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Dell – Alienware Laptop Service Manuals Repair Guides


Dell – Alienware Laptop Service Manuals Repair Guides

I have another website that I just setup few weeks ago, and made this post on the other site. Thought I’d share it here also.

Dell keeps most manuals on there website per laptop model#, had a collection of them saved to pc.

 
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ASUS G53JW Video Driver Update Problem – How To



ASUS G53 Video Driver

ASUS G53 Video Driver

Have read of others having problems updating the Nvidia Video driver on this model. And I to had the same problem. “Compatible Hardware Not Found” driver install failed. I uninstalled the old driver first and ran into this problem trying to install the driver. I created a System Restore point before uninstalling the old driver in preparation for the new driver, but it seems uninstalling the old driver caused the new driver not to install.

This is the usual way to do this, uninstall the old before installing new, but not in this case. With creating the system restore point before attempting this, I as able to revert or restore the system back to the older driver that I just removed. Once I did this, I was now able to install the new driver “over the top” of the old driver without any problems.

 
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Laptop Life Tips: 9 More Tricks From The Experts To Make Your Computer Last Longer (PART 2)


Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler

Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler


Some More Great Tips In This Part 2 Article Below:
 
Laptop Life Tips: 9 More Tricks From The Experts To Make Your Computer Last Longer (PART 2).
 

One tip I must add, no matter how frustrated you are with your laptop at times, DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT hit, bang, or throw your laptop! This WILL NOT fix your laptop, can only make the situation worse! You will only make maybe a simple problem & fix into a very costly expensive repair, or the cost of a new laptop. Have had many bring there laptops in where the owner told me “I got mad and hit the screen,,, or hit the keyboard real hard”

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You get mad because your getting “sniped” to much during Modern Warfare on line play, and hit the screen and cracked it,, your looking at about a $200 screen replacement. Pound on the keyboard out of frustration to hard, break the motherboard, you just trashed your expensive investment.

Laptops ARE very delicate!
 
 
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Compaq Presario CQ60-215DX Overheat Repair


 
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Compaq CQ60-215DX to the right was idling at a high 85+ celsius, which is overheat range. Bottom of laptop was extremely hot. Customer brought it in thinking it was virus related. Customer stated “it began running very slow for weeks ago and shutting down on it’s own, and would not start back up right away.” I felt the bottom of laptop, and installed a temperature program and ran a simple disk cleanup while the customer was still present.

Simple disk cleanup shot the temperature from 85-96 celsius. The laptop was overheating, this was the main problem, viruses were detected and removed later after the repair.
 
 
Basic Symptoms Of An Overheating Laptop:

Compaq_CQ60

Compaq_CQ60 Before Repair

Bottom of laptop very hot, keyboard palmrest area hot, screen lines or distortion, laptop periodically just powers off, cpu & gpu temperature of 70-80+ celsius.

Another blog article here: Temperature Monitoring Software. Install one of these temp monitoring programs, if your CPU temperature is 60-65+ constantly when the laptop is “idle”, nothing running, your laptop is running hot, fan is most likely blocked on inside. This is “idle” temp, if it running this warm when laptop is “idle”, what temperature do you think it will hit under full “load”?? VERY HOT.
 
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Laptop Computer Temperature Monitoring Software


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Internal Gateway Laptop Fan Exhaust

Internal Gateway Laptop Fan Exhaust


Heat is a problem in every computer, and more so in laptops. With dust accumulation around the computers air vents, fans and poorly applied thermal compound by the manufacture that can break down overtime, heat can increase which will cause problems with the laptop or computer. Dual, Triple and quad core processors now in laptops?? I know they are lower voltage, and MAYBE lower temperatures, but it makes no sense to me.

Installing a temperature monitoring program and having it run I highly advise, ESPECIALLY if you own a laptop. I have seen way to many hardware failures in laptops due to overheating. Temperature monitoring program should be mandatory on laptops. Not so much with desktop systems, but definitely recommended with a laptop!
 
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COOLER MASTER NOTEPAL X2 Notebook Cooler Review


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Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler

Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler

Purchased a Cooler Master Notepal X2 Laptop Cooling Pad last week for a Asus G53JW ROG gaming laptop. Nice, solid, quiet and well designed laptop cooler.

Features:

  • Ergonomic design with 2 height settings for best comfort
  • Special design of intake at bottom, and thermally enhanced metal mesh allows for fast & efficient heat dissipation
  • Built in one Blue LED 140mm fan placed in strategic location for optimal air flow
  • Accommodates laptops up to 15.6″
  • Fan Speed Control
  • 2 – 2.0 USB Ports
  • On / Off Switch
Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler

Cooler Master NotePal X2 Laptop Cooler

Front Box shows “Up To 17”. Back of box states “Accommodates laptops up to 15.6”. This Asus 15.6″ ROG laptop fits the cooler perfectly from side to side, back to front. On/Off switch is on back right side corner with 2 x 2.0 USB Ports. Adjustable fan speed controler on right rear side. USB cord supplied is 22″ in length, short for this laptop though. It will not reach from back right corner to front left corner on this ASUS G53JW laptop. Right now running usb cord to right side, but that is where the the dc jack is located on this laptop along with me being right handed and mouse on that side. USB cables are cheap, so will look into getting a slightly longer cable.

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