Advice 1: How to connect the drive to the laptop

There are cases where the optical drive of laptop crashes. For warranty repair or replacement may take some time, but on a laptop you need urgently to access the disk. Of course, you can go to friends, make virtual disk image, copy it onto a flash drive, download the program to mount virtual images and it can help to open the disk. But you can do another thing. Take a drive from your home computer and temporarily connect it to the laptop. The second method is much faster and easier.
How to connect the drive to the laptop
You will need
  • Laptop floppy drive with USB or SATA adapter USB-IDE/SATA
Instruction
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The method of connecting the drive to your laptop depends on the interface your drive. If you have a floppy drive with a USB interface, connect it to any USB port and turn on the laptop. Wait until the system will detect the new connected hardware and install the drivers. After the appearance of the window "the Device is connected and ready to work" go to "My computer". The icon of the connected drive will be there. You can use it.
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If you drive with a SATA interface to connect it to the laptop will have to purchase a special adapter USB-IDE/SATA. In addition, through this adapter, you can connect not only optical drives but also hard drives and other equipment that support these interfaces.
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Connect the USB-IDE/SATA adapter to a USB port on your laptop. Now connect your optical drive to a USB IDE/SATA adapter. Included with these adapters are additional power supply units. Connect the drive to the power adapter, and the adapter, plug into the grid.
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Turn on the laptop. Wait until the operating system will start. Should work connection wizard and configure new equipment, as in the case of a USB drive. Further procedure is the same.
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If the device was not detected by the system automatically, click on the icon "My computer" right-click and select "Properties". Then select the tab "device Manager". A list will appear of the equipment. On the top line press the right mouse button and select "scan for hardware changes.
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If the list appears "unknown device", click on it with right mouse button and select "Update driver". In the next window, select "Automatic search of drivers". If you have an Internet connection, can place a tick next to "Use the Internet".

Advice 2: How to open the drive

The drive is for reading information from a hard disk. If he's all right, it is quite easy to open, but it so happens that it's just jammed. To get the CD from the drive can be normal or forced way.
How to open the drive
Instruction
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If you jammed the drive, first try to shut down the computer.

Then turn it off by the button which is located on the rear panel of the system unit, wait a few seconds. Click on the button and start the computer.
Try to open the drive the normal way. Choose the folder "My computer" then "DVD RW drive(D)" and right click, find the line "remove" and click the left mouse button.

This method does not help in all cases, but only when the computer froze.
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If the drive doesn't open willingly, try the forced method.

Take a toothpick or a needle. Look under the floppy drive hole. Insert the needle until it stops, should happen to click. Then it will open.
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If the drive is never opened, then you can help you can only be a specialist.

Advice 3: How to connect mouse to laptop

Modern laptops and netbooks are primarily aimed at comfort and mobility that you can carry in a normal bag, they will work without any additional devices. However, for many users the control laptop using the touchpad and keyboard becomes a real torture. In this case, the mouse.
How to connect mouse to laptop
Instruction
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Modern optical mice are wired and wireless. To connect wired mouse to the computer, select the store the mouse with a USB input. Insert the device into the USB port of your computer and get to work. Wired mouse does not require the installation of special software.
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Wireless mouse wired are much more mobile: they can be used at a distance of several meters from the computer, thus not getting tangled in wires. However, these devices have small disadvantages. Wireless mice operate on batteries or battery inserted in the mouse. Due to lower power consumption, the mouse sensitivity is reduced. Besides, you should constantly monitor the battery level in the mouse: power can be lost at the most inopportune moment.
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Before operating the wireless mouse, you need to install a special driver system laptop. Insert the installation disc into the computer's disc drive. The driver disk is sold together with a mouse.
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After the system recognizes the disk, it will suggest installing the program. Agree with all the requirements of the system and install drivers, without changing anything in the settings. Press the "Set" and "OK" when querying the system.
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When the mouse driver will be installed, insert the USB transmitter to the mouse port of the computer. Wait until the system recognizes the external device.
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Turn on the "On" button on your mouse. It instantly connects to the transmitter and will help you to control your laptop.
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If your computer has Bluetooth, you can use a wireless Bluetooth mouse. It will work as well from its own battery, but the connection to the laptop carried out via Bluetooth communication.
Useful advice
Adjust the operation and sensitivity of the mouse on their own. Just go to "start" menu, select "control Panel". In the opened window, click on the label "mouse". Set your personal settings of the mouse.

Advice 4: How to connect my home Internet to a laptop

To connect your laptop to the Internet at home you can use two basic methods: direct cable connection and connect wirelessly Wi-Fi. Usually choose the second option, because it allows to maintain the mobility of the laptop.
How to connect my home Internet to a laptop
You will need
  • - Wi-Fi router.
Instruction
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If your home already has a desktop computer connected to the Internet, it is wise to use a Wi-Fi router. This network equipment will allow to use a synchronous Internet access to both computers. Purchase a Wi-Fi router and then connect the equipment to AC power. Install it near a desktop computer. This will avoid the need to purchase additional network cable.
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Disconnect the cable connection to the Internet from a desktop computer and connect it to the WAN port of the router. Now connect using the network cable supplied with the wireless equipment, LAN port of the router and the network card of the computer. Open your Internet browser and follow the procedure log in to the web interface of Wi-Fi router.
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Open the WAN menu. Configure the connection to the Internet. To do this, specify the same settings you used when configuring the direct connection of a desktop computer. If possible, include functions like NAT and DHCP. To enhance the security of your computers, enable Firewall. Note that it can be a hindrance to access some resources on the Internet.
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Now click Wireless Settings. Configure the settings for the wireless network Wi-Fi. Be sure to select the most reliable type of encryption (WPA2-PSK), if possible. Set a difficult password. Now, restart Wi-Fi router software or mechanically (power off).
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Wait until the router has fully booted up and connected to the server. Check access to the Internet from stationary PCs. Connect the laptop to a Wi-Fi network and make sure that your mobile computer has got Internet access.
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If you want to connect to the Internet just the laptop, then disconnect the network cable from the desktop computer to the router.
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