Ready to Try Your Hand at DIY Laptop Repair?

When DIY laptop repair is your only option, try doing a little research before you take things into your own hands. LifeHacker.com has a number of great articles on ways you can improve your laptop’s performance. Here’s our collection of some of the good ones.

Laptop getting too hot for your lap? Here’s a good general list of steps you can take to give your old laptop an extreme makeover:

http://lifehacker.com/5934602/give-your-old-slow-overheating-laptop-new-life-and-an-extreme-makeover?tag=upgrades

Laptop running too slow? Here’s a great article that details how to add RAM to your Mac or PC:

http://lifehacker.com/5649112/diy-repairs-and-upgrades-to-save-your-laptop-upgrading-ram

Is your keyboard having issues? This article details how to de-stick your keys and clean your touchpad:

http://lifehacker.com/laptop-savers

This one covers how to replace your hard drive or your CD/DVD drive:

http://lifehacker.com/5652185/diy-laptop-repairs-and-upgrades-fixing-or-improving-hard-drives-and-cddvd-drives?tag=laptop-savers

Spring cleaning! How to clean up and speed up your PC:

http://lifehacker.com/5897138/how-to-speed-up-clean-up-and-revive-your-windows-pc

Things you can do yourself to upgrade your Mac:

http://lifehacker.com/5986206/what-can-i-actually-upgrade-on-my-mac?tag=upgrades

For the truly courageous, how to build your own Hackintosh:

http://lifehacker.com/5841604/the-always-up+to+date-guide-to-building-a-hackintosh

How to stay the course and not give up when you’re learning a new skill:

http://lifehacker.com/5994125/how-to-stick-with-it-when-youre-learning-something-new-on-your-own?tag=learning

Cool things you can convert your old laptop into:

http://lifehacker.com/5988396/hacker-challenge-winner-turn-your-old-laptop-into-a-tablet

That’s all! Good luck and may the force be with you.

And now for your requisite funny cat video…

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