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  • Answer to: My phone turns on at midnight.

    I did not found the solution (there are not timer in the options). So I reinstalled the firmware in my phone and it doesn't turn on at 12.00 anymore (nor at 5:15 PM, by the way). Thanks Chris for your answer anyway.
  • Answer to: How can I reset bios password?

    Otwerwise, use a BIOS/CMOS Password Recovery Tool (link: http://www.biospasswordrecovery.com/ ). It works with Acer BIOS and a lot of others. Good luck... Source: http://passwordreset.org/bios/bypass-bios-password-or-crack-cmos-password.html
  • Answer to: White LCD and can't sync with Itunes?

    Hello, Why do you want to sync it to iTunes? If it's for backup, try to copy all files to your computer by using Linux (in a live CD: http://www.ubuntu.com/desktop/get-ubuntu/download ). Now let's talk about your screen: try to teardown it and check all connectors (link: iPhone 3G Teardown from step 12). If you don't want to teardown it (you're afraid to break something), the best solution is to see a qualified technician to solve the problem... I hope these advice were useful for you...
  • Answer to: iPod touch slammed on table, now unresponsive

    So, do you try to restore it? (make a backup before because by restoring your iPod, you will lose all data in it).
  • Answer to: iPhone does not recognize any Sim

    Well... Try to put a paper or something thin (~1mm) between the tray and the SIM then put it on the phone. I can't guarantee you that this will work but why not trying?
  • Answer to: Can I swap the .7 megapixel camera with a better one?

    Hello, I'm sorry to tell you that but that's not very possible (see Step 17 of this teardown: iPod Touch 4th Generation Teardown : For those of you who are wondering, there's no way the iPhone 4's rear camera can be installed in the Touch without some extreme hackery.). That's why an iPhone is ~$390 more expensive, obviously.
  • Answer to: Why does my Itunes close when I click on burn disc?

    Possible solutions: - Update iTunes - Downgrade iTunes if you didn't have problems before an upgrade. - Use an another software to burn DVD. - Other Make your choice.
  • Answer to: What version of windows should I run on my thinkpad or best Linux OS?

    That depends your processor, your RAM and your Disk Space: if you have less than 2.5 GB in your HDD, 128 MB of RAM or a 300 MHz processor, forget Win XP or 7 and try Ubuntu or NT 4 or Windows 2000 (but I think that Microsoft doesn't update this OS anymore). And an advice: forget Windows ME.
  • Answer to: My computer restarts at interval

    Hello, Your BIOS may have a problem. Try to unplug the CMOS battery and plug it one hour later. Otherwise, try to use a boot CD (ie: Linux) in order to see whether it's the hard drive or an another thing which is the problem (if you can launch the CD successfully, it's the HDD which has a problem - format it after saving the important files before). Good luck.
  • Answer to: How do I reboot

    Well. If your son had locked his BIOS, you can remove the motherboard cell. Otherwise, I don't see...


  • Samsung Galaxy S4 Teardown

    Step 5 - What's this black adhesive tape on the black panel, just above the QR code?

  • BlackBerry PlayBook Teardown

    Why are there 2 black rectangles? I know that the right one is the battery but the left one? Is it another battery or anything else?