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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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Answer to "Why Does Paper Keep Jamming?"It’s usually the rollers on older printers like this, especially with as many pages as I would expect a law firm to put on a machine over ~14 years of consistent use. Precision Roller sells a kit with the retread and pickup rollers in one set, as both are usually worn out or one is nearly just as bad and due to fail soon, so it’s best to deal with both of them now. I would start there and see if it’s still an issue - if it is, something may have failed internally and that’s generally not worth fixing. If you can get away with just rollers, tell them to keep it until it’s too far gone. The newer ones block 3rd party supplies actively (and reinstallations by calling it “used toner”).
Answer to "56W Battery to 97W?"It will work, but you will not be able to install a 2.5” drive without downgrading the battery again. What this essentially means is you’re trading out having the option of a 256GB boot SSD+cheap mass storage for a lot of battery and needing to buy a large SSD at significantly higher cost. You can probably get away with using the HD caddy screws if the laptop shipped with it. If not, you will need to get a set of battery screws to screw it in, or spread the screws you have out.
Answer to "What mSATA card do I need for this laptop?"OUCH. That’s the one you DON’T want. What you need is a half height mSATA - which usually comes in much worse capacities then the full height ones that match the older PCIe wireless cards and WWAN cards. Stick to using 2.5” SATA in this and consider the mSATA dead end unless you want a 250GB boot SSD at most. The half height drives are hard to come by and when you do, come in low capacities at often double the price of a full height mSATA. Case and point: (1) 256GB half height (KingSpec) (2) 256GB full height (KingSpec) (3) 240GB Kingston (full height) You got burned with this laptop. Even my E6540 was good enough to use full mSATA, despite the standard being thoroughly obsolete in 2013 - when it should have been a M.2 2880 AHCI setup. Hopefully you’re okay with spending $116 for a drive with a reduced write lifetime compared to mSATA (which is already worse then 2.5” SATA) AND paying about as much as we did for 256GB drives just 3-4 years ago. Compare that to a 2.5” 512GB SSD (Silicon Power) and you’ll...
Answer to "Xbox one overheating as soon as I turn it on"A lot of the OEM thermal pastes “expire” in 2-3 years; maybe 4 if you’re lucky. If you’ve never opened it up and it’s LONG out of warranty, what I would do is dust the fan/heatsink and put some fresh thermal paste on to rule out a common problem. It doesn’t ever seem to matter what it is - even if I pick up a used laptop the second I take that heatsink off the paste is dried up and dead. Personally I would use Artic MX-4 instead of Artic Silver 5 like iFixit sells because I’ve found AS5 to not cure right and in “nuisance” devices, it can be annoying to fix again with a good paste. However, the Articlean they sell is worth using. I would class these as nuisance devices due to the work needed to get to the thermal paste. The guide for the heatsink/fan can be found here and the thermal paste I recommend can be found here.
Answer to "Can this all in one power on without a battery?"It should run fine providing it shipped with a good power adapter - or you can get one (90-130W is ideal). You usually only run into the throttling problem on the 11-12” Dell laptops, rather then machines like these AIO hybrids. What I would do is replace the battery if you’re not comfortable with the risk of it being a possibility, but it shouldn’t be an issue if you can’t replace it right away. Unlike a common Dell laptop, it may be hard to find a battery for this since there aren’t many hybrid devices like this out there and they tend to be niche products at best. The battery (4DV4C) doesn’t appear to be that hard to get, but it varies in price wildly. You may need to shop around on this or use it as a non battery powered desktop. A lot of them will also likely only be available used unless you find a truly genuine original that’s new for a reasonable price. Parts People sells a used pack for this machine that is genuine. Check the label for anything weird - a lot of the knockoffs use weird looking...
Answer to "Is anyone experiencing burn in on iPhone X?"It also happens on Samsung a lot - it’s the nature of the beast with AMOLED panels :(. It’s an issue because of how the panels are designed - it’s just as bad as a plasma TV without some sort of built in prevention method like pixel motion that the user will not notice. Change your background somewhat frequently on these AMOLED phones and alternate your app icon locations. It’s sadly the only way to prevent it from happening (or making it worse). If you do not need an app, remove it or locate it to a folder which you can alternate the location on.
Answer to "I'm trying to upgrade the CPU/processor but I don't know where to buy"Take a serious look at the guides before you even try. This isn’t like a PC where it doesn’t involve major surgery and you can revert back without a major disassembly plus information is easier to come by - even if it’s official validation data provided by support in a forum. The job is a total PITA on the iMac and Apple isn’t open about it and actively goes out of their way to hide it. This guide should give you a good idea of what you’re about to attempt - make your judgements carefully since any system damage will be $$$ expensive to correct. It’s doable, but can only be pushed up to a 6700K, which may not be enough of an improvement to justify the significantly more difficult install. Compare it to your *current* CPU before buying anything. Your money will be better spent on RAM and an SSD. Most people get a system with a CPU that performs so closely to the original it's not worth risking needing an expensive motherboard to gain a marginal speed bump. It only ever makes sense if you got a i3 one and...
Answer to "Can I link my landline phones to my iPhone"If you’re talking about using your iPhone as if it was a landline phone (but instead of using something like a VOIP landline, you use the phone), Panasonic sells Link2Cell compatible phones but it is not possible to add it to existing handsets without an entire system upgrade. If you have a Costco membership, they sell a Link2Cell compatible phone with 5 handsets here (Panasonic KX-TG985). I don’t have a Costco membership so I don’t know the price of it readily, but I do know it’s not a particularly bad deal and the phones work well. I would check the compatibility as Link2Cell support is limited, and the iPhones may not work. Some of them support more then others too in some cases.
Answer to "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.
Answer to "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...
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