Tuesday, 19 September 2017

iPhone not charging? iPhone dust in charging port failed? It's probably dust.

iPhone lightning ports are pone to getting clogged with dust that compacts and eventually stops it from charging.

You really have to dig into the bottom and sides of the port to get it all out. Keep clearing especially at the sides around the little clips until you can put your cable in and you hear the click. 

Props to:


I contacted them about a repair and was given this tip over the phone for free.

Monday, 11 September 2017

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I've had a few problems with outlook refusing to open attachments the error is:

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It's caused by a recent install of firefox

You need to edit the registry.

You need to edit the (Default) from FirefoxHTML to htmlfile

You will also need to do this for .htm .xhtm .xhtml .shtml .xht and possibly .xhtmm but I've not seen that one on the systems I've seen.

Credit: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RqZjaP7rmIU

Friday, 30 June 2017

I got engaged

I took Amy to Bolton Abbey the location of our third date on our third anniversary. We went over the stepping stones under the guise of me testing my new drone (a Mavic Pro) I played her "love me do" by the Beatles on the harmonica. She had brought me the harmonica for Christmas a few years ago so I secretly learned how to play it to surprise her. I was very happy not to fall in. Then an American TV show called Right this Minute contacted me on facebook and put my video on TV! It's a pretty cool clip!

Thursday, 23 February 2017

Mapped drive disappears won't stay mapped persistently

We use network drives sometimes they will not stay after a reboot. I had this problem and could not work out the problem. There was a faulty login script under the users profile in the Active Directory. It's a good place to check. We had moved domains a while back and some users have the old path, meaning the login script was removing the good working path and then failing to connect to it's incorrect one leaving nothing mapped.

Monday, 17 October 2016

Bit locker won't accept my recovery key.

Bitlocker would not accept my recover key...

I was mad! You probably are too if you're reading this, I imagine you are hoping you won't have to rebuild your machine and test the quality of your backups.You have backups right? There is hope. I did have the correct key, and I was not ready to give up yet. I knew my key was right as it was stored in the AD and was found searching for it in the AD as specified here the ID matched:


So Bitlocker would not accept my key no matter how many times I double check the numbers. Very annoying. One clue when searching for a solution was someone said it seemed to be in a loop it would accept the key bit not get any further.

I then found this wonderful link with a soloution listed as a work around.

It showed me how to disable bitlocker using the advanced options to get to a CMD window.

This route accepted my recovery key and I was able to disable bitlocker and get back into my surface pro 4. Phew.

You need these two commands.

manage-bde -unlock c: -rp <your 48-digit recovery password>

manage-bde -protectors -disable c:

Make sure you have manage- at the start of both the formatting on the link above made miss it on the second line until I checked why it wasn't recognising the command.

Good luck getting back into your computers/ drives.