Upgrading

If I upgrade to Firefox 3.0 will I lose all my bookmarks and personalizations? I want to upgrade but I don't want to lose my stuff. HELP!!!

Topic by Lego man 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Upgrade?

Do you think Instructables and Brightstar Lasers would or should allow the winner to pay the difference to upgrade to a higher end machine?

Topic by curve12 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


upgrade to pro

Why do i have to upgrade to pro to save an instructable to my favs? my older brother didn't have to do that. i honestly don't have a credit card and I remember him telling me that this was a free web site.

Topic by Im-Parker 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


CPU Upgrade?

Hi all. I am looking to upgrade my CPU. I am currently running a Pentium 4 at about 3.0 GHZ. I was thinking about these: Pentium Dual Core Core 2 Duo Core 2 Quad Xeon E3110 I am running on a socket 775. I have a graphics card. I dont think there really is anything else to say. So, what cpu from the above would give the best Bang For Your Buck? The games i play are Grand Theft Auto San Andreas, and Call of Duty 2. I may get COD-MW2 and GTA4. Again, which CPU should i buy? I buy from Circuit City. THANKS!

Question by sci4me 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


RAM upgrade Answered

Hi, I want to add this (samsung m471b5673fho-cf8) to my imac. I found it in a dead laptop and there is no sign of wear. Will it be okay to put in my imac?

Question by jbaker22 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Upgraded to XP

I gave Microsoft until SP1 for vista, I tried to like it, but lets count the annoyances. SLOW, even with all the twaddle turned off. 2 minutes to boot, five before wireless would connect. Disk copy at a snails pace. 12 minutes to write a one gig usb 2.0 jump drive 10 gig restore partition. 10 gig win sxs folder being repeatedly told "you need permission to do that" on my explicative deleted computer even after turning UAC off. Enoughs enough Now I'm running XP Fast 45 seconds from power on to connected to the network 7 gigs total install 2 minutes to copy one gig to a jumpdrive. Make the upgrade, it's worth it.

Topic by Tool Using Animal 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


PSP wifi upgrade

Somebody needs to figure out how to upgrade the crappy psp wifi internal antenna!

Topic by thefonz101 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Upgrading my guitar

I have a super nice looking Aria STG 006, crappy pickups, but nice wood and neck. I have some ideas, and i want you all to respond to my ideas New Pickups--Mighty Mite Pickups Killswitch---Buckhead, need i say more? Make some sort of nice interesting pieces of art on it. New Potentiometers Shielding all the insides (i get hummmmm which i hate with a passion) Any suggestions?>!??!??!?!?!!

Topic by mondaymonkey 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Eeepc upgrade question.

I am interested in buying an EeePC with a 7" screen. However, the flash memory is only 4 or 8Gb depending on the model. Is it possible to upgrade the memory by simply unplugging something and plugging something else in? That is, a non-soldering, reversible upgrade?

Question by Kiteman 10 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Computer Case Upgrade?

Can I put the guts of a dell dimension 2400 in a thermaltake wing rs? PLEASE HELP ME OUT! THANKZ!

Question by sci4me 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


knex shotgun upgrade.

So basically the shotgun i modded.what i did was take quite alot of peices off which like some of the guide rods which helped the pump go back so i took that off which meant that you could pull back the pump even further than it could originally so then i did that and added more rubber bands and then the firing pin broke so then what i had to do is add some tape to the firing pin is it is made up of 3 parts but then i kept adding rubber bands it would get more and more powerful until i relised that the firing pin kept jamming inside the block trigger as the firing pin was so tense that it pushed past the block trigger and then jammed os maybe someone could come up with a new trigger for this gun..

Topic by smidge147 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Solar Boombox Upgrade

Ok so im looking to upgrade my DIY portable boombox for the 2nd time and one of the things i want to add is a solar panel to supplement the battery power from my 12v 7ah sla battery, that by itself will currently run the thing for about 3hrs at full blast. The new version will have Directed CSX-650 component speakers: (bottom of this page) http://www.lightav.com/car/directedaudio/directedspeakers.html and the amp will be one of these: http://shop.41hz.com/shop/item.asp?catid=42&itemid;=43 , so what id like to know is what tech spec should i be looking for in a solar panel that would be capable of charging the battery while the boombox is not in use and will supplement the battery power to extend the run time while it is in use? Also will i need some kind of circuit/component to prevent overcharge of the battery? Oh and is there some kind of simple light/gauge i can wire in to show the charge level of the battery?

Topic by ambientvoid 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Laser pointer upgrade

Can anyone help me find any way to upgrade a simple laser pointer to a burning laser?

Topic by randomperson 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


COLEMAN STOVE UPGRADE

CAN ANYONE HELP ME WITH AN UPGRADE TO MODIFY A STANDARD COLEMAN FUEL, TO THE NEW STYLE DUAL FUEL STOVE, THAT YOU CAN USE COLEMAN FUEL OR UNLEADED GAS?

Question by unclejack 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


vexnet upgrade kit?

I have a oldstyle vex controll kit (bulky controller and pic 0.5 cortex) and i am running out of controlls on my joystick so i was wondering if i could use a new joystick and the vexnet upgrade kit to gain more controlls

Question by FarmerKJS 5 years ago


paintball mask upgrade

Does any 1 have any paintball mask mods better than mine ? mine has a sight on it that works for my gun too homade scope also i will try to post it soon

Topic by knexlord 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


Upgrade LM358 to 25kHZ?

I have a 2khz lm358 square wave generator i want to boost it to 16-25khz max can someone tell me how link is item plus circuit diagram:::  http://www.ebay.com/itm/Pulse-Upgrade-LM358-Duty-Cycle-Frequency-Adjustable-Square-Wave-Module-NE555-/221623454225?hash=item3399c98a11:g:o70AAOSwD0lUfVW5

Question by TheGreatResistor 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


knex rifle upgrade

I moded the knex rifle to have a removeable bipod, scope, no broken peaces, thumb hole, and a true triger. i will put pictures in lator. should i post it as an instructable? update: just finshed making a sight, one of those knife things you can stick on the top of the gun, and a way to lode the bullet more like a rifle. but i cant fit the pictures in the froum lol.

Topic by dsman195276 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Moviscop -> LED upgrade

Hello Everybody, I need some basics electronics help. I want to replace the bulb on 16mm viewer Zeiss Moviscop with a LED. This is the viewer: http://www.flickr.com/photos/eoorider/5278039285/ This is the bulb: http://www.cine60ny.com/osram-sylvania-25v-1a-ba15251158203.html This is the LED: http://www.mouser.com/Search/ProductDetail.aspx?R=AN3200-03-W1-GAvirtualkey61510000virtualkey889-AN320003W1GA What else do I need? I am decent soldering but don't know how to control the circuit voltage? I probably need a potentiometer, transistors? Thanks!

Topic by larrysanders 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Upgrading wireless card? Answered

I bought an Atheros wireless-N mini PCI-E card for an HP DV7 series laptop, to replace the Broadcom wireless-G card, however, when installed, I just get a bios error "unsupported network card". I removed it and restarted with the original card and it works fine. I trhen tried installing the card live, and it detected it and installed the software, but then BSOD (my first one for Windows 7 actually), so I swapped back to the original card again. I then installed the card in the secondary bay, live, and it installed the drivers successfully, but when swapped with the original card again (the wires don't reach to the other bay), it failed to boot again. How can I replace the original card?

Question by andy70707 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


mini fridge upgrade

Hello everyone, I found a Thermoelectric mini fridge at the dump a couple weeks ago and so far I have been disappointed with how cold it gets so I figured I would replace the peltier chip with a higher wattage one, the original ran on only 12v with 60watts but the new one uses 16v and 192 watts, so unfortunately when I switched the chips the fridge makes a clicking noise presumably from drawing to much current. the questions I have are, how can I build or cheaply obtain a variable (it would be nice to control power) 16v 12amp power supply or modify the existing board to output more power, would it pose a problem to run the fridge with no load attached to the previous 12v supply, and is it necessary to replace the fans with higher power ones? any other advise would be much appreciated, thanks in advance :)

Topic by rickyfelten 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


what can i upgrade my desktop computer?

I'm using Gigabyte K8Triton agp8x/DDR400 motherboard and the processor is AMD Anthlon 64... I want to maximize it... Please help me..

Question by syahreza arman 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


how much you spent for bicycle upgrade

Hey/ guys. I'm Tom from moscow russia. need your good advice and help. for my diploma work i need to know how much money an american guy spent to upgrade (to make look better) a bicycle? it very important/

Topic by binom 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago



I don't like the new giant font format

Hey.  I'm not using your site on a tiny telephone screen.  Please give me back the previous format so that I can see more than a few sentences per page!  Also, I dislike the full page pictures.  Let me click on them if I want to see more detail.  It really interrupts the flow of your site.

Topic by trossin 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago


Manual no more?

Well, I'm looking to find a cost effective way to alter my manual wheelchair (9000 xt) to make it electric. I don't need to go super fast, I just want a project to keep me busy, as I am a disabled vet with nothing better to do. They say I don't qualify for a big electric wheelchair due to my mobility currently. Any help would be greatly appreciated. Matt

Topic by moxeus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Tamiya gearbox motor upgrade? Answered

Sorry about all the questions. Hi, I want to upgrade this to 7.4v so that I can run it from lipo.  https://www.sparkfun.com/products/319 Preferably I would like a motor that snaps right  in. Has anyone upgraded theirs?

Question by David97 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


Vista to XP upgrade help

I Started this group a while ago and never posted a topic... so I figured I'd do it now with the mass intrest in upgrading to XP. Post any questions you have about switching from Vista to XP here and I will do my best to help you out... and I'm sure several other computer savvy Instructites will as well.

Topic by chaoscampbell 11 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Upgrading the Charging Capabilities of an Android

I would like to know how difficult it would be to swap out the charging port on an S4 for the new hyper charging ports on the new Droid Turbo. I know there is not a lot of free space with in the cell for mods. And I am assuming that the hyper charger is smaller. That being said the tools for a repair swap out do not seem that difficult to master. What else would be needed to make this project successful, a power converter? Basically I want to see if its possible to take the outdated cells people would normally throw away or trade and mod them into something of desire for a cheaper price. Thank you for your time Instructable Community 

Topic by Ragestine 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


How to upgrade a old computer? Answered

I have an old coputer and it's just lying around.  It runs on windows 2000 and is a dell with a dual core prossor. I would like to upgrade enogh to use it as a server for Minecraft but if its going to just be more of a chore to run than actual fun I just rather not even try.  BUT if there is a cheap way to upgrade to handle the server software (http://www.minecraft.net/servers.jsp) and run it kind of fast I could use some help or leed me to an instructible or a website please hep Thanks One more thing if you have already answered then you might have seen I put 95 sorry I was thinking of something else I realy have windows 2000 thanks

Question by zootsuitman 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


The new upgrade (opinions and bugs)

I just logged in again since the site maintenance. First impression is I don't like it. This is mostly opinion and a few observations of the changes: The You heading at the top of the page is ...out of place looking. Most all websites on the net where you log in show your username when you're logged in. I really feel its a much more powerful feature to have the username. i.e. when ebay switched to 'my ebay' they put a link to your profile as your username at the top. On the 'You' page - my instructables don't show up and I'm prompted with 'post your first instructable', despite my having 2. I can still view mine via search, but they do not show up in my account. When on an instructable the text wraps funny while mousing over the stars to rate - it overlaps the frame. The new orange seems different, is it darker? feels drab - could be me though. The removed ability to access a menu or directly (quickly) click through to 'recent' kinda bugs me - I like to see all the new stuff FIRST, before going to the viral-ly popular featured and high ranked ibles.

Topic by frollard 10 years ago


Brushless motor upgrade for exceed?? Answered

I have an exceed sunfire buggy 1/10th and I am planning on getting a brushless upgrade. I don't know if the battery and car itself can handle the one i want. I have a 7.2v 4200mahNiMh battery pack and the motor I  want to get is a 5.5T 6000kv motor. I was wondering if anyone knew if my car could handle that. If it couldn't, would a 8.5T 4000kv motor be better? And how fast would the second motor go? Please comment soon if you know anything about these motors.

Question by Electroinnovation 9 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Laptop Display Upgrade to Touch?

I wish to upgrade my Laptop Display from Non Touch to Touch. I did a bit of research on the internet, but am unable to find a proper answer. Is it possible? I would love to migrate from half HD non touch display to full HD touch display (even IPS). But here in India, I'm unable to find it in this config for 15.6" size (atleast, not cheaply). I have found one display which has a few things common with my old display. Both have TFT with LED Backlight, same size, aspect ratio, resolution and no of pins. Old Display: 15.6 inch TFT with LED Backlight (Non touch) (16:9). Resolution: 1366 x 768. 40 Pins. Part Number: B156XW04V5 Datasheet: https://www.olimex.com/Products/OLinuXino/A20/A20-LCD15.6/resources/B156XW04V5.pdf Cost: ₹5000 ($75 approx) Proposed New Display: 15.6 inch TFT with LED Backlight (Touch) (16:9). Resolution: 1366 x 768. 40 Pins. Part Number: B156XTT01 Datasheet: http://www.datasheetspdf.com/datasheet/download.php?id=923648 Cost: ₹12500 ($180 approx) Would I need to change LVDS cable as well? Existing LVDS Cable: Part Number: P5LJ0 Datasheet: http://www.s-manuals.com/pdf/motherboard/compal/compal_la-7221p_r1.0_schematics.pdf Here are the answers to some questions you might have: 1. Laptop is Acer Aspire TimelineX 5830TG. 2. My Laptop did not have any variant with 1080p display or touch display. 3. The old display is slightly cracked. Hence I need to change it anyway. 4. The top flap, display mounting brackets and bezel are damaged too. And the laptop is 5 years old and am unable to get the replacement parts. Hence I am planning on building a new housing for the new display, in any case. (Suggestions in this regard are also welcome) So a bit of variation in physical dimensions is not a problem. 5. Motherboard is Intel i5 2410M with Intel 3000 graphics processor. Graphics Card is Nvidia 540M. (I couldn't find supported resolutions on official websites, but according to 3rd Party websites, both should support 1080p) 6. I have some experience with Electronic Disassembly and Assembly. 7. I can do soldering, but I'm not very good at it. Hence, would like to avoid it, if possible.

Question by dcthelord 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago


CPU Upgrade????? PLEASE REPLY!!!

Hi all. I am looking to upgrade my CPU cooler in my pc. Mycurrent cpu is a Pentium 4 3.0Ghz. My Motherboard is an Asus P5KPL-AM-EPU. I am trying to decide whether to buy a Pentium Dual-Core E6500, or a Core 2 Duo E7600. I USUALLY buy from CircuitCity because of their prices. Again, my choices are: Pentium Dual-Core E6500 Core 2 Duo E7600 I want something BETTER than the Pentium 4, but I dont want to spend much more than 200 dollars, preferably.. closer to 120 or so.. I know that those prices are CHEAP for a CPU, but well.. I dont have the money for a NEW pc, or a Core 2 Quad or expensive Core 2 Duo. If you're wondering why I dont have the money for a new pc or a more expensive CPU, Its because im 12. :D PLEASE REPLY ASAP!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THANKS FOR YOUR TIME!

Question by sci4me 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


what is the premium price for upgrade ?

What is the premium price for upgrade

Question by bourbonman46 2 years ago  |  last reply 3 months ago


Barcode in Word after upgrading

I'm used to make 2D barcode in Word 2003, it was simple to use and worked very well. Now, I upgrade ma word to 2007, I'm wondering can I use the same add-in in Word 2007? Or should I get a new one? If I upgrade to 2010 later, is there any possibility that the same add-in will work well without any upgrading?

Topic by bessbutler376 7 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Upgrades to Kilerks Knex gun

Here are some upgrade to killerk's knex gun i have made. Including different trigger, accessory mounting rail, and a small sight

Topic by cam001001 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago


Upgrade Laptop Screen resolution

I want to upgrade the screen on my 17" HP ENVY 17T-j100 QE CTO Laptop. I now have a 1600x900 resolution I want to install a 1920x1080 resolution screen, Can I do that? If I cannot why, if I can do I have to change anything else?

Question by KevinC5 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Unable to upgrade to Pro Membership

Hello, I want to be able to download PDF versions of instructions as such i decided to upgrade my membership to PRO but on the payment page NIGERIA is not listed on the list of countries. i have sent a number of mail and left a message on Facebook but i have not received any response from the folks at instructables. How do i get around this? Nuhu M

Topic by nmazai 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Mobile phone camera Upgrade

Would it be possible to take the camera of a web-cam and replace the one in a mobile phone with it? Attaching the camera isn't my main concern but weather the extra data will be able to be transferred to the screen.

Topic by bamphy 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


Suggestion To Upgrade STATS Display

Glad to see STATS tab back in the info box that appears for all instructables!  Did anyone else miss it?  Wouldn't it be great if the "daily views" could be placed on the front page of this box?  Instead of making us click one more time, an instant display would be an improvement, IMHO. Check it out.

Topic by Creativeman 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


a laptop sound card upgrade? Answered

Hear me out before you think about commenting. Ive got my LG R405 here, and i really like it, i added line out to it and use my sub with it. its all good, but some songs (whether the sub is plugged in or not) make my sound card cut out. (IE it'll make some white noise then stop producing sound) i have to skip the song before my sound will come back online. I was wondering what could i do to fix this? im guessing its something with the capacitors, being SMD caps, they might not be able to let the sound control chip handle the big changes in sound frequencies or something, im not too sure. dont try and tell me its impossible to resolve this issue. it is not a software problem, it is a hardware problem. i need to upgrade something, be it the capacitors, or maybe the amount of current supplied to the sound driver chip. if its capacitors, where should i be upgrading them? on the outputs or the input voltage?

Question by zack247 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


Bicycle Generator upgrade for a rig

Okay- My boyfriend thinks I'm absolutely crazy, but I would like to modify the bicycle generator a la this instructable. I was hoping to have some way to attach it to an axle of an 18 wheeler tractor. Then the trouble would be hooking up the battery to a generator so we wouldn't have to pay for gas to power the ac and tv when we're sitting still. I'm hoping some good mind out there would have some tips! Many thanks!

Topic by amariusd 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Interne explorer 8 upgrade?

Unfortanately, a while ago, i made a big mistake, geting vista. so before i make another one, i want some advice. internet explorer 7, 8, or should i just stick with fire fox. unfortanatley, firefoxe lets through tons of pop ups. and then of course, due to the fact of me having vista... welll... "INTERNET EXPLORER IS NOT RESPONGING, PLEASE WAIT WHILE WE SEARCH FOR A SOLUTION"

Topic by E-R-IC 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Hot Water Tank Upgrade?

Hi Girls n Guys, I moved about 6 months ago from a house that had combi boiler to a house that has a hot water tank and standard boiler, Over this period we are using lots of hot water due to kids baths and bits, draining the tank too quickly, so the tank is in a cupboard just off the landing and was told I can get bigger tanks, the current tank is a 1050x450 and I'm looking at a 1500x450, Question is will I need to re-enforce the floor any more than its current state! Thanks Matt

Question by Matth354 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


upgrading my PC need power advice? Answered

Hey all, i'm going to be upgrading my PC soon and need to know if i'll need a new PSU to go with it. CPU: AMD FX 8150 Motherboard: Asus Crosshair V Formula-Z GPU: Sapphire ATI Radeon 7970HD  current PSU: Hytec 950w   (can't get any better info than that) Side question: will an Asus Commando, intel q6600 & ati 5450 run on a 380w psu? it will only be acting as a "server" of sorts no heavy lifting

Question by furby 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How can an old-school "Lava-Lamp" be upgraded?

I want to use LEDs to be energy efficient but it requires heat to still FLOW. I understand that the heat moves the oil "Lava" but how much is necessary? Can this be done?

Question by Hisart 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago


If I upgrade to Pro, will the rollover ads stop?

The rollover ads are making me crazy. I can't do anything on the pages without having to close the same rollover window 10 times, 20 if there are two rollover ads on the page. Yes, I am a bit uncoordinated. I saw in Eric's post (the one that started the flame war) that one of the ad windows goes away for Pros, but unfortunately it's not one of the windows that keeps littering my screen with expandavideos. It would be worth the cost of the Pro membership if the rollovers were just disabled. Not even gone, just prevented from activating. I don't want to cripple Java in my browser, and I don't want to hose Instructables out of ad revenue by installing a blocker, but I also don't want to pay for the upgrade and still have to dodge the stinkin' rollovers. What's the sitch, pros?

Topic by RavingMadStudios 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Is it better to buy a cheap PC, then upgrade it, or buy a $1000 gaming PC rig?

I know it's better to build a PC, but I want a public opinion on if it's better to upgrade a cheap PC or buy an expensive gaming rig.  I'm getting tired of answers saying build it when I have already addressed this in a comment.

Question by DJ Radio 8 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Acer Extensa 4420 memory upgrade? How do I remove the back panel without damaging it?

I want to upgrade my Acer Extensa 4420 memory. There is no easy access panel on this model. I tried removing the screws from the bottom panel, but it is situated firmly and doesnt move at all. Im afraid to force it out and break it. Is there a good trick to do this? Please help!

Question by 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago