Instructables: exploring - laptops - featured http://www.instructables.com Mon, 27 Jun 2016 20:43:51 PDT BLOX v1.01 Second HDD/SSD for ASUS A46 Laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Second-HDDSSD-for-ASUS-A46-Laptop/
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Sat, 11 Jun 2016 03:09:31 PDT
Colorful Laptop Backlighting for $5 http://www.instructables.com/id/RGB-Laptop-Backlighting-for-5/
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Thu, 12 May 2016 08:19:04 PDT
A DIY Laptop Rack http://www.instructables.com/id/A-DIY-Laptop-Rack/
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Tue, 26 Apr 2016 18:07:48 PDT
HOW TO REPAIR LAPTOP BATTERY ? http://www.instructables.com/id/HOW-TO-REPAIR-LAPTOP-BATTERY-/
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Mon, 4 Apr 2016 07:31:23 PDT
Actobotics custom laptop cooler stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Actobotics-Custom-Laptop-Cooler-Stand/
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Wed, 16 Mar 2016 06:36:07 PDT
Repair Laptop Hinge Problem with JB Weld http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Laptop-Hinge-Problem/
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Sat, 5 Mar 2016 14:03:44 PST
7 Ways to Reuse a Laptop Battery http://www.instructables.com/id/7-Ways-to-Reuse-a-Laptop-Battery/ http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/HFKU/IKK09BEG/FDLHFKUIKK09BEG.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/HFKU/IKK09BEG/FDLHFKUIKK09BEG.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FDL/HFKU/IKK09BEG/FDLHFKUIKK09BEG.SMALL.jpg tinaciousz Are you looking for an inexpensive way to power a project? Use an old laptop battery! These seven projects use a laptop battery to power things like quadcopters, LEDs, and more. Laptop Battery Analyzer /Recycler Convert Your Old Laptop Battery Into a Power Bank How to Recycle Old Laptop B...
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Fri, 12 Feb 2016 11:07:20 PST
Making the pointing joystick cap missing on your Laptop. http://www.instructables.com/id/Making-the-Pointing-Joystick-Cap-Missing-on-Your-L/
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Mon, 1 Feb 2016 22:09:45 PST
Repair a Broken Toshiba Laptop Hinge http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-a-Broken-Toshiba-Laptop-Hinge/
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Sun, 24 Jan 2016 18:55:37 PST
Laptop LED Mod http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-LED-Mod/
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Sat, 9 Jan 2016 14:49:12 PST
Bedside Wakeup Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Bedside-Wakeup-Monitor/
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Sat, 9 Jan 2016 09:33:58 PST
DIY Geometric Laptop/iPhone Decal http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Geometric-LaptopiPhone-Decal/
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Sun, 13 Dec 2015 13:23:29 PST
Simple laptop stand / standing desk http://www.instructables.com/id/Simple-Laptop-Stand-Standing-Desk/
Simple laptop stand / standing desk - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/OFJZ/II0M7U3F/FMIOFJZII0M7U3F.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/OFJZ/II0M7U3F/FMIOFJZII0M7U3F.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FMI/OFJZ/II0M7U3F/FMIOFJZII0M7U3F.SMALL.jpg fitzkits This is a 5-minute project I did to create a folding stand for my laptop. It raises the height of my laptop by 12", but it's really easy to modify to make it any height. It folds flat so that I can store it inside my desk drawer.It's made from "lean pipe", also known as "creform" or "lean tube", a s...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2015 11:58:08 PST
Laptop Cooling Stand (using a 2x6) http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooling-Stand-using-a-2x6/
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Sun, 29 Nov 2015 14:45:45 PST
Fix Your Laptop With A Hammer http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Your-Laptop-With-A-Hammer/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 19:25:19 PDT
How to Make A Diary On Your PC That Is Very Safe(Windows) http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-A-Diary-On-Your-PC-That-Is-Very-SafeWi/
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Sun, 6 Sep 2015 00:26:30 PDT
spin down noisy laptop fan http://www.instructables.com/id/spin-down-noisy-laptop-fan/
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Fri, 28 Aug 2015 13:56:47 PDT
DIY Laptop Cooling System from scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Laptop-Cooling-System-from-scrap/
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Sat, 15 Aug 2015 02:04:55 PDT
Anything You Like Laptop Decal http://www.instructables.com/id/Anything-You-Like-Laptop-Decal/
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Thu, 30 Jul 2015 12:36:35 PDT
An iPad / Tablet PVC Stand Anyone Can Make! http://www.instructables.com/id/An-iPad-Tablet-PVC-Stand-Anyone-Can-Make/
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Fri, 10 Jul 2015 20:43:02 PDT
Rainbow Laptop Case http://www.instructables.com/id/Rainbow-Laptop-Case/
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Wed, 3 Jun 2015 15:15:41 PDT
Fix Your Overheating Laptop! (And keep it looking nice) http://www.instructables.com/id/Fix-Your-Overheating-Laptop-And-keep-it-looking-ni/
Fix Your Overheating Laptop! (And keep it looking nice) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FB8/QNWR/I9UDWBTY/FB8QNWRI9UDWBTY.SMALL.jpg Dschulz I just got my [new to me] Samsung series 7 chronos laptop less than a week ago, and I was very impressed with it except for one grievance: it was HOT. No, not that kind of hot!Anyway, the fan would ramp up just sitting on the windows desktop, and Minecraft under Windows was fine for about 10 minutes...
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Tue, 19 May 2015 19:24:54 PDT
Bamboo Laptop Cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Bamboo-Laptop-Cooler/
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Thu, 2 Apr 2015 19:43:10 PDT
Upgrade your laptop cooling pad http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-your-laptop-cooling-pad/
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Mon, 2 Feb 2015 06:58:50 PST
In-line Laptop Surge Protector with an Outlet http://www.instructables.com/id/In-line-Laptop-Surge-Protector-with-an-Outlet/
In-line Laptop Surge Protector with an Outlet - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/33PL/I5DSQQWV/FLU33PLI5DSQQWV.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/33PL/I5DSQQWV/FLU33PLI5DSQQWV.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLU/33PL/I5DSQQWV/FLU33PLI5DSQQWV.SMALL.jpg amorarun In the fall of 2007 my HP TX1000 stopped working and won't turn on, upon sending it to repair shop (I believe it cost me about AUD$80 just to check what the fault is....grrr) they said that the mother board has to be replaced and it will cost about AUD$800. I asked the technician what caused the lap...
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Wed, 28 Jan 2015 05:30:59 PST
Easy Laptop Cooling Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Easy-Laptop-Cooling-Stand/
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Sun, 2 Nov 2014 19:30:53 PST
Laptop Cooling Stand from Scrap http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-Cooling-Stand-from-Scrap/
Laptop Cooling Stand from Scrap - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FP7/T0CM/I0C95118/FP7T0CMI0C95118.SMALL.jpg tinker bot In this Instructable I will teach you how to build a simple cooling stand from scrap.My laptop has a tendency to want to overheat when I'm working on things, causing it to slow down. I toyed with the idea of purchasing a commercial cooling stand, but my maker side reminded me of all the scrap I have...
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Mon, 22 Sep 2014 17:50:27 PDT
Sheet metal computer cooler http://www.instructables.com/id/Sheet-metal-computer-cooler/
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Tue, 7 Oct 2014 13:26:12 PDT
Build an Arduino-powered, Laser-cut Xbox 360 laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Build-an-Arduino-powered-Laser-cut-Xbox-360-laptop/
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Mon, 5 May 2014 23:45:43 PDT
Turn a dead laptop into a monitor with Plexiglas stand http://www.instructables.com/id/Turn-a-dead-laptop-into-a-monitor-with-Plexiglas-s/
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Wed, 5 Feb 2014 08:52:46 PST
Old laptop screen into Monitor http://www.instructables.com/id/Old-laptop-screen-into-Monitor/
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Sat, 2 Nov 2013 14:39:20 PDT
The first selfmade and published yoga convertible tablet/ laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/The-first-self-made-and-published-CONVERTIBLE-TABL/
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Mon, 8 Jul 2013 04:11:12 PDT
Repair Your Laptop Power Cord http://www.instructables.com/id/Repair-Your-Laptop-Power-Cord/
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Tue, 11 Jun 2013 19:32:55 PDT
How to Fix a Power Adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Fix-a-Power-Adapter/
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Fri, 8 Mar 2013 22:58:33 PST
Upgrade the hard drive on a MacBook Pro (HDD + SSD) http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrade-the-hard-drive-on-a-MacBook-Pro-HDD-SSD/
Upgrade the hard drive on a MacBook Pro (HDD + SSD) - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/8U2Q/HBNXX4AS/FCW8U2QHBNXX4AS.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/8U2Q/HBNXX4AS/FCW8U2QHBNXX4AS.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FCW/8U2Q/HBNXX4AS/FCW8U2QHBNXX4AS.SMALL.jpg fungus amungus If the original hard drive on your MacBook Pro is getting a little too full you can replace it with a much larger one pretty easily. After all, hard drives have gotten cheap with 1TB drives available for under $100. If you want to give your aging machine an even bigger boost, I'd strongly suggest o...
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Fri, 11 Jan 2013 15:52:44 PST
How to Convert a Laptop LCD into an External Monitor. http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Convert-a-Laptop-LCD-into-an-External-Monit/
How to Convert a Laptop LCD into an External Monitor. - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FIK/P82R/HA4MD6MK/FIKP82RHA4MD6MK.SMALL.jpg zerofootprint3 Hello there. This is my first Instructable A while back I was sitting around and wondering what to do with my dead laptop. I knew the mother board was fried but everything else was still in working condition. As a result, I decided to make an external monitor from my dead laptop and proceeded to do...
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Sat, 1 Dec 2012 03:53:29 PST
How to Clean Laptop Fan and Apply Thermal Paste on CPU and GPU http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Clean-Laptop-Fan-and-Apply-Thermal-Paste-on/
How to Clean Laptop Fan and Apply Thermal Paste on CPU and GPU - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FGZ/Y6QI/H994TFGX/FGZY6QIH994TFGX.SMALL.jpg Analogue-Chick A few weeks ago I experienced a problem with Flash Player causing my laptop to shut down due to overheating as CPU usage spike at the utmost. I noticed the trend about Flash when I turned back on the system and opened a facebook game, especially for Firefox users. I then googled for similar cases an...
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Sat, 10 Nov 2012 01:22:30 PST
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody http://www.instructables.com/id/Installing-SSD-Solid-State-Drive-in-your-MacBook/
Installing SSD (Solid State Drive) in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" unibody - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F4J/VFBC/H0OJ28FW/F4JVFBCH0OJ28FW.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz These days more and more people are switching to using SSD or Solid State Drives in their laptops and you might be thinking about joining them and following the trend. SSD drives have a number advantages over conventional spinning hard drives, the main being their input/output speed. They also don't...
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Sun, 8 Apr 2012 21:15:51 PDT
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" http://www.instructables.com/id/Upgrading-RAM-in-your-MacBook-Pro-13-or-15/
Upgrading RAM in your MacBook Pro 13" or 15" - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FQN/GK0D/H0OIWS4B/FQNGK0DH0OIWS4B.SMALL.jpg Doctor Jazz It is becoming increasingly popular to regularly upgrade the RAM (memory) in your Mac laptop to accommodate a constantly growing appetite for web intensive browsing or for running multiple instances of virtual machines. Programs like Excel and Autocad run more smoothly when they have more RAM to wor...
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Sat, 7 Apr 2012 13:02:13 PDT
DIY Wood-Grain Laptop Wrap http://www.instructables.com/id/DIY-Wood-Grain-Laptop-Wrap/
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Fri, 16 Mar 2012 07:20:55 PDT
Laptop housing mod "DRAGONWARE" http://www.instructables.com/id/Laptop-housing-mod/
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Sat, 10 Mar 2012 15:33:19 PST
How to repair HP dv6 notebook power adapter http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-repair-HP-dv6-notebook-power-adapter/
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Mon, 16 Jan 2012 16:00:49 PST
Painting a laptop http://www.instructables.com/id/Painting-a-laptop/
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Sat, 5 Nov 2011 12:26:09 PDT
netbookbook http://www.instructables.com/id/netbookbook/
netbookbook - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FOY6/GSUT14Z9/FLIFOY6GSUT14Z9.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FOY6/GSUT14Z9/FLIFOY6GSUT14Z9.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/FLI/FOY6/GSUT14Z9/FLIFOY6GSUT14Z9.SMALL.jpg mikeasaurus Make an original laptop covering using a discarded hardcover book and a long zipper found at any Dollar Store, you might even have all the materials at home already! I created a book-styled cover for my small netbook and turned my boring computer into a netbookbook! After seeing ChrysN's Wood Kindl...
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Mon, 26 Sep 2011 13:13:14 PDT
IKEA Style Laptop Stand http://www.instructables.com/id/IKEA-Style-Laptop-Stand/
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Sun, 11 Sep 2011 07:06:07 PDT
Louder volume on Android Asus Transformer http://www.instructables.com/id/Make-loud-sound-on-tablet-Asus-Transformer/
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Sat, 10 Sep 2011 03:15:51 PDT
Portable 12V notebook stand workstation for garage or shop http://www.instructables.com/id/Portable-12V-notebook-workstation-for-garage-or-sh/
Portable 12V notebook stand workstation for garage or shop - More DIY How To Projects]]> http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/YYLJ/GRFMV5Q4/F16YYLJGRFMV5Q4.SQUARE2.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/YYLJ/GRFMV5Q4/F16YYLJGRFMV5Q4.SQUARE.jpg http://cdn.instructables.com/F16/YYLJ/GRFMV5Q4/F16YYLJGRFMV5Q4.SMALL.jpg Royale with Cheese I spend lots of time in the garage but waste lots of time going to the house for internet searches, parts lists, how-to instructions etc.  I needed a portable laptop stand that I could roll around next to my project of the day, but the battery in the old laptop I bought for this purpose is shot and ...
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Fri, 19 Aug 2011 20:46:37 PDT
How to Stop Your Laptop Overheating http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Stop-Your-Laptop-Overheating/
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Sat, 6 Aug 2011 13:43:32 PDT
Dual Screen Digital Picture Frame & Family Center http://www.instructables.com/id/Dual-Screen-Digital-Picture-Frame-Family-Center/
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Sun, 17 Jul 2011 20:22:06 PDT
laptop tripod http://www.instructables.com/id/laptop-tripod/
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Tue, 5 Jul 2011 17:02:54 PDT