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Last Week In Laptop Experts Land

By Luke Anderson

[ The following concerns a paid campaign currently running on the site. ]

Another week, another batch of questions answered over on the Laptop Experts site. I’m still answering 6 each weekday, as there are always curious minds in need of answers. Here are just a few of last week’s questions.

It looks like someone was wanting to setup their laptop to use an external hard drive as the primary disk, and wanted to know if it could be accomplished. Another was curious whether or not their laptop was loaded with Microsoft Office. Why would someone’s desktop be really tiny on their screen? How do you change the brightness of your laptop screen? Find the answers to these and more over at the Laptop Experts site.

Have a particularly tough issue with your notebook that you just can’t figure out? Or maybe you feel like giving out a few answers of your own. Either way, the Laptop Experts site is your destination.

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Another Week In Laptop Experts Land

By Luke Anderson

[ The following concerns a paid campaign currently running on the site. ]

CES may be in full swing now, but as you might have noticed, I’m not in attendance this year. Someone has to hold down the virtual fort here at OhGizmo. Not to mention there are still plenty of questions coming in over at the Laptop Experts, which I have diligently been answering all week. I’ll be answering 6 per day from now on, so feel free to head over there and ask away.

Just to give you a taste of what’s been going on, here is a sampling of what I’ve been up to. Some people have been curious whether or not they need to plug in their laptop all the time when using it, and why their new battery is taking so long to charge. Another’s computer is shutting off whenever they plug it into the wall, and someone else is having trouble with their wireless after a water spill.

There are always plenty of questions to be answered over at the Laptop Experts site, and several experts taking a crack at them each day. If you have a question, or feel like answering those that have already been asked, just head on over to the site.

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Catching Up With Last Week In Laptop Experts Land

By Luke Anderson

With all the planning and preparations for CES, time can really slip away from you. Well fear not fellow readers, I was still hot on the job over at Laptop Experts. I’ve been answering a ton of questions over there lately (10 a day to be exact!), and last week was no different. Here are just a few of the questions that I worked on.

I’ve noticed over the past few weeks that webcams are a big topic, with a good number of people confused about how they work. I had one person inquiring as to whether or not one can be used without an internet connection, while another was curious how to turn on their built-in webcam on a Toshiba laptop. Someone else was having an issue with getting their tilde key working in games. Can one downgrade from Vista to XP? And which is better, a PC or a Mac? Both of these are very good questions, and I did my best to answer them.

Feel free to check out my answers and add to them if you like. Or perhaps you have a burning question about your laptop that’s in need of answering. I’m on there almost every day along with several other experts, so don’t be shy. No question’s too big or too small!

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The Last Few Days In Laptop Experts Land

By David Ponce

[ The following concerns a paid campaign currently running on the site. ]

We’re in the thick of answering questions for the Laptop Experts program. Our very own Luke has been getting to about 10 questions a day, 5 days a week and reports to having fun with it. Here’s a sampling.

It seems Recycle Bins can disappear, so here’s some advice on how to restore it. And if hunting around for that elusive bin has got your eyes burning, maybe you need to tone down the brightness, like this dude wants to do. Then there’s the issues of just which laptop is best suited to run Linux, and just what type of RAM to purchase for a given laptop.

This is just scratching the surface, we Luke alone is getting to more than 50 questions a week, and the other experts are handling more, and then there’s some left over. Lots and lots of problems to be solved, so if you have one, be sure to head there.

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Ramping Up Our Laptop Experts Efforts

By David Ponce

We went from tackling 4 questions a week, to 8 questions a week… And then it hit us: why not be really useful, and try to answer 25 questions every week? Brilliant, right? Except we’re not going to give you a rundown of every single one of those. Instead, here’s a little sampling of four.

Last week started off with some broken wireless troubleshooting, a particularly difficult task without access to the ailing laptop. We then looked at the significance of hexadecimal error messages and addressed the ever popular Windows XP downgrading. The fourth question we’ll mention here concerns missing drivers following a reset BIOS.

The site is gaining even more traction, while at the same time adding more experts. Looks like we’re ramping up to full production. If you got a question, chances are we’ll be able to answer it.

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Another Day, Another Week In Laptop Experts Land

By David Ponce

So we’ve started tackling a few more questions. Heck, what’s a paltry 4 questions a week? Who are we helping like that. So this time, we’ve doubled our volume.

We start off by tackling the ever popular “Dude, where’s my drivers?” question. That’s a fairly simple one, but it’s immediately followed by the rather rad stories of a malfunctioning LCD screen and of someone clinging to the hopes of installing XP on their Vista laptop. We finish that batch with graphic card upgrades in a laptop advice.

The other batch starts off with Ubuntu compatibility woes and HDD passwords curiosity. We finish everything off by tackling what looks like a power management issue and a fried motherboard.

The Last Week In Laptop Experts Land

By David Ponce

[ The following concerns a paid campaign currently running on the site. ]

Throwing an epic tantrum is one way to try and solve your PC-related problems. “Trying” is the important word here because aside from becoming really popular on video sites (if you happen to film your jolly interlude), you will likely not fix much. Count on people like us and other experts to try and point you in the right direction instead. This week, we continue our weekly recaps of our work in the Laptop Experts campaign.

This week we pondered the wisdom of installing Vista on older laptops. How old, you say? We’re not too sure, but old and Vista shouldn’t share a sentence. We then debated the merits of one processor over another and took a crack at the stuck-in-safe-mode for ever and ever issue. Finally, one poor fella with a cracked LCD screen asked our advice.

Tune in next week for some more of these, and as always, if you’d like to help us give better answers, you’re more than welcome to do so.

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These Last Two Weeks In Laptop Experts Land

By David Ponce

A lot of good, temporarily PC-stumped folk have been getting their computer related aches and pains relieved through Toshiba’s Laptop Experts campaign. Here’s a short run-through of what I’ve been dealing with.

I start off by wondering how to hook up your PS3 to your laptop, only to then tackle a seemingly simple webcam inspired mystery. It all seems like fun and games until I’m literally stumped by a third party replacement battery acting up. Always buy from the source, I guess. That’s one I still haven’t answered. But it’s ok, since the last question that week was a simple question of resetting a password. Three out of four, not bad.

This week’s even better. There’s Flash video freezing on fullscreen, wireless printing, wireless mice battery comparisons and the ever popular “Helps, lost me drivers, do I nuke PC?

As usual, you guys are invited to take a look and if any of you feels they can do a better job, please, by all means, jump in.

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Be The Expert, Win $50… Again

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By David Ponce

Well, you guys actually participated last week and we picked “marmota” as the $50 winner! He was chosen randomly from the entries that actually helped us draft coherent answers. You can find those here, here and here.

For those of you who have no idea what I’m talking about, we’re giving $50 away each week, drawn from the pool of readers who help us answer some user-submitted, PC-related questions as part of the Laptop Experts campaign currently running on the site. We’re doing it again this week. $50, paid through Paypal.

So yeah, some PC users are frustrated (surprised?). This is your chance to help and maybe make a buck. The first question is below, the rest after the jump.

    Trying to reload a M45-S169 laptop hard drive. Bios sees hard drive but windows/restore cd doesn’t using the original restore disk. I put harddrive in another computer and I can see it format it, delete partitions, pretty much any thing, but the original restore cd doesn’t see it. Any suggestions?

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