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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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Is my aftermarket pack bad (purchased from iFixit)Due to the age of my original Dell batteries I had at the time (OEM 34Wh* and a 47Wh OEM), I purchased this as a emergency...
Is there any hope to recalibrate this pack? eBay purchaseThis one isn't as well setup as my first 840 G3, but it checks a lot of similar boxes other then the screen (768p vs FHD)....
Where can I buy a replacement encoder wheel?TL;DR: Previous owner asked me to look at it after it had issues with vertical scrolling, tried to fix it and does not...
**Phoenix 5** How to remove the speaker to replace it?I have 2 Phoenix 5 phones and one is fine but the other has a fried speaker that sounds bad and pops. I mentioned it to...
Testing the device without a battery?I recently got a as-is device lot for a iPod Classic 6th gen but this phone came with it, but no battery (SGH-T889), along...
Transferring a GD3 EAC license from a dying machine?Unfortunately my E6440 I use for CD ripping is having issues with the USB ports, and I have dealt with this before - it...
**DIMM Not installed** despite having RAM presentI have a Latitude E6440 (i5-4310M/AMD 8690M 2GB/HD 4600) I am working on qualifying as a replacement for my i5-4300M/HD...
What is the max TBW rating for the SM841N?I have a Samsung SM841N mSATA SSD I got in a pile of parts, and while it works it has 20.61 TB written so far to it. This...
Best SSD for a 2012 MBP 13"?I bought a 13” 2012 MBP as-is without the hard drive and battery for so little, the gamble makes sense for what the one I...
Is it better to use APFS or HFS+ on a SATA SSD?Assuming this MBP works, I just bought a i7-3520M 13” Mid 2012 MBP 13” on eBay for $76 ($65+shipping) since it wasn’t...
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Antwort auf „A beginner replacing the back cover of her HP Pavillion”With these “thin” assembly HP laptops the LCD assembly isn’t impossible to service piecemeal, but they aren’t for the faint of heart a lot of the time as servicing the thin assemblies is not as easy as the ones with a LCD bezel. Yours is one of the harder ones to service, sadly. BEFORE YOU OPEN THIS, MAKE SURE YOU CAN AFFORD TO REPLACE THE ASSEMBLY AS A UNIT IF YOU BREAK IT. Usually the place to start on these to see is to remove the LCD assembly, and then the lower trim and see if you can find any Command like tabs - that’s usually where they hide to start. Once you do that, you can usually release the display+digitizer assembly. Once it’s released, you’ll be able to replace the back* panel, but you’ll also need to find equivalent adhesive, or one that can be removed easily especially if it lacks the Command tab. However, odds are low since even the HP service manual says direct bonded. *You may need to buy this used, as these HP Touch assemblies are often sold as a complete unit only. However, it’s...
Antwort auf „Just changed battery, not charging”Is the pack a clone or OEM? Dell laptops can be quite picky (and usually are), but some of them take better then others so it isn’t always an issue. If it’s a copy, keep that in mind throughout the troubleshooting process. The first thing I do is I uninstall 2* specific drivers from the system: *Note: You do see two as I took this on a Latitude, which supports E-Port batteries. You will only have one ACPI battery driver on your Inspiron. On some Dell laptops like mine, it’s perfectly normal to see two, especially older E Series computers like my E7440. Uninstall those two drivers and reinstall them. Once you do that, click Action and select Scan for hardware changes. Once you do that, it *often* fixes the issue. If not, read on. If the driver fix doesn’t help, take the laptop apart and then disconnect and reconnect the battery and see if the issue persists - sometimes bad connections happen, especially if the battery has a removable battery connector like many of these “built in” Dell packs. Once you do...
Antwort auf „Is there any hope to recalibrate this pack? eBay purchase”So yeah, my question is answered. Warranty type 3. It was reset and sold as “new” when it really isn’t. As soon as I seen the warranty type and thought about it after attempt 6 still not working, I remembered exactly what that means - exhausted/replace.
Antwort auf „Can I replace processor”If it ends in U, HQ, or H, those chips are soldered. HK (unlocked multiplier) is also soldered (rare, only in enthusiast notebooks). The CPU type is a more reliable clue then speculation - go off of the EXISTING CPU to know for sure, not speculation. With this laptop, post-HSW is soldered and HSW will either be modular (Socket G3/37-47W TDP depending on if it is a 2C/4T dual-core OR 4C/8T quad core) or soldered (ULV series - 15W). Example HSW CPUs are: i5-4310M (Socket G3/37-47W Modular) or i7-4600U (ULV/soldered 15W). With Intel, anything mobile post HSW is soldered, including mobile Broadwell as this was predominantly a mobile platform with some enthusiast desktop chips. AMD did it years earlier for some (Ex: C series netbook CPU), now all of their mobile chips have also been soldered since ~2014-15, similar to Intel. I get CPU modularity has advantages; I held onto HSW for the Socket G3 chips until it was so old the issues were hard to ignore, like not being able to use NVMe SSDs (M.2 AHCI works on HSW...
Antwort auf „Unable to restore: Unknown error 9 060E.0000 I think it might be dead!”Due to the Apple USB-C cable (and the USB-C Macs), I feel a warning about this is now warranted - especially if you’re using the Type C cable from the iPhone 12 (or later run phones where it was changed across the board) - DO NOT USE A USB-C>A ADAPTER WITH THESE CABLES! The devices are sensitive enough as-is to the point an adapter is just going to give you a bad day! If you have a USB-C equipped computer, use the Type C cable if you have it. If you are running “legacy” or non USB-C hardware (yes, this DID happen even with Skylake), get the Type A cable. Having to spend $20 will suck, but would you rather not worry about it, OR pray your adapter isn’t cheap junk? If your computer has the red port, the USB-C cable will work. If your computer has the black port, buy the correct one!
Antwort auf „SSD upgrade no power to start nor charge”A lot of laptops are weird in the sense this happens and it LOOKS dead, but it isn’t. What I’ve done to revive these before varies based on the severity, but more often then not unplugging the battery and pressing the power button (which drains the caps on the motherboard) and then plugging it in without the battery helps. Once you get it going, unplug the adapter and reconnect the battery. NOTE: Sometimes just reconnecting the battery does the trick if the adapter isn't handy, but using the adapter gives you the best chance more often then not. You can do it battery first and see, if you really want to. If that doesn’t work, try disconnecting the CMOS battery - the CMOS settings could be corrupt (yes, this can happen by upgrading the hardware if the BIOS is sensitive). Again, hold the power button and drain it first.
Antwort auf „Is it normal for an iFixit battery to be failing fast at 460 cycles?”A lot of the knockoffs aren’t the same quality as the OEM pack, so these kinds of issues happen more often then with third shift, or genuine batteries. What I would do is recalibrate the pack and see, but more than likely, the battery is flat out worn. For Macs, you want to follow this procedure.
Antwort auf „Can someone suggest a replacement screen for an HP 15-gw0022od?”With many of these older (or low end) HP laptops the bare panel can be enough to total out the computer to the point you either need a donor, or end up replacing the entire computer. In some cases, the donor is better than the original in a good way where you give up on the original. I’ve personally have often ended up with donors that are so good, the original is being retired instead and the parts I need to move get moved evn though that wasn’t the intention. The cost issue isn’t AS MUCH of a problem if you have junk PCs you can pull a panel from (or time), but not everyone has that, or the specs rule out the long haul game. That said, the HP Spare# for this is L52000-001. Take the laptop apart and make sure it’s the same before you order anything, but I’d bet on Samsung LTN or AUO for the LCD brand, or Innolux for some of the newer SVA machines (like my 840 G3’s FHD panel). It’s new enough to be eDP, but you probably want to double check. Unless she has some emotional attachment to the laptop, the...
Antwort auf „Black ink cartridge cover”If you really want to fix this, you usually need to find a donor. Printers do not make sense to repair in many scenarios, so parts tend to be scarce or expensive if not both. What you usually end up finding out in the attempt to repair printers inadvertently is even the donors tend to cost as much as a new model with ink that’s reasonable and doesn’t run out every 5 minutes, or at least a used commercial SMB laser can be had for similar money as the part and you’ll be way happier with it. Look for a super cheap donor, or dump the printer. They’re genuinely economically unrepairable.
Antwort auf „I recently bought this Chromebook and it has enterprise enrollment?”It's cheap for a reason: you cannot fix the enterprise tie without contacting the administrator who applied it. Do not buy this unless you want it for parts, have time to talk with them or another board.
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