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    HP Pav laptop screen, blob and vert bars

    Thanks, Chuck. I worried it might be something like that. I'll try to pull my hard drive to an external, or remove it, or something, unless I can hook up a second monitor, though of course then it wouldn't be much of a laptop.... Thanks again.
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    HP Pav laptop screen, blob and vert bars

    Hi! I have an HP Pavilion laptop, and mysteriously I've lost about 2/9 of my screen to a black blob and vertical bars. (Black-background snap attached.) This thread: https://techguy.org/1222922 touches on it, but I also note a crisp horizontal line at the lower border of the verticals and a...
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    Compatibility: HP Pavilion power cords

    Hi! Thanks for responding. There are quite a few available online; some seem to come bundled as both adapter and outlet cord (of which mine is Linetek E70782). An example is this, which says it requires a second cord (which fits the specs of the cord I seem to need) but also shows that second...
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    Compatibility: HP Pavilion power cords

    Hello! Thanks for reading. I'd like advice on buying a few new adapters / power cords for my HP Pavilion laptop (15-ab065us). The HP site recommends parts #741727-001 (adapter, cord to computer) and #755530-001 (cord to outlet); great, but to buy them on the HP site would cost 4x what it would...
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    ink cartridge

    Looks that way! Thanks for all your help. :)
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    ink cartridge

    Hi, and thanks for the reply! I've nosed around Canon's site before, and it's great, but none of its suggestions have worked. (The test patterns come out fine, except there's no black.) Should I assume the print head is damaged? If so, what next?
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    ink cartridge

    The plot thickens: snooping through Canon stuff, I found a CD of XP drivers -- doh and hallelujah. Went to install; it said there was a newer version installed already (how?), and it aborted. Went to add/remove programs: two entries, one last used in 2002 (around when I bought the thing), the...
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    ink cartridge

    Thanks! I'm not sure even whom to call for tech support -- Canon? Microsoft? VPR Matrix?
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    ink cartridge

    Hi, and thanks for reading! I'm running XP with a Canon S300, which came with the system when I bought it about a year and a half ago. My printer's fine with colors, but it's never printed so much as a smudge of black. I've replaced the black cartridges a few times; I've messed with the...
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