Instructables: exploring - technology - computers - laptop Sat, 1 Aug 2015 17:23:01 PDT BLOX v1.01 Rotating monitor stand conversion
Rotating monitor stand conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> agulesin Years ago, there was a video card for PCs which was designed to work with a dedicated monitor which had a swivel on the back (not the one I had in mind but an example). The card sensed when the monitor had been turned vertically and changed the display to suit. The point of this was to display a wh...
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Thu, 11 Jun 2015 06:48:01 PDT
DIY External Hard Drive
DIY External Hard Drive - More DIY How To Projects]]> Aidan25 So this is a quick Instructables for all of the people that never have quite enough space to store all of their different files. Are you tired of compressing your images? Don't know how to use the cloud... because nobody understands the cloud? Do you want to go entirely off the "internet grid"? Well...
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Fri, 5 Jun 2015 10:25:08 PDT
Basic guide on how to protect yourself from viruses for Windows 7
Basic guide on how to protect yourself from viruses for Windows 7 - More DIY How To Projects]]> BluHurric In this instructable, I will go over the basics on protecting your computer from all those nastly lil viruses out there on the internet and I will teach you ways on how to protect it and give tips. What is a virus? So what EXACTLY are those little things that do bad stuff on your computer? Well a...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 19:32:02 PDT
How to prevent getting scammed on YouTube
How to prevent getting scammed on YouTube - More DIY How To Projects]]> BluHurric In this Instructable, I will be going over how to avoid getting fooled by one of YouTube's biggest problems. Scamming. Scamming is the process of fooling a person or persons into buying a fake or broken objects, giving information away, like credit card numbers and other personal information, or to ...
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Mon, 25 May 2015 13:27:10 PDT
Tablet Second Monitor
Tablet Second Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ironman 54 I'm an engineering student and quite often I find myself working on assignments on my laptop at school and wishing that I had a second monitor to make life easier. The other day I read this article in lifehacker (Link) and decided that that was exactly what I needed.Sadly, though, the app that they ...
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Thu, 21 May 2015 11:49:44 PDT
How to fix 100% disk usage for Windows 8.1
How to fix 100% disk usage for Windows 8.1 - More DIY How To Projects]]> ktipker Like the title says, we're gonna try to fix the 100% disk usages problem in Windows 8.1.I have looked at several different systems (Windows 7 and 8) that had the disk usage near 100%. The problem is that each one had a different solution so, it 's hard to say what the fix would be. But I can give yo...
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Tue, 5 May 2015 23:49:24 PDT
How to FIX Laptop Overheat issue insanely
How to FIX Laptop Overheat issue insanely - More DIY How To Projects]]> Ghild.Zero Hi Developers ! Nice to share what I have did, Hope you inspired. My laptop Suddenly OFF when it overheat, and that is really annoying.I bought this laptop in 2009, Toshiba Satellite AMD Turion ultra X2 64, 4GB RAM.First the battery broken, so I always need AC Power.and then the Cooling system becom...
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Thu, 30 Apr 2015 11:40:35 PDT
Real life JARVIS
Real life JARVIS - More DIY How To Projects]]> prayag nao Do You watched talking computer, Jarvis with Tony Stark in Iron Man movie. You also thought to have a talking computer like him. Am I right?So, Don`t worry.You can fulfill your wish with your own computer. You can make your computer like JARVIS.Amazed!Your computer will respond after your voice by s...
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Mon, 27 Apr 2015 23:25:37 PDT
Connecting an External Monitor
Connecting an External Monitor - More DIY How To Projects]]> Otisa This Instructable will walk you through connecting an external monitor to a MacBook Pro. It may also be used in variations to connect to a PC laptop. Gather your items You will need:A VGA cord (at the far left in blue)A monitor power cord (on the right in black)a thunderbolt/mini display dongle ...
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Tue, 14 Apr 2015 18:45:30 PDT
How to revive any Laptop by making a TInkerbook
How to revive any Laptop by making a TInkerbook - More DIY How To Projects]]> MAYER MAKES Hi it´s that Guy from MAYER MAKESI want to adress something the concernes me since the dawn of my Computer-using carreer:In nearly every home there is at least one old PC/ Laptop ,whatever device that nobody uses beacause its old, outdated, or broken.Peoples basic(computational) needs haven´t change...

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Wed, 1 Apr 2015 06:21:12 PDT
All-in-one Laptop
All-in-one Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> cybermaster90 My first experiment of an all in one PC from an Asus laptop x58l. Magnets support display and the slim case. A screw under the slim case for the on and off PC's all removable parts for upgrades and repair.
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Fri, 6 Mar 2015 15:37:33 PST
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer
Breathe New Life into an Old Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> EvolvedAwesome What is my project goal? The goal of this project is to convert a 8 year old computer into a computer that can take notes, write documents, browse the web and play the odd game at a standard that is acceptable today. Why I am doing this Every Year Millions of Computers are thrown into landf...
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Sun, 1 Mar 2015 11:39:02 PST
Make any wireless mouse rechargeable
Make any wireless mouse rechargeable - More DIY How To Projects]]> aaramirez2008 Like everyone else I hate it when the batteries on my mouse run out, a couple of days ago I found myself having to use my desktop when all of a sudden the mouse stoped working, right away I knew it was the batteries and like always I keep spare batteries in my desk, only this time I forgot to buy so...
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Thu, 18 Dec 2014 15:59:48 PST
Lenovo T520 Display Replacement
Lenovo T520 Display Replacement - More DIY How To Projects]]> MoTinkerGNome Today I am going to guide you through replacing the display of a Lenovo T520 Laptop. This particular laptop had some issues in that the display was humming in relation to screen brightness and had multiple dead LED's. At the time of this writing the replacement display is $50 US and is a LG LP156...
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Fri, 7 Nov 2014 19:44:07 PST
Space-Saving Monitor Stand
Space-Saving Monitor Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> 10DotMatrix All Raspberry Pi users understand the struggle of organizing the Pi's necessary peripherals (keyboard, external monitor, mouse, etc). I certainly do. Here at Instructables my entire desk space is filled with laptops and external monitors. Even if I manage to keep my desk tidy (a grand feat in and of...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 19:49:21 PST
HOW TO CHANGE/RECOVER ADMINISTRATOR PASSWORD - More DIY How To Projects]]> Techshot In Case, when You Forgot your Administrator password, it is difficult to recover/change It. But with some little Fun of CMD commands, you can do it with ease.Surf it! Learn it! Share it!Follow me For some more stuff Like tHis... Step #1 You can adopt this Trick In Case when You forgot Your admini...
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Mon, 3 Nov 2014 07:38:55 PST
Old-School Laptop Mod
Old-School Laptop Mod - More DIY How To Projects]]> shannondude Ever wanted to take fast notes? Ever ran out of power or paper?Build you laptop that works without power for less than 1,-€ (approx. 0.8 US$). My laptop has officially become the most Old-School of them all!Technically it is immortal now even though it is also technically obsolete :) Materials 1 ...
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Sun, 12 Oct 2014 04:20:34 PDT
Laptop Heat Solution
Laptop Heat Solution - More DIY How To Projects]]> Volthaus Electronics Laboratory You must allow air to flow through your device if you want it to keep acting nice! Place stops Placing your laptop on your bed and other locations that block your air vents is an open invitation to overheating. A quick solution is to place a doorstop wedge or two under your laptop that will allow...
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Sun, 5 Oct 2014 16:38:31 PDT
Laptop Motherboard Revival
Laptop Motherboard Revival - More DIY How To Projects]]> b1tbang3r NOTE: This Instructable is entered in the "Fix It & Repair" contest, if you like it, please vote using the button in the upper right-hand corner. Thanks!I had recently received a "fried" Dell Inspiron N5010 laptop in the mail from a family member who needed all of the information off of the hard dri...
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Sun, 7 Sep 2014 09:12:26 PDT
IRC laptop for hackerspace
IRC laptop for hackerspace - More DIY How To Projects]]> MattBruzer A very generous person donated a laptop to our hackerspace. Both the power cord and the power socket were damaged, some hardware modifications were required to get it working. The power cord is now hard wired and does not come out!We had the need for an Internet Chat Relay (IRC) client we could se...
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Mon, 14 Jul 2014 13:48:23 PDT
How to move your cursor without a mouse (WinXP)
How to move your cursor without a mouse (WinXP) - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 easy!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
How to change (increase/decrease) your computer's RAM manually - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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
Convert an old laptop into a Media Center
Convert an old laptop into a Media Center - More DIY How To Projects]]> Asilay How to take and old Laptop and convert it into a Home Theater PC that runs XBMC on Openelec. I have used a Acer Aspire AMD motherboard with 1gig RAM. How to install Openelec with windows. Here Note: Openelec and XBMC are Open Source programs. Credit goes to the developers for a awesome program. ...
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Tue, 10 Dec 2013 13:20:17 PST
How to fix not charging laptop plug DIYByKev 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
How to make a high efficient ventilation cooling system for Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> loneve65 In summer, how to cool my laptop is always a big problem for me. My laptop is Y460 which has core i3 and HD 5650, so it is really hot when I am playing games on my computer. I have bought a laptop cooling pad, but I found it useless. The cooling pad can only decrease the temp of the CPU and GPU 3 to...
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Sat, 5 Oct 2013 05:12:52 PDT
Discreet HTPC on the cheap 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
Laptop Cooling Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> You213 This is a very simple Laptop Cooling Stand that you could make yourself in a couple of hours. Another plus of making one is it is completely customizable to your laptop and your imagination. This is one of the reasons I Made one myself because i could make it the exact size I wanted and also make It...
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Fri, 23 Aug 2013 08:04:46 PDT
C64 Portable Andrew Hannay 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 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
Kitchen PC - More DIY How To Projects]]> mbielawski With a PC in the kitchen you can look-up recipes, watch a movie/tv show, check your email, add items to the grocery list.  We use "Our Groceries" which syncs with android and iphones. A project based off my other instructable dual digital frame/wall mount pc, same idea just smaller. Screen I st...
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Fri, 22 Mar 2013 21:19:59 PDT
Unlock Hard Drive Password Protected File
Unlock Hard Drive Password Protected File - More DIY How To Projects]]> ROD917 This instructable will show you how to get around a password protected file. Suppose your computer won’t boot up and you don’t have any way to access your important files. Don’t worry there are several ways to access your files. I had an old emachines laptop computer running XP Home edition and it w...
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 05:28:31 PST
Mineral Oil-Cooled Old Laptop
Mineral Oil-Cooled Old Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> schou I will start off with why I did this to a laptop in the first place so if you don't really care, skip to the other steps. The Asus UL80VT served me well for two years until the screen started flickering with white lines and squeal with a high pitched sound inherent of a dying capacitor . For a whil...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 20:02:53 PST
How to Remove a Hard Drive From a Laptop
How to Remove a Hard Drive From a Laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> paulmerrick A personal computer is where many of us keep our important personal “items” (the digital kind, at least) such as family photos.  Yet computers don’t last forever and in the event your computer crashes, you will want to recover the hard drive for use with a different computer.  The following instruct...
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Wed, 13 Feb 2013 16:34:35 PST
Laptop Lighting 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 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 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
Fix Stripped Notebook Monitor Hinge - More DIY How To Projects]]> x8xid I came across a job here recently that required a little ingenuity. Now while I'm not one to commonly "rig" a repair, sometimes it's what the customer needs. In this case the screws that held the monitor hinges in place had all stripped out and the casings cracked. The tension caused the top to comp...
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Mon, 17 Sep 2012 17:43:08 PDT
D.I.Y. Laptop stands
D.I.Y. Laptop stands - More DIY How To Projects]]> 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 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
MacBook LCD replacement cheat - More DIY How To Projects]]> markyb86 This is for anyone that needs to replace their broken LCD and doesn't have the time or patience to disassemble the entire laptop just to unplug the back light inverter power. This will require two small solder spots. What I suggest you will need Soldering equipment (Solder iron, solder) Heat shri...
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Sat, 21 Jul 2012 18:28:12 PDT
Artsy Recycled Hard Disk Clock 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
Tripod Laptop Stand - More DIY How To Projects]]> andrewaxley Whenever I can, I like to tether my camera to my computer so I can see the shots on a real monitor. One night trying to do some star track shots I wanted to tether my camera, but had no where to put my computer... until now! I checked out this 'ible, but wanted something a little more engineered for...
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Sat, 21 Jan 2012 21:07:11 PST
Laptop Cooler 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
How to make a tablet pc from an old laptop - More DIY How To Projects]]> mkarvonen Check out my other projects: Xbox Hackintosh casemod And DIY Spy phone In this project i used an old Fujitsu Siemens life book S series laptop. It has got a 1 Ghz processor and 256 Mb ram, (not sure about the graphic card but i know its between 8-32 Mb). In this instructable i will show how t...
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Tue, 6 Dec 2011 06:05:49 PST
SNES DUAL USB - More DIY How To Projects]]> biomech75 Here is another USB project to share. It is a SNES controller usb port/usb tester. The USB tester project was taken from another user's idea here in this site. I just did the same project with some additions in a different way. User's name is : heat_z0ne User's Link :
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Tue, 22 Nov 2011 08:25:47 PST
DIY laptop riser 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.
Old laptop (or pc) into a clock. - More DIY How To Projects]]> Computothought This might be extravagant, but if you take an old 486 or 386 laptop without a hard drive then you can easily turn it into a crazy clock. We have an old Compaq 486 laptop that uses only a few watts. The code for this program will work on most platforms that have some kind of basic compiler. I plan to...
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Sat, 3 Sep 2011 09:48:35 PDT
17" laptop sleeve/case. 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 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
Laptop to Desktop Conversion - More DIY How To Projects]]> Michael Chen           In this instructable, you will learn how to transform an old, broken laptop into a nice desktop. This project involves a total rework of the computer case. With this mod, you can give new life to an old laptop.In order to do this, you do not need any advanced craftmanship or tools (but if ...
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Sat, 4 Jun 2011 19:23:57 PDT