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  • Answer to: How can I reset the password?

    i found another article with instructions that might help you its a password unlocking website with tips software etc unlock software windows
  • Answer to: How can I reset the password?

    There are documented long hacks to do it free way by resetting your password through dos How ever it takes a lot of effort and manipulation , you can search google online Your best bet is to get a Quick reset software .. methods given here Software what this software does is short is It allows you to create a reset usb stick or Disk ( you will need another compute to do this) Insert this usb stick into computer- restart and reset password If you are good with computers..it can be done in 15 mins good luck Jeff - http://www.forgotcomputerpassword.com/
  • Answer to: Where can I buy replacement parts for TI-84?

    Seconded... Though I'm afraid that the answer will be that you have to buy a parts calculator. I contacted TI about this some time ago (specifically looking to buy replacement keys), and they said all that they could do for me was to send the calculator in and that they would send me back a refurbished one. As I recall, the cost of this was at least half of retail ($75 sticks out in my mind).
  • Answer to: What's the best way to fix a broken headphone band?

    Use ABS cement and acetone to fuse the plastic together, as per this guide. This is the kind of thing autobody guys do all the time. Also, bondo.
  • Answer to: Forgot password and unable to log into the laptop

    no matter what laptop it is there is software to reset passwords as standard there are some article for different laptops on this website http://www.forgotcomputerpassword.com/ maybe helpful
  • Answer to: How can I reset password without reset disk?

    maybe this will help there are a couple of free password recovery tools that do the job .. but it takes long and is quite technical there is a software review on this blog to unlock windows computer http://www.digitalgrog.com.au/software/r...-your-windows-7-password-in-under-5-minutes/ but it is paid software ..i have used it ..it works
  • Answer to: How to Reset Password?

    there are a couple of free password recovery tools that do the job .. but it takes long and is quite technical there is a software review on this blog to unlock windows computer http://www.digitalgrog.com.au/software/r...-your-windows-7-password-in-under-5-minutes/ but it is paid software ..i have used it ..it works
  • Answer to: Can install 16 GB ram 1600 MHz for Mac Mini Mid 2011?

    The Mac Mini Mid 2011 supports up to 8GB DDR3-1333 MHz of RAM officially. However, one can install 16GB DDR3-1333 MHz of RAM or DDR3-1600 MHz RAM in both amounts. The SODIMM Modules fit but simply down-clock. I have 16GB DDR3-1600 in my 2.3GHz Mid 2011 Mac Mini and it runs perfectly and passes all of the standard Apple ASD testing. If you are installing 16GB modules make sure to do memory testing because there is a higher defect rate in 8GB chips when compared to their 2GB and 4GB cousins.
  • Answer to: How do I install a backlight LED in a Gameboy Advance?

    I would recommend that you do not use the ones Antony sells on AliExpress. They are not fully transparent (yes, I removed both of the protective film).
  • Answer to: 9.5 mm SATA Optical Bay SATA Hard Drive Enclosure not compatible?

    I also have a mid 2009 Macbook. I'm looking to buy the optical bay HDD enclosure too. However the item that Mayer links to does not say anything about fitting the Mid 2009 macbook. It specifies that it's compatible with the late 2008 (Aluminum) Macbook, and the later unibody models. Nothing about the mid 2009 non-unibody models. So, as Steven Quan says, should I buy the Unibody-style optical bay hdd enclosure?

Notes

  • Apple TV 2nd Generation Teardown

    The Chip M430 F2350 TI E03K C0GP G4 might be a TI MSP430 Microcontroller.

    http://focus.ti.com/docs/prod/folders/pr...

    The Package could be a VQFN-40.

    Maybe it is used for decoding the IR Signal

  • Nexus 4 Teardown

    The "linear-oscillating vibrator motor" is called a Linear Resonant Actuator (LRA) in industry lingo.

  • iPod Touch 2nd Generation Front Panel Replacement

    I changed the text to reflect this. It's currently the "unverified" version.

  • iPod Touch 2nd Generation Front Panel Replacement

    Did anyone see a rubber seal? It's just a plastic frame that's slightly rubbery. It's not made of two parts as far as I can tell.

  • PLEASE READ slith's comment, it's extremely important, or you will not be able to get the click wheel installed. There are notches on the click wheel that have to go in at the top and bottom, but the bottom notch is PART OF THE GREY METAL BRACKET that you take out of the bottom of the iPod. DO NOT re-install the grey bracket at the bottom until you have installed the replacement click wheel, otherwise the wheel will not go in.

    Thanks slith, I just wanted to emphasize this because I screwed up quite a few of these click wheels before I read your comment.

  • "including a miniature subwoofer"

    Also known as a woofer. :-)

  • You can't reasonably put a MagSafe port on a device that isn't battery-powered, and Apple has never put a system power battery into a desktop machine. Apple has never put external do-it-yourself mounting screwholes in a machine. Apple is in the process of removing optical drives from their hardware, not adding them. Except for the short-lived PowerBook Duo, Apple machines have always been designed to stand alone, not as an assembly.

    If you want an iMac, just get an iMac. I'm impressed that you know enough about Apple's design, manufacturing, and market positioning to know what design changes will "definitely profit", even though it would "obsolete" their only consumer desktop line, but I don't see much consistency here with any other decisions Apple has made.

  • "You'll be missed!" -- Randal

  • While I agree that these things don't make me want to avoid this machine, I'm not sure the point of suggesting that one's "mom or girlfriend" are the intended audience because they're not technically savvy.

    In a world where Linus Torvalds runs a Macbook Air, it's extremely condescending to suggest that a Macbook Pro, due to its non-expandability, is only appropriate for women.

  • This didn't work for me. According to the ti download page for the software the NSPIRE is not listed as a supported device. It appears that the software for the NSPIRE is not free.