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R400 won’t restart on AC power

Q: R400 won’t restart on AC power

Hello! I have an R400 that won?t restart when the power adapter is connected. If a restart is attempted with the adapter connected, the status lights just cycle through repeatedly (hdd, caps, numlock, batt, etc). As soon as the adapter is disconnected, the restart will resume. Once the restart resumes, the adapter can be reconnected and the restart will continue. The adapter will charge the battery adequately.I have another R400 that?s fine from which I?ve tried the adapter and battery.On the problem laptop, I?ve tried a known good different hard drive with a fresh install of Win 10.I suspect a hardware problem of some sort but I don?t want to shotgun it if you know what I mean.Thoughts?Thank!

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Hey so a few days ago, my Lenovo x270 laptop just shut down in the middle of class. Then when I tried turning it back on, it?ll show the windows loading screen but then shut off. This happens anytime the pc needs to ?restart? to run any repairs and stuff.  When I called tech support, my storage diagnostic passed and I was instructed to get to the f11 recovery options but it requires a login. Because I can?t get past the loading screen, I can?t access windows to ?login? or set myself as an administrator (I?m sure I am) and attach to a domain like is stated in previous threads.  I was instructed to use to use this option so that I can access a date before the problems occurred and have it boot from that day. When I restart it sometimes, it offers a similar sounding option after it ?diagnoses my pc? and is unable to repair for whatever reason. An advanced option shows up and I can recover system from a previous time but when I try it just shuts down...

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Hello, I have a HP-Stream 11 with Windows 10 Home, a preinstalled build, and I'm trying to update to Windows 10 1511. Download works fine, I store temporary files in a USB stick as I lack space, when it comes to reboot I just click on restart now from the windows upgrade window, however during the reboot the upgrade won't be applied and I don't even get any kind of error. It looks the same as before restarting, also I am asked to reboot in order to install the updates (Windows works just fine though) I tried to disable the fast boot option from power management but it doesn't help, anyone has experienced such issues? Thank you.

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Help! We have a 2 month old P51 and it shut off while on charger power and now won?t turn back on. It is still plugged into the charger but  none of the indicator lights are lit. i have checked all the connections and switched power outlets.Thoughts as to whether this could be an issue with the charger or the computer itself? Thanks in advance. 

A:P51 won’t power on

First thing is when you plug in the charger, does the little THinkPad red led flash 3 times on the top ? If not, then the power block is not being recogized. Remove the power cable and the battery, press and hold the power button on the ThinkPad for 10 seconds. Then, before putting the battery back in, keep the lid closed. Plug in the power cable. Does the red led on the "i" of ThinkPad blink 3 times? If not, one of two things could be dead:  Either the powerpack (more common) or something inside the ThinkPad. I would strongly suggest that you find yourself another powerpack and see what happens...

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so about a year ago I built a pretty intense PC, for the first time.

Some of the specs are;

16GB of Ram (TRIDENTz)
Evga 750GQ
Corsair Hydroseries H100i
barracuda 3.5 internal HD 3TB
The cooling system failed about 3 months ago, causing extreme performance hinderance so I replaced it - PC was operational and no issues.

Last week, I shut it down for the night and when I woke up the next morning it would not so much as turn on.

The mb and gpu were lighting up (RGB and LED indicators) but that is it.

So I replaced the motherboard AND the power supply - still no boot.

My last idea is to replace the RAM? I?ve tried each stick in every single slot with no luck.

My other idea is that maybe the power button simply doesn?t work on my tower, the PC is receiving power (I can even charge my phone in the USB hub)

Running out of ideas and money, lol, any help would be SO APPRECIATED.

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I have an Inspiron 15 5000 series with an intel core i7 processor. It would not power on earlier today, so I assumed that it was dead, but once I plugged it up to the charger nothing happened. I tried taking out the battery and putting it back in after holding down the power button for 30 seconds but that didn?t work. I still have the charger in the computer and the little light on my computer is on but my screen is black and the computer is not making any noise. Please help!!!

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My laptop worked fine this morning. I turned it off when I went out. Now I tried to power it up and nothing happens. I have no idea what could have happened. I read online to take out the battery, but wanted to check your site before I try anything. You guys are so knowledgeable. Please help!!!

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Hi all, Is this a known issue at Lenovo 510 -14ISK.  I press the the power button to turn on the laptop , but the orange light only blinks 3 or 4 times and then turns off, leaving the laptop not powering. I ran the last BIOS update which was pushed by Lenovo. PS: The laptop doesn?t seem to respond at all. please help

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My battery wound up dead after charging a while ago. So, I used the laptop without a battery with it plugged. Then it just shuts off as if it were over heating. Now, it never wants to come on. There are no lights indicating of life or charge and I tried different methods to bring it back to life but none work.

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So I recently installed a Corsair AX850 power supply and a GeForce RTX 2080 super OC 8gb, I?ve never done the switch before but I believe I have connected everything properly as it should be/ sata cables and such, but when I go to boot my pc it says it is searching for media preferences and then saying no media devices are found and then takes me into bios where it is detecting my Ethernet cable as a start up command, not sure how to fix this? Any help would be appreciated as I have changed cables, added a single power cable for the HDD alone and can?t seem to figure out why it isn?t being recognized or even picked up by bios

A:Bios won’t detect my hdd after installing power supply/gpu

These are my specs, note my graphics card and power supply changed as specified above, and I now have 32gb of the same ram in those photo

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So I?ve gotten hold of a broken Lenovo Yoga 2 Pro which was stuck in the reboot loop (Keyboard lights on off but no boot). The mainboard got replaced and it started working right away. I installed Ubuntu 18.04 and everything was perfectly fine until I had to shutdown the laptop in a hurry and just pushed the power on button till it fell asleep. Little did I know that the machine wouldn?t wake up from that state anymore. I tried everything (60sec power button press/take out battery/cmos reset/replacement psu ) but I couldn?t get it to start again. So after a couple of days I undid every cable and every connection, took the ram out etc. but still to no avail. After putting it back together and trying the 30sec power button reset for the 100th time it suddenly started working again. Until today when I pushed the **bleep** power button again...is there some kind of reset option I am missing. This is driving me nuts...the charge light is Amber and turns white when the charger is in. The power button lights up (among with the white charging light) but after I take the charger out but the pc won?t turn on. Please help me! I've managed to get it running from this state two times by taking it apart and putting it back together but I couldn't figure out the pattern...

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I was setting up a server and I moved my monitor over to my Linux box and set up the server, then I brought my monitor back to my cyberpower pc and plugged everything in. I turned on the pc but they didn?t have connection and my mouse doesn?t light up either. I?ve tightened the connections, cleaned ram, discharged static, and tried new cables. Please help.

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My computer won?t turn on even after I?ve switched the power supply I?m in need of some serious help I?m kinda new to this pc stuff

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I was working on my computer when the monitor spontaneously went into Power Saver mode and turned off. I was forced to do a hard shut down using the power button. I tried restarting the computer and got to the Windows logo before the screen went into Power Saver mode again. After another hard shut down, I restarted and only got to the Dell screen before losing the monitor again. A few more tries produced various results – in some cases, the monitor continued to go out from the Dell screen, while in some cases it would just sit on the Dell screen indefinitely, there was even one time through that it reached the auto-chkdsk stage, but promptly died a few minutes into that. I can select F2 or F12 from the Dell screen – but it doesn’t actually enter the BIOS setup or the Boot menu before the monitor dies again. It seems as though it sometimes finishes POST and other times it doesn’t, though I don’t hear any beeps in either case. (Yes, there is an internal speaker connected.)
It strikes me as being a problem with the BIOS or the video card – but it is really hard for me to tell. There could be a problem with the OS on the drive, but it doesn’t seem to get far enough in the boot process for me to think that’s the problem. I’ve read a number of posts with similar symptoms, but they don’t seem to ever run into the problem of not even being able to get into the BIOS setup or Boot menu, so it’s hard to know if they&rsquo... Read more

A:My monitor keeps going into Power Saver mode and my computer won’t boot.

Nobody can possibly help you unless you post the exact PC model and version of Windows.

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I have tried a range of recommended fixes including: Resetting using the reset button underneath the laptopSetting Bios to recommended defaultsUpdating Bios to the latest version (2.76 2017-04-11)Removed and updated Lenovo Power Manager (v6)Deleted Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery in Device ManagerDisconnecting the battery and holding down the power button for 30 seconds, then reconnecting the battery.Disconnecting the Cmos battery and reconnecting.Changing the Battery Perfomance setting in Power ManagerPerformed Battery Gauge Rest in Battery MaintenanceHas anybody come across this issue and managed to fix it? A bit more background information:This is a Gen 1 X1 Carbon, purchased new on the 16th November 2012 (Model 3443CTO)It is very low use and is still in excellent condition, with no faults apart from mid last year when it started developing a problem with powering on where you sometimes needed to press the power button several times to turn it on.  According to Lenovo, this was a motherboard issue and they replaced the motherboard under warranty (which expired December 2016).  During June this year I replaced the battery with an Genuine Lenovo Battery and it worked well with no problems until last week, where it all of a sudden, it wouldn?t start on the battery alone, but started fine using the power adapter.After powering up it showed the battery at 0% charge and was very slow to charge, taking approximately 18 hours to reach 89% char... Read more

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Hi, I checked all available articles, my Lenovo yoga 2 pro, gradually, stopped charging, the battery is bad, I replaced it with a new battery from service Center, it switches on, but it doesn?t charge, and doesn?t run on power. any ideas what can be wrong ?I tried another original 20v 3.25 charger with the same behaviour  thanks in advance  

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Windows XP Home Edition SP1

Computer wont turn on says power save need some Info-Please Read??

I worked on this ladies computer 10/7/04 and 10/8/04 and this is starting like the same problem. The problem then was her computer would not come on the monitor would have a small box that said power saving mode and would disappear and the computer would not come on, you could hear the computer trying to start and then powering down and then trying to start and then powering down.

At first I thought it was the power supply but I changed it and that was not it. I finally opened it up and disconnected the CD-ROM and the Floppy drive and then it started. I then hooked up the floppy drive and it started and then I hooked the CD-ROM back up and the computer started up. It was like that reset it or something. Anyway

Then I started working on it and
CWshredder found one problem (did not write that one down)
Adware SE- 422 problems
Spybot S&D- 258 problems
No Host files
She had no antivirus program
Ran the adware vx2 and it was present and deleted it
I ran defrag
Ran ck disk
Deleted her temp files, cookies, history
Her HJT Log was a mess Deleted 25 items from it
I put AVG antivirus on for her
You can see that her computer was a mess
I did all this with the help of your forum; I could never have done all that by myself.

Everything was going fine, I started checking some peoples computers on a monthly basis just to make sure they were running the adware,spybot,spyblaste... Read more

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Is there a function for automatic restart after power loss (i.e. no power switch, login, etc) for Revo build?

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Hi guys n girls, I Have a Thinkpad R400 running windows 10 I have had loads off issues with it but have worked though them eg no sound no dvd drive ect ect  I am suck on two  1) Fingerprint on Windows 10 worded fine on windows 7 pro I have worked though  https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Fingerprint-support-on-Windows-10-ThinkP... with no success  i have got Biometric devices no drives installed ( Authentec, fingerprint sensor ) I tryed the dell drivers http://www.dell.com/support/home/us/en/19/Drivers/DriversDetails?driverId=DFDJ9 But get error this drive dose not work your processor type ( Ive noticed it 64 and i am only 32 could this be it) I have tryed the  Here's a link to the driver and the Lenovo fingerprint reader software:https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B82mESIUbcoCN2VOZEo5aFNPNWc/view?usp=sharing And thought i had got it sorted The programe showed up on my start up page bon the reboot but i am unable to add my finger prints in the set up, I have got to bios and cleared them there. I used windows 8.1   32 programe  Please if any one can help i would be greatful 2) in the devive manager my    PCI Simple Communications Controller     as no driver i tryed a search auto but none found  and i am not sure what i am looking for in manual set up Please if any one can help i would b... Read more

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I'm trying to install XP on XPS R400, previously running 98. I'm getting error message invalid system disc but all original discs are lost. I reformatted drive thinking the XP would go right on but I'm stuck.

A:Dell XPS R400 Pentium II

It sounds like it's not booting to the Windows XP CD. You need to get into the BIOS setup and be sure the boot sequence is set to CDRom Drive, Floppy Drive and then hard drive in that order.

When the PC first powers on, you should see instructions to press a key to get into Setup. It's usually the DEL or F1 key. Once in the BIOS setup set the Boot Sequence and be sure to read the instructions on the screen to save the settings as you exit.

Let us know what happens.

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I have an old Thinkpad R400 that currently has a T6570 CPU and I'm thinking of upgrading it.It uses Socket P So I was thinking of upgrading it to a intel Q9100.. Maybe even a QX9300.I know it will fit into the socket, my question tho is will the motherboard bios support any of the CPUs? is there maybe a list somewhere what kind of CPUs are supported? or are maybe all Socket P CPUs supported?Thanks, Janbanan22


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A:R400 CPU Upgrading options

Machine Type: 7439-WB8

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i have a Portege R400-106, which no longer has a hard drive - so can't just get the number off the old one :-(
i'm trying to work out which hard drive i can put in it,
i can see that hard drive space in the laptop has IDE prongs. It is possible that this is PATA type, but my research so far suggests that when drives say they are IDE, i should be OK (please tell me if i have this wrong!)
i believe it is a 2.5" drive i'm looking for and the original drive would have been 80GB, which is about what i think i need.
I think i may be wanting an MK8025GAS ???

i found one at: http://www.memory4less.com/ConfItems.aspx?modelid=80028876
but the cost is pretty prohibative as i live in the UK and the shipping is loads.

I can't seem to find anywhere that can tell me which drive is suitable
cheers in advance for any ideas :-)

A:HDD replacement in Portege R400-106


I found info that original HDD is 1.8-inch PATA HDD with 80GB capacity and you can use TOSHIBA MK8007GAH.

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Dear All
I had to format and re-install Windowd Vista on my notebook LG R400 model but after formatting my screen keep flicking while booting and shutting down the windows.
Kindly send a copy of your reply on my mail [email protected]

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I have a Lenovo Thinkpad R400 and the current help page's link to the drivers area leads to a 404. Can anyone hook me up with a working link to the drivers area?


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A:Thinkpad R400 Drivers?

Hi KDURHAM,Warm Greetings & welcome to Lenovo Community, happy to have you here.
Lenovo R400 is EOL product so it's driver has been moved to Lenovo EOL site 
I hope the above information helped you.
Please feel free to post in Lenovo Community Forums if you have any further queries!
Regards,Prabhansh_______________________________________________Tap that Kudos button if I helped.If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"!

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I bought a new Kingston KVR13S9S8/4 (4gb) for my Lenovo R400. It does not boot. Is there any solution? Regards

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A:R400- Does not boot with new Kingston ram.

Those modules are Kingston Value RAM modules (identifiable by the KVVxxx product number), which normally don't work well with ThinkPads, if it's possible I would return them back and get a different brand, for example:

Corsair (but avoid the "Value Select" line!)
Kingston (but not the "Value RAM" line!!)


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Hello,I just joined the Forum.I have a Thinkpad R400 that has recently stopped charging its battery. More details.Model 74401 Gb disk, dual boot Win7 and LinuxMint 18.Recently upgraded RAM from 4Gb to 8Gb. New RAM is recognized.The "results" are the same with or with out Dock attached."AC Power Status" LED remains dark.New battery, former battery not charging either (old battery causes "Battery Status" LED to flash orange).New battery lights up Battery Status LED, and hovering over battery icon will show percentage of charge and not charging.New AC power supply, both new and old, read 20 volts DC at the yellow barrel connector.Will not boot by AC power supply only (battery removed, error message about low battery and powers off)I tried the AC and battery removed and 10 one second pushes on Power Button followed by holding Power Button down for 30 seconds, no change.I removed (under Win7) the Microsoft ACPI and Battery drivers under Device Manager. no change.Battery (new or old) does not charge when laptop is powered off and AC power supply connected. Problem may have begun several weeks ago when I closed the laptop without shutting down and put it in my backpack.A week or so later, its battery was dead when I pulled it out to use it again. Any ideas? Thanks,Fordy2 

A:Thinkpad R400 not charging battery

DC power jack gone bad?  .

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Hey I have a Thinkpad R400 7443cto with a Intel P8600 in it and I was wondering what upgrade routes I have for this guy. I'd prefer to jump into a quad core if possible.  Would something like the Q9100 work?

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Is the R400 compatable with the windows 10 free upgrade? thanks 

A:Can I use the free windows 10 upgrade on a R400 pc...

Hi Yardape,
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
We understand that you want to upgrade the operating system to windows 10.
Please do confirm which operating system is running on your laptop.
Best Regards,
Did someone help you today? Press the star on the left to thank them with a Kudo! If you find a post helpful and it answers your question, please mark it as an "Accepted Solution"! 

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 I have a Lenovo Thinkpad R400  I have used https://download.lenovo.com/eol/  to get my Pc info.  Ive upgraded to windows 10 but i cleared the drive C Drive   so i have no lonovo programes left on the pc, I have Problems  on window 10 it s been trying to update for 3 days Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709  Fails then down loads and the fails on and on   The CD disc dose not work. And i am just feed up with it i do have a lenono recovery Q on my c drive it looks empty but there is 3 GB of data on it. I would normally press F8 a do a reset but this no longer works.So in short I have a window s 7 disc if i enstalled this and used this activation number for windows 7 Pro would this work Then using the info on this form could i get this back to normal as before the windows update 10 with lenovo programes pcdlauncher ,lenovo update, levovo recovery ect ect

A:Thinkpad R400 Windows 10 screwed it up

I have a Lenovo Thinkpad R400  I have used https://download.lenovo.com/eol/  to get my Pc info.  Ive upgraded to windows 10 but i cleared the drive C Drive   so i have no lonovo programes left on the pc, I have Problems  on window 10 it s been trying to update for 3 days Feature update to Windows 10, version 1709  Fails then down loads and the fails on and on   The CD disc dose not work. And i am just feed up with it i do have a lenono recovery Q on my c drive it looks empty but there is 3 GB of data on it. I would normally press F8 a do a reset but this no longer works.So in short I have a window s 7 disc if i enstalled this and used this activation number for windows 7 Pro would this work Then using the info on this form could i get this back to normal as before the windows update 10 with lenovo programes pcdlauncher ,lenovo update, levovo recovery ect ect

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I upgraded to cox gigblast plan one of my devices is an old r400 wifi max speed is under 100mpbs - wifi card is Intel WiFi Link 5100 AGN wired connection is about 400mbps - modem is Intel 82567LM i want to upgrade and replace the modem and the wifi card any suggestions?? I have no idea what wifi card and modem would work on r400

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Yesterday I had this issue with my Lenovo R400 and I alredy solved but i want to post the solution on this forum for other people.  The ProblemMy laptop entered in hibernation mode and in the morning that i tried to turn it on it didnt. I pushed the power button i see the lights of 1 and A turned on and off twice, but didnt show the boot screen.. The screen was blank doing nothing. Solution 1Disconnect the power cable and battery and push the power button 11 times and in the 11th push the button for 30 seconds. Connect power and push power button. Then you can connect the battery. Solution 2 (The one that helped me)Removed the power cable, the battery and the internal battery of CMOS and let it disconnected all for 15 hours. I dont now the exact time that it have to be disconected but i read a post saying 15, maybe with few hours if enought.  Then you connect the cable and push F1 (until beeps)  and turn on the Laptop to enter in Supervisor Mode to set date and time F10 and exit. Connect the CMOS's battery and normal battery and is all. WARNINGIf you reset the CMOS and the laptop have a Supervisor Password enabled and you dont have it  you will be in big problems. Mine laptop didnt have it. I was luck because i didnt know it. Without the Supervisor password you cant set the date/time and the laptop wont boot again. You will need to change the MotherBoard. Or maybe you can find another solution but wont be easy. So be carefull about... Read more

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not sure where to post this since this is my first time on board. I have a Dell Dimenstion XPS R400 running XP. My son was using this computer last week and now it displays a "Enter Password" box in the middle. You shut the computer off, it starts up again, normally, but then won't take you past the page where it lists the BIOS info, etc. I have tried F8 or ESC but it won't go anywhere unless the password is entered. I am not thinking it is the XP but am thinking it is a Dell password that is needed. I won't even download from the disk and reload XP.

Any suggestions on a password or on what to do? thank you in advance! mellow

A:Help w/password for a Dell Dimension XPS R400...running XP...

given the "system disabled 65535" code, also...

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Hi There I'm having a BIG problem with my 4th Gen X1 Carbon laptop. When it's on it seems to work fine but if I need to power it off or do a restart. When It tries to turn back on, the power light flashes once as does the function bar then it turns off. I have to wait at least 5 minutes before I can turn it back on. I have tried the diagnostic software and everything passes with the exception of the Fan. it says "Not Available". I'm unsure if the fan is grayed out by design or if that is where the problem could be. If anyone has come across this before please let me know. I have limited confidance it the system untill I can resolve this issue. Thank youRobert

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Hi Everyone!I'm Mariano from Argentina! this is my first post! everything alright? I write this to tell my problem or detail: i recently purchased a used Lenovo R400 Thinkpad that i like very much, i love the look, characteristics, processor, is very good, i put it 4gb of ram, it goes really well, i paid it very cheap. But I have a little problem (the seller told me about it and show me the thing): the display (lcd) shows a little horizontal line that comes and goes (3 seconds in, and 3 seconds  out), is on the bottom on the screen, but the machine is working great, the rest of the screen is working absolutely amazing, no problem at all, it's only that line that comes and goes, is a little detail (sometimes you see it and sometimes you can't even realize that is there), i take the display off but is not the flex i guess, i move it, and is not a question of move it... the question is: anyone knows what exactly is? and how can i take it off?If anyone can help me i would be pleased with that...  Thanks very much guys!

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I have a Dell XPS R400 with 196 Mb (32/32/128) of PC100 SDRAM running windows xp. I wanted to upgrade memory. Dell claims the machine can handle ~380 Mb of PC100 SDRAM. I checked around on-line, and it appeared that I could install PC133 SDRAM on this machine. My machine does not boot after I installed a single stick of 128 Mb PC133 SDRAM. It will boot with the original PC100 SDRAM. Any ideas?

This discussion indicates that my machine can handle more memory: http://www.techspot.com/vb/all/wind...XPS-R400-with-Intel-SE440BX2-motherboard.html How can I verify this?


A:Mixing PC100 with PC133 SDRAM for XPS R400 Dell

maybe the bored doenst like pc 133 ram

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I have a Dell XPS R400 with a Pentium II, 400 MHz processor running Windows 2000. (It originally had Windows 98). I currently have one socket filled with 128 MB of SDRAM (PC100, unbuffered, CL=2) . I would like to upgrade and add more memory.

Information from Dell says the computer supports 100 Mhz SDRAM 168 pin DIMM with a maximum size of 128 MB up to a total of 384 MB (3 sockets).

The motherboard is an Intel SE440BX-2. The documentation for it says it supports up to a 256 MB DIMM SDRAM for a total of 768 MB.

Why the discrepancy? Is it based on the OS? And how high can I go?

A:Memory Upgrade - Dell XPS R400 with Intel SE440BX-2 motherboard

The old W98 did not function properly with 256MB or over.
W2000 does not need more than 512MB, but works fine with up to 1GB.

Intel said:

System Memory Combinations
The motherboard has three, dual in-line memory module (DIMM) sockets. Minimum memory size is 16 MB; maximum memory size is 768 MB. The largest DIMM supported at this time is 256 MB using unbuffered 128 Mbit technology parts. The BIOS automatically detects memory type, size, and speed.Click to expand...

I would believe Intel rather than Dell.
Make sure you get PC100/CL2 SDRam, anything else does not work.
You can mix different MB-sizes memory-chips. So buy what you can afford.
Unless you do intensive graphics, even just 1 256MB-stick will do wonders.

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I've recently updated my old laptop to a 64-bit Windows 10 system. And it runs and works fine. However, I'm getting these three listed items without a driver in the device manager. I've Googled a lot, but not found anything that works. Any solutions? And has anyone else the same/similar issue with their Lenovo R400 or Lenovo laptop?


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Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Problem: When booting up, the computer is fine until it gets to the windows load screen. The bars roll across the screen, as it would if XP was going to start normally. But it does this for about 8 minutes, and then goes to a black screen.

Possible causes: This problem started after the computer was unplugged while operating.

What might be the problem/ what can I do to fix this?

Thanks again.

A:After power loss, XP won't restart

Boot from the XP CD, press "R" on the first screen, log into the Recovery Console, and run:

chkdsk /p

Chkdsk should always be run after an improper shutdown to repair disk errors.

If you have no disk, try Safe Mode. Run chkdsk /f and restart.

If you can't boot in Safe Mode and have no disk, make one:

XP Recovery Console CD Image With Formatting Enabled
Recovery Console ISO Image (original)

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If posting a question so soon after joining this forum is a no-no, I apologize.

heres my problem. My home DeskTop...built by a tech guy we used to know, is constantly trying to restart itself. We had a power outage and now the computer starts up, get to a certain stage where it aploogizes for the inconvience and gives me the option to restart in safe mode, safe mode with networking, etc....or start normally. I have tried every option. It trys to start windows and then gets back to saying the same message.

I have XP service pack 2 on the PC.....anyone heard of this before. I'd re-install windows but my kids have there homework on it and I don't want to lose every we have on it if there is a way to fix it

thanks in advace for any help offered

A:Power Outage and XP won't restart

Try to clear the CMOS by either removing the battery or the jumper method for about ten or fifteen minutes. See if that helps. Some times with a power outage, it corrupts the bios setting because it did not have a chance to save before it was shut down by the loss of power.

Don't forget to unplug the computer and ground yourself before working in that case.

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Hello Everyone, I am new to this forum and this is my first post. I am running several CCTV as well as remote networking programs on my office computer which requires it to be Always on. I have connected a UPS but sometimes the UPS runs dry and the computer shuts down. Is there anyway to ensure that when power resumes the computer should reboot and restart ? All advice highly appreciated. The computer I have is a ASUS Pundit running Windows XP Pro.

A:How to restart after Power Failure

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The DVD Multi drive in my ThinkPad W530 powers off after a while to save battery. But when I go to My Computer, right click on the drive, and tell it to power up, nothing happens. The drive opens and allows me to put disks in it, but no program on my computer detects the drive. Not Windows Explorer, not any DVD burning program, not Windows Media Player. When I log off and log back on, the drive simply disappears from My Computer.  So far, the only way I have been able to get the DVD drive working again is by restarting the computer.  What can I do? ThinkPad W530NVIDIA Quadro K1000MWindows 8 64-bit


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A:DVD Drive Power Off and Will Not Restart

SOLUTION http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windows/desktop/hh848057(v=vs.85).aspx Open regedit through the Run program, find the registry described in the Midigation section in the linked document, and set the value to 0. If you can't find it, create it as a 32 bit DWORD at the same path as where it would be.  *HKLM is HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE*

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I'm trying to diagnose a problem with my laptop: When set to EFI boot mode, if I completely shut down and power off my laptop, it restarts by itself after a few seconds. This does not happen when the laptop is set to CSM boot mode.

I'm in the very early stages of troubleshooting; at this point I'm trying to determine whether this problem is unique to my computer, or whether other users have also experienced this. I haven't (yet) found anything similar from a web search. I wonder if it has anything to do with the Intel RST driver, but I'm not sure.

Has anyone heard of this?

A:EFI Mode Causes Restart After Power Off?

Apparently, this situation is unique to my computer. The problem happens when a specific piece of hardware (a portable USB 3.0 drive) is attached to my computer.

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This may end up being some sort of software problem but it started to occur after I upgraded my CPU, RAM, and MOBO. I cannot shut down or restart my computer through the start menu anymore. I have to hold down the power button every time I want to shut it off or restart. Any help would be greatly appreciated

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I am hooked up to a UPS, but after that runs out and I am away, I sometimes need to remotely logon - in which case I need the computer on. If I need to change something in the BIOS, please give specifics of how to do this as I have looked in there and found nothing related to this.

A:How to get auto restart after power outage?

Almost all the latest BIOSs have a setting for auto power on after power is restored.

In the BIOS in Advanced Power Management (APM) look for this option

Restore from AC power loss [always OFF| always ON| last state]

Set this to always ON, Save the BIOS settings and restart the system.

You can also see this link for further help.

Power Management Settings.

Please give us the name of your system's BIOS for further information.

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Just when I thought everything was cool. I have tried all that I know. Can anybody figure this out?

Symptom: When I go to shut down or restart it goes to a blue screen and stays there. I've even let it sit all night. It's not a BSD with a message, just a blue screen. I invariably end up pressing and holding the power button to cold boot the computer. There must be a better way!
One more note: I have trouble entering text into forms sometimes. Don't know if it's related or not. I don't want to confuse the issue.

Thanks, Eric
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A:I can't restart without holding the power button?!

Can you restart in safe mode and see if it will shut down normally from there?

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