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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    Thanks gary67 and dugimodo - I will try a linux boot later this weekend.
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    Re: Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    Since the HD is missing will the laptop automatically go to the USB? I thought that the boot drive had to be selected in the BIOS.
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    Should I try a new laptop hard drive?

    Our Toshiba laptop would not boot up and had a black screen with no BIOS, no cursor, nothing at all. I posted about this several weeks ago and decided it was time to get a new laptop as we had the...
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    Re: Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    Good idea. I was thinking of removing the laptop's HD and using a SATA (or whatever it is called) cable to the mobo of my desktop.
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    Re: Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    My first task will be to remove crapware, Norton, MS Office, etc. SSD is a must, at least 256, I will aim for 512. 16 Gb RAM is an overkill for what my wife uses the laptop for but it will...
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    Re: Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    As we posted at the exact same time, from my post: I tried a desktop monitor plugged into the HDMI port on the laptop and still nothing so it does look like a hardware failure in the laptop (made in...
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    Re: Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    I tried a desktop monitor plugged into the HDMI port on the laptop and still nothing so it does look like a hardware failure in the laptop (made in 2010).

    Looks like it is time to buy a new...
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    Re: Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    Front power / battery LEDs are OK.

    Holding down the power button for 5-10 seconds did not work - I did this while powering off and then again powering on.

    Power pack is OK - I measured the...
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    Re: Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    All looks good. I measured the voltage from the mains power supply and it is Ok (19 vdc). The front LEDs = 'fully charged'.
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    Re: Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    I did as you suggested but still a dead screen; also tried booting just with battery with no mains connected. Will search for an old Win DVD but it seems to me that since there is no BIOS text at...
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    Laptop dead after today's Win10 update

    :annoyed: I chose Update and Restart and when I came back to the laptop the screen was black (dead). So I then turned it off then on; then removed battery and back in and on, inserted Recovery CD =...
  12. Thread: Oled TVs

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    Re: Oled TVs

    This is good advice. Sometimes I cannot tell if a TV is OLED - if it is next to a non OLED and the same screen size then usually I can tell but often there is not a great difference or I may decide...
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    Re: Cable for PCI Express card

    Thanks wainuitech and piroska. Yes my PS has a spare 4 pin power connector - in fact there are several. I should have known what the 4 pin plug on the card was for - a brain fade - it seems so...
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    Cable for PCI Express card

    There is a 4 pin plug on this PCIe USB card 10672 - what is it for - what does it connect? What is the name of the cable that connects it? I do not have this PCIe card but might have to buy it,...
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    Re: 16 Gb RAM in which slots?

    I found the specs on the original two sticks of 4 Gb RAM, Corsair Vengeance. The latency is given, and of course the speeds. However I see that the new Crucial RAM, two sticks of 8 Gb has a...
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    Re: 16 Gb RAM in which slots?

    OK, thanks. I cannot recall why the USB card that I bought about a year ago would not fit. I will see if I can find it in the storage room (aka junk room). It would be great if I could get USB-3 on...
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    Re: 16 Gb RAM in which slots?

    Ah!! Thanks! Don't know how I missed that page. This morning I went into our storage room and emptied a cardboard box with computer items - at the bottom was the original mobo box, with printed...
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    Re: 16 Gb RAM in which slots?

    The manual does not specify which slots for dual channel, but the specs does state 'dual channel architecture' so I think dual channel happens whatever slots are used. Here is the page from the...
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    Re: 16 Gb RAM in which slots?

    Thanks dugimodo. I did look at the mobo manual but as you found, it does not specify what slots to use. The next time I take the covers off the case for blowing out the dust, or adding a new HD, I...
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    16 Gb RAM in which slots?

    Christmas came early for me yesterday morning! Two courier packages delivered at 8 AM: Two pair of specs from Zenni Optical which I was expecting, and the nice surprise of new RAM that I ordered on...
  21. Thread: Needed VIT D

    by Strommer
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    Re: Needed VIT D

    Be sure to take Magnesium with Vit D. Also Vitamin K2.

    Magnesium will regulate levels of vitamin D, which in turn manages the levels of other minerals such as calcium and phosphorus. It also...
  22. Re: Specsavers: "We could all do with a spare pair."

    I too am a happy ZenniOptical customer. Been using them for years for SWMBO and myself. Just ordered a pair of sunglasses and normal specs, progressive, great frames, phone number inside 'arm' (saved...
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    Re: Bluetooth for phone in car

    Just did a test. As she entered her car the Promate unit said "Connected!". So far so good, as the Promate bluetooth managed to turn itself off when she parked her car in our driveway a couple hours...
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    Re: Bluetooth for phone in car

    The audio quality that I hear is good when my wife is talking while in her car. However if she has the visor flipped down (for sunshine) then it is not as good but still ok. Road noise suppression...
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    Re: Bluetooth for phone in car

    Footnote: When the driver's car door is closed the Promate unit is supposed to disconnect the bluetooth, but sometimes it does not. When it does not disconnect and when my wife's phone is within...
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