While I do not sell on eBay very often, I will sell parts from bad machines and in some cases, the whole machine. My eBay link can be found here if you think I have something you may need for your repairs: https://www.ebay.com/usr/nipetr97
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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)
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(Vizio M220VA) Is this look like a TV or motherboard issue?This TV has done this before, but only now have I captured it acting up. This tends to happen after I leave the notebook...
How do you break the OEM adhesive?!I am working on another S6 Edge Plus for this same person who needs their data off of it (as I have the other one with a...
How sensitive is this Mac to RAM upgrades?When I got my 2011 Pro, I got it cheap due to multiple things. One of those things that needs attention before anything...
How can I erase this drive?I am trying to erase the drive on my 2006 MacBook so I can sell the machine for parts, since it's good for parts but has...
How do I bend the cable?If this is getting old, I’m trying to get it right so I don’t need to get another cable. This is the 2049-A, but you...
Which screens are compatible with the AT&T variant?The base phone I have is the AT&T SKU (G931A). I think the only difference between the 928 and 931 is storage. This phone...
Is it safe to use this hard drive cable?I got my cable in for my 2011 MBP and this is how it shipped to me (I did opt for no bracket since I confirmed my IR...
How long will my battery last?*CoconutBattery data* While I am not giving up on this notebook over the battery as I can replace it when things get worse...
Is it possible to test the SSD cache? (Seagate SSHD)I retired this drive from my Latitude a long time ago due to performance issues that were concerning since I had a WD...
I need a battery pinout for this system.Since I have largely given up on my A1181 (Late 2006) since the charge issue looks to be extensive and it needs other...
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Antwort auf „CD-ROM not reading discs”The optical drive is one of those parts many people can leave be. When it fails, it's generally better to live with it or buy/build a external optical drive if it's mostly unused. I usually leave it be if it fails on my machines or if it shows signs of trouble like rough insertion or ejection. If you use it enough to warrant replacing it, you will need to remove the drive, look the model number up to see if it is 9.5 or 12.7mm and order a replacement online - you don't need to use the drive Acer used if you can't find a direct match that's new. All you need to do to access it on this machine is remove the RAM/WiFi card door on yours.
Antwort auf „Is building MacBook myself cheaper, than buying from apple?”Another good option is a used one with cosmetic challenges, but is perfectly functional otherwise. If you can find one with cosmetics you can live with and the price matches the actual damage (everyone has a different tolerance here), you can generally get these at a descent discount. I got a 2011 13” MBP through this method and it was better then I expected it to be relative to what I paid. Don’t expect a massive discount on an 8GB Air (which you want since the RAM is soldered), but if all you have on it is a few barely visible dents and some scratches, I’d say take the discount if the machine is within your tolerance range. They’re harder to sell, so you can do pretty good with a cosmetic issues machine with acceptable damage. This is what I personally consider acceptable. I don’t deal with massive dents and unibody/bottom cover damage because that was abused:
Antwort auf „My phone temperature wont go away what do I do?”Check the battery and make sure it’s still in good shape. The 6s is old enough the batteries are likely to fail and it sounds like it has a battery that’s wearing out and is overheating the phone, especially if it has 500 cycles, or just about that many. If you want to be sure first, a guide to test the battery can be found here. To replace the battery, refer to this guide.
Antwort auf „The num lock is not working”The keyboards on these machines seem to have a reliability problem that perists as the machines age even though current/new owners replace them as it happens and I'd bet many of them are replacements. I'm on my 5th keyboard with my E6540 (4 replacements/1 factory) so it's a common fault. The keyboard is a consumable part with how often it fails. Since my warranty expired I moved to a model of waiting until the keyboard controller shows obvious failure signs that are causing it to fail with how expensive it would be to fix over a key failure, especially if you don't use it a lot or at all. You want a keyboard with a solid warranty to cover yourself as even the replacements share this problem almost as bad as the ones these laptops generally came with. In addition to needing a good warranty (but paying more for the part), you can install a backlit one if you cannot find the non backlit part if yours didn't come with it - Dell designed it with a single flatflex and the keyboards are easily interchanged. The...
Antwort auf „printer not reading ink levels”Brother isn’t overprotective of their ink sales like the main players (HP and Epson for the consumer space) are so you can use them in their printers much more easily. Epson uses firmware updates that straight lie about being “security updates” and HP uses HP Cartridge Protection and JetIntelligence and shady “security updates” like Epson. This is why anyone who knows better tells people with Epson and HP printers to not fall for their updates. The steps needed will depend on how new your printer is and if it’s chipped or uses an optical sensor/level gear, or if a bypass exists on color lasers. On the inkjets without a color LCD, these use a optical sensor that assumes full if no reflection at all or used if part of the light reflects, but not the entire stream - these can be bypassed with electrical tape like it’s nothing. Color LCD inkjets (2.5”+) use both so my theory is you can still bypass it with the tape but it’ll always tell you it’s empty based on their mentality toward 3rd party ink. The mono and...
Antwort auf „Dead 4GB memory unit replacement.”The 360 has soldered this to the board since the Jasper arcade as a cost cutting measure. Unless you can get compatible flash with the security sector, the NAND will no longer work. There are no dumps of this in existence I know of since the 4GB of NAND flash is famously known to be useless. My flash works (I upgraded mine because I didn’t want to live on external drives unless I need to). My hard disk is 20GB because I did the swap for science before I bought more expensive fat drives). I don’t have the means (or desire) to dump the NAND for the security sector. Your best option is to convert a used 20/60GB 360 fat drive to a 360 S/E by opening the drive and replacing the enclosure, which can be found at pretty much any game store - primarily GameStop. This will void the warranty on the used drive if it has one, but they're cheap enough I wouldn't sweat a mistake. That said, I was respectful and let them mention the warranty even though it was DOA the second I paid for the drive. You can find the...
Antwort auf „Is there hope for my keyboard”It looks like the mount on the keyboard broke from what I can see in the photos. Unless you only lost one non critical anchor point and the critical ones are intact, you will need to replace the entire keyboard if you want it to have a key there. If you do not mind living without it, your keyboard will continue to work but you will need to know what key that is by muscle memory. As far as the water damage goes there’s not much you can do on these thin tablet keyboards to fix it :(. You may need to buy one and play dumb as if nothing happened. Saying nothing isn’t always ideal, but it’s sometimes better to handle it that way.
Antwort auf „Why is my Lenovo Thinkpad X240 Screen Black?”I didn’t want to answer this, but there is some potentially dangerous information in the previous answer you best not follow yet until you know if it has an SVP. Before you do ANYTHING with the system (especially the CMOS battery), get a external display that has VGA if at all possible; it can be DVI/HDMI only, but you will need a mDP adapter like this to get it going as the Thinkpad only has onboard VGA. We’ll get to why I want you to mess with literally anything else before the CMOS battery. It doesn’t need to be a new monitor - something used from a thrift store will work as long as it has the ports you need. Removing the CMOS battery on a Thinkpad 390E-XX30 is a potentially dangerous mistake; if you can recover the ATMEL chip, you can oops it. However, it is DEADLY on the XX40-present generation with Boot Guard. If you reset the ATMEL chip using the old methods, you will lock the machine out due to tampering and need a motherboard. If you removed it without being sure, this is a deadly error if you had...
Antwort auf „Replace keyboard and install new keyboard”Get the keyboard from a site with a proper warranty - the keyboards on these Haswell Dell laptops seem to be the major sour spot on the machines. I go through PartsPeople for troublesome Dell parts as they have a 1 year warranty as a layer of insurace. You can get a used pull for stable parts if you want, but the keyboard is bad enough you want a new one and a warranty. I went through the factory keyboard+~4 replacements (3 being warranty swaps) so far. My current keyboard is a PartsPeople purchase and has held for 6 months and counting - the warranty replacements usually went out sooner. Granted the 5440 isn’t as bad as the 6000 series in terms of keyboard issues since they run cooler (IGP only with U series processors), but you may still want to go through a vendor with a good warranty to cover for when it fails again. You can find the keyboard here. The backlit keyboard can be installed as there is a controller board as an upgrade, which Dell did on purpose to make the backlight swap cheap. If you have...
Antwort auf „replacement keyboard not working”The keyboards on these machines are unreliable and fail a lot more then they should - I’ve been through at least 1 original and 4 replacements on my dual GPU i7 E6540. The 6440 is almost as bad since it gets about as hot as the 6540, but doesn’t run as hot as the MQ 6540 systems. There is no cure I know of other then downgrading the system to reduce the failure frequency (which I suspect contributes to the problem). That’s not great either, so your best option is to buy the keyboard from a reputable vendor like PartsPeople, which has a 1 year warranty on their parts - which you will need since they’re horrible.
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