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TSEBBattlefield
post Jan 11 2019, 11:06 PM, updated 2y ago

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Just got a HP 14-cm0010ax as a light work laptop.
ala this one sold in Garage sales from months back sales bro
Decided to add SSD onto this thing.

The laptop itself is great for its price of just MYR1700.
Strap an SSD onto it and it boots into Windows in less than 10 seconds.....sometimes 5.
There are some stupid things that HP has done though.


1) The wifi card is crap
The wifi card can support 5ghz wifi signals. However, after installing the default HP wifi drivers, it doesn't detect it.
When I first switched on the laptop, I thought it was just because HP decided to cut cost.
However, when I fresh installed windows onto the SSD though, the laptop ran on default windows wifi drivers and detected the 5ghz band in my house. doh.gif
It turns out, the laptop could run fine on 5g networks, it's just that HP bodo give wrong drivers.


2) Battery plastic

When disassembling this damned plastic fell off out of no where, I thought I broke something, but there was no crack noise....
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Turns out, it's just a damned battery support that they didn't bother gluing (unlike the bottom rubber pads that the glued with Gam Gajah made out of Ganesh's semen).
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Took me a while to find out where it was suppose to go. doh.gif


3) Most frustrating part: Battery and CMOS (or lack of CMOS)

When I took out the battery to install the SSD, It booted into and said CMOS was reset.
I decided to investigate further by rebooting the windows without the battery installed using only the adapter.
Lo and behold.......the time was not set when I restarted the couple of times without the battery and the time was reset.....

So, in case your battery die out on this model or other cheap HP laptops of the same generation. You're not just losing the ability to use it as a laptop, but the ability to use it as a normal computer with functioning time keeping too.... doh.gif vmad.gif bangwall.gif bangwall.gif bangwall.gif

Addon 4) Wifi stopped working

So, I thought wifi card failed.....masuk Bios, do diagnosis....no problem...
masuk balik windows....ada pulak.....

but by that time, I've already deleted the Windows partition on the SSD thinking windows update fucuk it up somehow.

Sekian.

inb4 you get what you paid for.

This post has been edited by EBBattlefield: Jan 12 2019, 01:46 AM
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post Jan 12 2019, 01:44 AM

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hey /k

this tered got incite yindians to riot against ibans ka?

why got report of racial stuff on this tered?
or recently got super troll reporting everything?


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post Jan 12 2019, 09:43 AM

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QUOTE(Zot @ Jan 12 2019, 06:19 AM)
Mostly sounds like software glitches  but are you sure no CMOS battery. Do you know the location? Perhaps you have dead battery.
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The other side of the motherboard should be all empty if my experience with HP laptops over the past 3-4 years serves me right.

Don't see CMOS battery anywhere.

The other things, I think can be fixed via software, but the CMOS I feel definitely is part of the grand scheme to cut cost, considering even Lenovo's latest T series commercial models also need only 6 screws to reach everything.

Heck, even on older laptops, if CMOS battery die, but laptop battery still working, clock will also lari. This one won't lari as long as built in battery is not removed.... doh.gif

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post Jan 12 2019, 09:47 AM

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QUOTE(funnyTONE @ Jan 12 2019, 08:14 AM)
I know its racist, but I laff hard your gam gajah statement.
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habis mau apa?

Gam Hippo brand Rosmah ? whistling.gif
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post Jan 12 2019, 10:27 AM

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QUOTE(United Rulez @ Jan 12 2019, 10:19 AM)
Maybe Ganesh butthurt kot?
Who is he and what he did to you, until need his sperm to be made into glue?
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elephant god

he butthurt cause i worship monkey king only
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post Jan 12 2019, 12:30 PM

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QUOTE(Jay Chua CC @ Jan 12 2019, 11:39 AM)
want good? buy premium range pls. most brand have. Dont buy cheap 2k-3k laptops then complain shit.

lenovo - thinkpad
dell- xps
hp- spectre
asus- zenbook
apple- macbook
huawei- matebook
xiaomi- mibook
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you bodo.

Buy HP, want premium? Get Elitebook la......spectre is overpriced consumer crap.

Asus even worse.......ah beng style until if bring into office, next day get fired by HR for losing face to kompeni client.

Dell commercial line is lattitude la........XPS is just low end alienware/ high end inspiron for gaming spec.
For Prosumer spec, it's like Lenovo Yoga only....

Thinkpad memang la, but T series cost 4k brand new lo. The issue here is cheap laptop until so cheap meh?
Also, I haven't touched the newest gen Pavilion yet, but while going through online videos of teardowns to locate that stupid plastic piece, I've noticed that even Pavillions have the same mobo layout. Quite possibly will have same issue (CMOS) , despite costing up to 3k+

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post Jan 12 2019, 12:34 PM

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QUOTE(United Rulez @ Jan 12 2019, 10:49 AM)
Woah. Didnt know that....wtf why you wanna involve other pipul god.  Better edit my post 1st
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bekuz where got Gajah more powderful than Dewa Gajah ? laugh.gif

QUOTE(myteam94 @ Jan 12 2019, 11:43 AM)
why my company HP laptop really selow?

forget the model

I5-7th gen
radeon graphic
4GB ram
1TB 5400rpm HDD
win10

can't even open many tabs before started to lag like shite...
thought wanna upgrade to 8GB but sked becoz company laptop
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your case konpem not enough RAM lo.....................
you open task manager and see........konpem 80% usage already while just surfing /k
Ask IT sponsor RAM and SSD upgrade la......That's the first thing I did when I got this crappy laptop. 240G SSD + 12G RAM makes it fly biggrin.gif
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post Jan 13 2019, 12:03 PM

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QUOTE(Zot @ Jan 12 2019, 02:43 PM)
I think the HP one need to remove RAM/HDD cover and under that
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nothing under this HDD and RAM.

I know because they didn't even bother putting one screw on the HDD and it fell out when I was disassembling the laptop to install the SSD......... doh.gif
at least the HDD wasn't running and the only dent was on my desk....not the HDD

 

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