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Old 09-10-2009, 03:44 PM   #1 (permalink)
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The Official Computer Tech Support Thread

Ok folks, I know there are several members here, myself included, who are pretty savvy in the computing and
networking areas. Instead of having individual threads pop up from time to time regarding computer-related issues,
I figured there should be a dedicated thread that can better serve the site and its members, should the need arise.

Post your technical issues here, and our team of surprisingly non-Indian professionals will do our best to assist.




Thanks!

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:45 PM   #2 (permalink)
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im on first question. i will edit it in 2 secs

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well its kind of been a problem ever since i got this laptop...
just havent sorted it out yet.
when i plug my opid into itunes this comes up



and when i press it to open itunes up it comes up this...

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Old 09-10-2009, 03:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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i'm just to lazy to take this up to Best Buy and have them look at it / risk them deleting my hard drive, but lately my laptop screen has been flashing on and off, like if I'm playing music the screen wil go black but I can still here the music and will stay so until I restart.
Oter times it just flickers.

It's plugged into the wall so the battery is always charging so it can't be that.

Any Ideas?
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im having a similar problem to Btown when i start up the laptop screen goes off for a second, then back on n doesnt do it again or sometimes it goes off twice when i first start up
any ideas ?
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:01 PM   #5 (permalink)
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i'm just to lazy to take this up to Best Buy and have them look at it / risk them deleting my hard drive, but lately my laptop screen has been flashing on and off, like if I'm playing music the screen wil go black but I can still here the music and will stay so until I restart.
Oter times it just flickers.

It's plugged into the wall so the battery is always charging so it can't be that.

Any Ideas?
More than likely your problem lies in a physical connection between the screen components and the rest of the computer. The only real way to test that is by opening up the computer and testing the connections. If the connections between the screen and the motherboard check out end to end, you might be looking at a harder issue to deal with that might involve hard-to-replace components, specifically because it's a laptop.

If you feel like you can do it, try to do your physical checking first before you go pay money to have it looked at. If you're not comfortable doing that, there are instructional resources available on the web that can help.

There's also the possibility that your graphics card is failing, but you should get some kind of message on the screen alluding to the fact that there is no input, although I'm not sure if that's usually the case in laptops.
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im on first question. i will edit it in 2 secs

edit:

well its kind of been a problem ever since i got this laptop...
just havent sorted it out yet.
when i plug my opid into itunes this comes up

...

and when i press it to open itunes up it comes up this...

...
Have you tried doing what it suggests: uninstalling iTunes and then reinstalling?
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im on first question. i will edit it in 2 secs

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well its kind of been a problem ever since i got this laptop...
just havent sorted it out yet.
when i plug my opid into itunes this comes up



and when i press it to open itunes up it comes up this...

solved this one myself just there..

btw my laptop is just new.. like about a month old...
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im on first question. i will edit it in 2 secs

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well its kind of been a problem ever since i got this laptop...
just havent sorted it out yet.
when i plug my opid into itunes this comes up



and when i press it to open itunes up it comes up this...



Looks like a bit mismatch. Are you running Vista 64bit? If so, then the 32bit version of iTunes isn't going to work. If that's the case, then you need to install the 64bit version of iTunes in order for it to operate properly.

Edit: You said you solved it?
Cool... but are you using 64bit Vista or 32? Just wondering.
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Have you tried doing what it suggests: uninstalling iTunes and then reinstalling?
yeah i had tryed that a few times i had downloaded the wrong verison of itunes for my comp spec problemo solved cheers anyways!
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Old 09-10-2009, 04:09 PM   #10 (permalink)
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So... that's a yes to 64bit then
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