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Getting a new Laptop

NewLaptopFilter: I have $1500 to spend on a new laptop. This includes shipping to, What do you recommend? [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 on Mar 14, 2006 - 15 answers

Mobile Internet Access

Is there a mobile international dial-up service for laptop users to get on the net? [more inside]
posted by Frasermoo on Mar 14, 2006 - 13 answers

Rent a Laptop Without Handing Over an Arm and Leg?

In Boston area. Want to rent a laptop for a week or two. Budget maxes at $100. Realistic? [more inside]
posted by Firas on Mar 8, 2006 - 10 answers

Help me decide which new laptop to buy.

I need a new Windows laptop but it's been a couple of years since I did the whole research thing and now I'm completely out of the loop. [more inside]
posted by Glum on Mar 8, 2006 - 11 answers

question about work property

A friend was recently fired from a job and took an expensive piece of company equipment with her (laptop) and has not returned it. The boss is calling this grand theft and is planning on calling the cops. If the cops go over there what can they really do? Can the company sue her over the laptop?
posted by josher71 on Mar 7, 2006 - 52 answers

High definition video screensaver?

I've seen an intriguing screensaver for Windows PCs (specifically laptops) that uses high definition video footage. Is this available without buying the laptop? [more inside]
posted by felix on Mar 6, 2006 - 7 answers

Acer won't wake up

Help. My dad's new Acer Aspire 3002LCi won't wake up. Help. [more inside]
posted by signal on Mar 5, 2006 - 11 answers

Help me hide my home office

Where can I find a computer armoire designed for a laptop computer? [more inside]
posted by acoutu on Mar 4, 2006 - 12 answers

Laptop video card upgrade

Is it possible to upgrade my laptop's video card?
posted by jimmy on Mar 4, 2006 - 7 answers

Solar panel

I have an old portable solar panel setup rattling around, and I'd like to put it to use. [more inside]
posted by pullayup on Mar 2, 2006 - 4 answers

Am I using the wrong power adapter?

used old IBM power adapter on new IBM laptop. The voltage was the same, amperage was lower, but now the machine won't boot with a major Windows 2000 registry error. Am I frying my machine? [more inside]
posted by Parannoyed on Mar 1, 2006 - 8 answers

How to make my laptop the same as my PC.

Is there a simple solution for keeping everything the same on my home PC and my laptop? I don't have the time at this point to mess with learning how to network the two. [more inside]
posted by RoseovSharon on Mar 1, 2006 - 13 answers

Am I forever stuck in wireless?

The ethernet connection doesn't work on my laptop. [more inside]
posted by itchie on Feb 28, 2006 - 19 answers

ebook reading

I enjoy reading ebooks on my laptop but need to find a way to read them with the computer in some type of standby mode. [more inside]
posted by DieHipsterDie on Feb 26, 2006 - 4 answers

how to find a computer on the internet?

Can a stolen computer be identified and maybe located over the internet from its network adapter MAC address? [more inside]
posted by anadem on Feb 24, 2006 - 12 answers

What do you put in your PC card slot?

What do you put in your PC card slot? Nowadays, many laptops come with stuff like Wi-Fi and flash card readers built-in (as mine does), and it seems like every peripheral is connected through USB. Eight years ago my modem lived in the PC card slot. But is there anything cool and/or useful I can do with it today?
posted by Nikolai on Feb 24, 2006 - 11 answers

Backup solutions for MacOSX?

I've had my Powerbook G4 for just a touch under 3 years and i've aquired a healthy amount of personal files, photos, music, and work documents. Last night i had a scare with the drive, it failed to boot for the first time since i've had it. Feeling a tad twitchy about the reliability of my drive i ask: Is there a automated backup solution thats flexable enough for me... [more inside]
posted by Nik_Doof on Feb 23, 2006 - 9 answers

Can they really get away with this?

Gather 'round ye Mefites, come and listen to my song about me and my laptop and how BEST BUY done me wrong. My laptop died while in their arms, they claim she never cried, my tale is a woeful one, you bet there's [more inside]
posted by sourwookie on Feb 22, 2006 - 19 answers

Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use.

Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use. [more inside]
posted by spinko on Feb 21, 2006 - 12 answers

Laptop hinge is loose

My laptop hinge is loose. What can I do? It's extremely annoying. [more inside]
posted by WyoWhy on Feb 20, 2006 - 16 answers

How to sell dead laptop fairly?

Help me sell (ebay?) my dead laptop, or its working parts, fairly but safely. [more inside]
posted by chndrcks on Feb 20, 2006 - 3 answers

How to adjust keyboard sensitivity

How can I fix or adjust the keypad of my new Dell laptop to prevent the cursor from jumping to other spaces, other lines, highlighted blocks of text, even calling up random functions. In the user's guide installed on the HD there are instructions for adjusting the touch pad, but not the keyboard. Over at Dell Hell I find nothing. I'm on the road, limited Internet access, could use some personal experience.
posted by NorthCoastCafe on Feb 20, 2006 - 12 answers

what's a good cheap laptop?

Laptopfilter Difficulty: Less then $350. I'm thinking of getting a laptop for a friend of mine. The other day at best by I saw some that were in the $500 -$600 range. So there must be some somewhere in the $300-$400 range somewhere. Where are they and what would be best? [more inside]
posted by Paris Hilton on Feb 20, 2006 - 20 answers

best laptop 06?

Best 06 laptop? [more inside]
posted by A189Nut on Feb 18, 2006 - 11 answers

Dell customer service sucks (duh)

Dell laptop died under warranty. Dell says, "it looks like something spilled on it," thus voiding the warranty. Nothing spilled on it. Now what? [more inside]
posted by unknowncommand on Feb 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Help me charge my G4 Powerbook

The power connector to my G4 Powerbook is almost dead. It only charges in one very specific position, and I have to twist it around for a few seconds to find the sweetspot (rotating it in situ). Nothing is loose and nothing is visibly wrong. I tried squeezing the metal sleeve slightly to make it more elliptical in the hope this would create a tighter connection, but it made no difference. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 16, 2006 - 18 answers

Computer Trouble; Like a Valentine's Gift from a Bitter Ex Named Nemesis

Dear crafty gnomes of Mefi, riddle me this: my laptop (Vaio PCG-FRV27) just had a fit and died. What may the problem be? [more inside]
posted by Firas on Feb 14, 2006 - 11 answers

Electric Shock Made My Computer Restart

I was typing on my laptop and my husband touched my face. His hand gave me a shock, and then my computer restarted itself. [more inside]
posted by JuliaKM on Feb 7, 2006 - 9 answers

FreeviewOnLaptopFilter

I want to watch Freeview TV on my laptop. What do I need? What should I buy? Specs and further info inside. Apologies to non-UK MeFites, this probably doesn't apply to you. [more inside]
posted by alby on Feb 6, 2006 - 12 answers

What is causing these laptop problems

Winxp laptop: Blue screen, unrequested reboots and mysterious problems. Please help me connect the dots and figure out what's wrong with my computer. [more inside]
posted by miniape on Feb 5, 2006 - 6 answers

What to do with a soaked laptop

This morning I awoke to find that my laptop had drowned in a pool of water. [more inside]
posted by PercussivePaul on Jan 31, 2006 - 21 answers

How can I display hours and minutes remaining on the Windows XP battery icon?

WindowsXPFilter: How can I make the power meter icon on my new laptop display the time remaining in addition to the percent of battery power left? [more inside]
posted by richardhay on Jan 28, 2006 - 8 answers

New PC laptop

New laptop filter. If you were going to purchase a new PC laptop - at the high end of the spectrum - which one would you pull the trigger on? primarily a desktop replacement - wide screen and bright screen, good graphics card are the most important features [more inside]
posted by specialk420 on Jan 27, 2006 - 27 answers

Boot up or die tryin' starring Systemax N34AS1

How can I find out what's causing this laptop to power down during startup? [more inside]
posted by moift on Jan 25, 2006 - 6 answers

Help me fix my cd/dvd drive!

LAPTOP HELP!? I have an alienware laptop, whose warrenty just expired and am now having problems with the removable cd/dvd reader burner. [more inside]
posted by nosophoros on Jan 25, 2006 - 2 answers

Where oh where did my story go?

I have an old laptop that I took on vacation to do some writing.......... [more inside]
posted by lee on Jan 25, 2006 - 6 answers

My laptop won't charge...

My laptop (due to me always having it in my lap) has quit taking power from my power cord. [more inside]
posted by bamassippi on Jan 24, 2006 - 20 answers

What laptop computer has the longest battery life?

What specific laptop computer, Mac or PC, has the longest battery life? [more inside]
posted by idontlikewords on Jan 22, 2006 - 10 answers

Printing Away From Home?

Now that I have a laptop, I'd like to be able to study away from home. The only problem is I print a lot of my documents to read hard copies. Is there a program out there (free, cheap or otherwise) that would allow me to press "print" on the road, save my print list and then when I plug into my printer, print it all out at once? If I try with the normal printing spooler, I keep getting error messages. [more inside]
posted by gilsonal on Jan 22, 2006 - 15 answers

Oh when the saints go surfing in...

Dear NOLAfites: I have the opportunity to go to New Orleans for 2 weeks in February. The kicker is that I'll have to make it a sort of working vacation... [more inside]
posted by missmobtown on Jan 16, 2006 - 6 answers

Static Electricity vs. Computer

I like wearing shoes during the winter with furry fabric on the inside and no socks. Add this to cold weather and I find myself extremely static-y. I shock everything; light switch plates, my car, my laptop. My question is...am I doing any damage to my iBook when I get shocked by it?
posted by youcancallmeal on Jan 16, 2006 - 11 answers

How to manage the limited disk space of laptops?

How to manage the limited disk space of laptops? [more inside]
posted by howling fantods on Jan 13, 2006 - 14 answers

SHould i buy this laptop??

LaptopFilter: A buddy of mine is selling his IBM ThinkPad T23 for $400 dollars. Here are the specs: P3 1.13ghz 60gb(5400) 1024MB ram CDRW-DVD 14.1 Display Docking Station Also has a PCMCIA WIFI card I want a laptop really bad and this seems to be a good deal, what do you think? Should i buy this? BTW..This will be used for web browsing and business applications. No graphic applications or gaming. [more inside]
posted by flipmiester99 on Jan 10, 2006 - 15 answers

what laptop should I buy for digital DJing?

I need a laptop that will handle Ableton 5, and possibly (in the future) some VJ software. I'm considering a Powerbook - or should I go Windows? [more inside]
posted by dihutenosa on Jan 8, 2006 - 9 answers

Tracking down a laptop crash...

My laptop is crashing frequently and I am trying to track down the problem. I suspect it's the hard drive, but I want to know more so I can work around the issue. Any logging/debugging utilities or tips? [more inside]
posted by costas on Jan 7, 2006 - 8 answers

Laptop repair in NYC?

Laptop repair in NYC? [more inside]
posted by Vidiot on Jan 7, 2006 - 2 answers

dvorak? qwerty? Let's call the whole thing off.

So, I've got quite a bit of gooey stuff on my the keyboard of my laptop. How do I get it off? [more inside]
posted by oddman on Jan 5, 2006 - 7 answers

How to find a power supply for a US laptop for use in UK, France?

US/UK/Europe Laptop Power: Help me use my Compaq laptop in the UK and France. [more inside]
posted by enrevanche on Jan 2, 2006 - 8 answers

Looking for a laptop for DVD viewing.

Looking for a laptop for DVD viewing. [more inside]
posted by Gortuk on Jan 2, 2006 - 13 answers

Time for a laptop

I need to buy a laptop to study overseas for sixth months. All of my previous computers have been desktops which I've assembled, so I have little experience buying pre-built machines. Requirements inside. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 1, 2006 - 15 answers

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