Category: Hardware

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Fixing Raspberry Pi Strange Update Behavior

The Raspberry Pi 3 Model B is an awesome little computer for tinkering, but that doesn’t mean it’s infallible. Case in point: both the Pi 3 Model B and Pi 2 Model B can both exhibit erratic behavior when attempting to update. The scenario looks something like this… you wish to upgrade...

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Quick Review of Hitachi HGST Touro Desk 2TB External Drive

I recently purchased two Hitachi HGST Touro Desk USB 3.0 2TB External Drives – and did so with a bit of trepidation because of a few bad reviews. I’d just like to add a few of my own opinions to the mix – because I’m actually surprised that my initial impressions...

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Fix for Constant Hard Drive Clicking Noise in Ubuntu

If you are reading this it is probably because you have a laptop that keeps making a disconcerting clicking sound. You suspect that it may be the hard drive – and you are probably correct. It very well could be on its way out, and doing a full backup certainly can’t hurt...

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Blank Black Screen Fix for HP Laptops

A problem affecting many of HP’s newer laptops, including the dv9000 (dv9XXX) and dv6000 (dv6XXX) series of machines is that you’ll get nothing but a back-lit black screen on boot. More specifically, the touch-bar lights will turn on and the hard drive light will blink – the machine will actually...