Instructables: exploring - technology - computers - laptop http://www.instructables.com Thu, 24 Jul 2014 04:26:15 PDT BLOX v1.01 IRC laptop for hackerspace http://www.instructables.com/id/IRC-laptop-for-hackerspace/
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:48:23 PDT
how to take apart a laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/how-to-take-apart-a-laptop-1/
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Mon, 16 Jun 2014 16:27:55 PDT
How to move your cursor without a mouse http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-move-your-cursor-without-a-mouse/
How to move your cursor without a mouse - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/4D04/HQS4WGUE/FE74D04HQS4WGUE.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/4D04/HQS4WGUE/FE74D04HQS4WGUE.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FE7/4D04/HQS4WGUE/FE74D04HQS4WGUE.SMALL.jpg elkomkom Hello, Hello, Hello, Its me again; Elkom Today i will teach you how to move your mouse pointer without your mouse. This will be and it is EZ! Lets get started: Options First go to Control Panel,(Picture A)then Accessibility Options, (Picture B)then click on the tab "Mouse" (picture C) Contini...
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Thu, 23 Jan 2014 09:29:56 PST
How to change (increase/decrease) your computer's RAM manually http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-change-increasedecrease-your-computers-RAM-/
How to change (increase/decrease) your computer's RAM manually - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/YA34/HPT94OHH/F3ZYA34HPT94OHH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/YA34/HPT94OHH/F3ZYA34HPT94OHH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F3Z/YA34/HPT94OHH/F3ZYA34HPT94OHH.SMALL.jpg mohammad96jamal If you bought a new RAM for your computer/laptop or even if you have a broken computer/laptop to the point it cant be fixed why throw it away? you can really make use of its parts, like the keyboard maybe, the screen, the RAM this instructable will show you how to change your computer's RAM by y...
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Tue, 31 Dec 2013 07:05:00 PST
How to fix not charging laptop plug http://www.instructables.com/id/When-laptop-dosent-charge/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/2CDK/HMLJ49WT/FRS2CDKHMLJ49WT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/2CDK/HMLJ49WT/FRS2CDKHMLJ49WT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FRS/2CDK/HMLJ49WT/FRS2CDKHMLJ49WT.SMALL.jpg klīvmanis I hope this video tutorial will save some ofyou headache or even repair cost , wich these days may be quite a bit of money . No special tools needed only screwdriver and soldering gun
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Thu, 10 Oct 2013 06:38:17 PDT
How to make a high efficient ventilation cooling system for Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-high-efficient-ventilation-cooling-s/
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 05:12:52 PDT
Discreet HTPC on the cheap http://www.instructables.com/id/Discreet-HTPC-on-the-cheap/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/DARL/HMKC8BAB/FX2DARLHMKC8BAB.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/DARL/HMKC8BAB/FX2DARLHMKC8BAB.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FX2/DARL/HMKC8BAB/FX2DARLHMKC8BAB.SMALL.jpg ViperSniper Hi there I had some time this weekend so I changed the whole system. Enjoy! The new system is a AMD Athlon 64 4200+ Dual Core CPU Running at 2.2 Ghz, 2 GB RAM and a ATi Radeon HD 5450 Graphics card with 1 GB memory. I decided to ditch Linux and Openelec for that matter and go back to the bit more...
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Wed, 2 Oct 2013 17:36:27 PDT
Laptop Cooling Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooling-Stand-2/
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:04:46 PDT
C64 Portable http://www.instructables.com/id/C64-Portable/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/U7IK/HJ5ZT9UT/FBDU7IKHJ5ZT9UT.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/U7IK/HJ5ZT9UT/FBDU7IKHJ5ZT9UT.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FBD/U7IK/HJ5ZT9UT/FBDU7IKHJ5ZT9UT.SMALL.jpg ahannay C64 Portable built from a portable DVD player, a C64DTV, an ultra small keyboard and an SD2IEC. Took about 2 months of evening work to complete. The original Plan was to just add a keyboard, but during the build, I realised I could squeeze in a joypad and fire buttons. This is fully portable, as it ...
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Wed, 17 Jul 2013 15:42:34 PDT
Super Cheap Computer Cooling Station http://www.instructables.com/id/Super-Cheap-Computer-Cooling-Station/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/FJGL/HFD11BPD/FM7FJGLHFD11BPD.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/FJGL/HFD11BPD/FM7FJGLHFD11BPD.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FM7/FJGL/HFD11BPD/FM7FJGLHFD11BPD.SMALL.jpg ctx1985 Problem: My fiancee's Computer is constantly overheating and shutting itself down.  Solution: Cooling station built from supplies on hand. What you need: Standard USB cable or device with USB connector that you can salvage. Old computer fan Garden planter holder thingy (The white thing that serve...
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Sun, 14 Apr 2013 15:07:00 PDT
Kitchen PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Kitchen-PC/
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:19:59 PDT
Unlock Hard Drive Password Protected File http://www.instructables.com/id/Unlock-Hard-Drive-Password-Protected-File/
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 05:28:31 PST
Mineral Oil-Cooled Old Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Mineral-Oil-Cooled-Old-Laptop/
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:02:53 PST
How to Remove a Hard Drive From a Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Remove-a-Hard-Drive-From-a-Laptop/
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:34:35 PST
Laptop Lighting http://www.instructables.com/id/Moody-Machine/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/0ZW1/H8OJEMHL/FB90ZW1H8OJEMHL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/0ZW1/H8OJEMHL/FB90ZW1H8OJEMHL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB9/0ZW1/H8OJEMHL/FB90ZW1H8OJEMHL.SMALL.jpg davidhend I wanted to make my old laptop have diffused color changing lights on the backside of my screen.  So I was looking for an RGB led strip that was controllable with an IR remote. What I ended up finding was made by PPA Int’l and is called, “OLS Home Accent Multi-color Kit".  I picked mine up at A...
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Thu, 25 Oct 2012 07:32:36 PDT
Replace a Notebook DC Jack http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-a-Notebook-DC-Jack/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/QCL0/H742SFD5/F8HQCL0H742SFD5.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/QCL0/H742SFD5/F8HQCL0H742SFD5.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F8H/QCL0/H742SFD5/F8HQCL0H742SFD5.SMALL.jpg x8xid In this video I show you how to replace a worn out DC jack on a Dell Insperon notebook.  The steps are pretty much universal. I have seen some notebooks in which the jack is not located on the main board, but a separate power board. If your unit is like the latter, I suggest replacing the whole powe...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:12:44 PDT
Replace Your Notebook Fan http://www.instructables.com/id/Replace-Your-Notebook-Fan/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/I7WB/H742SFBH/FLGI7WBH742SFBH.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/I7WB/H742SFBH/FLGI7WBH742SFBH.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLG/I7WB/H742SFBH/FLGI7WBH742SFBH.SMALL.jpg x8xid In this video I replace the cooling fan located in the bottom of the notebook.  What is not in the video: I re-applied thermal paste to all processors, cleaned the heat pipe, and repaired the heat spreader fins at the end for the heat sync by the fan.
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 18:08:31 PDT
Fix Stripped Notebook Monitor Hinge http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Stripped-Notebook-Monitor-Hinge/
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:43:08 PDT
D.I.Y. Laptop stands http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-stands/
D.I.Y. Laptop stands - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/YMSO/H673ABXZ/FW2YMSOH673ABXZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/YMSO/H673ABXZ/FW2YMSOH673ABXZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FW2/YMSO/H673ABXZ/FW2YMSOH673ABXZ.SMALL.jpg Nirzaree Well, laptop cooling stand is the essential thing if your laptop accidentally starts acting as an oven.. :P    is fuming hot air and making the surface irritable to work with.  So here is what I had made a month ago, to help my laptop.  All the stands here  are made out of MDF, a kind of wood.  Ma...
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Sat, 1 Sep 2012 14:36:33 PDT
How to make a CDROM Power Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-CDROM-Power-Adapter-2/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/6SBS/H4VQO931/F336SBSH4VQO931.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/6SBS/H4VQO931/F336SBSH4VQO931.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F33/6SBS/H4VQO931/F336SBSH4VQO931.SMALL.jpg MrJentis This is my version of a quick and simple adapter that allows you to use your laptop charger/ power supply to power your computer CDROM. It's a lot smaller and less cumbersome than say a full sized computer PSU. For more info, you can visit my webpage here. I used my Case/Safe to build this project...
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Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:41:37 PDT
MacBook LCD replacement cheat http://www.instructables.com/id/MacBook-LCD-replacement-cheat/
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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:28:12 PDT
Artsy Recycled Hard Disk Clock http://www.instructables.com/id/Artsy-Recycled-Hard-Disk-Clock/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/45KG/GY4RAHI1/F7145KGGY4RAHI1.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/45KG/GY4RAHI1/F7145KGGY4RAHI1.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F71/45KG/GY4RAHI1/F7145KGGY4RAHI1.SMALL.jpg lllshreelll I have seen many recycled hdd clocks, but i thought i can make it look more artsy :) 
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Wed, 1 Feb 2012 18:05:37 PST
Tripod Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Tripod-Laptop-Stand/
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:07:11 PST
Laptop Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooler-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/1IO1/GW322HLY/FGH1IO1GW322HLY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/1IO1/GW322HLY/FGH1IO1GW322HLY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGH/1IO1/GW322HLY/FGH1IO1GW322HLY.SMALL.jpg hemalchevli This my first instructable, I got the idea to make this after I already made the laptop cooler, so I don't have any pictures of build in progress, this pretty simple, all you need is: 3 foot long 1/2" diameter PVC pipe, 4 90 degree elbow 2 cups/caps that will close the end of the pipe Measuring tape...
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Sun, 11 Dec 2011 21:51:53 PST
How to make a tablet pc from an old laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-a-tablet-pc-from-an-old-laptop/
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:05:49 PST
SNES DUAL USB http://www.instructables.com/id/SNES-DUAL-USB/
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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:25:47 PST
DIY laptop riser http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-laptop-riser/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/V579/GSUSNUDZ/F4CV579GSUSNUDZ.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/V579/GSUSNUDZ/F4CV579GSUSNUDZ.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/V579/GSUSNUDZ/F4CV579GSUSNUDZ.SMALL.jpg cdoughty Let me first start by saying I started this project because 25-100$ for something to raise your laptop was, in my mind, beyond ridiculous. Having said that, here's my random creation, which I'm fairly sure can be modified to fit just about everyone's needs or laptop size, and cost a grand total of ...
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Thu, 29 Sep 2011 09:36:28 PDT
Old laptop (or pc) into a clock. http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-laptop-or-pc-into-a-clock/
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:48:35 PDT
17" laptop sleeve/case. http://www.instructables.com/id/17-laptop-sleevecase/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/WEZI/GQZJNE4G/F4XWEZIGQZJNE4G.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/WEZI/GQZJNE4G/F4XWEZIGQZJNE4G.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4X/WEZI/GQZJNE4G/F4XWEZIGQZJNE4G.SMALL.jpg cambob97 This is a simple sewn laptop case/sleeve I made without any plans.
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Sun, 7 Aug 2011 13:30:21 PDT
Voltage Horizon http://www.instructables.com/id/Voltage-Horizon/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/MGIP/GPAS2142/F41MGIPGPAS2142.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/MGIP/GPAS2142/F41MGIPGPAS2142.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F41/MGIP/GPAS2142/F41MGIPGPAS2142.SMALL.jpg Arbitror Voltage Horizon is a small app I made that puts a little tiny 2 pixel wide battery meter at the top of your screen. I'm surprised I'm the first person to come up with this idea! The % of the screen the bar takes up represents the amount of battery left. If the bar is the size of half your screen, ...
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Sat, 25 Jun 2011 01:08:42 PDT
Laptop to Desktop Conversion http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-to-Desktop-Conversion/
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Sat, 4 Jun 2011 19:23:57 PDT
Mobile Desktop http://www.instructables.com/id/Mobile-Desktop/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/R231/GNBEUGQA/F23R231GNBEUGQA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/R231/GNBEUGQA/F23R231GNBEUGQA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F23/R231/GNBEUGQA/F23R231GNBEUGQA.SMALL.jpg ecellingsworth This is a description of my first attempt at a mobile desktop PC, designated MD1. The idea is not unique - you're sure to have seen other examples of so called briefcase pc's on the web.  The motivation for this project was the death of my laptop and only PC, an old eMachines m6811. I systematically...
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Fri, 6 May 2011 18:55:51 PDT
Mac-like scrolling on a PC http://www.instructables.com/id/Mac-like-scrolling-on-a-PC/
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Sun, 20 Mar 2011 17:05:19 PDT
Build A Laptop Cooler! http://www.instructables.com/id/Getting-Started-Materials/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2011 18:38:08 PDT
$0 COST, 100% E-WASTE, COMPACT IMAC CLONE http://www.instructables.com/id/0-COST-100-E-WASTE-COMPACT-IMAC-CLONE/
$0 COST, 100% E-WASTE, COMPACT IMAC CLONE - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FI6/1NGB/GL4Z4DXL/FI61NGBGL4Z4DXL.SMALL.jpg quickshadow_2 PLEASE KINDLY VOTE FOR MY INSTRUCTABLE IN THE "3RD EPILOG CHALLENGE", THANKS ^_^ In the beginning, this project was conceived after i had watched a documentary about E-wastes being dumped in 3rd world countries and another about the One Laptop Per Child (OLPC) initiative and how it contributed to e...
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Sun, 13 Mar 2011 11:21:50 PDT
Webpage (URL) to PDF http://www.instructables.com/id/Webpage-to-PDF/
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Wed, 9 Mar 2011 12:26:08 PST
Netbook stand made from Ikea picture frame http://www.instructables.com/id/Netbook-stand-made-from-Ikea-picture-frame/
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Fri, 25 Feb 2011 12:31:43 PST
Razor Orochie Mouse Tacticle Button Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Razor-Orochie-Mouse-Tacticle-Button-Mod-1/ http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5DVM/GJQED776/F4C5DVMGJQED776.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5DVM/GJQED776/F4C5DVMGJQED776.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4C/5DVM/GJQED776/F4C5DVMGJQED776.SMALL.jpg alexfagundes Make A Good Mouse Even Better! Hello, I have to admit, I have a little mouse fetish. I've probably owned about 30 of them in my time and I can't resist a clever design. I purchased a Razor Orochie portable gaming mouse as it was the same size as my trusty Logitech Nano mouse. But was bluetooth and...
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Tue, 8 Feb 2011 17:25:22 PST
Butter Tub Laptop Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Butter-Tub-Laptop-Cooler/
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Fri, 31 Dec 2010 03:31:31 PST
HP Compaq Presario F500 repair http://www.instructables.com/id/HP-Compaq-Presario-F500-repair/
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Fri, 3 Sep 2010 14:56:42 PDT
Silent Laptop Lap Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Silent-Laptop-Lap-Cooler/
Silent Laptop Lap Cooler - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/82OI/GC4GCHIK/F0I82OIGC4GCHIK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/82OI/GC4GCHIK/F0I82OIGC4GCHIK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F0I/82OI/GC4GCHIK/F0I82OIGC4GCHIK.SMALL.jpg iectyx3c Cool your lap and your laptop. Or use it on a bed or couch. Easy to make & FREE.. Trace and cut part 1 Gather two or three corrugated plastic roadside signs. Ask permission, or if it is clearly road spam you can reduce visual pollution by recycling it. Mark a rectangle which is smaller than y...
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Tue, 27 Jul 2010 16:21:49 PDT
Make a custom logon screen in Windows 7 http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-a-custom-logon-screen-in-Windows-7/
Make a custom logon screen in Windows 7 - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/1YME/GC4G0DJ7/FT01YMEGC4G0DJ7.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/1YME/GC4G0DJ7/FT01YMEGC4G0DJ7.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT0/1YME/GC4G0DJ7/FT01YMEGC4G0DJ7.SMALL.jpg gamerguy13 In previous versions of Windows, you could use third-party hacking applications to customize the logon background. In Windows 7 there is a manual, no hacking progam necessary, way to do it. Edit the registry Open the registry editor (search/run regedit). Go to the directory: HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SO...
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Tue, 27 Jul 2010 06:20:47 PDT
One coat hanger laptop stand http://www.instructables.com/id/One-coat-hanger-laptop-stand/
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Wed, 9 Jun 2010 15:19:02 PDT
Yet another usb lamp. http://www.instructables.com/id/Yet-another-usb-lamp/
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Wed, 9 Jun 2010 00:50:22 PDT
Properly wrap your laptop power cords http://www.instructables.com/id/Properly-wrap-your-laptop-power-cords/
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Mon, 7 Jun 2010 19:47:33 PDT
How To Replace a LCD Backlight http://www.instructables.com/id/How-To-Replace-a-LCD-Backlight/
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Mon, 29 Mar 2010 23:38:47 PDT
Better Computing Through Velcro: Make Your Laptop A Dock For External HDD's http://www.instructables.com/id/Better-Computing-Through-Velcro-Make-Your-Laptop-/
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Wed, 10 Feb 2010 21:37:55 PST
Fixing a Laptop Charging Cable http://www.instructables.com/id/Fixing-a-Laptop-Charging-Cable/
Fixing a Laptop Charging Cable - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/QKM0/G5FR5BVA/F18QKM0G5FR5BVA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/QKM0/G5FR5BVA/F18QKM0G5FR5BVA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F18/QKM0/G5FR5BVA/F18QKM0G5FR5BVA.SMALL.jpg Fazulka Slice off the old sheath Unplug the charger!  Slice away the old rubber sheath.  Underneath there is the metal plug, and it should have 2 wires soldered to it.  One is the center of the wire from the charger, and the other is a short one that connects to the metal strands from the outer part of...
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Tue, 9 Feb 2010 15:18:27 PST
Quick Laptop Stand with Room for Accessories http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-Laptop-Stand-with-Room-for-Accessories/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2009 13:45:14 PST
Several Easy Steps to Boost Your Computer's Speed http://www.instructables.com/id/Several-Easy-Steps-to-Boost-Your-Computers-Speed/
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