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European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Nairaland Fantasy Premier League 2013/2014 by dydroy: 8:44am On Aug 12, 2013
Could someone be kind to send me the codes. This will be my first EPL fantasy although i've been a veteran on the ESPN one and the UEFA CL version as well.
Autos / Re: Free VIN Check FOR CARS FROM USA ,CANADA by dydroy: 10:24am On Feb 27, 2013
Export1, kudos for the assistance rendered here. Kindly help check the following VIN
2T1LR32E26C551607

Thanks in advance
Gaming / Re: Help Needed To Convert NTSC LCD TV from the USA To PAL by dydroy: 5:44pm On Oct 18, 2012
Mentioned above that i got one for sale, used for a couple months but with all the accessories and pack still intact.
If you're still interested i can get it for you whenever you're ready! It's composite video input (eg standard pal dstv) to composite video output(ntsc) though, while the audio (L-R cable) is routed directly to the tv. The conversion is quite good for tvs below 46". I wouldn't advise you use it for bigger tvs.
Gaming / Re: Help Needed To Convert NTSC LCD TV from the USA To PAL by dydroy: 8:36pm On Sep 13, 2012
Anyone still interested in this converter should let me know...I have one unit for sale! wink
Autos / Re: Urgent Need Of Electrician For Volkswagen Brand by dydroy: 9:05am On May 02, 2012
Thanks a lot man! Really Appreciated
Autos / Urgent Need Of Electrician For Volkswagen Brand by dydroy: 5:48pm On Mar 16, 2012
Would appreciate if anyone can recommend a very good electrician/re-wire specifically for Volkswagen brand of vehicles (New Model Passat).
Please drop their contacts here. No average roadside techy, I need the very best there is out there.

Thanks guys.
Gaming / Re: Please Drop Your Psn Id Here If You Are Live On Playstation Network by dydroy: 5:02pm On Mar 06, 2012
dydroy
Gaming / Re: Drop Your FiFa I.d or P.S 3 On Here: by dydroy: 5:01pm On Mar 06, 2012
dydroy thats my id, cool
Gaming / Re: What Game Are You Currently Playing? by dydroy: 4:59pm On Mar 06, 2012
Uncharted: Drake's Fortune

Better late, than never!
Gaming / Re: Lcd Or Led? Which Is Best For Ps3 by dydroy: 1:14pm On Mar 01, 2012
Bawss1:

as the gains from using an LED in place of an LCD are marginal.

Trust me, the gains are not marginal my friend especially with a full back-lit LED TV cheesy
Gaming / Re: What Game Are You Currently Playing? by dydroy: 4:09pm On Feb 20, 2012
Sports Champions on the PS3 Move!
Table Tennis to be specific grin
European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: Copa Del Rey: Real Madrid Vs Barcelona (1 - 2) On Wed, 18th January 2012 by dydroy: 9:08am On Jan 17, 2012
Hala Madrid FTW!

N.B: Should be the other way round, since the 1st leg will be played at the Santiago Bernabeu!

Real Madrid vs Barcelona - Wednesday 10pm
European Football (EPL, UEFA, La Liga) / Re: UCL: Ajax Amsterdam Vs Real Madrid (0 - 3) On 7th December 2011 by dydroy: 8:16am On Dec 08, 2011
^^^ Same here, i felt for ajax. Plus i abhor lyon angry
Gaming / Re: Help Needed To Convert NTSC LCD TV from the USA To PAL by dydroy: 8:45am On Dec 06, 2011
I use a pal->ntsc signal converter for mine, and it works quite well.
I have not tried sojiogun's suggestion though, might just give it a try.
Phone/Internet Market / Re: Blackberry Phones At An Affordable Price by dydroy: 12:53pm On Nov 28, 2011
BB2 White/Black Available?
Business / Re: How Much Did You Exchange The Dollar For Today? by dydroy: 1:39pm On Sep 07, 2011
Bought @ N158 on Allen Avenue
Computers / Re: Why Is Internet Access So Expensive In Nigeria? by dydroy: 8:10am On Sep 06, 2011
tunde300us:

The problem with telecom companies here in Nigeria is becos of infrastructure issues, and so it makes the last mile distribution of internet very expensive.
Its getting better now cos of the fibre that main-one and glo ran into the country, but it can be better .

+1

The heavy cost of deployment (licenses/community issues) | poor infrastructure | non-existent power is simply transferred to the user.
Politics / Re: The Face Of The Man Who Bombed The Un Building by dydroy: 8:08am On Sep 06, 2011
No to western civilization and he's seen with a polo shirt and an AK-47, What a Joke!
TV/Movies / Re: What Was The Last Movie You Watched - Part 2 by dydroy: 10:20am On Sep 05, 2011
Airplane (1980)

Very funny but in a silly way!
Business / Re: The Customer Service Name And Shame Thread by dydroy: 3:04pm On Aug 23, 2011
PHCN  angry

So i hurriedly drove to PHCN ishaga on saturday to purchase a voucher for my prepaid meter. Note that It's clearly written on the gate SATURDAY 10:00AM TO 1:PM
I pulled over at the gate at exactly 12:45pm and met another car owner pleading with the security man to let him in, but the security man shook his head insisting that they had closed and that he should return on Monday or try another PHCN office. I joined in the pleading, but this was all to no avail. The man pleaded that he had zero credit left and this would mean he will be in darkness throughout the weekend but the mallam turned deaf ears to all of this.

To add insult to injury while we remained at the gate pleading, the mallam eventually told us to give way, that he wanted to open the gate. When he did, alas it was the staff bus driving the staff out of the premises and they even had the nerve to be laughing at us.  angry angry angry
Rap Battles / Re: Rap Lines You'll Never Forget by dydroy: 8:52am On Aug 12, 2011
Besides Rapping, all i ever did good was Rapping,

2Pac - Until the end of time
Phones / Re: iPhone Killer Apps Section!! by dydroy: 3:19pm On Aug 05, 2011
tumababa:

Are u sure it was well uploaded?

Just downloaded it mate, 71.7 Mb cool
Phones / Re: iPhone Killer Apps Section!! by dydroy: 1:10pm On Aug 03, 2011
^^^ lol. With this info i won't be changing mine in a hurry!
Phones / Re: Iphone Assistance Needed by dydroy: 10:46am On Aug 03, 2011
Turn off 'Data Roaming' unless when absolutely required.

Close apps that auto-update (an example is i-funny that just loads images in the background without notification undecided)
Phones / Re: iPhone Killer Apps Section!! by dydroy: 10:32am On Aug 03, 2011
I'm not sure if anyone out there is using Categories - an application for organising your springboard icons into Customised Folders

Its worked well for me so far but i noticed that i couldn't download anymore from the app store (the app store was put in a custom 'Apple' folder)
To solve this problem i had to remove 'app store' from the sub-folder 'apple' and put it back directly on the main board.
Video Games And Gadgets For Sale / Re: :: Used US Ps 3 40GB Game Console And Game Cds For Sale :: by dydroy: 1:54pm On Jul 13, 2011
I'm so interested, but this is just poor timing for me now! sad
Computers / Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by dydroy: 3:18pm On Jul 12, 2011
@V3 I found this from the link you posted.
There seems to be a consensus that the problems with the HP Series is actually the Nvidia chipset and not necessarily the HD


Problem:
This is a known issue that has recently happened to my hp laptop 6707us. The problem started out with monitor pixelation, then the black screen, then the "turning on and off" cycle that everyone has been experiencing. The only way to boot up the laptop was to remove he CMOS battery (I dont have a laptop battery) and the AC plug. I was able to use the laptop just like before, however, it was slighly slower and the audio was distorted. The laptop would be functional until it is either restarted/put to sleep/shut down then the process of removing and draining power would have to repeated to achieve a successful boot up once more.

Solution:
After some researching, I discovered that this was a gpu/video chipset related issue where the nvidia chip itself needed to be reflowed due to heat cycles that have disrupted its heat transfer/connection to the motherboard. I disassembled this laptop using this video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kOdmGuiq1l8&feature=youtube_gdata_player (but there are plenty others). After disassembling it I had access to the motherboard and took off the main heatsink for both the CPU and GPU. I cleaned off the old thermal paste on the CPU and cleaned the heatsink and fan as much as possible. For the GPU, I applied direct heat on the chip using a heat gun for about a minute or so using low-level heat for 45 secs and high-level heat for 15 secs. After it cooled down, I put the heatsink back on with new thermal paste on the CPU and a clean heat transfer pad for the GPU (I washed the heat transfer pad that was used on the nvidia chipset with water and let it airdry).

Connected the monitor, keyboard, mouse and I tested it; everything worked. I'm typing this message on my laptop now. This method worked for me, however, some others were able to achieve the same results by replacing the GPU's heat transfer pad with copper shims. In addition, the copper shims and GPU would also need the application of thermal paste. Hopefully these results help and I will try to keep you all posted.
Computers / Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by dydroy: 10:44am On Jul 12, 2011
all4naija:

  Have you tried new Windows installation?

FYI

dy_droy:

Just popped in a WinXP cd and booted from CD (hoping to run CHKDSK /F)

got blue screen of death, with description shown below:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any new installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.


Computers / Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by dydroy: 3:23pm On Jul 11, 2011
The funny thing is i can boot into Windows 7 normally now, (at least for some time)
I guess i'll run CHKDSK from inside Windows (Safe mode with command prompt)

Could just be that i need another HD  sad
Computers / Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by dydroy: 3:13pm On Jul 11, 2011
Just popped in a WinXP cd and booted from CD (hoping to run CHKDSK /F)

got blue screen of death, with description shown below:

A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any new installed hard drives or hard drive controllers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is properly configured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer.
Computers / Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by dydroy: 2:27pm On Jul 11, 2011
So the HDD Quick Test Stopped at 53% complete,

Then the Full Test commenced and hung at 10%, and then the system just went off (shut itself) at this point!  sad
Computers / Re: Post Your Computer (PC) Troubles Here. by dydroy: 1:57pm On Jul 11, 2011
So i left the system in the office over the weekend without power / battery

This morning this is what i've done.

I've just connected the charger (no battery) and turned the system on

I got the option to load default cmos values (which i did)

After this, i got the Windows boot loader (xp/7), then i selected 'safe mode'

I logged in successfully to Windows 7 in safe mode, then i restarted the system

I got the cmos option once more, this time i logged into Windows 7 proper and this was successful as well

I've just downloaded the HP battery test from V3's link and installed it successfully (ran the test, it said no battery found which is normal)

So i restarted the system again and this time i hit Esc -> F10 -> Diagnostics -> Hard Disk Self Test

the HD test is currently stuck at , 53% complete

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