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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4995 on: September 05, 2018, 06:00:26 AM »
So my desktop just randomly booted up without me pressing any buttons. I turned on the screen to what looked like a bios type of screen that said something about client ID and the Mac address of something. I quickly disconnected the Ethernet cable since I had no idea what it was. Then it said disconnecting from something and booted up regular.
I wanted to get a picture but I didn't have my phone on me.

Anybody know what it could've been?
Sounds like it was trying to do a network boot. Probably first in the boot order.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4996 on: September 05, 2018, 04:59:08 PM »
Sounds like it was trying to do a network boot. Probably first in the boot order.
I checked the boot order. It said network controller was last on the list. Even if it was a network boot I didnt set anything up that it should boot up. Any idea how such a thing would happen? Can it be some sort of virus...?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4997 on: September 16, 2018, 11:08:37 PM »
My 5gb of iCloud is full. I want to stop having iCloud store my photos. When I toggled photos off, I got message that not all full resolution photos are on my phone and there is not enough space to download all my pics. I made room but haven’t seen the amount of memory photos is using increase significantly. When I try now again to turn off photos from iCloud, I get message that “This iPhone was. It able to download **** full resolution photos and videos. If you continue the low-resolution versions of these photos and videos will be removed.” Any suggestions?
I am sometimes accused of overthinking things. I am still mulling over whether that accusation has merit.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4998 on: September 26, 2018, 03:04:05 AM »
I have a hardware issue with my sansa mp3 player. Is there an electronics thread?

My issue is that vocals in songs are distorted and/or low volume.  When I switch from stereo to mono, all cuts out.  All 3 contacts for the headphone jack seem to be good.  What could be the issue?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #4999 on: September 26, 2018, 12:53:40 PM »
I have a hardware issue with my sansa mp3 player. Is there an electronics thread?

My issue is that vocals in songs are distorted and/or low volume.  When I switch from stereo to mono, all cuts out.  All 3 contacts for the headphone jack seem to be good.  What could be the issue?
Tried other headphones?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5000 on: September 26, 2018, 03:38:35 PM »
Tried other headphones?
Yes (well actually powered computer speakers) and tried same headphones in another player.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5001 on: October 07, 2018, 06:25:12 AM »
I have a hardware issue with my sansa mp3 player. Is there an electronics thread?

My issue is that vocals in songs are distorted and/or low volume.  When I switch from stereo to mono, all cuts out.  All 3 contacts for the headphone jack seem to be good.  What could be the issue?
Check the equalizer.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5002 on: October 07, 2018, 12:09:21 PM »
Check the equalizer.
Thanks, I did.  I set everything to 0.  I also restored settings.  I think maybe the jack is not making contact well on the inside. I can manipulate the plug in such a way that sound returns to normal momentarily.  Any way to test/fix this besides getting a new jack?

ETA: I just discovered that if I bridge the base of the plug (the part closest to the plastic that protrudes a bit from the jack when the case is off) with either the contact closest to it or a screw (which is grounded to the board I think) sound returns to normal.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5003 on: October 09, 2018, 07:03:38 PM »
Any recommendations for a laptop repair store/person in Lakewood or Brooklyn. I have a laptop that was working fine but now doesn't turn on. No charging indicator light either when plugged in.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5004 on: October 09, 2018, 07:07:06 PM »
Any recommendations for a laptop repair store/person in Lakewood or Brooklyn. I have a laptop that was working fine but now doesn't turn on. No charging indicator light either when plugged in.
Try another charger before seeking outside help.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5005 on: October 10, 2018, 12:59:24 AM »
Any recommendations for a laptop repair store/person in Lakewood or Brooklyn. I have a laptop that was working fine but now doesn't turn on. No charging indicator light either when plugged in.
Depending how old is the Laptop having a tech swap a motherboard can be pricey.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5006 on: October 10, 2018, 07:01:40 PM »
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8550U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3570/m320742vsm793

I have an old desktop computer with the i5 3570 processor based on the above comparison is that better than this $1400 laptop performance wise (assuming I put in a SSD into my PC)?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-spectre-x360-2-in-1-13-3-4k-ultra-hd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-ssd-hp-finish-in-dark-ash-silver/6080200.p?skuId=6080200
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5007 on: October 10, 2018, 07:19:26 PM »
http://cpu.userbenchmark.com/Compare/Intel-Core-i7-8550U-vs-Intel-Core-i5-3570/m320742vsm793

I have an old desktop computer with the i5 3570 process
or based on the above comparison is that better than this $1400 laptop performance wise (assuming I put in an SSD into my PC)?

https://www.bestbuy.com/site/hp-spectre-x360-2-in-1-13-3-4k-ultra-hd-touch-screen-laptop-intel-core-i7-16gb-memory-512gb-ssd-hp-finish-in-dark-ash-silver/6080200.p?skuId=6080200
Not sure what you are pointing out, but it is misleading to say "$1400 laptop" when speaking about a CPU since you can find laptops with this i7 for like $500 (one such https://www.edealinfo.com/d/00192563215615/Lenovo-IdeaPad-130-15-6-inch-HD-Laptop-with-Intel-Quad-Core).

This laptop costs $1400 for a lot of other reasons besides the processor...

And even the processor itself (and other components probably as well, RAM for example) so much newer is certainly better performing in a lot of things (besides the point the point that the i5 is probably used and worn out, and drivers etc are not really as new and supported.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5008 on: October 10, 2018, 08:05:19 PM »
Hi,

I downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 7 on my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad 320-17IKB) and now its the track-pad doesn't work, i think i am just missing the drivers but i don't know how to find/install them.
Any Suggestions?

TIA

PS.
Also missing other drivers such Network driver,USB Port drivers.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5009 on: October 10, 2018, 08:50:50 PM »
Hi,

I downgraded from Windows 10 to Windows 7 on my laptop (Lenovo Ideapad 320-17IKB) and now its the track-pad doesn't work, i think i am just missing the drivers but I don't know how to find/install them.
Any Suggestions?

TIA

PS.
Also missing other drivers such Network driver, USB Port drivers.
It is hard to answer by just the general model number. And also - since this is a laptop that never came with Windows 7 - the drivers might not be compatible with Windows 7.

But try the following:
Touchpad = https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/es3205af.exe
WiFi = https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/esl003af.exe
Network = https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/9uli08af.exe
You can also try installing the Lenovo Utility and see if it can find drivers (once you have network connection) = https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles/wwlb0d0e.exe