If a repair shop tells you that your computer isn’t working because of a mainboard problem, it may not mean that the mainboard is irreparable. A mainboard replacement is usually considered to not be an economical option. In the past week, 2 people brought in laptops that would not begin to boot up when turned on. They were both beyond the simple hard reset and yet they were fixable without a mainboard swap. Maybe you have a laptop that you’ve given up on fixing. You may be surprised. It might just be fixable.
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Sometimes you can get by for a long time with a tricky computer or a tire with a slow leak or a taped together pair of glasses…
but it feels great to finally get it fixed.
I’ve had this new Apevia case in stock for many years and yesterday, I bought a new mainboard.
It’s a tiny mainboard and it’s also inexpensive. It’s got an integrated Intel quad core processor. It ships with Windows drivers, but I’m trying the new Clear Linux OS from Intel.
At this point, it’s installed and it’s looking like a very nice system. I’m currently running most of the business on Fedora and Mint. From what I’ve seen, Clear Linux may soon become a major distribution. Here’s some more info for those who are interested:
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Several people have brought in computer parts that they purchased online in order to build a super nice game system. I encourage more people to do this. I’ve been building computers since the late 80s and I greatly enjoy it (for a nominal fee).
You might think your old Vista or XP laptop or desktop is hopelessly outdated, but now it can be both vintage and useful. While many of the newest laptops may appear thin and stylish, they may just be more expensive, flimsy and fragile. Your old computer, on the other hand…
If your old computer is running slowly, it’s possible that the drive is going bad and in that case you will need to back up your files promptly before the drive crashes completely.
and yes, it can be agonizingly slow copying files from a failing drive.
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