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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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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...
What size belts does this use? (Sears 560.21674350)I picked this up on eBay to have a descent small tape deck (I am aware it isn’t audiophile grade, but a lot of these older...
What causes the GPU blackout issue on these laptops?I recently semi retired this due to the age of the system when the hard drive failed. However, it has a longstading GPU...
Is it possible to fix perfect circle scratching?This happened when my 360 got bumped and it became obvious when the game was reloading and threw up an error. It still...
Which version of the controller do I have? (Evilcontrollers custom)I got this controller with my Xbox 360 and I always knew it was custom, but I did not know who did it until yesterday - it...
When should I replace my battery?I just noticed the service battery warning on 10/14 and while I was able to calibrate it into the 80% range to temporarily...
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Resposta para "Guide for Screen Replacement"This one is a nightmare (not to mention expensive) since it’s fused to the glass. Don’t expect to get off with a $50 or less part here. The Lenovo HMM can be found here. In order to change it on this one, you need to remove the LCD assembly nor is there a way out like most laptops. Once you’ve removed the display (no need to remove everything) skip to page 65. The LCD FRUs are on page 84 - there’s a touch and non touch version, so you need to check which one you have.
Resposta para "My monitor is saying no signal after restart of pc"Do you have a GPU or IGP XPS 8500? The cooler on the OEM card (SFF with a full height bracket) has poor cooling and the cards tend to die due to BGA heat failure. It was probably holding on fine until you rebooted it, which “killed” the already failed card. The fan isn’t the best and makes the problem worse. Remove the GPU if you have one and run off of the Intel onboard to see if it gets past the BIOS. If it does, the GPU needs to be permanently removed or replaced. This will completely rule out the monitor as well. Removal is NOT required if it’s half dead (may not work if it’s totally fried and screws with the POST proceess) for quick and dirty tests, but the BIOS throws a tantrum when you use the IGP with a GPU installed and blocks the system from booting past the BIOS. If you downgrade to Intel HD onboard, you will need to remove the GPU drivers and install the Intel video driver. But that’s also true if you buy a newer card anyway. Downgrading to onboard is free and removes a failure point, but the...
Resposta para "My computer is stuck on standby. what do I do."Bad power supply due to bad capacitors. 12V CPU power failure most likely. Check the motherboard as well - both parts are notoriously bad for it. Unless you get the power supply cheap, it’s not worth trying to repair it. If you’re lucky it’s the RAM but experience tells me bad caps.
Resposta para "Why my new 1tb western digital hard drive is not recognized?"While you may be one of the lucky few who genuinely doesn’t have a bad HD cable, it’s typically the cable nearly every time. Replace the cable and see if it’s bad like nearly everyone else who brings this up - it’s beyond the point of being a question for most people. Unless you’ve tried, there’s no way to be 100% sure your cable isn’t bad. I don’t like to trust the original cables in these cable based Unibody systems with how many of them are proven to be bad. The details on how to patch the machine and change the cable can be found within this answer to the same issue: Will Crucial MX500 2TB 3D CT2000MX500SSD1 SSD work in my Mid-2012 MBP?
Resposta para "1.83GHz to 2.4GHz Logic Board Upgrade"It generally isn’t worth the cost to do a board swap on the A1181 due to the age of them and the fact you can only run up to 10.7 on the GMA ones (most) and 10.9 on the 9400M version (hard to come by) - yes, some people have patched newer versions of MacOS, but generally after 10.8 it wasn’t a good candidate with GMA boards, but the 9400M got up to 10.10 before it was no longer a good candidate. They also are limited to 2GB/3GB tested on the 2006-2007 models and 4GB/6GB tested on 2008-9 models. The other issue is the DDR2 RAM it requires is incredibly expensive and hard to get in anything useful (4GB+) Your money is better spent on a 2012 13” MBP, a cleaning/CPU repaste and a new HD cable if you have no emotional attachment to this A1181. It’s much faster with a 3rd gen core i processor (i5 commonly), can run the current version of MacOS and can take much more RAM (8GB official/16GB tested). You can keep the MB but the cost of the upgrade is more then the machine is worth unless you somehow get the board...
Resposta para "Old Mac backlight problem"What I would do on a machine this old is try the inverter and pray. Oftentimes it is the CCFL tube, but the panel is expensive enough to total the entire MB out. It USED to be a possible SMC reset, but once these backlights hit 10 years old, I’ve noticed they are usually bad in most cases. HOWEVER, my strong recommendation is to get a 2012 13” Pro and a new HD cable, along with electrical tape to patch it. These are 10+ years old and use hard to find memory ($$$). Unless you have a MCP79 (9400M) A1181 (BlackBooks stopped at Intel GMA onboard unless the case was hacked to make it work), capped at SATA I. There are no known compatible drives left other then the Samsung SSDs. Refer to the instructions on this question to patch it: Folder With "?" Mark Into Apple Logo Into Circle With Line & Repeat
Resposta para "SSD SATA replacement: need a caddy!"That’s a 1.8” ZIF SSD (SATA). Good luck finding a native replacement without adapters that isn’t small and overpriced :-(. The only ones that tend to be available are 64-128GB since 256GB SSDs were so expensive at the time - hardly enough for daily use. You want a 256-512GB SSD. In order to retrofit a modern drive, you’ll need to change the drive cable with one that’s designed to work with 2.5” SATA drives to start. The caddy may be a challenge to find, so I would seriously consider using low tack double sided tape and forgetting about trying to find it. Do it on the label side without the serial number. You got extremely lucky with this laptop. Most of these laptops are beyond help without hacks like 3D printed adapters to get it from uSATA to mSATA or completely hopeless in terms of fixing the issue. These laptops should be AVOIDED in the future to avoid dealing with this again unless it can be retrofitted or fixed with natively compatible parts. With laptops that can be fixed this way, it also opens...
Resposta para "M.2 SSD Compatibility in WWAN Slot"Depends on if it has AHCI option ROMs or it’s one of the many eMMC devices without it because having a small mSATA or M.2 AHCI SSD with the BIOS support needed is apparently too expensive compared to a 32GB SSD. It’s too old for NVMe, but an AHCI SSD will work. The slot also needs to be wired up to work, although all PCIe devices are the same in terms of pinout. This is why you can’t use a small SSD in the crypto card slot on the crypto card and LatitudeON models on these older Dells. It may be present since there’s reported success with deleting the WiFi card on the Stream 11. The problem is this one of those HPs where not all of them may have the slot depending on if it was ordered with or without the factory WWAN card. If it’s not present, the USB board will need to be replaced with a “WWAN ready” board unless you can rework it and add the part. Most people either used their phone or a dedicated hotspot because it costs a bit more then it should on many of these cheap laptops.
Resposta para "Wifi ribbon cable broken. Connector stuck in motherboard!"Most connectors have a lip on the side you can use as leverage - but you must use a plastic tool like this or you'll damage the board. Look for an edge and lift it up and then work it off the same way on another one. A thin tip spudger may work if you need to use it, but starting with a pry tool gets you much needed leverage. Doing it on one side is how people break the SMD connectors and need to have the boards repaired professionally.
Resposta para "How do you replace the intergrated memory?"You can’t. The eMMC storage is soldered to the board on the Stream and usually any of these $35 license Windows laptops unless you somehow get lucky and find the right one - which exist but you need to know what to look for. They have horrible onboard storage because it’s part of the Microsoft cloud book requirements, since it’s a not so subtle nudge to sell OneDrive space. This article goes into the problem. The RAM is also soldered. Get a 128GB MicroSD and take this as a hard lesson on why you avoid these laptops. If the eMMC ever dies, the whole motherboard has to be replaced. The 12” business laptops like the E6220 and E6230 are solid budget HP Stream killers, but you tend to pay more for the ones with the SSD - even the OEM 128GB LiteOn SSD then HDD/No HD fix ups. This is your “SSD” and RAM in these laptops:
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