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Author Topic: The Generic Computer Advice Thread  (Read 272130 times)

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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3675 on: July 24, 2018, 05:37:41 am »

not really, the double clicks are too random for it too be good, like 1/3 of the clicks are double.
The bit of metal acting as spring in your mouse button has been bent though use.
You can still salvage it by opening the button assembly and slightly bending it the other way (or replacing with a spare one from another mouse).
See this video for how-to:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eDoXMJyimDU
Be careful, and do it as shown, as it's easy to break.
will give it a shot later
on second thought I feel like I'm probably going to cause more damage, I'll just ride it out using the right mouse button and buy a good mouse for $14 when it dies
« Last Edit: July 24, 2018, 05:51:43 am by deathpunch578 »
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3676 on: July 24, 2018, 06:20:32 am »

That's the thing, isn't it? Mice are so cheap that you could open one up, fuck it up, spend half an hour trying to find the bloody spring because you were a bit cackhanded and then go and buy a fantastic new mouse anyway.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3677 on: July 24, 2018, 11:27:13 am »

That's the thing, isn't it? Mice are so cheap that you could open one up, fuck it up, spend half an hour trying to find the bloody spring because you were a bit cackhanded and then go and buy a fantastic new mouse anyway.
For a hot minute I thought you were talking about mice
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3678 on: July 24, 2018, 02:47:12 pm »

I've done the mouse switch replacement thing. It isn't worth the hassle.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3679 on: July 24, 2018, 09:28:16 pm »

That's the thing, isn't it? Mice are so cheap that you could open one up, fuck it up, spend half an hour trying to find the bloody spring because you were a bit cackhanded and then go and buy a fantastic new mouse anyway.
For a hot minute I thought you were talking about mice

My mouse was squeaking, so I opened it up to take a look inside, now it's stopped working completely, and I can't put it back together.

I've done the mouse switch replacement thing. It isn't worth the hassle.

The large office supply chain here offers perfectly reasonable new mice for $4 each. You could buy an expensive one for $40 or more, but I doubt that would survive 10 times longer than the cheap ones.
« Last Edit: July 24, 2018, 09:30:49 pm by Reelya »
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3680 on: July 25, 2018, 12:47:15 am »

Down with your wasteful western consumerism.
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« Reply #3681 on: July 25, 2018, 02:25:15 am »

Death to the decadent west! Slay the Great Satan! Worship no more at the foot of Mammon!
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3682 on: July 27, 2018, 06:16:50 am »

Just now got a bluescreen on my laptop.

The stop code was "SYSTEM_THREAD_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED".

What failed was Qcamain10x64.sys.

I have no idea what I should do in this instance. The laptop seems to be running ok now, in spite of the crash...
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3683 on: July 27, 2018, 09:53:35 am »

It's a bulky OS. Those things happen occasionally. I bluescreen once or twice a year, they're really only an issue if you get them frequently. Were you doing anything out of the ordinary when it happened, or was it completely, heh, out of the blue?

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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3684 on: July 27, 2018, 09:36:45 pm »

Very funny.

But aside from running Google Chrome with several tabs open, leaving Steam in the background, and having Discord running as well, I don't think I was doing anything out of the ordinary.

I will inform you if there are any changes, but I must admit I will be feeling a little, ah hah, blue if this continues.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3685 on: July 27, 2018, 09:44:21 pm »

Qcamain10x64.sys is a wireless network card driver. Go into Device Manager and try updating the wireless driver.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3686 on: July 27, 2018, 10:50:17 pm »

Another thing to consider is accumulation of patina on the card edge, if this is an add-on card. (while gold does not really react with oxygen, it does react with various VOCs, which can be found in human skin oil and inside modern domestic environments, producing a dull patina on the card edges.)

You can clean it off with a gentle rub from a white vinyl eraser. (WHITE VINYL!! NO OTHER KIND!)

If an update to the NIC driver does not resolve your bluescreens, it is worth a shot.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3687 on: July 27, 2018, 11:06:31 pm »

While we're on the subject of drivers, any way to easily update them/know when to update them without having to every so often open up Device Manager and try to update them manually?

I'd look for any driver managing software, but they all seem super duper shady.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3688 on: July 27, 2018, 11:11:47 pm »

Microsoft *tries* to do this for you, with its certified drivers program...  But it is very dubious too. (often installs drivers that CAUSE bluescreens on systems that have perfectly working drivers.)

Sadly, there really is no good solution that I can suggest.
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Re: The Generic Computer Advice Thread
« Reply #3689 on: July 28, 2018, 10:33:33 pm »

Oh. What a shame.

In any case, I tried updating the qualcomm whatever the hell it is driver, but it said it was already updated.

I don't recall adding anything to this laptop, so I don't think there's an add-on card to wipe off here.

Haven't seen any more bluescreens so far.
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