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(Vizio M220VA) Vizio TV has display issuesThis has gone on for ~8 months and the TV has held up so far, but I’ve always had some concern this could be a sign there’s a...
Are the OWC chargers genuine?I need to find a power adapter for this A1181 MacBook. I know I should probably go pick one up from the Apple store for $79, ...
The iMac occasionally boots without the Apple bongThis iMac has some issue where it does not always boot with the Apple bong after power is removed if I need to remove the pow...
What power connector is this video display use? (LiquidVideo LVM701)I was given this because it was going to be thrown out and it appears it has never been used. However, I can’t use it in a ca...
Which laser do I need? (Rev.A Samsung SDG-605)I got this Xbox along with a 2nd one as a lot yesterday. The first one worked but this 2nd one has given me a lot of grief wi...
Where can I find an ISO for this machine?I got this machine from a neghibor who is moving and did not want it since he only deals in newer Macs. I don’t know the spec...
How do I get the Win8 BIOS key to work?!I have been fighting to get Win8.1 to install (properly) on this system and it has NOT worked so far, even with multiple medi...
Testing an intermittent GPU problem?Photos of the problem: *Read me* I upgraded this notebook to solid state with an SSD using an M.2 128GB (SATA)->IDE adapter. ...
How long of a screwdriver do I need to open this calculator?This is a “new to me” calculator I just got. The reason I need to open it is there was a prior battery leak , as I have found...
How to enable TRIM in Windows XP?I have an HP nc6000 that never came with a hard drive, which forced me to get creative initially until I could order the corr...
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ОтветыCan you play sims 4Depends on which Mac Mini you get. The Core Duos are out because Sims 4 only likes the Core 2 Duo as a starting point. Since you need a 9400M or better GPU for Sims 4, this rules out all of the cheap ones due to their age that go for pennies to the dollar. You’re going to need a somewhat modern one from 2010 (GeForce 320M 256MB/Core 2 Duo) or 2011-2012 (HD Graphics/Core i series) if you want to run the game on a Mac. As long as it can allocate 256MB or more of system RAM to the video memory or it has a GPU and dedicated VRAM, you’re good to go. The 2010 has a real GPU with just enough VRAM (but an old CPU) while the Core i series Mini has the superior CPU (but uses Intel UMA graphics). I would try and find a 2012 if you can afford it. The Sims games are pretty content to run on lower end hardware, but you may need to turn the graphics down or use Laptop Mode in Sims 4 unless you have a dedicated GPU. I’ve tried to get Sims 3 to run on lower end systems before that just barely meet the requiements and it just ...
Ответыbest graphics for this laptop?I personally wouldn’t bother - the Radeon 4000 series is thoroughly obsolete and will only be a minor bump compared to the Intel GMA HD board (even if it’s still terrible). You will need to find the 512MB board if your heart is absolutely set on replacing the motherboard (at the cost of a complete identical system), since the GPU VRAM is soldered like the GPU. In addition, you will need to replace the heatsink since your Intel GMA system has a different style heatsink. The benefit of getting away from the Intel UMA architecture isn’t worth the cost to replace the board in your case. You’re better off investing the money you’d sink into this minor upgrade into a used Haswell or Skylane laptop that’s significantly better, and will also support modern protocols like USB3 and modern components like DDR3L/DDR4 memory and M.2 AHCI SSDs. It doesn’t make sense to scrap this - keep it as a backup system until it dies if you buy a modern notebook to replace it. Haswell has endured surprisingly well, especially with the...
ОтветыMy Laptop Suddenly DiedYeah, I’m not surprised the motherboard may be bad - it’s a common HP Consumer failure, especially on laptops. To make matters worse, you have an HP “special” where you need to gut the laptop to work on it. The issue with the boards are if you give it 1-3 years, they usually end up going bad. Doesn’t happen on every single HP laptop, but it happens on a disproportional amount of them. I’m not a fan of their consumer hardware because of how failure prone it is (and some of it is hard to service), but it works for you and you’re happy with it. I wouldn’t fix it if their motherboard diagnosis is confirmed, but if it’s something like the memory it’s usually a cheap enough fix. The service manual can be found here. I would verify their diagnosis, just to be sure. Take out the hard drive(s) out of the system and run it without that and see what happens. If it doesn’t work, try using completely different RAM - some of the HP systems I’ve had even have trouble with their OEM supplied memory. If it works with differen...
ОтветыPIXMA MX472 Will Not Expose Ink Cartridges.5b02 is the more cryptic waste ink pad error on some Canon printers, while others directly say the ink absorber is full. You will need to divert it externally and into an external tank (the design should support it), or clean/replace the pads if you want to fix it. If you don’t want to divert it to a tank, you’ll need to pick your poison. If you want a cheap but messy fix, the pads can be cleaned most of the way (but will never come perfectly clean) or if you don’t want the mess, new pads are out there (but may be somewhat expensive). It *should* support external diversion as it looks similar to my MG2120 I use to scan (bad paper pickup; I broke it when I used it for a rough draft with what little ink it came with due to a bad jam pull), but it isn’t as straightforward to hack as the Epsons as you will need to extend the tubing more and drill into the chassis since you need the tubing to be level (and this is harder to achieve with the Canon design). However, you have full access to the tubing once you remove...
ОтветыTransfer directory chip to a new boardVerizon stopped accepting new CDMA/3G activations last year. You will need to get a modern 4G flip phone :-(; thankfully they’re still a thing. Unless you want to do a short term AOL, which Verizon allows (and take on someone else’s phone and number for 9 more months and have your hand forced anyway), you’re stuck. They’re retiring the EDGE/3G networks by the end of 2019. The shields on this phone (and most old Motorolas) are soldered. Unless you can desolder them without damage, you will need to take the phone to a pro. If it’s an issue with the solder and it cannot be reflowed, you may find yourself in that position (like it or not) since you will need to reball the eSIM after removal. Discrete components are not an issue and can be done by just about everyone.
ОтветыSudden Keyboard Issue - Any Ideas?The keyboard can be replaced individually, but it’s within the realm of do not try this unless you can do it perfectly consistently. The issue is the keyboard is riveted in, so if you’re even a 1/4” to the side it will never mount right again because you won’t be able to replace all of the rivets with screws. You also need to pull them out and if you don’t leave enough metal (or leave even a small amount behind), it’s game over. In addition, you also can’t mess around with cheap drills or batteries. A good drill is a prerequisite or it will most certainly go very wrong. I wouldn’t trust mine to do the job because of how old my batteries are, which creates a unnecessarily high risk of failure. Since the odds of getting it wrong are so high, it’s better to replace the entire palmrest assembly for most people.
ОтветыWD my passport hard drive is not workingIf it’s a WD Ware drive, you may be screwed. The encryption key is stored on the SATA->USB bridge and it’s usually what fails when they die and has the potential to prevent software recovery. The issue is there is NO WAY to disable this AND unless the company can bypass it by brute forcing the drive (or PCB repair, which is your only option to save the data unless you can find an exact replacement that works to open for the good USB bridge board to have a chance otherwise), the data is as good as gone. It sucks, I know. Once you recover (or realize it’s not going to happen), build an external drive and you will not have to deal with this crap if the USB bridge fails. You’re double screwed on the 2.5” series since they build the encrypting USB bridge ONTO THE HARD DRIVE PCB. Unless specifically confirmed, assume ANY 2.5” USB3 WD external drive has the USB bridge integrated onto the bare drive. If it’s pre-WD Ware, you can remove the drive and put it in an enclosure or use an external cable; your choice. All of...
ОтветыI have bad reception. How do I replace the antennaThat’s a warning sign your phone is going to fail due to the bootloop issue - at least that was the first thing on mine as it got progressively worse. I also have AT&T for now (I had an AT&T SKU G4) and used it at the time so I assumed it was AT&T being terrible in my area again; I was dead wrong. The phone died with ZERO warning when it got the point it was significantly worse. Yes, I did use it again and found it was the phone, but didn’t correlate the bootloop issue to bad signal despite knowing well in advance it’s a known problem. I got lucky and seen my data again, but take this as a warning to brace for failure. This is your early warning on the G4’s to backup your stuff while there’s time before resorting to measures that make people question your sanity (as was the case with me when I heated mine up with a hairdryer). I would grab your data NOW and then migrate it to a new phone while there’s time and then use it as a PDA until it crashes and burns like every G4 will.
ОтветыI just want to know what tools ect I needThe back glass repair is not for the feint of heart. It can be done, but it’s not something most end users will get right without inflicting additional damage to the chassis. Experience is a non-negotiable prerequisite for this repair; screen swaps do not count as this is a lot more difficult. Anyway, the guides to open the phone and strip it down can be found here. Once stripped, you will need to heat up the back glass to break the bond and use adhesive remover to help release the broken glass if it's being difficult. Do this SLOWLY or you will damage the chassis and need a replacement. There are no guides on this here, so refer to this video. For the sake of avoiding chassis damage, I usually recommend a case for less experienced users. It hides the damage and doesn't risk the phone's chassis. Just don’t get a clear one, since it will expose the damage.
ОтветыIs a vehicle still drivable with a bypassed heater core?Depends on the state if you can and how long it works. You can get away with it in a warm climate like Florida long term but not in colder areas where you need it to work all the time. It really does depend on the area as to how long it can be left bypassed. We just bypass them on old vehicles that aren’t worth much out here since it’s rare you regret doing it (it’s rarely cold out here, so that’s primarily why). It’s pretty much done permanently in that situation since it can be as much as a whole new beater (usually $800-1000+).
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