Gadget FAIL? Try turning it off and back on again in 27% of cases

Gerald Lynch Gadgets, TD Tips, Tech Digest news 1 Comment

Ever taken a screwdriver to the innards of a beloved, dying gadget in the hopes of breathing new life into it? Well you shouldn't bother according to the Gadget Helpline, as in many cases there is a much simpler solution;…

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MacBook Air battery CAN be replaced: take one screwdriver…

Andy Merrett Laptops / Notebooks Leave a Comment

macbook_air_back.jpgOne of the early criticisms levelled at Apple’s new MacBook Air ultra-thin notebook computer is that the battery seems to be a non-replaceable part.

While Air fans have said that carrying round a spare battery defeats the object of the machine’s portability, if the internal battery goes kaput, it would be a lot handier to be able to pop in a new one without having to send it away to Apple.

It turns out a distinctly low-tech solution exists. According to AppleInsider, all that’s required is “a single size-0 type Philips screwdriver and some diligence.”

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