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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #60 on: February 13, 2013, 08:47:03 AM »
or the config was to boot from cd and old cd left inside?
Why would that cause a booted computer to freeze?

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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2013, 08:56:44 AM »
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #62 on: February 13, 2013, 09:10:30 AM »
Ok here's the answer - one sata connection on the motherboard (the one that the SSD OS was connected to) was either loose or had a  short. It would start working normally and then lose connectivity and freeze. Since this drive was the OS drive, even if it would regain connectivity it couldn't continue from where it left off in windows and the only solution was to force power it off.
The way I figured this out was when I ran hardware diagnostics it would freeze in middle of the SSD test. That told me its not a software issue. When I tried again and it froze at a dif part of the SSD test I figured its not an issue on the drive, so I tried switching sata channels and walla! Everything worked!!!

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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #63 on: February 13, 2013, 10:38:43 AM »
thanx!
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #64 on: February 13, 2013, 12:20:37 PM »
Ok You guys ready for a new one?
Dell Latitude Laptop - (Came to me last week) Sound doesn't work unless you plug in headphones.
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #65 on: February 13, 2013, 12:43:53 PM »
Busted speakers  ;D
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #66 on: February 13, 2013, 12:45:45 PM »
My initial thoughts, I ordered new speakers from dell, opened it up and installed them - still didn't work.

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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #67 on: February 13, 2013, 12:46:52 PM »
Sound card problem?
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #68 on: February 13, 2013, 12:49:25 PM »
Headphones worked - usually sound card issue headphones would be affected as well

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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #69 on: February 13, 2013, 12:52:59 PM »
Some MOBO have a jack for the headphones. I dont know if that is true for Laptops as well as I have never built one or taken one apart. So I thought maybe the sound card was busted and the headphone jack like on a desktop was still working.
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #70 on: February 13, 2013, 01:04:44 PM »
My guess is that the detector in the headphone jack is blocked, so the system thinks that headphones are always plugged in.

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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #71 on: February 13, 2013, 01:08:07 PM »
My guess is that the detector in the headphone jack is blocked, so the system thinks that headphones are always plugged in.
My thoughts exactly
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #72 on: February 13, 2013, 01:11:02 PM »
My guess is that the detector in the headphone jack is blocked, so the system thinks that headphones are always plugged in.

Yup I've had that before.

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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
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Re: DH Data Recovery Tech Challenge
« Reply #74 on: February 13, 2013, 01:21:00 PM »
Pretty close but along those lines, the headphones jack was on a separate daughterboard connected to the motherboard. Somehow when he pulled out the jack, it got a short. I had to change that piece and then it started working again.