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CompTIA A+ CE
PC Pro Certification
Marchman Technical School Certificate of Completion
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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Does the A1048 USB ports work well with flash drives?I currently use a G4 era keyboard with my iMac G5 ALS and I’ve had issues with a specific type of flash drive I use a lot of ...
Can I fix this without wiping my phone?This has happened for a while on and off but for the last few weeks it happens almost every other day. In lieu of wiping the ...
Why is the laptop shutting down?**NOTE: The seller included a 45W charger and did not make right on it. I need to get a 60W unit - I know.** I’ve had this Ma...
(Dell OEM) Radeon 7570 1GB fan noise OR where can I get a new GPU fan?Video of the sound (Wear headphones): https://photos.app.goo.gl/6sGcSj7ER1Kj8t... I can clear up the sound temporarily when i...
(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...
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Hat geantwortet auf: Is my iPhone fixable?Since this was probably a rice phone, the phone is probably too far gone to repair. That being said, if it was freshwater you *might* have a marginal (but small) chance of fixing it - just don’t hold your breath. The first thing you want to do is clean the motherboard in the phone using high concentration isopropyl alcohol or a ultrasonic cleaner. Read this Wiki for information on how to do it right. And this is why rice is not a way to fix electronics. After you have cleaned the board, replace the battery. Once exposed to liquid they either become a safety hazard or run so poorly it needs to get done anyway. After cleaning the board and replacing the battery (if the phone passes inspection), get a new display installed. You may lose TouchID if the sensor is also too far gone, which is likely so my suggestion is to expect to lose TouchID for good if the phone is still repairable. I’d buy one to have on hand just to be safe.
Hat geantwortet auf: My xbox one controller wont connect to my pc via usbIf you’re on Win7 or 8.1, the driver situation is hot garbage at best if you want to be generous about it. It’s shoehorned in and works about as well as something that’s implemented this way. This isn’t an issue with Win10 since the driver support is native from day one, but 7/8.1 is downright horrible. The fix to this is to go into Device Manager and remove the controller and driver to start fresh. Refer to this guide to reinstall the drivers after removing them from the system. If it happens again, you will need to do this procedure again. Update: Since the drivers didn’t fix the problem, I would question the USB cable you are using. If you are using a generic retail cable, most of these aren’t good for long term use and have a tendency to fail. Get another USB cable ans try that to see if it helps. If it does not, you may have an issue with the bottom motherboard. You’ll need to find a 1967 board if you choose to do the repair as there are a few differences between the boards I’ve personally noticed you ca...
Hat geantwortet auf: What do I need to run floppyIf you are okay with 3.5” floppies and can find the appropriate disks (400/800k for Unidisk and 720k or 1.44MB for the SuperDrive if you use MFM; it’s backwards compatible with the 400/800k disks and formatting as well) in a large quantity that all work, you can always get the 3.5” Superdrive or even the original 3.5” drive. You can read more about the drives you can get here as well. It will generally cost more to do it this way, so keep that in mind if you decide to get this drive setup for the machine. Part of the reason 3.5” drives (and controllers) are harder to find is this was the era of on-disk copy protection. The 3.5” drives don’t cope with this as well as the 5 1/4” ones and in most (but not all) cases, it was discouraged or certain methods were considered bad. If the advice was ignored (which happened), the drives may throw a fit. Just something to keep in mind with copy protected 3.5” disks. It’s less of a problem now that it’s being cracked for archival purposes, but back when the Apple II was s...
Hat geantwortet auf: I have Cracked my Screen for Ba 2 plus can I get it replaced?The display is held on with hot bar bonding with these calculators. You need to replace the calculator unless you can get a new display and know how to use a hot bar machine to replace the display. This photo is for an older revision before they used the 30X IIS case in black and grey, but you can see the hot bar bonding at the top of the PCB:
Hat geantwortet auf: Can I bypass my admin by replaceing the ssd?The admin enrollment policies are stored in firmware and on Google’s servers. In addition, they are enforced at the hardware level and tracked with the serial number, so no - you can’t bypass it. In addition, I’m certain your school uses forced enrollment to a school provided Google account. Unless you get to keep it at graduation (make sure it’s released or you get *something* notarized saying it’s now yours legally) or can buy it out and have it released on the spot (and any warranty left transferred), it’s going to remain locked. The SSD only holds Chrome OS and again, it’ll take on the restrictions set by your school.
Hat geantwortet auf: Is this more than a cable fix?The external looks fine. If that was bad, it would show a similar defect or nothing on the screen. The display is set to extend rather then mirror, so that will need to be changed. The internal LCD is broken and needs to be replaced. rMBP screens are best replaced as an assembly since the layers are part of the assembly unless you know how to do it consistently - almost nobody does. Refer to this guide to see how to replace it.
Hat geantwortet auf: Battery cycle count stuckMost 3rd party batteries use a low quality BMS (management board). It sounds like you have one of these low grade clone packs with this issue. If you must have accurate logging, discard this one and buy a good one. There isn’t much you can do to correct this. If you want to use it until it shows signs of failure, keep tracking the charges manually as well as you can, and keep a log of how many cycles the battery actually has if you can remember to do this. Once it’s on the high end with calibration issues, the battery is worn out. You cannot use the capacity as a metric for wear on packs like this. And seriously pray someone didn’t fry the machine with a 3rd party charger. They’re at that age point :-(. Depending on how long (or how nasty) the charger is/was, they can damage these machines to the point they’re BER, especially as they age. If you are using one of these, throw it away and buy a real one BEFORE it fries the computer - it’s a matter of WHEN.
Hat geantwortet auf: How to replace screen glass?The issue with the CE is the screen cover is usually the first to go. This is better then the situation on the Plus/Silver/CSE where the display is taken out because of how much direct line of sight is present, but it makes finding a good screen hard. Bring cash and have it on hand to secure the one that has the parts you need. This one is a hard find. Your best bet to find a donor is to ask a bookstore who sells them used or a ex student who lost interest in their broken one - they probably have busted ones to sell you for the good parts in large numbers. I’ve checked eBay and I just cannot find a CE ANYWHERE - just mixed lots and EZ-Spot B&W models. The full reason for parts availability being scarce is described in my comments on @thelastmill’s answer, but it’s almost always because the B&W Plus series is the most popular because the main reason the TI-84 sells so many units is school supply lists - no parent is going to be extra and get their kid a CE willingly. Mine is a B&W Plus that was no different. W...
Hat geantwortet auf: Can I buy the spring for the pump cap wiper?You need the service station assembly for that part. Unless your waste ink pads and service station are worn out, find a spring that looks like a close fit and hope it works. Do not buy a donor for this unless it’s cheap - 9 times out of 10 they have the waste ink pad error (flashing power and ink lights). They will have an exact match to what was lost, but you need to find out how to unlock the ink carrier and navigate around a horrible amount of waste ink in order to get to it on them due to how Epson locks out these printers - you can’t even scan with that error.
Hat geantwortet auf: Any tips on getting the hex nut out of the phone?Use one that’s about the same size, but is slightly smaller and still fits over normally. This usually works to deal with stubborn ones. If you’re finding it’s still being stubborn, you will need a driver with more torque. The issue is it was tightened more then it should when the phone was assembled at the factory. This isn't the end of the world but you will need to match the force used to have a chance at removal.
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