Thursday, May 17, 2012

Replace LCD Screen or other parts on an HP 2000 notebook

I was going to take pictures and document the process to replace an LCD screen on an HP 2000-216NR notebook computer, but found HP's service manual online and it does a good job of doing the same thing. You can find it here: It's the full service manual, so it has the steps to take apart and replace just about every component you'd want to. If you're specifically replacing the LCD screen rather than the entire display, you may want to check out this article too: I used a combination of both to successfully replace the LCD

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

ApplicationException: Access is denied when using EPPlus or OfficeOpenXml

I have a basic site setup with reports that can be exported to Excel 2007 .xlsx formatted files. I was running into an issue with one of the larger reports where it would work for a while and then crash with an "ApplicationException: Access is denied" error. Running the same procedure on my test box worked fine though, so I had to scratch my head a little. Luckily Google searching came through again and the fix is very simple. I found it here:

On your web server, create a folder named IsolatedStorage in C:\Documents and Settings\Default User\Local Settings\Application Data\. Then make sure to give the user setup on your ApplicationPool read and write privileges on that folder. If you don't know which user that would be and are running IIS 6, go to your Application Pools in IIS Manager, right-click the pool you want to check and go to Properties. Under the Identity tab you'll find the account name.