Maintenance and Repair

How to Clean the Dust from Your Pavilion G7 2320dx

How to Clean the Dust from Your Pavilion G7 2320dx
Edit Article The Pavilion g7 2320dx fan seems to blow more and more often, maybe even constantly. It's cool to think there's spyware using all the CPU cycles, but probably there's just dust in the heat exchanger. This is an EXPERT level project.Steps

How to Clear up Unnecessary Files on Your Linux PC

How to Clear up Unnecessary Files on Your Linux PC
Edit Article Using a free program designed to find unnecessary files on your Linux PC and delete them.StepsDownload the program "kleansweep" fromhttp://kde-apps.org/content/show.php?content=28631.You could also use a package manager such as Syna

How to Recover Deleted Files from Your Computer

How to Recover Deleted Files from Your Computer
Edit Article If you've deleted a critical file, it may seem at first that it's gone forever. If you act quickly, though, you may be able to recover that file and return it to its rightful place on your hard drive. Recover deleted files from your comp

How to Calibrate Your Monitor

How to Calibrate Your Monitor
Edit Article In order to see images the way they were intended to be seen, your monitor might need to be calibrated. If you're a web designer, digital photographer, or graphic professional, this is especially important. You don't want to spend hours

How to Reboot a Crashed Windows Computer

How to Reboot a Crashed Windows Computer
Edit Article A computer crashing can mean several things. It may indicate a serious hardware or software problem, or could just be the result of running an unstable program. Either way, diagnosing your PC and finding out the source of the crash goes

How to Remove Scratches from a Phone Screen

How to Remove Scratches from a Phone Screen
Edit Article Now that touchscreens and smartphones have become the norm, it's never been so common for phones to get scratched. Scratches can range from a cosmetic grievance to a full-blown wreck of your device, depending on the severity and placemen

How to Format a Hard Disk

How to Format a Hard Disk
Edit Article Formatting a hard drive allows you to use it on your computer to store files and install programs on. The format you choose for the drive determines the drive's compatibility. Formatting a drive will erase all of the data currently on th

How to Repair Windows Without Formatting

How to Repair Windows Without Formatting
Edit Article If you've ever did something wrong to you computer, but don't want to start over from scratch, read on!StepsNavigate to the System Restore page in the control panel.Do this in safe mode. To get to safe mode, restart your machine, keep ta

How to Overclock a Graphics Card

How to Overclock a Graphics Card
Edit Article Are you trying to get the best performance from your favorite games without shelling out the cash for a new graphics card? Overclocking can give you significant performance benefits, but there are some serious risks involved as well. Any

How to Assemble an APC RBC7 Smart UPS Battery

How to Assemble an APC RBC7 Smart UPS Battery
Edit Article Every year, many UPS units are thrown out due to dead batteries. 700VA/XL to 1500VA size APC Smart-UPS's are high quality units and battery replacement is economical if you assemble your own battery pack. With a bit of work, you can repl

How to Unbrand Your Browser

How to Unbrand Your Browser
Edit Article Do you use Microsoft Internet Explorer (IE) and find that your title bar plays host to your ISP or another company's brand name? Some ISPs will brand IE upon install, while some less reputable sites will affix their name or advertisement

How to Tell Which Way Round a Diode Should Be

How to Tell Which Way Round a Diode Should Be
Edit Article A diode is a two terminal electronic device which conducts current in one direction and blocks current in the opposite direction. A diode can also called a rectifier, which converts AC to DC. Since diodes are essentially "one-way",

How to Recover Deleted Pictures

How to Recover Deleted Pictures
Edit Article When you delete pictures on computer running Microsoft Windows or on a memory card, the link to the data disappears, but the data still remains until overwritten by new files. If you act quickly, you may be able to successfully recover d

How to Fix Bent Pins on a CPU

How to Fix Bent Pins on a CPU
Edit Article A CPU is both a critical and fragile piece of hardware. A drop to the floor or a failed attempt at mounting can easily result in bent pins. Bent pins will prevent the CPU from seating normally and likely cause hardware errors in your com
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