Originally Posted by Kingwuulf
Hey, I'm new to the forum and I'm looking for some help that I can't seem to find by myself online. I have some issues with my laptop that I want to get fixed, If I can do it myself, I would like to.
The major problems I have with my laptop now is:
I don't know if it's driver issues with WiFi, sound or hardware but the issues with charging i'm also am unclear if it's the power connector cable or the a/c adapter that I have to replace. I have to move it in a certain angle for my laptop to charge. I've removed the boot and split the insulation to check the wires, I'm convinced it is the a/c adapter but I'm not 100%.
If you own or have access to a digital multimeter, test the output of the power brick with that. Make sure the voltage output matches up with what it says on the label for output voltage should be.
When you plug it in, is it loose when you wiggle it? If so, it's most likely the power board or power connector on the actual laptop that's damaged. You'd have to see if it's an easy replacement of a separate power board, or if you'd have to solder a new power connector on.
I have a Hp pavilion g7 series, it came with windows 7 but I have windows 8 installed... recently when i'm home connected to wifi the wireless button on my keyboard is usually lit white when on and lights orange when off...for some reason it changes itself and I can't seem to enable wifi again so i'm stuck not being able to connect to wifi and pressing the button does nothing. I've re-installed the drivers, also getting new drivers that was available on the hp website it hadn't fixed the problem.
With sound, when I play a video/music I get like a distorted/crackling /popping/dip in sound it hadn't done that before. I've done the same thing with the drivers update and or re-installed and still nothing.
Can someone advise me on what to check/do to diagnose or repair my laptop.
I'd love a new one but I not in the position for a new one right now with all my programs and data on my current laptop. Help me save it's life lol
For your wifi issues.. make sure the HP utility is also installed - I've seen systems act up when the keyboard utility/touch-button utility/etc. aren't installed as well.
Also, get the driver for both your wifi and sound from the component manufacturer's websites, rather than from HP's website. HP will have older drivers, and not the latest.
If you're not sure where to get 'em from, open up Device Manager and post the brand/model of both your wifi card and your sound card and I can look them up and link you to the proper drivers.