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Peripherals

A peripheral device is defined as a computer device, such as a keyboard or printer, that is not part of the essential computer (i.e., the memory and microprocessor). These auxiliary devices are intended to be connected to the computer and used in conjunction with it. Examples of external peripherals include mouse, keyboard, printer, monitor, external Zip drive or scanner, while internal peripherals include CD-ROM drive, CD-R drive or internal modem. Today's new devices, such as tablets, smartphones and wearable computing devices are considered peripherals as they can be connected and used on a computer system. The difference, however, is that these devices can run independently of the computer system.

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On one PC, occasionally the keyboard and mouse stop working.
The OS is fine because i can remote into and take control but the physical kb and mouse don't work.
Plugging into other USB slots or plugging in other kb/mouse doesn't work.

The only workaround has been to reboot and it is working fine again.

I suspect the PlugandPlay service is the only thing that needs to be 'rebooted' for this 'fix' to work. It would be better than restarting the whole OS but I don't know how to do it.

In services.msc all options are grayed out.
In cmd, 'net stop PlugPlay' gives an error:

The requested pause, continue, or stop is not valid for this service.
More help is available by typing NET HELPMSG 2191.

Typing  'NET HELPMSG 2191' returns the same error (very helpful...)
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I don't think there is any such software since I've been searching for days but I thought I'd ask on here as a last ditch effort.
I am looking for music management software (that runs on Windows) that supports both streaming from an Android device over the internet (ideally it has an Android app) and synchronizing an iPod.

My current set up:
  • iTunes as music management software, in order to synchronize my iPod.
  • CloudPlayer to stream from my Android device (all of my music is on Google Drive).
  • iSyncr to synchronize select playlists from iTunes to my Android device.

This set up isn't terrible but CloudPlayer does not feature all of the playlists I have in iTunes nor does it allow me to sort by iTunes fields (date added, etc.). I could technically just sync all of my music to my Android device as well but I don't really want to use up 40GB on my device for this purpose when I have a data plan large enough to support streaming on demand.
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hi techs,
I am trying to play videos and pictures from my Note 5 to my Apple TV and suddenly it's not working in the last one year or so. The last time at work successfully was about a year ago and I was using allcast.  this week I've been trying to connect my phone again and no matter what I try my Note 5 will not detect the Apple TV and if some of the apps do list it it will not connect. I also tried my work Android phone which is I think an S7 and it wouldn't connect either. I have reset the network connections several times on both units and tried repeatedly with no success. I'm starting to wonder if Apple has made a change that everybody but me knows about. at this point what I think I'm going to do is buy the Chromecast and plug that in right alongside the Apple TV to see if I can use that to interface with my phone since all of the apps I've downloaded aren't working at all. My Note 5 is up-to-date with the most recent software and the Apple TV is also up-to-date with the most recent software and it is only about one year old. Any assistance with this issue is appreciated.
 thank you
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What are the best Apple Bluetooth keyboards currently available that are fully compatible with Macs but that aren't made by Apple?

I have a user who doesn't like geniune Apple keyboards.

So what are the best Apple Bluetooth keyboards currently available that are fully compatible with Macs but that aren't made by Apple?
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I have a Lenovo Yoga 910, which has one 2.0 USB port and two USB 3 ports.  I purchased a Wavelink powered USB hub for additional ports to support an external monitor and a USB keyboard.  I also have a bluetooth mouse in operation with this setup.  I am experiencing significant wifi issues with all the devices in use.  The problem seems to be interference at the 2.4 mhz band??  The performance issues go away when I disconnect from all external devices except the bluetooth connected mouse.  

Also, when I connect a wide screen LG monitor using an HDMI conversion to USB 2.0 into the USB 2.0 port, the monitor and laptop displays work, but the laptop display initially fades to almost totally black and then pops up with the screen, when I access the internet.

The more I read online, the  more confused I get about solutions.  My network adapter is - Qualcomm Atheros QCA61x4A.  When I perform the netsh command it looks like it should support the 5 mhz band.  I also signed into my router which looks like it supports the dual bands.  

My question is whether I am on the right track or not and how do I change my network adapter to receive the 5 mhz signal.  I cant see that as an option in the properties.

Thank you for any assistance you can provide.
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Please provide me with the exact model or FRU number for the longest lasting battery for a Lenovo T450 (Type 20BU - Model 20BUS05B08) laptop.
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Hi All.

Can you all help with this current issue I'm facing?. We have HP elite books 820 g3 & we cant get these usb c docks to work on any of the laptops/desktops any one know how to resolve this particular issue.

Thank you all
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I've been using a Bluetooth Microsoft Sculpt Comfort Mouse for a few months without incident until this morning when my computer crashed (opening Quickbooks caused the crash, if relevant). Once computer restarted mouse would not work. Removed it & tried reconnecting & nothing. When going through the steps, lights are flashing on it, telling me its discoverable, computer's add device wizard shows a mouse, but after saying Connecting for a while, it comes back with the message 'We didn't get a response from the device. Try connecting again', which I've tried repeatedly with no success. I also tried removing all bluetooth devices via device manager & still nothing
Any suggestions?
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Hi, I have an older Wacom CTE 440 / Silver tablet that I use from time to time. When I plug it into Windows 10, the pen is recognized and I can draw shapes and write with it, but its not in sync with the image size. I don't have the original drivers and Wacom doesn't supply a specific driver for my tablet, so I can't download a new driver.

I don't want to spend another couple hundred dollars on a new Wacom tablet if mine is still in great shape and it still would do what I need it to do - IF I could get it working.

Does anyone know how to get an old tablet like my Wacom CTE 440 / Silver to be recognized by Windows 10?

I would really appreciate the help.

Fulano
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due to a recent hard drive replacement, I've lost the scanner tool and sharpdesk desktop software for scanning from our AR-M257 to my desktop unit. Is there a current software that I can download and install. I cannot find any disks in house for a reinstall ?
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Hello experts, we have an Avocent DSR2020 KVM, trying to configure it so we can manage / connect to it remotely.  I'm unable to locate the manual, any suggestions?
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I AM USING SYMBOL LS2208 SCANNER. IN THE NOTEPAD I TESTED THE SCANNER. THOUGH THE SCANNER IS READING THE CODE PROPERLY BUT AFTER SCANNING IT IS NOT MOVING TO NEXT LINE AUTOMATICALLY. AND HENCE IT IS BECOMING DIFFICULT TO USE. AS OTHER SCANNERS AFTER READING THE CODE MOVES AUTOMATICALLY TO THE NEXT LINE. PLEASE HELP ME IN SOLVING MY THIS ISSUE.
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I've been given a used Lenovo T450 port replicator.

What is the exact model number of this port replicator?

I need to be sure that I download the right port replicator firmware update from the https://support.lenovo.com/us/en/solutions/pd014572 website.

The Docks on this website are identified by part numbers such as 40A40090WW.

I can identify the 40A2 on this Ultra Dock but I'm not sure what the full model number of this dock is. Also when I type in the FRU P/N number or the P/N number on the http://support.lenovo.com website I am told that no products match this query.

Based upon the picture of the sticker at the bottom of my dock what is the full part number of the dock?

Or what firmware update for this dock should I install?

T450-PORT-REPLICATOR
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What type of USB cable is used to charge a Samsung Galaxy S8 cell phone?
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I have a CoolingTech handheld microscope camera. It shows no model information.  The only place I find a driver is a pay site that asks for your credit card info. It costs around $40. for this microscope.
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How many different monitors can be connected at one time to this Lenovo T450 docking station?

This docking station has the following monitor outputs on it:

- 2x DisplayPort 1.2*

- 1x DVI-D*

- 1x HDMI 1.4*

- 1x VGA*

How many unique video displays can be provided if a monitor is connected to each one of these video outputs?

https://www.amazon.com/Lenovo-ThinkPad-Adapter-40A20090US-Packaged/dp/B00E0E2DIE
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How can I determine if a Lenovo T450 laptop is quad core?

Here is a screenshot with my laptop specs.

Is this laptop quad core?

LENOVO-T450-SPECS
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I have a Zebra GC420T printer installed in Windows 10 with the seagull driver, but when printing the label it adds a left and right margin of 1 Cm (12pt).
I checked the configuration in the driver and I have not added any type of margin, same in the label that I print. Also update the printer driver but still the same.

What could be causing this problem?
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What is the best port replicator to purchase so that I can connect my Lenovo T450 laptop to two monitors with Display port inputs?
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My OS is win 10 pro 64 bit and I had this Dymo printer for a long time, only using it iintermittently.   First it was the paper jam, which I managed to clear it, and now the print head does not print.  It just feeds paper out off the printer.  How does one fix this problem.  Thank u.
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A user would like to connect a Bluetooth keyboard & mouse to her Windows 10 laptop.

The problem is that there are over 12 devices that show up saying that they are unknown when we try to add these Bluetooth devices & we aren't sure which one is the keyboard and which one is the mouse.

What can be done to add the Bluetooth keyboard and mouse to this Windows 10 laptop?
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We have modified a driver with a different PID and need to get it self-signed. Looks simple enough for someone who has done it before but I haven't. Does anyone you know off offer driver signing services?

Here is a link to what the vendors says needs to be done:

http://www.ftdichip.com/Support/Documents/TechnicalNotes/TN_129_Driver%20Release%20Signing.pdf
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Finally got a mechanical keyboard!  I went with this one from cooler master: http://www.coolermaster.com/peripheral/keyboards/masterkeys-pro-l/
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Expert Comment

by:Brian Matis
Ok, cool. Thanks! (The one I had tried was the Razer BlackWidow, back in 2013. Not quite sure what key types they were using on that back then...)
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Expert Comment

by:Brandon Lyon
The different key types make a huge difference. I had a Cherry blue for a while but that was too stiff. I tried a brown but that didn't feel right either. Right now I'm using one of the rare Cherry "silent" switch types used in the Corsair Strafe. They're still pretty loud but they're more comfortable for me.

At work I use a scissor-switch style keyboard. I prefer them for regular and quiet typing but they're getting harder to find ever since mechanical keyboards saw a resurgence.
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Greetings !
     I have a hybrid environment with vmachines running locally and on the web (Rackspace).  With my current configuration I have a VPN tunnel between both environments.  The problem is when I lose power, my internal servers and peripherals crash and when they are brought back up it is hard to get DHCP services back online, bring up the tunnel,  etc.   Is it possible to set it up where my internal servers fail over to another DHCP server I could set up at Rackspace?  The advantage being that once power is restored they could instantly get leases, etc.  Is this something covered in the 2012 MS server DHCP functionality?  Ultimately I would like to set something up which "takes care of itself".

Thanks,

Eric
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Peripherals

A peripheral device is defined as a computer device, such as a keyboard or printer, that is not part of the essential computer (i.e., the memory and microprocessor). These auxiliary devices are intended to be connected to the computer and used in conjunction with it. Examples of external peripherals include mouse, keyboard, printer, monitor, external Zip drive or scanner, while internal peripherals include CD-ROM drive, CD-R drive or internal modem. Today's new devices, such as tablets, smartphones and wearable computing devices are considered peripherals as they can be connected and used on a computer system. The difference, however, is that these devices can run independently of the computer system.