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Is anybody good with putting keyboard keys back on laptops? When I was cleaning my keyboard the minus key from the calculator part of my keyboard popped off and I have been trying to put it back on. The black things also came off. One of them is smaller and one of them is bigger and is in sort of the shape of a square. Does anybody have suggestions?

Inspect the black things to make sure they're not broken. If they aren't, very carefully look under another key to see if you can tell how the hinge (black things) goes together. If so, you should be able to tell by the hinge and the back of the key the proper 'assembly order' (like attach hinge to keyboard, hold in "up position", slide key on, snap down) to get it back on the keyboard. It may require a small screwdriver to hold up one side of the hinge so you can do the slide part. You may be able to google 'key replacement' and find a how-to for your particular keyboard. Good luck!

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Hoping perhaps someone here may be able to come up with something. D:

 

Alright, I'm getting really annoyed here.

 

You know the confirmation popups you get on cave for abandon and such and the popup you get for deleting a post on the forum? If I restart my computer, these work fine for a little bit (maybe a few hours)? After that they get stuck. I can't press the button, I can't move tabs, I can't refresh the page. I have to close the laptop and open it again and it will have loaded just fine - the action goes through and the popup disappears.

 

I can't figure out what is causing this stuck and it is hecka annoying to have to close my lappie to get things to load when I'm trying to influence and incubate my eggs. =_=

 

I'm on a Mac Airbook 10.9.4, FF 31. I don't have anything but FF up. I did try a virus scan when this first started and found nothing. I have tumblr savior, adblock, checkfox, session manager, and xkit. This problem is recent and doesn't line up with the download of any of those addons, but perhaps something is too out of date. I haven't tried disabling any of them because I use them all. =X I'm hoping someone else knows something to try before I start disabling addons to see if any of them are at fault.

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Something is screwy with my browser, and I need to fix it or I'm gonna be going nuts.

 

Everything on the forums looks scrunched and small-ish, as if the zoom was a little smaller than 100% (but it's at 100%). And my e-mail, unread items are bolded--I'm not sure if that's an intentional change by the provider (I'm using hotmail) but it's new and kind of annoying, I haven't had a chance to check it on another computer to see if it's just this one or not (so if anybody else's looks like that, I'd like to know it's not just me!)

 

Interestingly enough, I don't really notice a difference in any other sites. I don't regularly visit many, but none of them seem to be really impacted by this.

 

I've already checked my monitor settings, too, and those haven't been altered.

 

So I have no idea what's going on other than that things on like two sites (possibly more, but at this point I can't tell if they DO look odd or that it's my imagination) look strange, but it's no consistent in the weirdness to how they look and also it's not on every single site.

 

I'm using the latest version of Chrome, though I checked on another computer and the forum looks normal there so it's just mine where it looks wonky.

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Can I have the link to those sites? I could see if they are like that on my computer as well. I already have my computer zoomed to over 100% (some sites its at 125% and some even 150% because of my eyes) And I use the latest version of Firefox.

 

EDIT: I actually have to go now so can you send me those links in a PM so I can look at them tomorrow? I have church tomorrow and its late and my parents are telling me to go to bed now.

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The one I'm most concerned with is actually this one--these forums are the ones that looks oddly scrunched, and it's a bit of a pain on my eyes. But putting the zoom bigger doesn't help because some parts still look oddly small/scrunched, and I know it's not everything since another computer showed the forum perfectly fine--it's just this one that I'm using that's showing the forums oddly.

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I checked my settings and everything looks normal, which is weird. And that it's not the same weird thing on both sites, and that it's just 2 sites not anything else. That's what has me baffled.

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TBH, I've no idea--I've not changed any settings lately that I'm aware of, and I don't see anything set oddly?

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A lot of emails use bold to show unread mail. It's been years since I used hotmail. They didn't do that before? o.o

 

Not sure what's going on with DC for you. Did you try the usual:

-Clear cache

-Clear cookies/at least clear DC cookies

-Log out and log in

-Re-start browser

-Re-start computer

-Re-start browser or modem

Maybe just going through those will fix it? Or perhaps it'll fix itself in time. D:

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Hoping perhaps someone here may be able to come up with something. D:

 

Have you tried a MALWARE scan ? They very often pick up things that virus scans don't. I assume malwarebytes works on a mac...

 

Oh - you need an alternative, apparently:

 

http://www.malwarebytesmac.org/

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Have you tried a MALWARE scan ? They very often pick up things that virus scans don't. I assume malwarebytes works on a mac...

 

Oh - you need an alternative, apparently:

 

http://www.malwarebytesmac.org/

Ahh, I used up my free trial of that a while back. D: That's a lot of money for me right now. It did give me some frowny faces, so that might be it (although any apple discussion forum acts like it's impossible -sigh-). I'll have to look around and see if I can find something else. o3o

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Ahh, I used up my free trial of that a while back. D: That's a lot of money for me right now. It did give me some frowny faces, so that might be it (although any apple discussion forum acts like it's impossible -sigh-). I'll have to look around and see if I can find something else. o3o

malwarebytes itself is free. But I have a Mac guru mate. Backatcha later....

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About two weeks ago, I started encountering a very odd and frustrating error. I couldn't load certain websites, no matter how many times I refreshed, no matter what browser I used. The error's name and exact explanation would change depending on which one I was using, but Firefox called it a “ERR_SSL_PROTOCOL_ERROR”. Its a very small number of websites, maybe only about 5%, but they're very often IMPORTANT websites, and official ones, too.

 

I started with basic trouble-shooting. I restarted my broswers, then restarted my computer. I looked up solutions online. The most common solution was that my computer's time had gotten out-of-synch, and correcting it would fix it. My computer's clock DOES do that a lot, but I found correcting the time did nothing. (Its possible that because of all the travelling I've done with it of late, it literally doesn't know what time-zone is the 'right' one).

 

I've tried what few other suggestions are out there. I've tried messing around with Google Chrome's settings, but found nothing that works. I've tried manually editing Chrome's properties, but it refuses to do anything. I've tried a system restore to an earllier date. Nothing.

 

It refuses to let me to log onto some important sites I need to access for school, but nothing I do seems to fix it. Any ideas?

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A lot of emails use bold to show unread mail. It's been years since I used hotmail. They didn't do that before? o.o

 

Not sure what's going on with DC for you. Did you try the usual:

-Clear cache

-Clear cookies/at least clear DC cookies

-Log out and log in

-Re-start browser

-Re-start computer

-Re-start browser or modem

Maybe just going through those will fix it? Or perhaps it'll fix itself in time. D:

Oops been busy so haven't gotten to check here, haha..

 

Yep, I tried all that--nothing's happening.

 

And for the email, it's not just bold it's like mega-bold. And it's definitely my desktop for both, my laptop is showing both sites the same as normal.

 

I was hoping that it would fix itself, but still nothing... D: It's hard on my eyes for the forums, which sucks.

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malwarebytes itself is free. But I have a Mac guru mate. Backatcha later....

So... now it seems like anytime a pop-up is required, ff just freezes and I have to quit the browser to get it re-started again. >_>

 

Completely Different - In your case, I might actually try calling your ISP and trying to talk the problem through with them. Frustrating to try and get them to actually help, I know, but that's an odd problem and it could perhaps be some weird error on their end.

 

KageSora - Well, darn. I've got nothing else. D:

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So... now it seems like anytime a pop-up is required, ff just freezes and I have to quit the browser to get it re-started again. >_>

 

He hasn't got back to me (he is VERY busy at work...)

 

But you could try this one: FREEEEEE !

 

http://download.cnet.com/Mac-Malware-Remov...4-75714259.html

 

In safari it seems you can block pop-ups, if you are desperate. (I have them all blocked except in SPECIFIC sites.)

 

Look at these, maybe ?

http://alternativeto.net/software/better-p...r/?platform=mac

 

Reinstal the browser ??? OH - and if you can get noscript for safari, that should do it - won't remove the malware (assuming that's what it is) but it won't let it run ! I assume you have disabled java ? That is nightmare stuff. I THIN I even uninstalled it...

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He hasn't got back to me (he is VERY busy at work...)

 

But you could try this one: FREEEEEE !

 

http://download.cnet.com/Mac-Malware-Remov...4-75714259.html

 

In safari it seems you can block pop-ups, if you are desperate. (I have them all blocked except in SPECIFIC sites.)

 

Look at these, maybe ?

http://alternativeto.net/software/better-p...r/?platform=mac

 

Reinstal the browser ??? OH - and if you can get noscript for safari, that should do it - won't remove the malware (assuming that's what it is) but it won't let it run ! I assume you have disabled java ? That is nightmare stuff. I THIN I even uninstalled it...

Sorry, didn't mean to seem like I was prodding you. Yours was just the nearest post on my situation for me to bump it. xP

 

Free download! Awesome, but it caught nothing, so not helpful in this case. D:

 

Problem is that I already have pop-ups disabled in ff. That doesn't block the confirmation pop-ups. I suppose I can probably manage that with noscript or greasemonkey, if I can figure out how. =X

 

EDIT: Alright, got noscript going. Let's hope I don't accidentally delete random user posts meaning to quote instead or something. >_e

And now I will never sort again, lol.

EDIT2: Urgh, everything takes 10 times longer to load. This will not do.

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(although any apple discussion forum acts like it's impossible -sigh-)

UGH I know it's ridiculous! While I believe Macs are generally more secure in general, they're also just usually not the target of most viruses and such :c

 

Do you have Magician? Probably not quite what you need, but it's free (not a one-time trial, though there might be a more awesome version that you have to pay for and has a free trial) and can at least protect against certain things like Trojans. It also has a nice cleaning function and duplicate finder, which is a blessing!

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UGH I know it's ridiculous! While I believe Macs are generally more secure in general, they're also just usually not the target of most viruses and such :c

 

Do you have Magician? Probably not quite what you need, but it's free (not a one-time trial, though there might be a more awesome version that you have to pay for and has a free trial) and can at least protect against certain things like Trojans. It also has a nice cleaning function and duplicate finder, which is a blessing!

Oooh, haven't heard of it. Thank you! *goes to check it out*

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Sorry, didn't mean to seem like I was prodding you. Yours was just the nearest post on my situation for me to bump it. xP

No worries - didn't take it as a prod - your post reminded me he hadn't, is all. smile.gif

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Does anyone know how to fix a Windows 7 PC that always hangs and shows the blue screen of death? We always bring the CPU to the shop to have it fix but apparently they just reboot the system and wipe clean and uninstall some programs. After awhile, the computer shows some errors again. dry.gif It's very annoying already. Plus, the PC now shows a vertical blue line across the screen, splitting the screen in half. Help please?

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Vertical blue line sounds like it might either be a screen or graphics card issue. Are you on a desktop PC or a laptop?

 

As for cleanup, I use Malwarebytes for most cleanups, and Combofix for worse-off systems. Be careful about using that last one, though, because it can bork your system permanently if used incorrectly.

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I'm using a desktop PC. So, Malwarebytes is safer? It doesn't erase my data in my PC?

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Malware bytes is extremely safe to use, yes smile.gif And it's totally free to use the utility to boot (their antivirus service isn't, however. I use the free AV offered by Microsoft for genuine Windows installs - works pretty good, and isn't resource-intensive or obtrusive like Norton or McCafee). For basic cleanup and simple malware infections, it's great.

 

If you're getting just regular errors, you might try a hard disk repair, accessible through your system tools in Accessories->System Tools (if I'm remembering correctly). Is there any way you can write down the specific error on the blue screen you've been getting?

 

I really only use Combofix when there's an infection that's made entries in the registry that allow it to reinstall itself after bootup, after the initial infection is taken care of. Otherwise, MB can handle the job.

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