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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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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Windows won't boot - gives blue screen

Background Okay, so I have recently purchased a Sony Viao running Windows 7 Home Premium. It recently ran a CHKDSK scan at startup, which I thought was strange since I have not done anything to it ...
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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 ...
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Freezing of computer while watching flash videos (contd) [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Computer freezing while watching Flash videos from net I have asked this similar question Computer freezing while watching Flash videos from net two week before. As i ...
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Compaq nc4200 screen cutting out and keyboard lagging after dropping - could I repair this?

I have a HP Compaq nc4200 laptop. I got it from a family member who no longer needed it, who got it from a sale of old office equipment, so it's at the very least third-hand, and somewhat battered. ...
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TP-LINK-8901 modem does not connect automatically; only works in bridged mode [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Cannot Connect To Internet In Automatic (pppoe) Mode Of Modem My TP-LINK-8901 modem does not connect to internet with "always on" (automatic) connection. I have to put ...
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New Computer won't boot up

I brought new components and put a computer together. I installed Windows 7 (32-bit) and everything was working as it should. However my case came with two USB3 front ports I could not connect ...
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Standard toolchain / tasks to repair a windows 7 machine

A friend owns a Lenovo notebook. The system sometime does not boot Windows 7. If this happens, a black screen with a lifebelt boots. I've never seen such a lifebelt screen on another system (Windows ...
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Computer freezing while watching Flash videos from net

I have a Windows 7 home basic, while watching videos from net (within 5 minutes) computer starts to freeze and shows 100 percent CPU usage. I first thought it's a browser issue but watching videos ...
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Boot Windows 7 in a new machine [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How to change computer but retain hard disk What would happen if I take my hard drive out of my current PC and put it in a new PC? I had to buy a desktop since my ...
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How To Spot/Recognize A Good Repair Shop [closed]

I run a small B2B IT business, but I don't get involved with home computers much. My customers sometimes ask me about fixing their home PC and I don't do that kind of work, but it would be handy to be ...
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Identify and repair/replace faulting component in LCD monitor

At present, I have 4 dead or dying-to-the-point-of-being-useless LCD monitors that I'd like to diagnose and fix. They're all 28" 1920x1200 monitors, of various ages. I seem to go through one every 2 ...
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Where is the log from repairing an Outlook 2011 database?

Where is the log from repairing an Outlook 2011 database? I have a MacBook Pro with OS X 10.6.
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Acer Asphire 5930G automatic shutdown

I have this Acer Asphire 5930G laptop. It is almost 3 years now. But currently it Boots up or Go to Windows but it automatically shutdown within more or less than 5-10 minutes. I already checked the ...
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One motherboard crashed. Changed and wants to crash again

My computer started to freeze randomly. I was pretty sure it was the hard drive that was starting to fail. Before I could change it, the motherboard was completely dead. I bought the same one and ...
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Fixing bent pins on a CPU

While replacing a mainboard in a desktop machine (see related question), I did something stupid. I inserted the CPU into the new mainboard, but didn't check for the right position. When it didn't ...
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Left arrow key doesn't work after laptop water spill

Today I accidentally spilled a small amount of water on my laptop, Samsung RC-720. I immediately went into panic mode, put laptop upside down and wiped all the water. The laptop didn't shut down, ...
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BSOD and first screen is freeze after reboot [closed]

Today my friend told me that he can't start his PC, he also told that after several minutes of work BSOD is appear. After that I try to start his pc and like my friend said "he worked for several ...
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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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Repair WMI on Windows 7 [closed]

I had a problem with my Microsoft SQL Server 2008, importing data and generating scripts, so I decided to uninstall it. When I tried to remove it, I got an error from the check screen. The WMI ...
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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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Are there replacement cords for USB mice? (of mouse flexibility)

I have a high end mouse and it'd be silly throwing it away or even sending it away for a chance to be fixed in weeks when one could just replace the cord with at most some soldering.
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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) ...