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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 open ViewSonic VX3276-2K-mhd?

I have a slim ViewSonic monitor and yesterday noticed that there’s a spot dimmer. After searching the internet I found out that it could be simply a cable not fully plugged. The thing is that I remove ...
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Why does TPM think I installed a new CPU?

I disassembled then reassembled a computer, I rebooted and got a message saying that I installed a new CPU or reset the NV structure. I don't really think I did either, there was only one RAM slot and ...
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Broke something on MSI GF63 Motherboard

I broke a part on an MSI GF63 motherboard. It seems to be soldered on to the motherboard and wouldn't come out so when I applied a little pressure the plastic cover broke. The ribbon cable is still ...
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windows 10 How to enable automatic recovery mode without user interaction?

Sometimes during loading windows 10 I have message that windows is not loaded properly and I have to either to reboot or try advanced setting where I just press Continue and windows 10 loads properly ....
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ASUS laptop won't boot without strange sequence

Model: Asus M7400Q The laptop got a bit wet today. I let it dry and cleaned out the motherboard with isopropyl alcohol (although nothing looked damaged), but it wouldn't boot. Plugging in the ...
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Replace Laptop Battery With Power Supply

I have an old Macbook Pro 2013 UK version, and it's broken. I have a feeling it's the charging circuit for the battery that's broken, and that everything else works fine. I'd like to have a go at ...
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Windows non-bootable repair, Installation USB not working

Overall Problem & Context: My work laptop broke yesterday with no obvious cause. Symptoms were it would only boot to MSI Click Bios (its an MSI laptop) repeatedly. The OS was Windows 11. I've ...
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Western Digital PCB swap: What codes matter?

I read all about it here but am confused slightly https://www.effectiveelectronics.com/blog/western-digital-hard-drive-pcb-swapping-replacement-guide/ I have a WD2500JB-00GVC0 This site says the DCM ...
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Restore Windows 10 boot

While trying to create a Windows/Ubuntu dual-boot, I messed up my booting setup. It installed grub and even that is broken. Boot blocks, boot partition, I don't know exactly what's messed up, but I ...
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Unable to repair Windows 10

My laptop (13 years old, I know it is way too old), had a bad battery, which caused the PC to power off without any action from my side (as if I disconnected the power or kept pressing the power ...
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USB HSF+ external drive partition won't mount. "(NO WRITE)" & "Resource busy" errors when trying fsck

I was copying a huge file from a USB external drive when it suddenly disappeared from the Finder. I disconnected and connected it back, but the primary partition wouldn't mount. Rebooting the Mac didn'...
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Laptop power cord splicing, Red Vs Blue

Components specs Laptop Brand: Toshiba Original cord Brand: Natno (replacement AC adapter) Model: SK90195231 Input: 100-240V--1.3A Output: 19.5V–––2.31A Wire Colors: black,white,brown/red New HP Cord ...
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How to repair a XFS filesystem with a dirty log?

I had a server crash while its RAID array was running in a degraded state and now the XFS file system is corrupted. I have read up on how to repair the filesystem but most things I have tried have ...
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Does a Windows 10 repair flash drive need to be one used for installation?

I want to make a backup of the USB flash drive which I recently used to install Windows 10, on a second flash drive. For the backup flash drive, is it best to create a new one using the media creation ...
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How to repair corrupt data (images) and make it readable?

I corrupted my data by taking out the SD card (which was used as internal storage) multiple times without running: Eject/Unmount Since using the SD card as internal storage was encrypted the card to ...
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Can I replace the larger fan in My Zotac NEN Steam Machine (ZBOX SN970)?

Context: I used to build/upgrade my own desktop computers, so I'm fairly comfortable inside a case, but haven't worked in a pre-built "mini" computer before. I have an old Zotac NEN Steam ...
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Windows 8.1 boot error after restarting

I restarted my notebook after it lagged especially hard thinking it needs a fresh reset. After that it won't boot anymore. It says "the boot configuration data for your PC is missing or contains ...
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Trying to rehabilitate an old PC, encountering RAID error

I have a computer that I aim to turn into a server, but I am running into an error where I can't even reach the BIOS setup screen. Summary. Trying to boot PC, encounter error: Detecting arrays ... No ...
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Laptop screen not working after repair

I own an Asus Vivobook and I had to change the monitor frame -not the LCD screen itself-. All the operations are done, but when I shwitch on my laptop the screen turns on, I can see the "ASUS&...
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One slot keeps failing in a RAID-6 array, before and after RAID card swap: does the backplane have to be replaced?

We have a 12 drive Supermicro 12U server SYS-6029P- WTRT with X11DDW-NT motherboard that was upgraded to a 7332895-LSI-MR-9361-16i RAID card so it could go from 8 to 12 SAS disks. The drive in slot 3 ...
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Compaq Presario SR1103WM POSTS, but refuses to boot any OS off any medium, no matter what

I've tried booting off anything and everything, CD, USB, HDD (Windows 98 SE Bootdisk off CD (only one that worked), GParted Live 1.4.0 off CD/USB, Windows XP Home/Pro off HDD), and I haven't got a ...
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SSD can't be formatted [duplicate]

I'm trying to get a fake 7TB SSd storage, that in reality is a 64GB SSD to work. I can work on a Linux machine as well. Until now, the disk is not formatable, I can't clean it using diskpart on ...
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Aorus FO48U monitor makes constant loud popping/ticking noise

I've started to experience a serious problem with my Aorus FO48U monitor all of a sudden. The speakers are malfunctioning: they play sound in a very muffled, distorted and quiet way. Furthermore, ...
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How to repair a mp4 file?

The end of the file is damaged because battery of digicam became empty. I tried to repair it with ffmpeg -i input.mp4 -c copy output.mp4 It crashed. How can I copy a destroyed file without checking ...
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How to connect anti-static wrist straps without a desktop PC case

I looked up tutorials on how to use an anti-static wrist strap and they all seem to tell me to connect it to a desktop PC case while having the PC turned off but plugged in. I need to open up my ...
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victoria hdd/ssd repair: what is the difference between "DDD (API)" vs "wr LBA num" in write mode

Does anyone know what the "DDD (API)" vs "wr LBA num" option is for in Victoria's "write" mode? what is the difference between both? thanks
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How to know what's causing screen backlight to fail? Dell XPS 13 9370

I have a Dell XPS 13 9370 laptop which has an issue with its LCD screen backlight. The computer works perfectly with an external screen and you can see that the built-in display works (e.g. against a ...
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What screwdriver do I use for these?

I’m trying to disassemble my computer and the chart below is from the manual. I cannot find any specific M2x1.9, M2x2.5 and such screwdrivers online at any store. Please help. Screws specified by the ...
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Wireless logitech keyboard to wired

i have a Logitech K850 keyboard i use it to play, before it didnt have input lag but now it has, i thinks is because the interference of 2.4ghz,can i convert the keyboard to a USB one to avoid input ...
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Is the transfer belt cleaner in a Dell 1350cnw laser printer a user serviceable part?

I have a Dell 1350cnw color laser printer that has developed streaks, spots, and other negative printing results. I disassembled the unit and found the transfer belt cleaner to be very dirty and seems ...
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How to read the information from RAID's HDD when NAS is broken and HDD are not?

Since my Synology NAS (DS411slim) declared as "hybrid" RAID5 I guess this means "software", the plan should be: I should get Synology DSM 6.2 as virtual machine image from ...
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Canon MF6530: Persistent paper jam. Took video in the tray. No error code

The display says "Paper Jam / Open Left Cover" without any code. I don't think the jam is real. I put a camera inside the paper tray and took a video. In the video, I see the following ...
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What repair options are available for Thinkpad Stack hard drives?

I really like the ThinkPad Stack lineup and was sad to see it go discontinued. For context, here's the product: I still use it for its powerbank and mobile NAS functionality. However, the 1TB hard ...
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Asus Q324UA Notebook - Unable to clear BIOS

I have a Asus Q324UA Notebook that I have unfortunately forgotten the administrator password to the BIOs on. I attempted to simply remove a CMOS battery from the motherboard, but the latptop doesn't ...
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Fans on motherbaord and chassis not spinning after replacing power supply

Fans in the motherboard doesn't spin after replacing the psu. The old one doesn't work so I replace it with a new ones (forgot model name) of 240v. the small led in the motherboard shines but the cpu ...
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Laptop keyboard behaves weirdly after water damage. Is there a way to repair it?

I spilled some hot water on my laptop keyboard about a year ago and as you all guessed, it partly stopped working (i.e. some keys weren't working at all and some keys were acting as if they were other ...
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Thinkpad T450s with USB and 3mm connection problems

I have a Thinkpad T450s with two problems that may or may not be related. Problem 1: Audio through the 3mm jack is patchy. I know it's not the headphones because they work fine on other devices. I get ...
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Windows 10 corrupt after repair

a few days ago, for no apparent reason, my Windows 10 machine, in the middle of work, started to stutter and eventually came to a stop with a blue-screen. After the BSOD reboot it refused to boot, it ...
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Syncmaster 225W repair / new capacitors

I recently replaced 5 capacitors in my Syncmaster 225BW after it was having severe issues maintaining steady output. I referred to this video for the instruction and replaced the capacitors as ...
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threadlocker destroyed laptop screw holes

Not long ago I decided to use some loctite 222 on the bottom screws of my laptop to keep them from falling out. This was supposed to be a low-strength threadlocker, but yesterday when I tried to open ...
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Search bar in Windows 10 plain doesn't work (and other assorted functions)

No, this issue didn't appear after an update. The search function features are also still there, they just don't start. I know reinstalling Windows fixes most things, I just wanted a second opinion on ...
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Unable to repair USB flash drive in Windows

When I tried to create a Windows To Go with Rufus, the process failed and my flash drive is in a weird state: The drive will freeze any "disk reading" operations, including: Diskpart (list ...
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Repair corrupt or truncated mp4 on linux

Here is what i did : $mediainfo v.mp4 General Complete name : v.mp4 File size : 1.66 MiB $MP4Box -info v.mp4 [iso file] Unknown top-level box ...
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How to repair a flat RJ45 cable and connector?

My son installed a flat RJ45 cable with moulded connectors between two rooms in our house. However, the connector and cable at one end got torn off. Pulling a new cable is sadly not an option, so - ...
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Monitor has a stuck flickering image on the background, it persists through reboots, and it persists through different GPUs

This is very odd behavior I have never seen because it seems the monitor itself, has RAM that has burned in or capacitors keep a buffer up or something for hours, because I have removed all power and ...
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Did I just nuke my drive while doing a FAT32 to NTFS conversion?

I got a 2TB external HDD which was pre-formatted as FAT32. I had assumed exFat and did not bother to check until I ran into the 4GB limit error and realized it was FAT32. As a last stop, I ran a ...
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Repair Disk that is not showing up in diskpart

I have a new SSD NVME connected through USB. After a dd command (sudo dd if=/dev/nvme0n1 of=/dev/sdb bs=32M conv=sync,noerror status=progress) something went wrong. Now I can't see it through windows ...
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How long does it take Windows 7 to scan and repair an exFAT external drive that was incorrectly unplugged on a Mac?

It's been over 24 hours now and there is no progress bar to know what is going on. Cancel is greyed out and I'm afraid that force quitting will damage the drive. Context: Plugged in an almost full 4 ...
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Get a drive out of the read only mode

I got a problem with my new m2 ssd KINGSTON SA2000M8250G. I just installed it 2 weeks ago. Now out of nothing it stopped booting with the following output. Failed to flush random seed file: 5712F72E ...
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Is it possible to disable the battery entirely on my Lenovo laptop?

I have Lenovo 30-15IKB (Ideapad) laptop and my battery is internal. I want to disable the battery. I tried to disable it by pressing Fn + s + v but it doesn't work. I tried to do it from the BIOS but ...
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