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WebM support has been added on a trial basis. Please check this thread for more info.

Recomended Reading Smurfer ## Mod ## 09/08/01(Sat)01:50 No. 3145 ID: b315cf [Reply] Stickied

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A few things that might help get those questions answered faster.
Be specific when you are talking about something - "my mp3 player is broken HALP!?"
- What kind of mp3 player, (brand and model)
- What isn't is doing now that it was before (the reason it is "broken")
- What were you doing to it last, right before it broke.. Did you maybe drop it?.. get it a little wet? try to flash the firmware?!

These all help in determining what can be done.
These rules do not just apply to MP3 players.
Just be as specific as possible and don’t leave stuff out, we want to be helpful here, try not to make it a scavenger hunt for clues!
These same rules apply for other situations like “I got a new motherboard and now my computer doesn’t post!”
-old motherboard model
-new motherboard model
-ram (speed)
and any other component you might have in there (most of the other stuff usually won’t matter but list what you know.

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Anonymous 14/02/28(Fri)05:30 No. 21006 ID: 10d6c2

I don't know if it's still the case, but back when I was taught electronics they covered house wiring as part of the curriculum. I'm going to guess they don't do it anymore, because everyone younger seems shocked that a geek like me knows house wiring...

Anonymous 14/09/17(Wed)07:48 No. 21424 ID: 82948f [Reply]

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I'm having trouble getting Flash movies and games to download.

They keep freezing in the middle of loading.

Like I'll be loading one that's 288516kb and it'll just stop at 3576kb or something.

Then I hit refresh and it'll load up to 4911kb and just stop again.

Refresh, load a bit more, refresh, load a bit more, refresh, load a little bit more.

Something that should only take a couple minutes now takes hours!


upgrade blues. Anonymous 14/09/15(Mon)04:54 No. 21413 ID: 04fe4e [Reply]

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I got a replacement MB 2 years ago as dire things happened to my old one. I kept the old processor
a Dual core 3.0 GHz and life went on.
Now I want to move to a better (quad core) processor and I was wondering if I could find (anywhere) a better chip than I currently have.
The MB is a MSI G41M-p26 775 socket board and the specs say it can take a quad but I'm wondering if it's so dated that I can't find one.
Any suggestions for a relatively inexpensive MD/Chip combo that won't be out of date in a year?

I have 8 GB of DDR3 ram. I'm in Canadaland so prices are definitely not cheaper.
Pic related to how I feel.

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Anonymous 14/09/16(Tue)10:40 No. 21420 ID: 04fe4e

I'll check them out.
I guess another alternative as a stop gap measure is throwing in a 3.4 Dual core or p4 chip.

Anonymous 14/09/16(Tue)19:14 No. 21421 ID: 10d6c2

P4 would be a substantial downgrade and a complete waste of money. For every tick of the clock a Core2 gets more work done than a P4. That's why a Core2 can have a lower clock and still be faster than a P4. Apple's "Megahertz myth" wasn't just marketing nonsense.

You can get a dual-core E8600, which is the fastest dual it supports with the largest cache (a Q9650 is basically two of these CPUs glommed onto the same die, though with a lower clock), for $36.

Anonymous 14/09/17(Wed)00:16 No. 21423 ID: 04fe4e

That's a possibility.
Although I will see if any local shops have one in a bin somewhere.
Ebay for this isn't really an option - or it is but for the price online here I might as well do an actual upgrade that would last a while.
As is, with the shipping ($35.25 to my address )it is creeping up there.
Also, I'm still confused by the nomenclature of quad core systems and their hierarchy.

encrypted file misieksbc 14/09/16(Tue)22:11 No. 21422 ID: 5c17c6 [Reply]

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Hiin need help please!! most of my photos was encrypted by some viruses, so i've re-install OS. After that i've been told by my firend that i deleted decryption key when i re-install OS. Is there any way to decrypt this files?? Please!! |I've attached eg. file.

Anonymous 14/09/14(Sun)21:50 No. 21411 ID: aaad3e [Reply]

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Recently someone proposed a 'www.ratethatcritic.com' site on Reddit. I saw it after 5 hours on the Reddit homepage. When I visit the site, it shows it's blank. Does that mean of all the redditors, noone is smart enough to go and register the domain name? Whois lookup says no one has done it. I'm not going to take this opportunity, cause I don't have the time to spare ATM and I'm not interested in this area, but for future things like this, would you want to just grab the name even just to sell later?

Anonymous 14/09/14(Sun)23:07 No. 21412 ID: 15121f

That's a business tactic some buttwipes use, every name a car firm could consider is pre-registered with the sole intent of selling it back to the company later and making a buck. Ford galaxy, escape, lander, whatever.

Do whatever you want, it'll only be worth it if the name is in demand though, so you have to balance your costs.

Anonymous 14/09/12(Fri)03:11 No. 21407 ID: 6cf8dc [Reply]

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I changed my google password after seeing on the news that some ruskies hacked over 1 million google accounts, and now my android tablet is fucked up. it is saying it's syncing data, but then says there was an error, and it will be back shortly, even though it says data was synced. and i'm not getting notifications (email, new app updates, etc.)

Anonymous 14/09/13(Sat)09:44 No. 21410 ID: 6cf8dc

nvm fixed it (like any of you faggots were helping anyway)

What is the best way to recover information from a corrumpted hard drive? Anonymous 14/08/23(Sat)22:33 No. 21356 ID: 2699af [Reply]

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My old hd got corrupted because my old motherboard had come to the end of its life cycle and could not handle all the files I had on that hd corrupting it as it proccesed it..
May be that dosn't make sense but that is what my friends who works at IT said.

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Anonymous 14/09/12(Fri)11:11 No. 21408 ID: 2699af

No never.
Could that work after a year damaged?

Anonymous 14/09/13(Sat)00:11 No. 21409 ID: 10d6c2

Urban legend.

What actually happens is the moisture in the air inside the drive (the only drives that are sealed are the few WD units that contain helium) condenses, then freezes onto the heads, platters, motor, armature, etc. Ice is just as good a conductor as water, which quickly melts and gets sprayed around the interior.

Anonymous 14/09/16(Tue)05:41 No. 21419 ID: 10d6c2

as an added bonus, said ice could bump into a head, damaging it.

Anonymous 14/05/24(Sat)02:53 No. 21167 ID: dc5fec [Reply]

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So I got a mouse to replace my old mouse what had doubleclickitus.

Apparently, that shit is communicable, because New Mouse is doing it too.

It's a generic, I have no idea who the manufacturer even is, but I'm pretty sure this is a software or port issue and I am at my fucking limit with dealing with this doubleclicking horseshit.

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Anonymous 14/08/11(Mon)04:00 No. 21315 ID: 852e30

Mice buttons sometimes have flimsy brass springs which fail, but it sounds to me like you're either abusing yours or buying shitty products at below-cost value.

My advice to you would be to go and buy a Microsoft Intellimouse. Nothing fancy. Just two buttons and a scroll wheel. They were designed for schools, prisons, and mental institutions and will likely survive OP's clumsy habit of knocking his mouse onto the floor.

Anonymous 14/08/16(Sat)08:41 No. 21331 ID: e3fe28

Y'all are weird.

I've gone with Logitech for years. Cheap hardware that lasts if you're not a clutz. Even then, there's a few things of mine that have taken quite the abuse over decade and still work, although they belong in a museum now. I bought a simple three button mouse, optical, takes one AA battery that lasts over a freaking year. Seriously, I never turned that shit off and gamed my ass off with it. It has a micro USB reciever that you can ever stuff inside the casing for easy storage. I don't remember the name of it, but it's been my favorite mouse for years and it was only $35.
Certain tech you just shouldn't skimp on, especially the stuff that sees a lot of use.

Pocket Pussies

skimp on any of these and you'll see their demise before you know it.

HALP! /Technichal Advice Jawamax+ 14/09/12(Fri)00:23 No. 21406 ID: 3ddf00

If you get an old fashioned wheel-driven mouse (with a scroll wheel), get a G.E. I have (had) one that lasted through three 'Puters!
If you get a Laser/LED mouse, get an ONNOptical Mouse, which is USB compatible. You hook it up to one of the small USB Ports in the back. Jawamax 8<{D}

Old Computers Teh_Doctor 14/09/02(Tue)19:28 No. 21381 ID: 9740c0 [Reply]

I got 2 old laptops (Windows XP , Build 14.Whatever), and I wanna know if I can get Win 7 running on either without spending a metric fuckton on upgrades. One's a Toshiba, One's some other weird model. I wish I had pics, but...


Anonymous 14/09/03(Wed)22:42 No. 21383 ID: e9ee54

Pretty sure nobody in the world can tell you whether it'll work based on the information you've provided.

Does the undescribed laptop have a big fruit logo on the lid with a bite taken out of it?

How about you flip the laptops over and look at the model# stickers attached to the bottom. It'll even list the manufacturer for the one you're fuzzy on.

Anonymous 14/09/03(Wed)22:45 No. 21385 ID: 80b782

OP could even post a pics and we'd get more info.

HALP! /Technical Support Jawamax+ 14/09/12(Fri)00:09 No. 21405 ID: 3ddf00

I have a 2002(?) Dell Series 4550 that runs Windows XP; My problem is, when I start WinXP normally, it either goes completely BLANK, or runs an ati2vag error "blue page." I can get the WinXP working sometimes, but it runs so slowly, it takes half an hour to get my Browser or other programs I use running.
If I run it in safe mode using the Windows Task Manager, it's still slow, but a bit faster, and I have NO AUDIO and LITTLE (If any) Video capability. Last year, I blew the stack clean with an air compressor, and it worked fine for a while... It's also hard to get in touch w/my dad (and I know who he is), a retired IBM Repair tech. Can someone out there Please HALP!/ Thanx, Jawamax 8<{D}

Anonymous 14/09/05(Fri)19:07 No. 21393 ID: eb89c4 [Reply]

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Ok, so I had Ubuntu installed, but can no longer access it through GRUB because GRUB has disappeared somewhere inbetween Windows 8 updates.

My laptop had W8 pre-installed and so I had to fuck around with UETF bullshit to install Ubuntu, almost fucking up my computer.

All the instructions regarding restoring GRUB tell me that I must go through more or less the same process again. And I'm kinda scared of doing that, because I can't afford to lose my laptop even for a short while.

So how do I restore GRUB at minimum risk? I'd appreciate detailed instructions, but I'll take whatever I can get.

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Anonymous 14/09/06(Sat)00:01 No. 21397 ID: f13f1e

SUPER GRUB DISK http://www.supergrubdisk.org/

Anonymous 14/09/06(Sat)01:06 No. 21398 ID: fa3b7b

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You shouldn't even have to reinstall GRUB. If there was an update or something and now an option disappeared from the GRUB menu, you should only have to do some work in your terminal emulator. I think it's the same in your case. https://help.ubuntu.com/community/Grub2

If not you may have to just reinstall GRUB. While you're at it you should try BURG instead of GRUB. BURG looks cute.

Anonymous 14/09/10(Wed)23:38 No. 21403 ID: eb89c4

OP here,I just rearranged the boot order and it worked.

I'm a tard, case closed.

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