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My buddies PC just died. Won't power on.

Q: My buddies PC just died. Won't power on.

My buddy was on his computer when it just up and shut off, and now it won't power back on. The motherboard LED won't even come on. Anyone know any way to fix it? I'm at a loss.

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A: My buddies PC just died. Won't power on.

if you want, lend him your power supply and try booting it with yours instead.

Might be the motherboard as well.

Did he notice any overheating before it happened?

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My power supply died a few days ago and I have replaced it. My PC will now boot but will not send a signal (turn on) the monitor. Everything on the PC seems to work but it just will not turn on signal to the monitor. I have tried two different monitors with the same result.

Help!?!?!

Thanks,

Tod
 

A:Power supply died, now monitor will not power on

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Presently have this power supply:

Antec BP500U ATX 12V 500W Power Supply

http://www.amazon.com/Antec-BP500U-...1?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1297041715&sr=1-1

Computer overheats and shuts down. On checking, the fan in the power supply stopped working. Looking to replace the power supply with a different brand. The fan in this one was LOUD.

I'm running an Intel Core i7.

Does it matter what brand/type I replace the power supply with? (I see 550w, 600w, dual power. Should I consider any of these?)

Are there any recommended brands/models that keep it very cool and very quiet?
 

A:Power Supply Fan Died

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Hi, this is my first post, so I hope I can explain what happened to my pc clearly. I have an older gateway 450mhz and recently I tried to power it up and nothing happened, like it didn't have power. So I reset my power strip thinking it just tripped the breaker, and it started to come on, I could hear it power up and then it just shut off again, no power, lights or any thing. so I plugged it directly into the wall. and the same thing happened, started to power up, and it was like it would reach a certain power level and trip some kind of internal breaker or something.
Hopefully there's someone out there that knows whats wrong and if its worth fixing..... Thanks alot for any replys
Melajewels

PC is a Gateway 450mhz
With Win XP on a 80gig HD
And Win Millennium on a 2gig separate HD
128 Ram
 

A:I think my power supply died !

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Hi all,

my power supply died two days ago. By chance, everything else seems in
order, except for the USB ports which act strangely.

I bought a new power supply and installed it. The computer boots normally
and the OS starts without a problem when there is no USB devices plugged to
the motherboard.

If I try to plug something to the USB ports while the computer is on, there
is no problem and all my USB devices work fine.

But if I boot with the USB devices plugged to the motherboard, the computer
doesn't even try to boot (nothing happens when I press the power button).

Someone have a hint?

If the USB ports are not working properly, should I change the motherboard (in case it blows up something else with time) or just disable USB ports and buy a PCI USB card?

Thanks!
 

A:power supply died

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The HDD and Power LEDs on one of my computers have "died"
i.e. they no longer work. Both of them stopped working at the
same time. It's an old SOYO SY-6BA+III board. Everything else
seems to be working just fine..... any ideas?.... could something
have burned out / died to cause this?
Oh yes.... have checked the wires
 

A:My HDD and Power LEDs have died - help

Thanks Per Hansson.... yup, connected them to a 9v battery and
they are dead.... I'll raid some off an old case that I have laying
around.
Thanks again.

 

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Hi all,

was in the process of installing 8.1 on my home pc when the power shut off in my house. Of course this would happen. I upgraded from Vista using the digital upgrade thing early last year, and since I have no physical cd/flash drive available, is it possible to reinstall windows 8 prior to the loading screen?

When i try to start it up it and get an error with bad_system_config_info so something got corrupt when my power went out. It goes through trying to repair it then suggests I system restore however it just gets stuck at the w8 loading screen for 20 minutes now. I don't have anything on the pc i can't do without, i Just want to reinstall it/boot into a safe mode so I could reinstall windows that way.

What are my options here?

A:Power died in middle 8.1 installation

   Information
If you need to download 32bit Windows 8, download from a 32bit PC.
If you need to download 64bit Windows 8, download from a 64bit PC.

Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 ISO - Download or Create

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During playing Diablo3 my PC all of a sudden shut down. No bieps, no messages, nothing, just black ... shutdown. Because it was this sudden my first reaction was a power outage in the house. As I was about to check the basement I noticed my screen still was powered on, so it couldn't be an outage.

I tried to turn the PC back on, but pressing the power button didn't do anything.

I did notice the top of the case was pretty warm (not auch warm) but still pretty warm. It's always been like this ever since I bought the PC.

I opened the side of the case and didn't really notice any burning smells or anything, but again, the inside of the case was pretty warm.

Now after a couple of hours the PC still won't power on, so something is probably broke.

I'm a complete hardware noob, so how do I go about checking what is broken?
Is it the PSU? Or the motherboard?

When the PSU is 'on' I can see a green LED light on the motherboard. Is this possible when there is something wrong with the PSU, that the motherboard still gets power?

I'm willing to make the bet and buy a new PSU (because the current one is an unnamed PSU that was included with the low budget case).

Is there anything I can do to check components as a newb?
 

A:PC suddenly died on me, won't power on anymore

It sounds like your computer has overheated which is why the computer all of a sudden shut down. Try checking to make sure you've got some grey thermo stuff on the CPU.
 

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My daughter's Dell 1737 refuses to turn on. For the past few days, the computer would turn off without warning but she was able to restart it without issue. At one point, she notice a burning smell. Today it died completely. Pressing the on button has no effect. She cannot recall if she heard the fan running or not or if the computer feels hot.

Other background;

Removing the battery and running on AC does not work.

The power switch is new (due to replacing the back cover six months ago).

The ac charger is new (less than 6 months old) and the blue LED on the cord lights up. When plugged in, the white light on the computer comes on and goes off immediately.

The battery is original. Probably wearing out but running on AC is okay for now. When I push the test button on the battery, I get at least 3 leds lighting up.

Inverter, keyboard and LCD power cable have been replaced.

I am not sure where to start. My gut says power supply board. I would think a bad fan would not prevent the system from trying to start. A dead MB is a possibility but wouldn't I see some signs when trying to power up such as flashing leds?

I would like to fix this since she needs for school every day. I do not want to replace it since she is going to college next year and the college might want a certain brand.

Any ideas?
 

A:Dell 1737 died - will not power up

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I built this new computer about a month ago.
core i5 2500k
GTX 570
8gb of ram
Windows 7
Old Power Supply: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...ords&cm_mmc=KNC-GoogleAdwords-_-pla-_-NA-_-NA

It's a pretty by the book build. Last night though, I walked into my room and noticed the power off, and it wouldn't turn on. I opened it up, checked all the connectors, gave it another shot, and nothing.

My old computer had a 750 watt Cooler Master (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817171024) in it, so i took that out and tossed it into the new system while I wait for OCZ To send me a new PSU. Everything seemed great, I did my normal tasks for the rest of the night. When I launched Battlefield 3 though, the PSU actually makes a very odd buzzing noise. I don't remember this at all from my old computer. The red warning light doesn't go on or anything, it just buzzes. It also happens in Dungeon Defenders. The second I turn either game off, it stops.

Right now I'm back to basic tasks, but is this just due to the extra load from the new system? My old computer probably could have run fine off something much weaker than 750w (it had 8800 gt / Q6600), so I'm wondering if this it's just finally getting a workout or something. It has always run fine, I'm not sure why it would act up in the new comp. I'm sort of stuck until OCZ Gives me a replacement. Is it safe to run this thing?
 

A:Power Supply Died, Replaced With Old One

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4 year old laptop wasn't charging properly, it was being very fussy about the exact position of the power cable in the socket. It has what looks like a pretty common power connector for lenovo, which is a USB sized hole with a single centre pin. I looked into the laptop socket and saw that as well as the conductor for the centre pin and the outer sides, there was also 4 little tines on each side between the centre and the edge which were clearly all bent off in wrong directions (looked like an old toothbrush inside) I'm guessing the centre pin is +ve, the tines are -ve and the outer connections are just mechanical/shielding. I straightened these all out with a pencil but I think I must have momentarily shorted something as now the laptop shows absolutely no signs of life when I hit the power button. Tried various tricks I've read online about various sequencies of hitting the power button with the battery in and out but no luck. The laptop was fully charged before I started this, but I didn't disconnect the battery before starting which I probably should have. So I'm guessing I've shorted the power rails on that connector. What damage have I likely done? I'm amazed that there can be a design where very flimsy pins inside an external connector which are clearly easily bent can cause such damage if they touch another pin 2mm away from them. Is there any way to save this laptop? If it's a case of replacing an SMD fuse soldered onto the motherboard I can do th... Read more

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While working at my laptop which was connected to mains power it suddenly died nothing works or lights up. There is power going into power adapter. I let sit for some time but still nothing . I received no warning of power getting short if it had switched to battery or something. A completely dead laptop. Anybody any ideas what possible cause could be . I fear it could be expensive. Thx

A:No power - Qosmio X770 died

When you have the power adapter plugged in, does the power LED light up on the notebook?
If no, its probably a Mainboard problem. A Toshiba repair center can replace it but it may be expensive.

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My son was playing a game on our Dell XPS 2720 when all of a sudden the computer just died.  Now when we press the power button, the power button does not light up and it sounds like the only thing that turns on is the fan for the power supply.  There is a small green light at the back of the computer underneath where the power cord is plugged in that is lit.  Otherwise, there is no other indication of life.  I have tried unplugging the machine and holding down the power button for 15 seconds, but that does nothing.
Anyone have any suggestions of what to try next?
Thanks.

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I have a Lenovo Thinkcenter i7 M92 that worked a while ago and when I turned around to work on another computer, it apparently turned off and now the power will not come back on. The power button wont even light up, nor will the lights where the network cable plugs in. Have tried different outlets, different power cords. I am thinking it is a power supply issue but I cannot find a power supply to order. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:Lenovo Thinkcenter M92 - Power supply died???

I was looking at eBay (I have an older LeNovo), noticed there are a few Internal power supplys there.
How did you make out so far? a couple 200 watts and 230 watts ones.
 

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I have a 6.5 yr old e9180t which the power supply died on me this weekend. The unit has an interesting history. The mother board was defective when I bought it and they had to finally replace it along with thousands of others. This unit coined the term inherently defective with google at the time. They rolled it our before really vetting it properly. When I looked inside the box when I first got it I noticed how crammed the interior was compared to my previous unit.  This unit has always run HOT. After years of the heat build up I eventually just removed the side panel due to the heat. So when the power supply died this weekend I discovered another big design problem with this unit. For the first time I removed the top plastic panel . . .  this panel completely hid and covered a vent for the power supply the whole time! The vent was completely covered with thick dust. I literally had to peel the dust off this area. I always used air to blow the dust way inside but since there was no vent visible I had no idea about this issue and never saw the need to remove the top plastic cover.  So I plan to replace the power supply and have two questions. 1. First what is a good replacement? I see that EVGA makes these power supplys where both ends of the wires are plug in which seems like a perfect DIY approach. The current dead power supply was a Samsung 460watt HD642jj. I use two 27" hp monitors with this unit and work on graphics mostly during the da... Read more

A:Need to replace an overheated power supply that died for my ...

After posting this I thought about the issue with the power supply and HP must have installed the power supply upside down and that is why this power supplied died and why this unit was always super hot. I just looked at the power supply and yep I think it was upside down. For years I have been plugging this in on the upper right hand side not the left hand side. The only person who has worked on this computer was the guy who was hired by HP to replace the motherboard after two months since the board was defective from the get go. I wonder if he had taken it out and put it back in wrong? I don't know since I thought HP and the guy knew what they were doing and I had no idea to keep a close eye on how the power supply should be. Unbelievable! 

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Hi. This is the story. In the middle of my son using the computer, it just shut down. I came down to the room where it was a minute later, tried flipping the master switch on the surge protector off and on, then pressed to power button on the case. It started up. A few minutes later my son called me again because it had shut down again. The former trick didn't work. Here's what I've tried:

Flipping the I/O switch on the power supply both ways and trying to power up.
Unplugging the power supply from the surge protector and plugging it with another cord directly into the wall outlet. Then flipping that I/O switch again.

Nothing happened. Does this sound like it's the power supply?
 

A:Computer died!! Is this a power supply problem?

I`m afraid it does sound like the psu has gone bad.

However, the only way to tell for sure, is to try another psu, and hope that`s all it is.

Regards Howard
 

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ok so my pc bas been running fine since i built it- no errors. Then to day i was playing an online game when the power kicked out then back on. My comp is on a surge protector so i figured no big deal. I turn it on it starts to boot, then I get this

For Realtek RTL8111B/8168B Gigabit Ethernet Controller.
Pxe-E61: Media Test Failure, check cable
PXE-MOF: Exiting

I've tried switching the boot up order and all and it doesnt tell me anything different. Some I think said they could still log onto their pc but i cannot- any suggestions?
the reason I posted this again because I did find a few threads on this, but mine seems to be different in the fact my pc was working and already built.
 

A:Comp died with a pxe error after power outage

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So i had my pc tech stick my mini ITX board into a new case and all is working good, but i notes he turned off a setting in the bios he told bios to not halt on errors, i went and turned it on and i see the reason he did is due to the power sensor not being there anymore, as it had a power board in it that distributed power to the system, and i can see on the mini itx board were it would have been. so i called him up and he said it wont hurt anything he set it like that so it would not be annoying to me, that the board is fine and working correct it just had a sensor that is not there anymore. so should i leave the halt on all errors off, or turn it back on and just hit the F1 key to bypass it. does it hurt anything to have it off he says it does not, and mine was a special case as there was nothing we could do about it. as the sensor was on the dead power board and dell wanted way to much money for it so i just gutted the x51 and the machine has been working great, and runs even better.

A:so i gutted my alienware x51 as the power board died had ?

I always use "Halt on all errors" because I want to know in advance of OS loading if something is amiss, but it really has nothing to do with reliability and speed of going thru POST or loading OS and it's further operation. If everything is working right it all comes down to personal preference.

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Hi everyone,

I went to my PC this morning to discover it refused to turn on, and no response of any kind happening (no sounds, lights or fans operating).

My initial thoughts were that the PSU had died... so I went and picked up a new PSU, which didn't change anything. Still no response.

I'm now assuming the motherboard is faulty.

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some factors that may or may not have anything to do with the cause of the problem:

- Dust - when I opened up the case there was a lot (almost a blanket) of dust in my zalman CPU fan, graphics card and also a little generally within the case. Although I hadn't experienced any artifacts suggesting stuff was overheating (plus it's damn cold in my house this time of year, so that probably helped)

- There was a powercut during the night - somehow this might have triggered what's caused the fault? I also had set my PC to sleep as per usual, instead of switching it off.

- The extra Front panel USB ports on the top of my case stopped working about 2 days before. I accidently tripped over a USB device plugged into it, and it twisted the port slightly, but still carried on working for the rest of the day, but at some point it stopped and I had to only use the back ports.
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Is there any suggestions you guys have to find the cause of the problem?

cheers

Mike
 

A:Suddenly died - no power or motherboard response

Hi Mike. The power cut you mention is interesting. Did the fuse in your house trip? Are other items in the room working off the same plugs?..because thats happened to me before.

Oooh, dust will kill in the long run if it's not cleaned...
 

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2 days ago the power outlet that my computer was placed into was kinda half exploding. And the "lightning protector" that was attached into it died. I was trying to connect the computer to a different power outlet , and the computer won't turn on.
Not sure what happend... So Idk what to do... Should I buy a new power supply and see if everything is ok? Or just give the computer to some lab and have em to "make it work" ??
 

A:computer died / power supply replacement

Anyone? No sense? It's not like a genius question. Just kind of a "your opinion"
 

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I have 3 computers; the one I'm on now which is plugged into a surge protector, one in an office that is just for checking email and such, and a system behind the TV running linux and MythTV for PVR functions. Besides the one I'm on now the other two are just plugged into the wall, due to the fact that I'm lazy and didn't buy more surge protectors. Please do not patronize me about not hooking them up to surge protectors...I really don't care right now.

After last night both computers that are not on surge protectors exhibit the same exact problem (which to me is very strange). The power button has no effect, they will start if you plug the cord into the power supply and its switched to ON. Obviously it won't start up if the power supply is switched off. So as soon as you plug in the cord they turn on, all the lights on the front panel (power, HD activity, etc) remain on but the monitor will not turn on and it won't make the "everything is cool" beep sound.

Both computers exhibit that EXACT same problem which allows me to rule out various things such as individual component failure (though I suppose it is possible yet highly improbable).

Are these symptoms of a computer damaged by a power surge or something else? Solutions?

*note: I know my way around computers (I built all three machines from parts) and have checked all the usual things (connections, etc.). Yes, I'm an ***** for not plugging them all into surge pro... Read more

A:Two computers died overnite...power surge?

Try a working PSU in those dead bodies. If you're lucky, the fuse inside the unprotected PSUs may have blown. Worst case, you can play Scrapheap Challenge.
 

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Bit of a long story for this but bear with me.

I was playing a game this past sunday when my main pc lost it's power, after it died I heard what sounded like metal hitting metal within my case, I took my power supply out and took it apart to find what looked like a coil wrapped around a plastic tube, half burned, so I guess it melted itself off. It was my fault as the inside had tons of dust clogging the fans and vents. Luckily I had a backup for just such a problem, I borrowed the power supply within this secondary pc, it has a 1000watt psu(sli ready) whereas my old had a 600w(also sli ready), I figured it would be a more than suitable temporary psu until the replacement I ordered arrived.

However for whatever reason it won't work in my main pc, whenever I boot it up, everything seems fine but after so much time of being in use the pc just loses power. If I do nothing it will stay on, if I do anything other than idling it loses power. If I scan using MSE it always crashes around 7 minutes or so of scanning but spybot can scan completely, if I browse it tends to take a bit longer to crash (around 30 minutes more or less). I have ran a temperature detector in the background as I scanned and did other things and nothing ever went above 50C so I'm fairly certain that it isn't a heat problem.

To be honest I've been pretty lucky with most of my past pc's, I've had this one for about 8 1/2 months and other than a few random crashes this has ... Read more

A:Power supply died, backup won't work.

THat is frequently a result of a power supply burning out. Especially if it was a lower quality manufacturer PSU
 

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I am now in China. My W540 power supply stopped work yesterday. My machine is still under base warranty. What I can do now? It seems there is no IWS (International Warranty Service) here. I cannot understand why. Please help! 

A:traveling in China, W540 power supply died, what I...

I am sure that you can located one in China for fairly cheep, especially since they are probably made there anyway, and then upon your return, have the original replaced under warranty.     Ask around, there must be a computer outlet somewhere that sells parts that can locate one for you in China.    It may be a knockoff, but it will get you by for your trip, just make sure the voltage/amperage match that printed on the original.

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My system has 3 HD's. The SATA is an add on, with a sata pci card, just for storage. The 2 IDE's are setup for dual boot with XP Pro on both(C:drive & D:drive). One is more for gaming, the other is for everthing else. Everything has been fine for several months until my power supply burnt up. I had set up a dvd to burn when I went to bed and the power supply died during the burn process. I replaced the power supply and now cannot get my C: XP to boot completely. I can however boot to my D: XP and access my C:drive and all of its files as well as my SATA storage drive.

On bootup, I select the XP installation that is listed first which is my D:drive, all goes well and evething works. If I select the second installation which is my C:drive all seems well... It shows that Windows XP is loading but when it normally goes to the screen that allows me to enter UserName and Password all I get is a black screen and it just stays like that. No error or reboot... nothing.

Would really hate to reformat(take about 2 days) as I had just got it setup the way I want it. Since ntloader does come up and allows selection would it be safe to assume bootini is ok? Is it probable that the death of my power supply could have cause corruption to kernel32.dll? What say you?
 

A:Power supply died, 1 of dual boot inaccessible

Have you tried doing a Windows repair on the C: partition?
 

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Hi,

I have a 7537 laptop, that just died after powering on.  I was on airplane, on a fully charged battery, It booted, I went to connect to Airplane Wifi and poof, just blacked out.
So before someone, asks,  yes the battery was fully charged, no there are not any lights on. I pulled the battery and then just tried the ac adapted after I arrived to my hotel.

After googling this issue, I am seeing this is a common issue and Dell does not have an answer for it. other than replacing the motherboard.

any suggestions would help especially since this is financed threw Dell still.

A:7537 Laptop died after boot and wont power on

I just had a similar problem with a Latitude E5570. Here's what worked for me:
Disconnect the power adapter
Remove the battery
Hold the power button for 5 seconds
Reinstall the battery and try powering on.
Reconnect the power adapter.
My problem was something to do with static flea power.

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Running the latest and 'greatest' October windows 10 update.  I had a ie browser up and got a BSOD - critical process has died.  After the crash dump completed the pc would not reboot - it could not find the hard drive!  Fortunately after power cycling the drive was found and seems normal, but I wanted to report this in case others are seeing this - all Lenovo and Microsoft Updates are installed as of 11/1 . As a side note, the big october windows update did completely destroy my installation - No MS recovery tools would work and even a reinstall on the existing partitions would not work.  I had to reformat the drive in order to get my OS running again.

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a few hours ago, my mom brought home a brand new Acer Travelmate 4603WLCi laptop. after connecting the AC adaptor to the laptop, I turned the thing on. it worked just fine, and the Acer ePower Management software showed 33% battery power and still charging.

I was playing Solitaire back then, only for like 20-30 minutes, when suddenly the laptop just died. plain died. without shutdown.

so I turned it back on, and it went back on. only for like a few seconds after the Windows XP splash screen showed up, it died again. this time, I can't turn the thing on again.

I checked the adaptor cable that connected to the laptop, it's plugged firmly. however, the 'battery charge' lamp did not lit. I disconnected the adaptor cable, tried to turn on the laptop, it didn't work. I tried removing the battery, re-installing it, then tried turning it on again, also didn't work.

so I re-plugged the laptop to the adaptor, and thought that it'd charge up. but after 3 long hours of (useless) waiting, it's still not showing any signs of life.

I assume that this is a power adaptor failure, because when you connect the adaptor to the laptop, the 'battery charge' light is supposed to lit and you should be able to power-on the laptop. but hey, if the adaptor fails, aren't I supposed to be able to power-on the laptop by just the battery?

well, that's all I can tell for now.
thanks in advance for any advice(s) given.

cheers!
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A:my Acer TravelMate 4603WLCi died. power supply failure?

Acer Travelmate 4603WLCi laptop shut down

Hi Dhaninugraha:

The situation you described back then, now looks quite familiar to me.

The same happened to me last night. My Acer Laptop just died, just as you described. I did all the things which are common things to try to make it back working again...NOTHING !

How did you back then solve the problem. Did you find out what the failure was?

I would really appreciate any help you can provide.

Best,

franziskaner12
 

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guys i want help..
i had recently installed the vista ultimate in my pc.i had to go away for work for about two months...after i had returned,i turned on my machine and i was surprised that the windows were not working and i could see three options:_activate windows online_set up vista again _enter product k ey....i didnt have internet connection so i went for last option and entered the product key printed on dvd case but it said that the product key doesnot work with vista ultimate...it happened today.
guys help me..i need to get through my pc because my whole lot of oficial stuffs are stuck inside..

A:help buddies

Hello Neowin, and welcome to Vista Forums.

It sounds like you are in what is called Reduced Functionality Mode. This usually happens when you do not activate Vista within 30 days of installing it.

Reduced Functionality Mode


If you still do not have internet connection for it, or the above link does not help, then you can do a phone activation.

Activate Vista by Phone

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi,

Tonight i just got a suspicious aim msg from "aim4476856". One thing that has me worried about this, is that i have my settings so that no one can im me if there not on my list so some how they are getting around it. The user isnt added to my list, but the msg says so check my new profile, obviously trying to get some sucker to get a virus/trojan of some sort, anyone else have this happen? Just basically giving a warning about it for everyone, tho im sure your all smart enough to avoid such things
 

A:aim buddies

I've had this happen to me, and it seems they are using ICQ, There is no way around it. Usually when this happens to me I warn them, then block them. Only get a few a week, so it's not a big deal for me.
 

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Hi i was trying to search 4 buddies in AOL IM 5.9 using "By Interests" option or somethng like that. I get a long list of names. But whenever i select one of them AOLIM says he/she is offline. Looks as if AOL IM is displaying names of all people in the database (offline or online.) . This didn't use to happen a few yrs ago maybe (I had left IMing 4 a long time). Any way to search 4 buddies who are online?
 

A:Searching 4 buddies in AOL IM

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hey guys , i have an AIM problem , i have 2 screennames, same buddylist buddies...... on several names they show up on one but not the other but they are on the buddylist and im not blocked and they are not hiding either. many names and both ways ... some on one name some arent on the other. whats the problem? thanks for the help!
 

A:aim buddylist buddies

anyone? please help!
 

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HE's getting the blackworm popup. Here's the log:

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 11:48:05 AM, on 3/30/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\services.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINNT\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\drivers\CDAC11BA.EXE
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\WINNT\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
C:\Program Files\CyberLink\PowerDVD\PDVDServ.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\SYMANT~1\VPTray.exe
C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\OUTLOOK.EXE
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\WINWORD.EXE
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINNT\explorer.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R0 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.yahoo.com/
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Default_Page_URL = http://www.gatewaybiz.com
R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Start Page = http://www.gatewaybiz.com
O2 - BH... Read more

A:Solved: Vundo? HJT log on my buddies PC

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every time i scan for virus' it comes up "pos. unwanted prog. adware buddies-links location docs.& settings" so i quarenteen it. system seems to run the same after. i'm running xp pro. do i need to be concerned about this ? t bone
 

A:adware buddies-links ?

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To preface how this started, my buddy plays a online game with me, he's always dropping. He has cable connection and wired directly to the modem. I offered to fix his pc through TeamViewer. I noticed he has lots of anti-virus programs and the main account is "Valued Customer". This pc belonged to a noob. I removed like 8 anti-virus softwares. Then I planned on uninstalling AVG and replacing with Avast for resident protection and Malwarebytes/Advanced System Care for periodic cleanup. So to do this I planned on running malwarebytes first. I ran RKILL to end any process that might be preventing malwarebytes from working. At the malwarebytes update button click I ran into the Update Error 12007, 0 (not the 736 one). I tried some solutions I read. I added all exceptions to Malwarebytes to AVG. However I KNOW there is something wrong going on because Malwarebytes won't execute as mbam.exe. Only when I change the exe to iexplorer.exe will it run. I also tried 2 more fixes for the update including a Reg add line and checking the internet settings. Did not work, disabled Windows Firewall/AVG, still did not work. How do I fix this pc?

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Previous post - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/190631/infected-with-easier-to-list-what-i-dont-have/ - Problem was fixed last week and has now returned. Appears to be the same.Edit - Found g2mdlhlpx.exe which was too my knowledge not previously on my pc. Will delete file and Citrix folder while waiting for reply.Hijack log:Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 1:31:59 PM, on 1/22/2009Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16762)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exeC:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Portrait Displays\Shared\DTSRVC.exeC:\Program Files\Google\Common\Google Updater\GoogleUpdaterService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\Java\jre6\bin\jqs.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exeC:\Program Files\[email protected] Windows SMP Client V1.01\smpd.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrA.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\PnkBstrB.exeC:\... Read more

A:Brastk and buddies back again...

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a description of your problem, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed. Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread. Also please explain your problem as fully as possible. Each little detail will help in getting your system cleaned up and functional again.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scans:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mba... Read more

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I had a problem that started this weekend with AIM. I have the window open but it is showing that my buddies are all offline, last night I was talking to one of them and he told me he was online and that he should be showing up. I tried to message him but it would not send. I initiated a direct connection and it connected but after about 15 seconds it cut off. I rebooted, no luck. Then tried upgrading from the aol site, when that didn't work I uninstalled then reinstalled from scratch. Still nothing. Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have to use AIM a lot for business related things. Also, my wife uses yahoo messenger on her profile and that was doing the same thing. I also uninstalled yahoo messenger completely thinking there might be some kind of conflict between the two messaging softwares but that wasn't the case either. Thanks!
 

A:AIM-buddies not showing online

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My buddy's computer is acting up. I'm not sure what exactly wrong with it, and even after a system restore it's funky. I suspect malware, or a virus. I can't be sure. can you please help me.Edit: Moved topic from AntiVirus, Firewall and Privacy Products and Protection Methods to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

A:Fixing my buddies computer

Hello flex....Lets look a bit farther.Please download MiniToolBox, save it to your desktop and run it.Checkmark the following checkboxes:Flush DNSReport IE Proxy SettingsReset IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsReset FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory size.Click Go and post the result (Result.txt). A copy of Result.txt will be saved in the same directory the tool is run.Note: When using "Reset FF Proxy Settings" option Firefox should be closed.Please Download TDSSkillerLaunch it.Click on change parameters-Select TDLFS file systemClick on "Scan".Please post the LOG report(log file should be in your C drive)Do not change the default options on scan results.Please download AdwCleaner by Xplode onto your desktop.Close all open programs and internet browsers.Double click on adwcleaner.exe to run the tool.Click on Delete.Confirm each time with Ok.You will be prompted to restart your computer. A text file will open after the restart.Please post the contents of that logfile with your next reply.You can find the logfile at C:\AdwCleaner[S1].txt as well.Last run ESET.Hold down Control and click on this link to open ESET OnlineScan in a new window.Click the button.For alternate browsers only: (Microsoft Internet Explorer users can skip these steps)Click on esetsmartinstaller_enu.exe to download the ESET Smart Installer. Save it to your desktop.Double c... Read more

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How does my computer keep track and log people on my buddy list in Aim when they sign in and sign out, for example it will say: [email protected] signed on at 1:00 pm, abc went idle at 1:15pm, abc came back from idle at 1:30pm, abc signed off at 1:45pm. Two of the people on my buddy list sign on and off within minutes of each other, is this a coincidence or does it mean they are chatting with each other?

A:Aim tracking buddies log in and logout

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

AIM tracks mouse movements and the times it connects with the AOL server. When logging on, the client sends a message to the server indicating that the user is activate and can chat, hence letting you know.

When the user is away, it senses no mouse movements therefore contacting the server again.

Logging off is the same process.

Your friends may just be speaking with one another then logging off.

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Hello guys

Little problem with my Messenger (6.0 and now 6.1 - no change):

All my buddies are green. I mean... See this printscreen.

You can see that the buddies representing my offline friends are also green! I desinstalled Messenger, reinstalled, nothing changed.

Plz, can u help me?
 

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My buddy seems to have acquired a virus from YouPorn.com or one of the advertisements surrounding it. It could also have been from a peer to peer file sharing program like Frostwire. He asked me to fix it, and after trying some of the basic methods, I am still unable to remove the virus/infection. Upon following the instructions detailed from my first post, I overlooked the logs (which you all will as well) and it looks like it's a deeper registry problem, or an issue with system 32. The infection is prohibiting the wireless card from even searching for networks, and will not connect to the internet from any browser. It keeps giving me a "Proxy Error." When booted up in safe mode with networking, however, the computer works fine when plugged into a hard wired connection.

Here is the DDS, as requested:

DDS (Ver_10-12-12.02) - NTFSx86
Run by Carlos Rodriguez at 17:57:29.95 on Wed 12/29/2010
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.1526.1048 [GMT -5:00]

AV: Kaspersky Anti-Virus *Disabled/Outdated* {2C4D4BC6-0793-4956-A9F9-E252435469C0}

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\AGRSMMSG.exe
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A:Fixing Buddies Computer - Virus from "YouPorn."

Hello Sanguis, Welcome to Bleeping Computer.
My name is fireman4it and I will be helping you with your Malware problem.

Please take note of some guidelines for this fix:
Refrain from making any changes to your computer including installing/uninstall programs, deleting files, modifying the registry, and running scanners or tools.
If you do not understand any step(s) provided, please do not hesitate to ask before continuing.
Even if things appear to be better, it might not mean we are finished. Please continue to follow my instructions and reply back until I give you the "all clean".
Finally, please reply using the button in the lower right hand corner of your screen. Do not start a new topic. The logs that you post should be pasted directly into the reply, unless they do not fit into the post.1.Download and Run RKillPlease download RKill by Grinler from one of the 4 links below and save it to your desktop.

Link 1
Link 2
Link 3
Link 4
Before we begin, you should disable your anti-malware softwares you have installed so they do not interfere RKill running as some anti-malware softwares detect RKill as malicious. Please refer to this page if you are not sure how. Double-click on Rkill on your desktop to run it. (If you are using Windows Vista, please right-click on it and select Run As Administrator) A black screen will appear and then disappear. Please do not worry, that is normal. This means that the tool has been successfully executed. If nothing ha... Read more

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A friend of mine is running an old Toshiba Satellite and has managed to get himself a nasty little virus. I told him I'd take care of it, and was hoping to remove the virus without having to do a complete wipe of the system. The computer cannot connect to the internet, but when booted in Safe Mode with Networking, it ran fine. I believe it's just a Trojan screening the computer, but I had already run Malware Bytes, and removed something like 70+ issues. However, when I reboot and go back into the computer normally, it will not let me connect. I ran Malware again, and it found 10+ issues. I'm thinking now that it's a registry issue caused by a virus. Any help or guidance would be exceptional. Thank you in advance.

I'm curently on a Mac, but I have access to a windows-based computer, as well as flash drives for transferring things over if necessary.

A:Fixing Buddies Computer - Virus from "YouPorn."

Hello and welcome to BleepingComputer Sanguis!First off may i reccomend you read over the Preparation Guide For Use Before Using Malware Removal Tools and Requesting Help thread. Once this has been done post accordingly in Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs section, where one of the Malware Response team will help you out when they can.Best of luck//Pugilist

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My daughter uses MSN Messenger, and every time she adds someone to her buddy list, the name shows up in Outlook Express as a new contact. Is there some way to keep this from happening? I looked in MSN but couldn't find an option to turn that off.
 

A:MSN Messenger adds buddies to Contact List

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I've spent the last 24 hours trying to get this off my computer. When it first started, I could not run any antivirus/spyware programs and my online searches were corrupt. Several hours later, I now have control over those, but I can not seem to keep bratsk, zcfsvgvy and bgvovsvk out of my msconfig or registry.

Please help. I'm running XP service pack 3.

Thank you,
Ben

A:Infected - Virtumondo, Antivirus 2009, Bratsk and buddies

1. Please print these instructions as they will be needed later when Internet access is not available. 2. Save these instructions in word or notepad to the desktop where they can be easily found. 3. Download Vundo Fix:http://www.atribune.org/ccount/click.php?id=4 and save it to your desktop. 4. When it has completed downloading, double-click VundoFix.exe to run it. 5. Click the Scan for Vundo button. 6. Once it's done scanning, click the Remove Vundo button. 7. You will now receive a prompt asking if you want to remove the files, click the YES button. Once you click yes, your desktop will go blank as it starts removing Vundo. 8. When completed, it will prompt that it will shutdown your computer, click the OK button. 9. When the computer has shutdown, turn your computer back on.The WinFixer and Vundo infection should now be removed from your computer. If you are still having a problem then please perform the following steps:Note: This step should only be used if the instructions in the previous steps did not remove the infection: 1. Download VirtumundoBegone:http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/malware-re...%3C%DL2_LNK%%3E and save it to your desktop. 2. Now reboot into Safe Mode. 1. This can be done tapping the F8 key as soon as you start your computer 2. You will be brought to a menu where you can choose to boot into safe mode. 3. Select safe mode with networking using your arrow keys on the keyboard and then press enter. 4.... Read more

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My Yoga S1 has contradictory, intermittent power issues that I'm trying to chase down. Culprits are bad power bric/cord/plug or power socket on mother board or power board that feeds into power button/led on. One day it blacked out and wouldn't restart to hard drive or windows stage. I did get an error code which I can't remember 5100 or 5500 poss?, that seemed to indicate the power board or ribbons to that needed replacement or re-attachment. So fiddled with it and it did fire up in windows all ok. Then ran out of power and died again. power button wouldn't light up. plugging in power unit did light up led as getting charge. Left it overnight and then it miraculously charged up. pushed power button light up twice then nothing. took out power board/detached ribbon, then it fired up to windows, fixed some hd errors and has been restarting without problems. Except now there is no plug showing on battery icon when plugged in. So not recharging but I'm sure the battery is good. And logically, the power brick and plug must be feeding electricity into laptop to get it to recharge enough to start up. So power socket and plug may be suspect with intermittent contact problems. Or the power board somehow is involved in this? I've ordered a new powerboard as easy screw in and cheap. My question about powerboard is does this control ability of plug to charge battery? power brick with new plug is next order from ebay. but the power socket, which see... Read more

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Hi my pc has been running absolutely fine for the past year (since I bought it new). I was playing on ets2 yesterday with no issues, after I decided to watch something online while getting to sleep.

The show had been playing for about 10 mins with no probs but then it started buffering every now and then.

Thought nothing of it, it got more frequent though until it stopped loading all together. I tried refreshing and opening a new tab etc but got blank pages with nothing loading, I then crossed the Web off and from then on nothing would load.

All I got after was the egg times spinning constantly.
I tried shutting it down and restarting but wasn't having none of it, so did it by the power button.

When it came back on it was stuck on the windows loading screen for half hour ish until I turned it back off and on again, this time it gave me the option of windows repair so did just that, took me back to an earlier date and seemed to boot up with no trouble.

None of my start up programmes loaded and couldn't click anything again though.

So I tried in safe mode but is so slow, I've managed to get dxdiag to finally load the info but next to processor it says n/a.

Does anybody have an idea why that might be? And also what you think is the problem.

I thought it may have been my phone at first, haven't plugged it into the pc for nearly a year and already have kies on there so don't see how it could be but was about 5 mins before it started doing th... Read more

A:CPU died?

The (boot) hard drive may be corrupt or going bad... Try re-loading Windows fresh
 

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Hi
I was getting problem with my pc a week or 2 back, freezing and crashes, and mega slow downs, well one day i came home and the pc wudnt even gt on to the desktop so i tried to wipe it. At first it didnt show a partion to wipe from the CD ( something to do with drivers :S ) but eventually after switching it off from the plug and turning it back on it found a partion and i wiped it and started installing vista again. Half way through ( it was taking ages ) it came with a error saying a file was missing and it needed to be reinstalled, i trieed again but the sme problem came up. It would sometimes even freeze when i was trying to enter my windows code or at the entering screen and the pc would make a wierd beeping noice, i thought tht might be trying to tell me something.

So at this time i was rather annoyed eventually it could not find a partion again saying the same thing! since then i coudnt gt the thing to even pass the BIOS and it just freezes at the screen where you can go iinto bios etc but its frozen.. so pressing delete etc doesnt work...

Im kinda stumped.... i thought a virus had ripped my pc apart, i just need some help I hope new hardware wont be needed..

Please reply =D
also a note: while my pc was actually working it would sometimes come up with a blue screen saying its shutting down to prevent damage, and some other words but would just restart.

Cheers.
 

A:My Pc has died :(

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