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  1. SpyderTracks

    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC don't detect SSD only after restart

    It does suggest either something with the motherboard itself or simply the BIOS. I'm sure they'll get to the bottom of it, with any luck they can sort it remotely.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Hdd or ssd which is better?

    M2 SSD is the fastest. Most reliable is probably an HDD, but in the expected lifetime of a drive an SSD is really just as reliable these days. But which to use depends on what the drive is being used for? OS, games, data storage? etc etc etc.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC don't detect SSD only after restart

    If when you next speak to them, mention the fact that the drive works perfectly in your tower as that's pretty important troubleshooting and may lead them in a different direction.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC don't detect SSD only after restart

    Very odd. I guess it could be a BIOS incompatibility, but you'd need to work through that with PCS.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST What phones are you using?

    I've made the rounds, tend not to get bogged down by a specific platform, although in recent years I have been more directed toward Apple for security reasons. Sony Ericsson P900 - Old Symbian OS - Restrictive OS just before IOS and Android started hitting the scenes. HTC Universal - Windows...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST PC don't detect SSD only after restart

    When you say it doesn’t detect the drive, what are the symptoms, does it fail a PXE boot, or give an error?
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Gaming laptop power supply and storage questions

    No, DDR3L won’t be compatible. What’s your max budget?
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Gaming laptop power supply and storage questions

    Are you sure you have ddr4 sodimms? DDR3 isn’t compatible with modern motherboards.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Opinions on this build?

    What's it to be used for? What monitor are you pairing it with, what resolution and refresh or make and model if you're unsure? What's your max budget?
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Ultranote V hinge broken

    Best to contact PCS directly, it's not something we can comment on.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 10 September 2019 Update (1909)

    Ha ha! The Windows 10 download page is borked! https://www.microsoft.com/en-gb/software-download/windows10
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST CPU/DRAM LEDs flashing

    Well done @The_Scotster Good catch, and very well recovered!
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST USB will only read 1TB and lower

    You realise that's completely out of date? Other than security issues, you'll have issues with drives larger than 2Tb if they're formatted as MBR. It's a limitation of Windows 7 not being patched properly.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST Windows 10 September 2019 Update (1909)

    If they make a mess of this one (which is supposed to be more of a service pack rather than new features) then MS are gonna take some heavy flack. It's not just MS though, Apple truly borked their latest updates to both IOS and MacOS, games on release are nothing more than Beta's.... gone are...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST CPU/DRAM LEDs flashing

    You'd have to do a minimum of mobo, cpu and RAM as we're now on DDR4 so your current RAM wouldn't be compatible.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST USB will only read 1TB and lower

    What version of windows are you on?
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST VR gaming machine - thoughts please?

    I think that was all fixed in about March this year and baked into the vive driver. https://www.androidheadlines.com/2019/07/psa-yes-amds-ryzen-3000-series-works-perfectly-with-vr-headsets.html
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST CPU/DRAM LEDs flashing

    If you can't get into the BIOS, it does point to BIOS failure and that hardware reset is the last resort at resurrection. If that's failing then unfortunately the motherboard is toast. Given the older nature of it, it's not really worth replacing like for like as 1. will be difficult to source...
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST CPU/DRAM LEDs flashing

    That sounds like the BIOS is corrupt. Not a good sign unfortunately. You can try the following to reset the BIOS via hardware: https://www.asus.com/support/FAQ/1030210 If that doesn't work, it does sound like it may have given up the ghost unfortunately.
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    PCSPECIALIST, PCSPECIALIST CPU/DRAM LEDs flashing

    So what happens if you press F1 on that POST screen?
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