Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Fix It Articles

HTD Tech Tip #5: How to Stop Squeaking Computer Bags

I have a great computer bag, believe it or not, it is called "The Blogger" by Timbuk2, appropriate, right?. I have practically no complaints about it, with one BIG exception. It squeaks! When I walk, the hinge seems...

Fix-it: iPhone “Sync Session Could Not Be Started”

Well this past weekend I ran into a rather confusing problem which I did manage to resolve, however, I'm not sure exactly how I resolved it nor what really caused it. I have some ideas on both the cause...

Tip: Snapping a MacBook Pro or PowerBook Upper Case Back Together

I have, over the years, cracked open a few PowerBooks and MacBook Pros, either to change a DVD drive or to upgrade the Hard Drive. My latest upgrade I did was to put a 320 GB Hard Drive in...

HTD Tech Tip #3: Security Programs Don’t Always Play Well Together

It's always important, if not critical to have anti-virus & security programs installed on your PC. I'm actually a big fan of the various Security Suites that you can get that come with all of the different...

Slingbox PRO HD: Pre-Installation – setting up your network

So, you are thinking about getting the new Slingbox PRO HD. Trust me, it's a great decision. The PRO HD transforms any computer in your network or even remotely an extension of your media center but more...

Fix It: Outlook Calendar and iPhone Calendar Events Hours Not Synched Correctly

Just a quick fix-it tip here. I have a co-worker who was having some issues with his iPhone and Outlook 2007 calendar times being off or offset by 1 hour. I guess that this fix it would apply to...

How to Fix Master Browser (MRxSmb) Event ID 8003 errors

I was reviewing some Windows Small Business Server 2003 Event Logs and came across a repeated entry in the System log. It basically looked like this: Event Type: Error Event Source: MRxSmb Event Category: None Event ID: 8003 Date: 5/8/2007 Time: 10:05:16 PM User: N/A Computer: Description: The master browser has received a server announcement...

Windows Update Error 80245003 – Windows Update won’t run on Vista RC2

Updated on 06.25.07: I have added some more detailed steps based on feedback I received. See end of post for further details. I'm playing around with Windows Vista on a test box that I have. So far, it's looking like...
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