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Fix MagicJack Problems by Tweaking and Changing Your Proxy Settings
The MagicJack has changed the game for people wanting cheap phone service. At $39.99 for the device and first year of service, it is hard to find a flaw with the model. However, things that sound too good to be true, frequently are, but through research and experimentation, I've found ways to optimize your MagicJack connection and fix some common problems. more...
Tips on Testing Your Hard Drive For Problems
One of the basic requirements of keeping your PC in good working order is to ensure that its hard drive doesn't have any problems. To do this, you can either opt for computer repair or prevent it by testing your hard drive to detect potential problems. more...
PC Repair Tips For When You Can't Uninstall AVG
Today, one of the basics for any PC is a good antivirus. AVG is one such antivirus software available over the Internet today. One of the reasons for the popularity of AVG is that it is available in both paid and free versions. more...
Is There Any Way To Fix A Defective Pixel?
If your LCD screen has a stuck or dead pixel, it's usually because the liquid in the liquid crystal display (TFT LCD) has not covered that pixel fully. Try the following steps to spread the liquid and unstick the pixel more...
Does My Computer Need More Memory or RAM?
A quick way to determine if your computer needs more memory (RAM) is to use the metrics in the Performance Tab
of Task Manager. more...
Windows Vista Repair
Now that just about everyone knows how to use the XP Recovery Console Microsoft's newest OS does not contain one. Not to worry we have a detailed article that will walk you through how to use these great new features in Vista. more...
How Can The CompactFlash Expansion Plus Improve My iPAQ?
With an iPAQ Compact Flash Expansion Pack Plus, you can go and buy Type I or Type II CompactFlash cards compatible with your Pocket PC's operating system and extend the functionality of your iPAQ... more...
Why Do I Need an External Antenna for My PocketPC?
An external antenna is one of the numerous PDA handheld accessories along with PDA cases, screen protectors, styluses, car mounts, cables, and others that ensure total Pocket PC protection and improved functions. more...
Are The TMobile Pocket PC Exchange And Repair Programs Worth The Effort?
Through this program, a customer may ask for repair services or an exchange of his handheld via TMobile Pocket PC Repair Centers or through the assistance of a T-Mobile Customer Service representative more...
Not everyone is a computer whiz out there but this should not stop you from running Dells Simple Diagnostic Tools. It's easy to use and you will be glad you did. more...
How to Solve Many Computer Issues
Being a computer Tech I have run into many computer issues. Many times a great place to start is in the device manager. more...
Vista Error Your Activation Period has Expired
As with every new OS you may run into this. Not to worry we have the solution. If you are seeing this Vista error when starting windows you need to activate the product. more...
Activation Fails with Error Code 0x8004FE33 or 0x80004005
Activation fails when you try to activate Windows Vista or Windows Longhorn Server over the Internet
This article pertains to any of the following Vista errors.
1. Activation fails with error code 0x8004FE33.
2. The following Error events may be recorded in the Application log:
Log Name: Application
Source: Software Licensing Service
Event ID: 8198
Window Vista Startup And Repair
Startup Repair is a great Windows tool that can fix many issues like missing or damaged startup files they may be preventing Windows Vista from starting. The Startup Repair option scans your computer for problems and then tries to fix it. more...
How To Prevent a APC MATRIX 5000 Acid Spill
A battery acid leak or spill in the data center is not a good thing. The APC Matrix 5000 UPS SmartCell XR is prone to leakage.
Killer Command Line Tips Part 1
Dean's favorite Windows Command Line shortcuts and tips. Part 1 - Navigating directories.
What is the LAMP software platform?
LAMP is used as an acronym to describe a popular web site infrastructure platform: more...
Building Your Own PC - Gathering The Components
Time to go shopping. This series of tutorial articles will guide you, using plain English, in constructing your very own personal computer. You may be surprised to find that for a slittle as $500 you can have a top-of-the-line custom built, fully upgradeable PC. more...
How To Watch Satellite TV On PC
Nowadays, with the rapid advancement of satellite tv technology, anyone can watch any TV programs around the world. You can even watch live TV coverage of major sporting events right in the comfort of your own home. more...
How Does A Barcode Scanner Work?
To understand how a barcode scanner work, it is important to first understand how barcodes are produced and being read. more...
Do Computers Suffer From Obesity?
Modern computers are very complex systems. They are much like the human body. By consuming large amounts
of non-certified products from unknown sources, you increase the level of cholesterol in your blood very
quickly. Soon, you would have an obesity problem. You couldn't run fast either. This is the same reason why
your computer slows down over time. more...
Who Should I Get To Fix My Computer?
Why choosing a local computer repair service maybe better for your pocket and benefit you in the long run more...
Recover your Hard Drive Data 101
Most people do not realize the importance of backing up their files. As the cliche goes, you only realize the importance of something once it is gone. You accidentally delete your file or your hard drive goes nuts. Now your files are gone, and you feel miserable, depressed and frustrated because those are precious files. May it be work-related, school-related, sentimental value-related, you now feel the impact of your lost files because those files are indeed important. more...
Tips for Data Recovery of RAID 5 Drives
RAID technology is the use of multiple disks to emulate the performance of one disk. This is usually done to increase the safety and redundancy of data, the speed of read/write performance, or a mixture of both. It has great use in the management of corporate data. more...
The Role Of A Hard Disk Data Recovery Specialist: Getting Your Precious Files And Data Back
Hard disk damage through fire, sabotage, flood, blocked system and partitioning along with certain mechanical failure, accounts for about 75% of all lost data incidents.
A "data recovery specialist" service is something that is desperately needed when it is necessary to have information or data in your computer recovered. more...
Broken Computer - Fix or Fling?
Should you throw out your ageing computer and replace with a new computer, or should you spend the money upgrading the existing machine more...
ATX Power Supply Repair And Troubleshooting
How to repair ATX power supply with a simple troubleshooting method. more...
How To Repair Dell E173fpb LCD Monitor Easily
Easy way to repair DELL E173fpb LCD Monitor. more...
How Will Daylight Savings Time Rule Changes Affect Your Computer Systems?
In August of 2005, the US congress passed the Energy Policy Act. This changes the start and end dates for daylight savings time (DST). This law goes
into effect for the calendar year 2007. DST will start three weeks earlier, on March 11, 2007 and end one week later on November 4, 2007. As a result
the DST rules for all computer systems must change in order for the proper time zone to be applied based on these new rules.
Windows Vista Upgrade - What to Watch Out for
With the with the final release of Windows Vista on January 30, 2007, you may be wondering if your computer is "Vista Ready".
This article is designed to point out a few potential pitfalls.
Using Internet Explorer 7 ( IE ) as a FTP Client... Does not work.
With the recent release (pushed out and forced on you) of IE7, those whom used IE6 as a FTP client will notice some
changes and issues. Here are the highlights of the changes:
Laptop Shutdown for "No Reason"
Most laptop computers have a protection feature that will simply turn the power off
if the processor becomes too hot. It is called Thermal Protection Shutdown.
"Did You Get My Email?" - The Pitfalls Of Email Delivery
This is something that anyone with an email address these days, may hear or say quite often. Why? Well
because of the relatively unreliable nature of email delivery systems.
How To Remember Passwords
This is not about replacing a stick of RAM in your computer, but rather a How To Fix Your brain kind of article.
One of the biggest problems that Network Administrators face, is dealing with user passwords. Actually, getting users to
use a complex password, rotate it on a regular basis, and remember their passwords. The challenge is that in order to conform
to network security policies in most companies with any sizeable network, password usage rules must be enforced
How To Fix a Noisy Computer
Help! My computer is growling at me.
One of the most common problems with desktop computer hardware is the failure of cooling fans.
This usually manifests its self by making very annoying noises like squeaking or growling.
I get so many people calling me saying that their computer is making funny sounds and they think
it is about to blow up or something.
3 Tips to Fix Unreliable Wireless Connections
Generally speaking, wireless computer connections are reliable. However, nothing is perfect, and sometimes you may lose your connection or experience a weak signal. There are many factors that impact the reliability of your wireless connection.
How To Get the Most Life Out Of Your Zune Battery
Naturally, how you choose to operate your Zune player is going to affect the total lifetime of your Zune battery. With the wireless turned off and under normal circumstances when you're just listening to an mp3, the Zune battery will last you a good 14 hours. If you're playing videos on the player, however, the battery life drops down to about 4 hours.
Top iPod Problems and How You Can Fix Them
Most say the small shape of the iPod is an advantage, while others argue that the increased mobility just increases the chances of an accidents happening.
Apple's Do-It-Yourself Parts & Service
A link to Apple's DIY parts and service page. Excerpt:
Apple's DIY parts include everything you need to complete
various replacement tasks. Each package includes:
* Genuine Apple-certified parts
* Simple, step-by-step instructions with helpful graphics
* A handy list of tools you'll need to have on-hand
* The estimated time that it'll take for you to complete
If Apple's DIY does not cut it for you, try iFixit for Mac + iPod
Parts & Upgrades.
iFixit makes repairing and upgrading your Mac easy as... 1 2 3.