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Windows 7: PC repair - removing harddrive

28 Jun 2016   #11
sezan1

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ignatzatsonic View Post
I know nothing about either of those products.
alright thanks anyway


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28 Jun 2016   #12
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

no clue what computer you`re talking about, you don`t say.

But, if it`s the one in your specs, then just buy a new video card, get rid of that amd card and get something by EVGA.

EVGA - Intelligent Innovation - Official Website

If it`s a laptop, no one fixes HDMI ports, you will need a new motherboard.

There is no reason to remove the hard drive, leave it alone.

Also, why are you using an HDTV for a computer monitor ? They are horrible for computer monitors.

Use an HDTV for what`s it`s meant for, HDTV, or BluRay movies and gaming through a PS3/4
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28 Jun 2016   #13
sezan1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
no clue what computer you`re talking about, you don`t say.

But, if it`s the one in your specs, then just buy a new video card, get rid of that amd card and get something by EVGA.

EVGA - Intelligent Innovation - Official Website

If it`s a laptop, no one fixes HDMI ports, you will need a new motherboard.

There is no reason to remove the hard drive, leave it alone.

Also, why are you using an HDTV for a computer monitor ? They are horrible for computer monitors.

Use an HDTV for what`s it`s meant for, HDTV, or BluRay movies and gaming through a PS3/4


Yea its the one in the specs ^^.
it's the desktop :P. removing it was just for taking it to get fixed, just to protect all my files, idk I'm a bit skeptical about leaving it lol.

Maybe backing up files to external harddrive and wiping computer clean is an option.

I will be doing that but I'm currently using my 32" technika TV as a pc screen atm, so was wanting to replace my whole TV with an upgrade, if its even slightly better than this technika TV I'll be happy man

price of those graphics cards are worth more than the computer lol. I may be looking for a new card to run at 3840x2160 res for the TV, since the max on this one is 2560 or something?. or would it still run fine on the TV?.
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28 Jun 2016   #14
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

My point is, if you think the HDMI port is shot, then you just buy a new card, don`t pay someone to tell you what we can tell you for free.
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28 Jun 2016   #15
sezan1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
My point is, if you think the HDMI port is shot, then you just buy a new card, don`t pay someone to tell you what we can tell you for free.
Yea I appreciate it thanks for your help!
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29 Jun 2016   #16
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
no clue what computer you`re talking about, you don`t say.

But, if it`s the one in your specs, then just buy a new video card, get rid of that amd card and get something by EVGA.
Not that easy with integrated graphics.

Last time I bought an HDMI cable, there was a note in the package warning about hotplugging causing damage. Folk on this forum and elsewhere said 'rubbish - I do this all the time'. Seems like I was right.

If the OP has blown the mobo HDMI circuit, it's a new board - no-one does component level repairs. Sending the pc for repair without an HDD would involve the engineer installing a drive and installing windows - they charge by the hour. A couple of hours work soon runs into $100's.

A discrete gfx card would probably work, but I'd just buy an identical mobo - if available.
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29 Jun 2016   #17
sezan1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasnotwas View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by AddRAM View Post
no clue what computer you`re talking about, you don`t say.

But, if it`s the one in your specs, then just buy a new video card, get rid of that amd card and get something by EVGA.
Not that easy with integrated graphics.

Last time I bought an HDMI cable, there was a note in the package warning about hotplugging causing damage. Folk on this forum and elsewhere said 'rubbish - I do this all the time'. Seems like I was right.

If the OP has blown the mobo HDMI circuit, it's a new board - no-one does component level repairs. Sending the pc for repair without an HDD would involve the engineer installing a drive and installing windows - they charge by the hour. A couple of hours work soon runs into $100's.

A discrete gfx card would probably work, but I'd just buy an identical mobo - if available.

Indeed you were right, I had no idea this could happen - costly mistake.
So moving everything to external hd is the best option and doing a complete wipe to keep files safe?.
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29 Jun 2016   #18
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

Most people troubleshoot pc stuff by substitution - your HDMI cable on a different computer, a known good monitor + cable on your system etc. If you've exhausted all combinations and narrowed it down to the mobo, then a straight mobo swap (identical board) is prob the way. As has been mentioned, your HDD would just plug into the new board with no need for reinstall or formatting. A replacement board has a different serial which may screw up your Windows activation, but MS usually allow a repair with the same board (may need a phone call). If the OS was a retail license, this doesn't apply.

If you are not happy doing hardware stuff, I guess a repair shop is the way. A mobo swap involves removing and reinstalling cpu and RAM (with appropriate static practices), not to mention difficult to reach mounting screws - I have a special grab tool for those pesky blighters.

As for your personal files, just backing them up and deleting the originals from the HDD would prob be enough to keep your info away from prying eyes at the repair shop.
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29 Jun 2016   #19
sezan1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wasnotwas View Post
Most people troubleshoot pc stuff by substitution - your HDMI cable on a different computer, a known good monitor + cable on your system etc. If you've exhausted all combinations and narrowed it down to the mobo, then a straight mobo swap (identical board) is prob the way. As has been mentioned, your HDD would just plug into the new board with no need for reinstall or formatting. A replacement board has a different serial which may screw up your Windows activation, but MS usually allow a repair with the same board (may need a phone call). If the OS was a retail license, this doesn't apply.

If you are not happy doing hardware stuff, I guess a repair shop is the way. A mobo swap involves removing and reinstalling cpu and RAM (with appropriate static practices), not to mention difficult to reach mounting screws - I have a special grab tool for those pesky blighters.

As for your personal files, just backing them up and deleting the originals from the HDD would prob be enough to keep your info away from prying eyes at the repair shop.
Well I've checked the motherboard I need - MSI MS-7721 - Version 2.0

I've located this on eBay - says version 2.3 though

MSI FM2 A55M E33 MS 7721 VER 2 3 Microatx Hdmi Socket FM2 Motherboard | eBay

Checked the back of mine, looks the exact same so I'm assuming it is minus the 2.3?.

Also I've decided to do the encrpytion of files.

One last thing rather than repair shop and replace mobo wouldnt this work;

https://www.amazon.com/Cable-Matters.../dp/B004MS0DIK
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30 Jun 2016   #20
wasnotwas

W10 Pro x64, W7 Pro x64 in VMware
 
 

I have no experience of those USB gizmos.

If I've been looking at the correct Asrock board, you have VGA, DVI-D and HDMI. Have you tried a DVI to HDMI cable. The DVI won't carry sound like HDMI, but your TV may have an audio i/p (or use speakers). Since both are digital, it's possible that the DVI-D is also screwed. A separate video card has also been mentioned.
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