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3 surprisingly easy PC repairs you should do yourself

You could pay someone to take care of these repairs for you, but you'd be surprised how easy they are with a little patience.

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How to replace a broken laptop screen

If your laptop's LCD screen is cracked, black, or otherwise broken, it doesn't mean your notebook's a paperweight. Here's step-by-step instructions on how to replace a broken laptop screen.

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The easy answer to the laptop vs. desktop question: Use a docking station

You can have the power, upgrade options, and ergonomic advantages of a desktop without sacrificing the portability of a laptop.

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Prepare to take your laptop to another country

Planning a trip overseas with your laptop? These precautions will help with smooth sailing.

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Recover a stolen laptop, or prepare for the day your laptop is stolen

You may or may not be able to recover your stolen laptop, but the precautions you take beforehand can put the odds in your favor.

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How to connect your laptop to your HDTV without HDMI

It's easy to connect a laptop to an HDTV--unless your laptop doesn't have the right port.

How to buy the perfect PC gaming laptop

You'll want to read our buying guide before clicking "add" to your shopping cart this holiday season.

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How to extend the life of your laptop battery

The battery in your brand-new laptop may get you through a day's work on the road. But in two years, probably not. Here's how to keep that battery healthy over the long haul.

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What to do when your laptop's touchpad stops working

The touchpad built into your laptop no longer responds to your fingers. Here's what to do about it.

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Have a company laptop? Here's how to keep your browsing private

Your employer may let you take a company laptop home, but that doesn't mean they're not looking over your shoulder.

Computer shutting down on its own? Maybe it's time to play it cool.

If your computer has acquired the habit of shutting down when you didn't ask it to, there's a good chance that it's overheated. Here's how to cool it down.