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How to include self-taught tech skills in my resumé?

Resumé filter: how do you tailor your resumé when you're applying to a job in which you have relevant (self-taught) skills, but no prior work experience in the field? [more inside]
posted by patnasty on Jun 1, 2012 - 8 answers

What did I do to my poor computer and how can I undo it?

Crap! My computer is borked and I don't know what to do about it. System Restore can't seem to find Windows, either. [more inside]
posted by Scientist on Nov 16, 2011 - 9 answers

Comprehensive hard drive imaging

Is there a fairly comprehensive method I can use to image a hard-drive quickly, in case I end up needing that backup image later? [more inside]
posted by geodave on Apr 6, 2009 - 14 answers

Honest and skilled Apple shop in Hollywood, FL?

I would like to find a computer shop in the Hollywood, FL area that can replace the hard drive in my fiancee's iBook G4. It's way too complicated for me to do it myself so DIY is not an option. Apple's "genius bar" refuses to do it so I guess we need to find a local computer tech shop. Any recommendations on a skilled and trustworthy place?
posted by R_Nebblesworth on Feb 24, 2008 - 12 answers

OSD Lockout OSD Lockout OSD Lockout

My monitor is alternately displaying a message "OSD Lockout" (2 x 5 inch box in the middle of the screen) and then displays the actual OSD (on screen display). I cannot bring the OSD up, I can't move the selector when the OSD pops up on its own, I can't get the messages to stop. It will loop endlessly. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by johnstein on Oct 16, 2007 - 3 answers

Did my new RAM kill my video adapter?

BSODFilter: I tried to install a RAM upgrade in my girlfriend's Dell Inspiron 1100 laptop, and got nothing on screen after powerup. So I replaced the old DIMM, and got the BSOD -- the file that was missing was a driver for the Intel video adapter. Long story short, it's still not working. [more inside]
posted by YoungAmerican on Aug 2, 2007 - 10 answers

Which compact multi-tool is best for my new IT job?

Which compact multi-tool is best for my new IT job? [more inside]
posted by raddevon on Jan 13, 2007 - 20 answers

How can I recover data from a broken hard drive?

I recently purchased a 250 GB Western Digital Caviar SE hard drive. It's a internal hd and I foolishly thought it would be ok sitting on my desk hooked up through a ide-usb cable. It also has a power cable which runs down the side of my desk. Well long story short it fell off of my desk due to someone snagging the power cable and now my computer will not recognize it. I have a lot of important data on it which I would really like to recover. Any ideas?
posted by isopropyl on Jul 11, 2006 - 8 answers

Most requested computer repair services?

ComputerRepairFilter: To those of you who do computer repair for a living, what are your most requested services? [more inside]
posted by chrisfromthelc on Jun 26, 2006 - 11 answers

Losing Ctrl

Broken Keyboard Filter: So my GF managed to splash a bit of water from on the corner of the keyboard of her Dell Inspiron 600m. At first it appeared fine, but now a day later the Ctrl key appears to be stuck. [more inside]
posted by Heminator on Dec 19, 2005 - 9 answers

NYC laptop repair.

NYC computer repair: can anyone recommend a reliable place I can take my sickly laptop to get its power connector fixed? Bonus points for someplace in Manhattan. [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Nov 15, 2005 - 15 answers

Computer repair in Chicago

It's almost impossible to google this, but do any Chicago folks know some good computer repair shops? [more inside]
posted by corpse on Oct 3, 2005 - 5 answers

Can I recover this Toshiba e310 that will not finish booting?

I have a Toshiba e310, that mysteriously stopped starting up when I turned it on. It's not completely dead, it comes up with the default bootscreen and then just sits there. Windows XP detects an unknown device, and that's it. I've tried doing a hard reset, soft reset, and letting the battery drain. Is there any use for it? Does anyone know of a way to recover it? [more inside]
posted by jackofsaxons on Feb 13, 2005 - 5 answers

How do I repair worn paint on my PowerBook?

My PowerBook is shocking my delicate forearms. The light silver paint on front edge of the laptop is majorly wearing off. What's a quick and inexpensive way to fix it? [+] [more inside]
posted by ArsncHeart on Feb 4, 2005 - 9 answers

How should I fix this banged up powerbook?

I dropped my PB this morning (truth be told, I slipped down a couple stairs and landed hard), this time really badly. The top aluminum panel has a corner bent (about 2 degrees from about 2 inches in) and the bottom case is so badly bent and warped that I was astounded the machine booted up. More inside... [more inside]
posted by o2b on Jan 31, 2005 - 8 answers

Fujitsu Lifebook C-series disassembly manuals

LaptopRepairFilter: I need to remove the bezel on a Fujitsu Lifebook C-series (C-6530) to measure and replace the cold cathode lamps that have failed. I've Googled off and on for a few months now, looking for service or dis-assembly manuals, with no love to be found. (Much more inside) [more inside]
posted by loquacious on Jul 28, 2004 - 3 answers

How can I keep all my old setting with a new motherboard, processor, and RAM?

If I will install a new motherboard, processor and new RAM, what should I do to keep all my old settings? Will Repair Install from Windows XP Boot CD suffice ? Or should I try this ? [more inside]
posted by Masi on Jul 19, 2004 - 3 answers

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