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.

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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

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.

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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 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!

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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 :)

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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

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

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 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

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

replacing a laptop hard drive? Answered

Hello boys and girls, this weekend my trusty laptop had failed on me.  After cursing up a storm and mashing every button possible i finally found the "restore" CDs of my laptop hd partion.  I got it restored to factory fresh and was ready to rock and roll when i get an error yesterday stating that "SMART" has detected iminate drive failure or some crap like that.  After searching i uploaded new firmware for the hd hopeing it would go away.  It didn't.  I ran a self test and it said bad Hard drive. My question is as follows.  How hard is it to replace a laptop hard drive (other than switching out drives), if I burn a copy of the restore CDs will it install windows on the new hard drive or do i have to send it to HP/ buy windows At this point i am not worried about loosing any data (done did that twice already) just want a computer that doesnt pop that error message everytime i reboot. My laptop is a Compaq Presario F700 and i had it for almost 3 yrs to the day

Question by thematthatter   |  last reply

My computer can't run pretty much... anything. What's wrong?

I am on an older computer, older CPU, older processor, etc., but it's run perfectly for about 10 years now. Suddenly, it shut itself down and started up again. Now, my computer is incapable of starting basic programs (all of which on Steam) that ran perfectly before. The computer will display the hourglass and the app shadow, like it's soon going to open, for about 1/5 of a second, then it reverts back to nothing. I waited 40 minutes -- not seconds, forty full MINUTES -- for Fallout Shelter (one of the most basic Steam games in existence) to load before I gave up. My sister's friend decided to hit a bunch of buttons, and I'm pretty sure that it screwed SOME stuff up, but it seems unlike such a trusty computer to suddenly give up on me. I have, like, 40 anti-virus, anti-malware, etc. apps on this computer, so I doubt anything will get through all of the sieves undetected. Also, the computer-saur that I'm using is an HP Pavilion Elite HPE-400f PC with a single-core, 3.0 GHz processor, and a relatively new graphics card. So, give it to me straight, doc; is she gonna make it? What can I do?

Question by JoshH242   |  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

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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 can I fix the keyboard on my zv500 hp pavillion?

The keybord on my laptop suddenly started to type wrong characters and combinations of them. For example the first line of characters (qwertyuiop[]) on my keyboard does not to type the right characters but other ones

Question by Ysfakianakis   |  last reply

HP Scanjet 2200c -- how can I make it work on my new computer?

This  is an older scanner, but there was nothing wrong with it when my old computer broke down, and I used it a lot.  HP does not provide updates for older scanners. I have heard that it can be updated without HP's help, but I'm not that experienced. I have installed the scanner program--still have the program CD-- but when I try to use it, it tells me that the scanner is being accessed by another program.  It also tells me that it has stopped working. When I view problems details, it gives me this: Problem signature:   Problem Event Name:    APPCRASH   Application Name:    hppsapp.exe   Application Version:   Application Timestamp:    3b604f42   Fault Module Name:    ntdll.dll   Fault Module Version:    6.0.6002.18005   Fault Module Timestamp:    49e03821   Exception Code:    80000003   Exception Offset:    00048b2e   OS Version:    6.0.6002.   Locale ID:    1033   Additional Information 1:    bfef   Additional Information 2:    e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863   Additional Information 3:    bfef   Additional Information 4:    e8adce1c2b9e7be834b4063ac3c53863 And of course I don't know what all that means.

Question by archerj   |  last reply

I'm trying to find out how much i can safely overclock my computer.

I'm trying to find out how much i can safely overclock my computer because it runs at 1.5GHz and for games such as Portal, DDO, and BF3 it requires just a little more to run games smoothly. My computer is as follows Model: HP dv6 Processor: AMD A8-3500M APU with Radeon(tm) HD Graphics 1.50 GHz RAM: 8GB system: 64-bit I know my computer can run better but I know this isn't something I should jump right into without advice or asking around first. any help on where to look on a guide or any tips on what to do would be greatly appreciated.

Question by Appull02   |  last reply

Electronic Circuit Design Help Needed?

I have an HP WebOS TouchPad and the Power adapter has died. I do not want to buy the same changer since it's the 3rd one that has stopped working. Would anyone design the power adapter electronic circuit for me? Also note that if I try any other changer that might have a lower amperage it will not change. AKA I get a screen that says, "use the correct changer outside the OS" Any help would be greatly appreciated. Power Adapter Wall AC to USB power adapter, which has input specifications of 100–240 Volt 50–60 Hz 0.4 Amp AC, and output specifications of 5.3 Volt 2.0 Amp DC. It is cylindrical roughly the size of a "D" battery with a foldable 2-prong AC connector and a Standard-A USB socket. Battery The TouchPad uses a rechargeable 6000 or 6300 mAh Lithium-ion polymer battery rated at 3,7 V (total 22,2 Wh). More info at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HP_TouchPad

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Surely there's an app...? (Software recommendations, please)

So, I have this new HP Sprout that I totally wasn't expecting. It's got a large touchscreen and this cool projector-scanner-touchmat combo that should be really useful for... something. The first thing I actively want is to be able to create files for my laser cutter (running Lasercut5.3), just by drawing with fingertips or stylus.  In my head, I see a version of Inkscape that works on the touchmat, but only responds to the stylus (to save weird lines from knuckles, elbows...).  I have Inkscape downloaded, but it won't work with the touchmat. Second, it would be nice to start learning how to create are actually 3d already, that could then become lasercut-able or 3d printable. Again, it would be nice to use the full potential of the machine, so what software would you recommend? Third... what?  have you got any cool ideas? On top of all this is the consideration of cost.  Free would be nice - if you are a software developer, I don't mind having a go with Beta products (I'm known for breaking code, so if it can survive me...).

Topic by Kiteman   |  last reply


I am going to update this in about another day. To all the people out there, and there are literally millions, I have the very best fix for broken hinges on a lap top. My lap top is an HP Pavilion zv6000, but I understand this is very similar to many other models or makes. I have read many frustrating concerns about this INFERIOR hinge design and I agree the manufacturers should foot the bill to repair them. Of course they wont because it would cost them millions of dollars. I just wanted to let everyone know I will submit a full text explanation and some good pictures. The method requires the normal care as you are handling delicate electronics. The time to do the repair is no longer than 24 hours and most of this is to let things setup. The cost for me was $9 and if you do not have the little extras, I know it would never cost more than about $20. The thing I like about this repair, which I painstakingly studied, is that it preserves all of the components, you do not loose the screen or damage anything. I would even suggest you do this fix even if your hinges are good because it will prevent them from ever breaking. I promise you. So please stand by for the update. I am new at posting on the Internet and I would love the news to get out to all who need it. Cheers for now Andy (Delta, BC, Canada)

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My Stardock Mycolor won't let me install a theme for my Windows 7 starter - it used to work fine

I installed Stardock Mycolor for my Windows 7 Starter, and it's worked fine for the last 6 months. One day I turn my computer on and find my theme back to the classic windows theme. I have tried uninstalling and installing Mycolor several times with success, but when I attempt to apply a theme my computer won't react. It's like it applys it halfway then reverses the whole thing. what could be the problem? - Henni

Question by Henni   |  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

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

1 hp garbage disposal working or not.

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

Topic by bmake   |  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

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