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Build Your First Computer from Hardware Scratches


Wow- if you do it first time and have some asset of time in your disposition - then go ahead and purchase motherboard, your favorite processor, memory, video card (probably it is better to purchase it external for advanced quality). You will also need computer case - first computer should probably go to the cheap one - with USB 2 ports from the front side - the only question - you might want to replace noisy cheap power supply with $50 dollars one.

Your Hard Drive is Going to Explode - Why a UPS is Essential


It's most peoples worst computing nightmare. You wake up in the morning, flip on the computer, and it doesn't boot.

Batteries for Your Laptop


With technology advancing more every day, electronics have become smaller and more mobile. This includes computers.

Power Protection in the Home Theater - Use of Surge Suppressors to Guard Expensive Electronic Gear


Surge Suppressors - A First Line of DefenseAll home theater equipment should be equipped with at least some form of surge protection. Surge suppressors represent the most basic form of power protection - a first line of defense for all sensitive electronic gear.

Testing Flyback Transformer - How to Test and When to Replace It


Nowadays, more and more monitor comes in with flyback transformers problems. Testing flyback transformers arenot difficult if you carefully follow the instruction.

Survey of Both Past and Modern Printers


Printers are on-line devices initially categorised as being either impact whereby a printing head assembly of some type is in physical contact with the paper, and non-impact where there is no mechanical contact with the paper.Impact printers:Dot matrix printers; employ a set of pins that can be projected or withdrawn as required to form a dot matrix of the required character that is fired through an inked ribbon to form characters on an underlying sheet of paper.

SED is Coming


One of the bigger challenges facing display manufacturers is to develop a picture with the same warm characteristics as Cathode Ray Tube, but with far less weight and size.The disadvantage of CRT, however is the size, weight and power consumption.

USB Drive Popularity


So many people have small USB drives today, but what is the attracting of owning one?USB drives are very small rewritable storage media for your PC, they can be anywhere from 32 megabytes well over a gigabyte! Despite their growing storage capacity and lowering cost, they can quite literally fit on your keychain! To give you an idea on the size of these drives, they are roughly 3 inches long, under an inch wide and weight almost nothing!USB drives use one of the most common ports on the back of personal computers, the USB port has been in place for many years, and almost every computer built within the last 5-7 years should have a USB port on it. Most new computers have these ports installed on the front of their cases for easy access!USB drives require no additional software to make them work with a new computer, you just plug it in, and a few moments later a new drive will appear in the list of available drives (in My Computer).

Laptop and Notebook Theft Prevention


Laptops or Notebook computers are an expensive personal and business asset that are highly sought after by both small time thieves and large complicated theft rings. Keeping your laptop and notebook computers safely in your possession should always be in the back of your mind.

Testing Diode -The Accurate Way on How to Test Semiconductor Diode Using Multimeter


Testing diodes is different from testing a resistor because you need a skill to do it. If you do not know or wrongly test a diode you will be unable to repair the equipment.

Cisco CCNA Certification: An Illustrated Guide To Ethernet CSMA/CD


When you're studying for your CCNA exams, you're going to study the theory of technologies we basically take for granted in networking. CSMA/CD is one of those technologies.

How to Avoid Getting Ripped-Off When You Purchase A New Printer


It's no big secret that printer companies like HP and Brother are marketing their printers with the cost of refilling the cartridges in mind. Just the other week my family and I were at our hometown Wal-Mart and we were amazed at the price of a new printer.

Printer Cartridge Economics -- Four Ways To Make Your Ink Last Longer


Printer cartridge overheads can be a major expense for any busy office -- and even if you're working at home, it's important to factor in the amount you spend on your printer ink when assessing the cost of running a home-based business. And what you spent on that bargain-priced printer may turn out to be only a fraction of what you pay annually in printer supplies.

An Introduction to HD-DVD


High density digital versatile disc is a digital optical media format which is being developed. HD DVD is similar to the competing Blu-ray Disc.

How To Buy A Printer That Won't Break The Bank


OK I confess I've bought at least 10 inkjet printers in the last 5 years and finally found one that I really like. I'm not going to mention the brand here but I will tell you what the must have features are for me.

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