Tag Archives: laptop

Wireless Card Whitelists: Failed Attempt at a HP Pavillion dm1-4108AU

After successfully bypassing the whitelist in my Probook 4525s with the help of Dragy, I felt that it was probably worth trying the same technique on my other whitelisted HP, a Pavillion dm1-4108AU. While other pre-patched BIOS for certain dm1s … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Telecommunications | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 2 Comments

Wireless Card Whitelists: Breaking the HP Probook 4525s Whitelist

Around two years ago, I posted this article decrying the whole situation where several laptop manufacturers have imposed artificial restrictions in the BIOS firmware against replacement of wireless cards (and other hardware) with other physically compatible units from other sources, … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Telecommunications | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 14 Comments

Teardown: Failed Asus eeePC 701 Netbook Power Supply (AD59230)

I’m not sure how many people today will remember the Asus eeePC 701, arguably, one of the earliest netbooks which drove the concept to its eventual boom. The 701 featured a stripped down specification, originally intending to be reminiscent of … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Electronics | Tagged , , , , , | 5 Comments

Repair: Samsung ARM Chromebook Trackpad that Won’t Click

While most people seem to have a mixed relationship with Google’s Chromebooks, I’ve been a user of the Samsung ARM Chromebook for a while, and it serves quite a few specific purposes. For one, it’s a low-cost, thin, low-power consuming … Continue reading

Posted in Computing | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Laptop Wireless Card Whitelists: An upgrade nightmare

What if I told you that an Intel 7260 dual-band dual-stream (marketing value 1200Mbit/s) 802.11ac mPCIe card with Bluetooth 4.0 costs just $26.50 including shipping and with just 5 to 15 minutes of your own work, you should be able … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Telecommunications | Tagged , , , , , | 27 Comments

Tech Flashback: Intel EtherExpress PRO/100 Mobile Adapter

This is another one of those interesting salvages, which had been kept nicely for me by a colleague. It wasn’t that long ago when many different peripherals were the domain of expansion cards – there were no on-board floppy interfaces, … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Tech Flashback | Tagged , , , , | 2 Comments