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Broken left hinge HP envy m6 n010dx notebook PC

Q: Broken left hinge HP envy m6 n010dx notebook PC

Help my left hinge is broken like so many others and I'm out of warranty! I just spent 2 hours on the phone with HP only to discover I will be charged $220!! It's clearly a design error since it's happened to literally hundreds of others with this computer! There needs to be a recall it's not fair to have to pay for something that I've never dropped, etc. I've also read where some have gotten theirs repaired free of charge without being covered under warranty

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A: Broken left hinge HP envy m6 n010dx notebook PC

I have brought your issue to the attention of an appropriate team within HP. They will likely request information from you in order to look up your case details or product serial number. Please look for a private message from an identified HP contact. Additionally, keep in mind not to publicly post personal information (serial numbers and case details).
Thank you for visiting the HP Support Forum.
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Well... its too late and soon for expect an answer but...

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Slick21 said:

I'm using Windows 7, a ASUS X54C Notebook and a DLink WBR-1310 router.

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I already have the options under properties and services.msc via WLAN AutoConfig enabled to connect automatically at start up, but that doesn't seem to help.

Anyone have any ideas?Click to expand...

I don't know if this will help,but I don't think it'll hurt.
I fixed a friends W7 wireless connection last week but don't remember the steps,good luck.
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theres no easy & quick way to check,
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Are you sure your wall socket is getting power?
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Remove the hard disk, and purchase a external USB hard disk enclosure (3.5" for desktops/2.5" for laptops), and fit the disk in that.

Then you can access it by simply connecting the USB lead to another computer.

EDIT: Thats assuming its a SATA hard disk.
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Have you wiped the RAM and the deep sleep settings by unplugging it from the AC adapter and also removing the battery, then waiting half an hour?
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Hey, reasons for the light not to turn blue could be a problem with the physical hardware itself, being that it somehow shorted or something along those lines.

Another reason could be that it is not being supplied power, once a computer goes into hibernation mode it is given the right to stop power to that device, and possibly once starting back up, there was no power given to the Wireless? Have you tried to shutdown the computer normally and try it again? Another reason would be that the wireless settings and everything are all controlled by a service, and maybe the service failed to start. Rather then get you to go to the exact spot and try and turn on the service, just restart the computer. If that doesn't work and you want to try and manually start the service, reply back that you would like to do so and I will try and step you through it.

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WARNING: If attempting to remove the wireless adapter card, please be aware that if the card is not damaged, you could damage the card, make sure you are grounded when working inside of the laptop, as well make sure that there is NO POWER to the laptop, this means Remove both the battery and the power cord..

Nothing else comes to mind of what it could be...

If you can't get it to work, try safe mode with networking, if still nothing, I would suggest to bring it to a shop to see if they have a way to test the physical card in a similar laptop or possibly have a new card to test in yours..

EDIT: This is something I found on the Mobile section of this forum where a fix was found on other HP Dv**** Models,

WARNING:Please read the full post that suggests the fix, as it does warn that this CAN cause further damage. This test raises the computers core temperature as well as other components to try and warm them up if there are any cold joints on it, But may damage components due to high temperatures. WARNING
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A:Tiny slide switch button on the left hand side of my girls laptop is stuck?

Joe, it would help to have the model number of this Gateway T Series.
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The hard drives manufacturers have diagnostic software available as free downloads. Google for these. SMART status must be checked on all suspect hard drives. If a drive fails the SMART status, it is to be considered bad or unreliable, regardless of platter or bad sector errors
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General speaking, you cannot upgrade the video card or GPU in a laptop.
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A:Broken graphics card?

try uninstalling current driver, installing the card, and botting up. if it works install the most recent driver.

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To illustrate my problem, here are some pictures:

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install driver from nvidia
install driver from CD:
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I'm not sure if I followed all of what you said but did you try to change the resolution in the game options?
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Try and change the owner of all of the files to the current user in WIndows 7.
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See How to Reinstall Your USB Controllers and Motherboard Chipset Drivers.

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Darren Reid

p.s i posted on the rang forum can admin or mod delete it please thanks again and sorry

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on your laptop you got only one output and one input

the output is for headset and may be used with stereo speakers, or 2.1 system, means there are 2 speakers for left and right and a sub.

but now comes your problem.

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that means it have more than one connector. it haves tree connectors:

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Did you check the HP forum?
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laptops are notoriously hard to pinpoint a fault with, from what you say it sounds like a HDD issue,

download the makers test tool and run checks on the drive, it may be coincidental that the virus hit at the same time the drive was on its way out.

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A:WD Notebook not working

What is the error message?