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Please help me show off my professional portfolio!

Please help me create awesome digital presentations for my professional portfolio! Am looking to create a series of slideshows for presentation on a tablet, and need some hardware/software recommendations. [more inside]
posted by zarq on Jul 19, 2011 - 9 answers

If you transplant the head, is it a brain transplant or a body transplant?

How much pain and suffering will there be if I replace a Windows 7 machine's motherboard, CPU and video card, but leave the hard drives? [more inside]
posted by chengjih on Jul 11, 2011 - 10 answers

My computer keeps clicking!

My computer keeps making a clicking sound and I can't work out how to fix it or what is causing it... [more inside]
posted by Silentgoldfish on Jul 2, 2011 - 8 answers

Kitchen Clutter Control! Help me find shelves for my counter.

I want to mount narrow shelves at the back of my kitchen counters, along the top of the backsplash. I have not been able to find anything suitable to match the dark decor. I have black laminate counters with dark cherry-finish wood cabinets. All the hardware in our house is oil-rubbed bronze. See PHOTOS. [more inside]
posted by valannc on Jun 29, 2011 - 8 answers

WiFi N recommendations?

Which wireless N router? [more inside]
posted by five fresh fish on Jun 21, 2011 - 18 answers

Is this large lab centrifuge capable of spinning? How can I check without a rotor attachment?

Is there any way to find out if the "spin functionality" of a large laboratory centrifuge is operational when said centrifuge was purchased secondhand and did not come with any rotor attachments? [more inside]
posted by aecorwin on Jun 9, 2011 - 19 answers

Old technology filter: Zip disk stuck in drive

I've got a pile of old Zip disks I'd like to investigate... but modern computers haven't got RS232 interfaces, which is what my Zip drive has. Boo! However, I discovered that my wife has a USB ZIp drive! Yay! But there is a problem... [more inside]
posted by Guy_Inamonkeysuit on May 31, 2011 - 10 answers

How to diagnose gaming freeze-ups?

My home-built computer seems to not want to undergo any extended load (gaming) without freezing up to extents varying by game. Where do I start? [more inside]
posted by pahalial on May 11, 2011 - 13 answers

Time Machine status: stuck in the now

The bad news: catastrophic hard drive failure! The good news: it's my back-up drive. Help me replace it. [more inside]
posted by BitterOldPunk on Apr 29, 2011 - 8 answers

new laptop + Minecraft. trying to avoid heartbreak. your experience could be helpful.

new laptop + Minecraft. trying to avoid heartbreak. your experience could be helpful. [more inside]
posted by radiosilents on Apr 13, 2011 - 8 answers

Seeking Hardware: Articulated Joints

I'm wanting to build a sculpture armature for small-to-medium-sized clay work. It'll be pretty typical, except that I want the horizontal support arm to have two articulated, lockable joints so I can easily reposition a sculpture while I'm working on it. I was picturing three long, thin bolts of a few inches length screwed on to some kind of joint with a wingnut. I've looked at hardware stores but haven't found anything like this and I'm not sure how to articulate what I need. [more inside]
posted by picea on Apr 6, 2011 - 3 answers

Easiest way to destroy a hard drive in situ?

I'm having trouble disassembling an old desktop PC to get to the hard drive before I can destroy it and throw everything out. Is there a quick and easy way to destroy the drive in situ, using everyday household objects? [more inside]
posted by tel3path on Apr 6, 2011 - 36 answers

What is a maximum hard drive storage does Playstation 3 (FAT not slim) can handle?

What is a maximum hard drive storage does Playstation 3 (FAT) can handle? [more inside]
posted by omaralareefi on Mar 29, 2011 - 9 answers

Help me figure out what kind of video card (and audio card) to get for this HP Pavlloin a1123c that I've inherited.

Help me figure out what kind of video card (and audio card) to get for this HP Pavlloin a1123c that I've inherited. [more inside]
posted by Ephilation on Mar 27, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me get a handle on these lunchboxes.

EtsyFilter: What's the most cost-efficient way to get the handles/latches for classic-style lunchboxes like these in less-than-bulk quantity? [more inside]
posted by Rykey on Mar 12, 2011 - 2 answers

A small, portable video screen that plays one clip?

Is there such a thing as a tiny single-use video player, relatively cheap? [more inside]
posted by media_itoku on Mar 12, 2011 - 2 answers

How do I replace both drives in a RAID 1 configuration?

How do I replace both drives in a RAID 1 configuration? [more inside]
posted by inbetweener on Feb 20, 2011 - 7 answers

Where can I find furniture hardware like in this picture?

Where can I find furniture hardware like in this picture? [more inside]
posted by gummo on Feb 18, 2011 - 6 answers

Can my hardware store also be my jewelry store?

Where can I find a machine part that would make a good wedding ring? [more inside]
posted by albrecht on Feb 15, 2011 - 17 answers

Home Electronic Music Studio - DA signal paths and other questions.

Re-building my electronic music home studio with a new computer at the heart of it. Have lots of pieces but not sure of optimal setup/signal path. [more inside]
posted by erebora on Feb 10, 2011 - 6 answers

Help me choose my next keyboard

Recommend me a new keyboard (/mouse combo) for my PC [more inside]
posted by quaisi on Feb 3, 2011 - 7 answers

Glass table = hum? Why?

When I set my microphone stand on a table I get a hum. How can I fix that without spending a lot of money or holding the microphone the whole time? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Jan 24, 2011 - 24 answers

Clevis or quick link?

What is the ideal way to attach steel cable to an eye bolt? [more inside]
posted by nathan v on Jan 17, 2011 - 15 answers

PS3 Died. Woe be me! What now?

Is it worth getting a fat ps3 repaired by sony? ($150) Or should I try fix it myself? (~$50) [more inside]
posted by edman on Jan 3, 2011 - 7 answers

I will build it, piece by piece

Help me understand computer hardware. [more inside]
posted by Hakaisha on Jan 1, 2011 - 9 answers

Setting Up A New Laptop For Your Mom?

The essentials of setting up a new computer for your mom? [more inside]
posted by Jaybo on Dec 26, 2010 - 24 answers

Help me find a metal clock frame.

Art Project: I'd like to make a wall clock, using an easy-to-find movement piece and handmade face. The hard part is the frame... Help me find a round metal frame that can be purchased cheaply, perhaps from a hardware manufacturer... [more inside]
posted by blastrid on Dec 13, 2010 - 6 answers

Buying a flat-screen computer monitor

Help me buy a flat-screen monitor for my husband as a Christmas gift, please? [more inside]
posted by Lulu's Pink Converse on Dec 10, 2010 - 14 answers

Apple interview process for a hardware engineer?

My friend just got scheduled for a phone interview for a hardware engineer position at Apple. Are there any mefites who could provide any insight into what kind of questions they will ask, other aspects of the hiring process at Apple, or any other tips?
posted by ajackson on Dec 4, 2010 - 2 answers

Help me rid myself of this annoying hum

Why am I picking up a hum when recording? [more inside]
posted by bodgy on Nov 22, 2010 - 16 answers

Things That Go Click All The Time

What is this noise coming from my Macbook Pro? [more inside]
posted by ChrisR on Nov 21, 2010 - 6 answers

How hard is it to assemble a bare-bones PC kit?

How hard is it to assemble a PC from a bare-bones kit? [more inside]
posted by Ipsifendus on Nov 20, 2010 - 27 answers

IPad as Music Production Hub?

What hardware and software would you use to assemble a lightweight music production kit for audio recording and/or sequencing using the iPad as the "hub?" [more inside]
posted by digitalprimate on Nov 14, 2010 - 4 answers

What's the lowest power consumption system I can build for a GlusterFS test?

I need the cheapest, lowest possible power consumption solution for a GlusterFS test cluster. MeFi PC hardware experts, can you hope me? [more inside]
posted by SpecialK on Nov 4, 2010 - 3 answers

Unresponsive CD/DVD Drive, how can I fix it?

My CD/DVD drive on my HP laptop isn't working. It won't open when I push the open button, doesn't respond when I try to open it through a program, but can be forced open. However, when I insert a disc of any kind, it doesn't read it. Is there a way to solve this problem, or will I have to go through the annoying process of taking it to Best Buy and having them send it out for two weeks? Oh, and also I am running Vista, if that means anything.
posted by hafehd on Oct 31, 2010 - 5 answers

Lower iPad brightness?

Force iPad brightness lower than its lowest manual setting? [more inside]
posted by sparrows on Oct 12, 2010 - 11 answers

Help me complete my home studio!

Computer music MeFites! I need your help! Here is what I want to do: compose music on Finale, export the composition to a MIDI sequencing software, add beats that I'd also like to create myself, and then mix in real instruments including voice. What do I need? [more inside]
posted by The Pantless Wonder on Oct 8, 2010 - 3 answers

Looking for hardware/software experiment ideas.

I want to build some kind of simple hardware/software "thing" using Phidgets or Arduino, those systems that have RFID, sensors of various sorts (light, noise, etc.) , LEDs, and analog buttons, dials, GPS receivers, etc. I'm having trouble coming up with a somewhat simple, cool little experiment that is inspiring enough to spend the time doing. Got any ideas for me?
posted by drinkspiller on Oct 7, 2010 - 4 answers

How to hang a large and heavy puzzle?

How do I frame/hang a really enormous puzzle? [more inside]
posted by lollusc on Sep 29, 2010 - 7 answers

MOUSE ISNT WORKING in sc2

i just installed a new video caRD vn240gtmd1g and its workin and stuff but now i cant move the cursor in starcraft 2 everything else worlks fine i dont know what to do can anyone help?
posted by quseio on Sep 28, 2010 - 7 answers

Do I have the wrong graphics card for my system?

Do I have the wrong graphics card for my system? [more inside]
posted by londonmark on Sep 20, 2010 - 14 answers

Need good recommendation for an external monitor

Can I get a good computer monitor recommendation? [more inside]
posted by Alaska Jack on Sep 7, 2010 - 9 answers

Help me pick out a workhorse laser printer

I am having an embarrassingly difficult time replacing an HP 4600 Laserjet printer. What is your methodology for selecting a high-volume laser printer? [more inside]
posted by mecran01 on Aug 31, 2010 - 15 answers

Help me make horizontal bar for me to practice balance on

I'm looking to create a bar like this one so that I can stand on it to practice my balance. I'm thinking some kind of plumbing pipe may be able to hold me, or possibly a metal broomstick (I'm 56kg). Any help on what to make it from or how to put it together? [more inside]
posted by insperatum on Aug 31, 2010 - 12 answers

CPU Speed Adjustment?

How do I tell if the CPUs on a Windows Server 2003 are having their clock rates changed by a power-saver scheme? [more inside]
posted by Kahomono on Aug 25, 2010 - 4 answers

What's this old machine?

What is this big vise like machine I found? It's about 5 feet tall. The lever at the top turns the screw which makes the top jaw close. The jaws toothed and diamond shape. There's another bar on the right that rotates. What else can I do with it besides it's original purpose?
posted by jefftang on Aug 15, 2010 - 5 answers

IT hardware advice for non-profit

Medium sized non-profit looking to purchase new Hardware to run Sage MIP accounting software for 5 users. Any recommendations on type of hardware to buy for value: does one need a "server" these days for this type of situation or will a desktop work? How about reliable easy back-up options?
posted by dougiedd on Aug 3, 2010 - 4 answers

I bought a sliding compound miter saw on eBay (because I'm dumb).

I bought a sliding compound miter saw on eBay. [more inside]
posted by evil holiday magic on Jul 21, 2010 - 8 answers

Any port in a storm.

Time sensitive hardware question: I have a Biloxon SRP-370 thermal receipt printer. It uses an LPT cable. The POS computer uses lpt or com, but the software only talks to COM. Therefore, I need the printer to use COM instead. Where can I buy a com port that will fit it and get it shipped overnight?
posted by lazaruslong on Jul 20, 2010 - 3 answers

I want to monitor the hardware health, not have my health ruined mine through stress

What rackmountable or blade hardware vendor has the best support for hardware monitoring x86 Linux? [more inside]
posted by jrishel on Jul 18, 2010 - 7 answers

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