HP/Compaq :: Remove Battery And Optical Drive While Computer Is Running

Jul 31, 2009

I recently purchased a new HP laptop and have a few questions.

The computer came with a lightscribe drive and is removable since it also came with a empty filler for the optical drive. Is it ok to remove the drive and/or plug it in while the computer is on ? Same thing w/ the battery... is it ok to pop the battery out when the computer is on AC power, or put the battery back in when the computer is plugged in ?

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HP/Compaq :: I Am Not Running Anything On My Computer And The CPU Is At 50+%

May 10, 2009

Its a P4 so I need all I can get and I am not even running anything. My ram is fine and I'm not running much if anything in my tool tray. I've only got 37 processes running and I have a 1 and a quarter gigs of ram. What could be making my processor go crazy? Symptoms also include making the fan run 100% of the time.

It is an older zv5000.

What is spoolsv.exe? I think that is the problem?

I end that process and it opens itself back up. It has to be the issue. How do i get rid of it for good? I dont use a network printer so it shouldn't effect the printing.

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I'm putting a new motherboard into a DV5.

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Jun 8, 2009

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I can hit it around the optical drive area and sometimes the drive will randomly come open. I didn't accidentally hit the button or anything. That or the light on it will start blinking for a bit. When I hit the button for it to open it takes like 10 tries or so of repeatedly hitting it before it will decide to open. When I get a disc in it sometimes it will blink for a bit and act as if there's no disc. I can open and close it again and it will sometimes recognize a disc and play it, but if I hit the area by the drive too hard it will quit running. I have tried reseating the drive. It seemed to work at first, but then it started up with the same problems. My best guess is that it coming disconnected with the data connectors or something and causing it to act up, but I wouldn't know how to keep it any more connected with only 1 screw holding it in...

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when I was replacing my optical drive, I managed to tilt it upside down and several springs fell out. I have no clue where they came from specifically, other than knowing they have something to do with the sliding brackets on the sides.

I've searched frantically for a service manual on my optical drive to fix this problem, but I can't seem to find anything.

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on my dv7-1270us I have noise coming from dvd drive at start.it is normal ?

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I got the HP DV3T and was looking to see what options existed for upgrading the optical drive to support blu-ray but as of yet I have been unable to find what models of the slimline blu-ray drives are actually compatible with this laptop. Would anyone have any idea where I could find this information or better yet personal experience/knowledge of what will and will not work?

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Feb 19, 2009

Im looking to replace my optical drive (wont read anything) ideally with something better. The problem is I havent found anything equivalent to a compatibility chart so as to choose from several options.

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So is it better to store the optical drive when you are not going to use it for a long period of time?

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Jan 30, 2010

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HP/Compaq :: New 8710W- It Won't Boot Off The Optical Drive

Jul 20, 2009

The HP Compaq 8710W I picked up off TigerDirect when it was $750 last week arrived today...but I've run into a couple things that don't make me all that happy.

1) extremely long post. It stays at the BIOS splash page for several seconds more than I think that it should.

2) It won't boot off the optical drive unless I physically tell it to. If I have it set to just go through the boot sequence, it won't boot off the CD.

3) As a part of 2: I've replaced the DVDDL it came with with a BluRay reader/DVDDL. Both drives exhibited the issue.

4) Although this doesn't seem to be an actual problem, it keeps showing up as muted. If I click play in Winamp, it'll start playing. I don't know if it's Win7 related or not.

5) I can't seem to find a way to turn AMT off. I'm not using it in my Thinkpad, and won't be using it here.

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I haven't been able to find someone that has done this to their DV7, but it doesn't hurt to try it out, I got lots to gain and not that much to lose I guess.

Once I get it, I will post pictures with the process and end result.

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-hdd in optical bay caddy, i want to know more about this. mainly, is the optical drive SATA, or would it basically be the same PATA interface as the old HDD?

im thinking the best thing for this laptop is either a PCMCIA SSD or PCMCIA to SATA for an at least normal hard drive speed.

unless mini pcie is the way to go? if anyone else has tried and succeeded at addressing the problem of slow hdd interface, id like to know your experience. i tried the intel 5100 mini card in the slot, said incompatible wifi device remove and restart at the bios. i guess this could be a general thing, with chipsets or something.

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How do you take out the hard drive on dv5t? After removing the cover, I noticed that the hard drive is attached to the board through a connector, I find it impossible to make it come off?

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HP/Compaq :: Computer Not Recognizing Hard Drive

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i recently had a post here about my laptop being thrown up on, and looking for a new system board. Well I was able to buy the whole laptop base, with system board and power button so all i had to do was install the screen cd drive, hard drive, and wireless. I did all of this and put it back together, but when i try to start the computer it gives me a no hard drive installed error. What can I do? I ran the memory test and its 100% working, and in the start up test or whatever, the only thing with a problem is the hard drive not showing up.

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HP/Compaq :: This Computer Does Not Have A Drive Capable Of Creating Cds Or Dvds

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I read some other thread it points to something got uninstalled that causes "this computer does not have a drive capable of creating cds or dvds. Contact HP Support."

it mention one of the solution is to restore to an earlier version. But I prefer not to restore to earlier version if possible. is there a program that I can download from HP , to be able to create the recovery disk ?

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Dell :: XPS 1640: Replace Slot Loading Optical Drive With Hard Drive And Caddy

Sep 29, 2009

I'm thinking of removing my DVD drive and replacing it with a caddy and hard drive as explained here.

I don't use the DVD drive very often and would much prefer a 500GB or 1TB hard drive in there. The DVD drive can then be used externally via the eSATA port using this cable.

The ideal solution would be to use this NewmodeUS caddy as it supports the larger 12.7mm 1TB 2.5" hard drives and has a removable faceplate. The problem is the price.

At $55 including postage to the UK plus customs, VAT and clearance fees on top it's going to work out pretty expensive for what is essentially a slimline SATA to SATA extension

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I recently had my computer (HP Pavillion dv6000) repaired (I couldn't tell you exactly for what), and it was sent into HP to be repaired. I've got it back, and the problem that I previously had no longer exists.

Now however, the computer is not recognizing the battery. It works fine plugged into the wall and the battery is taken out, but when the battery is in the computer, the computer changes to battery power (instead of using external power and charging the battery) and soon dies, as my battery has little power left.

I borrowed a friend's battery (who has the same laptop) and for about 10 minutes the computer worked properly with the battery charging when plugged in. After those few minutes though, the computer resorted to battery power and won't charge. I think that rules out that it's just a faulty battery, but I could be wrong.

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Apr 20, 2009

My friend has a 2006 hp pavilion running xp. I have a 2007 hp pavilion running vista(32 bit). They look completely identical. Her motherboard took a dump, but the hard drive is good, and she needs to get the data off of it. Can i take out my hard drive from my laptop and install hers to get the docs and data off of it? Is it the same connection? size?

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Jan 3, 2009

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is it true that norton really does slow down computers?

if your computer is running slow, could that just be a result of windows vista (if you have the latest update)?

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Dell :: XPS Blank Screen On Startup But Computer Running?

Apr 22, 2009

Basically, turned off my computer yesterday, and I turned it back on today, and it opens the dell loading screen, then the vista loading screen, then the screen goes blank, but the light is on but nothing appears on screen,

I also can hear the vista opening music from when the sign in page opens........

also when I boot in safe mode it works perfectly with no problems ??

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Apple :: MBP - Optical Drive

Jan 5, 2009

I am still using Tiger, 10.4 on my MBP.

I have recently been having issues with my optical drive. I was burning a cd for a friend and it would not burn it or pop it out when I asked it to. I had to re-start while holding down the spacebar (or mouse button?) in order for the cd to come out. I forget which method I used, but using terminal did not work nor did the eject key.

It has also done this while running iDVD to watch a movie. The iDVD interface will not work and produces the spinning beachball of death and then I cannot eject the DVD. I either have to leave it alone for the night or restart the computer. Only then will iDVD stop acting up so I can eject the DVD.

Does anyone know why this is happening? Is it all to blame on the optical drive? I just went to the Apple Genius Bar a few weeks ago for a new battery. I hoping my MBP isn't falling apart.

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Will an optical drive from a Vostro 1500 fit into a Latitude E6410? Will this be difficult to swap?

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Sony :: PCG-V505ECP Optical Drive

Jan 19, 2009

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Well when i tried disassembling the v505 it was impossible. i've sat for 2 hours trying to split the halves of the case to gain access and looked online everywhere to see if there were any guides but i have failed.

i even looked at the diagram but it didn't help me as all i could figure out from it were the hidden screw.

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Sony :: New Z Optical Drive Replacement

Mar 7, 2010

if you can take apart a Sony Z and replace the optical drive with a standard hard drive? Would the older tutorial here be the same way you can take apart a new sony Z or how do you think you could get in there?

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Or is that a different model? I don't suppose there's a new tutorial out for the new Zs as they just came out.

On another note - I heard you're suppose make a new connector for the hard drive because the Sony Z uses microSATA or uSATA or something like that for their optical drives. There isn't a connector that you can readily purchase now.

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