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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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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #30 on: April 25, 2013, 03:02:28 PM »
Then whats the problem?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #31 on: April 25, 2013, 03:07:07 PM »
Then whats the problem?
I have a non-pnp monitor listed that isn't there. I realize it's not the end of the world, I just want to know how to get rid of it
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #32 on: April 25, 2013, 03:32:11 PM »
Are you using one graphics card or two?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #33 on: April 25, 2013, 04:08:00 PM »
Are you using one graphics card or two?
I'm using 1 (dedicated), but the onboard one still works. This must be new technology, in my days the onboard was automatically disabled and the only way to have 2 cards was SLI or XF
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #34 on: April 28, 2013, 11:13:45 PM »
Trying to figure out how I use touch screen laptop. My display is too large for the screen and I need to drag to see the other side of the screen. How to I set the screen to display the whole screen to fit the display? Not sure that was so clear.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #35 on: April 28, 2013, 11:32:02 PM »
Change the resolution size should resolve the issue

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #36 on: April 29, 2013, 02:46:50 AM »
My windows explorer keeps on crashing. Im on a Win8 (upgraded a Win7) HP Laptop. It happens more often when I do file managment with my WD Padsport pluged in

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #37 on: April 29, 2013, 10:15:38 AM »
Do you have the same issue when you plug the WD Passport in a dif win 8 or win 7 computer?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #38 on: June 12, 2013, 10:07:39 PM »
How hard is it to replace a laptop keyboard? Is it something that I should try to do myself with following directions from the internet or is it advisable to pay someone with experience? (the specific keyboard that I need to replace is for a Toshiba Satellite C855D-S5320)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #39 on: June 12, 2013, 10:30:17 PM »
very easy to do. Takes me under a min for 90% of laptops

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #40 on: June 12, 2013, 11:22:15 PM »
very easy to do. Takes me under a min for 90% of laptops
I'd be shocked if you meant that literally?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #41 on: June 12, 2013, 11:24:30 PM »
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
I think if you are from the older generation who smashes the keyboard like its a typewriter will really reduce the life span of the keys.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #42 on: June 13, 2013, 12:55:34 AM »
I'd be shocked if you meant that literally?
I do. I've done hundreds of them.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #43 on: June 13, 2013, 12:57:15 AM »
half of them don't even use screws anymore it just pops off...

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #44 on: June 13, 2013, 02:56:58 AM »
K. The one I once replace involved removing quite a few screws and some of the casing.