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CompTIA A+ CE
PC Pro Certification
Marchman Technical School Certificate of Completion
School and Experience
- Sunlake High School (Dual enrollment)
- Graduation: 2014
- Marchman Technical Center
- Graduation: 2014
- Linux (I often have a second dedicated Linux computer)
- Intermediate board level repair and data recovery
- Gaming (Limited to older games without excess DLC and microtransactions; PC only since Xbox One and PS4 launch)
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Is it necessary to reset the SMC after an emergency battery swap?My 2012 MBP developed a battery bulge but in this case, I was extremely lucky that it wasn’t severe enough to hinder the...
Can I swap my old hard drive into my new machine?My 2011 MBP suffered from a dead short by the LVDS connector, which burned the board :-(. The problem is the cost of...
How well does MacOS handle DRAM-less SSDs?My 2011 MBP is still rocking it’s OEM 500GB spinning hard drive since I’ve largely been tolerant of it because I haven’t...
Prints from my 10.13 High Sierra MBP, but not 10 Home 1809.This has been an ongoing issue since 1/16 with no fix so far. The printer still works on my MBP, so I know the printer is...
Would Sugru work to fill this in?I have a Wii I explicitly bought to use as a Component Gamecube, due to the cost of actual Gamecube component cables. I...
(E6220) How much time is worth investing into repairs?This pertains to my “purchased for the expensive accessories” E6220 that’s worse for wear. My needs an SSD project one is...
(E6220) How will changing the DW1501 impact the DW375 BT module?I have another E6220 I ended up getting once I found out how much the batteries and charger cost - which came with what I...
(E6220) Is this laptop work with the Dell 130W adapter?I picked up a no webcam Latitude E6220 (gov’t surplus) for a really agreeable price, but I do not get a hard drive, caddy...
Are there any good SATA I/II/III SSDs left new?I am looking to upgrade my HP nc6000 to a machine that’s quite a bit newer and will have more video memory, as the nc6000...
What size belts does this use? (Sears 560.21674350)I picked this up on eBay to have a descent small tape deck (I am aware it isn’t audiophile grade, but a lot of these older...
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Rispondi a "Is it my SSD or hard drive cable?"99% of the time it’s that HD cable; the 1% is a truly failed drive. Changing it cures the problem nearly 100% of the time on these. Refer to this guide for the part and this question for the patch points: Will Crucial MX500 2TB 3D CT2000MX500SSD1 SSD work in my Mid-2012 MBP?. DO NOT install it raw; that’s what ruins them. Did you upgrade to an SSD without upgrading the cable too? If you did, you found out why the advice towards people getting SSDs is to change the cable while they’re in the machine. Some of the Mid ‘12 machines got thin SATA II cables from the 2011 Pro, whilt others got a wider SATA II cable from when Apple revised it a 2nd time. Since there are 3 known revisions and 2 bad revions (one of which is hard to tell apart), it’s usually better to change the cable and know you have the current part in the system UNLESS THE SELLER HAS DONE IT.
Rispondi a "Spilled tea on my MacBook, should I replace battery?"Batteries do not like liquid. Change it out when you clean the board so you know there won’t be any battery problems. It already looks like the BMS is corroded too.
Rispondi a "Can this be repaired SIM card circuitry"For most people, it’s not the end of the world outside of hurting the resale value. For example: I don’t want a WWAN card on most Lenovo laptops after it’s ~18 months old or it just has to come with the deal - that’s because many of them tend to use older network technologies that are close to death, especially pre XX40 models. The cards are whitelisted, so I can’t decide that the cards sanctioned by Lenovo are too old to bother with, but I can buy any card I like as I can with a Dell Latitude. It’s generally not something that’s cared for after it gets to be too old. In this laptop, the current card the US models use is the Sierra Wireless EM7355 (FRU: 04W3801). It’s an LTE card (which is good) and outside of regional issues one card is used with these machines so it’s nowhere near as bad, but even then it’s not something people always care about - especially if you take my attitude and don’t care if it comes with one, but if it doesn’t NBD. In the past, it was done with a few specific cards and after...
Rispondi a "My SD card won't lock. Help?"The spring mechanism on the SD card slot broke. Canon solders it onto the primary PCB in the point and shoot series, so you need to repair the board or replace the board. Board replacement has this habit of costing about as much as a newer used camera that’s going to be better then what you have, so try and get it repaired if you want to keep the camera.
Rispondi a "Is this at all compatible with DD-WRT?"Ubee is usually ISP grade - they take precautions around 3rd party firmware like DD-WRT. On top of that, the big ISPs like Verizon take extra precautions like restricting specific parts like the MoCA jack (used for internet and cable) to the ISP firmware so even if you got DD-WRT on your MI424WR 802.11 a/b/g/n EOL (Actiontec), it’s crippled because the MoCA jack is nonfunctional. The Greenwave 802.11ac (FiOS-G1100) has yet to see DD-WRT support and will likely come with the same MoCA stipulation if it can even be done. Later MI424WR’s like the Rev.I were more of a pain then the early Rev.A-D ones. Rev.E-H was marginally worse then the Rev.I version (red plastic band). Get a 3rd party router you like that’s hackable WITHOUT an integrated modem (Must have eMTA if you have a landline) - it’s a much friendlier solution to change firmware on.
Rispondi a "Dust in the display, what causes it, how to prevent it"How it likely happens is the screen is bonded with LOCA glue so it’s usually a factory defect or develops over time as the LOCA glue degrades as it ages. There is no cure as it fails as the system ages, unless it’s a factory defect. Test the new computer with a black test image and check it when it’s new, so you can tell apart age vs. factory failure. Short of living in an ISO certified cleanroom and wearing a bunny suit, it’ll happen as it ages again. Sadly there is no good fix since this is much more difficult to “debond” and correct since it’s much larger then an iPhone - it isn’t even a DIY job on the iPhone and other mobile devices, but anyone with pro experience can typically get it on the phones. This is beyond DIY and high experience.
Rispondi a "Car starts, but the battery loses it's charge"Lead acid car batteries don’t like being discharged and tend to “expire” in ~5 years. Check when your battery was made and if it’s 5+ years old, try replacing it and see if that helps. If you do not get a better result with a replacement battery, you may need to try another alternator (especially if you used a Mexican rebuilt unit) that’s better quality (install yourself so you know it’s done right and see if a quality alternator fixes the issue. If you have issues with it even with a new battery and a quality alternator, you likely have a parasitic draw somewhere and that’s a nightmare to fix, or there is something wrong with one of the computers like the ECU. An ECU may total out the car since you need to take it to a mechanic to get it paired with the BCM and it’s usually ~$1k to get a new one, plus labor. You need a scan tool that can do this and they usually cost ~$5k or more.
Rispondi a "What is this connector called (BDP_015)"BDP would indicate Blu-Ray Disc Player most likely. That looks like the power connector :(. You’re going to need to find out which chip is paired to the PS4 and swap it to a new board or do board level repair to the PCB with this one.
Rispondi a "How apply UV screen protector"UV LOCA glue? You need something like a nail curing machine found in a nail salon to cure it. Get a normal glass one or a plastic one with silicone adhesive if you’re not talking about the actual glass that covers the display.
Rispondi a "Continuous bootloop Android phone"LG is known to have bootloop issues that are related to bad boards. Sadly it’s usually not something you can fix with a battery removal. The board needs to be reworked to run for data recovery and it needs to be replaced. Been there with my G4 and it’s still been my last LG to this day. Supposedly the phones like the G6 and subsequent models from that point are okay, but the damage is done - too little, too late. They seem to go bad within ~2 years from what I’m aware of. In an answer to my own question on this exact same issue. It isn’t easy, so make sure you can do it because you usually only have one chance and a few reruns and it’s over. Refer to this question: How do I get the phone working for data recovery?
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