How to Fix a Gateway Laptop Video Card

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A video card is the part of your laptop dedicated to displaying and calculating information related to your onscreen display, whether in two or three dimensions. Where the video card begins to have problems, the root cause is almost always faulty or corrupted device drivers. Drivers are files that show your computer how to talk to the video card for optimal results. Replacing your old, outdated driver with a new version will usually solve the issue.

How to Repair a Frayed Laptop Cord

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A laptop cord transfers electricity from an outlet to the laptop to charge the battery and provide power. The cord is frequently bent, rolled and pulled during normal wear and tear, which can cause the area near the connector to break down. The fraying cord is dangerous, since the interior wires are exposed. Instead of purchasing a replacement power cord, you can fix the cord yourself using supplies that you can purchase from a home-improvement or hardware store.

How to Fix a USB Power Surge

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Universal Serial Bus ports have a power limit of 500 milliamps. Although USB ports are useful for transferring data and using various peripheral devices, if any USB device attempts to draw more than the allotted 500-milliamp limit, the port will register a power surge. USB power surges may disable the USB port for further use, and can cause permanent damage to your motherboard. It is important to know how to identify and resolve USB power surges..

How to Fix Java Virtual Machine Launcher Error

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Java Virtual Machine is essentially an interpreter that translates Java byte codes into machine-specific instructions. From time to time, you may face issues with Java Virtual Machine during its launch. You may get the following error message: "Java Virtual Machine Launcher could not find the main class: program will now exit." The error is rarely fatal, so you can continue to work, but it is annoying. You can get rid of the error by checking your computer for malware and editing your startup programs.

How to Fix Acer Laptop Display Problems

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There are a variety of problems that can happen to the display monitor of an Acer laptop. The most common problem is the screen fading or becoming too hard to see. This can be corrected by adjusting the brightness levels. Another common problem involves incorrect color, which can be resolved by adjusting the display color settings. Yet another big problem is the display freezing or appearing jumpy, which can be resolved by updating the display driver.

How to Fix Network Errors

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The first and foremost thing to do in case of a network error is to check if the network cables are properly connected. Other common causes of network errors on a Windows XP-based computer includes an incorrect IP address and that the TCP/IP protocol is not installed.

How to Reverse an Upside Down Computer Screen

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When you're typing away on your computer screen, little is more alarming than watching everything on your screen suddenly turn upside-down. Chances are, however, that this is not a virus or anything dangerous. As you may realize, you probably hit just the wrong combination of keys as you were typing. Don't worry -- your computer is not stuck this way, and you can fix it in just a few seconds by using another sequence of keys.

How to Fix a Virus on Internet Explorer in Windows

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Computer viruses frequently infect computers through the Internet when the user visits a website contaminated with malicious programs. The website installs the virus to the computer without the user's knowledge. Many viruses negatively affect the user's Internet browser after that by causing multiple pop-up ads, slowed performance and irregular behavior. Internet Explorer is frequently exploited by viruses, and fixing a virus in Internet Explorer takes some time.

How to Troubleshoot Computer Headphones

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If your set of computer headphones are no longer emitting sound properly, or at all, the problem could lie either with a physical malfunction in the headphones or in a hardware or software issue with the computer you are using. There are many different troubleshooting steps you can attempt to pinpoint the problem and find out if the headphones need to be replaced.

How to Fix the Red Line Down a Laptop Screen

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The unexpected appearance on your laptop screen of a solid vertical red line (or a solid line of any color) indicates that one or more items related to the display may be failing or that environmental conditions have caused an issue. Several components must work together to produce a laptop video display, and the vertical line might be caused by one of them failing. In many cases, an improperly seated LCD data cable causes the vertical line.

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