Scratch on a smartphone

April 18th, 2018

Hi , I have a Galaxy , unfortunetly i had my screen got scratched and it became annoying on the screen. the scratches are like this : http://www.hostingpics.net/viewer.php?id=38368612179866102067663591320741270189462n.jpg
How to fix it ? will a protector cover it and cover the annoying pixelisation ?

Answer #1
a protector definitely won’t fix it abnd might just even make it worse. The scratch itself won’t get worse, it might just be even more visible. If it’s really that big of a scratch to cause such an impact are you sure its a scratch and not dead pixels in the digitizer? If its really a scratch, then the only surefire way is a screen replacement

Is this a good enough cooling pad?

April 16th, 2018

I know its pretty cheap but just wondering if it will be good enough then putting on my lap/table.
http://www.microcenter.com/product/384664/Dual-Cool_Notebook_Cooling_Pad I like the design because its square with no weird angles.

Answer #1
It really depends on your notebook what size, and where are the fan vents located on the bottom?
Answer #2
It really depends on your notebook what size, and where are the fan vents located on the bottom?There is only 1 side vent that I feel hot air coming from and that is the left side with the heat sink grills like this. https://www.google.com/search?q=heat+sink+grill&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=0HlcUvHhBcLqrQGJsYDwDQ&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1366&bih=621#q=heat+sink+grill+laptop&tbm=isch&facrc=_&imgdii=_&imgrc=aTdME2-pCCNDrM%3A%3BL7y8GBm7m4QQmM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252F2.bp.blogspot.com%252F-Y8L7K38AVYk%252FT1X7ZAGcZjI%252FAAAAAAAAAuU%252FGg0F9yOO478%252Fs1600%252FIMG_20120306_094504.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Fdontsurfinthenude.blogspot.com%252F2012%252F03%252Fcleaning-laptop-fan-and-heat-sink.html%3B800%3B510 My laptop is a 15’6 inch. I really like something like this simple, stylish, and helps with heat a little but its to much for right now.http://www.amazon.com/DefenderPad-Laptop-Radiation-Shield-Black/dp/B00BPY41ZU
Answer #3
Then, Yes if your just trying to cool your lap then that one would work fine. If you are trying to cool your laptop as well you might look into something different though.
Answer #4
Then, Yes if your just trying to cool your lap then that one would work fine. If you are trying to cool your laptop as well you might look into something different though. I just want the laptop heat to go down a little and not feel hot on my legs or uncomfortable to hold when I am on bed using it/not get even even more hot when its right on bed because today I put it on bed for 30 minutes without doing anything but converting videos and it was hot as hell when I got back.
Answer #5
In general, Any elevation of your laptop would cool it down while it is sitting on your bed. Like for me, I use a tray made for a laptop so that way it can breathe. Just make sure the vents aren’t blocked

Upgrading Ram

April 16th, 2018

Hi all!
I have a 780I motherboard current using DDR2-800 (2 x 2GB) of ram and I want to increase to 8GB. Should I get another (2 x 2GB) or get the (2 x 4GB) sticks? Will there be difference in timing and performance issues using (4 x 2GB) vs (2 x 4GB)?

Answer #1
you won’t see no difference between x2 2gb sticks or x2 4gb sticks. run them as dual chan and you’ll be fine.
first things first, check what your MOBO supports as max RAM & go from there. personally I’d get 8gb x2 4gb sticks. you could also get x2 8gb sticks & run 16gb RAM because they’re quite cheap but that’s up to you.
Answer #2
DDR2 @ 4GB is rare and expensive at $118 plus a stick, I would be saving the pennies for a real upgrade!
And could only work if you motherboard were compatible..
2 x 2GB sticks may be added and it will run in dual chan if, and only if, they are well matched..
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=100007611%20600006042%20600006067&IsNodeId=1&bop=And&Order=PRICE&PageSize=20
Answer #3
It’s better to get 2x4Gbs sticks, cause it allows for more slots for future upgrades. Any performance difference between dual chan (4x2gbs) and quad chan (2x4gbs) will be negligible. Plus, if a stick fails, you would only have to test 2 sticks as opposed to 4.
Answer #4
Yes well I was just thinking of costs involved, considering it is an older 775 socket board and 8GB is it’s max ram according to the manual..

Cat6 cable issue

April 15th, 2018

Bought a Cat6 ethernet cable since my PC is now farther from the router. Previously used standard Cat5 but now it doesn’t work with Cat6 when connected to the router.
So I did a little test to see what the problem is. Plugged the cable into the modem and it worked, so the cable itself is fine.
So there’s two possible issue:
– Router is connected to modem via cat5, maybe thats why cat6 doesn’t work
– Router is outdated and can’t configure cat6 – just my guess
Any insight would be appreciated.
I’m planning on buying another cat6 to connect the router and modem and hope that it fixes the issue. Also another question, let’s say connecting modem to router via cat6 works, do I have to use cat6 aswell from router to PC/ect? Or cat5 is ok?

Answer #1
Dont know precisely whats causing your prob, but more or less you should use a router to connect the ADSL, and then switches (not more routers) to extend the data length through buildings.. It is possible to use routers as switches.. But switches are cheaper and all you need… Google about them…
Ehh heres a link lol…
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Network_switch
Answer #2
Should work as cat5 and cat6 wiring is the same wiring connections.
Have a Google here..
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=cat+6+cable+wont+work+on+router&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=X9S1VYqPHYXdmAWWuY6gCQ
https://www.google.com.au/search?q=cat+5+and+6+cables&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&gws_rd=cr&ei=gda1VZrMAsG1mwWp6ITgCg#q=cat+5+and+cat+6+cables+difference
Maybe a dicky cable, plug or socket, or the extra cable length too long.(Need more switches. routers ?)
How long are the old and new cables ?
You should be using a straight thru cable ,not a cross-over one..
Answer #3
If you could draw a simple picture of how your pc is connected labelling the devices with the brand names, that could help.
Answer #4
Ok here’s the details.
Modem – Arris CM820
Router – Linksys E1200
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The only one that’s not working is the cat6 connection.But if I plug the cat6 directly from the PC to the modem then it works.
Another thing, the cable itself works. It just shows the connection as unidentified network and doesn’t receive anything from the router.
Answer #5
Switches are cheap, change the R to a Switch.. The M would be classified as a router as well.. Probably where the problem lies.. Either one of them could connect to the net, should only have one in the network.. All you need is the cheapest switch out there and it will have 4-8 ports cost like 20$ and fix the prob…
If not change R and M around and see if that helps??
……………….
Your problem is R… http://www.linksys.com/ca/support-article?articleNum=139234
Change them around as I stated, and use the software mentioned, or buy a switch and put in R’s position.. Either M or R can be M’s position if connected and setup properly…
Answer #6
M is the one with the coax and only has 1 Ethernet slot so no switching up is possible
Router is pretty old so I’m considering replacing it. Does a switch support WiFi connection? If not, I’ll have to go with a router.
Answer #7
Some switches support wifi… M and R are both routers… If your using wifi just plug in R and get it to connect to server and turn on wifi… Then PC and DVR connect to R wireless or PC does and there will be at least one ethernet for the DVR… The set up you have now should work, but you would be having probs with R with somtihng done wrong.. Either try what Ive stated or play around trying to reconfigure R!
Answer #8
Try the following procedure for testing the Cat 6 cable:
if you are using windows:
go to command propmt OR type /run/cmd
run the following command : ipconfig you should see your default gateway address : 192.x.x.x or else but in this format
ping your default gateway
type >>>>> ping 192.x.x.x The results should be Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0
This basically means that your cat6 cable is fine and the problem lies perhaps in your router configuration
Answer #9
You should also connect your pc to the router using a cross over cable.
If you still do not have any network connectivity ,then you will need to reconfigure your router ..
can you please confirm again that you get network connectivity using your old cat 5 cable ?
Answer #10
My old cable worked. No default gateway address in ipconfig. Might have to to do crossover cable if you’re right.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B007NZGPAY?&psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o00_s00
This is what I got. No “crossover” mentioned. So I should buy the crossover one?
Answer #11
No, you should not need a crossover cable…They are for special applications like going direct from PC to PC..(without a router).
Although you could check the plug wiring colors of new and old cables… then you would see if one of them has a crossover.
Maybe you are using different port in router which has different configuration.
Check this out.
https://community.linksys.com/t5/Wireless-Routers/linksys-e1200-not-working-with-new-internet/td-p/825412
Answer #12
Ive mentioned R in your diagram has reasonably “hard” software… That is your prob………. Do what I said lol… Im not answering again lol.. Buy a switch with wireless… (Not going to explain…)… Reconfigure your set up to work… If R aint got wireless buy a long network cable and put it through the roof!..
……………………. You need to use the same cable you used R to work originally.. Start with ONE!!! MODEM!!! either or and connect it to comp… if you can then connect to the net that part works.. Then step two.. Simply one step at a time.. If 2 steps work and the third doesnt, its the 3rd where your problem is… I give up lol, out of beer, good luck with it!!
Answer #13
ok guys reconnect your old cat 5 cable from your pc to the linksys router and type ipconfig at the command prompt as previously stated above. If you see default gateway with an ip address,that means your cat 6 cable is either faulty or you can take another chance by buying a cross over cable .
Answer #14
If those distances are accurate, they are well within the specs for cat5 ethernet. So, there is absolutely no need to even be using cat6 cables for your setup
Answer #15
they work the same
Answer #16
If those distances are accurate, they are well within the specs for cat5 ethernet. So, there is absolutely no need to even be using cat6 cables for your setup
This is true although they only seem to make cat6 cables these days….So they should work fine..
Answer #17
If those distances are accurate, they are well within the specs for cat5 ethernet. So, there is absolutely no need to even be using cat6 cables for your setup
This is true although they only seem to make cat6 cables these days....So they should work fine..

Ah..I didn’t realize that cat6 cables were only thing available now as I have lots of cat5 cable bundles laying around and I build my own cables as needed. But, yes, cat6 cable ‘should’ work fine.
I just figured if the OP had a previously working cat5 cable that would reach, there would be no need to mess around trying to get the cat6 cable to work..and to just use the known-working cat5 cable and return cat6 or exchange it.

Help me make Google Chrome use the US settings

April 14th, 2018

Help me make Google Chrome use the US settings, please.
Google Chrome redirects me to the local version of Google when I search for something or when Chrome makes suggestions.
Chrome also stuffs me with default search engines I find useless. I want the English search engines.
Help me make Google Chrome use the US settings, please.

Answer #1
Google Chrome still in trail stage or beta if you want to call it that….It still half done…Not to be used as a regular browser…Just for testing purpose…
Answer #2
Thank you for your reply, .
I am aware of that.
Still, I would like to take it for a test drive. Problem is, Chrome is very stubborn when it comes to its country settings.
I tried a lot of things and workarounds and I failed to make Chrome think I am from the US so I can use G.com and all the other features at 100 percent.

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