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How to Make an Ethernet Patch Cable

Making an Ethernet patch cable is easier than most people think, and I carry one with me all the time so you know it will be useful. Whether you want to learn to become a Computer Network Technician or just set up a network at home, I am going to share with you one of…

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BIOS Beep Codes Desktop Tent and Pocket Guide

I have put together a list of beep codes for the three largest BIOS manufacturers, AMI, Award, and Phoenix that can be folded and set up as a tent card for your desk or used as a pocket guide. I have also provided links to the manufacturer’s websites where I obtained the codes. Enjoy!

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Determine Memory Type Without Opening The Computer

RAM Information Tools With so many different types of RAM these days, purchasing a memory upgrade is not as easy as it used to be. Since there are so many different types, you will want to make sure you know what you need before you place your order. I would like to show you some…

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How to Permanently Wipe All Data from a Hard Drive

My previous job was at a state university. Before sending our old computers off to auction, we had to wipe all hard drives according to Department of Defense 5220-22.M standards. This was to ensure the next owner would not be able to recover any sensitive files that were stored on the computer even through forensic…

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Open Hard Disk Drive for Recovery TheTechMentor.com

Put Your Hard Drive in the Freezer to Recover Data

Or… How to Fix a Clicking Hard Drive! Do you have a hard drive that won’t boot and you are suspicious that you can hear a clicking noise? In the industry, we call this the hard drive click of death and the hard drive clicking noise usually means the drive has experienced a physical failure,…

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