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Broken eject mechanism on laptop

Q: Broken eject mechanism on laptop

Recently, the eject button on my dvd drive stopped working. I took off the faceplate and noticed the pin that would push the eject button on the drive was bent, and pushing the button on the drive still caused the drive to eject. So I'm pretty sure it's a problem with the faceplate only.

Does anyone know where I could find a new one? I have a HP dv6000 series (dv6568se)


A: Broken eject mechanism on laptop

Though I didn't do research on the particular model, I would assume you would have to send it in to HP for it to be replaced.

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Hello there I have a HP Envy TouchSmart 15 Notebook and everything is okay with it but I was told it has a safety mechanism in the laptop where if I move it to much or tilt it the wrong way it will freeze up and be roughly 1 fps for a good 2-5 minutes I really hate it when I'm trying the walk movies in bed and I move a bit and it activates it does anyone know how to disable this feature?

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If I Back Up Disks, And I Get A Error Message Mark Your Disk And Insert,,,, I Can Not Get The Tray To Open,,,,, And Insert Another Disk. I Have To Completely Shut Down My System To Get The Old Disk Out, And I Cant Do The Backup.... Help

A:Solved: Windows Vista. Eject Tray Wont Eject

Dose this happen ONLY when doing a "Back up" or all the time?

What program are you using to make this Back up?

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I upgraded from Vista to W7 ultimate, when I try to use the optical drive eject key nothing happens. I can eject the disc by navigating to the disc in Computer, r click, eject. Unable to find updated driver on hp site. HP Pavilion dv3-1075US. Any help is appreciated.

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate , Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: AMD Turion(tm) X2 Dual-Core Mobile RM-72, AMD64 Family 17 Model 3 Stepping 1
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3837 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 3200 Graphics, 320 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 292317 MB, Free - 238048 MB; D: Total - 12923 MB, Free - 2037 MB;
Motherboard: Compal, 1506, 14.31
Antivirus: Norton 360 Premier Edition, Updated and Enabled

A:hp pavilion eject key fails to eject disc

Hi and welcome to TSG.

My first thought would be a physical problem with the button. Optical drives don't have any drivers as such to download, they are an inbuilt driver in Windows. If it works fine via the Control Panel (right click, eject) as you say but doesn't work with the button on the machine, then I suspect the button may be broken.

Probably your easiest solution is to but a new drive, they are pretty cheap.

For standard CD/DVD drives:

For CD/DVD writers:

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I recently got a new laptop (Samsung Chronos 700Z5A-A01) and it all worked fine for the first 2,5days until it performed an automatic windows update (Windows 7). The laptop starts up to the first startup screen (the one saying ?Samsung? and F2 for setup och F4 for recovery). The screen will thereafter become black (screen still on, but displaying the color black) with a blinking underline in the left top corner. Nothing else will start happening and it won?t startup completely.
I am really annoyed since this is a completely new laptop. The store won't fix the problem and the warranty doesn't include software failures (even though the failing software was preinstalled and I haven't been messing around with it)
I?ve googled the problem and the best solution seems to completely reboot the laptop to it?s orginal settings and software. I have done a complete restoring by pressing F4 and choosing a full restoration to the date when I first used the laptop (before all the problems. I have done this several times and the restoration process was succesful (according the laptop) but the problem still remains.
A restoring CD was included with the laptop. However! The problem is that I?ve already a DVD in the laptop that I can?t eject due to the software problems.. I can think of 2 possible solutions and therefore my following questions. But please let me know if you know of any other sollutions! :)

1. How to force the DVD to eject? Is it possible to manually force the DVD to eject s... Read more

A:Laptop won't start- Reboot without CD?/Force DVD to eject.

To eject a cd/dvd on the samsung chronos press Fn and top row delete button, it has arrow head and bar in blue.

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When I press the physical eject button on my laptops DVD drive Windows 10 completely locks up. Tray doesn't open either. Frozen cursor, ctrl alt del does nothing. I have to force a shutdown by holding the power button down. Going to My PC, right clicking the drive and selecting eject does work though. ASUS K65DE running Windows 10 Enterprise, clean install several months ago. Almost never use the optical drive so only just noticed this recently. Other than this Windows runs normally and the drive is usable. Device manager shows nothing out of the ordinary. Worked fine in Windows 8.1. Stock Windows supplied drivers used on all hardware. I haven't got a clue what to look at or where to go with this issue? I debated whether to post it here or in the software section.

A:Pressing eject button on laptop DVD drive locks up Windows 10 Ent

Sounds like a driver issue or maybe needs a firmware upgrade for the dvd drive. Get the DVD model number from Device Manager and go to the drive mfg web site and look for a firmware upgrade.

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A:How do I remove "eject device" tool from taskbar (no devices to eject)

The tool won't show up if there are no devices to eject.

Have you right clicked on it? What does it show?

There are devices which you may not realize are considered removable, such as hot-swap hard drives.

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I'm not sure if this is a major issue, but I've never seen a system that has done this and the computer is only a couple of months old.  Not sure if worth the time/effort to deal with Dell tech support so I'll try here first to see if anyone else has seen this or experienced similar issues.
No matter what device I plug in to the USB port, i.e. thumb drive, external HDD, MP3 player, etc., when I go to remove the device and use the icon on the system tray to "safely remove" the device, I click on the icon and nothing happens.  No matter if I use left or right click, nothing happens.  I'm used to it opening a context menu asking which device I would like to safely remove but this does nothing.  However, when I shut down/restart, for a split second, on the bottom right of the screen, that context menu flashes and then disappears, like it was running in the background but couldn't work up the nerve to display it for some reason.  (shy maybe?) 
So far I have had no issues of lost or corrupt files as a result of not being able to "safely remove" the devices, but I'm just waiting for the day that it does.  Anyone else have issues with this or know anything about why it might be happening?  If not, I'll suck it up and call Dell tech support and see what country I can talk to. 
Thanks in advance

A:New Dell Laptop- "Safely remove harware and eject media" issue

I have a work-around, but not a fix. It will allow you to safely remove a USB item by;
Go into Windows Explorer and find the device to be removed
R-click the device, and on the menu select "eject"
You should get the "safe to remove" prompt

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Recently, using FF on my Vista Ultimate 32 bit computer, I notices popup ads from, when I visited a web page. The pop ups appeared if I left OR right clicked on a text area. The mouse pointer remained a pointer; had not changed to hand with extended index finger.

I verified that FF's popup blocker is / was on. I removed all exceptions & restarted the PC. Same problem. I viewed the page source, searched for zedo and found it related to java script.

I turned off Java, rebooted & the problem went away.

This did NOT occur using IE 7.

I stopped the popups by using the modified hosts file from Because the .bat procedure used by the mvps author to replace the hosts file failed in the past, I copied the contents of the modified hosts from & pasted the contents into my hosts file, rebooted & success occurred. I had re-enabled java in FF.

I hope this information is useful to anyone else who encounters the phenomenon.


A:New [ to me ] Pop up mechanism with FF

rainforest123 said:

I verified that FF's popup blocker is / was on. I removed all exceptions & restarted the PC. Same problem. I viewed the page source, searched for zedo and found it related to java script.

I turned off Java, rebooted & the problem went away.Click to expand...

Firefox's popup blocker does not block all popups, although it does its best. The best way to block ads and the rest of the popups would be to use the Firefox AdBlock Plus extension.

Also, Java is not the same thing as Javascript. They are completely different, and I'm assuming you disabled JavaScript, not Java. However, you don't want to completely disable JavaScript because almost every modern website uses it in some way or another. AdBlock Plus should block the ads, but you can also use NoScript to block all JavaScript on a per-site basis.

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My Windows Mail program suddenly stopped sending and receiving messages. The following error message popped up: "Account: 'Windows Mail', Server: 'pop3, Server Response: ERR An authentication mechanism MUST be entered,' Port: 110, Secure (SSL): No, Server Error: 0x800ccc90, Error Number: 0x800ccc18"

I have tried to trouble shoot settings. Everything appears to be correct per my internet provider. My operating system is Vista; I have been using Windows Mail for several years with no problem. Nothing has changed with my computer re: recent updates or new programs.

What is an "authentication mechanism" and how do I set/respond to the error issue? Any available help would be greatly appreciated! (FYI I'm not a computer techie-type so simple-minded (referring to me of course!!!) direction would be especially appreciated! Thank you!!!

A:Authentication Mechanism MUST be Entered

The problem could be with your mail provider. Wait until tomorrow, if it still does not work properly report back and we will go from there.

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i just bought a new computer, and assembled it.
everything works great, except that whenever i unplug the computer and then plug it back, i cant turn it back on again for a while.
No lights, no response, like its not in the socket at all. only after a few minutes of being unplugged it lets me turn it on again.
It was very anooying when i assembled the system, and had to wait for a while between adding stuff.
It really pissed me off when i had a power failure in my house for a second, and couldn't use my computer for about 20 minutes later.
Is this a safety thing from enermax? if it is, is there a way i can get around it? or atleast minimize the wait time?
my system, if u think that it might be somthing else:
Processor: Intel core 2 duo E6400
Motherboard: Asus P5B
Mem: DDR2 512Mb 533MHz CL2 Kingston
Graphics: Sapphire Radeon X1950PRO 256MB PCIe
PSU: Enermax Noisetaker 420W

thanx ahead for any help.

A:Enermax annoying safety mechanism?

I've got the 475W Noisetaker and a 480W Noisetaker II, never had this problem with either of them. I did static discharge on the case of the comp that had the Noisetaker in it once and it wouldn't power on for a few minutes, but I've never had a problem like you are discribing.

I may be off on those wattages, I can't be arsed to check for sure right now. But I'm not off by more than 15, and its not even relavent to your case.

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Any documents from windows to explain this mechanism.
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Good morning.
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I would appreciate it if some of you would take the opportunity to complete my questionnaire as you will be helping me out a lot. It will take no more than 2 minutes to complete. Also, I would be interested in hearing your thoughts and opinions on biometric and traditional passwords, regarding their security.
The survey can be found here -
I apologise if this is in the wrong section or breaks a rule. I have checked the rules out and I believe it doesn't break the advertising rule, but it might to you guys.
Thanks in advance.

A:Are Passwords an Effective Security Mechanism

The user is the first and last line of defense. Strong passwords can be effective security measure. Unfortunately, it has been proven time and again that the user is a more substantial factor (weakest link) in security than the architecture of the operating system or installed protection software. Security is all about layers, and not depending on any one technology or approach to detect or save you from the latest threats. The most important layer in that security defense? You! Most threats succeed because they take advantage of human weaknesses (laziness, apathy, ignorance, etc.), and less because of their sophistication.Krebs on SecurityThese were the worst passwords of 2015, and they're only getting worseThis List Of 2014s Worst Passwords, Including 123456, Is EmbarrassingIts 2014 And Our Passwords Arent Getting BetterThe 25 Worst Passwords of 2013

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Hi Gang,

When I try to search my computer, any part of my computer, the search module seems to stall. That is, it doesn't appear to be doing anything for anywhere between 10-30 seconds. After this time the meter starts working and the word "searching" comes up on the search box.

There seems to be a long delay between the time I give the order to search, and the time the search command is actually executed.

What can I do to eliminate this delay?

I have WinXP Pro SP2

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A:Built in mechanism to check files during installation?

you might try
cmd sfc /scannow it checks for any corrupt system files.

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Hi Guys, hoping one of you can help with this.
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A:Need to Link Laptop to PC but Laptop screen is broken!!

My girlfriends had a laptop for a couple of years ...Click to expand...

You have two or more girlfriends and they shared a laptop and the only thing broken is the screen? Amazing!

If it was setup to allow Window's Remote Desktop or some similar third party remote access, you can use that. Otherwise, I think repairs or another laptop are called for.

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Can i use my ACER laptop for video output of MSI ?

I know i can connect that on TV/monitor but how about connecting to another laptop ?

Thanks In Advance!!

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No you cant. Ports in laptops meant to output video data. You may try out some HDMI to USB converters in Amazon or ebay.

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if u look thru the reviews u will see that motherboard is plagued with issues
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A:Laptop LCD Is Broken...

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A:broken laptop

Oh. . . That's too bad.

Seriously, we need more information. What brand, specifications?

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saving for a toshiba right n... Read more

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A:broken laptop

This great tutorial may help
Bootmgr is missing

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Does anyone know what might be wrong?

A:Laptop Broken, What To Do?

no expert but the sound may indicate a hard drive problem... which may be reason for windows failing to load

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Im going to try and be as thorough as possible. Please bear with me...

So, I have had my toshiba laptop about 4 years now and in the past year have encountered a problem, this problem is that when I turn my laptop on when it reaches the logon screen it just starts booting up again. This is an endless loop that I only got out of by using my Product recovery disk (which I got with the laptop) and completely wiping the laptop and reinstally with the disk.

But this time what has happened is that when I try to log on it just kept just kept loading after I entered my password. I ahd to manually shut this down by holding the power button after waiting 15 minutes. I tried logging on then being forced to shut it down several times after this.

I realised that I had no other choice than to try a system recovery. I proceeded to put in the disk, chooses CD?DVD from the boot menu, follow the oncreen instructions to recover the laptop and it did so. Well until 54%...It just froze. I left it for 30 minutes! But no, so I had to close it down. I then turned it back on and it wouldnt even get into the loading windows bit as now a lot of my software was missing/corrupted/messed about due to the semi-reinstallation. SO I am stuck now people, unable to log on, unable to reinstall properly.

I am kind of sure it is no virus problem as I due regular virus scans. I have not acsessed anything virusy in a while and tend not to on my laptop but please help me

A:Broken Laptop :/

Your Hard Drive may be failing. Boot off of the Restore CD and try and Format (erase) the disk first. If that is not an option, then download KillDisk and make a boot CD and boot off of that CD and run kill disk. then boot off of your Restore CD and reinstall. If that fails then replace the HDD.

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HP Laptop Pavilion 17-F111, about 1 1/2 years old. Windows 8.1, all Windows updates current.

I was working using the wireless network, when the network connection suddenly failed. After various attempts at troubleshooting I determined the Wi-Fi was not working, period. The ethernet adapter works fine and allows working on the network or even the internet, by-passing the wireless router. Other wireless networked devices have no problems.

I checked the most obvious Wi-fi issue on HP laptops: a physical switch that toggles Wi-Fi on/off; this model does not have that switch. If it has a software switch, that software switch is undocumented (I know because I checked HP's manuals). Yes I do RTFM.

Device Manager says the driver on the built-in adapter is correct and that "This Device Is Working Properly"

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When attempting to connect via Ethernet, the adapter finds the connections and connects with no problems. By the way, I don't intend to make do with ethernet. This laptop travels and can't expect to always find ethernet. Besides, when I'm here, I don't want to work in the Server Clo... Read more

A:Laptop Wi-Fi Broken

If it has a software switch, that software switch is undocumentedClick to expand...

usually one of the F keys - used in conjunction with the FN key
I have tried 3 different USB Wi-Fi adapters, and all fail on this computer only.Click to expand...

did the drivers install OK ?

can we see a couple of things
ipconfig /all
and an
xirrus screen shot please
With just the PC internal wireless - NOT the USBs connected

It would be worth doing a TCP/IP reset as well
makes the following quite long

ipconfig /all

We would like to see the results from an ipconfig /all - post back the results in a reply here.

If you cannot access the internet with this PC
You will need to paste the results into something like notepad and then copy onto a machine that can access the internet and post the results in a reply here.
Save the file to a USB flash drive or other removable media. Plug it into the working computer with internet access and copy the file and paste here.
If you do not have another PC
Do you have a phone connected to the internet - can you photograph the result and post the image in a reply
Note: you will see entries named Tunnel adapter Teredo Tunneling Pseudo-Interface: we dont need to see that information - JUST the information above those entries​
For Windows 8 or Windows 10
To open a Cmd Prompt or an Administrator Cmd prompt from the Desktop.
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A:Broken Laptop

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I guess since I'm possing this question its clear I'm not a computer expert, but I think I could replace a broken component in a notebook. I built the computer I'm using a couple months ago for gaming. I want a bargain laptop I can use for shcool.

A:Broken Laptop

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reliving my youth on street fighter online, i have gone and broke my down key

now i did it last night and i managed to re bend the metal clips into placeand clip it back in, chuffed i thought, but now ive gone and snapped the 2 little metal clips that are in the keyboard, the "key" clips are fine, just it only clips down one side

can this be fixed or are my street fighter days over?

A:broken laptop key

Might check for a replacement keyboard on ebay.

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I have a hp pavilion 17 laptop it has a broken screen and some keys are not working it boots up but only displays a blank screen with a cursor on the external monitor how do I fix this? It's a project of mine please help me

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I am takinng classes on computers and I love to tare into things. I am pretty habdy with my hands and do lots of differnts hand crafts..

I have a Toshiba Laptop a littleover a year old and I am having problems with the DVD Burner. THe system recognizes the drive and states the drive is working properly. I have tried to unstall the drive and the driver and it still doesn't work.

If you try to view information or burn information the drive will open and say insert a disk. You insert a disk and it does not show a disk in the the drive.

IF you go to My Computer it shows no disk in drive.

PLease can somone help me?

A:Help Broken Laptop

The best thing is to go to your laptop vendor. Don't handle hardware things yourself. I had a similar problem and it turned out that I pushed back the drive holder into the laptop a little too "harshly"... so go to the vendor

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Hi all I have two broken usb in sockets on my laptop. I have a external usb memory that plugs into usb sockets. My laptop has Bluetooth abilities is there a device that I can plug my usb memory into and pass the information on it via Bluetooth.

A:Laptop broken usb plug looking for help

USb port on your router?
you can then transfer files by ethernet or wireless

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Hi there,

I've come round to that 3-4 year point where my laptop is starting to die, and I have to spend a month reading 2,000 reviews to find something that meets my needs again, and eventually compromise on something that doesn't... Your help in cutting this down would be much appreciated!
I am a web designer, I do a fair amount of photo and image editing.Little bit of gaming: hardly any though, whatever graphics that serve my work needs will be good enough.I watch DVDs fairly often, and find external drives fiddly and annoying.I like music to sound good.

I currently rock a Dell XPS 15 from a few years back, the L502x. It has a 15 inch screen, backlit keyboard, dvd drive, and a built in subwoofer - amazing sound quality! Shame it has motherboard cancer...

Must haves:
(If your suggestion doesn't have these, its not gonna do the job...)
Haswell i5 processor (happy with the performance loss compared to i7 for the improved battery).3-4 hour battery minimum.Backlit keyboard.1600x900 resolution minimum

Awesome sound, especially a build in sub.1080pOptical drive would be great.

Don't care about
4K - I find Windows scales badly, so generally stick in 1080p, sometimes 1600x900.Trackpad - its never going to be usedWeight - heavy as you wantSize - if you have a 17 inch you think would work...
Any ideas? I have anywhere up to about ?1000, although would prefer the ?600-700 range.


A:Grr, stupid broken laptop. What should I buy instead?

Alienware, owned by Dell, has a pretty good reputation among a few gamers I know for being powerful. They like the 17.3" size but would go a bit larger if available, I've heard of an 18" but haven't found any data on one yet.

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The display screen is cracked and of very little visual use on my daughter's laptop. I had an old 15" monitor working for the display, but somehow she changed the settings and now all of the operable/functional portions of the image are on the side of the screen that does not work (can't be seen). She said something about clicking a dialog box that said "share the screen". I have it started in Safe Mode and the monitor operates just fine (I can see about 10% of the laptop screen/ top left area) both screens appear to show the same thing. Does anyone know where to find the settings to get the screen to show up on the additional monitor in regular mode?

Win Vista Home Premium Service Pack 1.
HP Pavilion dv6700 notebook PC. AMD Turion 64x2 TL-60 2 GHz, 3 GB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 715M nForce 630,

A:broken laptop display

How old is this lap top?

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I have an Asus x55c-wh31 model laptop, with a broken back cover it seems , because the computer was dropped and now one of the hinges were broken and its protruding outward at the back side of it, the user needs a replacement for it, i'm going to upload a photo of it so that i can make sure i can get the right part for it

A:Broken Laptop Cover

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I am trying to fix a laptop for a friend. They broke their CD drive (internal in the laptop) and scince then have been using a external CD drive. However their windows broke, (hee hee, they got a virus).

So basically they need to install windows, but bios only checks the broken cd drive for a boot disk. I have taken appart the laptop and tryed to fix the CD drive but the mechanism is shot (totally bent out of shape) and the motor seems burnt out. The price for a new internal CD drive excedes the cost for a new laptop as the company who made the laptop has gone bust.

I need to know if there is any way to get a windows install Cd to boot (out of windows) off of the external drive.
Floppy disk drive works btw

A:Broken Laptop Cd Crive

Regretably we would at least need to know the make and model of laptop, for anyone to be able to comment on the possibility it can be made to recognise the USB drive at boot.
Not all/many can.

Also the Wndows version would be helpful.

Else its crystal ball territory...

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HP ProBook laptop side broken, where I can get it repaired and what whould be the estimated cost. My laptop is in warranty.

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I acquired a free used laptop last night, and I was under the impression that it still worked for the most part, but was really shoddy. I don't know the model, but it's a Toshiba that I know is a few years old (therefore no longer under warranty), and runs on Windows XP.

I tried turning it on, and it started running, fans and all. However, the monitor was not working. I waited a bit and fiddled more with the power button a few times (I also pressed a few keys and fiddled with the mouse). Once during this, the Toshiba screen came on for a few seconds, and then went back off. When I saw this, for some reason I got the idea that just maybe if I put the OS disc in and turned it on again, the monitor will magically work and it will let me reformat. Needless to say, this did not work. I then plugged into it my desktop computer's monitor, to no avail.

I know absolutely nothing about hardware, so I'm at a total loss. Any ideas for things that I can try that may fix the problem, before I think it might be an idea to send it somewhere to be fixed? Thanks in advance.

A:Broken Toshiba laptop


Do you hear the laptop power up and continue to run even when you cannot see the screen? If so, then try pressing CTRL + ALT + DELETE after you press the power on button, this is simply to check that the power supply it improperly sending the POWER_GOOD signal or the motherboard is not receiving it.


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Hi, my Laptop hinge is broken, and it pushes the back cover which loses the thread of back cover. I want to know if I can buy to you a new back cover for my Dell Inspiron 15 5447

A:my Laptop hinge is broken

Hi adrianbelen,
Thank you for reaching out to Dell Community Forum.
For me to better assist in troubleshooting, please click my DELL-username and send me a Private Message with the Dell Service Tag number and your email address.
Note: please don't mention the service tag or email id on the public forum as it contains your personal information

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Please help, as I seem to be in trouble again. This time I have a spanking new(ish) Windows 7 MSi CR720, I've had it for a few months, had no problems with it, but this afternoon, I switched it on after work and it wouldn't connect to the Internet. Thinking it may be a problem with wireless, I plugged in an ethernet cable, but nothing happened, it (Internet) still wouldn't start. I decided to restart it, and then the trouble started...Windows would not load at all - just the desktop and no icons. I left it for about 10 minutes, still nothing. I went onto the main desktop computer to search for solutions, then, on restarting the laptop and pressing F8 I got into the recovery panel. I chose 'repair startup'. Finally it started to do a system restore after about 30 mins of scanning, then horror of all horrors, a pop-up indicated that there were no restore points. Cancelling the system restore, the startup repair was still scanning, so I left it for about 15 more pop ups. The scan finished and indicated that there had been a problem with a USB device that it was unable to repair (I guess it was my son's iPod). It instructed me to remove the device - I had some 2 hours previously - and reboot, which I did. Now I am back into another cycle of startup repair. As I type, I have just chosen the keyboard language (the laptop is right here next to me now). Shall I just leave it to run and run through this cycle, or is there a better way to restore Windows please?... Read more

A:I seem to have a broken works laptop again.

Sounds to me like you have an infection. Read the Stickies here and post as suggested: Virus/Trojan/Spyware Help - Tech Support Forum

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the pin inside my laptop DC port has snapped off

I ----------
I----------* _______I------------------------------
I_________ power cable

DC port

the diagram probably wont work lol. but basically, The power cable plugs into a round port, which has a central pin, which the power cable slides over. it is this central pin that has snapped. Can i get a new port easily and how hard are they to fit to laptops? what are my options as PC World want 120 before they even look at it. THEN parts and labour on top.


A:laptop DC port broken

It's not that difficult, though you need some soldering skills and the correct tools.

I had one that the board was pretty mangled, and I soldered a small extension onto the pads with a strain-relief where it came out the hole, and just used a Radio Shack jack to match the plug on the P/S. If you can find a supplier or a dead laptop, you might be able to obtain the part that way.

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Well its not broke as such, it still fully functions. I was installing ram in my laptop and to install one of the modules I had to remove the keyboard by pushing in 5 little tabs which hold the keyboard down. Trouble is I've pushed three of these tabs too far in and they wont pop out again thus making my keyboard loose at the bottom end, and the down arrow key is now loose sad.gif.

Anyone know of an idea how to fix this? is it safe to use some kind of adhesive to hold it in place and are these keyboard easy to replace due to the broken key?



A:Broken Laptop Keyboard

It's easy to replace the laptop keyboard, providing you order the exact replacement. From the sounds of the issue, I'd say that's the proper fix for this one.

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Hello all.  Can I open a thread and discussion to see how many peoples Acer has broken lid hinges within the first 3 years? Please also let me know which model this happened to, this would be useful to see if there is an inherent design or process fault. Thanks

A:Broken laptop lid hinges

Hi there, I am having an issue with my laptop near the hinge.I have an Acer Travelmate P253-MG, the laptop was bought in July 2013. Around the December 2014/Jan 2015 (if I remember correctly) whenever I opened or closed the lid, it would jolt into place with a loud crack. Although concerning it was not causing any issues with the laptop. However screws started to fall out, I always kept them and put them back in though, but they made little difference. Eventually in the back left corner, between the hinge and the charger area, the laptop has begun to pull away from itself. It is so bad now that I am having trouble using the power button as the gap is so wide. I have NEVER dropped the laptop or handled it roughly. It is only ensured for inside a house so I have taken exceptional care of it. What can be done about this? I am not keen to pay to get it fixed as I am very tight on cash being a recent graduate.Does Acer have any solutions to this, as I have found many threads from people with similar issues.

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I have a Acer Aspire. The screen has been cracked and I'm running it in safe mode through an old computer monitor. I have been told by someone that I can disable the laptops screen and boot up normal after that. Any help on this?

A:Broken laptop screen

hi they may mean the fn key=F6and F5

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Basically what's happened is this: Recently I got the "warn me if my battery needs replacing" message on Windows, so I ordered a new one which arrived today, then I fitted it (pre-charged to 75%) and it worked perfectly.

Next I plugged in my current charger only to find that just like my previous battery, no charge is being received, and I don't mean the "plugged in, not charging" message, but rather it just simply doesn't work.

Seems like the charger is defective, but what are the odds that both the charger and the battery would fail at the same time? I've tried multiple fuses in the plug but none of them make a difference, so it's likely not the fuse either...

Hopefully it's just the charger and I can go and order a new one. If that doesn't work I'll dismantle the laptop and make sure the connection from the charging port to the motherboard is working/and is not damaged. After that, I have no clue what could be going on; the battery is fine as is the laptop itself, it just won't charge.

With all that said could someone shed some light onto what may have happened here? I'm getting the feeling that my old battery likely works fine (unless the defective charger damaged it somehow).

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I have a laptop which was not starting.

It was not allowing me to move the cursor to start into safe mode.

So I connected an external keyboard which allowed me to attempt to enter safe mode or last good config.

But it still wouldnt start.

I went into setup and noticed that a menu was flashing on and off, and deduced that the keyboard was reacting as if a key was held down.

So I hit it.

And it now starts fine.

But obviously the keyboard could stop working at any time.

The laptop is the kind that has the mouse as a little nub below the G,H keys So I assume that if the keyboard was disconnected the mouse would stop working too.

As a fix I am wanting to open the laptop and disconnect the keyboard-mouse, and use and external mouse/keyboard.

But I am worried that this might be more difficult than it sounds as I have never done it before. I am worried that the connection might be disable the screen or something too.

Can anyone advise me on whether I should attempt this, or how I should go about it?

I have a little experience with electronics but noting extensive.

The laptop is a Toshiba Satelite. I can post the model and seriel numbers if needed.


A:Laptop keyboard broken

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Hey, about 1/4 liter coca cola zero went into my laptop.
I unplugged everything, cleaned what cola i could see, and then dryed it over night.
This morning i started it, working fine, and everythings seems fine exept for some low noises, sounding a little like a coffee machine.

I've read on the net that when the cola drys up it leaves some sticky stuff. Not dangerous to the computer in this form, but when the computer gets hot i heard it melts to liquid again, being dangerous for the computer.

Then i read i could wash it out with normal water, just pouring it through the laptop, and then letting it dry up again. I'll remove both the laptop battery and the BIOS battery, is there anything i've forgotten?

A:Washing my laptop, will it be broken?

No you don't want to do anything like that. Coca Cola Zero had no calories, therefore no sugar. So any leftover sticky residue will be mininal.

The best thing you can do right now is leave the batteries out and AC power disconnected until it is 100% dry. That could take several days or a couple of weeks depending on ambient air conditions.

If you want to clean it you willl probably need to completely disassemble it. Then selectively clean and dry parts that have cola residue. I cannot recommend what you should use but don't use tap water. It contains minerals and salts that can cause corrosion when you power the computer on. Distilled water may be ok... but not just poured through.

If it was my computer and the keyboard isn't sticky I would just leave it. Too much risk in taking it apart.

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people first of all my laptop is HP Pavilion DV6-7070ex and when i used HP Support Assistant for updating my stupid internet got down and then i disconnected and connected then an extract thing came up and the lap was lagging so i closed it then it started the update again from first then i clicked stop then my laptop screen got black so i restarted it then the screen was small like in safe mod so i changed it with -> right click -> screen resolution -> and then i set it to full and then my taskbar appears white and when i try to run fraps or any game it gives me an error for DirectX and i cant change the screen saver when i try to change it it says you need direct3d to make this screen saver work and i already have it and everything is working good but i cant play any game + cant run some programs for DirectX thing and then i tried updating again from HP Support Assistant and it goes good but there was an update for NVIDIA HD Graphics Driver when i downloaded it it wont install for some reason and as i know that graphics driver will solve the problem so people please reply to this thread and say to me how to fix! im getting annoyed and i got my pc from 1 month so im pissed off so people please answer

A:people help i think my laptop is broken?!

Can you rewrite that with an occasional period, some sentences, and maybe 3 or 4 paragraphs, so we can make sense of it?

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OK so I have a laptop with Windows 8.1 and turned it off normally yesterday.
Now when I turn it on,my WiFi is disabled.

I get the Ethernet cable unplugged with the yellow symbol. Which is odd because I have WiFi and should be seeing signal bars. The box you see on desktop computers with no WiFi just Ethernet....

WiFi is intact,once I connect to WiFi,internet work fine,but once I disable or restart my PC I have to put my WiFi password every-time I turn on my laptop.

Something must of gotten broken and can't seem to fix it. System Restore does also not seem to complete the process.
I also re installed WiFi drivers,but all that did was make the internet icon back to signal bars not Ethernet.

Any ideas on why my icon for WiFi where changed and why my passwords won't save anymore?

Pictures should clear some things up.

With wifi connected.

In Airplane mode/Off:

Also this confuses me,since I am using wifi?
Edit: I used sfc scannow and it said it could not repair some files......
Anyone care to take a look? I can't re install my windows,I will lose to many programs.

A:Laptop wifi broken?

There is a keystroke on most laptops to turn wifi off and on - did you hit it accidentally? On mine it is FUNCTION -F3.

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I've got a bit of a problem. My laptop was acting really weird, very slow. So I wanted to take a look inside. I tried unscrewing the bottom cover off but two screws were just not budging. Stupidly, I tried to pull the bottom cover off anyway.

I got it off, reseated the RAM, removed and then put the hard drive back and removed and put the CMOS battery back in. Replaced the bottom cover, tried to turn it on and..... nothing. No display (even with external monitor), sounds being made but no beeps or anything.

My question is, have I broken it? Did my forcing the bottom cover off damage the motherboard or something?

I can't believe how STUPID I was and i'm kicking myself, but just wondering if anyone out there with more sense than me (won't be hard ) can suggest anything that I can try? Or am I stuck with a machine that's wrecked?

Thanks in advance


A:Solved: Have I broken my laptop?

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I dropped my netbook and shattered the screen. However it worked after that for a while. Now every time I turn it on it keeps restarting. What should I do?

A:Laptop is broken, and keeps restarting.

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Ok well my laptops dvd drive snaped in half is it possible to get a replacement?
my laptop model is acer 5315-2848
i know how to replace it but cant find the part number. or would it be better to just buy a external drive thanks!

best wishes deven

srry if this is in the wrong place

A:Broken Laptop DVD Drive

You should be able to use any "standard" laptop drive. Just make sure it's the correct type inteface (SATA or PATA).

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Ok, my friend asks me to fix his broken cd-rom and I noticed some spyware ongoin so I decided to do a HJT, I have clean some of the easiest but this is what I am left with.... Also can any of this explain his broken cd-rom?

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.0 (BETA)
Scan saved at 14:31:55, on 19.12.2007
Platform: Windows Vista (WinNT 6.00.1904)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LManager.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\Communications_Helper.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Logitech\LComMgr\LVComSX.exe
C:\Program Files\Acer\OrbiCam10\OrbiCam.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\eDataSecurity\eDSloader.exe
C:\Program Files\Java\jre1.6.0\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\\OEAddOn.exe
C:\Program Files\Seekmo\bin\\SeekmoSA.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Sidebar\sidebar.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\Windows Media Player\wmpnscfg.exe
C:\Acer\Empowering Technology\ENET\ENMTRAY.EXE
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A:My friends broken laptop


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The touch pad of my laptop is automatically clicking and sometimes its not working. What should I do? help!

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Copying from my BSOD thread (what would I give to have 'only' that issue now). In trying to fix that probem, laptop is now utterly rooted, no boot, no Windows repair. I do not have another machine available to me (and am not a tech, very clearly).

I tried to follow BSOD advice given, removed AVG and installed Microsoft Security Essentials. It found Alureon and instructed me to run Defender Offline to remove - which it did, apparently with success. The issue was after that - the machine cannot boot. I have run Windows Repair, no dice, machine now takes me to HP Recovery - I am just trying to find the best way to restore things whilst minimizing lost data. I have a full recent backup on external drive (god I'm hoping it did so correctly, certainly spent hours copying files), which I am hoping I can reinstall.

Scared to make the wrong choice from the HP Recovery options. Factory reset, restore point, or clean image. Very unsure what to do. Many thanks in advance

A:Alureon and my broken laptop


On the PC how far can you get? Can you get to Safe Mode with Networking ?

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My laptop hinges has broken.Is it available in hp service centre ?How many cost of this hardware?I am from please help me to solving my problem .

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A:laptop hinges broken

The hinges would cost you around 600 to 1000 depending on your product and the service charges would be extra. Please call the contact center and they will be able to provide you the part cost and labor cost. An engineer would come to your place and replace the hinges.

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my laptop keyboard will not work. windows says i dont need drivers but uninstalled and reinstalled them anyway. running windows 7 ultimate 32bit. dell vostro a860

A:laptop keyboard broken ?

See if a USB or PS/2 keyboard works with the laptop.

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hi, all

so, my laptop is pretty old. it was my moms laptop for a while, then my sisters, and now mine. the only reason i ever got it is that a few years ago, my sister dropped it, and the screen stopped working. i have it hooked to an external monitor, so this is not much of a problem. however, when i got it, it still had the sceen attached, it just didnt work. back then, i had only a limited knowlege of how computers worked (although, of course, i thought i knew everything), so i opened up the case, figured out how the (broken) screen connectd to the bottom half, and proceeded to remove the entire upper half of the laptop (dont blame me, i was 12). unfortunately, there were parts in the upper case that had absolutely no connection to the screen (notably the speakers), which were also removed. when i turned the computer on after this surgery, the sound wouldnt play, even through headphones. at the time, i thought that was a good trade for not having a ugly, broken screen (remember, i was 12). now that i know better, its too late to put the screen back on. i have no idea specifically what components i removed, besides the screen, but i need to know if they can be bypassed with a program or something, or maybe a part cannabilized from another laptop (the surplus store has stacks of destroyed ones).


A:PLEASE HELP! laptop sound broken!

Without knowing exactly what components you removed and the model of the laptop, it's really difficult to diagnose what the problem is. However, laptops are really not meant to be opened outside of a clean room (The internals are damaged extremely easily) so you could have damaged the sound card.

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We had finally gotten a computer (laptop) last week (which husband had to fix first ) to be able to do some work for someone. Just got it up & running 2days ago and while at a friend's, someone stood it up next to a chair, and it fell over & actually broke the screen (looks kinda like you swiped the screen with a few different colored paintbrushes)! Due to a wildfire in August, we are very short on money so we will probably have to try to find a screen on craigslist or something. My question is Is there ANY other models that are apt to have the same screen or that can be easily used? If so, which ones are apt to be compatible or, if you don't know, how can I find out???
HP 2000-239dx
Thank you very much for any/all help!

P. S. Hopefully this was the best subforum to put this in. If not, either let me know or feel free to move it for me. Thanks

A:Broken Laptop Screen

A Google search for 2000-239dx LCD will turn up a number of pages of companies selling the screens and also people selling them on e-Bay. You could choose to buy from one of those sources. Some of the found pages may list other HP models that use the same screen.

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I was given a friends HP Pavillion laptop to diagnsoe the problem -

Symptoms - upon powering up the screen is black. The harddrive light flashes on once and you can hear some movement before it turns off again. Fans and lights all turn on but no bios or even backlight to the screen.

Today I opened it up and saw this:

1)would a broken whatever that is on the mobo be the sole cause of those problems or should I look for more?
2)how should I go about repairing that? glue? solder? suggest sending in to the shop?

A:Diagnosing broken laptop

If thats on the motherboard of the laptop then almost certainly that is the cause of the laptop not even showing the bios screen, unfortunatly there are normally only 2 ways of repair; A: Send to a PCB specialist to repair the mobo B: replace the mobo. both of which are not financially viable unless the laptop is very new.

Is it still in warranty?


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Okay so i went to pick up my laptop and i grabbed it by the screen and my screen messed up. It looks like i have a air bubble under the screen. while my laptop is on about 90% of my sreen has a white spot with color lines running threw it.When it is shut off the mark looks like a deep black spot. The laptop is a compaq presario v5000. please if you know any way i might be able to fix it let me. thank you.

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How can I fix broken keyboard? - sorry I forgot to add keyboard to the title so it may not be specific enough.

So one of my friends gave me a laptop but the keyboard keys are broken and virtually unusable without an external keyboard. I have a Windows 7 Disk and an SSD and the laptop has a Serial Sticker on so will use that, and might bump the RAM up as it is extremely easy to open.

However how will I be able to install a replacement keyboard and where can I get one from?

This is the laptop - | (WS142EA#ABU) HP Mini 110-3000sa Ultra Mobile Notebook PC Atom (N450) 1.66GHz 1024MB 160GB 10.1 inch WSVGA LED Anti-Glare WLAN BT Webcam Windows 7 Starter 32-bit Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 3150 (Black)

Some keys also don't actually type a letter.

A:Fix Broken Netbook/Laptop.

If you dare you can open the back and top panels if the notebook and the keyboard is connected to the mobo via a ribbon cable. Check this cable and if needed a new replacement keyboard can be ordered through HP but the cost of this exercise may well be prohibitive. I would hope that possibly the ribbon cable just needs to be reconnected that somehow it slipped away from it connections!
Something like the way I did this very thing to get to the cmos battery on my Gateway laptop. Several places where you pry the plastic back gets nerve racking but if you are determined and careful it all comes apart and snaps back together again....good luck !

He forgets the retention clip, white plastic but it's all good if it slides back in and stays.

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Ok.. so my laptop was accedentely hit by my dad and now when i turn it on it makes the HP symbol (like it always does) and then goes to a screen where it's all black and at the top the "insertion point" just keeps flashing and nothing else happens what should I do???

A:My Laptop is kinda broken...

i tried a harddrive check but that didn't work for some reason so the only option I have is running a memory check. I'm doing that right now but i don't think that is working my laptop is a Hp Pavileon dv2000

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Hello, I've had my laptop for about 3 months now and a crack has appeared on the top left corner of my screen. I didn't drop it and kept it in good condition to find one day with a big crack. The screen has even gone completely whiteand i have to restart just to use. This is my go to for homework so I'm very concerned. Reading this thread seems to indicate a harware error. Can someone help me please I love the computer but this is a problem. I really care about this computer and i csnt use it with the screen like this. Is there any way i can replace the screen. Help me.


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A:Broken HP Laptop Screen help

Well it is probably the single most common laptop screen being made. It is a 1366 x 768 15.6 inch LED Brightview panel HP Part number 689690-001 Video instructions: You just need a small Phillips screwdriver, and a flat spatula type device to pry off plastic covers without marring. Here is the screen on U.S. eBay: $55.49 shipped on the low end. if this is "the Answer" please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find it.      

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An animal in my household must have stepped on the screem to my laptop, cause now it is visibly damaged. Im looking into getting a new screen for my Dell. Any advice where?

A:Broken laptop Screen

Seems your having a run of bad luck arent you, first your cable box is dead and now an animal has smashed your laptop screen, seems that 2009 isnt going to be a good year for you...

Ebay is a good place to get screens however and they arent usually to hard to fit.

Take my advice and get rid of the animal, they are cheaper to replace than a laptop screen

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I have an HP DV7-1020 US Laptop; the problem is that the antenna it came with broke. The male pin on the antenna broke off into the female connector on the laptop. I'm trying to replace it and i was hoping i could maybe find a third party one that would work but i have no idea what kind of connector that is! My only hunch is that it might be and "F-Pal" but google doesn't turn up much, if any, results on that. I'm hoping you guys here can help me, thank you.


P.S. - The images are of the adapter that came with my laptop too, it so you can connect it to a coax.

A:HP Laptop Broken Antenna

Man I have to say I looked for about 20 minutes for a website that has something similar to that and I couldn't find one. What kind of connector is on the other end? This is the closest I could find but I know it won't work....

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i have been given an old AST win 98 laptop, the thing is the screen is very dodgy, sometimes you can see what is happening, sometimes you can only see the top part, it is just very fuzzy and malfunctioning.

is there any way to replace the screen, and how much would it cost???

thanks in advance...

A:broken laptop screen

This site claims to specialize in AST monitors, and they do sell them. SO if you van find your laptop madel you can replace the screen.

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How do I get a monitor plugged in to the laptop to work when the laptop monitor is broken? Have tried changing from BIOS but video options and not available. Help!

A:Laptop Monitor Broken

There is a key combination like Fn + F3, Fn + F5, Fn + F8, or Fn + F9 used to switch between the laptop and the external monitor, you will need to consult your owner's manual or go to their wed site to get this information. If you can't find it post back here with the make and model of your laptop and we will see if we can help find it.

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My friend just gave me an old laptop of theirs... and i think the cd-drive is busted. It opens and the orange light flickers.. but when i put in my XP cd and try to boot from it.. it won't load. It just skips past the loading screen and goes to the xp loading screen. (yes i set the ATAPI CD-ROM as primary boot device) Then i tried my DBAN cd.. (boot and nuke) and that didn't load either. I'm wondering if i hook up an external cd drive via USB... would i be able to boot from that with the discs i have?

Also, how much would it cost to buy a replacement internal CD drive (i'm not sure with the lap top cause it would have to be a perfect size right?


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both my side usb ports on my HP Pavilion dv5000 laptop are totally broken now. can they be repaired/replaced? are there plug-in adapters (that perhaps go into the expansion port)? i get such conflicting info from repair places about the ability to replace usb's that i dont know what to believe. (you'd think compmuter Co's would made sturdy/replaceable usb's in today's age)

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i have a netbook that the screen is broke ,well no crack, but a jumbled unreadable picture like its broke inside

it can be used with external monitor but do you think its a danger to health in some ways?

A:Broken Laptop Screen

JonahWales said:

it can be used with external monitor but do you think its a danger to health in some ways?Click to expand...

No. As long as there are no exposed wires anywhere, there will be no health hazards.

Note this could be a simple fix as it could simply be a loose wire to the netbook's monitor. Of course opening the case is often best left to a pro, but if you need portability, it might be worth having it checked out.

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Sorry if this isn't a Windows 7 OS/Program issue, but this is kinda disturbing me,

So I was making my bed about 2 weeks ago, and I take my laptop and put it on my chair. When I was done with that I lightly toss my laptop onto my bed (like 2 inches above my bed), and when it lands I hear a loud CRACK. I pick up my laptop and look at it to see if its broken from somewhere, and I saw nothing wrong, so I continued using it. Later when I actually put it on my lap, the screen falls back, which it never ever does. I try putting it back to the way it was before and it didnt stay like it would. Kept falling back. I check both sides of the laptop and I see that one of the hinges was misplaced/broken, and the cover pieces next to the hinge were separated. I try putting them back together, but whenever I place the monitor back or move it back the cover pieces don't say together.

So uh, I can give pictures tomorrow if needed, but for now can anyone give me some solution to fix this?


A:Laptop hinge broken?

Quote: Originally Posted by Cyanide

So uh, I can give pictures tomorrow if needed, but for now can anyone give me some solution to fix this?


Open and Administrative command prompt, type in "magic-powder-fixaroo" will instantly fix any physical problem with the hardware!

On a more serious note. You'll most likely need a replacement either the full screen assembly of just of the hing itself.

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I recently dropped my laptop, and it froze, then told me to restart it the first it if this was the first time (witch it was). Now it makes an weird noise after turning off. When turning on it also makes a noise, a beep that lowers in loudness, then repeats itself..and when the bios loads it shows:
for Realtek rtl8139(x)/8130/810x pic fast enthhernet controller v2.16 (041224)
Pxe-e1: media test failure, check cable
Pxe-mof:existing pie rom.
Operating system not found

Sorry, it's kinda hard to type on this I pad.

A:Dropped and broken laptop

Some times it also says this:
Hdl10 bios version 61et37ww (v2.06)

CPU = 1 processor dected, cores per processor = 2
Intell(r) core(tm)2 CPU T5500 *weird symble here* 1.66GHz
512m system ram passed
2048k cache SRAM passed
System bios shadowed
Video bios shadowed
Fixed disk 0:
Atari cd-Rome: HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GMA-4082N
Mouse initialized
0200: failure fixed disk 0

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Hello. I waited to find out what to do about the problem I had because I figured it would fix itself, but it has not done so. I watched a Youtube video on my laptop and suddenly it glitched and the video froze and the sound kept making a loud, obnoxious noise due to the glitch. I exited from the Youtube page and the sound continued to play and now I currently have my sound on mute for every time I'm using my computer because it continues to make the sound. It happened after the second time using my laptop, the first time using the sound for videos. I currently cannot use my laptop to observe videos due to this issue. Can this problem somehow be fixed?

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I have an old Dell Inspirion laptop with a broken screen. I have irreplaceable files on it that I want to save. When I hook it to a monitor the monitor doesn't detect it and goes into sleep mode. It's too old to connect it to my tv via hdmi cord, and I don't have an s-video cord. Is there an app that I can use with my android tablet as a proxy via usb cord? If not, is there anything else I can do?

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sounds like the video card is broken, as the monitor does not work
You wil l need someone to take the harddrive out and use it in a USB Caddy or connect to another PC to get the data off

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Ok Im not sure where to start really but if anyone could help me i would be very greatful

i dropped my laptop ( ACER Aspire 5633WLMi, Aspire 5630 ) and now the screen is broken, half of it has gone black and cracked and im not sure how to fix this.
any advice / tips etc anyone?

Many Thanks,
Blue x


A:Broken Laptop Screen - Please Help!

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    SERIAL #[Personal Information Removed]     C6N75UA#ABA   From being too slippery, the hinges broke, I need some assistance on resolution.   

A:how to I get a new case for a broken laptop

See this thread: Alternatively, you may be affected by this recall:, in which case, you may well be out of luck.

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I have a nice laptop with a broken LCD screen. I would like to continue using it as a desktop connected to a regular monitor, but I cannot figure out how to configure it to use the monitor as the primary display because it boots to the now missing LCD. I could configure it were the LCD working, but it isn't. Can anyone suggest a workaround? It is running Windows XP SP3 and I can see the "Windows XP" boot screen for a few moments at startup

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.


A:Laptop w/broken LCD Screen

Most laptops have a set of keys to press to enable the external monitor output. Usually it's FN at the bottom of the keyboard and one of the top F# keys - look at the pics on the keys for the right key or check the manual.

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My mother-in-law cracked her laptop monitor. The have another laptop and a desktop. How can they access the files, she desperately needs them for work?

A:laptop monitor broken

What kind of laptop is it? It's can be difficult at times but the hard drive does come out. You can install it into a 2.5" enclosure, plug it in via usb and use as an external hard drive.

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laptop hinges are broken nd screen is totally white... and the laptop is not in warranty ... so in this situation can you please tell me what should i do... can you tell me the price of display and full upper part change... i think you understand what i want to say...

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