Archive for the 'PC Doctor Tips' Category

Fix: User accounts don’t show on the OS X login screen

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

Odd problem on one of the Macs here ... on reboot the user accounts didn't show on the login screen, only the admin. It would appear if we used the Log Out command though, which was strange. The problem turned out to be with FileVault, and the fix was painless. Open System Preferences Choose Privacy […]

Clogged printhead coaxed back to life

Friday, May 30th, 2014

Went to use my Canon Photosmart Plus printer the other day - a device that admittedly gets little use these days - only to find that it wouldn't print black. I tried the self cleaning utility but with no success. Ho hum, so off I went in search of new cartridges. Installed new cartridges (man, […]

Dymo tape woes

Wednesday, May 21st, 2014

Sometimes I'm overtaken with the urge to be tidy. One such example of this wildly errant behavior is when I decided to label the USB cables coming from my storage and input devices with my Dymo tape labeller. A while ago I switched from the paper tape to the plastic variety, the idea being that […]

Removing a stripped screw

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Some good tips in this video. If you use a quality screwdriver with the appropriate sized head in the first place and you reduced the chances of chewing a screw up enormously. If things get chewed up big style, there's always is Neji-Saurus – the screw extracting dinosaur!

The 1TB MacBook Pro drive is FAST!

Saturday, April 19th, 2014

The 1TB PCI-e solid state drive that comes as an optional extra for the new 13-inch and 15-inch MacBook Pro with Retina display is crazy fast. Here's a benchmark of a late-2012 MBP featuring a 256GB Mini-SATA 6 Gbit/s SSD: And here is the early-2013 MBP featuring a 1TB PCIe 2.0 x2 5.0 GT/s SSD: This is fast. […]