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#541 The Next Stig

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Posted March 02, 2012 - 09:05 PM

Someone hook me up with Windows xp sp 2 for bootcamp.?

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 06:55 PM

Anyone have any experience with the dreaded "plugged in but not charging" issue?

Bought a new battery and a new charger and I thought the problem was fixed (laptop was working fine for a minute) but it's back to "19% available plugged in not charging. I'm guessing it has something to do with the "female" connector on the side of the laptop.

Did an online search and followed a bunch of different steps (i.e. removing battery, uninstalling/reinstalling ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery, etc) but the problem still persists so thats why I think it's something to do with the "battery port" aka power jack

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 07:22 PM

Anyone have any experience with the dreaded "plugged in but not charging" issue?

Bought a new battery and a new charger and I thought the problem was fixed (laptop was working fine for a minute) but it's back to "19% available plugged in not charging. I'm guessing it has something to do with the "female" connector on the side of the laptop.

Did an online search and followed a bunch of different steps (i.e. removing battery, uninstalling/reinstalling ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery, etc) but the problem still persists so thats why I think it's something to do with the "battery port" aka power jack


Like you suspect it's most likely hardware issue. My brother's vaio quit charging and I took it apart an found a piece from the port that keeps the charger in place making contact was missing.

I messed with it and now it charges with a aftermarket charger


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Posted March 14, 2012 - 07:26 PM

Like you suspect it's most likely hardware issue. My brother's vaio quit charging and I took it apart an found a piece from the port that keeps the charger in place making contact was missing.

I messed with it and now it charges with a aftermarket charger


I can't do it myself (don't have that kind of expertise with laptops) and it looks like it's gonna cost a grip to get it fixed because the entire laptop has to be taken apart. fml

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Posted March 14, 2012 - 08:06 PM

I can't do it myself (don't have that kind of expertise with laptops) and it looks like it's gonna cost a grip to get it fixed because the entire laptop has to be taken apart. fml


What's the model number? You can do it trust me. The worst laptop I've ever serviced was a MacBook pro before the unibody ones. PITA

Edited by Draztik, March 14, 2012 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted March 14, 2012 - 08:09 PM

its a HP Pavilion dv4-2145dx

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 06:23 AM

woke up this morning and all of a sudden the computer is 100% charged. <_<

Edited by Windu, March 15, 2012 - 06:24 AM.

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Posted March 15, 2012 - 06:54 AM

woke up this morning and all of a sudden the computer is 100% charged. <_<


Yea it probably is that piece that's faulty or missing. Have you ever dropped your laptop? Theirs would sometimes charge if the connection was just right.


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Posted March 15, 2012 - 06:58 AM

Yea it probably is that piece that's faulty or missing. Have you ever dropped your laptop? Theirs would sometimes charge if the connection was just right.


my girl has dropped it before.

now, I'm just trying to get a feel on how much it would cost to get it fixed

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Posted July 15, 2012 - 09:24 PM

If I buy a computer that has USB 3.0 input, can I plug my USB 2.0 into it? Or does 3.0 have different input/output?

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 09:58 AM

If I buy a computer that has USB 3.0 input, can I plug my USB 2.0 into it? Or does 3.0 have different input/output?

Yes you can. USB 3.0 is backwards compatible.

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Posted July 16, 2012 - 01:50 PM

Okay cool thank you.

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Posted July 25, 2012 - 07:51 PM

NVMMMMMMM I GOT IT NOW!!!!! heh..

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To Mac users:

Has anyone downloaded the new Mountain Lion OS?

I put in a redeem code that I got by email after signing up to get it for free since...since if you bought a Macbook Pro after June 11, you're qualified for a free upgrade instead of paying $20. I started ...downloading it, I guess you could say.. but the little ticker thing isn't exactly moving right along.. unless this [expletive] indeed takes over an hour to download? I know it's a freakin OS for gods sake so it's highly possible it'd take ages, but I'm reading around, and some say it took them ONLY 10 minutes..others say 40.. others say 2-3 hours. I guess it depends on your internet connection obviously, but eh.. it says "DOWNLOADING...." so I would hope it really is downloading lol. Just making sure all's ok lol..

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 11:54 AM

Sigh... I hate mountain lion.

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 12:19 PM

Sigh... I hate mountain lion.

You having problems/glitches/bugs with Mountain Lion?

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Posted August 05, 2012 - 12:31 PM

You having problems/glitches/bugs with Mountain Lion?


Nah, I did clean install. I just hate the trackpad gestures. I prefer Snow Leopard's gestures better.

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Posted August 09, 2012 - 11:35 AM

Nah, I did clean install. I just hate the trackpad gestures. I prefer Snow Leopard's gestures better.


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Posted August 09, 2012 - 06:23 PM

@Draztik

You use iTunes Match?

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Posted August 17, 2012 - 07:56 PM

@Draztik

You use iTunes Match?


Nah I'm on that Google Music tip


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Posted November 23, 2012 - 12:26 PM

http://esupport.sony...ad#/downloadTab

with that above link provided, do u think any of those drivers/software updates can fix my computer from overheating?
it overheats on videos and if multiple pages are open

(the computer is clean inside no dust) maybe some of the drivers would help, but which ones? thanks if u can help

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