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Need to replace power supply (fan), same model or new?

Q: Need to replace power supply (fan), same model or new?

Hello all,

My computer has been making a lot of noise lately, in fact it's been going on for probably the past 8 months or so. The first month I mostly ignored it hoping it would go away, which it did, then a few weeks later it came back and I decided it was time to investigate.

I have narrowed the problem down to being the power supply fan, mainly because it's very easy to hear and detect that it's coming from the back of my PC (and in that area). So I cracked the case open, unscrewed a buncha stuff, took the power supply apart somewhat so I could try to dust off the fan, but there was no dust to be seen. I dusted it anyway, removed some plastic pieces they had in there that seemed to serve no purpose, popped it back together, crossed my fingers that I had fixed it, but no luck.

The odd thing is that this noise will seem to come and go, usually it will be on jet engine sound level for ~2 weeks, then be relatively quiet for a month or so, every time I hope that it magically fixed itself, but now I've decided I need to do something about it.

The model is a SilverStone SST-ST65ZF, 650 Watt supply w/ PFC (whatever that means).

So on to my actual question. What I'm trying to figure out is, should I order the same replacement piece? Is this a solid piece of equipment and I just stumbled across a bad one originally? Is there a more ideal power supply with a quieter fan (in the same general price range, say <$200) that I should order instead?

Also, I'm able to replace video cards and memory in my PC, but this power supply seems to be connected to 50 different things in my computer and I'm really just afraid to touch it. I'm sure it depends on my local area, but are there any recommended places for doing this sort of job? BestBuy, CompUSA, TigerDirect?

Thanks in advance for any help!

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A: Need to replace power supply (fan), same model or new?

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I realized as i was over-clocking my CPU and checking my fans that my power supply fan died. Most power supplies now come with 80mm fans in the power supply case. But like all fans they die over time. Mine for Example was a Master Cooler 600W PSU with a 2 year limited warranty. But that Warranty Expired.

First off Remove the screws on the power supply case.

   Warning
Please notice the warning signs on the PSU. There still is enough power and chemicals inside of it to electrocute you so be careful.

Second take out the old fan. As u can see its the same as a 80mm fan inside most computers. But it only has 2 pins for power one wire is red the other is black. chuck that fan in the garbage or if it works keep it as a spare.




Third Look inside to see if there is dust or corrosion. Mine was full of dust but i cleaned it. as u can see the fan sits right above all of the components.


Forth get a fan that u are not using or a new fan you just bought. You can fit 80mm fans inside the PSU up to 5-90CFM or more but yes it will be loud but efficient. For me i used a old fan that came with my case i didn't feel like destroying my 3 fan turbine that hugs my heat-sink. Also as u can see i Zip tied the wire you don't want slack in the power supply.



Last screw on the fan to the face plate of the PSU then screw the face plate back on to the PSU. And there you have it an power supply fixed or upgraded for further cooling.



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A:How to Replace a Power Supply Fan

Hello naturalphenomen,
I'm sure this will prove to be a very helpful post, thanks.

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I live in Florida and we have had some bad storms lately with the hurricane having past us. Yesterday my computer booted up and shut down fine and worked perfectly fine all day. This morning it will not power on but, the green light on the back of the computer goes on solid (does not flash) when I plug it in. I have a Dell Inspiron 546. Do I need to replace the power supply? Would an external power supply from Best Buy or CompUSA work the same so I could get the computer working today? Any help would be appreciated, thanks.

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I have already unplugged, waited and replugged. Still, green light is on but, no power.
Everything thing else in the powerstrip is on and working including my moniter and speakers.
After unplugging everything except the power cable, again, green light is on but, won't power on.
Checked a different wall outlet and same thing. Also unplugged and changed voltage switch back and forth, still green light with no power.

Any chances this is the motherboard or would it bee the power supply? Just trying to figure out what the problem is here.
 

A:Do I need to replace my power supply?

it would be the power supply box.
 

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Dear readers, Can someone can help me with a solution to use a normal power supply 24 pins to this pc. I saw a converter, can I use thishttp://www.ebay.com/itm/ATX-PSU-power-cable-24P-to-6p-for-HP-Z220-Z230-SFF-Mainboard-server-Workstat...or someobody have another Idea. Because I want to put a HD7670 videocard on it, but the HP Power Supply only offers 320 Watt.

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Yeah, I hear noises from my computer tower and I believe it is the fan from my power supply. What is the safest and easiest way to replace the fan? Thanks.
 

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Hi All!

OK, here's the situation, my brother in Florida . . . me in Ireland!

Do we understand? Ok, I can't see his system, he can't turn it on, long distance bills not worth the added hassle.

Now that I've got that out of the way . . .

His system died about a month ago, and my Mom is going through email withdrawals (surprised the Heck out of her, as she never would have thought she could come to like anything to do with a computer)! Anyway, money being what it is, nothing has been done about it. I suspect a blown Power supply, also that is the cheapest thing to replace. His current Power supply is 250w and i was wondering if I could get him a 300w or 350w that will fit?

Remember, I'm not looking for troubleshooting tips to try to see if blah, blah, blah. I've gone through all that with him, and he says he followed my advice (telephone support is dreadful, but at least I could curse him out loud for his lack of knowledge) so I am looking to see if he will need to replace just the Power supply (by buying him one) or if that is not the end of the problem, if he will need to buy components, like new mob, etc.

So, I am just going to start with power supply, ok?

current setup:

LC-250ATX power supply by L+C Technology
AMD-K6-2/500AFX processor
SIS 5595 PC100 mobo

I have read that the LC-250ATX is not suitable for AMD processors (why the computer store clerk sold it to me 2 years ago, I don't know), and want to get him a more powerful power... Read more

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Today, when I was using my laptop, suddenly it stopped running on the AC power supply, and switched to battery instead. The power supply was still connected to the laptop. And now it seems it would run only on the battery. When both the power supply and battery are connected, the laptop works (powered by the battery, not the A/C). The power light blinks white, and the battery light blinks amber, even though the battery has >90% charge (Demo video https://youtu.be/RTTTGqBKVVI )When I unplug the A/C power while the laptop is running, it keeps running just fine on the battery. But the power and battery lights both turn white (not blinking).When I unplug and replug the A/C power, it seems to detect the A/C power for 2-3 seconds, and starts charging, but then goes back to using the battery after that.When I take out the battery, while the A/C is plugged in, the laptop just shuts down.While the laptop is turned off, and I plug the AC power in, the battery lights turns on white. I tried doing the "remove the battery and AC power and hold the power button for 30 seconds" trick, and then tried to run the laptop on AC power. It seemed to run on the AC power for about 30-40 seconds, which is a fairly long duration, but then it shutdown after that (since I didnt have the battery plugged in). I did this only once, maybe I should try again? Can someone help me solve this problem? I hope its not a motherboard issue, because it seems Lenovo doesnt sell the motherboard ... Read more

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I have a similar issue. I have a thinkpad e570 with an i7 core. It?ll work with the battery in or the ac adapter but not both. It only started doing it in the last month. Has anyone had the same issue or know how to sort? It will not update the new bios because both power sources cannot be fitted at the same time

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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

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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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Hey, i have this Lenovo m58e(i think) PC with this power supply liteon ps-5281-01vf (280w) and i want to replace it with something like Antec earthwatts EA500 500W but i heard changing power supplies could damage the motherboard so any advice? is it okay to change this power supply??

thanks in advance
 

A:Solved: Is it safe to replace this power supply?

It's safe to swap out/upgrade a PSU. However the PSU you select should be, at the very least to start, dimensionally the same. The Antec will not work. [See the attached thumbnails]
It's somewhat debatable as to whether or not you'll be able to locate a suitable replacement anywhere near 500 watts.
 

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title says it.

the motherboard is a pci express ht2000. I want to upgrade to a 500w power supply, but I've read that certain motherboards will only have room for 20 power connectors and certain power supplies may not work because of that.

In short, I've searched a lot to no avail trying to find out if I can upgrade my power supply. Any help here would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:I want to replace power supply, not sure if motherboard is compatible

Is it an AMD board? AMD SW300?

In any case, replacement power supplies often come with both types. But you could always count them, too.
 

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Can anyone help me please?

specs:
PIII 733
128mb pc133 kingmax
gigabyte 6vm7a+
tnt2 m64
liteon cdrw + liteon dvd-rw
windows XP sp1

Brief history of problem:

All components transferred to new case with 300w power supply. 2 days later she turned on the computer and power supply blew up due to switch moved to wrong power setting (230 => 110).

I replaced the power supply unit (400w) for her and all was working fine. 2-3 days after this the computer will not boot. It will not even get to the post stage, no beeps, no nothing and nothing shows on the monitor, yet all led's, fans, etc are seen to work and you can hear the hdd spinup.

I have reseated everything ,cpu, vid, mem just to make sure and all are inserted correctly.

Could this be a residual problem from the power supply blowup damaging the cpu or mobo somehow? or could the new psu be the problem?

If anyone can help me out here it would be much appreciated.
 

A:[solved] No POST after power supply replace

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I have recently replace my power supply because it would not power up. So I replaced it not it turns on but no video. The HD light comes on so it seems as if it is working. Do you think the video card went bad and I should replace it or is the MOBO needs replace? Or maybe something else.

Please advise on how to fix this.
 

A:No Video input after replace Power Supply

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The other day, my Lenovo IdeaCentre H405 desktop "died". It looks like the problem is the power supply (a 280W PC6001). As long as I'm getting a new power supply, I thought I might as well get one with more power, since I believe the one I have has been reported as being somewhat underpowered. Also, I might want to be able to power a more capable graphics card that handles dual-display well. From "Googling" the PC6001, it looks like it's an ATX power supply. But, other than Max Power and ATX, I don't know what other specs to look for to make sure that a Power Supply is compatible. For example, on NewEgg.com, their selections also include: Modular, Main Connector (20pin, 20+4Pin, etc.), PCI-Express Connector, Haswell Support, +12V Railes, SATA Power Connector, CrossFire, SLI, PFC (Active, Passive, No), Fans (0, 1, 2, ...). What do I need to look for to find a more powerful (400W?) replacement. Thank you.

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should you replace your power supply witha bigger one

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i have a question
now most site i found, say that one should keep you PSU the same as it was, or get a bigger one to cover upgrade

now
the fuuny part is i found this one site that stateing that a larger PSu can cause problem witha compter rebooting or fail to boot at all
i find that hard to beleive that a larger power supply would cause any problem
 

A:should you replace your power supply witha bigger one

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hi, I see inside my pc that all the plugs are connected directly to the motherboard and not  to the power supply except the 4pin and 14 pin. so i'm asking if I plug a modular power supply to the pc will I have to plug only the the 4 and 14 pin (with a 24 to 14 pin adapter of course) ? leave all the rest as it is? beacause I thought all the drives get their power from the power supply directly and not through the motherboard. will appreciate any help.

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Hello can any one tell me if i can replace the oem power supply in my sony vaio pcv -rx756 if i can could you please tell me what the best kind would be to replace it with thanks for any and all help
 

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My computer simply stopped working one day and doesn't even power on. The only thing left for me to do is try to get a new power supply, as that is the only thing I can think could be wrong. Unfortunately, the power supply is no longer available at HP, so I have to go through reseller. But, even once I get the new one, I can't figure out how to remove the old one. Everything is so tight in that slimline case and I can't see how to properly get it out without dismantling the whole darn thing. Any chance someone has available a repair manual for this computer with detailed instructions? Thanks in advance!













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A:How to replace power supply in HP Pavilion Slimline S3600t?

Thanks for the reply. The video you indicated actually only got me as far as I already had gotten myself. However, I never thought to look at YouTube for a solution, so I thank you for pointing me in that direction, and I found the following video, which is exactly what I needed:https://youtu.be/vORr6S3pPpI

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I have 2 failed Z800 power supplies (1150 watt version). After some internet research I am led to believe this is a common problem and related to the PS capacitors. Since I do not know how to do this capacitor replacement (yet). I thought I would buy a new PS. However, I do not want to buy a Z800 PS since it seems to me to be a defective design. Can anyone chime in and tell me if the new z840 1125 watt PS will work with my older z800? I have called HP support and spoken with the correct support people on this and they were not able to confirm if the Z840 PS will work (fit) on the z800. The closest confirmantion I recieved was that if it fits then it should work. Instructions to fix the capacitors:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Business-PCs-Workstations-and-Point-of-Sale-Systems/Z800-power-on-issue... Same issue I am facing:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f563JGeoxaw On a side note, can anyone recommend a good service tech to make such capacitor repares in Southern California or insrtuctions on how to make this repair (with pictures). Thanks    

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I have a W540, which currently uses a 170W power supply (20V 8.5A) I also just recieved a docking station for a P50 which has a 230W power supply showing 20V 11.5A. The connectors look the same, but I'm hesitant to try the 230W power supply in the W540. Should this be ok to use the 230W power supply with the W540?













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A:Power Supply Question - Can I use the 230W power supply with a W540?

230 watts is the maximum power supply, it only supplies the power needed by the computer. I sold my W540, so i can't test this for you. But i do the use the ThinkPad X1 Carbon with the 230 watts power adapter without any problem.

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I have a DellHP-145SNF Power supply.
These wire's are coming from the Voltage regulator/control PCB inside the P/S.
There are 6 wires involved.
Here are 3 questions that I have,
1 - What is the Orange - "Power Good" looking for?
2 - What is the Brown wire for.
3 - What is the Purple - "+5VSB (Standby)" used for.

The Gray is Power ON when hooked to ground.
Black goes to ground.
Blue/White goes to -12V.

Jay
 

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Hi all,

The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite A105-S4334. A few weeks ago, it got dropped right on its corner with the power plug still in it; the little metal plug of the AC adapter is now slightly crooked, and the power jack has a little chip off the plastic part of it.

Anyway, after this mishap, it worked fine for another 3, 4 weeks, and then suddenly this week, it's refusing to power up. Its battery has been shot for a while (can't hold a charge), and I've been using it with the battery out. Why the sudden refusal to boot?

I took the whole thing apart---minus the little chip, the power jack looks totally fine and cosmetically sound. Put the whole thing back together, taking care to check that plugs were snug---still no power.

Stuck in the crappy battery; booted just fine (and then shut itself down after like 2 minutes).

How likely is it that it's the power jack which is broken? And why did it take this long to crap out, if it IS broken?

A new one of those silly jacks costs over $20 on eBay, so I want to make sure that it's the jack before I just up and buy one. Of course, if it's the AC adapter that's broken, that would cost even more! Bah.

Input?
 

A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?
 

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My laptop runs only when continuous power is supplied to it. If the charger is disconnected it shuts down abruptly. I ran a battery check which showed me this message: (refer the screenshot)   Kindly guide me through this. If the battery needs to be replaced any relevant links (from the online store)would be appreciated. Thanks in advance

A:model 15-r014tx battery replace(40)

Hi there @Trushangi,  You have come to the right place to ask questions, find solutions and get help from others in the community! If my reply resolves your issue or answer your question(s), please let others know this reply was helpful by clicking the Accept as Solution button. To say thanks for the reply, please click the Thumbs up!  The screenshot that you have provided from the battery check, states that the battery needs to be replaced. If it was the Battery Check program, then it should have told you your Warranty Status and to contact us also. You can check your Warranty Status using the Check Your Product Warranty site, then please use the following link to contact us.  The other option would be for you to use the HP Part Surfer to find yourself a new battery. When you get to the site you will have to put in your Product/Serial Number and Select your Country before you search. You should be able to find a replacement battery.  Welcome to the HP Support Community!Thank you for joining in! Have a great day! 

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I use Intel 7265 NGW AN. I would like to replace old wireless adapter to gigabit adapter. I head whitelist and blacklist from internet so I'm not sure which model I can replace to without problem.What model can I replace?Can I buy from any brand right? 

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Hi guys. I'm UK based so models may be a bit unfamiliar to US members. I would guess none of you use BT, (wise move)!

Currently using BT HomeHub V1.0, (yes there's still one out there), on BT broadband line with BT Vision services and with all internal network connections to it connected through a Netgear WNR3500 router. I'm a good level of user (software developer) but definitely NOT a network whizz so chances are I'm missing something important.

The idea was to take DHCP and Wireless control from the HomeHub and give it to the Netgear. Many long attempts later.... These services can be disabled on the HH and enabled on the Netgear easily. However the BT device will not give up control of DHCP and still allow network machines to see the internet! BT HH was given a fixed IP address in the Netgear, the same as its standard allocation when it is in control (192.168.1.254), and this was used for the gateway address in TCP/IP setup and in Netgear settings. I can get everything set up internally so the Netgear is in control with the HH DHCP and Wireless switched off, machines can all see each other and talk to each other perfectly, but no one sees the internet!

I would really like to replace the HH completely so was looking for a basic non-router type modem to leave the WNR3500 as the network manager. Thought of the Netgear DM111P as it was an economic Netgear match but it has such rotten reviews for reliability in terms of heat that I went off that model an... Read more

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I have found and am currently considering the Draytek Vigor 120. Vigor say: "You can connect any device to the Vigor 120 which has a PPPoE client facility. This means the actual connection to your ISP is still PPPoA (unlike other modems which only provide PPPoE native bridging), which is a unique feature of this product and makes it compatible with all UK ISPs where PPPoA is used as standard." Should work ok with the Netgear WNR3500 and anything to make for a simpler more controllable connection.

Anyone know this or can offer advice as to whether it is a suitable unit?
 

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Hi, As the title says, I'd like to replace the original hard drive by a 250 Go ssd. I've no idea what the specs are, to purchase the appropriate ssd.Does anyone know if I should choose :SATA I,II,III?2,5 " ?m-SATA or not ? Finally are some manufacturers to prefer : Corsair, etc.. ? Thanks !

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I have contacted lenovo customer service for so many times regarding the repeating issues that I have with my bluetooth connection on my THINKPAD A475 device. I got my wireless card replaced for 3 times in 2 weeks already and also a keyboard replacement due to the cracking noise and stuck "TAB" key. The problem keeps happening even 3 times of on-site repair and also the keyboard they replaced for me also got problems already, the space key will register two times and the "BACKSPACE" , "ENTER", "SHIFT" are all making weird  cracking noise and they all feel completely different to other keys. I told them that I will not want to repaire and I want a full refund or replacement of new model that I prefer if I have the same problems again for the fourth time. I am completely frustrated  because they keep telling me that they will not refund me or replace my laptop if I cannot show them the tax invoice or receipt of purchase of this laptop. I told them that I do not keep it anymore  and they can send someone here to come  and pick up this laptop as it has serial number and all that. But still they refuse to do so and keep going back to the same question and answer and passing me to other customer service advisers.  I am tired of this infinite troubleshooting and my workflow has been completely ruined by this laptop. I hope the lenovo staff here who see this post will help me with this issue and delay no more. If I still can't get the solutions that I want th... Read more

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All,

Thanks to everyone that takes the time to read this. I want to replace my OEM MSI MS-6577 mobo that came with my HP for another version of the MSI MS-6577 mobo but the new one would have an AGPx4 slot and the current one only has PCI slots. I read that replacing the motherboard on OEM systems with Windows XP like mine has, will cause big problems unless it for the exact same make and model motherboard. In my situation, it is the exact same make and model but a different version of the mobo that would have an additional AGP slot. Would this give me BSOD or would the swap go smoothly? I am also hoping not to have to reinstall Windows XP without having to go buy a copy as I read you can't do that off recovery discs with OEM Windows XP builds. Thank you everyone again.:grinthumb
 

A:Can I replace my OEM mobo with the same make & model but different version?

The problem would be with Microsoft

I believe you could put a different version of motherboard on there, heck, you could put an entirely different make of motherboard if you wanted as long as it fits the case's form factor. Simply, the screw holes on the motherboard have to align with the holes on the case.

The trouble you will run into is with Microsoft. Your copy of XP is associated with the serial number, model, and make of your present motherboard, and it's recorded in Microsoft's database. That's what happens when you activate a Microsoft product. The operating system or software will get your motherboard's information and record it. Now here comes the problem...

If you put in a new motherboard, the operating system on your hard drive is going to look up your previous motherboard's information when it boots up. If it sees a new motherboard, it will say, "I'm not associated with you, so I must not be licensed with you!" and it will tell you to contact Microsoft or buy a new copy of Windows.

What you have to do then is call Microsoft and ask them if you can associate your copy of Windows with a new motherboard. They will want to know why. Usually, they will only do that if your motherboard failed, exploded, or somehow became destroyed so you had to replace it. I don't know about motherboard upgrades. To Microsoft, each and every motherboard is a separate computer, and you are only licensed for one computer.

So,... Read more

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I have contacted lenovo customer service for so many times regarding the repeating issues that I have with my bluetooth connection on my THINKPAD A475 device. I got my wireless card replaced for 3 times in 2 weeks already and also a keyboard replacement due to the cracking noise and stuck "TAB" key. The problem keeps happening even 3 times of on-site repair and also the keyboard they replaced for me also got problems already, the space key will register two times and the "BACKSPACE" , "ENTER", "SHIFT" are all making weird  cracking noise and they all feel completely different to other keys. I told them that I will not want to repaire and I want a full refund or replacement of new model that I prefer if I have the same problems again for the fourth time. I am completely frustrated  because they keep telling me that they will not refund me or replace my laptop if I cannot show them the tax invoice or receipt of purchase of this laptop. I told them that I do not keep it anymore  and they can send someone here to come  and pick up this laptop as it has serial number and all that. But still they refuse to do so and keep going back to the same question and answer and passing me to other customer service advisers.  I am tired of this infinite troubleshooting and my workflow has been completely ruined by this laptop. I hope the lenovo staff here who see this post will help me with this issue and delay no more. If I still can't get the solutions that I want th... Read more

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I get no signal to the monitor using vga or the other port, want to replace the graphic card, but it is integrated. Can I put an off the shelf card in a slot to replace it?

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hi i would like to replace the 1366x768 display of my notebook Envy dv6-7385el  with a compatible 1920x1080 i would like to know wich product i can buy, wich displays are compatible with my computer. Product number of the computer: D6W40EA#ABZ thanks in advance

A:Replace 1366x768 display with 1920x1080 (model: Envy dv6-73...

You are gonna need this: 15.6-in, AntiGlare, FHD display panel 682090-001 And this: Display panel cable for use only on computer models equipped with an FHD display assembly and an Intel processor 682057-001 And the Manual will be useful: Manual  This eBay auction has a picture of the screen. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DV6-682090-001-LCD-Display-Schermo-Screen-15-6-FHD-LED-40pin-zfj-/2717791... It is an LED 40 pin right rear attachment.  US auction: http://www.ebay.com/itm/LAPTOP-LCD-SCREEN-FOR-HP-682090-001-15-6-WUXGA-HD-LED-/141161571084?hash=ite... Same thing a bit cheaper: http://www.ebay.com/itm/AUO-B156HTN03-V-2-B156HTN03-2-LCD-LED-Screen-15-6-WUXGA-Laptop-Display-New-/... Cable from HP Parts: https://parts.hp.com/hpparts/Search_Results.aspx?mscssid=BAA9DB33C980475CBBE9DEB28D40BE85&SearchIn=P... If you replace the screen and the cable it will work. The Manual shows how to do it. See p. 95. If this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.  

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Hello everyone, I recently broke my laptop LCD screen, and when I switch it on some parts of the screen are purple and black. I know that HP has a parts surfer where your can buy replacement parts. I checked and they don't have any screens available (n/a). So i was wonderng if i can purchase a screen that is similar to my hp model that can work for my laptop (non-touchscreen or touchscreen if possible). Hope I can get this solved soon!

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What if I replace the motherboard with the exact same model BUT change processors? Will I have any issues?
Was in the process of updating the bios. Not sure what I did wrong but it's dead. Have to send it back to super micro. I ordered an identical motherboard. But was updating the bios so I could switch from a quad core westmere chip to a hex.
Everything I have read states the OS is married to the motherboard (Win7 64 OEM). So if I get away with no issues from the motherboard swap, will the processor swap give me issues.
My system is a dual boot ubuntu 64/Win7 setup. I don't want to reinstall if I can help it. Advice would be appreciated.

(thanks admins for correcting this. Didn't mean to hijack that other thread)

A:Replace motherboard with exact same model BUT change processor?

you should not have any problems with Win7 even if its an OEM version. MS can reset if you have to call don't worry, just call them and explain what happened they are not going to crawl through the phone line and tear your head off or anything.

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I splashed some tea on the keyboard of my 510-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) model 80SR and now some of the keys have stopped working. I am in the UK so this is the layout/style of keyboard it uses (not the US layout). The backlight still works fine, though, and the laptop itself works normally, it is only some keys which have stopped working. I have fixed this problem on other laptops by simply replacing the keyboard, but on my ideapad the keyboard is internal (it doesn't pop out) so I don't know how to do it. Furthermore, I can't find any information about the keyboard for this laptop anywhere on the internet: not on google, not on youtube, not even on this Lenovo website. How/where can I repair/replace the keyboard? Will it be expensive? I have seen that sometimes only individual keys need to be fixed, not the entire keyboard, could this be an option? My laptop is still under warranty if that means anything. Thanks for any help.

A:How to repair/replace keyboard for 510-15ISK Laptop (ideapad) model 80SR?

Hello and welcome,
 
The keyboard removal and reinstall instructions, as well as the parts list, are in the Hardware Maintenance Manual - ideapad 510-15ISK, 510-15IKB
 
Please double-check that I have the right model linked.
 
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Hey, i'm building a computer but i haven't realized that the power supply i need is an atx 2.0. What power supply should i get??

I was orignally looking at the Ultra X-connect but it doesn't support atx 2.0 Damn.
 

A:power supply atx 2.0 any suggestions as to a power supply?

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Greetings,I have a Lenovo model 10181 (K450e), it doesnt have the performance switch, only the circular power button. My current specs are:Processor: Intel core i7-4790 CPU @ 3.6 GHz quad core 8 logical processorsMotherboard: CIB85MOS: Windows 10RAM: 16.0 GBGraphics Card: Nvidia GeForce GT 720Power Supply: 240 Watts I'm planning to upgrade to the EVGA GTX 1060 6GB SIngle Fanhttps://www.evga.com/products/product.aspx?pn=06G-P4-6163-KRWill this graphics card work? However I am unclear of which power supply to upgrade to.Any tips and assistance would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! 

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Toshiba Satellite L305-5955, Ive taken apart and replaced power jack. Not directly soldered to motherboard. While still apart, and battery out/in, connected power supply and still absolutely no response. Power supply is NOT original, and slightly different specs, i.e original 19v..6.3A

current 19v..3.1A
 

A:Toshiba Satellite L305-5955 does not respond to power supply, new power jack

Almost certainly the problem is that the current rating is wrong, if the laptop needs
6.3 A of current, it won't function on less (just as you can't use a 3A fuse for a kettle!)
Unfortunately it must be the right current rating, I know, I've been caught that way too!
Maybe you can exchange it?
 

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Yesterday in my house,electric fuse was switched to turn on cooker in my kitchen. During this power delivery was stopped for 4-5 second only.
When power back on then pc automatically turns on and just before bios show me :"?Power supply surges detected during the previous power on ASUS anti-surge was triggered to protect system from unstable supply unit.
Press F1 to continue.? And then pc booted fine to Windows.

Is this normal ? Did it damage something? Why i get that message is this normal?


PC:
6700K stock
16GB DDR4
Asus Z170-P
Corsair 750 RM
Gtx 1080
SSD 1x

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I have an enquiry relating to video cards. In order to do my job, I need to get a card with at least 512MB of VRAM, preferably 2GB. However, the ones I've found online use 300w What's the maximum watts that I can use with my Lenovo H520s? And what would happen if I used a 300w video card in it? 
 
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A:What graphics card will my H520s power supply support (PSU, power calculator)

Use a power supply calculator to get a accurate calculation of your power requirements.   Graphics card manufacturers have to figure a worst case scenario when giving power requirements.
 
 www.coolermaster.com/power-supply-calculator/
 
Mod:  removed the Newegg calculator, which only gives a recommended psu size, rather than a power calculation.   The CoolerMaster gives both. 

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I have a Dell 8600 about two years old. When I plug in the AC adapter, it intermittently fades to the battery as though the plug was pulled out (its not) and of course the screen fades in an out when every time it swithces--it does it every 30 to 60 seconds or so. I switched to a different AC adapter (I have a Dell 600M with the same AC adapter)-same thing so I know it is something internally. Any ideas?
 

A:Dell Laptop Power Supply Fading In and Out--power jack is bad or loose?

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Hi,
I picked up this Alienware 5700 off ebay to hopefully refurbish for my son but I'm new at this and still learning and so this thing has me baffled. The laptop is in pristine condition but shows no signs of life. When I plug in the power supply the green light on the power supply goes from solid green to blinking rapidly to the point you can barely see it. To me that would mean a short somewhere right ? If so where ? Has anyone else ever had experience with something like this ? I just don't want to go buying a new battery for a laptop that maybe fried already. Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard
 

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Ever since i got this new motherboard and CPU ive been having a bit of a nightmare with it.

Gigabyte ga-ma790fx-ds5 -Latest Bios
AMD Phenom Black Edition 9850,
4 gigs PC 6400 ram (Corsair XMS2 CM2X1024-6400
ATI Radeon 4870

The problem is that the motherboard will NOT power up at all with the 2 of the latest power supplies (600 watt+) i have.

It wont work at all with; (Nothing happens its just dead)
Arctic 600 watt Jeantech PSU (brand new and working)
Corsair 620 watt HX PSU (working)


It only seems to work with my Jeantech 450 Watt PSU and i cant for the life of me figure out why. Ive tried everything to get the board to work with the new PSU's. I had thought that the PSUs i got were dodgy but after testing out one in an older PC it worked fine.

Ive removed all parts and tried powering up and i cant get it to boot up. But the PC seems to work fine with the oldish 450 watt PSU which i find just unbelievable.

Can anyone help with this nightmare? Now on the Gigabyte site the CPU i have isnt listed as supported by this motherboard which is kinda worrying could this be the reason? If so how the old PSU boots up.

I just want to have the fracking thing working with the right PSU.
 

A:Power Supply Wont Power up - Gigabyte ga-ma790fx & AMD Phenom 9850

if I read the specifications right on your mobo... it implies that it has the 4 pin PCI-e input(power) but it also has the 8pin ATX power conector. (it may be simply removing a cap that is actually right next to the 4 pin connector, thus making it an 8 pin connector (thats how it was on my mobo)

Try using the 8pin power with your new PSU, see if that works.
 

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Hi, so I have had a powering issue with my previous power supply which was the Corsair CX600W so i purchased a newer power supply - the EVGA SuperNova G2 550W. I unhooked my old psu, hooked up my new one and the PC turned on and I turned it back off from the power button on the case. I also hava a boot drive problem so I unplugged the sata cables from my SSD and wanted to try to turn on the PC with only my HDD. I did this with the PSU switched off and the power cord unplugged. When I tried turning the PC on again the PSU made a clicking noise and nothing turns on. The motherboard Led's are lit up so it is definitely getting power but when I go to turn the computer on it just makes a quick clicking noise and nothing turns on. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
 

A:Power Supply makes clicking noise when I press power button

You may just need to drain the power off from the power supply and try again. Unplug the power to the power supply, press and hold the power button for 30 seconds, then plug it back in and try to turn on the computer again. If that doesn't put the old power supply back in and see if the PC works, or was the old one dead? If the PC works with the old one and not the new one then you may have gotten a faulty power supply.
 

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I'm interested in the Toshiba G25 laptop but have heard that you can't use it on airplane seat power. It comes with a 120W AC power supply (15Vx8A), but I've been told that most airlines limit seat power to 75-90W max. Lind sells a 12V car adaptor for the G25, but specifically won't include an airline plug for this reason (which I can get independently, of course). I've read some interesting electrical discussions on this board. Can ya'll comment on the following or provide any general advice about power consumption?

1) Given that the voltage of the laptop and airline seat power pretty much match up (12-15V), if the amp draw on the laptop exceeds what the airline power supply can deliver, what will happen? Will it damage the laptop to feed it insufficient current? Will it shut down the laptop altogether? Merely dim the screen?

2) If I remove the laptop battery, which requires power to charge it, how much will that reduce the power need of the laptop? I'm not sure how to work the math, but the spec sheet states the battery supplies 4400mAh at 8A output. Does it require the same to charge it?

3) Most importantly, on my 15 hour transpacific flights, will the DVD player work with that ultrabrite screen at the low airline power supply? A nice feature of the laptop is that you can watch DVDs without powering up the Windows operating system (it has a small linux OS for the DVD player). Granted, the DVD drive and screen are prob... Read more

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