Hey people I have just recently purchased an Advent ERT2250 Laptop and the function (fn) key seems to be constantly on. This means i have to hold the fn key down so i am able to use some of the keys on the keyboard properly, if i dont hold the fn key down then other characters appear in its place, for example; the mjkluio keys appear as 0123456 unless fn is held down. I know it's supposed to be the other way around but it seems locked in this state. I have tried a format and put XP on the …

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this has been bothering me forever, whenever i open a game, ex: madden 07, age of empires, cs:source...etc my mouse flickers/blinks when i move it. when i dont move my cursor, i cant see anything but when i do move my mouse, the cursor on the screen flickers and it looks like theres a little square around it when i move it. this only happens during games and nothing happens when im doing stuff outside of games PLEASE HELP!!! thanks

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3 metre USB cable with portable DVD writer will not work with Dell laptop. The same laptop and DVD writer will however work with a short 60cm cable. Any reason why?

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Hi, i bought an alfa wifi adapter with realtek rtl8187 moderboard, when i plug it to computer using 10 meters usb cable it show me the message: usb device not recognized. but it appear on Device manager and wifi management softwares (but no wifis shown) . but when i plug it to other cables (5meters and lower) it work without problems . what is the problem please ? this cable was workin great with my old alfa with the ralink moderboard ! thank's in advance

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Hello everybody I am new here and hope to find an answer to my computer problem. I am Dutch, live in Germany and work with compuers for quite a while (home and work) I have a big problem with my USB keyboerd that stopped working after a restart some days ago. Since then the keyboard does not work anymore. My computer runs with Windows XP, SP2 I have so far tried all the classic tricks I could think of and ran out of ideas. The funny thing is that the keyboard will function before windows starts. Let me list all …

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Recently, my Dell wireless keyboard just stopped working. I tried changing the batteries, but nothing. The weird thing is, the special keys like Refresh and volume control still work. My dad thinks it could be a virus. What should I do?

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Hey everyone, We currently have 7 computer labs with atleast 20 pc's in each. We have to lock the equipment so that it's not taken and our currently solution is to catch all the cables in a padlock and lock them. While this works and stops people from being able to take stuff, for us, we have a huge bunch of keys and have to go through each - one at a time - when trying to find the right key to open the lock. (We bunch the keys by lab so we don't have 140 keys on one lock …

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hi i have an ASUS F8vr note book and when i plug in my friends keyboard through the usb connector via the ps/2 to usb converter it works. but when i connect mine the same way the keyboard light flashes up(the num lock, scrol lock and the cap lock) and then goes off but the keyboard doesnt work. i check in the device manager and there is no new hardware found and i also scan for new hardware but found none. i also read some where that i need to enable something in the bios but this notebook's bios does …

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i have been having some problems with my keyboard but the funny thing is i dont think the keyboard is broken. i have tried to use a new keyboard but the same problem exists. the problem is the keyboard does not type anything. i have no trouble typing in my password for the computer but as soon as i log in, my keyboard freezes. is there a solution to this problem?

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i just bought a microsoft wireless keyboard and the question mark and coma are both È how do i swap it back to the english version of the keyboard. its driving me insane not being able to use question marks. thanks

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Hello, I have a USB flash drive which was working properly for months, but today, when inserted into a workstation, it is being opened in read-only mode, whereby I can read and execute files on it, but not add anything to it or modify a document from it. Tried to format it but got a surprise as this operation failed as well due to the read-only mode. The flash drive does not have any physical switch to change it to read-only mode and back to writeable-mode. How can I solve this issue? Regards.

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Hi there, I am having trouble with hp deskjet 3550 printer..the ink is full..but the problem when i print something it starts printing but when it's finish print an empty paper comes out...nothing on the paper...i tried several times but no success yet...so whats the best method to solve this problem any idea...pls help me...thanks in advance...Zulfiker.

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I have an HP 7600 tower. When I try to commect a microphone, the Recording tab on the Sound window says "No audio devices are installed." Right clicked to show hidden and disconnected devices. None found. Troubleshoot recording could not find the trouble. Speaker Driver tests as the current driver: "High Definition Audio Device." Microphone is plugged in. The sound is part of the motherboard. The driver HP provides for this computer will not start. But they have no drivers newer than XP. Windows 7, 2GB RAM Need it in two days.

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This may not be the proper forum but I trust that someone here will guide me to the proper one if it is not. I bought a Blue Icicle xlr to usb adapter. I am working on the audio version of some books that i have written and wanted better sound quality. The device is supposed to be plug and play but no matter what windows device I plug it into i get "usb device not recognized" When I search for solutions all of them mention "USB multi-channel media device" that is listed under device manager. that entry does not …

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I would like to lock an application (e.g. Microsoft Word) with a usb flash memory. When that flash memory is available in one of the usb ports, the application is allowed to run. Otherwise, prevent the application to run. It should be protected from coping/duplicating as well.

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I am writing a VB.Net (VS 2015) application to control equipment in real time which is connected via USB ports. The equipment requires that text string, terminated by a chr(13) be sent. Most commands will get a response back. For example one command (set VALVE1 ON) will open a valve one on the equipment. When plugging the equipment in it appears as COM7 on my laptop, though I can change this via device manager, and have done so to ensure I don't get the problem just on COM7. the euipment then sends back a string to confirm valve has opened. …

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I just bought a Samsung Slim External DVD Writer SE-S084F. The computer recognizes the drive, but when I put in a cd the drive constantly connects and disconnects while trying to read it. I have went on the website and I followed the installation instructions, but still nothing. Thanks for any help. (I am running Vista 64 bit, and the DVD drive is plugged into a USB hub)

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Hi,Happy new Year to all. I have USB Flash disk which stoped working recently I hope the problem is due to the fact that I was doing Disc Fragmentation and Cleanup while it was plugged in,after wards it started to ask Me to format it and here is an interesting thing all the Defragmentation and Cleanup were done on windows and so in windows it asks Me to format but in linux it doesnt redy/detect at all! Is there a way I can do its 16 GB TOSHIBA. Thank U in advance

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I have 2 thunderbolt displays daisy-chained to my mac pro for the past 9 months. I have my sound output coming out of one of my 2 displays. I'm on El Capitan and recently had my displays freeze after waking them up from a lunch break then the sound didn't work and no longer shows up in the sound prefrences panel. Also, none of the USB ports work on either display. Everything is up to date. I've unplugged the Mac Pro and thunderbolt display and still nothing. Any suggestions?

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Hello guys, I wonder if you can help me with this. Basically I have a LG cd/dvd burner (specs here http://s13.postimg.org/rt0fl9jpz/IMG_20150918_171817.jpg) which of course came with the 12v original adapter ( specs here http://s8.postimg.org/uj5ejvo85/IMG_20150918_171833.jpg) . Some time ago, the CD/DVD burner stopped working. I've always thought it was the adapter but I didn't have another 12V one to try. I managed to get hold of one today, it belongs to a HD docking station, and I thought I'd give it a try (specs of this adapter here http://s27.postimg.org/qoy46bx8j/IMG_20150918_171856.jpg). So I plugged it in, thinking, well the worst it can happen …

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I swapped out my HDD for an SSD in my Win 8.1 Lenovo Y480, replacing the HDD in the optical drive slot using an [HDD Caddy](http://hddcaddy.eu/). The system runs fine. I still see the original copy of the Windows System disk that sits on the HDD in Windows listed as drive I:, in addition to the cloned C: drive which is booting from the SSD. I haven't deleted the old copy of the System Drive from the HDD yet, in case of errors &c. as I'm still trying the system. However, when I plug in external USB HDDs now, none …

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Hi All, I work for a college and I use their systems, which I have access to a whole host of software that for Data protection reasons that cant be installed on any other computer. The issue is, I dont like using them as I dont feel very productive as I havent got my own software. For example on the college systems we cant have dropbox or google drive installed on them and for me to use them I have to download the docuemnts from the broswer, edit then reupload. This creates a lot of confusion and wastes a lot …

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I am having my friend USB, which contains the error while Formatting, copying, deleting, renaming, moving files from it. The error is `"The Disk is Write Protected"`, I don't Know why this all happens? I try to repair it with the google help and find some common solution and tried too But I failed (i.e. that's don't work for me) My Work (My trials) Regarding the hotfix, I think you can install it directly. The hotfix will replace/update some USB related system files which would be helpful for USB related issues. Actually, I have had this type of issue before …

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Action video camera vendor GoPro has announced that it is riding into the Tour de France with a promotional [video](https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X63m5r5jJlg) to celebrate being named the official camera of the world's largest annual sporting event with a worldwide television audience of some 4 billion people, but not before the BBC [reported](http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-32934083) how GoPro cameras could be used to spy on their owners. According to security company Pen Test Partners, it is way too easy to take control of GoPro cameras and one of the partners at the outfit, Ken Munro, showed demonstrated how. He showed the BBC how a GoPro Hero4 …

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Anyone that really knows what happens? A lot of replies for a comparable thread a few years ago but... NO SOLUTION!!! I mean..any good tech that have seen this problem? Anyone that KNOWS what is the cause? Asking the right questions IS a good solution but... not this time. It HAS to be a common issue, and someone HAD have to encounter it. Pls don't answer BUT if you KNOW the problem allready. (Sorry but latelly there are so many people that don't have any ideea and would come with "Did you try the cartridge cleaning option?". Or even worst: …

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hi after i got back my toshiba a205-s4587 laptop from toshiba after they changem my motherboard... now i found that 5 keys on the keyboard dont work (i checked them on live cd of linux too): home, pgup, pgdn, end, \ is there a way i can fix them myself? it will take a long time till i will be able to go to toshiba again....

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Actually, i protected my files in pendrive using usb security kakasoft but now it hidden in a bad way and i am not able to get them back.I scanned with antivirus makeing sure it is hidden and file is in pendrive.Now how to recover it?You can see scan log screenshot of antivirus at [Click Here](http://i.imgur.com/nVDq3bK.jpg).Scan log for file is like this: <Z:\_\data0\Thumbs.us\com1.{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}\zᄆ요ᄚ\Dᄆ\Data_work\Md5 Valued> Folder skipped by user while scanning <Z:\_\data0\Thumbs.us\com1.{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}\zᄆ요ᄚ\Dᄆ\Data_work\Final counting> <Z:\_\data0\Thumbs.us\com1.{2227a280-3aea-1069-a2de-08002b30309d}\zᄆ요ᄚ\Dᄆ\Data_work\Ultra final> Please help, i want my files very importantly.

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I just purchased a Seagate 750 gig external hard drive. My computer (running Windows XP home edition) will not boot past the screen where the devices are recognized as long as the Seagate is physically connected. I have to disconnect either the power cord or USB cord to the Seagate and reboot. Once the computer has booted, I can reconnect the Seagate cable and everything works great once the system recognizes the external drive. PLEASE...any suggestions?

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We need a step by step list that shows how to set up an HP Deskjet 3050 all-in-one printer. The printer install disk is for Windows 7. We have download the new drivers for Windows 8.1. We can print using the USB connection. We would like to know how to enable the wireless feature the printer has. The computer is an HP with Windows 8.1

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Is it possible to obtain a backlit laptop Keyboard replacement for a standard laptop keyboard? like the Dell XPS L502X (Backlight) Keyboard. My computer is not that old but I use it late at night and the backlit keyboard would come in handy. Does anyone know if it is possible to purchase an upgrade for this? ..

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The End.