How to Use My Laptop

How To : Get Free Internet on Your Laptop from Your Phone

Tethering your Android phone basically turns it into a mobile hotspot, allowing you to funnel a 3G or 4G internet connection from your phone into your PC or laptop via USB. As you might expect, phone carriers brought the hammer down in an effort to stop users from getting arou ...more

How To : Make Your Laptop Theft Proof

The dreaded moment you hope never happens—someone has stolen your laptop. You could have private information, pictures, or even private information belonging to the company you work for, all lost forever. It can cause you pain, money, or even a job. There are paid services th ...more

How To : Hack a dead laptop battery

Is your laptop not holding a charge anymore? Don't buy a new one, hack the old one! Laptop batteries can cost upwards of a hundred dollars, but with new lithium batteries and some soldering tools, the new one works just as well. Watch this video computer circuitry tutorial and ...more

How To : Connect your laptop to your DJ mixer

This video shows you how to connect your laptop to your mixer. First you will need two different sound sources from your laptop to your mixer. This is so that you can use all of your mixer functions on two different channels. The way to do this is to run a 1/8" RCA cable chann ...more

How To : Connect your laptop to your TV

Tired of squinting over your laptop? There are several ways to turn a big-screen TV into your new computer monitor and enjoy video games, web content, and photos like never before. Step 1: Connect with S-Video First, connect a video cable. For PC users, an easy option is an S ...more

How To : 9 Tips for Maximizing Your Laptop's Battery Life

Whether you just got a brand new laptop or you've had an old notebook for several years, it's in your best interest to maximize your laptop battery life so you get the most out of your computer. Make sure you "work" the juice in your laptop batteries by unplugging your laptop ...more

How To : Turn your laptop hard drive into a USB drive

Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to turn your laptop hard drive into an external USB drive. This hack is fairly easy to perform, all it requires for you to know is where to locate the laptop's hard drive for extraction. You'll also have to purchase a USB h ...more

How To : Use Dropbox to Track and Locate Your Stolen Laptop

I recently had my iPhone stolen at public park and did everything I could to locate it, but with Find My iPhone disabled (I know, what an idiot) and no exact address to give to the police, I had about a .00000001 percent chance of getting it back. Maybe if it was an Android p ...more

How To : Replace a laptop CMOS battery

In this video, we learn how to replace a laptop CMOS battery. First, turn the laptop upside down and remove the screws around the panel you need inside. Set these aside and then pry the top up with a flat screwdriver. Now you will see the CMOS battery, remove this with the tab ...more

How To : Fix laptop screen scratches

You paid a lot of money for and now your worried your computer screen is ruined with scratches. Just open up your bathroom cabinet and you will find everything you need to get your trusty computer screen shining like new. Getting rid of scratches on your laptop is easy with a ...more

How To : Use an old laptop battery for other things

Batteries are fairly expensive. There are a few tricks you can use, storing seeming depleted batteries in the fridge, etc. Take a look at this instructional video and learn how to use a battery from an old broken laptop for other things. The batteries in this video are 18650 b ...more

How To : Connect a laptop to a TV using an S-video cable

Have a laptop and a TV? Want to use your laptop on the bigger screen? Well, here's how. This video offers the viewers a detailed step by step explanation on how to connect their laptop to their TV and to use their TV as their new laptop screen. More specifically, this video of ...more

How To : Connect your laptop or PC to an LCD or Plasma TV

Have you ever wanted to play on your computer on your Plasma TV? If so, this is the video for you. This tutorial teaches you how to use the Plasma TV as your computer screen. With its simple instructions and detailed explanations, you will learn how to turn your Plasma TV into ...more

How To : Use Canon EOS 7D remote shooting software on a laptop

Your new Canon EOS 7D camera will come with a free remote shooting option. In this video, learn all about this shooter and how to control it on your laptop. You will get a step by step walkthrough as well as an explanation of the feature's pro's and con's.

How To : Clean Your Laptop Keyboard Completely

Is your keyboard on your laptop getting a bit sticky? Have years of sweaty fingers and bits of lunch found there way down between the keys? Is there moss growing out of there? Panic no more. This video will show you how to clean your laptop's keyboard completely. In order to ...more

How To : Replace a space bar on a Dell laptop keyboard

Is the spacebar on your keyboard out of whack? This simple video will show you how to re-seat it in less than two minutes. Start by using your fingers (or a small screwdriver or spudger if needed) to gently pry up along the top of the spacebar, working from one direction to an ...more

How To : Clean the keyboard on a Dell laptop

A laptop keyboard can collect a lot of dust, dirt, and breadcrumbs. In this tutorial, we learn how to clean out your laptop keyboard. Start off by removing the casing from around your laptop, making sure not to unplug any wires. You will need a screwdriver to remove the screw. ...more

How To : Custom spraypaint your project, laptop, or PC

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 custom spray p ...more

How To : Clean your laptop's keyboard by removing the keys

In this video DavidDaGeek shows how to clean your keyboard by removing your keys, but to be careful when doing this. Put your finger underneath a key and just pull it off. Don't break the piece that holds the key in place though! he starts at the shift key and works to the lef ...more

How To : Connect your laptop to your TV

If you want to use your sweet new 40" TV as your monitor instead of your laptop, here's how to do it. This quick how-to video walks you through the steps to have you up and running and checking email BIG time in no time.

HowTo : Convert Your Old Laptop into a Projector

Wish you had $1000 to throw down for a projector? Well, if you have an old laptop lying around instead, here is a simple way to cheaply build your own digital projector. Lifehacker posts a HowTo excerpted from DIYer Randy Sarafan's 62 Projects to Make with a Dead Computer: (An ...more

HowTo : Bound and Gagged Laptop Hack

Bondage isn't just for sex acts. If you got a coil of spare rope hanging around, and your out one messenger bag, here's a knot tying tutorial for a quick, wearable harness. (P.S. it works quite well with large objects, too).

How To : Fix a HP tx1000 laptop black screen with a penny

If your HP tx1000 tablet PC is stuck on a black screen, you are not alone. The HP tx1000 tablet has a defective NVIDIA chip which sometimes causes the laptop to get stuck at a black screen and not boot over time. This often happens (conveniently) after your 1 year warranty end ...more

How To : Use a laptop computer

In this video series, learn from computer specialist Don Procunier how to use laptop computers. Explore the difference between laptops and desktops, the advantages and disadvantages of buying a laptop, how to buy a laptop, how USB ports work on laptops, different features on l ...more

How To : Emulate a Wii with your laptop or PC

A tutorial on how to turn your laptop or desktop PC into a Wii, for under $50, and in less than 10 minutes. Note* this will not play actual Nintendo Wii games but will allow you to use the Wii modality to play PC games and games made specifically for this setup. For more deta ...more

How To : DJ with your PC or Mac laptop

DJing with your laptop computer requires a combination of specialized hardware and software. This video tutorial demonstrates how to DJ with your laptop computer, using both a Mac and PC system. From the audio output jack, connect your laptop to an amplifier, then to your mixe ...more

How To : Use Virtual DJ with a laptop, DJ|iO & a mixer

In this brief video tutorial, the host show you how to mix songs and DJ using Virtual DJ. He recommends that you use a laptop with a minimum of four gigs of ram, have a version of Virtual DJ 5.0 or higher, have a mixer readily available, and have your own DJIO machine with the ...more

How To : Turn an Apple laptop into a wireless hotspot

Looking a way to share a wired Internet connection? With an Apple computer, it's easy! So easy, in fact, that this home computing how-to from the folks at CNET TV can present a complete (and somewhat talky) overview of the process in just under a minute's time. For the specifi ...more

How To : Make a digital picture frame from a Dell laptop

This is a laptop disassembly of a Dell Inspirion 7000, for the making of a digital picture frame. Watch this three-part video to make you the coolest kid on the block. See the disassembly in part one, the LCD retainer in part two, and the system board back panel in part three. ...more

How To : Install memory in a Compaq Presario laptop

Learn how to upgrade your RAM memory for a typical laptop or notebook computer. In this example, we show you how to install memory in a Compaq Presario laptop. Upgrading your laptop memory is easy to do and an inexpensive way to improve the performance of your laptop. This vi ...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 : Get content from your laptop to display on your TV

It's easier than ever to get display content on your laptop to show up on your TV screen. If you're willing to pay, you can set up a wireless connection. But you can achieve the same effect with a much less expensive HDMI cable. Then adjust the resolution in Control Panel!

How To : Set up Xbox Live using a laptop and ethernet cable

This video shows you how to set up XBox Live using a laptop and Ethernet cable. The materials you will need are an Ethernet cable, an Xbox 360, and a laptop or desktop computer. First, you will need to connect your computer to your wireless network. Next, you must connect your ...more

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