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School and Experience
- 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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Is my aftermarket pack bad (purchased from iFixit)Due to the age of my original Dell batteries I had at the time (OEM 34Wh* and a 47Wh OEM), I purchased this as a emergency...
Is there any hope to recalibrate this pack? eBay purchaseThis one isn't as well setup as my first 840 G3, but it checks a lot of similar boxes other then the screen (768p vs FHD)....
Where can I buy a replacement encoder wheel?TL;DR: Previous owner asked me to look at it after it had issues with vertical scrolling, tried to fix it and does not...
**Phoenix 5** How to remove the speaker to replace it?I have 2 Phoenix 5 phones and one is fine but the other has a fried speaker that sounds bad and pops. I mentioned it to...
Testing the device without a battery?I recently got a as-is device lot for a iPod Classic 6th gen but this phone came with it, but no battery (SGH-T889), along...
Transferring a GD3 EAC license from a dying machine?Unfortunately my E6440 I use for CD ripping is having issues with the USB ports, and I have dealt with this before - it...
**DIMM Not installed** despite having RAM presentI have a Latitude E6440 (i5-4310M/AMD 8690M 2GB/HD 4600) I am working on qualifying as a replacement for my i5-4300M/HD...
What is the max TBW rating for the SM841N?I have a Samsung SM841N mSATA SSD I got in a pile of parts, and while it works it has 20.61 TB written so far to it. This...
Best SSD for a 2012 MBP 13"?I bought a 13” 2012 MBP as-is without the hard drive and battery for so little, the gamble makes sense for what the one I...
Is it better to use APFS or HFS+ on a SATA SSD?Assuming this MBP works, I just bought a i7-3520M 13” Mid 2012 MBP 13” on eBay for $76 ($65+shipping) since it wasn’t...
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Resposta para "How can I fix Samsung a50s finance plus lock?"I assume Finance Plus is either $XX.XX/month through the carrier, or you get the phone outright and pay the financing company. It may also be Samsung directly getting into the business as well. If it’s through a carrier, then they usually rely on a SIM lock (aka subsidy lock to some) so it’s not likely through the carrier and they block the IMEI for bad debt, and refuse to unlock the phone - done deal. If it’s a 3rd party who doesn’t know your carrier, they usually ding your credit since the people who fail to pay for a financed phone usually fall back on their bill so the IMEI will probably get blocked anyway. Finance Plus appears to be a Samsung program - not carrier based. Seeing as Samsung knows how they work best (especially device management!), it won’t be easy. For the sake of not being known for helping a deadbeat not pay their Finance Plus bill I’m not going to link a tutorial here, but more than likely if you search [Device model] Finance Plus removal, you may be able to do it. WARNING: If they...
Resposta para "Best monitor to replace my 24" Apple LED Cinema Display?"If you can pull it off, Dell Ultrasharp series (MUST BE IPS. NO TN) or HP Z workstation monitors (Note: HP really likes to push full size DP, so come prepared with a DP>HDMI cable, or other appropriate adapter based on your current system). The Ultrashrp IPS monitors - especially with factory calibration, tend to cost a bit more due to the use of LG IPS panels. LG IPS color performance is top notch (and are priced accordingly!). In addition to that, Dell also tends to have a better factory warranty on them (3 years vs. 1 with most). With the real high end ones, some even have zero dead pixel warranties. If you can afford it, the sticker shock is worth it. The Apple monitors look so good due to the use of LG IPS. Sadly, Samsung is no longer making TFT LCD panels and is now focusing on QLED :-(. They also had amazing IPS panels when they put everything at making it work. However, if you can’t swallow the Ultrasharp or HP Z premium, look into the ASUS PROART series or even the professional BenQ monitors. None...
Resposta para "Can a broken tray that holds the color cartage be repaired?"Yes, but the issue with printers tends to be parts cost vs. whole brand new unit replacement totals out the machine with printers. In addition to that with these HPs unless you can somehow remove the printhead/cartridge carrier from the track belt, encoder strip and support bars without damage you need to change out the entire mech which usually means you need a donor. Make your friend replace the printer if you really feel like you need to be “made whole” or can’t buy one yourself, or it gets you closure. Even if you just replaced the mech, you still have original waste ink pads and the rest of it is still original. Consumer grade printers are built to be easily recycled on a disassembly line, not repaired.
Resposta para "How would I upgrade this machine-It's been asleep for 17 years_"Unless you’re looking for a retro games Mac or want to keep it as a collectible, the PPC Macs are not really that usable today for mainstream tasks. I would only fix this if you’re looking for a Mac for retro games, or just want to save it as a collectible. The primary issue beyond OS support is the battery - like everyone else, Apple was bit by the 2006-2008/09 Sony battery recalls :(. Sadly, Apple has since pulled the info on how to check (granted, Dell also made it harder to find despite also being hit hard. I guess Apple and Dell logic is the people who still run these only want them for retro games, so they know to tread with caution on original packs), so I would either see what you can find, or replace the battery out of caution unless you know it’s not affected. I was able to find it on archive.is, but consider this a very lucky find; not all of it was properly archived.
Resposta para "A beginner replacing the back cover of her HP Pavillion"With these “thin” assembly HP laptops the LCD assembly isn’t impossible to service piecemeal, but they aren’t for the faint of heart a lot of the time as servicing the thin assemblies is not as easy as the ones with a LCD bezel. Yours is one of the harder ones to service, sadly. BEFORE YOU OPEN THIS, MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY AS A UNIT IF YOU BREAK IT. Usually the place to start on these to see is to remove the LCD assembly, and then the lower trim and see if you can find any Command like tabs - that’s usually where they hide to start. Once you do that, you can usually release the display+digitizer assembly. Once it’s released, you’ll be able to replace the back* panel, but you’ll also need to find equivalent adhesive, or one that can be removed easily especially if it lacks the Command tab. However, odds are low since even the HP service manual says direct bonded. *You may need to buy this used, as these HP Touch assemblies are often sold as a complete unit only. However, it’s...
Resposta para "Just changed battery, not charging"Is the pack a clone or OEM? Dell laptops can be quite picky (and usually are), but some of them take better then others so it isn’t always an issue. If it’s a copy, keep that in mind throughout the troubleshooting process. The first thing I do is I uninstall 2* specific drivers from the system: *Note: You do see two as I took this on a Latitude, which supports E-Port batteries. You will only have one ACPI battery driver on your Inspiron. On some Dell laptops like mine, it’s perfectly normal to see two, especially older E Series computers like my E7440. Uninstall those two drivers and reinstall them. Once you do that, click Action and select Scan for hardware changes. Once you do that, it *often* fixes the issue. If not, read on. If the driver fix doesn’t help, take the laptop apart and then disconnect and reconnect the battery and see if the issue persists - sometimes bad connections happen, especially if the battery has a removable battery connector like many of these “built in” Dell packs. Once you do...
Resposta para "Is there any hope to recalibrate this pack? eBay purchase"So yeah, my question is answered. Warranty type 3. It was reset and sold as “new” when it really isn’t. As soon as I seen the warranty type and thought about it after attempt 6 still not working, I remembered exactly what that means - exhausted/replace.
Resposta para "Can I replace processor"If it ends in U, HQ, or H, those chips are soldered. HK (unlocked multiplier) is also soldered (rare, only in enthusiast notebooks). The CPU type is a more reliable clue then speculation - go off of the EXISTING CPU to know for sure, not speculation. With this laptop, post-HSW is soldered and HSW will either be modular (Socket G3/37-47W TDP depending on if it is a 2C/4T dual-core OR 4C/8T quad core) or soldered (ULV series - 15W). Example HSW CPUs are: i5-4310M (Socket G3/37-47W Modular) or i7-4600U (ULV/soldered 15W). With Intel, anything mobile post HSW is soldered, including mobile Broadwell as this was predominantly a mobile platform with some enthusiast desktop chips. AMD did it years earlier for some (Ex: C series netbook CPU), now all of their mobile chips have also been soldered since ~2014-15, similar to Intel. I get CPU modularity has advantages; I held onto HSW for the Socket G3 chips until it was so old the issues were hard to ignore, like not being able to use NVMe SSDs (M.2 AHCI works on HSW...
Resposta para "Unable to restore: Unknown error 9 060E.0000 I think it might be dead!"Due to the Apple USB-C cable (and the USB-C Macs), I feel a warning about this is now warranted - especially if you’re using the Type C cable from the iPhone 12 (or later run phones where it was changed across the board) - DO NOT USE A USB-C>A ADAPTER WITH THESE CABLES! The devices are sensitive enough as-is to the point an adapter is just going to give you a bad day! If you have a USB-C equipped computer, use the Type C cable if you have it. If you are running “legacy” or non USB-C hardware (yes, this DID happen even with Skylake), get the Type A cable. Having to spend $20 will suck, but would you rather not worry about it, OR pray your adapter isn’t cheap junk? If your computer has the red port, the USB-C cable will work. If your computer has the black port, buy the correct one!
Resposta para "SSD upgrade no power to start nor charge"A lot of laptops are weird in the sense this happens and it LOOKS dead, but it isn’t. What I’ve done to revive these before varies based on the severity, but more often then not unplugging the battery and pressing the power button (which drains the caps on the motherboard) and then plugging it in without the battery helps. Once you get it going, unplug the adapter and reconnect the battery. NOTE: Sometimes just reconnecting the battery does the trick if the adapter isn't handy, but using the adapter gives you the best chance more often then not. You can do it battery first and see, if you really want to. If that doesn’t work, try disconnecting the CMOS battery - the CMOS settings could be corrupt (yes, this can happen by upgrading the hardware if the BIOS is sensitive). Again, hold the power button and drain it first.
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