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Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)04:49 No. 22009 ID: beb2f9 [Reply]

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Hey /halp/, been long since I been here. Currently running a Lenovo Windows 7 laptop and my screen is fucked up. How do I fix this?

Pic related.

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)04:55 No. 22010 ID: 2df8ca

Plug into an external monitor.
Video good = Screen or cable is bad.
No Video = GPU or Mobo is bad.
Cable is the cheapest to replace but from my experience if you see anything on the screen then the cable is good.
Screens run about $40ish and aren't "too" hard to replace if you don't know what you're doing.
See if that model has a YouTube disassembly video to help.

I'd bet your screen is broken. ~$40 fix. EZPZ

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)05:13 No. 22012 ID: beb2f9


Guessing that I was right. Did think it was the screen that was the issue, lucky I kept my Windows XP monitor. Thanks Anon.

Anonymous 16/01/06(Wed)05:48 No. 22013 ID: 2df8ca

Np, have a good one.

cyanogenmod from 10.1 to 12 16/01/01(Fri)03:41 No. 22002 ID: 776200 [Reply]

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My friend picked me up a used Nexus & tablet and all I know is it's an OS and Cyanogen mod (s) behind)
I ran a util (Upgrade for Android Protool that told me my system didn't meet the requirements for either Lollipop or marshmallow... (but it's weird as it says my ver is 4.1 not 4.4
it's running Cyanogen mod 10.2.1-groupler
and I think the current ver is 12. something or 13.
The updater can't see / find any of the updates.
I was wondering how to update from this to the latest version without wiping my system.
My android ver is 4.1 and no, I don't know how or if I can upgrade that higher as well...

Can anyone spoon-feed me what the hell I can do with this?

Anonymous 16/01/04(Mon)01:08 No. 22007 ID: df8db5

Why not wipe system?
What model is that device?
You can backup apps with TitaniumBackup, look on onhax dot net for the full apk

Anonymous 19/01/06(Sun)19:45 No. 22642 ID: a11044

Downloading APKs and installing them from random webpages is like running .exe files with Administrator privileges. Any script kiddie can turn the file into a trojan, and you've just backdoored your system!

F-Droid is a package repo with FOSS apps. You can find a lot there.

saging because 3 year old thread.

Anonymous 15/12/19(Sat)13:54 No. 21996 ID: 473029 [Reply]

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Forgive me if I am out of place, but could I get some help with my typewriter? The return button doesn't seem to work. It works okay, but it's hard to get the lines of text to line up without the return button.

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Anonymous 15/12/20(Sun)12:46 No. 21998 ID: 473029

How can I check the spring tension?
I'm sorry; I don't know how typewriters work.

Anonymous 15/12/20(Sun)16:10 No. 21999 ID: aa1d29

If you don't know how, don't try. You'll only distort the spring further. Take it to a watch repair shop if you can't find a specialist near you, they can normally deal with this sort of thing.

Anonymous 16/01/01(Fri)21:04 No. 22004 ID: 2d7f4c

1) aquire parts diagram
2) aquire tools
3) disassemble
4) clean
5) inspect
6) replace parts
7) reassemble

This is the process I've used to fix mechanical type things I've never had experience with otherwise.

Things like kitchen appliances,large house appliances,small gas motors for lawn equipment, printers and other office machines. All approached using the method above.

linux game Anonymous 15/11/25(Wed)15:18 No. 21977 ID: d6fa00 [Reply]

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how to install Don't Starve on ubuntu

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Anonymous 15/12/08(Tue)15:05 No. 21991 ID: 690149

Not nearly as mainstream as having a functional reading ability.

Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)19:19 No. 21994 ID: 652784

No it works perfectly well on any Ubuntu flavour if you have Steam installed.

Anonymous 15/12/11(Fri)04:51 No. 21995 ID: 16a86e

SteamOS is just Valve's Ubuntu-based distro. It might be the only officially supported distro for lots of games, but it doesn't in any way mean it's the only distro a given game will run in, even more with Steam Runtime being a thing.

Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)11:36 No. 21992 ID: 182bc9 [Reply]

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Sometimes when I download zipped game osts/albums/other things with what is supposed to be Japanese filenames, they look like this. It's kind of annoying. Is there any way I can fix this?

Anonymous 15/12/09(Wed)18:38 No. 21993 ID: 4ed8c4

Install and enable eastern fonts.

At the moment you've either not got them installed or the OS hasn't been told to actually use them

Remove OEM bios password Anonymous 15/11/19(Thu)21:33 No. 21971 ID: f02fa8 [Reply]

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I have an Acer Aspire V5-571P that stopped booting to windows one night when I lost power. When I turn it on it just keeps cycling "Diagnosing startup" and "Launching automatic repair" *restarts* looping over and over.

My first instinct was to go into the UEFI bios and set the boot order so I can just reinstall windows, but when I hit F2 to enter bios I get this shit. It asks me for a bios unlock code, gives me a hint, and after three tries it changes the "hint" to something else.

How do I remove / find the bios unlock code? I called acer but they want me to mail it to them AND pay $200.

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Anonymous 15/11/22(Sun)13:26 No. 21974 ID: d5946b

What about simply removing the CMOS battery? Wouldn't that wipe the password?

Anonymous 15/11/23(Mon)22:22 No. 21975 ID: 5a53ee

This isn't a BIOS password, this is a system lock because the BIOS password was entered incorrectly too many times. And besides, on everything except absolute shit-tier hardware they write the passwords to flash now. Remove the battery, password still remains. If you're really lucky there's a separate password clear jumper but most systems don't include them anymore, since businesses want to lock idiots from using their stolen hardware.

Anonymous 15/11/24(Tue)05:44 No. 21976 ID: a2408d

>on everything except absolute shit-tier hardware they write the passwords to flash
>Acer Aspire
Should still try it. There's no good reason not to.

TF2 trade DaRealChrispy 15/10/26(Mon)21:31 No. 21960 ID: 8800e8 [Reply]

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Hello /halp/
I recently became TF2 premium and I am trying out TF2 trading and I need some help on 3rd party trading sites.
I use scrap.tf for weapons but I need to sell some of my items. What do you recommend for fast buyers Anon?

Anonymous 15/11/11(Wed)01:00 No. 21967 ID: 6a406a

I use backpack.tf its very popular.

Anonymous 15/11/11(Wed)01:48 No. 21968 ID: eb89c4

Are there any trading strategies that actually work even when performed by a class A sperg such as myself?

Anonymous 15/10/08(Thu)18:58 No. 21952 ID: 7ef09b [Reply]

Is it possible to get the drivers from one linux distro and use them in another?
I recently got a cheap chromebook and the only distro that the trackpad works with is ubuntu, which I really don't want to use.
I used the lsmod command and put the output of that into a .txt document, and I did the same for mint distro.
I compared the two, and the output for what ubuntu used was sdhci module used by sdhci_acpi.
Does this sound about right? And if so, could I get the module and use it with another distro?

Anonymous 15/10/14(Wed)05:37 No. 21955 ID: 0d657a

have you enabled nonfree drivers on other distros to see if it pulls in what's needed to make the trackpad work?

Anonymous 15/07/16(Thu)08:03 No. 21862 ID: aff4dc [Reply]

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ok, so I'm getting ready to swap Hard drives in my PC and reinstall windows. since I have the opportunity, I am planning to install windows 8.1, moving from windows 7, however, I'm out of practice with warez (and maybe a bit too paranoid) and I don't know how to crack 8.1. Any help or guides would be appreciated. In exchange, have this magnificent picture of a gold dragon at their study.

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Anonymous 15/10/05(Mon)15:18 No. 21947 ID: d0406c

It really doesn't matter, if you're a gamer or power user you can optimize windows 10 so its not fishing the shit out of your info and for extra speed and less background processes.
Its fast as hael when you optimize it.

Anonymous 15/10/08(Thu)01:59 No. 21951 ID: 10d6c2

And as an added bonus you might - might - be able to stop 10 from uploading all information about all wireless networks within range to a Microsoft server that the CIA/FBI/NSA/TLA can access at any time.

The general rule of thumb for 8 & 10 seems to be to use a KMS emulator, which emulates a KMS server that Windows checks in with periodically to ensure it's been properly licensed. KMS servers are typically used by businesses large & small for the software they've licensed from Microsoft, so their internet connections don't get clogged up with licensing traffic.

Anonymous 15/10/12(Mon)00:11 No. 21954 ID: 245f5b

make win7 to be better to suit your needs. professional is what you want.

HD crash Anonymous 14/11/02(Sun)22:41 No. 21512 ID: 2d01f0 [Reply]

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My external HD just crashed.

I got a weird message saying a file was not working in the HD, and suddenly I couldn't access it anymore. I couldn't turn off/on the pc with the thing plugged in either.

When I connect the HD the system recognizes it but the names of the files don't flash on the screen anymore. And as soon as I try to open it my pc freezes.

Lifehacker site says this is probably caused by "degraded magnetic media" (bad sectors). Says I should let a pro handle it. Is this true? What should I do? I need my data back...

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Anonymous 15/04/28(Tue)05:54 No. 21756 ID: 508709

You could try creating an image of the HD using free digital forensic software like FTK Imager.

Anonymous 15/05/24(Sun)11:10 No. 21787 ID: 4ff726

It's ok OP, just plug in that daily backup of all your important da-oh.

Anonymous 15/10/07(Wed)07:26 No. 21950 ID: f112a4

I had really good success saving a sketchy hard drive (that still spins up) using Spin Rite.


Burn the image to a CD and boot up with it, run one of the auto fix things. It's not free.

Also you can try Stellar Phoenix Data Recovery Professional. It works inside of Windows so you don't need to boot it up. it's also not free.


If this is too confusing, just bring it to a shop.

Buy two HDDs of identical size, make backups often. I use Karen's Replicator by KarenWare. it's free.

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