Friday, July 30, 2010

How to disassembly Toshiba Portege M900 - Part 3

Remove WIFI card
a. Loosen 2 screws at WIFI cover
b. Remove WIFI Cover

Thursday, July 29, 2010

How to disassembly Toshiba Portege M900 - Part 2

Remove RAM door and Memory module

a. Loosen 3 screws on RAM door
b. Remove RAM door
c. Remove memory module

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

How to disassembly Toshiba Portege M900 - Part 1

I'll try to explain steps of how to disassembly Toshiba Portege M900.

Please beware that you're agree that if you do the step(s) it will be "do it with your own risks". I (personally) don't take a responsibility for all damages caused.

On this Part 1 article, I'll show you the "chart" that shows which unit(s) you need to remove in advance when you replace one unit.

Toshiba Portege M900 Chart

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

How to enable/disable Wifi in Toshiba Mini Notebook

For Toshiba Mini Notebook series (NB 200 and NB 300 series), there is no hardware switch for turn on or turn off the wifi. Basically you can enable or disable by pressing and hold Fn button with F8 button (look the WIFI symbol behind the F8 text). You will see on the screen the icon menu of the WIFI and Bluetooth. Just press and release the F8 button but keep press the Fn button to select the icon.

Monday, July 26, 2010

How to put your Yahoo Messenger status at Online Forum's post

Continuing about how to check Yahoo Messenger's status, now it a trick to put your YM's status at a posting in Online Forum.

Let say your YM's ID is: yourymid
So, you can put: [url=ymsgr:sendIM?yourymid][img][/img][/url]

You can change the t=10 into several variables, to show in different icons for your status

Here is the sample of OFFLine and ONLine status.

How to detect Yahoo Messenger status

Yahoo Messenger has a invisible status feature. With this feature, user can hide they online status to the other users. So the other users see your status is OFFLINE, even you're not.

But with one web application, called YDetector, now you cannot hide anymore. Just log in into then type the Yahoo! ID

Friday, July 23, 2010

How to get hard drive serial number with Powerbuilder

Here's the code and trick to get the hard drive informations in Powerbuilder, including hard drive serial number.

First, create the External Function called GetVolumeInformation, which taken from Kernel32.dll

Adware vs Spyware vs Trojan vs Worm

This is a simple explanation:

Adware is a online advertisement, and have "no data steal" characteristic.
Spyware is same with Adware, with "data steal" characteristic
Trojan is stealth scripts but have no "reproduce themselves" capabilities.
Worm is like a trojan, with "reproduce themselves" capabilities. In other word in more vicious than trojan

How to remove ascending ring tone volume in Samsung C6625

My brother just bought Samsung C6626 aka Samsung Valencia. He just surprised and not comfortable with the ringtone, since for the first few seconds every calls, the C6625 will mute the volume and will be increase ascending then.

He asked me the way to change the volume, to back to "normal" version. In other word, the tone will be heard loudly instantly as well as the volume setting.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

How to recovery your toshiba notebook without recovery disk

For the newest model of Toshiba notebook which come with the OEM Operating System, it will come with no CD/DVD recovery. The recovery files of the Operating should be already in the harddrive. The harddrive has formated with 2 partitions.

If your notebook face the Operating System crash, and need to be re-format, just press the 0 (Zero) button during the starting of the notebook. It will brings you to the Recovery Menu. It can be done, as long as you didn't remove the second partition of your harddrive.

Remember, once you do the recovery process, it will be erase all the data(s) in your harddrive. Do the backup first !

What is Embedded SQL

Note: I'm the author of this article. I published 4 articles at a year ago, and some how I lost the log-in ID for the account :( So, I re-write the article in my new blog.

Embedded SQL is one of main feature in Powerbuilder. It's make possible to programmer to write the SQL Statement directly without declare in a variable.

Unlike the other programming language, In Powerbuilder you can write the SQL statement in script painter. It make more faster and more efficient for programmer, because the Powerbuilder compiler execute directly the statement and tell the programmer if they have a wrong SQL syntax.

What is Datawindow?

Note: I'm the author of this article. I published 4 articles at a year ago, and some how I lost the log-in ID for the account :( So, I re-write the article in my new blog.

Datawindow Control is the heart of Powerbuilder. This is the control to communicate between the Database and the client user interface.

This is the BIGGEST different between Powerbuilder and the other programming languages. In Powerbuilder, programmers start to make application from the database into datawindow control, then visualize into the other controls (like Dropdown, Radio Button, etc), column per column. Later, you can setup the properties for each column, like display properties, validation properties, etc.

How to use NET SEND in Powerbuilder

Note: I'm the author of this article. I published 4 articles at a year ago, and some how I lost the log-in ID for the account :( So, I re-write the article in my new blog.

In Windows 2000 and XP, there is a command to send a message popup directly to other computers in network. Many of you, must know the command is NET SEND. In Vista, Microsoft remove this command.

Since I need this function in my office application, so in year 2003 I created a simple application to able user to send the message without type the command in DOS Command Prompt mode. I build this application with Sybase Powerbuilder version 6.5, and you can download here. Users don't need to open and close every time they want to use the application, since they able to minimize to tray icon when they click hide button. (See the smiley yellow icon in systray area, double click to open)

History of Powerbuilder

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Starting when the year marked 1991. A company named Powersoft, launched Powersoft Powerbuilder version 1.0, exactly in July 1991. A product (code name "Headstart") with totaly sold in $5.2 million in just six months.

Less than a year later, Powersoft Powerbuilder 2.0 was lauched with sales climbed to $22.1 million. Some of new features was introduced in version 2.0 including Picture button control, some events, and Embedded SQL for BLOB support.

Network Printer Status is Unavailable

The error "Network Printer Status is Unavailable" usually happen when you install the "external" printer server which have more than 1 connectivity lines. For example, D-Link printer server is usually have USB and Parallel Port to connect to the printer.

When you setup the IP address to the printer server, for example, and connected to the printer via USB port, when user try to setup the printer via TCP/IP will get the error message that seem the printer is unconnected.

To solve this, do the steps below
  • View the Properties window of the printer
  • Click Ports tab
  • Select the port from the list, that connected to the printer
  • Click Configure Port button
  • Make sure the LPR option is selected (at the Protocol group area)
  • Fill the Queue Name (at LPR group area) with USB (if you use USB port), or LPT1 (if you use Parallel cable)
  • Click OK button
  • Try to print test page.