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Friday, December 25, 2015

Tom's Top 5 tips for malfunctioning holiday computers

Good Christmas Day to all. Here are 5 tips for holiday computer hardware.


1. If it doesn’t work at first, turn it off, wait five minutes, and then turn it back on. 

2. If you’re giving someone a gift that requires Wi-Fi access, make sure you’ve got the 
Wi-Fi router name and password ready to pass out. You probably should have done this last night, instead of this morning in your pajamas.

3. If you intend to share a wired connection to your router, make sure you’ve got a long cable. Murphy’s Law states that the length of the connection is always shorter than the cable. 

4. For God’s Sake, keep the holiday goodies away from the computer hardware. You don’t want to spill egg nog or mimosas or whatever holiday beverages you enjoy into the keyboard or innards of that new $750 laptop!

5. If the error message  you see on the screen mystifies you. just type it into Google and press the ENTER key. You could also copy and paste it into the Google entry box. Someone at some time encountered this same problem as you did and posted it on-line. 


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