Archive for March, 2012

Hey it happens to the best of us – you right-click and click something that just “felt” like the right one because you were moving too quickly… (more…)


Backing up your data

Posted: March 26, 2012 in Uncategorized
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You don’t want to lose all your European vacation photos by accidental deletion or hard drive failure.


Move iTunes Library

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
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I found a few of these tutorials but none quite so thorough as I needed. (more…)

Recover iTunes purchases!

Posted: March 23, 2012 in Uncategorized
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So I wiped my computer without remembering to include my iTunes music folder.  I’ve updated my backup procedure to ensure this doesn’t happen again.  But what to do in the meantime? (more…)

This was driving me nuts with a new motherboard, and I can’t believe I had to google for so long to find the answer. (more…)

How to fix a stuck DVD drive tray

Posted: March 18, 2012 in Uncategorized
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Typically, DVD or CD drives stop opening reliably after a while, and sometimes if you tap forcefully on the drive after pressing eject, you can coax it open. Well here’s how to get it running smoothly again and stop the violence. (more…)

After a lot of searching and reading a lot of conjecture, I finally I found so much good information from people with hands-on experience, in this one thread. I’ve copied out the good posts. (more…)