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If laptop is powered off on dock, will not display image when powered back on.

Question: If laptop is powered off on dock, will not display image when powered back on.

Very strange issue here is happening here. When the laptop T410s is always off before it's docked, so once it's docked I press the power button and no image shows up on the external monitor. I then open the lid of the T410s, press the power button on the laptop, quickly close the lid and it comes up. I've tried different docking stations, power supplies and the issue still persisted. I then tried another Lenovo T410 and it boots fine. Here's the kicker... When the T410s is not powered down while docked and only logged off, then undocked, and then powered down. When it's reseated into the dock and powered up it works fine. It then made me believe there was a Docking profile issue. I've removed the docking profiles and recreated them, since it that didn't work; I even set XP to allow us to manually choose whether it's docked or undocked. This did not work. Is anyone else experiencing this or have the expertise on this subject?

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Answer: If laptop is powered off on dock, will not display image when powered back on.

I have a T410s with 2 external monitors that I always used. 1x24inch LCD connected using VGA to VGA and 1x26inch LCD connected using displayport to HDMI. It used to be fine until some intel grapics driver update a while back. So I come to believe is the driver fault and/or the internal graphic card lack of capacity. My solution is to setup the monitors the way I like is to change the BIOS to boot up from displayport, and when successful going into the desktop then disable the laptop LCD. Then connect the 2nd LCD, extend the desktop and setup the resolution. From that point on I must always boot up with VGA disconnect then after into desktop, plug in the VGA cable and it will show up fine. If I forget and left the displayport + VGA connected when I bootup, it will fail and I have to do the initial setup again. So something with the displayport/graphic card/graphic memory is making the T410s 'forget' or discard the displayport. or the 1900x1200 resolutions of 2x monitors overwhelm the graphics card memory and it had to made a choice or give up. Most of the time it just goes blank or flash on/off In your case, if you only have 1x external monitor you can just change the BIOS to bootup screen in VGA/Displayport/Dock and when in the dsektop, set to duplicate mode for both screens. Then download this utility called ultramon and use it to setup the extended display setting to your liking, save the profile on the desktop/startup folder. When your T410s bootup, intel driver will boot in duplicate mode so it will go into the desktop, once it's there, the ultramon will takes over and change it to the extended setup. Play with the sequence/settings a bit to see which ones works for your setup....and hope lenovo comes up with better drivers.

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I have two powered USB 2.0 hard drives that I plan to plug into a powered USB 3.0 hub. I know I won't get the USB 3.0 speed, but should the I also connect each drive's power connection?

Thank you for your help.

Answer:Powered usb external hard drive in powered usb hub

Yes.....

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PC powered up,fan running at normal speed.logged in ,it started as usual then suddenly pwered off completely.Turned off .Checked power source.Disconnected all wires.turned on with no power.Then reconnected all power sources ,turned on power .Fan running at normal speed,,black screen.No further progress.Help

Answer:PC powered up,logged in,screen went black powered off

Lots of Pavilions. Can we have the model number?

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My Dell precision 5510's display driver stops responding and getting recovered if I run any graphic intense programs in it. It happens only when I run it without the charger connected, it works fine if charger is connected.
It says display driver stopped responding and recovered by itself, but I am not able to resume whatever I was doing. It makes me rerun the program, after a while, some 2 minutes, the loop repeats(display driver stops working and getting recovered again). This makes me not able to use my laptop at all without charger connected.
I dont see any issue with less graphic intense programs like browsing etc., This happens only during games for me, I hope it will be the case with other graphic intense programs also.

Thanks in advance,
Any help wiil be much appreciated,
Kumaresan.

Answer:Dell precision 5510 display driver issue while laptop runs without mains (battery powered)

The system is functioning as designed - it shifts to the integrated GPU when on battery power to allow the system to run longer than it would with the discrete GPU.  While you can change that setting, which may help with the issue you see, you'll likely find the system won't run very long on a charge if you do.
If you want full power out of the CPU and GPU for games, play with the adapter connected.

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Hi there

Intuitively one might think using Powered (from the mains) external USB HDD's would require more power from the computer as well compared with those small self powered units.

I've no way to measure this but I'm sure the small units might consume MORE power as the computer has to supply all the power for Disk rotation and the USB I/O controller.

I only ask this because I need to put two large powered USB units (both with 2 X 3 TB Raid 0 HDD's in each unit) on to a USB 3 Hub.
The two HDD units seem to perform perfectly well whether connected to the chargeable port on an HP laptop or the "non chargeable" ones.

The RAID 0 is powered by the HDD itself (internal Hardware RAID) --used RAID 0 for speed -- don't need to mirror etc - I've enough backup if the whole thing goes bonkers. !!

The files on these HDD's are serving music and video so not intensive used -- don't seem to have any problem streaming media from the laptop.

Any engineers out there - curious over what is the actual load (power wise) on the computer if a POWERED USB HDD is used compared to a Self powered one. Note the Hub I'm using is not also powered.



Cheers
jimbo

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I just bought the new Lacie Rugged eSATA portable hard drive and I wanted to know? If not it comes with a USB to DC for power?? LINK Last question: Can I boot off of an external hard drive via eSATA if I needed too? I am excited I now have 1TB between my 500GB internal and 500GB external.





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Answer:Is the eSATA in the T510 powered or non-powered?

 macmovieman wrote:I just bought the new Lacie Rugged eSATA portable hard drive and I wanted to know? If not it comes with a USB to DC for power?? LINK Last question: Can I boot off of an external hard drive via eSATA if I needed too? I am excited I now have 1TB between my 500GB internal and 500GB external. The answer would be simple.  I believe the eSATA standard is powered, however if you plug the drive in (without the power connected) and it doesn't work, then you need the external power source. This is to say that not all devices can be powered off the power of the eSATA port, this has more to do with the drive and chipset used by the device. 





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Hi there

Intuitively one might think using Powered (from the mains) external USB HDD's would require more power from the computer as well compared with those small self powered units.

I've no way to measure this but I'm sure the small units might consume MORE power as the computer has to supply all the power for Disk rotation and the USB I/O controller.

I only ask this because I need to put two large powered USB units (both with 2 X 3 TB Raid 0 HDD's in each unit) on to a USB 3 Hub.
The two HDD units seem to perform perfectly well whether connected to the chargeable port on an HP laptop or the "non chargeable" ones.

The RAID 0 is powered by the HDD itself (internal Hardware RAID) --used RAID 0 for speed -- don't need to mirror etc - I've enough backup if the whole thing goes bonkers. !!

The files on these HDD's are serving music and video so not intensive used -- don't seem to have any problem streaming media from the laptop.

Any engineers out there - curious over what is the actual load (power wise) on the computer if a POWERED USB HDD is used compared to a Self powered one. Note the Hub I'm using is not also powered.



Cheers
jimbo

Answer:Powered USB HDD - vs Self powered USB -- load on computer ?

We can suppose that a portable HD enclosure that has it's own power supply doesn't draw as much current from the 5 volt supply provided by the USB bus.

On a purely practical basis it simply doesn't matter. There are hard limits to how much current a USB port will deliver. USB 2 ports are limited to 500 mA, which is why they can be so bad for charging smart phones & tablets. A USB 3 port supports up to 900 mA.

The load presented to the host is not relevant. The external device either works or doesn't.

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Hi there everyone !
 
I Didn't find very much information about this issue.. Might be an stupid question, but I need help..
 
I've been thinking bying of W510. So, is USB3 ports powered ? I'm asking, because in sales ads i've been looking they inform about two USB 3.0, one powered USB 2.0 and one USB2.0/eSATA combo port. So I started to get concerned, is the 3.0 port powered. This is rather important, because I need the superspeed port for video capturing, and my capturing device (Blackmagic Intensity Shuttle) takes it's power from USB.
 
Thanks beforehand for support !













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Answer:Difference between powered and non-powered USB in W510

Hello mate, All usb ports provide power. What they mean by powered is the usb 2.0 port is always powered even when the computer is turned off. This port is in the back and is yellow. The other ports are not powered when the laptop is off but they are when it's on.





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Hi,I recently upgraded my PC and all was working fine for over a day! Then my PC powered off for no reason and will not power back up at all. Now nothing happens when I press the power button. The bit I don't understand is my memory drive that is plugged into the USB port is still powered up and the LAN lights on the back of the motherboard are still lit. On the otherhand the power LED on the front of the PC, which was always lit even when the PC was switched off has gone out! At first I thought my PSU must have lost one of the rails, maybe 12Volts was down and the 5V was still powering the LEDs but now I'm not sure if the motherboard has gone pop.I've checked all the connections inside and even took the upgrade out (I went from one 256Mb PC2100 to two 512Mb PC3200 Memory) but it still won't power up.Has anyone seen this before or has any ideas what's going on.Thanks in advance.

Answer:PC Powered off and Won't come back on

It might be the PowerSupply or MotherBoard, best thing too do here Dazza is to try another PSU too see if that works if not you will need a new Main Board

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My laptop was working fine last night - wife used it, went to do something else, I picked it up a couple hours later and it powered on but no screen image showed. I noticed after a few more tries that I could VERY faintly see the Microsoft XP logo, the HP logo, but it was close to total darkness.

It's a Compaq NX5000 - I had the power cord plugged in too. Also, I saw once or twice that it seemed to power down on its own also.

Anyone have an idea of what the problem could be? Do I need a new battery by chance?

Thanks a lot!
Kyle
 

Answer:Powered On, No Screen Image

Sounds like the inverter has failed ( it's basically a transformer that steps the voltage back up to power the backlight on the lcd ) . Certainly not a battery issue .
 

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So my DVD drive keeps turning itself on and will not turn on again until I restart my computer.  I saw another post about this and was wondering if anyone can tell me what to do to get it to stop turning off. Thanks

Answer:DVD powered off and won't power back on

Hi, rmroundy
 
What is your machine type and model? Also, what operating system are you running? And how long has this issue been occurring?
 
Thanks in advance,
Adam





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Hi forum,

A couple of weeks ago, my Dell 1545 Inspiron would only have a blank back light only screen when powered on. On the third day, I took it to the Geek Squad. He hit the power button and what do ya know, it came on fine. Huh?
Well, now it's doing it again. I called the Geek Squad, and they said it sounds like a loop problem - bring it in.
Can you tell me what that is and why it is and if I can fix it myself? I'd like to save my $ and do it myself since I currently have no job.

Thanks so much,
clacoste

Answer:Back light only when powered on

Sounds like a bad power switch to me. I can not believe geeks squad hit the power button poor practice to me.

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Hello there,I havea problem with my pc.It is powered on but the screen was blacked out,nothing display on my screen.I've noticed that the motherboard LED wont light out and the graphic card fan didnt spin.Please help me

Answer:Pc powered on but no display

check all connection to the motherboard.
if still same with luck its a failed PSU (cheaper) rather than failed motherboard (expensive)

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I was helping a friend with his computer, he was having a problem with the cd/rw drive.
After the last power off (push and hold the button) it wouldn't do anything.
I have swapped the power supply with no luck?
Can someone please help.

Answer:powered off and wont turn back on

Does a LED turn on on the motherboard when the powersupply is on? Do any fans spin?

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Hello,

System Specs:

Motherboard - P5N-D
CPU - E6700
Memory - 2x2GB Corsair XMS2
Video Card - Radeon HD 5870
PSU - Thermaltake 750W

Problem:

Computer powered off while in the middle of me using it. Tried to power back on, but nothing happens when the power button is pressed. Tried unplugging the power supply and back in, still would not power on.

Troubleshooting:

Hooked up my PSU to a PSU tester I have = Good

Replaced Motherboard = no change (indicator light is on, on the motherboard)

Checked power switch = Good

I also tried taking out my video card, left one stick of ram in, and still nothing.


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The only thing i haven't checked is my CPU, I have just ordered the E8400 in hopes this will fix my problem, but I was hoping to get a little feed back on my situation as I have come up empty when searching online for a simlar problem.

I appreciate any feedback I can get!

Thank you!
 

Answer:Computer powered down, will not power back on

how about checking the mouse or keyboard? it happened to me once pc won't boot because of a faulty mouse
 

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hello everyone i recently bought a thinkpad from a retailer (i think it falls in the category of factory refurbished)i already had it for a few days, then i formatted, partitioned the entire drive and installed winxp on itthen i installed opensuse 11.2added the ati repository, then installed the fglrx-desktop driver (i had the dektop-linux-kernel). - ive read it here: http://www.thinkwiki.org/wiki/ATI_Mobility_FireGL_V5250 - that i can install the proprietary linux driver from ati (i need a driver optimised for gaming/3d development, not CAD applications)aticonfig --initial did not work, because there was no xorg.conf in /etc/X11/so i ran sax2, it generated a fileafter that i did an aticonfig --initial, then restarted the machineafter that, the lcd display did not power on.attaching an external display works, it even displays the POST with the big lenovo/thinkpad logo.fn+f7 just turns off the external display for a half second then turns it back on. both windows and linux boots without problem, i could even install the official driver from levono), the graphics card is not fried, because i could run the uniengine tropics (from http://unigine.com/download/) - although it ran realy slow (it should run realy slow because as i understood, this card's official driver is not optimised for gaming) under windows nor the display properties, nor catalyst control center or even everest report any secondary display btw, system specs:t60pcore 2 duo t7200... Read more

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Late last year I purchased qty 4, T530 for the family. The last one I purchased in November 2013 was for my 85 year old mother in law and is a basic model, Win 7 Home, 4gb memory, i5, Intel video only. The past six months when you first power on the machine the display has a red tinge to it, Sometimes it is narrow red stripes thru the entire display, sometimes it flickers, sometimes the windows taskbar is all red when it should be blue. After about 4 or 5 minutes, after the machine warms up the problem disappears, the display is perfect for the rest of the day until it either goes into standby and cools off or is powered off and then then when powered back on the problem returns. There are no signs of the machine being dropped or mishandled. The problem is not affected by moving the display around or stressing the case in any particular direction so I assume this is a chipset failure on the motherboard? All lenovo supplied diagnostics pass. Before I send this back to the depot for repair under warranty is there anything else I should try? I kind of concerned when I send it to the depot it won't come back in as good of cosmetic shape as I sent it out, based on war stories told by others here and on other sites. Thanks, Steve

Answer:T530 display all red when first powered on.

Hi Steve,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community!
 
I am sorry to hear that you are facing the issue with Red Display on ThinkPad T530.
 
Can you please provide the snapshot of the issue you are facing, so that we will verify the issue and assist you further.
 
Note: Please take a snapshot not the screenshot.
 
Hope this helps!
 
Best regards,
Hemanth Kumar





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I have had some bizarre computer issues over the years but this has to be one of the strangest. I just bought a Seagate 4 TB external hd, connected to my desktop via USB 3.0. When the ext hd is powered up a stock charting program I have called MetaStock will not display. The program's executable, MSWIN.exe, will be running when I check the task manager, but the program interface does not display.

Any suggestions much appreciated.

EDIT: Btw, this only happens when I start the program up. If the program is already running when I power up the hd there is no problem.

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I just upgraded one of our classrooms to a Dell Optiplex 380 running Windows 7. We have many of the model 380 running Windows XP. This is one of the first few w/Win 7. I connected a projector to the unit with an Ultima SXGA Monitor Y-cable. This allows what is on the desktop to show on the projector screen. I am not looking to do a dual-display, just a mirror of the desktop. This has always worked fine with Win XP on the same model.

If I power up the computer w/o powering on the projector, I get no display on the monitor. As soon as I power on the projector, my monitor display comes on. If I then power off the projector, my monitor display will stay on for about 3-4 minutes, then goes blank. Again, if I then power on the projector, my display comes back.

We cannot leave the projector on all the time as it shortens the life of the bulb and the teacher obviously does not always want to display what is on her screen for the class to see (email, etc.). She has been simply disconnecting the projector from the Y-cable and using her monitor until which time she wants to use the projector. A band-aid, not a solution.

Thinking it may be a hardware issue with the onboard video, i brought in another of the same model and it did the same thing. I tested same model, only running Windows XP and it DID NOT blank out. This makes me think it is a Windows 7 issue, but I am not familiar enough to know what.

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Answer:Monitor display goes out unless projector is powered on

Hello PonyMom, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if using Windows Key + P to select between "Computer Only" and "Projector Only" display modes may work in this situation.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...on-switch.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I've just bought an HP base unit, as I had my own TFT monitor I just need to get speakers, according to the user guide these should be powered. Does anyone know if this means they will work better or will not work at all unless they are powered.The machine seems OK but the documentation is dreadful.gedr.

Answer:Speakers- powered or non powered

Powered are better for sound quality and you have seperate bass,trebble and volume control.

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Hey so I have had this computer for about 3 months. It has worked perfectly fine the whole time. I had a similar model, U530, before this that worked great (it broke because of an accident on my part) as well.  However, today I was watching the internet and it looked like the monitor quickly shut off for a second. I moved the screen forward slightly after it had come back on and the computer suddenly shut off.  It will not come back on. When it is only using the battery the power button will not light up. When I plug in the power adapter, the power button will light up and turn off every second or so, but nothing else happens, no fan, no hard drive spinning etc... Is there any other way to diagnose this? I tried the manual but there was no information on light patterns or any precautions if it will not turn on.  I've tried turning unplugging the battery and holding down the power button, but to no avail...

Answer:Lenovo Edge 15, suddenly powered off and not turning back on

I just ran into this exact issue on my U530 Touch. I was just sitting there using it, unplugged, but the battery not about to die, and it just turns off randomly. When I try to turn it on, the power button lights up for a split second in response to me touching it, but that's all that happens. I've tried both plugged in and not and neither cause much of a reaction. Any ideas?

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Hello everyone this may sound like a very dumb question but I am interested in buying a USB3.0 Harddrive, which I want to be writing game footage on the fly to it. However is there any difference between read/write speeds of an Externally powered vs. Non Externally powered Hard drives?
Also could someone out there recommend a good 2TB USB3.0 External Hard drive with good Read/Write speeds for recording game play to.
Thank you!

Answer:Externally powered vs. Non Externally powered Hard drive

In general external 3.5 inch drives need power 2.5 inch drives don't.
Read write speeds are limited by the connection type esata, USB 3. USB 2. external power or lack of make no difference.
I am pleased with my USB3 WD MY passport drive comes .n different sizes / colours

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So, I purchased my uncle's old computer, but he doesn't remember the serial number and they through the box away.  I noticed that it would go to the black screen once powered and then the caps lock would flash 1 time and then pause for 3 secs and flash again at the 4th second.  I have removed the harddrive from the laptop and scanned the harddrive for viruses and checked to see if any problems.  He had viruses, but I cleaned those off and placed the harddrive back in the system.       I wanted to know if there is a chart or anything that I can go by to fix this issue?  I wanted to fix it up and donate to the student in Africa who is going to college.  I purchased my uncle's because he had received a new computer for a holiday (Father's Day) and it was nothing wrong with it, when I first talked to him and he got a new computer.  Help me please and thank you so much for the insight!

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I would like to know if it is possible to power a laptop (any) by using a standard USB port and by doing this preventing the use of the normal connection that connects directly to the main.I would like to power my laptop using the cigarette lighter in my car directly by by-passing the normal mains connection and use one of the 4 standard USB ports in my laptop. The problem occurs when trying to order an in-car laptop adapter the connector can have several OD and ID diameters and usually it depends on the brand of the laptop and model (e.g. Sony is different than Acer laptops). I think that powering the laptop directly from an in-car cigarette lighter to a USB standard port in the laptop can eliminate the problem of the versatility of connectors in all the laptop brands and models. For example there are on the market cigarette lighter devices powering PSP by using a standard USB connection.I wonder if somebody may give some hints on this.

Answer:in-car usb powered laptop

I'm sure (but I could be wrong) that you can't power the laptop via the USB port. The port is designed to output power at a few milliamps, whereas the power connector is designed to input power at several amps. Maplin supply a number of in car power supplies with adaptors for different power sockets e.g. click here.

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Hi - I'm running XP Home on my ageing laptop.

IT is in need of a sort out, but before I start, is there anything below which should be dealt with ??

Logfile of Advanced SystemCare 3 Security Analyzer
Scan saved at 21:17:16, on 23/05/2009
Platform: Windows XP (WinNT 5.1)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.0 (7.0.5730.13)
Boot mode: Normal
Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Acer\eManager\anbmServ.exe
C:\Program Files\Inventel\Gateway\wlancfg.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SOUNDMAN.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPLpr.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\acer\epm\epm-dm.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\LaunchAp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\PowerKey.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\HotkeyApp.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\OSDCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\Launch Manager\Wbutton.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxtray.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\Sony\Content Transfer\ContentTransferWMDetector.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Microsoft ActiveSync\Wcescomm.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\MICROS~4\rapimgr.exe
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C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
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I was wondering if it's possible to keep the usb ports powered when the laptop is turned off? I've read that other laptops can enable this through bios but the y580 doesn't allow access to it.

Answer:USB powered when laptop is off? Y580

Good day.
 
I looked through the Y580 User Guide and saw no mention of Always-On USB port(s). I don't have a Y580 to check, but generally, machines so equipped have one or more of the USB ports colored yellow, which identifies them as Always-On-capable. Do you see any such ports on your machine?
 
Regards.

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Hi,
I've got a toshiba c670-14n. It doesn't have a battery but has been used on AC power. The other night I turned it off as normal but now when I turn it on after about 5 seconds it turns off again. I have changed the ram for some I know is working and even used the other slot. I have cleared CMOS. I have removed the HDD too and held down the power button for 60 seconds with no ac plugged in.

Can anyone help me to try and resolve this?

Thank you.
 

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One of my computers is a Compaq Presario with 512MB of Ram and AMD Turion 64 processor and 40Gig hardrive.

Earlier the computer was operating fine, then I turned it off for a little while and turned it back on. When I turned it back on all the fans would kick on, and the computer would try to start, but then gets into a visious cycle of trying to start windows xp, not getting anywhere so starting over again from scratch. It will do this for ever and never actually load anything.

I have checked the RAM and it is in tight...if I am fast enough I can get it to load into BIOS and everything works fine in BIOS...this is the extent of my knowladge though, any help on this matter would be greatly appreciated...I atleast need to be able to get on the computer to get everything that I need off the hardrive before I scfrap the computer.
 

Answer:Laptop will not boot up when powered on

Sounds like a hard drive failure. Try installing another hard drive
 

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I recently got my HP laptop and just yesterday it started not charging unless it was powered off I am not sure what to do?

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Hi,
I've got a toshiba c670-14n. It doesn't have a battery but has been used on AC power. The other night I turned it off as normal but now when I turn it on after about 5 seconds it turns off again. I have changed the ram for some I know is working and even used the other slot. I have cleared CMOS. I have removed the HDD too and held down the power button for 60 seconds with no ac plugged in.

Can anyone help me to try and resolve this?

Thank you.
 

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The IdeaYesterday I came up with the bright idea of painting the palmrest of my laptop.  It was beginning to look rather ugly from heavy usage and my mouse burning the plastic. Please note, this laptop worked fine before I took it apart. The Disassembly/ReassemblyI started to disassemble the machine piece by piece using some very nice directions I found online: Link - http://www.irisvista.com/tech/laptops/ToshibaM45/Satellite_M45_disassembly_1.htm. My goal was to get this one piece of plastic separate from everything else so I could just spray paint it, so I removed the keyboard, removed the LCD, removed just about everything except for the motherboard (I skipped the part where it said to remove the heat sync because I didn't feel like redoing the thermal compound) until I just said "forget this" and decided to put it all back together. After reassembly I plugged the laptop back in and pressed the power button. The button light came on, the fan spun, the HD spun, everything seemed fine for about 2 seconds: Then it shut down. Now, this is where I have been for the past 24 hours. (note: The LCD gives no sign that it has powered up) In this time I have tried narrowing down what could possibly be the problem here. So far I have done the following things...- removed the HD and tried to power on, same results. - removed both memory cards, swapped their positions, tried one at a time, all with the same results. - reseated every connection that I removed during my... Read more

Answer:LAPTOP: stays powered on for only 3 seconds.

I'm sure this is going to sound obvious, but I would triple check and make sure you have everything reconnected correctly.  I would go though the guild again making sure everything that got disconnected got reconnected.  I would also check for any forms of damage.  Check for any loose screws or anything else that might be shorting something out.  Also make sure its plugged into the power.  My laptop will only power on for a second or two if the battery is dead.Like I said, I'm sure you've checked this, but another look never hurts.

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my acer aspire 5535 laptop has suddenly stopped working. i went to turn it on and, instead of loading up normally, it starts loading up, gets to the windows flag appearing on the screen then suddenly turns itself off for no reason. no matter how many times i try it keeps doing the same thing. can anyone help? or have i got to take it back and get it replaced?

Answer:Acer laptop crashes when powered up

have you tried booting at safe mode? It may also be BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) but your laptop automatically restarts after it. Try also windows startup repair. (using your Windows 7 Installation Disk)...

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Recently my 510 has taken to powering itself back on immediately after shutdown.. it just reboots (of it's own accord). I have not adjusted any of the setting in any manner - and before this, the machine had no issues shutting down. I will say before this became a full-time phenomenon, for a few weeks this was a sporadic occurance - but it just resolved itself during those occasions... and worked just fine the next time I powered up. Now it's a full-time dilemma.This issue takes place plugged-in or using battery power, using the power button, powering down by closing the lid... doesn't matter which. This computer is near-as-makes-no-difference perfect in every other aspect of it's performance. Just that it seems it has suddenly become a member of the undead..I actually have to physically remove the battery to accomplish successful and complete shutdown.I have researched this and have been able to find all manner of instances in which the machine turns off unexpectedly, but not a one that documents turning on unexpectedly. Any help or information concerning this is greatly appreciated.Thanks.

Answer:t510 laptop will not remain powered down

Hello and welcome,
 
One thing that might cause this is the wake-on-LAN option.  Check BIOS -> Config -> Network -> Wake on LAN.
 
It  can be sporadic depending on the local network activity.   The setting shoudn't change on its own unless you've reset or updated the BIOS, but it's worth a check.
 
Z.

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Hi, I have an older gateway laptop, with vista on it. The laptop says it charges fine, but once i power it up it makes somewhat of a screeching and a ringing noise, and stops charging. The laptop itself can be fully charged and die in soon to about 5 five minutes when unplugged, but that is usual. The main issue is, when the laptop is powerd down, its light that shows that it's chargine, or fully charged and plugged in, when i power the laptop, the charger just stops working, and does the screeching deal.
 

Answer:laptop stops charging when powered on

Got a new battery, still have the same exact problem.
 

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My laptop battery will only charge when it is powered down and the AC adapter is not recognized as plugged in while it is on.  I am using the original AC adapter.  While using the laptop with the AC adapter plugged in the laptop only runs on the battery.  The battery will charge only when the laptop is turned off or in sleep mode. The LED light next to the plug port turns on when I plug in the AC Adapter but the computer is not recognizing the adapter as plugged in. I removed and reinstalled the battery drivers through device managerI ran the batter diagnotics and the battery check good but the AC adapther reports as not plugged in when it is plugged in Could this be caused by insufficient contact at the computer plug port?  It is obviously making contact because the battery is charging but only when the laptop is turned off. I will look throught the BIOS setting but I doubt there is a setting to disable charging when the laptop is on!!! Thank you in advance for helping we with this.

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Oh the side of the E420 there is supposed to be a USB  plug that stays powered on even when the laptop is powered off.  However it is not working at the moment only works when the laptop is turned on.  Any solution would be wonderful. Thanks in advance.

Answer:Powered USB not working while laptop is shut off

Hi chinaman25!
 
You need to check "Enable Always On USB" under Global Power Settings in the Power Manager. If that doesn't work, check that it is also enabled in the BIOS (Config>USB).
 
Hope this helps!

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This problem randomly came on, the device won't charge unless it's shut down. When I plug in the charger while it's on I get a blinking white light and it doesn't charge. I've reinstalled Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery also I've let the battery die while plugged in and still nothing. I've also reinstalled Windows 10 to no avail. Nothing seems to fix this.

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As the topic says, the laptop would only charge if it's powered off and when it's powered on, it cannot charge. Can anyone help me with this?

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Just recently, my Inspiron 5150 laptop has decided that when I turn the power off, it wants to run the fan! Sometimes it runs on an almost idle-speed, but most often it is running full blast.

The moment I power up the laptop, the fan returns to normal operating speeds. If i plug in the power cord and charge it all the way, the fan turns off...but the moment i unplug it, the fan goes back on!


I have absolutely no clue what is causing this. It's extremely annoying, as the battery dies quite quickly when I take my laptop with me and the loud fan is extremely, extremely annoying. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Dell laptop turns fan ON when not powered up

That's strange

Can you contact Dell on that one: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100658.html
And let us know what they say
 

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I have a T510 Thinkpad and am running Windows 7.  When the computer goes to sleep and I start it up by pressing the power button, it freezes.  I have to turn it off by holding down the power key for five seconds and then re-starting which then prompts me for which mode to re-start in.  Any help appreciated.Thanks, RB

Answer:laptop freezes after powered up from sleeping

I had an issue with this on either a T400 or T61 which was resolved with a quick BIOS flash.

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Consider my laptop is ON i'm using it, if i restart it works fine and when i shutdown it does with out any problem. Now my laptop is off. Now if i start it shows HP logo and shuts immediatly then i start again this time it boots and now windows open. please reply fast waiting for solutions.  

Answer:Laptop shuts instantly when powered on

Open the BIOS (F2 or F10 as you power up) and look for a hard drive self-test and run it. 

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This is not really a problem as such, but I would like to know why this happens if someone could enlighten me.

I have a powered USB hub attached to my Acer Laptop. When I leave this attached and put the laptop into sleep mode, Windows closes down OK but the fan and hard drive keep running. If I power down the hub before entering sleep mode the laptop goes normally into sleep mode. Can anyone explain why this happens?
 

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I am looking for a laptop that is light weight, has a screen that is at least 15" and consists of quality components. It will be used as a temporary replacement for my very good Asus that I use as a desktop, should the latter need servicing. Furthermore, I want to be able to take it outdoors some 50' from where a router will be placed so that in the summer I can "tune in" major league baseball games, handle e-mail, and browse the Internet. Computing speed and storage capacity can be minimal, just so they are very adequate for the operating system, which I expect will be "Ws 7." I am not interested in a "Mac" nor in Linux, which is over the head of this 80 year old!

Your suggestions will be appreciated.
{redoak}
 

Answer:Solved: Suggestions requested for a low powered laptop

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Greetings. Earlier today I turned on my laptop and it worked fine. I went to hook it up to a LCD projector, and it shut down totally. We have not been able to get it going again since.  Please advise on how to resolve this issue. We have done all the steps found online regarding removing the battery, holding down the power button, all that. Nothing is working. The charge indication light is coming on where the adpater plugs in, but nothing is registering to the computer. Please please advise. Thank you!

Answer:HP G62-367DX Laptop suddenly powered off and won't turn on!

Hello @Tiffany58, Welcome, and thank you for posting on the HP Forums! I have read your post and understand that your HP G62-367DX is not powering on. This could be related to either a hardware or BIOS issue. Did the notebook shut down the second you plugged it into the projector?what color is the light on the notebook where the AC adapter plugs in?Is there any light on the Caps lock or Num lock keys?Does the power button light turn on at all? I know you have done it before, but please perform another hard reset. Once that is complete, try following these power-up failure documents: HP Notebook PCs - Using and Testing the AC Power AdapterHP Notebook PCs - Computer Does Not Start (Windows 10) I look forward to the results.

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Hi:

I purchased a new ASUS 64-bit Laptop (with Win 7 Home-Premium).

Answer:How Do I make my ASUS Laptop Stay Powered Up 24/7

  
Quote: Originally Posted by snowbird


Hi:

I purchased a new ASUS 64-bit Laptop (with Win 7 Home-Premium).


I pushed <Tab> and posted prematurely )

I wish my ASUS Laptop to be 'on' 24/7 as an Apache Server. It works perfectly now but after several hours, I cannot visit my web site hosted on this Laptop. Altho the Power Lite is lit, the machine cannot be accessed from my router.

I looked over all the power settings (and there are *many* of them), but can't find suitable settings that:

a. Will allow access 24/7 to my site visitors, But,

b. Let the display go blank after several minutes of *my* not using it.

Q:
What are the detailed Power Settings for 24/7 operation without my attendance at the machine, and web site visitors get immediate access to my site ? I don't mind the display going black as long as the machine springs into action when a client visits.

Thank you

--Mel Smith
(old and confused)

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I have a Dell 1525 Inspiron laptop..i believe is about 3 years old. I got it as a hand-me-down from my BF's mother, who took excellent care of it. Ive only had it since February, but it has always run fine, until this past month. 3 times now it has done this to me. The first time, it was just after I unplugged it to take it to a friends house..then tried to power it up about 1/2 hour later and nothing...let it sit for 2 days or so, and then it was ok..now it has happened 2 more times..but these times, it froze up and wouldnt unfreeze..then when I got it powered down and tried to get it back up..nothing...the second time it again took a few days then it was ok..this last time it has been a week and nothing yet. This time, the only thing that is different is that the 3 lights to the left of the power button are blinking, the caps lock, numbers lock and scroll lock icons.. It powers up, then shuts down within 5 seconds or so...but the power light and the one fan keeps running...Ive been told multiple things so far..from a bad battery to bad power cord to bad connection in the lappy where the power cord connects.. I just dont understand why it powered up those 1st 2 times and it wont this time..unless it was just a fluke those times. I dont have alot of money to fix it, or replace things unless i know for sure what im buying is going to work. I dont want to lose whats on it either!! help!
 

Answer:Dell laptop wont stay powered up

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This is surely a stupid question but I'm a Mac person and just learning about the "other" side.

One of our exec's is having a wake from sleep issue with his IBM Thinkpad (X31). He often has to hastily close the lid with the machine powered on and has difficulty getting it to wake up later.

2 questions.

Is the machine going into standy or hibernation mode when he does this?

What key(s) does he need to mash to wake it up? (preferably in an unlocked state.)

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Standy or Hibernation when closing lid on powered on laptop?

I believe with XP you can do either as well as just shut off the screen when you close the lid. Check the power option settings in control panel. Click my computer->control panel->power options
 

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Hi, I have an older gateway laptop, with vista on it. The laptop says it charges fine, but once i power it up it makes somewhat of a screeching and a ringing noise, and stops charging. The laptop itself can be fully charged and die in soon to about 5 five minutes when unplugged, but that is usual. The main issue is, when the laptop is powerd down, its light that shows that it's chargine, or fully charged and plugged in, when i power the laptop, the charger just stops working, and does the screeching deal.
 

Answer:Gateway laptop stops charging when powered up.

Closing duplicate, please reply here:

http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/1105142-laptop-stops-charging-when-powered.html

eddie
 

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Hi, I have a Pavilion DV6 and not to long ago, i put it to sleep to do some other stuff. When i did, I noticed the "HDD" light was orange.(see attached image) I've noticed this before but it only blinked. It was never permanently on. I then came back and shut down the laptop. The light was off. As I started back the laptop, the light came on and was permanently on during useage. I then slept the laptop and left it for an hour or so and came back. The light was still on. This happened when the laptop was both plugged in and unplugged from a power supply. All other lights (mousepad, wifi, mute, charging, powerbutton) work fine.  Has anyone experienced this problem/ have a solution? Thanks in advance.

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Hello, children of the Internet. Today, we will do yet another and possibly final test of Ubuntu 14.04, on yet another laptop, to make sure that we fully cover the whole spectrum of options. In this third review, we will focus on the SSD storage mostly.

Now, we will not be repeating everything we have seen before. Most of the stuff covered in the first two articles remains 100% valid, so we will discuss chiefly the differences between the platforms. Performance, installation, things like that. Let us begin.Click to expand...


Source
 

Answer:Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty Tahr + SSD-powered laptop

And are you dual booting with Windows 8.1?
And how do you like?
For security, what are using?
 

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Have been having this problem for a while now.

Every so often, the headhphone jack on my laptop just stops working after hours and hours of the laptop being on.

The built-in speakers of the laptop work fine. What happens is that while the computer is in use (after some random amount of time), any hardware plugged into the headphone jack of the laptop will not playback sound. This includes headphones, speakers and the like. The sound device manager in control panel shows sound being output, and if the headphones/speakers are disconnected, the audio plays fine on the built-in speakers on the laptop.

I haven't been able to figure out what exactly causes this problem. I have tried resinstalling the driver several times. I am 100% sure it isn't the headphones of the speakers that I use as I use these speakers and headphones on many other devices (phone, tablet etc.)

The only way that this issue gets fixed is if the computer is shut down and then rebooted (a restart doesn't work, the computer has to literally lose power for the problem to be fixed).

It seems very intermittent and I'm not sure how to approach this problem

Any ideas?

Answer:Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

One idea would be a look the power plan in use. If you are running with the default Balanced power plan you may be seeing that nterfere by conserving battery power temporarily turning the audio off being a constant drain. Another thought could be a result of the onboard audio chip itself getting too warm where the hardware protection circuit will then come in and deactivate all sound. That is usually seen as far as the cpu temp as well as other major components. The audio being onboard would also be monitored by the bios not so much by Windows.

The other possible cause of losing sound would be the headphone jack or the board end having a cold solder point getting warm and expanding just enough to break the connection until cooled off. The complete shutdown of power would tend to suggest a temp or regulation issue where either the power plan or temp monitoring would have to be watched. And one more thing would be setting the laptop on a fan cooled stand or effective notebook cooling pad to draw heat away from the unit if you are not already using one. Laptops are known to get quite warm with extended use since everything is packed into a tight space with the typical serious lack of air flow unlike the usual desktop with front, rear, and side or top case fans in use if not water cooled.

You have some things to consider in the list of things there. Increased overall cooling, not planning to use the laptop for extended periods of time which can allow for something to overheat i... Read more

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Have been having this problem for a while now.

Every so often, the headhphone jack on my laptop just stops working after hours and hours of the laptop being on.

The built-in speakers of the laptop work fine. What happens is that while the computer is in use (after some random amount of time), any hardware plugged into the headphone jack of the laptop will not playback sound. This includes headphones, speakers and the like. The sound device manager in control panel shows sound being output, and if the headphones/speakers are disconnected, the audio plays fine on the built-in speakers on the laptop.

I haven't been able to figure out what exactly causes this problem. I have tried resinstalling the driver several times. I am 100% sure it isn't the headphones of the speakers that I use as I use these speakers and headphones on many other devices (phone, tablet etc.)

The only way that this issue gets fixed is if the computer is shut down and then rebooted (a restart doesn't work, the computer has to literally lose power for the problem to be fixed).

It seems very intermittent and I'm not sure how to approach this problem

Any ideas?

Answer:Headphone Jack on Laptop Stops Working Until Laptop is Powered Off

One idea would be a look the power plan in use. If you are running with the default Balanced power plan you may be seeing that nterfere by conserving battery power temporarily turning the audio off being a constant drain. Another thought could be a result of the onboard audio chip itself getting too warm where the hardware protection circuit will then come in and deactivate all sound. That is usually seen as far as the cpu temp as well as other major components. The audio being onboard would also be monitored by the bios not so much by Windows.

The other possible cause of losing sound would be the headphone jack or the board end having a cold solder point getting warm and expanding just enough to break the connection until cooled off. The complete shutdown of power would tend to suggest a temp or regulation issue where either the power plan or temp monitoring would have to be watched. And one more thing would be setting the laptop on a fan cooled stand or effective notebook cooling pad to draw heat away from the unit if you are not already using one. Laptops are known to get quite warm with extended use since everything is packed into a tight space with the typical serious lack of air flow unlike the usual desktop with front, rear, and side or top case fans in use if not water cooled.

You have some things to consider in the list of things there. Increased overall cooling, not planning to use the laptop for extended periods of time which can allow for something to overheat i... Read more

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My HP Omnibook xe4100 laptop has a broken DC Jack socket, i've decided to get another laptop as I want a faster one anyway.

Is there another way this machine can be powered? on the bottom of the unit theres metal contacts? 2 flat round ones and 2 metal clip types set in small square holes. Does anyone know what these are for?

I mostly want a way to power the machine to format the hard drive to clear my data.

Answer:HP Omnibook xe4100 Laptop, Broken DC Jack, Can the laptop be powered any other way?

Hello,

On the underside of the Omnibook xe4100 is a port replicator docking port.

The port replicator has an AC power port. I think it's possibe to power the laptop by docking it to the port replicator, and connecting the power adapter to the port. Though I'm not sure. Besides, this is costly and rather pointless since you can't really use the laptop anyway.

If you want to format the hard drive, then you could take it out and put it in another laptop and format it (if the laptop has the same hard drive interface, eg: PATA / SATA). Or you could purchase an external hard drive enclosure for 2.5" hard drives and format it.

If you're not going to use the hard drive again, then why not just remove it from the laptop and store it away, or destroy it?

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I found your answers to this problem very helpful and I'm thionking of using the laptop with mains only, but two things I am still uncertain about is, if I were to remove the battery once fully charged, how long does it stay fully charged when removed from the lap top? and you say do not leave the laptop plugged in 24/7 so is it ok to unplug at night?Many thanks for any advice you can give me in this matter. (I did think my battery was faulty so I bought a new one, but that was even worse so I sent it back!)RegardsEdgar Fendtemail: <removed>@ntlworld.comedited by moderator: Removed email address -Razor2.3

Answer:battery power loss while laptop is being powered by mains

Ironically from all the experts I have talked to storing a fully charged battery is probably harder on a battery then storing a half depleted one. However leaving the computer plugged in all the time will cause it to continuously cycle. I am sure there are differing opinions in regards to battery longevity, however I would if you are to store it. Store it at room temperature without a full charge.I would also remove your email. You will get a email notice when someone replies, and most posters don't private communicate as its an open forum. Also you might get spammed.::mike

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I recently purchased an Inspiron Gaming Series Dell laptop and since yesterday when I open it/turn on the power button the screen displays green/white vertical triangle lines (can provide an image). It DOES NOT display the Dell logo at all and doesn't even give me the opportunity to sign in, it just stays stuck on the screen. 
This laptop is fairly new, purchased back in August, so it should still be under warranty, but it worries me that it is having issues when it is still fairly new. What could be the cause of it? Any way I can fix it? 

Answer:New Inspiron Gaming Laptop- Vertical Lines When Powered On

I'd suggest updating the System Setup(BIOS). Please following the instructions in the video below to safety installed latest BIOS version.

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So I just got my thinkpad t450s, and i've noticed that when i have the speakers plugged in to the laptop and the machine goes to sleep the speaker emmitt a buzzing noise. I'm assuming this is a grounding issue, does anybody have any suggestions for a fix or if this is something that could cause other problems? Is this a situation where is should be getting a replacement?Thanks!

Answer:T450s powered speaker buzzing when laptop is in sleep

Hi Mblo,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Forums.
 
Sounds to me like your new cable is acting like an antenna and you're picking up the static from there. 
 
Try connecting your speakers and computer at the same power outlet, with an extension cord. Keep the cable connected to your speaker, but plug them out of your computer. If you still get noise, the cable is the problem. 
 
I hope the above information helps.
 
Regards,
Shashi
 
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Hello,

It has been a long time since I posted a problem here.

I have been using a Toshiba Satellite A505 here in Japan for the past 2 years and I have not encountered any major problem before. the OS is the packaged Windows Vista Home Premium.

In the past month however, I noticed that there have been increasing number of times when the system will slowdown to almost a halt. Some symptoms include choppy video with crackling audio, intermittently not responding web browsers, and unplayable games due to slowness that I can play normally before like CoD Blackops and MoH2010...

My annoyance turned to alarm this morning, when my system just suddenly powered down...so, I hope somebody can help...

I attach here a zip of files generated by MSInfo, Autoruns, and HiJackThis..I continuously run SpyBot S&D Resident and Avast. Avast has not reported anything lately and my last Spybot scanned turned out some minor web cookies which I have already removed. I have not been able to update myself on the processes and services vital in running Vista, but i think that those running services from Toshiba is ok for me...

Thank you for any assistance/suggestion...

Answer:Vista Slowing Down on Toshiba Laptop, suddenly powered off

it sounds like a heat problem

are you using it on a hard flat surface

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Hello,

I have been using a Toshiba Satellite A505 here in Japan for the past 2 years and I have not encountered any major problem before. the OS is the packaged Windows Vista Home Premium.

In the past month however, I noticed that there have been increasing number of times when the system will slowdown to almost a halt. Some symptoms include choppy video with crackling audio, intermittently not responding web browsers, and unplayable games due to slowness that I can play normally before like CoD Blackops and MoH2010...

My annoyance turned to alarm this morning, when my system just suddenly powered down...so, I hope somebody can help...

I attach here a zip of files generated by MSInfo, Autoruns, and HiJackThis..I continuously run SpyBot S&D Resident and Avast. Avast has not reported anything lately and my last Spybot scanned turned out some minor web cookies which I have already removed. I have not been able to update myself on the processes and services vital in running Vista, but i think that those running services from Toshiba is ok for me...

Thank you for any assistance/suggestion...
 

Answer:Vista Slowing Down on Toshiba Laptop, suddenly powered off

Try using ccleaner and malwarebyte's anti-malware.
 

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laptop started normally but screen completely blank, appears to be working otherwise, disk drive started up disk but no screen still.

Answer:aspire laptop 7540, powered up but screen blank/de...

Hello, Have you tried with an external monitor or a LCD TV by using the VGA or HDMI port?[Fn]+[F5]: Display toggle - Switches display output between the display screen, external monitor (if connected) and both

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Hello Guys, My laptop battery is drain out when the laptop are powered off. This is a problem that can be solved with some update ou is a hardware problem? Can someone help me?

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Please help. I have an Asus F555LA-NS72 laptop with windows 10 on it. It ran out of power during a windows update and shut off. I turned it on it told me to choose a keyboard language. I chose it and it took me to Windows Recovery environment. I couldn't restore it because I had no restore points saved and the startup repair didn't work either and I had no disks to restore windows 10 from. So I chose Windows rollback to my previous version and it eventually just went to a black screen but my cursor would show up when I moved it but would disappear seconds later. I left it That way overnight and it was the same when I woke up. Now I turn it on and it goes to the black screen again after the Asus logo appears and i have no way to access windows recovery environment nor boot into safe mode. However I can go into the BIOS menu. Any tips? I really need help with this I've only had this laptop a few months. I apologize if there's any typos I'm posting this from my phone.

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Hello, My laptop is prone to overheating. I read online that this can be fixed by disassembling and cleaning the laptop. I did so, then carefully reassembled it, and now it makes a beeping sound when I power it on. It beeps 5 times in 3 sets. The beeps are in the pattern of 3 long beeps and 2 short beeps. After it does this 3 times, the sound goes away and leaves only a black screen, a constantly beeping Caps Lock (once every 4-5 seconds) and a constant light on the airplane mode button and the AC adapter LED appears to be normal.  I tried reseating the clock battery, Hard Drive and RAM card many times and also hard resetting. I also could not find any relevant posts related to my issue, and the few that dealt with the same beep code did not provide helpful solutions. I should also note my laptop is very old, but has been working fine (besides the overheating) up until I disassembled it. Please Help and Thanks!

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Greetings guys,

I'm just at a loss of what to do so I'd thought I'd post here.

I recently purchased a custom built laptop from pcspecialist.co.uk

The relevant specs:

Kingston MS200 SSD 240GB (system drive)
Hitachi 7200RPM HDD 500GB (storage drive)
Intel Core i7-4712MQ @ 2.30GHz
16GB DDR3 RAM
Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit

I use a DAW application for working with audio projects:

Ableton Suite 9.1.8

So I'm thinking, gone are the days of not having enough power. Get my system loaded, install Ableton and all my plugins. It was a speed demon at first, but 2 weeks ago (only had it for a month) I started to get deep into a project for the first time. I had a couple of audio drop-outs due to HD Overload (disk not fast enough to keep up with all the tracks being played). It wasn't a huge session, only 40-45 WAVs at 24bit/48kHz at a time.

I started doing things like loading the files directly into RAM to avoid issues. All was good for a bit, and then in the last couple of days it has become unbearable. I get HD overloads on anything with a decent track count. This makes no sense to me, running stuff off an SSD with this much RAM as well. Not to mention, if it's loaded to RAM, then an HD overload shouldn't matter, should it?

I've ran all the diagnostic tools I've found, they all say the drive is fine. TRIM is activated by default in Win7, but I've doublechecked and everything is in order. BIOS AHCI is activated, and al... Read more

Answer:Poor Performance When working with Audio on my new High powered laptop

Welcome Ronald :major

Having the latest drivers isn't always the best, also try to minimise any 'utility' software and drivers that are resident, exclude safe data folders from your security software.

Latency monitor might be useful, as might the help pages at the foot of the link: http://www.resplendence.com/latencymon

Similar for DPC Latency Checker: http://www.thesycon.de/deu/latency_check.shtml
 

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Hi Guys,

My laptop is sticking at a black screen once it's switched on, then you can hear it trying to read the cd drive then it restarts and loops the same over and over.

Any suggestions?
 

Answer:Laptop sticks at black screen once powered on then restarts (loop)

If you have a bootable CD (Windows, Linux, etc.), insert it into the CD drive and choose boot from CD first (usually "F12" in the start-up screen). If the computer boots from the CD, it points to an issue with either the on-board hard drive or hard drive controller.

If this is the case, try a new hard drive and reinstall Windows. This should solve the problem.

Hope this helps.
 

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Today at CES, ASUS announced exciting new laptops and all-in-one PCs powered by Windows 10, and showed their Always Connected PC announced last month: the ASUS NovaGo, designed to deliver impeccable connectivity to keep you in touch around the home, at the office and on-the-go. Let?s take a look at these devices:

ZenBook 13


The revolutionary ZenBook 13 is a laptop that?s ultralight, ultrathin and ultrapowerful. It?s the first-ever ZenBook to be constructed from magnesium-aluminum alloy, a super-strong and super-light material that?s 33% lighter than the standard alloy used in laptops. It?s built to give you the ultimate mobility, featuring a feather-light 985g all-metal chassis and all-day 15-hour battery life. Powered by Windows 10, it arrives with features built-in such as Windows Hello and your digital personal assistant Cortana** for more efficient and productive computing.

ASUS X507


ASUS X507 is a 15.6-inch laptop with backpack-friendly dimensions and an overall weight of just 1.68kg. It?s powered by up to an Intel Core i7 processor and NVIDIA GeForce MX110 graphics for smooth visuals. Its NanoEdge bezel design and Full HD display with wide 178 viewing angles ensure you get the very best visual experience.

X507 has a dual-storage design that offers a choice of flexible and convenient storage options, combining a blazing-fast 256GB SSD with a large 1TB HDD. Ultrafast dual-band 802.11ac Wi-Fi provides speeds of up to 867Mbps ? that?s up to 6X ... Read more

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My dell latitude e6320 started misbehaving suddenly. I removed and fixed the battery back one day and then it refused to power up again, it came on eventually after much removing and fixing back exercises, then would go off if i lift the laptop or shake the table. this happens when am using the laptop without the ac adapter. When using the ac adapter, the battery shows full or charging and atimes, it wont charge, the yellow charge light flashes when i connect to the ac adapter. Now if i press the power button, it will want to start then go off when on battery power alone. but the system runs fine when using the ac adapter.
if i manage to start the system on battery power, the battery can last for 3/4 hours...but if i shake the laptop or lift it up it will go off immediately. i have checked the battery locks at the buttom...it looks okay. 
What could be the issue n solutions.
Many thanks.

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Hello, last night, I was having problems with my computer overheating while playing video games, and then I remembered, when it over heats, to make sure all dust is cleaned from your computer. So, therefore, this morning when I woke up, I took some q-tips, and proceeded to clean my computers fan, and RAM chip bus. Then, when I tried turing it back on, it wouldn't boot up. My OS would not boot up, and nothing would show on my screen. I checked for anything I must have unpluged, and re checked everything, but it's still not powering up. Does anyone have any suggestions? I think it has something to do with my RAM chip bus. SOmething musta burnt out. Any ideas would be perfect.
 

Answer:Seems like something isn't being powered up..

Qtips, and the motions of cleaning with the use of them, can introduce static electricity.
Go back to basics... the most fundamental setup you can create... power supply, video graphics port or card, one memory module, and a floppy disk with MSDOS or Windows 98 Boot/Startup, or if you have no hard drive, a boot to a CD-ROM such as Windows 98 or Windows ME. Boot to SAFE MODE if possible.
Does it boot? If not, you know you may have a problem. So change the optical drive, and try again./
If it does boot, change memory modules and try again. Still working?
Keep on adding one component at a time... then change to the hard drive, removing the discs from the floppy or opitcal drive.
Keep toying with the system to get something to boot, still keeping it as simple as you possibly can.
Progressively change and test. You can learn a lot in the process.
 

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Hi

A friend of mine had a power cut for 30 mins, and while that happened he was on his PC, when the power went off, obviously his pc went off as well. I asked him if he had a surge protector on there, he said no, and since the powercut his pc has never started up. it made no noises, no smells, just no power. basically no ones at home.

Has the power supply just gone, or is it a more serious problem

Any help would be great.
 

Answer:never powered up again

Has the power supply just gone, or is it a more serious problem Click to expand...

The power supply is most likely gone, although when a power supply gives up the ghost it can take other hardware with it. Try disconnecting all the drives and booting, if it doesn't boot replace the power supply and cross your fingers and hope everything else is okay.
 

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Question: Powered USB Hub

I just put a powered USB hub in and have it running through my docking station for my laptop. It pops up and says it can perform faster and to hook in to another port, what port are they talking about????
 

Answer:Powered USB Hub

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Okay here's the deal.I'm going to the US in a week and could get a external hard drive with my pocket money while I'm there. Thing is... Which to get? I'm aiming to get the most possible, 160GB at the LEAST, seeing as it's for saving all kinds of media to it while I board. But most big ones seem to need external power supplies... I can't deal with American plugs... Though I could probably just get an English adapter... Which still leaves the question... Which make is best for external hard drives?I wish PC Advisor had a top 10 external hard drives at the end :(^^Thanks for all your feedback,Bobly

Answer:Ext. HDD, Best ones? Self powered?

Enjoy your (?)holiday, but buy your USB external HD when you return.All external HDs require their own power supply and buying here will avoid a voltage mismatch.If a warranty repair/replacement is needed and the Atlantic lies between you and the retailer you are in trouble.As to the best....?If you buy a ready-to-go, enquire for details first, but why not buy a case with its power supply and put your own choice of HD inside it. That way you know exactly what you have bought.

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i have a computer who's usb ports don't produce enough power for my devices and i was wondering if i just used a powered usb if it would allow my devices to function.
 

Answer:Would a powered USB hub help me?

Yes dwizzle,
a good powered external USB hub would work for you
 

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Question: CD-Rom not powered

When i turn on my computer, the loading bar goes 3/4s of the way then freezes right then. Also, my CD-rom/DVD-rom isnt powered, so im wondering what i can do. Anything that i can do to fix this problem?
Specs of Old computer:
450 Megaheartz
Tobisha DVD-Rom driver
Philips CD burner
126 ram (Something near there)
Windows XP Pro. Edition
Thanks
 

Answer:CD-Rom not powered

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Question: Powered USB hub

Apologies for what must be a very simple question. I'd be grateful if someone could tell me the advantages of using a powered, rather than a unpowered, USB2 hub. Is it just a matter of supplying necessary power to a particular device? If so, what devices would need one? Would using one if it isn't actually required be OK?Many thanks.

Answer:Powered USB hub

Deininately preferable.An unpwered hob relys on the PC power supply, which with some devices -a scanner say can be considerable and affect the computers performace. It does not matter too much for card readers or mice etc.,More over even here if devices not being used are left plugged in they will all be havine there 'pull'and can actually stop the msachine or at least not read.The rule here is if you are not using it pull it out and if you can power it separately.

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Question: Powered USB Hub

700mhz 256mb ram, Win XP Home, AOL8 BroadbandI have two USB ports and use them for the broadband modem and the printer. Can anyone tell me what advantage if any I might get from installing a powered USB hub, and plugging the printer and broadband modem into that.I read somewhere it might improve broadband speed?

Answer:Powered USB Hub

Printers and modems often do not work very well connected via a USB hub. They work even less well if both are connected via the same hub. You are better with the setup you have already and if you need more USB ports, buy a USB PCI card which will give you 4 or 5 NEW USB ports.Do you have a problem with your broadband speed? You can check and compare it if you click here and look top left aand click on "Speed Test".Brian

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im making myself a sort of NAS box, but without the NAS for now lol

I will be mounting 4 3.5" HDD's in a hot swap box im making, and converting them to usb. For backing up purposes, without RAID.

Instead of having 4 usb cables coming out, i though about building a powered usb hub inside, and having just the one cable come out.

Just wondering if theres any part of my plan that ive not thought about!

Answer:How many HDD run off powered HUB?

Um...even if this works, how would your computer be able to address 4 different disks over a single USB cable? Short of writing your own transport protocol and special drivers to implement it, I don't see this happening....

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I had a triple BUNDLE with Comcast --

Television
Internet
Phone

The TV was a flat screen given to me by a neighbor and which I didn't like so I gave it to a friend.

They came this morning and disconnected the television and so far everything is alright although I am paying more just for internet and phone because NO LONGER A BUNDLE.

So I am advised to get a really cheap TV, because I do miss some of it.

MY PROBLEM IS THIS:

THE DVR FROM COMCAST IS SITTING HERE ON THE SAME TABLE THE TV WAS ON.

THE TV IS GONE BUT THE DVR IS STILL PLUGGED IN AND ON THE FRONT ARE 2 LIGHTS ---

1) CLOCK
2) bLUE CIRCLE LIGHT

I am afraid to disconnect because I might mess up my phone and internet, but the lights bother me that they're on and there's no TV connected to it.

What to please? Just leave it until I decide to get another used cheap small tv?

THANK YOU.
 

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Why would I need a powered USB hub?

There must be a purpose?

Problem I have: some USB add ons to hubs (non powered) will just stop working!!
Previously working fine - suddenly not recognised.

Is this to do with the hub not being powered and therefor taking too much resources from the PC??
Would my problems be solved if I got a powered USB hub?

Powered USB hubs: do they take a load off the PC in anyway?

Thanks.
OM
 

Answer:Why would I need a powered USB hub?

All USB ports use power...the more USBs the more power used ..not sure how many your talking about here but using powered hubs is always advisable
 

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Question: powered usb

I have just fitted a new usb hub (powered) when i first turned on the power to the hub my computer was turned off, but the power light came on. I have now disconnected the power to the hub but had to move my mouse to another usb. Do you think i have a faulty hub,
 

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When I was working, for an Authority, all PCs were powered up 24/7. When I asked the reason for this, the reply was 'less wear and tear on the equipment'. That sounds feasible to me, but should we treat our own PCs in this manner? Is it more/less expensive (energy-wise) to keep them powered up? I'm concerned that the fans stop working and the thing burst into flames!....or would that not happen?AngeTheHippyx

Answer:Is your PC powered up 24/7 ?

I leave mine on standby overnight. I believe this reduces 'wear and tear'. Some people will point out the risk of fire, but if you look round your home and count up the number of electrical items left plugged in, one more will not be of much consequence.

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Question: Powered USB 2.0

I am just enquiring about laptop/notebook computers. I have an application that states that a USB1.1 (2.0 recommended) full powered port is necessary. Some makes of notebooks actually list amongst their specifications, for example, 3 x USB 2.0 4-pin connector, 1 X powered USB 2.0 4 pin connector. So presumably there is a difference. Can someone possibly explain what that is and whether some models come with this, for my application (Meade CCD astronomical imager), necessary powered USB 2.0 port.

Answer:Powered USB 2.0

however, I am not 100% sure about this

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I have run out of USB ports on the back of my PC. Am going to buy a USB hub, but don't know if I need to get a powered one or not.I plan to plug all the less used USB devices into the hub, to leave the frequently used devices plugged directly into the PC. Of the less used devices, several (scanner, steering wheel, camera docking station) are mains powered so the USB connection only works when they are switched on - do I need to get a powered USB hub??Reason I am asking is that I could do without another power cable to find a socket for.....MTIAChris

Answer:USB hub - powered or not?

you don't need to buy a powered hub, but it is useful for those devices that draw their power from the usb connection.

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I've been using a USB-powered hd to transfer files between my computer and media player. All of a sudden my computer won't see it anymore. The media player still sees it and my friend's computer running XP sees it, but mine won't. I've done "Search for new hardware" but got nothing.
 

Answer:Win 7 Won't See USB-Powered HD

It could be that on the computer that doesn't see it, Windows has simply failed to assign a drive letter to it.
This is not uncommon with external hard drives, even when the drive was previously assigned a drive-letter.

If that is the case, it's a simple fix.

Plug the drive in.
Now go to Control Panel >> Administrative Tools >> Computer Management.
Click on Disk Management in the left pane.

In the right-pane, all the connected drives are represented by a horizontal ribbon.
Look for a ribbon that's the same size as your external drive but has no name.
Right-click it and choose "Change drive letters & paths".
Click "Change".
Pick a drive-letter from the drop-down box, then click 'OK'.
 

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Question: Powered USB HUB

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G645 @ 2.90GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 42 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2012 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 220, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 152524 MB, Free - 90127 MB;
Motherboard: ECS, H61H2-M12
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Updated and Enabled

Good Day
Have just purchased and connected a powered hub, Canyon CNR-USBHUB06N. After shutting down my PC the green power light remains on and if I try and start my PC using the power button nothing happens. If I
shut off the wall socket for the power to the usb hub, and then shut down my PC the green light is off and I can start my PC with the power button.
Is this the correct way the hub should work?
Can I connect other powered devices, like printers, to the powered hub, or is there some conflict of power between the two?
Many thanks
Dave Rennie
 

Answer:Powered USB HUB

when the computer shuts down ,the light indicating a usb is plugged in should go off

yes you can connect other devices to the hub

try the hub plugged into a different usb port on the computer

usually when the computer will not boot with usb plugged in it usually means one of the usb is faulty,not necessarily the

powered hub
 

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To save endlesslessly plugging and unplugging (and crawling around the floor behind the pc) I am thinking of investing in a USB hub. I have two USB ports - one of which is permanently assigned to the scanner (which has its own power source). The other port is the one where I intent to plug in the hub - with the idea of using it for digital cameras and card reader. Everything else is non USB.Powered or not?Advice - comments, dos and don'ts, all welcomed.

Answer:USB hub powered or not, and which?

i would use a powered one as sometimes it can drain a lot of power from the PC

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Question: CPU not powered?

Everything else is good. PSU fan spinning, power button working, GPU fan on (built in on EVGA GeForce GTX 750 ti SuperClocked), and it's plugged in by the PSU. The CPU fan isn't turning on either, yet it's plugged in. Sounds like anything fixable?

Thanks for any replies,
Joe
 

Answer:CPU not powered?

Need more information. Need make and model information on the Motherboard, CPU, PSU. Is the CPU fan a stock fan or aftermarket fan? Have you tried to remove and then re-seat the CPU? If you remove it, check for bent or broken pins.
 

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I need to get a 4-port USB2 extension hub for my PC. Since the hardware I intend to run through it (a scanner, a printer, and an external HDD) all has its own power supplies, is it best if I get a powered hub or will a non-powered one be okay?I understand I'm best off with a powered one if my hardware takes its power from the USB socket.

Answer:Do I need a powered USB hub?

don't buy one I've got a Belkin 4 port that you cna have.If your PC is relatively new I wouldn't have thought you need one tbh.H

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Hi!
I just got a Rosewill 7 port hub (Model: RHUB-310W). It has its own power supply and I was wondering if I actually need it plugged in or if it will work otherwise. I am planning to have a mouse and 3 external hdds attached permanently and maybe a flash drive, camera, and an mp3 player plugged into it intermittently.

The external hdds have their own power supply but all else don't.

Will I break the hub, my computer, or my peripherals if I don't plug it in? I unerstand if I don't, then the hub will draw its power from the computer, will it be enough for everything I mentioned?

Thanks for any input.
Happy new year!
 

Answer:Self-powered usb hub

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Question: Powered usb hub

I have recently bought a belkin 7 port powered usb 2 hub as i use an evesham voyager notebook as my home pc and it only has 3 usb 2 ports built in and i was wondering if it is okay to plug powered units into it ie a printer or external burner.

Answer:Powered usb hub

Yes, that will not be a problem - I used to run my scanner and printer off a powered hub.

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hi guys i got all the information here for my power supply can you help me out and tell me if its powerfull enough for what im running.

1st of all its an atx PSU 400 watt
+3.3v +5v +12v -5v -12v 5VSB
28A 40A 17A 0.3A 0.8A 2A

I have 2dvd RW
140 gig HD
radeon x1300 AGP
2x 512 slots of ddr ram
2 case fans

if you could help me id be greafull, also if you no of a good place to get more powerfull PSU's.

cheers
liam
 

Answer:Is my PSU under powered?

I run an Antec 500W on my desktop(sig) and it has three fans and I have no problems.

I'm no expert so I can't say for sure, but it looks fine.
 

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Question: usb 2 powered hub

Good eve to all.As you all know we have a number of gadgets attatched to our computers via usb 2 cables.Been looking around sites pc world etc for maybe a usb 2 high speed powered hub maybe with 10 - 12 ports.Or would it be viable to have two 7 port hubs working side by side,any idea where i might pick something similar to what i'm looking for.Thanks all your forums are great help.daiol.

Answer:usb 2 powered hub

If you are going for a desktop hub, choose a mains powered model.USB 1 or USB 2 support is entirely dependent on your motherboard.For a full check of what your model will supportclick hereRun the free tool, which will tell you what your board will support.

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