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Plug in GTX 260, hooked up one 6 pin power plug, motherboard wont post

Q: Plug in GTX 260, hooked up one 6 pin power plug, motherboard wont post

I verified the PSU is good.
I removed all drives, all cards, even memory.
All the fans spin for a moment then nothing they stop.

I assume the MB is now destroyed? A GTX 260 has two 6 pin power connectors, since the PSU only had one 6 pin power connector, I thought to try it.

MB is Asus P5QC
So is it dead?

Preferred Solution: Plug in GTX 260, hooked up one 6 pin power plug, motherboard wont post

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A: Plug in GTX 260, hooked up one 6 pin power plug, motherboard wont post

Did you read the GTX 260 manual to see if it has to have the two connectors on?
This is an old MB, so it has a story. Tell us how did you get it and what memory, GPU etc it has before.
With no memory it won't boot. Do you have a speaker connected to the MB so you can hear the beeps when you turn it on?
Witch power supply you have? GTX 260 requires 500W as minimum.

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I have an external hard drive Seagate backup plus 1 tb working fine with Sony vaio E15136 win 8.1 64 bit 4gb Ram. As long as I change the power supply i.e either plug in or plug out the power supply of my laptop, external drive is re-detected.
The external drive draws power from laptop.No external power source.
In case of USB pen drives this thing didn't happen.
Looking for any solution or explanation?

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I have a motherboard thats 24 pin and a 4 pin processor connector, but the power source i ordered is a 20 pin and 4 pin for the processor, is there any way i can get a converter instead of having to buy a new power source?

A:Convert Power Source Motherboard Plug?

Look closely the 4 pin may be able to slid onto the end of the 20 pin connector making it a 24 pin. many power supplies now offer this feature where you are able to do both.

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Yesterday my power supply was blown up (fuse). So i bought the power supply (PS HEC 300W) and plug in my compter which is assembly with Intel Desktop Board D845GEBV2 mounted with Celeron 2.0GHz. If i am not wrong, it is compatible with my mother board right. But there is problem after switch it on the power. First i switch on the main switch in the power supply. And i realised that the CPU fan is running although i didn't switch on the power from the front panel of my system unit. The LED for the harddisk in the front pannel also light up even though i didn't connect power to the hard disk. Is it the Mainboard problem.

A:Motherboard problem after plug in new power supply

Hello! Welcome to TechSpot

I see from pic on intel your board has two power plugs,
did you plug in the 4 pin plug as well as the 20 pin?

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i have an intel d845esp1 motherboard but the power switch cables have been unplugged can you please tell me the correct way to put them back on as the cables are labelled but the board isn't have tried every way possible with the power switch cable but i don't think it will work unless all three cables are attached
thanks for any help you can provide

A:need to know the correct way to plug power switch cables onto motherboard

According to Intel there is no such board as a D845ESP1. All Intel STANDARD 845 boards use the attached front panel pinout.

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when i plug in power, my cpu kept on blinking try removing video card, blinking memory, hddisk, keep on blinking how can i fix the problem??? nid help

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I want to replace ps/2 plug of my keyboard which has five wires named yellow, grey, red, black and open wires, with usb plug having four wires coloured red, green, white and black. when I connect them just by hit n try method, computer say usb device not recognized

A:how can i ensure correct keyboad ps/2 plug replacement with usb plug,help

USB keyboards are so cheap now it seems a waste of time going that route. Plus you can get a ps/2 to USB adapter that is even cheaper

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I have an almost fresh install of xp on my desktop and want to avoid cluttering the hard drive with stuff to slow it down. One of the things I have noticed is that media players seem to reproduce like rabbits...media player comes with windows...then some website will say that it can't live without having real player installed...and then another one...my favorite is VLC...and of course, itunes....

I noticed that there is a plug-in to make Firefox work with VLC I think there are also other plug-ins for other media players as well. What exactly do these things do? If I have the plug-in do I have to install the software? Do they improve the ease of use of the media player? the quality of the sound? do they reduce the cpu load?

A:[SOLVED] Plug it in, plug it in...and media players

Media plugins allow the browser to play audio and video files in different formats on websites.

They are not all in use at the same time (just called on when needed by a website's embedded media player), so they don't slow down your computer or fill up your hard drive.

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We recently purchased 4 Optiplex 7050 Mini Towers and 4 QLogic 57810 Dual Port 10Gb Direct Attach/SFP+ adapters. After I installed the Qlogic network adapter to the PCI-E x16 slot, POST failed when power on. The power light flash in yellow but no video output. I tried to use other PCI-E 8X card but the same result. A PCI-E 4x data acquisition card works find in both PCI-E slots (16x and 4x).
It seems the system considered the net network adapter as video card and thus no video output from build-in video card. Also, failed to check and init hardware.
Please correct me if I am wrong and could you advise any possible solutions such changing BIOS setup? 
Many thanks

A:POST failed when plug in PCI-E 8X network adapter

Try this, with that card removed from x16 slot, reboot and immediately press F2 to open BIOS setup.
Look for the Primary Display option and make sure it's set it to Intel HD Graphics, not to AUTO. Save the change and exit setup. Allow PC to boot and confirm that the onboard video is working. Then power off, unplug, and press/hold power button for ~15 sec. Now install that card in the x16 slot. Close up and reboot.
If that works, keep in mind that every time BIOS is reset to the defaults, eg to clear an error when the motherboard battery is removed,  you'll have to remove the add-in card, change the Primary Display option again...
If that doesn't work, you're probably out of luck using that card in the x16 slot.

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hi guys,

i recently got the new Ultra ChillTEC Black edition. this cooler comes with all its sensors and controllers built in, therefore it doesnt have to plug into the cpu fan power plug on the motherboard like my original heatsink.

however, if i don't have the old heatsink plugged into the motherboard, when i try to boot, the computer goes to a black screen and says something about cpu fan has failed, shutting down to protect your system.

so to fix, i have the old heatsink plugged into the motherboard and have just set it down inside the case next to the chilltec.

if possible, i would like to do this the correct way. i feel like ive had to jerry-rig the system to make it work.

i've looked in the bios and havent found anything about hardware monitoring.

i have contacted HP and they don't know there head from their arses after 45 mins on hold. i contacted the manufacturer of my mobo, Pegatron corporation. they emailed me back saying (i copy and paste)

"Dear Sir,
Pegatron is an OEM manufacturer, so we do not sell product with our company name, and we are not allowed to sharing any sepc. or product information. " and she goes on to tell me basically to call HP. i told her HP couldnt help and HP even said my mobo manufacturer was a company called "Athleon." the pegatron rep said she would help to contact hp and see what she finds.
anyone else got any ideas?

A:new cpu cooler, still have to use old cpu fan motherboard plug

Ideally you want to do one of two things. Go into the BIOS and tell it to ignore the fan speed sensor for the CPU, or find a way to plug the new CPU cooler into the motherboard fan connector so it can read the speed sensor on the fan. I don't recommend doing it but you could plug a case fan into the CPU fan connector, or remove the fan from the old heat sink and leave it plugged in. The problem with that is if the fan on the new heat sink fails you motherboard has no way of knowing it and can't shut down to prevent a CPU overheat condition.

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I have a Dell laptop that has an RGB plug. The plug does not have the screw holes, but the male end does have the 2 small screws and it will not stay attached. In fact, when I push it into place, it barely makes contact and if I move it ever so slightly, the picture on the other monitor begins to flicker. Is there an adapter or something that I can use?

A:How do I plug an RGB plug into my Dell Laptop?

try unscrewing the screws from the cable if they are geting in the way.
the screwless socket is a dumb idear, thanks Dell..

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Hi, everyone, I am Jim and I am a new students in colledge. This computer is my first personal laptop. However, I will participant a exchange plan to HongKong for several months.The socket there can only provide inch plug, so I prepare a conversion plug. However, I found that the conversion plug usually does not work. So I need to tie it or reinstall it to socket. I wonder if I can buy a inch plug and use it to instead my previous one? I will not do anything in transformer just change the plug.

A:Could I change the plug into inch plug?

Hi, No, no need a transformer. Any tourist adapter will do the job.something similar to      Regards. 

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Hi guys

basically im building my own pc, like new motherboard, RAM, graphics card case the lot. but i like my 500gb IDE hard drive and the mother board is sata compatible,. i have a cable converter for this but im wondering if my windows 7 OS will just run on the new mother board or not?

Thanks :D

A:Can i just plug my old hard drive into my new motherboard using my win 7 OS?

Your old hard drive will be recognised as a hard drive, but windows 7 wont be able to use it, as the windows drivers were for your last computer, so the motherboard chipset, sound , LAN, and graphics card were all set for your last system.
If you have a spare hard drive back up all your own data first, then connect it to your computer.
It may work with a default display resolution but will then probably complain about the sound hardware, lan, chipset etc. You may be able to load these drivers from your install disks.

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Sorry I don't know the proper terms, but basically the pin inside the jack where the power cord gets plugged into on my laptop was bent so that it's really hard for me to plug in my power cord and have it stay in place. My warranty with best buy has expired, so I need to figure out how to solve this problem on my own. I can't just leave it like this because the cord comes out really easily and I can't continue to work with such a tenuous setup. Anyway, is this just a matter of replacing the entire unit inside my laptop? I know you probably need more information, but I'm not sure what to provide, so please ask any questions. The laptop is a Toshia M-45, about 3-4 years old. Thanks in advance

A:Bent power supply pin - Hard to plug in power cord

umm.. bend it back so it's closer to normal? That's all I can say about it. usually works for me.

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Yesterday when I turned on my computer I received a message inviting me to install a new update to Java (Version 7 Update 25). After doing a precautionary search via Google that this was a legitimate update, I proceeded with the installation process. At the time I was using the Firefox browser (although I also use IE 9). At the end of the process I received a prompt at the bottom of the Firefox browser asking me to install the Java Plug-in. I then visited the "Verify Java Version" page which confirmed that I had the recommended version of Java installed (Version 7 Update 25). As Java recommend that users should uninstall older versions of Java from their computer, I ran the Java Uninstall Tool, but that confirmed that there were no older versions of Java on my computer.

I then opened IE9 but when I went to the same web page to verify my Java version I got a pop-up message saying that"Java plug-in 10.25.2 is not installed properly. Java plug-in detected JRE collision." That was followed by a further pop-up saying "Java Plug-in Warning - Applet(s) in this HMTL page requires a version of Java different from the one the browser is currently using. In order to run the applet(s) in this HTML page a new browser session is required. Close all the Netscape browser sessions and start a new browser session to run the HTML page."

I closed IE9 and reopened it but when I visited the Java verify page I received the same error messages.

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A:"Java plug-in 10.25.2 is not installed properly. Java plug-in detected JRE collision.

This seems to be a small bug found with the latest update. Could you please complete the manual uninstall steps listed here - How do I uninstall Java on my Windows computer ?

Upon removal, restart your machine and then download and install java from this link - Download Free Java Software

If for any reason the uninstall or install fails then simply run a system restore on your machine to a data when the problem did not occur. To do so follow this tutorial - System Restore - How to

Hope This Helps,

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I bought a Chaintech CT-7AJA2/AJA2E Motherboard and an Athlon 1.2 gig proccesor. I hooked everything up, then the power supply blew. I believe that I hooked the power button cord reverse polarity, not sure.

On intial start up, looked like it was going to run just fine. I am not sure what I did, but I need help badly.

Got a new power supply, made sure the polarity was correct and plugged it in. Nothing happened, no led light-up or sounds, nothing, Heck the power supply didn't even blow up this time.
p.s. By blow up, I mean burnt out. Smoking and such.

A:Blew power supply when I hooked new motherboard up

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I am installing a cd drive. I took my old one out but forgot to check which plug to the power supply I am supposed to use. There is P2, P3, and P7. Is there a certain one that is used for a cd drive?

A:which power plug in

No, any one of the standard four prong plugs should work just fine

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I am not sure if this is the right area, but I have browsed through all the places and sadly clueless.

I have a westinghouse flat screen monitor Model LCM 17v2ls and I cannot located the plug.
I want to use it as the temporary monitor since my MAC OS screen cracked and it costs over 300 to replace.

I went to radio shack and they could not find the right type of powerplug. I just need some direction I will also call Westinghouse on Monday but any support would be great.


A:looking for a power plug

Welcome to Techguy! Don't feel bad about not knowing everything; we all suffer from that. Generally, monitors either use a standard 3 prong power connector just like your computer, or an external AC adapter, i.e. a power brick. Yours uses a brick. I did a quick search online, and found at least one vendor selling them: http://www.lcdpayless.com/productpage.php?productId=4794. However I don't know them, so don't take this as an endorsement. You might also find adapters on eBay. As long as you stick with top-rated vendors, I wouldn't be afraid to buy. You can also search more online using "westinghouse LCM 17v2ls power adapter" (no quotes) as your search string.

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The other night I started my PC up I got Hard disk failure.

I've tried One of the Two sata drives in another computer and it works.
I've tried the Sata to motherboard plug in another computer that works.

I plugged everything back in my computer and when I booted it didn't work not even Cdrom, I then changed the plugs from motherboard to Harddrive and cdrom around and got one Hard drive coming up.

I'm unsure what to do next it doesn't seem to like me at all, this computer is barley many months old. Please help if you've any idea.

A:SATA Plug Issue with Gigabyte Motherboard

talk to Gigabyte about a RMA. that should cover this. I do not have there e-mail but u can get it on there site if u look.

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I am running windows xp and bought a new plug in mic that will plug in to front or back and cant get it to work. It is not a usb plug. I have no problem with the sound on it at all just with the mic. I was in a conference call with someone and I could hear them but they could not hear me thru the mic..I have a del 9200 and it did work at one time...

A:Plug in mic wont work

Hi ask a friend to try the mic on their computer to check it is working

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What do I need to do to get a new plug in mic to work. I use to use one but now I cant

A:new plug in mic wont work

I do not understand what you mean. Is it a 3.5mm jack mic or a USB mic?

Are you plugging in the mic into the front jack input on your machine or the back? Is it a laptop or a tower?

Also what is your machine make and model?

More info and details are needed.

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Staff at our office have received from HP Services, replament power cords for their notebook computers. The recall information on your site informs us that if LS-15 is molded on to the plug then it needs to be replaced. My question is why did HP send us power 4 sets of power plugs all with LS-15 molded onto the plug? If these plugs were these sent in errorhow do we send back the defective plugs and get the new plugs? Thank you. Bogdan Kowalski

A:HP Power Plug Recall - LS-15

Hi  @MAGPGT  I just sent you a private message. If you are not sure how to check your forum messages, this post has instructions.

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I shorted out my HHD with its power plug now it wont power up. I'm sure i fried the circuit board rether HHd runs fine with that power plug.
I was just wondering if i could fix or get a new circuit board for the HHd .
I have very important info on it i need ...(TAXES) augggggg
Any help PLEASE

A:Shorted out HHD (w/power plug)

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Basically i was in the middle of putting together a computer to whihc i had previously had no prcessor, i ordered on from ebay about a week ago and today it finally came, when i realised taht i have idea where to plug in the power button on the motherboard! (which is a stock board from another computer taht was given to me by my friend). Ive put together computers before but ive always unplugged them from the previous one, thus knowing where i need to plug everything. Ive had no luck searching for it online, i was wondering wether there is a symbol were i need to plug it in or some universal way to tell where it goes, or if u can tell me where to find a guide, i just have no idea where to put this thing, heres a picture http://i16.photobucket.com/albums/b29/dashdanw/Photo546.jpg

A:how to plug in power button?

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Boldfisherman: My Fujitsu N3010 Power plug is broken,I am looking for Part, one repair shop wanted to sell me a complete motherboard, It is a shielded pin connector to motherboard.
I read postabout opening computershell, if I read this correctly one must remove keyboard, How?

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Ok... now i am having a real trouble. my Power cable to CPU fan plug is broken, not the fan, but the power to connect it to the fan(the male one). its 3 pin connector. there is one fan using 3 pin connector too from the MB (motherboard). i think its the fan for the motherboard. i am just wondering if i can use the splitter to the MB plug so i can connect it to both fan (motherboard and processor)


Are you refuring to the 4 wire Molex adapter? If so, yes use that. Well, there are no molex plugs that plug into the mobo, there is the 20pin or 24, and the 4 wire, square one. But yes, you can use the 4wire molex adapter, that would be giving cdrom/hdd/video card power.

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It is very unfortunate that the X1 has the power inlet on the left hand side and not at the back of the device, as with the T430s. But as most desktop setups do have power outlets build in the table top or at the back of the table it would be best for cable stress to have at least a 90degrees plug that allows the cable to go to the back and not stick on the side. Is there a (compatible) power supply with 90 degree plug available? Or can I buy compatible plugs at a hardware or electronics store?

A:Power plug 90 degrees

Presumably the power jack was relocated to the side of the X1C in order to allow the display panel to lay down flat with the main system unit. I agree that the side placement of the power jack is therefore less than ideal for the reasons you gave.
I have seen right angle adapters on eBay and Amazon for the previous round power plugs, e.g. BiXPower LC80 Right Angle 7.9 x 5.5mm Connector Converter for IBM / Lenovo Laptop Power Adapters but not (yet?) for the new rectangular plugs. 

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My mobo-ECS PT890T-A's manual says to plug the power/sleep/message waiting LED to the 2 and 4 pins on the 10 pin Panel1 header, but the front panel power led cable has 3 holes. Any suggestions?

A:Solved: power LED plug

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I have a Dell Lattitude D530. I believe it's at least three years old. I have had it for a year and everything was working fine. My children (thirteen, ten, and eight) were using it and they said the plug kept falling out of the outlet and they said there was a spark when they plugged it into the outlet but it worked after that. Then all of a sudden the laptop went black. Assuming it was out of battery power, and well past thier bedtime...they returned the laptop to me. I plugged it in and the 'transformer box' on the plug worked when I plugged it into the power outlet but as soon as I plugged it into the laptop it lost power. Hence the blue power light on the 'transformer box' went out. I have to let it sit for about 15 minutes and plugged it back into the power outlet the blue light on the 'transformer box' came back on but once again as soon as I plugged it into the computer the blue light went out again. HELP!I have a Blockbuster DVD stuck in the laptop and I don't want to break it to get it out. Luckily it isn't due for a week. LOL!
I appreciate any help you can give me.

A:Power Plug Problems

there should be a tiny hole on the front of the DVD tray. You can insert a straightened paper clip in it and manually open the tray
As to the power problem, I am sure one of the folks with more experience will stop by and assist you.

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I just got a new Compaq Desktop computer and was woundering why it detects default monitor insted of the monitor i have hooked up it wont install the driver for the monitor.

A:Monitor wont plug and play

Do you have the driver for your display adapter installed? Have you tried installing the monitor driver manually?

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Hello,   I have a Hp Compaq elite  with windows 7 professional,   I am trying to take an employment test online,  the company sent me a link to access the program to complete the test,  but i have to download a PLUG IN in order to log on.        About 1/2 way through the download an error window popped up  which said the plug in failed tp install,            I hope that someone can give me an idea what i can do so I can install the link.        Thanks       Beep01

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Hopefully someone can answer this as im baffle, my computer will turn on and of with no problem as ling my printer is plug in but if printer cable unplug it won't turn on but if printer cable in plug in it will turn on but while the comptuer turn on and I unplug the printer cable it will shut down nothin making since but as long the printer is unplug it will not start or boot blank screen but printer plug in I can get to the boot or cmos screen please help Thanks

PS it a Dell PP17L Latitude

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Finally broke down and started building a new system -
I'm too old to game, this all started out as a home video

Anyway - gathered all my components, now I'm working
to assemble them.

The case came with an Okia Model 500-ATX power supply.
But no wiring schematic.

I'm trying to identify the power supply fan plug - what seems
to be it doesn't at all match the connector on the board.
And I've got that positively identified by the board manual.

The board has a small male 3 pin connection. The only thing I
can find that might be the fan connector coming from the
supply is a small 4 pin plug at the end of 1 of the strings of
drive power harnesses. Nothing tucked up behind the
supply case or anything.

Is that likely to be it? Or would that be for a floppy or something?

I tried to Google for a wiring schematic, but could find nothing.
In fact, nothing much at all on this brand of supply - just
a couple places that sell them. Please don't tell me I got
an el cheapo that isn't worth having!

At the risk of getting ahead of myself, in case I need to adapt
something like that to the different style male connector on the
board, in this case or something else I may find as i progress,
is there some type of source for adapters, or what would I do?

Bear with me, this probly won't be the last question I'll dream up -
just getting started.

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A:New power supply, no schematic, looking for power fan plug.

There are basically two voltages available to you: 5V and 12V. Doesn't really matter where you get it from - some pin on the mobo or some wire from the PSU.

From the PSU the yellow wires are 12V and red ones 5V, black is ground. The fan voltages should be written on the fan itself, the black fan wire is ground, red may be 12V or 5V depending on the fan voltage.

Fan headers on the motherboard should be labelled so, check with a voltmeter what pin gives out what.

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Can I plug in the power cable to a sata drive (already connected to sata port on mobo), while the computer is on.

With that drive connected Windows will not boot (I never have had a problem with the drive before, even when installing windows). If I remember right, a few years ago, I moved the pagefile to that drive, and it also had a boot.ini file on it (for some reason) I wonder if that is the problem (never until now), because when that drive is installed windows hangs at starting windows.

A:Plug in a sata power cable

If the SATA controller is set to AHCI mode, and the SATA port the drive is on is set to allow "hot-swap", then yes you could. If not, then no you can't.

You should post a screenshot of your Disk Management window with the problem drive connected. Expand the window so everything can be read.

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Only today that when i decide to on my laptop without charging it, it did not on.However, when i charge it, it will on. When i check on the battery in the homescreen, it says that it is plug in but not charging.(it had 100%)

A:Laptop cannot power up without being charged with plug

@InsertIGNHere Sounds like its time to replace your battery. Hp part number   800050-001 Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04823146 REO

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What are the measurements of the power adapter plug (that plugs into the power port)?  I'm looking specifically for the two measurements that apply to the inside diameter and outside diameter of the plug.  Typically, each of these measurements is given in mm (millimeters).Thanks

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I replaced a failed HP PSU 03057F3R with a "compatible" PSU from a supplier. There are 5 wires attached to the sata power plug for the failed PSU, but only 4 wires attached to the sata power plug for the compatible PSU. One of the 5 wires of the failed PSU is not connected to the molex plug but directly to the circuit board of the PSU.

The PC works fine with the compatible PSU and the hard drive seems to work fine with the 4-wire sata power plug which used to be connected to a 5-wire sata power plug. Should I be concerned that the use of the 4-wire sata plug will pose a safety or data problem for me?

A:Sata power plug puzzle

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 Bought this laptop less than 2 months ago.. Used it earlier, went back to get online a bit later and it is just dead, no lights no power.. I took out the battery which was 100% charge, tried it with just the AC adapter, and with just battery Used different outlets etc exhausted everything... no lights, no power, just dead.  It is on a power surge protector. When plugged in battery is out to maintain battrey life.  Tried customer service chat... waste of time totally,  he after I explained EVERYTHING I have already done, had me going through all the same BS I already did....  For $380 it should last  longer than 2 months, and not be hit up to spend more money to get a defective product fixed, this is more than maddening.

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Hallo,I use a IdeaPad 100S (Win 10). Sometimes I use this Laptop for a couple of hours. Here is my question: Is it better to plug the power supply while working or is it better to use the battery till it is empty (~20%)? Or what is the best solution to save the battery.

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I recently purchased an HP Pavilion dv9700t laptop. The power connector attaches to the right side of the laptop and the plug is straight. Unfortunately, I do not have much spare room on the right side of the laptop where I typically use it and the plug/cord is interferring with my mouse. I've been scouring the internet looking for some kind of a right angle adapter that I could plug into the end of the power cord and then into the laptop so that the cord would immediately turn towards the rear of the laptop and give me more space for my mouse. Does anyone know where I could buy such an adapter?

Thanks for any suggesions.

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I have a 6 button plug and play gamepad that plugs into the gameport but when i install it, windows says it is not connected. any other gamepad i plug into the gameport is also "not connected". i also have a usb controller but that works fine.

A:windows wont recognize anything i plug into the gameport

Hi bub54321, welcome....

In your control panel/system/device manager, under sound/video/game, does the gameport/joystick show up?

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Hello im in serious need so my chromebook wont hold a charge and when i do pluge in it turns on with out me pushing the power botten i dont know whats wrong with it please someone help 

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so a couple of weeks ago my internet stopped working wirelessly, after restarting, and doing everything i could thing of i plugged it in to the router and it decided to work but the wireless still wont.

its like my network card isnt even there, everyone else in the house can connect fine, but nothing is showing up for me. i downloaded xirrus wifi inspecter, but that couldnt even detect a card. nore can the device manager.

Can anyone help me fix this, i hate sitting on the kitchen benchtop to do my browsing

A:Internet wont work, but does if i plug in cable

the xirrus cannot find the adapter

make and exact model of the pc

lets see a device manager screen shot
Device Manager
Post back the results in device manager
You will now need to take a screen shot and copy that back to the working PC.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the screen shot and attach the screen shot in a reply on the forum here.

how to access device manager for different windows versions

Hold the Windows key and press Pause key, should open to allow device manager to be seen

on a laptop you may need to use Hold the Windows key and press FN key + the pause key

if this does not work then -

Windows 7 or Vista
Click on the Start Orb
In the Start Search box type
device manager and then press enter


Start > control Panel {Vista set to classic view}> system > {Vista, device manager on left hand side} {XP hardware Tab, device manager button} >
windows 7
start > control panel> System and Security> Device Manager
network adaptors, click on the + > post back the devices listed there
are there any ! ? or X
post a screen shot of the device manager - network adapters

To post a screen shot of the active window.
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my pc wont show a notification telling me i have pluged in my headset, i am trying to use my mic-build-in kind of headset. when i plug it in nothing happens is if i never had plug it in, my headset also does not appear in my playback devices, shows as 'not plugged in'
my headset is the kind where it has the mic and headphones divided into two plugs connected to the rear of the PC.
i am using windows 7 home premium 64-bit with REALTEK.

yes i am sure everything is connected and volume is okay. I was playing an online game and i could hear what people were saying but not speak, after i umpluged and pluged back my headset i found 'stereo mix' to be in the wrong tab, see pictures.

A:when i plug in my headphones or mic my PC wont show a pop up message?

turns out that after installing everything in the right place (even tho i dont know why stereo mix is now under the recording tab) you ALWAYS have to re star your computer, even small changes like 'eco-ing' your mic wont always work properly if you dont re star your computer, shutting it down didnt work for me so always re start it, seems like its even faster. any similar problems please post it here, i like learning about this things and ill figure it out for you.

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I recently upgraded to a new hard drive which meant having to start my OS (win '98) from scratch. Everything works except my parallel port, my computer acts like it does not exist - no error messages and definitely no plug and play. please help.

A:Parallel port wont plug and play

Have you checked in BIOS to make sure it is still enabled? If so, try changing mode - from ECP to EPP or whatever your choices may be.

Also make sure your BIOS is set to Plug and Play OS.

You may want to boot in Safe Mode and look in Device Manager to see if there is a parallel port hiding in there - if so remove it and reboot.

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My computer keeps giving me an error message that the scanner is not plugged in when I try to scan something (USB). So I unplug it and plug it right back into the same port and it works like normal. Then I'll go to do another scan not one minute later and it give me the same error message. Un-plug and re-plug and it's fine again. Then the error message... you get the idea. I have another USB port and that does the same thing.

Any ideas? Thanks!

433MHz Intel Celeron, Win98SE, 15GB HD

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