Linked by Howard Fosdick on Mon 31st Dec 2012 20:26 UTC
Hardware, Embedded Systems Last month, I explained why I use generic desktops and laptops running open source software. They're reliable and inexpensive. But this presumes you can fix them. I believe that even those with no hardware training (like me), can identify and fix most hardware problems. To prove it, here's a quick guide. Feel free to add whatever I've missed.
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RE[2]: Best trick
by kompak on Tue 1st Jan 2013 20:12 UTC in reply to "RE: Best trick"
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I actually fixed one PS3 found from the trash and a laptop in a similar way. However as with freezing a hard drive it usually doesn't last for very long. Especially if the machine is running very hot. In some cases it may last for years but usually just few weeks before you need to repeat the treatment and eventually it loses it effect completely.

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