How come my laptop cannot get on the Internet after dropping it? 

by on December 31, 2010

Q: I watched my daughters laptop fall from the kitchen counter to the hardwood floor ..a full 36″ and upon inspection seemed only a tiny piece chipped off the front left corner ..part of the black glass that would be at the top left of the screen,about the size of large fingernail clipping(eww,gross analogy)…the computer was off when it fell.When we turned it on it worked ,but then my daughter said she couldn’t log onto the internet!!!!! Hep HP Pavillion entertainment Pc just 6 months old !!!!!It took us three years to save for,so now i am hoping someone will tell us that it can be repaired or what might be wrong and where to take it..we bought it off and i doubt they warantee that?


How come I cannot get my video from my Aser Aspire 4520 to my Sony Vega via an S-Video cable? 

by on December 30, 2010

Q: I am trying to get video (tv, movie etc.) from my Aser Aspire 4520 to my TV a Sony Vega via S Video connectors and cable. I use the FN + F5 and nothing happens. What else must I do?


How do I get my older laptop to work with my new wireless N router? 

by on December 29, 2010

Q: Need help getting older laptop to recognize new wireless router. HP model NC6220, with network card Intel 2200G/B, cannot find home wireless network using Netgear Wireless-N 150 router. Other laptops work just fine with new wireless router. Does HP laptop need updated to find “N” network? I have router set to mixed b/g/n mode.


How do I connect my laptop without an HDMI connection to my TV with an HDMI connection? 

by on December 28, 2010

Q: How to connect my Dell laptop to the TV. Laptop does not have HDMI port. TV has HDMI.


What is a good small laptop with good screen resolution? 

by on December 18, 2010

Q: I bought a Toshiba Satellite T210 or T230,,,can’t remember. Anyhow, after spending some time on it, my eyes were very blurry. I had to return it.

I would like a small laptop but need something with good screen resolution. Any suggestions?


Is there a way to bypass the wifi switch on my HP Pavilion tx1000 laptop? 

by on December 16, 2010

Q: I have an HP Pavilion tx1000 laptop with Vista OS. The switch for the wifi antenna is broken and I cannot access my wireless network.

My question is: Is there a way to bypass the switch using the OS or some software or do I need to replace the switch?


Why does my laptop connect to the wireless network in one room but not another? 

by on December 15, 2010

Q: My laptop connects to my wireless router when it is in the same room, when I move the laptop into another room the signal is poor and 99% of the time will not connect to the router? Why is this?


How come I have problems with overheating after dropping my laptop? 

by on December 15, 2010

Q: I dropped my dell inspiron 15r laptop about a foot onto the ground. Physically it looks fine, and sounds normal. It has been having some trouble with over heating, but usually works great. It will turn on fine, but will load differently (has 2 simpler, less “presnetable” loading screens) it will get to the screen where I put my password onto the computer, and everything looks good, including background, except for the user picture, username bar and password bar never show up. Also, the screen doesn’t turn off when I close the screen. I’ve tried taking the battery out and putting it back it, but that doesn’t seem to be the problem. Also, about half the time a screen comes up that says a file (it says something along the line of PXE and family file, not quite sure) has either been disconnected or can’t be used. What could be the problem, and how can it be fixed?


How do I find the IP address for my stolen laptop from my home computer? 

by on December 15, 2010

Q: How do I find the IP address for my stolen laptop from my home computer?


Can I get a power cord for my Dell laptop at a computer store or do I have to get it from Dell? 

by on December 14, 2010

Q: I have a Dell laptop and it is not charging. I think the power cord is bad. Do I have to buy one from Dell or can I get one at a computer store?