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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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I just installed a IOGEAR 2-Port SuperSpeed+ USB 3.1 (gen2) Type-A PCI-Express Card. Only to realize I need more 3.0 ports. I can certainly pull this and replace it with a 4-port card of another brand, but 2-port card is inexpensive and I have 2 extra slots, so I was thinking of getting an installing a second 2-port card, same one. Any technical reason not to do this? Two two-port cards is the same price as a four-port.
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I've been using this printer for a long time and rarely have problems with it.
The worst I have to do is tell it what paper is in the Tray 1 feeder.

I am trying to print envelopes from Word 2013.
Well, they print just fine!

But, I have a mail merged word document of nearly 200 envelopes.
I have saved the document so it should now be just a plain Word document with #10 envelope-sized pages.
I have managed to print a few one-off but generally the printer just sits there and says "Ready" and the computer says there are no documents waiting to print.
All I need to do is launch the multi-page print job!!

I do know that there is going to be a message about margins when an envelope print job does work.  But that message isn't popping up on the ones that fail.  A clue?

How?
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Hello,

I broke my receiver for my Microsoft Wireless Keyboard 5000 (& Mouse Combo).  I ordered a receiver on eBay, but it does not work.  Through extensive research it appears to be that even though it's the same model, it may be running on a different frequency.  Does anyone know of a program to REPROGRAM the receiver so I can connect my trusty Microsoft Keyboard and Mouse?
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I have Scansnap's desktop scanner http://www.fujitsu.com/us/products/computing/peripheral/scanners/scansnap/ix500/ 

I have the requirement to scan to pdf and email at the same time.  The ScanSnap can do this, however, it requires using a desktop email client.  My requirement is to have the ability to scan,pdf and email without using the user's email client as everybody is on web mail.

One option is to save the pdf's to a folder and then listen for new files to hit a folder and email via smtp.  For this request, I am looking for suggestions on a desktop scanner that can do this. I have the ability for this function on a larger multi function device, but need desktop.
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I need a mouse for my laptop when I travel.   I can not find a low profile one.

can anyone help
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Does any one knows when droid 5 will be release? I just like QWERTY keyboard. I am using droid 4.
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I have a SSD M.2 PCIe 3.0 NZMe drive that I need to connect to my laptop externally. My laptop has a Type-A USB 3.0 port and a USB-C port.  Either is fine, I just need it connected.

 I understand that without using Thunderbolt 3 I may not get the same transfer rate, but at this point I just want a connection.

What do I need?
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I am thinking that if I get a 12- or 16- port USB hub, I can connect two or three different PCs via USB to the hub, then connect out from the hub to three or four USB peripherals and each PC will be able to use all the peripherals (a printer, external hdd, and recording device), am I right? Will I need to plug only one USB cable from each PC into the hub or one for each peripheral, meaning three per PC if there are three peripherals? Any other problems to solve to make this work?
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Hello I looking for a solutions for a conference room that does a lot of skype's but from a laptop is there a webcam that doesn't need a computer and that can directly connect to skype and connect to a large tv / monitor?
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how to change scanner bulb of hp scanjet 7500 and what is part number of scanner buld
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I'm looking for the best way to set up the following:

1. I have two laptops, one a work laptop (Dell Ultrabook) and a Personal laptop (Alienware 13").
2. i would like to have two monitors, one for each which I know is easy enough, but I would like to be able to use one external keyboard and mouse that i could switch back and forth between.
3. I imagine I will need some kind of docking station, and perhaps a KVM switch, but what I don't want is for both screen to go to one computer. I want each screen independent at all times to each laptop.

Thanks for any advice
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I'm in a country that uses UK power system (ie 220-240V).

I'm looking at Brother MFC-J480DW & MFC-J680DW which is
selling for about US$143 & US$168 here while in eBay, they're
listed for US$94 to US$110 in eBay:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/NEW-Brother-MFC-J485DW-Wireless-All-In-One-Printer-Scanner-Copier-Black-/132041083447?hash=item1ebe430a37:g:9-UAAOSwux5YWr7t

Our local Brother says the eBay units are under Brother USA's warranty
(not international warranty) & uses 110-120V & local Brother can't service
them in the event of faults.

I ever bought US electronics & use converter but in most cases, the equipment
got burnt or don't last long (eg: bladeless fan & white noise generator).   Should
I take the chance with Brother MFCs or has anyone tried them in a UK-power
system country before with good success?
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Does the above HP printer has an SD or USB port that I could scan & save directly to?

Or how does it save scan outputs?  To a laptop wirelessly or via a USB cable or ?

If scan images are saved via wireless, any chance I could save direct to a wireless
HDD like Toshiba Canvio AeroCast  or  
Seagate Wireless Mobile Portable Hard Drive Storage 500GB STDC500101 ??

The wifi HDDs specs can be found:
https://www.amazon.com/Seagate-Wireless-Portable-Storage-STDC500101/dp/B00PZZZAFU/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1489936322&sr=8-6&keywords=wireless+HDD
https://www.amazon.com/Toshiba-Canvio-AeroCast-Wireless-HDTU110XKWC1/dp/B00Q7V95OS/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&qid=1489936322&sr=8-2&keywords=wireless+HDD
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I'm looking at the above 2 printers DCP-T500W & DCP-J562DW

I'll need the following 2 functions:

a) a slot (SD or microSD or USB) to save scanned images directly to the SD card or thumb drive
b) a fax function

Does the above 2 printers have the above 2 functions?
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Has anybody been able to get the Sony EVI-D70 camera work with Skype on either a Windows or Mac?  I have tried the Startech SVID2USB23 and the Hauppauge USB-LIVE2 adapters using both S-Video and Composite video...no luck.  Skype will not pick up the camera.  It recognizes both adapters but won't connect to the video.  If I try the same camera with Google Hangouts, Webex, GoToMeeting and Join.Me, all those services find the camera with no problems using either adapters.  I have tried changing the webcam settings, downloading obscure drivers, etc., and nothing works.  I have tried Win 7, 8 and 10...no luck.  Mac OS 9 and 10...no luck.  If I call Sony, they say they are not responsible for Skype.  If I call Skype, they say they have a list of approved webcams on their site.  If you are using a non-approved webcam, they cannot help.

Please advise.
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I have a strange issue on a pc whereby anything connected to USB appears to disconnect at random intervals. The main symptom is a usb device that control on/off switches with the application hanging for no apparent reason. However, on inspection, various peripherals have lost connection (printer / UPS for example).

I've already disabled usb 'selective suspend' setting (think that's what it's called) and also swapped the usb hub that these are plugged into so running out of ideas. I also swapped the pc fairly recently which was having similar issues so could one faulty device cause others to disconnect?

When the pc restarts, previously buffered traffic continues so printer might finish printing / controlled switches may turn on etc. so it just appears that the usb communication halts for some reason. I have several other setups with similar or identical kit which doesn't exhibit this behaviour.

Any help/advice re' diagnosing what's happening would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
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newPC:what aspects of resource could lead to freezing on the screen (windows10) then hard reboot..?
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Hi,

Anyone know a company in the UK who could repair / recover data from a USB flash drive that has had the connector broken off?

Thanks
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Very strange.  When I inserted my Lexmark USB stick into my USB 3.0 slot, immediately my wireless (mouse) track ball (Logitech M570) started to lag and freeze up sporadically.  I would be trying to move the pointer anywhere on the screen and it would stutter and obey the command 2 or 3 seconds later.  The Logitech transmitter is also plugged into a USB port.  I have never seen this happen before.  Once I was able to tell Win 10 to eject the USB stick, all appeared normal again. What happened?  How can I prevent this?
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Hello friends,

I'm confronted with some crappy KVM box problem. The KVM box connects a couple of PC machines with various flavours of Windows to 4 monitors, and allows to display the signal of any PC on any desired monitor (even multiple). The PC machines are set up to 1600x1200, which is the desired resolution of the monitors.

Unfortunately on booting up the machine, the KVM box reports a lower resolution to the PC, resulting in a 1600 x 1200 desktop "windowed" onto a lower resoluton monitor (only a cutout of the desktop is displayed, and if the mouse pointer touches the border, the cutout is moved accordingly).

My question: Is there any way to circumvent the auto-detection of the screen resolution and (brute) force Windows to use a specified screen resolution setting regardless of what the monitor seems to tell ?

Related: Is there any way to force the display size in RDP sessions  for server side, regardless of what the client requests ?

Thanks in advance
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Need an original driver for an Iomega Zip 100 diskette drive to run on an XP desktopcomputer

Have been able to get a drive and lead to convert from parallel port lead to USB (have driver for lead), but without driver for drive..

Diskettes have old info that needs updating.

Your assistance would be very much appreciated.

Grahame
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I lost my dongle for my mouse keyboard combo logitech. What are my options? Thanks
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We need a bar code scanner and a simple program that will allow us to scan bar codes and store them in inventory. can anyone recommend for us.
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Please provide me with the URL address to purchase a converter box that converts an Ethernet cable to a 25 pin parallel printer cable.

This needs to be used so that this box or adapter can be assigned an IP address and then it can have an Ethernet cable plugged into one end and a 25 pin male parallel cable plugged into the other end.

A picture with this type of printer cable is included below.

These used to be called ESI boxes.

Parallel printer cable
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Hi.
Looking for a small program that will stay allways on top (lower right corner) that will receive filepath to a file from a barcode scanner. (QR)
So the input-box will allways need to be active and ready to receive a path.
Scanner also send a "Enter" opening the file.

Mission is to have a pc with only a mouse and a QR scanner. Users only need to scan a code, opening a file.

So app needs to stay on top and be active.
Any suggestions?
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Peripherals

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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.