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What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

Q: What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

I get a bit jittery when I'm unplugging cable connectors (these images are just examples, I'm thinking of all types of connectors). What's the best way to safely unplug them?, pull from the cables or from the plastic case. What's your experience?. This pics are just a few examples of connectors. I'm posting this thread about any type of connectors. Thank you.

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A: What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

Many simply pull apart. Watch out for the ones with locking tabs though. I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as you take your time.
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Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
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If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

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For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

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Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





Right click in the command window and choose Select All, then hit Enter.
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A:connectors come off motherboard

If a connector has come off it will most likely only fit in one place.

If you can try to get to safe mode and start there.
restart your computer and before windows starts tap F8 until the menu shows.
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Actually, testing outside the case is a common practice for many self-builders and techs alike.

Get yourself a large wood bread/cutting board and put everything on that. These are best because they are not painted or have a finish that might be conductive. If no wooden board, use a large piece of plain brown cardboard. Some may say to use the motherboard box but that is a BAD idea as many inks in labels contain metallic components (even lead in some cases). So plain unfinished cardboard or wood. Never carpet or other soft surfaces that does not allow air to circulate underneath.

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Then just attack a jumper connector to the power/ground pinClick to expand...

Don't "attack" jumpers. They might fight back and win!

And don't "attach" a jumper either. All you want to do is momentarily short the two pins on the motherboard. You need to study the motherboard's front panel I/O header to see which two pins the case's front panel power button go too. Then, after assembling all the components, VERY CAREFULLY with a steady hand, short the two pins for barely a second. I use a small screw driver. That will signal the PSU to start up.

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From first hand experience I would try on thing and this only applies to desktop type computers not to laptops.

Take the side off when there is no power turned on and make syre all of the connections are tight. Ohter than this take it in to the repair shop.

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TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing

TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing

TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows XP

TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows VISTA

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TURN ON ICS - for internet sharing - for windows 7

Bridging two network connections:
Make sure the secondary connection has DHCP enabled.
Open the Network Connections folder from the Start Menu, Settings.
Select the first connection to be used in the bridge and highlight it by left clicking on it.
Holding the Ctrl key, select the second connection to be used in the bridge by left clicking on it.
Right click on one of the two highlighted connections and select Bridge Connections.

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A:Can I use a different internal fan for my laptop?

Did you check with the laptop manufacturer? How much lower voltage?
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Well, does the laptop work now that you tried to install XP few times on it? Because the computer will need the drivers for the external CD rom before the CD rom will work. (I assume you have a USB 2.0 or firewire port on the laptop.)

If Windows does not boot any more, there may be a way to do it in dos, but I'm not a dos person
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A:internal laptop fan kaput

When the fan doesnt work anymore all you can do is replace it and not use the computer because overheating will probably kill it.Im not sure what flexirented means but any good computer repair shop wont take 4 months to fix it for my knowledge unless im missing something there are no drivers needed for a fan.
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2. I powered the DVD writer through my desktop.
3. I set the jumper setting to slave.
4. I loaded the drivers for the DVD writer.
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Any ideas?

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I think you're doing something pretty risky, since you're connecting your desktop P/S to the laptop through the USB connection!

My advice is to spring for a USB 2.0 5.25" case. Here's one at NewEgg for $25.99 + $1 shipping. With this setup, you can plug the drive into any computer and use it.
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I just learned how to crimp straight cables and crossover cables. =^.^=
(Sorry for the shallow things that make me happy haha.)

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I have never learned how to crimp. But I would really like to see a tutorial on it.
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Connect to the old laptop and get the Internet working and connected, then I'd like to see this.
Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD then press Enter to open a command prompt:

In the command prompt window that opens, type type the following command:

Note that there is a space before the /ALL, but there is NOT a space after the / in the following command.


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If you are on a machine with no network connection, use a floppy, USB disk, or a CD-RW disk to transfer a text file with the information to allow pasting it here.

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I just got this laptop two days ago. I think it doing this is cause My battlefield 2 crashed and now, I can't figure out how to fix this sound thing.
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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft® Windows Vista™ Home Basic , Service Pack 2, 32 bit
Processor: Mobile AMD Sempron(tm) Processor 3500+, x64 Family 15 Model 76 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 1
RAM: 1917 Mb
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 , 3 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 46879 MB, Free - 13409 MB; D: Total - 10239 MB, Free - 5462 MB;
Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0UW744, , .G2KNR2J.CN486437130689.
Antivirus: Microsoft Security Essentials, Disabled

I can use the headphones but the internal speaker is dead.
Can anyone help me please?

Many thanks, Anthony

A:Solved: laptop internal speakers

have you tried updating the drivers?
Device manager/select speakers/right click/choose update driver
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A:Replacing internal hdd - Acer laptop

SATA II drives should be fully backwards compatible. You could try to clone the drives?
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You can usually get way with a can of compressed air and with the battery removed and unplugged blast some air through the vents (use a toothpick or something to hold the fan still).

It would also help to post make/model of your laptop, we then might be able to help you remove the access panels to blast air in them as well.

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Hi try using system restore to a point prior to you making the change
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Umm i attached my system resource report from device manager in the word document

and here is a link i uploaded of the sound codecs and stuff from device manager

A:Help internal laptop speakers not working



Resource Summary Report - Page: 1 ******************** SYSTEM SUMMARY ******************** Windows Version: Windows 5.1 Service Pack 2 (Build 2600) Registered Owner: jay Registered Organization: A-Quality-Computers Computer Name: LILZ Machine Type: AT/AT COMPATIBLE System BIOS Version: DELL - 27d40301 System BIOS Date: 03/01/04 Processor Type: x86 Family 6 Model 11 Stepping 4 Processor Vendor: GenuineIntel Number of Processors: 1 Physical Memory: 639 MB ******************** DISK DRIVE INFO ******************** Drive C: Type: Fixed disk drive Total Space: 20,003,848,192 bytes Free Space: 12,380,905,472 bytes Heads: 255 Cylinders: 2432 Sectors Per Track: 63 Bytes Per Sector: 512 ******************** IRQ SUMMARY ******************** IRQ Usage Summary: (ISA) 0 System timer (ISA) 1 Dell Enhanced QuietKey PS2 with DellTouch (ISA) 2 System board (ISA) 3 SMC IrCC - Fast Infrared Port (ISA) 4 Communications Port (COM1) (PCI) 5 Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection (PCI) 5 Crystal WDM Audio Codec (PCI) 5 PCTEL 2304WT V.9x MDC Modem (ISA) 6 Standard floppy disk controller (ISA) 7 System board (ISA) 8 System CMOS/real time clock (ISA) 9 Microsoft ACPI-Compliant System (PCI) 11 Intel(R) 82830M Graphics Controller (PCI) 11 Intel(R) 82801CA/CAM USB Universal Host Controller - 2482 (PCI) 11 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible) (PCI) 11 Texas Instruments PCI-1410 CardBus Controller (ISA) 12 Synaptics PS/2 Port Pointing Device (ISA) 13 Numeric data processor (ISA) 14 Primary IDE Channel (ISA) 15 Secondary IDE Channel ******************** DMA USAGE SUMMARY ******************** DMA Usage Summary: 2 Standard floppy disk controller 3 SMC IrCC - Fast Infrared Port 4 Direct memory access controller

Resource Summary Report - Page: 2 ******************** MEMORY SUMMARY ******************** Memory Usage Summary: [00000000 - 0009FBFF] System board [0009FC00 - 0009FFFF] System board [000A0000 - 000BFFFF] PCI bus [000A0000 - 000BFFFF] Intel(R) 82830M Graphics Controller [000C0000 - 000CFFFF] System board [000D0000 - 000DFFFF] PCI bus [000DF000 - 000DFFFF] Texas Instruments PCI-1410 CardBus Controller [000E0000 - 000FFFFF] System board [00100000 - 27EEFFFF] System board [27EF0000 - 27EFFFFF] System board [27F00000 - FED9FFFF] PCI bus [D8000000 - DFFFFFFF] Intel(R) 82830M Graphics Controller [E0000000 - E7FFFFFF] Intel(R) 82830M Graphics Controller [F4F00000 - F4F7FFFF] Intel(R) 82830M Graphics Controller [F4F80000 - F4FFFFFF] Intel(R) 82830M Graphics Controller [F6FFE000 - FAFFDFFF] Texas Instruments PCI-1410 CardBus Controller [FAFFE000 - FAFFEFFF] Intel(R) PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection [FAFFFC00 - FAFFFC7F] 3Com 3C920 Integrated Fast Ethernet Controller (3C905C-TX Compatible) [FC000000 - FDFFFFFF] System board [FEBFFC00 - FEBFFFFF] System board [FEDA0000 - FEDFFFFF] System board [FEE00000 - FFB7FFFF] PCI bus [FFC00000 - FFF7FFFF] PCI bus [FFEFD000 - FFEFDFFF] Texas Instruments PCI-1410 CardBus Controller [FFEFE000 - FFEFEFFF] Texas Instruments PCI-1410 CardBus Controller [FFEFFC00 - FFEFFFFF] Intel(R) 82801CAM Ultra ATA Storage Controller-248A [FFF80000 - FFFFFFFF] System board ******************** IO PORT SUMMARY ******************** I/O Ports Usage Summary: [00000000 - 00000CF7] PCI bus [00000000 - 0000000F] Direct memory access controller [00000010 - 0000001F] Direct memory access controller [00000020 - 00000021] System board [00000024 - 00000025] Programmable interrupt controller [00000028 - 00000029] Programmable interrupt controller [0000002C - 0000002D] Programmable interrupt controller [0000002E - 0000002F] System board [00000030 - 00000031] Programmable interrupt controller [00000034 - 00000035] Programmable interrupt controller [00000038 - 00000039] Programmable interrupt controller [0000003C - 0000003D] Programmable interrupt controller [00000040 - 00000043] System timer [00000050 - 00000053] System timer [00000060 ... Read more
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1 – Click the Start orb.
2 – Type Device Manager into the Search box. As soon as you start typing you should see a series of search results pop up. Click on Device Manager.
3 – Find Keyboards in the list of devices and click the arrow to expand it.
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A:Replacing internal laptop speakers?

Hiya pal

I don't think it's worth while trying to change your internal speakers for a couple of reasons.

1. Your going to void your warranty
2. The sound isn't going to improve that much
3. You might do more damage than it's worth

Why not look at a set of bluetooth wireless speakers. Apart from connecting them to your lappy these can double up as a hands free kit for your mobile phone as they have a built in mic & you can also play music from your phone through them. Some of them like this one are rechargeable so they don't even need a permanent power cable. They are quite cheap +- ?25 for the speaker and +- ?5 for a bluetooth adapter.... just a suggestion
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A:Internal Temperature on Toshiba laptop

Considering its a toshiba laptop, that is fine as I have one myself and the temps are slightly hotter idle and mine is fine. Just be careful putting it on fabrics, e.g. beds, matresses etc.

I recommend SpeedFan as it recognises not far from all of the temps. Although it isnt a single exe application it is very useful.

Hope i helped, chazshep

EDIT: make sure to click the Speedfan 4.38 link as the advertisements look a tad dodgy. i couldn't hotlink sorry.