Students: Read this before claiming any of my pages.

If you are part of a student group and claim one of my Device pages or Wikis, please respect these guidelines:

  • Only change content that needs to be revised. Leave working content alone.
  • If the original content is mostly usable, it's best to do a revision with the original content and formatting preserved as much as possible.
    • If any information is removed without replacement, verify it is inaccurate if known by others. If there is not enough time to verify it, please understand I did so personally before including it.
  • If you find any content you can't verify but think it needs work (Ex: Information on how to use a certain game controller on PC), revise it in its current form.
    • If such content is included, only replace the parts that need replacement - do not remove it or change everything. I've personally tested it and know it to work.
  • Do not change the following:
    • Non-patrol reputation (This is set high enough to prevent problems for me and established users).

If these guidelines are respected, I do not have a problem with student edits. I know how I handle it is more unconventional then other pages since I will centralize common problems (and their workarounds if I know what to do) to make the information easier to find.

Regarding major changes beyond normal editing: If you are considering a major change, it's best to err on the side of caution and use the existing formatting and replace that section. In most cases, the content is (generally) laid out in such a way that the only requirements are a rewrite on the section that is being changed. In most cases, there is no need to completely rework how I wrote the original content.


CompTIA A+ CE 2021 (March 22, 2025 expiration)

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PC Pro Certification (Lifetime)

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Marchman Technical School Certificate of Completion

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Photography examples

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School and Experience


  • Sunlake High School (Dual enrollment)
    • Graduation: 2014
  • Marchman Technical Center
    • Graduation: 2014


  • Linux (I often have a second dedicated Linux computer)
  • Intermediate board level repair and data recovery


  • Photography
  • Gaming (Limited to older games without excess DLC and microtransactions; PC only since Xbox One and PS4 launch)









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  • Fixing Pop up Flash Receptacle
  • HP Pavilion 15-p Hard Drive Replacement
  • Dell Latitude E7440 Hard Drive Replacement
  • (Fat) Xbox 360 Hard Drive Replacement
  • HP Photosmart Plus B210a Printhead Cleaning (Gentle)
  • Recalibrating laptop batteries
  • HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement
  • HP Pavilion 15-p Hard Drive Replacement
  • HP Pavilion 15-p Palmrest Replacement