Wednesday, June 25, 2008

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How to solve the sudden laptop shutdown problem

Sudden shutdown of the laptop seems to be a very common problem nowadays. I just recently solved mine by cleaning the heatsink.

Well, there can be many reasons for it, the most common reason is overheating or dust in the heat sink unit.

What to do-
Clean the lint and dust from the heat sink unit or the ventilator by opening it up, a little lint can cause major overheating problem.

You can find various guides on the internet that tell you step by step method of cleaning the heatsink.

Things you can do to avoid overheating of the laptop-
1. Try not to keep your laptop on your lap, mattress, carpet or any other soft surface as it may block the fan from cooling properly.
2. Use air compressor every few weeks to blow the dust out of your laptop’s fan and heatsink.
3. You can use a cooling fan for the extra cooling of your laptop, works great.

As I said there can be other reasons too like-

1. It may be that the BIOS needs to be updated. Try performing the update and see if it still shuts down.
2. It might be a software related problem, in that case- try booting the laptop in safe mode and using it, it should work fine if it is some software creating the problem.
3. It can be a power issue also, you can try removing the battery and running it on the AC adaptor.

If nothing works try contacting the technical support
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Saturday, June 7, 2008

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How to be fit with Wii fit

In my opinion Wii fit is the easiest, fun and affordable way to stay in shape. You can do a great workout without joining a gym, no need to diet and yes with a trainer at home at your own convenience. Cool isn’t it?

Its only 10 days I have it and I am already addicted to it, don’t know till when though but hopefully till I get fit or achieve the desired BMI(body mass index). What is most interesting for me is, I never seem to have time or motivation to exercise but with Wii fit I always have time just like I have time for videogames.

Let’s see what it is, and how it helps you.Wii fit basically is a bundle that has a pressure sensitive balance board and a game which has four types of workouts- Yoga ,aerobics, strength exercises and balance games and these are fun to do..I like the one in which it tests your rhythm but since its only 10 days I am yet to unlock many interesting exercises.

Assuming you already have a Wii console, you just need to buy Wii fit bundle which most likely will cost you around $90 and you are ready to go.

It starts by making you stand on the board, asks your height and calculate your weight which I think is quite accurate at least in my case. It then calculates your BMI that is your body mass index. A fit person should have a BMI near 22 and Wii fit will help you achieve that at your own pace. You set a goal for you and work accordingly.

This is another great thing about it, how many of us actually calculate our BMI when we try to lose weight through so many ways like gym, dieting, jogging etc?

It will also tell you your Wii fit age which is fun to know too because if you don’t have a good balance your Wii fit age can be 15 years more than your actual age!
And yes I think it’s worth the price because if you use it to get fit you will get fit!

Wanna share how you like Wii fit?
Please feel free to comment.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

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How to make daily indian cooking easier

As you all know, Indian cooking usually involves preparing a curry and its the masala which takes actual time, here is a tip to make your daily cooking easier.

Various indian recipes like Rajma masala, lobhia(black eyed beans), aloo gobhi masala, kathal (jack fruit) and so on actually have the basic ingredients same.

Make masala in bulk and keep in fridge or freezer for everyday use.

Just blend onion, tomato, garlic, turmeric, salt, chilli powder, dhania powder together in a blender .

Heat oil in pressure cooker and cook this blend till two wistles, then cook uncovered till oil starts seperating.

keep the masala for later use. You can always add more tomato or more masala powder when cooking various dishes.

Try this. it really saves time
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