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- Sunlake High School (Dual enrollment)
- Graduation: 2014
- Marchman Technical Center
- Graduation: 2014
- Linux (I often have a second dedicated Linux computer)
- Intermediate board level repair and data recovery
- Gaming (Limited to older games without excess DLC and microtransactions; PC only since Xbox One and PS4 launch)
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Are the knockoff NiMh batteries any good?One of my two DC970 batteries are at the end of it's life (6.9V/~1.01 A) from the original 18V/1.2Ah. My other battery...
Is it necessary to reset the SMC after an emergency battery swap?My 2012 MBP developed a battery bulge but in this case, I was extremely lucky that it wasn’t severe enough to hinder the...
Can I swap my old hard drive into my new machine?My 2011 MBP suffered from a dead short by the LVDS connector, which burned the board :-(. The problem is the cost of...
How well does MacOS handle DRAM-less SSDs?My 2011 MBP is still rocking it’s OEM 500GB spinning hard drive since I’ve largely been tolerant of it because I haven’t...
Prints from my 10.13 High Sierra MBP, but not 10 Home 1809.This has been an ongoing issue since 1/16 with no fix so far. The printer still works on my MBP, so I know the printer is...
Would Sugru work to fill this in?I have a Wii I explicitly bought to use as a Component Gamecube, due to the cost of actual Gamecube component cables. I...
(E6220) How much time is worth investing into repairs?This pertains to my “purchased for the expensive accessories” E6220 that’s worse for wear. My needs an SSD project one is...
(E6220) How will changing the DW1501 impact the DW375 BT module?I have another E6220 I ended up getting once I found out how much the batteries and charger cost - which came with what I...
(E6220) Is this laptop work with the Dell 130W adapter?I picked up a no webcam Latitude E6220 (gov’t surplus) for a really agreeable price, but I do not get a hard drive, caddy...
Are there any good SATA I/II/III SSDs left new?I am looking to upgrade my HP nc6000 to a machine that’s quite a bit newer and will have more video memory, as the nc6000...
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Resposta para "MacBook Pro 15'' 2011 doesnt turn on"The 2011 MBP is known to have GPU problems, which is likely what you are seeing here. However, a 2012 board can be installed in lieu of scrapping the machine, providing you can get a good deal on one that’s nearly identical spec wise or a major bump (Ex: i5->i7). However, it may not boot if you upgrade it too far, so bear that in mind but MacOS is pretty forgiving about it unlike Windows. You may also need to update the OS to get the current EFI updates, so try and save it for one or two final boots if you choose to replace the board or machine. Change the HD cable while you’re in there - ESPECIALLY if you buy a 2012 15” to replace it. It doesn’t add much cost and it puts the all too common cable issue to bed when you will eventually want to replace the original drive with an SSD. More then likely, it’s going to be easier to get a 2012 machine and migrate the hard drive. Just be prepared to pay since these are prized machines unlike the 13” which comes and goes like it’s a dime a dozen - the HR AG machines...
Resposta para "Why isn't printing right?"Are you using genuine Epson ink or a knockoff? The OEM Epson ink is known to clog the printers easier then others because of how thick it is - the problem is made worse by the fact the nozzles they use are small enough it does not take much to lose a lot of it to a clog. It’s a common problem with these, especially with people who don’t know the why behind the problem. You also have to pray you can find 3rd party reman ink with a compatible chip since Epson firmware bombs the black cart printers with “security updates” which only secure their 1st party ink market. Your choices are to keep dealing with this problem if you let it sit (running a nozzle check will keep it cleared) or to find compatible ink from 3 good suppliers and never update the firmware - even if it may make the printer a security risk. Let Epson live with the fact they created distrust with their “security” updates since the odds of it being exploited on a cheap one are low. The first thing I would try is to clean the printhead using a...
Resposta para "Replacing a laptop display with a HDR one"As long as the panel is like for like in regards to resolution and pinout, you shouldn’t have a problem doing so. You begin to run into issues even with iDP once you bump the resolution beyond 1080p.
Resposta para "2016 Ford transit connect engine knocking"High speed knocking is usually a blown rod inside the engine, which usually does a lot of damage to the block. That typically happens when you or a previous owner didn’t keep up on the maintenance. 54k is early enough Ford will try and get you on something, so bring your maintenance records with you to the dealer if it’s under warranty just in case! Hopefully it’s a known flaw with the van so you can use it as leverage. You’re going to need to rebuild or replace the engine unless it can be repaired - it’s usually too far gone once you hear rod knock. You’ll need to see which engine you have as there is 3.5 and 3.7L gas EcoBoost engines, and a 3.2L i5 diesel. There should be a sticker under the hood with the engine code and displacement to make it easy to find out which one you need. This may also total it out since this is 5 years old and depreciation may make it cheaper to find a low mileage example of the same van.
Resposta para "What's the name of this monitor part? Can I replace it?"TAB failure due to the flatflex damage. It’s typically cheaper to buy a new monitor and scrap the old one when this happens due to the cost of the panel.
Resposta para "Laptop screen not adjusting brightness"The E6430 is using an LED panel - not a CCFL panel. The LED strips do fail, but unlike the CCFL displays where death within 7-8 years was normal with low end junk displays, the LED displays rarely fail - even on cheap ones. More often then not, it’s a board driver issue if you lose the backlight as a whole but it can also be the display. Since yours works, it sounds like the LED strip is beginning to wear out from age. This machine is from 2012-2013 before it was replaced by the E6440. The last CCFL laptops Dell released within the E64XX series is the E6400. If this was a CCFL laptop, it probably would have been flat out dead if it wasn’t using a Samsung or LG part. I’d much rather lose a few lumens after 9 years and have it work but at the potential expense of having to max out the brightness all the time over losing the panel because it came with a cheap AUO or Chi-Mei CCFL display that saved Dell 5 cents per laptop. If you’re really that concerned, buy a new display and see if it helps anything. These...
Resposta para "Chip shattered on Logic board"The lack of thermal paste cracked the CPU in this case - the customer didn’t repaste both cores or they took it to a repair shop who missed it. Needless to say, the CPU needs to be replaced and a BGA reflow machine is required. However, that requires advanced experience and it’s easier to replace the motherboard for most people when this happens. However, it can be cheaper to do a CPU swap if you can find one that’s new since the cost of the CPU tends to be cheaper then the board - but the experience requirements go from 1-10 instantly.
Resposta para "NO SOUND! NEED NEW MOTHERBOARD! FRIED REMOTE Control chip I think?"The board scorching concerns me a lot - it doesn’t look like basic surface level burn residue. You may want to find a schematic or 2 separate groudplanes and check for a direct short. If you don’t see one, you can repair it - if you find one, the board needs to be replaced. You may need to remove some shorted parts as well so make sure you check the PCB and surrounding components. It looks like a pretty standard TI chip and I’ve been able to at least narrow it down to a few chips: (1) TPA1517DWP (SMD?) (2) TPA1517DWPR (SMD?) (3) TPA1517DWPRG4 (SMD?) (4) TPA1517NE (Most likely) (4.1) TPA1517NEE4 is an alternative part number found on the datasheet (4.1.1) Obsolete so hope the NE version can work in place of the NEE4. I can’t find anything else beyond that based on the photo but that should give you a good starting point IF the board is repairable and NOT dead shorted. Beyond that you’ll need to sort out which one is in use here or if you can interchange it - hopefully you can, but you usually can’t but the...
Resposta para "DVD player goes to PLAY but immediately back to 0:00"Did you try with multiple DVDs? We don’t know how old yours is as we don’t have the model, but some of the early ones from the 90s-early 2000s aren’t the most reliable laser wise as they tended to have more issues, so I would try with another disc - preferably commercial press. Another possibility is a lot of the newer DVD releases are burned DVD-R Manufacture On Demand (MOD). If you have one of those early 90’s players or even an early 2000’s upscaler, they tend to struggle with MOD releases. You need a player that handles these burned discs which can be an issue if the player is even 1 year too old. The only way out is a player designed around burned media. If you are using commercial press releases and not a MOD release and it works with one but not the other, the disc may be bad. Try with another commercial press DVD and see how it works with 3 to get a larger sample. If 2/3 work, I would just replace it if it’s commercial with a disc only copy at a discount, esspecially if you have the case.
Resposta para "Jumper settings for Kingspec 2.5inch PATA SSD"The Dell BIOS on these is usually good enough to autosense with all of the drives in auto - which is what these are fixed to at the hardware level. If only this was an 8300 then all you’d need is a SATA I compatible SSD… Plug it into the primary IDE for primary and secondary for a secondary drive and that’s all you generally need to do. If it isn’t correct, you can override it in these machines at the BIOS level by manually changing it.
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