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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.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #15 on: April 23, 2013, 06:50:39 PM »
How about reinstalling windows?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #16 on: April 23, 2013, 08:08:26 PM »
Possibly just a minor bios issue, maybe it just messed up some settings. I've seen it happen for no apparent reason.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #17 on: April 24, 2013, 01:22:28 AM »
My friend uses his comp just to write Hebrew he has a issue that often it changes itself to English and he cant change it back to Hebrew (left alt + shift)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #18 on: April 24, 2013, 06:46:57 AM »
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.
A lot of laptops have a button to disable the touch pad. That could have got hit by mistake and resetting the bios just restores everything to defaults so it would "unpress" the button...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #19 on: April 24, 2013, 08:33:14 AM »
A lot of laptops have a button to disable the touch pad. That could have got hit by mistake and resetting the bios just restores everything to defaults so it would "unpress" the button...
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #20 on: April 24, 2013, 09:13:35 AM »
have HP lap top , this is the 2nd hp lap top that the letters on the key board are worn off the new one is maybe 2yrs old --
A)anyone else have this happen ?
B) If have change the keyboard on lap top , any chance that if done incorrectly will harm files etc ---- computer contains many legal cases and can not take a chance to do harm to it ---since i can buy an external keyboard to solve

i wonder how many hits on the keys do the figure b4 they wear out 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #21 on: April 24, 2013, 09:23:38 AM »
Changing keyboard should not affesct HD. Either way, if you have important files on your PC I would advise you regularly back it up.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #22 on: April 24, 2013, 09:24:52 AM »
A lot of laptops have a button to disable the touch pad. That could have got hit by mistake and resetting the bios just restores everything to defaults so it would "unpress" the button...
that's what I was thinking

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #23 on: April 24, 2013, 10:33:04 AM »
As long as you change the keyboard while the laptop is off it will either work properly or not work properly. I've changed hundreds of keyboards I never saw anything get damaged yet

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #24 on: April 25, 2013, 01:58:09 AM »
As long as you change the keyboard while the laptop is off it will either work properly or not work properly. I've changed hundreds of keyboards I never saw anything get damaged yet

THANKS -- letters wearing off-- common ?
or only if pond on them beyond what hp considers normal lifespan , since happened to 2 hp computers i would think it is  kind of a planned obsolescence ?--your thoughts

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #25 on: April 25, 2013, 06:47:39 AM »
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
Unplugged all monitors and computer from outlet for over an hour, still there. Unplugged all PIP monitors from computer and logged in via TV and it was still there.

Do you think it might bee the TV display adapter?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #26 on: April 25, 2013, 07:30:37 AM »
Having issues with wireless mouse, which I'm attributing to USB 3.0 interference. Is thereanything I can do other than connecting receiver to USB extension?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #27 on: April 25, 2013, 11:00:26 AM »
Unplugged all monitors and computer from outlet for over an hour, still there. Unplugged all PIP monitors from computer and logged in via TV and it was still there.

Do you think it might bee the TV display adapter?
Maybe, but forget about it for a sec, is everything else running ok> do they all have the proper display resilution etc?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #28 on: April 25, 2013, 11:01:15 AM »
Having issues with wireless mouse, which I'm attributing to USB 3.0 interference. Is thereanything I can do other than connecting receiver to USB extension?
Why wouldn't you atttribute it to the mouse first, wireless mice have more issues than usb 3.0 does. try the mouse on dif systme see if you have the smae issues.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #29 on: April 25, 2013, 02:53:47 PM »
Maybe, but forget about it for a sec, is everything else running ok> do they all have the proper display resilution etc?
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