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Answer to "Thinkcentre M90p - Desktop wont turn on / Powerswitch doesnt work"It sounds like you have moved along but no luck yet. Your trouble is not Windows 10. Not the hard drive as you stated you tried different drives. I do not like the sound of sparking as you plug in the power supply, it should not be drawing enough current to spark as you plug it in. So lets start over, remove all cards plugged in to the motherboard and remove it. Look to see if any of your stand off the board would screw into are out of place touching the back of the board, Check and then check again. If this is ok, remove the processor and make sure it is seated correctly with no bent or missing pins, carefully put the cpu back in and scrape all the old thermal compound off if it had a pad type and use a thin smear of thermal compound between the cpu and cooling rad. Check the rad to be as flat as possible no lumps or bumps. Note only a thin swipe of compound is needed, not thick just a smear over the total cpu. Too much compound can actually hinder heat from being taken away. The fan speed sensor for tempera...
Answer to "Connecting an old 2.5 HDD to my PC"HI: Your drive, the old one is a SATA drive if it is the one you wrote the information off. In any newer desktop computer you will have extra ports and should have a power connector that will fit this old hard drive, You need to get a SATA cable for the communication port, (the smaller set of connectors on the drive) and use one of your extra SATA ports on the motherboard. It is a small 2.5 inch drive so you will have to use a method of holding the drive in your desktop. I have wrapped them with cardboard and wedged in a 3.5 inch slot, some well placed tape and away you go, The bios should recognize the old drive and away you go. Good luck Alton
Answer to "Whirlpool Quiet Partner III won't drain"HI: Could be your drain pump is bad. But sitting for a year also the filter, grinder and area could be full of debris. Here is a great site to give you ideas on how to fix your washer, As you look for a part and click on the part picture you get a video on how to replace this part, but then you can see how the unit is put together and clean your unit out. Or replace parts not working. I am guessing a stuck flap valve also could be stuck closed. https://www.partselect.ca/Models/GU1100X...-AND-MOTOR-PARTS/?ModelID=623604&ModelNum=GU1100XTL... Good luck. Alton
Answer to "Replacement of FFC connector mount for a Lenovo Yoga 2 13" mainboard?"HI: Have done this before because I was more rough than I needed to be. The contact is from the bottom and if the flat cable is clean (wipe with a bit of moist but almost dry tissue if it had sugar on it and wad a bit of foam over the white holder then temp put back together and test. I would say the keyboard is faulty. I have even soaked the keyboard in warm water, then dried to get the sugar and contaminates off and was lucky. But most often it is a no good keyboard. Look on e-bay for one and replace it. The voltage is low and current is minute the port will work, have faith, Still use a small amount of foam to add a bit of pressure to it. Good luck. Alton
Answer to "Working charger won't power or charge laptop."HI: I would say you have a corrupted battery driver, did you know the battery needs a driver to charge. Got to control panel and find device manager, Battery, uninstall the drivers and re boot with charger plugged in . Windows will be looking for a driver API, you may have to go to the internet to get the driver, install it and reset again. I hope I understand your explanation and this works. Good luck. Alton
Answer to "Can't open ASUS LAPTOP to Install SSD!"There is two screws in the ram compartment, top left and bottom right. You should have 12 screws out in all. Then use a plastic knife or firm guitar pick to wedge in and carefully snap the unit apart. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQK3b4y4... Have a look at this video for help. Good Luck AB
Answer to "My device won't power on"HI: Going out on a limb here but I think your power supply is hooped. Or failing or faulty. This could include the plug at the end or even the power plug at the laptop may be broken or faulty inside. If you can borrow another supply or even take the units to a friendly computer shop for a quick check. This trouble could go all the way to your motherboard. Have worked on hundreds of laptops but this is a strange one. Good luck AB
Answer to "mouse pointer not working, anyone know how to fix?"HI: You may not be able to see your laser but my mouse gets dusty and dirty in the opening for the laser, I carefully use a q tip and some rubbing alcohol then turn the q over and dry it. I bet you have this problem, could be your friend put in something to goof you. Have fun Alton
Answer to "Why does my touchpad not work?"HI: I may be way out in left field but it is possible there is a loose connection to the touch pad. Has any one opened this device up? have you dropped it ? The touch pad is a separate device on the new laptops and has a separate serial connection to the motherboard apart from the keyboard or could be run in the keyboard connector, (have not had any of your like machine apart). I have seen a well used unit have the cable squished because of constant pushing or this one fellow kept his paper note pad wedged in that got the thing partially broke from pressure not intended at this area or any other area. Also as devices go they last longer than the laptop but you may be the unlucky person number 89 with a defective pad. Yes it should be in the list of connected components because it is a separate device. So either learn how to take the top off and look at the wiring or order one from e-bay and enjoy replacing it. I would guess a repair shop would charge for your laptop repair worth a big bill. I turn mine off an...
Answer to "How can I enable my internet again?"HI: If you only have a wireless connection then use a Ethernet cable to find out if your settings are not correct. You did a restore back to some time I suspect not a complete restore so this has not been working for a while or it is not your settings. The wi fi card in a laptop is a totally different device than the Ethernet port so if you are trying to connect to a wireless network use the troubleshooter to have windows try and resolve this. Open the action center windows key + A then choose All settings , network and internet. You then have a list of your settings. Choose the connection type and then the trouble shooter. I have had this after a virus has wrecked my connections and had to use the troubleshooter that reset my Ethernet device or my wireless device, and this has worked. May be a good idea to down load and run the free Malwarebytes program to see if it finds something. Finally it is possible your wireless card is hooped but I have not seen this unless you dumped liquid in the computer. Give us ...
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