Category Archives: Laptop DIY

Take apart a laptop in ten steps!

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For most of us replacing the battery or upgrading the RAM is the limit for DIY computer maintenance, but if a group of Stanford University have their way that taking apart a laptop could become just as simple as changing the ink cartridge in a printer.

The Bloom Laptop Concept is a design that allows the laptop to be taken apart in ten easy steps, yes it was ten and they did say easy!

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Asus gets an unofficial keyboard mod

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Check this Asus Eee PC 701 4G, this was one of the computers that started the whole netbook industry and now it is setting the trend with a keyboard mod that has been designed to help out users that somehow forget what function keys have been put in there for.

Well actually, it has been designed to show the user exactly where the function keys are and what they are for, which is handy

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Qualcomm to launch Mirasol next year

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The Mirasol displays from Qualcomm have been around almost a year now, the prototypes were seen at the CES 2010, but it seems that the company is still nowhere near to releasing the final product, with the latest prediction being early next year, which is a bit disappointing.

The Mirasol uses a low power option as so would be interesting for users that do a lot of travelling etc and require the battery to last the d

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How to fix that glossy finish

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When laptop and netbook manufacturers first brought out the high gloss finish it seemed to be cool and many consumers went out of their way to get their fix of gloss. However, it soon became apparent that this was a terrible mistake, the glossy lids soon became an annoying feature as fingerprints, and just about any other mark began to show up on the lid.

So if you have a glossy lid and wished that you had

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Pixel Qi improved screen

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Pixel Qi are the firm that provides DIY kits to netbook owners, are currently only offering a ten inch version of the kit. However, following an announcement recently it appears that they are working on a seven inch screen version that will be out during the first half of 2011, although the company will have a display model out before the end of the year.

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DIY Tablets

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When you look at a tablet, there really is not much in there when it comes to components etc, it seems that this has given some people ideas and the age of the home made tablet is about the dawn.

Check this out, it is a tablet mod created by SP1KEZ a contributor to Eeeuser. He has created this tablet with the help of an old Asus Eee PC 1000HD and we thought that they had all disappeared!

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Glowing Keyboard Stickers

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This is a product that I could do with, as I seem to have this problem where the “A” disappears from the keyboard, it is the only key that it happens to so these glowing keyboard stickers would be ideal. They are easy to use and remove without leaving behind any glue; they can be cut down to fit almost any keyboard.

Here are the features and facts for the glowing keyboard stickers:

•High quality fluorescent print reflects any ambient source – no matter how small.

•Eases eye fatigue while typing in low-light levels.

•Matte surface that is pleasant

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Its Time To Clean UP

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If there is one thing that has to be cleaned regularly it is the computer and one of the best times to do this is the spring when it warm and bright and everything feels fine. One product guaranteed to get into those parts that other dusters cannot reach is the NINJA, this is a can of compressed air that keeps hidden parts of the computer free from dust.

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ASUS UL30 Series – How to Fix Brightness if Cannot Be Changed from Resume!

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I just got an alert from one of my readers that they cannot change brightness on their ASUS UL30Vt after a resume. The same thing has been happening to my ASUS UL30Vt but I found a quick fix over at ASUS’s download page, the BIOS update fixes the issue.

BIOS 210 Solve the bug of the brightness can not be changed after resume from S3 in iGPU mode.

You can go download the latest BIO

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The Bluetooth Caller ID Watch

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Get this watch and while your cell phone is safely tucked away, you will be alerted via Bluetooth as to who is calling you.

The watch has a neat little LED display that acts as the caller ID, that way when the phone rings you simply have to look at the watch to see whose calling instead of fumbling around in your bag or pocket.

Product details of the Bluetooth watch with caller ID display:

•Displays caller name and/or number on screen (some phones only display number)

•A text icon will appear when receiving text message (please note – this feature only

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