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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3495 on: August 13, 2017, 11:15:27 am »

It certainly won't hurt.

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« Reply #3496 on: August 13, 2017, 11:40:27 am »

Oh, that would be it. Should have mentioned that sooner.

Vga doesn't support audio. You need either an hdmi or a dvi port or  your laptop to get audio from it to the tv. Vga won't do it.

I mean it's a hdmi port on my laptop.
Is it a VGA port on the tv then? If at any point the signal is passing through a VGA type cable, then it's dropping the sound.
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« Reply #3497 on: August 13, 2017, 11:58:13 am »

Oh, that would be it. Should have mentioned that sooner.

Vga doesn't support audio. You need either an hdmi or a dvi port or  your laptop to get audio from it to the tv. Vga won't do it.

I mean it's a hdmi port on my laptop.
Is it a VGA port on the tv then? If at any point the signal is passing through a VGA type cable, then it's dropping the sound.

Yes it is. Maybe I should get a vga hdmi converter thing ?  But the laptop has already an hdmi input : monitor(vga) ---> pc (hdmi input)

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« Reply #3498 on: August 13, 2017, 12:29:18 pm »

VGA technology doesn't support audio. Doesn't matter which end is which if one is VGA you have no audio. If the monitor has DVI or HDMI it will accept audio via the cable.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3499 on: August 13, 2017, 01:09:29 pm »

You need to go from hdmi port straight to hdmi port if you want audio. VGA on either end will result in no sound.
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« Reply #3500 on: August 13, 2017, 01:17:11 pm »

Lets try one more thing its possible that the intel hdmi audio drivers are not installed since it wasn't plugged in at the time. Can you try reinstalling the intel drivers with the HDMI plugged in?

Otherwise your last option would get a vga/hdmi converter or a HDMI audio inserter.

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« Reply #3501 on: August 13, 2017, 01:25:35 pm »

Lets try one more thing its possible that the intel hdmi audio drivers are not installed since it wasn't plugged in at the time. Can you try reinstalling the intel drivers with the HDMI plugged in?

Otherwise your last option would get a vga/hdmi converter or a HDMI audio inserter.

I'll try it right now. Thank you !
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« Reply #3502 on: August 14, 2017, 11:43:18 am »

If all else fails you'd need something like this http://www.dx.com/p/hdmi-to-vga-audio-adapter-black-244865
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« Reply #3503 on: August 14, 2017, 10:57:55 pm »

I picked one up at Microcenter a few months ago, so I could hook my 360 to an old CRT monitor at a friend's place for some old school halo. Put it to use attached to my minnowboard based HTPC I built over a year ago, so i could attach it to the (first generation, so wonky HDMI spec, thus using VGA due to incompatible signal) HDTV downstairs. Works great.
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« Reply #3504 on: August 18, 2017, 12:34:00 pm »

Probably a really dumb question, but I'll ask. Are nylon zip-ties safe to use inside of a computer? I mean, nylon is supposed to build up static electricity easily or is that a different kind of nylon?
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« Reply #3505 on: August 18, 2017, 03:08:26 pm »

So I just ran Defraggler and I got a disk health warning. My number of reallocated partitions is around 100, which is apparently relevant to the disk's health.

What should I do to prepare for whatever might happen?
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« Reply #3506 on: August 18, 2017, 09:12:56 pm »

Purchase a replacement hard drive or same or larger capacity, then image the drive onto the new one. Retire old drive. Do it now, before you have totally unrecoverable sectors.
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« Reply #3507 on: August 19, 2017, 10:08:13 am »

How do I image the old drive?

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« Reply #3508 on: Today at 08:11:35 am »

Linux live CD:

Boot the liveCD, then make note of which disk device has partitions on it. (a brand new disk will not have any.) Once you have satisfied yourself that you have without question identified which device is the source, and which is the destination, use dd to do the imaging.

sudo dd if=/dev/devIDofSource of=/dev/devIDofDest bs=512 sync

If it fails due to a read error, use gddrescue instead.

Norton Ghost:
Boot the CD, and follow the on screen instructions

Arconis disk manager:
Similar to Ghost, but does not use a boot disk, iirc. Never used it, always used linux to do it instead

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« Reply #3509 on: Today at 11:06:38 am »

So I found my old dstt sd card for my fat Nintendo DS and it has 40 or so games on it and all my pokemon but i just found out DS servers are shut down. Can I transfer them to my smartphone then onto a newer DS?
I have no clue and im pretty gutted cause I wanted to give my pokemon to my obsessed friend
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