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Laptop wont charge after 4 years

Q: Laptop wont charge after 4 years

i have an all fine pc703 and it hasent been charged for 4 years. and the led doesn't light up, should i just replace the battery?

A: Laptop wont charge after 4 years

Quote: Originally Posted by skrillek


i have an all fine pc703 and it hasent been charged for 4 years. and the led doesn't light up, should i just replace the battery?


Hi skrillek, Does the led light when it's plugged in using the mains adaptor ?

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Ok i have a Gateway MT6451, its about 8 months old and IS still under manufacturer warranty. In the past few months i have noticed that my battery isn't all that good. I do leave my laptop on my bed charging most of the day all week long. Now about 2 months ago something happened to my all the outlets in my room, and none of them work still to this day until an electrician can get there. After that i noticed that my battery doesn't like to charge as good as it used to. Now by that i mean, every so often i would see it flicker on and off as if its charging and not charging, but the whole time it wold be plugged in. Well last night it did it tremendously bad and began to flicker a lot when i would wiggle the cord. Well i woke up this morning and my computer wont charge at all. I called Gateway and they said to reseat the memory and hard drive (whatever that has to do with power i don't know). I did that and still no power. I know my battery isn't very good, and doesn't last long when unplugged but like i said i hardly ever unplug it. My question is there something i can do to fix the computer myself instead of having to send it to gateway. I'm a college student and cannot afford to go without my computer for a month while it sits in gateways warehouse waiting to be fixed. Any suggestions? Anyone think they may know what the problem is? Thanks
 

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Make and model of laptop?

Does the computer still run, even though the battery doesn't charge?
 

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i'd like to go the cheapest route possible because i'm a college girl and am pretty much broke. lol. im sure you all know what thats like.

HELP ME PLEASE!!!

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It could be the charger, replacements not that expensive (try to stay away from universal adapters, they are often really poor quality)

It could be the DC socket (the hole where you put the charger in) Does it wiggle around a lot when you put the charger in?
has it still got the PIN inside that hole? Does it look damaged?

Also
Try taking the battery out and plugging the charger in - see if that fixes it? It may be a faulty battery causing the issue.

Let me know. I will advise
 

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Hi mukz, Is it because the battery is dead ?

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any further questions please ask!
 

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Hi,
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Hello Mrigankp,

You might use this HP battery test to see what the health of your battery is. It may be time to get a new battery or charger. You can read more about this test here.

Hope this helps for now,
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Hi freei32002, and welcome to TSG.

Was the charger plugged into the laptop when you dropped it? If so, you may have broken the charger jack on the motherboard or broken the soldered connections between the jack and the motherboard.
 

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Hi THEONABLER1997,
Thank you for writing to Dell Community Forum.
Please try the steps in the below link to try to isolate the faulty part:
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So everything after here is with my new ac adapter:

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I found this article dated 3 March 2014

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Did it fall or get water on it?

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Run the HP Battery health test in the HP Support Assistant. It will read the data in the battery like the number of cycles...like odometer on a car and also the health of each cell. The most likely thing is that the battery needs replacement. They do not last forever. 

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Well, 2 things come to mind. Either the charger is not working ( do u have a voltmeter that you can use for verification?); or the battery is past it's ability to achieve a full charge. Do either of them sound reasonable?
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Hi and welcome to TSF what is the make and model of your pc or if a custom build the make and model of the motherboard,cpu,gpu,ram,and powersupply

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Hi all

I have a hardly used 2 year old U500, and I'm stumped.

A few weeks ago I noticed my battery charging light was of and it would not charge.
I didn't think to look at the charger light on the transformer - which was on, so ended up paying ?20 for a battery only to find it still wouldn't charge of course as it wasn't a faulty battery.

The light on the plug transformer/charger was showing green so I then assumed it must be a faulty jackplug inside my machine as there was power coming out of the transformer/plug as the green light is on.

Today I took the machine apart and replaced the jack plug on the motherboard - no problems, started it up and it still isn't taking a charge. I have spent ?30 on this piece of [email protected] so far, should I now buy a new charger cable etc?

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Hi

I would be really surprised if anyone here would be able to say what?s wrong with the notebook ?I doubt that this is possible without testing the hardware and running some hardware diagnostic tests.

> Do I have a defective plug/transformer - despite the green light showing it's getting power or is there something else I can try?

I don?t think that AC adaptor is faulty. As I understood you, the notebook functions and you can use it connected to the mains. This means that AC adaptor provide power to the notebook and this means that AC adaptor is ok.
Generally speaking, you should be able to use the notebook even if the battery is removed. So in my opinion it looks like that the issue must be related to electronic problems on motherboard because new battery did not solve this charging issue?

By the way: is your BIOS up to date? Would be worth to check this?

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HI @miranda2016, Welcome to the HP Forum!  It is a terrific place to find answers and tips! For you to have the best experience on the HP forum, I would like to direct your attention to the HP Forums Guide. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More.What is your precise model of HP notebook? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? What operating system are you running? I gather you have an issue with the base (keyboard) section not charging. You also mentioned the wireless, are you having an issue with it also? Here is a link to HP Notebook PCs - Battery Does Not Power Notebook or Hold a Charge. If you are having a difficulty with the wireless please review this post by @Greak-Deku Tree  Common fixes for wireless connectivity issues. You also mentioned contacting HP Support as you are under warranty. Contact HP Support  Fill out the online form and follow the prompts. Please keep me updated on the outcome. Thank you for participating in the HP Forums! We want to help you as well as others who may experience a similar issue. Please consider marking the post that resolves your issue as "Accept as Solution?  to help other community members! To say thanks for the assistance, please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon? below.

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Hi @moj6 , Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forums and Welcome. I have looked into your issue about your HP ENVY x2 and keyboard not charging. Here is a link to a document for troubleshooting. Plug the power adapter directly into a functioning wall outlet. Do not plug it into a power strip, surge protector, or secondary power source as this could cause and issue.If this does not help please feel free to call our technical support at 800-474-6836. If you live outside the US/Canada Region, please click the link to get the support number for your region. They will be happy to assist you immediately.Thanks.

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Hi guys,  My battery is no longer going above three percent when plugged in. I have a lenovo y40, the warranty just expired last month, and lenovo is not really helping. I'm very frustrated. Everything was fine, until I turned my computer on this morning and realized it wasn't storing power. After reading around on the internet I determined a few things. A) The battery itself is fine, I ran a battery report... and it shows a sudden drop from 97% to 0% to 2%, and then back to 100% in a matter of minutes. Battery Log   < Click to see my log B) I think the issue is primarily a software one, becuase when I disable microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery in device manager my computer still runs for hours at 0% without being plugged in. Anyone else have this issue or know a solution? I'm a college student and I need this laptop to work on the fly for me. It's barely been over a year, and im already having issues.... someone help I can't afford a new lp!!!!  











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A:Lenovo Y40 Battery wont charge.

In response to customer reports of unexpected battery gauge behavior on Y40-70 and Y40-80 laptops, Lenovo determined the battery gauge software is performing as expected. The unusual gauge results being reported are a reflection of the battery reaching end of life.
 
Lenovo has released a Service TIP to assist customers with obtaining battery replacements under warranty, or if out of warranty, to find a replacement battery from Lenovo-approved vendors. The Service TIP can be found here: https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/sf16-I0023
 
The part numbers for Y40-70/80 batteries are:
Y40 SP/A L13M4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500248
Y40 LG L13L4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500249 substitute part 121500251
Y40 CP/C L13C4P01 7.4V48Wh 4cell bty (Y40-70/Y40-80) 121500259 substitute part 121500251
 
To determine which battery came with your Y40 notebook, instructions for removing the bottom cover can be found in the Hardware Maintenance Manual pdf here. An alternate to opening your system (which does not void warranty) is to search for batteries using the model/product number located on the bottom cover.
 
Thank you,

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i have an acer aspire 5920g i had problems with the screen where it just goes blank(press fn and f6 and it comes back) but now the laptop wont charge either so i cant turn it on...is this a problem with the charger port or is it the battery itself i wonder?? i just want to know what to expect when i bring it to get fixed as to whether its gonna cost me a lot of money to fix or should i be looking to buy a new one, ie is it something like a new motherboard which i believe is super expensive!! :( please help if u can

thanks.

A:blank screen and wont charge!!

Hi have you tried removing both the ac power and the battery and holding down the power button for 30 to 45 seconds then try booting with just the ac power also see this for further troubleshooting Black Screen Issues and Troubleshooting

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Hey everyone , i just got this hp notebook 250 g4 and it s all brand new works with windows 8.1 32bits. ( 2days ago)So i was charging my laptop and everything was ok suddenly when i noticed that the charging led is not working nor the laptop itself ( the battery was charged b4 ) i tried everything i found on the hp support website but nothing works the laptop doesnt turn on or charge , im so anxious right nowPlease help me

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Hi everyone, just to report I am facing exactly the same issue with the Envy X2 13-inch 2-in-1 (model 13-j020ca) I gave to my wife.It started happening a couple of weeks ago, without apparent root cause, but it seems related with the magnetic connector between tablet and keyboard.  After trying everything posted on this thread I finally gave up and I am considering to buy a cheaper Keyboard/Mouse combo (whatever option is better and reliable than paying an original keyboard replacement that probably will be failing like the many others around the world).What really grinds my gears (sorry BTW for the expression) is using my hard earned bucks, choosing and trusting a global and recognized brand like HP and not getting any official response about this issue. I live in Chile and when I contact local HP support they don't have any idea about this issue (perhaps they don't read their own HP Support forum). At the end of the day I have a half 2-in-1 Notebook which I can only use as a tablet. It's really annoying. I hope HP can give us an official explanation of this issue, in the meantime you guys keep up the good work and thanks for the advices given. 

A:Re: envy x2 keyboard wont charge

Hi @cchoiz, Thank  you for your inquiry. I grasp that your keyboard will not charge and you are unable to use it.  You contacted HP Support in Chile but they did not seem to know how to resolve the issue for you. Here is a link that may help. HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting Problems with Docking Stations.  Please let me know if this helped.  If this post helped you to resolve the issue, please pay it forward by clicking "Accept as Solution", to the right of the Thumbs up icon. You can click the ?Thumbs Up Icon? to show gratitude!

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My Acer 5920g Laptop WILL NOT charge,

I just received it back from Acer and they said there is no fault. I have 3 different AC adapters (none of which will charge) and two batteries (neither of which will charge). I thought it may have been the plug at the back of the laptop but they say that it is working. I only have a few months left on my extended warranty.

I have wiggled the cord, I have bought new a new battery (which worked until it ran out of charge), two new chargers (one of which worked for one day, the other not at all) and sent it to the manufacturer. The OS is Vista.

Can someone please give me some idea what to do next? I have seen external laptop chargers, but I'm worried it will just be another waste of money. HELP!!!
 

A:My Acer 5920G wont charge...

When you sent it to Acer, did you also send the battery and charger?
 

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Hi,my laptop battery will not charge when plugged in, it stays on 0%, ive purchased another battery from HP, but that hasnt solved the problem, Have tried to uninstall the Microsoft ACIP driver but didnt help, HP battery check comes up with UNKOWN , (93) the hp bios battery check shows unknown aswell, so stuck on this please help

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My laptop was stored for 2 years. I brought it to the library for wifi. I received messages of viruses. Is this possible when it hadn't been used? I couldn't get to my email so I gave up. Today I tried again at home and first all pop ups were jumbo but couldn't navigate. Now trying to use safe mode my arrows don't navigate and all text runs fast an I can't click on anything.
I can't sign in.
 

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I have a Dell Insperion 6000 laptop. When I plug it in it will not charge the battery. I tried two different batteries and chargers. Could this be a mother board issue?
 

A:Dell Insperion 6000 wont charge

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I bought a acer chroombook C720, it was working fine and charging fine for about a month or two, but one day i left it charging and when i got home i tried to turn on, but it wouldnt and when I looked if it was charging the charging led wasnt on. i left it alone for a month and try to plug it in and charge it but it wasnt workin so I call acer customer servise but they say the didnt know what it was so they send a new charge to see if that was the proble but it wasnt. I call acer again they told me that i could send the chromebook back but it could be a possibility that i could pay for anything they fix which i think is not fair cause i have a year guarranty, and it was about three months that i have bought it. so before sending the chromebook i tried to plug it in to see if it would work and to my surprised the charging led turn on and minutes later the chromebook turn on and it was charging fine. my happiness didnt last long cause three days later it did the same thing it wont turn on or charge again. I dont know what could it be I need help but I dont want to call acer again. if some one can help me please. my guarranty is about to expire in may i dont know what to do!

A:i have a acer c720 it wont charge or turn on

vira,
 
Sorry to hear that you are having charging issues. I'd like to clarify a few things about your post, to make sure I understand what you are trying to explain.
 

"...I call acer customer servise but they say the didnt know what it was so they send a new charge to see if that was the proble but it wasnt."

How was the determination made that this wouldn't fix the problem?
 

"I call acer again they told me that i could send the chromebook back but it could be a possibility that i could pay for anything they fix which i think is not fair cause i have a year guarranty, and it was about three months that i have bought it."

The technician you spoke with was probably just giving the standard disclaimer, but they also give the same disclaimer if the description of the problem sounds like it might be something that is outside of the stadard manufacturer's warranty.
 

"so before sending the chromebook i tried to plug it in to see if it would work and to my surprised the charging led turn on and minutes later the chromebook turn on and it was charging fine. my happiness didnt last long cause three days later it did the same thing it wont turn on or charge again."

This sounds like a little bit of charge left in the battery, not an issue fixing itself unfortunately.
 
It sounds to me like there is a charging problem, which based on your post here doesn't sound like anything that is outside of the standard manufacturer's warranty. I'd love to see if I c... Read more

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Hi all
My microsoft charger is suddenly not charging my phone and my phone is taking too long to charge if its dies at all, with other chargers. It has also started going off spontaneously....anyone knows what the problem could be? Is it my charger/charging system or software problem? And how do I deal with it?
Thanks
Sophi

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I plug it in and it stays at 5%. It acts like it is going to charge, for less then 30 seconds and stops. I keep it plugged in but the percentage of charged power is slowly dropping. I got this last December but for some reason the warranty was started before I got it. I am not pleased and need to fix this. Any ideas? Thank you.

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Hello,  My G500 wont charge over 60% once I passed on Win 10. When on Win 7 I had this handy tool to optimize battery charging to 60%. Now I can't find a solution to have my battery fully charged. Same happens when plaeed on high performance

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Batteryr was not holding a charge and wasnt charging with it connected now it wont turn on.

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After shutdown my laptop doesn't boot up but battery light is on while charging and my charging USB port is also working.

A:Hp notebook wont start, but charge light on

Hi @Yadavrishabh1,Welcome to the HP Support Forums! It is a great place to find the help you need, from other users, HP experts, and other support personnel. I understand you are having an issue with the computer not staring. I will be glad to help you. Please follow the steps from Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10). Please keep me informed of how things went. If you require further assistance, let me know and I will gladly do all I can to help you.Please let me know if this resolves the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution".To simply say thanks, click the Thumbs up below!  Thanks.

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First I must say English is not my mother-tongue. So I'm sorry for any spelling mistakes I may do. I also needed to translate the error's text to English as my system doesn't run in English so it will not be written as it would in an English running system.

I found my sister's laptop (windows vista home basic) which wasn't in use for the last 2 years. She thought it was broken, but I realized it was infected by viruses (it crashed to "the blue screen of death" after one minute of use).
So I lunched it in "safe mod" and used the AVG anti-virus to clean it as much as AVG could.
Apparently it was good enough to lunch the computer normally. Now with internet connection, I downloaded NOD32 anti-virus, updated it and cleaned more infected files (also I used malwarebytes anti-malware). Now the computer is completely clean (so please don't advice my on the cleaning viruses matter).
Now to real problem.
I can't update the windows vista (re-installing it is not an option because I don't have the installation disk).
When I try the "check for new update" button in "windows update" it says it can't check for new update because the service isn't factional and that I may need to the restart the computer. I looked for help in the Microsoft site and was told that I need to update my service pack (I have service pack 1 on the computer but the latest version is service pack 2).
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A:Updating a laptop after 2 years!

I found my sister's laptop (windows vista home basic) Click to expand...

What's the brand name and model name and model number of that laptop?

which wasn't in use for the last 2 years. She thought it was broken, but I realized it was infected by viruses (it crashed to "the blue screen of death" after one minute of use).Click to expand...

If it hasn't been used in at least 2 years and it's infected and has other issues, a clean reinstall of Windows and getting a fresh start with it may be the best option.

I have service pack 1 on the computer Click to expand...

Service Pack 2(SP2) for Windows Vista was released in May 2009, so that laptop is in a very outdated condition.

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I bought the laptop used. it appeared the battery wsdead. I bought a new battery. The battery would stay at 53 percent and when i would unplug the charger it would immediatly shut off. i troubleshooted in the device manager and reset the laptop. Nothing happened. I reset a second time and the battery was charging and the laptop would run off battery power. this soon stopped working. I continued to troubleshoot. i got it to charge again and run off battery power but now it will again not run off battery power. the battery is now at 74 percent so i know at some piont charging was happening. this is very frustrating. Iv built a gaming pc jst recently and i feel like i should be able to figure this out. Any help would be much appreciated.

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A:lumia 800 wont charge or turn on, just vibrates every 20 seconds.

When was the last time you charged it?
If the battery was severely depleted it can take a good 2-3 hours of the vibrating before it actually starts up. Just leave plugged in using a wall adapter (not computer)

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Seen a few posts about the battery but was confused, so here i go.

First of all when i plug the tablet in for charge it wont charge, but it also wont charge if its in the keyboard dock!
i've only had it a few days and not really used it.

secondly when i attempted to use it the device says that theres no network adapter or driver for the network adapter?
how do i solve this?

any help would be great thanks.

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I got my HP Pavilion in October 2015 as a birthday present. It's 1TB HDD, 8GB RAM, Windows 10, AMD A10 processor, 64 bit.
It was working really well for a little while, but a few weeks ago I started noticing problems and now... well, they have gotten much worse.
THE FIRST AND MOST IMPORTANT ISSUE is this: I cannot install new software. I've been told no with everything from Paint.NET to iTunes. I try and install something and it tells me 'Something else is being installed'. Now I usually suspect AVG of that sort of problem. But I tried to update my AVG antivirus and that gave me the same error! It's very annoying as I've just bought a brand new iPhone and I can't get any music or films onto it without iTunes!
The problems have been seen everywhere else too- requests are not being dealt with. If I want to launch an external application from the web (say, downloading content), the application opens but if I'm saving something the wizard won't load.
Another alarming issue is that USBs are now not being recognised. I plugged my old phone in and it kept disappearing; and Windows was unable to read its contents even though I then used my stepdad's PC and it worked fine.
It's slowing down too... vastly. It takes it a long time to think about anything and recently battery life has dropped a small amount.
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A:My 2-month old laptop is already behaving like it's 7 years old

Boot to Safe Mode with Networking, try it form there. If okay then something is starting when you boot that is causing the problem, so use Clean Install to isolate the problem.

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Is it possible to restore my laptop to how it was working 5 years ago?

I'm using my old Dell insparon 9300 XP Professional Version 2002 service pack 2, Intel(R) Pentium(R) M processor 1.60GHz, 2 GB RAM. I used to use this for video editing running adobe premiere pro 2.0 now, it does not seem to be worth much. I reinstalled windows, and everything is jerky and slow, nothing is smooth.
I dont know if its drivers that I'm missing, or is my computer just too old?

A:Is it possible to restore my laptop to how it was working 5 years ago?

If you reinstalled Windows by Formatting (erasing) the HDD and installing Windows, you would have theoretically restored your computer to 5 years ago. Go to Start/Run and type chkdsk C: /R and press enter. Now type a Y and reboot the computer. the Check Disk utility will run at next boot up and try and fix any file errors.

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Code:

Diagnostic Report (1.9.0027.0):
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Windows Validation Data-->
Validation Code: 50
Cached Online Validation Code: 0x0
Windows Product Key: *****-*****-4F8HK-M4P73-W8DQG
Windows Product Key Hash: Xs1iQgVeo0C+sObJxS7eu+FuBPQ=
Windows Product ID: 00359-OEM-8992687-00057
Windows Product ID Type: 2
Windows License Type: OEM SLP
Windows OS version: 6.1.7600.2.00010300.0.0.003
ID: {A76CFFB0-4E2F-409B-9CCD-76AA5FA6E1B9}(3)
Is Admin: Yes
TestCab: 0x0
LegitcheckControl ActiveX: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Product Name: Windows 7 Home Premium
Architecture: 0x00000000
Build lab: 7600.win7_gdr.120830-0334
TTS Error:
Validation Diagnostic:
Resolution Status: N/A
Vista WgaER Data-->
ThreatID(s): N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Windows XP Notifications Data-->
Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
File Exists: No
Version: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaTray.exe Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
WgaLogon.dll Signed By: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
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Cached Result: N/A, hr = 0x80070002
Version: 2.0.48.0
OGAExec.exe Signed By: Microsoft
OGAAddin.dll Signed By: Microsoft
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Office Status: 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Professional Plus 2007 - 100 Genuine
Microsoft Office Project Professional 2007 - 100 Genuine
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Signed By: Microsoft
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A:I've this laptop for 2 years now it invalid windows 7

Hello Miyagi,

It looks like it may be the same issue from your last post on this below that you didn't use the product key number on the COA sticker to activate with.

Windows 7 build 7600 not a genuine windows product

Product Key Number - Change

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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when i plug power cord in the led light turns blue like its starting to charge then turns orange and wont powr up. when i move the cord around it turns blue  and then starts blinking orange again. please help...

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? OS - Win7 SP1 x64
? What was the original installed OS on the system? - win7
? Approximate age of system (hardware) - ~4.5 years
? Approximate age of OS installation (if you know) - around a year
? Have you re-installed the OS? - yes, to see if it would fix my issues

Laptop - Dell XPS L701X
? CPU - i7 740QM
? Video Card - GTX 445M
? 2x4Gb 1333mhz RAM
? Samsung HM640JJ

Hello guys. So i have problems with my laptop. Bought it in jan 2011 and problems started about one year later. I could not use warranty, because i was far away from my place so i tryed to fix it myself, but no luck...
The problem is - BSOD x124 (hal.dll). This is VERY VERY random, it can BSOD 5 times in a 10 minute range (just launch up and 20seconds later BSOD...) or it can perfectly work for 6+ hours few days in a row.
You will notice, that i have 2 different memory brands (kingston - which was pre installed and samsung - which i bought few years later), but the problem was with pre installed stick (kingston) aswell... Tryed with Samsung stick only - same bsod.

Temps on GPU/CPU/HDD are fine, no overheating.

Any help will be great, thanks!

A:BSOD x124 on a laptop, lasts few years

Could you please check if any dump files are present here:


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C:\Windows\MEMORY.DMP
If so, please upload the file in a zipped folder to a reputable file sharing site. I'll examine the Minidump(s).

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I am in need of any suggestions--
My daughter has a 2 year old HP laptop and the screen is black--no cursor, nothing.
She has done these things:
cleaned vents of dust
tried another monitor--it was black too
remove battery and power and hold power 60 seconds
remove each RAM module one at a time and test each slot
tapped function keys when powering on

The laptop sounds normal when she pushes the power button and the indicator lights blink, but the screen shows nothing.
Is there any more she can do, or does she need to take it to a repair place?
Thanks so much for any help!
 

A:Solved: HP laptop 2 years old--black screen

You need to check the screen cable but that involves taking it partly apart. If you feel confident in doing that, you can get the service manual in PDF form from HP.
 

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So one day I reset my phone due to my phone slowing down, and it would not turn on.
For info purposes I have a Lumia 640 updated to win 10 (originally 8.1)
After this I put it on the charger, it would load the Microsoft logo. then go to the charging screen with plug icon.
This is odd due to being at 80℅ of battery before I rebooted. Often it'll sit there with no result, sometimes it'll reboot multiple times.
If I remove the charger the phone instantly turns off. This has been going on for 5 days. Yesterday when I plugged the phone in it went back to tiles, but when I removed the battery to put my sim back in the issue came back. It also showed 72℅ charged so can't be the battery, and I don't know how that happened.
Windows recovery tool can't see the device and when I choose the find option the fix won't get to the phone. When I plug my Lumia via USB it reboots over and over and disconnects over and over as my computer keeps making the USB sound. The only time this doesn't happen is if i hold volume up or down when I plug it, sometimes, and that just freezes it on the ms logo. When I continue from there the phone will reboot as the installation is loading.
The issue is clearly not the battery. As it's 70℅ or so, yet Iget the 0 charge icon and the phone won't turn on outside the charger.
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A:Lumia 640 win mobile 10. stuck on low charge screen wont turn on off charger

So one day I reset my phone due to my phone slowing down, and it would not turn on.
For info purposes I have a Lumia 640 updated to win 10 (originally 8.1)
After this I put it on the charger, it would load the Microsoft logo. then go to the charging screen with plug icon.
This is odd due to being at 80℅ of battery before I rebooted. Often it'll sit there with no result, sometimes it'll reboot multiple times.
If I remove the charger the phone instantly turns off. This has been going on for 5 days. Yesterday when I plugged the phone in it went back to tiles, but when I removed the battery to put my sim back in the issue came back. It also showed 72℅ charged so can't be the battery, and I don't know how that happened.
Windows recovery tool can't see the device and when I choose the find option the fix won't get to the phone. When I plug my Lumia via USB it reboots over and over and disconnects over and over as my computer keeps making the USB sound. The only time this doesn't happen is if i hold volume up or down when I plug it, sometimes, and that just freezes it on the ms logo. When I continue from there the phone will reboot as the installation is loading.
The issue is clearly not the battery. As it's 70℅ or so, yet Iget the 0 charge icon and the phone won't turn on outside the charger.
I have no clue what the solution to this problem is.

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So one day I reset my phone due to my phone slowing down, and it would not turn on.
For info purposes I have a Lumia 640 updated to win 10 (originally 8.1)
After this I put it on the charger, it would load the Microsoft logo. then go to the charging screen with plug icon.
This is odd due to being at 80℅ of battery before I rebooted. Often it'll sit there with no result, sometimes it'll reboot multiple times.
If I remove the charger the phone instantly turns off. This has been going on for 5 days. Yesterday when I plugged the phone in it went back to tiles, but when I removed the battery to put my sim back in the issue came back. It also showed 72℅ charged so can't be the battery, and I don't know how that happened.
Windows recovery tool can't see the device and when I choose the find option the fix won't get to the phone. When I plug my Lumia via USB it reboots over and over and disconnects over and over as my computer keeps making the USB sound. The only time this doesn't happen is if i hold volume up or down when I plug it, sometimes, and that just freezes it on the ms logo. When I continue from there the phone will reboot as the installation is loading.
The issue is clearly not the battery. As it's 70℅ or so, yet Iget the 0 charge icon and the phone won't turn on outside the charger.
I have no clue what the solution to this problem is.

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Hello all,

I hope someone here can help since i have searched the web far and wide for a solution but nothing seems to work.

Okay so i will tell you what led up to this problem:

I had a friend with an Sony Vaio SVF15A1C5E who from when he bought it had windows 8.1 installed. So he came to me with windows 7 and asked if i could make a clean install with. So i did without any big problems, he had it for like 2 months and everything worked. Then he installed some shitty programs on and it went slow on him. So we had to reinstall windows just to make sure everything was gone.
So i reinstalled Windows 7 without any problems every driver seemed to work but suddenly i noticed that the battery would not charge which i found odd, so i fumbled around with the AC but nothing seemed to work. Then i tried to reinstall the driver for the AC management that was on it. Still nothing seemed to change it. Then i thought okay, i will just reinstall windows 7 once again and it should work. But sure enough it did not work. So i am stuck now and i do not know what to do.

Notice this is a laptop only 1 year old and the battery cannot be taken out so i can try those options people have come up with on other threads. Also i tried to update bios but it says that bios is fully updated. SP1 is also installed.

I really hope someone can help here. Thanks.

A:Sony Vaio wont charge battery after clean windows 7 install

Okay so now i have installed windows 8.1 on it and it does charge with it. So it is without a doubt a software problem. im still not having windows 8 on this laptop. since my friend wants windows 7 on it.

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My son uses his HP15 laptop at home at his desk, rarely transporting it.  He has never dropped it and is a gentle user.The left hinge appears to be broken / defective, and the display case is separating.  For now, we're just leaving the screen open all the time, but it's a little inconvenient and the problem is certainly concerning for a laptop less than 2 years old.Looking at the forum, it seems like a common issue.We are HP fans in general, so I hope this issue can be resolved.Please help.- Steve   

A:HP 15 laptop bought under 2 years ago. Broken Hinge, displa...

@Steve_Hinge

  I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details). If you are unfamiliar with how the Forum's private message capability works, you can learn about that here.
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.

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Bought a few Windows 7 Pro licenses from BST here recently (thanks [Ion]!)and wanted to try installing/running Windows 10 on a really old laptop for fun.
And it works.

Specs
Dell M170 XPS from circa 2005/2006 (purchased from Dell in April 2006 just before the new line of XPS laptops came out)
Pentium M 760 2.0GHz 533MHz FSB single core
2 GB memory (maximum supported)
60 GB hard disk (7200 rpm)
Nvidia Geforce Go 7800 GTX 256 MB
17" screen 1920x1200

Back in the day this was a decent system.

Installation Overview
Laptop originally came with Windows XP Media Center edition.
Dell officially does not support Windows 10 for this laptop.
Deleted all partitions and installed Windows 10 32bit from scratch using bootable DVD installer.
Windows 10 supported the Broadcom NIC, so wired connectivity was immediately available.
Activated Windows, installed Windows Updates. No drama.
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A:Windows 10 on Dell M170 XPS laptop (10 years old) - success!

B-b-b-but M$ and it spies and steals and uploads ur data and Windoze store sux a-a-a-nd....M$!!!111
 

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My Toshiba L675 laptop has served me well for years with its native Win7, doing everything asked of it. I am in love with Win7! Unfortunately, over the past 5 months or so it has begun to randomly lock up with BSOD(actually a dark screen with no messaging). It won't respond to the keyboard or mouse so I am forced to do a hard reset to regain function. It might run for days or it might lock up after a few minutes.

I have tested the memory and the HD(a 1 TB HD that I installed a few years ago) and they passed with no errors. I regularly vacuum and blow out the cooling ports with compressed air and it doesn't seem to be overheating. Right now I am running the computer in safe mode as I start this thread. My intention is to see how long it will run without locking up. So far I'm a few hours into it with no problem.

I have been googling the problem with no success, so I am finally swallowing my pride and asking for help. This thing has me licked! I'm afraid that these hard resets are going to affect my HD one of these times and I have a lot of data I don't want to lose. Please help.

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I've got a Sony Vaio PCG-GRT250P laptop that I just recently got a new battery for. The old battery had reached the end of its life, only lasting for about 30-45 minutes if I was lucky.

Anyway, I got a new battery, but it was not the original Sony battery, it was a comparable one of a different brand for less then half of the price of the Sony. When charged, it lasts a good 2 hours no problem, but doesn't seem to charge when the laptop is off. Yesterday I turned it on, it said it had 5% remainng, I charged it for about 10 minutes and then it read 94%. Upon unplugging it, it again read 5%, but with another 10 minutes plugged it, it went up to 94% and stayed there when unplugged. I should also note that I've reformatted the computer, so it only has Sony drivers that the device manager said I lacked.

Was the lower priced battery too good to be true, or is there an easy fix to this problem?

Appreciate the help in advance,
Zach
 

A:Laptop Battery Doesn't Charge if Laptop is off

a bios update is often needed when using a different battery than what the laptop was designed to use, and since you bought a generic battery, i highly doubt that Sony will provide support of any kind for it.

Check Ebay for actual Sony brand batteries (not another generic), you can get them on Ebay for 1/2 (or less) the price that you would pay in a store or from Sony
 

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If not then can someone guide me through how to transfer the data over to another laptop?

Thanks!
 

A:Can't charge laptop, how do I fix or how do I transfer data over to a new laptop?

To transfer data, remove the disk and connect it to the other laptop using an adapter such as this or put it in an enclosure.

Once connected, the laptop will see the HDD as a removable storage and you can click and drag files from one to the other.
 

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So, my issue that ive looked everywhere for a solution to is this.  I was about to give this laptop to someone and I reformatted the hard drive to clean it up before doing so.  After this I went to dells site and loaded up the drivers for this machine.  All is fine up till this point.  Then I updated the bios to the newest version a12, and all went fine.

Well, later that day I needed to unplug the laptop and go to a different room and It just turned off after I unplugged it.  It wouldnt turn on with battery power either.  Plugged it back in and it loads fine but the battery is stuck on 36 percent charge and says not charging.  Now im getting a message saying the battery needs to be replaced as well, which is *** because I know that the battery was working just fine before this day.  Not only that why wont a battery with 36 percent charge turn on the laptop?  Its got the flashing red battery symbol when powered on with the ac adapter but without the computer on, but still plugged in, the battery doesnt charge or have any lights. 

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Thanks Gary

A:DELL VOSTRO 3500 BATTERY ISSUE (not charging and wont power on computer with charge) HELP!

First check:  make sure the BIOS (F2 at powerup) recognizes the AC adapter.  If it does not, the battery will not charge. 
If the AC adapter is not recognized, try another Dell OEM adapter.  If that doesn't solve the problem, replace the DC jack:
http://www.parts-people.com/index.php?action=item&id=9935
And if that doesn't solve the problem, replace the mainboard.
If the AC adapter IS recognized, but the battery will not charge, unplug the system, remove the battery and hold the power button for 30 sec.  Try again -- if the battery still won't charge, odds are the battery itself is bad.
If the battery is original to the system, it's about four years old - well past its expected lifespan.

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A:Laptop Won't Charge

I suggest talking to the person who origionally 'fixed' the issue, as it seems he hasn't done a proper job.
 

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A:My laptop will not charge

Does the power cable still work?
 

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A:Can't charge my laptop

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A:Laptop Won't Charge?

Sounds like your laptop battery is failing. How old is the laptop? Is it under warranty? If so, call HP support to get a replacement.
If not, you could order one.

Before you do anything, make sure it is a consistent issue, and not a one time thing.

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A:Cannot charge my laptop

Try removing the battery and see if the comp works OK without it. Modern batteries must be used, so if you haven't been using the laptop with just the battery then it is possible the battery has died.
If it works Ok sans battery then reinsert it and if you get the same symptoms as before you might have to buy a new battery.

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