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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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Display on MacBook Pro 13 (Mid 2014) dead after installing Ubuntu 18.04. Works on HDMI when lid is closed

I have a MacBook Pro 13 Retina (Mid 2014) and the screen has gone off and never comes back on again. It happend after installed Ubuntu 18.04 and refit. At end of install I observe diverse graphic ...
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Alienware Aurora R4 will not POST with more than one memory chip installed

This is my system purchased new back in 2013. My original water cooler radiator had developed a small leak and was running hot so I purchased a new Corsair cooler and installed it without ...
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How do I determine if my laptop USB port is permanently broken?

I have a Compaq 620 laptop that is almost 10 years old It has an Intel Celeron processor running Windows 7 Ultimate edition It's battery does not hold any charge and booting the computer with ...
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How to disable Laptop startup beeps caused by hardware faults?

I have an old laptop, Compaq Presario v3000. It runs smooth enough for me to accomplish necessary tasks but there is only one problem. It beeps almost every time on startup. I have a faulty 'Y' key on ...
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USB HD shows in 'Device Manager' but not 'Disk Management'

After various software and hardware (driver) issues on my laptop, I decided to back-up and then format, reinstalling Windows 7. While reaching for the portable drive, I dropped it, less than a foot. ...
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Flashing lines on a black screen for extended period of time when WIN10 laptop boots up

Background I just now soft-rebooted my 2-year old laptop after not having done so for probably 4-6 weeks. I noticed my Google Hangouts video chats were stuttering, omitting some audio entirely or ...
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How to debug segmentation faults hardware issue?

this story begins in 2011 when I purchased my Home WorkStation. Back then I was using windows and several BSOD made me switch to Ubuntu. From time to time ubuntu prompted me "App crashed" ...
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New HDD is “clicking” HTS721010A9E630 1TB Windows 10

I have question related with my new HDD - is it normal that it "clicks"? I pickup my notebook from RMA (they changed old HDD), and I noticed that it make sometimes weird sound (mostly when I turn ...
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GC not detected by motherboard, VGA LED on [closed]

I built my new PC yesterday, but I have a problem. To begin, here is his config: GPU: EVGA RTX 2070 EX CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 2700 MB: MSI B450M Tomahawk RAM: 2x8GB Corsair Vengeance DDR4 Power supply: ...
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Monitor stays black after dedusting pc

I have dedusted my Computer after it had some cooling problems. Now the monitor stays black, no BIOS. This is my setup: MB: Asus m5a97 CPU: FX 8320 RAM: Corsair ddr3 2x8gb 1333MHz GC: nVidia ...
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How can I repair an external HDD with faulty powering?

I just moved into a new place, but unfortunately mixed up the power cables for my Seagate 4GB Backup Plus and a speaker system. Upon move in I inadvertently used the speaker power cable for my HDD. ...
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How do I determine the component responsible for hardware lockup under high stress on a Linux system?

I have a computer that I would call "rock solid". I run it for months on end without the need to restart and have many programs, tabs, etc open all the time on multiple work spaces. No stability ...
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How to debug pre-BIOS delay during boot?

I'm after some support to see if my good old laptop can be saved from being replaced. It is taking a considerable amount of time to switch on. The problem happens right after power on, while the ...
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Newly bought HDD scratching sound

I've recently bought new hard drive (WD Blue 2TB) and it worked just fine for about 400 hours now even though one application said that the HDD health is FAIL (it was some weird outdated app from 2013 ...
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Purchased Used HDD - Error in GSmartControl log interpretation

I purchased some 500GB 2.5in HDD's for use in a homelab I am building. I am in the process of testing the drives since they were bought used. This particular drive has an error that I cannot ...

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