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How do I dust clean my ThinkCentre m93z?

Q: How do I dust clean my ThinkCentre m93z?

So I just opened the back and sprayed a 4oz can of compressed air on the fan and areas around the fan. It did work somewhat. It is now quitter but still not enough. Do I have to unscrew parts inside and dust beneath them?

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Preferred Solution: How do I dust clean my ThinkCentre m93z?

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Hi group!Little trouble here. We are trying to enable VT-x technology on our M93z AIO and can't seem to get a straight answer. Is this even possible? We've tried every possible BIOS update. Nothing appears to be working. Maybe someone here can help. Thank you!

A:ThinkCentre M93z and VT-x

Sorry and we may have forgotten to mention we are using Windows 7 enterprise.

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Every now and then, the screen for my M93Z will become very fuzzy and the colours will skew towards green(ish). Sometimes, temporarily shutting off the screen fixes the issue, sometimes even switching between programs helps (if say one program was a full screen isntance and then the screen goes completely black while switching). Any idea how I can solve this? I am wondering if it's an overheating issue, a graphics issue, or a driver issue... Next time it happens I will take a picture and try to upload it on to here... I tried to screen shot it when it happened but the screenshot picture looks normal :/

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So it is an all-in-one, so that is already 1 monitor. On top of that I would like to add 2 more 27" monitors, making a total of 3. Is that possible? I tried it, but it doesn't recognize the 3rd. I think it might be the outlets that are screwy. The VGA doesn't seem to work well.

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After I installed a msata ssd(intel 525) on my machine,the machine does not recognize the ssd(also in the BIOS).Does M93z not support msata ssd?i touch it is hot.

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We recently purchased 5 ThinkCentre M93z's to complement the 100+ E93z's that we currenlty use in our school district cafeterias. These computers have Windows 7 OS and the only other software we install is Meals Plus software to track students and food purchases. These computers have a Genovation Mini-Terminal model 905-S version 7.20 keypad attached that can either scan a student's ID  card or they can punch in their student ID number to purchase their meals and we install the latest driver for that device. With all 5 of the M93z's we purchased the computers will hang at the Lenovo splash screen (most common) or hang at the Windows Startup screen at the point when you first start to see the colored balls appear. It will stay stuck at this point until you unplug the keypad at which point it will finish booting up.  At point you can plug the device in and use it but once you restart it it will hang up again.  This happened no matter which USB port you use (two on the side or the four on the back). We have never had any issue with the E93z computers.  I have updated the bios. I have removed and reinstalled the lastest USB drivers for this computer.  The bios is set to start up from the hard drive. USB is not one of the startup options. It conistently does this with all 5 of our M93z's. Any suggestions? Thanks for any help you can provide.  

A:ThinkCentre M93z hanging at startup with USB Keypa...

I've had the ThinkCentre M93 since July 2014. I run it constantly and have only shut it down a dozen times. When I first went to restart the computer, it only got as far as the Lenovo splash page. It would freeze, I would hold the power-on button for seven seconds, it would shut down. Doing this three or four times, and finally it would start windows and I could use the pc again. Suffice it to say, because of this problem, I rarely turn off the machine.A couple of times I used the OS Recovery Disc that I got with the pc purchase. It has helped a few times.But I feel like there is no true solution yet. Everything I try that works is really just luck. Anyone else having this issue? And found a solution yet? Thanks.

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After a Win 10 update my hid compliant touch screen driver is missing from device manager and getting an error 45 not connected when it was there. Now I can't find it in hidden or visible Human Interface Devices at all. Lenovo update and Windows scan can't find it or update it and say I have all the drivers but I clearly don't. Where do I download it and get the Touch interface and functionality back? I've tried many things but no system restore won't even get me back there...

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Does anyone here have any information on using an Air compressor to clean your case/hardware/anything from the dust?

Like the right PSI? Moisture? anything really? *Also i wasn't 100% sure if this was the right area to post but considering using an air compressor could damage my hardware it felt right i do apologize if this was the wrong area to post*

So any information at all would help thanks

Also my dad said there's like these glass bulbs u can buy for an air compressor that hook into it and collects any moisture he uses nail guns alot for work and they say u shouldn't get any in the gun but to be honest they never worried about it and nothing ever happened. Anyway getting off subject wondering if anyone had any information would be great i am also using Google to find some info. *so not 100% lazy * but i figured if anyone knew about using an AC it would be people on this forum. thanks again if you can help

Thank you
Soulschizm

forgot to add idk if it helps but it is a Oil free air compressor
 

A:Using a air compressor to clean dust off?

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I need to know what I can use to make sure dust gets out/doesn't get into my computer. I've heard canned air, which I remember using for my old VCR few years ago, but I remember it didn't do so well which is why I'm cautious over using thata agin for my desktop.

P.S. after a while of usage upon turning it on, give or take 3-4 hours in, I think I'm hearing the fan sound in a unusually way, but not in a good way, more like an okay/cautious way. It'll build up, after a while it'll go down. Hard to explain.

Thanks

A:Best way to clean desktop from dust

i use an old toothbrush myself.

works great for me, seriously.

vacuum cleaners are good as well, especially if you have an attachment that can get really in there. i used to have a mini USB vacuum cleaner, but i trod on it.



   Warning
just be careful.
you may have crud build-up on your fan blades - toothbrush them! (using toothpaste not advised! )

clean it when the computer is off.

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My laptop is becoming the storage of dust now. The fan and also keyboard. I want to clean this, can anyone suggest me ay good equipment for this?
 

A:How can I clean Laptop dust?

You can try using a can of compressed air from Best Buy, Radio Shack or Wal-Mart. Other than that you will have to have it taken apart and cleaned by someone that is familiar with doing this
 

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so after i did a air surpress dust clean of my pc the first thing it happen is the computer will turn on but mouse,monitor, and keyboard wont power on. for it to start up i have to either push a little on the cpu cooler or tap it a bit to start up. something it will last long as i want but sometime the power to the mouse,keyboard, and monitor will get cut off after 10-30min. i test the PSU with another one and let it run for about 30min or so it runs fine. did the same with my PSU on the other comp no error pop up no nothing. then now i start getting BSOD with no dump files being save and i did have it set up to being saved i got 3 dump files from like last year but this time it isnt saving any.

what i got from event view: [ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}EventID41Version2Level1Task63Opcode0Keywords0x8000000000000002-TimeCreated[ SystemTime] 2013-10-29T01:19:09.912800000Z
EventRecordID254343Correlation-Execution[ ProcessID] 4[ ThreadID] 8
ChannelSystemComputerFreedom-PC-Security[ UserID] S-1-5-18
-EventData
BugcheckCode0BugcheckParameter10x0BugcheckParameter20x0BugcheckParameter30x0BugcheckParameter40x0SleepInProgressfalsePowerButtonTimestamp0

A:BSOD after dust clean

Hi,

There are no .DMP files located in your jcgriff2 output folder. Can you please go ahead and manually navigate to C:\Windows\Minidump and zip up and attach any dump files you see there yourself?

Regards,

Patrick

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I was told kleenex will scratch it? How about the cloth that is used to clean my sunglasses.
 

A:Best way to clean dust from LCDs without scratching it?

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It's been a very long time since I opened my desktops and gave them a good cleaning. My question is this: When cleaning the CPU/heatsink with my can of compressed air, it is almost impossible not to get a spay or two of the liquid coming from the can on these parts. How harmful is this to those fan and heatsink parts - does it help to shake the can real, real good or will that make it worse or doesn't it matter ?

Any suggestions on how to prevent this?
 

A:Clean the dirt/dust from inside my desktops

The liquid that comes out of compressed air cans is condensation and it evaporates quickly. When finished cleaning your computer just wait a few minutes to make sure everything is dried up (optional).
 

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Hello, If i powerup my notebook it smell dust from vents. My question is : Can i disassembly my notebook screws at bottom. I plan to also add the SSD M.2 SATA3 2280 Samsung if it violates the conditions of the warranty? Greetings,Daku

A:Warranty break at disassembly laptop to dust clean ?

I suggest first use a can of compressed air, that usually work clean the vent without opening the laptop. 

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I want to to open up my laptop and clean the dust because I haven't done that since I bought it.Will that void warranty?

A:Will opening my laptop to clean dust void warranty?

Dear Customer,  The act of opening your notebook should not void your warranty. If you cause any damage during the process, or during self maintenance, without contacting HP Support then it can void your warranty.   Hope this helps, for any further queries reply to the post and feel free to join us again  **Click the White Thumbs Up Button on the right to say Thanks**Make it easier for other people to find solutions by marking a Reply 'Accept as Solution' if it solves your problem. Thank You,GBL84I am not an HP Employee 

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M58 Desktop (ThinkCentre)SN: MJEXBRPModel:7244A39I performed a clean install of Windows 10 x64 on this older machine, was unable to locate 2 device drivers:PCI Serial Port:-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&SUBSYS_304717AA&REV_03-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&SUBSYS_304717AA-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&CC_070002-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E17&CC_0700PCI Simple Communications Controller-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_304717AA&REV_03-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&SUBSYS_304717AA-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_078000-PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2E14&CC_0780Windows updates cannot find the driver, unable to locate it using the ven and dev IDs, and last but not least I have also tried using Lenovo Service Bridge to no avail. If someone- anyone can help me locate the proper drivers to work on this machine running Windows 10 that would be great.

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HiI am testing BIOS update during a Task Sequence using SCCM and I need an older BIOS version in order to test.But I cannot find it under "BIOS" on the support page:http://pcsupport.lenovo.com/dk/da/products/DESKTOPS-AND-ALL-IN-ONES/THINKCENTRE-M-SERIES-DESKTOPS/TH... Could you provide a link for older BIOS versions?Thanks in advance. 

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I am currently trying to PXE boot an M93z, however I get the error "NBP is too large to fit in free base memory". In BIOS, Boot Mode is set to Auto, while Boot Priority is set to UEFI First - which is the working configuration on a number of other Lenovo computers.What is the cause of this issue, and how do I solve it?

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We got in office new AIO ThinCenre M93Z. When turning on the PC, there is no noise at all; however after working 2 hours, the noise of fan drives everybody in room crazy. It not so loud, however it sounds like wind around the blocks in autumn and the noise is not at same frequence but always going up and down, depending on speed of fan.We already checked internet for ours, nothing helped. The CPU temperature is about 40 degree celcius. The tool fanspeed cannot detect the fan, in bios we already put to "acoustic" (sounds like a joke for this setting).We would be so happy if anybody could help! For Thinkpads, there are special tools for fan control; however there seems to be nothing for Thinkcenter AIO PCs. If it would be a private PC - no problem to open the case, put better fan inside; however it is new brand new PC from company and we cannot do hardware modifications. 

A:M93Z AIO fan noise is terrible ; help please!

Hi there, I also bought a Lenovo M93z and the fan drives me crazy.It's a privat computer and I've opened it. But there is nothing you can do. I also tried the program Fanspeed. But the same problem. It can't find my moherboard. Throughout the internet I found nothing exept following information:http://support.lenovo.com/en_NZ/research/hints-or-tips/detail.page?DocID=HT081544&rd=news The problem for me, I don't know if I really can use this bios. When I search through the driver update page. I doesn't show me the same bios. I'm using at the moment the version "FEKT80A". Could you please tell me if you could solve the problem? Thank you very much

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I have a older model M93Z and i am in my office with my wife on her HP touch screen desktop , our internet goes out and she says we can use the neighbors and she logs onmto his wifi with the password , and i go to my avaiable wifi networks and it does not even show up on my  Lenovo  are there settings i am missing or is my wifi adapter just weak   please help me understand this

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I have Lenovo ThinkCentre m93z All-in-One desktop in for work, and I have my own laptop I bring it with me some time.I connect my laptop to work's desktop using VGA cable and press the little button in the side of screen to view  the laptop in bigger screen to do very private work sometimes.
 
My question is: Is it possable for anyone (IT admin, hacker or whoever...) who able access to work's desktop, can he/she views my laptop screen?
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity and moved post to the correct forum.
 

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I'm trying to find out if I can get a digital surround sound output from my M93z. As far as I can tell there is only one digital audio output native on this PC - the DisplayPort audio connection.  This shows up as Intel HD Audio in the driver list.  I am running Windows 10 x64 and have updated all of the drivers and utilites from Lenovo using their tools. I have had my DisplayPort connected to my TV through the Lenovo supplied DisplayPort to HDMI dongle.  I recently purchased an HDMI audio extractor, one with a switch where you can have it request the PC to provide it with 5.1 audio output.  Even with the TV disconnected from the audio extractor the PC sees the audio extractor device, so this should eliminate the TV from the setup. I know that the PC will only output the audio format that it has to play from a particular program.  However, when I go to Playback Devices and check the properties of that audio connection it states that the maximum supported channels is 2.  I would expect that if everything is being detected correctly that it would state 6 or 5.1 or something like that. (Yes, I realize there are other options to try and get this to work.  Before anyone suggests to purchase a USB sound card please try to answer my question below or help solve my problem.  Changing to a USB sound card is not what I'm asking about here.) So my question becomes: Does the Intel HD Audio device that is built into the M93z... Read more

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Would any significant problems be expected if I was to try to run my M93Z off of a modified sine wave inverter? I know that pure sine wave inverters are recommended, but it also sounds like a lot of desktop computers have components that monitor and smooth out the power input anyhow. I don't intend to use anything too heavy like video games, just a lot of Excel. Any thought woukd be greatly appreciated - thanks in advance!

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I am looking for a ACPI\LEN4001 driver for M93Z All in one system. Found this page: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/diagnose-and-fix/detail.page?DocID=HT071645Does nto help.Tried this driver: http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/detail.page?DocID=DS029250Does not work.Why Lenevo would not offer SCCM package for the latest All In One model??????? Thanks for the help.













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A:M93z All In One ACPI\LEN4001 Driver

Can anyone from Lenovo respond to this question?  

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Running Win10 Pro 1709, the FEKT9DA update for the M93z slowed my system way down.I reverted the BIOS, things sped up again...I applied Microsoft's microcode update from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4090007/intel-microcode-updatesand I didn't lose speed (at least in my usage) and I am now fully protected.Just an FYI for anyone who has these machines.

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Buen día a todos Le monté una imagen de win7 pero al reiniciar el equipo se queda en el logo y no arranca pero si le desconecto el teclado funciona bien lo vuelvo a conectar y trabaja perfecto ya lo cambie de puerto usb y cambie el teclado pero sigue igual que puedo hacer gracias por su ayuda 

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Working with an M93Z (model 10AF), currently on Win7. Started the Win10 upgrade but the installer said Intel HD Graphics 4600 won't work. Yet I see Win10 drivers for that card on both the Intel and Lenovo sites. Why is it throwing this warning?  Thanks, Mark

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I have Dell 27" U2713H as 2nd monitor; I need to turn on/off Dell monitor power switch to bring it up from sleep mode. Any clue how to fix this? I tried differenet Displayport -> HDMI cables already.

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We recently purchased 5 ThinkCentre M93z's to complement the 100+ E93z's that we currenlty use in our school district cafeterias. These computers have Windows 7 OS and the only other software we install is Meals Plus software to track students and food purchases. These computers have a Genovation Mini-Terminal model 905-S version 7.20 keypad attached that can either scan a student's ID  card or they can punch in their student ID number to purchase their meals and we install the latest driver for that device. With all 5 of the M93z's we purchased the computers will hang at the Lenovo splash screen (most common) or hang at the Windows Startup screen at the point when you first start to see the colored balls appear. It will stay stuck at this point until you unplug the keypad at which point it will finish booting up.  At point you can plug the device in and use it but once you restart it it will hang up again.  This happened no matter which USB port you use (two on the side or the four on the back). We have never had any issue with the E93z computers. 
 
I have updated the bios. I have removed and reinstalled the lastest USB drivers for this computer.  The bios is set to start up from the hard drive. USB is not one of the startup options.
 
It conistently does this with all 5 of our M93z's.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
 
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A:M93z: hanging at startup with USB Keypad plugged i...

I've had the ThinkCentre M93 since July 2014. I run it constantly and have only shut it down a dozen times. When I first went to restart the computer, it only got as far as the Lenovo splash page. It would freeze, I would hold the power-on button for seven seconds, it would shut down. Doing this three or four times, and finally it would start windows and I could use the pc again. Suffice it to say, because of this problem, I rarely turn off the machine.A couple of times I used the OS Recovery Disc that I got with the pc purchase. It has helped a few times.But I feel like there is no true solution yet. Everything I try that works is really just luck. Anyone else having this issue? And found a solution yet? Thanks.

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Is there a 300M dual band card, RTL to fit AIO M93Z? Where I can find the info?

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We recently purchased 5 ThinkCentre M93z's to complement the 100+ E93z's that we currenlty use in our school district cafeterias. These computers have Windows 7 OS and the only other software we install is Meals Plus software to track students and food purchases. These computers have a Genovation Mini-Terminal model 905-S version 7.20 keypad attached that can either scan a student's ID  card or they can punch in their student ID number to purchase their meals and we install the latest driver for that device. With all 5 of the M93z's we purchased the computers will hang at the Lenovo splash screen (most common) or hang at the Windows Startup screen at the point when you first start to see the colored balls appear. It will stay stuck at this point until you unplug the keypad at which point it will finish booting up.  At point you can plug the device in and use it but once you restart it it will hang up again.  This happened no matter which USB port you use (two on the side or the four on the back). We have never had any issue with the E93z computers. 
 
I have updated the bios. I have removed and reinstalled the lastest USB drivers for this computer.  The bios is set to start up from the hard drive. USB is not one of the startup options.
 
It conistently does this with all 5 of our M93z's.
 
Any suggestions?
 
Thanks for any help you can provide.
 
 
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A:M93z: hanging at startup with USB Keypad (Genovati...

I've had the ThinkCentre M93 since July 2014. I run it constantly and have only shut it down a dozen times. When I first went to restart the computer, it only got as far as the Lenovo splash page. It would freeze, I would hold the power-on button for seven seconds, it would shut down. Doing this three or four times, and finally it would start windows and I could use the pc again. Suffice it to say, because of this problem, I rarely turn off the machine.A couple of times I used the OS Recovery Disc that I got with the pc purchase. It has helped a few times.But I feel like there is no true solution yet. Everything I try that works is really just luck. Anyone else having this issue? And found a solution yet? Thanks.

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Brand new AIO, touch screen worked great under Windows 8.  Stopped working after upgrade to 8.1.  Lenovo phone support of no help.  They say, "Reinstall Windows and delete all your data and don't upgrade to 8.1!!!"  LOL, really?  When my customer said no, they said, we will send a tech out to "REPLACE the SCREEN!!!"  LOL  Wow!! Problems I've found that keep reverting are:1 - Services, "Touch Keyboard and Handwriting Panel Service" keeps reverting back to "Manual" startup and "not running" after reboots.  (after I've changed it to "automatic" )2 - Registry show "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Services\TabletInputServices" Start key keeps reverting back to 3 (manual) after I changed it to 2 (automatic)3 - Under Device Manager, Many hidden Human Interface devices are grayed out as not connected.4 - Customer is not happy and Synnex is out of stock and can't replace it promptly.  This is really looking bad for Lenovo.  Their phone support hasn't a clue how to fix this problem! Anyone else have this problem?  Anyone actually succcessfully fixed this problem? type: 10ACModel: 0011US Thanks!

A:M93z AIO Touch screen stopped working after 8.1 upgrade

Have had same issue after update of Win 10 - did you find a solution?

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Hi all, We are having issues applying Thinkcentre M93z BIOS update.  The update itself completes successfully but the following reboot produces the error: "Error 0162 - Setup data integrity check failure"?Press F1 to enter Setup, F2 to resume? At this point it doesn?t matter how many times you press F2 you always receive the same error during POST.  The workaround has been to enter the BIOS and press F9 then F10 to save and exit.  Once this has been done the machine boots without displaying the 0162 error.  If we were manually walking around updating the BIOS on each machine it would be less of an issue but since we are carrying out the BIOS updates via SCCM, visiting each machine is not an option.  It doesn?t matter if you apply the BIOS manually or via SCCM, you see the same error.  For reference we are updating to the latest BIOS revision: FEKT50AUS. Any ideas? Many thanks

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I'll skip all the backstory and cut to the chase.  Have formatted my hard drive.  I have a Windows 10 USB installer and a DVD installer.  I can boot both of the installers but once Windows Setup loads the keyboard and mouse immediately stop working.  From what I've read Windows 10 has built-in USB 3 drivers - which seems like it is working since Windows Setup is running from the USB thumb drive.  I just can't click Next to proceed with setup since the keyboard deactivated (no Num Lock or Caps Lock).  Keyboard works just fine in BIOS. I don't think Setup is not locking up.  The reason I am at this point is because the keyboard and mouse stopped working in my 8.1 install.  (I could remote control using my remote app, but no local keyboard and mouse).  Was able to upgrade to 10 which worked but still no keyboard and mouse.   Tried different ports and different keyboards. The BIOS does not have a way to disable xHCI on the USB that I could find. Any ideas?

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Dumb question Im sure. Im computer illiterate Ive come to realize after reading how smart everyone else is. Anyhow, my computer keyboard is stuck. I think there is just so much dust and gunk in there. Ive never cleaned it in like forever. and Ive never really given it a good cleaning. Now, I know some people take the computer keyboard apart... however Im not even going to attempt that. I bought a can of dust off. Can someone just tell me how to use it correctly... thanksss guys!
 

A:dust off help

Hello, singerash.

I recommend that you do the following, outside, when the weather is comfortable and no chance of you being mugged [ no offense to Philadelphia ].

Turn off the computer.

Draw a diagram as to how your keyboard connects to your computer.

I do NOT recommend dis-assembling your keyboard.

Position the tube / straw that connects to the can is away from you.

Put the nozzle end 1" to 2" from the keyboard. Don't put the nozzle beneath a key, because that might pop off a key.

Press the nozzle on the can.

OR, buy a new keyboard. Then, dis-assemble your old keyboard to look under the hood.

RF123
 

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Q: Dust!!!

My new system is already collecting dust... ON THE INSIDE!!! lol.

How bad is dust for a computer system?

And also, what is it that causes it to accumulate on the INSIDE of the system? You would think that it wouldn't be easy for dust to build up in there when most of the computer is sealed off from the outside.

Does a lot of dust build up in your guys' and gals' computers or is it just me??

I usually use those cans of spray air to get the dust out or I use an air compressor out in the garage which also works pretty good.

But... you know... instead of repeatedly turning to cans of spray and air compressors for my dust problems, I'd rather enforce some prophylactic measures if that is possible. What can I do to KEEP dust out of my computer, instead of dusting it out every couple of months? I don't want a repeat of what I had to go through with my old computer. But if everyone else has to do the same thing with their computers, then I will just keep doing it I guess.

I mean, seriously, am I doing something wrong here? I would imagine that this much dust should not be building up in my computer. And I've only had this computer for about 4 months now. From what I understand, if too much gets into the video card and the processor fans then you can really start to notice while you're using your computer, playing games or whatever. You will notice some sluggishness or graphical glitches and whatnot, which I suppose would be from overheating ... Read more

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Q: Dust

Has anyone ever opened up their case and thought that a colony of dust bunnies moved in? Well, I do.

What is the best way of getting rid of dust inside the computer? I've tried useing cans of air but they tend to run out quicly and are realyl expensive. (It's like selling ice to an Eskimo ) And, is there any way of making sure dust stays out of the computer so I don't have to go in there and throw up a dust cloud?
 

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Q: Dust

Hi guys, my CPU and PSU suck in a lot of dust. I want to put some kind of filter on the back of my PC do you have any suggestions?
 

A:Dust

Hmm

Maybe those anti static dryer sheet things, cut out some of that and put it on?
 

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Hi There =) Could dust in the CPU affect computer performance? Lately my PC has been running slower each month, specially when in games there are alot of players connected, or for example, in MMOS when the camera is pointed at a place with alot of graphic detail. There is alot of dust stucked inside my CPU, so i was just wondering. Also, could the CPU performance affect the network card? since some times instead of getting the normal download speed of 1 mb, i get 200 kb.
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A:Dust In CPU

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My LCD is covered in dust which clings to it with static electricity. What's the best way to get it off? So far, I've made do by just pushing it to the sides with an LCD cleaning cloth. Can LCDs be damaged by firing an antistatic gun at them? This is a laptop screen, if that matters.
 

A:Getting dust off an LCD?

A Swiffer duster works well for me.
 

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Hi...

In your opinions, what is the best way to remove the dust from the computer ???
 

A:the best way to remove dust ???

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Hi all, I'm not even sure i'm supposed to post this here but I've been having trouble running IE6.0 in the sense that it doesn't run at all. Double clicking the icon does doubly nothing. I have Panda Platinum installed as wel as Ad-Aware se pro, keep them updated and use them even on a regular basis. I also used Spybot S&D tosay but that still doesn't seem to do the trick. Perhaps some one would be willing to take a quick look at the HijackThis-log included in this post. I'm not computer savvy enough to do anything useful with it. I looked around on the net (Firefox still works) but it's all chinese to me. Thanks in advance for your troubles.Logfile of HijackThis v1.98.2Scan saved at 1:14:05 PM, on 2/03/2005Platform: Windows 2000 SP4 (WinNT 5.00.2195)MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP1 (6.00.2800.1106)Running processes:C:\WINNT\System32\smss.exeC:\WINNT\system32\winlogon.exeC:\WINNT\system32\services.exeC:\WINNT\system32\lsass.exeC:\WINNT\system32\Ati2evxx.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\spoolsv.exeC:\WINNT\system32\svchost.exeC:\WINNT\system32\timesync.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet Security\Firewall\PavFires.exeC:\Program Files\Common Files\Panda Software\PavShld\pavprsrv.exeC:\Program Files\Panda Software\Panda Platinum Internet... Read more

A:Another one bites the dust

You are using an outdated version of hijackthis. Please download the newer version.Download HijackThis from:HijackThis Download SiteThen post a new log

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Just the other day, my External HDD (200Gb Maxtor One Touch II) became inaccessible. It occurred after a Windows (XP) update on both my computers (A HP Pavilion Desktop with a Celeron processor and 256 Mb RAM, and a HP Pavillion Notebook with a Centrino Processor and 512 Mb RAM)

There are two things I have found particularly odd about this,

1. The Hard Drive still appears as H: in my computer, but when tried to open it says "H:\ is inaccessible. The disk structure is corrupted and unreadable." So that means it probably isn't a cable/case/power supply on the HDD.

2. The other reason that this is so strange is, I haven't added/removed or changed any of the data on the HDD for quite a long time since it is filled, and filled primarily with a Music Library for DJing and stuff.

I was about to give up hope, when I came across another thread that sounded uncannily similar to my problem http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/586995-solved-external-hard-drive-trouble.html
so I tried CHKDSK on it but that hasn't seemed to work. Any further assistance would be wonderful.
 

A:Has My External Bit The Dust?

Remove the drive from the caddy and hook it up as a slave in your pc, make sure the jumper is set correctly.
If you can access the drive then you will know its the caddy at fault ( quite often)
 

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So Marcin Kleczynski and his Malwarebytes company purchased AdwCleaner (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/download/adwcleaner/) (https://toolslib.net/downloads/viewdownload/1-adwcleaner/)
 
https://press.malwarebytes.com/2016/10/19/malwarebytes-acquires-adwcleaner/?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=social
 
Not a good sign.
 
I used to really admire MBAM until they started getting greedy.
 
Remember when you could purchase a lifetime MBAM license for $19.95?
 
And then the ransomware threat exploded. Suddenly MBAM is now being shopped for a 5-dollar increase that will be applied yearly $24.95 and there is no more lifetime license. And to go along with this drastic price increase is a sudden flooding of the media with articles about the threat of malware especially RANSOMWARE. Run for your lives!
 
But did you know MBAM is working on new anti-ransomware and it will be baked into MBAM! Everyone is saved - if they pay the new yearly $25 fee.
 
Voila! Malwarebytes new business model: EXTORTIONWARE.
 
The new business model will make millions for Marcin. Hell, it already is. Have you seen the NASCAR Malwarebytes sponsored race car? How about the shiny robot at all the security trade shows?
 
What's next? MBAM free will no longer be offered. Just watch.
 
Marcin the millionaire. Shame on you.

A:Another one bytes the dust

Malwarebytes stated that AdwCleaner will continue to be developped and exist as a free product. How does that makes them greedy?Remember when you could purchase a lifetime MBAM license for $19.95?And then the ransomware threat exploded. Suddenly MBAM is now being shopped for a 5-dollar increase that will be applied yearly $24.95 and there is no more lifetime license.A lot of company have shifted from the lifetime licence business model to the yearly licence one. Malwarebytes is no exception and to be fair they got in the game quite late. R&D isn't free, I personally think that if Malwarebytes had stayed with the lifetime licence business model, it would have prevented them from growing and they would be way smaller today.But did you know MBAM is working on new anti-ransomware and it will be baked into MBAM! Everyone is saved - if they pay the new yearly $25 fee.Malwarebytes Anti-Ransomware is free to use and my guess is that it'll be like Malwarebytes Anti-Rootkit. It'll remain a stand-alone product (free), always in a beta state. When the technology gets stable, it'll be rolled in Malwarebytes Anti-Malware and a new beta will be released.Voila! Malwarebytes new business model: EXTORTIONWARE.I fail to see the extortion from Malwarebytes in your post.

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