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Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 01 Jun 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By mrbongo
Do you mean changing it to a .png or something?...

Do you mean changing it to a .png or something? They are all definitely photos and as far as I'm aware were all taken as jpg as my camera at the time didn't have RAW capability. I will try changing...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 31 May 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By mrbongo
I wondered that too. I think when I...

I wondered that too.

I think when I recovered all the stuff from my broken hard drive that it compressed stuff or something, can't quite recall, think I used a Ubuntu boot disk and transferred out...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 31 May 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By mrbongo
This is all the info found in Properties>Details...

This is all the info found in Properties>Details when I right click on thumbnails:
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 31 May 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By mrbongo
"Paint cannot read this file. This is not a...

"Paint cannot read this file.
This is not a valid bitmap file, or its format is not currently supported."
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 31 May 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By mrbongo
Hi, thanks, but in Picasa it doesn't find the...

Hi, thanks, but in Picasa it doesn't find the jpg's, have tried adding from the folder they are in but nothing happened.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
I got a length of solder wick but it wasn't too...

I got a length of solder wick but it wasn't too successful due to the space I had to work with inbetween motherboard components and underneath the remaining broken DC jack. That said, it did work...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 31 May 2013
Replies: 11
Views: 1,198
Posted By mrbongo
Corrupted jpg? Best program to view?

So I'm having a clean up of my laptop files and have a folder of photos from when I did a recovery last year after a failed hard drive. I have never been able to view these images since I recovered...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
The 8th deadly sin - Laptop chassis manufacture. ...

The 8th deadly sin - Laptop chassis manufacture.

Hehe, it would have been a lot more painful had I not been blinded with a dark rage that had been building for months.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Haha I picture a dark room in hell with rows of...

Haha I picture a dark room in hell with rows of them crying, screwdrivers churning continuously...

I guess the point is to make them inaccessible to the people using them to prevent fools like me...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Thankyou! I knew I had three options. 1:...

Thankyou! I knew I had three options.

1: Ignore the problem and eventually explode with rage over the problem.

2: Buy a new laptop.

3: Fix it myself.

I guess I should feel nervous about...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
It was indeed the speaker wire making all the...

It was indeed the speaker wire making all the noise. Now nice and tidy and had a good clean under the keyboard too.

:D
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Compressed air! I just KNEW I'd forgotten to pick...

Compressed air! I just KNEW I'd forgotten to pick up something at the hardware store. Right now, for the first time in months I am enjoying the simple pleasure of using my laptop as a laptop and not...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Hehe, well I'm about to impress you again....

Hehe, well I'm about to impress you again. Horrible whirring noise coming from the fan - which I hastily cleaned so I gotta open it up again...

:cry:
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Life can now resume.

Life can now resume.
Forum: Hardware & Devices 31 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Well, I soldered on the new jack and put the...

Well, I soldered on the new jack and put the laptop back together. Plugged in the charger and the power light lit up.

Apart from this, the laptop won't power on. It's a Samsung R530. When I plug...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Removed at last, more solder added to it helped...

Removed at last, more solder added to it helped in the end but I will attempt to solder on the new jack tomorrow, with the hope that the motherboard has survived the ordeal better than I have. Watch...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
I used one of those earlier today which helped...

I used one of those earlier today which helped clear four pins but the trouble now is that the solder just isn't melting that I can suck up the molten solder.

I am attempting to find a tool small...
Forum: Hardware & Devices 30 May 2013
Replies: 20
Views: 1,391
Posted By mrbongo
Motherboard DC jack removal/desoldering misery

So my laptop has been playing up for a while now after my cat jumped on it and it fell onto the plugged in charger tip. I would charge but only when the charger was held a certain way/wiggled into...
Forum: Browsers & Mail 13 Aug 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,163
Posted By mrbongo
Tried and I thought it had gone away but it's...

Tried and I thought it had gone away but it's still flickering.

Also disabled hardware acceleration, did another uninstall then reinstall but it's no better.

Sooooooo irritating.
Forum: Browsers & Mail 12 Aug 2012
Replies: 3
Views: 2,163
Posted By mrbongo
Firefox flicker when scrolling

After ignoring this while attempting a more urgent fix on my laptop, I now want to try to fix this.

Here's what happens. Firefox browses and navigates fine, not a problem. Only when scrolling...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 11 Aug 2012
Replies: 5
Views: 727
Posted By mrbongo
Turn black and white and then create adjustment...

Turn black and white and then create adjustment layer, choose 'levels' and slide the black and white apart/together.

Makes the black look 'blacker' if that's possible lol

To finalise and save...
Forum: Chillout Room 11 Aug 2012
Replies: 10
Views: 957
Posted By mrbongo
But does the CD player work?

But does the CD player work?
Forum: Chillout Room 11 Aug 2012
Replies: 1,929
Views: 49,740
Posted By mrbongo
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Forum: Windows Updates & Activation 11 Aug 2012
Replies: 153
Views: 24,106
Posted By mrbongo
Totally agree. In this case, Microsoft really...

Totally agree. In this case, Microsoft really weren't obliged to help so thumbs up to them for doing so. When you consider that most of what you pay for is the machine, the OEM are severely lacking...
Forum: Music, Pictures & Video 10 Aug 2012
Replies: 0
Views: 896
Posted By mrbongo
Camera RAW image resizing. Photoshop V Gimp

I don't know if it's just me...

I work with RAW images when importing certain photos into Photoshop and can normally work with them, resize, change image/canvas size without fearing loss of...
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