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August 5, 2013 12:09:06 AM

I had a dell inspiron 14R.My laptop is not responding to any actions when it is slightly moved ,but the heating fan is running.The laptop is not detecting the USB's.It is losing the wi-fi connections and getting back after restating,when it is moved slightly.Is all the above things are due to a mother board failure??.please help me out...

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August 5, 2013 11:24:26 AM

Reading WiFi disconnects if moved slightly is already a red flag. Wifi signal might change with varying positions but will not disconnect outright.

The USB problem could be as simple as a driver problem. If you uninstalled the usb hub drivers you would experience something similar. Go to device manager, and scan for hardware changes under Universal Serial Bus Controllers will reinstall any missing drivers...though I don't believe you could have uninstall any of these drivers without knowing so.

Motherboard failure: You suggested this in your post. A quick way to determine if this may be the case: did all these problems happen at the same time or was it more gradual accumulation of problems? The motherboard communicates with all components in your system including the wifi card and usb hub. Slow response in the OS could be the motherboard or it could be the hard drive or the CPU or inadequate memory.

If I were in your situation and the laptop was old I would just wipe the drive and install either Windows or Linux and see if this fixes any of your problems. If it does you got a new OS to work with. If it doesn't you know it's time to replace it.

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prabhakardevineni said:
I had a dell inspiron 14R.My laptop is not responding to any actions when it is slightly moved ,but the heating fan is running.The laptop is not detecting the USB's.It is losing the wi-fi connections and getting back after restating,when it is moved slightly.Is all the above things are due to a mother board failure??.please help me out...


On second thought this rules out a driver problem. Some hardware is at fault, and most likely one is failing rather than many; motherboard.


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