Recent content by jimh425

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    Spectre x360 13t/Yoga 920 or wait for 8700HQ?

    New processors are always better but also more expensive. I can’t recommend the Spectre x360 anymore. Mine made it 2 1/2 years see the following thread. I’m not the only one, but this is exceedingly fail. Also, the feet fell off about one year which was an easier fix. It was great until it...
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    Laptop Batteries ... Not Charging ... Creators Update

    That's what I was thinking, too. I'm not really sure how much I need a laptop since things have changed with my usage. I've been playing with an Ipad Pro 10.5 which is ridiculously fast with Keyboard and Pencil as a replacement. It's pretty good although quite a lot heavier with the keyboard...
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    Laptop Batteries ... Not Charging ... Creators Update

    The issue is $400 or more for a motherboard for a 2 1/2 year old laptop. HP doesn't sell the motherboard any more.
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    Laptop Batteries ... Not Charging ... Creators Update

    It connects to the motherboard. From reading of what other people have suggested, that piece/motherboard would be the next component to replace. Here's one of those threads.
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    Laptop Batteries ... Not Charging ... Creators Update

    Just an update, charger didn't help. Next up DC plug adapter. Another common failure point.
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    Laptop Batteries ... Not Charging ... Creators Update

    It wasn't charging with the old battery. Now, I have a new battery. It says it is alternating between a discharging and charging now. The setting is in a popup window from the battery icon.
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    Laptop Batteries ... Not Charging ... Creators Update

    My HP x360 Spectre stopped charging a couple of weeks ago. Unfortunately, that also makes it not usable plugged in once the battery is dead. I found conflicting info, but a new battery fixed my case. It was 2 1/2 years old. Along the way, I noticed the new setting in the Windows 10 Creators...
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    Need help fixing my wife's laptop screen

    There are lots of parts for that laptop on ebay. If she doesn't use the touchscreen, try disabling the USB connection to it. Unfortunately, Windows turns it back on. BTW, one of the two that we have has the same issue.
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    Best Cellphones for Remote Areas?

    For sure carrier is a factor. However, most of us don't carry multiple sims. It would be interesting if S8 was good on ATT and bad on Verizon or vice versa. To simplify the problem, if the network is ATT which phone is the best in remote areas? Maybe we can build our own list if people list...
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    Best Cellphones for Remote Areas?

    I've been trying to find information about which phones have the best data transfer/call ability in remote areas irrespective of carrier. I've found spotty information that says Note 5 is better than Note 8, for instance. I've also found a couple of posts in other forums that imply Samsung S7...
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    Is having a laptop with a powerful desktop GPU constanly on safe?

    I run one at work. Like most companies we buy the 3 year warranty. I don't think any of ours have had a problem making 3 years. They are docked and on most of the time to allow us to remote to them when we aren't at work. Obviously, they are very heavy!
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    Gigabyte damaged my motherboard when I sent it in for RMA repair and refuses to fix it

    Not that it will help with the dead board, but I've had better luck with fans if I use molex connectors instead of the motherboard fan headers. Yes, headers are on the motherboard, but if used with several fans, they seem to cause a lot of issues up to and including killing the motherboards...
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    Note 8 is still coming :D

    I'm still on a Note 4. After the update to 6.0.1, it's got new life. I'm probably going to stay on it for a while, but we'll see after the Note 8 comes out.