Is there a somewhat simple solution to this problem? We recently installed new wireless Internet at home but my laptop (older Toshiba Satellite) refuses to connect to the net. It will automatically find our network and connect to it, but doesn't go that step further to actually connect to the Internet. This only happens with the wireless at home - it works fine with other networks I've tried out. Is my computer just not recognizing the new modem?
So I asked a laptop-seems-to-be-dying question last week, and through trial and error I've discovered a trick to make it work...but it's not ideal or optimal, and I was wondering if my new information might bring about any new advice as to what might be wrong with it/how to fix it. [more inside]
What laptop should I get? [more inside]
Just got my laptop back from being repaired and now the recommended screen resolution is making it difficult to see anything written in it. How do I change this? [more inside]
Advice about repairing/replacing this laptop, including possible online repair options? Total screen/top half damage on HPdm4 laptop. (Speed and cost considerations inside). [more inside]
What does it mean if overnight my 5 year old MacBook Pro stopped working without being connected to power? [more inside]
My company would like to get our logo printed onto custom decals, for distribution at an industry event. Caveat: these are for sticking onto laptops, so they're not allowed to be adversely affected by heat. [more inside]
My 8 year old Dell 8600c laptop while still working, no longer has a screen and so is retired to desk work only tethered to an external monitor. Now I need a laptop that I can move around again that'll play nice with Adobe CS5, run some decent games, and will cost no more than $1000. [more inside]
Can this laptop be saved? What are my options for getting it looked at cheaply/getting a replacement cheaply? Details inside. [more inside]
Where can I buy a cheapish, probably refurbished laptop in London, UK? My crummy old HP finally gave up the ghost and I need a replacement like, yesterday. Ordering online is out of the question - I'd like to walk into a store tomorrow and come home with something. Any recommended places in Central / East where I can get a bargain, or at least not get ripped off? Thanks.
My new Motorola S9 HD bluetooth headphones are paired with my HP Elitebook 8440p laptop (Windows 7 32-bit) - yay! But no sound comes through. The laptop has A2DP technology, according to the downloadable manual. Both are "on" - headset & computer BT transmitter. Clues?
Will my laptop be safe if I commute to work on a mountain bike? The trail in question is 6 miles long, quite bumpy with sections passing through rocky (Dry) creek beds. [more inside]
My cellphone and laptop are reaching the end of their runs (a respectable 5 years for the laptop, and a measly two for the phone). In the next several months, I will need to get new devices. But what should I do? New awesome phone (Samsung Galaxy IIS or similar) and keep the current laptop pretty much only for typing and image editing? New basic phone + iPad + plug-in keyboard for the iPad? New basic phone + MacBook Air? More on what I do with my devices (and what I'd like to do with them) after the jump. [more inside]
Can you give me recommendations for portable, yet powerful speakers for a laptop? Audio quality not necessarily the #1 priority. [more inside]
What PCs should we buy? [more inside]
Please suggest a thin/light laptop with great build quality and battery life for approximately $1000. An Ultrabook would have been ideal but I need at least 500gb hard drive and all the standard ports (more USBs, HDMI, Ethernet etc.) I don't need an optical drive. Also, I don't want a Mac. I would be using it mostly for watching movies, college work, surfing the web etc. but no gaming. Given these conditions which would be the best laptop I can buy immediately?
How to buy a Mac laptop on the cheap? And when? [more inside]
I'd like to replace my 2 or 3 year-old Acer 12-inch netbook with something that has more horsepower. But I still want something that's small and light with at least 6 hours of battery life. I also want a netbook or laptop that's sturdy and doesn't get hot or have a loud fan. It looks like the Acer Aspire S3 Ultrabook meets my needs and it gets very good reviews. Although I'm nervous about it having only a 3-cell battery. I also like the specs for Lenovo's $750 Thinkpad Edge e220s but there are no customer reviews for it on Newegg or Amazon. I'd like your input and to know if I've overlooked any other good choices. I'd rather spend $500 than $800, but I might be willing to pay even more for a truly great machine. [more inside]
Stand alone tablet/laptop mounts that are balanced/floating arm? [more inside]
Looking for a new laptop. Mostly web surfing, watch a lot of online videos, could do with at least 400GB hard drive (more would be useful) for storing podcasts/music. On that note, decent speakers would be nice. [more inside]
I love my Macbook Pro keyboard, but I type too much. In just 3 months I've started to wear down the space bar. Help me find a full-size bluetooth keyboard that isn't too large and has as good a mouse as the touchpad on my Macbook. [more inside]
My laptop needs a new hard drive. Am I getting the best deal? [more inside]
How do I install a wireless antenna on a HP ZV5000 laptop? [more inside]
Help me find a cheap and bombproof laptop/netbook/tablet [more inside]
I need a secondary computer. Can that computer be an ipad? [more inside]
I generally work from home and have an excellent desktop machine that never lets me down. Occasionally I have to travel, and when I do I take an ancient Dell Inspiron 8500 to work on and use for remote support. Long story short, the Dell has died and I'm out of touch with laptop options. Anyone know the best portable machines for programmers? [more inside]
Why is my Windows 7 laptop crashing when I close the lid? [more inside]
help me pick out a laptop with as many of the following qualities as possible: [more inside]
Idiot's guide to replacing my Windows Vista (don't judge me!) laptop hardrive?. Preferably by "cloning" the old drive onto the new one (I suspect via another external hard drive / backup).
Broken laptop hinge in NYC. Where can I get this repaired without paying one hundred million dollars? [more inside]
Help me pick an ethically-manufactured laptop. [more inside]
I need another place to store work stuff at home. [more inside]
I really, really liked the flash game 3 Slices, recently posted on the blue. I also loved Lemmings. What other flash or internet-based games would I like that I can play on my (old) laptop? [more inside]
How do I disable the media buttons on my Dell Studio XPS 1645 notebook? [more inside]
My cursor (or some sneaky internal laptop thing) clicks on things I don't want. It has a mind of its own. Help me control it! [more inside]
How can I prolong the life of this older Gateway computer with Windows Vista? [more inside]
Help me find a tiny trackball for use with a laptop. Key requirement: hangs off side of laptop, does NOT use desk space. [more inside]
Should I get a MacBook Air or stick with Windows? I may be getting a new laptop for school and I want to get the best, most portable one... but I have never had a Mac. What should I get? [more inside]
I have an old Mac laptop from 2006, it works pretty good. The main problem is that 4 keys don't work on it, I spilled water on the keyboard and "r", "s", "f" and "4" don't work. Should I just donate the computer? Who would want it? Should I try and sell it on craigslist? Would anyone want it?
I desire a new bag. Something sturdy to carry my laptop* and books in. Something I can easily kart around on my bicycle (on my back, shoulder, or otherwise a flexible paneer). I'm based in London, UK. Budget floating around £100ish. Give me inspiration people! [more inside]
Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal?
Windows 7 thinks I am connected to a projector and my laptop screen is black. How can I force it to return to normal? [more inside]
What gaming laptop won't rip me off? [more inside]
Is it possible to network all my storage? [more inside]
Internet works on one windows 7 laptop via ethernet but not on a macbook pro and not on another windows 7 laptop. Ethernet is my only option right now, router is not available. I want to fix this particular issue not internet connection sharing (thank you for thinking though). [more inside]
Is it possible to hook up a laptop to a desktop so that the laptop's hard drive is effectively serving as an external hard drive? [more inside]
Which is the exact keyboard-time sequence to switch an Acer Aspire 5920G to boot from CD instead of HDD? I need to be guided like a blind. [more inside]
What's the least expensive way to competently repair a laptop in Austin, TX? [more inside]
I have a Lenovo X220. I need a laptop sleeve. What are the hivemind's favorite ones? [more inside]