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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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Please post whether or not the problem was fixed

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5265 on: November 21, 2019, 05:25:04 PM »
It seems like an easy question but having a hard time figuring this out. I have an XPS 13 for a few months and have been logging in using my fingerprint. I few times the fingerprint reader wasn't working properly and I had a difficult time logging in. Usually, it resolved after restarting the computer. I don't recall creating a Windows password as well when I was setting up the computer but think it would be best to have one for the times when the fingerprinter isn't behaving. How do I go about adding a password?

I followed the instructions link below but it doesn't seem to have registered (unless that password is not talked about there is not the same used to login to my computer...?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490115/windows-change-or-reset-your-password
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5266 on: November 21, 2019, 08:51:55 PM »
It seems like an easy question but having a hard time figuring this out. I have an XPS 13 for a few months and have been logging in using my fingerprint. I few times the fingerprint reader wasn't working properly and I had a difficult time logging in. Usually, it resolved after restarting the computer. I don't recall creating a Windows password as well when I was setting up the computer but think it would be best to have one for the times when the fingerprinter isn't behaving. How do I go about adding a password?

I followed the instructions link below but it doesn't seem to have registered (unless that password is not talked about there is not the same used to login to my computer...?

https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4490115/windows-change-or-reset-your-password
What happened to make you think it's not registered?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5267 on: November 21, 2019, 08:54:06 PM »
What happened to make you think it's not registered?
I logged out and tried logging back in with the new password.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5268 on: November 21, 2019, 08:55:15 PM »
I logged out and tried logging back in with the new password.
Did it say incorrect password or something else?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5269 on: November 21, 2019, 09:14:30 PM »
Incorrect password
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5270 on: November 23, 2019, 03:58:49 PM »
I just successfully replaced a cracked LCD on my Dell Vostro 15 following the instructions in the online manual.

The manual had me remove the bottom cover, remove battery, remove LED light, remove wifi card, remove fan, detach display assembly, remove bezel etc.

After doing it, I can't fathom why the LED and fan needed to be removed and actually don't see why the whole thing can't be done starting with removing the bezel and leaving the bottom closed and the display assembly attached.

Can anyone explain why the manual required so many seemingly unnecessary steps?

 

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5271 on: November 26, 2019, 12:31:36 PM »
I just successfully replaced a cracked LCD on my Dell Vostro 15 following the instructions in the online manual.

The manual had me remove the bottom cover, remove battery, remove LED light, remove wifi card, remove fan, detach display assembly, remove bezel etc.

After doing it, I can't fathom why the LED and fan needed to be removed and actually don't see why the whole thing can't be done starting with removing the bezel and leaving the bottom closed and the display assembly attached.

Can anyone explain why the manual required so many seemingly unnecessary steps?

 
Looks like the manual was having you separate the 2 halves of the laptop, probably a waste of time because it's not too difficult to remove the bezel without separating them.
I wonder what people who type "u" instead of "you" do with all their free time.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5272 on: November 26, 2019, 01:29:43 PM »
Looks like the manual was having you separate the 2 halves of the laptop, probably a waste of time because it's not too difficult to remove the bezel without separating them.

Thanks, that's what I suspected.  I'll know for next time.