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Computer Chair Tips

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A computer chair is an oft-overlooked, yet important, piece of furniture. Without a properly adjusted and fitting computer chair, a user may suffer discomfort and pain after sitting at a computer desk for extended periods. Make sure your computer chair has adjustable parts to create a comfortable place to sit and be productive.

How to Run a Successful Computer Training Business

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Running a successful computer training business involves using your skills and expertise as a computer hardware and software expert to train others. Depending on your area of interest, pursue certification from software and hardware manufacturers before starting your business. Maintaining a profitable course catalog, promotional material and a learning management system that allows students to register, access and track their progress involves regularly assessing your community's needs.

Tech Tips for the Basic Computer User

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Not everyone has an expensive, super-powered processing machine for decoding firewalls and whatever other nonsense you hear about these days. Sometimes, you just need a computer for the basics; email, letter writing and maybe some light Internet surfing.

If you're a basic computer user, there are some helpful tech tips that would probably be quite useful to you, and help you get the most out of your basic computer experience.

Computer Tips to Speed Up a Gateway

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Gateway computers can be very reliable, and many Gateway PCs are still running strong after many years of service. But even though those old computers are still running, many of them have begun to show their age. As computers age they can begin to run more slowly, and they may crash and freeze at the worst possible moment. There are a few things Gateway owners can do to speed up their old systems and make them run like new again.

Tips & Tricks to Speed Up Your Computer

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After owning a computer for a while we all notice that it seems to be running slower than it did when we first purchased it. This is often because we fail to do easy housekeeping tasks that every computer needs to have done. By spending just a few minutes on these tasks you can easily improve the speed of your computer system.

Computer Virus Prevention Tips

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Many people today conduct the majority of their business either online or on their computer. In addition, personal activities such as managing your bank accounts, paying bills and communicating with friends and family are conducted online as well. Email is a popular means of communication, in many instances replacing the telephone and standard mail. Protecting your computer from viruses is crucial to protecting this valuable tool and the information it contains.

Computer Management Tips

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The Computer Management application is a utility that comes with Windows XP that gives you access to administration tasks. You can adjust user accounts, configure hard drives and control essential system services. Computer Management can be found in the Administrative Tools folder of Control Panel. You must be logged onto your computer with an administrator's account to use Computer Management.

How to Solder a Computer Motherboard

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Most of the components on a computer motherboard require precision and advanced soldering techniques for replacement. But you can learn these skills with practice. Don't try it on your new computer. Use a motherboard from an obsolete computer or an old cell phone. Find a clean, well-lit work area and get a good, precision soldering iron with small tips and controlled heat. Soon you will be able to replace surface mounted devices (SMDs) on a computer motherboard.

Computer Screen Cleaning Tips

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Fingerprints, smudges and other marks--nobody knows how they got there, but there they are, all over your computer monitor. They make it difficult to read what is on the screen, and they make your computer look filthy. Using some simple cleaning tips and techniques, you can spruce up your screen and make your computer look as good as new.

How to Get the Tip of a Headphone Out of a Computer

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A broken headphone plug stuck inside a jack is a tricky and delicate repair. If the plug snapped off close to the end of the jack, you may be able to retrieve it with a pair of needle-nose pliers or sturdy tweezers. If the headphone jack itself is relatively easy to take apart, you can easily retrieve the plug and reinstall the jack. However, removing the jack from a laptop computer may require a surprising amount of work and expertise. If all else fails, there is a simple and effective but risky solution.

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