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Questions tagged [peripherals]

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Audio Output Impedance of PC

I am preparing a PC for a customer who wants to know the output impedance of the audio output source. I suppose he will insure that he is connecting to a suitable load, based on this information. I ...
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Reusing peripherals from an infected machine on a clean one

I just built a new PC and I was wondering if I could use my old keyboard and mouse from my old infected machine on a new one. I have a Razer Blackwidow V2 keyboard and a Razer Mamba TE mouse and I ...
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How Do USB 3.0 Hubs And USB Extension Cables Effect Latency, If At All?

I currently have three peripherals (mouse, keyboard, Wacom tablet) all wired to an individual USB port on my computer. They also each have their own 6ft USB extension cable (passive) because the ...
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How do I diagnose a computer that shows no signs of life besides a lit peripheral

The PC powered off suddenly last night and since then, has shown no signs of life besides the illuminated LED in the headphones, which leads me to believe that the machine is getting some sort of ...
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Operating systems drivers vs BIOS drivers

I’ve been through a few basic operating systems classes, video series, etc., and have this question regarding the OS drivers vs BIOS drivers. How does a basic OS know the memory address of each piece ...
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Wireless portable peripheral hub instead of wireless portable peripherals?

I'm having difficulty finding such a device, probably because I don't really have the right search term for them or they don't exist. I have tried: Wireless usb hub, Bluetooth usb hub, Portable usb ...
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Will this enable two or three PCs to connect to the same USB peripherals?

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 ...
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I disconnected my wireless headset, now I am trying to find it again

System: Windows 10 Peripheral: Beats Solo 3 I had to hard reset my beats and disconnected them from my computer in an attempt to help my phone discover them again. (which worked) Now my computer ...
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Can't hear other programs' sound when using Bluetooth headsets with voice chat applications on Windows 10

This happens on both my Windows 10 systems, a late 2012 iMac and a custom-built PC using an ASRock Z170 motherboard and an Insignia Bluetooth dongle. When using either Discord or Mumble and either ...
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Access smartphone camera from PC [closed]

The idea is to have full access and control of the smartphone's camera from the PC. In other words, the smartphone camera is considered a peripheral camera which is linked to the PC. I'd like to ...
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BenQ Monitor USB Ports Not Working

The USB ports (hub) on the left side of my BenQ XL2730Z are not working when I plug my wired mouse and wireless keyboard into them. I have connected my Macbook Pro to the monitor using the USB A/B ...
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Pfaff creative 2170 embroidery machine, data transfer over supplied USB cable - doesn't work [closed]

I have a Pfaff creative 2170 embroidery machine that I want to transfer embroidery designs to. Supplied with it was a memory card that looks like it's PCMCIA, but it's not. (Or it's of some weird ...
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Unresponsive keyboard key even after RMA

I have a Steelseries Apex 350 keyboard on Windows 10. Recently the numpad minus key (-) stopped working unless I first press shift. Here are the steps I've taken to resolve the issue (not ordered): ...
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PC boots without actually booting? [closed]

I've been facing a pretty weird problem lately. Everytime I start my PC it powers on (fans start spinning etc.), but it does not load any of the attached devices (i.e. monitor, headset, keyboard etc.),...
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Monitor Artifact Cause?

So I recently started seeing this wierd glitch with my monitor: It only seems to happen when I play videos, not gaming (the card is an ASUS R9 270)It only happens on my main monitor. Secondary ...
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How can I use a Xerox DocuMate 510 scanner with Windows 10

I have a Xerox DocuMate scanner that I had used on Windows 7. I've recently upgraded to Windows 10. I see the scanner as installed in the printers part of the settings, but I can no longer find the ...
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Does Surface 3 Require Admin Privileges To Connect Bluetooth Keyboard?

I have a Surface 3 (non pro) with Win 10 that belongs to my company for work, thus I don't have access to the Admin account, but I would like to use a bluetooth keyboard like this Logitech unit. Can ...
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PC not seeing all button presses from paired Fire TV remote

Fire TV remote is paired to PC running Win 7 and successfully sends button presets from some buttons, but not others. The directional, Enter, and Home buttons work, but none of the others do. I used ...
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Edimax Wireless Adapter conflict with Logitech Unifying Receiver

first post on a Stack Exch community here. I just recently finished a PC build for my mother. Because she "hate[s] wires," I went with the Edimax EW-7811Un wireless adapter and the Dell KM714 ...
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USB Dualshock 3 controller on Windows 8.1 (Code 43)

I have a Sony Dualshock 3 controller that I used to use a lot on Windows 7. Windows 8.1 seems to be having some trouble with it. I get 'error code 43.' I use the driver by Scarlet.Crush: http://forums....
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Is it safe to use a higher supply voltage to a peripheral?

I have an ~10-year-old hub (Surecom EtherPerfect 505ST if anyone's interested) that says "DC 7.5V" below its power connector. Unfortunately, I can't find the adapter, but I do find one that fits but ...
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USB Devices not working. PS/2 is working

Currently navigating round windows only using my keyboard. I have been using Linux for the past couple of weeks (all the ports work fine there and on the bios) but when I boot into windows they all ...
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Why is there such disparity in battery life between wireless mice?

When comparing the specifications of wireless mice, the battery life figures I encounter (as reported by both manufacturers and users) can be wildly different, even between similar mice. For example: ...
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How to clean/what to do about getting liquid form of compressed air cleaner on computer equipment?

I'm a little worried. I was using some compressed air cleaner (to be specific, Office Depot® Brand Cleaning Duster) to try to blow the dust off some dusty parts of my computer. The instructions are ...
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Portrait Orientated Monitor Taking Landscape Orientated Input - Linux Fedora

I am attempting to set up a touchscreen monitor on a computer I just installed the newest version of Fedora on. Touch Screen Monitor: Acer - T-Series 23" IPS LED HD Touch-Screen Monitor Computer: ...
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Are all peripherals directly connected to system bus?

System bus has control, address and data buses, as we can see in this picture I think the front-side bus and memory bus is directly on the system bus, but what about the PCIExpress and PCI buses, are ...
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Mac: Moved Applications folder, can't install peripheral software?

Here's the Situation I have a Mac Pro, and it runs Mac OSX 10.7.4. For faster performance and startup speed, and an easier way for me to backup my files, I did the following 3 modifications: 1) I ...
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Keyboard and mouse being deatached during W7 work and cannot be reatached (even in differenet port) until system reboot

I have very strange problem with my USB mouse and keyboard: Sometimes during normal work in W7 they became deatached (there is that funky sound of deataching device in W7), without any my ingeretion. ...
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Experiencing periodic mouse/keyboard lockups when booting to Windows 8 installation USB, then BSOD

I'm trying to upgrade my new build from Windows 7 64 bit to Windows 8 64 bit. When I boot to the USB the mouse and keyboard cut out every 2-3 seconds for about 2 seconds. Then when I hit the install ...
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Keyboard stuck on Windows Key when Asleep

I have Windows 8 Enterprise x64 and a Razer BlackWidow Ultimate 2013 Edition. I am using a Dell XPS 9000. Whenever I leave my computer alone for a short period of time while it is locked, about 80% ...
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PCI Express - Clarification about BAR, Memory addressing and physical memory

I'm an absolute beginner starting to understand the PCI Express protocol and I need some clarifications about its mechanics. I understood that a PCI Express endpoint device may have some memory BAR ...
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Can bluetooth peripherals work without the USB device?

I have a keyboard and mouse that came with a USB "transmitter/receiver" (for lack of the right word). My PC has bluetooth built in. Is there a way to get my keyboard and mouse to talk directly to the ...
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If I acquire a USB QR/barcode scanner, can I set it to automatically launch a browser upon reading a URL?

I'm considering purchasing a scanner such as the Esky™ Automatic USB (Bi-directional) Barcode Scanner. I've produced some QR codes (containing valid http URLs) which I'd like students at my school to ...
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Letting my Windows 8 PC turn screen and speakers on/off

I use Windows 8 Pro, 64 bits. My computer is a desktop one, with both screen and speakers as separate pieces. A few months ago, I was in awe when I discovered that you can make it so that the ...
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How do I get a Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick to work on Windows 8?

When I plug it in, Windows 8 doesn't recognize the Microsoft Sidewinder Precision 2 joystick as being plugged in at all and it doesn't work. How do I fix it?
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How can I enable/disable a USB filter in VirtualBox from the command-line?

I'm running VirtualBox Version 4.2.0 r80737. I have a USB keyboard that I usually just want filtered to the VirtualBox, but occasionally I want to free it up so that I can use it in the host OS as ...
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How do I disable a laptop's build-in keyboard on ubuntu?

I have a Kinesis keyboard that I ideally like to use by placing it on top of my laptop. When I do that, I wind up pressing keys on the built-in keyboard with my external keyboard. I've been playing ...
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Why must I install drivers BEFORE plugging in a new peripheral?

I've always found this to be curious about installation instructions for computer peripherals; most commonly, installation of USB hardware in Windows XP. Installation instructions typically insist ...
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How to connect Altera DE2 board to Windows 7?

I added the driver that comes with Quartus II web edition and it finds the card: And the card appears in the device manager so it indeed looks correct so far. But when I start Quartus Programmer to ...
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Can an infrared port be added to a laptop?

Recently I bought a used TV tuner which came with an MCE remote, but unfortunately not the receiver. I know that there are some receivers available on eBay (for a pretty penny), but I thought it would ...
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Relative noise level of tactile keyboards

I'm hoping to replace my Apple aluminum keyboard with a more comfortable alternative. There are many great options out there—friends have recommended the Das Keyboard and the Tactile Pro—and I think I'...
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How much does it wear an SD card to be frequently removed/reinserted?

My digital camera (a Sony α55) stores photos on an SD card. When I want to transfer these to my computer (a mid-2010 MacBook Pro), I have two options: use the USB cable to connect the camera to the ...
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USB Mouse keeps cutting off/on on Win7

I have a USB mouse that just recently has started turning off for a few seconds than switching back on. The light switches off and the cursor stops moving. Then it come back on. I have updated my ...
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Non-widescreen tablet + widescreen display

Most of the screens are 16:9 now, most of the graphics tablets are not. How does an A5 tablet (like Pentagram Designer, for instance) interact with a wide screen display? Do I get dead zones at ...
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How do I fix the delay on my Razer Naga's buttons?

I'm not sure if this is the correct site to post it on, but I'm having problems with my Razer Naga Epic. I took a break for about a week, and when I went to use my Naga Epic all the buttons, left ...
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Connecting phone earpiece to laptop through bluetooth possible?

is there anyway to connect a phone earpiece to be usable by the laptop through bluetooth or some other technology? (in other words "channeling" the sounds of the laptop to the product) The product is ...
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when we connect more external devices to our laptops, does it actually slow down our laptops?

I have about 6 external devices connected to my laptop, 3 USBs, 1 internet line, 1 earpiece, and 1 for my external monitor. And i was just curious but does the laptop actually needs to do more "work" ...
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Scent/Odor/Smell “Printer” [closed]

About 10-15 years ago I read in a computer newspaper about a (then) new device that looked like a shark-fin (and may have had “shark” in its name), that would allow users to “print” odor using little ...
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Disable USB powered light from command line?

I have a nice little USB light which has no off switch, it is 'on' for the duration of being plugged in. My question is, is there a way of disabling the USB port so as to turn off the light while ...
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Dual monitor DVI kvm

Setup 2 DVI LCDs, 1 USB keyboard, 1 USB mouse, regular one jack audio. 2 PCs. I would like to share the peripherals/input devices between the two PCs but so far the dual DVI/USB/Audio KVM I found ...