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How to Fix a Cable Chewed by a Mouse or a Rat

Today, our pets vary from dogs and cats to geckos and mice. If you have chosen the latter, it is quite possible that it loves eating your cables. Don’t worry, you are not alone. Cat owners will tell you that some of them also do the same. Question is: How can you fix these cables if you don’t want to have to buy new ones all the time? (more…)

By Gillian V., ago
Laptops & Notebooks

What if your computer, mobile or PC breaks down during the lockdown?

If we thought we were dependant on our phones and computers before the coronavirus pandemic happened, imagine now? To some of us, it kept us working while others had to go on temporary unemployment and to most of us, it kept us sane throughout this long period of lockdown by watching movies, playing online and talking with friends and families. But what if it broke? (more…)

By Jack F., ago
Maintenance

Automatic Repair Couldn’t Repair your PC: How to Survive This?

Is there anything worse than having your computer telling you it can’t repair itself? Most probably, but in a world where we are so dependant upon our computers, reading “Automatic Repair couldn’t repair your PC” will always be a cause for anxiety. When Windows will fail to boot (including the latest versions), the next thing it will do is launch its built-in tool “Automatic Repair” to try and repair itself. But that might not work and that’s when it tells you the bad news… So, what should you do then? (more…)

By Jack F., ago
Software

How to Fix Hulu Playback Failure?

Of the many streaming and obtainable on-line services, Hulu happens to be one of the widely accepted and easily recognizable services. It currently boasts of large subscriber numbers with many web users opting to stream content via its platform. The main reason why many users love it is because of its massive wealth of varying video streaming options. (more…)

By Gillian V., ago
Hardware

What are computer ram ddr1, ddr2, ddr3… and how to identify them?

Identifying the Random Access Memory is not difficult. In general, there are three common types: DDR1, DDR2, and DDR3. To identify them physically is not difficult. You simply need to define the distance of Notch, as well as the intergrated chip (IC) type. But first, you need to confirm that is indeed DDR1, DDR2, or DDR3 and not one of the SDRAM. Keep the chip’s front facing you and look at the DDR Notch. The notch will vary in the DRR. (more…)

By Jack F., ago
Software

How to Fix a “DNS Server Not Responding” Problem

Ever tried to access the internet and instead of seeing a search engine's window you see the error message, "DNS Server is Not Responding"? For many people, such a message sounds like a foreign language, have no solution, and most do not know what a DNS is in the first place. When a Domain Name Server (DNS) is not responding, you will not be able to access the internet. This problem can be solved by following easy steps. First, let us look at why a DNS would have an issue. (more…)

By Gillian V., ago
Maintenance

Common Causes And Solutions Of Computer Shutting Down By Itself Unexpectedly

If you are part of the people who have already asked themselves "Why does my PC shut off randomly by itself?", we guess that you face the issue quite frequently. This can be caused by many reasons but the symptom is always the same: your Windows computer keeps switching off on its own, automatically and for no reason, and obviously without restarting. Overheating, viruses, software crash, hardware malfunction, blue screen... Let's review the main causes and fixes that can create this problem. (more…)

By Gillian V., ago
Hardware

On The Importance Of Using An External Hard Drive While Reparing Your Computer

Any DIYer will tell you how important it is to use a secondary storage device while fixing your computer, may it be a portable laptop or a PC. Even if the repairing has nothing to do with the internal hard disk where all the data is stored, you're not protected from anything going wrong that could impact your files. Let's review the benefits of using an external hard drive (HDD). (more…)

By Gillian V., ago
Laptops & Notebooks

What To Do When A Lithium Ion Battery gets swollen?

Laptops, notebooks, tablets, e-readers, cell phones... Today, most of our electronic devices are powered by lithium ion batteries. Usually, everything runs smoothly but it can happen that the battery is defective and start to swell, expand or inflate. In this case, it is most often too late to fix it. Here are some explanations about how to prevent this from happening and, if it's too late, how to dispose of your bloated battery. (more…)

By Gillian V., ago
Laptops & Notebooks

Symptoms, Causes And Solutions Of Main Hard Disk Problems

The major core component of any computer, laptop or notebook is its hard drive or disk (HDD). It is where all the data is stored and what makes these data available at all time. Sadly, it happens too often that the hard disk of a computer fails, making you lose all your precious files. Shamefully, most of us do not anticipate the security of hard drives unless something a failure happens.Here are the main cause, symptoms and solutions for these problems. (more…)

By Jack F., ago