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Insignia TV Won’t Turn On Fix

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Last year, we purchased a cheaper Insignia flatscreen TV.  It suits us fine and the price was right.  But the other day, after a bunch of crazy storms, it wouldn’t turn on.  My son was in despair as he was ready to watch some fun TV.

Then I remembered that some other stuff I own would do this from time to time.  The fix is super easy: unplug the TV for a few minutes and then plug it back in and turn it on.  Seriously, ridiculous.

 

Wii or Nintendo Parental Control Reset Without Calling Nintendo

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This is a pretty nice hackie.  I recently purchased a Nintendo DSi from someone on craigslist.  Yep, parental controls in full swing and no way to get rid of them.  Don’t worry, you too can learn the way of Zen and kill the parental control – and w/out calling Nintendo!

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Moving Microsoft Outlook to Mac Mail

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If you have made the move over to a Mac, then you will quickly realize that you have some work to do.  This holds true if you are wanting to work within Mac Mail and Address Book.  Let me show you a pretty quick and mainly painless way to move that over.

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Laptop Data Recovery

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Every so often, I’m reminded about the importance of a good computer backup plan.  Unfortunately, those reminders are usually painful stories from people who did not have one.  If you are reading this article, I am assuming that you have an issue with your laptop, it is not booting anymore, and you need some help with laptop data recovery.  So, without further ado, let’s dive right in and see if we can get you moving – without paying exorbitant fees!

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What is a PCI Express Adapter?

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Let’s talk about the PCI Express adapter.  Technology moves fast.  If you sit there long enough, it will pass you by.  It wasn’t that long ago that AGP was the newest kid on the block.  Now you are hearing about PCI express.  We’ll look at what it is and also address adapters for PCI Express (meaning ways we can hook legacy PCI up to PCI express) if you came here seeking it.

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How to Get Rid of Spyware

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This is a tutorial on how to get rid of spyware. I posted previously about things that can make your computer freeze.  One of the main culprits is spyware.  Spyware can create havoc on your computer, from browsing, to simple baseline performance.  But enough talk, let’s walk through how to get rid of spyware.

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Thaw a Computer Freeze

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There aren’t many more frustrating things than a computer freeze.  That’s because they make it impossible to save work.  And they usually happen right in the middle of a giant Word document that hasn’t been autosaved.  Ugh.  Let’s look at some frequent causes and what you can do about it.

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Data Disaster Recovery

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May you never have to utter these three dreaded words: data disaster recovery.  I have spent some pretty harrowing times with clients with hard drive recovery.  There are some definite things that you don’t want to do.  Vice versa, there are things that are must-dos.  So, before you go doing anything – STOP – and read this.

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