How to Fix a Computer

How To : Fix a computer that has no sound

This video explains how to diagnose and fix issues involving having no sound on your computer. How to figure out if you have on board sound or a sound board is shown based on how the audio plugs are positioned on the back of the computer. The narrator explains the importance o ...more

How To : Fix a dead computer fan using motor oil

Ever had a computer fan that started to sound like it was grinding flour or mowing the lawn? In lieu of purchasing a replacement fan, you might try reviving it with motor oil, any average bottle of which will last for years and thousands of fans. Learn how in this video tutorial.

How To : Fix problems on your Mac computer

Is your Mac computer broken? Here are some basic troubleshooting tips that you might find useful before you take it into the shop to be repaired. These are some simple things that you can do to troubleshoot issues. If you are not a computer expert, you might have to bring your ...more

How To : Use the command prompt in Windows 7

For all you that are not computer geeks or nerds, this tutorial is going to show you some tips on using the command prompt in Windows 7. Although it's not vital information, this can still be used to fix certain computer problems and is fun to use when opening certain programs ...more

How To : Get your Windows XP PC out of safe mode

Sometimes we need to load our computers in safe mode to see if we can fix major computer failure and discover other major problems. But if you're stuck in safe mode and not sure how to load up in normal mode again check out this video. In it, you will learn how to get your com ...more

How To : Make a bootable system repair disc in MS Windows 7

There may come a time when your computer just won't boot. With a bootable system repair disc you can access and perhaps fix your computer. This guide will show you how to create a boot disk for Microsoft Windows 7. It's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home-computing how-to f ...more

How To : Mess Up a Computer As A Prank

This is one of the easiest and best computer pranks ever invented. It's simple to do, and works great. This prank causes all of the icons on the desktop to be unclickable, as well as the start bar. 1. At your desktop, close all windows if any are open, and press Print Screen/ ...more

How To : Fix or Retrieve Data From A Bad Hard Drive

This is an intermediate guide on how to easily fix or retrieve data from a bad hard drive. What we're trying to do: 1. Fix a hard drive with a corruption problem (i.e., blue screen) or that is full of viruses to the point of being inoperable. 2. Retrieve data from a hard dr ...more

How To : Fix Your Car Dent with a Hair Dryer

If you've ever dinged your car—or worse, a friend's or parent's car—and caused a dent, you know how expensive it can be to fix. A two-second mistake can end up costing hundreds of dollars, but you can save yourself repairs costs and a headache with just a couple of household i ...more

How To : Fix a Windows "blue screen of death" (BSOD)

This video shows you how to fix a Windows "Blue Screen of Death". You should know what to look for when you get the BSOD. You should look for the error code first and then the stock code. You should hit the F8 button upon start up to go to the last known good configuration and ...more

How To : Disassemble the iPod Mini, 2nd Generation

If you haven't bought one of the new Apple iPod's, you're probably pretty attached to your old one then. Like the iPod Mini. Compared to today's small iPods, it's a clunker, but to you, it's your baby. So if it ever needs fixed, you should do it yourself. See how to disassembl ...more

How To : Play a Halloween computer prank

Play a spooky prank that preys on the most basic fear that one day haunted computers will rise up and destroy us all. Step 1: Learn about AutoCorrect Familiarize yourself with Word’s AutoCorrect feature. The program automatically fixes frequently misspelled words. You can eas ...more

How To : Install KDE 4.3 Plasma on [k] Ubuntu Linux

New to Ubuntu Linux? This computer operating system could be a bit tricky for beginners, but fret not, help is here. Check out this video tutorial on how to install KDE 4.3 Plasma on [k] Ubuntu Linux. After six months of development, the K Desktop Environment 4.3.0 was launch ...more

How To : Play Better in Counter Strike Source

So You're New to Counter Strike Source? So you're new to Counter Strike Source and you want to improve your gameplay? Great. You've come to the right place. The first step to improving your game is to admit that you are a NEWB or NEWBIE. Do not confuse this with NOOB. A "new ...more

How To : Fix a wet laptop

How were you supposed to know your computer can't swim? Isn't it called a laptop? You will need paper towels or lint-free cloth, cotton swabs, a towel, lots of luck, and professional help. Warning: liquids and electricity don't mix. Please make sure your hardware and all point ...more

How To : Completely disassemble the Apple iPad for repairs

So, you've just got yourself an Apple iPad, but it already needs fixed, or you want to check the innards out for yourself, you're going to have to know how to open that sucker up. This video tutorial will show you how to do just that. Learn the whole teardown procedure for th ...more

How To : Repair a Power Mac G5 - Remove side case and fan

Need to fix your Power Mac? Disassembling the Power Mac could be tricky, but not now. See how to remove the side case and fan from the G5 Power Mac desktop computer. PowerBook Medic is the ultimate resource for Mac computers and electronics repair. They have helpful tutorials ...more

How To : Use & enable Windows Remote Desktop

Sometimes shit goes down on your home computer and you're just not able to be home to fix it. After all, most of us have commitments such as school, work, and volunteer activities that keep us away from our home computers for most of the day. For computer emergencies that can ...more

How To : Fix a window position on Windows 7 desktop

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to remember Windows Explorer positions. Users will need to download the Shell Folder Fix program provided in the video. Once downloaded and installed, the program will remember the position of every Windows Explorer window that is open ...more

How To : Clean up imported 3D models in Blender

It is quite common for imported models to come into Blender with duplicate vertices and triangulated faces. This quick tip demonstrates how to very easily fix these two issues, leaving you with a model that is ready to go. Whether you're new to the Blender Foundation's popular ...more

How To : Fix a jailbroken iPod Touch if it freezes

In this video tutorial, viewers learn how to reset a frozen iPod Touch after jailbreaking. iPod Touch is a portable media player, personal digital assistant, and Wi-Fi mobile platform. Begin by holding in the Sleep and Home button at the same time. Hold it until a black screen ...more

How To : Create cheap WiFi antennas for better reception

Systm is the Do-It-Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. They will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. In this DIY episode, see how to create cheap W ...more

How To : Manually remove ThinkPoint / Fake MSE from your PC

If you've ever seen something called ThinkPoint Antivirus on your computer, you have gotten one ofhte most widespread and infectious fake antivirus malware programs out there. To get it off your PC, follow the instructions below, or watch this video for an alternate method if ...more

How To : Deauthorize all computers in iTunes

You may not realize it but when you buy music or movies from iTunes, you have to authorize it to be used on a computer and you can only authorize five computers. It's pretty easy to buy and replace computers and if you don't de-authorize the old ones, one day you will download ...more

How To : Upgrade Your Motorola XOOM 3G to Verizon's 4G LTE

The Motorola XOOM was just released last week to Android-hungry fans waiting the next best thing to Apple's iPad. But should it have been released, considering Verizon's switching to the 4G LTE network soon? From what I saw across Android forums, yes—because most could not wa ...more

How To : Control your PC from anywhere

Systm is the Do It Yourself show designed for the common geek who wants to quickly and easily learn how to dive into the latest and hottest tech projects. We will help you avoid pitfalls and get your project up and running fast. Search Systm on WonderHowTo for more DIY episode ...more

How To : Change an automobile tire

No one wants or needs a flat tire. If you do get one, however, don't get all flustered — changing a tire is as easy as buying groceries or going to the gym. How do you know you’re losing precious air pressure or if the tire’s already gone?! 1. Your car’s computer system info ...more

How To : Take Perfect Pictures of Your Handmade Projects

In order to take the perfect picture of your handmade wooden project, it's helpful to have a lightbox that's similar to what professionals use but definitely cheaper to make yourself. I was thinking about what project I was going to work on today. I decided to flip through so ...more

News : VARIOUS WINDOWS ISSUES RESOLVED BELOW...

STANDP'S WINDOWS 7 "ASTON-2" CUSTOMIZED DESKTOP IT ROCKS COMPLETELY!. DEC 07 Computer Backup If you have taken good care of your computer then you know what you have to do to keep it running smoothly. It has to be cleaned regularly so there isn't any dirt and dust on it. It ...more

How To : Fix the Vista power button

The shutdown button in Windows Vista doesn't actually shut down your computer. Watch this helpful computer tutorial video to learn how to fix your Vista power button so it does shut down your computer.

How To : Fix a sticky mouse

This video shows you how to fix a sticky computer mouse. Probably one of the most infuriating issues surrounding computers, never let your mouse get sticky again! Fix a sticky mouse. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Fix or recover a corrupt Windows registry

Learn how to fix or recover a corrupt windows registry following the steps outlined in this video tutorial. To begin, take the hard drive out of the computer with the corrupted registry and connect to another computer. To find the files you need to replace go to Start and My C ...more

How To : Remove viruses from your computer

Look at this video tutorial to see how to remove viruses from your computer if you live in Charlotte, or anywhere else in the world. This will help you remove viruses from your computer yourself, without paying mega bucks to get it fixed. You'll see how to get a free virus sca ...more

How To : Fix a frozen iPod

In this video, we learn how to fix a frozen iPod. This is for when you are getting a "do not disconnect" message from your iPod while using iTunes or any other program with your iPod. To do this, you need to hold down the top of the wheel and the middle of the wheel simultaneo ...more

How To : Fix a slow Mac

Is your Mac running slow? If yes, then the instructor in this video shows just how to diagnose and fix it. It is not an uncommon problem that a Mac begins to get slow with time. Though there are a million different things that can slow down a computer and it is never easy to p ...more

How To : Remove the Security Tool virus

This video shows you how to easily remove the Security Tool virus. The first thing you have to do is restart you computer. Once restarted, immediately hold down CTRL+ALT+DEL. In the Task Manager you should see: Security Tool. Quickly end it now. The virus is temporarily disabl ...more

News : First Things First

Welcome to Compute & Conquer! This article may seem a little basic. We all have an idea of what a computer is but the fundamentals are necessary. Without knowing how something works, how can we determine a problem and find a solution when something goes awry? Way too often, I ...more

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