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    replying to a posted solution

    I am new tho this forum thing and seem to be unable to reply to a post by americanaudiophile', offering a solution to my query that doesn't work for me. Somehow, my initial query was truncated and made incomplete by the time it was posted. I tried to google how to reply to a tom's guide post...
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    Solved! Will buying ONLY a new screen fix my laptop?

    I have this laptop a friend gave me and it's already not worth THAT much but he wants me to fix it. Ive never replaced a screen before but I'm confident I'll figure it out. What I'm not sure on is if replacing the screen is the ONLY thing I need to do to fix on it. I hooked up a second monitor...
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    TV Antenna wind resistance

    Wineguard elite 7550...this antenna seems to be rated pretty good by tom's guide. Mounting it on a roof of a camper, would it withstand the wind while driving?
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    transmitter with no sound

    I am trying to get it ready for a plane ride. I have it paired to my headphones but when I put it into my mp3 player no sound.
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    Solved! HACK Help !!!

    There is a problem with my phone's screenshot. it always tell me a problem has been encountered. And my phone's camera opens my captured photos and videos blank. After several restarts... the camera deletes photos very instant and the screenshot tooo...they dont save Can this be that someone is...
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    Solved! Splitting the Dish Netwrok Satellite input signal to four locations.

    I would like to be able to split the coax cable coming in from my dish network dish and have it connected to 4 locations in the bedroom where I can then move my receiver to any of the 4 locations and have it work. What kind of splitter do I need? The receiver will only be connected to 1 location...
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    Solved! I5 4200U replacement with the I7 4500U

    Laptop: Dell Inspiron 3537 I'm thinking of changing my laptops cpu to a more powerful one. I know that its technically not possible to do it but what if i would resolder/reball the new cpu to the socket. It should work because i believe that Dell uses the same motherboard on all 3537 model...
  8. R

    Huawei lasting time

    How long will huawei honor 7c or 7a last under normal use. I'm quite curious before buying one. Heard that chineese products dont last long. And also let me know any disadvantages of it. Finally please give ur opinion if i should buy it :)
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    Solved! Which phone should i get?

    Hey guys, ive been using my xiaomi redmi note 3 for over 2 years and its really slow now, PUBG is unplayable, Asphalt has horrible texture pops so its time for an upgrade, was thinking of going for the pocophone f1 since its so cheap and the phone is absolutely amazing for the price, or the...
  10. R

    Xiaomi Heating issues

    I'm planning to buy xiaomi A2 Lite (6 Pro). But I'm quite curious to know if the phone has heating issues or high battery drain after using for a year or two. Some phones become slow after couple of years. Will it too? Note that I wont be playing games. :D
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    Genesis Reborn Alive or not?

    Genesis Reborn, as of 10/18/2018, is it still fully available? I'm hearing both...
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    Smart phone issue

    My mobile phone (Asus zenfone max pro m1) suddenly isn't working. I do not understand what should i do ? Plz help me.
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    Message notify won't delete

    The Presidents Emergency Test message notification will not delete from the notification drop down bar. LG-LGL64VL
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    Solved! NordVPN number of servers?

    Hi, On Apr 10, 2018 tom's guide published an article https://www.tomsguide.com/us/nord-vpn,review-4494.html about nordvpn where the number of servers were 4,000, another fresh nordvpn review https://www.vpnhint.com/nordvpn-review/ was posted on August 27, 2018 and total number of servers is...
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    Noise Cancelling Gaming Headphone?

    Hi guys, Could any one recommend me a pair of noise cancelling gaming headphone? I have been searching the key word noise cancelling for gaming headphone and it appears that these manufacturers all bragging about their mic noise canceling effect and nothing much about the headphones...
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    DVD Reading problem on Acer Aspire 5738G laptop

    I was unable to write/burn DVD the software files and downloaded video files on Acer laptop. I have done the burning job on my daughter's HP laptop. I have not used any third party software for burning DVD. Those disks are unable to open on Acer but opens and plays on the HP. Checked the...
  17. ronuitzaandam

    Screenshot updates app

    Tom's Guide has published my app some time ago and keeps it updated when I release a new update, so far so good, but... https://downloads.tomsguide.com/FinalCrypt,0301-69455.html The initial screenshots aren't updated. How can I get FinalCrypt's app's screenshots updated? Here is what today's...
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    laptop diagnostic test card

    Hi All, Where can I purchase a laptop diagnostic test card, that Slots into the Mini Wireless Card PCI connection.? Thanking You. Rob
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    Help with Acer Aspire A7 Please and thank you

    Hi recently I purchased an Acer Aspire A175-71G-57A2. Most of the time it is running fine but sometimes on boot after the Acer logo disappears a black screen hangs unless i hit the space bar a few times. I reset windows did a complete fresh install and still noticed it. Also In games like...
  20. Graybush

    Cell Phone MegaThread: How To Find Lost/Stolen Phone, Unlocking Phones, Recovering Data

    Hello there Tom's Guide Members! We get a lot of requests to help people find/track phones, unlocking them, and recovering data that we felt a sticky thread was needed on the subject. Why Can't The Forums Find My Phone? The short answer is that we just don't have the capabilities to do so...
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    Tom's Guide Popup super annoying!

    After I click on "NO THANKS" to the Tom's Guide popup that reads "we'd like to send you notifications for the latest news and updates", the popup disappears, only to reappear minutes later. Is clicking "ALLOW" intended to be the only way one could stop this unwanted popup from popping up...
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    Acer laptop New replacement Battery

    I have bought a new replacement battery for my acer ASPIRE 5738G laptop. After full charge (100%), the battery was removed from the laptop and shutdown the system for about 10 hours. I tried to restart the laptop by inserting the battery in and without connecting the charger cable. The laptop...
  23. Graybush

    i9 Cores in Laptops, think it's worth it?

    This questions actually came up at the Tom's Guide office! Henry Casey, one of our writers, recently reviewed a Macbook Pro 15 (2018 model) that contains a Intel Core i9-8950HK CPU and 32GB of RAM. Their benchmarks tests show that this laptop was a good outlier in terms of performance compared...
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    Tv top box

    Is there a top box that will let me recieve DTMB on a DVB-T Digital tv as I am planning on taking a tv from the UK to Cuba
  25. Graybush

    The Tom's Guide USB Swag Giveaway

    Let's get geared up with free stuff in our Tom’s Guide USB Swag Giveaway! We’ve got 10 USB hubs up for grabs. We want to know, what’s your least favorite tech or device? Answer below and post a link to your comment in the Gleam Widget for your chance to win. The Tom’s Guide Swag Giveaway...
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    I have a question please help me

    How to use tom's guide?
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    Oppo f5 youth CPH1725

    My Stolen Mobile Report
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    TOM'S GUIDE KSPERSKY ANTIVIRUS OFFER IS A SCAM. SHAME ON TOM'S GUIDE. KASPERSKY IS YET ANOTHER DIGITAL RIVER SCAM

    I trusted this random named antivirus called total protection for 5 users for Mac. I chose the 2 year plan and bought the product. When I received the product they sent me 3 PC users. When I tried to activate it I got one user with total protection. All other additions including my iphone...
  29. W

    Cell phone gadget for hard-of-hearing

    As one with impaired hearing, I would like a gadget that I can somehow connect or attach to my cell phone so that a loud audible alarm sounds when a call comes in. Is there such a product on the market? Any ideas for building one? How about sounding the alarm when an email message is received...
  30. W

    Blue Wire OTA TV antennas

    Are BlueWire antennas <fundementally> different from other tv antennas? Where can I read up on them? Am I wrong in understanding that a BlueWire antenna will let me receive MSNBC, say, over the air -- even though that normally requires a COMCAST or VERIZON cable subscription to receive it?
  31. W

    OTA TV antennas

    When instructions say "Point the antenna toward the tower." what do they mean? Have the plane of the extendable arms be perpendicular to the line-of-site to the tower? Or some other configuration? Thanks.
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    old 16/32 bit codec in 64 bit OS

    my company runs an old 16/32 bit codec software that i need to work, but i need a 64 bit OS for fast working.. can anyone help me, how to run this.. VR not helping.. i am working with audio files that use old codecs
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    Cannot find a new Laptop Screen

    Hello Tom's Guide Forums. A few months ago a buddy of mine stepped on my laptop and the screen shattered. It still works, but there is a spidering crack that moves from the center to the edges, making it hard to work on. The model number is the HP-Y013CL. I've already looked on the PartSurfer...
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    Toshiba lapto shows "PCIE ETHERNET CONTROLLER AND no bootable device start up screen

    When Toshiba Satellite c655d-s5200 (serial #:YB114057Q) is powered on this pops up "Intel UNDI, PXE-2.0 (build 083) Copyright © 1997-2000 Intel Corporation For Atheros PCIE Ethernet Controller v2.0.2.7(11/02/10) Check cable connection! PXE-M0F: Exiting Intel PXE ROM. No bootable device --...
  35. Graybush

    The Tom's Guide 'Ask Me Anything' with Alienware

    Ever wanted to ask one of the big hardware or software giants something directly? "How did you design that? Where did that feature come from? What’s in store next?" Now you have the chance to do so! Tom’s Guide is proud to announce a Q&A and Alienware 15 Laptop Giveaway with our friends at...
  36. Graybush

    The Tom's Guide USB Swag Giveaway

    Get geared up with free stuff in our Tom’s Guide USB Swag Giveaway! We’ve got 10 USB hubs up for grabs. We want to know, what’s your favorite tech or must have device? Answer below and post a link to your comment in the Gleam Widget for your chance to win. The Tom’s Guide Swag Giveaway...
  37. Graybush

    The Tom's Guide Meme It For The Switch Giveaway

    The Tom’s Guide Community Team is proud to announce a giveaway for the Nintendo Switch! For your chance to win, tell us what your favorite Nintendo-themed meme is in the comments below. Everyone at Tom’s Guide can’t get enough of “Excuuuuuuse me, princess!” or ‘Ermegerd Nintendr”, we wish to...
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    impossible to unsubscribe

    Does anyone else have any success in unsubscribing from Tom's Guide? I've tied for months to get rid of the pop-ups, which are extremely annoying (I would like control of my own computer, thank you very much), but the unsubscribe button results in an error.
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    Removing Tom's Guide Popups

    The suggestion to rid your browser of these annoying ads from tomsguide.com is meant for those who are familiar with working with a computer registry. 95 % of computer users have no idea what a registry is, much less how to go in and do anything with it. So, to just say, "CLEAR THE REGISTRY...
  40. Graybush

    The Tom's Guide USB Swag Giveaway

    Get geared up with free stuff in our Tom’s Guide USB Swag Giveaway. We’ve got 10 USB hubs up for grabs. We want to know, what’s your favorite tech or must have device? Answer below and post a link to your comment in the Gleam Widget for your chance to win. The Tom’s Guide Swag Giveaway...
  41. Graybush

    How To Find Your Lost or Stolen Phone

    Hello there Tom's Guide Members! We get a lot of requests to help people find/track phones that we felt a sticky thread was needed on the subject. Why Can't The Forums Find My Phone? The short answer is that we just don't have the capabilities to do so. The longer answer is that the forums...
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    This site is terrible

    I used to love your site, but now it's like a damn virus. I can't turn my computer on without pop ups from Tom's Guide
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    Want to buy laptop

    I would like to buy students laptop around 30k. Which laptop is best? Please tell me
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    Uninstall Tom's Guide

    How do I uninstall Tom's Guide
  45. K

    download anydvd hd

    I have accessed Tom's guide and downloaded the application, got a thank you for downloading but it does not show any addition to my application list so I cannot open it
  46. maineim

    Help whit chossing a laptop

    I am coming from the Tom´s guide needing help: So I am going to buy a laptop for general use and I need help from you all I really like the 2 in 1 models but I didnt find a perfect choise. I live in Uruguay and I cant buy items of 200 dollars (or more) from any website whit international...
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    website notifications subjects

    I'm trying to understand why the Tom's Guide desktop notifications is constantly sending me updates about a subject I don't care about. It's sending updates about the Samsung Galaxy S9. Can I change the topics I want to hear about through desktop notifications? Otherwise, I'm just turning them off.
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    Opening up laptop

    I got a cheap low end laptop that will only really be used for flash games, https://www.ebay.com/itm/New-HP-15-6-034-GB-500GB-Quad-Core-Win-10-DVD-Drive-HD-Vibrant-Display-WiFi-Black, the hard drive is basically dead I want to replace but cant seem to open the laptop, I was wondering if anyone...
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    I would like to purchase a Laptop. Please help

    So I am planning to purchase a Laptop, my main requirement in a Laptop is that it should run smoothly without lags and should run MySQL, would love if it can play some games like GTA 5. I've got 2 options to choose from. 1. The MacBook Pro Apple MacBook Pro 9,2/i5 3210M/4GB Ram/500GB...
  50. Johnny5

    Tom's Guide Name Your Price Survey Sweepstakes Official Rules

    Tom’s Guide Name Your Price Survey Sweepstakes Official Rules NO PURCHASE NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. Tom’s Guide Name Your Price Survey Sweepstakes (“Sweepstakes”) begins at 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time (“ET”) on October 6, 2017 and ends at 12:00 p.m. ET on October 20, 2017 (“Sweepstakes Period”)...
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    Connect samsung to jbl

    I'm trying to connect samsung ua46eh6030 TV without optical port to jbl sb450 soundbar. TV only has hdmi / dvi and hdmi2 ports. Both are 'in' ports
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    Help Me, Tom's Guide: How to Fix a Corrupted Memory Card

    Having trouble getting files off a microSD card? It could be corrupted. Here's a look at your options, from employing a simple fix to reformatting the card. Help Me, Tom's Guide: How to Fix a Corrupted Memory Card : Read more
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    Unsubscribe from Tom's Guide

    I am trying to unsubscribe from this site but the option to unsubscribe in my account settings comes up as site unavailable. I'm sick of the pop-ups! Advice?
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    Delete tom's guide

    Delete tom's guide from my phone
  55. Graybush

    The Tom's Guide Sizzling Speed Galaxy S8 Giveaway!

    The Tom’s Guide Community Team is proud to announce a summer giveaway for the Samsung Galaxy S8! This summer giveaway is our way of saying thanks to you, the proud members of our growing Tom’s Guide Community. With a huge range of members of all levels of expertise, we are the vanguard of tech...
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    Migrate Your Tom's Account Now

    How you log in to Tom's Guide is changing. Preserve your account by logging in now. Migrate Your Tom's Account Now : Read more
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    I need help with a "green tea wet" laptop

    So I accidentally spilt little amount of tea on the touch bad and the keyboard, the laptop shut immediately at the same moment the water touched it so of course I freaked out, I wiped it off, turned it upside down and removed the batter, I've left it for sometime to dry but still nothing at all...
  58. Graybush

    *Announcing the Tom's Guide Razer Q&A and Giveaway!*

    Ever wanted to ask one of the big hardware or software giants something directly? How did you design that? Where did that feature come from? What’s in store next? Well, now you have the chance! Kevin Sather, Razer's Global Director of Systems Marketing, as well as other members of the Laptop...
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    What laptop can i best buy for a course gamedevelopment and a good gaming experience ?

    Hello everyone my name is Ray and this is my first ever post on tom's guide.Im in a bit of a pickle you see, i just graduated (yay) and nexy year im going to study gamedevelopment, but fo that i need a good gaming laptop since im gonna use it for that and gaming. I have been looking at alot of...
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    unsubscribe my subscription

    please turn of Tom;s guide - unsubscribe me now please