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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 #5880 on: January 03, 2022, 09:37:56 PM »
The browser said no internet and you cleared the site's cache and it was fixed??

I know you said the browser's cache, I assume you meant the site with the problem.
IIRC yes
Workflowy. You won't know what you're missing until you try it.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5881 on: January 03, 2022, 10:34:11 PM »
I meant DNS cache. There would be no message about an offline version in that case.
Interesting thought, I guess logging in still wouldn't work?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5882 on: January 03, 2022, 11:04:28 PM »
Interesting thought, I guess logging in still wouldn't work?
It would, since you are still on the same domain.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5883 on: January 08, 2022, 11:29:21 PM »
my laptop doesn't turn on. when i press the power button the battery light flashes 3 times. what do i do?

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5884 on: January 08, 2022, 11:33:12 PM »
my laptop doesn't turn on. when i press the power button the battery light flashes 3 times. what do i do?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5886 on: January 09, 2022, 12:10:46 PM »
unplug all usbs/mice/other stuff from the computer, unplug the adapter as well. hold in the power button for 60 seconds. replug in adaptor and try it.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5887 on: January 09, 2022, 12:12:20 PM »
I find that Adobe Acrobat has been opening with the title bar with the icons to minimize, maximize, and close above the top of the screen. Any ideas how to fix that?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5888 on: January 09, 2022, 12:13:33 PM »
My internet seems to be down for most sites (amazon, gmail, weather, etc) but up for a few (DDF, DDMS, Chase).
How is this possible?
How can I fix it?

you can try flushing your dns
in command promt with administarrtotr access type: ipconfig /flushdns and then enter
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5889 on: January 09, 2022, 12:13:52 PM »
I find that Adobe Acrobat has been opening with the title bar with the icons to minimize, maximize, and close above the top of the screen. Any ideas how to fix that?
Windows key + up?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5890 on: January 09, 2022, 12:16:14 PM »
Windows key + up?
Thanks will that fix the problem or I just need to do that each time as a workaround?
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5891 on: January 09, 2022, 01:00:35 PM »
Thanks will that fix the problem or I just need to do that each time as a workaround?
That's a shortcut to maximize the window, it should remember the last position.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5892 on: January 09, 2022, 02:58:58 PM »
That's a shortcut to maximize the window, it should remember the last position.
I have been able to move them by resizing the bottom of the window which snaps the top down to the top of the screen and then moving it. HTe next time I open it the bar goes right back above.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5893 on: January 09, 2022, 03:26:10 PM »
I have been able to move them by resizing the bottom of the window which snaps the top down to the top of the screen and then moving it. HTe next time I open it the bar goes right back above.
First and foremost try a computer restart.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5894 on: January 09, 2022, 03:30:51 PM »
First and foremost try a computer restart.
done a number of times.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5895 on: January 09, 2022, 06:30:18 PM »
Thanks will that fix the problem or I just need to do that each time as a workaround?
Try setting it to always open maximized

1.Right-click on the shortcut you use and select Properties.
2.Go to the Shortcut tab.
3.Make sure that the Run option is set as 'Maximized'.
4.Click OK.

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5896 on: January 10, 2022, 08:33:55 AM »
unplug all usbs/mice/other stuff from the computer, unplug the adapter as well. hold in the power button for 60 seconds. replug in adaptor and try it.
Didn’t work for me. Battery light flashes 3 times when power button is pressed, and battery light doesn’t light up when plugged in…

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5897 on: January 10, 2022, 09:51:05 AM »
Didn’t work for me. Battery light flashes 3 times when power button is pressed, and battery light doesn’t light up when plugged in…

ok. if your feeling tech savvy, last thing to try is take out the battery and hold in power button for 60 secs. you may have to open up the whole bottom, i.e. take out all screws and pry off the bottom. its easier than it sounds.
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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5898 on: January 12, 2022, 10:26:09 PM »
ok. if your feeling tech savvy, last thing to try is take out the battery and hold in power button for 60 secs. you may have to open up the whole bottom, i.e. take out all screws and pry off the bottom. its easier than it sounds.
Not a tech guy at all…

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Re: Computer Troubleshooting/Help Master Thread
« Reply #5899 on: January 17, 2022, 02:25:30 PM »
on a dell laptop my mouse suddendly started working the opposite way when holding down and scrolling, i have to pull down to scroll up and pull up to scroll down, how can i change that back to the other way