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- Only change content that needs to be revised. Leave working content alone.
- If the original content is mostly usable, it's best to do a revision with the original content and formatting preserved as much as possible.
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- If you find any content you can't verify but think it needs work (Ex: Information on how to use a certain game controller on PC), revise it in its current form.
- If such content is included, only replace the parts that need replacement - do not remove it or change everything. I've personally tested it and know it to work.
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- Non-patrol reputation (This is set high enough to prevent problems for me and established users who know what they are doing).
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If these guidelines are respected, I do not have a problem with student edits. I know how I handle it is more unconventional then other pages since I will centralize common problems (and their workarounds if I know what to do) to make the information easier to find.
Regarding major changes beyond normal editing: If you are considering a major change, it's best to err on the side of caution and use the existing formatting and replace that section. In most cases, the content is (generally) laid out in such a way that the only requirements are a rewrite on the section that is being changed. In most cases, there is no need to completely rework how I wrote the original content.
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- Graduation: 2014
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- Linux (I often have a second dedicated Linux computer)
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How to enable TRIM in Windows XP?I have an HP nc6000 that never came with a hard drive, which forced me to get creative initially until I could order the corr...
Is this sound bad? *With video and photos*I think the unreadable string of text is from the ink running out but I am including an image just in case. This printer has ...
Is it possible to format a generic drive with Partition 2?I recently got one of these for some of the old games worth having (and original Xbox games). I got it cheap since it's the 4...
How can I test the GPU/motherboard?I have tried replacing the LCD LVDS cable and reinforced the connection to the display for good measure by using more tape th...
Is this LVDS cable look kinked?Photos of the questionable LVDS cable: This laptop was having ocassional LCD glitch issues for a while. Since it has persiste...
How read/write heavy is Windows XP?*If this is too software esque, feel free to delete it. I won’t hold any ill will against the party who does it.* I have an H...
How can I test the screen without disassembly?**NOTE: I have an S6 Active. This is the closest device I can find.** I got this phone fully knowing about this problem but I...
Can I reduce or eliminate the AMOLED burn?I just got a S6 Active I'm done with the SIM unlock on and it's ready to go :-). While the phone works and I have it setup I ...
Is it possible to rebuild the batteries economically?I’ve had this DC970 for a while after the chuck failed and I had to break a busted bit out and oil the chuck to hold up. I’ve...
Can I reverse some of the analog stick drift on my controller?I’ve had this Model 1697 controller for ~27 months (2 years, 7 months) and it’s now beginning to show the typical analog drif...
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Heeft geantwoord op: How to enable TRIM in Windows XP?The notebook runs XP 32-bit (Pentium M doesn't support the x64 instruction set). Unlike the Core 2 Duo XP systems, you don't have a choice. Mine has a higher end configuration than most. 1.6GHz Pentium M (1.7 was the original top end processor before the 1.8-2GHz options came later; my 2005 production unit probably never seen it)/ ATI Radeon 9600 (32MB) (a little surprising since it came with such a good CPU)/512MB RAM (original)/Unknown original hard drive (Removed by the old owner)/CD-RW Combo drive. Most of them aren't anywhere near as nicely configured, so that's why I'm looking at retrofitting a SSD in and bypassing the problems that will come with using old hard drives.
Heeft geantwoord op: laptop's LCD holders brokeUnless you get lucky and know how to do it right with Super Glue, DON’T. It always seems to do more harm then good. Find the correct part to avoid problems. Depending on if the PM Laptop scheme model is custom built like the Australia specific ThinkPads, some parts may be hard to find. You’ll know just about right away if you look into it and see if the model is unique to the PM Scheme or it’s a standard machine bought in bulk and laser engraved. If it’s unique like the X200 based Australia Thinkpad netbooks, you will need to know which laptop this is based off of to see what part you need.
Heeft geantwoord op: power supply light goes outThe OEM batteries are all old and were affected by the 2006-2008 Sony recalls. Generally with these Sony recall Dells, the battery was replaced with a newer battery that is much more sensitive (and doesn’t last anywhere near as long as the old Sony packs). Based on the fact the BIOS didn’t throw a fit and a permanent battery failure warning at POST, it sounds like you have one of the old Sony batteries with the old BMS. The other clue that it’s a Sony battery is the fact it still has some life left. The recall replacements didn’t last anywhere near as long. However, those “safe” Sony batteries from the recall period are all 10+ years old and it’s a matter of when these old packs fail. They will all die, even if they have run this long before it got to the point problems come up. I have one of these “safe” Sony packs in a old HP Compaq and I have weird graphical issues with that only show on battery only power but not with the battery with DC power. I’ve chalked it up to the battery being old and finally dying...
Heeft geantwoord op: Is This A Battery Connection Issue?Scrape off some PCB mask where the traces are and get a CircuitWriter trace pen, which looks something like this. I would buy it anywhere but Radioshack for obvious reasons, but it’s going to be the same thing no matter where you buy it. It isn’t quite as percise as a schematic and proper board repair, but it will get you out of trouble if you aren’t able to find a schematic and do the repair that way.
Heeft geantwoord op: How to calibrate if ifixit replacement batteryAny aftermarket battery should be assumed to not work with the iOS battery health check unless the seller guarantees it will work. Almost none of them will. The problem is iOS only registers the OEM Apple battery properly. 3rd party batteries usually use a different vendor ID (which Apple uses to ID 3rd party batteries). This is done for legal reasons because of how ruthless Apple is to companies who cost them additional revenue/new device sales because they inflated the price on purpose to force a device upgrade. As a result, Apple takes advantage of this (and uses it as a way to nudge users to pay them to do it) and checks for a vendor ID in the battery firmware. Spoofing the firmware gets around this problem, but it’s a legal nightmare for sellers and the factories producing the battery. No US company will dare sell those batteries without lying about it so Apple doesn’t have as much ground against them. It’s safer to sell incompatible/no guarantee batteries then take the legal risk.
Heeft geantwoord op: emergency call for alcatel sparq t mobileIs it possible you’re in a 2G service area with degraded services? T-Mobile is keeping it alive until 2020, but it’s being depreciated in certain areas - none of us can tell you where this is happening so even we don’t know enough to tell you about your specific situation with 2G availability. The best we know (and can advise you on) is how many months owners of these old phones have left before they need to replace them, if we know the carrier they use. Find a phone with 3G/4G bands and see if you get better results. If you do, then you’re in a 2G depreciated area.
Heeft geantwoord op: Ram Upgrade for dell 1310Depending on if you have a modern operating system with support that will go on for a few years and if you’re okay with the cost of RAM exceeding the notebook, it can be done. Consider all of this before you buy anything for a laptop as old as this. The guide to access the memory can be found here and the memory can be found from Crucial and most online retailers like Amazon. DDR2 isn’t exactly sold in retail often anymore (if it is, it costs way too much) so you’re better off buying the memory online. The 800MHz modules are almost always cheaper, but may downclock unless you have a 800MHz FSB processor installed. If your processor is sensitive to fast memory (or the chipset has issues downclocking it), you may need 667MHz memory. The 800MHz memory is not guaranteed to work on a 667MHz limited system, so bear that in mind and make the call based on how risk averse you are. It typically doesn’t matter and most systems that are reasonably modern (2007-final DDR2 boards/systems) can downclock them reliably, but ...
Heeft geantwoord op: Paper doesn't feed wellCheck how many pages are on the printer; this will tell you if it’s dust or age. I’ve seen it happen in both scenarios, so the page count is the best indicator to figure it out. While it is possible to replace them, you need to be careful as it may cost more to change the rollers then it will cost to replace the entire printer. On top of this issue, the rollers are often deeply embedded into inkjet printers, making it a difficult repair. Anyway, the service manual can be found here. If it’s low (1-7k), you can try both and see which works. Try cleaning it first and if that doesn’t work, check the rollers. If you see any, see if the cost of repair makes sense or if you’re better off replacing the entire printer. For printers with a high but not excessive page count (8-10k), try cleaning first. If that doesn’t help, then it’s almost certainly premature roller wear. If it’s high (20k or more) it’s almost certainly because of roller wear. Clean it and see, but don’t be surprised if it’s worn out. These also aren’...
Heeft geantwoord op: Front panel became very yellow. Is it possible to remove it?You can actually kill yourself if you create a complete circuit and touch the CRT with a charge, so you need to be very careful and properly discharge it. Refer to my answer for this person: Disassembling an old Apple monitor. Do not assume the bleeder resistor works; it’s probably burned out after 10 years of having to discharge 15,000 volts in seconds. Beyond that, it’s up to you. Retrobrite probably won’t work on eMac plastic, so I wouldn’t bother. If you want to restore it, find a good used front that matches the system you have. It’s honestly just a cosmetic problem. If it isn’t degraded, I’d live with it. The risk of death is high (especially if you aren’t confident around high voltage) and most people will not get it right. That said, some do but that’s a VERY slim group. If you’re careful you should be fine, but you need to evaluate your skillset before you try and restore the plastics.
Heeft geantwoord op: Canada Battery not sold as kitAlong with @mayer’s recommendation to use methanol, denatured alcohol (poisoned ethanol) will also work well since it will break down the 3M adhesive Apple is using. The only caution I have is be careful how much you use. While it’s probably going to be fine, most denatured alcohol is poisoned with methanol so you end up with both being used at once. Only use enough to break the adhesive down for removal. You may need ID depending on where you are, so I’d strongly recommend having it on hand just in case.
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