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Suddenly died - no power or motherboard response

Q: Suddenly died - no power or motherboard response

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.


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.

Is there any suggestions you guys have to find the cause of the problem?



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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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My pc suddenly died while I was using it. At the time I was doing nothing more than surfing the net with one browser open. I heard a pop (like a balloon popping) and the pc slowly died like the current was being drained. There was no power outage at the time, plus it was connected to a surge protector. All other things connected to the power bar are still working fine. There was no smoke or burnt smell. When I opened the case I could hear something loose in the power supply so I figured that was the prob & replaced it with a brand new one. The pc is still dead. Nothing happens when I try to turn it on. I have tried removing all of the components one by one & still no luck. The only sign of life is the little green light next to the PCI slots on the mobo. I have not tried to remove the processor as of yet... Is the problem the motherboard or the processor? How can I tell? (I don't have another pc to test with.) Any help would be greatly appreciated, thanks.

A:PC suddenly died, motherboard or cpu problem?

When your PSU fried it may have taken the motherboard and anything attached to it with it. If you don't have a new core two duo or a new socket AM2 processor now is the perfect time to consider an upgrade if you have the money. Rebuilding old technology is often wasted money; it just depends how old you're talking about.

Replace your motherboard and attach just the devices you'll need to boot your computer. You'll need your PSU , processor, video card, hard drive, memory and CD ROM. You'll probably have to reinstall Windows too.

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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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Tried fixes posted on forum related to T460. Disconnected external, internal and bios bats. Tried reset pin. Tried another a/c brick with only a/c pwr start. No lights, no charge. Zippo. Disappointing. A lightly used well maintained 2 year old laptop.

A:T460 died while idle on a webpage. No response to reco fixes from forum

hi  ,it sounds like you have a dead motherboard , open your laptop , disconnect all the motherboard components  , battery , bios battery , logn press power button, leave it for hours come back assembly it this can solve the problem. kind regards Mike ComputernetJohannesburg , RSA

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I was just browsing the web and transferring some photos from my camera when my computer suddenly turned off in an instant, and now it won't turn back on.

I have had to replace my PSU twice already so I suspect that that may be the problem, but how can I be sure? And what can I do to stop it happening again?


- Danjb

A:Computer suddenly died

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Hey All.....am new at this so please advise if more info is needed or am doing this wrong.

My problem.....
Bought a new computer 2 months and had nothing but problems with the USB ports. Mother board has been replaced twice, now third one is gone.....only the USB ports.
Thank goodness it was under warranty but they are hesitating on the last one.
The computer came with a wireless keyboard, I had and use a wireless mouse, I have a HP printer connected as well as a Maxtor 100 gig external hard drive (which is seldom turned on) The mouse and maxtor were connected to the old computer and worked great, the only things new are the computer/wireless keyboard and printer.

Initially they thougt it was the Ipod which my daughter had, but that was not used this last time, so now they think it is the printer (which was used but not that much). So, now they don't know what causes the USB port to die (all of them). Also, when they go so does the tuner for Meida Center as well as the Card Read.
CD continues to work and everything else i.e. plug in mouse and keyboard.

So...any suggestions as to what casues USB ports to die.....suddenly with no warning, and all at once.

Thanks for suggestions.

A:All 6 USB Ports Died Suddenly

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All four of my usb ports died suddenly. They have power enough to light up a thumb drive. They do not appear in the device manager, although the controllers do appear. Any suggestions?

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Hello.I was using my t420 just fine, no symptomps or malfunctions, till today.I powered on the laptop and after the light and the caps lock led flashed, the wifi icon went on and nothing else happened. The screen reamained off (not just black, really off with no backlight). I've removed the two dimms (one first, then the other), i removed every drive and pci device, deattached the system battery for a minute, replaced the thermal thing between the cpu and the thing that cools the cpu (sorry I'm not english) and yet nothing. Then, when I've reassembled it entirely, it goes on, giving me the message "machine type and serial number are invalid", then goes normally to the desktop. After I power it off, it is dead again. Sorry for the long post.Can you help me? Is there something I can do, besides throwing it in the trashcan?

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I was playing a game online at a friends house, using their wireless, when all of a sudden my wireless died. I thought it was just their wireless but when i went home to connect on mine, i still had a problem.

I've tried turning the switch on and off to no prevail. When i go to connect to a network, my wireless detects nothing. I found an option to find the problem, and it told me my wireless was turned off, so i checked the switch and it was on. i also went to my computer and to device manager, and checked my network devices and they are apparently all working fine, so i really don't know what the problem is here. Please help...

also, i saw on another post that i should copy+paste what my what my cmd says when i type ipconfig/all


Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : ownage-PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Intel(R) Wireless WiFi Link 4965AGN
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : 00-13-E8-35-51-6B
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes
Link-local IPv6 Address . . . . . : fe80::814c:215:1b37:bc89%10(Preferred)
Autoconfiguration IPv4 Address. . :
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A:Wireless died suddenly, help

Quite the mystery!!!

If your card was disabled or not working it wouldn't show up with this much information in the ipconfig /all report.

It also looks like you're on Windows Vista of some sorts since your home path is: C:\Users

Your Wireless card's network stack is also working. It's assigning itself an Automatic Private IP Address. (APIPA) That's the weird little address that you get starting with 169.xxx.xxx.xxx in the IPv4 Address line. Usually to me, it means that you computer tried to ask the network for an address but nothing was configured to respond to it. So it gave itself an address - which is mostly useless in this case.

I think, maybe, could you try to disable any firewall settings? (Just turn your firewall(s) to Off and test again to see if the problem went away.) If it goes away, then you know that some rule in the firewall is doing this to you. Do you have Symantec Anti-virus installed? Because I've seen that come with a firewall that screws up a computer on more than one occasion. It wouldn't be the right way to configure a firewall, but it might be blocking the broadcast responses.

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Today morning my W530 suddenly died. Till yesterday it was working abosultely fine with no issues. I checked the power adapter and it is showing 20.5 V , so power adpater is also good.When I press the power button I see green light around the power button for 2 seconds and the light goes off. I disconnected the battery, pressed the power button for 30 seconds, removed the hard drive, removed the memory module nothing is working. I do not see the fan running etc. I do not hear any sounds, beeps. Please can you suggest what could be the problem ?  Thanks & Regards,Deepak Rade

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Last Monday I turned my PC on and after 45 minutes it slowly crashed to a complete freeze up, so I manually retsarted, and it happened again 45 minutes later. Since then, whenever I turn it on, it powers up but does absolutely nothing. There's no beep, nothing appears on screen but it stays powered up. So I thought it's probably the graphics card, so I bought a new one only to find it's not that. The PSU is fairly new, so I don't think it's that. I don't *thinik* it's a hard drive problem because I tested another hard drive in the machine and the same thing happened.

I'm guessing something's burnt out, and I'm worried it's probably the motherboard or something.

What do you think?

A:Computer died suddenly and strangely

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A day ago, I was having trouble with my apartment modem, and due to a busy schedule, was only able to do a quick "Unplug and reset" which seemed to work at first, but eventually it stopped working all together. Today, I traveled from my apartment to my "home" home, where the wireless network is set at a "Home" security level. However, my wireless now will not connect at all.

It continues to cycle through "Identifying" yet cannot make the connection. It works through a LAN connection however.

So far, I've attempted the follow:
- run>ipconfig/all, ipconfig/reset, etc
- winsock reset
- system restore

I've searched all over, and haven't been able to find anything helpful. My computer is a Samsung RC512, running windows 7. Here's the paste from my ipconfig/all:

Windows IP Configuration

Host Name . . . . . . . . . . . . : PC
Primary Dns Suffix . . . . . . . :
Node Type . . . . . . . . . . . . : Hybrid
IP Routing Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
WINS Proxy Enabled. . . . . . . . : No
DNS Suffix Search List. . . . . . : hsd1.pa.comcast.net.

Wireless LAN adapter Wireless Network Connection 2:

Media State . . . . . . . . . . . : Media disconnected
Connection-specific DNS Suffix . :
Description . . . . . . . . . . . : Microsoft Virtual WiFi Miniport Adapter
Physical Address. . . . . . . . . : DC-A9-71-93-16-52
DHCP Enabled. . . . . . . . . . . : Yes
Autoconfiguration Enabled . . . . : Yes

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A:Solved: Wireless Suddenly Died

the ethernet information is for a modem and not a router

IP 169.254.x.x
An IP adress of 169.254.x.x is the autoconfiguration address that Windows assigns (Microsoft APIPA) is a DHCP failover mechanism, when it cannot find a dhcp service, so something is either blocking access or is not running

can we see a xirrus screen shot - to see the wireless signal

What firewall / security suite or anti-virus do you currently have on the PC - or you have ever had on the PC in the past - any trial ware - like Norton, Mcafee , AVG etc

Status of Services

We would like to see some status information for each of the services listed below.

To do this goto

Start> Run {search bar in Vista/W7}> type CMD to open a command prompt box (A new dialogue box - black with white font, will appear on screen ):

Type the following command

Control Panel>
Administrative Tools>

then for each of the services listed below - Please post back the following status information;
If the service is set to Started or Stopped
If the service is set to Automatic or Manual
COM+ Event System (for WZC issues)
Computer Browser
DHCP Client
DNS Client
Network Connections
Network Location Awareness
Remote Procedure Call (RPC)
TCP/IP Netbios helper
Wireless Zero Configuration (XP wireless configurations only)
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was carrying my lenovo flex 4 in a laptop backpack from point a to point b in a sleep/hibernation state. Upon removing it to use again, the power wouldn't come on as well as the power button led wouldn't/won't lit up.

Did a hard reset, removing battery, pressing power button for 1 min etc, still dead.
I thought it might be the adapter which looked burnt by the two prongs, hence ordered a new oem adapter, still to no avail.

Geeksquad apparently charges a good $50 just for a diagnostic, hence I'd like to know if it's the motherboard or other component based on the symptoms and circumstances.

How can a motherboard die simply from carrying a laptop without dropping it or bumping into anything, which i didn't.

Otherwise, what would be a good diagnostics, that's cheap, including diy?

grateful for answers

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Hi everybody,I have a Lenovo yoga 2 11'. Windows 10 1511. About one month ago I shutted it down, I don't remember if it was charged or not. I turned it on some days ago and seems that the battery died. What can we do?EM is installed and says that everything is fine. The computer works fine if plugged, but if I unplug it doesn't. Windows and EM say that "battery is charging at 0%". The LED is orange and blinks.If you need other details feel free to ask.EDIT: Latest BIOS installed, Windows is updated, there is no "USB Always on" option in the BIOS.?

battery-report.zip ?47 KB

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I've got a problem that I hope some of you can help shed some light on.

On tuesday afternoon I was working heavily to create a basic linux shell in c, using Bloodshed Dev-C++ and an putty (SSH) connection to the linux servers on my university.

The OS is XP home german version.
The connection was using the built-in wireless connection to a D-Link wifi router. It had a fully charged battery, but was using the the power adapter.

Now, everything was working just fine, I leave the computer for a little while and when I return, it's turned off.
When I try to turn it on, nothing happens. I pull the plug, reseat the battery and nothing happens. When I reconnect the power line, I get a very brief light on the power led, but that is that.

One or two days earlier I had a problem waking up from the sleep state, where the computer stopped loading XP and gave me a black screen instead of the login screen. After a hard off (4 sec power button) it worked like it should.

Does anyone have any idea on what the problem could be?
I called a shop that sells rebranded MSI notebooks, and this was the first time they'd heard of such a problem.

I'd call MSI, but they don't have a support office in Norway. I will use the warranty, but since I bought the computer abroad, it takes some planning, and thus if there is an easy fix I can do myself, I'd rather do that.

Any help you can give is appreciated!

A:MSI MEGABOOK 510A suddenly died

Maybe something within the laptop burned-out? If that's the case then it will be quite the financial burden... :-/ Just a possibility I guess, good luck.

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Earlier this evening Windows started throwing the "Unrecognized USB device" error in the system tray. Clicked into it and disabled the device, found nothing deactivated, and went about my business.

The system kept throwing the error over the course of the next half hour or so, even after a reboot, and then my USB keyboard and mouse both cut out simultaneously.

So, things I know for certain:

(1) My USB ports are not blown entirely. Speakers still work. External is getting power when I connect it, but not autoplaying or showing in My Computer (external works fine on Ubuntu box).

(2) It is not an issue with just this particular mouse and keyboard. I've tried three of each peripheral (all USB); nothing works. On a reboot, the keyboards' Lock keys give a brief flash, but don't allow any input whatsoever.

Any ideas? I haven't yet tested with a PS/2 mouse or keyboard, as I can't find one, but if I can pick some up I'll give those a run as well.
update: PS/2 hardware does work.

This is on XP SP2.

A:Keyboard / mouse suddenly died

Either your USB circuitry is faulty or, more likely, the USB software has corrupted. Go into device manager and uninstall everything listed under the USB section. Shutdown and reboot to allow Windows to find the hardware and reinstall the software (will require no intervention from you). Once done, test.

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I got my computer back from a friend but i noticed the case fans weren't working. I sent him a txt and he said it was working fine when he had it and my brother said it suddenly stopped working when he was on it so i'm guessing it didn't die due to my friend cleaning it for me.

Only the CPU and GPU fans are running. I have a fan on the side panel wall, back, top and one in front.
The side panel fan works when i connect it to the motherboard and not the power supply.

The back and top fans dont work at all and they are connected to the motherboard via the 4 pin connector? 4 holes made to a square(hope you can understand this).

oo <- like this.

the front and side fans have both oooo cord or ... (3 pin?)

This PC is custom built but the place i bought it from did it for me so everything is neatly done and i cant rearrange most things without cutting the tags that are holding the wiring.

I dont know where to go from here so I need some help.

Heres a link to some photos imgur: the simple image sharer

Pic 1 shows back and top fans not running.

Pic 2 just shows the side fan

Pic 3 dont know if you can see it properly but usually the side fan cord connects to the cord labelled "1" and that cord is connected with the front fan aswell which then is connected to the power supply.

pic 4 just general pic of my comp.

A:all my case fans suddenly just died

The top fan looks like the one blade is blocked by those yellow wires...

Please fill out your system specs so that we can look up the relevant information on your system.

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We have a Lenovo ThinkCentre desktop computer, running Windows 7 Professional. It's a few years old, and for the most part has been running fine. However, it has now inexplicably died and won't come on again.

We've been having a few blackouts and brownouts lately. It's not one of those computers that stays off when the power returns; if it was set to 'on' when the power went out, it'll start back up once the power returns.

A couple of days ago, it had gone into standby or sleep mode, and for some reason wouldn't come out of it. The laser mouse wasn't lit up, which often happens when a computer is in standby mode, but when I hit keys on the keyboard, it still didn't come on. After opening and closing the disc drive, and pushing the power button a couple of times, I finally gave up and held the button until it force shut-down. The next time it was turned on, however, it worked fine, and didn't seem to exhibit any unusual behavior.

So yesterday, the computer was working. It was left running overnight, as it generally is. The following morning, however, it was no longer on. Pushing the power button yields no power lights or sound of anything running. I unplugged it from the surge protector, then plugged it back in again, choosing a different plug on the surge protector. Still nothing. It shouldn't be an issue with the surge protector itself, as the monitor and internet router connected to it work. I don't think there was an outage, either, because no clocks were reset.... Read more

A:Lenovo desktop suddenly died

The Power Supply Unit may have failed. This is a relatively easy fix if you get the part. Any PSU over 550Watts will do. If that doesn't fix it, you can always return the part.
If you need help knowing how to replace the PSU, there are videos showing you how on YouTube

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I'v been having some problems with BSOD's lately (BCCode 116) and had been told to do a stresstest of my GPU(GTX 760) with Furmark, which caused BSOD immediately. I then tried swapping out my GPU with my brothers GPU(GT 730), and the test ran for 10-ish seconds, then my computer shut down, and now it wont start up again.

I tried removing the GPU to see if that would help, but no. When I press the powerbutton nothing happens at all. I had a similar problem before, that my PC wouldn't boot, but back then when i pressed the powerbutton the fan on the PSU would move ever so slightly. Now nothing happens.

I dont know what to do now. Any help?

I've searched a bit on the internett and found that people say to disconncet all periferals, and try to boot with just mobo, psu and CPU. That didnt work. I decided to try with my brothers PSU. When I press the powerbutton, the LED at the front of the case lights up briefly, the fans rotate 1/4 of a full spin, and the it shuts down.

Does this indicate that both PSU and the mobo is defect?

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I left my office (at home) for a short time and when i returned, my computer was off and there were no led indicator lights illuminated as they usually are. It will not power up at all. The light on the power button illuminates, but nothing else (externally at least, there are two led lights on the motherboard which come on when plugged in). I have removed all accessories, bypassed the UPS, tried several outlets without any success. Removed memory, CD & DVD, hard drive and still nothing. It is totally unresponsive. It is my business computer and I really need to solve this.

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My internet access (both Firefox & IE) suddenly got very slow on my Win7 computer. I held out for a couple of days hoping it was temporary. I thought it might be an msn problem because I 1st noticed it in hotmail & about the same time my Windows phone failed numerous times to download an app. I seem to remember once accessing an site that had a list of current/active msn problems; sometimes only in certain areas. Or was that Verizon?

Today I called Verizon & spent 1 1/2 hours with a tech who seemed to know even less than me (if that's possible). I became afraid that following her directions would make things even worse, so I discontinued the conversation.

Accessing hotmail.com just now gave . . .
Secure Connection Failed
The connection to the server was reset while page was loading.
? The page you are trying to view cannot be shown because authenticity of the received data could not be verified.
? Please contact the website owners to inform them of this problem.
Neither NOD32 AntiVirus & Malwarebytes finds any problems.


Edit . . .
Hotmail often says "Task could not be completed. Try again" . . . going to next message, different mailbox etc.

A:Internet Response Suddenly Very Slow

Try resetting the router and modem.

If that doesn't work, try changing DNS servers - DNS Addressing - How to Change in Windows 7

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One day when i was working on my laptop is just died......then i tried to start but its not open....i thought may be it need some charging...... But even charger is not charging.....so what can be the problem....i am thinking may be motherboard problem.....can any one help me.......i have hp 250 g5 laptop....please help me...will be waiting for reply thanks

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I run a dual monitor setup with two 19" widescreen LCD's. This morning my primary monitor wasn't turning on. After some messing with the cord I got it to turn on. Later on it did it again, but I couldn't get it back on. I ruled out the cord by using a different one, something happened to the monitor itself. At first I thought the screen went out itself, but I managed to set both monitors up as clones and there's a very faint image on it still. I can see the things I'm doing on it, but just barely. Does anyone have any ideas on how to fix this problem?

A:Monitor suddenly died, yet there's a faint display....

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Hi all,
Lately I've had my laptop plugged in a lot because I've been running some design analysis software thats required a long time to solve. Anyway my laptop suddenly just cut off today whilst on battery. Straight away I assumed it was the battery as I had a similar issue back in 2010 with my old device. I've had my current laptop for about 2 and a half years. I ran a battery report which came up with the following information:
Cycle count: 489Design capacity: 48840Last full charge: 38373
So its obvious my battery isn't at full capacity as expected. However, could this be the cause of it randomly losing power? I'm thinking more of a calibration issue. Any ideas on how to calibrate?

Many thanks in advance!

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Hello. I have a problem with my Lenovo Thinkpad P51. During my daily usage of this laptop it hanged up for a moment, so I had to turn it off by pressing the power button. For a second on a laptop screen appeared a message "critical low battery error" or something like that. From this time I can't turn it on and when the power supply is plugged LED which should inform that laptop is during charging, is off.I have been trying to put in and put off battery multiple times and nothing happened. Do you know what can be a solution to this problem?

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I was sitting browsing a local forum when suddenly my mouse clicks stopped working. Actually, after some testing and random attempts to solve the problem, I can more clearly describe what's happening this way.

The mouse clicks work, but I have to hold the mouse button down for a "long" time. "Long" just means "more than an instant". What I'm used to is, click the mouse and the system responds instantaneously to the click. Now, I have to hold the mouse button down for maybe 1/4 to 1/2 second.

I've updated the software for the mouse. I tried turning off my anti virus (AVG). I ran the Windows experience index and all subsystems score exactly the same.

AVG did, at about the same time this started, flag a couple of exe's as being infected with a trojan. The programs were quarantined (they were low end downloaded games) and then I had AVG delete them. I'm running a new virus scan to make sure they're gone but thought I'd poke in here and see if this problem has cropped up before.

The driver for the mouse is up to date according to the Device Manager "Update Driver" utility. It's version 7.10.344.0 dated 11/3/2009.

It's pretty annoying and I don't really know how to track down the problem other than the basic steps I've taken.

A:[SOLVED] Mouse response suddenly sloowwww

Try defragging the C drive.

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Hello All

Alienware M17X R4  died suddenly after “passing all diagnostics”
My  M17X R4  does not turn on either with or without A/C adaptor
But attempts to boot with the battery alone. But shuts down after the keyboard light flickers twice

Disconnect all the external peripherals from the computer including the battery and the ac adapter and release the flea power by pressing and holding the power button for about 30 seconds.
 Tried  to turn it on with with the cable plugged in without the battery,  which didn't work
Re-install the battery with the cable unplugged
Turn on the computer and check. Nothing happened except the keyboard light flickered twice without response
Just before the 2nd flicker, you would hear a “click or flicker” as if something is trying to kick in which could not.
What I am saying here is that something is failing before it even gets to POST.
What is it?
It is a shame that a gaming lap top as solid and expensive  as M17X R4  should disappoint and fail just like this.
Experts should tell me what going on.
Could the GPU thermal tape or CPU thermal paste help??


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Hi All, My laptop (E50-70)  is almost 3 years. The battery behaves normally most of time. But sometimes it died suddenly without plugging into mains after 5 minutes used when it was waken up from sleep mode. This happened many times even the battery was fully charged before entering sleep mode. But everytime, when I took out the battery from laptop, and put it back then plugged into mains to charge it. It behaved normally again until unexpected same incident happened again. Do you have similar experience? Any idea what's wrong? Many thanks,Cheers,J

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My 2 year old moderately used laptop battery suddenly died after a windows update. Everything was working fine, the battery still held charge for over 2 hours and now it doesn't work at all. When I hover over the battery icon it says '79% available (plugged in, not charging)'. If I pull out the charger my laptop stops as though it doesn't recognise there's a battery. I ran the HP battery test and it told me the battery is dead. How can a normally functioning laptop battery suddenly die after a standard update? I see there are a number of customers complaining about the battery not charging when switched on but my battery doesn't work at all - although it apparently is 79% charged. Is this normal for HP laptops?

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I've been using this laptop for a few years now, and while it has its fair share of small problems (track pad not working, keyboard coming loose and sometimes not working, speakers slowly dying, start ups where the screen doesn't turn on.) Despite those issues I always found a way to either fix or at least work around the problems until today.I was just watching YouTube videos when the laptop without any warning shut off instantly, even though it was plugged in, and mostly charged. After that none of the power lights would go on at all, not even the charging one. I tried unplugging it, removing the battery, holding down the power button for 30 second, and every combination of those steps I could think of. Is there any hope of saving this laptop, or is it bricked?

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Yesterday I booted up my P72 and noticed that I had no WiFi.  Only the LAN icon appeared in the Task bar.  I opened the Network adapters and the wireless adapter was not there either.  It did show up in the Device Manager except with the yellow warning symbol.  I tried to reinstall the driver, but that didn't change any the status (or the lack thereof).  I contacted Lenovo Support and they told me I have to send my laptop into a Depot center. Fortunately, I have a dual boot so I checked my second boot and the wireless adapter was showing there.  So, I reset my network adapters and rebooted to my first boot and voila, my wireless was restored. Has anyone experienced this or is this just an isolated incident? Kind regards, tecknot

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Hey everyone,

My laptop (i'm not sure the make or model matters) suddenly died, it was working fine one minute, left the room for around 30 seconds, came back and has seemingly has no power. The machine has been running purely off the power adapter because there is no battery. There's no lights on, indicating an electrical connection; it's completely dead. I used a phase tester to confirm a good power adapter, so the problem seems to be with the computer. I don't think the electrical input socket (?) is at fault cos it's not loose.

Does anyone have any suggestions? Maybe it has something to do with that internal coin-shaped battery?

I'd really appreciate any help because i'm completely at a loss as to what i should do next...


A:ZE4500 Laptop Suddenly died, lights out, no sign of life, boo

Could be a dry joint on power connector, underside motherboard try wiggling to see if you get some response, coin battery is only to retain CMOS information.

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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.




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

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Hey folks! Thanks for checking out my post, I've looked online, but couldn't find a solution, so I thought I'd make my own post. Some details: This laptop is an HP DV6-3064 ca. It was purchased refurbished about a year ago, and has had almost no problems to this point. I was at a friend's house using my laptop, and everything was working fine. Shut down, packed it up, took it home, pulled it out, pushed the power button, and nothing. I didn't leave it in the sun, or bump it on anything. Just brought it home and it wouldn't turn on, with no warning signs or anything. Now I looked into power issues and I can guarantee my battery as well as the AC adapter are perfectly fine. I also tried the hard reset but still get nothing. The light by the DC jack does not turn on when I plug it in. Now, I'm relatively tech-savvy, and since my laptop was no longer under warrantee I figured I'd check it out for myself. (Don't really have the resources to take it to a repair shop). The DC jack looked like it might have had some wear on it, so I ordered a new one from a reputable seller on eBay, replaced the old one, and nothing changed. I'm completely at a loss here. Weird thing is, when I have the laptop opened, and plugged in, I can feel the motherboard heat up a bit. Not sure if it's supposed to do that, but I know there is power going to it, even though the DC jack light still does not light up. If anybody has any insight, PLEASE let me know, and if you need any more info... Read more

A:HP DV6-3000 Getting NO power. No response from power button ...

Bannor,  The LED on the DC jack usually is an indicator of whether the AC adapter is working properly.  That light is on a different circuit and does not require a good system board.  If the light does not come on usually the adapter is bad. If you've already tested or replaced the adapter then the dc jack is the next step however when HP replaces this part in the repair depot they usually replace the entire board (with jack soldered on) at once.  You might consider replacing the entire board. Wes

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Okay I had a Dell 4400 and the motherboard went up so I was going to buy a replacement. The replacement is 200 bucks and everytime I called they were out of stock. I got fed up and decided to finally upgrade and get a really nice laptop which I did.

I have a problem I originally had 2 HD's an 80 gig and a 40 gig. The 80 gig was just storage so transfering those files will be no problem. The 40 gig had the OS on it and it also has a a good amount of files I want. I cant get to the HD cause I had put a passowrd on my windows XP log on. Does anyone here know how to bypass that so I can access the 40 gig through another computer?

In another forum they said someone in this forum would know how to do this "Otherwise you have to take ownership of the directories from within XP which is a bit involved, someone in the XP forums here might be able to help you."

A:Motherboard Died Please Help

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Recently my mother board died and I dont have the money currently to fully upgrade the PC. I'm trying to find a motherboard to replace it but the I had previously is currently deactivated. The problem I'm having is trying to find one to replace the one I currently have.

I really am trying to find the best deal I can for one. I wanna try and stay under $70 (shipping included).

Here are the parts that are currently in the PC:

Patriot Extreme Performance 4GB (2 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR2 SDRAM DDR2 800 (PC2 6400) Dual Channel
2x SATA 3.0Gb/s Drives
Sony Optiarc 20X DVDR DVD Burner
AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ Windsor 3.0GHz Socket AM2 125W Dual-Core Processor
EVGA 640-P2-N829-AR GeForce 8800GTS SSC 640MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16

The case I have only supports ATX Boards and the Motherboard I had that died was the following:

ASUS M2N-SLI Deluxe AM2 NVIDIA nForce 570 SLI MCP ATX AMD Motherboard

You guys are my last hope of finding one.. I've looked every where for one that fits my budget and just cant find one. :<

A:Looking for a motherboard, old one died

If you don't mind buying a used one, you can find your original motherboard on Ebay. I checked and found a few there.

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HELP!!!! I don't belive this. Having finally gotten my computer back up and running and everything back onto my new hard drive, after a hard drive failure at the start of January, the whole damm computer seems to have died.

I put a new dvd burner in my PC yesterday, as I was having issues with my old one and was burning something to a dvd, had left it to get on with it, and was coming back periodically to check on it. Looked in on the computer at one stage and nothing on the screen at all. Computer still running, could hear it, but nothing showing up on the screen, and to make it worse, no lights on the front of the box and reset button wouldn't work. Turned the power off to the computer manually, let it sit for a couple of minutes and then restarted it. NOTHING!!!! Not even the start up screen where it checks what you have installed. Monitor just sat there saying no signal. Thought it was my crappy monitor, so I nicked my sons LCD tv and tried that NOTHING!!!!. Took out my brand new 120gb drive and plugged it into my sons's computer and it won't start. Comes up as it wasn't shut down properly, asks me to safe boot or to start normally, runs the little bar thing at the bottom of the screen and then hangs. Left it running for 3 hours this morning, and still nothing. gotten it to do a safe boot, and it's hanging after installing mup.sys

Oh, extenuating circumastances also. been having heaps of power failures here over the last 6 weeks, which resu... Read more

A:Think my motherboard has died!!!!!!

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I have a computer running Winxp Home which is not booting. It keeps saying that it can't find the hard drive. Even when I switch out the hard drive with one known to be working it still gives the exact same errors. I switched the IDE cables, and configured the BIOS settings correctly, however it still won't boot. Even tried using a boot CD, with the correct settings enabled in Bios, and still no luck? Swapped out power supply on the off chance, and still not booting. Is there any sure way to tell if the motherboard is toast?

Thanks for the help,


A:Motherboard Died?

Sounds like the mobo is dead.

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I have a G6-2235TX that is less than 2 years old. I have been advise by a computer tech that the motherboard has died.As HP only give a 12 month warranty is there any way of getting any assistance from them without it costing me an arm and a leg.

A:Motherboard has died

They will repair it for you but will charge quite a bit. We can help you find a replacement motherboard for much less. Is the tech who diagnosed it able to replace a motherboard? This is the Part Number: 680569-501 This board does not have quite as good of a video chip but would work. http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-680568-001-Laptop-Motherboard-for-Pavilion-G4-2000-G6-2000-G7-2000-Laptop... I cannot locate your exact board right now. 

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Okay I had a Dell 4400 and the motherboard went up so I was going to buy a replacement. The replacement is 200 bucks and everytime I called they were out of stock. I got fed up and decided to finally upgrade and get a really nice laptop which I did.

I have a problem I originally had 2 HD's an 80 gig and a 40 gig. The 80 gig was just storage so transfering those files will be no problem. The 40 gig had the OS on it and it also has a a good amount of files I want. I cant get to the HD cause I had put a passowrd on my windows XP log on. Does anyone here know how to bypass that so I can access the 40 gig through another computer?

A:Motherboard Died Please Help

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howdy! my mb died (bad controller from what ive been told) and i need to get a new one. the problem with that is that i dont know where to start. i got way too much money tied up in my rig to oc.....just want a solid mb for games mainly. i will be running xp64 corporate ed.

my current set up:

gigabyte 680i sli dq6 (RIP)

Q6600 cpu

2x 8800gtx 768 superclocked

2x 150gb wd raptor x drive in raid 0 (1 drive has gone bad)

1200w thermaltake psu

2- 2x2gb patriot extreme performance ram 6400

jus want a solid performing mb that will make the best use of my current hardware.

thanks in advance...

A:motherboard died....need a new one

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Please need help pc motherboard keeps dieing bought it 2 alreadyp

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Something fried on my motherboard and took out my PSU along with it. This was an Abit mobo with no SATA connections. I couldn't find a replacement probably because it was 5 years old. I just bought a Gigabyte GA-MA785GM-US2H motherboard which only has 1 IDE connector and a bunch of SATA connectors. Along with the new mobo, I bought a 250gb SATA hard drive knowing the limited IDE connections. I presently have 2 DVD burners on the only IDE connector.

I have XP on an IDE 250gb hard drive I want to install on this motherboard. I have one of those SATA/IDE adapters that plugs into the hard drive (IDE connector). The manual doesn't say anything about mixing IDE and SATA hard drives? Can I configure my system this way having the IDE drive as the C: drive and the SATA drive as D:? Reinstalling XP on the SATA drive is doable but will take forever with all the software I have installed.


A:Solved: Motherboard died

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1.when i tried to start my pc yesterday morning , it refused to start.

2. I checked the power supply (SMPS)light. When i start the main switch, this light and fan starts for a few seconds and again goes off.

3. But when i disconnect the pin which connects power supply (smps) to motherboard , the light remains on. Does this mean that the power supply is working fine but the motherboard has problem.

4.My pc refused to start yesterday but today somehow it is working again and i am able to post this. Why is this happening to me?

i am using Intel(R) 82915G/GV/910GL Express Chipset which is 4 years old.

A:Motherboard died and started again

try disconnecting most of the hardware that u have connected to your pc and remove extra hard drives and dvd roms.....also try removing and reinserting the CMOS...if that doesnt fix it ,it wud probably mean that ur PSU is causing the problem

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so when picking a motherboard what exactly should I be looking at?

First I would like to give my current set up:
intel core 2 duo E4400
Nvidia 8600GT
500watt PSU
2 SATA drives
1 DVD connected via IDE
4 GB ram
(details available upon request i didnt memorize the other details like RAM speed and such)

and as depressing as it may sound I am only looking for a motherboard that supports my current set up and nothing future proof / support upgrading to newer CPU/GPU. Mainly because I now realize how school stole my childhood time of playing computer games
Actually the only upgrades I might make on it is adding a few more DVD burner drives
so yeah what makes one particular motherboard better than the next?

A:So my motherboard died and I need a replacement, which one should I get?

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not much i can say on this other than when you power it up within 2sec it dies!
i tryed a new psu ....but no joy! .... can here the hd spin and the lights on the board light up but thats all it will do... get no beeps or anything from it.....only one thing that stand out as wrong and that is the cpu fan dosnt spin or light up like it should but im sure its not the fan that wrong as it would still fire up right?

A:pc died ....dead motherboard?

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