Fix Your Laptop

Lifehacker today had a link to this article about fixing 11 different problems that plague laptop users. They address common problems from batteries not holding charges (the solution: replacement – durr) to hard drive crashes and overheating. Not a bad little reference, especially given I receive questions about things like this from time to time.

Of course, they forgot one big fix for Windows crashes: install Ubuntu. ;)

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  1. John U says:

    How do I fix my problem?

    Laptop has decided, if I disconnect the power cord, to freeze. If I reconnect, it works again perfectly fine. Additionally, it works fine sans power cord if I turn it on without.

    Help me Michael Oliveri, you’re my only hope. {wicked grin}

  2. Mike says:

    Sounds like a problem in your power management software, or possibly the BIOS. Go to the manufacturer’s website and see if you can’t get new drivers for power management. You might also want to look and see if they have updated BIOS firmware (this may be a little tougher to install, but if you follow the directions close you should be golden).

    Another alternative would be to hit Google and see if anyone else is having the same problem (and if they fixed it).

    Good luck!