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why the model of any computer would automatically solve any kind of, perhaps, co

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#1 win10user


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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:07 AM

could anyone show exactly why the model of any computer would automatically solve any kind of, perhaps, common problems (that most likely have common solutions that those that are already familiar and experienced with such problems would be aware of)?


could use grub problems as examples

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#2 Gary R

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 12:27 AM

What are you talking about ?


What you have said just makes no sense whatsoever.  If you have a specific problem, then tell us what it is, and maybe someone will be able to help you with it, but I doubt very much that your question as it is currently phrased will elicit any meaningful reply.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:09 AM

The OP has an open topic here:



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 07:47 AM

You appear to have gone the long way around, to say....No......you wont supply the model number etc etc of your laptop to the people attempting to.help you in your other topic located HERE 


I cam make an analogy to a motor vehicle....some makes and models have problems that others do not have....somewhat strange little idiosyncrasies that when a repairman looks at that vehicle, the knowledge of those idiosyncrasies makes the difference between knowing just exactly which course to take and what he can safely ignore.


There are strong parallels to be drawn in the world of PC's/laptops/ etc etc....and while the knowledge of the particular model number will not automatically give an instant fix.......it quite often saves a lot of stumbling around in the dark before a fix is arrived at.


Give the people a break at your other topic....you asked for help...help them to help you.

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 09:42 AM

A little bit of friendly co-operation goes a long way, y'know.....


Most of the 'regulars' on any computer forum are there because they like to help others, and, occasionally, to ask questions themselves. :busy:   But one thing you need to remember; we're NOT mind-readers.  We're no good with a crystal ball.....and we're not there with you, looking over your shoulder.


Condobloke has the right of it. You can make a few sweeping generalizations about computing devices in general.....but when it comes down to tailor-made help for the individual, there is no substitute for actual details & specific information.


That's if you really want help, and aren't just 'yanking our chain'. What d'you think we're going to do with that information.....blackmail you with it??? (*Jeez*)  :rolleyes:



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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:10 PM

It all goes down to knowing your hardware, a google search of your computers model will help us a lot.

We are not here for your bank account, social security number, medical information or ISP.

Its just a matter of knowing your hardware and any issues surrounding it saying "I have an issue with my laptop!" does nothing other than stating your issue, we need more than this to help.

As pointed out above its like knowing your car model and what year it was made in, you cant just go to a mechanic and say "I have an issue with my car!" and give no information on its make and model

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Posted 10 June 2018 - 04:44 PM

Many members of BC are indeed familiar with 'common problems' but different makes and models have different 'common problems' hence the very reasonable request for make and model.


With make and model information any of us can look up the specs or even download the manual for detailed reference rather than fumble around in the dark. I happen to have good night vision but even so, I prefer having the light on.


If you have a problem you want help with, supply the requested information. If you don't want help why did you start a topic ?


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