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  1. steberg

    steberg Notebook Evangelist

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    Just got my old P150SM-A back. Did a repaste with Gelid and it's cool as ever!

    But it probably needs @Prema magic, if he is still around...

    Planning soon to upgrade the VGA to nVidia 1060, now it has 880M. Also badly needed, SSD...
     
  2. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    The SSD would be my priority, say no to spinning rust for the OS.
     
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  3. shatteredhalo

    shatteredhalo Notebook Enthusiast

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    I don't think I have any local laptop builders but I checked with XoticPC and they're looking into whether or not they (I guess Sager/Clevo?) have any batteries on hand.

    XoticPC also told me that they can't send me thermal pads but I could send my laptop in to have it serviced and they could replace them. I don't think it's worth the time without use of my laptop and money to have to ship it in to do something I could do myself in 15 minutes.

    Any thermal pad of the appropriate sizes should have satisfactory performance as replacements though, right? Anyone ever tried thermal paste as replacement for pads?
     
  4. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    I use thermal grizzly pads, easy to work with a work well enough.
     
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  5. badiyee

    badiyee Notebook Consultant

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    Hi folks.

    I was using the laptop, then it died. I booted it up, and this screen popped up.

    Can anyone help me?

    Pictures in imgur

    Need help P150SM-A boot problem https://imgur.com/gallery/XHTi9Zs


    What I have done: removed all except 1 had (which used to be an optical drive) then boot up again.

    But still same message about media test failure check cable and exiting pxe Rom.

    Any advice would do. I'm desperate for help. :(

    *****

    Addendum:

    For some reason in boot part of the BIOS:

    Boot option 1: can only select P3: ST2000, cannot select others (the other is related pxe b05 d00)

    Which means for whatever reason, I can't use the other 3 (1 HDD, 2 SSD) to boot? Or am I missing something here?
     
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  6. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Are you using the +/- keys to change the options?

    Try moving your boot drive or only having the boot drive in.
     
  7. badiyee

    badiyee Notebook Consultant

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    THANK YOU! Problem solved, read addendum below



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    I'm not sure if I did this right, but I removed all drives, except for the boot SSD.

    The bios recognizes it, at least it says SATA PORT 5: crucial_ct256m

    Still doesn't boot into Windows.


    As the error changes into

    "Reboot and select proper boot device or insert boot media in selected boot device and press a key" .


    The only place I could do a change with the + / - keys are in the Bios boot options, and I've set the boot SSD in the top order. I tried booting with the SSD only and also with every other drives removed, and with all drives removed but msata location swapped.

    Any other ideas?

    Sent from my BBF100-4 using Tapatalk




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    ADDENDUM:
    Problem "magically" / "mysteriously" solved itself.

    What I did:
    - I re-seated all the drives (again, for no reason)
    - I double checked the bios settings so that the msata boots first
    - went to use media creation tool, and it says cannot install due to GPT <--- keyword?
    - went back to bios, and set the UEFI to enabled (since it was disabled, for whatever reasons)
    - booted (forgot to press the f7 button) and somehow managed to boot into windows.


    Looking back at what happened, and what I've recorded (including pictures and whatnot), I don't know, but the only thing I can point out was the BIOS got changed, because the clock and time was reset to way back in 2013, and the clock ran for about 11 minutes or so, which probably was the time I spent looking around in the bios after repetitively trying to boot up.

    Not sure, but for some reason, setting UEFI to enabled, allowed me to boot back in.

    But I've not been able to pin-point the exact damned cause.

    Again, thank you!
     
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  8. Meaker@Sager

    Meaker@Sager Company Representative

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    Yes this generation of system defaulted to nom uefi IIRC so likely the source of your issue.

    Glad to see you are sorted.
     
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