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Computer hardware articles and tutorials to help you repair your PC.

Imminent Signs Your Computer Is About To Crash

Your computer is a machine destined to fail. While we’d all like to think our machines will boot faithfully until the end of the world, it’s just a matter of time before your hardware fails. Hardware failures can occur all …

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Smart Home Checklist To Save Your Marriage

Being a technology early adopter has always posed problems for me and my spouse. Me, because I am always attracted to new and shiny technological advances. My spouse, because she has yet another thing to learn–a new remote to use, …

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Steps To Install Ambient TV Back-lighting

Having ambient TV back-lighting is not something most people consider when setting up their home theater. LED and OLED televisions are extremely vibrant and bright and watching them in a darkened room for an extended period of time can cause …

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Stylish Surge Protector With Functionality And Protection

One of the most often overlooked, yet most important component for your electronics is the surge protector. What makes a good surge protector? What is the perfect balance between functionality, style and quality? There are many features to consider when purchasing …

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Anatomy Of A Good Computer Case

What makes a good computer case and what makes me qualified to give my opinion on this delicate topic? It’s simple, I like hot dogs. I like eating hot dogs on a potato bun with crushed Doritos on top. I …

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Troubleshooting USB Devices

There’s nothing more frustrating than plugging in a USB device and watching as nothing happens. The device does not appear at all or fails to install. In an ideal world, you would plug in a device, Windows would recognize the …

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What To Do If Your Recovery Disks Do Not Work

You’ve been responsible. You’ve either created those recovery disks like you were supposed to or you saved the disks that came with the computer. Yet when you try to use them, the recovery disks do not work or the first …

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Hard Drive Recovery Types

Hard drive recovery is a serious matter. Many of us use our computers for business and personal tasks, and losing data on the hard drive for either of those can result in financial or emotional complications. Whether it’s a business …

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Should You Buy An All In One Computer

Should you buy an all-in-one computer? As you may already know, an all-in-one computer is a desktop built directly into the monitor. Consider it the PC version of Apple’s popular iMac. They’re growing in the marketplace and many of them …

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NES Custom External Hard Drive

What to do with all of the extra data you have laying around.  I know, le’ts put it in a nice safe external hard drive!  But not any old off the shelf one, a super secret, top of the line, …

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What To Look For When Buying RAM

From the outside looking in, RAM can be one of the most confusing pieces of hardware to buy for a system.  With all the types/sockets, speeds,  placement, and settings available, I can see how it can be a daunting task.  …

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Are You A Desktop, Laptop or Tablet Person

These are confusing times for people getting ready to buy a new computer. Will they still be making desktops in a few years? Are tablets just a fad? The iPad and Android-based tablets have exploded in popularity, but are they …

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DIY External Hard Drive

People all across the world have been buying external hard drives for backing up data for quite some time.  As we mentioned before in various articles, backing up integral data is the only way to ensure you wont lose something …

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Easy To Install USB Power Outlet Converter

If you have more than one USB tech device, then you know the importance of having a USB power outlet converter. Rather than using the outlets themselves to plug in your phone, camera or Mp3 player, you can buy converters …

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Troubleshooting And Fixing Computer Is Overheating Issues

Your computer is overheating and you may not even know it. Aside from viruses, heat is one of the most dangerous threats to a computer. Many users even think they have a virus, because an overheating computer has similar symptoms: …

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