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Battery warning on Dell Studio XPS laptop tag # DBMZKL1
"Warning the battery cannot be identified"
it's the original battery and it no longer charges
The laptop power Adaptor works fine and I also tried another power adaptor
I have not tried another battery because I do not have an extra one
I tried to update the BIOS from Ao1 to A11 be this will not install, it says "BIOS update failed the battery must be charged above 10%
anyone know a work around before purchasing a battery?
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Learn how to use and navigate the new features included in Bootstrap 4, the most popular HTML, CSS, and JavaScript framework for developing responsive, mobile-first websites.

We have a brand new Lenovo P330 Thinkstation, with a Xeon processor that does not support on-board graphics (so the two display port sockets are "blocked off" with a label). The unit was ordered without a separate graphics card, but when we fit a graphics card (which is known to be compatible and is known to be working) it does not show up and we get no video output. I suspect the problem may be to do with a BIOS setting but we have no video, so we can't access the BIOS. We have contacted Lenovo but they are being very slow in dealing with this issue. Does anyone have any suggestions as to how we can get out of this "Catch 22"?
I have a Dell T7500 workstation I use as spare. The only thing wrong with it is that the largest of the two front facing fans will after powering up slowly go to full speed and remain there. I had an exact factory spare fan and installed it, but got the same behavior. The environment is 67 degrees and the unit is spotless inside. Is it fair to assume that my motherboard is toast?T7500 large fan
I need to separate a bunch of stuff into VLAN's for my ubiquiti based network which I am aware of how to do. But just need to know if the correct way of doing this is to put all networking hardware on its on VLAN.

I only have Ubiquiti gear and they are a USG, Unifi Switches and AP's
Can anyone tell me where I can obtain an online user manual or application manual for this timer? A friend is particularly interested in incorporating this timer in an Electronic Project.timer_02timer _01
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

          I have an HP ENVY Photo 6200 All-in-One series and wondering if it would be okay to leave it on all of the time.   It seems to have a power management feature because of the fact that the control panel touch screen blackens out after a certain period of time.  That said, it seems like it would not hurt the printer to leave it on.  What does everyone think about this?

          Thank you

I was asked to help setup some TVs for a small restaurant. I wouldn't be doing the actual install of the physical TVs but was asked to figure out the best way to control the TVs. There will be 6 TVs spread across the restaurant.

I was asked for a couple things: That each TV be able to play it's own "unique" media and that any number of the TVs could be set to view the same channel/input(ie Channel 200 on a Reciever, or a DVD on a DVD player).

What are the best solutions for something like this? I know that places like Applebees and Buffalo Wild Wings have "sophisticated" racks that they use to control all the channels on all the TVs from, but for something this scale I don't think it needs to be that "sophisticated". I know that some of the newer smart TVs can also receive signal by Ethernet, but we will most likely go with HDMI for this Application.

Thank you for the help!
Concerning the program "CAMTASIA". I would like the opinions of Camtasia users only please. This program is the one that is the most memory intensive application that I have. Is it your opinion that utilizing a Nvidia video card  P5000 and 32 gigs of ram more than sufficient to have smooth operation of Camtasia? My ONLY decision is if I should go with 64 gigs of ram instead of 32 gigs. I do not do any heavy duty intensive work with Camtasia. I think that 32 will be just fine but wanted the opinion of actual users before I made a final decision. Note: The publisher of Camtasia recommends a minimum of 2gb  of ram. Experts?
EDUCATIONAL QUESTION: I need to gain some knowledge our of necessity. Here is the situation. I do NOT know my way around things such as: 1. What the function of DHCP is; 2. Why port forwarding is necessary in some instances; 3. How to configure the ip addresses of my surveillance cameras; 4. How to start anew with my NVR and surveillance system.

I did not want to take the time to educate myself on these items since I would seldom have need for this knowledge. However, since I just got a new fiber isp and virtually nothing operates properly on the surveillance system I think that I must gain the knowledge necessary to do this myself. The company I purchased 70% of the system from will assist me somewhat but refuses to assist in any way at all for the cameras that I did not purchase from them. There are many free utility programs available that I have  installed, however I need the knowledge to determine what to do with them. I think you get the picture. What my question is: Can any Expert advise me of an online course that will teach me what I need to know to understand this area of technology that will not take me overboard? I will not be doing this for a living. I just need to know what is needed to enable me to restore my system to default and start anew and KNOW what I am doing. I wish I didn't have to take the time needed to learn this, but I cannot locate a person that can guide me through all that is necessary to get things up and operating again. I would feel …
I recently drove my car into the outside of my house and the circa 1860 plaster fell off the inside wall due to the impact.

The house is still structurally sound but the plaster that fell off the inside wall really smells bad. What is creating that horrible smell and how can I get rid of it?
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where and how i find cheap and best gaming laptop with good configuration with ram around 16gb for future uses and windows OS and intel i7 or above and good memory

please advise
Last call before the new changes to the website.
Pros and cons of this business desktop which would be bought now and avoid January 2020 end of support for Windows 7.
Intel graphics and integrated.
Which specifications would be obsolete a year from now?
Considering that we currently have 8 ram, i5, two hard drives adding to 500.

We'd be slow to start using it but there is only a 90 day warranty on this refurbished tower.
Use: no video games, only video files, music files, photos, email, internet.

We got a refurbished laptop (Lenovo and Amazon) and have had no issues. It does have W8 but can be upgraded to 10.
Any better sources for a 2nd hand unit?

We have accumulated reward points through a checking account and therefore this desktop would cost us nothing.


The specs are at the bottom of the web page.

Why would bit locker prompt a user to perform a recovery every time the system is restarted?
I believe the system board is the problem, or I just need to update the BIOS.
I did not run a hardware diagnostic test, but the SSD was  decrypted and re-encrypted, which did not resolve the problem.

The system was replaced, but I am still trying to find a root cause.
Any ideas, beside mine?
Exchange 2016 search problem.  After upgrading our Exchange  Server hardware the search function in Outlook and OWA are not working.  The upgrade of the server was done by building the new server and performing mailbox moves from the old server to the new server.  The search issue started immediately after the upgrade over this past weekend.  I have noticed the issue on multiple network pcs in Outlook. In Outlook if a search is performed, it states "Something went wrong and your search could not be completed".  When I try to search in OWA, it says "An error occurred while searching.  Please try again later".  Prior to testing a search in OWA (since no one in the company uses OWA), I had tried to do a re-index on one pc.  Now that I see it is effecting multiple pcs and OWA, I am assuming it is a server level issue.  Not sure how to resolve this.

Any help would be appreciated.
Putting together quotes to replace a 12 year old phone system and VOIP is an option, specifically Ring Central. They claim they have no hardware to install and don't even require QoS which I find hard to believe. They use Polycom phones that come with a high rating as well a Cisco option that comes with a high rating.

Question, has anyone actually witnessed a VOIP phone work without any additional hardware and call quality is excellent? My approach is if this is an option great for all parties involved. If it's too good to be true I prefer to put the right equipment in place to avoid any frustration after installation.

If you've used Ring Central even better, if you haven't but have success with another company please share.
how can mac book be missing usb.

what to use instead
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Need ip camera interrogation utility. I need the name of a generic or brand name utility that I can run that will identify as much information as possible for a totally unknown camera plugged into the router. Info such as its ip
Need speedy IP camera solution. I have a close friend that needs a security camera setup as soon as possible. The family is in a remote area and they are experiencing an issue with trespassers, weirdos or parties unknown and fear for safety. I am thinking that I saw some sort of software that would enable a person to simply plug in an IP camera into the router and use the software to monitor and record 24/7. Law enforcement has been notified of this problem but cannot do much until they can identify the vehicle that is causing the difficulty. It is very worrisome  to them since they have two very young children. As an immediate albeit temporary solution I have two IP cameras that I was going to let them use. If an expert could view the specs on the camera and does know of a software program that would suffice that would be most appreciated. I do own Blue Iris software that I never used. I do not know if Blue Iris is capable of doing this job or not. The cameras that I have available are:
1. IR NETWORK CAMERA   DS-2CD2032-1   4MM   12/2014    V5.2.0_140721  Bullet camera  (Actual manufacturer unknown)

2. HOSAFE BRAND  1MB1W  720P  ONVIF H.,264  Bullet camera.

What they are looking for is an immediate solution using one of these two cameras if possible.

Note: I am posting another semi-related question  within a hour.
I am looking for a switch which, when turned on, automatically switches off after a predetermined time like 1 minute or two minutes. The application is a door light which is turned on when someone rings the doorbell.

What would such a switch be called.

Any link would be welcome from which I can purchase it. Ali Express is preferred as it definitely delivers to my country.
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I am looking for a wireless mouse and keyboard that will work through walls at a distance of at least 40 feet.  Are there any models available that will do so?
Everything that comes out from our HP M227fdn is powdery. We leave it sitting to maybe dry but it doesn’t help and if the printed area is touched the ink smears. Any ideas as to why this is happening?
The size of our data sets have been getting larger as time passes and I have reach the GB mark (750,000+ data rows); the computer runs to slow and one of the monitors will go blank for a few seconds and comes back on, but processing does continue as expected. In some instances I am unable to do other things while it is parsing a data set; even checking e-mail can bog it down.

Current Workstation Config
HP ProDesk 600 G2
Intel i7-6700
Intel HD Graphics 530
(x3) HP E273
(x2) 1 TB Internal Hard Drives
(x2) 1 TB External Drives (USB 3.0)
Windows Enterprise 10 64 Bit
MSO Pro Plus 2013
SQL 2016 Express.

During my research I found this thread, but the issue there seemed to be more application processing related than hardware and I can process these large data sets in 1-2 hours.

Our IT department says I have the best workstation available in their inventory. If I wanted to get something else I will need justification; so what are my options?

Some suggestions pointing me in the right direction would be appreciated.
I have a 750GB hard drive that just seemingly filled up overnight.  It is a headless desktop used as a "server" for a specific industry.

I select all the folders on the hard drive and it shows about 45GB of data.  (I have made sure that show hidden folders and files is on.)   I run WinDirStat (as an administrator) looking for the huge file, malware, temporarily files and it also shows around 45GB total.

I run CHKDSK c: /f in CMD (as administrator) and reboot it.  That doesn't fix it either.

I go into DISKPART and it shows the full hard drive.

In "My PC" it shows 10GB free out of 640GB.

I run a local defender scan and an online ESET scanner and shows clean.  

Therefore, I have a 750GB hard drive with less than 50GB of data on it verified by two different programs and it is almost full.

I haven't ran a SMART test on it (yet nothing is being reported on boot up) nor plugged it into my Linux server box for a second opinion.

Is this a hardware or SMART error?  NTFS?  

The drive is old (probably about 8 years old) but still works except for this issue.
Hello all,
I have a client that is using Tekla Structures (similar to AutoCAD but in doing bridges, etc. instead of buildings).
We replaced his old computer with a new one.
In the new system they have an nVidia Quadro P1000 video card and in the old system they have an nVidia Geforce GTX680
It seems that there is a rendering issue when doing a selection box on an existing model on the new video card whereas the old video card does not have this issue.
Is there any settings that need to be done on the new system inside of Tekla Structures to fix this?
Or is the Quadro P1000 a card that doesn’t work correctly with Tekla and I have to get an old GeForce GTX card?
I know that the GeForce card will cause crashes and that the Quadro card will not.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Kelly W.
Hi hardware experts,

I have a cheap bluetooth speaker (brand: N:CHE, model: N1).

It has recently stopped charging, and the feel of connecting to the micro-USB connector is not firm as it used to be.  From looking in the micro-USB hole, I think the inside of the connector may have fallen inside.

I would like to get inside the unit so I can see what's happened and hopefully repair it.

I tried removing the 2 "feet" at the bottom of the unit, but there are no screws or anything hidden under them.
I've tried pulling off the speaker by levering it against the plastic side with my finger nails, but it's not moving.

Any ideas how I can take this apart, preferably without damaging it?

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Hardware includes cell phones and other digital living devices, tablets, computers, servers, peripherals and components, printers and scanners, gaming consoles, networking hardware such as routers, hubs, switches and modems, storage devices and security equipment such as firewalls and other appliances.