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Q: Two weeks out of warranty screen hinge melted and computer d...

As the title says this computer is just two weeks out of warranty and the right screen hinge melted and the computer is completely dead. This is my daughters computer she uses for her school work and it was in her room. It obviously could have started a fire. Not a happy dad. Is this a common problem with HP's in general or this model? What can be done? Thanks. Bill

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I am helping an elderly friend of mine who has a h50-55 that has a "no signal" message on the monitor. I checked the monitor on my laptop and it works fine. I checked all the external connections and they are fine. One thing I noticed: when I start the machine the power light comes on, the machine does NOT beep at all, the fans run inside the machine but other than that it is all quiet and dark>The warranty expired on 2-16-2017 (he's had this issue for a week). Started on 3/3/17, 156 days out of warranty, go figure.Sounds like the motherboard or cpu to me, any opinions.Any way Lenovo would extend warranty since it's so close. I've never had any dealings with Lenovo.

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 My T580 suddenly one day stopped reading my external USB-C hard drive, I tried updating the drivers and several other suggested repairs with none of them working. The power light on the drive would come on but the computer didn't read it, verified with a second drive and they both work on my other computers. Looking at the timeline, I realized that this happened while the computer was still within it's warranty period, but I was busy and just let the problem go. Then two weeks later the computer just shut down on me and after letting it sit with the lid closed for a while, it was able to restart and I got a warning message at the BIOS screen that "The Power Adapter is of lower wattage than the one supplied with the machine" or something along those lines. Once booted up I was able to see that battery nuber one was fully depleted to 2% and the 2nd battery was at 99%, it then shut down on me again. I ordered a replacement power adapter to test and got the same message and the same symptoms, the computer would basically trickle charge at a rate slower than it consumed power, at this point I finally called customer service and started a repair ticket, this is when they told me that the computer was three weeks out of warranty....I send it in and a week later recieve a repair estimate of $589 to replace the whole motherboard. I called right back and complained that this computer was having problems before the warranty was up and was simply told it was out of warran... Read more

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As I'm playing a game on my comp it suddenly freezes up and emits a horrible high pitch screach from the speakers. No response to keyboard commands, so I have to hardboot.

But now when I turn the computer on there is no significant activity. There is power, because I can open the DVD rom drive and fans are whirring, but it won't boot up. No output to the monitor or lights blinking or hardware clicks to indicate it is doing something. Just the grim whirring of fans. I wonder if my processor may be fried. Any ideas?

Thanks for any help!
 

A:Computer suddenly melted down. Need help!

Definitely a hardware failure.

Start by disconnecting everything except the video card (or onboard video),power supply to the board,CPU fan,1 stick of RAM and a keyboard.Try booting it with just these connected.If it boots successfully to the point where it wants to load Windows,start adding 1 device until you find the culprit.
 

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Are there any optioins for a hinge that is craking on an out of warranty product.  I hear this can be a common problem, and wondering if there was any easy solution.  Thank you.

A:Any help for cracked hinge - product out of warranty?

@fthkp1

Thank you for posting your concerns on the HP Support Forums. I have brought your matters to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They may request for some additional information from you in order to look up your case or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Please keep in mind not to post any personal information publicly (serial numbers, phone numbers, and etc.). If you have any additional questions please send me a private message. Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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My laptop hinge just broke, and i am past the warranty. Is there anything that can be done about it since its a factory defect? Or at the very least can i send it in and pay for it to be repaired? If so, how much would that cost? I just recently got my new desktop, but i wanted to keep the laptop for other things.

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It all happens in Poland, but I am curious as to how customers are treated by Lenovo in other countries.  The story in short: An E31-70 laptop bought 5 July 2017, end of June - does not open due to broken hinge. the shop/service where I have bought the laptop contacts the customer support only to get back reply that I must have act with undue force thus the problem. But there are no traces of "undue force" treatment to the exterior, so upon pointing that out the support changes the tune and says that it is a "secondary failure" not under the warrranty because I should have reported immediately after the first signs that something is wrong. Since the first sign was that day, this is BS, again I point it out but unfortunately in their third communication Lenovo ultimately refuses to repair under warranty. Since I had to open the laptop pretty soon having data on hard disk which I had to access (work deadline), I decided to have my service conduct the repairs and contacted the customer rights advisor. According to her instructions I sent a request for reimbursement after having received the invoice. Lenovo refused again. So I am forced to enter judicial proceedings. I have heard that Lenovo does not try to escape responsibility for shoddy products in such blatant way in other countries. If anyone from the Lenovo is reading this sad story, I would be interested to hear their opinion...Z... Read more

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Hello,
I bought my Dell Inspiron 5548 in November 2015. My right hinge is making strange noises and finally it broke off. I want to know how could I get this fixed. I haven't misused it or dropped it at any point of time. since it is not even one complete year, im assuming my laptop is covered under the warranty. probably this is not the first complain Dell is receiving in this model since I saw previous posts complaining of the same problem.

Here I'm attaching the photo of the broken hinge as well as the bill that was given to me when i purchased my laptop.
Let me know whether i should post my service tag/express service code here.

 

A:Broken Right Hinge Inspiron 5548 In Warranty

A lot of Dell computers like this have this issue and Dell will not fix it for free, even if under warranty. Despite this being a recurring problem and not due to misuse, if you call Dell about the problem, they will try to charge you 160 USD to fix it.

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I have the hinge issue described in Service # TIP SF15-I0004 and my laptop is 1 month out of service, what are my options?

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Hi,
My Dell Inspiron was purchased in May 2015 and now it has just been more than a year (warranty over), and I am facing problem in closing the screen (the left hinge seems to have a crack). FYI:I have been taking good care of laptop in terms of handling , highly frustrated that this should happen so soon.Kindly provide me a solution.

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Hi,
I own a Dell Inspiron 5547. I have purchased a Dell notebook for my wife as well and my choice for the company notebook was also Dell. This was because I have trusted the quality and the 3 year warranty.Parts Only warranty 11/4/14 - 11/4/15Carry-in Service/Return to Depot warranty 11/4/14 - 11/4/17
A long time ago, a screw fell out from the notebook and there was no way to put it back, it always came out. Please note that I have never ever tried to do any modifications/repairs on the notebook. As I could not afford to put it into the service for 2 weeks, I've tried to open and close it always with maximum care. Still, it broke eventually and I needed to go to the local Hungarian warranty partner, where I was told that Dell won't cover the issue and I got an offer over USD 150 for repair.
I admit that with turning in the notebook, the damages would have been smaller, but still, the place for the screw would have needed a change and also the plastic and other parts were not as strong as required. I've googled Dell hinge issues and it seems to be a common issue.
In order to keep my trust in Dell, I would like at least a partial guarantee. Else, due to the lack of trust I will need to look for another brand when I will need to replace laptops. This is something I would not like.
Regards,
Aron

A:Inspiron 5547, warranty does not cover hinge

iron1,Click the link below for Dells Policy on laptop hinges.Dell Laptop Hinge Policy

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Had this unit in for a warranty repair in January. At that time the right hinge was causing the case to seperate. It has made it to the beginning of April, and now the left side is starting to seperate. This unit never leaves the house, and has never been dropped, yet the excessive drag opening the unit normally creates seems to be causing issues. Clearly a design flaw.

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Just another sap who bought the Y50-70 Touch. I'm six months out of warranty, and the left hinge has separated from the lid/locked in place. I can't close the lid for fear of damaging the screen, too, so this isn't much of a laptop any more. Never taken it out of the house, but now it's not an option at all - no way to travel with the thing open all the time.I've flipped through the earlier posts on this. Saw how common it was, and how Lenovo was refusing to cover it under warranty at first. After finally investigating it, they changed their tune... for those under warranty. That implies to me that they know they're at fault for the issue, that they shipped a product to customers later found to be defective.I've been extremely careful with this laptop. It's never left the house and mostly just moves from a side table to my lap <2 feet away. Never dropped or anything. When I first got it, I'd hear this cracking sound sometimes when opening the lid, but I thought it was just from the newness and it'd relax. Would just open it really carefully. With how I use it, the machine made it this long - unfortunately past the warranty ending. It's like being penalized because of my caution.So far, no help from customer support. I've had my case escalated once. The second person I spoke to said it was Lenovo's final decision to not fix my laptop. I tried reasoning a bit, suggesting that it'd be an acceptable solution for them to send me the parts free of charge for me to install myself... Read more

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My computer screen is no longer functioning.  It remains black when I try to work on it.  However, the HDMI cable still works so nothing is really wrong with the computer it self.  Is my product covered under warranty? Model # 11-ko13clS/N 8cg5242xw7

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Hello, I bought lenovo yoga 500 14 ISK on January 2016. After 1,5 years later i aware that there is some problem on the left bottom side (near the hinge) than one week later i saw that screen and back lid seperated from left bottom side and when i look at in i saw that the screw hole is broken from inside and the screw is not tightening the back lid anymore. And my pc never dropped. It is under 2 year warranty and after i sent my pc to Turkey technical service, they said that your actions are completed and when i see the pc right side is broken. First of all i do not want to take back but they said that you can not take pc back so they force me to take my pc. day  by day crack is going bigger and bigger. When i called technical service they said that me (laughing) i forced the pc lid which is 360 degree. and also they said to me opening the lid from only one side causes this problem.  It is not written anywheere taht "dont open lid from left or right side" . I used 7 -8 years lenovo and also2 years work pc laptop Lenovo in very hard conditions and there is no even 1 problem. But my latest pc is falling apart day by day . Not a laptop anymore because opening lid will make my pc not work soon so lid is always open. I need Lenovo center help because people in Turkey unfortunately doesnt help for money. So i dont want them to repair my pc anymore too. After many discussion they are going to break other parts too and i dont trust them. Please help me to be repa... Read more

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The screen and hinge has been working fine till couple of days ago, when I lift the screen, I found the lower right corner of the screen glass was cracking and broken into small pieces and the right side hinge is loose. After removing the broken glass at the corner area I found the hinge mount assembly behind the glass was loose and popping out due to failed glue. It is obvious a design or manufacturing issue. In order to hold the heavy screen up in position, the hinges must be made very tight and the hinge mount should be attached to the notebook metal cover with screws instead of very small area of glue. I called Lenovo help center but was told there is no recall for this isse and it was out of warranty. I resecured the hinge mount to the metal notebook cover and the display works fine but the right side area (1/3) of the screen lost the touch sencitive function. At first, I thought the glass was broken by something hitting the glass from outside or dropping, but in fact is was broken by hitting the hinge behind the glass when you open the notebook. 

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Hi, I'm running win 7 and have been getting occasional blue screens.

The error message is bad_pool_caller. After completion of the sfc/scannow, it reported: "Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations."

I've attached the dump file below.
 

A:Blue screen every couple of weeks

This appears to be caused by the Intel WiFi driver.

Go to the support site for your PC and look up the drivers for your specific model, then download and install the Intel WiFi driver and install it. See if that helps.
 

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HelloI can see posts on the forum about cracked screen after a month use.  Mine cracked after 5 weeks use. I would say that I am a careful user and that this is my third Lenovo laptop; never had any issue with my previous 2.A post on the forum says that he/she got it fixed via warranty. However when  I go to the Lenovo site and navigate through the "create a Service Request", it immediately says that it is not covered under warranty.What to do?Thank youjaykb

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Ok, I was experiencing random lockups on startup and my PC would frequently not shut down properly the first time. I thought to myself, "Self, you really ought to backup your data and wipe your drive clean and start over." Well Windows saved me the trouble. Over the weekend I hoped that loading a new video driver would help. It seems loading the driver was more than my delicate OS could take. It seems that it either blew away or completely corrupted a vital startup file in my C:Windows\System32\config folder. The file that got deleted or corrupted prevented me from being able to start up windows. I attempted to reload the OS but apparently the SP1 disk I have didn't properly recognize SP2 and it warned that files in the "My documents" folder could be deleted(I managed to back those up).

When I reloaded my OS, it warned that all files associated with the previous OS would be deleted. I chose to not have the file structure deleted and now I have what appears to be duplicate system files on my PC. There are system folders that seem to be from my previous OS load and new cleaner ones from my current load. Also all my previous programs are not in the start menu but I can view the shortcuts by digging into the old system folders. The shortcuts work but give me an invald registry error first. I will provide a list of folders that are replicated when I get home.

My question for all of this is there a way for me to reattach my programs and utilities without ... Read more

A:XP melted down...now what?

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Hi,I have a laptop Lenovo Y40-70 and some odd plastic circles came out from it other day (it was in the desk, under the laptop). Then I realized that it started to get hard to open and close the screen.  I removed the plastic cover that is in the edge of the lcd screen to take a look in what could be wrong. And here are some pictures: Left hinge (revit broken):   Rigth hinge (revit without problem):   Plastic Circles (revit heads):That odd plastic circles that came out are like a plastic rivet and it are used to hold a metalic plate that connects the lcd structure to the hinge of the screen. In the absence of it the plate is bending and will brake very soon if it continues like that.I am leaving the screen open for now until I found a way to fix it. I put some oil in the hinge for now, but it didn't give me any softness to open and close the screen. Any one have suggestions how to fix it?

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I bought this laptop about 2 weeks ago from currys pc world. I was doing some work with it on charge and then I called someone for about 2 hours and then when I came back to it and wiggled the mouse all I saw was a white screen. I then connected it to an external monitor and did a hard reset deleting everything and it carried out and it is still white. I have removed the battery but I don't think it could be LCD issue as I recently purchased it.

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A blue screen pops up and the system keeps rebooting. What should I do?

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Hey guys,

Im currently using a GA-EP35-DS3L motherboard, and a Tagan 580W psu, with a pentium EE 840 processor, a couple of days ago, I noticed a very bad smell coming from my PC, so I shut it down and opened it to investigate, and saw that two of the 4 pins on the motherboard connector were melted black, the plastic part of one of the pins was completely gone. The worst part was the motherboard was only like 3 months old. Now I dont really know what to do. Is the fault from my PSU or motherboard? If the fault is from my PSU, is my motherboard damaged internally, and vice versa? Because I want to know what parts I should replace, I dont want to spend money on a new mobo/psu if the one I currently have is working correctly.

Thanks
 

A:Melted 4 pin connector.

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I accidentally spilled some water on my keyboard and panicked and started to dry it using a blowdryer. After I while I noticed that the page down button had come off and I was unable to attach it because it had melted a bit from one side. What do I do?

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Hi.
i was wondering if you know any Silent CPU coolings?

and could the Thermaltake Silent BOost K8 fit on a ECS k7S5A motherboard?????

Please help. Good Bye
 

A:CPU on fire. CPU has melted

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I've got some browser hijacking virus. I've tried a million things for over a month, and now I just can't connect to the internet. Below is my hijackthis log. Please help!!!

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:13:39 PM, on 8/29/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccProxy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\ISSVC.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\ThinkPad\ConnectUtilities\AcPrfMgrSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Lenovo\Bluetooth Software\bin\btwdins.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Norton Internet Security\Norton AntiVirus\navapsvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Softex\OmniPass\Omniserv.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
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A:please help...computer down for weeks

I dont see any problems in your log.No signs of maware.I see you are running AVG and Nortons.Its best to run only one as the can cause conflicts.

Please download Combofix http://download.bleepingcomputer.com...a/ComboFix.exe

Save ComboFix to the desktop.

1. Double click on combo.exe & follow the prompts.
2. When finished, it will produce a logfile located at C:\ComboFix.txt.
3. Post the contents of that log in your next reply with a new hijackthis log.
Note: Do not mouseclick combofix's window while it is running. That may cause your system to stall/hang.

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My kid has been using this laptop and loved it, but mentioned a while ago it was difficult to power it back on after turnned it off. However she managed to work around by putting it in hibernate/sleeping mode only, or recycling the system many times (by holding on power button to force it off). The issue was black screen (no Lenovo logo) but computer was on. I didn't pay much attention because she can still make it work, and I was too busy. Last week, there was a windows update (again) and the computer was forced recycle. It never comes back alive again. The same, computer is humming, but no any visual output on screen, just black. Tried novo button, bootable USB, external monitor, all no use. Check the warranty, just over by 2 months! Asked the service store, to fix will cost at least $200-$300 to replace the motherboard! It does not make sense when spent a bit more could buy a new notebook. But my kid liked it and it does not make sense to throw it away either, when it still looks pretty new and only being used very lightly (schoolwork only). It is sad, especially the brand has been gainning my trust. I probably don't expect a "good" solution either from Lenovo or community, but just throw my frustration here (only because have just registered the account and there is no support email or web form). If Lenovo want to make customer happy, the part shouldn't be so expensive for a short-lived laptop! Just by the way, there are many posts about Ideapad's black screen i... Read more

A:Lenovo Ideapad U410 - no screen output or black screen, and just out of warranty

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
Sorry to hear of all the problems.  Here are a couple of things to try........
 
First, try a reset of the BIOS.  The procedure can be useful in resolving some hardware conflicts which your computer may have.  Just do this......
 
1. Unplug the charger / adapter. 2. Press and hold the Power Button for 15 seconds. 3. Plug in the charger / adapter if needed and power up the system to see if the problem was resolved.
 
If you are comfortable working inside your laptop. try this........
 
Try the reset again with the battery removed.
 
If the reset didn't resolve the problem then you may have a failed piece of hardware preventing the bootup. Remove the battery, hard drive, optical drive, memory, wireless card and bluetooth if it is installed. Now try to power up the stripped laptop. With all the hardware removed you should have lights come on and it may possibly beep since there is no memory installed. If the laptop is showing signs of life start adding hardware one piece at a time starting with a memory module and boot up the laptop. If it doesn't power up try the memory in the other slot. Also try the other memory module separately in both slots if two are available. If it is still showing signs of life add another piece and boot. Do this for each item until it doesn't power up again. The last piece of hardware installed is your problem part.
 
The link below is for your model's Hardware Main... Read more

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 OK I have read other post with the same concerns that I have but dosent seem to have the exact same problem i would say. Im running on windows 8.1 now beause i downgraded from the windows 10 thinking that it may resove my issue. Ive tried numerous things with no luck.The things that I have tried so far is trying to recalibrate the touch screen,dosent respond,Looked up the HID compliment touch screen driver looked for errors and updates for the driver nothing.I also uninstalled the driver and re installed it and that didnt work.I went into the device status of the touch screen hardware and it said that the device was working properly, I opened up the HP utility center looked for updates and downloaded them restarted the computer of course...no luck,from there I went into the windows update and checked there.Some updates were installed but none fixed the problem that I had,from there I went to the windows trouble shooter and no updates or issues were found,from there I rebooted my computer and went into the Diagnostics UEFI V 5.3.2.0,went into componet testing and the touch screen option wasent there as it should be.Now I did all of this while i still had windows 10 so when all of that had failed I tried to do a system restore,that didnt work I downgraded to windows 8.1 and that didnt work and after that I just did a complete reboot of the hardware and had everythinbg erased thinking that would work and of course it didnt.I also forgot to mention after i upgraded to windo... Read more

A:Touch Screen Stop Responding Weeks After Win. 10 Update

Hello @Alawishez?, Welcome to the HP Forums, I hope you enjoy your experience! To help you get the most out of the HP Forums, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More. I came across your post about the TouchPad, and wanted to help! To start, can you provide me with the Product Number of the notebook?  Here is a link you can use that will help you find your Model and Product Number: How Do I Find My Model Number or Product Number? In the meantime, please review the following document, just to see if there was anything that you missed: HP Notebook PCs - Touch Screen Issues (Windows 8) Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as  "Accept as Solution" , this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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Hi,My laptop has been crashing with Blue screen death for almost 2 weeks now. I ran Malwarebytes software, DSS and ran Kaspersky antivirus trial version. They did remove some of the trojan'setc. But crashing didn't stop. It still keep coming. Crashing happens when I am typing in Internet Explorer in some fields or sometimes in Microsoft Word.Sometimes the screen just freezes and I won't be able to do anything but power off and power on my laptop.Any help is greatly appreciated.ThanksRaj.I have enclosed my DSS log and malwarebyte's log here for your convenience.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by 512473 on 2008-06-26 19:04:40Computer is in Safe Mode.--------------------------------------------------------------------------------System Drive C: has 4.69 GiB (less than 15%) free.-- HijackThis (run as 512473.exe) ----------------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 7:05:05 PM, on 6/26/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)Boot mode: Safe modeRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exeC:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXEC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Documents and Settings\5... Read more

A:My Laptop Has Been Crashing For Almost 2 Weeks With Blue Screen Death

Hello Raj0987,

Welcome to Bleeping Computer

Sorry about the delay. If you still need help, please post a new HijackThis log to make sure nothing has changed, and I'll be happy to look at it for you.

Thanks,
tea

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System Specs:
p4 3.0 prescott core
gigabyte socket 478 mobo
radeon 9800 pro (Sapphire)
dual 1gb rosewill mem. (2x512)
Compusa 500 watt power supply

Well let me start from the beginning. A few weeks ago my computer started to shut off while I was playing counterstrike 1.6. I checked my temps and they were well below the threshhold. Maybe about 65 C. So I figured it might have something to do with the graphics card being that i wasnt getting any problems outside of the game. I uninstalled the driver software and it gave me a couple errors. "Zero Display Service" error. I spoke with a friend and they told me to use nasty file remover, while booted in safe mode, to remove all the files. By this time I had cancelled windows "adding new hardware" thing, and clicked on the updated drivers I had downloaded from ATI. During setup i recieved two errors. One was an "INF Error : display driver not found" then "Setup could not complete, try installing thye standard VGA driver before beginning setup." Well the only other thing I could do was install using the disc that came with my card. This too gave me an the "Zero display Error" but it still completed the installation. This did not fix my computer shutting off problem. After cleaning out my computer and checking all the connections, and disconnecting and reconnecting I finally got the driver installation to not give me an error. I'm not sure how I did it, I used the cd, but for so... Read more

A:Melted 4 pin connector (mobo-ps)

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Hi everyone

first post here, really would appreciate some help.

i just installed XP on a dell D610.

when i start it up all i can see is recyle bin. i assume this is a driver problem as i cant see wireless internet available.

so i was on the dell website and looking at drivers, but there are so many and i dont know what i need or what to do when i download them.

please help.

am i right in thinking its a driver problem?

madge

A:melted with driver probs

and welcome to the Forum

That is normal for a fresh install. You can go to the Dell support site, enter your Service Tag Number . . that should reduce the numbers of drivers you are offered.

See this for the order they should be installed:

http://support.dell.com/support/topi...=en&l=en&s=dhs

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Told ya them Dell's we're Junk..lol
AN INQUIRER READER attending a conference in Japan was sat just feet away from a laptop computer that suddenly exploded into flames, in what could have been a deadly accident.
Guilhem, our astonished reader reports: "The damn thing was on fire and produced several explosions for more than five minutes".
(Wouln't it be fun to be stuck against a window seat with a 270 fat guy next to you when one of these blows up at 30,000 ft..)
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A:Dude, Your getting a Melted DELL

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I have been working on my sons 6-8 year old lap top that was not recognizing the usb ports. When you plug anything (mouse etc) into the port, the screen goes blank and the computer has to be rebooted after which the mouse would work. I had a 2 gig Simpletech thumb drive that I had been using for over a year and it worked fine on everything I pluged it into until, I pluged it into this laptop, the screen went blank, I rebooted and after a few moments when the drive was not found I went to unplug it and it was Hot, real HOT. Hot enought to dimple the plastic housing and destroy the drive. I am at a loss. Any Ideas, thanks
 

A:Melted thumb drive

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Hi i am looking for a customer support email. My HP Pavilion G6 melted at the based and left scorch marks (lucky on a marble table). This is a major fire risk and after hours of searching i still cant find an HP customer services email. I appreciate if anyone can provide a contact email or number Thanks

A:HP Pavilion G6 melted on based

@ScotHPG6

  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Hey all.

The other day I thought I could smell burning plastic. So I shut down the comp and had a look. The two wires shown below have melted their covering plastic. They go to a front case fan (zalman zm f1 at full speed).

Melted Plastic

The wires come from this connector which comes from an Antec True480(PGB) PSU. These two wires then finish off at a 3 pin male fan connector. This then goes into the 3 pin female fan connector from my zalman zm f1.

Connector

Could anyone please tell me why the plastic has melted. Obviosuly the wire itself is too hot which is melting the plastic, but why is that wire getting too hot? I have only been able to smell burning plastic once. The wires now don't seem hot at all, and the computer and front case fan works fine. But it is bothering me, something must have gone wrong?

In case you need em my specs are

amd athlon xp 2700+ (2.16ghz)
1gb ddr 333 pc2700 ram
msi 6777 mobo socket A
msi 6800gt agp gpu
120gb seagate hdd
dvd rw
dvd rom
antec true480 (pgb - uk version)

Cheers.
 

A:Melted Plastic On Wires (PSU)

Is the gauge smaller on these than the ones of the fan?
(In fact, what's the gauge of the wires)
How many watts is the Zalman using?
If the contact is poor at one end or the other, the wire is making more resistance, and then heating.
 

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Long shot I know but can anyone help?
Teenage daughter shoved wrong laptop charger in..which somehow then overheated and melted it's p;astic parts inside the charger port Have chipped off the plastic but it seems not to work now! Local repairer said it has had it, but I wondered if there was any way of recharging the battery externally? Its a packard bell easynote A

I swear I'm going to sell my girls on ebay!!!
Jules
 

A:melted charger port!!

I would suggest that you get someone to open the laptops bottom part to see if it has melted the motherboard. You can also do this yourself by looking in the owners manual. If it has not melted the motherboard then you can replace the plug area for the wire. Also you can get a brand new wire for the laptop from the company or ebay.
 

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Went on vacation for two weeks and my toshiba satellite laptop wasn't used at all during that time (was off the entire time). Since I've returned it is running extremely slow. Like 10 minutes to open internet browser with it constantly not responding and scripts crashing. Any tips for fixing it. I've trying to be patient, restarting it, etc., but that doesn't seem to work. Thanks.

A:Slow computer after 2 weeks of no use

 How's it work in Safe Mode?  Do you have a lot of tasks starting when you boot up?  What have you done to check for malware?  What browser(s) are you using?  If IE, it's known for being buggy so try Firefox and or Chrome.
 
Good luck.

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Hi,

I have a compaq presario desktop running vista home edition 32 bit.
I have owned this computer for about one year and a half and I have had nothing but issues.
Finally I have documented my troubles (started November 2009), and every three weeks to the day my computer just slows down to a crawl. Then after a day or two, everything is back to normal. In the process (during the slow time), i will reboot a few times (takes 10 - 15 minutes to start up at times), I will boot up in safe mode (thats quick), and then go back to normal mode and it comes up faster, but still creeps. I am in day 1 of my three week cycle. For the first time, last night, once it started creeping, and I did my first shutdown, a black screen appeared quikly, and I noticed something about task scheduler ( I could not read the details because the screen was up and away in seconds), so I am thinking something could be going on in task scheduler, and perhaps every three weeks something runs....but when I look at what is running I just see normal stuff. (system sound service, system task, TMM, and user task).
I really do not know what the heck is going on. I have spent countless hour researching forums and googling issues, but to no avail. As I mentioned, usually within 24 - 48 hours everything is back to normal. But during this time every third week, I am beside myself.
ANY suggestions are appreciated.

A:Every 3 weeks to the day - computer creeps

Sounds to me like you maybe infected with a piece of malware designed to phone home.

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Hi everyone,

i have a problem with my PC these days, it keeps freezing totally as i cant move my cursor and my music stops. In the beginning my computer was freezing when i was would accidently give a little hit with my foot, because it is under my desk. Now it freezes randomly when i do random things like playing WoW, surfing on the internet or stuff like that. Today I opened my computer and cleared the dust that was on the CPU fan and the video card fan. I also assured myself that everything was well plugged inside the computer. 5 minutes after i replugged the entire computer it froze again .
Could anyone help me find what is the problem with my computer? Thx in advance.

Simon
 

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Bought a new computer that is only 2 weeks old. I game alot so i installed a Gpu but apart from that nothings been changed. Today i've started getting lots of BSODS. The system is really unstable. I'm typing this in safe mode and even that ends up crashing and going to BSOD. I've been getting lots of different Bsod messages ranging from PFN_LIST_CORRUPT and Memory_Management and some others.

Heres the information windows reports


Additional information about the problem:
BCCode: 50
BCP1: FFFFF880506B110C
BCP2: 0000000000000001
BCP3: FFFFF8000218BD9B
BCP4: 0000000000000005
OS Version: 6_1_7600
Service Pack: 0_0
Product: 768_1

I've uploaded the files that the recovery message linked me to which were

C:\Windows\Minidump\011110-19812-01.dmp
C:\Users\Ansib\AppData\Local\Temp\WER-33680-0.sysdata.xml

Really would appretiate it if i could get some help on this. Got some college coursework that needs finishing

Thanks

A:New computer only 2 weeks old BSODS

Could you please follow the instructions in the link below and post the results?

http://www.techsupportforum.com/1871981-post2.html

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hey! First time posting on forums but I'm having abit of trouble.. I installed an antec h600 pro and connected the three pin to the cpu fan header on the motherboard,but it said in the the manual that it gets the most of its power from the sata.. So I connected the female sata to the male sata from my psu. Turn on my system and there was lots of smoke and the sata wire had literally stripped itself.. Any advice as I'm sure I did something wrong thanks in advance
 

A:H600 pro sata wire melted

That scenario doesn't ay good things about your power supply; but, if you put the original cooler back on, does the PC work?
 

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How?

Kudos to anyone if they can show me, I've been wanting to install my D2LOD but I can't do that due to this problem. D:

-Lucky
 

A:Getting a CD out of a stubborn PC in which the power supply has melted

You mean you want to get a CD disk out of the CD drawer?

If so, take a paper clip and bend it so you have about 2-3" straight. Then look closely on front of CD drawer. You should see a small pin hole. Insert the straight clip and should only need apply a little pressure and drawer should pop open
 

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Here is the information from both.

1) STOP: 0x00000024 (0x001902FE, 0xB96862A0, 0xB9685F9C, 0xF735B7B1)

NTFS.sys- Address F735B7B1 Base at F735B000, Datestamp 48025be5

A physical memory dump was successfully completed.
End of BSOD number one
Number two happened today (January 27, 2009)

2) IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP: 0x0000000A (0xC000C000, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x8050EB6B) Physical memory dump was successfully completed.

I have a little knowledge of computers, but not enough to fix a mess like this one. I would like to know what is wrong and how to fix and prevent this in the future. I have no experience in reading the error reports from BSODs and have therefor turned here for help.

A:My Computer bluescreened twice in a period of two weeks.

bump

New bluescreen: "STOP:0X00000008E (0XC0000005, 0X805446DC, 0XP87DF9B34, 0X00000000)"

Apparently it has bluescreened several times while I have been gone (from what my mom told me.). Unfortunately, she did not record the error messages. I happened to catch this one. It told me that I need to check for adequate disk space if a drive was mentioned. It also recommended that I look for a driver update or change video adapters. The only thing that was in the error message was the "STOP" line.

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Here is the file. For those of you that have read my other post in Am I Infected.... I have tried about 7-8 programs to rid myself, and it has taking me quite some time even to get HJT to run on my laptop, let alone get the log saved with it all reseting itself. Anywho, if someone with a good eye can scan thru this HJT log file and give me some suggestions, it would be appreciated. This is the last attempt I am making to clear it up myself, eitherwise Ill take it to a computer specialist and probably pay a fortune for him to tell me it needs to be formatted Here is the file:Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1Scan saved at 8:57:58 AM, on 21/02/2007Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16414)Running processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\Bluetooth\LBTSERV.EXEC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SNDSrvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\SPBBC\SPBBCSvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared ... Read more

A:Maxsearch Adware On Computer For 6 Weeks

Welcome lordseurek Download ATF Cleaner by Atribune:http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=1Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Click 'Select All' found at the bottom of the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.If you use Firefox browser, do this also:Click Firefox at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.If you use Opera browser,do this also:Click Opera at the top and choose 'Select All' from the list.Click the 'Empty Selected' button.NOTE: If you would like to keep your saved passwords,please click 'No' at the prompt.Click 'Exit' on the Main menu to close the program.***************************Download HostsXpert 3.8: http://www.funkytoad.com/download/HostsXpert.zip1. Extract the zip file to your desktop or a permanent folder on your hard drive.2. Open the folder and double-click on the Hoster.exe3. Press "Restore Microsofts Original Hosts File" 4. Press "OK" and exit the program.Go to: C:\WINDOWS\System32\drivers\etc\HOSTS.1) Right-click on the HOSTS file2) Click Properties3) You will see a window open. Look at the bottom of the window. To the right of Attributes, check the box that says Read-only.4) Click Apply/OK.***************************Please download DrWeb-CureIt & save it to your desktop. DO NOT perform a scan yet.You should copy/print the following because you need to be ... Read more

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Hi guys,

My computer sometimes when booted and logged in loads nothing, says I'm connected to the internet but the internet doesn't work and I'm forced to restart my computer since no programs load up and I can't get on the internet. When I restart my computer, it doesn't shut down and I am forced to hard restart it using the shut down button. My internet browsing has also been pretty slow the last few weeks, sometimes pages just load endlessly then out of nowhere will load really quickly. (ex. If I have multiple tabs open they will all just load and load then all of the sudden all load at the same time) Note: When my internet browsers won't load other programs on my computer like Skype or games are working perfectly fine.

I am sometimes able to just log in to my computer account and get going, and my computer will even shut down if I shut it down. Other times, I get it where it doesn't load any programs on my computer and the internet won't work so i'm forced to restart and that may/may not fix it.

The slow internet loading thing happens regardless.

I have ran a full virus scan and nothing came up.

A:Many computer problems the past 2 weeks.

Hello and welcome Brian mate try these if there are some you haven't already the first two do anyway and delete any rubbish the on call scanners find.


http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/1538-sfc-scannow-command-system-file-checker.html

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/433-disk-check.html < DO NOT run on a SSD

http://www.superantispyware.com/

http://www.malwarebytes.org/products/malwarebytes_free/

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/

download from bleeping computer

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