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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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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We have a Windows 2008 Print Server with numerous printers installed on it, of various brands and models.

2 of these (both HP Colour Laserjet 3600DN) have started playing up at the same time. Any users who send a print to them will not get their printout, but will instead get a page with a PC XL Subsystem Kernel error ("Opendatasource"). The issue seems to have literally started overnight.

A print sent from the print server itself to either HP3600 will work fine. The same print sent from a user PC won't.

I've read up on this error extensively and can see that it's PCL related, with various suggestions of changing the drivers on the server. I have done this and tried various releases of driver, but nothing works. From what I can see there is no PS version of the driver. I have also tried completely removing the printers and re-adding them from scratch with the very latest drivers on release. Still no joy.

Changing the drivers used for Sharing (the X86/x64) ones makes no difference also. I've tried various permutations of other settings, such as not spooling and printing directly, changing the print processor setttings, and so on - nothing changes.

Does anyone have any ideas?
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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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This is a recent occurrence (June/July 2017), several users within the same domain are experiencing significant latency when printing/accessing the printer dialogue to their local USB printer.  If it were only one computer, but it's occurring on five so far.  All computers are Windows 7 Pro.  It's most notable in Acrobat, but also receive a "connecting to printer" in Outlook.  The dialogue/options box does eventually appear.  The USB printers are easily manageable through Devices and Printers without issue. The printer is set default and when I switch the default to a network printer, the dialogue box pops right up, but stalls switching to the USB within the dialogue.  Print driver is current, hardware (both Dell & HP) is up-to-date, as is Windows.

Again this is new occurrence.  Anyone else run across this, and what was the fix?
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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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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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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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We have a  Dell C3765dnf network printer that has a problem with the network cables easily detaching.

We have tried several brand new network cables and none of these network cables stay attached (even if the tab on the network cable is pulled out).

Currently the network cabled attached to this network cable has had to be taped in.

What can be done to fix this issue so we can tightly attach a network cable that won't become detached?
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My Samsung Tab A charges fine when the charger is connected to the micro USB port, and my USB scanner device works great when it is connected to the micro USB port.  But since there is only one port, how can I do both simultaneously?  If there is a splitter or other device that will do the job, note that I am fine using micro USB connectors and/or standard USB connectors with the appropriate adapters.

If this can be done, please provide info on what cables, adapters, etc. are needed.  Or if it CAN'T be done, help me understand why not.  TIA
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A user's Windows 10 Microsoft Surface computer currently has 8 GB of RAM.

Are we able to upgrade the RAM on this surface to a higher amount?

What is the most RAM that the surface can hold?

Where can we order the RAM from? I have already checked and Crucial.com doesn't carry the RAM for Microsoft Surfaces.
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I have 4 regional offices, all of them on one domain.

All sites have the exact same main copier/printer installed at the locations.  Ricoh MPC4504.

What I want to do is when someone logs in is to have the GPO determine which of the 4 regional offices they are logging in from, and map their default printer to that regional office copier.

Since ALL sites have the same copier, the driver is exactly the same.

Is there a way to do this?  If so, how?  

Thank you,
Jeff
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We have an APC SURT5000XLI UPS that will not power up.

It just has an illuminated Fault LED, and the 3rd and 4th Battery Level LEDs on. See embedded image.


LEDs on front of APC UPS
Can anyone translate what its trying to say? I can't find a fault finding guide anywhere, other than 'engineer required'. Such an engineer scratched his head, and said it needed replacing...

Thanks
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Hello, every time I try to open Kodak this morning it gives me the error : Cannot create patient directory T:TWDATA\36334.0  Any ideas as to what I can do?
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Would it be possible to use an external webcam and headset for any type of ultraportable to use for Skype calls, providing it has Windows 10?:
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What kind of adapter is needed to connect two external monitors to a Lenovo Yoga 720-131kb laptop?

Is it possible to do this without having to purchase a port replicator? If so what kind of adapter is needed?
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Is it safe to plug 90 watt power adapter directly into a Lenovo T440 laptop?

Or can this power adapter only be used and plugged into a port replicator?
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Is it safe to plug 90 watt power adapter directly into a Lenovo T450 laptop?

Or can this power adapter only be used and plugged into a port replicator?
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Hello,

We are running into issues with having web cameras hooked up to Wyse Terminals.

Has anyone ever successfully got a web camera setup with a Wyse terminal? When the webcam is plugged into the Wyse terminal states usb device not supported behind a high speed hub. I have tried all of the USB ports on the device but nothing seems to work.

We were able to get the device to show up once but video was choppy.

Any Input/Help would be greatly appreciated.
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Hi Experts,

I've just purchased a Western Digital Elements 2TB portable USB 3.0 hard drive.  It's advertised as being compatible with WinXP and USB 2.0.

When I plug it into my old HP DC7700 SFF desktop PC running WinXP Pro SP3 (front ports, or rear, all of which are USB 2.0), it shows the expected New Hardware messages next to the systray, and finally says it's installed and ready to use, and I can see it in Device Manager, but not in Explorer, so I don't think I can use it on this PC.
Tried using Device Manager to update the driver from WinXP Pro CD and then from the web, but it says something like there was no better driver found, in both cases.

All the same things happen when I connect it to a Dell Latitude D420 laptop, also running WinXP Pro SP3.

But when I try it on an HP laptop which is running Win10 (also USB 2.0 I think), I see no problems there.

Any suggestions of what could be causing this, and how I should resolve it?

Let me know if you want any screen shots or other info.

Thanks.
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A customer of mine wants to install computer speakers inside of a bathroom that receives a lot of steam from the shower.

What are the best speakers that can be installed in and handle receiving all of the steam in a bathroom?
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Please provide me with the URL addresses to download the  video & other Server 2016 drivers for an Intel S2600cp server board.
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Please provide me with the URL address so that I can download the latest BIOS update for an  Intel S2600cp server board.
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Are there any utilities that will tell exactly which type of hardware peripheral cards are being used inside of a Windows 10 computer?

A remote user has several peripheral cards installed within her computer and I would like to get a list of what the model numbers of these peripheral cards are.

I have already tried using utilities such as Belarc but haven't been able to generate such a list.

Are there any programs or utilities that can do this?
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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.