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Transform a marketing person into a product person in 12 easy steps. First admit you have a problem...

Help me be the best product development person ever! (Or, what don't I know about product development that should scare me?) Books, research, advice, online courses, whatever! [more inside]
posted by anonymous on Oct 25, 2011 - 2 answers

Can you hear me now? Not good.

Strange problem with iPhone while on calls; I sometimes can't be heard by the other party. Not sure if hardware or software. [more inside]
posted by tkolstee on Oct 23, 2011 - 12 answers

Me and my Jones (fracture), we got a thing going on.....

I've recently become the owner of a stainless steel screw in my fifth metatarsal due to a Jones Fracture. Have you had hardware like this installed and subsequently removed? [more inside]
posted by TomSophieIvy on Oct 21, 2011 - 8 answers

Hacking a way through Google+ and Skype audio cancellation

Hacking around sound cancellation on Google+ and Skype: Two tier question here about a related problem. Firstly, a way to sidetrack the software audio limits of a Google+ Hangout. Secondly, a way to stop Skype from cancelling out audio from one half of a conversation. [more inside]
posted by 0bvious on Oct 21, 2011 - 2 answers

How does my computer work?

I'm a proficient mac user, but I think I'd like to know more about how my machine works. Where do I go to learn more? [more inside]
posted by Homo economicus on Oct 19, 2011 - 12 answers

I want to kill zombies in higher resolution

Getting a gaming rig -- advice? [more inside]
posted by extramundane on Oct 14, 2011 - 19 answers

help me pick a machine.

I'm looking to get a used computer for video editing. What's a minimum reasonable hardware configuration for editing 720p video? [more inside]
posted by kaibutsu on Sep 18, 2011 - 5 answers

Getting back up to date

About a year and a half ago my graphics card crapped out. I'd like to replace it at a level where I can play modern games again, but not necessarily at the highest graphics setting. I've never replaced a graphics card before, so I'm not sure what I'm looking for in terms of purchasing and installation. Specs for my system inside... [more inside]
posted by codacorolla on Sep 2, 2011 - 15 answers

Help me time travel.

I have some devices (scanners, actually) for which there are no drivers for Windows 7. Is there some way to use them anyway? [more inside]
posted by Obscure Reference on Aug 30, 2011 - 14 answers

Upgrading a home system for Revit

I'd like to upgrade my home computer to be able to run Revit, but I'm a complete n00b for anything having to do with looking under the hood of my computer and switching out/augmenting hardware. Please help me figure out what components I've got currently, what I need to upgrade, and what potential conflicts will arise. [more inside]
posted by LionIndex on Aug 15, 2011 - 12 answers

What laptop should I buy?

I need to buy a new PC laptop and have no clue where to start. My criteria: Good hardware, sleek design, good speakers, AWESOME customer service, NOT a macbook, under $900. [more inside]
posted by windbox on Aug 14, 2011 - 20 answers

No display due to motherboard?

Do I really have to replace the motherboard? My computer is showing no display and I think I've ruled out everything except the motherboard. Changing that is obviously expensive and time-consuming, so please tell me if I'm missing anything! [more inside]
posted by Busy Old Fool on Jul 28, 2011 - 12 answers

Upgrading a videocard - need advice

Upgrading a videocard - need advice [more inside]
posted by Cloud King on Jul 27, 2011 - 5 answers

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

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