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T450 does not POST with base cover installed

Q: T450 does not POST with base cover installed

Hello, I am a certified repair technician for a large company. I am also Lenovo certified through my company for warranty repairs. We have ran into an issue with a T450 laptop we have not seen before. The system came in with a no POST issue. We unplugged the internal and external battery and did the reset by pressing and holding the power button and the small micro switch on the system board for 30 seconds. System would not POST so we ordered a new system board. The new board will NOT work with the bottom base cover installed. It will work with the base off, but as soon as it is put on again, the system does not POST. We then have to unplug both batteries and reset the board in order to even get it POST again (with or without batteries). It does work, with base installed, and no batteries plugged in. However, it also works with batteries installed, and no base cover. What is causing this problem? We have tried other batteries and bases with no resolution.

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Then it says press esc to continue and goes to a screen asking for a password that gives three tries. I bought the computer used and the person said admin stuff was set to 000000 but that?s not working. now I have a very expensive paper weight till I figure this out ? how do I fix this ?

A:Thinkpad t450 says “ system security bottom cover tamper detected “

If it is password protected, there is no backdoor or master password.  You either need the password or you need to replace the motherboard

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 The base hinge plate cover is defective (part# 736475-001). I opened a case # [Personal Information Removed]
on March 10, 2017 after further research. The 17" touchsmart screen, while opening and closing, separated the hinge screws from the hinge screw inserts built into the base cover. There are over 800 hundred complaints online. The 17" touchsmart screen is not supported by proper hinge PSI in the base screw inserts. This product should be recalled.

A:Defective hinge base cover


  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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I've had some issues with the base cover of my newly refurbished XPS 15 9530 and need to replace some longer screws. Does anyone know what type of screws they are? All I know is they are T5 Torx head.

A:XPS 15 9530 Base Cover Screws

Greetings Heat_Fan1,
Thanks for your question.
Here's the Dell part number for the XPS 15 9530 bottom base cover screws:
19DY9 Torx SCREW,M2x3L,3.6D,0.4T,Black, Base -> Palmrest.
 PM me with your name, email and service tag if you need help obtaining these screws.

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I need to replace the base cover for this pc - it has broken and is getting worse.

A:Base Cover broken and coming apart


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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Hi, I have HP Envy core i7 15-k239TX laptop which is fallen and base body broken. Please see image attached. Can I replace with new one? Can you provide it? How much it will cost? ThanksAbdul Razzak 

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I volunteered to help a friend upgrade the memory and SSD in their Yoga 460. I've worked on a lot of older ThinkPads, and the HMM made it look pretty easy. But when it says "pry" off the bottom cover, they are not kidding! Unfortunately I'd misplaced my spudgers, so I used an old credit card to help pry the cover off. In the process I broke one of the clips near the power connector. I think I pushed the credit card inward a little too hard. The machine went back together OK, but of course there is now a tiny gap where that clip isn't holding it. My friend treats computers fairly roughly and may not care, but it's bugging me a bit. I should have looked more closely before putting the machine back together, but now I don't remember whether the clip I broke off is part of the base cover or part of the piece it snaps onto (the keyboard bezel?). Would anyone happen to know? If the clip was part of the base cover it would be pretty easy to get a new one and replace it. Thanks! 

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Trying to figure out how I can go about ordering this since mine has become damaged. I found the part here: https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/thinkpad-x-series-laptops/thinkpad-... Guess I can use 5CB0V79343, or 01YU722 as an alternative. Can't figure out how to order it though through the website and not finding much online when I Google the part number. How can I go about ordering one?

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I received a laptop from my father and the fan needs to be replaced. But I cannot figure out how to remove the cover. There are no screws at all on the base, even under the rubber feet. There appears to be some kind of security lock on the right side but I have no key. Or it is a slot for a lock cable. I have a picture of the bottom of the laptop if somebody needs it, as well as other pics.

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My HP ENVY TouchSmart m7-j010dx laptop on the left side bottom the black case cover started popping up when I open/close the lid. It is not completely broken off, I can hold it closed while closing or opening the lid (screen) but it's worrying me. Don't know I need to change Hinge or Base cover. My warranty expired July 2014.HP Experts please help.Thanks a lot. Regards,Venkatesh R 

Venkatesh R

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A:TouchSmart m7-j010dx Hinge/Base cover pop issue

Just received the Fixed Laptop from HP Tech Center. They fixed the hardware parts for Hinge issue. I personally thank Jenn (Case Manager) for elevating the case and Following up to ensure everything goes smooth. Hats Off! I also thank @george-p, @JeffHelp, @Futoji for the support. Will take care to ENVY more!

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Hello everyone, hope we're all well! I'm hoping someone can help me! I recently got a HP Pavilion 15-aw065sa and I love it. I decided to upgrade the SSD, and sadly in doing so, have slightly cracked the underside plastic (about an inch along from the middle of the rear towards the centre of the case). It's not a biggie, but I'd really know if there is anywhere (be it HP or someone else) where I can PAY MONEY (to a limit, lets not go silly, it's just a piece of plastic) to get a replacement. I'm also looking at getting an optical HDD caddy, so a DVD drive front replacement would be useful too! If anyone can help please let me know, it's a great laptop! EDIT: Should mention I checked the part surfer, as well as ebay, and sadly can't find anything 

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Hi there - does anyone know the specs of Vostro 5470's base cover screws? It's simply incredible that most of the screws are gone - the PC is disassembling itself, unfortunately
Additionally, would you know where I could buy those screws? Thank you so much!

A:Dell Vostro 5470 - Base Cover Screws

Thank you for writing us.
Touch Panel:Bottom Cover : 11 screws
Non-Touch Panel : Bottom Cover : 11 Screws.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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Nachdem mein Gehuseunterteil bei der Kopfhrerbuchse einen Riss aufweist wrde ich gerne das Base / Bottom Cover austauschen. Leider finde ich kein entsprechendes Ersatzteil "Base cover,PC+ABS,BDW,Black" mit der Artikelnummer 00UP364 zum kaufen. Daher die Frage ob jemand wei wo man dieses Teil besorgen knnte? Suchen im Internet und Anfrage bei einem Hndler blieben ergebnislos. Jedoch findet man hufiger das Ersatzteil 00HN608 zum bestellen. Laut Ersatzteilsuche ist das Ding anscheinend auch mit meinem Gert 20DM003QGE kompatibel: Base cover ASY,HSW,Black   (00HN608) ist kompatibel mit den folgenden Gerten:THINKPAD-YOGA-1420DM20DNKann mir das jemand besttigen? Oder gibt es ein anderes kompatibles, lieferbares (!) Base Cover? MfGJrg

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I just got an X380Y and I noticed that the screen does not sit flush when closed and it seems to be that the base cover and palm rest are severely warped and bend at the corners. I have tried replacing the base cover numerous times but always have the exact same problem. I have contacted onsite warranty services but have been told it may fall under user damage and not be covered, even though I received the laptop in this way. Does anyone else have this issue?

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My Inspiron 13 7348 ( servic tag 4w6yj52)was physically damaged.
one of the two hinges between the display unit  and the base assembly had detached from its cover and parts of the plastics were broken (1. Display BackCover,  2. base assembly.)
1. I uninstalled the base assembly cover
2. I uninstalled the Display BackCover.
then I could clearly see the damaged parts
I opened a service request at Dell site. then I was talking to the part list sale department.
I send them the photos of uninstalled parts (1 & 2) 
I asked Dell to have the price for these two parts.
I wanted to purchase these two "Display BackCover & base assembly " (with some attachments on them) 
Surprisingly they  to force me to buy the whole display unit which includes the SCREEN and costs about 200$
The Display BackCovly was easily uninstalled , with the guide of the user-manual doc.
I did not succeded to convince DELL that the back-display-cover,  should be sold separately 
the Laptop works OK, with the ability to move the display.
Please Help 

A:backup cover display and base assembly replacement for Inspiron 13 7348

As is common on hybrid systems, the entire top assembly is fused together with adhesive.  It's all but impossible to disassemble the upper assembly without destroying the glass, LCD and/or defacing the back plastic - as Dell informed you, the entire upper half of the system must be replaced as a single unit.
You'll find this design very common these days on all systems of this type.

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HEllo, I have a T450 laptop (20BV001BFR), and I would like to use the WWAN connection but when I insert my SIM card on the dedicated slot nothing happen.On the windows network panel I dont have any menu for the WWAN setting. I have check the existence of the module on the device manager and Lenovo Solution center:I have also an IMEI stickers in the laptop   Many thanks for your help Hamid

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I recently replaced the keyboard on my T450 resulting in 2 issues:1. The TrackPoint joystick is unresponsive (when it does respond it doesn't move freely)2. I cannot access the ThinkPad mouse settings (I'd previously disabled the TouchPad, which I cannot enable again to have a workaround for the TrackPoint issue) I've done a number of resets (removed battery and held in power a few times), and then the TouchPad works, up until the point that I try to open the mouse settings.  I've also tried updating my BIOS to no avail. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! (Information which is probably not important but including it nonetheless:Changed from a UK keyboard to a US keyboard as that was the one that the distributor had in stock) 

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Hi,     My new System cam with Windows 10 Pre-installed. So there was no Installation Disk along with the package. I dont have any OS backup. So if  anyhing happens to my Hard Disk while the System is in Warranty, do they replace only the hard drive or they will install the windows 10 OS again for me ? Also there is no Product key came along with my System. It is something came with digital key , which i am not sure. But the Windows is activated. So if i upgrade RAM, does anything happens to my Windows Activation ? Thanks in advance, DEV


Hi, From my understanding no warranty for software BUT users normally get 3 months support (again for software). In your case: (a) There is a Recovery partition and instructions how to create Recovery media (DVD's, USB).(b) From Windows 8, Microsoft put product key for Windows in BIOS therefore you can reinstall or use recovery media to rebuild your machine. No need to activate again.(c) Upgrading RAM, HDD won't effect Windows, buy changing motherboard will normally require re-activate Windows. Regards.

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I have a HP all in one printer and a computer with word 2003 with office.
I do not know the steps to be able to scan pages of names and address
data to my computer. Then I need to be able to edit them and put in a-z
order, then be able to send post cards and letters from this database.

I have never used office or excel, so I will have to have easy steps.
Thank You,

A:scaning-then printing post cards from data base

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So like the title says I am having problems with my m6600 laptop telling me there is no ram installed even when there is. I even have the compatible ram purchased new from dell in it with no post. I have replaced the motherboard as well and I get the same issue. Dell's useless customer service chat has wasted about 15 hrs of my time without answering a single question. I just get transferred until they tell me they can't help because of the out of service warranty yet dell's stupid site tells me I am eligible for chat after putting my service tag in. Dell has proven to be the worst customer service ever just like everyone on the internet says. Who gives a *** if my warranty is out I just need my queswtion answered so I can fix this piece of *** myself. I don't want to talk to some indian *** on the phone who can't even understand me well enough to help, " Hello this is Hamid, I am very sorry for your frustrations" Like come on dell you cheap fucks. You sell an inferior product that usually always breaks after the warranty goes out then hire non english speaking d bags to not help your loyal customers? I have been buying alienware for years and always have to fix the turds myself since dell is too incompetent to build things that dont break nor do they fix the issues when items are under warranty. That being said someone tell me why my m6600 keeps telling me I have no ram and fails to post even after using the correct voltage and speed ram from de... Read more

A:M6600 Will Not post, Giving no ram installed error when I have proper ram installed and have tried 8 diff sticks, even changed out mobo

what MB do you have? is dual core/quad core? what year was build? what CPU is currently in it? i5/i7? this will all help you so please answer. I have a 6500 and it needs tlc. so lets figure it out. did you change original MB because of this same exact problem? or other reason? did you keep old MB? let me know.

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Hi, I recently installed Windows 7 Home Premium and I have the Base System Device error on 3 devices. I am having a problem attaching multiple USB drives simultaneously so I want to make sure that these driver problems are not contributing to the problem. Here are the hardware ID's from device manager if somebody could help please;

Device 1
Base System Device

Device 2
Base System Device

Device 3

Thanks for any assistance you can give me. I have tried to google these ID's without any results.

- Paul

A:Base System Device - drivers not installed

Device 1

Chip Number: R5C853
Chip Description: Ricoh SD/MMC Host Controller
Notes: ftp://ftp.hp.com/pub/softpaq/sp36001-36500/sp36254.exe

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Hello, I've Laptop (EliteBook 8560p); Base System Device cann't be installedLiocation: PCI Slot 2 (PCI bus 36, device 0, function 1) Thanks

A:Base System Device cann't be installed

@MoustafaRaafat? Try installing these. http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5056952&swItemId=ob_102185_1&swEnvOid=405... http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5056952&swItemId=ob_99021_2&swEnvOid=4059 http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/swd/public/detail?sp4ts.oid=5056952&swItemId=ob_96363_2&swEnvOid=4059... REO

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"The driver for Base System Device is not installed. Install the latest driver for the device."

This is message I'm getting. I can find 3 "Base System Device" in Device Manager, but I have no idea what devices they are so I can't search for drivers.

Here are the Hardware Ids if that's any help

Device 1

Device 2

Device 3

I'm running W7 Ultimate 64-bit on an Acer Aspire 4935G laptop.

Any thoughts about this would be most welcome

A:Base System Device driver not installed

Welcome to seven forums. All these are for a jMicron card reader. They actualy have win 7 64 bit drivers http://gd.panam.acer.com/home/ Hope this helps. Fabe

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Sorry folks but would really appreciate anyone helping on this, just installed 7 on my Dell XPS M1330 and playing around saw this:

Problem with PnP devicesDetected
[IMG]res://sdiageng.dll/warning.png[/IMG]There are problems with some PnP devices. Windows will take additional steps to further troubleshoot these devices.

Device information
Name:Base System DeviceID:PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0843&SUBSYS_02091028&REV_12\4&2C68880C&0&0AF0Error code:28

Name:Base System DeviceID:PCI\VEN_1180&DEV_0592&SUBSYS_02091028&REV_12\4&2C68880C&0&0BF0Error code:

A:Another Base System Device driver not installed!

Welcome to Seven forums as400: Most of the time these are the card reader drivers. In your case I believe it is a Ricoh driver found under the chipset label on your download page. Ricoh Driver applies to R5C833 Dated 7/11/2007 version 1.0.1A00 says recommended and is a Vista 32 bit driver. If your running 64 bit seven click on Vista 64 bit and it can be found in the same place. Different driver. Drivers & Downloads So you should install using compatibility mode Compatibility Mode Please post back if you are sucessful or need futher assistance. Thanks. Fabe

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My Laptop is sony VAIO VGN-NW11S
I recently installed windows 7 32 bit ultimate.
After installing OS & Drivers and using sony vaio update s/w installed max driver updates. But still i have two drivers not installed properly. i cant identify them. cant get drivers for the same.
pasting screenshot for ur reference.

Also attachd is bluetooth driver properties. Bcas of these two drivers yet to be installed my bluetooth is not working properly.

plz resolve this issue at the earliest.

A:Base system device/Modem driver not installed

For the modem you can just install the Microsoft unsupported driver to get you by until you find the correct driver.

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rs-driverdefrag.exe1.25.0.36  53Fac57f gdiplus.dill6.3.9600. 18123
I put a security cam on it it all worked fine ..till the electric went off during restart restart ..now if I click on a tile it will stay large for about 5 min . then go to minimum .
there was 100s of errors and warnings  10 .. I done a clean boot at the beginning of all of this .then I went throw the auto updates but it did not load and install them like it says .I put them back in  ...it started at the mal & virus load
.so I put them back in and the re boot electric thing happened  to it .. look I don't know what to do . I am not very smart about any of this .can you or some one you all know do the remote thing or show me a fix down load to reset this thing .or will
the windows 10 fix all of this back to working order ..and will windows 10 cost me money that I don't have .. nothing is never free . think you for your time ..do I need to uninstall the security cam and do it all over .

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went from vista to windows 7 and no audio and base system drivers not found in device manager

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I am looking for FRU part number for LCD Hinge Cover and Strip cover, its not clear in the Hardware maintenance manual. Can someone please help me? My right side hinge cover is broken. The parts I am looking for are on Page 51 of the Hardware Maintenance Manual and are labeled # 3. https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/lenovo_yoga_2_13_hmm.pdf

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i bought my lenovo ideapad s510p touch from usa in dec 2013, i only hav upgraded warranty.,  
recently my laptop's TOP COVER  has broken i need the part very urgently please any one can help meee please  
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A:lenovo s510p touch top cover broken, top cover nee...

hi sumanth same i had also bought lenovo s510p from usa and me too had same problem.Lenovo people are asking 4500 for back panel .

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I am having some connection problems to a mysql database for a small shop, which is located on a shared hosting server. I am using Open Office Base as a front end on Windows 7. I will create a form which is simple and easy to use for someone that is non technical, I could not use for example phpmyadmin or something that exposes too many options to the employee. OO Base does connect successfully but after a short time of inactivity there is an error message which is SQL Status: HY000 Error code: 2006 MySQL server has gone away. The reason for this has been determined that there is a time out of only 30 seconds which unfortunately I cannot change, as it is set by the hosting company in the my.conf file on the server. They also as most web hosts are of limited help. OK fine so I should just be able to reconnect. The problem is that Open Office proceeds to crash and I have to go through a file recovery window and there are several steps including having to re-type the password again to connect. I really need to solve two things here, prevent OO crashing and also having it realize it lost the connection and just re-connecting, without having to type in the password again. I have tried turning off the auto recovery of files but it didn't work, I have tried adding no restore as an option in the shortcut, also didn't work. I have tried enabling connection pooling, it also didn't work. For reconnecting I tried adding ?autoReconnect=true to the end of the database name a... Read more

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Hello altruists,tl;dr: Looking for spillproof keyboard cover and cloth cover for the laptop(hydrophobic or normal) purchase suggestionsI have been using the X1E (20MF)  for a few weeks.I tried sarching if the keyboard dimension is the same as the 2018 X1 Carbon,so i can order a spillproof keyboard cover for X1E.Amazon,E-bay and google doesn't seem to return any promising results for the X1E,but a few for the X1C.I am also looking for a cloth cover like this,but for X1E.As you can see,the cloth cover for Alienware is not waterproof.I used this for my Alienware to prevent scratches.Something like this,or something hydrophobic (Without any zipper,handle etc.) is what i am looking for.So far,nothing promising on google.Somebody suggested Pelican covers,but i don't wanna go that far anytime soon.

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I have the Yoga 720. I adore it, but it was a gift. My last laptop was pretty much obliterated by a well-meaning, but giant 120 doofus dog that doesn't understand the meaning of personal space. My house has lots of fur and lots of invasive dogs (two german shepherds & an italian greyhound) and several even more invasive cats. I am looking for:1. A protective case2. A keyboard cover to keep the hair out3. Screen protector Do you know of any? Or are any particularly your favorite? 

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Installed new mother board combo of ASus P4S8X with Pentium 1.8 and mostly new components. When booting up, I receive TWO POST messages: the first is "NO CPU INSTALLED" the second is "SYSTEM Completed Power on Self Test". All BIOS appears to be correct, all drivers appear to be current, everything seems to be functioning correctly.

Other than turning the voice off, any suggestions on how to resolve this error message?

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I have an Asus P4P800 SE MB, where I had 4 x 512KB installed. On POST RAM Check it showed the proper total of 2048GB. I just replaced the 4 available banks of 512KB to 1GB each which should now total 4GB. However on the POST RAM check, it only runs to a total of 2,876GB instead of the 4GB.

I ran the Windows 7 Memory Tool on the Dual Boot screen, running 2 passes with no errors. On my Belarc and CPU-Z applications, it shows the 4 banks of 1GB each, however again the total memory on these is only 2876GB.

The MB manual states that with full 4GB of ram loaded I will only get 3.5GB of ram, however not only 2.876GB.

I am running Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit, with AMI BIOS, just upgraded to it's latest version 1011. Can anyone advise what might be wrong, or any setting I have missed that would open up the balance of total RAM?

A:Memory installed 4 x 1GB = 4GB But Only 2876GB on POST

You're using a 32-bit OS . For you to see 4GBs you would need to install Windows 7 64-bit . If you need the 64-bit ISO please take a look at the link below . Step 1 and you would need Step 2 to create a bootable USB Flash Drive or a DVD disc

Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

You use the same Product Key

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With my continuing efforts to assist my brother in tailoring his new ThinkPad (X1 Yoga) laptop, I've recently discovered an unexpected problem relating to Microsoft Office, and specifically (at this point), with Word. As indicated in this post's title, his laptop came with Office 2016? pre-installed. Subsequently, Office 2010? was installed by his I/T staff to eliminate the extra expense of leasing (via Office 365) or purchasing/activating the resident Office 2016 code. But Windows seems determined to make using Office 2010 unnecessarily difficult.

Specifically, regarding Word 2010, with .docx associated with this 2010 version, whenever one clicks on a .docx document, Windows pops up a message stating something like ? this is a rough paraphrase; I can't recall the exact wording ? "This application cannot run on your PC. Please go to the Microsoft store to find an application that will work with this file." However, .docx files open easily from within Word 2010.

Being curious, I'm all for understanding the how's, why's and wherefor's of this seeming impediment, but I don't want to unduly burden any readers/respondents with an explanation. I'd be happy just to learn how to correct this situation; i.e., to be able to click on a .docx file and have it open within Word 2010.

Perhaps it's necessary to uninstall Office 2016. It might be preferable to find another solution, in the event my brother may (at some point) want to go ahead and start using Office 2016. ... Read more

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Just installed windows 10. Fresh install, downloaded from MS. All good untill first reboot.Now pc won't post. Power light comes on, machine sits there for around 30 seconds then the power supply fan winds up to full speed. Holding the power switch in turns the machine off but restarting results in the same issue.Tried removing all drives, cards etc. Bios reset. No joy. This machine has worked flawlessly untill this first reboot. Any ideas? Kind regardsGary

A:Machine won't POST after first reboot of freshly installed W...

@g6sh,Let it run for several minutes.

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Preamble:I had to buy another motherboard because the old one was really dead. So I bought a used one on ebay.My system:Dell Precision T3500My problem: I always get the same diagnostic light code (1 - no memory modules detected) and beep code (2-2-2: 1st 64 K RAM chip or data line failure - bit 5) with and without an installed memory module. I am really confused because i think that i should get another beep code if no memory is installed.What have i done before:- Tested with nine different memory modules - they all worked on my other T3500- Cleared CMOS with NVRAM jumper and removed battery- Tested with no peripherels installed even no GPUHave somebody an idea what causes such an error and what means "data line failure - bit 5"?Thanks Mario

A:Same POST Error with and without an installed memory module?

Hi Mario,
It sounds like the motherboard is faulty. Did you try the memory modules in different slots to see if the issue can be isolated to a single slot?

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system info:

compaq presario sr1630nx desktop pc

580 watt PSU

ASUS motherboard with AMD Athlon 64 CPU

mother board has 4 PCI expansion slots and 1 PCI-E slot, no AGP

Motherboards integrated video: ATI Radeon Express 200


have tried two different GPUs with same result

no video signal to monitor after installing new GPU.

first card i tried was a MSI R5450hd 1g, second one was XFX Radeon HD5450

I went into control panel / add remove programs and removed the ati radeon express 200 driver then shut down windows, removed all cables, opened case, grounded myself, installed card into PCI-E slot, replaced cables and started pc, all fans come on full tilt but neither of the VGA ports send signal.

removed card from PCI-E and pc starts fine, monitor works.

went into BIOS and changed video option from integrated to PCI-E, reinstalled card with same results,

what the hell am i doing wrong?, I've done everything i can think of even tried installing drivers before inserting card and keep getting nothing.

should i give up on the PCI-E and use a standard PCI GPU?


A:PC won't post with PCI Express video card installed

I believe that system is roughly 4-5 years old, and as such probability is PCI-E slot may not be upto the task with regard to compatibility/power etc. I hope someone with more knowledge would either back it up or correct me if i am wrong. Regards

Here is specs sheet for your system, but I am unable to say its 1.0 or 2.x slot (although I guess its 1.0x).

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My girlfriend bought me a Dell Inspiron 6600 from Dell Outlet (refurb) for Christmas 2005. Pentium M 1.7, 512 RAM, 80 gig hdd, dvd/cdr combo drive, XP Pro, Intel Wireless, firewire, 4 usb's, 15.4 widescreen. Good deal for 600 bucks w/case--but she didn't get a warranty-90 days. My arrogance and cheepness meant I broke down around day 100.

With no battery, machine boots normally, except dell diagnostics returns a 'LCD Inverter Detection Error'-Error accessing the LCD Inverter Code 1000-0322. I don't know if the inverter error is related to the power thing-With battery installed and no ac adapter, nothing. Like unplug your machine from the wall, turn it off nothing. With battery installed and ac adapter plugged in, power led lights, hdd light lights for about 3 secs., fan comes on and stays on, then that's it. AC cord, no battery, boots fine.

I'm not likely to pay 400 for a mobo for a 600 dollar computer. Is there a hardware buff to walk me through opening the case (I open desktop cases several times a week, but leave the notebooks to the pros) and reseating anything? I've searched several forums, and bad mobo is usually the diagnosis.

Many thanks...


A:Inspiron 6600 will not POST with battery installed


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Hi everyone, I've been helping a friend build his computer but we can't get it to post with more than one dimm of ram installed. When I got it to post I made sure to set the voltage to 1.65 for dram which is what the ocz gold ddr3 1333 calls for. I also set the timings to what they should be. We even updated the bios to the latest version but had no change.

If we have more than one dimm installed the system will power up but shows nothing on the monitor and eventually powers off and restarts. I'm wondering if the ram is bad, but would that not allow the system to post at all? Anyone have any ideas? Thanks!

MSI Eclipse SLI 7520
OCZ Gold DDR3 1333 triple channel kit (9,9,9 Timings)
ASUS Geforce 9800gt
Intel core i7 2.93 Quad

A:MSI Eclipse SLI (7520) will not post with more than one dimm installed

Can we assume that you have swapped modules in testing the single memory slot. If so, the motherboard may be defective

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elllo folks
ive just finaished changing my cpu from a amd phenomII 965be to a fx6100. i was under the impression that my motherboard waas fully ready for the bulldozers. ive checked the gigabyte website and its in the supported cpu section. or am i gonna have to flashe the bios? never done it b4 but iknow to use qflash but thats aboutit.

any help will be much apreciated. thanks in advance

system specs r in the details below

A:installed amd fx-6100now bios doesn't post

What is your BIOS version? The FX6100 CPU is supported, but only with Bios version FGf (or newer). If your version is only FB, then you currently do not have support for that processor.

You can upgrade the BIOS version (if necessary) by downloading it from here: GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket AM3+ - GA-880GA-UD3H (rev. 3.1)

Flashing your BIOS is a risky business that can potentially leave you with an unbootable system. Always follow any given instructions explicitly. Remember that, should you choose to do it, you do so at your own risk.

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Hi all, I?ve recently come into the possession of an old M93p SFF machine. It is the perfect size and specification for a project I?ve been meaning to do for some time, specifically replace my failing hardware firewall/router with a PC based pfSense setup. In order to be useful to me for this application, I need to install two 4-port network cards. This is one of the reasons why this machine appealed to me - it has 2 x 16x PCIe slots free on the motherboard, something that a lot of SFF machines don?t have. The PC is working perfectly fine, boots into its current Windows 10 install without issue. However when I install the network cards I have it fails instantly. The behaviour is something I?ve not seen on any machine before. The PC powers on, and the Lenovo splash screen displays very briefly before the machine instantly resets and does it all over again. This procedure would continue indefinitely if left to do so. If I remove the network card(s) it?ll then boot up fine as normal. Ive tried all combinations of cards and ports - including just one of the cards in either port. Both cards work fine in another machine that I have so I don?t believe they are faulty - I don?t have any other low-profile PCIe cards I could try to test the motherboard with anything else though unfortunately. The network cards in question are HP NC364T 4x PCIe Quad Port gigabit cards. Is this a simple case of weird hardware incompatibility (the like... Read more

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Hi all,
I?ve recently come into the possession of an old M93p SFF machine. It is the perfect size and specification for a project I?ve been meaning to do for some time, specifically replace my failing hardware firewall/router with a PC based pfSense setup.
In order to be useful to me for this application, I need to install two 4-port network cards. This is one of the reasons why this machine appealed to me - it has 2 x 16x PCIe slots free on the motherboard, something that a lot of SFF machines don?t have.
The PC is working perfectly fine, boots into its current Windows 10 install without issue. However when I install the network cards I have it fails instantly.
The behaviour is something I?ve not seen on any machine before. The PC powers on, and the Lenovo splash screen displays very briefly before the machine instantly resets and does it all over again. This procedure would continue indefinitely if left to do so.
If I remove the network card(s) it?ll then boot up fine as normal.
Ive tried all combinations of cards and ports - including just one of the cards in either slot. Both cards work fine in another machine that I have so I don?t believe they are faulty - I don?t have any other low-profile PCIe cards I could try to test the motherboard with anything else though unfortunately.
The network cards in question are HP NC364T 4x PCIe Quad Port gigabit cards.
Is this a simple case of weird hardware incompati... Read more

A:M93p SFF: POST Boot Loop with PCIe 4-port NIC card installed (HP NC364T, quad, pfSense, FW)

I am in an identical situation, with the same goals. While we wait for Lenovo to comment, I will see what other quad half-heigh gigabit PCIe cards I can source and see if any of them work.

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Okay, here's the deal.

In XP on my laptop when I go to the folder that has some of my books in it in .pdf format, if I set the 'VIEW' to SMALL ICONS, MEDIUM ICONS, LARGE ICONS I can see what the cover of the book looks like. This makes it so that I don't always have to READ the title of the book to grab the one I need. However, I can't put all my books on my laptop and do most of my work on my desktop.

Here's the rub ... my desktop is running VISTA and when I go to any folder that has books in it in .pdf format, no matter which 'VIEW' I choose, all I see is the Adobe PDF logo.

Can someone help me fix this so that I can see the 'book covers'? PLEASE?

If you need pictures of what I'm talking about, please ask and I'll put them up for you to see.


P.S. I have posted this same issue at GeekstoGo and had no help. I was hoping I could get help here cuz this is just about Windows

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