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How to Fix a Fried Computer

Your computer can become fried due to one or more of several reasons. Commons causes of a computer being fried include an electrical surge in the computer's hardware and excessive heat generated by that hardware. Electrical surges can occur due to the power grid and electrical storms. Damaging heat ...More...

How to Convert 16 MM Film to a DVD

You may have seen signs for film-to-DVD transfer services and wondered how complicated the process could be. Going digital with still images is pretty simple: you can scan a photo and save it digitally in minutes. Converting 16mm to digital and outputting to a DVD is a lot more painstaking, because ...More...

How to Mount a Laptop Monitor

Some problems with a laptop's LCD monitor, such as vertical lines on the screen, bad pixels or cracks, may only be resolved by replacing the LCD panel. Once installed, the replacement screen will produce bright, crisp images like a new laptop. Disassembling the display assembly is an involved proces...More...

How to Access Task Manager From Control Panel

The Windows Task Manager, available on every Windows system, allows you to manager the programs that are running on your computer at any given time. Always accessible, the Task Manager gives you the option to close programs, switch to programs or continue running programs. Within the Control Panel o...More...

Computer help on benefits of Flat-Panel Monitors

Flat panel monitors are much more convenient with its slimmer and lightweight design. Users worldwide liked it so much that many manufacturers of the CRT monitors stopped their productions. Only very high end CRT monitors ... ...More...

How to Set Up Your PC to Run Three Monitors

Running three or more monitors from a PC is quickly accomplished by adding a dual-head video card to the computer. There are several uses for multiple monitors, including having a larger desktop area to work with and for gaming. Windows allows you to duplicate the monitors (mirror mode) or run each ...More...

How to Use Another Mac as a Time Capsule

Time Capsule, Apple's backup device, is essentially a remote network attached storage (NAS) device that connects to your Mac computer. This means that, while you can use a Time Capsule to back up, you can set the backup drive to many different locations. Time Capsule links with Time Machine, the Mac...More...

Qnap Ts-219p For Small Business:

TS-219 Turbo NAS is QNAP's next generation two-bay Turbo NAS with iSCSI, especially designed for small business and home users who are eager for an extremely large storage center to store, back up, share thousands of multimedia files or expand the capacity of their current storage device. Combi...More...

How to Brighten the Screen of an HP Pavilion

If the screen on your HP Pavilion laptop is not meeting your standards when it comes to brightness, Hewlett-Packard gives you a few ways to make the screen brighter. You can use the "Fn" keys on your keyboard, plug your laptop into AC power, or adjust the settings for your video card to adjust the b...More...

The Adesso 210 Portable Computer Keyboard Is Flexible and Waterproof

The Adesso 210 keyboard is probably one of the few rare compact keyboards that could take plenty of abuse. Try using a regular peripheral keyboard near a sandy beach and it will have many chances of getting grains of sand in between its keys or worse, the corrosive mist of the sea might damage its e...More...

How to Upgrade Memory on a Dell Deminsion 8200 Computer

The Dimension 8200 is a desktop computer manufactured by Dell. Where most computers use a form of synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM), the Dell Dimension 8200 uses Rambus dynamic random access memory (RDRAM). As such, the installation process is a bit different than in most computers. W...More...

Top Computer Tips For New Users

PC issues may crop up abruptly and stop the users from enjoying smooth computing. If you are a new computer user, you need to remember some certain things to enjoy smooth and hassle-free computing. Explore this article and get the tips....More...

How to Tell If Your System Has Been Defragged

A fragmented hard drive means your computer must work harder than necessary to complete typical functions. The fragmentation interferes with the natural file structure and slows the system down, creating disruptions in the typical processing. When you move or delete files, it can leave space that is...More...

How to Use a G51 Sound System

The Logitech G51 surround-sound system is a 5.1 channel solution for users who want to get the most out of their computer's sound card. It features independent volume controls for the satellite speakers, a downward-firing subwoofer for floorboard-shaking bass and customizable speaker case skins. If ...More...

How to Use Drive Space 3

Drivespace 3 is a disk compression utility developed by Microsoft and included in the Windows 98 operating system. Drivespace 3 is used to compress disks formatted in the Fat16 and Fat32 file structures. It can be used to open up additional memory on older Windows and DOS computers by compressing an...More...

How to Clean Hard Drive Data

Over the course of a computer's lifetime large amounts of "junk" data is produced by the operating system and many installed applications. This data is left over from use during temporary installation and update processes. Previously performed processes, such as video editing or copy and paste, may ...More...

How to Fix a Shorted Out Motherboard

A computer's motherboard directs the flow of electricity through millions of different pathways and switches, allowing the computer to function and perform tasks. If the delicate circuity is disrupted by a short circuit, an improper connection between two points on the board, the computer will cease...More...

How to Troubleshoot Error Messages on the Canon Pixma MP600

Canon's Pixma MP600 Photo All-In-One printer is a workhorse -- capable of copying, scanning and photo-handling. It also has built-in diagnostic and maintenance functions. The Pixma MP600 connects to a computer, which means that you rarely control the printer from its operation panel on the frame of ...More...

How Can I Make My Computer Fast?

When people first purchases a computer, they are astonished at how fast their computer system runs. However, after several months, computers tend to slow down significantly. Slow computers are a result of owners not taking proper care of their system. According to Microsoft, freeing up disk space, d...More...