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Another lost newbie...

Dear all,Im searching for buying my first laptop. I do have a computer at home and one at my office but since Ill graduate this year I would need a laptop. Ill usage it essentially for Office apps (teaching with PowerPoint) but also simulations with Matlab and editing with SWP. I also need it for...
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IBM T41P black screen - shuts down

Got a IBMT41P and suddenly it shuts down to black screen while using it. I attempted the following:- start up with windows computer cdresult: full installation and Probably to request a restorepoint. second day, it went black.- external screenno result- start up in dockingstationno result- start up and...
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apple/PC

Hello Everyone,Just wondered if somebody could suggest me out with some info. I admire the design of all the Apple laptops (Powerbook G)but am put off by the fact that I won\'t be able to run as broad a range of software as on traditional windows based computers. I wish to find out whether there are...
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Notebook buy (not US citizen) Dell

Hello everybody,I hope You will be able to solution my problems, thank You in advance.I live in POland, due to the awesome prices You got for notebooks I decided to get one. My friend will be coming next week to Miami for regarding 10 days and will buy one.I almost decided that I wish Dell Inspiron 8600,...
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video editing laptop

Hello!,Looking to get a laptop to do some basic editing while I'm on the road. Probably end up using Sony's Vegas 5 as the editing software.Once edited will burn to DVD. So, I will need a DVD burner in it.I searched some posts of regarding 5 months back and thought the laptop scene probably has...
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help me find a notebook please

I wish some thing under 4 poundsat least 5 hour battery lifeand quiet, I don't wish to hear a thingIt'll be used for each thing but gaming:I will do some webpaging (macromedia along with flash), which will probably include minimal graphic design possessions, and mostly a lot of coding in C, C++ and...
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Will region free software work in QuickPlay mode ?

Hello,I'm planning to buy a laptop in the HP dv100 or 1100 series. Those laptops have the attractive feature of QuickPlay. i\'ve DVD from both US and Europe which I wish to run on this. This means that i\'ve DVDs from differnt regions and different color coding (NTSC and PAL).Can I run those on...
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Need Help Installing New Hard Drive

Hello, I now got my new hard drive today and I'm having some troubles.I took the old drive out and put in the new one. Now I turn on my computer with the System Restore CD in, but it doesn\'t go into System Restore... instead it tells this:First it tells:"Initializing MBA. Press Ctrl+Alt+b to...
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Laptop recommendations?

Hello. Im searching to buy a new high end laptop/notebook (two names for the same thing, or is there a dissimilarity?) willing to start a degree in multimedia computing. Does anybody have some recommendations re which are the better makes? Acer look good & rate wise they examine well with other makes of...
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Notebook memory configurations

I had a disturbing knowledge after buying an HP Pavilion notebook and attempted to upgrade the memory. The particular model I bought is configured with 512MB of memory. I was going to upgrade to 1 GB by buying a 512MB card with the assumption that there was a 512MB card already installed. After...
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dv1000 n mew toshiba m35xs309 only cost $799

this is the new Circuit city deal the $is very low examine to dv1000 suggest me to determine
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Can hardly see anything on IBM Thinkpad LCD - Real dark

IBM Thinkpad 600E, Windows XP Pro. Laptop boots up correctely but the picture on the LCD is very, very dim. Can hardly notice. If I shine a flaslight on the screen can notice the computer, and many more to log on windows or closed down. Tried moving the brightness slide bar; it doesn't alter anything. Push the Fn...
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Compaq X6000 vs HP zd7000

This is what i know... X6000 is same as ZD8000 with the 128MB ATI Mobility Radeon graphics card, but HP does offer a 256MB dedicated which is faster than the X600 card, but it comes with a a lot of rate tag so the ZD8000 is definitely out of the problem.So my problem is to you guys and gals.. Is the...
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I need your help! Zipping up for my first laptop.

Call me paranoid, but I wish my first notebook to start off without some hitches and maximum performance. I'm asking all of you well seasoned laptop owners to suggest me of all the little tips and tricks you've learned in dealing with laptops. Posting sites to other posts/discussions is big...
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Help: Build a Custom Notebook

I\'m a computer geek but on PCs. I\'m regarding to buy some kind of power notebook but I find processors and terminology I\'m not familiar with. I\'m hoping some notebook gurus can point me in the right supervision. My budget $2000.00 New is cool. Refurb is OK. My brand of comfort and knowledge...
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How to find the CMOS jump at the motherboard on IBM Thinkpad

Hello guys,I'm having a trouble with my thinkpad IBM. I crete a password at the BIOS installed so, at the start up procedure my computer ask for a password but isn't accepting the one that I generated. How can I reset that using a jump in the mainboard? Can you give me some reference where can I find it? Also...
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dell Inspiron 110

I now got this laptop, and it has celeron 2.2 but i was wondering if willl take a p4 mobile or p4 computer cpu?
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Audio Out on Samsung Laptop

Hello all,i\'ve a trouble with my laptop's headphone socket. When I plug my aux cable into it to run the sound by way of my amp, the sound from the laptop speakers doesn\'t cut out. The sound is going by way of the amp as usual, but is also coming from the laptop. Any ideas? My warranty ran out...
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ideas for a new notebook

hi everybody,i'm a newcomer, planning to go in for my first notebook/laptop. i'm a doctor so my basic necessities are for word processing and power point presentations and storage of journal articles (pdf files and word docs) - a lot of archives. planning to usage it for quick consultation on the...
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HP Pavilion Notebook - 5000Z vs. 5000T

Deciding between these 2 notebooks.5000Z has 2mb max memory vs. 1mb in 5000T5000Z only has 4200 rpm hard disk vs. 5400 in 5000T5000Z has AMD Athlon 64 3200+ processor vs. Pentium(R) 4 3E w/HTPrice dissimilarity not an point for me.I wish the better overall computer and better performance.Will usage general...
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Gateway 4540 GZ

This one looks like it has a lot to offer.Any one has experienced it and what are your \'s comments ?
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Dell Inspirion 2500 Memory

Hello - can anybody tell me how finicky Dell laptops are in terms of memory upgrades? This particular model runs PC100 and I wish to take it up to 512mb. Nevertheless, two sticks of 256mb appear to be actually expensive (I normally buy at Crucial.com). In searching at eBay, there appear to be lots of this kind...
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HP Pavilion ZT3200 Display ?

First of all, i\'ve had my notebook for a year with quite no troubles. HP Pavilion ZT3200, Windows XP Home (OEM), SP2. The Comcast Home Network is using a LinkSys cable modem/wireless router. I get excellent reception on my notebook and second PC.I now right now switched from a dial-up ISP to a...
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VAIO PCG-FX250: system doesn't find Memory upgrade. HELP.

Just retrieved my new memory upgrades (2 x 256 MB).Removed the old ones and installed the new ones - all by the book (even had the anti-static wristband . Turned on: it only shows 256 MB, and NOT 512MB as it's supposed to. The VAIO user guide suggests to repeat the action again if this occurs. I...
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...so now what? I really need some help and suggestions.

Okay, I'm regarding to graduate from college in May. I'm a website/graphic designer and once in a big while do minor 3D work.The University I attend made us lease 14" Apple iBooks, however since I'm no longer a full-time student, I'm not eligible to rent one. That's where my...
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1/9/04 to 1/16/04 Circuit City Kingston notebook RAM value!

Circuit City has 512mb 200pin notebook RAM for Kingston (check Kingston website for your \'s model notebook RAM type) in all 3 speeds: PC3200,PC2700 (333mhz) and PC2100 (266mhz) all for 79.99 after mail in rebate this week.Many notebooks right right now usage the PC2700 notebook RAM (like my HPZT3000/Compaq...
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Graphics card upgrade,mission impossible?

i\'ve a "built-to-order" laptop for regarding a year right now and i wish to upgrade the graphics card.The manufacturer is CLEVO and the old graphics card is Ati Mobility Radeon 9000.Im not a computer professional but as far as i know the graphics card is intergraded to the motherboard and the...
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Compaq Armada 700 rebuild help (simple ???'s)

These are probably some literally simple problems and I probably should have asked before I bought a unit to canabalize.My working M700 is barely working. Battery dead, been dropped a time or two and even with power source plugged in, it's constantly complaining that it's not having power and...
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Gateway Solo laptop & upgrade to XP Pro

i\'ve a Solo laptop (PIII, 512 mg ram) that came with W98 2nd ed on it.I wish to update the OS to XP Pro, and do a clean install rather an upgrade. (Clean install is an option for those who wish to go that route).My main problem is, "Do i\'ve to update the bios on this...
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Compaq E500 power problems

My Compaq E500 will not power up. When I attempt to turn it on the power light flashes 8 times. i\'ve tested my power supply and am having proper voltage from it. The battery hasn\'t been giving me some troubles as well and hasn\'t shown signs of failing.Any opinions would be welcomed.
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