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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Do I need an antistatic bag when mailing a CPU?

I am about to send a used CPU I sold on eBay to the buyer. I do not have an anti-static bag handy, and they seem to be difficult to come by in shops, at least in my neighbourhood. I could place a ...
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Monitor turns on, emits sound, then lcd turns off [closed]

My monitor already fell for a few times from my bad (using it like a laptop) but this time the case of the monitor got open. I immediately closed it and when I turn it on: The ligght indicator turns ...
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Cannot fix induced 0x7b error on XP

I'm writing a tool that will automatically fix the STOP 0x7B error that occurs when windows cannot access the hard drive due to driver issues (usually). I've wrote a tool that does everything the ...
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Monitor has corrupted display at power, then fades to black

I have a Samsung Syncmaster 204B that's displaying garbage on the bottom half of the screen at power-up. After a few seconds, it starts to fade to black -- not uniformly, but spreading out over the ...
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Laptop inverter board input voltage?

I am trying to repair a laptop where the back light has gone. I have tested the lamp by plugging it into another laptop inverter, the bulb lights up and is fine. I have purchased a "tested" inverter ...
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Monitor won't turn on

I have an Acer flatscreen that works properly (I've tested it), connected to a graphics card that also works properly (also has been tested), and still it does not respond when I turn the computer on ...
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Is there a tool that can detect (and if possible, fix) glitches in MP3 files?

My collection contains some MP3s which have some glitches like displaying the wrong duration on loading minor jumps suddenly ending despite the duration claims another minute remaining noise I'm ...
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Windows 7 Professional Un-bootable

Laptop running Windows 7 Professional hangs on the 'Startup Repair' before booting into Windows. I have left this screen on for over 5 hours (searching for problems) and nothing happens (clicking ...
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Broken front USB port

I have the following case, a Cooler Master Sileo 500 I had a USB dongle in one of the ports on the front which unfortunately I caught and broke the plastic bit inside. It worked on for a time until ...
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Fix corrupted NTFS files system?

I was copying some files over to my RAID (Drobo) connected to my Win7x64 computer and it hung up so i tried to cancel and restarting but when i restarted the computer as soon as it recognized the ...
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How to repair HFS+ extended attributes file?

Is there any tool able to repair/rebuild extended attributes file? For now I tried fsck_hfs from Mac OS X 10.6.3 Retail DVD, fsck.hfsplus from GParted 0.5.2 livecd and Paragon Partition Manager 11. ...
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Do RAID cards do any proprietary processing or disk formatting?

I have a RAID 1 that's spordically healthy; I finally narrowed it down to a cracked SATA connector on the RAID board. If I hold it ~just~ right, i get full contact on the connector and everything ...
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Computer keeps shutting off and turning back on

This just started out today. My computer will be working fine one moment, and then it will completely shut off instantly (No windows message or anything), and turn back on in the next instant. After ...
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Fixing a corrupt HTM file

it is very important that i get this fixed because i have to turn these projects into my professor tomarrow. i was working on some HTM files at my school, and when i go to open them up later to ...
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Accidentally ran “chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu /”, how to repair?

I accidentally ran "chown -R ubuntu:ubuntu /" on a cluster of 10 servers. I've since managed to repair the majority of the filesystem by initially editing /etc/rc.local, placing a lot of chown ...
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Erratic light on laptop power adapter

I replaced a power board on a Dell Inspiron laptop. If I plug the power adapter into the power board by itself, the light on the adapter stays on, if I connect the power board to the motherboard then ...
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Is it possible to recover a bricked computer?

I received a complaint from a relative, that their computer had crashed. Me, being the nice relative I am, agreed to take a look. They told me that just before it crashed they received a message ...
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Win 7/8 Safemode - Repair your computer

Basically, I have a Dell Laptop which came in with pre-installed Win7. The computer had a built-in recovery media: I could access this by pressing F8 on startup and the boot options menu, where you ...
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How can I repair a broken AVI file?

I have an .avi file that is about 110mb. When I try to play it with VLC Media Player it says something like "This file is broken. Attempt to repair?" and after it does its thing it is still unable to ...
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Repair Windows 7 Start Disk from a Mac

I have a hard drive from a Toshiba Satellite laptop running Windows 7 which seems to have a corrupted boot disk that I'm trying to repair. The laptop won't boot (freezes on black screen after Windows ...
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Difference between chkdsk and zero-fill for repairing hard drive [closed]

I have been told by separate people to use chkdsk /r and zero fill to repair my hard drive. Since chkdsk saves data and zero fill doesn't, under what cases would someone prefer zero fill over chkdsk? ...
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External HDD has corrupted NTFS, can't be mounted on windows. How can I fix it on linux? [duplicate]

I'm testing my friends external HDD, which can't be accessed on Windows 7 - it installs as USB device, but does not mount. On linux, SMART readings show, that the disk has too many bad sectors, but I ...
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Safe to hardwire dc adaptor bypassing original socket on Gateway MX3231

I have found plenty of places where I can procure a replacement DC jack for my model of laptop. what I'm wondering is if it would be terribly dangerous to avoid the jack all together and just ...
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How to remove the cover on a HP Pavilion 15-b055ca laptop?

I found the official HP instructions for this laptop on how to change the RAM but they're incorrect. There are no "easy access" panels on the back of a 15-b055ca laptop. A 15-b055ca laptop has 10 ...
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Odd HDD issue, should I be worried?

Ok, so I get my build up and running on Friday and everything was working great. I have two drives, a 256GB SDD connected via SATA 3(which is the boot drive.) and a 1 TB 7200RPM connected via SATA 2. ...
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Computer shuts down after a few seconds in Windows (power issue?)

I built a computer for a friend about 3 years ago. A few days ago the computer crashed to bluescreen and then shut down. When booting the next time, there were artefacts all over the screen. The ...
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How to fix usb keyboard and mouse issues in windows 7?

After restoring from windows 8 upgrade, I have noticed that windows device manager could not initialize previously working devices. I have tried to reinstall USB controllers and things went from bad ...
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How do I escape windows repair install and start in normal boot?

I have a corrupted file in the OS (running a poweredge t410, windows server 2003 RT). Booting up in safe mode shows it stopped at acpitabl.dat. Google results led me to believe that the update.sys ...
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What can cause screen flickering in monitor?

I have the exact same problem as the guy made this video. The laptop (a 17' acer) starts normally and after around 10-20 minutes starts doing this. The screen is ok and suddenly blinks for some ...
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what should I be careful of when buying a new motherboard for an old computer?

I got a broken computer from my friend, after diagnosis, the motherboard is dead. The owner want to replace the motherboard with a new one, but his computer was bought 5 years before. What should I ...
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XP CD doesn't offer repair option

I'm fixing an IBM Thinkpad laptop running XP Pro which doesn't boot all the way (It gets past the XP logo boot screen, a movable mouse cursor appears, and it doesn't get any further, even in safe ...
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Use a Win 7 Ultimate CD to repair Win 7 Home

I am suspecting my Win 7 Home has some hard drive issue, probably bad index. According to this thread, I was wondering if it's possible to use a Win 7 Ultimate CD to repair Win 7 Home.
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Is my Hard Drive repairable OR can I get my data back (Picture)?

I have an old 80GB Seagate Baracuda Harddisk. It fell on my toe. That time it was working fine. But today as I turned my pc on and this happened. Can replacing the circuit board will help me ...
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How can I isolate S.M.A.R.T. reported reallocated sectors so they can never be read and in turn trigger thrashing?

I have a drive that has exactly 96 reallocated sectors for 3 years, since its purchase. It has not increased at all in number, and it has been in use constantly. I'm fairly confident it is not going ...
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Repairing dual boot using Ubuntu Live CD

I installed Windows 7 on a separate hard drive and I have Debian on another hard drive. After installing Windows 7 my grub doesn't appear so I used an Ubuntu Live CD to use boot-repair to fix my grub2 ...
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gitolite on an Ubuntu Server. {Broken install | Needs Fixing}

I recently had a friend install gitolite on my Ubuntu server, however when he did so, he setup the git user in the default /home/git, instead of where I would like... /var/git/. Several minutes ago I ...
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How do I fix a Delphi installation when “repair” doesn't work?

I have lost many settings of the IDE, the IDE is not compiling, and other issues. I wanted to repair the installed product (Delphi XE2 Architect). But when I did this, the installer removed lots of ...
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How do I repair/recover “RAW” usb drive partition?

Something happened to one of my USB drives. When I connect it my computer, Windows thinks that it's "RAW", and asks me to format it. But it should be FAT32, and chock full of files. I looked in ...
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How to repair windows 7 explorer

Ok this is the case. Yesterday I tried to install theme in unfortunately i didnt make the backup of explorer.exe And the tool i used for Theme Installer for Window. That is available across internet ...
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laptop screen goes blank

I have been trying to debug this laptop screen issue and the screen kinda flickers then it goes blank. The back light goes out as you can still see what is on the screen but it is very dark. There ...
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How to fix a damaged/corrupted NTFS filesystem/partition without losing the data on it?

I was going to install Fedora 15 along side my Windows 7 Starter on my Acer Apire One D255E and at some point during the resizing of the NTFS partition (the one with Windows on it) the setup failed. ...
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What is the main reason for ADSL modem/routers dying?

The other day my home ADSL modem/router (dwg 684t in this case) died. A guy from the telecom company came to my place and brought another one, but he also left this one. Now, I'm interested - it ...
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Windows 8 Stop Automatic Repair on boot

I tripple boot my computer Windows 8/Linux/OSx with the default load as Windows. Every once in a while, I will start my computer, walk away, and then realize I wanted a different os than Windows, so ...
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Broken external hard drive [closed]

My external hard drive fell on the floor. The exit on the hard drive where the USB wire is attached snapped off, so I can't get any power to it! Do you know of any companies who receives broken ...
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How to figure out whether GPU, CPU or motherboard is broken?

So I was "hacking" my internal laptop monitor (basically I was trying to understand the pinout and try to use it externally). During that I used continuity checker to trace circuitry. It is my old ...
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What could possibly cause my computer to power down at random times?

I have recently bought a new Power Supply and a new graphics card. My PC ran smoothly for a few months now but since a couple of days I'm having a strange problem. I am trying to isolate the problem ...
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Windows 7 Not Starting and System Repair Not Loading

I have a Dell Inspiron 1545 running Windows 7 When turning on my PC I keep receiving a black screen with the option to use System Repair or Start Normally. Both options lead me to the System Repair ...
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Dell Laptop was my troubleshooting ok?

I work as a PC Technician and recently came upon some bother with a customer. The machine a Dell Inspiron 1525 was brought to me with a wireless issue but the user refuses to listen to me, can anyone ...
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Ethernet jack pins are getting flat, how do I fix it?

The pins on the Ethernet jack on my laptop are getting flat, and I'm worried about them eventually not connecting at all. Is there some way I can pull them back out without risking damage, ...
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Dell inspiron Sound speaker connector

I got this laptop Dell Inspiron N5010. My question is regarding to replace the connector using another, cause I teared out the cable out of it. Here is an image of my : . Now, the connector pointed ...