Recent content by JCJones86

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    Corsair Sale at Best Buy

    I picked up the K95 from this sale. Keys are quiet and feel great to type on. The volume wheel is really handy to have while in-game. Great upgrade from the Blackwidow that always gave me issues.
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    Is 'SimCity' Homelessness a Bug or a Feature?

    Hate to say it, but this actually happened: I remember this making local headlines here in Austin. It was interesting idea to say the least, but if I recall the "wages" paid...
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    Painkiller Black Edition $9.95 at

    If you go here and only select Painkiller, it comes out to $5.99:
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    Cryostasis Code Giveaway!

    Used T1AY-7A1B-04MK-CA5K. Thanks!
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    Compaq Cq60 help

    I would clone the partition using Norton Ghost, Acronis True Image or something similar (haven't done this in a few years) and restore the image to the new drive. The big caveat here is that the new drive must be bigger than the cloned partition. You may be able to resize your current OS...
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    Trouble with laptop after replacing MB

    One thing I recommend is using the repair guide they provide for your exact model. It makes it a lot easier to tear down and reassemble. :) Good luck!
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    Trouble with laptop after replacing MB

    I checked your model, and since you have an Nvidia chip it's probably affected by the bad GPUs. It looks like the same problem I had with my dv9000 series. I could boot into a Live Linux disk just fine, but I couldn't install and load the OS without weird video artifacts. When I tried to load...
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    How to do a reflow (performed on a DV 2000)

    I am typing on my just-repaired dv9339us! It seems to be working great! No more rainbow vertical lines, and it actually boots into the OS! I am quite stunned that it's actually working. It's been a brick for well over a year at this point. Thanks for all the detailed instructions on the...
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    How to do a reflow (performed on a DV 2000)

    Decided to try this myself on my dv9339us. I just heated up the GPU and now waiting for it to cool down. Will post again with results. The expansion port works with a pretty nice elevated docking station. I bought mine with an extra power adapter for $60 from a surplus vendor. That was just a...
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    Metro 2033 - 75% off ($12.50), keys can be registered on Steam

    Nice find. Purchased and key delivered in about 30 minutes. Works in Steam just fine!
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    Steam: 2K Huge Games Pack (20 Games for $54!)

    Awesome price on a lot of games! Bioshock Prey Civ City: Rome Civilation IV Warlords Civilation IV: Beyone The Sword Railroad Tycoon 3 Railroad Tycoon II Platinum Freedom Force Freedom Force vs. The 3rd Reich Shattered Union Sid Meier's Civilization...
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    Realtek Onboard sound: Buzzing Noise?

    I've heard that using ferrite core shields on the cable will help reduce the buzzing sound you can get from GSM interference. The same concept should apply here, I'd think. They come on some USB cables packed with devices.
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    Galaxy Gives it Away!

    Nice. Sponsors can't hurt. :)
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    HDMI to HDMI issues

    Nope, the warranty ran out for me just a short while ago. I would have raised a stink if I had realized the problem before. It showed up a little blurry on my HDTV, but I didn't think it had to do with my laptop. And I doubt they'll replace my laptop. They wouldn't replace my faulty battery...
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    HDMI to HDMI issues

    I realize this thread is several months old, but I just happened to be Googling about this and it came up on HardForum. Can anybody confirm there's an issue with the DV9000's HDMI out?