I am a former professional auto mechanic (Porsche and numerous foreign marques). I am currently a semi-retired computer programmer. My hobbies include motorcycles both riding and wrenching. Home automation. I like to pay it forward to the gear-head community what little I know. Having said that... I will not respond to rhetorical questions or blatant attempts to troll against my contributions. I periodically write articles on a blog about my projects. You may find those here: Timbocephus

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  • Answer to: Screen blurry after restoring
  • Answer to: acer chromebook recovery_reason: 0x57
  • Answer to: Slipping after I been riding for 20 mins and it heats up
  • Answer to: How do I fix my Keyboard?
  • Answer to: plastic rim broken (balance ring?) around front edge of tub
  • Answer to: The chromebook will not turn on
  • Answer to: Replace Oil Pressure Switch
  • Answer to: Can't open the hood
  • Answer to: My printer is not recognizing the OEM cartrigdes
  • Answer to: I tried switching 2 SSD drives and my Acer laptop went to blue screen

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