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Explore .. Aug 19, 2009 # 96

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Uses of a Desktop Computer

When it came to buying a computer a few years back it always seemed that people would buy desktops as the laptops were priced a little too high for the masses. This is not the case today and sometimes it can be hard knowing which one to choose.

Well with that in mind I have decided to let you in on a few things that I have noticed with regards to computers and hopefully it will help you to make your mind up when thinking of purchasing a computer.

Price can have a major bearing on which computer you should buy and the desktop always comes out as the cheaper option with regards to price. A good desktop computer can be picked up for less than $500 today. If you wanted the equivalent but in a laptop you would definitely have to pay a lot more than $500 for one.

Computers are good for storing many things on such as your personal information. But if you do this then it is far safer to have a desktop than a laptop.

The main reason why I make this statement is that because of the size and weight of a laptop if there was ever a robbery at your house a thief would not think twice about stealing your laptop. If they saw a large desktop computer on the other hand they would,more than likely leave it as it is far to bulky to be carrying about.

As we have said laptops are smaller and lighter than desktops and as such they are more likely to be moved from place to place. This can inevitably lead to them being dropped or knocked and damaged. The desktop tends to stay in one place so this is less likely to happen.

Overheating can also affect laptops due to their small size and the amount of use that they have to deal with. A desktop is a lot larger and as such lets a lot more air get to it to cool it down so this is not normally an issue.

Finally if you do purchase a computer of any kind please make sure that you buy it from a safe source such as a computer dealership. If you feel confident on your computer knowledge then you could try to build one yourself.

Source by Val McQueen

Most Common Computer Malfunctions

If you have a computer, I have news for you. It is going to malfunction, usually at the worst possible time and often for no apparent reason. It is not something we look forward to, because it is very easy to end up spending a day or so trying to figure out what is wrong and getting it fixed. My most recent issue involved some of my desktop icons vanishing, previously the ones that allowed me to control volume and told me how much battery life I had left. The fix ended up being a quick one, once I actually found the solution that worked. But getting there was a harrowing experience indeed.

It is also a fact that user error plays a huge part in computer glitches. Visiting sites that harbor malicious codes or software, downloading programs without checking to see whether or not they may cause harm, or simply asking the computer to do more than it is effectively able to do with the resources provided. Many times we are the cause of what goes wrong.

Many computer malfunctions may also be the result of power surges such as lightning. This can usually be avoided through the use of a surge protector. If you do not have one, get one now and attach all of your comp's connections through it to avoid an unpleaser episode.

Computers may also fall victim to viruses. Contrary to popular belief, most viruses do not wipe your hard drive or destroy your PC, but rather they install and then proceed to make nuisances of themselves. My most recent experience with a virus came disguising itself as an anti-virus program. Of course it was a fake, the idea being for you to believe its warning about your computer being infected and click on their link to download the fix. In reality, all it would be doing is scarfing up your credit card information. Viruses can usually be removed by use of any number of removal tools, such as Malwarebytes, or Avast!

Newer viruses are even more malicious in that they install themselves on your comp, change various registry settings, and then eliminate themselves. The virus is gone, but the damage it has done remains, requiring specialized help to correct. It is not advisable to go poking around a computer's registry settings unless you really know what you are doing. Changing the wrong thing may end up making a bad situation worse.

Quite possibly the single most common problem is the inability to access your PC at all. When you turn on your computer, nothing happens. Once you have had your intelligence insulted by being told to check and make sure the unit is plugged in, check out the power supply inside the unit and make sure it is functioning properly. If the comp appears to be running but the monitor is blank, check the unit's video card.

Of course you can always cut down on potential problems by running normal system tools such as Disk Defragmenter, ScanDisk, and Disk Cleanup. In addition, keep a can of compressed air handy to remove dust from your unit, cutting down on the possibility of a short.

Other problems are less noticeable, such as the inevitable slowdown of your system over time. The more programs that are installed and running simultaniously, the slower your system will run overall. Make it a good habit of regularly emptying your cache files, cleaning your registry, and making sure all of your software is up to date. My current desktop is almost seven years old and still runs just as well as my two year old laptop.

We have all had a computer freeze up and crash (remember those annoying "blue screens of death"?); These are most often the result of out of date drivers. Keep all of your hardware drivers up to date on a regular basis. Increasing the amount of memory will also help your comp run better.

You may also hear unusual sounds coming out of your CPU (or "tower"). Clicking, buzzing, and squealing sounds are not uncommon and may be the result of damaged electronic components within the unit. In many cases you may be able to fix the problem yourself, however if it comes down to dealing with delicate software or your hard drive, your best bet is to call in a qualified computer technician.

Staying on top of your computer issues and properly maintaining the unit will go a long way towards helping to insure a long productive life for your unit.

Source by Billy D Ritchie



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Signs That Your Laser Printer Drum Needs Replacement

The purchase of a new laser cartridge can be very steep as well as being quite environmentally unsound.

HP laser toner cartridges, along with most of their competitors, are manufactured with plastic.

This is a by-product of distillation of petroleum. Industrial petrochemistry manufactures polymers and various types of plastic worth billions of dollars daily. There has been a concerted effort to try to reduce the consumption of oil and gas, as a means of reducing the need for petroleum.

However, as there is a reduction in the use of such merchandise, there is a corresponding reduction in demand for petroleum. It is estimated that re-manufactured cartridges could conserve 200 million gallons of oil per annual.

When seeking inexpensive toner cartridges, these are to be found among the re-manufactured group.

Their price is usually up to 60% lower when compared to "brand new" OEM products. Reportedly, HP laser toners deliver higher brilliance in their color reproduction than do their competitors. However, when conducting a side-by-side evaluation of a document printed using a new cartridge versus a document produced using a re-manufactured cartridge, observing any difference is very elusive. Consumers typically choose the document printed from the re-manufactured cartridge.

Even though they are less costly, they are manufactured with premium types of ink and toner. Their quality is a lot better when compared with a do-it-yourself refill kit. The procedure for their manufacture is first the thorough cleaning of the recycled cartridge. As this is being done, checks are made for damaged parts or defects. The majority are satisfactory.

Naturally, all re-manufacturers' standards are not identical. One manufacturer may utilize low quality laser toners instead of an expensive one for refilling their cartridges.

Comparison shopping at several places can be quite instructive. When you're unsatisfied by one manufacturer's product quality, move to an alternative. It is admirable to conserve on the expenditure of fossil fuels, especially if you also save some money in the process.

All cartridges require testing by the company's technicians, then sealing prior to shipping. Some companies demonstrate their re-manufacturing process on their website, along with shipping information. Although the major companies may not agree, numerous consumers have tried using the re-manufactured type of cartridge and are satisfied with the quality and ecstatic about their prices. It is, as well, advantageous to be environmentally friendly whenever the possibility presents itself. If you do recycle, then you own separate containers to recycle plastics, aluminum, glass, plus others. A tremendous amount of time is spent separating each type of product, especially if the law requires this.

Rather than purchase an inexpensive new toner cartridge by a no-name establishment, splurge for a re-manufactured cartridge next time.

You are quite likely to be satisfied.

Source by Brad Christiansen

Most Common Office Stationery Items and Their Importance

Office stationery items are the must have accessories for significant office operations. Even the workplaces with computers depend upon various stationery items with very important roles to perform. These items help in carrying out some important workspace functions in an efficient and effective manner.

As a business owner, you must survey and learn about the most commonly used stationery items in workspaces. Obviously, you would like to purchase more quantity of those items from office stationery suppliers that are in great demand. So, here is a list of items that a working environment requires the most.

Office Papers

Papers are required in the offices for printing purposes, for taking notes, to prepare documents and many other important functions. Papers are required to send proposals as well as invoices. So, you must offer office stationery items like A4 sized papers, paper notebooks and notepads, photo paper and so on.

Items to Write

Pens are among the most required items in a workplace. Apart from ball pens and fountain pens, the office owners require markers and highlighters as the useful writing items. Pencils and erasers are other items of great interest for the office owners. Going ahead, items like whiteboards are of importance for many workplaces. You must consider these items among the most purchased stationery items for the offices.

Diaries and Calendars

Other useful office stationery items include the things that help the office owners to prepare their schedules and remember the important dates. Desk calendars are the items that can be easily found on the working tables of the office owners. For this purpose, you must supply office diaries and calendars to the office owners.

Files and Folders

Every office owner likes the office to look organized. So, an important category of office stationery is that of files and folders. Paper folders and card holders are the common items purchased in this category. Report covers and document binders are other items of interest for the office owners. All these items should be included in the product base of your office stationery business.

Various Office Equipments

A modern office setup requires variety of equipments to work smoothly. Here are some important items that you must sell as office stationery:

Calculators and scientific calculators are required at offices for easy calculations.

Imaging equipments like computer printers, fax machines and photocopiers are among the most desired office items.

Presentation equipments like screens and projectors are other frequently used items in an office.

Paper weights and paper clips are other things that are required in offices to keep everything in place. Paper cutters and sticky notes are other useful items that maintain the interest in working efficiently. Staplers and envelopes are other such items that you must supply as office stationery. Finally, adhesives and shredders are items that add usefulness to the working environment at offices.

You can find office stationery suppliers at business directories on the web. Make sure that you obtain the above-mentioned items to make your business a one-stop destination for the office owners.

Source by Vaiv Jais

OKI Laser Printers Are a Good Investment

The OKI Printer gets up to 35ppm, for starters, and printing the first page in less than 5 seconds with ease. Simple OKI laser printer gives end product in black &white which is clear, unclouded, and sharp, at capable 1.2k x 1.2k dpi resolution, using a two-part consumables scheme for durable functioning and a low cost of procedure. The standard paper capacity of the Laser Printer is 250 sheets and can be equipped with anex gratia 530 sheets 2nd paper receptacle.

Color laser printers of OKI are compact, great speed printers. The laser printers are perfect for workgroups, business places with a low fund and a high expectation.

These printers are performers that give bright effects and make color easily approachable to just about any shared surroundings. In the long-term, the low-priced per page alone ranks slower ink-jet printer and black and white printers.

OKI laser fast printers are basically high quality work group printer, LED and black and white. 15.2 in x 14.3 in x 9.6 in are the dimensions of many printers in market and its weight is 25.1 lbs. Standard maximum media size is Legal, A4. Minimum size custom is 3.4 in x 5.5 in and maximum custom size is 8.5 in x 14 in.

Max Resolution is 2400 dpi x 600 dpi and duplex printout. We can interface with this great printer with a USB, Parallel, and Ethernet. Its Processor is 330 MHz and RAM Installed is of 64 MB (320 MB). For This laser printer Language Simulation, EPSON FX, PCL 5E, PCL 6 and IBM Pro Printer III XL. It takes Code 39, EAN/JAN-8, UCC/EAN-128, UPC-A, EAN/JAN-13, Code 128, UPC-E, Coda bar, Post net, Interleaved 2 of 5, OCR-A, OCR-B and ZIP it as a Bar codes.

Total paper capacity is 250 sheets. You can take up print on Envelopes, plain paper, and water resistant paper. For Media handling it has 250 sheet input receptacle and also a 1-sheet multipurpose receptacle. Duty Cycle of the laser printer is 80000 pages per month. Power consumption is AC 120 V.

OKI laser printers requirement are Windows XP Home Edition, Windows Server 2003 Enterprise Edition, Microsoft Windows XP, Windows Server 2003 Datacenter Edition, Microsoft 2000 Server SP4 or later, Microsoft Server 2003, MW 2000 Professional SP4 or later, MW 2000 SP4 or later versions, Mac OS X 10.3 or later, MW 7, Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server SP4 or later, Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64 Edition, Microsoft Window Server 2003 Datacenter x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows Servers 2003 Enterprise x64 Edition, Windows Vista, MW 7 64-bit Edition, Microsoft Windows Vista (64-bit versions), Microsoft Server 2003 x64 Edition, Microsoft Windows. OKI laser printer is a worth full addition to any business place. It is a productivity enhancing workhorse.

Source by Irina Boulgakova