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Yoga 11s Shuts Down/Dies Hard when plugged in.

Q: Yoga 11s Shuts Down/Dies Hard when plugged in.

My Yoga 11s shuts down without any warning when it's plugged in. It may operate for a few or several minutes but will always eventually shut off--completely, almost violently and requires a reboot. This issue only occurs when plugged in. No problems with sudden shut down when running on battery power. The battery fully charges without issue when closed and not in use. I have been just making sure I keep it charged and use it unplugged. However use often extends beyond the battery life. The random and persistent shut off has become extremely frustrating. What is the problem? Any solutions or ideas?

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Hi, I have an Ideapad Yoga 11s for about 4 years and it shuts down whenever I have it plugged IN...yes PLUGGED IN. So when my laptop runs low on battery, I plug it in and within 10 seconds, it shuts off by itself. It has happened to my previous Lenovo so I guess the problem was never solved. Any suggestions? It only started happening within the last 5 months or so.

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My Yoga 11s laptop almost always crashes when I plug in my external Wesstern Didigital My Passport 500 GB hard drive. As soon as I plug it in, screen goes dark. It sometimes is difficult to power it back on, sometimes takes several minutes of pressing the power button. Once I reboot it, with the external drive already plugged in it's fine. But is very annoying to deal with.  I've also had issues with the Yoga not waking from sleep mode some times, where I have to hard power it down and reboot, maybe related? Any one else see this problem?

A:Yoga (11s i3) Crashes when external hard drive is plugged into usb port

I have the same problem with mine (11s i5). I also have the startup problem at times when no external USB devices are connected.

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Hi there
I have a Yoga 14" Ultrabook and it will shut itself off when you move it also (with lid open) hold it near the thinkpad logo on the right side.
 
I have taken the keyboad and bottom off and could not find any loose connections or damage. 
 
Any ideas? Been searching internet with no luck. is it a SSD thing maybe it thinks it's being dropped?
 
Any help would be great 
thanks
 
 
Moderator comment: Model added to subject for clarity.

A:ThinkPad Yoga 14 (20DM) - Shuts down hard when mov...

Lenovo ThinkPads has a feature where it would turn off the hard drive when it detects it's being dropped. But I don't think that's present on SSDs because they don't rely on mechanical platers. I'd suggest getting the unit repaired with Lenovo. Visit http://support.lenovo.com 




I'm a Lenovo advocate, part of the Lenovo INsiders program. I'm a volunteer; I don't work for Lenovo.

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I have a new mobo and power supply.

When plugged in with the external power supply (battery charger), my laptop goes crazy. Sometimes the fan becomes really loud and then the laptop dies.
My USB keyboard and mouse is noticeably laggy. It wont die if i play power hungry games. The fan periodically turns on and off, and i found it strange since it doesn't do this before.

These problems doesn't occur when im using the battery power.
 

A:Gateway 7422gx dies when plugged in

Try another AC adapter
 

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As per title, the LED on any ac adapter I use fades immediately after plugging it into this laptops power port. I have used several different adapters, universals and standard. I have tried it with the battery removed, and discharged it. I can order a replacement power port, but I feel like there may be more to it than that. Wondering what some others opinions may be on the matter!

Thanks in advance for all responses!
 

A:HP dv9408 AC adapter 'dies' when plugged into laptop

Could be a serious fault in the motherboard if it's not the jack, although a broken jack is the first place to start.

FYI, the DV9408 is part of heavily flawed series, pretty much the entire DV2000, DV6000, and DV 9000 lines, of laptops from HP. The main issue was the nVidia chips failing but the laptops had numerous other build quality issues and defects as well. HP use to have a write-up on the problems and affected models but they no longer admit to it. There were some lawsuits and maybe thats why or it was simply bad PR. Anyways here's a write-up on another site: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13554_3-10020782-33.html
 

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Hi, I have a Yoga 14 20FY0002US running Win 10 Home. BIOS 1.49. Once in a while, the laptop will freeze if it is running on AC power. If I disconnect and reconnect the AC power, the laptop becomes responsive. I haven't detected a pattern. Naturally, if I'm at the computer, it isn't a big deal. But I use it to control a lab instrument and it needs to run experiments for hours at a time. Right now, my only "fix" is to use battery power (it hasn't frozen yet). Any solutions for this? I am VERY reluctant to update my BIOS (from 1.49 to 1.57). The last time I tried that, it bricked the laptop and had to go back for factory repair. Thanks.

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it seems to happen most often when playing video or playing facebook games of any type. there is no warning the computer is just OFF. it has done this in safe mode as well and i wasn't even watching video or playing any games then. the only time it has done this before it was over heated. now sometimes it is hot and others it is not so it really seems random. no viruses, no malware, regular maintenance is kept up. if i can find a solution other than formatting the machine that would be great, or at least knowing if formatting would do me any good at all. i have downloaded hijack this and the TSGInfo follows:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.1
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Premium , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU T7250 @ 2.00GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 15 Stepping 13
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2037 Mb
Graphics Card: Mobile Intel(R) 965 Express Chipset Family, 448 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 183119 MB, Free - 107917 MB; H: Total - 953859 MB, Free - 765073 MB;
Motherboard: Sony Corporation, VAIO, N/A, N/A
Antivirus: avast! Antivirus, Updated and Enabled
 

A:computer shuts off (Dies completely) randomly

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Hello there... I own a great HP 4530s with a 64-bit Windows 8.1 Pro installed and today, this morning, after I pressed the power button to resume my session from sleep, the hard drive started spinning, the screen came on with the Windows' lock screen (everything normal) and after about three seconds it 'died'... it just shut down in an unclean way, as if I removed the battery... sudden power off (and it's also plugged in, so power fueling is constant). I turn it on again and it works as usual... just that I lost my seesion and all the programs that were opened are closed now - a new session from a fresh start. I use this computer every day and this happened several times before (about four times)... it's not an often occurence but still... raises concerns and question marks as to whether my laptop is healthy or it's kinda losing its health. Here's the Windows' event account for it:  Event-41, Kernel Power The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.  And there's also an event that states this: 'The previous system shutdown at 03:29:42 on ?21/?02/?2017 was unexpected.'... which is weird, because that is the time when I put it to sleep (3:29)... and this event is logged at 9:03. I turned it on at 9:03 and that's what happened.  So my question is... is it something to be concerned about or it's just that the power su... Read more

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Bought a Yoga 3 Pro whilst in San Fransisco in Oct-14. Have had all sorts of problems :-Battery not chargingAdapter USB cable ceases to functionUSB Ports disable for no apparant reason.Regular loss of User Profiles in Window 10 And finally -  in 1st week of Feb 16 the computer just stops working. So now no power light - no anything. Has anyone else had simsilar issues. And of course like all products that are poorly made they last until just after the warranty ends - or am I just being cynical?! GMF14













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A:Yoga 3 Pro 1370-Dies

Sorry to hear about your issues!
 
I haven't encountered the USB disabling issue, however, hopefully I can assist with the power issues.
 
An indicator as to whether the charger is functioning or not is to look for the power button to be illuminated when powered off. The cable provides two busses: one that powers the laptop (20 volts), and the standard USB power (5 volts).
 
For lack of a better description, does your wall power adapter have some "play" on it when plugged in? Does the laptop charge until you slightly move the power adapter?
 
The User Profile issue sounds like an issue with the Windows 10 upgrade. I used to have these issues when upgrading from Windows 7 to Windows 8. The best bet would be to run a refresh. Unfortunately, it will erase your apps, but should retain your user data:
 
http://www.tenforums.com/tutorials/4090-refresh-windows-10-a.html
 
After this, try and install newer USB drivers designed for Windows 10:
 
http://support.lenovo.com/ca/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/yoga-series/yoga-3-pro-1370-laptop-len...

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Ok I"ve been haivng a problem with my computer lately. First of all, It started when my computer suddenly froze, So I turned it off( by holdin fown power button) Then when I turned it back on,it would load into the BIOs screen(DELL logo,w/ status bar) for about 3 secs. then it dies off without notice.
Well recently,someone suggested to reinstall the battery (inside; form mother board). SO I removed it,and placed it back,turn the computer back on. It did all the IDE configuration thing....Then an Alert message came up, stating ALERT!|Previous thermal processor failure.(the first time I did this,it said thermal event/error,now it says this all the time I reinstall battery).Also, I checked the system event log(f12) and noticed, it said " CPUO TEMPERATURE" like 10 times.I think it also said CMOS Battery error, but I think that's from the reinstallation of the battery...
SO anyways, I then proceeded into windows... I was able to log in (it didnt die yet) But then after about 5 minutes, It froze again(just like the very begining),but the computer didn't turn off,it just stayed frozen. I turned off the comp, turn It back on, and did the same thing(shutted off after 3 sec). SO basically It's a repeat. I can only boot up when I reinstall the battery.....but then It does the same thing again(freezes...)

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Model: DELL PRECISION WORKSTATION 360
Model #: DHM
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A:Alert Preivous thermal processor failure, Dell freezes, Dies/shuts off,won't boot up.

Howdy,

Does the fan on top of the heatsink spin?

It sounds like the thermal paste needs replacing between the Heatsink and the CPU......
 

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Hello,  I would prefer to contact support directly but I have been unable to find a phone number or email contact. I'm not sure whether this problem was caused by the recent Windows 10 update, but today I noticed that if I unplug my laptop from the power cable, it immediately shuts down without warning. It says that the battery is 100% fully charged, but the power light is blinking a red/orange colour, which seems to mean that the battery is below 5% and is not charging. Other than that, the laptop works fine when plugged in. So far I have tried to restart the computer, shut down and boot up, and hold the power keys while shut down and unplugged, which has not worked.   I'm not acquainted with the forum so I'm unsure if this problem has been solved/encountered before. Any help would be appreciated.  Thanks.

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I have done all the most recent bio updates ect. this fan is killing my battery!  When plugged in then goes into sleep mode the fan kicks on and never shuts off.  If i unplug the power while this is happening the fan stops.  What needs to be done to fix this??

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I've had this problem for quite a while on my laptop. Almost every time (95% of the time) I plug the charger in, the computer automatically turns off. This is also happens when I remove the charger. This is quite a hassle and I was hoping someone could diagnose the problem.

A few stats on the computer:
It is a 5 month old, Dell Inspiron 15 5000 series non-touch.
It has an Intel i3 core.
It shows no other serious issues.

I can try my best to answer any other questions you have.
 

A:Computer Shuts Down When Plugged In

You need to contact Dell for a warranty service. If it's shutting completely off you have a hardware fault that needs to be address with them.
 

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So my grandpa got a new laptop for his birthday a while ago... Strong laptop, nice hardware. Can't remember the name or model though...
Anyway, so he runs Windows 7, and he told me that every time when he pluggs out the charging cable, the computer shuts down. But when the cable is plugged the computer runs just okay and the battery is full.

Any ideas on what might be the problem?
He only has this latop for a few weeks now, he said he didn't drop it or hit it in any kind of way...

A:Plugged = runs okay, Unplugged = Shuts down

Bdani, it looks like your battery is not connected or is not working. I would check the contacts on it and clean them. Even new ones can have corrosion.
It would help if you could find the make and model of the laptop.

Rich

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Hey, I've got a  annoying problem with my laptop and was wondering if I could try to get some ideas on how to fix it.Lately, my HP pavilion has been suddunly shutting down(in like the way it does when it overheats) what seems to be prematurely, with maybe about fifty percent battery(but it isn't always at this point in time), when I don't plug it in.  There's no indication of when it will shut down, no warning, and the laptop always indicates that there's still at least some charge left when it does. I don't think the problem is overheating as this doesn't happen when the laptop is plugged in.It takes the laptop to be plugged in for the laptop to start up again.I would try to drain the battery but its premature shutdown keeps me from doing just that. Any suggestions? 

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Ok, I need to consult the Hive Mind bc I am at a loss. I have an HP Pavilion 15t-n200 laptop, running Windows 7. And I have been having power issues.The issue is (Within the last 2-3 weeks): My laptop turns OFF every time it goes to sleep when it's plugged in (without running through the usual shut down of Windows.). And won't turn back on unless I unplug it, take the battery out, and put it back in again. AND, if I turn it off before plugging it in, it doesn't charge the battery.I have replaced the battery with a "new" one. (It was a generic and it said it had 88 days on the battery) I have run through calibration on the battery four times. I have taken the battery out, hit the power button, and drained the battery down and recharged it. But it charges fine - I get about 2-3 hrs on it. That doesn't seem to be the problem.I have recently placed the adapter. Laptop does the same thing.My power options have not changed. It still goes to sleep when I shut the case, and powers back on when I open it up/hit the keyboard.I have gone in and deleted/reinstalled Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery in the Device Manager.My Windows is up-to-date.Running Avast Virus Scan, which is uptodate and computer is clean.Malwarebytes and Adware have both been updated and run, and clean.Cache/RecycleBin/Cookies etc have been cleaned.HD has been defragged. I have tried to restore Windows to a previous version, but it tells me that it can't for some reason.Does anyone have any idea what I... Read more

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Title pretty much says it all. My laptop shuts off when gaming, and only plugged in. It's not overheating I know that for a fact. Anyone know a fix? If you need any other info just reply or quote me or something, this is my first post.I have the lenovo ideapad n585

A:Laptop shuts off while gaming and plugged in.

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I want to take my laptop on the go without worrying about finding a outlit every 40 seconds. I looked through the "power and sleep settings" but nothing appealed to my problem. I don't know if this is just something all HPs do, or if I do have a problem. PLEASE HELP!!!

A:Laptop shuts off after 40 seconds of not being plugged in.

@marissagi? HP Notebook PCs - Testing and Calibrating the Battery (Windows 7) http://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c00821536 REO

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After my sister knocked my laptop off my bed, immediately it began shutting off when I would plug the cord in. When that works, it shuts off when I unplug it or just move the cord a bit where it plugs into the laptop; then it won't turn on until the cord is plugged back in... I've been having overheating problems with this laptop; it overheats and shuts off every once in a while, in case that means anything to the problem at hand. Could all this mean I have a problem with the battery? I've already taken out the battery and put it back in, in case it got knocked around a bit when my laptop fell. The problem persists.

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The other day my PSU stopped working. I took a PSU from another computer and hooked it up and it worked fine, it just didn't fit inside my case. So I called a friend who had extra PSUs. He brought them down and we hooked them up. None of them seemed to work. When I hooked the PSU that didn't fit into the case back up, this time it didn't work. I looked on line and found a way to test the PSUs to make sure they were working by attaching a 18ga wire into the green and black 20 pin. Then I tested each component separately. The PSU stay on until I got to the ATX12V 4-pin power connector. That's when it shut off. Does this mean the motherboard is now fried? Help me please.
 

A:PSU shuts down when ATX12V 4-pin power connector is plugged in

"That's when it shut off. Does this mean the motherboard is now fried?"...
I would say yes...
 

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Hi I have an acer aspire one 725 and I'm having some battery issues. The laptop will power up and run fine without a battery inserted, but when you insert one it immediately shuts down. I have tried with 2 brand new acer branded batteries
 

A:Laptop powers when plugged, but shuts down when battery

welcome to the forum....

its been seen at ours with several makes and as the batteries are new and branded, this narrows down the possibilities to points and the new battery short circuiting the laptop.

power down the machine, unplug the power supply. power the machine back on (battery). once its fully up and running plug the power supply back in....this should reset the power plan software.

now unplug the power supply and see if the machine stays on, which would be and sorted. if when you try to power the laptop back on and it doesn't light up.. then it is either physical damaged, such as a connector or a trigger within the system os.
also, link for similar issue:
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/how-do-i-change-the-low-battery-notification
 

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just happened this morning.  accidently removed the plug from the laptop.  and the laptop shutdown.  weird because this happened before and no problems.   however, it laptop would not turn on.  only after i plug in the laptop's AC cord would the laptop power on.  i checked the battery is the the meter shows 100% charged.  in windows, it is 100% charged.  but as soon as i unplug the laptop the computer shuts down. i have windows 7 and my computer is the HP dv6t Quad Ed.  any help would be much appreicated.  











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A:Laptop shuts down when AC Power Cord is not plugged in but B...

Plug in the power adapter. Log into Windows and open the HP Support Assistant and run the battery test. Post your results here. If you have the newer UEFI (v 5.1 or greater) environment installed --> press the power button --> tap the Esc key to invoke the startup menu --choose F2  the System Diagnostics  --> HP PC Hardware Diagnostics UEFI --> choose component tests --> Battery Test.   Post your results here in your thread. Best regards,erico

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Hi. I am not a computer tech, so pardon my lack of pc language. I have a Dell Studio, running Windows 7 Ultimate (64 bit OS). I have a docking station that I plug into with a monitor, keyboard, etc. For the past few months, I have not used the docking station, but this past weekend, I plugged my laptop into the docking station. I got a request for some sort of update (sorry I don't remember what for, but think it had something to do with video/monitor maybe). I went through the motions, and I think the update failed to install. I rebooted the system, and it runs fine. The only problem I encounter is when I play Runescape online, my laptop provides no warnings, and it just shuts itself off after about 15 minutes of play time. I have tried using different internet browsers (Firefox and Google Chrome) and that does not seem to help. I unplugged the laptop, and played RS and I had no problems, so I feel that the issue is with the docking station or monitor. I have no idea how to proceed in attempting to fix this issue. Please help.
 

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So I have a Dell Precision M4600 running Windows 7.  Whenever its plugged into the wall or docking station, if the battery drops out, it shuts down immediately as if I don't have it plugged into the wall.  Windows does tell me that its plugged in.  The battery charges fine as I have unplugged the laptop and used it off the battery.  So those are indicators that it is receiving power through the plug. 

So why should it power off if the battery gets disconnected?
Yes the battery is loose and right now I have duct tape holding it in.

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My Lenovo G50-45 laptop shuts down when i plugged in power source, but it works fine on battery or the power source attached to it before unplugging and replugging into it. It behaves like this I started my computer while plugged into power source it was working fine and then i remove the power source and keep doing work on battery, it was still working fine. After few time the battery is getting low then i plugged into power source boom my laptop shuts down immediately. After that i restarted my laptop while being plugged down to power source it started fine and working flawlessly. But everytime i tried to plug in to direct power source via ac adapter it is shutting down without any reason. This problem is coming out recently. Now I am typing this issue while directly plugged down to power source and it is working fine. I don't know what is the proper issue. But if anyone help me out it will be greatful.

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So I have a Dell Precision M4600 running Windows 7.  Whenever its plugged into the wall or docking station, if the battery drops out, it shuts down immediately as if I don't have it plugged into the wall.  Windows does tell me that its plugged in.  The battery charges fine as I have unplugged the laptop and used it off the battery.  So those are indicators that it is receiving power through the plug. 

So why should it power off if the battery gets disconnected?
Yes the battery is loose and right now I have duct tape holding it in.

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My computer is being extremely odd right now. Randomly, usually while gaming but at other times also, it will just die. When this happens, it kinda just freezes while repeating the same sound on a loop. It loses all video and sounds like all the insides shut off. When it does this, hitting reset doesn't really work, and usually I cannot turn it off and back on. If I try, I get no beep in POST which indicates to me it would be CPU or MoBo...maybe a power supply?

If I unplug the power from the back for a minute, I can restart it and it will go through POST with the beep and all, and say CPU is unworkable or has been changed, and then play fine for anywhere between 5 minutes to many hours with no problems, then it will happen again.

I cannot tell what wattage my PS is. I built most of this computer about 5 years ago, and have since modded the power supply case, and lost the sticker. The CPU is the original one I got when I built it, the MoBo is 4 years old, and the video card is new.

CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz (15 x 200)
Motherboard Name Abit IC7-G (5 PCI, 1 AGP Pro, 4 DDR DIMM, Audio, Gigabit LAN, IEEE-1394)
System Memory 3072 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce 7800 GS (256 MB)
Audio Adapter Creative Audigy SE (SB0570) Sound Card

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A:Comp randomly dies, hard to restart

Hello & welcome to TSF

follow this link & download this program

it should be able to give you your voltages

the post them back here


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I own an Inspiron 7520. Got it in 2012 and it was a very good machine. Then the hard drive completely died this month. I had previously created a image recovery on a USB flash disk which now I know it is completely useless. Can't do anything with it on a new hard drive.
And then, I tried to download my original drivers and original OS iso from Dell's page. I simply CAN'T download the OS iso to reinstall my system (I always get the infamous message: Recovery image not available for your Service Tag. Sorry, but a Dell Hosted Recovery Image is currently not available for the Service Tag that you entered. Please enter another Service Tag or contact Dell Technical Support for further assistance). How am I supposed to do????
Please answer in dummy language, I'm no tech geek here. Thank you very much!
Daniele

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i have 2 old hard drive's with some data in them and im trying to retrive it back to my current computer.
one of the drive's works perfectly, but when i connect the second drive it kills the cable totally.
i cant use the cable anymore.. even for the first drive.
it happend for the second time already so i figured out the hard drive is the problem..
any ideas how to fix the problem? what should i do?
 

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This question has been asked by countless people, and the Internet is filled with a wild array of answers.
 
If you bought an HP system many years ago, and it came with Windows XP, and you have the re-installation disc, if your system dies or needs to be recommissioned because it's unreliable, can't you use the re-installation disc to install the OS onto the new system? I've heard some limitations are involved but I don't know fact from fiction on these:
 
1. You can reinstall only IF you upgrade the system with the same motherboard because the key for the install is tied to the serial number of the motherboard.
 
2. You can reinstall only if you move the hard drive of the old system to the new one (which for me would be impossible because the old drive is IDE and the new one is SATA).
 
3. You can reinstall only if the new computer is a model from the same vendor (e.g., if you have the reinstall disc for a Dell computer it will only work in another Dell computer).
 
4. If you call MS customer support and explain that your system's motherboard has died they will "reactivate" the license for you on the new system.
 
5. You can't do it in any scenario because your EULA will state that you agreed to install the OS on the one computer and agreed it would not be used on another system.
 
Anybody have any definitive answers on this issue?

A:T or F: Your OEM license for Windows XP dies when your system dies.

True...simple answer to your topic title.
 
Louis

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Title says it all, a low hum when it's plugged in.  Microphone off, speakers muted, plug it in, low electrical hum (not as loud as a fan).  Pull the power plug, ah, irritating hum goes away. Ideas? -Michele

A:X1 Yoga hum when plugged in

It could be CPU whine; see if choosing a different power plan causes the hum to change or go away while plugged in.

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Title says it all, a low hum when it's plugged in.  Microphone off, speakers muted, plug it in, low electrical hum (not as loud as a fan).  Pull the power plug, ah, irritating hum goes away. Ideas? -Michele

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Hi guys,

I'm new here, so hi all

So anyhow, here's my problem - I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 that has been giving me some problems of late, where the laptop dies off a few seconds after booting up. I first tried System Restore and it died on me, so I just booted into Safe Mode and changed some settings in msconfig. It came back to normal temporarily but everytime I scheduled a disk check or attempt to System Restore again, it will just black out.

So I did a PC check and diagnostics and it said that my HDD had failed. So in all fairness, I bought a new HDD and put it in. With the new HDD in, it gives me the message "No boot sector on internal hard drive". Now, thats not actually an error so I put my Vista installation DVD. As the files load, my laptop blacks out -- yet again. Can anyone help? Thanks.
 

A:New hard disk installed but laptop still dies off everytime it boots up

Remove the battery and only use the AC adapter. Does the laptop still shut down?
 

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I have a Yoga 370 plugged into a ThinkPad USB-C Dock (DK1633) with the provided USB-C cable, and Windows is showing "Plugged in" but also "Not charging" as the battery has continued to decline in this configuration (it's declined from ~60% when it was first docked, and is now at 29%.) What's this mean, and how do I correct it? More detail: The USB-C cable is plugged into the port next to the power on the dock (the only place it fits.)The dock is powered, as evidenced by the power light being on.The USB-C cable is plugged into the Yoga at the "lightning" port (again, the only place it fits.)I've tried the most obvious googleable steps, which are to remove the "Microsoft ACPI-Compliant Control Method Battery" in Device Manager and re-add/update. This didn't change the behavior.I should add that I first noticed this problem only a couple weeks ago. Before that I believe the dock was charging the laptop as expected, in the same configuraton it's in now.I have not yet tried charging with the power cable that comes with the Yoga (instead of the dock/USB-C) since this problem started happening. I don't have the cable handy, and won't for a few days.

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I have a four month old Thinkpad Yoga 14 that will not turn on/run unless it is plugged into the AC adapter. When it is plugged in, the battery icon on the taskbar says '95% available, plugged in not charging'. I left the adapter out and the computer off all day yesterday, then plugged the laptop in this morning and the message is the same. If nothing else, I was expecting the battery % to be lower as it had not been plugged in for 24 hours. The operating system is Windows 10, and I have checked the battery devices in Device Manager for the latest driver updates.

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Just noticed this happening. Yoga 730 laptop is plugged in but shown as "not charging". Windows 10. I made sure the conservation setting is turned off. Other posts on this apply to much older laptops so I don't believe the solutions are the same. I have seen some references to disabling Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery after removing the laptop battery but the battery is sealed and not sure how it can be removed. Perhaps there is a much simpler solution?Thanks

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Hi all. I've snooped around the first and second pages of google on how to fix my problem (see title), but I'm not technologically saavy and don't really understand what might happen to my computer. So anyways. The 'deets. I've been using my 920 for about 7 months now as a school computer, haven't had any major mishaps with it. I keep it clean both physically and virtually. Just 2 hours ago, my charger stopped working: the charging light is on, the usb-c cable works on other electronics, and the computer displays "Plugged In, Not Charging." I've tested with other cables on this computer and receive the same message. If anyone has some tips, and could explain how and why they work in layman terms that would be extremely helpful! Thanks!-A Noob

A:Yoga 920 here, Plugged in; not charging

What is the charge level?  If its like 96% for example it wont charge until it hits 95% to preserve the battery.  Also check Lenovo Vantage.  Do you have conservation mode turned on?  Those would be my first 2 things to check.

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I have a brand new Yoga 730 whose battery seems to have a serious problem. I can't get past 33% battery capacity and the system tray icon informs me that the unit is "plugged in, not charging." The 33% does not appear accurate, either, given that the unit goes dark as soon as I disconnect the power supply. I have uninstalled both of Device Manager's battery entries, allowing them to reinstall upon system restart, to no avail. It does not appear as if this battery is replaceable by mere mortals, so I don't think I am able to muck around with physical connections. All thoughts welcome...  Rick A.Pleasanton CA

A:Plugged in not charging -Yoga 730

Hi,
 
Do you have AIrplane power mode on in either windows settings OR Vantage?  Also do you have conservation mode on?  It shouldnt make a difference at 33% but just wondering.

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May laptop turns 1 yr old today and  this problem I encountered for a week now. As i observe every time it is plugged in, then was left undisturbed for couple of minutes, it will suddenly freezes and therefore i have no choice to restart in. I dont remember anything i did before this problem. Hope u could help me!! I even changed the power options to make it "never" sleeps when plugged in, yet it still happens. Kindly help, i really need my laptop for work. Thank u!

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My Lenovo Yoga 460 isn't charging. It was charging the night before and now suddenly it isn't. What do i do? I need my laptop to work. The laptop turns on but battery is low. 

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Hello, I have bought 910 and reinstall with fresh 1803. I have upgrade bios to latest and installed all drivers from support page.using OEM charger and using proper port for charging (rear). Also device is ok with charger because i can charge tablet when it is turn off. Even in bios it is charging, so i know that there are problem with drivers in windows.Scenario is like this: 1. If i boot with charger pluged in i have exclamation mark in device manager (I2C HID Device) - last picIt says that is is charging but after minute of charging battery indicator stops, (still says charging - but it does not). 2 nd picAfter removing charger and plugin again says only plugged in NOT CHARGING. 1st pic.   2. If i plug in charger after boot i have: no exclamation mark in device managerrest is same as above example. I tried all drivers (which are kind very OLD) , tried Lenovo Vintage (ussless), tried drivers from 920 .. same. Three times i have reinstalled windows even with generic microsoft drivers, it does NOT CHARGE. Also there is annoying screen flickering which i sloved by manually add driver from 920. (not completly still shows sometimes.) will try linux and if that will not work, i am going to return this expensive toy. Funny that i wanted to buy X1 Carbon soon... lol guessing that problem is in Windows changing from ver to ver. and Lenovo, who does not update neither drivers or bios. Sad....

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HALLO i have just baught a new lenovo yoga 720-15. and i have a series problam with the charging. Ether on of two thing happens:1. the computer starts only when im plugged with AC power. and when im using it dousnt charged(plugged not charged), it looks like its stuck on 0% although when im pointing it is says 100%. 2. same thing almost but it is stuck on 48%. doesnt charge and when im pointing it says the exact same thing.I tried some solutions for it like uninstall both of the AC in the device manager. and then reboot. i tried update some drivers. nothing helped.Hopeless. please help (

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