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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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Laptop with power problems now with unresponsive keys

I became an owner of an HP EliteBook 8460p recently and had an issue where the power button wouldn't work for turning on the computer. I use the "QuickWeb" button which can turn on the computer and ...
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Installed old HDD in my PC for more storage but Crystaldiskinfo shows Caution

I've recently found my over 10 years old HDD that I've threw away years ago and decided to put it back into my computer to get more storage. Computer is working just fine, it's fast as it was before ...
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HDD “unknown”, “not initialized”, no capacity, no nothing. But physically working and showing up in the device manager

It's a WD hard disk. I'm using its original PCB and the disk turns on, is physically running, and the WD software diagnostic shows "PASS". It appears in the device manager, but in the disk ...
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Does inconsistent behavior always indicate a hardware issue? [closed]

I've been experiencing a problem recently with my Linux laptop, where the display is blacking out during boot. I won't go into the specific details, as I have asked a question about it on Unix & ...
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Fluctuating Brightness Video Output & CPU Over Temperature Error

This new 24 inch curved monitor works just fine when I checked it by connecting with my laptop, but whenever I connect it to my old custom built PC, the screen dims randomly since the BIOS, goes dark ...
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Weird Flickering Dotted Line on Top of Notebook Screen

I bought a new notebook. Everything works perfectly, except: In irregular intervals, a flickering, horizontal dotted line appears on the very top of the screen (see picture). Sometimes there is ...
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Heatsink Installation - Thermal/Insulating Materials

I need to install a heatsink, but other then the thermal paste it has some sort of black rubberish material. I think it's an insulation material to protect the exposed pins. Or maybe it's thermal ...
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Is there any way to transfer programs between laptops?

My old laptop that I do a lot of work on is starting to die. I have a lot of really important programs on there that would suck to lose. Is there a way to perhaps copy these programs and allow them ...
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How do I create a bootable copy of an internal hard drive?

I have an old laptop that is starting to die. I have really important programs and files on that laptop, and I'm worried that the hard drive will soon fail. Is there a way to create an exact copy of ...
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After strong impact my laptop's screen began showing artifacts but then returned to normal functionality, what was that?

Yesterday my PC was hit by a window and began showing various artifacts on the screen and flickering. My computer has insurance so I began a process to get a technician, but suddenly after a few hours ...
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Estimation on power consumption for dram modules on desktop mainboard?

Desktop mainboard is equipped with Crucial, DDR4-2400, PC4-19200 2x16GB, CT2K16G4SFD824A, CL=17, dual Ranked, x8 based, unbuffered, non-ECC, 1.2V, 2048Meg x64bit modules. What is power consumption for ...
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What does this motherboard beep code mean?

I have a Gigabyte GA-Q77M-D2H motherboard, and when I restarted the PC it made the following beep code and failed to boot (recording): https://youtu.be/3FAaGJiNSgY It now does this every time I try ...
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How can I avoid problems with CPU power?

When I attempt to turn on my newly built custom computer, it powers on for 5 seconds then turns off again. The only happens when I have the ATX CPU power cable connected. When this cable is removed ...
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New Ultra-book Making Heartbeat sounds (Video Attached)

Got this new ultrabook just several days ago. Turn up your volume and hear it at 00:03: https://imgur.com/gallery/TuiODlx I hear it randomly - sometimes not at all, and sometimes once per 30-40 ...
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Weird buzzing noise coming from the pc (PSU perhaps)

Ok so this is a weird one. I'm used to troubleshooting things like this one myself, but now i'm rather stuck. Just bought a new PC with RTX 2080 & Ryzen 7 2700X. All good, runs smooth and rather ...

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