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Ten different causes for lock-ups

When a computer encounters a hardware problem, it will try to display an error and warn the user that a component has failed. This response works well with peripherals and minor components like a keyboard, mouse or printer. For more … Continue reading

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FAQ: Stuck in stand-by with a dark screen?

Many times we have clients that call us with computers that are unable to start Windows, or stop at a black screen. They try repeatedly to shutdown and startup the computer and then bring it to us for service. As … Continue reading

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Capacitor Failures

We continue to see motherboards with radial electrolytic capacitors in various stages of failure, starting with bulging and proceeding to cracking and leaking. Once they begin to bulge, they continue to expand until they crack and leak. This eventually leads … Continue reading

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