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Questions tagged [hardware-failure]

Hardware failure refers to the act of a piece of physical hardware failing to meet its designed standards during operation.

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Home server becomes unresponsive after indeterminate time

I've been having an issue with a home server of mine (mostly used for plex) becoming unresponsive after steadily decreasing amounts of time. I originally noticed the issue a few months ago but put ...
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Fried up PSU still working but no display? [on hold]

some days ago due to some electrical problem I got my PSU fried up I opened it and there were two big capacitors open from the top and when the power cable is connected PSU fan and other components ...
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Computer is on for about a minute before windows even begins to boot. What hardware is failing?

About 2 weeks ago my computer started doing this thing where I press the power button and it's on with the fans etc going for about a minute before the monitor ever turns on and windows begins to boot;...
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Is it possible that AC mains (UK ~230V 50hz) could cause micro stutters under load in modern PC's on potentially noisy home sockets? [closed]

I am experiencing machine stutters on my PC, after changing every single component 3+ times (every component, yes) and reinstalled operating system over multiple different disks. Yet, they still ...
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Laptop fails to detect its CD-ROM drive after system restore

I recently reset my computer to factory settings. Before I did that, it was experiencing blue screens of death (DPC Watchdog violation), then started having trouble booting up (complained of invalid ...
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Permanently disable broken TouchPad on HP laptop

I have an HP Folio13 laptop which includes a Synaptics TouchPad. I'm running Windows 7 Home. I want to permanently disable the TouchPad since it doesn't function properly so I use a mouse or keyboard ...
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Why does my computer abruptly shut down? PSU is faulty but works well without load [closed]

There are similar questions on this site, some do not have definitive answers while in other cases it was the motherboard that was faulty or overheating issues. In my case it’s the PSU. The purpose ...
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Peculiar keyboard malfunction (specific keys combinations not working)

I'm having a weird problem with one particular keyboard I happen to like. I tend to believe it's not of a physical nature (the keys seem to work in different combinations), but it's definitely a ...
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Windows Hardware Error: “LiveKernelEvent”, with code 144 and Locale ID: 1033

Repeated error I have been repeatedly encountering the following error when my laptop freezes. It may occur multiple times during the day, and should take several minutes to recover. Source Windows ...
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What hardware issue is causing my packet loss? Is it fixable?

My laptop got a nasty bump today. A bit of the casing broke, and a corner of the laptop (including screen) is 'bent'. Somewhat to my surprise, the laptop appears to be functioning close to normally: ...
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How bad is my HDD for usage? [closed]

I bought an Acer Aspire F5-573G a year ago. It runs on Windows 10 Home x64 and has a 1TB HDD. From the get-go I received my system, I had been experiencing major hiccups in my system performance. The ...
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GPU video output is not working and I don't have onboard graphics

I just built a system with a x8dah+ mobo that was refurbished and has two xeons on it. I installed a gtx 1060 from evga bstock on it and am using a 750w psu to power the system. The issue when I turn ...
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Asus Q87M-E/CSM mobo led light on but system will not display

Specs: Asus Q87M-E/CSM EVGA 450 BT- PSU Intel i5-4430 3GHz Quad-Core Cool Master MasterBox E300L MATX Tower 16GB DDR3 RAM Cdrom drive <-- HP TS-H65** Seagate ST3100054*** Current problem: ...
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If I change the cable of a USB device, will the drivers/descriptors be affected? [closed]

I swapped out the USB cable for a controller I was fixing (because the 5V wire broke) and now any PC I use it on can't recognize it. Could me changing the wire of broken it?
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Desktop with dual boot (MacOS/Win10) with random crashes on both OS

not gonna waste your time so straight to the point: First what I mean by "crash" - all monitors turn off as if the system slept, audio keeps going (yt videos keep playing) for a while between 3secs ...

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