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Self-destructing hard drives coming soon

May 18th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Self-destructing hard drives coming soon

Whether you’re a member of a super-secret spy agency like the Mission Impossible team, or you’ve just got a bunch of pirated HD movies saved onto your hard drive, you need to hide your files when the bad guys come to your door. Data storage device manufacturer RunCore has created a new SSD called InVincible which features instant self-destruction at the flick of a switch. Should you need to

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Don’t have a Blu-Ray player? Here’s how to play Blu-Ray videos on your PC

May 7th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Don’t have a Blu-Ray player? Here’s how to play Blu-Ray videos on your PC

If you don’t have a PlayStation 3 or a Blu-Ray player, then you may be missing out on the whole HD video phenomenon. While Blu-Ray players (and PlayStation 3’s for that matter) have dropped down in price substantially over the last few years, we’re going to show you a cheaper solution. Today, we’re teaching you how to play Blu-ray discs on your computer. Step 1) Make sure you have an HD

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How to troubleshoot an overheated PC

Apr 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to troubleshoot an overheated PC

A computer can overheat if it is not maintained well. The heat that comes from active electrical components (i.e. the hardware inside your PC) can cause damage to nearby components. To prevent overheating from destroying your computer, you should pay attention to the following issues: Move it to a cooler room The first thing to do is to see if the computer’s problems are really being cause

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A basic guide to RAM upgrades

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A basic guide to RAM upgrades

Whether you’ve had troubles with RAM in the past, or you simply want to make an upgrade, it’s important to know how RAM works. Today, we’re going to teach you the basic information you need to know about upgrading or repairing RAM. The RAM on your computer is critical because it is directly related to how much data a computer can read at a given time. When you have more RAM, you can run m

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Want to use a computer with six screens? Check out this new video card

Apr 29th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Want to use a computer with six screens? Check out this new video card

While most PC users are happy with one or two monitors, few people venture beyond that range. However, for those that do, PC hardware manufacturer PowerColor has created a video card that can support up to six separate screens. The new PowerColor HD7870 Eyefinity 6 is the world’s first 7870 Radeon video card able to support six separate monitors. And, best of all, it’s not as expensive as y

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How to Fix a PC that Won’t Start

Apr 14th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Fix a PC that Won’t Start

It is very unfortunate to have a computer that won’t start. After all, you probably have lots of work to do and can’t afford for your computer to be down. Unfortunately, thousands of computers break down every single day. In spite of this disheartening news, the solution to your computer problems may be very easy to find. Today, we’re going to teach you a few ways to fix a PC that won’t st

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Hard Drive Production Is Back Up, But Prices Remain High

Apr 9th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Hard Drive Production Is Back Up, But Prices Remain High

If you shop for computer parts online, then you may have been aware of the recent global shortage of hard drives. With natural disasters in Japan and Thailand (home to some of the largest hard drive manufacturers in the world), production suddenly shrunk, forcing many retailers to limit the number of hard drives shipped to consumers. Fortunately for the computer industry – as well as Japan an

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Where Can I Learn More About PC Hardware Repair?

Apr 1st 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

Where Can I Learn More About PC Hardware Repair?

PC repair services can be expensive, and if you’re more of a do-it-yourself kind of person, then you may want to learn how to fix your PC on your own. But if you’re a computer newbie, then the learning process can seem intimidating. After all, there are so many parts in a computer, and it can seem like an overwhelming amount of information. Stay positive! PC hardware isn’t nearly as compl

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How to Prevent Static Electricity Build-up

Mar 30th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Prevent Static Electricity Build-up

If you have ever put together a PC – or replaced parts in your existing computer, then you may have been aware of the dangers of static electricity build-up. Our bodies naturally generate static electricity when we rub our socks across the carpet, or simply by touching certain surfaces. If you don’t ground yourself to discharge your static electricity, then you risk damaging your computer

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How to Fix Video Card Problems

Mar 17th 2012 - by Fix My PC FREE in: Blog Hardware Fixes | 0 Comment

How to Fix Video Card Problems

At some point in its lifecycle, your PC may start to develop video card problems. If this occurs, you don’t necessarily have to start panicking. Today, we’re going to walk you through how to troubleshoot your video card if it begins to perform abnormally. Weird screen colors, shapes, and textures After a period of heavy activity and performance – like while playing PC games – your vi

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