"I took a lot of digital pix, but you’ll never see them. I took the digital chip out of the camera last night in the home office and didn’t put enough light on so I stuck the disk into a wrong hole and it won’t come out. So gone."
"...took the digital chip out of the camera...put...the disk into a wrong hole and it won't come out."
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Only work inside the computer case when the power has been switched off and disconnected. Never open the power source.
Some of the below steps recommend removing physical parts within the computer.
While in the computer it is highly recommend that you be aware of ESD and its potential hazards
Remove the memory modules from their slots.
Take the opportunity to clean the slots on the motherboards and the memory module connectors.
Use compressed air to blow dust away and clean contacts with a soft cloth.
Do not use a metallic vacuum cleaner if it touches any component it may create a short and cause damage to the motherboard or other components.
Do not use solvent that may attract dust and never poke things like cotton buds in to slots. lightly rub an alcohol (Methylated Spirits) on a cloth not to hard let the alcohol do the work on the copper gold or silver tabs and r
Allow the pins to dry.
They will air dry in a matter of minutes.
If reseating the memory did not resolve the issue try swapping the location of the memory.
If you have only one stick of memory in the computer try moving it to another slot and then boot the computer.
Check the memory module and memory slot contacts.
They are either copper tin or gold.
The colour will tell you which they are.
Mixing tin and gold can result in corrosion that prevents proper contact.
Look for any sign of physical damage to the memory module, memory slots or the motherboard.
Reseat the memory modules.
You should hear an audible click when they are in place.
Do not use too much force to reseat the memory module in to the slot this can cause damage to the module, slot or motherboard.
The hardware that you are trying to access is damaged or failing.
The device drivers for the hardware are faulty or incompatible.
There is a connection problem such as a bad cable
for internal hard drives
Test all power and data leads that attach to your hard drive SATA
the leads from yourMOTHERBOARD TO THE HARD DRIVEmake sure they have a
secure dust free connections and are not faulty although very rare for sata lead to fail
Make sure all leads that are attached to your drives dvd\cd and floppy (If Applicable) have secure connections and are not faulty.
or just replace them they could be faulty a computer needs power and data to travel through every working device and continue its cycle and have an end so any faulty leads will end up with a computer error
You might have a virus or malware.
Download at least one of these of course it will depend on your operating system.
Either spend $40 to buy a new CD/DVD reader/writer,
or take the CD-ROM with the files to another computer.
Spend $10 to buy a 4Gbyte USB memory-stick.
On the other computer, copy all the files from the CD-ROM disk to the memory-stick.
Move the memory-stick to your computer, and install from the files now on the memory-stick.
there should be a small pinhole at the front of the drive, push a thin object fairly hard into this hole and this should push the cd bay out enough for you to pull out, be careful when pulling it out so as not to damage the cd and or drive, good luck
Unfortunately "real slow" is a subjective analysis and I would need to know what you are comparing it to before going much further. Lots of things could be impacting the performance of your PC or you could just own a slow system (compared to your friend's) and you may need to adjust your expectations (or buy a new PC). However, adding memory can speed up a machine. Clearing out unused files and defragmenting the hard disk will also help. There are lots of tweaks you can do to XP and Vista but they usually only result in marginal performance improvements. You may have a bunch of malware (virus or spyware) running, you may have multiple anti-virus programs, multiple firewall programs, etc. Some people go overboard, not realizing they don't have the extra CPU power needed to run all those programs. Performing a recovery will completely clean out your system and restore it to the factory settings. If the system's original performance from the factory was good this will get you back to that point. (Be sure to back up your data files and system settings before starting the backup though!!)
There are two memory slots on this model, but there is no "Onboard" memory. Without the memory that you removed, your laptop will not post. It sounds like a dead motherboard issue to me, especially since you have pretty much torn it down to barebones. Rarely, this can also be caused by the processor but it is less likely. Unfortunately, since you cannot keep it running, there isn't much chance of diagnostics. I hope this helped.
media player needs configuring,select all file types.reason it wont find songs previosly burned is probably because burned as compilation and not finalised.you can download a player called VLC (for free)it will play any file type a lot of which media player cant.whatever media you have it'll play
1. uninstall dvd/cd using device manager
reboot and winxp will reinstall driver
2. go to my computer / dvd drive / right click / properties / hardware - roll back or update & properties - enable digital cd audio / recording - enable cd recording
3. do system restore
start / all programs / accessories / system tools / system restore
4. do full system recovery - us windows xp OS