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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

Please read this before posting: 4 Reasons Why IT People Ignore Your Requests for Help
Restart the computer. Hopefully this will take care of any issues
If your problem has not yet been solved, try to Google it. There may be a very simple solution
On a Windows computer, a system restore may do the trick.
(This is a work in progress, please feel free to add whatever you may feel is helpful)

Please post whether or not the problem was fixed
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Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« on: April 22, 2013, 09:34:10 PM »
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« Last Edit: April 22, 2013, 09:38:56 PM by Chaikel »
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Re: Tech Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 09:36:06 PM »
So I just started installed a new graphics card and connected my monitors, and this is what it's showing.

Why?
How do I get rid of it?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 11:22:44 PM »
restart computer first

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 11:23:15 PM »
how many monitors are connected

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2013, 12:01:30 AM »
Nice thread.
Merge the DH tech troubleshooting thread. ;)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 12:32:09 AM »
MacBook turns off about 5 times a day... (There was a point it didn't turn on at all for about 6 months, then one day it started and now) randomly turns off...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 12:37:38 AM »
Sorry macs get there own place for troubleshooting - somewhere with "geniuses":)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 12:43:22 AM »
loose battery?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 01:01:27 AM »
Seems tight to me... Also, there's no rhyme or reason... Geniuses send it out to other geniuses and charge about 250, (which is more than a 6 year old macbook is officially worth) and then it could die the next day...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013, 03:47:31 AM »
restart computer first
Done
how many monitors are connected
3. Monitor 1 doesn't exist (are there anyn non-PnP monitors that still exist?)

Could it be a PIP? I have 2 VS247s 1 is connected via HDMI, and 1 DVI, 3rd is an older Acer. IIRC none of them have PIP
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 05:13:08 PM »
Done3. Monitor 1 doesn't exist (are there anyn non-PnP monitors that still exist?)

Could it be a PIP? I have 2 VS247s 1 is connected via HDMI, and 1 DVI, 3rd is an older Acer. IIRC none of them have PIP
It may be a different device, like a phone or tablet.

PS, I am running my laptop with 3 monitors :) my set up is cool, I should post pics.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 05:55:00 PM »
Delete all PiP Monitors restart and let it autodetect. I would also update graphics drivers

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 06:12:22 PM »
Delete all PiP Monitors restart and let it autodetect. I would also update graphics drivers
Will try that. Drivers updated. I also read in many places online that unplugging everything for 10 minutes to let capacitors run out can fix this problem
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 06:37:47 PM »
Touchpad stopped working on my wife's Toshiba laptop yesterday.

Reinstalling Synaptic drivers didn't help, restoring windows to 2 days earlier before a windows update didn't help, then did F2 to enter setup and F9 to reset defaults and that worked. Still don't really understand what happened though.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 06:44:36 PM »
Touchpad stopped working on my wife's Toshiba laptop yesterday.

Reinstalling Synaptic drivers didn't help, restoring windows to 2 days earlier before a windows update didn't help, then did F2 to enter setup and F9 to reset defaults and that worked. Still don't really understand what happened though.

How about reinstalling windows?