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  1. My laptop (ASUS K72DR w/ Windows 7 Professional x64) has been having problems waking up from sleep mode for about the last week. Attempting to resume from standby generally will result in a Black Screen of Death (BSoD) where nothing is displayed on the screen and the backlight isn't turned on. The laptop will generally manage to wake up successfully if it is the first time that it has gone to sleep since rebooting or if it is woken up within about a minute of going to sleep. A day or two after this problem first appeared, the laptop also started having another problem. The screen will some
  2. I fixed the ribbon cable a couple days ago, when I took the laptop apart I didn't know how to take a ribbon cable out properly, I didn't see the locks until after I already got it out. When I pulled the cable out it broke 3 of the pins at the end. To fix the problem I just cut the last couple centimetres off of the cable and it works perfectly. Unfortunately though I as I stated, the same problem was occurring even after taking your suggestion of resetting the USB pins and the CMOS battery. At this point I'm not very hopeful, I told my friend he should start shopping around for a new
  3. I can boot into Ubuntu off of a live CD, but once inside I cannot do anything since neither the keyboard nor touchpad nor USB-KB/Mouse will work. I took the whole laptop apart, down to the CPU and redid all of the connections. I didn't see any damage to the motherboard while I was inside; however it's possible I suppose that I missed it. This is not my laptop, but I did notice that the power jack on it had been re-seated inside with superglue, but it's nowhere near the motherboard, it's just touching the case. After asking my friend about that he said it happened over a year ago, so
  4. Although tw2 was right that one of the USB ports was a bit messed up, after fixing this problem (and resetting the CMOS) the results are the same. The keyboard and touch-pad become inoperable after the computer has been powered on for about two seconds or so. Whether or not it's relevant, in that time the keyboard is functional I can turn on caps/num lock and the indicator lights on the keys will remain on or off but unchangeable after it loses functionality.
  5. I'm not sure if you were right yet or not about the bent USB pin. One of the USB ports did look pretty messed up, but in the process of fixing this I seem to have created a new problem. The laptop won't boot up anymore at all, but the power and battery LEDs still light up so I know it is getting power. I suspect I damaged the ribbon cable leading from the power button to the motherboard when I took it out. So you may have been right, but I can't confirm or disprove the theory yet due to this new problem.
  6. I am trying to help my friend fix his Toshiba Satellite L505D-S5965 laptop. He had been having trouble with it being sluggish up until about a week or two ago, then he re-installed Windows 7 Professional x64 on it and it seemed to fix the problem. Two days ago he went to turn his laptop on and it gave him the BSoD repeatedly, saying that the BIOS were not ACPI compliant. Furthermore, the keyboard stops responding after about two seconds after the system turns on. I figured the BIOS would be a good place to start, so I tried to view them, but unfortunately the keyboard works JUST long
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