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Use ExpressCard/54 slot to expand RAM on netbook? by [email protected]
Hi all. Perhaps this is not feasible, but I'd still like to know. So here goes... I bought a handy HP 2140 netbook. Its only drawback is that it's limited to 2GB RAM. I put a 256 GB SSD and installed ZRAM. It runs Linux Mint (Tricia) and it's not too bad... as long as I don't have too many...
Yesterday 01:24 PM
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KVM Anomaly by [email protected]
This has been driving me nuts. I cannot retain my desktop icon layouts. I have two PCs, one W10, one dual-boot W7 & W10. They are linked via a 2-port USB VGA KVM. I never have desktop arrangement-retention trouble on the first PC whether I use the KVM or not. I never do on the second either as...
February 7th 20 03:31 PM
by [email protected] Go to last post
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Getting there by Norm Why[_2_]
This is a continuation of an old thread: Paul suggested I try an Intel E4700 CPU. So far I have only acquired a couple of Intel E4800 CPU(s), TDP 65 W. I cannot feel heat emitted, like with Intel Q9650 CPU. With it, PC would try to boot 3 times then give up. Now it tries forever, but gives...
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February 7th 20 04:45 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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My HP Deskjet 855C died tonight. by John C.
Tonight I tried to print a grayscale portrait of my late uncle and aunt on some nice, glossy photo paper. After waiting a long time for the job to finish (the XP drivers for the HP 855C really suck badly), I was astonished when the paper came out exactly as it went in... BLANK! This was after...
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January 27th 20 04:07 PM
by John C. Go to last post
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Lubricating a printer bar. by Peter Jason
Epsom R290 inkjet. The long horizontzl slider bar inside this old old old printer is never lubricated. Shoul I oil it with something? It seems to struggling, and it vibrates alarminly.
January 16th 20 03:31 AM
by Peter Jason Go to last post
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IBM5100: looking for a ROS control card P/N 1607132A by [email protected]
We are in search for a ROS control card P/N 1607132A, sitting in slot E in a IBM5100 computer. We, that's the German computer museum technikum29 ( www.technikum29.de ). Our 5100 had several severe defects, all but one could be fixed with support from the IBM museum near Stuttgart/Germany. But the...
January 14th 20 04:41 PM
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Old hardware by Mike Easter
Boo hoo. My vintage '08 laptop died. It was branded eMachines D620, but its heritage was Gateway acquired by Acer '07, and the name was dc/d about 6 y later. Its hardware was a mobile Athlon 2650e, 2G ram incl the Radeon graphics, 160G hdd, optical and ethernet in add'n to the wifi. Cheap...
January 6th 20 11:04 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Old Stock Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitor Self-healing by Norm Why[_2_]
This post is a continuation of thread: "Speaker For PC Internal BIOS Computer Motherboard Mini Onboard Case Buzzer Board Beep Alarm NEW." The new title above provides searchable entries. The service life of electrolytic capacitors is 17 years Capacitor 'leakage' had got so bad, the...
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December 30th 19 01:49 AM
by Norm Why[_2_] Go to last post
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"Speaker For PC Interanal BIOS Computer Motherboard Mini Onboard Case Buzzer Board Beep Alarm NEW." by Norm Why[_2_]
"Speaker For PC Interanal BIOS Computer Motherboard Mini Onboard Case Buzzer Board Beep Alarm NEW." https://www.newegg.com/p/pl?d=Speaker+For+PC+Interanal+BIOS+Computer+Motherboard+Mini+Onboard+Case+Buzzer+Board+Beep+Alarm+NEW. This is a cheap option that can be added post hoc. Is it worth it?...
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December 26th 19 01:29 AM
by Norm Why[_2_] Go to last post
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hardware or software ? drive coming open randomly by [email protected]
Hi all ; glad to see some increased activity here. I have a Lenovo T500 laptop ; Vista vintage ; running Win 8 Pro and it has an intermittant problem where the CD/DVD drive pops open randomly. The drive is ~ never used. When it's acting-up, it will pop open several times in a few...
December 24th 19 11:51 AM
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Bad Power Supply by tb
I have this desktop PC (quite old!) that when I shut it down I have to wait at least a minute before I can reboot it. If I press the power button before approx. one minute it does not turn on. I'm hoping the hardware experts in this group will confirm that it is a power supply issue, not some...
December 24th 19 11:49 AM
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"British Airways testing VR headsets for first-class passengers thisyear" by John Corliss[_3_]
"Plane travel can be a hassle at best and a panic-inducing experience at worst. But passengers who get anxious around takeoff may have a new option to calm those nerves. British Airways announced that it is testing out virtual reality headsets for the rest of this year on flights between Londonís...
December 24th 19 11:48 AM
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Epson R320 in W10? by [email protected]
Has anyone ever got the Epson R320 printer to work in W10? I can't find any drivers for it. My R320 only seems to wanna work in W7. xxxxx
December 20th 19 05:12 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Problems rebuilding system by Norm Why[_2_]
"Paul" wrote Did you get a manual ? Manual is online. Gigabyte driver siftware is online Did you read the section in the manual about "Clear CMOS" ? Yes. I'm not stupid. All power must be removed when you use the shunt! Yes. Since the battery was dead, you don't even need to do
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December 16th 19 06:04 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Disc Wear Question by Trimble[_2_]
I cant decide the answer to this situation A Disc SSD or mechanical is divided into partitions The operating system is installed on the first partition the rest of that disc is mostly data - games - etc There for the 1st partition is accessed read and write very often while the rest of the disc...
December 11th 19 01:11 AM
by John McGaw Go to last post
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Problems rebuilding system by John McGaw
On 11/23/2019 10:31 PM, Norm Why wrote: Hi, I gutted my old system because the MOBO would not boot. I have an Intel Q9650 CPU and two sticks of DDR2 RAM, SSDs and a Zotac GTX 970 Single Fan Graphics Card. I bought an official Intel cooler fan for the Q9650. I'm snip... First things...
November 27th 19 02:42 AM
by ~misfit~[_16_] Go to last post
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Cutting the ADSL ball and chain by Norm Why[_2_]
Hi, I have been able to improve Youtube and network performance by using tethering on my cheap LG K4 and cheap mobile data from a DIY mobile network. Bytes cost $0. It is the supply chain markup, labor costs and monopoly that makes the price high. I have been on a consumer strike with my ADSL...
October 19th 19 07:18 AM
by Norm Why[_2_] Go to last post
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MCP73VE PC no Boot by Norm X[_2_]
Hi, History: my MCP73VE PC was working when I transported it by car to shop to see about a new CPU (Q9650) cooler fan. When I brought it back home I dusted the CPU Cooler duct and tightened the CPU screws. Nothing I haven't done in the past. Current work: When I got home the PC would not boot,...
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October 12th 19 08:03 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Hair-trigger keyboards? by Peter Jason
Hi, where can I find keyboards with heavy keys that do not go off with the slightest touch? I make too many mistakes by just brushing over the keys by mistake. Is there a special keyword for searching for these heavier keys? I'm used to the old typewriter keys.
August 14th 19 01:49 AM
by Peter Jason Go to last post
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MSI B450-A PRO doesn't recognize external HDD via esata-sata by MaxTheFast
I've got a HDD fantec external enclosure with esata II port and its own power supply. I've bought an esata-sata cable to connect this enclosure to one of my mobo's 6 sata III ports. Firstly I connected the fantec power supply, then its esata-sata cable and then I've started an ubuntu live session....
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July 22nd 19 03:14 AM
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