This is why I'm happy I know how to work on computers

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  1. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    This morning I started up my computer and for apparently no reason I found myself in a infinite boot loop. I opened up the computer, jiggled some cables and blew some dust out. Still infinite boot loop. I enter the bios, and change one setting that's not even related to the startup process and boom the computer starts. If I knew nothing about computers I would have been stuck; I would have had to take the computer to a repair shop and shell out $50 for a problem that took 5 minutes to fix.

    I should add, this computer is 6/7 years old and running Windows 10.
  2. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    I just checked and I ordered my computer January 9th 2009. Granted the only things from the original build are the case, ram, PSU, and DVD drive.

    MOBO- Died, using a new one
    Processor- Got a free upgrade
    HDD- Just upgraded to a newer SSD that is over rated for my board (third main hard drive for this build)
    Video Card- Got a upgraded one used off Ebay
    2nd DVD drive- Blu-Ray Player now
    Audio- Asus Xonar D2X now so I can connect to my stereo
  3. Binman

    Binman Pervert

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    what you did there, that's how you mobo!
  4. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    OMG! Binman rose from the dead!
    Welcome dude!

    The downfall to what Hans said: everyone and their brothers wants your tech support for free. They automatically think you'll bail them out.
  5. hans5849

    hans5849 Serious as a heart attack

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    Yea, seriously.

    I also managed to get my old router (now my parents router) to upgrade to DD-WRT today. It was stuck on a version from 2014. I had to use TFTP to flash the current version. It wasn't a big deal, but it was much easier because my dad wasn't home crying about the WiFi being down while I did it.
  6. GiggidyGee

    GiggidyGee Nice bum, where ya from?

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    Hey hans wanna fix my last two laptops?! I dont know how to computer. .....
  7. mistawiskas

    mistawiskas kik n a and takin names

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    It's as easy as learning to mobo.