A laptop can be charged without its original power adapter. However, there is no safe way to charge it without a replacement adapter or another charging device.Know More
Although the best adapter is one made specifically for a particular device, the simplest solution may be to purchase a universal adapter, which works with any device compatible with the jack, amperage and voltage. Universal adapters are widely available at electronics retailers.
Portable charging devices include solar units that rely on the sun to recharge devices. Other portable chargers and battery backups must be charged or plugged into an outlet and then attached to the laptop.Learn more about Computers & Hardware
A laptop can be defragmented using the Disk Defragmenter tool in Microsoft Windows 7 and Microsoft Windows 8 and the Disc Utility program in OS X for MacBook. Windows 7 and Windows 8 automatically defrag the hard drive on a schedule. OS X also manages files by automatically optimizing the laptop each time a system update or new application is installed. This eliminates the need for manually defragmenting the laptop.Full Answer >
Sound problems with laptops and desktops are often due to a missing or corrupt driver. Reinstalling the sound card's driver may fix the problem. Basic troubleshooting including checking the computer's volume and ensuring the mute setting is not enabled should be completed before investigating the sound card's driver.Full Answer >
Enable a wireless connection by pushing a hardware button on the device and then activating the computer's wireless software on Microsoft Windows laptops. After the wireless hardware is ready, select a wireless connection from the menu of choices.Full Answer >
To speed up a laptop, check hardware sufficiency, clean the desktop, scan for system errors and uninstall programs. Next, defragment the hard drive, reinstall the operating system and adjust visual effects. The exact time the process takes depends on the source of the problem.Full Answer >