Category Archives: Laptop DIY

DIY – How to Make a Laptop Stand from a Coat Hanger!

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Here’s a great way to make a freestanding laptop stand from a coat hanger.  What a great idea, you can essentially go anywhere there’s a coat hanger and make one of these.

At the moment I am living in Beijing China and plan to be moving to Taiwan in a few months. So I am not too interested in buying much more furniture. However I notice that laptop screen being rather low tend to make me hunch over even more then I do with a desktop computer. So I bent up a coat hanger to prop up my laptop and decided to make my first instructable in t

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Eee PC Hack – How to Install Eee PC on your Car Dashboard!

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Some Russian modder has installed his Eee PC on his dashboard, replacing the car navigation/stereo system altogether.

You can take a look at the pics here and also some instructions here.

Russian Eee PC 701 owner decided that his netbook would look better in his car’s dashboard than on h

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DIY Plywood Laptopcase!

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Here’s a DIY Plywood laptop case that might hide your laptop in a discreet way so burglars won’t even think there’s a laptop inside it.  Of course, I’d probably stick with regular ol’ foam and textile laptop bag but if you have carpenter skills, I don’t see why not you can’t make one of these for your home or even for brief travels to the office.

The laptop case is formed from two bend panels of plywood which slide along one another to encase the laptop computer.The case is lined with cork to provide addit

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Dell Inspiron Mini 9 Hack – How to install a seamless GPS unit!

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If you got a Dell Inspiron Mini 9 and you want to use your netbook as a GPS navigation system, you can do so easily by installing a GPS unit right by your bluetooth internals.

I started by tearing the Mini down and seeing if it was even possible. Luckily, there’s a bit of space around where the Bluetooth adapter is located. It wasn’t much, but it looked like enough, so I ordered

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How to get 20% off HP Laptops and any Laptops bought on eBay!

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By making use of Microsoft’s Live Search cashback program, you can easily get 20% off HP laptops and stuff bought on eBay.

One you enter your e-mail address, you will get the following:

There, now you can buy stuff for 20% less.  This should be great for any major purchases you make online.

I started my search at Live.com and searched for “cheap” along with some product name; I tried a few variations such as “cheap wii”

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Eee PC Hack – How to Make Windows XP get along with SSD (Solid State Drives)!

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Here’s a good Eee PC hack that will allow you to run your Windows XP faster with SSDs.  This could probably apply to any netbook with SSDs.

Cheaper SSD drives like our Core V1 and Core V2 series have limitations with random writes filling up the write buffer on the drive and causing the SATA controller to pause while this is flushed. The reason for this is Nand MLC drives at present have to erase before they write…hence you get added latency. So every bit written to the drive has to be preceded by a bit erased, the drive can not write

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DIY – How to Run OS X on your Dell Mini 9 Netbook!

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Here’s a really cool DIY on how to run OS X on your Dell Mini 9 Netbook!  I guess this would be a cheap way of acquiring a MacBook really.

The steps to Leopard-ize the mini are actually quite simple and easy to follow. After you download the slipstreamed ISO and burn the 3.2GB ISO to a DVD you boot up the Dell mini off a external DVD drive (Press 0 (Zero) at the BIOS screen) and installed Leopard as usual.

via engadget,

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30 Cool Acer Aspire One Hacks!

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Here’s a cool list of hacks for the Acer Aspire One netbooks:

Software Hacks Linpus Advanced Mode Minimise Color Banding in X11 Quieter Fan Speed up SSD Access

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Antec will provide DIY Laptop Parts!

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Although building a laptop from scratch isn’t as common as building a PC, Antec is going to be bringing us more DIY laptop parts for those of us who can.

Fremont, CA – August 19, 2008 – Antec, Inc., the leading global provider of high-performance components for the gaming, PC Upgrade and Do-It-Yourself markets, today announced that it is launching a new line of standard components for the mobile computing market. These interchangeable components-known as common building blocks and developed according to a common set of specificati

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Laptop DIY – Customize Laptop Skins for your Notebook!

Customized Laptop Skins for your Notebook!

Customized Laptop Skins for your Notebook!

Schtickers Designer website is a real scheek website where you can upload your own photoshopped image and order a customized laptop skin for your notebook.

The Schtickers Laptop Skin Lab provides all the basic functions necessary for you to upload your own images and add text/graphics.  Above is my poor attempt using a too-small logo.  Make sure to use high-resolution files for the best laptop skins.

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