Instructables: exploring - technology - laptop - power http://www.instructables.com Fri, 24 Oct 2014 06:14:11 PDT BLOX v1.01 Easy Cord Wrapping Around Power Bricks http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Cord-Wrapping-Around-Power-Bricks/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/PEM0/H58PK8N8/FEQPEM0H58PK8N8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/PEM0/H58PK8N8/FEQPEM0H58PK8N8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEQ/PEM0/H58PK8N8/FEQPEM0H58PK8N8.SMALL.jpg frank26080115 I recently purchased a new laptop. My old laptop was a Dell and came with a nicely designed power brick that was curved with a rubber strap so it was easy to wrap the cord around it. This new laptop came with a plain rectangular power brick that was frustrating to wrap the cord around. My solution ...
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Tue, 31 Jul 2012 11:16:56 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
Repair Dell Laptop Power Plugs (hexagonal) http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Dell-Laptop-Power-Plugs-hexagonal/
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Wed, 23 Jun 2010 11:18:02 PDT
Laptop Cord Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cord-Repair/
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Wed, 2 Jun 2010 14:05:16 PDT
How to make your laptop conserve battery power with minimal performance loss http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-your-laptop-conserve-battery-power-wit/
How to make your laptop conserve battery power with minimal performance loss - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/A26P/FXK6BJIA/FZRA26PFXK6BJIA.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/A26P/FXK6BJIA/FZRA26PFXK6BJIA.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FZR/A26P/FXK6BJIA/FZRA26PFXK6BJIA.SMALL.jpg gamerguy13 Who says that your laptop has to suffer slow performance to save a little energy? How much your performance or battery life changes depends on your laptop age, battery age, and other programs and settings. Here are some simple steps to help increase battery life while mostly maintaining if not impro...
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Mon, 27 Jul 2009 11:25:15 PDT
Several Easy Steps to Secure Your Computer http://www.instructables.com/id/Several-Easy-Steps-to-Secure-Your-Computer/
Several Easy Steps to Secure Your Computer - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0UHH/FT3K4JUR/FOU0UHHFT3K4JUR.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0UHH/FT3K4JUR/FOU0UHHFT3K4JUR.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FOU/0UHH/FT3K4JUR/FOU0UHHFT3K4JUR.SMALL.jpg lukethebook333 VERSION 2.0 will be out soon. You can see on the last step what I have in store for this instructable, please be patient as I sift through it all and get the process rolling. In this Instructable I will show you a few tips to make your computer a lot more secure. The great thing about this guide is...
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Sun, 5 Apr 2009 11:09:52 PDT
How to fix the power cord to my Dell laptop that time http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-fix-my-Dell-laptop-cable-that-time/
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Sat, 27 Dec 2008 13:27:55 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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Mon, 27 Oct 2008 17:07:15 PDT
Laser-Cut Laptop Tattoo http://www.instructables.com/id/Laser-Cut-Laptop-Tattoo/
Laser-Cut Laptop Tattoo - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/HUPN/FMEGHHV8/FEEHUPNFMEGHHV8.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/HUPN/FMEGHHV8/FEEHUPNFMEGHHV8.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FEE/HUPN/FMEGHHV8/FEEHUPNFMEGHHV8.SMALL.jpg nagutron Make a sharp adhesive label to cover a logo on your laptop! There are lots of examples of awesome designs laser-etched directly into the tops of laptops. Here's one of the first instructables on the topic. Instructables even did this for free at the last few Maker Faires and a few conferences. Here...
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Wed, 22 Oct 2008 16:02:27 PDT
Quick and Easy Laptop's Power Plug Fix http://www.instructables.com/id/Quick-and-Easy-Laptops-Power-Plug-Fix/
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Sat, 4 Oct 2008 21:57:46 PDT
Repair your broken Laptop power cord. http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-your-broken-Laptop-power-cord/
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Tue, 2 Sep 2008 00:49:26 PDT
Magnetic Laptop power connector http://www.instructables.com/id/Magnetic-Laptop-power-connector/
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Wed, 30 Apr 2008 11:28:49 PDT
Dell Laptop WI-FI High Gain Antenna Mod, Increase Internal Network Cards Range and Signal !!! http://www.instructables.com/id/Dell-Laptop-WI-FI-High-Gain-Antenna-Mod-Increase--1/
Dell Laptop WI-FI High Gain Antenna Mod, Increase Internal Network Cards Range and Signal !!! - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/ONL4/FEAQ3XJ6/FT1ONL4FEAQ3XJ6.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/ONL4/FEAQ3XJ6/FT1ONL4FEAQ3XJ6.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FT1/ONL4/FEAQ3XJ6/FT1ONL4FEAQ3XJ6.SMALL.jpg xxgemini Hello, This is my first instructable. Today Im going to sho you how to significantly increase the range and signal power of your laptop for about 15$. I have a Dell E1505 but this can be easily adapted to other brands of laptops. Its very Easy and quick mod but you must be very careful not to hurt y...
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Fri, 28 Mar 2008 19:05:55 PDT
How to fix a laptop power connector http://www.instructables.com/id/Power-connector-on-laptop-is-broken/
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Fri, 23 Nov 2007 19:02:24 PST
Laptop Power Socket Repair http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Power-Socket-Repair/
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Sat, 5 May 2007 10:47:57 PDT
ThinkSafe: A Magnetic Power Connector for Thinkpads http://www.instructables.com/id/ThinkSafe%3a-A-Magnetic-Power-Connector-for-Thinkpad/
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Thu, 26 Oct 2006 01:48:11 PDT