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Hp or Gateway Laptop?

I want a laptop but there are about 2 that are neck-and-neck in my decision.There's this HP which i really like its design and appearance and also the hardware inside it.http://www.walmart.com/catalog/product.do?product_id=9720310#And Then there's this Gateway which has a tiny bit of more parts like a different graphics card, larger hard drive, built in webcam, and lightscribe (not really concerned about these parts).http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8771297&type;=product&id;=1203815723402And I'm pretty sure i want the HP (more trusted brand in my opinion), but i just want a second opinion.

Topic by Caveman477    |  last reply


HP Jornada Help?

I have an HP Jornada 720 handheld PC. It is about ten years old but it is in brand new condition and I would like to be able to do more with it. I would like to be able to add some more software to it. Primarily I would like a piece of software that lets me view PDF files. I would also like to add some simple games to it 9all I have right now is solitare which gets real boring real quick). I would also be interesed in any other aplications that will work with it. Here are the system specs: Operating System: Microsoft Windows for Hanheld PC 2000 Core system version 3.0 Proccesor: StrongARM SA1110 208Mhz Memory: 32MB It has a complact flash card slot. It also has a full keyboard and a 6.5 inch touch screen. Thanks for any help. If anyone needs more information I will try to get it.

Question by nurdee1    |  last reply


Hp or Toshiba Computer Answered

That would be the best choice between an HP computer and a Toshiba with the same features and a price almost identical?

Question by eliseta    |  last reply


HP Laserjet Laser Answered

I salvaged a HP Laserjet 2100 printer for parts and want to know if I could use the laser for a cnc laser cutter project, or is it not powerful enough?

Question by Multhjoned    |  last reply


HP deskjet 930C

End 2006 someone raised this topic but did not show how and which screws to remove in order to lift the upper-part of the printer. Can anyone on the board tell me how? Frank3

Topic by frank3    |  last reply


Problems with new HP computer

Hello, i recently received a new HP notebook laptop and it keeps making these strange beeping noises. it has also started crashing when i turn it on and only sometimes, hates the tabs and internet. I've looked for any viruses by scanning the computer fully but nothing appeared? what should i do? 

Question by SineadF1    |  last reply


HP Power adapter problems?

Hello, I have a HP Smart AC/Auto/Air Combo Adapter, and today it began to fail. To get it to work I have to shake the adapter itself mulitple times, and then it starts to work, and works without a problem. It has only begun to do this occasionally, but it is getting really annoying. Does anyone know what could be wrong with it? Thanks!

Question by xtjacob0    |  last reply


What to do with a HP tc1100?

Hi all, I have an old HP tc1100 whose motherboard/graphics has pretty much given up the ghost, but it seems like there must be something better to do with it out than toss it in the trash. I was thinking about pulling it apart and mounting my iPad where the current screen is, and trying to replace the keypad with with a bluetooth keyboard, then maybe steampunk it a bit.. Do you have any other ideas that may be a bit more interesting? Bear in mind, I am not wanting to salvage the computer for working bits (unless it would be feasible, but from people I have spoken to, I would say that fixing it is beyond the question), so any creative ideas most welcome. Will do something similar to this i-ble if I can't think of anything else.. I haven't posted an instructable on here before (despite being a member for two years), so this may well be my first :)

Topic by revolushn    |  last reply


Linux on HP iPAQ rx3700

I have just got this little pocket computer, and I am not satisfied with the old windows mobile system on it. That's why I want to install Linux on it, but I haven't been able to find an instruction that would be possible for a software newbie like me.  It's a HP iPAQ rx3700 and I don't care about which Linux edition that is installed on it. All I know is that I have to put some files on the SD card I have - put it in the device - and boot Linux on the device. I hope that it isn't an impossible task :-) PS. A little inspiration.. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KZEY0YkMFco

Topic by dkmartin123    |  last reply


Connect arduino to HP Laserjet

Hi, i want to connect a USB printer to an arduino to control it, i know that i can connect a Printer by using the Parallel cable, but my printer only works with usb. Any ideas????

Topic by gastonbr100    |  last reply


HP 1315 memory chip

How do I remove a the memory chip from my Hp 1315 prinnter before I reccycle it?

Question by mglynn68    |  last reply


HP Laptop Keys Not Working?

I recently bought a HP Pavilion dv7-6c27cl laptop and half of the keys on the keyboard don't work or are very unresponsive                            Any help would be greatly appreciated.                                                       Thank You

Question by gibsoncrazed14    |  last reply


keyboard removal on HP laptop?

During the memory upgrade on my HP compaq 4200, I disconnected the keyboard, the two cables are now detached from the motherboard what can I do to successfully reconnect ?

Question by hommerouge    |  last reply


100 hp electric motor

Is it possible to make a 100hp electric ac motor? I have a workshop so all tools are available. Using ndfeb magnets or electromagnets which are efficient for this electric motor any one know about this plz help even small help is admirable .....................

Topic by kacarot    |  last reply


HP NX9010 LAPTOP dismantling?

After removing all visible case screws I still can't gain access to the inside of my laptop. The DC power socket is intermittent and I need to replace it. The top and the bottom sections will partially separate but still held somewhere. Don't want to force it open. Can any one help please.

Question by appolo    |  last reply


HP monitor going to sleep

So I am trying to help my grandparents fix there computer, they have a dell pc ( don’t know what exactly ) and a hp 22cwa monitor. The monitor will stay on in tell I plug the hdmi in then it says no signal then goes to sleep mode, I have tried new mouse and keyboard on the computer, as well as using another cord on this monitor and pc but neither work. I did take the monitor to my pc and used the same cords and it instantly worked with both cords just fine. Before today this monitor has been working for almost 6 months with no problem and now is randomly doing thos

Topic by alexberger1033    |  last reply


Going to sleep with HP monitor

So I am trying to help my grandparents fix there computer, they have a dell pc ( don’t know what exactly ) and a hp 22cwa monitor. The monitor will stay on in tell I plug the hdmi in then it says no signal then goes to sleep mode, I have tried new mouse and keyboard on the computer, as well as using another cord on this monitor and pc but neither work. I did take the monitor to my pc and used the same cords and it instantly worked with both cords just fine. Before today this monitor has been working for almost 6 months with no problem and now is randomly doing thos

Topic by huongrio    |  last reply


hp ze4900 blank screen

The screen on my hp ze4900 lap top is very dark. I can still see it a little but not very much. Is my bulb or is my inverter going out or is it something else. I did not hear a hum and I am not sure about a red glow. I can still see the screen a little but it is very difficult to see. If I shine a light on it I can see it or if it is very dark I can kind of see it. I know there is a "how to take the bulb out and fix it in instructables" but I just wondering if it might be another thing? Also, how do you take the screen apart on this model? Thanks, Carmitsu

Topic by carmitsu    |  last reply


HP 3400a True RMS Voltmeter?

I have had one of these for the longest time and I really know very little of what it is used for.  It seems to work, but it does not appear to measure like a normal voltmeter, you can't just set it to the 30v range and hold the leads against a 9v battery, you seem to have to pulse it.  Does anyone know about them?  How much are they work because I was thinking of selling it and I have everything for it, the unit, the power cord, test leads, a manual etc. Any info on it or how it works would be appreciated! Thanks

Question by Electric Spectre1    |  last reply


Controlling HP F300 printer catridges?

I want to control a HP F300 with an arduino, Not really the motors, but the print head.

Question by tom10122    |  last reply


how many watts and hp can?

Question by tazerl494    |  last reply


1 hp garbage disposal working or not.

Looking for a 1hp garbage disposal working or not, for tinkering.

Topic by bmake    |  last reply


I have an OLD hp dv4000....... Answered

I have an OLD hp dv4000, What is the best use i can make of it now as we can say its a little broken from the case and the CD-rom doesnt work!?

Question by unlocked701    |  last reply


Hp Compaq d536 power supply? Answered

My Hp Compaq d 536 spoilt its power supply of 185 watt rating.  i wonder if it is suitable to replace it with the same type power supply but of 400 watts. will it blow the mother board?

Question by mauricewarebee    |  last reply


Got a 1/2 HP motor

I just got a Got a 1/2 HP motor for free from my school (there were 2 old vacuum pumps that were covered in dirt and have been in a shed for like a year. One of my friend got one and is turning it into a lathe. They are really nice and quiet GE motors. Their bearing just needed some lube and then they are all fixed!). All it needs is a capacitor (can get from ebay for like 15 bucks including shipping) What should I make with it? So far I'm thinking rotary spark gap for my tesla coil (take THAT plamana!) but i'd like to utilize the power more (don't really need 1/2 HP for a spark gap!). Any other ideas? BTW I'm not making a gokart. lol. But it would be cool.... BUT NO

Topic by guyfrom7up    |  last reply


HP Laser jet 4 installation? Answered

Dear All I have an old printer HP Laserjet 4 model C2001A (please see photo) and have a problem when installation it to my computer windows 7 ultimate .Because I cannot found my model C2001A on list of (INSTALL THE PRINTER DRIVER) before and after UPDATE. So please help me to know what I can do for get rid of this problem, I hope you understand my question and help me Thank you very much                                        Best regards                                          lam

Question by lam    |  last reply


hp/lb ratio 20:1

Is this not a most elegant powerplant?http://www.angellabsllc.com/index.htmlthoughts, please.

Topic by unclejoe    |  last reply


10 hp electric start motor

I just purchaced a 10hp briggs 4cyl electric start go kart motor and im needing help figuring out how to rewire the switch. (wires were cut) anybody know where i can find a wiring diagram for it or an instructable on wiring it? any help is appreciated thanks.

Topic by kdf.inc1969    |  last reply


Homemade Jet Truck with 2700 HP

Jets keep getting added on to other items. Just a few days ago it was a bike and now it's a truck. This combination weighs in at 6,600 pounds with 2 occupants and still takes 8.5 seconds to hit 60 mph, but just think of the looks on other drivers' faces when you fire it up on the highway. Jet Truck

Topic by fungus amungus  


(HP Mini 110 to HP Pavilion DV4) Upgrading small screen to lager one? Answered

Okay, so I have a HP Mini 110 (10.1 inch screen). Is there any way I can steal the larger screen from my broken HP Pavilion DV4 and use it on my Mini? I know that the screen would be obscenely large that is why I would build a whole new case for it. Basically, my question is would the Mini be able to power and support a larger screen?

Question by willybalta    |  last reply


My Hp Laptop suddenly turns off?

My Hp pro book brought about a year ago suddenly turned off.I can't even make it on.the charging plug is plugged but no sign of charging is being shown.Please suggest me what to do.

Question by LindseyM  


crazy CTRL key on HP keyboard HELP~!!!~

I have an HP keyboard, the CTRL key I used to use to be able to clk mouse on web page drop down box of multiple items , hold CTRL key and select multiple items from box. NOW I do the above and when I press the CTRL key it Opens a new Internet window..Will not alloe me to multi select anything. HELP this is driving me Nuts...

Topic by gogrannygo  


Does anyone have a repair manual on how to take apart a hp pavilion n3250?

Need to disassemble the laptop for a repair.

Question by opcode23    |  last reply



Needed complete backup of the factory image of a dv9260us laptop.2007 Hp dv9260us laptop. Windows Vista Ultmate 64 bit.

I cannot get into safe mode because after the system recovery-I am unable to access windows. Actually I am unable to do anything. Do you know of anyone who has a complete backup of the factory image of a dv9260us laptop. I have a 2007 Hp dv9260us laptop. Windows Vista Ultmate 64 bit. The tech support people at hp are useless. I wonder how they can call themselves computer techs. All they do is read from a script.

Question by HP Hater    |  last reply



HP Laptop shuts off on start up

Wife has an older hp dv7 laptop.. recently its been having problems with shutting off on its on.. always right after she logs on.. tried switching to another power cord, same problem.. any ideas?

Topic by hengen116    |  last reply


Compaq and HP laptop power cord compatibility? Answered

The plug for my HP laptop's AC/DC adapter has a loose connection, so I am using my old Compaq adapter.  All the specs are the same; 65w, 18.5v, and 3.5a, except for the input amps, 1.7 on one and 1.6 on the other (probably just because of efficiency).   The plugs are the same.  I just wanted to double check.  Is it okay to use the Compaq(actually says HP on it) instead of the HP one? Thanks in advance! AI

Question by JaredsProjects    |  last reply



Connect USB HP printer to Arduino UNO Answered

Hi, i want to connect a USB printer to an arduino to control it, i know that i can connect a Printer by using the Parallel cable, but my printer only works with usb. Any ideas????

Question by gastonbr100    |  last reply


How to make this laser diode to work ??? (from HP printer)?

Hi ... I would like to ask, if some one knows how to make this laser diode to work. I just took it out from our office printer that was "old" and they wanted to throw it away. I was trying to find out the datasheet for the RH4-5339, but no luck to find it - so I have no clue why it's there. Thank you in advance for your answers. zholy

Question by zholy    |  last reply


my hp laptop cannot access internet through my wifi ?

Hello everybody , i am facing a problem that my laptop hp pavilion dv7 cannot access internet through my wifi about a week ago  it's connected to my wifi router but no internet , the strange that the wifi is working on my mobile and another laptop and my laptop also connect internet to any other wifi router except this one :( .. i tried reconfiguartion my router and removing it from networks and re login and it's all doesn't work .. else tried to removed the driver and reinstall and no thing happen ,, hope any one help me and thanks in advance 

Question by mounir.beshay.3    |  last reply



HP Pavillion dv9000 expresscard remote problems.

I have an HP Pavillion dv9339us with the expresscard remote. I've recently reformatted both hard-drives in it (including removing the recovery partition) and now the expresscard remote won't work. I know the remote itself is functioning fine, because i can see the UV led pulse when i point it at my webcam, but no amount of driver installs or websearching can get the computer to respond to it. Everything else on the laptop works fine. Any ideas?

Question by Transience    |  last reply


Brushed DC motor HP requirements for Longboard? Answered

So I have 2 brand new tilt/trim pump motors and thought about making a set of matching electric longboards since products like Boosted Boards seem to have become fairly popular.  I am not too sure whether the tilt/trim motor would be strong enough though, they are a decent size motor though.  But it got me thinking what size is required for an electric longboard? The main problem with the tilt/trim pump motors is that I can't find specs on them anywhere, just specs for tilt/trim pump assemblies they are off of, but nothing about the motor itself other then SAE J1171 Marine rating.  Because of this I thought of buying another DC motor to do the job.  (Picture of tilt/trim motor) The constraints for me is that I have a couple 12 - 24v 100A motor controllers already, for brushed motors only.  As well, I want to just pick up a couple cheap $40 12v, 24AH Sealed led-acid (SLA) batteries from the local Ace Hardware and run either a 12v or 24v motor.   Options on eBay for affordability purposes range from 12v, 24v, 90v and 180v dc, obviously 90v and 180v are out of the question.  Looking through the 12vdc and 24vdc motors, there are many fractional HP motors available.  I was looking at something like this; http://www.ebay.com/itm/172252712203?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName;=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Running 1/4 HP at 24v, would 1/4HP be enough though?  I know electric motors HP ratings are lower then petrol engines, a 6.5HP petrol go kart runs about the same as an identical kart with a 1HP electric motor. If that isn't enough I am thinking a 2/3HP motor from Holley might be better? http://www.ebay.com/itm/361524972024?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName;=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT Wondering if someone has an idea for sizing.  I know lots of eBikes and Chinese electric mini bikes and things have 500W motors, so roughly 2/3HP, so I can't imagine I need more then that.  As well I don't want it to go too fast (fear of speed wobbles) but if anyone would have an idea of sizing that would be super helpful!

Question by Electric Spectre1    |  last reply



HACK FOR AN HP FOLDABLE KEYBOARD MODEL G750?

I've got a leftover FOLDABLE KEYBOARD for an HP iPAQ (circa 2002) -model G750- that I'd love to use with my current laptop (an HP). This is a wired device with a broad, flat connector - not a USB terminal.  Anybody had any success in converting this or this type of device for use with full-sized current model laptops?  Maybe its a conversion plug or an adapter??  If you know where to get one these I'd like to know. Thanks, KEY~

Question by KEYTURNER    |  last reply



Where to find a 2 HP Electric Motor?

I am looking to build a belt grinder.  Anyone know where I could salvage a 2 HP Electric Motor?  I initially thought treadmill as you can get them next to nothing on kijiji but depending on if its AC or DC I guess you need a bunch of other things to go along with it.

Question by newfiebackflip    |  last reply


HP iPAQ - what can I do with it?

I've got an HP Ipaq HX2100 gathering dust - I used to use it for reading ebooks on, but now use my blackberry. I was going to put it on ebay, but it wont sell for much, so I'm looking for idea's for what I could use it for. Doesn't have wifi on it so it kinda limits the options I suppose. Any idea's? Cheers, Pha3dr0n

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