How to Installing ASUS Eee PC 1215N Keyboard

Turn the power off and turn the netbook upside down.



Slide both battery catches together to release the battery.



Slide the battery out. Remove screws on the battery compartment.



Locate the memory compartment.



Using a Plastic Opening Tools, remove the screw rubber cover.



Remove the screw.



Use a Plastic Opening Tools near the screw hole to release the cover. Remove the cover



Using a Spudger, push both right and left metal clip to release one of the RAM module.



Slide out the RAM module. Do the same with the second RAM module if necessary.



Remove the screws as necessary. For top cover removing, only remove the 2 bottom screws. For Keyboard removing, remove all 4 screws. The one short screw paterns to uper left screw hole directly on the PCB.



Use a Plastic Opening Tools to release the top cover. Start from the left side. Go around on the bottom. Finish with the right side.



The top cover is still connected to the PCB with the touchpad ribbon. Handle it carefully.





Carefully slide the top cover to the bottom in order to see the touchpad connector on the PCB.



Use a Spudger to slide the conector attachment black part and release the ribbon from the PCB. Now you can remove the top cover



Make sure that the two upper screws inside the RAM compartment are removed before to continue. Remove the keyboard 4 screws on the bottom.



Use a Plastic Opening Tools to release the keyboard clips on the left and right side.





At this step, the keyboard is still maintained with double-sided tape between the keyboard underside and the metallic PCB protector. Carefully slide a Spudger between the keyboard underside and the metallic PCB protector near the center/right at the bottom. Use the spudger as a lever to release the keyboard from the metallic PCB protector. The keyboard is still connected to the PCB with a ribbon. Handle it carefully.



Carefully slide the keyboard to the top in order to see the ribbon connector on the PCB.



Use a Spudger to slide the connector attachment black part and release the ribbon from the PCB.  Now you can remove the asus eee pc 1215n keyboard.



Reverse the procedure to install your new Asus eee pc 1215n keyboard.


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Review Asus G72GX Gaming Notebook

Hot Gamer?

Asus releases the optically and technically slightly refreshed successor to its G71GX, the G72GX, to the market. Asus (still) waivers on Intel’s new Core i7 architecture and uses, as afore, the “old” Core 2. We grabbed the top model, the G72GX-TY014V, straightaway and checked if the Core 2 Quad Q9000 and the GeForce GTX 260M are still fit for the upper-league.

Asus G72GX Notebook

Currently there are several G72GX models available, whereas these only differ in the processor, the hard disk capacity and the drive. The buyer gets the best of the bargain with the G72GX-TY013V. There is a Core 2 Duo P8700 (2.52 GHz), a 500 GByte sized hard disk and a “normal” DVD burner included for about 1400 euro. For 100 euro more, you can get the G72GX-TY009V. It has a Core 2 Duo T9600 (2.80 GHz), a 640 GByte hard disk capacity (2x 320 GBytes) and a BluRay drive. In return, you can acquire the G72GX-TY011V for about the same price, that is around 1500 euro (mainly in Austria). This has a Core 2 Quad Q9000 (2.00 GHz), two 500 GByte hard disks and also a BluRay drive. The G72GX-TY012V for 1500 euro and the G72GX-TY010V for 1600 euro are primarily similar to the TY009V but have a hard disk capacity of 1000 GBytes (2x 500 GBytes). Our prototype G72GX-TY014V with a Core 2 Quad Q9000, two 320 GByte hard disks and BluRay drive also costs about 1600 euro.

All models have a 17.3 inch display with a resolution of 1600 x 900, a 6144 MByte DDR2-6400 RAM and Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit in common. Both use the Nvidia GeForce GTX 260M graphic card, with one GByte GDDR3 VRAM.


Already at first sight, the constructional and optical relationship to the forerunner model G71GX, and the little brother, G60VX can be seen. Asus shows itself to be as experiment-eager as ever as to the color and the G72GX thus doesn’t gleam in a striking red/black (G71GX) or white/black (G60VX), but in a more dignified dark blue/black. The G72GX isn’t as flagrant but should comply with the taste of a larger target group. As usual, Asus uses high-gloss plastic that can scratch easily on the one hand and attracts smudge quickly on the other. The user quickly has the feeling that he hasn’t polished the G72GX for years: streaks and fingerprints no matter where you look.

A special feature of the case is its prudent illumination. The “Republic of Gamers” logo in the upper, and a fine bar in the lower area of the display lid have a blue light. However, the keyboard shines in pure white. This way you won’t ever lose sight of the input devices even in total darkness. If the user occasionally doesn’t want the illumination or would like to save a bit of energy, the keyboard’s light intensity can be controlled via an Fn-key combination. Basically, the workmanship barely gives any reason for complaint. There weren’t any flaws established, except for a hard edge on the side areas. We found the design of the G72GX was attractive, but not overwhelming.

However, the display lid’s stability proved to be not as nice. As in all gaming notebooks that Asus has launched onto the market recently, the horizontal display frame as well as the display lid’s center yields obviously. As a result, single image distortions can turn up. The notebook’s tray and upper side are considerably more stable. The case is steadfast even under greater pressure. Both hinges of the G72GX do their job without complaint and don’t force the case to swivel along. A few more facts: The G72GX has a proper weight of 4050 grams and a size of around 410 x 300 x 51 (width x depth x height) and therefore doesn’t really look compact



Asus is more than generous with interfaces. Alone the rear is aptly occupied with a DC-in, an HDMI and VGA out, an eSATA, a RJ-45 Gigabit LAN port and a Kensington lockTwo USB 2.0 ports andFirewire follow on the left (hidden behind a chic cover). Followed by an 8-in-1 cardreader, proficient of SD, mini SD, MMC, MS, MS Pro, MS Duo, MS Pro Duo, and XD. The left is completed with a BluRay combo drive. In return, the right has a 54mm slot for ExpressCards and a Bluetooth/WLAN slider (Bluetooth 2.1 und WLAN a/b/g/n). Three audio sockets (headphone, line-out, microphone/line in) and two further USB 2.0 ports are concealed behind a further cover. Thus, the G72GX bids a total of four USB 2.0 ports.

The interface distribution has been well-executed by Asus. Because there aren’t any ports in the front half of the sides, there aren’t any cables that may cause an obstruction. Due to the fact that the most important interfaces (network port, power supply and display connections) are on the rear, the sides basically remain unfettered. The user merely needs the lateral edges for connecting a mouse, a headset, or external loudspeakers.


Asus has once again stuffed the installation with dozens of programs and tools. Due to the notebook’s high efficiency, this barely has an impact on the system start and work velocity.

We’d like to present three representatives of the software configuration as an example: With support from the nicely executed “Control Deck” the display brightness, the volume and the display resolution, among others, can be controlled easily and intuitively. The program “Turbo Gear” makes additional energy saving strategies available, which can be changed with a simple push of a button. This time, Asus has foregone on a turbo mode that provides for a CPU overclocking in the G72GX. A smart decision if you look at the temperatures under load (more about this in the “Emissions” part). The Express Gate support can be classified as very practical. With ExpressGate, the user has the option of accessing various functions, such as email or instant messengers, within the shortest time and without having to wait long for the operating system to boot.


The included supplies in form of a backpack and a mouse probably will let the buyer jump for joy. The mouse is from Razer and listens to the name Copperhead. It’s perfectly suitable as a gaming mouse due to its high precision and also looks great with its blue light. The mouse is suitable for both lefties and righties due to its symmetrical form.

The G72GX black backpack (green/black for both G60VX and G60J) is enthralling with its red and grey accentuations and generally makes an excellent impression. The used materials look very (high) qualitative and the perfect manufacturing is beyond all doubt. Furthermore the backpack has a vast amount of storage possibilities and is therefore not only suitable for carrying the notebook.

Input Devices


In opposition to the supplies, the keyboard isn’t really a reason for exultation. The G72GX has aseparate numerical block and the majority of keys have a pleasant size, but the keyboard yields obviously in some places and the key pressure point is slightly indistinct. Also, the keys partly clatter at use, which doesn’t actually make a high-end impression. At least the keyboard layout sedates the tempers again. As usual, various comfort functions can be controlled via Fn key combinations. Among others, the volume and brightness control, sound muting, disabling the display and the touchpad and managing several displays and WLAN/Bluetooth.


Asus has dimensioned the G72GX’s touchpad surprisingly big. Therefore, together with the high precision, it’s exceptionally easy to cope with even longer distances via the mouse cursor. We didn’t find the touchpad’s knobby structure, as it is also used sometimes in Asus’ smallest ones like the EEE PC 1005HA, as pleasant though. Another problem: Because of the touchpad’s size, it often happens at gaming that you unintentionally move the mouse cursor or fire a shot. Talking about unintentionally: the touchpad supports numerous gestures that are sometimes triggered accidentally. This applies especially to the scroll and zoom function.

Both touchpad keys are made of one solid bar that have a good pressure point and provide a good acoustic feedback.


The G72GX’s 17.3 inch display has a 16:9 format, applies a resolution of 1600 x 900 and has anLED backlight. The display’s values turn out majorly unglamorous. The average luminosity of 213.1 cd/m2, as well as the black value of 1.15 cd/m2 is on a good level. In opposition to the (still) goodillumination of 76%, the contrast of 191:1 is fairly meager.

To us, the notebook seemed disappointingly pallid and colorless, especially in comparison to the displays of the recently tested notebooks Alienware M15x and mySN XMG7.c. Main point of critique is the intense reflections that make an outdoor use of the G72GX almost impossible. You have to consider the notebook’s positioning even indoors to be spared from annoying reflections.

A further flaw is the very restricted viewing angle stability. Whilst these are just still okay on the horizontal plane, they lead to color deviations and brightness differences already at the slightest viewing angle alteration. No matter how we tilted the display, one half of the screen was always grayish. That what is rather insignificant in office mode proves to be tremendously disturbing at gaming or a cozy movie night at the very latest.

Viewing angles Asus G72GX
Viewing angles Asus G72GX


Whilst the majority of more expensive gaming notebooks use Intel’s new Core i7 architecture in the meantime, Asus stays loyal to the old Core 2 architecture, at least in the G72GX. Hence, a Core 2 Quad Q9000 is employed as the CPU. This quad-core processor has a 6 MByte L2 cache, a 1066 MHz FSB and clocks with 2.00 GHz. The Q9000 is manufactured in a 45nm structure width and needs quite a lot of energy due to a TDP of 45 W.  The Q9000 is supported by an opulent 6144 MByte DDR2 RAM with 800MHz. Because the 64 bit variation of Windows 7 Home Premium is applied as the operating system, the entire memory capacity is available. The hard disk capacity is rather abundant. There are already two 320 GByte hard disks from Seagate in the G72GX.

The package is rounded off by Nvidia’s GeForce GTX 260M, which does its job as a graphic card. The GeForce GTX 260M is equipped with one GByte GDDR3 VRAM, 112 stream processors andPure Video HD technology. The latter helps the CPU compute high resolution video material. The GTX 260M is technically based on the G92b core (thus, the graphic card isn’t related to the desktop GTX 260), supports DirectX 10.0 and is manufactured in a 55nm procedure. Due to the high power consumption of up to 75 watts, the GTX 260M is only suitable for larger notebooks and/or notebooks with an efficient cooling system. The GeForce GTX 260M normally clocks with up to 550 MHz (core), 950 MHz (memory and 1375 MHz (shader). Asus has reduced the clock rate to 500 MHz(core), 800 MHz (memory) and 1250 MHz (shader), though. The reason would probably be, as already in the omitted Turbo Mode, the component’s considerable temperature development. We’ll look at how the missing MHz affects the system in the following graphic benchmarks.

But let’s start with the CPU-prone benchmarks. Intel’s Core 2 Quad Q9000 achieved a good 2426 points in single-core and a very good 8699 points in multi-core rendering in Cinebench R10. Nevertheless, a Core i7-720QM (as it’s used for example in Alienware M15x) tops this with 3388 points in single-core and 9959 points in multi-core rendering. In return, the difference in PCMark Vantage turns out lower with 5245 points (Q9000) to 5884 points (i7-720QM).

And now we’re already at the GPU-biased benchmarks. We use both a high-clocked GeForce GTX 260M (in the Alienware M15x) and the equal competitor card ATI Radeon HD 4850 (in the MSI GT725) for comparison, as also in the gaming benchmarks. The Radeon HD 4850 with 16496 points as well as a high-clocked GTX 260M with 16611 points show themselves considerably faster than the low-clocked GTX 260M in the G72GX with 12669 points in 3DMark05. The low-clocked GTX 260M with 9503 points and the Radeon HD 4850 are similarly fast in 3DMark06. Alienware M15x’s high-clocked GTX 260M surpasses both with help from its Core i7 processor with 11080 points though. The low-clocked GeForce GTX 260M with 4762 points to 5500 points of the Radeon HD 4850 and 5685 points of the high-clocked GeForce GTX 260M is at a disadvantage in 3DMark Vantage.

The values of both 320 GByte hard disks turn out quite similar. According to HD Tune, the averagetransfer rate is an excellent 72.2 – 75.7 MB/s. The access rate of an average 17.2 – 18.2 ms, as well as the adequate throughput rate of 76.8 – 78.2 MB/s could be better, though.

The CPU and the RAM received 6.9 points, the graphic card 6.7 points and the hard disk 5.9 pointsin Windows 7 performance index (maximum rating 7.9). Basically a good performance.

Users of external devices, such as sound cards, should consider the latencies under Windows. If these are too high, it can come to problems, for example sound crackling. The G72GX’s latencies remained mostly within a green field of under 500µ in the DPC Latency Checker tool, but the latency did shoot up to over 2000µs every now and again.

Generally, the given application performance is very good, even though it is rather a pity that Asus hasn’t used Intel’s Core i7 and a higher clocked GeForce GTX 260M, as performance is wasted this way. The case’s cooling capacity obviously sets limits here.

Gaming Performance

Our standard resolutions of 1024 x 768 and 1024 x 1024 as well as the display’s native resolution of 1600 x 900 were applied in the gaming benchmarks. We also tested only in high or very high details because the GTX 260M promises a good performance.


Let’s start with the most demanding game in our benchmark course first: Crysis. The Asus G72GX already had to struggle at a resolution of 1024 x 768 with high details and didn’t run consistently smooth with 30.7 fps in the CPU and 31.0 in the GPU benchmark. Both the MSI GT725 (Core 2 Duo P9500, Radeon HD 4850) with 41.0 fps in the CPU and 44.8 fps in the GPU runthrough, and theAlienware M15x (Core i7-720 QM, high-clocked GeForce GTX 260M) with 39.2 fps in the CPU and 41.9 fps in the GPU runthrough computed noticeably faster. The G72GX’s performance even broke down to a jolty 24.7 fps in the CPU and 24.5 fps in the GPU benchmark at a resolution of 1600 x 900.

Anno 1404

Due to the beautiful graphics, you could call Anno 1404 the Crysis of real time strategy. Therefore, the hardware demand in very high details and 4x AF isn’t to be scoffed at. The G72GX with its Core 2 Duo Q9000 and its GeForce GTX 260M does more than just well at a resolution of 1280 x 1024 and conjures a round 44.0 fps on the screen. Anno still runs mostly smooth even at a resolution of1600 x 900 with 37.8 fps. The Radeon HD 4850 computes about as fast in a resolution of 1280 x 1024.

F.E.A.R. 2

The GeForce GTX 260M feels very comfortable with high details and 4x AA in both resolutions of1280 x 1024 (67.4 fps) and 1600 x 900 (50.6 fps) with F.E.A.R. 2. But the Radeon HD 4850 feels even more comfortable, as it overhauls at 1280 x 1024 with an average of 86.1 fps.


You can take curves precisely, skills preconditioned, in the race game Race Driver GRID due to the GeForce GTX 260M. With 59.1 fps the opponents only see your backlights at a resolution of 1280 x 1024, high details and 2x MSAA. The Radeon HD 4850 only passes the finish line slightly faster with 62.1 fps. The G72GX’s refresh rate at a resolution of 1600 x 900 is conclusively 52.7 fps.

Call of Duty 4

Many probably just can’t wait for the launch of the successor. We still (unfortunately) have to be content with the “old” Call of Duty 4. Whilst the Radeon HD 4850 delivers a very good presentation of 66 fps at a resolution of 1280 x 1024, high details and 4x AA, the GeForce GTX 260M wins marginally with a slight advantage of 67.3 fps. A resolution increase to 1600 x 900 barely has an impact with 62.5 fps.

Left 4 Dead

Not only Call of Duty 4’s successor is waiting at the starting line. Valve is unleashing Left 4 Dead 2, the alleged heir of the popular zombie shooter, on the gaming community. Because the engine has only been modified slightly, the Asus G72GX is fit for multiplayer duels, as we can see in the first part: Whilst Left 4 Dead already runs smoothly with 58.3 fps in high details and a resolution of 1600 x 900, the GeForce GTX 260M passes slightly over  the 100 fps mark with 103.3 fps at a resolution of1024 x 768.

Gaming-Performance Asus G72GX
Gaming-Performance Asus G72GX

In summary, the gaming performance can be classified as very good. All tracks tested by us, with exception of Crysis, could be run smoothly in high details and with the native resolution of 1600 x 900. The Asus G72GX can’t quite reach the level of a system with Core i7 and a higher clocked GeForce GTX 260M anyway. Too bad. The GeForce GTX 260M can keep up quite well with the Radeon HD 4850, in comparison. Generally, the Radeon HD 4850 has a slight advantage, though.


System Noise

The G72GX really can’t be called a pussyfooter. The notebook turned up to a very audible 37.3 dB(A)already in idle mode. The DVD drive was a bit louder at DVD rendering with 40.2 dB(A). The noise level even increased to a disturbing 42.1 – 47.8 dB(A) under load. You almost have the feeling, you’re sitting beside a jet ready for take-off. The soundscape relativizes itself somewhat in loud games, but the user should keep a larger distance at movies. Our evaluations were made at a distance of 15 cm.

Noise Level

Idle  37.7 / 37.7 / 37.7 dB(A)

HDD  37.9 dB(A)

DVD  40.3 / dB(A)

Load  42.1 / 47.8 dB(A)

30 dB
40 dB
50 dB
min: , med: , max:     (15 cm distance)


Asus had done a good job on the surface temperatures. Both theupper side with a maximum of 33.7°C, as well as the bottom with a maximum of 34.8°C stay pleasantly cool in idle mode. The upper side‘s temperature increases up to 43.7°C under load but the wrist rests stay exemplary cool with a maximum of 27.7 °C. In return, thebottom heats up decently with up to 47.7°C. As long as you don’t take the G72GX on the lap, you won’t notice this much, though.

The situation inside the case, in regards to the components, looks a lot worse. Whilst the temperatures of the CPU level off to about 50°C and the GPU to around 60°C in idle mode, the cooling revealed big weaknesses in our endurance test (Furmark + Prime95). Thus, both the CPU (up to 97°C) as well as the GPU (up to 102°C) get alarmingly hot. As a result, the graphic card clocks down every 20 – 30 minutes for about 10 seconds. Naturally, these temperatures aren’t exactly beneficial for the components durability. Because situations with such a high system load is barely to be expected at normal gaming use, a throttling during a game shouldn’t turn up even in the long run. In any case, our benchmark course ran without errors.


The Altec/Lansing loudspeakers gave a surprisingly good performance. We enjoyed the soundscape (especially in shooters like F.E.A.R. 2) because of its clarity, its good localization and its full basses not least due to the EAX 4.0 support. The loudspeakers sometimes showed themselves as drowned out and tinny at demanding music. The maximum volume was impressive, though.

Battery Life

Asus has selected a voluminous eight cell lithium ion battery with a capacity of 75 Wh. However, its runtime leaves a lot to be desired. The G72GX was already exhausted after about 70 minutes under full load (Battery Eater’s Classic test) with maximum brightness and disabled energy savings options. The runtime barely increased at DVD rendering with maximum brightness and average energy savings mechanisms to only 78 minutes. The runtime was also only marginally higher at surfing via the integrated WLAN. A scanty 83 minutes with maximum brightness and average energy savings mechanisms don’t exactly lead to top marks. The two hour mark was still very remote, as the G72GX was already yearning for the mains after 101 minutes, despite minimum brightness and maximum energy savings options (BatteryEater Reader’s test).

Battery runtime

Idle (without WLAN, min brightness)
1h 41min
Surfing with WLAN
1h 23min
1h 18min
Load (maximum brightness)
1h 10min

In accordance, the power consumption turned out to be fairly high. The G72GX already treats itself tobetween 45.8 and 59.0 watts in idle mode. With the preset screensaver it was even a hefty 73.1 watts. The power requirement rocketed up to between 93.6 and 143.0 watts under load. Furthermore, the consumption in a deactivated state proved to be too high: 0.6 watt are far too high and not necessary as other notebooks prove. A further annoyance: The G72GX changes the energy savings plan without authorization at system (re-)boots and pulling the plug.

Current consumption

Off / Standby  0.6 / 0.6 Watt
Idle  45.8 / 53.5 / 59.0 Watt

Load  93.6 / 143.9 Watt

Key: min: , med: , max: 


Basically, the Asus G72GX made a good impression. In comparison to the predecessor, the G71GX, Asus has gingerly improved a few areas. The good to very good application and gaming performance, as well as thechic design with the keyboard light are on the pro side. Additionally, theextensive configuration of a vast interface supply and a BluRay drive can distinguish the G72GX from the competition, just like the big touchpad and the high-end accessories included as a backpack and a Razer Copperhead mouse. The good sound quality with EAX 4 support also turns out over averagely.

In return, the pallid and intensely reflective display with its inadequate viewing angle stability are on the con side. This is followed by the always high noise level, thealarming component temperatures under full load and, still easiest to cope with, the disappointing battery life. Finally, there is room for improvement in the yielding keyboard and thesmudge-susceptible case surfaces.

If you’re looking for an efficient gaming notebook with a BluRay drive, and a high system noise as well as an average display quality doesn’t deter you, you can definitely take a closer look at the Asus G72GX.

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Samsung NP-RV520I Dark Screen / Dimmed Screen

Your notebook can have a dark or dimmed screen under the following circumstances:
The brightness level may have been changed.
The power saving function in Samsung Battery Manager darkened / dimmed the screen after a period of inactivity.
The notebook is experiencing a driver, software or hardware failure.
To remedy the issue, follow these steps:
1. Press and hold the Fn key, and then press the Up arrow. This increases the
brightness if it has been turned down.
Note: Please make sure that Easy Display Manager is running. If it is not running,
then the above keystroke may not function. Click here to view the Software
troubleshooting section of this guide. Easy Display Manager can be located under
Management Functions.
2. Press and hold the Fn key, and then press the F5 key. This turns on the backlight if
you have accidentally turned it off.
3. Check the settings for Samsung Battery Manager. When in use Samsung Battery
Manager will darken / dim the screen on the notebook to conserve battery life. Click
here to view the Software troubleshooting section of this guide. Samsung Battery
Manager can be located under Management Functions. Please troubleshoot using

Other samsung rv520 laptop part replacement: screen hinges, lcd video cable, keyboard, cpu cooling fan,

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cooling fan not working on HP Pavilion g7 series


hp pavilion g7 1317 cl notebook Pc Product# a7a38ua  Windows 7

received message that my cooling fan is not working and could damage my data and computer.  How do I fix this?


Did you think your an idiot, never crossed my mind. In a hurry novice, yes.

How to clean the fan ports:

How old is this unit? Still under warranty?

If the fan is not working, you need to replace is ASAP.

Finding hp pavilion g7 1317 laptop repair parts and HP laptop parts can be difficult so we have done some of the searching for you. Use the links at the bottom of the page to compare prices for the parts you need.

Check the returns policy and warranty terms for the supplier before you order, this will make things easier if you order the wrong part.

We’ve outlined the main points to be mindful of below.

 Find out if the parts supplier charges a fee if you return a part. They may call it a ‘restocking’ fee and can charge a percentage or a flat fee.

 Is there a time limit on returning a part?

 Who picks up the freight and shipping charges for a return or exchange?

 The vendor will usually say they’re not responsible for any damage or defects caused by improper handling, storage or unauthorised repair. This is fair enough, after all they can’t control what you do with a part once you receive it but if you’re doing your own repair at home then you aren’t an authorised repairer and you’ll be responsible if you damage a part by doing the wrong thing.

If you ensure you can work within these requirements then you should be ok.

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Symptoms of heat issues and causes of excessive heat

The following list describes some of the issues caused by too much heat in the computer:
Games stop responding during play.
Windows stops responding during use.
Fans inside the computer become louder because they are spinning faster to remove the heat.
When starting the computer, it sometimes stops Samsung N128 Keyboard at a black screen and does not open into Windows. Windows usually stops responding when it does open.
Mouse and keyboard stop responding.
Windows 7, Vista, XP – Computer unexpectedly restarts or displays a blue fault message.
Windows 95, 98, and Me – Frequent Fatal Exception, Samsung N145 Keyboard Illegal Operation, or General Protection Fault error messages occur in several software programs.

NOTE:These errors are not predictable. If these errors occur only in one software program, the issue is probably related to that software program and is not heat related.
The following list describes some causes of excessive heat:
Dust inside the computer.
A new component, such as a hard drive, is added. The extra component causes the power supply to work harder and generate more heat. HP g62-340us fan Extra heat also radiates off the new component and adds to the temperature inside the case.
Over time, some cooling fans might slow down and wear out, depending on the usage of the computer.
High ambient room temperature.
Step 1: Remove dust and lint by cleaning vents

Notebook PCs have vents located around the case to allow air to flow through the case. If these vents become clogged or heat generating parts become covered with dust, Samsung NB30 Keyboard the fan cannot cool the components properly. Lint and dust accumulation prevents air from flowing around the cooling fins and causes the fan to work harder. If there is dust in the vents, you should clean the computer by blowing out the dust from around the fan and heat shield. This prevents dust from accumulating.
Figure 1: Dust accumulation

Figure 2: Dust accumulation around fan

CAUTION:Ensure that the computer is turned off and the AC adapter is disconnected before spraying with compressed air to prevent damage to the notebook PC.
Use a can of compressed air (a vacuum cleaner on blow function or a hair dryer in cool air mode can also be used, though the can of compressed air is better suited for this task) to remove dust from the computer’s vents and prevent overheating. Samsung NB20 Keyboard Removing the dust increases the air flow to improve cooling and allows the fan to run quieter.
The cooling vents are located in various places depending on the PC model. You can identify the vents by looking for the copper or black fins inside the vents. You should also blow the compressed air into Samsung N148 Keyboard other openings such as the fan intake vent to help keep the air circulating and prevent dust from accumulating on components.
Figure 3: Side vent

Figure 4: Rear vent

By taking this action periodically as a preventive measure, you can greatly reduce the possibility of component damage and prevent the slowdown of the computer’s performance.
Step 2: Ensure proper space for ventilation

Proper ventilation for the system is Samsung N148-DP03 Keyboard important for workstation operation. Follow these guidelines to ensure adequate ventilation:
Keep the computer upright and on a sturdy, level surface.
Provide at least 15.25 centimeters (6 inches) of clearance around each vent.
If the computer is being used at very high altitudes, above 1500 meters (5000 feet), take extra care to keep the computer cool. The maximum limit of 35 degrees Celsius (95 degrees Fahrenheit) drops 1 degree Celsius (~34 degrees Fahrenheit) every ~300 meters (1000 feet) of altitude. Samsung N148-DP04 Keyboard 
Step 3: Place the computer in a cooler room

A small difference in temperature might be all that is needed to prevent a component from failing. Move the computer to a cooler room in the house or office. If this is not an option, continue with the next step.
Step 4: Test for hardware failure

If issues persist after cleaning the vents and moving the computer to a cooler room, a hardware component might be damaged. Samsung N150 Keyboard Test the computer to see if any hardware, such as memory, the processor, or the graphics hardware, have failed. Most HP and Compaq notebook computers have diagnostic software to verify hardware failures.

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Plug a Guitar Into a Laptop & Reset a Gateway Laptop

Plug a Guitar Into a Laptop

Decide whether you want a pedal with a digital out or software emulated equipment. Digital pedals sound better than software emulated equipment, but they can get very pricey. There is free software out on the internet to emulate the sounds of guitar amps and pedals.
Buy a quarter-inch jack to 3.5mm jack (or USB) cable. This will allow you to plug your guitar straight into your computer. toshiba satellite c855 keyboard If you have a pedal with a digital out, plug your guitar into the pedal, then plug the pedal’s digital out into the computer.
Buy a monitor. You will need either a speaker or headphones to be able to hear yourself playing.
Download recording software. If you are on a Mac, you can use Garageband. Otherwise, unless you have purchased other software, you can use a plethora of freeware programs such as Audacity.

Plug your headphones / speakers in the output jack of your computer and set your recording software up to monitor the instrument sound back out to the headphones / speakers. From here, you will need to consult your software’s documentation to set this up.
Adjust the volume recording level of your sound input. Make sure your guitar isn’t clipping. Most programs will indicate if you are clipping by turning the volume bars red once they have reached clipping point. This must be adjusted at the operating system level. toshiba satellite c870 keyboard Find a good guitar sound. Unless you are very familiar with the pedal / software you are using, it will take time to find a good sound that you are comfortable playing and recording with.
Press record and play! For best results, count yourself in before playing.
Consider the next step. Now that you’ve taken your first steps into recording, you may want to start planning the next pieces of equipment that you wish to invest in.

Reset a Gateway Laptop

Copy all important data if possible.

Before resetting your Gateway laptop, you need to save all important and pertinent information if you can. (This, of course, may not be possible if the computer is completely frozen or crashed.) Once the laptop has been reset, you will not be able to access these documents, photos, and other information.
If you were not able to make recovery discs because your laptop doesn’t have a recordable drive, you could also copy them to your network.
Most information that is currently saved on the laptop and which you wish to retain can be saved on a flash drive. Larger amounts of information, or that which you want to have duplicate copies of, toshiba satellite c875 keyboard can also be saved on a CD-R or DVD-R disc. It is important to note, however, that a CD/DVD burner is required when saving documents on CD-R or DVD-R discs.

Locate the reset disc and any other rebuilding and reformatting discs you have.

All new Gateway laptops are sold with all the software tools loaded on their hard drives that you’ll need to restore your system. Ideally, you should have made a disc of these reset tools when you first opened your new Gateway. toshiba satellite l855 keyboard You also were able to create driver and applications recovery discs from your Gateway laptop’s hard drive. These are the discs you’ll need to reset your Gateway laptop now, as they contain device drivers, Windows XP system tools, and other programs.
If you cannot locate the recovery discs, you may be able to purchase what you need at an electronics stores. In addition, reset discs are occasionally sold online through Internet auction sites.

Reset the computer.
Start by placing the reset disc into the disc drive of your computer. Any windows which appear can be closed at this time. Restart your computer.
When you have restart the computer, you will see a window that says “Press any key to boot from CD.” Select “OK” to continue resetting your computer.
You will next be asked “Where do you want to install Windows?” In most cases, private Gateway owners will want to have Windows installed on the primary drive. toshiba satellite l875 keyboard Select the option labeled “Primary,” and hit “Continue.” Pressing this series of buttons will instruct the computer to erase all of the material currently on your hard drive, as well as to re-install the appropriate operating system.

Examine the computer.
Once all the previous steps are complete, follow the steps listed above to ensure that your Gateway laptop has been completely reset and the operating system re-installed. However, it is still important to evaluate the computer for any signs of damage. Surfing the Internet is a great way to test the functionality of a Gateway laptop. toshiba satellite l850 keyboard If the Internet speed is greatly increased, chances are that the resetting process was a success. If the Internet is still relatively slow, you may have to repeat the resetting process.

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Asus EEE PC 1215N Series Laptop Review

The Asus Eee PC 1215N is a netbook that doesn’t look like a netbook.

Like its predecessor, the Eee PC 1201N, the 1215N offers a bright 12.1-inch LCD display with a native resolution of 1366 by 768 pixels. That moves the Asus from netbook to entry-level ultraportable, but the internals are all netbook-class components–albeit a high-end netbook.

The CPU is now the Intel Atom D525, a dual-core processor supporting Intel’s hyperthreading technology, typically found in small “nettop” desktop computers. It allows the system to handle up to four simultaneous process threads. The clock rate is also juiced up slightly compared to older Atoms, to 1.8GHz.

Although the D525 is a 64-bit-capable CPU, Asus ships the 1215N with a 32-bit version of Windows–Windows Home 7 Premium, which is a step up from most netbooks. Using a 32-bit OS makes sense in light of the 1215N’s 2GB of memory, even though the D525’s memory controller can support up to 4GB of RAM.

Asus builds the 1215N on top of an Nvidia Ion chipset, which offers more robust graphics capability than the integrated Intel GMA 3150. Graphics switch automatically between the Intel integrated graphics and the discrete GPU thanks to Nvidia’s Optimus technology. Despite having a faster, dual-core CPU and Ion chipset, the 1215N’s battery life lasts 5 hours, 24 minutes, over an hour better than that of the older 1201N.

The asus eee pc 1215n keyboard is also quite good, with the typing keys nearly full-size. Even better, each alphanumeric key has a slight depression, easing touch typing and making this one of the better keyboards I’ve used in this class of machine. The trackpad is another story. The pad itself is twitchy, and causes the mouse cursor to jump around, seemingly completely at random. The pad buttons require excessive pressure. You might want to get a laptop mouse if you will be using the 1215N extensively.

The larger display is great for normal desktop use–the higher resolution helps considerably when creating or editing documents. However, video proved to be disappointing. The Nvidia Ion graphics are capable of handling high-definition video quite well, and the HD video clips I viewed looked great, as did standard-definition video. But when I looked at video sequences with lots of action–sports, for example–the motion smearing on the LCD proved highly distracting. Viewing angles are also typically bad, but most users will be sitting in the sweet spot, anyway.

Audio turned out to be a pleasant surprise. As you might expect, the speakers offer zero bass content. But the overall tonal balance was mostly clean on vocal and acoustic instrumental content. Volume levels were quite loud for a small laptop as well. For more serious audio, you’ll still want headphones, but the speakers seem a cut above most small laptop speakers.

Performance is pretty much on a par with most netbooks, except for the scores on PC World’s game tests, which were boosted by the Ion graphics. Still, this laptop is good only for casual gaming, at best.

The unit includes plenty of ports. Two USB 2.0 ports and fast (10/100) ethernet and audio jacks are on the right side. A third USB 2.0 connector, plus VGA and HDMI, are on the left side. The 1215N also includes 802.11n, making the Wi-Fi connection theoretically faster than wired, but actual throughput depends on router load and distance.

In the end, the Asus 1215N blurs the line between netbooks and lower-end ultraportables. The bigger screen and solid keyboard give it an edge over most netbooks, but it’s also bulkier and heavier than most (it weighs3 pounds, 6 ounces without the power brick). Performance lags behind many thin-and-light laptops, yet the price is higher than most netbooks (just under $500, as of 11/22/2010). The Asus 1215N really defies easy categorization. Users looking for long battery life, a decent display, and a great keyboard will be happy. Those looking for better performance–and willing to spend more–might take a look at ultraportables instead.

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Keep Your Laptop Battery Going for As Long As Possible

Unplug battery after each use.

Use the hard drive more than the CD/DVD drive. As power consuming as hard drives are, CD and DVD drives use more power than hard drive. Even having one in the drive can be power consuming. They spin, taking power, Samsung RV518 LCD Cable even when they are not actively being used. Wherever possible, try to run on virtual drives.

Clean battery contacts more often. Clean your battery’s metal contacts every couple of months with a cloth moistened with rubbing alcohol. This keeps the transfer of power from your battery more efficient.

SHUT OFF the WiFi, if you don’t need it. Usually, there is a switch, but sometimes you have to do it in the WIFI config.Battery care. Do not leave a charged battery dormant for long periods of time. Once charged, Samsung RV515 LCD Cable you should at least use the battery at least once every two to three weeks.

Hibernate is better than standby on a laptop. Although placing a laptop in standby mode saves some power and you can instantly resume where you left off, it doesn’t save anywhere as much power as the hibernate function does.Hibernating a laptop will actually save more power as it will completely shut down itself .

Defragging your hard drive regularly. The faster your hard drive does its work the less demand you are going to put on the hard samsung rv520 lcd cable drive and your battery. Make your hard drive as efficient as possible by defragging it regularly. In Windows XP, you do this by going to “My Computer” and right click on the “C:\” drive. Then, select “Properties” In Properties, click Tools. In tools click Defrag Now.

Dim the laptop screen. Most laptops come with the ability to dim your laptop screen. Some even come with ways to modify CPU and cooling performance. Cut them down to the lowest level you can tolerate to squeeze out some extra battery life.

No background programs. I-tunes, Desktop Search or screensavers, etc. All these add load to the CPU and cut down battery life. Samsung BA39-01030A LCD Cable Shut down everything that isn’t crucial when you’re on battery.

Cut down on external devices. USB devices & WiFi drain down your laptop battery. Remove or shut them down when not in use.Charging devices. If you charge other devices (like your iPod) with your laptop you will quickly wiping out the charge on your laptop battery.Add more RAM memory. This will allow you to process more with the memory your laptop has, rather than relying on Samsung N130 Video Cable virtual memory. Virtual memory results in hard drive use, and is much less power efficient.

Laptop temperature down. Your laptop operates more efficiently when it’s cooler. Clean out your air vents with a cloth or keyboard cleaner, or laptop cooling fan.

Optimize your power options in Windows. Go to Power Options in your windows control panel and set it up so that power usage is optimized (Select the ‘max battery’ for maximum effect).Multitasking is a bad idea. Do one thing at a Samsung NB30 Video Cable time when you’re on battery. Rather than working on a spreadsheet, letting your email client run in the background and listening to your latest set of MP3.

Reducing laptop demands. Passive activities like email and word processing consume much less power than gaming or playing a DVD.

Buy an Energy Star or other efficient laptop. Laptops are getting more and more efficient in nature to the point where some manufacturers Samsung N210 Video Cable are talking about all day long batteries. Picking up a newer more efficient laptop to replace an aging one is usually a quick fix.

Memory Effect. If you’re using a very old laptop, you’ll want to prevent the memory effect will keep the battery healthy by fully charging and then fully discharging it at least once every two to three weeks. Exceptions to the rule are Li-Ion batteries (which most laptops have) which do not suffer from the memory effect.

Autosave function is not good. Microsoft Word and Excel’s autosave functions are great, but because they keep saving at regular intervals, they work your hard drive harder than it may have to. If you plan to do this, you may Samsung N148 Video Cable want to turn it back on as the battery runs low. While it saves battery life in the beginning, you will want to make sure your work is saved when your battery dies.

Less graphics use. You can do this by changing the screen resolution and shutting off fancy graphic drivers. Video cards use as more power today as hard disks.

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Take Good Care of Your Laptop Computer

Keep liquids away from your laptop. As tempting as it might be to drink coffee, soda, water or any other liquid near your laptop, accidents can happen all too easily. Spilled liquids may damage the internal components or cause electrical injury to the laptop. Short circuits can corrupt data or even permanently destroy parts. hp pavilion dv6-2000 cpu fan The solution is very simple: Keep your drinks away from your computer. Even if you’re careful, someone else might bump into your desk or you. Or you can use a cup with a cover on it, so even if it does spill, the liquid doesn’t go any where!

Having an available antivirus software would help. Even if hp pavilion dv6 cpu fan you know what you download, it may contain a virus that can lead to a circuit error in your system hardware or slowness in the software.

Keep food away from your laptop. Don’t eat over your laptop. The crumbs can go down between the keys in the keyboard and provide an invitation to hp pavilion dv7-2000 cpu fan small bugs. The crumbs can also irritate the circuitry. Worse, it makes the laptop look dirty if there are crumbs and food stains on it.

Always have clean hands when using your laptop. Clean hands make it easier to use your laptop touchpad and there will be less risk of leaving hp pavilion dv6 cpu fan dirt and other stains on the computer. In addition, if you clean your hands before use, you will help reduce wear and tear on the coating of the laptop caused by contact with sweat and small particles that can act upon the laptop’s exterior underneath your wrists and fingers.

Protect the LCD display monitor. When you shut your laptop, make sure there are no small items, such as a pencil or small ear-phones, samsung r530 hinges on the keyboard. These can damage the display screen when shut; the screen will scratch if the item is rough. Close the lid gently and holding from the middle. Closing the lid using only one side causes pressure on that hinge, and over time can cause it to bend and snap.

Hold and lift the computer by its base, not by its LCD display (the screen). If you lift it by the screen part alone, you could damage the display or the samsung p530 hinges attaching it to the base. The display is also easily scratched or damaged by direct pressure – avoid placing pressure on it.

Don’t pull on the power cord. Tugging your power cord out from the power socket rather than putting your hand directly on the plug in the socket and pulling can break off the plug or damage the power socket. Also, samsung rv511 hinges if you have the power point near your feet, avoid constantly bumping into the plug or you could loosen it and eventually break it.

Don’t roll your chair over the computer cord. Stick the cord onto your desk with tape or a special computer cord tie which can be easily undone when you’ve finished using the laptop. Always try to keep most of the cord away from the floor or your legs; asus 1215 hinges sometimes you can be so engrossed in what you’re doing that you move your legs and forget the cord is there.

Plug in accessory devices into their proper slots. Always look at the symbols on the laptop carefully before inserting devices. Jamming a phone lenovo ideapad s10-2 lcd cable line into an Ethernet port or vice versa could damage the sockets, making it impossible to use them again. It is very important to observe this step.

Handle any removable drives with care. Floppy drives or CD drives that have been removed from your laptop can easily get crushed, dropped or pressed if you are careless. Acer Extensa 5635 lcd cable Put them straight into a bag or a storage box/case for safe keeping if you are not putting them back into the laptop.

Insert drives into their slots carefully and at the correct angle. Pushing the wrong drive into a socket, or at an angle, or even upside down can jam it.

Check to see if labels are affixed securely before inserting media into your laptop computer. Media such as CDs, DVDs or floppy disks should not Acer Extensa 5235 lcd cable have any loose label parts that might jam inside the laptop drive. Never insert undersized CDs, as these can damage the disk player permanently.

Don’t expose your laptop to rapid temperature fluctuations. When bringing your laptop indoors during winter, don’t turn it on immediately. Instead, let it warm to room temperature first. This will avoid any potential for Lenovo G470 LCD cable damage to the disk drive from condensation forming inside the machine. Avoid heat from sunlight as well.

Don’t leave your laptop in a car. Not only do the insides of cars experience large temperature swings that could damage a laptop, but a laptop (or laptop bag) is an inviting target for a smash and grab thief.

Have the unit cleaned once a year to remove internal dust. Get this done by a computer professional. If dust accumulates, the system Lenovo G475 LCD cable cannot cool itself correctly. Heat can destroy the motherboard.

Avoid placing heavy materials, such as books, on top of your laptop and keyboard. This can push the LCD screen into the keyboard, Acer Emachines KAV80 LCD Cable and will eventually damage it. Also, the CD-ROM insert will also be squished and, eventually, will break.

Use a properly-sized laptop case. Whatever you use to carry your laptop around in, be it a case, a bag or something you have made yourself, Acer Emachines D260 LCD Cable make sure that it it large enough to contain the laptop. This will avoid scratching, squeezing or even potentially dropping it.

Look into getting a laptop bag. Many breaks happen because of laptops being dropped or bumped. A bag greatly reduces the risk of damage.

Use and store in a well-circulated area. Gateway LT20 LCD Cable When you are using your laptop, do so in a place that has a constant air-circulation. Lots of people ruin their laptop by using it in an enclosed area and thus making the laptop overheat. It also helps if you store it in a well circulated area.

Use an old tooth brush to clean the area Samsung RV509 LCD Cable around the exhaust fan screen. If that gets plugged up, air flow is diminished and overheating can most certainly occur.

Try and keep the laptop on a flat surface. This prevents damage to the laptop. This step can be hard, particularly if you are going out with your laptop, but if there is a flat surface available to put your laptop on then do so.

Don’t use your laptop on the bed. Repeated use of the laptop on the bed will cause the fans to suck up the dust and further debris which Samsung RV511 LCD Cable lies in the bed, ultimately blocking the fan. Refrain from this by using the laptop somewhere else than the bed.

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Boost Your Dell Inspiron 1525 Battery Life

Let’s face the facts, most laptop producers don’t tell all of the reality regarding their machines’ life of the battery.When a laptop producer lets you know that their device can last as much as four to five hours, do not ever get it at face value. The claim of laptop producers may be typically true under perfect circumstance, however we barely find circumstances perfect in our daily life. sony vpc-ya keyboard To be able to ensure that the Dell Inspiron 1525 Battery of your Dell laptop continues as much as your expectation, you will find quite a few suggestions you are able to follow. Listed here are a few of the important guidelines you could stick to control your laptop’s electric battery.

Choose de-fragmentation – Frequent de-fragmentation is wonderful for making your laptop battery keep going longer.It allows you to arrange accessible information properly and therefore the hard disk takes a shorter time for obtaining sony vpc-yb keyboard the details. The quicker operating of the hard disk puts lower strain on the electric battery and therefore guarantees it keeps going longer.

Take away the CD/DVD hard disks when not being used – Prevent abandoning CD/DVDs in the hard drives when you’re not utilizing them. hp pavilion g6 cpu fan This is very important as a spinning disk drive pipes away Dell Laptop Battery, hence decreasing its life.

Choose to stop scheduled assignments – Whether it’s de-fragmentation or computer virus checking, when you’re near a local store; benq a53 cpu fan ensure that you plan it for a particular period of time. Nevertheless, you may also place them on hold for a while.

Maintain external gadgets disconnected – It is usually better to maintain the external gadgets disconnected, whether it is your external audio system, external computer mouse, Bluetooth or perhaps connected iPod. packard bell easynote hera gl cpu fan They’re USB gadgets that provide much stress on the electric batteries and therefore disconnect them, when not being used.

Set the minimum level for Dell laptop display screen light – LDC screen lights put immense strain on electric batteries. It’s usually preferable to keep your brightness degree as little as it’s handy for you personally.

Minimize the volume and usage of multimedia computer software – Multimedia computer software and set up sound strategies are a total drain samsung r528 cpu fan on the Dell Inspiron Battery. Prevent their utilization if not necessary. Silence the sound system if not listening. All of this can lead to longer life of the battery.

Favor hibernation setting more than stand by setting – At all times choose hibernation setting more than stand by setting since in the afterwards situation although the display screen and hard disk is switched off, the memory samsung r540 cpu fan continues to be active and uses power. However in the hibernation setting the Dell Inspiron laptop is turned off, when saving the present state and therefore there isn’t any energy consumption.

Prevent utilizing a couple of programs at any given time – Using a lot of programs simultaneously can destroy the life of your Dell Inspiron 1525 Battery or Dell Inspiron 1720 battery. What’s more, you’ll find programs such as graphic intensive apps such as games which spend a large amount samsung p530 cpu fan of the battery pack. Make an effort to reduce their usage and prevent operating a number of programs at the same time since they may reduce the life of your battery.

Choose extra RAM – It is usually suggested to make use of sufficient RAM to lessen strain on the hard disk. Though extra RAM may eat more energy, samsung r530 cpu fan it really leads to total more savings since it cuts down on the power usage needs of the hard disk.

Make use of original adaptors – When using an adaptor, make certain that it’s an original item with precise specs. If you happen to utilize a wrong adaptor, you will find possibilities that it could cause over stress on your electric battery and therefore hurt your Inspiron laptop and electric battery.

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