To reset the touchpad on a ThinkPad, go to Windows settings. Press the Windows key plus “I”. This opens the settings application. On the main page, click on devices. Select the touchpad option and scroll down to the reset button. Click the reset button and exit.
There is a restart option in the start menu. To access it press the start menu button on your keyboard or click the windows icon at the very bottom left of your screen, then click on the arrow next to ‘Shutdown’ on the right hand side. This will bring up options, select restart.
Resetting Acer laptop CMOS is possible without removing the battery. Simply press the power button to discharge power. The BIOS is reset during the process causing the CMOS memory setting to reset. Turn on the laptop, fine-tune BIOS settings, save them, and reboot. Repeat the process until successful.
There are two main ways to restart your Toshiba Laptop. The first being to press and hold the power button for at least ten seconds, you will then see that your screen will go black. Press the power button again to restart your laptop. If you need to run a factory reset press and hold your zero key while pressing the power button. Release the power button, but continue holding the zero key until you see a display on the screen.
When the touchpad and buttons on your Lenovo laptop fail intermittently or don’t respond at all, disconnect all devices attached to the laptop one at a time. If that doesn’t help, try plugging into a different outlet. Ensure the laptop is lying on a flat surface. Reboot the laptop after performing a power drain.
To reset a Lenovo laptop, press and hold the power button on the keyboard from 10-20 seconds to allow the boot-up process to begin. If you do not want to complete a reset for the entire device, identify the problematic area, then tailor the reset process for that particular problem.
If your Lenovo laptop camera isn’t working, be sure the camera lens is properly cleaned, the lens cover has been removed, the driver is not in need of updating, remove the plastic protective screen cover from the lens, and be sure the camera frame has not dislodged.
When a Lenovo laptop charger isn’t detected, the issue is usually caused by an outdated battery driver. Visit the Lenovo website and download the most recent battery driver for your laptop. Once downloaded, install and activate the newly updated driver.
If your Lenovo laptop camera is not turning on, be sure the camera is not obstructed by the lens cover, the camera has been enabled within any platform you are using, the camera has been enabled within the laptop itself, and check for any missing drivers for the camera after installing an update.
For a Lenovo laptop experiencing restart issues, an emergency reboot is typically the most effective solution. You can also complete a refresh of the device, run the power troubleshooter to diagnose any unknown issues, and flush static from the device’s system.
If your Lenovo laptop HDMI isn’t working, run the troubleshooter to find the problem. To do this, go to ‘Settings’ > ‘Update and Security’ > ‘Troubleshoot’ > ‘Hardware and Devices’ > ‘Find and fix other problems’ > ‘Run the troubleshooter’ and click ‘Yes’ if prompted to enter a password.
If your Lenovo laptop is frozen, complete a power drain, reset BIOS to default settings, secure any connectors that have been dislodged, perform a forced reboot, allow proper ventilation to the HDD, and uninstall any new updates if this issue occurs after they have been downloaded.
If your Lenovo laptop isn’t turning on, reset the device by pressing the emergency reset button located on the bottom, complete a hard reset, complete a power drain, check that the RAM sticks have not gone bad, that there are no errors within BIOS, and allow ample charging time.
If your HP is freezing after a Windows update, you can start your troubleshooting process with small tasks. First, look at common issues like having too many windows open at the same time or having too many peripheral devices and accessories attached.
If your Dell laptop is not detecting or recognizing the internal speakers, first check that your default speakers are correctly selected. If they are, then uninstall your audio driver and reboot your laptop. Windows will automatically reinstall a native audio driver to replace the missing one.
A Dell laptop fan that runs when plugged into the charger is possibly a Windows power management issue. The additional heat generated when charging the battery causes the fan to turn on in response to higher internal temperatures. To resolve the problem, change the power plan settings.
Should you hear loud fan noises when your Dell laptop is docked, it is an indication that the dock is hot. If a vent is blocked or the ambient temperature is high, the fans will activate to keep the components cool and prevent damage to your equipment.
If a USB flash drive is not working on your Dell laptop USB port, then try a different port. A dialog box may pop up, in which case you can select the flash drive from there. If it doesn’t appear, then uninstall the USB devices and reboot the laptop. Check that debris isn’t blocking the USB port.
If your HP laptop is not turning on after a water spill, unplug it from any electrical components and remove the battery immediately. Remove any accessories that might be attached to it so that it’s virtually bare. Grab a dry towel and dry off the outside of the unit.
When a Dell laptop power button light is on but there’s no display, it usually indicates that there’s a problem with the keyboard or the RAM. To resolve the problem with the RAM. Open the back cover and locate the RAM slots. Remove the RAM and swap it round into the alternate slot.
As a general rule, you should restore the power plan settings back to the default. After that, if the problem reoccurs, then run the HP crash diagnostics tool to solve the issue. If after running that it still happens then refer to the Windows event viewer to see why the crash occurs.
Overall, if the caps lock light blinks you should do a BIOS recovery. If it’s any other light, the power cable or battery can be faulty and you need to do a static discharge, explained below. Also, certain blink light sequences have different meanings that can be referenced on the HP website.
If your HP laptop will not turn on with the battery, then check that the power supply is working and that the battery is charged. A faulty charger will not fully charge your battery. A dead battery will not accept a charge and once used up you will not be able to turn your laptop on.
If you are having problems booting Linux or Ubuntu from your USB in a Dell laptop, you will most likely have to disable the “Secure Boot” option. You will need to turn your unit off and then back on to do that. Press F2 when you see the Dell logo to get to the device’s UEFI BIOS setup.
If your Dell laptop keeps shutting down, toggle the hibernation setting by using the powercfg command, remove the battery from the device for 30 seconds and clean the battery cavity, update the drivers, and try completely a force restart by holding down the power button.
If your Dell laptop headphones are not working, disable the ‘Front Panel Jack Detection,’ disable and immediately enable the headphones from within the Device Manager, enable Bluetooth on the laptop and make Bluetooth headphones discoverable, and update drivers.
If your Dell laptop hard drive is not being recognized, it could be that the BIOS needs to be reordered, that another boot system needs to be selected for installation, a diagnostic test can be run to find the root of the issue, or remove the hard drive and reconnect the cable properly.
If your Dell Laptop hard drive isn’t working and the hard drive password needs to be reset, contact Dell customer support for the release code, run the task manager to see what service is accessing the hard drive, and check for a motherboard BIOS firmware update from Dell.
To reset a Dell laptop battery, you will need to reset the battery by removing the battery, as well as all the cords, and then restart the computer. This will not only reset the battery, but it will also fix the issue the laptop is having detecting said battery.
If your Dell laptop camera isn’t clear, be sure the lens is clean and if it is clean but still not displaying a clear picture, try updating the camera’s software driver. Go to Device Manager > ‘Imaging Devices’ > select ‘Properties’ > ‘Driver’ > ‘Update Driver,’ then see if the image is clear.
Press on the center of the left button, as the angle of the last click, may have locked the button in place. Alternatively, the button may have worn out, in which case you must buy a new mouse. Compressed air will usually dislodge any dirt or particles stuck under the buttons.
If your Dell laptop screen is scrambled, run the LCD Bist test to determine if there is a video distortion issue. If the test determines there is a hardware failure with the LCD screen, then you will need to contact Dell directly for assistance in fixing the problem.
If the devices connected to your Dell docking station are not working, try updating the DisplayLink USB Graphics Software for Windows for issues with the headphone jack, update the drivers for a mouse that is not working, and set the docking station as the default playback device in Windows.
If your Dell laptop docking station isn’t working, update the MAC address with the value of your ethernet MAC address when using an ethernet cable, confirm that the Windows Device Manager is recognizing the dock, and try completing an auto-reset of the docking station.