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How to Tell if Computers Are PS/2 or USB

PS/2 (Personal System 2) and USB (Universal Serial Bus) are types of computer ports. They can be used to connect various devices such as keyboards, mice or external data storage devices, to name but a few. It is quite simple to tell if a computer is PS/2 or USB. These days many computers have both p

How to Extract Precious Metals From Computers

Recovery of precious metals from computer scrap is a highly specialized process that involves disassembly of the computer, separation of precious-metal-bearing components and a series of chemical processes to recover the metals. It is estimated that old computer scrap contains up to one ounce of gol

How to Transfer Records or Cassettes to CDs

If you have a collection of audio cassettes or vinyl records, you may feel a bit left out in the era of portable, digital music. If you have a newer car, it probably doesn't have a cassette deck in the radio--and it certainly doesn't have an LP deck. Fortunately, though, you can transfer the music o

How to Reformat a Lenovo Laptop

Reformatting a hard drive is a great way to make a fresh start on a computer or laptop, completely erasing all the data on the hard drive, including the operating system. Windows does not allow users to format discs or disc partitions that are in use, meaning that you can't reformat a hard drive wit

How to Clean Pages in an HP Laserjet 2500

Your Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet 2500 printer is susceptible to a wide range of toner, dust and dirt particles. The particles accumulate inside the printer and over time can cause a variety of issues including ink smearing on printed pages, ink specks on printed and blank paper and ink buildup on

How to Use a PDA Scanner

The tern PDA stands for Personal Data Assistant. PDA's are a popular choice to help with your everyday tasks. Bar code scanners are useful peripheral devices and can be used to log inventory by scanning bar codes located on products. Scanners are usually connected to your PDA via bluetooth remote co

How to Copy Xbox Games to a Computer

Making a backup copy of an Xbox game that you legally own can protect your investment in case the disk gets damaged. Copy an Xbox game to a computer using an Xbox copy program created by an Xbox enthusiast. A number of these programs are freely available, and all of them work in a similar and intuit

What Is a MICR Reader?

A check is a type of money exchange in the form of a written order of payment.MICR, or Magnetic Ink Character Recognition, is a technology that facilitates check processing.

How to Connect an HP t5530 to a USB Flash Drive

The HP Compaq t5530 is a thin client computing device. The function of a thin client is primarily as an access point to a server on the network. The t5530 does not have a hard drive that allows for a more stable computing experience. Thin clients are known for being more reliable and having a much l

How Does Laptop Ram Differ From Desktop Ram?

Module sizeLaptop RAM differs from desktop RAM in the size of the module, or card, that is inserted into the motherboard of the computer. A laptop RAM module is smaller than a desktop RAM module. Otherwise, the way RAM (which stands for random access memory) processes data is the...

How to Use USB Flash Drive in Vista

A USB Flash drive is essentially a portable hard drive. It connects to your USB port and can store information just like a hard disk can. The advantage to the flash drive over a normal hard drive is that it can be moved from computer to computer through the USB port. In Windows Vista, the USB drive

How to Troubleshoot a U3 Drive

The U3 Launchpad is a convenient utility application installed on a variety of SanDisk flash drives. The Launchpad provides support for mobile applications installed directly to the flash drive without the need for installation to the computer. If the U3-based flash drive produces an error when plug

How to Copy Videos to Hard Drives

Although DVD movies have decreased in price somewhat in the last few years, they are still relatively expensive. Therefore, if you have an expensive DVD collection, protect your investment by copying the discs to your computer. By creating ISO image files, you can create exact duplicates of the disc

Is There Recovery Software on a Toshiba Satellite A135?

Toshiba produced 39 different Satellite A135 models for U.S. release in the mid to late 2000s. These models range from the A135 S2246 to the A135 S7406. Some of these models contain a hard disk partition with recovery software, but other models don't. You can find out if your Toshiba A135 has recove

How to Save Figures in MATLAB

MATLAB is a versatile mathematical and engineering software program capable of performing advanced calculations and engineering simulations. One of its most useful functions is plotting data, and it is capable of generating these figures in two or three dimensions. To share a MATLAB figure with othe

Specifications of the HP 5188-3742

Use an HP 5188-3742 card to connect to a wireless network.wireless home network image by jaddingt from Fotolia.comThe HP 5188-3742 is a wireless network adapter card made by Hewlett-Packard that uses an Anatel chipset. It was designed for the purpose of allowing desktop computers to be...