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My laptop Hi: my wife was cleaning out her laptop and blowed off all kinks of stuff, now she has no sound.

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Re: my laptop

It will take information about the manufacturer and model of the computer and the operating system to find the appropriate drivers for download. Meanwhile have you checked the sound control panel to assure volume did not get muted or other settings changed?

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My wife has a Compaq CQ57 she cooked her old hard drive, and we replaced it, put windows on it, and all the drivers. But she keeps having an issue of her laptop going to sleep in the middle of her doing...


Compaq laptops are notorious for overheating. I would suggest the following:

- Use canned air and liberally blow out all the vents on the laptop. Remove the battery and blow air into the CPU vents to clear out any debris from the heat sink.
- get a laptop cooling fan base (typically USB powered) and use it every time you get the laptop out. This not only helps with venting but it raises up the laptop so, if it is used on your lap/couch/blanket, it will ensure the vent is not unintentionally blocked. (My wife did this - used the laptop on her lap when she had a blanket under it. Blocked all the vents and burned it out in less than 3 months.)

If the issue still continues, the damage may be deeper and could involve replacing the CPU heat sink assembly.

Hope this helps!

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How do i put the sound back on my computer?

What is the OS on your computer?
What excatly did your wife delete?

Jan 08, 2013 | Dell Latitude D620 Laptop (Latitude-C620)...

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Overheating and shutting down within several

The A-70 and A75 series both suffer from a very tight cooling system. If you are running a P4 its pretty marginal. Basically what you need to do is blow out and or clean the cooling system. On my A70 I had to do it every 4-6 months. Basically as soon as it started getting past warm on the bottom of the laptop it was time to blow it out.

Basically what happens is dust and oils (cooking oils, perfume oils etc) and hair collect on the cooler and reduce how effective it can cool.

So what you do to clean it is get a can of compressed air (keyboard blow off stuff) and two toothpick. Take the battery out and unplug it.Turn the laptop upside down. Insert the toothpick in the cooling fans. This is important as the air can turn the fans faster then they are meant to spin and could damage the fan bearings (new fan annoying and expensive -lots of labour). Take the compressed air and blow in from the exits and then blow in over the fans. What will surprise you is just how little dust will come out. It may just be one good puff of dust and thats it. When you do this a couple of times or don't see any more dust you are done. Take out the toothpicks and put the battery back in and turn it on. It should run much cooler.

May 17, 2010 | Toshiba Satellite A75-S231 Notebook

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Format the laptop

Several Problems.

First, sounds like you need to reinstall your operating system. Place your original system disk in. F8 to be sure that it starts from the CD. Be sure to "Press any key to start from CD". At that point you can either repair or reinstall your operating system. Repair will be not destructive to your data files. Reinstall will reformat your drive before reinstalling.

Your keys not working could be a number of things. A broken key requires keyboard repair or placement while dirt or grit can give the same symptoms. Try cleaning with the computer off...Blowing air around the problem keys. Be sure to use clean air, the canned stuff. Try not to blow the dirt under another key.

good luck

Feb 22, 2010 | Toshiba Tecra M1 Notebook

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Clean up junk stuff from system.

hi hears a little free cleaning tool

install and run that will clean all **** out of your system

if you need more asistance pleas dont hesitate to get bk in tock

hope i was helpfull

good luck

Mar 20, 2009 | PC Laptops

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My laptop keeps shutting off for no reason.

thermal shutdown.... basically yes it's overheating and shutting down before the cpu gets damaged... check to make sure the fan(s) are going and you'll need to take it apart to get to the fans and clean the dust and dirt out.


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Jan 24, 2009 | Acer Aspire 5315 Notebook

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I have to keys that will not type at all sometime the g works after hitting a couple times the t and Y don't work at all laptop keyboard my 7325GZ

hey there angles821

you may think that you have a faulty keyboard but thats not true...

you maight want to have the keyboard cleaned from the inside and have the rubber checked if its still ok. sometimes this things happen to laptops...

Apr 08, 2008 | Gateway 7330GZ Notebook

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Keyboard error

new keyboard, or remove this one, and blow it out with compressed air. sounds like there's some stuff under some of the keys.

got backup for the Dell?

Feb 19, 2008 | Dell Latitude 110L Notebook

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Keypad problem

Hi smoking tiger, The answer is probably, depending on what it is. If its sticky (dried soda, food) then its going to be hard for the typical user. If its just something loose then you can try the following: -Turn the laptop upside down and shake. -Buy a can of compressed air from any office or computer supply shop. Make sure you buy the kink with a small thin plastic pipe you insert into the nozzle. If you?re careful you can insert that underneath the keys and try blowing the material out. Be careful to hold the can upright otherwise you?ll shoot out liquid which could damage the key switches or parts. If that doesn?t work the typical user should take it to a local authorized repair shop. They have the skills to safely remove the keyboard, clean and if necessary replace. If you feel you have the tools and mechanical aptitude let us know and I?ll get you some instructions on keyboard removal. Also please don?t forget to rate the posting.

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