Tag Archives: repair

Hardware toolkit for reparing laptops, phones, computers

Image of iFixit toolkit from Amazon.com

If you work on computers a lot then you know how important it can be to have the right tool for the job. Thankfully, most computer upgrade tasks are handled with fairly common tools, but if you happen to have a particularly difficult upgrade/repair task ahead of you it might be worth checking out a comprehensive toolkit such as this one: I have the utmost respect for iFixit as they do a phenomenal job of teardowns and takeaparts. However, while

Tablet teardowns

Tablets are pretty awesome, but man can they be a pain to repair! Whereas a simple little notebook like the Acer AO722 requires removal of a SINGLE screw to access key components, something like the iPad mini is an exercise in frustration. With that being said, here is a pretty comprehensive look at tablet repairability. Featuring the good (Dell XPS 10, Kindle Fire) the bad (Surface RT) and the ugly (iPad 4, Surface Pro) among others. Very cool stuff and definitely worth taking a

How to recover missing SABnzbd queue

Screenshot showing the 'Repair' button in the sabnzbd interface

Occasionally SABnzbd may totally lose it queued downloads, if that happens you will likely seem something like this in the error logs: When Type Warning 2012-06-18 08:30:54,999 ERROR: Loading C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\sabnzbd\admin\queue9.sab failed 2012-06-18 08:30:54,999 ERROR: Loading C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\sabnzbd\admin\postproc1.sab failed 2012-06-18 08:30:54,874 ERROR: Loading C:\Users\User\AppData\Local\sabnzbd\admin\totals9.sab failed Thankfully, here is a simple solution that will normally recover your queue! Load the SABnzbd web interface Click the ‘Status‘ link near the top left of the screen Choose the ‘Queue repair’ tab Press the ‘Repair‘ button