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CompTIA A+ CE
PC Pro Certification
Marchman Technical School Certificate of Completion
- Sunlake High School (Dual enrollment)
- Graduation: 2014
- Marchman Technical Center
- Graduation: 2014
- Linux (I often have a second dedicated Linux computer)
- Intermediate board level repair and data recovery
- Gaming (Limited to older games without excess DLC and microtransactions; PC only since Xbox One and PS4 launch)
Does the A1048 USB ports work well with flash drives?I currently use a G4 era keyboard with my iMac G5 ALS and I’ve had issues with a specific type of flash drive I use a lot of ...
Can I fix this without wiping my phone?This has happened for a while on and off but for the last few weeks it happens almost every other day. In lieu of wiping the ...
Why is the laptop shutting down?**NOTE: The seller included a 45W charger and did not make right on it. I need to get a 60W unit - I know.** I’ve had this Ma...
(Dell OEM) Radeon 7570 1GB fan noise OR where can I get a new GPU fan?Video of the sound (Wear headphones): https://photos.app.goo.gl/6sGcSj7ER1Kj8t... I can clear up the sound temporarily when i...
(Vizio M220VA) Vizio TV has display issuesThis has gone on for ~8 months and the TV has held up so far, but I’ve always had some concern this could be a sign there’s a...
Are the OWC chargers genuine?I need to find a power adapter for this A1181 MacBook. I know I should probably go pick one up from the Apple store for $79, ...
The iMac occasionally boots without the Apple bongThis iMac has some issue where it does not always boot with the Apple bong after power is removed if I need to remove the pow...
What power connector is this video display use? (LiquidVideo LVM701)I was given this because it was going to be thrown out and it appears it has never been used. However, I can’t use it in a ca...
Which laser do I need? (Rev.A Samsung SDG-605)I got this Xbox along with a 2nd one as a lot yesterday. The first one worked but this 2nd one has given me a lot of grief wi...
Where can I find an ISO for this machine?I got this machine from a neghibor who is moving and did not want it since he only deals in newer Macs. I don’t know the spec...
回答先: Can I bypass my admin by replaceing the ssd?The admin password is in the Chromebook’s firmware, so no. In addition, I’m certain your school enforces a Google account lock so you can’t change that as well. Unless you buy it out AND have it fully released to you (with a warranty transfer), you’re not going to be able to do much with it. The SSD only holds Chrome OS and again, it’ll take on the old school set restrictions if you change it out.
回答先: Is this more than a cable fix?The external looks fine. If that was bad, it would show a similar defect or nothing on the screen. The display is set to extend rather then mirror, so that will need to be changed. The internal LCD is broken and needs to be replaced. rMBP screens are best replaced as an assembly since the layers are part of the assembly unless you know how to do it consistently - almost nobody does. Refer to this guide to see how to replace it.
回答先: Battery cycle count stuckMost 3rd party batteries use a low quality BMS (management board). It sounds like you have one of these low grade clone packs with this issue. If you must have accurate logging, discard this one and buy a good one. There isn’t much you can do to correct this. If you want to use it until it shows signs of failure, keep tracking the charges manually as well as you can, and keep a log of how many cycles the battery actually has if you can remember to do this. Once it’s on the high end with calibration issues, the battery is worn out. You cannot use the capacity as a metric for wear on packs like this. And seriously pray someone didn’t fry the machine with a 3rd party charger. They’re at that age point :-(. Depending on how long (or how nasty) the charger is/was, they can damage these machines to the point they’re BER, especially as they age. If you are using one of these, throw it away and buy a real one BEFORE it fries the computer - it’s a matter of WHEN.
回答先: How to replace screen glass?The issue with the CE is the screen cover is usually the first to go. This is better then the situation on the Plus/Silver/CSE where the display is taken out because of how much direct line of sight is present, but it makes finding a good screen hard. Bring cash and have it on hand to secure the one that has the parts you need. This one is a hard find. Your best bet to find a donor is to ask a bookstore who sells them used or a ex student who lost interest in their broken one - they probably have busted ones to sell you for the good parts in large numbers. I’ve checked eBay and I just cannot find a CE ANYWHERE - just mixed lots and EZ-Spot B&W models. The full reason for parts availability being scarce is described in my comments on @thelastmill’s answer, but it’s almost always because the B&W Plus series is the most popular because the main reason the TI-84 sells so many units is school supply lists - no parent is going to be extra and get their kid a CE willingly. Mine is a B&W Plus that was no different. W...
回答先: Can I buy the spring for the pump cap wiper?You need the service station assembly for that part. Unless your waste ink pads and service station are worn out, find a spring that looks like a close fit and hope it works. Do not buy a donor for this unless it’s cheap - 9 times out of 10 they have the waste ink pad error (flashing power and ink lights). They will have an exact match to what was lost, but you need to find out how to unlock the ink carrier and navigate around a horrible amount of waste ink in order to get to it on them due to how Epson locks out these printers - you can’t even scan with that error.
回答先: Any tips on getting the hex nut out of the phone?Use one that’s about the same size, but is slightly smaller and still fits over normally. This usually works to deal with stubborn ones. If you’re finding it’s still being stubborn, you will need a driver with more torque. The issue is it was tightened more then it should when the phone was assembled at the factory. This isn't the end of the world but you will need to match the force used to have a chance at removal.
回答先: (Dell OEM) Radeon 7570 1GB fan noise OR where can I get a new GPU fan?I blew off the dust that was exposed from disassembly out as much as I could. It seems to not rattle anymore like it did before. The card was cleaned before and this is residual.
回答先: Get data back from old iPhoneiPhones in general require a good battery to turn on. It doesn’t need to work well (even a piece of junk will work) as long as it holds a passing charge. These phones are becoming collectible, so I’d encourage you to get a high quality battery and keep it around. If you want to charge the battery, it can be done with a high amps charger - AS LONG as you watch the phone for signs of battery failure. 12 year old batteries that have not charged in years can be downright dangerous if you aren’t careful. I’ve done it before, but only under that condition to avoid problems. Since you just need the data, find a descent quality battery for the phone and work with that to get the phone to turn on. You almost certainly need the sense line and that will only be found on a real battery. That said, if you want to try to simulate the battery, what you can do is leave the wires for the old battery soldered to the board and use a bench pperr supply to make the phone think there is a fully charged battery present (3.7V/1400 m...
回答先: Memory Module Upgrade DilemaIf you’re concerned about compatibility, the best way to correct it is replace the existing modules with a factory matched pair from a reputable vendor that meets what you needs. It’s not worth the effort to try and match up a module you’ll probably never find again since it probably came from a Chinese factory who sold them to the highest bidder willing to print a name on it. Since we don’t know what laptop you have, we can’t help you find a matching set to replace it. It looks like DDR2 (possibly DDR3; hard to tell from your photos) to me based on the place the notch is but I’m not entirely sure without a machine model. This is also the easiest way to repair a RAM incompatibility as well, since it’s often hard to know why the mixed pair isn’t playing along well and it’s typically a pain to find a compatible enough match. Keep the non matched modules but don’t reinstall them unless you find a exact match or a compatible module to pair it with.
回答先: Can you play sims 4Depends on which Mac Mini you get. The Core Duos are out because Sims 4 only likes the Core 2 Duo as a starting point. Since you need a 9400M or better GPU for Sims 4, this rules out all of the cheap ones due to their age that go for pennies to the dollar. The last Mac compatible Sims release to run on the Core Duo was 3. You’re going to need a somewhat modern one from 2010 (GeForce 320M 256MB/Core 2 Duo) or 2011-2012 (HD Graphics/Core i series) if you want to run the game on a Mac. As long as it can allocate 256MB or more of system RAM to the video memory or it has a GPU and dedicated VRAM, you’re good to go. The 2010 has a real GPU with just enough VRAM (but an old CPU) while the Core i series Mini has the superior CPU (but uses Intel UMA graphics). I would try and find a 2012 if you can afford it. The Sims games are pretty content to run on lower end hardware, but you may need to turn the graphics down or use Laptop Mode in Sims 4 unless you have a dedicated GPU. I’ve tried to get Sims 3 to run on lower en...