BIOS. I unscrewed the laptop's bottom from it's keyboard and replaced the hard drive but now it won't even turn on at all, I can't …
by lewashby 14 in Hardware ()
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Hello, all. I'm presenting you with an issue that's persisted for about a month now (started December 10 2015). I have an Pavilion 15 Notebook PC that I purchased on April 1 2015 with Windows 8.1 installed (warranty is good until March 31 2016), and up until the mentioned December …
by Ben_15 in Hardware ()
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Hi,Happy new Year to all. I have USB Flash disk which stoped working recently I hope the problem is due to the fact that I was doing Disc Fragmentation and Cleanup while it was plugged in,after wards it started to ask Me to format it and here is an interesting …
by Bile 10 in Hardware ()
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Bought an HP Elitebook 6930p at auction. It was dirt cheap beacuse it had some kind of HDD encryption on it and no one new what it was or how to crack it. When you booted it up all you saw was a bunch of numers in increments of 4. …
by james.rodd in Hardware ()
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I Haven't turned on my computer for some days and when turn it it on. Everything is working, the fans etc and the monitor doesn't turn on . when I press the led button .it blinks but nothing turn on .pls help me
by Muhammed_7 in Hardware ()
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I have been a happy user of TomTom satnav products since they first hit the market some ten years ago now. For the most part, that has meant dedicated hardware for in-car use. However, when I last it got a perfect 10/10 rating, the upgraded software truly being that good. …
by happygeek 1,608 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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I recently invested in getting a samsung 245bw 24inch monitor and it was fine for the first few days. After those I started to get little blue stars (size of one pixel) in my games of counterstrike scattered randomly across the screen. These would also appear in the screenshots and …
by blitz16 in Hardware ()
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So as the title says, my main display monitor is showing a white screen, from the point of startup. Before this started happening, I started seeing a blue screen effect over my regular desktop. I have two monitors, my main one (which is the one with the problem) and a …
by Josen515 in Hardware ()
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Hello, I am doing an older system rebuild. I was in the process of installing Win 7, and everything seemed to be working just fine. It restarted on it's own, and now it won't go past the initial bios splash screen, or load into bios. I've tried resetting the CMOS, …
by chrisbrunke in Hardware ()
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If the schools that my kids attend are anything to go by, it seems that high on Santa's list this Xmas just gone was an iTouch, iPhone or iPad depending how well off the parents were. That's understandable, they are just as attractive as gadgets for kids as they are …
by happygeek 1,608 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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I bought my hp pavilion slimline s5000 series model s5713w 3 or 4 years ago worked good until I moved to my new home. It was never dropped or banged into anything during the move though it was in storage for a couple of weeks. When I hooked everything back …
by Familyof7 in Hardware ()
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I have 2 thunderbolt displays daisy-chained to my mac pro for the past 9 months. I have my sound output coming out of one of my 2 displays. I'm on El Capitan and recently had my displays freeze after waking them up from a lunch break then the sound didn't …
by jtsop01 in Hardware ()
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Hi I have an Acer "travelmate 270" . Bought it second hand, was working perfectly, then one day for no apparant reason, when I turned it on, I just got a blank screen. The power lead light is on, and it checks the dvd player, then the fan stops and …
by anndroid in Hardware ()
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Hi there, I have a Toshiba Equium A300D-16C laptop. It was fine until now... When I press the power button, my laptop turns on but the screen remains black / off. HDD indicator doesn't flash or anything ... ( in case this helps ) I've also tried to remove the …
by Rejanu in Hardware ()
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I've done some wonky research. So far I understood:Particular questions that I'm asking are written in Italic hence Bold texts are not visible with this font. "IPS is way better with color precision and contrast. But has problems with "ghosting", it generally looks like someone hasn't compiled video well. Also, …
by Aeonix 39 in Hardware ()
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How to activate the roku device. I have the activation code in my tv screen. Sombody help me with that.
by clarkleewis in Hardware ()
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Have an Android 4.1.1 just for Wifi use. No cellular contract for it. Looking for some android app choices...How can one get a texting address Guidance sought
by philpense in Mobile and Wearables ()
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When sony xperia z have lolipop update ?
by sathyakumar23 -3 in Mobile and Wearables ()
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Hello, just wanna try my luck if you can help me, i got my new ps/2 keyboard just a week ago ill cut right to the chase, so this week my keyboard is automatically backspacing for no reason, so i tried opening my keyboard.. blow some dust,cleaned... then plugged now …
by Man_1 in Hardware ()
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Hey people I have just recently purchased an Advent ERT2250 Laptop and the function (fn) key seems to be constantly on. This means i have to hold the fn key down so i am able to use some of the keys on the keyboard properly, if i dont hold the …
by thewhitezombie in Hardware ()
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Hello! I recently aquired a small form factor emachines system and transplanted the motherboard to a somewhat custom case to use it as a htpc. I installed a phenon x4 9550 in it and removed the shitty small original cooler and proprietary backplate and mounted a lga775 cooler to cool …
by mike52787 in Hardware ()
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I have just finished putting my computer together. I was all excited that it was done. I turned the computer on and everything runs, the fans lights etc. but there is no display. I know its not the ram because i just replaced it with some that i know works. …
by Junior89 in Hardware ()
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Have the HP C4700 and the D110. Need an image of the printer alignment page. Don't use printing anymore... just the scanning function. Took them out the empty cartridges recently and now a cannot get back to the scanning function until an alignment page is generated. Do not know if …
by philpense in Hardware ()
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I have a Dell Inspiron 3520 laptop and am using a USB Mouse. Cannot disable the touchpad. Downloaded the Dell utility to turn it off, and upon booting up it turns it back on. I've tried uninstalling drivers in device manager (touchpad, PS/2 device) checked the BIOS (couldn't find it). …
by Thorgo in Hardware ()
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The other night I put my Dell Inspiron 1501 on hibernate (it was plugged into A/C adapter and wall) and went to sleep. When I woke up the next day, I went to use it and it wouldn't turn on. No lights, no fan noise, nothing. The AC adapter is …
by aladdinsane12 in Hardware ()
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I've looked through older posts and my story is pretty similar. I was just using my laptop last night. I closed the laptop. This morning, when I tried to turn it on, it wouldn't turn on. The power button wouldn't even light up. I noticed that that the laptop feels …
by orphanarium in Hardware ()
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I have a 20 gig drive in a firewire enclosure. It works. I bought a new 80 gig drive to replace the 20. I put it in the enclosure. OS X 3.4 Server told me that I needed to initialize the new disk. Disk Utility opens up. It sees the …
by bigtalk in Hardware ()
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Hi Guys, My Monitor has no display when I turn ON my PC, my Video Card,processor fan is spinning, and its all normal. The only problem is my monitor don't show anything it's all black, but my monitor still on. I tested my monitor to the other PC and it's …
by maselguart in Hardware ()
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hello i recently build a new pc connecting all the parts and the cables when i turn it on the screen start freezing and only solutions was to either press the reset or the power on/off button, so i went into some research about it and couple of posts in …
by Valerios in Hardware ()
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