I updated the bios which fixed other issues. I updated the drivers and did all the win7 updates to rule any of that out. When teh laptop gets down to 18% it just powers off instantly. It does not go through a normal shutdown process or hibernate. I can power it back on and it shows 18% battery left. Is the battery going bad? I dont think this machine is barely a year old yet. I have no problems on wall power. Could it be a Win7 power setting? Just surprised win7 would slam the power off like that.
is there something wrong with the f21 bios? my dv5t shuts down after 20 minutes of use after I flashed it in. To top it off, the only reason i installed it was because a hp csr guy said it would increase battery life!
I just received my MBP 13" yesterday. So far I love it. However, I noticed an issue. Last when I put my MBP to sleep, it had about 30% battery left. However, when I woke up this morning and opened my MBP, the battery went down to 13%.
When I put the laptop to sleep, I had a pdf file open along with itunes (paused). I have never used Mac OS, so maybe I not doing something correct. Also, I noticed when I open the lid (after I put the notebook to sleep) it just goes directly back to the desktop as opposed to on windows it prompts to the login screen when waking it up from sleep mode.
istat use to show the battery health as 97% but now its gone to 79% since i installed snow leopard, how can this happen? also i tried to reset the SMC, but i have dont know it it worked as there was no beep or picture afterwards.
I held shift, ctrl, alt and the on button at the same time.
I have an Acer Aspire V5-473P-5602. It's just over 2 months old. It's been for repair twice, and both times the repair does not solve the original problem.
The issue is this... I will charge the computer to 100%. While using, the battery indicator will show different values at different times. Basically all over the map. Once the indicator gets down to 30% or so , I'm in the "shut down" zone where the computer will shut down because there is actually little or no power left in the battery though its says 30% or 24% or whatver value it may be.
Again this has been to the Acer Repair Shop to be "repaired" twice so far. They changed the Mainboard ( Motherboard I assume) TWICE so far and the problem STILL persists. I can't even get to the "Low or Critical" battery warnings ( currently set at 15% and 5%) because it shuts down before reaching those levels.
I've been using a Dell inspiron 1545 from about 3 years now and exactly after 2 years of my buy, the battery failed and it started showing me to replace the battery and always notified me about contacting dell for a new battery.
I didn't take this of much concern so i just ignored the message and kept on using my battery with my adapter plugged in. After 4-5 months of such usage, My battery completely failed and doesn't even offer me even a minute of backup, when i remove the power socket. Then i realized the importance of a new battery and then bought a new battery from Dell.
Its the same battery with the same specs and also the same family type. After i removed my defected battery, I replaced my new bought Dell battery and realized that my battery is working fine. its charging well but at some time, it says "Plugged in, But not charging" Which is rare for any new battery, which is bought brand new.
This is how it looks now after i remove the AC adapter plug and when i depend on the battery backup. it is providing me a backup, but I see a yellow exclamatory mark beside it. Which I think should not be present. it also says "Low battery" when there's already 99% of battery left!
I've also followed some online steps
1) updated by BIOS to the latest 2) Followed some other steps like uninstalling the battery ACI in the device manager and etc...
I'm using a PA-12 family adapter, which is also a replaced one.
Here's a pic of mine, the still photo doesn't do it justice, using the Deskscapes liquid wallpaper along with a custom Envy Beats background with Objectdesktop. Water drops cause the beats logo to ripple, I think it compliments my black Envy Beats paintjob.
after a long ordeal that included, crashes and vertical lines, faulty nvidia card, technician coming home, heat sink being stucked, endless chats with Dell representatives, laptop going to the depot, getting motherboard and heat sink replaced, etc... I just got my laptop back yesterday.
After experiencing certain familiar symptons (again!), I decided to run Rthdribl... After just 2 mins, the GPU temp (measured with CPUID Hardware Monitor) rose to 95C very fast! I got scared and stopped it there (so who knows if it could get even higher).
I guess this is not normal, and that I may have gotten another faulty video card, right?
I downloaded and installed the GlobeTrotter Connect in order to use 3g/HSPA on my z11wn.
I could make may lap connect to internet via the inserted sim. However, the connection only last for few mins, then drops. The only way to make it works again is turn off wwan, turn on and restart GlobeTrotter Connect, sometimes I need to restart lap aswel. this is very annoyed, because I can use mobile internet for only few mins, then must shut down and reset the WWAN adapter.
I have dell inspiron n4110 laptop. Every time i boot the system it takes 20 to 30 mins. But after booting my system works fine with out any hang. But booting alone it takes very long time even i formatted my system and tried. So i ran the diagnostics i got the below error
Error Code 200-01 42
Msg: Hard Drive 0 - S/N 5WS2Q5WB, self test unsuccessful. Status = 7
I just recently picked up my new DV7, wiped the drive and re-installed Vista Ultimate x64. The machine itself runs great, but after installing all the drivers and the most recent bios, I hit a strange snag- I have my right channel speaker, works fine. But my left channel isn't coming out the left speaker, but out through the subwoofer. I've tried uninstalling the IDT codec and letting Vista use it's own driver, same deal. Re-installed IDT, same deal. I get no sound at all through the left speaker, and Vista only recognizes me as having 2 speakers.
So a few days ago, my computer just all of a sudden began making a strange "grinding/crunching" sound which seems to be coming from the top left side of the computer. The sound is very clear especially from the back left corner vent. The noise seems to come and go but still has me very worried. I've read this noise may indicate a dieing hard drive, however tests came by negative and also the hard drive for this notebook is in the middle, not toward the top left. Anyway, I recorded the sound twice and was wondering if you could take a look and tell me what you guys think (you might wanna turn your volume up). I have an HP Dv7t
The right speaker in my notebook is louder then the left one is. The only way to compensate for the problem is to lower the "balance" in the sound properties for the right speaker (I have it all the way down to 70 if you can believe that!) Now my audio sounds even between the left and right speaker. I think it's ashame that seems to be the only fix for the problem. Not sure if this is a driver issue or a hardware issue.
NVidia installs audio drivers to the computer when installing the video drivers (which I still don't understand why...I thought NVidia was a graphics company?) Then I install the IDT drivers/software afterwards. HP has verified that this is correct so everything on my end is up to date...minus of course offical drivers for the 320M video card that everyone is still waiting on!
I have a cliehnt with an HP 250 G1 Laptop.The Hard Drive has died, it is making a few repatative beeping noises then failing. The Laptop became unresponsive a few times while she was using it, similar to caching error, then bluescreened and failed to work again. Boot Message is along the lines of Insert Boot Media / Hard Drive not found. BIOS does not show an HDD at all.
The laptop was purchased on the 5th of Jan 2014 but the online warranty check states that the warranty has expired. How do I get this laptop back to HP for repair as the website seems not to offer this as an option and there is no contact telephone number or email address.The lady who owns this Laptop, Elaine is using it for an Adult Learning Course in basic computer literacy.
I have an HP 635 Notebook laptop, which seemed 2 hv crushed. Now evry time i turn it on n wait for windows 2 open, it does not open instead it asks me 2 press "esc" n this is when it brings the system diagnostics. Now have tried running all the tests including the overall test, but all it says is that hard disc 1 has a fault therefore I should insert a windows 7 operating system disc. Now have being trying but it does not show any options concerning the disc.
I am selling my 7800gtx that i have in the 9300 now and putting the ATI x300 back in. Well when i did the screen has a max resolution of 1280x800. I tried deleting the lcd and x300 then re installing both but its the same. I reformated the laptop and loaded the Dell x300 driver and still 1280x800 resolution.