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    Default What do i do if laptop crashes?

    i use the m-audio fast track pro sound card, and whilst practising my computer froze which it does do occasionally. it made me realise that i cant plug an ipod into the fast track pro with out computer power so what should i do if computer crashes while performing?? will an external power supply for sound card help??

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    Why can't you plug the ipod into the clubs external mixer if you're performing?

    I always have my ipod on standby whenever I play out even though my mac has never crashed.
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    sorry i meant like doing house parties. clubs aren't an issue cos you can chuck in a cd if worst comes to worst.

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    Without trying to be sarcastic......get a Mac.



    No crash.....well...it hasn't crashed on my yet......and I have had 2.

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    I use a PC, and mine never crashed in any clubs....yet. Look for the blogpost streamline your PC. Some of it is very useful although I even tend not to to all those things. I just turn of my wireless internet, put my computer on high performance, exit all unused programs, turn off antivirus, turn off screensaver, and then I run my traktor through boomes and loop BE1(check forum posts for this). Seems to do the job. I don't bring my I pod but there is always usually a cdj laying around with CD's in them. maybe I should start brinigng my Ipod for reassurance...

    And I myself am not using the most expensive laptop around.
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    nice article on this one:
    http://www.djtechtools.com/2009/04/1...way/#more-1265

    keep it safe!

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    Always have a Plan B
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    have fun standing there with no backup when your mac fails. all hardware fails, i haven't see any proof that mac hardware fails less then pc hardware....
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    you need to benchmark the hell out of your system. i spent like 3 weeks making sure my setup was rock solid. ive never had a crash and never had any latency issues (since benchmarking)

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    just to be sure to face all possibilities, there are countless reasons a computer might stop working aside from OS optimization and stability.

    for example keeping the computer dust free, and the fans unobstructed will reduce the chance of an overheat.

    other things you can't really do much about. hardware fails eventually, and some computers are lemons from the get go.

    i'm with lethal: always have a plan B.

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