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About JCMikulak

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  1. I am working on a Surface Pro 3 screen replacement for my family, and have removed the busted factory screen/digitizer. They don't know if the Surface is even functional, so I don't want to order a new screen to find out something else is busted. Does anyone know if a functional Surface Pro 3 would boot up and display to an external monitor without its screen connected? My thought was to get a Mini DisplayPort to HDMI cable and connect it to an external monitor and see if it will even boot before I order a replacement screen...thank you in advance!
  2. Thanks for all the suggestions! I have line of sight to the building but the wireless bridges I've looked at were expensive...I will check out the TP-Link CPE220
  3. Hi everyone! I have an idea about getting internet to my mother-in-law's house on our property that I'd like feedback on. My plan right now is to run Cat6 outdoor ethernet cable from the router in my house (Asus RT-AC86U), through and down an exterior wall, through PCV buried in a shallow trench that runs to her house. It will then go up the wall of her house into where her home office room will be. The total length of the cable run is about 65 feet from my router to where I plan to put the ethernet jack in her office wall. Does this sound like a good plan? Any other suggestions for doing something like this? The other part to this I haven't figured out yet is getting wifi throughout the rest of her house...is this as simple as connecting another router to her end of the ethernet run? Any help would be appreciated!
  4. After exchanging mine, I am patiently waiting for the new ones...I had mine for a week and loved it. Before the CPSC got involved, Verizon told me realistically it could be closer to the end of the month that the new ones would arrive.
  5. Looking for recommendations for a good, free media converter; I want something for converting 4K video clips to HD. Thank you in advance!
  6. The $100 off deal was what they had, but now for Father's Day they don't have discounts on phones but are throwing in other tech when you make a purchase. If the $100 off comes back after Father's Day, I might pull the trigger on an HTC10...
  7. Anyone upgrade their phone last year through Verizon for Father's Day? I'm wondering what kind of deals to expect this year, as I need a new phone soon.
  8. I am slowly getting the parts for my next build, but there is no time-table for completion...it could be as long as another year away. I am thinking about using my Christmas money to get a couple of parts and set them aside; it will be either a Samsung 950 Pro PCIe M.2 or 32GB DDR4 memory. Since I won't be able to test either after immediately I receive it, should I just wait to purchase when I can put the entire system together? Thanks!
  9. I have had an HP Envy 17 for almost 4 years now. Here are the specs: Intel Core i7 2860QM quad-core 2.5GHz with Turbo up to 3.6GHz 16GB RAM (upgraded from 8GB) 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7690M XT graphics 120GB Samsung EVO 840 (an upgrade) with the original 750GB 7200RPM hard drive (there is room for 2 drives in this laptop) I've taken good care of it and haven't had issues...it's still in great shape! The upgrades have helped a ton, along with Windows 10 (some minor bugs after upgrading to 10). I do video editing with Sony Movie Studio Platinum 12 (and I just upgraded to 13). It has worked fine for me, for the most part, though the CPU is showing its age (I'm glad I got the quad-core). As long as my video projects aren't really long, it does well. A 4-minute 1080P video with 3D text and some color correction takes about 7-8 minutes for this laptop to render. I have had 2 HP laptops and haven't had issues with either. I'd recommend them from my experience. Hope this is helpful!
  10. A digital picture frame on an end-table or nightstand, cycling through your photos
  11. Thank you very much! Step one is where I went wrong...
  12. Needing some help with Windows 10...I have an HP Envy 17 laptop with a Samsung 840 EVO 120GB SSD and 750GB hard drive. I did a clean install of Windows 10 after upgrading from 7. Windows placed all the file folders on the SSD (Documents, Videos, Music, etc.). What is the proper way to move them from the SSD (the OS drive) onto the hard drive?