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Should I remove RAM stickers in a Intel i5 NUC?

Just put together a Intel i5 NUC (NUC5i5RYK) and the Corsair Vengeance DDR3L sticks have some rather big stickers on them. Should I remove them for cooling? But I assume that might/will void warranty. ...
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Does temporarily removing the fan from the heatsink void AMD’s warranty?

I needed to RMA my newly-bought motherboard, so that meant removing the CPU and HSF. Now i need to clean the remnants of thermal goop from the CPU and heatsink in order to put the new one afterward, ...
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Got a new hard drive - can't verify serial and it says it was manufactured in 2012

I've bought two new Hitachi A7K3000 2TB Festplatte 3,5 Zoll 7200rpm 6Gbps according to my invoice and order page on Amazon. That the drives label says "APR-2012" looked suspicious to me and I've ...
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Western Digital (WD) External Hard Drive 1 TB making loud whirring sounds, disconnecting on its own, overheating (?)?

I bought my 1 TB WD My Passport external drive 10 months ago. A few minutes ago, I heard a loud whirring sound. Louder than the usual (usual meaning the sound you hear when you put your ear on the ...
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Warranty on server grade hard-disks. Is that a good thing?

I couldn't come up with a better question and I hope this does not belong to server fault. Recently I obtained some western digital RED hard-disks, which are specially build for NAS. They come with ...
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Dead battery in brand new acer travel mate, have the warranty, how to repair? [closed]

Couple of days back I bought a brand new acer travel mate 253-M from amazon.de, but the battery is not being charged at all, seems the battery is dead. I'm not located in Germany, but I have the ...
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How can I ensure that my laptop will be replaced under warranty? [closed]

I know this is a controversial question but please hear me out. I bought a laptop from one of the major Computer companies in the UK. I bought a 3yr accidental warranty with it. Ever since I bought ...
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Why are the screws of the Macbook Pro blue on one side?

I just bought a new early '12 Macbook Pro 13" and was about to open it to swap that pesky HDD with a fresh SSD. After lifting the first screw I saw that the screws are blue on one side. I'm asking ...
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What is the correct way to check the efficiency of an UPS?

I have a UPS made by Israeli company - Advice. I read somewhere that every few months, UPS should be checked for operability by disconnecting it from the mains, then plugging mid and high powered ...
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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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IOMEGA 500GB hard disk data reccovery

Last year by November I bought an IOMEGA 500GB Prestige hard disk. Yesterday, unfortunately the hard disk fell down from my table. After that incident, when I connect my disk, Windows asks me to ...
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Lenovo ThinkPad400s screen cracked. Warranty expired. What are my options?

While adjusting screen on my laptop it cracked. I bought it almost two years ago and my warranty is expired. What are my options?
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Laptop warranty expiration [closed]

I have a Dell Inspiron e1505 purchased in 2006 with a four year warranty that expires in late October. It's just a warranty, not accidental damage protection. That laptop currently runs pretty well. ...
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Are there laptop brands with more than 1 year warranty?

I know costco adds one year to the manufacturer warranty but I'm wondering if there are manufacturers who offer more than 1 year warranty. I've had a couple of laptops that broke a couple of months ...
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Data recovery on an Iomega portable drive

For Christmas, my little brother got an Iomega 500GB portable hard drive. It'd been working well, but last week it flat died, and the company's trying to shirk it, claiming it's not under warranty ...
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Will formatting HD and installing my own OS invalidate the warranty on Laptops?

I want to purchase a brand new Toshiba or Lenovo laptop with the aim of formatting the hard drive, installing Ubuntu Linux OS and using the Windows os as a Virtualbox virtual machine. Would doing ...
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Is there any way to get a Dell Service Tag through Dell.com Website?

I purchased a Dell computer through dell.com in August 2009. It qualifies for the Windows Vista to Windows 7 free upgrade. I don't have the laptop on hand (it was a gift), though I copied down the ...
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Upgrading HDD in Toshiba Laptop without invalidating the warranty?

I have a Toshiba A105-4254 laptop with a 2 year warranty and I was wondering if there was any way of upgrading the HDD (by possibly sending it back to Toshiba) without invalidating my two year ...