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If your computer or phone is giving you issues:

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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 #5535 on: August 11, 2020, 10:52:09 AM »
It surprised me also, but that drive says Status: Normal, so who knows!!
Nice! It's possible the program added or updated the drivers.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5536 on: August 11, 2020, 10:58:14 AM »
Nice! It's possible the program added or updated the drivers.
Sounds good to me :)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5537 on: August 11, 2020, 04:37:36 PM »
My laptop was not turning on, besides a blue power light (the screen stayed blank). I held down the power button and restarted it. Now it boots to the sign in screen but it flashes on of randomly very fast and sometimes not even the whole screen. I've tried to power it off and back on again but the same thing happens.

Acer Aspire 3 A315-53-30N0 15.6" Notebook, Intel i3, 4GB Memory, 1TB HD, Windows 10


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5538 on: August 11, 2020, 04:39:42 PM »
My laptop was not turning on, besides a blue power light (the screen stayed blank). I held down the power button and restarted it. Now it boots to the sign in screen but it flashes on of randomly very fast and sometimes not even the whole screen. I've tried to power it off and back on again but the same thing happens.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5539 on: August 11, 2020, 04:44:48 PM »


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5540 on: August 16, 2020, 10:36:52 AM »
I need to buy a computer that can run 30-50 chrome tabs easily some of them are heavy applications any suggestions for a good and relatively inexpensive computer?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5541 on: August 16, 2020, 10:49:18 AM »
My laptop was not turning on, besides a blue power light (the screen stayed blank). I held down the power button and restarted it. Now it boots to the sign in screen but it flashes on of randomly very fast and sometimes not even the whole screen. I've tried to power it off and back on again but the same thing happens.

Acer Aspire 3 A315-53-30N0 15.6" Notebook, Intel i3, 4GB Memory, 1TB HD, Windows 10
Try taking out the battery, holding down the power button for ~30 seconds to fully drain the laptop, and then put the battery back in.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5542 on: August 16, 2020, 10:54:47 AM »
I need to buy a computer that can run 30-50 chrome tabs easily some of them are heavy applications any suggestions for a good and relatively inexpensive computer?
I don't have a specific recommendation as there are hundreds (thousands?) of models to choose from that fit the bill. But in general what you should be looking for is a computer with an SSD and lots of RAM (16GB minimum, 32GB is better) for chrome to gobble up.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5543 on: August 16, 2020, 11:19:57 AM »
My hp pavilion 15 is playing up. It boots up normally and will work for approx 3 minutes before the screen just goes blank while the fan continues running. Sometimes the caps lock will flash 3 times. Have tried removing battery pressing power etc with no luck. Any ideas?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5544 on: August 16, 2020, 11:25:46 AM »
My hp pavilion 15 is playing up. It boots up normally and will work for approx 3 minutes before the screen just goes blank while the fan continues running. Sometimes the caps lock will flash 3 times. Have tried removing battery pressing power etc with no luck. Any ideas?
The caps lock blinking 3 times seems to point to a memory issue.
Try taking out the ram chips and putting them back in. If that doesn't help, try booting with just one stick of ram and if you have the same issue try the other stick. Try swapping slots to confirm it's not an issue with the slot.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5545 on: August 16, 2020, 11:44:16 AM »
Thank you. Don't have the confidence to open up my laptop and fiddle around with it. Could anybody recommend someone in Lakewood who fixes laptops for a reasonable price?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5546 on: August 16, 2020, 11:50:16 AM »
I don't have a specific recommendation as there are hundreds (thousands?) of models to choose from that fit the bill. But in general what you should be looking for is a computer with an SSD and lots of RAM (16GB minimum, 32GB is better) for chrome to gobble up.
It's also worth checking if the RAM it comes with is the max it'll support, or if there is room to upgrade to more if needed in the future.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5547 on: August 17, 2020, 12:53:42 AM »
I don't have a specific recommendation as there are hundreds (thousands?) of models to choose from that fit the bill. But in general what you should be looking for is a computer with an SSD and lots of RAM (16GB minimum, 32GB is better) for chrome to gobble up.

would you recomend an i7 or is i5 ok.
Im currently debating if i should get the new imac 27 i7 and upgrade the ram or the mac mini and upgrage the ram myself.
Any thoughts?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5548 on: August 17, 2020, 07:52:48 AM »
would you recomend an i7 or is i5 ok.
Im currently debating if i should get the new imac 27 i7 and upgrade the ram or the mac mini and upgrage the ram myself.
Any thoughts?
Can you give me an example of what is running in these heavy web pages?
How much of a price difference are we talking about between these two machines after upgrades are done?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5549 on: August 18, 2020, 12:34:30 PM »
I have a very frustrating issue. When I go to specific sites there's a grey film over the site ( as if there's a paywall) and I can click anything on the page. One of the sites are actually mine and I can't login into the backend on Chrome, and need to use a different browser to get in.

Incognito also works fine.

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