Archive for: January 2010

Targus Universal Power Adapters – Beware!

A few people coming in for laptop power jack repairs have also brought in the universal power adapters they use as a replacement for the original AC adapter that came with the laptop, which they lost. From what we’ve seen Targus dominates the universal power adapter market with this. From what we’ve seen the adapters themselves work alright (though...

Recovering Lotus WordPro Files (In Russian!)

A customer recently came into the shop with some Lotus Wordpro documents that she had recovered from her old laptop. They contained a dissertation that was written almost a decade ago that had to be revisted… the kicker was that the files were written in Russian, and opening them with a text editor revealed page after page of UNICODE...

Windows Deployment Services

Doing clean installations the old fashioned way can take over 2 hours, and that’s assuming you are sitting there, eagerly waiting to press the “OK” and “Next” buttons on the dozens of command prompts you will be faced with. Once Windows is installed, the updates can take an obscenely long time to download and install. (As of the time...
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