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.
What's the difference between all these types of laptop memory anyway? [more inside]
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.
[How] can I rebuild my laptop? [more inside]
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]
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]
What's a good laptop cooling system for, you know, your lap? [more inside]
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]
Ever heard of the Acer TM4674WLMi laptop? [more inside]
My iBook's LCD cracked. I am a poor college student. What is my next step computer-wise? [more inside]
Laptop memory filter: Can I add just one module to my Toshiba A30 series laptop? [more inside]
Help me spend every cent of my new job’s computer set-up budget. [more inside]
Help save my laptop! I was using my G4 iBook last night, and suddenly the screen went black. [more inside]
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]
My laptop died. or at least is in a coma. [more inside]
I'd like my gateway mac to be a 'clamshell' G3 ibook. Is this a wise decision? [more inside]
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]
Can I "stream" video files from a WinXP desktop to a Linux laptop? [more inside]
Possible water spill on the trackpad and button; is my iBook damaged? [more inside]
What programs have you found that helped you improve productivity working with a Tablet PC? Primarily, what programs are best for entering text when in tablet mode? [more inside]
I obtained an EPro (Compal) N34AS1 laptop computer. It has a Pentium 4 with Win XP Home. When starting up, it will not boot on the first try. The indicator lights flash and you can hear the fan but there is no display and no boot. However, I have found that by repeatedly pressing the power button to turn the computer on and off, by the 4th or 5th try it will boot up and then operate very well. [more inside]
ok so my girlfriend's laptop was rediculously slow and infested with spyware, viruses, and who knows what else. I couldn't even work on it it was so slow. .. Checked the memory .. it was only 256.. got 1024 from crucial.com in two 512 sticks. Should have no problem wiping the spyware .. problem is with the memory!! [more inside]
How can I shut off the auto-click feature of the touchpad on my Sony Vaio (model PCG-GRT170, if that helps)? [more inside]
I would like to upgrade my old 15" G4 powerbook laptop 400 Mhz. I would like to get more speed out of it. I have maxxed the ram out and installed a faster access HDD. What else can I do? Motherboard? Recommendations?
I'm thinking of traveling with my laptop for the first time. What should I be careful about? [more inside]
What is the best way to remotely access a Mac computer from a Windows machine? [more inside]
KeyboardFilter: Enter and down-arrow are funky after last night's water spillage accident w/ the laptop. Everything else is dandy so far. Now what? [more inside]
My hard drive might be on the brink of failure. [more inside]
NewLaptopFilter: I have $1500 to spend on a new laptop. This includes shipping to, What do you recommend? [more inside]
Is there a mobile international dial-up service for laptop users to get on the net? [more inside]
In Boston area. Want to rent a laptop for a week or two. Budget maxes at $100. Realistic? [more inside]
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]
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?
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]
Help. My dad's new Acer Aspire 3002LCi won't wake up. Help. [more inside]
Where can I find a computer armoire designed for a laptop computer? [more inside]
Is it possible to upgrade my laptop's video card?
I have an old portable solar panel setup rattling around, and I'd like to put it to use. [more inside]
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]
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]
The ethernet connection doesn't work on my laptop. [more inside]
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]
Can a stolen computer be identified and maybe located over the internet from its network adapter MAC address? [more inside]
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?
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]
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]
Linux for a web designer! Need advice of what versions to use. [more inside]
My laptop hinge is loose. What can I do? It's extremely annoying. [more inside]
Help me sell (ebay?) my dead laptop, or its working parts, fairly but safely. [more inside]
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.