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Q: Came back home to trouble!

So I've just stepped in the door from a trip to monroe LA. Helping my dad get his dealership ready for a buyer. I've been resorting to trying to stay active on the forums by using my mobile device. Anyway, the lamp in my 305T is dead. Yay me. Warranty is gone so I'm thinking of replacing the lcd completely or repairing. Is it worth paying 489 usd to have the lamp replaced or are there any good suggestions out there for a new large format high resolution lcd?

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I recommend downloading and running Reimage. It's a computer repair tool that has been proven to identify and fix many Windows problems with a high level of success.

I've used it in the past to identify and fix everything from blue screens (BSOD's), ActiveX errors, corrupt files and processes, dll/exe/sys errors, recover lost memory, Windows update problems, defragging, malware removal etc.

You can download it direct from this link http://downloadreimage.com/directdownload.php. (This link will automatically start a download of Reimage that you can save to your computer.)

A: Came back home to trouble!

Some say a thirty inch monitor is overkill . . . but why is that a bad thing?
Are you going to be able to let someone up-sell you *One* again





supersmashbrada said:





Is it worth paying 489 usd to have the lamp replacedClick to expand...

If you find somewhere that ships back-lights for SyncMaster monitors to AUS could you please post the link?

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I changed my microphone jack to an inline jack for a recording project, how do I change it back?
 

A:Changing my jack back to a microphone

You may want to post your computers specs. Such as what os you have.
 

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Hey guys,

I had a quick question about a network at home.

My house is 15m tall and 9m wide, I want to network 3 computers (mine, wife, son).

Should I wire the house with Ethernet cat 5e cable and put a 100 base T switch?
Or
Just put a Wi-Fi access point and Wi Fi cards for the 3 computers.

I prefer wireless, but I?ve heard Ethernet would have slightly faster speeds due to less aerial interference.

Suggestions? Solutions? Thank you!
 

A:A network for home? Which one?

First of all... don't put a 100 base T switch anywhere but the backup bin. If you're going to bother wiring anything put in GbE as it's inexpensive now. Also, if you're going to bother with any wiring then I'd put in the best/fastest type I could find to future proof it as much as possible. Fishing cable isn't something you want to repeat in a couple of years.

To more directly answer your question, Wi-Fi will probably be fine for you depending on the distance from your WAP (wireless access point) and what your walls are made of. You'll also need to keep in mind any other Wi-Fi interference so the distance to your neighbors can have an affect. All that being said any modern WAP will be faster than a 100 base T switch under normal conditions when it comes to throughput (how much data you can move) - but worse when it comes to latency (how long a specific bit of data takes to get from one point to another). If you're playing games you'll want low latency. If you're just streaming content or moving files around then you just want throughput.
 

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A:Trouble recording audio

I am surprised no one has replied to this yet, but no worries, I will do my best to help solve your problem

So from the sounds of it, you are having troubles with Audacity noticing your Microphone to record audio. Now, I have never used this program before, but from the sounds of it the only thing you are missing is setting your headset/microphone to the default in windows.

Now, I have not used Windows Technical Preview either, but based on how window's has operated since Windows Vista I am going to say it's safe to assume I could point you in the right direction to the very least.

To start, in the bottom right hand corner (Near your time) you have icons. One of them should look like a speaker, right click it and select "Recording Devices" In here you should have the option to make your Microphone the Default device.

Another way to get to this option if it's no longer accessible the way I described is to go to Control Panel, if you have the option in the upper right hand corner of the screen that says "View by:" and change it to large or small icons. There should now be one just called "Sound" in there go to "Recording" at the top.

Now in this window, find out which one is your device, easiest way is to make sure the mic is not muted (a lot of headsets have a mute button on them) and just speak into the mic, you should see the bar fill with a bit of green when you're taking, this indicates it's picking up sound. Set the "Default" to the headset you are using and then close and reopen Audacity (most of the time if the program is open when you change the default, it wont pick up on it)

let me know if any of that worked, didn't work, or you have any trouble finding what I have mentioned.
 

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A:Trouble connecting to internet (Windows 8)

Can you try to re-install the WiFi driver?
 

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A:Limited wifi acces at home, but not at other places

Hello maarten747 ,

As far as I can see from the ipconfig output your laptop doesn't seem to obtain IP address.
You could try configuring one manually to test this theory. Something like: IP address 192.168.1.128, Subnet mask: 255.255.255.0, Gateway: 192.168.1.1, DNS1: 192.168.1.1, DNS2: 8.8.8.8 . Just keep in mind that the details listed here are just a guess as I'm not fully aware of the specifics of your home network and a static IP configuration for the wifi adapter is not a good idea actually, so once done testing change it back to obtain IP address automatically.

Also in what wireless operation mode is your DrayTek configured?
Do you have any other wireless devices that are connecting to the same DrayTek ?
When you connect your laptop with ethernet cable, is the ethernet cable connected to the same DrayTek or a different device?
 

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Details:
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A:Laptop won't connect to home wifi but will connect to work wifi

Did you figure this out?
 

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A:USB ports giving me trouble

Your drivers are corrupt. You can uninstall them and let windows reinstall them. This may fix the problem . But if the usb ports are bad. You will get the same problem back. You can also try a restore point to when the computer or laptop usb ports were working fine. I hope this helps.
 

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A:Home server questions

Have you got a UPS? What's your question.

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A:CPU jumps to 100% then back to normal when playing games

Alright, what's the process taking up 100% CPU?
 

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A:New case possible short circuiting home

There is 1 board mounting post that needs to be left out from time to time. I even believe I've seen phenolic, or some type of composition pins to be put in that position.

If you look carefully at you board, you may be able to spot the position, by the lack of ground tracks running to it.

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A:Setting up a small home/business network

Yes, you can consider the Cloud as a solution for access, BUT . . .
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privacy
backup
ownership
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A:Question about a home network using a Linksys WRT54GS2

Modem > Router >

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A:Monitor goes dark then comes back on

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A:Home Network asking for user ID and password

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A:Will My Home Network Work?

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Try something like:

Code:

isp==modem/router --- wired --- ?
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Ps: sorry if I am difficult to understand I usually speak french =)

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A:Limited connectivity issue at home

Hey Math.Is your router secured?. If so,I would verify that you can connect using an Ethernet cable. If so, I would go into the router's setup and change the broadcast channel the router is using, change it to 10 or 11 and save the changes. Remove the cable, wait a minute, then try to connect.What is the make and model of your router?.
 

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For multiple routers, only the router connected to the modem has a wire in the WAN slot. For all others, connect to any LAN slot and leave the WAN slot empty.

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Have you contacted NSA?

P.S.
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Code:

ISP=Router--switch-- PC{1+}
|
+--- other device(s)

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A:Connect Vista laptop to XP wireless home network

How to connect to a wireless network in Windows Vista.

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ALL systems must be on the same WORKGROUP name,
ports 137,138,139,445 must be open

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Link Layer Topology Discovery (LLTD) Responder (KB922120)
http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/...1D-EE46-481E-BA11-37F485FA34EA&displaylang=en

Vista --> Linux
see this story

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A:Setting up a home network

trival buddy.


Code:

modem=====router-----Web Server
|
switch
| | | |
(x) PC systems

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A:1 home network, 2 subnets, able to ping between, but not browse... what gives?

uneasyrider said:





Setup 1
HSI Modem + Linksys router (Tomato firmware) + 2 computers
Router ip range 192.168.1.*

Setup2
Linksys router (Tomato firmware), set up in wireless client mode + 2 computers
Router ip range 192.168.0.*Click to expand...

the simplest solution would be

Code:

modem==>Linksys(192.168.1.1) - - - systems
(lan port on 1.1)
|
+-----[lan port on this router]OtherLinksys - - - WiFi-
and leave the WAN port empty; just disable the DHCP service and enable WiFi as normal
 

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A:Asus A7N8XE-Deluxe trouble

I did notice something different today. I had left the CMOS jumper in the reset position and no battery overnight. As soon as I put the battery inn and repositioned the CMOS jumper, I plugged the power supply into the mobo. Just as I plugged in the power cord, the fan on the processor jumped as the green mobo light came on, then nothing, just the green light. I am baffled as to what the problem could be.
 

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I ordered these a few days ago and they arrived today, but I'm having trouble setting them up. I've plugged the headphone and mic jack into my front sockets but Windows 7 won't recognise it, in control panel the headset icon shows up as not plugged in. Any idea what I should do?
 

A:Trouble with headset

Try plugging the headset into the back audio plugs. If the headset works, you may have to enable the front audio from the bios or the front cables were never properly connected to the motherboard
 

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A:Trouble booting up second OS/hard drive on Dell 1735 laptop

you need to set up your system to dual boot.

just google "dual booting vista and ubuntu" and you'll find lots of guides on how to get you set up.
 

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Hi Thank you for taking the time to read this thread I have a Toshiba Qossmio G laptop bit O S - Vista minutes after Home up laptop Windows Premium 10 locks Vista Home premium - Windows Vista Home Premium - laptop locks up after 10 minutes CPU Intel core duo CPU P GHz Memory GB RAM Norton It is running like thick molasses moving downhill I have tried registry cleaners speed boosters etc all junk If the laptop sits idle for around minutes it will locked up the mouse pointer moves but I can not close any windows or shut the system down All I can do is hit the big off button over and over again I get like a ghost like background with a blue quot O quot spinning around and around endlessly I have checked out my power settings thinking there was something wrong there but everything seems to be the way it should be I had a feeling I should have built my own machine but i got lazy Do you have any idea of what the problem might be Any information will be greatly appreciated Thank you Rick nbsp

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A:Sony Vaio DVD ROM stopped reading home made CDs and DVDs

In any CD/DVD RW drive, there are 2 'lasers'. One is for reading, the other for writing.
From what you have said, it sounds as if the 'writing' head has lost power, or is failing in some way.
So when you use a commercial DVD it reads perfectly, but when you try to load from the DVD's you burned on that drive, it is unreliable.
The only real answer is to buy a new CD/DVD drive unit. It's very easy to fit, and not very expensive either. I have found also that some CD/DVD drives seem to read 'bought' discs better than others, maybe some alignment differences between manufacturers ?
When you get a new drive installed, you can make new copies of the unreliable discs.
If you don't like the idea of taking the drive out, you can buy a stand-alone CD/DVD RW that will plug into (usually 2) USB ports. Not good on a laptop ! There are some that will use only 1 USB port though. Hope that's of help.
* This is one I have, but be aware that the read/write speed is only X8 on DVD.
http://www.itechnews.net/2007/05/18/samsung-se-t084l-external-slim-dvd-writer/
 

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sorry if trouble having reading DVD drive DVD's this is in the wrong place and stuff but I was just looking for quick help - my computer is kinda old built from random parts by a friend so I don t know much about it and I don t know a lot about computers The DVD drive is having problems recognizing DVD s CD s DVD drive having trouble reading DVD's are fine when I enter a DVD you can hear the drive is trying to read it and SOMETIMES it DVD drive having trouble reading DVD's does it fine and is recognized in my computer but other times it just DVD drive having trouble reading DVD's stays DVD-RW DRIVE i have tried uninstalling the drive and reinstalling it looking for firmware updates and booting in safe mode clean state mode etc but it always struggles to read DVD s I also tried editing the Primary IDE channels in the Device manager to PIO only DMA if available to experiment and see if it helped but no joy do you think it s just a case of the laser that reads DVD s has given up ps im using windows XP thanks nbsp

A:DVD drive having trouble reading DVD's

Sounds like hardware to me.
These drives fail frequently and are cheap and easy to rep[lace.
 

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I have been browsing around and I found Netgears FS116E but I'm not quite sure if this would be a good fit or quite how it would best fit into my network since it is a switch.

I have also been told I should look at a gigabit router.

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A:Upgrading home office network - need suggestions

Do you really need a 16 port router?
 

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Hello Thank you for taking the time to read this post I have a Toshiba quot Qosmio quot lapstop Laptop Premium Home lock-up Vista running Vista Home Premium I have heard many rumors of how much Vista is junk and Windows is the Laptop lock-up Vista Home Premium cure of all of vista s annoyances I do not know if l am having a computer problem or an operating system problem If my Toshiba laptop sits idle for say minutes it locks up with frozen screens lt CTRL gt lt ALT gt lt DEL gt does not work at all and the only thing i can do it hold down the Laptop lock-up Vista Home Premium off button Then comes the usual routine of being asked if I want to start window normally or in safe mode etc I have been fiddling around with this for a week now with no cure Do you have any knowledge of what is causing this Any information will be appreciated I knew I should have just built another machine myself but I got lazy I guess THANK YOU Rick nbsp

A:Laptop lock-up Vista Home Premium

Is the laptop getting hot under normal use?

Go to Control panel, Power and then change the settings for standby to off and apply.

Try it again and see what happens and report back please.

It sounds like it might be an issue when trying to head into standby if its not overheating related.
 

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A:Installing second HD on Win 7 Home Premium 64-bit?

You will have to format the hard drive in Disk Management. For details take a look at this short video tutorial : http://www.top-windows-tutorials.com/format-hard-drive.html
 

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