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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6320 on: June 16, 2024, 12:19:20 AM »
Try uninstalling the bluetooth driver (in device manager) and then searching for new devices.
Also try the latest BT driver Dell has on their support website.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6321 on: June 21, 2024, 08:08:09 PM »
Still dealing with the same problem on my XPS 13 (9380). I don't have a screenshot, but I realized that I THINK in the device manager I used to see a Qualcomm Bluetooth device and that now nothing is showing. I see that others seemed to have the same problem and have had some success by rebooting into bios and making some adjustments. I know that bios is very sensitive. Are there any other suggested solutions?

https://www.dell.com/community/en/conversations/xps/bluetooth-stopped-working-dell-xps13-9380/647f8b3cf4ccf8a8deb48f3b
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6322 on: June 24, 2024, 11:50:11 AM »
Still dealing with the same problem on my XPS 13 (9380). I don't have a screenshot, but I realized that I THINK in the device manager I used to see a Qualcomm Bluetooth device and that now nothing is showing. I see that others seemed to have the same problem and have had some success by rebooting into bios and making some adjustments. I know that bios is very sensitive. Are there any other suggested solutions?

https://www.dell.com/community/en/conversations/xps/bluetooth-stopped-working-dell-xps13-9380/647f8b3cf4ccf8a8deb48f3b

BIOS isn't sensitive if you don't touch sensitive settings. There can be no problem turning off/on Bluetooth in BIOS.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6323 on: June 24, 2024, 02:56:14 PM »
BIOS isn't sensitive if you don't touch sensitive settings. There can be no problem turning off/on Bluetooth in BIOS.
thanks. Tried, no dice.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6324 on: June 24, 2024, 03:04:58 PM »
Can't hurt to reset bios to defaults
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6325 on: July 14, 2024, 07:15:31 PM »
my laptop showed me updates available, downloaded them, now its stuck on a black screen with the words installing updates please wait for a couple of hours already, what should i do ?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6326 on: July 14, 2024, 08:43:50 PM »
my laptop showed me updates available, downloaded them, now its stuck on a black screen with the words installing updates please wait for a couple of hours already, what should i do ?
Assuming your talking about regular windows updates?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6327 on: July 14, 2024, 10:58:01 PM »
Assuming your talking about regular windows updates?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6328 on: July 14, 2024, 11:14:26 PM »
my laptop showed me updates available, downloaded them, now its stuck on a black screen with the words installing updates please wait for a couple of hours already, what should i do ?

If it's still like that, I'd force shut the computer and hope for the best.

To force cut power for a PC pull the plug, and for a laptop hold the power button for about 20 secs.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6329 on: July 15, 2024, 02:49:36 AM »
If it's still like that, I'd force shut the computer and hope for the best.

To force cut power for a PC pull the plug, and for a laptop hold the power button for about 20 secs.
its a laptop, Did that, then i press power gets back to same screen

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6330 on: July 15, 2024, 10:00:48 AM »
its a laptop, Did that, then i press power gets back to same screen
Try safe node
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6331 on: July 16, 2024, 03:33:31 PM »
is there way or any cell phone plans and home phone plans that can also block calling 1800 numbers(outbound)?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6332 on: July 16, 2024, 11:38:38 PM »
My desktop PSU fan started making loud noises. try to fix or just get a new desktop? I purchased it in 2018 - specs below


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Part No: 90JB001HUS
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●  Processor: 8th Generation Intel® Core™ i7-8700 Processor (3.20GHz 12MB)
●  Operating System: Windows 10 Home 64
●  Memory: 16.0GB DDR4 UDIMM 2666MHz
●  Hard Drive: 1TB 7200 RPM+128GB PCIe SSD
●  Optical Drive: DVD Recordable
●  Warranty: One year
●  Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3GB
●  Color: Black
●  Keyboard: USB English Keyboard
●  Pointing Device: USB Optical Mouse
●  WiFi Wireless LAN Adapters: 11a/b/g/n/ac Wi-Fi wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.0


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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6333 on: July 16, 2024, 11:58:22 PM »
You can't swap the PSU?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6334 on: July 17, 2024, 12:17:52 AM »
I've never done it, but I'm willing to try

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6335 on: July 17, 2024, 04:17:11 AM »
I've never done it, but I'm willing to try
That computer has many years of value left in it IY"H (consider that a beracha). It should be a good investment even if you do have to pay someone else to fix it. If you do take it in, consider upgrading the tiny SSD also.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6336 on: July 17, 2024, 10:02:56 AM »
is there way or any cell phone plans and home phone plans that can also block calling 1800 numbers(outbound)?

I thought some phones like ani choma has these built in features but I am still not geting any confirmation.



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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6337 on: July 17, 2024, 10:37:30 AM »
That computer has many years of value left in it IY"H (consider that a beracha). It should be a good investment even if you do have to pay someone else to fix it. If you do take it in, consider upgrading the tiny SSD also.
How do I know which psu to buy?
I actually added the larger ssd from my old computer when I bought it, still going strong BH

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6338 on: July 17, 2024, 11:08:04 AM »
How do I know which psu to buy?
I actually added the larger ssd from my old computer when I bought it, still going strong BH
I'm not in computer repair, so don't know for sure, but the closest to identical to the one you have, the better, no?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #6339 on: July 17, 2024, 11:54:30 AM »
How do I know which psu to buy?
NVIDIA GTX 1060 Graphics needs 400 Watt or greater power supply. Go for a 600W one.