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howtos:hardware:hardware_diagnostics [2014/06/21 17:38 (UTC)]
metaschima [Solutions] Modified and added to mouse section
howtos:hardware:hardware_diagnostics [2014/07/06 00:57 (UTC)]
metaschima [Solutions] Added warning about replacing CMOS battery
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 === CMOS battery === === CMOS battery ===
 Replace the battery carefully using the special tab. Do **NOT** pry it off using a screwdriver because then it will break and it won't go back in. Replace the battery carefully using the special tab. Do **NOT** pry it off using a screwdriver because then it will break and it won't go back in.
 +<note important>​
 +Replacing the CMOS battery will reset your BIOS/UEFI settings, so be prepared for this.
 +</​note>​
 === HDD === === HDD ===
 You should first get your important data off of it. If you feel it is failing fast, use ddrescue to image the drive to another drive. Once you have the image, be it complete or incomplete, you can use [[http://​www.cgsecurity.org/​wiki/​TestDisk|Testdisk]] and/or [[http://​foremost.sourceforge.net/​|foremost]] to carve data off the image. The data will not have the same file name it used to, but at least you will get the data. You can find all these utilites and more on the [[http://​www.sysresccd.org/​SystemRescueCd_Homepage|SystemRescueCD]]. Now just replace the drive. You should first get your important data off of it. If you feel it is failing fast, use ddrescue to image the drive to another drive. Once you have the image, be it complete or incomplete, you can use [[http://​www.cgsecurity.org/​wiki/​TestDisk|Testdisk]] and/or [[http://​foremost.sourceforge.net/​|foremost]] to carve data off the image. The data will not have the same file name it used to, but at least you will get the data. You can find all these utilites and more on the [[http://​www.sysresccd.org/​SystemRescueCd_Homepage|SystemRescueCD]]. Now just replace the drive.

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