SOLVED: VIDEO: Lenovo Laptop Will Not Power Up, Flashing Power Light Problem

If you have a Lenovo laptop with a flashing LED on the power switch but will not power up, we have the fix.  This short video shows a quick disassembly of a Lenovo Flex 3 1430.  You can then unplug the battery and solve the issue. In theory, holding the power button down (5 seconds on a PC or laptop, OR 15 seconds on a tablet) will force the unit to power down.  However, that…

SOLVED: How to Change the Hard Drive for an SSD on a Lenovo Flex 3

Most Lenovo Flex 3’s ship with a spinning disk which operates at an embarrassing 5400RPM.  Two words: scrap it!  Go spend $75 and buy an SSD.  The process to swap out the hard drive is simple: Unplug the unit from the AC power and all other devices (i.e. USB mouse…) Turn the unit over and remove all 10 screws From the corner under the screen near the network and Kensington lock port, use your fingers…

SOLVED: Lenovo Flex 3 Flashing Power Light But Will Not Power Up

If you have a Lenovo Flex 2 or Flex 3, you may have a situation in which the unit goes to sleep but will not power back up.  Instead the power LED just keeps flashing at you. Many people believe this is related to Windows 10 but I have read several first hand accounts from people who had the problem with Windows 8.1, so I am unconvinced.  Regardless, it would appear the problem is related…

$199 Tablet: Lenovo Is the First Tier 1 Manufacturer to Produce a Sub $200 Tablet

“Lenovo announced a new US$199 (that’s about $194 in Canadian dollars) IdeaPad tablet with a 7-inch screen and Google’s Android OS in response to the surge in demand for inexpensive tablets, the company said on Thursday. The IdeaPad A1 tablet weighs around 400 grams (0.88 pounds) and is under 0.5 inches (1.27 centimeters) thick, and will become available in specific starting around the end of September, said Nick Reynolds, executive director of global marketing at…

SOLVED: Download Legal Copies of Windows Server

In most cases servers from Dell, HP/Lenovo, and other big OEMs ship with the Windows operating system preinstalled and often they come with a “media pack” to allow reinstallation.  The problem is that you can easily misplace that media pack (DVD or USB stick) between the time the server is new and when you have a hardware failure or want to wipe it out to sell it. If you Google search for Windows Server ISO…

SOLVED: What Companies Support RCS (Rich Communication Service)/Chat

As of spring 2018, the following telco’s has signed on to support RCS (Rich Communication Service). If you want to very quickly get up to speed on RCS, click HERE for our Top 10 Things Everyone Should Know About RCS. Advanced Info Service (AIS) – Thailand Airtel – India América Móvil – Mexico AT&T – USA Axiata – Malaysia Beeline – Russia Bell Mobility – Canada China Mobile – China China Telecom – China China…

SOLVED: What is Storage Class Memory & What Else is New In Server 2019?

I just attended another Microsoft Windows Server 2019 event at the Microsoft Ignite conference in Florida and I am disappointed to report that Server 2019 has been described as a “nothing burger” by some of the attendees. It should not come as a surprise that the 7th version of Windows Server since NT4 is little more than an iteration on its immediate predecessor, Server 2016.  In fairness, there are improvements but the VAST majority of…

SOLVED: Upgrade OEM Windows Server 2016 1609 Data Center To 1709

If you have purchased an OEM (from the hardware vendor, like Dell, HP, Lenovo…) copy of Windows Server 2016 it will be version 1609 build 10.0.14393.  You likely know that the most recent version of Windows Server 2016 is version 1709 (i.e. September 2017) and want to upgrade prior to putting your servers into production.  The short version of this story is, you can’t.  Here is the longer version: Windows Server 2016 does have security/bug…

NEWS: Microsoft Dives Into Mixed Reality October 17th

Today Microsoft announced that it is partnered with major PC hardware manufacturers to produce 5 new Mixed Reality headsets.  Mixed Reality?  Mixed Reality is the term used to describe the merging of Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) . Acer, Lenovo, Dell, Samsung and HP showed off their new products to be released on October 17 but you can pre-order them right now.  Prices will range from USD $399 to $499 and all include…

SOLVED: The (Nearly) Complete List of Boot Key Strokes, ASUS, Dell, Intel, Gigabyte, Microsoft and More

This page details the keys needed to boot a PC into various modes (like the BIOS and PXE Network) from various manufacturers. If you are stuck and you can try the common keystrokes during a POST and before the Operating System loads: ESC, F1, F2, F8, F9, F10, F12 and Delete key.  Also, remember if you are trying to PXE Boot, you may have to enter the BIOS and enable that feature which is called all kinds…

SOLVED: Windows Performance Tweaking Myths, AND How To Actually Make Your Windows PC Run Faster

I was going to write an article on all the crazy Windows performance improvement myths and then I found a great article which I have taken snippets from below (and provide a link to the full article below).  The bottom line is this, Microsoft has a lot of massively intelligent people working in the Windows division, and while they can (and do) improve, nearly all of the third party software to improve performance is bunk… if…

4 Android Tablets UNDER $350

This table provides an easy to compare grid of tablet features, like operating system, memory and price.  You can read the full review from the good people at PCWor;d / ITWorldCanada: “…The upcoming Lenovo IdeaPad A1 seems to offer the highest performance for the lowest price, closely followed by the Galaxy Tab, which at $280 is a no-brainer choice over the ViewPad. But if you can spare the extra $50, the Iconia Tab A100 is…

HP Completely Flips Its Position on Windows and WebOS

Five months ago, HP announced that it would be shipping WebOS (from Palm, which HP bought in 2010) on ALL of its computers, tablets and phones.  Yesterday HP termination of their only Tablet, the TouchPad, just 6 short weeks after its North American debut and just 4 DAYS after its Australian debut.  HP also announced the end of WebOS on cell phones. These leaves WebOS, no-where.  This is disappointing. A few years ago they split the…

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HARDWARE & SOFTWARE We have found that most customers are tired of the excuses from ICT vendors… “… it’s the softwares fault” “…it’s Dell’s fault”. Fault is not important when you are having problems… getting it fixed is. We typically take end to end responsibily for anything that plugs into the wall, from desktops and laptops, to photocopiers and phone systems… it’s all our problem. Server hardware Server Software (like Exchange, Server 2008, Print Sharing,…