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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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My boss asked me to see if there are any scanner that can do the following:

Documents
Business Card

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I haven't used my Surface Book for a week or two. Turned it on today, and the surface arc bluetooth mouse won't work.  I can't get anyone on the line at MS Support; and the canned advise doesn't work.  Any bluetooth experts out there who can give me a hand?

So, editing a few hours later.  The issue here is that ordinarily what one does is to open the services option, and go to the bluetooth page, then You click and the thing connects with your bluetooth item, in this case an arch surface mouse.  But unlike in the past two years, the two can't pair. So the mouse doesn't work.  This has worked fine for two or more years ago that I have had a Surface Book.  Something has changed.  What?
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User has a Brother Inkjet  MFC-J4510 DW, attached to a Windows 7  HP desktop.  Printer is about 2 years old.

They don't print out a lot of pages per month. They first noticed about 3 months ago that the black ink was being used up at a much quicker rate than in the year previous.

Then the other day they say they ran a cleaning cycle which used up almost an entire black cartridge.

I figure that a new printer would cost them $10 a month for a year if they bought a new one now.  Versus $25 a month for disappearing black ink.

Is there a way to tell if the printer is failing, or if there's a setting on the Brother that would change the rate of ink usage?


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A user with a Lenovo T470 laptop (model 20HD005GUS) has an issue where the built in trackpad doesn't work.

We are unable to use the trackpad to scroll up and down within Microsoft Edge and other applications with large windows.

The operating system is Windows 10 64-bit. All Lenovo drivers, Windows 10 updates, and Office 2016 updates have been installed.

According to the end user the trackpad has never worked for as long as he has had this laptop (30 days).

What can be done to fix this?
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Is the Lenovo T450 Ultra Dock shown in this picture fully compatible with a Lenovo T470  (Type 20HD, 20HE) Laptop (ThinkPad) Machine Type Model 20HD005GUS) laptop?

The dock type is 40A2 20V.

The P/N number is SD20FA8270 and the FRU P/N number is 00HM917.
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What is the Lenovo T470 FRU or part number for an Ultra docking station that has HDMI and display port monitor outputs on the back of the dock?
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Is the Dell P2715Q monitor a 4K monitor?
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What monitors when connected to a Lenovo T470 docking station (model 20HD005GUS)  will have the best and highest quality display?
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How can I make it so that if a Lenovo T470 laptop is running on its battery and the battery level reaches a critically low state the laptop won't beep and make loud alerts warning the user that the battery is about to die?
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When my Dell 7480 & 7580 are plugged into power banks (Energizer XP18000A, Vinsic 30000mAH,
& IntoCircuit 26000mAH), the battery icon on the right bottom will show
" ... % avail (plugged in, not charging) "   when the laptop battery left 10% or 95%

However, if plugged into AC power source using the Dell power adaptor to the wall (220-240V in
my country), it will charge the battery of the laptop.

Why does it behave as such.  On both my Lenovo X61 & X230, the powerbanks would charge
the laptops' batteries.

I don't mind if Dell "bypasses" the charging to power the laptop (its CPU, RAM, HDD, USB ports
etc) to make energy usage more efficient but is this what Dell is doing?
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This issue has occurred overnight - working yesterday, not working today.

The computer will boot up to the login screen.  However, the keyboard cannot be used to type in any entry.  The optical mouse does have the red light glowing on the bottom, but it cannot be used either - no mouse movement of any kind.

I was hoping to boot up in Safe Mode and use System Restore to restore the computer to a previous date.  The computer doesn't respond to the F8 keypress no matter how quickly I begin pressing after starting the computer - it just continues to boot to the login screen.

Same response when pressing the Esc key or F12 key.  I'm essentially locked out of the computer.  

I have a device wherein I'm able to pull the hard drive and connect it to another working computer.  That allows me to run "chkdsk" and "sfc /scannow" to check for errors on the drive.  There are none.

Looking for suggestions.
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We have been using wireless-computing keyboards and mice for a while, but they went out of business. We are looking for a replacement option to this.

SMK makes one, but their build quality isn't great and the mouse cover keeps failing off. The syncing method requires an adapter that could get lost and the preferred method is rechargeable batteries.

We are just looking for a simple non-rechargeable keyboard/mouse that is RF and works at 100ft reliably. Does anybody have any options out there?
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Please provide me with the URL addresses I can use to get drivers for a "Cablecc USB 3.0 to SATA 22pin 2.5 Hard Disk to 2 in 1 Combo Mini PCI- E 2 Lane M.2 NGFF & mSATA SSD Adapter Converter."

I purchased this device from Amazon https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00S6AHQBM/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1.

When I connect this device to a Windows 10 computer (with the hard drive connected to & screwed into the adapter) there is a question mark that appears next to the "Other devices" device within device manager in Windows 10. The device appears as an SMS/MMS device which also has a question mark next to it (see the screenshot). This happens no matter which USB ports I plug the device into.

Please provide me with the URL addresses I can use to download the drivers for this device.

The hardware IDs for this device are:

BTHENUM\{00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_VID&00010075_PID&0100

BTHENUM\{00001132-0000-1000-8000-00805f9b34fb}_LOCALMFG&0002

SMS/MMS deviceSMS/MMS hardware IDs
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A school has been able to acquire a number of Smartboards for classroom use.  Math teachers and science teachers are the majority of the recipients.  Does anybody know of a good trainer that can show these teachers uses within a school setting?
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I've been doing a lot of travelling and road tripping with the family and I always find it hard and time consuming to gather all photos from cameras and iphones into one comfortable experience in front of the television. It's usually a mess to import photos from camera, and my wife, me and daughter's iphone...they mess up the dates and mix up photos and videos. Then later on viewing on my television through AppleTV(gen4) is slow and not a good experience.

I'm using Mac and iphone and has a Sony camera and a Sony television and AppleTV (gen4).

I was thinking of a cloud service or piece of software where I can basically dump all photos and videos from all my devices and it will make sure to present it all nicely on my TV so we can all sit comfortable and enjoy our adventures :-)
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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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I am currently setting up a training room where I want everything to be automated. I have door style windows on a slanted roof that currently needs to be opened manually. The problem is that the windows are very high, and it is not practical to try and open them manually.

They are side hung escape windows with wooden frames and dimensions 660x1180mm.

I want to convert the windows so they can open automatically, preferably using a remote or voice commands using my SmartThings hub or Amazon Alexa. Would this be possible?

Would you be able to guide me to the type of window opener/actuator that would best suit my window and what else I would need to get to be able to use my SmartThings hub or IFTTT event triggering.

Any solutions would be much appreciated.

Regards,
Robbie
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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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A red light has appeared on our UPS.

One of my colleagues said he also heard an alarm.

It probably needs a batter replacement, it has been running for donkeys years.

Its an APC SU2200 I NET UPS.

1. Anyone know definitively what the light  means.
2. If it is a battery, where can I source same in the UK or Ireland?
3. IS there more than one battery in it?
4. If there is more than one battery, how will I know which one to replace?
5. It is currently supporting our office file server, I don't want to shut it down and restart it to see if the light will at least temporarily go away, in case it doesn't come back up. However, as it make take over a week to get a replacement, it would probably be astute to power it down at the end of each business day until a battery comes in, any thoughts?

Thank you for you help
Robbie.
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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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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.