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I know I'm Old Now....

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I had to use my cell phone to build my new computer!

Can anyone guess why?

Maybe some of you have done the same thing!!

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Or in my case with my bad eyes I took some pictures of the motherboard where to plug in the power, on-board USB etc with the phone camera.
This way I was easily able to blow up the pic to see where to plug things in. 

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Yep, needed the magnifying app!!! Couldn't see them small pins to plug the start/reset/HDD Lt/ 

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Two pairs of glasses at the same time helps me sometimes. 

Really sucks when I misplace my glasses because I need them to find my glasses 😮🤓

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1 hour ago, Starise said:

Really sucks when I misplace my glasses because I need them to find my glasses 😮🤓

They were probably on your face the whole time 👓😎

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13 hours ago, Grem said:

Yep, needed the magnifying app!!! Couldn't see them small pins to plug the start/reset/HDD Lt/ 

I can relate! 😬

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4 hours ago, rcklln said:

I can relate! 😬

I figured somebody here would!!

But I got to admit, it worked pretty dam good!! 

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3 hours ago, InstrEd said:

I had my daughter install those little buggers when I built a desktop several years ago.

If there would have been anyone around I would have gotten some help. But I was home alone!! 

I got her fired up and loaded a version of Windows on it without the internet. Of all things I forgot, I didn't get a dang wifi card!! Got one coming though. Be here Sunday.

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As an IT consultant, I use my phone a LOT!  Besides the obvious list of contacts, texting and keeping saved notes for all clients, I like to take high-quality, 4K videos of their server rooms, so that I can see and often resolve issues remotely.  In many cases, clients take pictures or video of computer issues and send them to me as well.  I have several apps that help with measurements (distance, Internet or WiFi signal strength, etc.), remote access, router access, calendars, calculators, as well as cheat sheets (like how to wire up a CAT6 cross-over cable correctly).  I've taken pictures where it's hard to reach, I use the flashlight a lot, I've used the magnifying glass AND I've definitely done the whole "Ok Google...  Removing the hard drive on a [insert laptop model here]" type stuff.  Oh, yeah.  It's also my navigation device without which I wouldn't be able to drive anywhere!  🙂

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You can't be old if you are using a magnifying glass app. You would have to use a real magnifying glass to be old.

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3 hours ago, Tezza said:

You would have to use a real magnifying glass to be old.

Thanks Tezza. I have a 5X magnifying glass in my night stand.........................

And I know how to use it 😃

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I find the phone camera so useful when doing electronics repairs - the writing on IC's nowadays is so small, it's impossible to read without taking a picture & zooming in.

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The clutch went out on washing machine and friend and I replaced it last week. Took plenty of pictures as we went along so we knew what to do putting it back together :)

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15 minutes ago, InstrEd said:

The clutch went out on washing machine and friend and I replaced it last week. Took plenty of pictures as we went along so we knew what to do putting it back together :)

Let us know when it's back together.

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