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T470 no power after RAM install

Q: T470 no power after RAM install

Hi,I have Thinkpad T470 I've been using for 1.5 years. I installed new SSD a year ago and didn't have any issues. Today I tried to install one more memory into an empty slot. I disabled internal battery in BIOS, turned it off, dissembled and put a new memory in. But after that the laptop doesn't start up. Power green button doesn't blink. Tried to remove that added memory - no luck. Tried to reset CMOS - no luck. What else can I do? I think it's still under warranty but I'd like to try everything myself before that. No sure how fast support is in Lenovo though. Thanks

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A: T470 no power after RAM install

Have you tried to connect AC power adapter and then power it on?

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Hello,I have a T470s that will not power up. I have had the laptop for 6+ months and it was working Friday with out any issues. I come in on Monday and go to power it on and all i get is a bunch of tones/sounds out of it. If i hit the FN key it will make a different set of sounds when then when i power it up. I have tried the reset button on the bottom of the laptop, which has not helped. It currently is running Windows . Any help would be appreciated.  UPDATE: I did further research on this and the error code is a 0001 and it is showing as a System Board Error.

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Device: T470 (Type 20HD, 20HE) Laptop (ThinkPad) - Type 20HEIssue: While the laptop is not plugged in the user recieves a persistent pop up every 5 minutes. The header of the pop up states "AC Power Check" and the body states "Please ensure your laptop is plugged in to a power outlet." The laptop has two fully charged batteries and 5 hours of battery life left. Is there a way to disable this pop up or is this indicative of another problem?  Thank you 

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I bought a Lenovo T470 a couple years back with Win 10 for school and its been working great with absolutley no problems. Then last night i get home from work and go on to do school work and a message pops up saying battery not charging. It has the icon showing it recognizes that the charger is plugged in. Also the light on the lenovo logo is blinking 3 times red and repeating. When i unplug the charger it stops blinking. So I thought it was the charger, got out my multimeter and check it and it reads normal on both sides of the charger. Then I thought i needed a new battery but it wont even stay powered on with the power cord plugged in. So now it is dead and even with the charger plugged in will not turn on. Not even the power button light will illuminate. This laptop has been great to me and this happened out of the blue im hoping there is a way to fix this problem. And I also tried taking battery, unplugging it, hold power button for a reset. Nothing changed. Anybody have any ideas? 

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Shutdown don't work on my windows 10 1709, laptop go to restart.

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If I wanted to charge a USB C device from the USB C output of the T470 what are the voltages and amperages available? 5V @ 3A ? 19V @ ??A ? This is not about charging the T470.

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So I just recieved my T470 today, and I eagerly wanted to at least boot it up, but much to my surprise, when I plugged the cable in, I recieved no indication that it was plugged in or charging whatsoever. No green light anywhere, no heat, no nothing. I've tried various outlets, a different cord for the brick to the outlet itself, I checked out the battery on the inside and out to make sure it was all connected, etc. To say it's disatisfying is an understatement. Unless I can quickly get a cable before classes start (in one week), planning on a full refund because this is beyond disappointing to not be able to even using the dang thing.Edit: I have no proof it could be the power brick either, considering since there's no real way I could tell whether it's something with the motherboard or something like that.Edit 2: Tried another Thinkpad's power cord and brick, didn't charge or even show an indicator that it was charging (no green lights). Probably just gonna RMA it and hope for the best.

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Received a new T470 a couple of weeks ago, but having issues when running off battery (internal + 3 cell): 1. Power Bridge failure: sometimes if I unplug machine and run off batteries, then remove the external battery, the machine shuts off immediately rather than switching to the internal battery. This occurs 1/2 or 1/3 of the time. 2. When booting machine (if machine is unplugged, running on battery): sometimes it hangs indefinitely at Lenovo splash screen (i.e. with endlessly spinning icon). Only way out is to reset machine by punching reset button on the back. (Note: #2 occurs always after #1 occurs, and 1/2 or 1/3 of the time on a regular reboot). 3. However: boot hang never occurs if booting while machine is plugged in OR if external battery is removed (i.e. running with the internal battery only). Boot hang only occurs if booting off batteries and external battery is installed. I called Tech Support, they sent a new internal battery, but that makes no difference. They also said it might be a faulty system board, but I ran full Lenovo HW diagnostics and all tests passed successfully including mother board test. Also tried a complete factory reset (Windows 10 x64), loaded all latest updates & drivers incl. latet BIOS (1.30), which I reset to default values (F9). Problem still persists. Anybody else experiencing these issues?

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Hello everyone,  Trying to purchase an extra charger for the Lenovo Thinkpad T470 (which was bought in the US) and would love to know which one I can order locally, from Lenovo India.  These are the chargers are available and I can either buy an USB type C charger or the slimport charger, right?  https://www.lenovo.com/in/en/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/chargers/Lenovo-45W-AC-...https://www.lenovo.com/in/en/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/chargers/Lenovo-65W-AC-...https://www.lenovo.com/in/en/accessories-and-monitors/chargers-and-batteries/chargers/PWR-ADP-BO-USB... This is the one that came with the laptop (USB type C):   Would be great if you could please suggest what would be a good buy for this laptop or if it's better to buy a charger from Lenovo USA.  Thank you for  your time.

A:Recommended power adapter/charger for Lenovo Thinkpad T470

I would buy the USB-C, thinking if or when I replace the laptop, the USB-C charger is more likely to work as a spare.  As far as wattage, the 45W will be lighter, but 65W may charge some devices faster and is more likely to be compatible with any replacement.  (I am not suggesting that you are going to replace the laptop soon, but things happen and situations change.)  

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HiI have flashed the SPI with different fw a few times and the platform booted.I wanted to flash the original dump again and it worked properly.I made another try (different fw) and it didn't boot so I wanted to flash the original dump again but it didn't boot at all.The way it behaves is as follow: * With AC and DC: the power button blinks three times and doesnt boot.* With DC only: it wont boot at all* With AC only: it wont boot at all

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Hi, I had previously posted that I was encountering excessive fan noise after installing a 500GB 2.5 SAMSUNG EVO 860 SSD.  Since, I cloned the old hard drive (500GB 7200rpm SATA3), the CPU was under full load trying to re-index everything, causing the fan to remain active almost all the time. So, I opted instead to a clean install of windows to avoid this issue.  After completing the install. I still noticed the fan was coming on way more often than the old hard drive.  Is this normal?  I'm assuming the fan is running more often due to the heat generated from the SSD.  I'm not seeing any other posts on the issue, which is surprising considering the number posts regarding M.2 SSD harddrives install, which run way hotter than a 2.5 inch SSD. Is there a cooler brand of SSD designed for laptops?  Or is there some kind of thermal pad I should be using? Note:  My laptop is on a docking station.

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I've spent hours researching this annoying feature. If I leave the machine in sleep/hibernate state for more than about an hour and then open the lid, only the Lenovo logo is shown. CAD combo restarts but again only the logo is shown. I need to press the power button once, wait a few seconds then press the power button again. Then the laptop starts normally. The attached file shows my power settings. I appreciate any assistance. I have this problem whether I have my Wacom Pro S tablet attached or not. The laptop is brand new.


























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Hi there, i just received my T470, i already have an ssd so i decided to replace the original hard drive with it. I have purchased a windows 10 education version. (free with the school) I have made with the window7 tool a bootable usb stick. After disabling the SecureBoot and passing the bootmode from "UEFI" to "BOTH" in the BIOS i installed windows 10 from the usb stick.  Here is the issue : After installation the computer restart but restart on the installer at the beginning. When i press F12 at launch there are 3 options : - Windows Boot Manager- USB generic storage- My SSD  When i remove the usb stick and start the screen pass from "Lenovo" to the boot menu with 2 options :- Windows Boot Manager- My SSD  But trying to start from them is doing nothing.And the boot menu come back each time i press enter. It seems that the computer is not able to boot with the new SSD but i don't understand why. when i enable secureboot again it does not change anything. Can you help me with this ?     

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Hi there, i just received my T470, i already have an ssd so i decided to replace the original hard drive with it. I have purchased a windows 10 education version. (free with the school) I have made with the window7 tool a bootable usb stick. After disabling the SecureBoot and passing the bootmode from "UEFI" to "BOTH" in the BIOS i installed windows 10 from the usb stick.  Here is the issue : After installation the computer restart but restart on the installer at the beginning. When i press F12 at launch there are 3 options : - Windows Boot Manager- USB generic storage- My SSD  When i remove the usb stick and start the screen pass from "Lenovo" to the boot menu with 2 options :- Windows Boot Manager- My SSD  But trying to start from them is doing nothing.And the boot menu come back each time i press enter. It seems that the computer is not able to boot with the new SSD but i don't understand why. when i enable secureboot again it does not change anything. Can you help me with this ?     

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Hi Just got the news about faulty TB3 firmware, my T470 has been kept updated with 'lenovo vantage' but now when I try to update i get an error notification(attached).When I try to install the latest firmware update manually i get a pop-up saying "can't find suitable bin file" (driver package already installed successfully).Right now the thunderbolt software shows NVM firmware version: N/AAny solutions? Thank you in advance

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I have never had this problem when using Crucial memory upgrades in the past and wanted to run this by all on the forum.Current memory installed on the T470  Lenovo 8GB DDR4 2400MHz SoDIMM Memory FRU 01AG710. Goal was to add another 8GB in the vacant memory slot. 1. Using Crucial website memory upgrade tool selected and purchased their recomendation, 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIUM 1.2V CL17 notebook memory.2. Installed the Crucial 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIUM 1.2V CL17.3. Power up the T470, can see there power getting to the T40 but only a blank screen, green dot lit on the power button. No Bios access or any orther functions other than to press the lit power on button to power off.4. Removed the Crucial 8GB DDR4-2400 SODIUM 1.2V CL175. System boots up normal. Any one else experienced this problem?

A:T470 Crucial Memory Upgrade Install now laptop will not boot

I've generally had good luck with Crucial too.
 
One thing: 1st boot with new memory installed takes a while.  Be sure you've given it several minutes to sort things.  After that boot will be normal.
 
Not saying that's what is going on - but it might be.
 
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Hoping this problem will be noticed by more people, the original post on this issue came from:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Linux-Discussion/T470-Linux-Power-Bridge-wrong-discharge-order/td-p/365...https://www.reddit.com/r/thinkpad/comments/63odjr/t470_battery_order_question_internal_discharges/ Brief description: same problem with OS including Win 10, Ubuntu 16.04, Gentoo etc. The internal battery always gets discharged first regardless its remaining power, which is generally harmless but seems not so good for the internal battery life. With my own T470 machine, updated with the latest 1.29 BIOS, this problem remains. According to searching results online, this little bug came with early versions of X's and T' including T460. PS: this issue had been successfully fixed with T460 via BIOS update 1.26, hoping it would be fixed with T470 sooner or later. Best regards. 

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Hello All:

I have a HP DV6275US, Pavillion DV6000 with Vista Home Premium on it and I am trying to go to XP. Dual booting is too much of a ruckus and I do not like it anyways, so I bought a Scorpio to install it on.

When I installed the Scorpio, it initially would not detect the drive, so I disabled SATA Auto. in the BIOS, and it then recognized it.

So, I start to install XP, formatted fine, copied sys. files fine, but when I got to the actual GUI install it asked me if I wanted to install a driver for my battery, which could possibly disrupt installation, so I choose yes and anyways and it proceeded fine for about a minute, then power failure. Tried again, and again, and same thing.

I put my Vista HDD back in, a Seagate 160GB, and things worked fine.

I have read something about having to manually load the drivers for the nVidia RAID chipset, as the ones XP Install loads do not suffice. I could not find any problems about the battery, so please, ANY help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks a lot.
 

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i was trying to install windows xp pro on my hp pavilion 541c and the power went off to the house so i turned it back on and it went to the screen where its loading the info from the xp dvd and now its stuck anyone know what i should do?
 

A:Power went off during os install

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During an installation of XP we experienced a power failure. The installation had been running for about 8 minutes when power went out. I After electricity was restored, I attempted to reinstall XP on the laptop however, now it will get to the Windows horizontal bar screen, and then a Windows Message comes up and says "The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again."

The problem is that I can not run setup. From any of the safe mode options, booting from the CD, using recovery disks, changing the boot order in CMOS, the result is the same: it appears to start and as soon as the Windows intial screen is finished, the screen turns black, the mouse pointer (which works) appears, then the windows message screen.

All hardware okay, no viruses or malware. Would even be willing to reformat the hard drive, but can not boot without going to the same process. Purchased two different "Fix It" programs still no success.

Any suggestions would be appreciated.
 

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I am a college student and experienced at using computers and their software and such, but the detailed tech stuff is way over my head.

My laptop told me I had updates to install, so I tried installing them. Some of them failed, so I tried again. Finally they worked, but I still had one left in the queue, Windows Vista Service Pack 1.

I clicked to install, and it warned me the update would take more than an hour and I should plug in the computer. I did so, and it began installing.

At some point during the process, I apparently tripped over my laptop cord or something, because I came in the room and saw my computer appeared to have gone into hibernate or standby or whatever, because it appeared off but the orange light was blinking and the laptop power cord had been disconnected at the brick.

I turned the computer on and the screen lit up a bit, but was still black and nothing happened. I left it like this for a while before forcing a shut down.

I turned the computer back on again and it suggested I start a "Startup repair." I did so and left it. It says on the screen "this may take several minutes." It has now been running startup repair for more than 12 hours.

Thinking this was a long time, I tried clicking "cancel." It told me the repair operation it was running is unable to be canceled. It is still running Startup repair.

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Being very illiterate about this in-depth tech stuff, I am afraid I have caused a computer catastrophe.

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Hi, I'm running a T61P, Win7 Ent/SP1. System Update repeatedly showed Power Manager 6.67.5 as available after repeated successful updates. I DLd the update and tried to run it manually, but it kept telling me there was an earlier version of PM installed, and did I want to remove it. I said yes, and it seemed to uninstall (and reboot), but trying to run the PM update kept showing the "previous version installed" prompt. I used Add/Remove to uninstall both PM and the PM driver, then searched the registry and removed all references to PM from there, then sarched the hard drive and removed all PM files I could find. I still can't install PM. It's still telling me that there's an earlier version installed. I tried downloading and installing previous versions of PM back to v3, but I still get that frustrating "previous version" prompt and can't get beyond that. Please does anybody have a way to get past this prompt? GaryK










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A:can't install Power Manager

After spending $99 on a paid Lenovo tech-support instance that required days of fighting to get through to an ultimately clueless level-2 tech (he tried to use RevoUnistallPro to uninstall a directory containing a downloaded-but-uninstalled version of Power Manager), I solved this on my own and am here posting the solution in case anyone else runs into a similar problem--inability to install Power Manager upgrades with the error message that a previous install exists: Search in the registry for and delete all found occurrences of PWRMGR and PWRMGRV. Once there were gone I was able to install the current Power Manager instance for Win7 (6688 as of this posting). GaryK

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Last night I was upgrading from Vista to Windows 7 via download off of the microsoft site (so I do NOT have a startup disc). As the computer was in the middle of a restart, I lost power during a storm last night.

Now when I turn the computer on, it gets past the "Starting Windows" screen and to the point where I can see a default desktop image, but I never actually see the desktop. Instead of seeing the taskbar or any shortcuts, it just brings up a DOS prompt and I have no idea what to do from there or how to get it to restart the install or pick up where it left off.

Any ideas/suggestions?

I'm at a friends house posting this, so I don't have all my computer specs, but I know it is completely Windows 7-compatible.

A:Power went out during install, can't complete now

Hello mrobertson1987, welcome to Seven Forums!


If your friends PC is running Windows 7 use it create a System Repair CD, view the information in this first tutorial at the link below, then use the info in the second tutorial to copy-out the data from your PC to external media so you don't lose the data.

Get that done and we'll help you go on from there.

How to Create a Windows 7 System Repair Disc

How to Copy & Paste in Recovery Console on Windows 7 or Vista

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My PC Specs are as follows (Taken from CPU-Z):
Windows 7 Ultimate, i5 2500k 3.30 ghz, MSI Z77A-G45 Motherboard, 16GB 666.5 Mhz DDR3 Ram, 64GB Crucial SSD (For OS), 1TB Western Digital (everything else), be quiet 730W Bronze modular PSU, Brand New ASUS GTX 970 4GB

The problem: Whilst playing Guild Wars 2 my computer shuts down. This is identified by windows as a Kernel_power 41 (63) error. The issue started 7 days ago when I installed a new MSI GTX 970. I checked drivers, PC power saving settings, all connections in the PC, and ran stress tests on the CPU, PSU and GPU. I found I was able to force a KP41 with a OCCT GPU or CPU test, so I sent it back 3 days ago and reinstalled by old MSI HD 6950, ran a load of tests; everything was fine. Today, I installed a brand new ASUS GTX 970 and after 2 hours of gaming the KP-41 happened again.
I don't know what to do now, so I'm here for advice. I don't have a second PSU to test. Please help? I'll provide anything you ask for within my limited abilities and knowledge.
Thank you

Update 1: Used DDU between each install. EDIT: I don't overclock EDIT: Temps under load Imgur: The most awesome images on the Internet EDIT: BIOS and Mobo updated. Reseated all power cables. Still crashing EDIT: CMOS Cleared, please upvote for visibility. EDIT: Intel Processor Diagnostic Tool used, Test passed. EDIT: CMOS cleared.

Update 2: I am unable to force a crash using a OCCT PSU burn mode test anymore, like I was with the first MSI 970. Not sur... Read more

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when i click on the setup , it does nt let me install. it says Power Point.EXE is not a Valid Win32 application. can n e one help me?
 

A:cannot install power point

Do you have Office installed already?
 

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I bought a new case from colorcases.com and a new Enermax power supply from Micro Pro. The PSU has an intake fan that is supposed to be on the bottom. However, the holes do not line up ( not even close ) when I try to put it in, fan down. If I install it fan up, it lines up perfect. Doesn't sound right, the intake fan should not be getting air from the top of the case ( between the top of the PSU and the case roof ).

Am I missing something? PSU is an Enermax EG465P-VE.
 

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Ok. I was installing windows 7 when I was almost complete and the power went out in the house from a storm. I tried reloading windows and it went back to install and said because it shutdown I had to restart to reinstall and it did and still gives me the same message. I did a upgrade and I dont want to loose the information is there something I can do?

A:Lost power on install!

If you did an Upgrade from Vista and the power went out..You might have lost you data..

Can you reinstall Windows 7??. By putting the disk back in the DVD drive (when the computer boots)..and when the Install begins again click Upgrade..I would try that and have it install again..

But if that does not work you would have to a Clean Install by Clicking "Custom" instead of Upgrade.. and you would lose all of your data..

Sorry..and I Hope this Helps..

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i hope one of guys can help me out here...i just purchased a new power supply...it's a powerlab 450 watts...it didn't come with installation instructions...but it seems like there aren't enough outlet thingys on it to hook up everything i need...it's getting VERY frustrating...it's only hooked up to one hard drive (i've got two) right now...this is the first time i've installed a power supply, and i'm SO stumped! help me! please?
 

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Hey how's it going. Any help would be great.
Had an older system so got a new motherboard and CPU. Installed it all and then no power when I try to switch it on. The orange modem light comes on but nothing else turns on.

New system-
Motherboard- z87-d3hp
CPU- i7-4770
Gpu- GeForce GTX 460
Ram- Kingston DDR 3
Psu- Shaw p4s6 860w.

Thank you

I also tried putting in one ram card at a time. Taking the graphic card out and using on board. Taking the motherboard out of the case to see if it was shorting out.
 

A:No power after motherboard install

Ratchetz said:





Hey how's it going. Any help would be great.
Had an older system so got a new motherboard and CPU. Installed it all and then no power when I try to switch it on. The orange modem light comes on but nothing else turns on.

New system-
Motherboard- z87-d3hp
CPU- i7-4770
Gpu- GeForce GTX 460
Ram- Kingston DDR 3
Psu- Shaw p4s6 860w.

Thank you

I also tried putting in one ram card at a time. Taking the graphic card out and using on board. Taking the motherboard out of the case to see if it was shorting out.Click to expand...

By any chance could you post a picture of your computer as it is hooked up right now so we can see if your missing anything. Try to check if the 4pin/8pin connector on the motherboard is hooked up and check for tightness of all the Motherboard connectors to start with.
 

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I know there are many posts about PCs having the power supply still supplying power after you have done a Start/Power/Shutdown. I've looked over many of those and they give suggestions related to a system that has been in operation for a while. With possible causes like PSU, hardware or motherboard issues. But none of that applies here. This has got to be a setting I'm overlooking that is related to how Windows 7 shuts down.

What I'm looking for are what settings would prevent the OS from sending the shutdown command/signal to the power supply? The following is how I got to this state.

Background:
Started out with Customer's PC being painfully slow, (HP 5-6 year old dual core Intel). It recently migrated to Windows 10, which the customers did not like at all. I suspected the Hard Drive based on the age of the PC. The S.M.A.R.T data on the Hard drive showed tens of thousands of read errors. It was agreed to replace the hard drive and do a fresh install of Windows 7 home edition 64 bit and transfer the user data to the new setup.

Leading to the problem:
During the Win 7 installation I had to change the BIOS settings for SATA to emulate IDE so the drive could be found by the OS. (Note: At this point and after installing chipset drivers I still have to keep the BIOS in IDE mode. If set to AHCI boot up fails.) At this point, before OS updates, shut downs and restarts were working fine. After getting ALL the OS updates I thought I was done. (Note: I did change the settings so th... Read more

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I just got a HP pavillion 500-223w to keep in my livingroom for entertainment. I updated to windows 10, and during the final restart we had our power flicker. The problem is i powered the PC up again and I'm not even sure it's booting. I have no display on my monitor. It's also taking far longer than my other PC's i updated my Toshiba C550 just last night in aboutan hour and a half.
 

A:Power lost during install

do you get any beeps at all when it starts - if the upgrade corrupted - I would still expect the bios/uefi to have a splash screen with the makers name or some form of screen display
Do you hear the fans running at all
 

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I don't even know what it is, but I was trying to get Windows update to work on my xp computer, went to the Microsoft Fix it program and it couldn't load because I received an error message that it couldn't install the Windows Power Shell. While the computer works fine, Windows update doesn't even show up and I can't download it.
 

A:Cannot install Windows Power Shell

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I want to add 2 SSD drives to my desktop, but only have 1 SATA power connector free. I've been told I can connect a splitter cable into a Molex connection, but don't see this in the case. Would this be inside the power supply unit or would I need to buy a new one that would have more SATA connections?

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after finish the installation process an error message shown in the screen.

A:cyberlink power director could not install

Pramit1 wrote:after finish the installation process an error message shown in the screen.Hi, And please let us know what is the error message ? Regards.

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I installed SP2 from automatic install several days ago and since then every time my PC goes to sleep the mouse is disabled when it is awoken. I now see that when the system is awoken from its sleep there is no entry for the mouse in Device manager and when looking at the mouse in Control Panel ther is also no entry for it. If I then restart the PC all is well until the next time the Power option is activated.
Has anyone any idea why?

I am running a 64 bit Dual Core system with 4 gig RAM and have had to disable all power saving functions.
Thanks for any help.
Patrick

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Hello I had a power outage a few days ago and went to turn on my pc again and it is telling me to install a OS cause now there is no OS so i tryed to format the hard drive and install a fresh copy of windows 7 64 bit but partition any of the 3 wont install on it and it tells me its the wrong format on one and i cannot change it....what can i do cause im lost at this point. Thanks for any help i get on this issue.

A:Wont install OS after power outage.

Hello quagmiire and welcome to Seven Forums. First realize that anytime you have a power outage or surge almost any component of a computer can be damaged. But, if I understand correctly, you can boot the installation disk and it can see your hard drive. If there is data on the drive you want to get off, you can try to copy and paste from the recovery console. But your drive will have to be readable by Windows. To format your disk, try this method to optimize a hard drive for installation. If you don't have an SSD you need not worry about the alignment portion of the tutorial. Try those things and get back with us and let us see your progress.

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Hello all.
I am desperate for help!
I have a Toshiba A300 laptop running Windows 7 Ult x64
I attempted to install a Logitech camera & webcam, Windows failed to install the drivers.
After that, I lost all power to my left and right USBs.
I tried System Restore, changing the Power Settings (keeping USBs on) but nothing worked.
After running a third-party USB disabler/enabler, I was able to enable the left USB port, but still have no power to both right ports.
I am at a loss of how to diagnose and fix this issue.
I am 99% sure that this is not a hardware issue, but rather a Windows 7 safeguard against the botched driver install for the Logitech installation.
I don't know enough about advanced tweaking to diagnose this issue.
If anyone could help, it would be my Christmas miracle!

A:No power to USB after failed hardware install

Your computer is quite old and cam with Vista Business and DDR II ram the best I can tell.

If this is not correct please give me more information that I can work with.

From where and how did you get Windows 7 Ultimate/64 and is it activated with SP-1 installed?

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This is the problem I bought a new power supply to upgrade it because of compaq and hp does not like to put in PCIE power connectors for my new video card I had installed the power supply in another computer a compaq and the PSU works fine along with the video card but the processer in the compaq can not handle the graphics that i want to run Now here comes the problem when i took that psu out of that one and put it in this new one everything spins all fans cd rom works but there is no boot and hd will not work I am at wits end when i reinstall the psu back into the compaq it works fine and reinstall the original psu back in the hp everything works and both computer s boot I have a question in the hp could it have somthing to do with the bios detecting the new power supply?
 

A:after power supply install hd will not work

The BIOS & PSU have no relationship as regards hardware detection so that's not the issue.
One possibility is that you bought an incompatible PSU - does it have leads & cables identical to the original PSU and have you connected them all up to the correct places? (it doesn't matter if the new PSU has some extra cables not required for that system, just as long as it has at least got cables and plugs identical to the original one and they are connected properly).

Also, did you ensure that the new PSU's output is at least the same wattage as the original, and preferrably more?
 

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I have 2 printers, both HP. HP J4580, which I am 'uninstalling', and an HP C7280 which I am 'installing'. My question is: Can I use the 4580 power cord for the 7280 or must I use the cord that came with the 7280??? Thanks for any help

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic, Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 11
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2036 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) G33/G31 Express Chipset Family, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152530 MB, Free - 76686 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0RN474
Antivirus: Norton AntiVirus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled
 

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Salyut!!!

Am not a Geek, but am getting used to working inside computers (have actually installed RAM cards, Video Cards, Optical Drives, and recently even a couple of Hard-Drives, and with everything seeming to function so far, and to my amazement!!!); however the next operation is a lot more daunting, as am going to have to try and install a much more powerful Power-Supply-Unit (PSU) in order to be able to install a far better Video Card (that needs at least a 400-Watt Power-Supply, while the PSU that is in the computer at the moment is only 350-Watt, same as my ancient clapped-out Asus!!!); sometime this week a 550-Watt PSU will be arriving, and am totally out of depth with stuff like this.

Have not got a backup PC, am absolutely dependent on the computer literally for survival purposes (for a non-Geek am very Geeky in an enormous number of ways as literally cannot survive without access to the Web) so if things go wrong during the installation am going to have to send the computer to a racketeering "computer repair shop" who will charge me more than i forked out for the computer, to get the PSU operating!!!

Will very much appreciate anyone reading this post, who know how to install Power-Supply-Units, if you could describe any potential pitfalls (am not able to afford to get a Tech shop to install it) to watch out for.

Have not got a Printer and so cannot print out from the Web, schematics on how to do it (incidentally the Motherboard of my PC is an AsRock ... Read more

A:How To Install A Power-Supply-Unit???

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I am working on a pc running XP pro that has a bad PS. I took one out of another working pc with same voltage values and installed it. When I plug it in and turn it on, I get not response whatever. I put a multimeter on some of the molex connectors, and no power. The mother board looks ok(no bulges on Capacitors), but the system may have other problems since it has been down several months and I don't know any history. What should I look at next? Thanks in advance.
 

A:Power supply not responding after install

I would think that you might at least have 12 volts at the fan plugs. No?

Does the PSU still show the correct voltages with it disconnected from the board. If no, then the board ruined the supply.
 

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hello my psu burnt out recently and after replacng it i noticed that i had no keyboard input. on checking device manager in keyboard it says unknown and windows tries to install 'unknown' keyboard but says cannot install.
I've tried uninstalling the keyboard from device manager disconnecting it and restarting it then plugging back in but no joy.
its a logitech keyboard which as i know uses microsofts drivers as i have never had to install it before but i did try usng a microsoft keyboard driver but with no joy.

i tried to repaired with xp disk but i haven't got a clue what to do there!



DAN

A:keyboard won't install after power fail

Your keyboard port probably shorted out, and is damaged. You may need to go buy a USB keyboard or replace the motherboard. When power supplies go haywire issues like this can happen.

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I hope I've done this correctly. BSOD's happening 2-3 times a day. IE restarts numerous times also.

A:BSOD since install of new power supply

Some crash dumps are indicating to Norton, Symantec Extended File Attributes (SYMEFA64.SYS).

Code:
BugCheck 19, {22, 220000000000, 0, 0}

*** WARNING: Unable to verify timestamp for SYMEFA64.SYS
*** ERROR: Module load completed but symbols could not be loaded for SYMEFA64.SYS
Probably caused by : SYMEFA64.SYS ( SYMEFA64+e3e7e )

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But before doing anything in this line, I would suggest you to check the situation with another PSU, as it indicates to hardware error as well.

Code:
BugCheck 3B, {c0000005, fffff800032a1fcf, fffff8800ad99fa0, 0}

Probably caused by : hardware ( nt!MiCheckControlArea+2ef )

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I had to reset my computer to original windows settings and it didn't install the oem software for Power Director 12...where do I find this because it isn't showing up on my computer here on the site??











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A:Power Director 12 - Bundled - Not Able to Re Install

When you reset the windows files to original, or in my case an upgrade to Windows 10 from 8.1, the computers multimedia files are under a different OS such as 8.1 instead of Windows 10.  I had to search my system as if it still had 8.1 to find my multimedia files.  For some, this may be the reason why it doesn't show up as preinstalled software.  Happy hunting!!!

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