{{page.notificationBar.message}}
The Voice of the Military Community
Home / Forum / COMPUTERS

COMPUTERS

{{forumThread.upVotes}} Created by Sparky 8 October 2011 19:08 6248 views Link  
Sparky 8 October 2011 19:08
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
COMPUTERS

Good evening all i have a Packard Bell Easy Note laptop and it is useless it has crashed twice in the last 3 years and i have had it for 6 years I am thinking about getting an all in one desk top namely an Acer has anyone had any dealings with these
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 18 October 2011 10:46
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhhmmm!!!!

Brian, I posted a notice a while ago about ACER suddenly finding a warehouse full of PCs that they did not realise they had! Consequently a massive sale ensued. It is still going on. However, the supply seems to have been limited to a number of online suppliers (the big names) and some high street retailers. They are out there, you just need to do a little research. My desktop is an All in One touchscreen from HP but my laptop is (and always would be) Samsung. In this case the R510. I do not store a vast amount of data on it therefore the 500gb storage is quite sufficient and the 3gb RAM does the job nicely. Like most of my purchases these days, both PCs came via Amazon.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Sparky 18 October 2011 11:11
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hi Mike My problem has been solved my wife and daughter are buying me a new lap top it is going to be a Toshiba Satellite C670 with a 17 inch screen so i will have to wait and see what its like
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 18 October 2011 11:40
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhhmmm!!!!

There you go then, that was an easy one!
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Sparky 18 October 2011 11:47
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Mike Pass There you go then, that was an easy one! I have one question you are more clued up than me I have been looking at this laptop on the internet and noticed that it has only 2 USB ports can this be increased and how
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 18 October 2011 13:37
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhhmmmm!!!

The simplest and cheapest method is to purchase a USB Hub. This can have anything from 2 to a dozen USB ports all fed from a single USB plug which you would use in one of your 2 available ports. Obviously, as you would expect with domestic electrical sockets, you would need to control the number of pieces of hardware sensibly but other than that it is not a problem. Also once the novelty wears off you will find that you do not need as many as you once thought! I have 4 ports on my desktop with an 8 port hub connected into one on the PC, giving me a usable 11 ports.........I find that I am using only 1, sometimes 2 on the hub. Hubs are quite cheap but go for a decent one with a fair cable length, particularly with a laptop.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 18 October 2011 13:38
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhhmmmm!!!

The simplest and cheapest method is to purchase a USB Hub. This can have anything from 2 to a dozen USB ports all fed from a single USB plug which you would use in one of your 2 available ports. Obviously, as you would expect with domestic electrical sockets, you would need to control the number of pieces of hardware sensibly but other than that it is not a problem. Also once the novelty wears off you will find that you do not need as many as you once thought! I have 4 ports on my desktop with an 8 port hub connected into one on the PC, giving me a usable 11 ports.........I find that I am using only 1, sometimes 2 on the hub. Hubs are quite cheap but go for a decent one with a fair cable length, particularly with a laptop.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 18 October 2011 13:39
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhhmmm!!!

Bloody site mechanics!!!!! Well....read it twice then...
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Sparky 18 October 2011 13:51
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Mike Pass Bloody site mechanics!!!!! Well....read it twice then... Thanks Mike we have a Maplins in Lincoln i will pay them a visit
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
..... 18 October 2011 14:02
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: brian amos Thanks Mike we have a Maplins in Lincoln i will pay them a visit   Happy shopping Brian, say Hi De Hi to them from all back here. ( Do you gerrit?.)
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mo 19 October 2011 17:07
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
keyboard

i have a basic Keyboard and my Mouse is seperateis it practical to change to a Keyboard with a built in Mouse or is it the case of ,if its not broke dont "fix it":thumb:
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 19 October 2011 17:36
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhhmmm!!!!

Maurice, we do have a specialist section of the forums intended to help members with their PC issues and difficulties. You would be well served repeating your post in Computer help and answers where members are waiting to assist you. That said, before you go there. I would personally recommend always keeping your mouse separate from an integrated keyboard. Many (including myself) also choose to use a mouse in preference to their laptop touchpad.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Murray Whyte 20 October 2011 01:08
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Mike Pass Maurice, we do have a specialist section of the forums intended to help members with their PC issues and difficulties. You would be well served repeating your post in 'Computer help and answers' where members are waiting to assist you. That said, before you go there. I would personally recommend always keeping your mouse separate from an integrated keyboard. Many (including myself) also choose to use a mouse in preference to their laptop touchpad. Aye old yin, As long as you turn the touch pad off!
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 20 October 2011 06:12
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhhmmm!!!!

Haha! Deffo......
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mo 22 October 2011 18:19
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
p.c issues

[QUOTE]Quoting: Mike Pass[/B] [I]Maurice, we do have a specialist section of the forums intended to help members with their PC issues and difficulties. You would be well served repeating your post in 'Computer help and answers' where members are waiting to assist you. That said, before you go there. I would personally recommend always keeping your mouse separate from an integrated keyboard. Many (including myself) also choose to use a mouse in preference to their laptop touchpad. [/I][/QUOTE] sorry Mike that i didnt go through the correct Procedure when i posed my last qustion for guidance regarding Keypads the little tap on the wrist will be a constant reminder that i must "Do Better":thumb: :thumb:
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Mike Pass 23 October 2011 08:52
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Hhmmm!!!

Wasnt having a pop. Maurice. Just an assist, is all. No harm done.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Sparky 2 November 2011 18:30
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Has anyone received a phone call today from an Indian sounding person that a virus has been let loose on Windows i was having my tea and cut him off because he wanted me to switch my computer on so he could check it
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Jock 2 November 2011 18:55
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Brian, Have had a few of these calls, latest one yesterday. He learned a few choice words.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Spud 2 November 2011 19:14
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: brian amos Has anyone received a phone call today from an Indian sounding person that a virus has been let loose on Windows i was having my tea and cut him off because he wanted me to switch my computer on so he could check it     This is a well-known scam 'The Windows Support' scam.  The best advice is to put the phone down immediately on anybody cold calling asking whether your computer is running slowly as a virus has been let loose..... can you switch your computer... etc etc. Just hang up & ignore is my advice, Brian.     PS If you type Windows Support Scam in Google or whichever search engine you use you can read all sorts of info about this scam, including the experiences of those who have been caught out by it. Last edited by Steven Collins Last edited by Steven Collins
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Sparky 2 November 2011 19:48
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Thanks Steven this is the first one i have received so i did a 1471 and it came back number with held
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Murray Whyte 2 November 2011 19:49
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: brian amos Has anyone received a phone call today from an Indian sounding person that a virus has been let loose on Windows i was having my tea and cut him off because he wanted me to switch my computer on so he could check it   Next time, as long as you are not waiting for an urgent phone call, tell him to hang on and you will get your machine. Then go and have your tea or cuppa before returning to the caller. It is their money paying the bill.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Sparky 2 November 2011 20:19
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Murray Whyte Next time, as long as you are not waiting for an urgent phone call, tell him to hang on and you will get your machine.  Then go and have your tea or cuppa before returning to the caller.  It is their money paying the bill. Why didnt i think about it i could have made him wait at least 2 hours
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Murray Whyte 3 November 2011 00:47
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: brian amos Why did'nt i think about it i could have made him wait at least 2 hours     You are not a thrifty Scot. Thrifty = mean. You could even have a radio next to the phone and say "Ill put you on hold for a moment" and play them some music. Beatus Vir by Jacob Mashak would be good.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Terry Carey 8 December 2011 20:13
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Computers

What I do is tell them I am getting my computer, switching it on, going on line etc and then enjoy listening to them bleating about how they cant find it and asking me if I am sure I have done it. You can have hours of fun that way. If you have the patience and your evening meal isnt ready of course. TC.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Jock 9 December 2011 18:54
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
I have had about 6 of these calls, sounds like Indian, where else. Once I asked him to leave his name and number so I could call back, surprisingly he did do. It was an 0800 number belonging to BT. Googled the number, it was on the Telephone pest list. The last call, I let him rabbit on, not very pleased when told I didnt have a Pc.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Ally Bell 9 December 2011 20:13
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
try this one......
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Ally Bell 9 December 2011 20:14
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Ally Bell try this one......
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Ally Bell 9 December 2011 20:16
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Len Inglis I have had about 6 of these calls, sounds like Indian, where else. Once I asked him to leave his name and number so I could call back, surprisingly he did do. It was an 0800 number belonging to BT. Googled the number, it was on the Telephone pest list. The last call, I let him rabbit on, not very pleased when told I didnt have a Pc.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Ally Bell 9 December 2011 20:19
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Ally Bell try this one......   obvious no veiw attachments this time? Last edited by Ally Bell sorry VIEW..... Last edited by Ally Bell
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Roly01 9 December 2011 21:01
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Ally Bell obvious no veiw attachments this time? Last edited by Ally Bell sorry VIEW..... Last edited by Ally Bell Your having fun Alley! Have a good Christmas mate.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Ally Bell 10 December 2011 09:35
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
after a good nights kip...... yes,yes,yes....... Last edited by Ally Bell
Forum post attachment
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Roly01 10 December 2011 10:49
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
Quoting: Ally Bell after a good nights kip......   yes,yes,yes....... Last edited by Ally Bell Congratulations!!!!!
Forum post attachment
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete
Sit Vis Nobiscum. 10 December 2011 13:52
[pending deletion]
Originally Posted by
I hate to be a killjoy, but to get back to the original subject:- I too have just had a computer terminally fail, an Acer Aspire 3613WLMi it has given good service for 5years but the battery and the crappy plastic hinges have given out, due to the stiff hinges the the lid is splitting as well. Due to the batteries being about £80 each, I found the price was too high. On e bay I found a computer for my wife it is IBM/Lenovo Thinkpad T42 cost £99 + postage, she has had it 4 months. Im really impressed with this computer I bought one for myself. The specs for mine are Lenovo IBM Thinkpad T42 laptop Refurbished - Casing may have some light scuffs / marks but laptop in good condition overall & in full working order etc. Sold with 3 months warranty. Fast Next Working Day Delivery if paid for before 4.00 p.m.!! Condition Used - Good Overall Condition Make / Model Lenovo IBM / Thinkpad T42 Processor Intel Centrino 1.7GHz Memory 1GB DDR SoDimm Hard Drive 40 GB 2.5" HDD Screen 14.1" XGA (1024 x 768) Optical Drive DVD-Rom AC Adapter Yes with Power Cord Battery Tested and covered by warranty to do 1 hr Wireless Internal Wi-Fi USB Ports 2 Network Internal nic Various / Other S Video, PS2, Network, Modem, Mic, 2xPCMCIA Operating System &Software Windows XP Professional Loaded and Licenced with COA including Service Pack 3, Open Office, Internet Explorer 8, Firefox, Adobe Reader 10 / Flash Player, VLC Media Player. 3 Months RTB WARRANTY!!! It does only have 2 usb 2 ports but I have a 4way hub. The only difference between mine and the wifes is she has had a 160gb hard drive fitted cost £80.00 but it still makes it a good buy for a computer of that spec.
{{forumPost.upVotes}} Reply With QuoteEditLink   Report [Reported] Delete