Category Archives: computer tips

Printer connected to WiFi but shows offline [SOLVED]

Q. I have a printer that is connected to my home wifi network. It has an IP address and I can access its web interface from my PC. Sometimes I can print just fine from my Windows PC but other times it reports the printer is offline even when I know it is online. Can you help me? -email from Evan Thornton A. Hopefully! It sounds like a Windows printer driver configuration issue. Specifically, if your printer is getting its IP from a

Prevent accidental clicks on Dell touch-pad [SOLVED]

Question: Just purchased a new Dell E7450 on eBay and so far I luv it… but one problem persists and I hate it. When I type I am frequently messed up mid sentence because the trackpad gets accidentally clicked or the mouse pointer moves. It’s almost like it is clicking by itself. This is super annoying and even worse because I like the pointing stick better anyway. Can you give me any tips? –Andrea Answer: Hi Andrea! I think I can help

DRAM claims settlement checks mailed!

The DRAM class action lawsuit and subsequent settlement has finally borne fruit for claimants.  Checks were mailed earlier this week and recipients can look for them in their snail-mail-box any time now. Here is a scan of the check I received:   History of the DRAM lawsuit As you may recall, this lawsuit was the result of (alleged) price fixing by DRAM companies. This was a pretty big deal as the settlement ended up being $310 million. A wide variety of products

HDD Raw Copy Tool, Read Error CRC

7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM HDD Raw Copy Tool 1.10; http://hddguru.com 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM * * * * * IMPORTANT: DURING THE DUPLICATION PROCESS 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM ALL DATA ON TARGET WILL BE IRREVERSIBLY OVERWRITTEN! 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Source: [4] ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:15:29 PM Target: [5] ASMT 2105 0 [250.05 GB] 7/7/2016 9:16:17 PM Locking device… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Copying… 7/7/2016 9:16:18 PM Read Error occurred at offset 131,072;

AT&T LTE speeds in Pierce CO [speedtest]

I have been in CO for work and to visit family. Part of our stay has been in Pierce which is in northern CO. Remote work has been very easy since the LTE speeds are quite rockin’ in Pierce CO 🙂 Here are the results using an AT&T Unite Pro hotspot with unlimited internet: This sure beats the old days of slow wifi and even slower 3G/4G 😉 Have you used LTE in this area of CO? I would love to

Dell XPS 13 vs E5450

Dell makes some of the best bang for the buck laptops, especially if you buy refurbished or used. Whereas a 2013 Apple laptop will still be very highly priced for the specs, Dell laptops depreciate rapidly. Thus, for $400-$800 you can get a very nice Dell. Likewise, Dell maintenance and upgradeability is also very good. SSD, RAM and WiFi upgrades are generally a piece of cake. I understand that Apple makes a premium product and that they have very high

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