Tagged With troubleshooting

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Knowing the difference between HDMI and USB qualifies me as the local tech "expert", so folks often invite me around to fix their computer problems. I'll let you into a little secret though: Most of the time, I'm not doing anything all that impressive or magical. Troubleshooting basic computer problems is actually pretty straightforward.

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Yesterday was Pi Day, and what better way to celebrate everyone's favourite mathematical constant than by taking a look back at everyone's favourite cheap hobbyist computer, the Raspberry Pi. Since the launch of the Raspberry Pi, I've written an absurd number of guides, blogs and an already outdated book on the variety of projects you can do with it. I've learned a lot it that time.

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Is your Kindle feeling sluggish? Does it seems like it takes a little longer to change the page then it used to? That doesn't mean there's some technical problem. It means it's time to reboot it.

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Few feelings inspire more dread than a PC that refuses to start — especially if you never bothered to back up your data. Thankfully, there are still ways to retrieve your family photos, office documents and other precious files if you know where to look. We explain what to do.

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Dear Lifehacker, The other morning I switched my Samsung Galaxy S6 phone on after charging it overnight. About one minute later, it switched itself off and rebooted without me touching it. It keeps doing this — shutting down and restarting — over and over again until it runs out of batteries. This has rendered the phone useless. I've tried switching data/WiFi off and fiddling around with different settings but nothing seems to work. Please help!

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Dear Lifehacker, I cannot delete individual text messages for some of the conversations on my iPhone 6s. I hold my finger on them until I see "more", tap more, and nothing happens! Not only is there no trash can, there isn't even a circle to check off to the left of the text. I dont want to delete the entire conversation because there are some texts I need to keep. Any suggestions?

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If you can't get 7Flix to work on your TV or are trying to fix 7Flix's reception, you're not alone — many Australians are having the same problem. We explain the common issues with the channel and how to fix them.

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If you're the family tech support, you probably have to record the occasional screencast to show people how to troubleshoot. Chances are, you don't need special screencasting software just for that. Digital Inspiration shows a clever way to just use YouTube.