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Thursday, 22 August 2013

Corrupted BIOS on Acer Aspire 4820TG/5820TG Workaround

A very frustrating thing indeed when a computer had a failed or corrupted BIOS and couldn't even boot into the OS, I had this problem last night and I got it fixed with the help of a friend's laptop to burn the BIOS firmware into the CD. This problem I suspect occurred on a v1.25 BIOS for this model, I frequently getting a blue screen error this week and it is very hard to solve a blue screen error with multiple error codes that keeps on changing while you tried to find the info in the internet, all they say is to keep your driver updated (true) but what if the driver has already been the latest updates especially the GPU? My case here I assume would be the GPU causing the blue screen error and renders my laptop (4820TG) slightly unusable with all these blue screens going on.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Galaxy Note S-Pen issues

This is just an info for most Galaxy Note owners out there though, regarding the S-Pen, it seems like the S-Pen has its own lifespan I guess and mine just ended, at least still usable but not the button anymore. In some cases, other owner reported that when they are using it to draw something, especially testing it on the memo/s-note, the lines that you draw will not be a continuous lines, instead it is like a line that you erased the middle part of it like in the video example below. Mine however, isn't something like in the video, it is still okay despite the fact that the button to do extra command is broken and I do able to hear the click sound.

For example when I want to do the lasso capture function, only available after ICS updates, the lasso often breaks midway and renders you unable to carry that operation at all. This shows that the S-Pen need to be replaced and to add more reason to replace it, try your friend's S-Pen, any S-Pen should work just fine on any Galaxy Note series (I think) and try the operation that you wanted to do or any other operation as well.

For some reason, I thought it had something to do with the ROM, or custom ROM, but it has been proven that this is not the case, just the lifespan of the S-Pen has ended I guess.

I don't have to replace mine yet since I only use it to play with Griddlers Plus, a good nonogram app that I ever found although lacks certain important feature.