10th March 2009, 13:14 #1
Troubleshoot Laptop Hardware Problems
I across this excellant guide for troubleshooting hardware problems.
Laptops and notebook computers often require much more attention when the user decides to troubleshoot specific hardware problems. Because of this, very few people actually manage to get to the stage of disassembling the laptop to search for potential sources of hardware failures. This two-part guide covers some of the most common issues that your laptop might suffer from along with tips on how to diagnose and fix them.
The main main focus of this guide is on the technical hardware side. It does not recite the overused software clichés of getting rid of malware and spyware, doing an antivirus check, defragmenting, and so forth. Rather, it tells you what you should do when your laptop doesn't power on, beeps like there's no tomorrow, runs without displaying anything on the screen, overheats due to inadequate cooling, etc.
Full read: Troubleshooting Laptop Hardware Problems
10th March 2009, 15:23 #2
Nice find Andy, I'v passed this onto my son who is having problems with one of his lap tops
2nd January 2010, 12:26 #3
Found this in WinVistaClub, hence decided to post here
Computer Beep Codes and Description of Problems.
No Beeps : Short, No power, Bad CPU/MB, Loose Peripherals
One Beep : Everything is normal and Computer POSTed fine
Two Beeps : POST/CMOS Error
One Long Beep, One Short Beep : Motherboard Problem
One Long Beep, Two Short Beeps : Video Problem
One Long Beep, Three Short Beeps : Video Problem
Three Long Beeps : Keyboard Error
Continuous Hi-Lo Beeps : CPU Overheating
Repeated Long Beeps : Memory Error.
3rd January 2010, 07:45 #4
Nice find Andy, thnx for sharing it...
3rd January 2010, 15:03 #5
Saved to PDF for future reference.
6th January 2010, 03:25 #6
Cool. Moved from Desktops to Laptops a couple months ago, and I'll agree, laptops can be tricky fooling with
24th February 2011, 07:23 #7
I dont think about, I used a dell laptop for 3years ago. I like it .