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Alas, poor Laptop!

My laptop has suddenly run into problems... That is, it seems to like turning itself off with no warning whatsoever. [more inside]
posted by vernondalhart on Jul 19, 2006 - 14 answers

Power Adapters on a Plane!

Help! It's my father-in-law's birthday and he wants a "power adapter so he can use his laptop on an airplane"... (details inside) [more inside]
posted by gregvr on Jul 17, 2006 - 10 answers

Laptop has gone dim ...

I left my HP/Compaq laptop in my work bag an un-air conditioned part of the house during the 90-degree weekend. I can't imagine that it was under sustained temperatures any higher than 85 deg., give or take the high humidity. This morning, the screen is ultra-dim. Is this likely to be an effect of the heat?
posted by blueshammer on Jul 17, 2006 - 5 answers

Remapped or Broken Keyboard - And I didn't even kill my daughter!

My daughter stepped on my laptop. Now some of the keys are remapped to the wrong keys, some of them don't work at all. I can't even log into windows now. Am S.O.L.? [more inside]
posted by allthewhile on Jul 16, 2006 - 4 answers

Reccomend a good Macbook Pro sleeve?

I'm looking for an inexpensive protective sleeve for a 15" Macbook Pro, with a handle. It will be slipped inside a backpack. Any recommendations? Challenge: Can't be ugly.
posted by floam on Jul 16, 2006 - 16 answers

Need a laptop for my new job

I've been given up to $2000 (and change) to buy a PC laptop for my new job. What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by mandlebrotz on Jul 12, 2006 - 35 answers

Laptop slow to shut down

My six month old Dell laptop (WIN XP) has started taking forever shutting down. It seems sometimes like five minutes or more. I recently switched from wireless broadband to Telco ISPs which I suspect may have something to do with the problem. I've done Ad-aware, found some stuff I removed but it doesn't solve the problem. Can anyone suggest what the pblm might be and how I can fix it without spending a lot of precious cash?
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Jul 12, 2006 - 9 answers

What kind of notebook shall I buy?

laptopfilter: I'm looking to buy a new laptop (or notebook, whatever they call it these days)! Any help is appreciated. [more inside]
posted by veol on Jul 8, 2006 - 33 answers

Help me help myself

I'm dropping my laptop off for service--what do I need to do to protect myself? [more inside]
posted by divka on Jul 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Looking to buy a MacBook, but...

Looking to buy a MacBook. Wanting to make sure it's ready for primetime. [more inside]
posted by blueberry on Jul 7, 2006 - 42 answers

I'm alone in the dark.

The backlight on my Windows laptop randomly turns itself off. It used to randomly go into hibernate, until I turned off the hibernate-on-lid-closed feature. Any ideas? [more inside]
posted by Netzapper on Jul 3, 2006 - 4 answers

Help a teenage fashionista chic up her ugly laptop!

Looking for simple, cute, 2-d and mostly long-lasting and chick looking ways to decorate my laptop. There's [more inside]
posted by Glitter Ninja on Jul 2, 2006 - 11 answers

Laptop Battery Issues

I have a Dell 6000 notebook with a 9 cell battery. It is less than one year old. Upon purchase my laptop battery could hold 5 hours + of battery. Now it barely holds and hour. What's wrong and how can I fix this?
posted by jne1813 on Jun 27, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me fix my dead wireless before I kill again.

Does anyone have any idea why my laptop suddenly stopped connecting to any of the various wireless networks in my building, but connected immediately to CompUSA signal when I took it into the store this morning? [more inside]
posted by CunningLinguist on Jun 27, 2006 - 19 answers

Linux + college = ?

I just made the jump to Linux (Ubuntu). Any good note taking software for this strange new beast? [more inside]
posted by Blandanomics on Jun 25, 2006 - 9 answers

Help me get a new battery for my laptop.

I'm looking to purchase a "new" battery for my laptop... a simple google search brings up a ton of possibilities, while a froogle search brings up some more realistic prices. I'm looking for anyone that has experience with buying laptop batteries online. [more inside]
posted by hatsix on Jun 20, 2006 - 6 answers

Tea removal from laptop?

Is there hope for my tea-stained laptop screen [detailed pics inside]? [more inside]
posted by Chorus on Jun 20, 2006 - 5 answers

Can I make my Mac laptop's screen brighter?

Is there any software for OSX that will let me make my G4 PowerBook's screen brighter? [more inside]
posted by TochterAusElysium on Jun 16, 2006 - 13 answers

Bringing laptop battery back from the dead

Can I recondition a dead laptop battery? [more inside]
posted by jclovebrew on Jun 16, 2006 - 7 answers

What should a student install on his laptop?

What should I install/do to my new laptop (I am a student)? [more inside]
posted by bd on Jun 16, 2006 - 23 answers

Reputable trade-ins for laptops?

Where can I trade-in my used laptop for money, not for a discount on a new laptop? [more inside]
posted by IndigoRain on Jun 12, 2006 - 5 answers

Laptop for a child

Portable computer for a child: I'm trying to find out if anyone is currently manufacturing a robust and light portable computer for a seven year old to use at school. [more inside]
posted by jb on Jun 12, 2006 - 15 answers

Laptop locks lacking

Two coworkers of mine just had their personal laptops stolen. They were both locked using Kensington-type cable locks. Whose gonna pay for this? [more inside]
posted by istewart on Jun 9, 2006 - 8 answers

Looking for a small, light gaming laptop

Are you an expert on gaming laptops? Help me pick a Windows laptop that's small, light, with decent graphics. [more inside]
posted by Nelson on Jun 6, 2006 - 11 answers

Is the headphone jack in my laptop broken for good?

I broke the audio line-out jack on my laptop! Help! [more inside]
posted by mayfly wake on Jun 5, 2006 - 7 answers

Laptop/VGA/DVI-D connection

So I got a new LCD monitor as a second display for my VGA-outputting laptop, but I want to use the DVI-D in on the monitor, because the analog VGA-in flickers. Technical details inside. [more inside]
posted by robbie01 on Jun 3, 2006 - 14 answers

Squeezing more juice out of my laptop

How can I optimise my laptop's battery life? Are the things I'm doing helpful? [more inside]
posted by altolinguistic on Jun 2, 2006 - 8 answers

They can't hear themselves talk!

Some radio streams I listen to seem to play very softly, even when my system is at full-volume. Is there free software I can download to boost the volume coming out of my laptop speakers? [more inside]
posted by scarylarry on May 31, 2006 - 5 answers

Should I blow air onto a drowning laptop?

SpillOnLaptopFilter: To blow or not to blow? [more inside]
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion on May 31, 2006 - 3 answers

Need help with my new lappie

New laptop three part question; Just got a new Lenovo Thinkpad, a. I want to make sure I have all the correct settings to make it run properly. b. Wanted to see what accessories I should look at to make it easier/efficient to use? I have an ipod, a pda, and use microsoft office for work. c. Any other comments or suggestions I should be aware of? Thanks for the help guys!
posted by boyinmiami on May 31, 2006 - 7 answers

Help me upgrade my Macbook's hard drive

I'm looking to buy a new Macbook as a secondary computer, however, I want it to be the sole host to my 60gb iPod. I currently have a Toshiba laptop, which has an 80BG hard drive. After two years of use, I've realized I need at least a 120 GB hard drive in any new laptop I get. I don't want to shell out the cash for Apple to throw an upgraded drive in ($250!!!!), but instead I want to buy a new hard drive off ebay or something and replace the 80GB one inside the fresh Macbook. Since I'm only accustomed to the Windows OS -- How do I go about doing this for an Apple computer? Also, does anyone know where I can get a good deal on a laptop drive? :) [more inside]
posted by drkrdglo on May 30, 2006 - 29 answers

Literal "debugging" issues.

How can cockroaches be evicted from the innards of a laptop? [more inside]
posted by nowonmai on May 22, 2006 - 36 answers

HDD 0 Password comes outta nowhere!

Hard drive password: the Samsung laptop my wife uses suddenly started asking for HDD 0 password on bootup. Checking in the bios confirms that a password has been set on the HDD. She swears she didn't do it, and has no idea what happened. What to do? [more inside]
posted by stavrosthewonderchicken on May 20, 2006 - 15 answers

Receiver of Stolen ebay merchandise

I bought an ibook recently on ebay here in Australia. I've just been emailed by the police today, informing me that the laptop was stolen merchandise. I'm resigned to the fact that I'll have to return the laptop to the original owner. (I would want no less if it was stolen from me) - but do I have a chance of getting compensation from ebay? the laptop was about $1,200 AUD. Any tips on approaching ebay and negotiating this are very welcome.
posted by Dag Maggot on May 17, 2006 - 14 answers

It's all ram to me

What's the difference between all these types of laptop memory anyway? [more inside]
posted by aspo on May 17, 2006 - 12 answers

How do I easily, quickly and twice daily sync two computers

I want to easily and quickly synchronize my work laptop with my home office desktop every evening when I get home, and visa versa just before I leave for work. What software and what hardware do I need. Cost is not a primary issue, but time and convenience are. A seamless "plug this here" "two clicks there" operation is my goal. Machine 1/2 is backup for machine 2/1 every 12 hours.
posted by elmaddog on May 16, 2006 - 15 answers

they said not to build your own...

[How] can I rebuild my laptop? [more inside]
posted by lpctstr; on May 15, 2006 - 4 answers

Buying a Laptop for College

My brother is going away to college this upcoming fall, and for a high school graduation present, my mom is getting him a laptop to take with him. He is interested in trying a Mac. We are both life-long PC users. I am the most technologically-inclined in my family. My brother knows the basics and has no trouble with them, but anything more is my job. [more inside]
posted by willmillar on May 10, 2006 - 37 answers

Help! My notebook is sliding everywhere!

One of the rubber "feet" on the bottom of my notebook computer came off and I can't seem to find it. Where can I purchase a replacement? I called technical support (Gateway), and they said they do not ship them nor can they repair it in their warehouse. [more inside]
posted by beammeup4 on May 9, 2006 - 6 answers

Lap-top laptop cooling system?

What's a good laptop cooling system for, you know, your lap? [more inside]
posted by mkultra on May 9, 2006 - 17 answers

My laptop won't turn on.

My laptop is mysteriously not turning on. I hit the power button, the fans and lights go on, but then it shuts off within about three seconds. [more inside]
posted by borkingchikapa on May 9, 2006 - 11 answers

Ever heard of the Acer TM4674WLMi laptop?

Ever heard of the Acer TM4674WLMi laptop? [more inside]
posted by badlydubbedboy on May 9, 2006 - 6 answers

cracked LCD, new computer?

My iBook's LCD cracked. I am a poor college student. What is my next step computer-wise? [more inside]
posted by mustcatchmooseandsquirrel on May 7, 2006 - 15 answers

Pimp my laptop.

Laptop memory filter: Can I add just one module to my Toshiba A30 series laptop? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on May 3, 2006 - 9 answers

New Computer Buying Guide

Help me spend every cent of my new job’s computer set-up budget. [more inside]
posted by bove on Apr 27, 2006 - 42 answers

Help save my beloved iBook!

Help save my laptop! I was using my G4 iBook last night, and suddenly the screen went black. [more inside]
posted by synecdoche on Apr 26, 2006 - 10 answers

Yet another graphics card question: NVIDIA vs NVIDIA?

After configuring two laptops (Dell E1705 and Dell XPS M1710) to my needs, the only differences are the graphics cards and the price. The XPS houses the 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX whereas the E1705 comes in the 256MB NVIDA GeForce Go 7800 flavor. The price difference is that the XPS is $1,253 more expensive. What are the major differences between the two graphic cards? What about overall differences? [more inside]
posted by Jonasan on Apr 23, 2006 - 12 answers

my laptop is dead

My laptop died. or at least is in a coma. [more inside]
posted by rare_g on Apr 22, 2006 - 2 answers

Help Me Pick Out A Clamshell

I'd like my gateway mac to be a 'clamshell' G3 ibook. Is this a wise decision? [more inside]
posted by willmize on Apr 17, 2006 - 29 answers

Morning routine for an internet-addicted college student?

What is the best morning routine, especially for someone who is (a) in college and (b) wants to fight something starting to look like internet addiction? [more inside]
posted by Ash3000 on Apr 17, 2006 - 12 answers

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