Category Archives: Electronics

Android Application / App For Adding Toolbar To Notifications – Great For Phones With Broken Screen Glass Causing Return / Home / Recent Applications Buttons To Stop Working

The application name is POWER TOGGLES and it is a free – yes, FREE – application provided by Painless Death: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.painless.pc&hl=en While this application has many cool features, where it REALLY shines in my opinion is its ability to add … Continue reading

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Steps For Using SQLite Editor On Android 4.1 or 4.2.2 To Enable Tethering On Motorola Devices (Thanks/Credit To DroidForums.Net)

Step 1) Successfully root your Motorola Droid (using PwnMyMoto or the like) – be sure you are in the proper boot mode that allows write to the system directory (i.e.. reboot to recovery if you used PwnMyMoto) Step 2) Install … Continue reading

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Access & Format EXT2 or EXT3 File System From Windows (XP Vista 7 8) Directly – Free & WITHOUT Using a Boot Disc! (For USB Flash Drive On Asus RT-N56U)

Those of you utilizing Asus‘ fantastic RT-N56U wireless router for a file / media┬á server via the 2 USB ports and flash drives are aware that you have few options if your flash drives are >32gb and you run Windows … Continue reading

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Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD XT926 XT926M – Take / Tear Down Disassembly Repair Screen Camera Battery

The new Motorola Droid Razr MAXX HD XT926 XT926M is supposed to be nano-coated internally to avoid damage due to light liquid, but it is not very often that the liquid coming into contact with your phone is merely a … Continue reading

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HACKING PROJECT – Upgrade [ HACK ] Time Warner Cable’s CISCO / Scientific Atlanta HD DVR Explorer 8642HDC From Mechanical Hard Drive To Solid State Drive SSD

This week’s hack project is upgrading Time Warner’s HD DVR Explorer 8642HDC sloooow mechanical 5,400rpm hard drive to a solid state drive SSD in an attempt to dramatically improve video transfer speed and overall quality. Anyone subscribing to Time Warner’s … Continue reading

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New Renesas / NEC USB 3.0 Controller / Hub Driver Fixes Issues With Many Devices Connecting At USB 2 Speeds Only On Sony Vaio F Series Laptops [Such As Patriot Supersonic Magnum Flash Drive]

The latest NEC / Renesas USB 3.0 Host Controller Driver – version 2.1.39 from http://www.station-drivers.com/ – has finally allowed my Sony Vaio F Series laptop to get full USB 3 speeds on my Patriot Supersonic Magnum 64gb flash drive! While … Continue reading

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Windows CD DVD Blu-ray Drives Not Recognized – Device Manager Entry Says “Windows cannot start this hardware device because its configuration information (in the registry) is incomplete or damaged. (Code 19)”

I rebooted my laptop recently and found that my Blu-ray/DVD optical drive was no longer recognized. It was not showing the drive letter entry in Windows Explorer, and none of my DVD/Blu-ray player software recognized it anymore (Windows Media Player, … Continue reading

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VAIO F Series Laptop F23 Model VPCF237FX Web Cam Not Working / Detected [Skype] After Install Startech SVID2USB USB Video Capture Drivers

I recently installed Startech.Com’s StarTech SVID2USB2 USB S-Video and Composite Video Capture Cable with Audio TV Tuners and Video Capture. Once I did so, the internal web cam of my Sony Vaio F23 laptop was no longer being detected by … Continue reading

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Having Trouble Setting Up Web Server Behind ASUS RT-N56U Wi-Fi Router – SOLUTION!

I recently replaced my old Wi-Fi router with a new ASUS RT-N56U. http://www.asus.com/Networks/WiFi_Networking/RTN56U/ I run a web server on my LAN that requires me to set up a virtual server to forward all incoming WAN port 80 traffic to this … Continue reading

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Some Computer Behavior Observations Regarding The Use Of Wideband Internet, Such As 50 Megabit Time Warner SignatureHome Or AT&T U-Verse Max Plus 18 Megabit/ Turbo 24 Megabit

I noticed that some of my computer’s facilities seem a bit challenged by the large capacity download speed (50 MegaBit) of my new SignatureHome internet service – now termed as ‘WideBand’ internet. For example, when I have a download running … Continue reading

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