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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 #5655 on: November 13, 2020, 09:24:54 AM »
No. Do you think that would do it?
I don't know.
But at least a new battery site be above 10% for a bios flash

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5656 on: November 13, 2020, 03:51:01 PM »
Any solutions?
Coffee got spilled on a macbook.
All ports aren't working, otherwise it's fine.
Anything to try before giving lots of $$ to the apple store?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5657 on: November 13, 2020, 04:19:04 PM »
Any solutions?
Coffee got spilled on a macbook.
All ports aren't working, otherwise it's fine.
Anything to try before giving lots of $$ to the apple store?
Not looking to hear about cc insurance :)
CC insurance

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5658 on: November 14, 2020, 06:34:47 PM »
CC insurance
This is where the dislike button would come in handy

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5659 on: November 14, 2020, 06:36:46 PM »
This is where the dislike button would come in handy
Wrong thread :P

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5660 on: November 14, 2020, 06:37:26 PM »
Any solutions?
Coffee got spilled on a macbook.
All ports aren't working, otherwise it's fine.
Anything to try before giving lots of $$ to the apple store?
Not looking to hear about cc insurance :)
Other then opening it and cleaning it well, I can't think of anything.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5661 on: November 14, 2020, 11:06:41 PM »
I have a new monitor attached to my laptop and the display seems a bit fuzzy. I recall seeing somewhere in DDF that there is some tool within Windows to help configure it properly. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5662 on: November 14, 2020, 11:25:28 PM »
Any solutions?
Coffee got spilled on a macbook.
All ports aren't working, otherwise it's fine.
Anything to try before giving lots of $$ to the apple store?
Not looking to hear about cc insurance :)
Give a little money to a local shop?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5663 on: November 17, 2020, 03:26:47 AM »
Any recommendations for a program that can convert video to smaller data size? I know that VLC was/is quite popular but I saw that there may have been a severe bug with the software. Does anyone know if that is still a problem? Thanks.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5664 on: November 17, 2020, 10:03:06 AM »
Any recommendations for a program that can convert video to smaller data size? I know that VLC was/is quite popular but I saw that there may have been a severe bug with the software. Does anyone know if that is still a problem? Thanks.
Which severe bug? (Most bugs are relevant only if used for specific use cases.)

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5665 on: November 17, 2020, 01:35:52 PM »
Which severe bug? (Most bugs are relevant only if used for specific use cases.)

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https://www.theregister.com/2019/07/23/remote_code_flaw_vlc/
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5666 on: November 17, 2020, 01:54:00 PM »
https://www.theregister.com/2019/07/23/remote_code_flaw_vlc/
C'mon! That was a joke-and-a-half (wasn't ever severe and wasn't even a bug on VLC itself, it was MAYBE affecting some outdated Ubuntu systems and only when playing an MKV file... even the initial reporters downgraded the severity right then). So there wasn't ever anything to be concerned about that.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5667 on: November 18, 2020, 01:25:07 AM »
C'mon! That was a joke-and-a-half (wasn't ever severe and wasn't even a bug on VLC itself, it was MAYBE affecting some outdated Ubuntu systems and only when playing an MKV file... even the initial reporters downgraded the severity right then). So there wasn't ever anything to be concerned about that.
Thanks. I have little understanding of bugs other software security issues and it came across as more of an issue to me. BTW - I like the reference to the president-elect):
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