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Damaged iphone, Hardware question

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- Tue, 20 Aug 2019 03:39:56 EST 9JEyshmk No.122419
File: 1566286796860.jpg -(74992B / 73.23KB, 720x960) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Damaged iphone, Hardware question
iphone 6 was dropped, screen decimated, and then ripped away from the rest of the phone in anger. I bought and installed a new screen today equipped with everything I need, except now the touch screen function is not working properly. It was working fine for the most part the first hour or so after I hooked the new screen up, but the touch screen function has been getting progressively worse throughout the day. The touch function is still there, but just barely. The only way I can use the phone at all is by doing a hard reset, then upon respring the touch function *sometimes* works, but only for about 10-30 seconds and then it's gone.

I'd just like to know if the phone is even salvageable. From searching google and youtube I see for most iphones the situation is more black or white; they either have touch functionality or none at all. I'm hoping it's just the screen I bought and I can just buy another... Got it on amazon for what ti's worth.

and yes I have uninstalled the screen and reinstalled it 10 times, makes no difference. I unhooked everything in the whole phone, battery etc. whatever else is in there. I basically took the whole phone apart and put it back together. Many wonderful and exotic things in exchange for helpful advice here ~

Antimalware

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- Mon, 19 Aug 2019 17:02:44 EST DX1Np45+ No.122417
File: 1566248564837.jpg -(30835B / 30.11KB, 852x480) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Antimalware
best anti-malware software?
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ShitBlythebury.fnt - Tue, 20 Aug 2019 02:36:07 EST gN9sRS0a No.122418 Reply
The best? Is keeping an eye on what you 'allow' to install with programs. Like you do not need to install toolbars, nor use a websites 'downloader' to download a program.

Malwarbytes seems to be popular. I used to use sypbot, adaware seems popular. AVGFree is ok I believe for adware, malware after accidentally installing it. Like toolbars, uncheck any toolbar, or other offerings like make the program or other your default home page. Uncheck anything you do not want installed, except the program you intend to install.

EMF radiation question

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- Wed, 10 Jul 2019 08:56:06 EST zxMMLqc2 No.122364
File: 1562763366754.png -(142383B / 139.05KB, 1914x861) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. EMF radiation question
Basically if a person is affected by nearby electric equipment or where stuff is plugged in an outlet, are these waves coming from the wall socket and through the extension adapter as well. Can these waves be minimized as in the B example by plugging in a 20m long extension cord in a wall socket from another room. Will the EMF waves only come from that wall socket or will it also be in the cord? by analyzing the picture you know what i want to accomplish / figure out so how would you go about plugging something in while minimizing the radiation?
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BetsyBingerman.dir - Fri, 26 Jul 2019 21:09:15 EST wQ+U/YTP No.122381 Reply
>>122372
Anon,
You seem to think that wi-fi sends out radiation as a byproduct of what it does. This is a misconception. This radiation it sends out is actually what it uses to connect to and communicate with other devices. Think of the connection between a router and your computer or phone as an invisible wire. If you keep the router from sending out its radiation, you're in effect cutting the invisible wire. Your router would be useless.
I'm sorry you're having trouble with this. I hope you figure it out.
Anon
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BeatriceNicklefield.bat - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:12:09 EST GZ9lN10B No.122411 Reply
>>122364
If you're concerned about EMF, you should go sit in a faraday cage in a dark room...
Light is EM radiation, you know... at a much,much higher frequency than your wifi and your cords...

>>122368
Fuckin' A! EHS is bullcrap...
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AngusWellyhet.lsp - Sat, 17 Aug 2019 01:05:31 EST m5th2DPe No.122416 Reply
>>122411
The room (and him) would also have to be at absolute zero. Otherwise the thermal EMFs...

Software Recommendations and stuff

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- Mon, 17 Jun 2019 12:34:11 EST Qx3lfgFz No.122311
File: 1560789251026.png -(773B / 773bytes, 32x32) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Software Recommendations and stuff
Figured maybe we could use a non-techsupport thread on here.

Have any programs you enjoy working with and couldn't live without?
Want to share your standard program for some purpose you don't see enough love for?
Maybe just have a resource or neat skin?
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FannyGoodson.dll - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 15:11:36 EST A5ySBv59 No.122413 Reply
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>>122405
Good nformation
Definatelty try what klez recommends. Your browsing should be faster and your isp will not be keeping your DNS resolving logs or however they keep them. You can likely do a 'dns leak test' and see your ISP address (without a vpn running.) Then see cloudflare as your dns relolver ip address.
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JohnWegglefan.tiff - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 03:27:42 EST XJxlasDc No.122414 Reply
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I rediscovered one of my favorite programs, electricsheep

It's an evolving screensaver and it's just great.
pic related
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OliverDreckletuck.dao - Fri, 16 Aug 2019 12:17:58 EST i32fjn0z No.122415 Reply
>>122414
II am usually kinda 'boring' when it comes to custimizing fun stuff,, but I think I will try it.

PS3 gone wrong, what HDD should I jam in it?

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- Thu, 04 Jul 2019 16:02:29 EST GPz567yS No.122337
File: 1562270549178.jpg -(3464397B / 3.30MB, 4000x3000) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. PS3 gone wrong, what HDD should I jam in it?
After 9 years my PS3 slim is finally acting up, it has three beeps and red lights which means it's got issues with overheating. I suspect the HDD is on its last legs because it got really slow, just look at that time requiring to copy a PS1 game to the HDD. I was like "wow that CD speed is crazy slow", so I tried playing MGS2 for PS2 (not HD Edition) when the PS3 shut itself off, just before some really scary sounds coming from what I suspect was HDD. I tried backing up my saves but it's so slow I halted it as HDD was making those dying sounds again. It could be the power unit is dusty and clogged up but I think the HDD is the culprit here, hence asking the question here instead on video games board.

So most likely the HDD is dead and I want to replace it but for the love of fuck can't decide which one. Toshiba L200, P300, WD Blue or HGST Travelstar (specifically Z7K500) all 1TB. Please tell me your experiences or recommendations if you have.
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GrahamSangermidge.bmp - Thu, 11 Jul 2019 16:39:55 EST yP4bEv++ No.122370 Reply
>>122359
You know what I saw at a thrift store recently? A 60GB IBN Deathstar hard drive for $3, bought it right there on the spot, tested it and has like two or three tiny bad sectors. I'm not going to stick it into anything, it's just one of those items you get "just because lol".
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HenryTurveyshit.bfc - Sat, 13 Jul 2019 02:10:49 EST g5wawLiT No.122371 Reply
>>122370
Keep your eyes open for thrift stores. Can build a high end home heater system for basically nothing. Some stuff may be still in production, or was like 1500 bucks
retail. For good reason people will buy these for a very good price. As the saying goes, older doesn't necessarily mean better.
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BeatriceNicklefield.bat - Thu, 15 Aug 2019 08:22:41 EST GZ9lN10B No.122412 Reply
>>122337
Any decently fast 7200RPM HDD with a good deal of cache.

Switched out the 500 gig stock HDD in a ps3 slim I recently got with a 250 GB WD Scorpio Black (7200 RPM, 32 MB cache) from my old laptop. Less space, but much, much faster than the stock one (5400RPM and 8meg cache if I recall).

Better yet if you want to invest a bit more - drop in an SSD. It makes loading super fast, and a decent 250-500 GB SSD can be obtained pretty cheaply nowadays...

RIP Flash

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- Mon, 12 Aug 2019 14:29:15 EST tKnjSqOP No.122407
File: 1565634555017.jpg -(7035B / 6.87KB, 300x168) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. RIP Flash
>https://theblog.adobe.com/adobe-flash-update/
>we will stop updating and distributing the Flash Player at the end of 2020
>and encourage content creators to migrate any existing Flash content to these new open formats.

Are there really good other options beside Flash?

A lot of websites use flash to steam live streams, videos where it's hard to download them and shitty games.

What's the other options?
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PriscillaBennershit.pl - Mon, 12 Aug 2019 17:21:25 EST 0lDaIPw5 No.122408 Reply
Hail, time traveler. In this timeline we use HTML5. There's another timeline where everything is Gopher based and the Internet is not very popular. There are no timelines where Flash support continues.
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PhineasBlatherway.cgi - Tue, 13 Aug 2019 19:19:55 EST iVlLvQYS No.122409 Reply
good riddance, it's about time.
The only thing that needs preserving imo is the Motherload flash game
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BetsyManningnad.ico - Wed, 14 Aug 2019 10:30:09 EST E3yT1Ylv No.122410 Reply
>>122407
Of course they do, but not because of technicalities but because the programmers who did the work did so last decade and it wasn't updated since. Flash is beyond superfluous at this point. For better or worse (mostly the worse, but compared to stuff like Flash or Java applets, the better), HTML has become fixated as a multimedia medium rather than a text medium with light image/sound capabilities. At the same time, the actual programming part for the web was finally elevated above shit level in the last couple years, making Javascript on par with Actionscript (the lang used for flash), and because JS is still kinda shit we have now TypeScript which is Actionscript on steroids and actually good.

New PC

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- Sat, 15 Apr 2017 03:57:15 EST +Xmcn279 No.120915
File: 1492243035439.png -(98806B / 96.49KB, 800x517) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. New PC
I'm building a new PC.
It's purpose is gaming.
Actually it's secondary purpose is gaming.
It's primary purpose is digital illustration.
But my classmates all said Adobe CC sucks.
So I thought okay F(uck) that.
I need to buy Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop CS6.
However I can't find it.
I want them and I don't want to pirate them.
So what do I do?
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SidneyClasslesare.rdo - Sun, 04 Aug 2019 16:19:53 EST cx1fPFO5 No.122400 Reply
>>122399
>What's wrong with gimp & inkscape?

For literally anyone who knows or wants to learn photoshop hotkeys, GIMP's equivalents are unbelievable gutter trash.

Which was something I didn't realize until I was pretty adept at Blender. The lack of a coherent hotkey system cripples GIMP.
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ThomasDudgestet.dic - Tue, 06 Aug 2019 08:18:17 EST iVlLvQYS No.122401 Reply
>>122400
I see. I'm an occasional user of image editing software at best and never needed hotkeys. But I get that someone who does that alot needs hotkeys.
But then you ought to get money or some other kind of compensation for what you're doing imho.
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RebeccaCrenningway.raw - Thu, 08 Aug 2019 16:08:03 EST UuvWeODc No.122403 Reply
>>122401
"never needed hotkeys"

Everyone needs hotkeys.
Personally the big downside to all the time I've spent using GIMP is that it was all time I could have been learning photoshop hotkeys.
And knowing photoshop hotkeys is a solid component of an actually valuable trade-skill.

Maybe there are hotkey wizards with GIMP, but the road to get there is certainly not as smooth or easy as PS.

Personally if I just had a quicksearch button like 3D software has to relatively quickly load up an obscure filter or function buried in the third layer of menus it would be tremendous.

I actually do use the hotkeys for simple functions like selecting common tools and swapping FG/BG. But the other half of functions I commonly use I have no fucking idea how to get there as there are no direct hotkeys for them.

So the process of getting to them is basically right-clicking and then hitting a complicated Tekken combo to get to "resize canvas" or whatever.

using protection

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- Mon, 15 Apr 2019 07:39:52 EST zs9cOSiL No.122239
File: 1555328392221.png -(354718B / 346.40KB, 588x507) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. using protection
what all do i need to keep my identity as obscured as possible online? Ive been tryna not to jump into this stupid. if i :
>factory reset my computer
>edit my device's MAC address
>use socks
>use hide.me
>keep vpn shit running constantly if its online
>never log into anything attatched to my real identity on the device
is that enough?
is it still unsafe to use my own wifi/ethernet with all that?

my device is a macbook air
i know i will have to create a new apple ID to set it up when i reset it, any advice on the best method of doing so? should i just create a new hotmail acc thru a vpn?

i also have a old iphone 4 (never registered to me) i was gonna use in conjunction with it and just buy a burner SIM for after clearing it out with phoneclean and jailbreaking it. But im worried that even the burner SIM is a bad idea to have linked to the macbook air in any way cos it will still still be location specific. should i make a tertiary apple ID for the phone if i want to use it too? i was hoping to avoid doing so cos it would make everything more difficult than if i could just link them.

i have a handful of other windows computers i can use if i need but i don't wanna doom them to a life of secrecy

this is babby's first post so im sorry its prob been made 100 times
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AlbertBunhall.ico - Fri, 02 Aug 2019 19:18:44 EST 3K7Dcfof No.122394 Reply
>>122239
>edit my device's MAC address
I didn't know you could do that...
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NellNillyfet.tmp - Fri, 02 Aug 2019 22:44:51 EST LPfm3OYR No.122395 Reply
>>122394
I think you can on mac computers, but routers, some will allow you to do that. If you get anthers mac address by coincidence if may cause some issues. Use an old router and change the mac a bit using that mac address. I guess ne could use hardware mac addresses just as well.
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NellSiffingsadging.hlp - Wed, 07 Aug 2019 06:19:52 EST 0NLuJEWU No.122402 Reply
>>122395
On a mac, one would change a MAC address if browsing, whatever, wireless.
On a home router, internet, it would make little difference. Some travel with routers, where they could change the MAC on these. Not much more complicated.

Compliments to a router ot basic internet connection is, dnscrypt or other dns encryption. Otherwise you have your dns queries in the US for how long, 3 years was the law. Reality, why have your ISP, hold a DNS request for a period of time,
when you are just browsing recipes, sports, etc. Actually, ISPS, servers seem to get overloaded and slow to resolve ip addresses. Maybe because they have to store DNS queries by law, by default.

Dumb question

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- Fri, 02 Aug 2019 23:37:33 EST bc4Dl+A6 No.122397
File: 1564803453437.jpg -(93636B / 91.44KB, 800x450) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Dumb question
I have a DvI-I cord from my monitor with male connectors that works fine on my old comp but the motherboard on my new computer has a male connector for Dvi-I.
Wat do?
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NellNillyfet.tmp - Sat, 03 Aug 2019 00:14:40 EST LPfm3OYR No.122398 Reply
>>122397
ebay, thrift stores often have odd different connector cords
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KLEZ.fml !!cEQLOiCj - Fri, 09 Aug 2019 13:52:21 EST zwV4b3zR No.122404 Reply
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>>122397
You're basically saying the DVI-I cable is M2F, which doesn't make sense. A Molex connector would look like that but not a DVI cable.
You're probably trying to connect a DVI-I cable to a DVI-D port.

VNC Proxy

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- Thu, 07 Mar 2019 14:57:08 EST 7hgJAujr No.122189
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I'm at work on a linux machine.

I installed the distro myself on my work laptop. I'm cool with IT and they know about it.

So I don't think there's any company sniffing stuff on my laptop.

Now, my laptop has a VNC connection with my home computer.

I'm actually at work right now typing this from my home computer.

Can my company somehow log all this?

Or is it that my company only sees VNC noise without knowing what I'm actually doing?
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IanDuttingsit.lnk - Thu, 14 Mar 2019 18:31:17 EST nSO+g/z/ No.122200 Reply
>have a job where u get to work in an office
>doing computer stuff
>have the freedom to install w/e u want on company laptop
>slacks off at work

on behalf of all software developers stuck working in kitchens / labour jobs, FUCK you op. get back to work.
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HughTillingwater.htm - Fri, 02 Aug 2019 05:30:40 EST AAYQOno/ No.122392 Reply
>>122189
I know nothing about, or have not used a VNC, but you should be able to alter setting to use port 80 or port 443. Those are usually open. If a different port is
set by default for your VNC, which is likely, any port can be used for any service
if you can tell it to. Or use a helper-program, etc, to help make that happen.

Tech Funnies

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- Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:35:01 EST kpSkMKGS No.122218
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IT show level laughs...
Contribute your own if you wish.
http://bash.org/?latest
https://www.theregister.co.uk/2019/03/15/on-call/
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HamiltonDusslesod.eps2 - Wed, 31 Jul 2019 11:14:46 EST iVlLvQYS No.122383 Reply
>>122363
Fun fact it was the same with Windows 95 in the western world.
It just came out when affordable CD burners started to become available.
If you bought a new PC back then it came with Nero which was able to clone the Windows 95 installation disk right out of the box.
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HughTillingwater.htm - Fri, 02 Aug 2019 02:17:05 EST AAYQOno/ No.122390 Reply
>>122383
Was watching something about win95 cd media instatll.
Dude says that music cds weren't data media. But, in reality, music cds are
and do contain data. So anyway, the history of how MS created a boot-able
data cd. Somewhat interesting. As one could boot a floppy, the quest was
to create a bootable installation cd.

Win95 'upgrade' you had to find 3.1 floppy media and use a few commands to install from
the upgrade cd. sys.exe / something.

looking for unbiased opinion

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- Thu, 01 Aug 2019 18:23:27 EST GS7dMUef No.122387
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Anyone use a password vault program taht they can recommend?

Looking for simple and secure, nothing fancy at all.

Yes, I can google, but those lists are all paid shill lists.

ISPs

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- Sat, 16 Mar 2019 00:35:19 EST UxGRnPhJ No.122203
File: 1552710919745.jpg -(132953B / 129.84KB, 640x808) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. ISPs
ISP has problems?
Build your own!
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p52PY_cwIsA
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JamesBrookham.psd - Sat, 23 Mar 2019 20:31:31 EST kpSkMKGS No.122217 Reply
>>122206
It's simpler than that. USAians can't seem to work together but see themselves as "hot shot rebels". It's like the wild west never ended.
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AugustusGrimridge.css - Sun, 24 Mar 2019 00:32:11 EST QCg+IScO No.122221 Reply
>>122203
Cool video. Used to work with a guy, well we would talk, he had his own ISP he started; for many years. Best game in town. For a small dependable ISP.

A company not to name, he wanted to move on to other things, so he sold it. He signed papers, had no legal representation, (which he should have) but kinda a trustworthy person. They used their powers to not only take his business for nothing in return, but he owed the corporation tens of thousands in the end.

https://money.cnn.com/2014/06/16/technology/security/comcast-wifi-hotspot/
Seems windows 10 had similiar issues, https://www.extremetech.com/extreme/209208-windows-10s-new-wifi-sense-shares-your-wifi-password-with-facebook-outlook-and-skype-contacts.
I stick with win7 pro.
10 is too busy. Reinstall a fresh 10 by default, discard most if not all manufacturer built in 'helper software.' Like stuff that you can contact say Dell for tech support. Automatic manufacturer software updates. Just keep things to windows 10, and favorite software.
When reinstalling, do things manually. Let me choose my own settings. Then keep
digging. Again, it has too much going on. I turn off cortana, or whatever right away.
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JarvisGooddale.deb - Thu, 01 Aug 2019 05:53:59 EST 5KmAxBpq No.122384 Reply
>>122221
Win 7 support to end in 2020. I hate microsoft.

On topic, the world needs more dependable small ISPs. Big ISPs seem to not care at all.

Sandisk SSD shit.

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- Mon, 24 Jun 2019 19:07:21 EST qMugolV4 No.122319
File: 1561417641084.jpg -(18159B / 17.73KB, 500x349) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Sandisk SSD shit.
My Sandisk SSDPlus 240GB trash plastic has gone to shit after just 7 months of use. I can still boot into Windows7 on an ancient PC but it is excruciatingly slow. I can still copy files at much slower speeds than originally but I managed to back up my data to a USB stick. What tf is going on, anyone has experience with these stupid SSDs? I had a WD Caviar Black HDD that lasted me for 7 years in a PC that was hit numerous times. I thought SSDs are supposed to be even more resilient because they have no moving parts. I'm so pissed. Is there anyway to make this SSD work again or should I should I backup everything and take a hammer to it? It basically freezes for one or two literal minutes at a time and then starts working again and so on. I tried that weird method of letting it on while in BIOS with only power plug connected to the SSD but obviously that didn't work. Could this be because of multiple power outages and hard resets this computer has experienced in the last months while ON?



Also we need to bring back lead based solder immediately.
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JennyBrezzlepot.dot - Sat, 20 Jul 2019 04:01:11 EST +tjz3aaz No.122377 Reply
>>122339
>I got a large enough sample to say that WD sucks.
>Which is leaving the PC always on and filling the HDDs to the brim.

Always on doesn't necessarilly mean failure. Aside from ssds I have had HDs
working for years nearly 24/7. And still do work correctly. Yes one needs a bit of space for left, for whatever purposes. They kinda do that anyway.
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PhineasClemblelot.log - Wed, 24 Jul 2019 20:48:16 EST 3s8wh/be No.122379 Reply
I find the arguments against WD interesting, because I've only ever had WD hard drives since my first PC that wasn't a family PC, 15 years ago. None of my hard drives have failed to date! All 4 are still strong, even though I spend so much time downloading games, anime, music, ect.
Personal experiences mean so little though!
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WilliamDrullerfuck.pm - Thu, 25 Jul 2019 04:43:25 EST AIHcleTp No.122380 Reply
>>122379
Some drive manufacturers have put out versions that just plain fail.

Too many variables of how and why a hd may be deemed the point of failure.

A HD may come with windows installed from whatever computer manufacturer that fail consistently.

But the drive may be fine. I find that repair partitions/drives fail to restore the system and people and computer manufacturers may blame the hard drive.

I think the added software;

The diagnostics, 'keep you system and drivers updated, contact help center, etc, software is often the failure.

I just zero out drives that have these extras. These installed helper applications and extras are basically useless IMO. And as well are the point of failure of the operating system. I have done many systems
that the software often has common theme. I have asked, does this have a restore partition, yes, but it
didn't work. Trial version of whatever, anti-virus, yea.

So if in warranty, the HD is replaced, zeroed out, called refurbished and working correctly. Then often gets moved to computer chain stores as 'refurbished and you can get a good drive for a lot less $$.

Plus a warranty. Unless stated otherwise.

External drives, just wipe the drive along with whatever that is on the drive. It's a hard drive.

Computer manufacturers drives with the restore partitions and extras. I say just wipe the drive by default. Reinstall windows. Install drivers enough to get windows connected to the internet if needed. Get whatever updates and wanted optional drivers updates through windows update, and you should have a reliable
stable working system.

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