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CyberPowerPC Fangbook ms-1763 Troubleshooting
''This troubleshooting page should guide with most problems involving the CyberPowerPC Fangbook Evo MS-1763.''
Computer is extremely loud / runs very hot ¶
You can feel far warmer than normal air coming from the laptop - Laptop is making a constant, loud noise
Running too many programs ¶
As more of the computer's processing power is used, the more it has to work. This will increase the temperature of the components, making the laptop itself hotter. Fans will spin up to cool down, and this is the source of the noise. Check the task manager (Right click taskbar --> Task Manager). Click on the processes tab. This will show if any programs are using the most power.
Computer is being choked ¶
"Choked", meaning that it cannot maintain proper airflow throughout the laptop. This can arise from certain areas of the laptop that allow airflow (Vents, fans, etc.) being covered up or blocked by objects around them, or dust inside the machine. Check to see if any objects are blocking the vents - if one is present, remove it. If this doesn't solve the problem - consider (Link to guide will follow) cleaning the inside of the laptop (Link end)
Hard drive size too small - Unable to download files ¶
As time goes on, or after some downloads - You might find yourself unable to download more files. Check your computer's storage capacity (Hit the windows key. Type in "My Computer". Hit enter, and a window will pop up. This will display the storage drives used by your computer, and the current amount in them). If the drive has a red bar, it means it's getting very close - if not already, full. Delete unneeded files to free up space to continue downloading. Or, acquire an external hard drive. Another option is to upgrade the size (Link to HDD replacement here) to a larger drive, allowing more storage(Link end)
Speakers not Found ¶
You might find that the speakers on this laptop are unusable. Even with your volume not muted, no sound is being played.
Check Window's sound devices ¶
Go to the windows taskbar, and head to the bottom right. There should be a small speaker icon. Check first to see if it has a small "X" next to it. This means it's muted. Click the icon, then click the other speaker icon that will appear in a pop-up window. This should remove the "x", and it will be un-muted.
If it is un-muted to begin with, right click the speaker icon. A pop-up window will appear where you clicked. Click on "Playback devices". These are the devices Window's uses to output sound being played. Check to make sure that the laptop's device (Usually has a laptop icon, or is just "Speakers".) Make sure it is enabled (Right click --> no checkbox next to "Disabled". If one is present, click it.)
If it is enabled, set it as the Default device. There is a button at the bottom of the window with "Set Default". Restart your computer after this.
If these steps do not work, you may need to confirm that the speakers themselves are (link start here) plugged in (link end here)
Keys stuck or Repeating Inputs ¶
Keys seem to not respond, or are completely stuck in place
Both of these problems likely stem from the key itself on the laptop. Check that there are no obstructions on the key cap preventing it from moving at all. If it appears clear, but still unable to move - you might need to replace the key cap and re-install it. (Insert guide HERE)
Battery dying quickly - Not holding charge ¶
Even after charging the battery up to full, it doesn't last anywhere near its intended time
Batteries, like many electronics, deteriorate over time. In this case, batteries lose the ability to store the same amount of power as they did to start with. This is simply how they work. To fix the problem, use an external battery charger - or (link start) replace your battery (link end).