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- 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
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Lat E7440 intermittent audio issues - any fix?This happens with this E7440 randomly, but this is the ~4th or 5th occurrence of the issue: Laptop doesn’t hibernate right...
Win10 Pro 20H2 not properly hibernating - reasonably new installThe install on this laptop is not that old; it’s from March 1st, give or take. See here for more details on how this...
Is this SSD properly support SATA II?This SSD came with a Latitude D630 which was super cheap, and I honestly only got it for the SSD since the drive is worth...
How to handle mismatched S/N on bottom vs MLB?I got this one super cheap, even knowing it will need a screen with every intention to replace it once I can get a screen...
How do I know if this has the Wolfson DAC?While I have the iPod apart to change the battery as it failed testing, I am wondering if mine has the Wolfson DAC. I...
How long should I let it charge before replacing the battery?This one was purchased with a bad battery, per the seller. I am not sure if it’s a 5 or 5.5, but I do not see the search...
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...
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Antwoord op "Why won't my battery charge?"These days, it’s usually tired original NiCd batteries. I have a DC970, and both of my batteries are done. However, my recommendation here is not to get new OEM or cloned NiCd/NiMh batteries - don’t bother. If you want to jump them and see have at it but if the battery is old it usually doesn't run very long, or permanently dies within short order. Yes it sometimes works, but it's not something that I consider worthwhile after 11 years of use and abuse. What I usually recommend for these older DeWalts is the DCA1820 adapter, and the 20V Lithium batteries (these batteries completely ditch the memory effect problem). However, if you buy the batteries on their own it may be more expensive so the more cost effective method to do this is to buy a drill kit (especially if it’s a refurb or on sale; even better if it comes from a DeWalt authorized reseller who has CPO brushless stock) and the DCA1820. You get the batteries and charger that way, and a secondary drill. In addition to the battery and additional tool,...
Antwoord op "No boot device found on my hp Pro book6465b"Did you make any major changes like wipe the hard drive? A lot of the time, a sudden boot device error means the hard drive has failed, especially on an older system like this. Listen to the area where the hard drive lives - see if you hear it go click, click, click continuously or if it is grinding (should be on the right side of the palmrest near the trackpad) - if so, bad drive; no diagnostic SW needed. If not, run the HP diagnostics and check the hard drive specifically - for this model, you need to pick the Additional Recovery Support option and select 2017 and prior due to when this model came out. You may also want the Vision diagnostics in case you need the AMD Vision ones for some testing, but the standard HP should work. If the original drive has failed, install a 256-512GB SSD to replace the original drive. If the OS has corrupted you can try your luck at a reinstall, but if you run into any additional issues with the drive it’s time to replace it.
Antwoord op "My computer (inspiron 13 7380) won't start"Dell has a love affair with Seagate unless you buy an SSD - in which case, usually SK Hynix or Samsung OEM parts like the PM series for Samsung. Seagate drives after the 7200.11 are not known for reliability anymore, as sad as it is :/. They used to be good budget drives if a WD was too costly even if their lifetime was never as good! Run a tool like Hard Disk Sentinel on the drive, especially if the issue persists after the CMOS battery fix, especially with a 500GB hard drive - every time, those prove to be Seagate with Dell. It’s a paid tool, but you can use it for health monitoring as well and can run in the background so if something happens it can be caught before it gets worse. Even the Samsung “ST Spinpoint” drives are just as shoddy as the actual Seagate drives as Seagate was cost cutting and killed Samsung’s non SSD credibility.
Antwoord op "anyone know how to remove scratches from the shell of these?"Nobody gives a crap about the bottom - you cannot see it unless you’re servicing it, so it’s a moot point as long as the rest of the computer is in nice shape. As long as they aren’t destroyed beyond repair, don’t worry about it - realistic buyers who want a 2012 13” do understand it will have more wear and tear then a 2016-2020 machine. It’s the ones who expect a mint machine you’ll have issues with such wear, but they’re not buying older Macs like this. In some cases, a buyer who doesn’t care as much about cosmetics may buy a blemished laptop to save a few bucks, especially if it is well equipped as-is. Unless the machine has severe damage like a dent on the edge of the Unibody (not cheap to fix, as you need to replace the LCD and chassis to properly repair it), a few additional scratches or a minor dent is not something I care about if the price and specs are right. To give you an idea where this “blemish discount” comes into play, here is a realistic situation. Say I am looking at 2 machines - one...
Antwoord op "Please Help! There's Annoying Teal Blotches on Certain Colors"Looks like a screen issue, but before going and replacing the screen hook the Chromebook up to an external monitor and make sure it isn’t the same there. This laptop lacks internal HDMI, so you need an adapter. You can get a USB-C>DP, but DP is not exactly a consumer facing thing and it’s primarily reserved for professional displays - your best bet here is HDMI since it’s more common. If the screen is bad, a lot of these Chromebooks use the same parts but you also will run into a cost issue - parts often cost nearly as much as a good tested unit. As such, it’s usually not feasible to purchase major parts like the screens on their own. However, you can always buy one that has a leftover enterprise lock that the previous owner refuses to help with, and get it that way. Try to find a matched model Chromebook for this (or at the minimum, a nearly identical version of yours with the same resolution LCD), but if you can’t it looks like HP FINALLY abandoned LVDS on the newer MediaTek based units :-). This is...
Antwoord op "Lat E7440 intermittent audio issues - any fix?"Went with the nuclear option. Tired of fighting the previous install. Yes this weird graphical issue is not unusual for me and it also happens on my 840 G3 - this is not unique to Dell. It has no effect on the final installation so I can't justify finding why.
Antwoord op "How to fix loose hinges on a Latitude E6410"This era of Dell is notorious for bad hinges - the piece that screws to the back lid likes to split from the shaft with time, and it requires new hinges - nothing else works. Take a bad set out and pull the part that goes to the LCD and lid off - plain as day when it’s worn since it just pulls off. In most cases you get hinges that feel like they need a dose of Viagra but yes, they can (and do) completely fail like yours did. While it can be repaired, the snag with these machines is this will be a thing you need to keep repairing until you replace the entire laptop with a less troublesome model due to how severely affected these are (unless you know how to spot a good set by feel)! Sellers actually disclose this issue (AND sell the machine for parts) due to how likely it is to completely fail like yours! It's not superficial!!! That said, try to tighten the screws on the port caps, and the D screw under the cap and pray - you can sometimes repair the laptop that way (or at least delay the inevitable, since...
Antwoord op "I have a ZTE N817 cellphone how do I remove the sim card please"It’s under the battery cover, which is a common placement point on these lifeline provider phones. Looks to be a Micro SIM as well, since they also tend to be one generation behind phones everyone else buys. To remove it, you use your finger and pull it out. If the SIM card is being replaced due to age (and will be deactivated), you can always use a tool like tweezers once you have a solid grip on the SIM but this may destroy your card beyond repair.
Antwoord op "How can I replace the Intel Celeron with an Intel Xeon?"CPU is soldered on this, along with all of the Chromebooks. In addition to that, you need a Xeon ready mobile chipset which is typically only found in the likes of the HP Zbook/Dell Precision/ThinkPad P Series, and it’s optional with all 3 vendors across the board. In addition to being an option, the upgrade cost is not cheap CPU upgrades due to the cost of the chipset+CPU, and usually a whole different motherboard. You only see a subset of the used population with Xeon parts due to the cost for a reason - most people look at the price, get sticker shock and realize it’s a want. And they fetch a premium :(. I’d love to own a Dreamcolor Zbook 17 with the Xeon, but they’re already expensive with the i7 used. They’re even worse with a Xeon! It already hikes a NEW Zbook 17 into hollywood/bulk college fund prices and they fetch accordingly on the used market due to how many people take HP/Dell/Lenovo up on it. You can also load them with a ton of RAM - some max at 128GB, with others going to 256GB with 4 DIMM...
Antwoord op "Best arrangement of stock and 3rd party RAM?"When it comes to RAM, best to match it all with a matched module set - ESPECIALLY MACS. Apple is particular about this to the point one bit it doesn’t like=POST error. You can’t mix and match with Apple… At all, generally. Buy a matched 3rd party RAM set from a company like Crucial (MUST be Mac memory to be sure, unless you’re a gambling man), keep your factory RAM for warranty purposes or buy memory from Apple - again, note which ones were added by you and remove them for warranty purposes but keep the stock RAM installed.
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