13 tutorials Computer Repair

If you want to learn how to fix a broken laptop screen, hook up a printer to a computer, repair or recover data from a computer hard drive, and many other computer repair tips, then you are in the right section.

If you want to inject some branding to your Lenovo laptops by customizing the BIOS splash screen image then here is a quick tutorial on how you can do that. Download the BIOS update utility Download the BIOS Update Utility from the Lenovo support website and extract the files: Click Next and accept the agreement: Take note of the path where the files will be extracted to: Click Next again and the click on Install: Make sure you do not install the BIOS update on the last screen: click on Finish. Prepare the image guidelines for the creation of the custom image : image file size are limited to 60kb valid image formats are as follows: (.bmp)  jpeg (.jpg)  gif (.gif) file format image width and height should be less or equal to 40% of the built-in lcd panel resolution.…

Sometimes when your Lenovo laptop goes to sleep ( maybe for a long period of time ) it won’t come back from its slumber regardless how many times and how long you press the power button.This seems to be a common problem with Lenovo laptops at least with the models we use T440s, T450s and T4060s. I’m not sure what exactly causes that problem, but I suspect it might be the double batteries in these new laptop models. If you are here  because you are experiencing that problem, try pressing the power button for longer that 30 seconds, sometimes that wakes the sleepy head up. If pressing the power button for more than 30 seconds doesn’t do anything then use the reset hole in the back of the laptop. the reset hole should look like this: Before doing the reset,…

A friend of mine posted this message on Facebook the other day regarding his MacBook Pro laptop that he purchased in 2012: I have a Macbook Pro from 2012 with a dead video card. It will cost me about $500/$600 to fix it, then it will be ok for maybe year or so, I’m told. I’m gone go and pass on the fix. Is it now a paper weight or can I get anything for this anywhere? any mac guys know? He included this picture with his post: Supposedly he had brought in the laptop to the Apple store and was told the problem was the video card. I’m not  a Mac guy, but I’ve been around computers enough to have my doubts that was a video card problem by looking at that picture. Unless these MacBook Pro laptops have…

If when browsing a random website you get a pop-up message on your browser like this: **Zeus virus detected – your computer has been blocked** Error virus – Trojan Backdoor Hijack # Don’t panic, if you haven’t downloaded and installed anything from that site yet then your computer is safe. Don’t do any of the things the message is asking you to do, that is most likely a scam. Most likely your browser is frozen at this point, so Close the browser completely by terminating the process.To terminate the process Right-click on an empty area in the taskbar and then click on Task Manager and then select your browser process ( in my case is Google Chrome ) and then click on End Task That should kill your browser session. If you reopen the browser again, don’t restore the session,…

If you are using the latest Google Chrome browser then you might have already noticed those pop-ups from certain websites asking you to show notifications. If you are annoyed or concerned by those pop-ups then here is a quick way to disable those pop-ups in Google Chrome. I don’t know when Chrome started doing this, but  it wasn’t long ago. To disable the notifications, while Chrome is open click on the Settings button on the top right side: Then click Show advanced settings: Then under the “Privacy” option click on Content-settings scroll down and then under “Notifications” click on “ Do not allow any site to show notifications” :   That’s it.That should stop websites from annoying you

Hi there, are you here because you want to prevent your computer from getting infected with a ransomware virus? I hope you do, because if your computer is already infected with ransomware, and you are searching for ways how to get rid of it, then you might be out of luck. It’s almost impossible to get rid of a ransomware virus after it is installed.  Your best bet is doing a clean install of the operating system ( if you don’t care about files) or pay whatever ransom the software is demanding and hope the attacker will send you the decrypt key to free up your files. Based on many online reports in 2017, ransomware attacks are on the rise. Here are a few tips on how to protect against those nasty ransomware attacks. What is ransomware anyway? Ransomware at…

Yesterday I got a support ticket from a user that was complaining about her Lenovo T440s laptop turning off every time she unplug the power cord from the laptop. Indeed the laptop was shutting down when removing the power cord even though both batteries were showing fully charged. The first thing I did was to upgrade the BIOS and reinstall the power management driver, but that didn’t seem to have helped. After trying many tips and tricks I found on the Internet I figured the problem might have been the internal battery. I removed the bottom cover off the laptop, and disconnected the internal battery pack connector from the motherboard. I put the cover back on and tested the the laptop by unplugging the power cord while the computer was on, and this time it didn’t shut down, so the…

The title of this article might look a little catchy, but it’s true, we’ve been refurbishing many old computers at work using this simple tip I’m about to give you. Many people recommend upgrading the CPU or RAM or both in your computer when its running slowly, but what might be actually dragging your computer is the hard drive. most computers up until recently were shipped with either a 7200 RPM or 5400 RPM mechanical hard drive. RPM is a speed metric which means “round per minute” the faster the hard drive goes around, the better. both types of mechanical hard drives are outdated by now, and most modern computers are shipped with SSD hard drives. SSD drives don’t spin, so they are quieter and much faster than mechanical drives. So to boost the speed of your old computer by…

If you ran out space in your computer hard drive, and are wondering what has taken it, then there is a tool that can help you see the folders size quickly. it is called Treesize and its very easy to use. Download it from their website and install it. If you are using Windows 10, you might get this warning when you execute the .msi file. Just select the check box, and run it. once you install it, run it as “Administrator: Once you open the program it should list all folders in your computer by size: Right-click and Delete any folder you don’t need.

Probably you have a bunch of duplicate files on your computer and want to get rid of them, but the manual process of comparing and sorting out what’s duplicate or not throw you off a bit, then you might be glad to know that there are many freeware and open source duplicate file finders that do this process for you. duplicate files don’t only take unnecessary hard disk space on your computer, but also hinders your productivity. when having duplicate files sometimes is really hard to know what is updated or outdated, so people go through each file and see which one has the latest modifications.. this is not only painful, but also time consuming. so without any further lecture, here are 8 freeware and open source file duplicate finders that will help you find and remove duplicate files from…

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