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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
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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...
November 8th 19 11:32 PM
by Paul[_28_] 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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"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 London’s...
August 17th 19 03:24 PM
by John McGaw 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
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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
by Paul[_28_] 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...
July 19th 19 05:49 AM
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Scrapping mid & large-tower cases? by Peter Jason
Due to unreliability problems I'm scrapping my old units & going over to Barebones computers. I have one already operating with an M2 drive & a 500GB SSD. https://www.intel.com/content/www/us/en/products/boards-kits/nuc.html Is there any fundamental problem with these small units? Are...
July 19th 19 03:16 AM
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Missing Files/Folders (can't type) sorry by [email protected]
Oh wow! I did a time-consuming (many hours) copy-paste of a large folder with many folders&files from one large USB stick to another (1TB). The result looks bad. The # and size of the folders & files are 'way different: FROM TO #FOLDERS=2710 ...
July 18th 19 05:40 PM
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MISSINF Folderrs/Files by [email protected]
Oh wow! I did a time-consuming (many hours) copy-paste of a large folder with many folders&files from one large USB stick to another (1TB). The result looks bad. The # and size of the folders & files are 'way different: FROM TO #FOLDERS=2710 ...
July 18th 19 11:01 AM
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Need Louder Sound by [email protected]
I want to learn some Chinese, but find these old ears cannot hear the audio very well at https://chinesecharacteraday.com/one-word-a-day/ at least. All I have is an old set of earphones plugged to audio on a W10 PC. Even at max audio. The phones have no volume control of course.
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July 17th 19 04:25 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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wireless mouse not working by Norm X[_2_]
This message is Xposted to relevant news groups Hi, I have a Nexxtech wireless mouse. It has stopped working on my Win10Pro desktop PC even after reboot. It worked before. I have moved it to this WinXP netbook where it works fine. I'm using it right now. It uses a USB wireless dongle. My...
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July 17th 19 03:54 AM
by Norm X[_2_] Go to last post
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Ethernet Crossover or Patch Cable by tb
I am thinking about getting AT&T Fiber internet and do the setup myself. The fiberoptic wall plug is in the living room of my apartment. I would like to keep my desktop PC and fiberoptic modem in my bedroom. The PC has an Ethernet port but no Wi-Fi, so the connection modem/PC would be via...
July 16th 19 10:10 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Hard drive experiments by philo
Now that I'm an old retired guy I am finally getting around to doing a few things I've always wanted to try concerning hard drives. I mentioned in another thread that I had two drives taken out by a PSU that failed. I had all data backed up but wanted to see if switching out the controller...
July 11th 19 02:55 AM
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Cables Reproducing? by John McGaw
It has to be that these things are breeding. There used to be a joking theory that wire coat hangers were reproducing and trying to take over the world but it seems that computer cables are in the game now. Do you find that your stock of cables is expanding without your knowledge? I just looked...
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July 10th 19 09:49 AM
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I need to recover USB hard drive by [email protected]
I need to try to recover data from a USB hard drive which suddenly has become unreadable. I'd rather not send it away to do that. I have downloaded and tried a few programs I have found - to no avail. I tried: Easeus Stellar Remo None seem to work for me. They do seem to try to scan the drive...
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July 8th 19 12:25 PM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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Enclosure for SSD thingy by Alek
I removed the SSD circuit board (M.2????) from a computer that had died. I'd like to use that SSD in a computer that does not have a plug-in connector for such a device. Is there an external enclosure for such a circuit board that will let me connect it to another computer? Is there any way to...
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July 7th 19 12:07 PM
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1 terabyte flash drives? by [email protected]
Are 1 terabyte flash drives any good? I just discovered they are being sold. Quite surprised. xxxxx
July 7th 19 02:43 AM
by Paul[_28_] Go to last post
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External Backup? by [email protected]
I have had bad luck with portable USB storage. Such as the small 'sticks', and larger hard drives. I have had them all fail on me. I am tired of it. I think I wud do better if I used portable USB storage with its own 110v power supply (adapter). I have had a few in the past, and they never...
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July 6th 19 05:48 AM
by VanguardLH[_2_] Go to last post
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