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MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro Troubleshooting
This troubleshooting page will help you diagnose problems with the MSI GE72 6QF Apache Pro laptop.
- Laptop is Overheating
- Unexpected Computer Shut Down
- Computer is Running Slowly
- Optical drive will not read disc
- Operating System Failure
- No screen on boot
Laptop is Overheating ¶
When running, the laptop becomes too hot.
Dirty Fan ¶
A common cause of overheating is dirt in the fans. To get to the fans, turn the laptop over and take off the back cover with a screwdriver. Once the back has been snapped off, carefully remove the fan cover and use compressed air to clean the fan of dirt and dust. Refer to the Fan Replacement Guide for more information on removing the back cover and the location of the fan.
Faulty Fan ¶
If the fan has been cleaned and overheating issues continue, the fan performance may be the issue. To replace a defective fan with a new one, refer to the Fan Replacement Guide.
Faulty Battery ¶
A faulty battery may also be the cause of an overheating laptop. To replace the battery, please refer to the Battery Replacement Guide.
Unexpected Computer Shut Down ¶
Laptop will turn off during use without notice.
Faulty Hard Disk Drive ¶
Problems with the hard disk drive may be causing the laptop to crash. To replace a faulty hard drive, refer to the Hard Drive Replacement Guide.
Faulty Fan ¶
If the fan does not work properly, it may cause the laptop to crash. To replace a defective fan with a new one, refer to the Fan Replacement Guide.
To detect if malware is causing computer crashes, first scan laptop for threats using an anti-malware program. Then remove any threats that are found and the restart laptop.
Computer is Running Slowly ¶
Laptop responds slowly or is unable to open multiple applications.
Background Programs ¶
Multiple programs running in the background is the most common reason the laptop will run too slow. To disable programs, open the task manager and right click programs with high CPU and memory usage, then select "End Task".
Not Enough Memory ¶
Computer delays may also be the result of a full memory disk. To upgrade the RAM in this laptop, please refer to the RAM Replacement Guide.
Faulty Hard Disk Drive ¶
Problems with the hard drive may be slowing the laptop's performance. To replace a faulty hard drive, refer to the Hard Drive Replacement Guide.
Optical drive will not read disc ¶
When trying to run a CD or DVD, the Optical drive will not read the disc.
Scratched CD/DVD ¶
Unless a CD or DVD is brand new, one cause of the disc not being read is that the disc may be damaged or dirty to the point where it cannot be read by the eye. In this case, simply clean the CD and retry reading the disc.
Dirty reader eye ¶
The most common problem that occurs when an optical drive cannot read a disc is that the reading eye in the drive is dirty. An easy fix to try is to take a can of compressed air and carefully blow air into the drive when it is open to try and clean the eye.
Faulty optical drive ¶
If cleaning the reading eye did not fix the issue, then the optical drive is faulty. To replace the optical drive, follow the optical drive replacement guide.
Operating System Failure ¶
When the computer is powered on, Windows fails to boot.
Operating System files are corrupted ¶
To verify that the operating system on your laptop is corrupted, you can run a live disc of Linux to verify that your hardware is intact. Then do a fresh installation of Windows to clear out any corrupt files.
No Operating system to boot ¶
If the message 'No boot media' appeared after the SSD was replaced, then a new version of Windows will need to be installed. Copying the Windows files from the old SSD can also be done if it was functioning before replacement.
No screen on boot ¶
When powered on, the laptop the screen does not turn on.
Necessary BIOS update ¶
One possible fix for this issue is to update the BIOS of the laptop to its latest version. The newest version can be downloaded at https://www.msi.com/Laptop/support/GE72-...
Graphics driver reinstall ¶
Go to device manager and uninstall all Nvidia related content, then download the newest driver from www.nvidia.com/download/index.aspx