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Happy #EarthDay2014

  Earth Day 2014 is here. For many people, it is a day to stop and think about the environment, or possibly plant a tree. There isn’t a whole lot that is green about electronics. They are manufactured using hazardous materials and are often discarded of improperly.

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ThinkPad T series Fan Replacements

ThinkPad T series Fan Replacements

The ThinkPad T series laptops are among some of the best laptops manufactured. The T61p units were even used on the International Space Station. They are very reliable units but all machines fail eventually. Starting with the T60 models the fans seem to give up first. Often

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Have you heard of the Novena Desktop/Laptop?

Have you heard of the Novena Desktop/Laptop?

The Novena is a new open-hardware computing platform, flexible and powerful, designed for use as a desktop, laptop, or standalone board. It is also being crowdfunded! Novena initially started off as a project encouraging other hardware hackers to start building their own from home. But now with

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VSLI CMOS Chip on the Wall at Absolute Computers

One of the facinating and geeky things we have on the walls of Absolute Computers is blown up picture of a microchip. This VSLI CMOS chip, containing 150,000 transistors, was designed in 1988 in Research Triangle Park. It is roughly the size of a dime. It provided

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Expanding and Swelling Macbook Batteries

Throughout 2014 and 2014 we’ve seen a surge in Macbook laptops with swollen batteries. The most common issue if neglected is the trackpad stops working. The batteries continue to expand, crack the battery open and keep getting bigger and bigger. If your machine is out of warranty

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Lenovo Laptop Battery Recall of March 2014

So many laptop batteries have been recalled over the years, when we post about a battery recall, we post the month and date in as well. This recall affects machines sold in the October 2010 through April 2011 timeframe. Models affected: Edge 11, 13 and 14 series

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Heartbleed bug: Should I change my passwords?

Should I change my password right now like the news told me to? No. Until the security flaw at your favorite websites the new passwords will be readable. DO update your passwords once the flaw is repaired. To see affected sites and the repair status visit this

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Windows XP Support Ends in 24 Hours

Windows XP Support Ends in 24 Hours

Most people would agree that Windows XP was an outstanding upgrade. Many people moved to it from Windows 98 or Windows 2000. Windows 7 was another great upgrade. However, it seems that the time to love XP is over with though. There are a lot of machines

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Asus Transformer TF300T broken or cracked screen?

We offer free diagnostics. After the diagnostics we can offer a firm quote.  This model of tablet for reasons known only to ASUS come with four different types of digitizers.  The digitizer is the glass on the front of the LCD that translates your touch into commands.

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Absolute Computers Receives a 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award

We’re excited to announce that we recently received a 2013 Angie’s List Super Service Award! The Angie’s List Super Service Award honors excellence among service providers who maintain superior service ratings and reviews on Angie’s List throughout the past year. Super Service Award winners are preferred among

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Apple Mac doesn’t work anymore

People love their Apple Mac computers.  Considering the purchase price, many hold on to them for many years of good and productive service.  However lets say your Mac is starting run very slow or not at all.  It could just be a bad hard drive.  Apple purchases

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I have an old computer

It is interesting how the age of one’s computer varies from person to person.  In this age of throw away cell phones, some view a two year old computer as very old.  Others will view their 1o year old computer as just getting started.   Here are

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Closed Dec 24, 25 & Jan 1

We will be closed December 24, 25 and January 1 for the holidays.  We wish you all a happy holiday season.

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Be careful with providing your information

Two instances happened recently to prompt me to ask you to be careful with your information. 1) There are reports of over one hundred bogus health insurance web sites that have been created recently.  Many  like healthcare.com (as opposed to .gov) or obamacare.com are sites to get

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Thanksgiving closed – Thursday, Friday & Saturday

Nov 28, 29, 30 & Dec 1 – We will be closed for four days (Thursday – Sunday) for the Thanksgiving holiday.   Happy Thanksgiving.

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