Repairing is the process of fixing any sort of problem that arises out of a situation. It usually refers to mechanical or electrical systems as well as any other type of computer or physical infrastructure system.

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Remove Possible Smoke Damage from a Desktop Computer

I had a fire in my house last week. I have several home brew computers that look like they have not received any actual fire or water damage. I've heard that the acidic qualities of the smoke may ...
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Non-system disk or disk error, replace and striky any key when ready | Compaq EVO n600c

So I recently ordered a used laptop, it came with 2 HDD's, most likely one bad and one good. But after replacing the bad one with the good on the "Non-system disk or disk error, replace and striky any ...
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Is there a way to automate computer diagnostics

What I'm wondering is if there is a way that you can make a cd that boots up Memtest86, runs it through, and if there is no error, restarts and then boots up a hard drive checker that verifies the ...
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Broken SATA HDD pin

I just bought a hard drive caddy for my Dell XPS 15" (L501X) laptop, but I just broke a pin on my hard drive when trying to install it in the caddy. Pictured here is my HDD and the pin that broke off ...
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Seagate FreeAgent XTreme 1.5TB - Faint Beeping but not recognised

I have a FreeAgent XTreme 1500GB (eSATA, Firewire400 and USB 2.0) external hard disk. The hard drive I have is the same as displayed in the image at ...
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Can't insert the big Enter key back into my keyboard

After I missed some beer onto my keyboard, several keys aren't working well now. I justed wanted to clean the Enter key, but now neither me nor my cat can't put it back. God (or Bill Gates whichever) ...
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Possible to bypass laptop inverter power source - HP dv5000 inverter 7 input pins?

I've got an HP dv5000 laptop with a backlight that won't light up, (but is known to be good). I've also got an inverter board which is good, but isn't getting power from the mobo. So, my question ...
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Reindexing Quicktime file … how?

I have a video file (.mov > QuickTime) which was recorded with an HD camera. One of the problems with this camera is that when the battery dies, it doesn't finalize the video file correctly... which ...
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PC powers off at random times

Short Version After experiencing some problems with Mobo batteries my PC started to power off at random times, the power off is instant and sudden and does not restart afterwards, need help figuring ...
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How can I convert and repair MPEG-TS (DVB-S captures) for better playback?

I have a lot of MPEG-TS video files (H.264 video with AC3 or MP3 in a .TS container) captured from a DVB-S capture card. When I play these videos it's much slower to seek in the video (ie. skip 30 ...
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How do I reset the registry using the repair console in Windows 7?

I need to fix a Windows 7 machine that can only boot into Safe Mode. I cannot use a DVD or take out the hard disk, and there are no dates available for System Restore to restore to. With Windows XP ...
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Shortcircuited laptop

I have a Clevo p150hm based laptop (Kobalt), which accidentally got too much wattage it would seem, from a universal charger, that might've had too high settings. There was definitely smoke, and now ...
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How can I repair a corrupted “find” binary on CentOS?

When I try using "find" on my system, here's what I get: $ find Segmentation fault (core dumped) I assume the binary got corrupted somehow. How can I repair it? I don't have any other installation ...
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Removing dvd drive and bay covers from a Asus Essentio CM6850

I recently picked up an Asus Essentio CM6850 (click the link to see the case I'll be referencing) from Best Buy and really like it. I recently upgraded to a 650w power supply and a Asus Geforce GT 560 ...
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HP Laptop stuck in reboot cycle (won't clear POST) after BIOS upgrade

I've almost finished rebuilding an HP dv9702ea. The windows/software part went fine. However after that I thought I would update the BIOS with the latest as found on HP's website. It appeared to ...
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How to fix corrupted filesystem (shows as RAW) in USB device?

I would like to ask if you know how to fix a corrupted USB? I've tried the diskpart command but it didn't work. The media is write protected. Do you have any idea that is much better? I need to fix ...
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Windows vista sfc /scannow unable to repair

After noticing that a computer I use at work - running an up-to-date Windows Vista - started freezing randomly I ran some tests and ended up with doing a sfc /scannow. This results in three files ...
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How to repair xp corrupt registry file?

I have an instalation of windows xp. It has corrupt registry hive (SOFTWARE). I am able to access system32\config folder but I have no registry backup. System Volume Information folder contains only ...
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How can I troubleshoot a laptop that powers on but has not POST beep?

I have a laptop that is 1 year old and powers on, I can hear the fan running and the num lock and caps lock lights are lit, but the computer never completes a POST beep and absolutely nothing ever ...
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How to open and repair an m4v or mp4 video file?

Yesterday I was filming a scene with my phone but suddenly the application crashed and when I try to open the m4v generated it says that is corrupted. I have downloaded the video files (around 36MB) ...
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Loud grinding noise and blurred printouts on Samsung CLP-620ND laser printer

I have a Samsung CLP-620ND printer that has suddenly started making loud grinding noises every time it prints. It also blurs parts of the printouts most of the time as though something is smearing ...
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Average time to first repair for various computer manufacturers [closed]

I remember reading an article on LifeHacker once which compared PC manufacturers based on the average time their computer lasted before requiring a repair. Where could I find such statistics today? ...
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Wire colors in Targus laptop charger

I have a charger that came with my laptop, which is broken and a Targus APA69 Univeral charger, which is missing the plug. As I am traveling and short on cash, I decided to attempt to splice the plug ...
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Chkdisk on a pre-boot authentication truecrypt drive via VirtualBox

2 drives: 150gb - Linux Mint (not encrypted) 300gb - Windows Vista 64-bit (truecrypt with preboot authentication) I need to repair my windows install (freezes trying to load a system dll, spinrite ...
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Unable to repair an ext4 filesystem with bad superblock

Using the dd command, I was hoping that I would be able to copy over the first 446 bytes from Disk B (250GB) to Disk A (80GB), in order to make Disk A bootable just like Disk B. I issued the command: ...
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Replacing a Macintosh SE hard-drive

I have an old Macintosh SE (the one with the slotted grille in the front) that has been sitting in a closet for years which I would like to spruce up and get it working order. It is complete and did ...
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Can a magnet be used to fix an “unformattable” floppy disk?

Sometimes a floppy disk (or other magnetic media like it) won’t read or write properly. Specifically, a format won’t work an gives various errors such as Unable to write track 0 or opening the disk in ...
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Windows emergency repair disk generic?

I wonder if the Windows 7 emergency repair (aka restore) disk is specific for a particular computer, or generic and can be used as repair disk for several computers. In other words, do I need to ...
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Manual or guide for replacing the LCD in a Samsung Series 3 notebook?

I cracked the screen on my Samsung Series 3 notebook, model number NP305V5A. I need to find screen replacement directions, or at least generic instructions that could work for this general type of ...
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Holding down the power button on a PC while disconnected from power

Many times I would call tech support, and they would say turn off the laptop (take out the battery, hold down the power button, and try turning it back on. I have always wondered what purpose this ...
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total identified windows installations: 0 (missing bootmgr?) WIN7

Using dual boot, I can access my H: (WIN7 boot) drive when I boot to my C: (Win-XP) drive but I cannot boot to Win7 directly. No change in hardware. Been working fine for 2 years. All previous ...
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Bootable repair tool for Windows, created on OSX/Linux

My friend has an unbootable Windows laptop, most likely a software issue, but in any case I need to run chkdsk and maybe some other diagnostic stuff or otherwise get access to the files. Safe mode ...
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Cannot Format Hard Drive Windows 7

Hi I have a problem in a laptop of mine that suddenly stopped working and keeps on telling me to launch repair Wizard and then restarts again. I am trying to just format the hard drive. I have burned ...
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Windows 7 startup repair failed, but now Windows is running correctly. What happened?

Today when I turned my PC on, Windows told me that there is a problem and the recommended thing to do is a repair. I selected that option and I chose Startup Repair tool, after the first run it ...
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How do I repair my Logitech Anywhere MX?

My Anywhere Mouse has got mushy mouse button syndrome. That is, the left mouse button feels a little bit soft, and it easily double clicks, let's go when I drag something. Before I repair it at home, ...
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Repairing traces on motherboard, will it have an effect?

I have an Asus Maximus IV Extreme-Z. While installing the standoffs for mounting my waterblock, the pliars slipped and I damaged 3 traces. Scraped it down to the 1st copper layer. The three traces ...
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Half the screen on my laptop is displaying incorrectly (random colors)

My netbook was dropped and now half the screen is displaying incorrectly. Its basically a rainbow spectrum of random colors. On the other side everything is working just fine. It doesn't appear that ...
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Desktop PC's DVI-out stopped working

I have a desktop PC with two video outputs — one VGA-out (connected to a monitor), and an extra DVI-out, for which I bought a DVI to HDMI cable to connect to a TV. The cable worked fine after I ...
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Can Windows 7 be repaired to run with new motherboard?

I have HP computer and it came with Windows Vista. It also had an option to upgrade to Windows 7 via upgrade disc. I have upgraded to Windows 7 via the special upgrade disc (It is special because it ...
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Can I get the Windows 7 repair CD for free?

I messed up my Windows 7 and I need to run repair, but I don't have the CD. So, maybe it's possible to get just repair thing for free and mount it in USB and fix the Windows?
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Can I repair Windows 7 with a different Windows 7 CD,for correction of restoring,without alternating main features of Windows?

I can't restore my computer to its original condition. It gives the error: The boot selection failed because a required device is inaccessible 0xc000000e Can I repair my Windows 7 (home ...
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Is it possible to replace the Logitech G500 wire without rebuying the mouse?

It has to be replaced ideally in whole, from the point it starts inside the mouse (with a white 4-5 piece of wires connection) to the end (of the USB connector to the computer) or at least to a ...
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What exactly is a disk repair?

More specifically, when referring to MTTF, MTTR, and MTTDL I understand the disks sometimes "fail" so I was wondering what really constitutes a "disk repair"? And also, does anyone know what a repair ...
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Troubleshooting laptop

My laptop wont boot past the windows error recovery page it just keeps cycling I have already tried running windows 7 repair disk, and it was not able to fix an issues, what would be my next step? *I ...
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Blinking of Caps Lock key and F11 and F12 keys being constantly on, on a new HP DV7 notebook

I believe it is related to a faulty keyboard that has very unstable behavior in regards to letter "N". History: Laptop was fine (CPU and GPU and RAM perfectly stable even on heavier conditions ...
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Windows XP repair messed up my boot

I recently tried to run services.msc and I noticed it had vanished from my hard drive. So I had the great idea of looking up a windows xp cd, booting from it and selecting the "repair existing windows ...
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Why can't I repair my wireless connection?

I have a problem with my wireless adapter that's difficult to pin down. I have trouble accessing several wireless networks -- thankfully not my home one, but virtually everything else (at coffee ...
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How can I fix an AVI file from a computer that lost power during recording?

I recorded some video on my PC using a webcam, and got an .avi file. My computer lost power while it was recording, so I can't view the contents of the file. The file is about 4GB in size. The video ...
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I smashed my laptop screen — what can I do?

I dropped my laptop on the kitchen floor (it's tiled!) and now the screen is smashed completely. I have taken desktops apart before and know what I am doing, but when I learned about it I was told to ...
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Why does my laptop shut down immediately after replacing the power connector?

I have an HP Compaq 610 Recently my laptop fell from my bed right on the power connector. I've changed the power connector with a new one. There is power to the laptop. But the now the laptop shuts ...