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Backlights stay lit after laptop powers down - no way to turn off backlights without unpluging

Q: Backlights stay lit after laptop powers down - no way to turn off backlights without unpluging

For the past year or so, the backlights on my laptop (thinkpad x120e) remain lit after I have powered down the laptop. To turn them off I have to unplug the power supply. Then the backlights would remain off. If I remove the battery and power supply (so the laptop is undeniably off) and then plug in the power supply (without a battery) the backlights turn on instantly. And until about two days ago it made no difference whether the battery was preset. As of two days ago, the backlights remain lit even when unplugged as long as the battery present, but they are much dimmer than they are when plugged in. I am not sure why it got worse, the battery never mattered before, and I have searched the web thouroughly seeking a solution numerous times over the past year or so, with absolutely nothing useful (or relevent). I have tried manually turning off the backlights with things like xbacklight or windows gui tools, but when I dim it all the way the picture goes away but the backlights (at least some of them) remain lit. I have even tried using shutting down from multiple different operating systems (windows, linux, etc), just in case one wasn't accomplishing the shutdown fully, but the problem persists. I would like to fix this issue once and for all (and not at a repair shop), so any pointers as to the culprit or what possible mechanisms may be behind this would be welcomed. At this point I have no information with which to start.

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Preferred Solution: Backlights stay lit after laptop powers down - no way to turn off backlights without unpluging

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Laptop-:asus tuf fx705dy
My laptop suddenly shutdown when i was using it(in ac power) but its backlit keyboard is still lighten
I tried holding power button(and power button with fn key) for 30 seconds but it wont turn off or restart,since the battery is built-in i cant remove it
I think it is occured due to fluctuations of my home ac power,
So Anyone please help me
 

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I was shopping a few days ago for LCD monitors and I ran across a new brand called CMD. It's a taiwanese brand that makes LCD screens for other companies. When I walked by this LCD...it was beautiful. It's a 15" screen with a contrast ratio of 500:1 but the best part is that its brightness is 480cd/m2.

I asked the sales person about the monitor and he said that it has 6 backlights, which I thought was strange because don't most have only 4?

I later talked to other people and they all said that I shouldn't buy the LCD with 6 backlights because they could burn out (they were all trying to sell me other monitors by the way). I decided to go to a better source and ask you guys. What's right and what's wrong. Which monitor should I go for? Also, what specs. should I look out for when deciding which is better?

Thanks a ton.
 

A:LCD Monitors have 6 backlights?

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The backlight has quite working. If I turn the computer a certain way I can vaguely make out the desktop and icons. The computer is still under warranty for 26 days. How do I actually get it repaired?

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Hi all,

I have a Logitech G110 keyboard, and while it is backlit the colours are limited to several "dark" hues (dark blue, purple, red). Plus I don't use that column of programmable keys on the lefthand side so it's kinda overkill - and the extra width makes things in my sniper's perch quite cramped so I'd like to get a more regular sized keyboard.

Can't find many alternatives though. While I like the looks of the Tron Razer keyboard - the lights are much brighter - it seems to only light up in that light blue colour. Can anyone suggest another keyboard with backlit keys? Main thing I'm looking for is how bright the lighting is.

A:Suggestions for keyboard with backlights

There are tons of keyboard out there. Me my self are using a razer lycosa. Everything comes down to persoanl pereference. Do you want a mechanical keyboard if so what kind of switches. My recommendation is to go to an actual store and ask them for a look at theyr stock and maybe even get a feel of how the buttons work and how they sound.

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Hello, I have Aspire V17 Nitro.Is there any way to automatically turn off keyboard backlight after 30 seconds while plugged in, like it automatically turns off while on battery? Thank you!

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I just received this monitor from a friend who say that it is broke. They explained to me that a green worm crawled across their screen back and forth from bottom to top eating their pixels until the screen was completely black. Ever since then the screen has not worked. When I plug it in I can faintly make out the picture of my OS and when I hit the menu button on the monitor I can faintly see the menu come up. So I know the screen works. The first time I plugged it in the backlights came on and the picture was perfect but within 5 seconds it went black again and I havn't been able to do that again. Please help me to resolve this issue or tell me if it can be resolved. Thanks.
 

A:HP Pavilion vf52 LCD monitor, no backlights

Get a flashlight or torch and shine it on the screen and see it the image shows up where the light is

The back-light inverter most likely has gone.......you can most likely get another screen for the price of them plus installation
 

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Hello all..

Last week I had a new motherboard installed on my Asus Q500A laptop.
When I got it back the keyboard backlights no longer worked. This wasn't a problem before I sent it out for repair. Here is what I've done so far to try and fix it:

- Installed eleven different versions of the ATK package. v18, v22, v23, v24,
v25, v28, v29, v30, v31, v33, v34

- Reinstalled keyboard filter drivers

- Reinstalled Intel chipset drivers

- Reinstalled asus express cache and instant key utility

- Downgraded bios from 207 to 205, then back to 207. I don't know what
the bios on my old motherboard is.

- Installed a brand new keyboard. Thought maybe the old one was
somehow damaged when the new motherboard was installed.

I am running Windows 8.1 64bit.

Have I missed anything? What could be causing this?
 

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I just purchased my Hp Omen 15-AX000NE and i'm not able to find HP OMEN CONTROL CENTER for my Model. I badly want to change my keyboard backlights.  I've downloaded HP SYSTEM EVENT UTILITY from my Model drivers given by HP and HP Control Center from another link but still i'm not able to change keyboard backlights.

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Just pulled out an old Inspiron 5323. For some reason the computer won't boot past the dell logo. It just goes to a black screen. Attempting to enter the setup or diagnostic utility gives me the same black screen. Tried using an external monitor as well with no luck. Tried a different hard drive. Different ram. Replacing the cmos battery. Unplugging the laptop battery. Nothing. If I unplug the laptop battery I do get a warning at boot telling me there's some issue with the battery but pressing F1/F2 gives me a blank screen again. If I press F12 I get the boot menu but any option I select gives me the same black screen

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Hi,whenever my T550 resumes from a power saved state (e.g. screen dimming after 30 seconds), the keyboard backlights go on. I am on Linux, and I think this behavior is new, but I'm not sure. Is there a way to turn it off? J. 

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Hello,

So my Sony Vaio has decided now to never turn off.
Go to the power button and press shutdown, it shuts down and then once it is finished powering off (all lights go out and everything) it powers its self back up.

Remove the battery and wait 5 minutes, replace the battery it powers back on.

Remove the battery and connect the mains lead, powers on.

Checked settings and I cant see anything that would cause this.
It has been running fine until today, unless it installed an update but I dont see how it can just be an update causing it to just turn on as it wants.
Its not a stuck power key otherwise it would also turn itself off.
It is not just going into hibernation mode, I am trying to properly shut it down, which it does but then just comes back.

Any advice would be great, can only find stuff about unexpected shutdowns not the opposite.
Thanks

A:Laptop powers itself on and refuses to stay turned off

In Advanced Power options set the Power button to shut off the machine. Then use the power button to boot down. This is to test the button.

Then I would boot to the WinRE disk, then boot down. See if that breaks the reboot cycle.

If not, boot back to WinRE (you can burn this disk from Control Panel / Backups), and run the Command Window. From there type bootrec /rebuildbcd. That might clear any reboot flag if there is one.

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when i plug or unplug my headset (or my magicjack) from my computer my monitor turns on and off then stays on? Why? and how do I fix it? I went ahead did a sweep of junk files and registry also a virus scan still have the problem, in the past this would work. I thought the memory being full was the problem so i went ahead and made available about 40 gigs free from my c: drive still no solution. I started having this problem about recently. I have Vista.
 

A:Unpluging devices causes montior to turn on and off

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I havent had any problems till now with my laptop ACER ASPIRE 5510 untill now.
Last i remember is i was playing a game and it shut down all of a sudden.
So i pressed the on button and it booted up and i could hear the fan and hard drive all working fine but the screen stayed black, i have checked the screen to make sure it wasnt just dim and its not just not working?

Please Help!

Im starting to get annoyed :dead:
 

A:My Laptop Screen Wont Turn On But It Powers Up

Have you tried connecting an external monitor (how to is in your manual)?

It may well be a component failure like an inverter board since you 'crashed' when it first happened.
 

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When I turn my laptop on, it powers up with the usual sound, then stops making any sound at all after 2-3 secs. The button lights are on but the screen doesn't turn on at all. I've tried removing the battery and powering up with the cable but nothing. Also I've tried connecting to my tv through hdmi which i usually use and still nothing. As a guess, I think it's the motherboard but hopefully it's something more simpler to fix myself. Thanks
 

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A couple of days ago, my laptop started powering off suddenly. One second it's on, and the next, no hard drive activity, no screen, no nothing. This happens in an instant and without warning (no blue screen). Starting yesterday, the problem got worse. After the power cut out, I would have trouble starting the computer up again. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. When it did work, I sometimes got as far as the Windows login screen. When I hit a key to begin typing my password (or swiped my finger on the fingerprint scanner), the power cut out. Today, it seems to have gotten even worse. Sometimes the startup process doesn't even get as far as the Windows login. A couple of times today, I pushed Power, got the the Windows Startup Error screen, selected to resume Windows as normal, and bam! Power's off.

Now, this gets even more mysterious. Sometimes I push the power button (after one of these instances), and nothing happens. Sometimes I push the power button, and the power light comes on, and then the fan, but no hard drive activity. Dead. Sometimes the computer won't start up at all unless I remove the battery, pull the plug, wait a few seconds, and then try again.

Even stranger... I have the computer on right now. It's been on for 5 hours, and it's working fine. I'm afraid to turn it off or put it to sleep, because I know it might not start up again.

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A:Mysterious laptop problem - powers off suddenly / doesn't turn on

You say it works when you take the battery out, do you have the AC adapter plugged in, if so it sounds like a battery problem get someone to check your battery out.
 

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A couple of days ago, my laptop started powering off suddenly. One second it's on, and the next, no hard drive activity, no screen, no nothing. This happens in an instant and without warning (no blue screen). Starting yesterday, the problem got worse. After the power cut out, I would have trouble starting the computer up again. Sometimes it worked, sometimes it didn't. When it did work, I sometimes got as far as the Windows login screen. When I hit a key to begin typing my password (or swiped my finger on the fingerprint scanner), the power cut out. Today, it seems to have gotten even worse. Sometimes the startup process doesn't even get as far as the Windows login. A couple of times today, I pushed Power, got the the Windows Startup Error screen, selected to resume Windows as normal, and bam! Power's off.

Now, this gets even more mysterious. Sometimes I push the power button (after one of these instances), and nothing happens. Sometimes I push the power button, and the power light comes on, and then the fan, but no hard drive activity. Dead. Sometimes the computer won't start up at all unless I remove the battery, pull the plug, wait a few seconds, and then try again.

Even stranger... I have the computer on right now. It's been on for 5 hours, and it's working fine. I'm afraid to turn it off or put it to sleep, because I know it might not start up again.

If you are thinking overheating is the source of the problem, as of right now, ... Read more

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HELP!! I have a laptop that will turn on enough to boot to the Win XP screen, then shuts off. Once it shuts off, it will not turn back on until about an hour or so later. There's a little blue light in the front that will blink like it's in hibernation, but it refuses to turn back on! Oh yeah, we checked the power cord (fine) and also the battery (also fine) Any ideas??:

 

A:Laptop will turn on briefly, shut off and stay off...

Overheating would cause this ...if the heatsink is plugged up with dust and then the CPU would overheat and would not startup until it had cooled down enough
Also make sure you hear the fan spinning on startup
 

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Ok so before this lag i used windows vista (worked fine) and now i use windows 7 and when i unplug and plug in my computer i get really bad lag and sometimes it disconnects me from my wireless network and reconnects me. Now this happens about 80% of the time and its mostly when im running a game.

Computer Specs:

Computer Name: Compaq Presario CQ50-142US

Mother Board: Winstron Model: 360B

Cpu: Intell(R) Pentium(R) Dual CPU T3200 @ 2.00GHz

Ram: 3072 MBs

Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) Express Chipset Family

If you need any more info just leave a response saying so and ill post what i can.

A:lag when unpluging/pluging in laptop.

you mean to say, when you connect the power adapter to your lappy and you feel a lag in response? If yes, I experience the same.

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I recently bought a Dell Inspiron 5748 laptop with Windows 8.1 pre-installed. Soon after setting up my computer I got a blue screen of death that said DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE. This happened three times already. I noticed this occures a few minutes after I unplug the power. Also the trackpad stops working a minute or two before I get the BSOD. I checked the system history via the My Dell program and it says that the BSOD was caused by the "PCI Express Root Complex" driver. I don't know how to fix the problem. I already updated all my drivers. I added the SF diagnostic tool zip to the attachments. Any help would be much appreciated.

A:BSOD DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE when unpluging laptop

Hi Muzgar15 & Welcome to the forums ^_^,

I have analyzed your dump files and below has been provided an analysis of the same for informative purposes :-

Code:
**************************Sun Aug 31 19:18:53.766 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************Probably caused by : pci.sys

BugCheck 9F, {3, ffffe00118f5a880, ffffd000c1869930, ffffe00118f9c010}
BugCheck Info: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_3_ACPI_IMAGE_pci.sys

MaxSpeed: 2000

CurrentSpeed: 1995

BIOS Version A03

BIOS Release Date 05/27/2014

Manufacturer Dell Inc.

Product Name Inspiron 5748

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**************************Mon Sep 1 00:36:40.704 2014 (UTC + 5:30)**************************
Probably caused by : pci.sys

BugCheck 9F, {3, ffffe00047958880, ffffd000cf369930, ffffe0004798bb40}
BugCheck Info: DRIVER_POWER_STATE_FAILURE (9f)

BUGCHECK_STR: 0x9F

DEFAULT_BUCKET_ID: WIN8_DRIVER_FAULT

PROCESS_NAME: System

FAILURE_BUCKET_ID: 0x9F_3_ACPI_IMAGE_pci.sys

MaxSpeed: 2000

CurrentSpeed: 1995

BIOS Version A03

BIOS Release Date 05/27/2014

Manufacturer Dell Inc.

Product Name Inspiron 5748

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I am having a strange problem that I can't figure out what is going on. After my computer is in Windows for several minutes, the screen will go black and say No Signal, the fan on the motherboard turns off but the Power supply fan keeps going. The LED for the HDD and DVD stay lit solid.

I have tried a new power supply but still same problem. I have replaced the memory and still have the same problem. I have ran diagnostics on the Hard drive and it passes. I have reloaded Windows for the heck of it and still have the same problem. However, if I leave the computer in the setup screen instead of booting into Windows, it stays on all day long with no problems.

Any ideas? I am so lost.

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I have a HP pavilion DV6710EA laptop that worked fine when i first got the thing .....now when i turn it on it powers off again....i have updated the bios and all seemed well for a while.....now its doing exactly the same thing. After reading various posts on here it would seem that this is a common problem.....and how funny that the laptop worked fine all the time it was in warranty......as soon as it expired i get these problems....Well done HP for ripping off us purchashers of this range knowing full well there was a problem from the start.....i take my hat off to you!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I am disgusted with this company and will NEVER buy from them again

A:Laptop powers up then after a few seconds powers off

HI,Would you like some help with the problem you are having?Best regards,erico

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My friend's hp Pavillion dv6000 is currently under my care. For sometime, she says, the laptop would get caught in a loop by which the power for the laptop would come on momentarily, then power down. Then power up, then power down. Etc. Nothing displayed. No POST. No nuthin'. But if one depresses Ctrl + Alt + Del it stays powered on, but do nothing else until it powers down and stays off after a few minutes of this suspended state. (Note we haven't even gotten to POST ever, so no boot screen, Vista, Safe Mode, etc.)

I stripped it down--removing all memory modules, the hard drive (drive runs, contents are intact), and the optical drive. Upon start up the same routine took place and there were no beep codes!

I followed the instructions for resetting the BIOS (Pull battery. Tested it: 3VDC registering).

I've done this with battery only, power adapter only, and both. I get the same results regardless.

So the question: Is it dead? My opinion: Yep. The anomaly that keeps me wondering (and this may be just nothing): Why should Ctrl + Alt + Del do anything?

Maybe just answer the first question.
 

A:Solved: Laptop Powers Up, Laptop Powers Down...

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Screen won't turn on but computer powers on...

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My HP All In One screen won't turn on. The power button's light comes and the AC adapter port light comes on. I've taken the back off to see if the fans worked, and they do, but the screen won't come on. I've detached all USB devices (mouse, keyboard, etc) and I emptied the CD ROM, to restart the computer. Didn't work. What can I do? Also, I noticed that when I pressed the caps lock on my keyboard the caps light doesn't come on. Help me please.

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So I've looked around for possible solutions to my problem.

My problem is I turn on my PC and I see a green led for my Motherboard power. The fans spin for just a second then stop, and no boot.

I've disconnected every component except the heatsink, cpu and fan.

I've tried resetting the CMOS by changing the jumper settings. No good.

I've tried switching the memory around. Nothing.

I've now taken the motherboard battery out and will re-insert it after this post is finished.

If that doesn't work I fear I'm running out of options.

I tried the PSU in another PC and it was fine. So I know it's not the PSU. I tried the OTHER PCs ORIGINAL PSU and that did gave the same problem.

I've read up on a couple of articles about shorting out the motherboard or power supply or something as a solution.

Is this true? It sounds more destructive than creative.

If anyone has any advice or suggestions I would really appreciate it.

This PC is extremely new. Literally half a year old. It has a BFG 850w PSU, an ASUS M8 Motherboard w/ an Athlon Dual Core Phenom 3.2GHz

It has built in SLI with two Nvidia GTX 260s

Two 1gb HDDs

it has about 5 fans including two graphics card fans.

it has 4gb of DDR2 ram.

PLEASE HELP
 

A:PC Powers on but no boot. Fans turn off after a second

Did this rig ever work?
 

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My "Windows 8.1 with Bing" laptop has been misbehaving. Whether I put the lid down to get it to Sleep, or Win + X -> Shut Down or sign out -> Hibernate, it turns on in the middle of the night, runs its battery down and I've lost
all my work :-( Is there any way of stopping this?
I have Norton Internet Security and it is a TOSHIBA SATELLITE C50-B x64 with UEFI, just in case it's the software / firmware / hardware on / of my machine.
And I've already turned off Hybrid Sleep.

It is not my fault if your computer combusts. If this helped, press the /\ arrow over ?there. If it answers the question, click Propose as Answer ?there. If you asked the question in the first place, click Mark as answer ?below.

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I just started building my first pc today and after watching several videos I thought it wouldn't be that hard. Everything is installed correctly but when I push the power button on the motherboard it will turn on for 1 second and light up for 1 second and then switch off. All the parts are brand new and it's an Intel build.
 

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Hi,

Initially the fan was running on even after i turned the laptop off so i manually switched it off and then when i turned on the PC, the second light from the left comes on and i can hear the fan start but then within 2 sec the fan stops running and the light goes as well.. Tried the basic methods but with no luck. Can someone please help me here. Already spent a lot of money on this laptop and still getting problems on a daily basis.

Much thanks,
Ashish

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Hey.. My Toshiba lap top has its charging and charged lights working.. But I hit the power button and it starts to boot up, but after ten seconds or so, it just caves.. Don't think its the battery or a/c.. Since its only two, three years old.. Please help!!
 

A:Toshiba will not turn/stay on..

battery can last 1 yr worst case so 3 yys old is good going, try power button with it connected to mains adapter? any good?
laptops are awfull for damage to the power socket, local lappy hospital to repair the socket is @ 25 to 50
take battery out , replace check the terminals
 

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For the last few days I have had a problem where my McAfee firewall won't turn on or stay on. I did some research on this and saw that it was an issue other people were having related to malware.

I did a full system scan with McAfee, and nothing was found. I also did a full system scan with Malwarebytes, and that turned up a few culprits which it removed, but the problem remains. If I open up McAfee and go to the firewall and click "turn on", it immediately clicks itself back off regardless.

Then I tried turning on the Windows firewall, and was unable to do that either. I actually got an error message that popped up and said it was unable to change some of my settings.

Here are the logs, with GMER, I was only able to select services, registry and files. Everything above that was not available to be checked or not.

Thank you in advance for the assistance.

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DDS (Ver_2011-08-26.01) - NTFSAMD64
Internet Explorer: 9.0.8112.16421 BrowserJavaVersion: 1.6.0_30
Run by JME at 10:22:58 on 2011-12-25
Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 6.1.7601.1.1252.1.1033.18.8151.6397 [GMT -5:00]
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AV: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {86355677-4064-3EA7-ABB3-1B136EB04637}
SP: Windows Defender *Disabled/Updated* {D68DDC3A-831F-4fae-9E44-DA132C1ACF46}
SP: McAfee Anti-Virus and Anti-Spyware *Enabled/Updated* {3D54B793-665E-3129-9103-206115370C8A}
FW: McAfee Firewall *Enabled* {BE0ED752-0A0B-3FFF-80EC-B2269063014C}
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A:McAfee Firewall Won't Turn on or Stay On

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Hi I just bought a brand new Toshiba C50 and it doesn't turn on or remain on unless it's plugged in.

Do you have any ideas why this is doing this?

Is it a simple fix?

A:New Satellite C50 won't turn on or stay on unless plugged in

Wait a moment. If I understand you right your notebook won?t start with battery only. Is that right?
Is battery fully charged?

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So working on my stepmom's laptop and she said she couldn't get the computer to turn on any longer.  I found if I held the power button the light on the right side would blink orange and white alternating.  I wasn't able to precisely figure out what that meant through google for this particular model, but saw on some other models it was a sign of a dead/dying battery.  So I started with a battery replacement.  At this point the battery didn't signify that it was charging at all and when I pressed the power button with the AC adapter plugged in the light on the right would flash once and then nothing.  If I held the power button down the light on the right would flash until released.  I tried the Fn + PWR and nothing other than the right light blinking once and then turning off.  So next I bought a new Dell AC power/cable charger (I'm not sure the correct term).  Same results. 
Next I bought the DC power input jack replacement part and put that in.  Same results.
I bought replacement RAM.  Same results. 
Today I tore the entire thing down cleaned it up and there was very little dust throughout the heat sink assembly.  Cleaned up the factory thermal compound and put some Noctua thermal paste down in it's place.  I also took the opportunity to change the CMOS battery out with an Energizer 2032 battery.  When I put it all back together I plugged it in with the new RAM, battery, and ... Read more

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Hello there,

I have an one year-old ASUS K53S Laptop, Windows 7 Home Premium, 6GB Ram and 500HDD.

At the beginning, my battery lasted >3 hours in Balanced power mode (which is the one I alway use) and now due to regular use it last about 2 hours.

Everything normal until here. About 2 months ago, i started playing this game in full screen with the battery on and it last about 30-40 minutes until it reached the low battery warning (11% left). I would then plug the power on and resume the game, charging the battery as well.

After a few weeks, the warning stopped appearing in the desktop and the computer automatically hibernated (5% left) with the game still on. So i plugged the ac power on and resumed the game right away.

This kept happening from that moment on: every time i played the game it would reach 5% battery left and hibernate for itself, whereas it should appear the low battery warning at 11% left where I would plug in the ac power and charge the battery without going into hibernation.

On top of that, my sister kept stealing my ac charger for charging her Toshiba Satellite as she often forgets her own charger at her workplace!

Now, at the present day, when the battery reaches about 15-20% left, the laptop power off unexpectedly, as if I had pull the battery off of the laptop.

It must be from all those time it would reach 5% left, with the game still on, that "tired" the battery and now it won't even last further than 20% left...
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A:Laptop battery problem: laptop powers off unexpectedly at 20%

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hi im using dellE178FPC monitor its working nice till yesterday by today morning while the computer boots screen pops to power save mode.i check with ram slot changing powersupply and change ram reseating the pci slot even i change with different monitors and vga cable as well as tooo can any one help me to resolve this problem
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My T440 wouldn't turn on when the external battery is in place, also the F1 and F4 keyboard lights stay on. When I removed the external battery and used only the internal battery, I noticed the green power button was blinking rapidly and it wasn't charging when I plugged in the charger. While on only internal battery, I later had to power off and power on the laptop every time I want it to charge and stop the power button from blinking. hhh    I have this question too  

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OK this is short and sweet right to the point, I use to be able to unplug my

ide cables/ cd-rom drives, no problem but i recently formatted my computer I

also have tried with XP PRO and WINDOWS 2000 cant seem to unplug my cd

rom and cd recorder because if i do my computer does not start up. It

says "BOOT DISK FAILURE, INSERT SYSTEM DISK AND PRESS ENTER"

ANYBODY can you help me plz? But If I plug the cables back in my computer

starts up. How else can I disable my cd rom? ALSO does anyone know if

STARFORCE 1.12 works with windows 2000?
 

A:Solved: Unpluging IDE cables/ cd rom and DVD drives

If the optical drives are on the same IDE cable as the hard drive then you need to make sure the hard drive is jumpered as a SINGLE MASTER and not CABLE SELECT or MASTER WITH SLAVE PRESENT. Also the hard drive should be connected at the END of an 80 wire IDE cable. Then in the BIOS setup set all the drives to AUTO DETECT rather then setting any of the drives to CD-ROM/DVD-ROM.

But why are you disconnecting the drives?
 

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I have a 4 GB simpeltech USB disk drive. When I connect it to a usb port it is recognized and works fine. When I disconnect it my PC always shuts down. Is there any way to avoid the shutdown?
 

A:unpluging simpletech 4GB USB drive causes shutdown

Give this a try, sometimes corrupted parameters in the registry will cause that. This will remove everything and allow Windows to rediscover the hardware when it reboots.

Create a file with NOTEPAD containing the following lines and save it as FIX.REG
-------------------------- cut after this line --------------------------------
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager\Environment]

"DEVMGR_SHOW_NONPRESENT_DEVICES"="1"
-------------------------- cut before this line --------------------------------

Double click on FIX.REG and say yes to the Merge Into Registry question.

Unplug ALL USB devices.
Open Device Manager.
View, Show Hidden Devices.
Uninstall all devices under USB Controllers.
Uninstall all devices under Disk Drives that you know are not present.
Uninstall all devices under Storage Volumes. Say no to any reboot prompts until you are finished. Also, if a Storage Volume doesn't uninstall, ignore it and move to the next one.
If you have a yellow ? with unknown devices, uninstall all of the entries there as well.

When this is done, reboot TWICE.

Reconnect the USB devices and see if they're recognized properly.
 

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I have a Gateway model MD2614U laptop os Win7 home 32bit. When I unplug the headphones to use the internal speakers sometimes the laptop will switch over and sometimes it won't. When it won't switch over. I open the volumes control window and I can see the green bar going up and down with the audio source but there is no sound coming out. I have to end up closing down the program that is producing the sound then the switch over will complete and I restart the program. I also have the same problem when I plug the headphones back in, again no sound from the headphones even though I see the green bar moving. Also some programs that send and receive audio over the internet will lock up when I unplug or plug in ether the headphones and or the microphone. Does anyone have any ideas on this problem?

A:re a problem with unpluging and pluging in the headphones

right click the speaker icon on the taskbar and select playback devices,
when you see the headphones with the green bar, try setting them as default .
(click on them to highlight them and then click set default then click apply then OK)

hopefully when you unplug them your sound will revert back.

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I have a Compaq Armada 700 and I'm running Windows 2000 on it. I recently replaced the original power supply a few months ago and lately, the computer just turns off in the middle of me using it. Sometimes, it will power back on, all by itself and then turn off again. There are also times that it will freeze before it turns off, and times that it just stays frozen until I have to unplug it to restart, because none of the keys will work. Could this be a virus that is unnoticed by my Symantec Antivirus and my Spybot? If not, what is it? I've even gone to a site that detects virus' and haven't found anything. Any help you can give would be appreciated.
 

A:Laptop Powers Off on it's on

Really does sound more like a hardware based fault.

Is the fan running OK?
 

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Hi,

I have an IBM Thinkpad i Series 1400 laptop. After about 15 minutes of being on it just powers off. Even though I have it plugged into A/C power it doesn't reflect that on the display. It shows the pic of the power cord with a lightening bolt threw it and says that the battery is 0% charged. Even though I have let it charge for hours. If the battery is dead can I not use it with the adapter???? I looked thru my handbook and in another section entitled "computer doesn't turn off" that they advise to switch to a full charged battery pack or A/C power". This leads me to believe that you can just use A/C power. Am I wrong? Just very frustrating considering that I have a PC that isn't running either that I have had asked for advice on here.

Thanks,

Jane
 

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After I unplugged lenovo android phone, windows freeze immediately. All I could is reboot.

In event viewer all I found is:
The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.

What cause this?

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Hi, My Lenovo N200 laptop has recently started powering off during the boot process.

This happens consistently when the windows xp "loading screen" is displayed with the green loading bar.

I can get passed this stage in the boot if i turn on laptop and enter BIOS for a couple of minutes.

I have also noticed that a fan is audible as "whirring up" when the problem occurs but is not audible when xp boots normally.

I really dont know what the issue is, any assistance would be much appreciated. Thank you.

A:Laptop powers off during xp boot

It might be dusty and overheating or this could be a thermal shutdown. The CPU may be getting to hot. You can used a compressed air or vacuum it. Then try running it on a cooling mat.

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I have a four year old laptop that has started crashing. I goes straight to power off without any warning. I've looked at the logs and see nothing. I have it on ac power. It's on XP fully up to date. I have Norton system works 2006. Any thoughts would be appreciated. If I don't reply it's because its dead.
Thanks
Frank
 

A:Presario 715 laptop powers down

Please refer to my item from today, "HP Laptop Power Plugs". Perhaps you have a similar issue?
 

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Allright, I have serached the forums and have found some stuff that it could be, but I don't think it's anyone of those yet.

I have a Gateway Solo 1450 which had been working fine since I got it a few weeks ago. Used obviously. Right from the get go, I have had problems with the unit shutting down by itself while running what I might call "labor intensive" applications. Examples: I was playing a game off a CD-Rom and it shut down, I was running Spybot Search and Destroy and it shut down, I was playing SNES emulator and it shut down.

Now, I believe this may be an oerheating problem, case in point, after having the unit shut down while running Spybot, I rebooted and reran Spybot and it made it through. I don't think I notice the fan working or not, so that may be a big thing. I have the vent port in the back that is open, so air should be getting in, however, on this laptop, there is a larger vent on the bottom, which is retarded since there are no legs or whatever to prop up the back of the laptop.

I found on Gateway's website a Bios upgrade which is supposed to increase the fan frequency. I followed the directions, but I can't seem to find the orginal Bios, which I'd like to copy since the instructions are telling me to. It says that they should be at c:\CABS\9522082. But when i go to c:\cabs, all i have is a folder called 1450 with all of the drivers in it and two refistry files. So, i'm not sure what to do. i'm thinkin... Read more

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Hi,

I have a 18 month old Sony Vaio Laptop which, last night, decided to give up the ghost.

When I power it up it turns on, I hear the hard drive come on an the fan start up. I even get a flash or two from the processor light. But then nothing the screens stay black and other than the power light, the fan and the hard drive there are no signs of life.

Any ideas would be gratefully recieved.

This is what I have tried so far.

1) Initially I thought that it was the screen but when I attach it to an external monitor the problem persits. Also if it was just the monitor and the system was booting correctly the NUM and CAPS lock lights would come up eventually, which they don't.

2)As I can hear hear the disc drive checking for discs I Inserted Vista disc in an attempt to boot from CD. No luck!

3)Removed battery, left for 20 minutes or so. I then inserted the power cable and held down power button for 1 minute. Apparantly this should initiate a hard reset, although I'm unsure if this is true or not but I thought it was worth a shot at this point.

4)Now i'm desperate. I open the beast up and check it's not been bathed by one of the kids. I also checked for any obvious signs of damage or cables having worked their way free. All seems fine.

5) Booted whilst holding function key and F10

6) Suspended it in a nice hot cup of tea! unfortunatley no finite amounts of improbaility were produced. Nor did it boot up.
 

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