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How Can I make this laptop work?

What is the quickest and cheapest way to find out if a laptop works? [more inside]
posted by marienbad on Dec 2, 2012 - 7 answers

Powerful & Fast Computer for around a grand

I need a new Desktop PC and I want it to run well. First, what are good combinations of processor and memory? Intel's Ivy Bridge I7 processors look the best, and I'm guessing 10 gb of ram would suffice, or would it? I'm not buying an Apple, but HP? Compaq? Dell? What combination of processor/ram/brand would you recommend for a desktop somewhere around a thousand dollars? Thanks! [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 1, 2012 - 31 answers

A PC, a TV, a DVD ... and a CEO who needs to be heard

I have:
  1. a PC (a HP Compaq 6200 Pro Small Form Factor PC with VGA and dual-mode DisplayPort outputs)
  2. a TV (a Toshiba 55G310U - 55" class 1080p 120Hz LCD TV)
  3. a DVD of a company presentation that we need to play on this PC
  4. a room that seats 9
  5. … and a CEO who is coming very soon who needs the audio from the presentation to be clearly audible.
What do I need? [more inside]
posted by scruss on May 15, 2012 - 11 answers

getting rid of smudge inside lcd laptop screen?

I accidentally got some soda fall on the LCD screen of my Compaq CQ56 laptop, and seconds later, a smudge appeared on the lower right side of the screen (everything on that area appears lighter when it is on). It looks like the liquid got inside the screen, and I don't know what to do about it. Can anyone help? [more inside]
posted by chicofly on Jul 28, 2011 - 6 answers

My So-Called Life... Trapped!

I have a hard drive that I ripped from a 2000-1 ish year Compaq, and I need to find an enclosure. What kind of hard drive is it, and what's the cheapest enclosure? [more inside]
posted by two lights above the sea on Aug 26, 2010 - 12 answers

SP3 installation worries

I've decided to install SP3 on my Windows XP Home version computer. But I've read horror stories about installing on an AMD machine. [more inside]
posted by bryon on Jul 8, 2010 - 12 answers

I need a new computer

I need help with trying to buy a new computer online. I've narrowed it down but have questions. [more inside]
posted by cashman on Oct 13, 2009 - 9 answers

Help me Geek Squad these laptops!

2 used laptops: what to do with them? One will be new to me (from my wonderful girlfriend), one will be new to my grandma (from me) [more inside]
posted by whiskey point on Apr 8, 2008 - 14 answers

What is slowing my connection speed?

I have a machine running Windows 98 SE on a cable internet connection. Why am I recently getting connection speeds of 91 kbps (or less!)? (Measured at CNET's Bandwidth Meter) [more inside]
posted by jaronson on Feb 24, 2008 - 4 answers

Christmas come late

What laptop should I buy for $2K? What should it come with? [more inside]
posted by barrakuda on Jan 23, 2008 - 35 answers

Will an iGo WallPower 120 adapter work with a Compaq Presario R3000?

Will an iGo WallPower 120 AC adapter work with a Compaq Presario R3000? [more inside]
posted by thinman on Nov 6, 2007 - 4 answers

Stop-Start Computing

What would make an old Windows computer stop accepting input for short periods of time (2-3 minutes)? [more inside]
posted by SansPoint on Aug 6, 2007 - 8 answers

Wireless connection dropping

Compaq Presario 900 laptop loses its connection to the network when the screen is moved? [more inside]
posted by mr_crash_davis on Sep 24, 2006 - 2 answers

Notebook repeatedly restarts after a second or two.

My notebook repeatedly restarts after a second or two. Anything I can do before next week's repair, if possible, to save some cash? [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Jun 10, 2006 - 9 answers

Why does my Media Center CPU spike?

What upgrades do I need for my Media Center PC? [more inside]
posted by benjh on Mar 25, 2006 - 5 answers

disk tired of being read all the time?

My laptop has been everywhere and has proved to be very tough. Nonetheless, I think my hard drive may have died. Help me decipher this error message... [+] [more inside]
posted by moonbird on Dec 28, 2005 - 12 answers

Dropped my HP laptop, DVD player busted.

Laptop repair filter: I dropped my laptop (HP Compaq nc8000, warranty expired) and now my DVD player doesn't work. As this is my first laptop I know nothing about laptop repair. [more inside]
posted by soiled cowboy on Dec 17, 2005 - 8 answers

Assault on battery

The power cord keeps falling out of my laptop. How can I fix this? [more inside]
posted by painquale on Nov 6, 2005 - 12 answers

I can't get Mozilla to work since I dewormed my computer

Since I de-sasser-wormed my Compaq machine and updated WinXPHome, I haven't been able to get Mozilla to work; re-installed it twice, re-downloaded 1.6 once, I get nothin' but little warning boxes saying "script error", that, after I un-installed Mo, now pop up when I start IE. Wendell sad. Wendell dumb.
posted by wendell on May 13, 2004 - 3 answers

Compaq Presario 1800T laptop (PIII, 650Mhz, 10GB HDD, w2K, 390MB RAM) with what appears to be a hardware problem.

I've got a Compaq Presario 1800T laptop (PIII, 650Mhz, 10GB HDD, w2K, 390MB RAM) with what appears to be a hardware problem. More inside... [more inside]
posted by gnz2001 on Apr 5, 2004 - 6 answers

Are there adapters for monitors with DFP connectors?

How do I connect a Compaq monitor to a Dell computer? [more inside] [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha on Feb 18, 2004 - 4 answers

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