Thursday, April 23, 2020

Astronomical Presented by Fortnite and Travis Scott - RapidTech Facebook Gaming


This Fortnite event was awesome. I wasn't sure what to expect. Was it just going to be the release of a single with video? No. It was so much more. Well thought out and executed. It got me wishing for more events and shows like this. It was a concert within a game. I recommend everybody checking it out during the weekend.

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Thursday, March 12, 2020

HP Elitebook 8460p CPU Fan Replacement


Even my computers break down. And, it happened at the last Free Software Saturday. I booted up my laptop and there was an error that the system fan was not working properly. I opened it up real quick. And, there it was. A dead fan. Wouldn't turn on when the computer started. Luckily that was the only problem. It's an easy fix. All I had to do was wait for the fan to come in.

You can order the fan here.

That's what I love about pro class laptops. They're a dream to work on. Of course, my model is getting older. But, it does what I need it to. I just pop off the bottom panel and I have easy access to the fan and heat sink. Since I have to take out the old fan, I decided to clean the heat sink and apply some new thermal paste. Quick fix and cleaning. Took under an hour.

Booted up the machine. The fan spins. And, everything is running smooth and cool again.







Thursday, February 20, 2020

SOLD: Laptop For Sale: HP 2000 Only $150



This Laptop has been Sold and is no longer available.

I have a used laptop for sale. HP 2000-2d09WM. 15 inch. Full size with DVD burner. AMD E-300 APU with Radeon HD Graphics. 1.3 GHz dual core. 4 GB RAM. 500 GB hard drive. Fresh install of Windows 10. In great physical condition. Grade A. No physical damage or missing parts. Passed all hardware diagnostics. The charger included is not the original. But, it works perfect. Only $150. Shipping is available if you're not in the area.

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Thursday, December 5, 2019

Free games for December 2019



Wow, as the year ends, the selection of free games with  a paid subscription to their respective platform is terrible. I was hoping to end the year with a bang. But, we're not given much this month. What do you expect when Xbox is investing so much in Game Pass and Game Pass Ultimate. Xbox Live Gold suddenly doesn't look so attractive. PlayStation Plus has been on a downward spiral for a while. This is why I feel the next generation of consoles won't do great. I think a lot of people will shift to PC gaming in 2020. 

However, that won't stop the stream. I'll try out these games and see if they are at all interesting. If you have a PS4, and haven't played Titanfall 2, you're in luck. It has the highest Metacritic Metascore of 89. All the other games that do have a score are in the 70s and 60s. 

They're free with your subscriptions. Feel free to try them, get the trophies/achievements and delete them forever.

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Wednesday, December 4, 2019

Windows 7 Support Is Ending Soon


January 14, 2020 to be exact. What this means is that if there are any security holes after the 14th, Microsoft will not fix or patch them. They are abandoning it like they've abandoned previous versions of Windows. Your Windows 7 computer will be exposed to viruses and hackers. 

Don't worry. You have options. You can upgrade your computer to Windows 10. If your current computer can't handle Windows 10, you can invest in a newer computer. Be sure to back up your data and wipe the hard drive before selling or donating your old hardware.

Of course, I can help you with all of this. I won't be able to do this over Remote Service. But, you can bring your computer in or ship it to me. I give free checkups and free estimates. Data backup and restoration is included with service. Free antivirus is available.

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Wednesday, November 27, 2019

RapidTech Black Friday $49 Specials!



Let's celebrate Thanksgiving and Black Friday. Remote Support is only $49/hr plus tax for this week. So, if you know anyone in Laredo or around the area that needs a computer tech, I can help them over the phone and through the internet.

- Virus Removal
- System Tune Up
- Speed Up Slow Computers
- Software Install
- Printer Software Install
- Hardware Driver Install
- Install Updates
- Troubleshooting
- Free Software is Available with Service

All work is professionally invoiced and guaranteed. Credit Cards, PayPal, and Cash App are accepted. Payment due upon completion. I'm happy to answer your questions.

Also, Laptop and Desktop computer service only $49 plus tax. Flat rate. When you bring your computer in. Always Free Checkups and Estimates.

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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

HP Beats Laptop CPU Fan Install [Video]


In this video, I disassemble an HP Beats Laptop to replace a CPU fan that is no longer working. This problem is causing the laptop to over heat and shutdown suddenly. 

All the screws are on the bottom. remove them all. Slide out the optical drive. Don't forget the small screw in the optical drive slot. Remove the rubber feet on the back of the laptop. Remove the screws found underneath and then remove the small panels. A couple of screws will be exposed and those will need to be removed. And, that's it. 

Now, it's a matter of unsnapping and removing the top panel to reveal the motherboard. Be careful with the ribbon cables that connect the keyboard, touchpad, and power button. A few more screws, and the motherboard, CPU fan, and heat sink are out. Now, all that is left is replacing the fan and putting everything back together.

This is a solidly built laptop. No flimsy parts to worry about.