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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
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5400 on: June 23, 2020, 08:15:48 PM »
thinking about getting a basic laptop from dell (browsing and email etc) and using my credit for $200, they have quite  a few for $300 range, can anyone recommend which one to take ?
 https://www.dell.com/koa/search?q=laptop#q=laptop&t=default&sort=%40dpsaleprice%20ascending&layout=card&@dpsalessegment:radioGroup=dhs&f:@dpproducttype=[system]&f:@dpsaleprice=[0.000000..499.999990]&autoFacet=false

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5401 on: June 23, 2020, 08:18:57 PM »
Don't you need to spend $599 to get the $200 credit?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5402 on: June 23, 2020, 08:25:51 PM »
Don't you need to spend $599 to get the $200 credit?
are you replyimg to me ?
im referring to the $100 cedit which is doubled now, i didnt see anywhere i have to spend 599

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5403 on: June 23, 2020, 08:33:44 PM »
are you replyimg to me ?
im referring to the $100 cedit which is doubled now, i didnt see anywhere i have to spend 599
Yes. I thought I remembered that but now I don't see it. Maybe I'm mixing it up with this https://www.dansdeals.com/more/amex-offers/check-see-youre-targeted-12k-points-120-off-599-dell-amex-offers/
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5404 on: June 23, 2020, 08:36:19 PM »
Yes. I thought I remembered that but now I don't see it. Maybe I'm mixing it up with this https://www.dansdeals.com/more/amex-offers/check-see-youre-targeted-12k-points-120-off-599-dell-amex-offers/
probably.
being the expert around here can you recommend out of those which one ?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5405 on: June 29, 2020, 05:18:13 PM »
Spilled some coffee on my laptop, half the keys are not working. Is there a fix or is it toast?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5406 on: June 29, 2020, 05:40:22 PM »
Spilled some coffee on my laptop, half the keys are not working. Is there a fix or is it toast?
First turn off, take out battery, and turn upside down to dry/ let it drip out.
What model?

Order a new keyboard online for ~ $30 and bring it to best buy for them to install (or do it yourself)
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5407 on: June 29, 2020, 05:44:57 PM »
First turn off, take out battery, and turn upside down to dry/ let it drip out.
What model?

Order a new keyboard online for ~ $30 and bring it to best buy for them to install (or do it yourself)
Thanks I'll try that.

It's an HP 350. About 6 years old, probably time for an upgrade anyway.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5408 on: June 30, 2020, 08:56:51 AM »


Order a new keyboard online for ~ $30 and bring it to best buy for them to install (or do it yourself)
How generic are these? If it says compatible with HP can I assume it will work with my model?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5409 on: June 30, 2020, 09:01:58 AM »
How generic are these? If it says compatible with HP can I assume it will work with my model?

I think you need one with exact dimensions, etc. Prob very model specific. They have websites meant for this and try Ebay
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5410 on: July 01, 2020, 06:16:38 PM »
I'm using my Desktop for photoshop, and would like to install a SSD.

How can I figure out what form factor my PC uses?

And what would the pros recommend I get?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5411 on: July 01, 2020, 06:32:15 PM »
I'm using my Desktop for photoshop, and would like to install a SSD.

How can I figure out what form factor my PC uses?

And what would the pros recommend I get?
Not sure what your question means. The standard 2.5 Inch SATA III should certainly work.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5412 on: July 01, 2020, 06:42:14 PM »
I'm using my Desktop for photoshop, and would like to install a SSD.

How can I figure out what form factor my PC uses?

And what would the pros recommend I get?
I'd assume it accepts 3.5 but you can install a 2.5 as well

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5413 on: July 01, 2020, 06:52:29 PM »
Not sure what your question means. The standard 2.5 Inch SATA III should certainly work.

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IINM 2.5 SATA is the slowest type of ssd, I would like to know if it would take M.2 NVMe.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5414 on: July 01, 2020, 07:08:46 PM »
IINM 2.5 SATA is the slowest type of ssd, I would like to know if it would take M.2 NVMe.
It is slowest but still very fast.... (I'd like to say it's not worth the hassle and price premium for NVMe.)

If you write the exact details of your system it's probably possible to find which slots it has and what drive types are supported.