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 tell, using a live Linux USB, if a computer is damaged?

Story: I was driving to my Mother's for xmas with a brand new (albeit cheap; it's plenty for her) computer. Unfortunately, I got into an accident, and the computer flew from my back seat into my front ...
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How can I repair Mac OS Extended Journaled Hard Drive that doesn't show up in Mac Finder or Disk Utility

I have a 120 GB Seagate SATA hard drive formatted as the default "Mac OS Extended Journaled" in a 2006 MacBook with Snow Leopard. It also has Windows XP installed with BootCamp. Everything worked ...
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Unable to locate annoying noise source in HP DV6 laptop

I've had a HP DV6-1340SS laptop for about 3 years. Some months ago, I started hearing some kind of unusually loud fan noise with no apparent relation to CPU load. It's not the usual air sound, it ...
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Repairing corrupted Pen Drive

Last night, I formatted the Pen drive using Windows formatting tool. Once the format was done, I pulled it out without using "Remove device safely". Next time, I plugged in the device, the drive is ...
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Cannot access to windows

Today when I turn on my computer, it cannnot start windows and stops at the loading screen: Some minutes later, a system repair starts and it said "Checking disk for errors. This might take over an ...
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Outlook 2013 will not save a new contact

I have to been able to add a new contact. When I save the following error window shows up. I run the repair tool but it does not solve the issue errors have been detected in the file ...
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repair corrupted PDF

I have already looked at: Repair corrupt PDF and Rescuing a possibly corrupt PDF in Acrobat I tried ghostscript on both OS X and Windows. OS X gs gave the following error: GPL Ghostscript 9.06 ...
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My laptop battery just won't come out! (Lenovo U400)

I'm trying to remove the battery from a Lenovo U400 laptop. It should be as easy as taking out the screws from the battery, unplugging it from the motherboard, and lifting it out, but it's not! Once ...
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“not enough disk space” error while Windows 7 installation

After spending the last week mucking about with an install of Windows 7 x64 SP1 that I really need to do a repair install on (vs doing a clean install), I'm stumped as to how to get around this ...
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Automatic Repair fails to repair my PC

I ran into an issue on Windows 8.1 that can be fixed (according to articles I've read online) by running automatic repair, so that's what I tried to do. Each time I run it, automatic repair fails and ...
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Windows Media Player won't launch on Vista - how to repair or reinstall it?

My friend asked me to look at her Acer Aspire laptop with Vista Home Premium as it is no longer playing DVDs. I found that Windows Media Player would not launch. I found this thread, which contained a ...
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Media file repair tool

I have an incomplete MP4 file. It contains audio only, in AAC. Is there any tool that would fix the file so I can play the partial file?
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Is it possible to replace the thermal sensor of my case?

During the update of my computer hardware, I managed to damage one of the thermal sensors which my case has, making the display LCD show a "Er" (Error) on the LCD screen which monitor the temperatures ...
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Repair snapped USB flash drive

I have a USB Flash Drive that has had the USB connector snapped away from the circuit board. In the past I have had great sucess with soldering the connector back to the circuit board with 4 solid ...
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Modifying my nicad battery pack charger to charge nimh batts [closed]

I've got a battery pack for one of my peripherals that recently died, so i took it apart to find half the (nicad) cells were dead (I tested each cell's voltage both with and without a load - the dead ...
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Troubleshooting a port in a USB 2.0 bracket

I am currently troubleshooting a single port in a two-port USB 2.0 bracket (example here) that does not work. A USB bracket is a simple device (consisting only of cables and connectors) that connects ...
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Ubuntu 9.10 Live CD: Trying to restore by broken Grub

ello, I am trying to fix my Grub on the live cd of ubuntu 9.10. (i have a backup in ./home/myuser/Desktop) Now, i've got access to the ./home/myuser folder, but now it has two files: 'readme.txt' ...
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Windows 2008 Server R2 won't boot after replacing hardware (BSOD 0x0000007B)

Synopsis: I moved, the PC (without the HD) got totalled, I ordered a new machine with the exact same hardware. Meanwhile, I tried to copy some files to another machine by plugging in the HD ...
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Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?

I have 3 u2311h monitors in an eyefinity setup. For aesthetic purposes, I do not want to replace the faulty one with a newer u2312hm. The problem with the faulty one is as follows: For the past few ...
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What type of Multimeter is safe to use on computers?

In "Upgrading and Repairing PC's - 18th edition" by Scott Mueller on pg. 1278 he discusses multimeters. "You should only use a DMM (digital multimeter) instead of the older needle-type multimeters ...
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How to repair a failed solid state drive

I had an internal SSD fail on me after 2 years of use (a Micron C400 512GB SSD). I wanted to try and repair it myself. Dismantling it is easy. Things look good; physically the board is super clean ...
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Live System Repair is not supported in my Mac Primary disk

My Mac system is stuck with the booting process and it automatically shutdown. While I tried to repair my Hard disk it shows Error:Live file system repair is not supported.
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What does the Repair tool do in Programs and Features?

I've noticed that some of the issues our users have within a third-party application, Microsoft Office 2010 for example, can often be resolved by running the Repair tool within Programs and Features. ...
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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 ...
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How to discharge static electricity before opening a computer?

Before opening a computer, I often hear advice to touch something that is "grounded" - a computer case for example, or a heating element - to avoid damaging the sensitive electronic equipment through ...
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How do I tell Windows 7 to never Launch Startup Repair

I have a Windows 7 (64-bit) virtual machine that I primarily remote desktop into. Sometimes on boot something goes wrong and it displays the following DOS screen: Windows ...
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Unable to Repair Disk using Mac OS X Disk Utility

My wife has been complaining about her MacBook Air's performance. It seems to work fine, but when I ran Disk Utility and did a "Verify Disk", it reported filesystem errors. The "Repair Disk" button ...
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sides of laptop windows 8.1 have turned black causing just the middle of the screen to be visual. how do I fix this

I have had this laptop for a couple of years now. Just 2 days ago both sides of the screen are black and will not go away. How can I fix this?
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“There are currently no logon servers to service the logon request” for school's computer lounge

I'm currently the IT guy for my school's computer system, and I've officially ran into a problem that I just cannot solve on my own, and I'm really hoping you guys can help me out here. It started a ...
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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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Is it possible to replace the wire of my Logitech G500 mouse?

There is wear/fatigue on the wire very near the mouse end. I've been slowly patching the wire over time with soldering - each time the closer it gets to being unfixable or reaching towards 'inside' ...
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Logitech G500 Right Click needs extra force and makes weird clamping sound

It's harder to go down and depending on position of application of force it may also do a weird sound indicating it 'clamps' at some point [this is especially irritating since it feels like it's ...
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Logitech Anywhere MX button replacement

I have a Logitech Anywhere MX mouse. Its right button is not working properly and needs to be replaced. I have found in this question that the replacement button is E-Switch TS20100F070S. The button ...
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terminal tool (linux) for repair corrupted zip files

I've a corrupt zip file. I've tried to repair it with zip -F file.zip and zip -FF file.zip but was not successful. Is there another terminal tool under Linux for repairing?
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How can I delid or disassemble my v7800 video card to clean its fan?

The fan of my V7800 ATI FirePro videocard has recently gotten insanely noisy, and I suspect it's the dust in the fan. I took it out and tried to open it by loosening all screws, which took off the ...
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Have it fixed or buy a new one?

My dual-monitor system has just become a single-monitor system again when the older monitor decided it would be nice to just turn to black. It's a Samsung LCD monitor and is over three years old. Not ...
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Broken Motherboard Trace

When you're fairly certain that a motherboard trace is broken near the CPU (i.e.: you suspect heatsink / fan was improperly inserted) is it advisable to attempt a repair? I've heard that it can be ...
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Reviving a dead laptop battery

Is there any way to revive a dead laptop battery? I have a three year old Dell Latitude laptop that I've been using pretty intensively. After a year or so, the battery dropped dead - if I plug the ...
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I have a dead laptop, what are my options?

After having my previous question answered by the HP technical support, I now have a HP laptop that does not work properly. HP recommended that I replace the motherboard and processor for a bargain ...
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Received a 'repaired' drive under RMA replacement. Is this OK?

The replacement drive I received in lieu of the one submitted under RMA (returned because BIOS detected 500GB as either 4GB or 0MB) carries a 'Repaired' drive sticker. I'm confused about the ...
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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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Laptop LCD replacement

Hey I have just replaced the LCD in my HP nx6125 laptop with one out of a Toshiba A60 which is the same resolution etc but I get this weird issue on the right hand side where it repeats a column of ...
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Unknown monitor replacement cable

I am trying to repair a LG W2452V monitor that I had lying around. It seems I am missing the cable going from the main board to the headphone-jack/control buttons boards. The connectors look like the ...
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Replacing laptop gpu fan

About a week ago my laptop gpu fan started making strange noises. Games werent running so good as they used to and my 3DMark score went way down. I think the fan is getting tired and will probably ...
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What is the difference between these laptop display panels?

I currently have an LG LP154WE2 that has an approximately 10 pixel wide white stripe down the center of the screen. This shows up even when the computer first boots so I'm pretty sure the panel has to ...
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Burnt SATA Drive

By stupid curiosity, I've connected the FDD power cable to the jumper pins of a SATA drive, and powered on the system. The SATA drives controller is now burned out. Can it be replaced, and still ...
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How can I repair a totally corrupt rpm db on centos 6.4 with no backup?

I am looking for help in repairing my Centos 6.4 rpm db. I had a disk failure and the backup rpm i have is not working also. I have googled the request and have come up with many different solutions ...
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How to replace front cover of a Dell 2145cn printer?

I have a Dell 2145cn and the front cover has broken to where it won't shut anymore. I have bought a replacement front cover and after trying to open the printer and replace the old one, I realized I ...
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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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Boot error: 0xc0000225. winload.efi. JUST SOMETIMES?

I recently bought a new SSD for my laptop and made a clean installation of windows 8.1. After leavening some unallocated space, I've installed the latest Ubuntu version on it, having a dual boot. ...