• How to clearly destroy hard drive?

    Bear with me here. I have a laptop where the issue is that I can not get to the desktop (McAfee fatal error). In a few weeks IT is going to inspect it. If they manage to fix it, there is personal info on the desktop that I would rather not have them see. Is there a way to "cleanly" open the laptop and... show more
    Bear with me here. I have a laptop where the issue is that I can not get to the desktop (McAfee fatal error). In a few weeks IT is going to inspect it. If they manage to fix it, there is personal info on the desktop that I would rather not have them see. Is there a way to "cleanly" open the laptop and damage the HD so that it is impossible to ever recover the files on the desktop?
    9 answers · 17 hours ago
  • I m trying to replace the battery in my small Dell Inspiron laptop and I can t get the back off. I ve removed all the screws and the back is?

    stuck tight. I ve sprayed WD-40 all along the edges and used a thin blade screwdriver to try and pry it off but no luck. Any suggestions?
    stuck tight. I ve sprayed WD-40 all along the edges and used a thin blade screwdriver to try and pry it off but no luck. Any suggestions?
    6 answers · 23 hours ago
  • Can I somehow merge two drives (C: and E:)?

    Two weeks ago I got an old EliteBook 8440p laptop running Windows 10. I soon discovered that C: have only 32GB of space but there is also E: with 191GB space. I don't know if E: is stock or if the previous owner did something, but want to know if it is possible to merge this two drivers. I can use E: for... show more
    Two weeks ago I got an old EliteBook 8440p laptop running Windows 10. I soon discovered that C: have only 32GB of space but there is also E: with 191GB space. I don't know if E: is stock or if the previous owner did something, but want to know if it is possible to merge this two drivers. I can use E: for storage but I want to be able to download files/games directly. I want to somehow remove E: so C: get these 191GB.
    9 answers · 3 days ago
  • Why does my trackpad on my laptop stopped working (please help)?

    I got a Dell Inspiron n5110 windows 7 home premium 64 bit laptop the left and right buttons work but I can't move the cursor
    I got a Dell Inspiron n5110 windows 7 home premium 64 bit laptop the left and right buttons work but I can't move the cursor
    5 answers · 1 day ago
  • Will dents to MacBook Air shell cause significant issues to performance of it?

    Going to purchase a MacBook Air, however some dents have been noted by owner and I just want to confirm if these dents would effect the performance of it in general and or effect the life of the screen (unnecessary pressure/strain on screen from the inside) Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/iFfYgOc Thanks in advanced!
    Going to purchase a MacBook Air, however some dents have been noted by owner and I just want to confirm if these dents would effect the performance of it in general and or effect the life of the screen (unnecessary pressure/strain on screen from the inside) Pictures: https://imgur.com/a/iFfYgOc Thanks in advanced!
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • What Model is my RAM?

    What Model is my RAM?

    So I'm looking for my exact model for my ram to see if I can upgrade from 8gb to 16, but I'm not sure what model mine is exactly and what types of ram would be compatible. I have a picture showing the details, and I'm gonna guess it's a ripjaws G.skill Series V? but Im not sure so I'd like help... show more
    So I'm looking for my exact model for my ram to see if I can upgrade from 8gb to 16, but I'm not sure what model mine is exactly and what types of ram would be compatible. I have a picture showing the details, and I'm gonna guess it's a ripjaws G.skill Series V? but Im not sure so I'd like help figuring it out so I can search for an identical model/brand.
    5 answers · 2 days ago
  • Should I get a Mac or a PC laptop?

    Best answer: It depends on if you want to pay the extra price, if your programs you'll need run on Mac OS, if you want the fewer options, etc. I suggest you try borrowing somebody's Mac computer to test it out first. I hate Mac OS, had to use Office on one for several semesters and the Mac version of Office was a huge... show more
    Best answer: It depends on if you want to pay the extra price, if your programs you'll need run on Mac OS, if you want the fewer options, etc.

    I suggest you try borrowing somebody's Mac computer to test it out first. I hate Mac OS, had to use Office on one for several semesters and the Mac version of Office was a huge pain to use.

    Personally I like how much more cheaply I can repair Windows laptops. I also like the settings that Windows has so I can customize things to how I like them. Mac OS is locked down and rather than adapting the OS to how you like it, you've got to largely adapt to Mac OS.

    EDIT:
    But I will add, I do find myself googling how to fix something about once a month on Windows, while only doing that maybe twice a year on Mac OS, which is something my wife likes about Mac OS. Though those few times I am googling problems for Mac OS the only solutions you find in forums is "wait for Apple to fix it."
    4 answers · 2 days ago
  • How Far Away Should I Keep Magnets from My Electronics?

    I have this notebook with a magnetic closure that contains the names of all my OCs, which I'm always adding to. But I keep my phone, tablet and laptop close by most of the time. Is it considered paranoid if I'm worried about getting my book too close to any of those?
    I have this notebook with a magnetic closure that contains the names of all my OCs, which I'm always adding to. But I keep my phone, tablet and laptop close by most of the time. Is it considered paranoid if I'm worried about getting my book too close to any of those?
    5 answers · 3 days ago
  • Acer Laptop won't load windows.?

    Best answer: Sounds like the hard drive may have dies and this is why it will not boot.
    From what I can tell you have power as you get the option to press F10 but if after that there is no operating system then the HD has died.
    Best answer: Sounds like the hard drive may have dies and this is why it will not boot.
    From what I can tell you have power as you get the option to press F10 but if after that there is no operating system then the HD has died.
    6 answers · 7 days ago
  • My computer doesn't work.?

    Best answer: you only have 2 possible causes. Its either a bad outlet or your cord head connection is somewhat loose. Im betting its the cord. be careful because a computer that goes on and off unexpectedly while it is starting up can be bad. Fix the connection first, make sure its no longer loose before trying it out... show more
    Best answer: you only have 2 possible causes. Its either a bad outlet or your cord head connection is somewhat loose.
    Im betting its the cord.
    be careful because a computer that goes on and off unexpectedly while it is starting up can be bad. Fix the connection first, make sure its no longer loose before trying it out again.
    It happens more often than you think with laptops, the plug gets loose and wobbly over time. Before i bought a replacement for mine I actually had it duct taped to the laptop because i cant have it going off with unsaved work
    4 answers · 5 days ago
  • How do I watch DVDs on my laptop?

    Best answer: Hardware is perfectly fine, that is given; the problem is Video/Film Industry version of RIAA, you know the one sued Napster; the story is long and really besides the point. Reinstall the DVD-watching software should put back in the proper decoder software, why Film Industry saw it fit to charge this I have no... show more
    Best answer: Hardware is perfectly fine, that is given; the problem is Video/Film Industry version of RIAA, you know the one sued Napster; the story is long and really besides the point.

    Reinstall the DVD-watching software should put back in the proper decoder software, why Film Industry saw it fit to charge this I have no idea, if I hold a DVD disc and see it, I obviously rented or buy the film and license that it should have, so paying for decoder seems just wrong.

    Windows 10 don't come with it so to lighten the license fee, that means you always need to install the DVD-watching software, be that PowerDVD, Nero Suite, or whatever.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Parents don't want to buy me laptop computer (Cheapskate parents) ?

    Best answer: I was like this when I was a kid & term too... to an extent anyway as I’m 35 & back then the internet alone was very young. But like most kids & teens I wanted lots of what other people my age at the time had & usually I never got it as I complained most of the time & had no access to money until I had a job.... show more
    Best answer: I was like this when I was a kid & term too... to an extent anyway as I’m 35 & back then the internet alone was very young.

    But like most kids & teens I wanted lots of what other people my age at the time had & usually I never got it as I complained most of the time & had no access to money until I had a job. Chances are unfortunately you won’t be getting this laptop or whatever any time soon because of that alone. If your lucky then maybe by the time you turn 15 (16 in some areas/or in some cases) then ask again & by then much better hardware will be available then anyway. It’s the pits I know but it’s a time in our lives we all had to & in your case have to deal with.

    I’m not sure if kids even get allowances anymore or if that’s a thing of the past but just the same you could try to work that in if you are nowhere even close to age 15 yet. When you get to 15 though in some areas even McDonald’s might hire you.

    My advice for now is basically “hang in there”.
    16 answers · 2 weeks ago
  • Computer processor question?

    Best answer: No. (well, yes you "could"). Mobile devices (Laptops) have Solid State components, that is everything is soldered together to prevent elements coming loose during travel. You would have to unsolder the bits and pieces. A worthless task since the Motherboard and the CPU is "Matched" for best... show more
    Best answer: No. (well, yes you "could").
    Mobile devices (Laptops) have Solid State components, that is everything is soldered together to prevent elements coming loose during travel.

    You would have to unsolder the bits and pieces. A worthless task since the Motherboard and the CPU is "Matched" for best performance.
    You would need to replace the Motherboard with a compatible CPU for optimum performance or you would Bottleneck your processing of data.

    Generally in a Laptop only the RAM and Hard drive can be easily swapped out..

    The expense and labour involved would make the costs prohibitive, better to buy a new machine.
    5 answers · 1 week ago
  • Is Lenovo a good laptop brand ? Or , does the specs matter ?

    Best answer: The specs matter regardless of the brand.
    Best answer: The specs matter regardless of the brand.
    4 answers · 1 week ago