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How can I safely remove my laptop's entire lid?

Short version: son uses laptop. Laptop is mysteriously broken. Something got badly crushed in the lid. After replacing both the LCD and inverter card I'm ready to declare the display defunct. ...
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What hardware combination should I consider for a 20TB file server? [closed]

I want to build a file server for my home media. The server will only be used to serve files to my Media PC. Essentially all it needs to do is be able to expose around 20TB of shared folders. I don't ...
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Getting up to speed on modern PC construction

The last time I built a PC the tricky parts were knowing the difference between ISA, VLB, and PCI cards; juggling IRQs; and getting IDE master/slave right. Now I'm helping my stepson build a gaming PC ...
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ATX Gateway Tower Case - Replacement Power Supply

I have been considering replacing the CPU Power Supply on my 2002 Gateway machine. The original OEM power supply maximum rating was 240 watts. My Graphics card has been upgraded to one that ...
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How does FaceBook build servers with 12+ hard drives

From The FB Blog: ... is deployed on top of commodity storage blades. The typical hardware configuration of a 2U storage blade is – 2 x quad-core CPUs 16GB – 32GB memory hardware raid ...