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USB Bluetooth adapter

Q: USB Bluetooth adapter

I bought this thinking I could connect a bluetooth headset, I was wrong. What purposes does http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16833320057 this do?

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A: USB Bluetooth adapter

It connects your PC to any other device that is Bluetooth enabled.
For instance, mobile phone. You use it to transfer files, (mp3 .jpg or video) to or from your devices.

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Something like this but with a thin male connector. I need it to connect flash drives to a usb port where there's little space available around the usb port because the ports around are busy (happens in MacBook air for example).

 

A:I need a usb to usb cable adapter with thin male end

I think you're talking about a USB to Lightening converter
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/i-need-a-usb-to-usb-cable-adapter-with-thin-male-end.217601/
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A:Problems with wireless network adapter

Are you sure it is not an issue with your router? Also I dont know where to get Atheros drivers other than from the manufacturer (vaio, lenovo, etc) website. There are no official drivers
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/problems-with-wireless-network-adapter.188964/
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I'm trying to connect my PC and my Asus Zenfone 2 with Bluetooth. When I use the "add a device" wizard on Windows 8.1, my mobile phone is detected, but when I try to add it I get: "Windows doesn't have a network profile for this device".

Also, when I try to detect my computer with my mobile phone, itīs not detected.

I'm using a Trust USB 2.0 dongle Bluetooth adapter (the little one you insert on the usb port) that came with a keyboard and mouse Bluetooth set that I used. Could that dongle be designed only for the bluetooth keyboard and mouse set?
 

A:I cannot connect my phone to my PC (Windows 8.1) with Bluetooth

The Bluetooth device seems fine as it already detected your keyboard and mouse. However, your phone seems not supported with the current Bluetooth device and you might need to take another look.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/i-cannot-connect-my-phone-to-my-pc-windows-8-1-with-bluetooth.215646/
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A:Network Adapter 0.84Gbps dl

Also I recently installed windows 8. I've tried all sorts of things to get it to work. Still no luck.
 

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Have a nice pair of Bluetooth headphones and trying to get them hooked up to the sound of my older TV. Is there some kind of adapter you can buy to to hook up to the audio out of the TV so I can connect the 2 via Bluetooth? I just don't wanna pay for another pair of headphones. I just want the reciever.
 

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I have a mystery on my hands. I received a Bluetooth speaker as a gift. The BT-4.0 adapter plugged into my computer (USB-2.0 port) detects it (as a "Bluetooth headset"), but when I try to select it as my output device (from the "Sound" Control Panel), Windows reports it as "Disconnected".

If I open "Devices and Printers" and right-click the "Bluetooth headset" icon, I get an alert that the device "Failed to initialize".

I've tried rebooting, tried a different BT adapter, updated my BT drivers off the makers' website, Device Manager shows everything is connected & working (including "Bluetooth Audio").

64bit Win7 Home. Inateck BT-4.0 usb adapter. Speaker is a "MicroBoom" BT v2.1:
Any ideas?

PS: Eliminated the obvious. Speaker is fully charged and works just fine with my phone.
 

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Quick question.

I have two cheepo USB Bluetooth adapters for my Windows 7 PC. One is a tiny generic (thumbnail sized) micro adapter, the other a small "stick" made by Rocketfish.

Both adapters install and "claim" to detect my Bluetooth speaker (misidentifying it as a Bluetooth headset. I have no headset), but the speaker doesn't detect the PC (even when clicking the Discover button.) My cellphone sees my speaker, but it too DOESN'T see my PC.

Are all Bluetooth adapters the same and if my cheap adapters won't pair with anything, neither will an expensive one? Or might there be something else going on?

Thx.
 

A:Difference in Bluetooth adapters?

Do you see any yellow (!) in the device manager when either of the Bluetooth devices are installed?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/difference-in-bluetooth-adapters.207449/
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Hi,

I pair my Plantronics Calisto PLT Headset to my Desktop Computer (Windows 7 x64), and it showed that everything is OK, but when I tried to use it, it didn't work.
When I press icon of sound on the taskbar and I go to Playback or Recording there is there Bluetooth Hands-free Audio but is Disconnected, and I don't have any idea how to connect this and make to work.
Can someone help me to solve this problem? I will really appreciate any help.

P.S.
I did everything like supposed to be. I attached few images to show my situation.






 

A:Bluetooth Problem

Hi,
Yesterday I bought USB BT400 Adapter.
I started everything from beginning and there is exactly the same situation. Nothing changed. If you look to the picture, everything is pair and installed and when I ask them, they said that was something wrong with Windows configuration (not 100%).
Point is that they didn't have any clue what is wrong.
P.S.
I didn't mention that before when I installed USB Bluetooth Adapter, and I pair my device in the Playback and Recording devices when I tried to connect it worked for very short time and after this somehow disconnected by itself.
I don't know if I explain well what's happened, but if you want to ask something to make clear, please don't hesitate.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bluetooth-problem.206560/
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Computer in question:
HP Pavilion 6530sc
Non-default GPU and added 1Gb RAM
 

A:Solved: Computer doesn't recognize the network adapter

Whenever you install a new OS, always take note of the model of core system hardware like GPU, chipset, and ethernet/wifi (there are a few others that aren't as important, but nice to have updated) since those are critical to your computers core functionality.

However, a quick google search of your model yielded me with your PC's system specs. Your PC contains a Realtek RTL8201N ethernet adapter. So far I am unable to find a driver from Realtek itself and the HP driver is not Realtek, but instead nVidia nForce.

So after a bit of searching, I came across this: it seems to me that you have an old chipset from nVidia. I am not completely sure, but I think you have an ION chipset. Try installing this ION chipset driver (64 bit) ==OR== this ION chipset driver (32 bit) and tell me if it works. It should include the necessary component drivers and if it works, it means you have an ION chipset like I suspected.

Here are the specifications for your PC BTW.
 

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A:Vanishing Network adapter and resuorce problem

You might need to update and install the laptops chipset drivers. And also try to update the driver for your wireless adapter from the manufactures site or from the HP support page.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/vanishing-network-adapter-and-resuorce-problem.203293/
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A:Powerline adapter not working on Xbox 360

Have you seen whether the powerline adapter is compatible to XBOX.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/powerline-adapter-not-working-on-xbox-360.200440/
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INPUT - 100-240V- 50/60 Hz 0.7 A (0.7 A)
OUTPUT - 12 V --- 2.0 A (2.0 A)

and the one im looking at on ebay is

INPUT - 100-240V- 50/60 Hz 1.0 A
OUTPUT - 12 V --- 2.5 A

The seller claims it will work fine.. Is this true... Thank you
 

A:Replacing an AC adapter for a monitor

I believe it will work fine, yes. But please get another opinion before purchasing.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/replacing-an-ac-adapter-for-a-monitor.200353/
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Hi there,

Is there a way to use bluetooth speakers as well system speakers at the same time?

Using windows 8 6bit
and bluetooth Jawbone Bigjam speakers.

Thanks
 

A:Bluetooth Speakers

I think yes, but you need to use some other sound output manager. Windows built-in one doesn't support multiple output via different type.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bluetooth-speakers.199317/
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Hi everyone

I have HP dv7 2015tx running windows 7 (64bit) and I have serious problem with wifi connectivity. in last few months the wifi connection started to malfunction and randomly detect and connect to hotspots. and then it stopped working completely after a while. I tried:

-reinstalling, upgrading .... the wireless driver
-using wifi dongle
-replacing the wifi card with a new one
-.....
and I found these can not help me in this issue. the same thing happened to my blutooth connectivity last year and after I reinstalled the windows it was all fixed. but this time im not planning to reinstall the windows again.
So in my point of view this problem might be fixed if I fix the way windows is detecting any wifi access !! is there any file missing in windows related to this ?!!


Please help me in this matter
 

A:WiFi adapter does not work on my laptop

Do you have a wifi router and that's causing you these problems
OR
are you having issues with accessing hotspots?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wifi-adapter-does-not-work-on-my-laptop.195037/
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I then went into my device manager and it said there also that my wifi adapter was not working properly.
Curious what could be causing this? Is my wifi going bad? Virus? I stayed at a hotel and connected to their unsecure wifi two nights ago if that means anything. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!

And on a side note, I started to get this message at least two months ago every time I turned my computer on. Not sure if it's related but:


 

A:WiFi adapter not working properly

"I stayed at a hotel and connected to their unsecured wifi two nights ago if that means anything. I'd appreciate any help. Thanks!" Have you run any anti-virus/malware scans?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/wifi-adapter-not-working-properly.196054/
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The most cost efficient way is to have the splitter first then the converter. Two cables instead of Three.

The problem I am having is that I cannot for the life of me find a male four pin to a three pin female connector.

Amazon and Ebay has failed me. (only offers 4 pin molex to three pin. Not what I need.)

Where do I find one of these cables?
 

A:Male 4 pin to female 3 pin fan adapter

If you are connecting them to a fan controller the fourth pin does not matter so much.

Its a PWM pin that allows your motherboard to control the speed of the fan. Since you will not be using the motherboard headers you will not need it. You can just offset the connector in the socket.

What model is your fan controller?
 

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A:AC Adapter supplied with laptop

AC adapter and every now and then my picture fades and it keeps on telling me to connect a higher rate adapter.Click to expand...

hmm; I seriously doubt that the messages is related at all to the AC Adaptor.
 

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A:Bluetooth Keyboard problems

Well, on the hopes there was something in the Bluetooth app that I missed, I went back and took another look.

Not much there, really. But I enabled Bluetooth Network (even tho I only have the BT keyboard and mouse and no other BT devices) and enabled sharing with other BT devices (I guess between the keyboard and mouse and dongle or ?).

None of those seemed particularly applicable when I looked at them before, but
whichever one of those did something, I did a test on the keyboard and at least
yet it hasn't shut off even waiting several minutes.

Actually, would be nice if everything PC / Windows would be that simple!
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/bluetooth-keyboard-problems.193985/
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A:ORiNOCO ieee adapter?

Something like a pcmcia adapter? I'd get a wireless adapter that can do b/g/n or g/n instead. That way, if you upgrade your router to a faster model, you would still be able to use the adapter. If you're going w/ the pcmcia adapter, check the vendor's site to see if they have driver for your OS. The one I linked doesn't say support for Win7, if that's what you use.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/orinoco-ieee-adapter.192320/
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A:New HD, external USB adapter - not recognized

So I went and bought a new external case for the drive, and plugged it in (via USB).

Plug and play recognized it, and said new hardware found.

Safely Remove shows the brand name of the drive.
Computer Manager/Device Manager shows the brand name of the drive.

However, Computer Manager/Disk Management does not see it.
And obviously, it doesn't show up in My Computer
 

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Hello

when I turn on laptop see this black screen !

I hear windows 7 start sound and sure windows load

I test by VGA cable with another monitor and see black screen at another monitor too

I think GPU down !

Do you think same ?

what Graphic adapter I can put for Dell XPS M1530 again? ( cheaper )

Thanks a lot
 

A:Graphic adapter for Dell XPS M1530?

You cant replace graphics cards for laptops. But I may have a solution. I would have first thought that this was a screen issue, but when you hooked it up to another monitor that idea was gone. I get this every once and a while when a graphics drivers isnt that great. What graphics adapter do you currently have?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/graphic-adapter-for-dell-xps-m1530.191313/
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A:Intel wireless adapter won't detect networks

WiFi 802.11bgn wireless adapterClick to expand...

specifically WHICH wifi device did you use? I've found some are just 'flat difficult' to make work.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/intel-wireless-adapter-wont-detect-networks.178314/
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A:Trouble using dual monitors with an adapter/splitter

You can't display two different video feeds using a splitter. You need to buy another monitor and use two physical outputs on your graphics card.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/trouble-using-dual-monitors-with-an-adapter-splitter.189924/
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A:Standard VGA graphics adapter

Is your PC a Demension 1100 (DE051)?

Did you update to Windows 7 64-bit operating system?

Can you remember if your graphics driver was Intel, nVidia, or Ati?
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/standard-vga-graphics-adapter.189774/
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I tried looking around for a solution but can't seem to find anyone with a similar issue to mine. I just bought an ASUS usb n53 wireless adapter. I was previously using a Rosewill wireless adapter just before I installed the new one and everything with my connection was fine. After I downloaded the drivers off the disc and tried to open the utility program for the adapter I get this message: Wireless Lan Control Manager has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
Not sure what I need to do at this point. Thanks in advance for the help. Just let me know any info you need for me and I'll post back asap.
 

A:Wireless adapter has stopped working

I tried going to the ASUS website and downloading newer versions of the utility and drivers but to no avail. I also tried turning off my anti virus software but that didnt work either.
 

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recently someone on this forum help me clean the malware off of it (we are still in the process of cleaning it up) and I noticed that the network adapter continually disables itself. I have only been able to observe this change if I let the pc sit for over 5-10 minutes, then when I come back, the internet has been severed, and I asm unable to reconnect. The only way I am able to reconnect is through a full reboot.

I tried modifying the services under regedit to automatically restart if the service is stop for some reason.


thank you for the help
 

A:Network adapter keeps disabling itself

Until you are declared "clean" by the Virus and Malware helpers, it is inadvisable to attempt any other repairs concurrently. It will definitely upset the helpers.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/network-adapter-keeps-disabling-itself.187774/
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Also I tried installing another wireless usb adapter and it's the same result. While installing the driver I would get a message saying I aborted the installation and the adapter can not be found. I can see it in the "device manager". Could it be a firewall or virus program preventing it?

Your help will be much appreciated. Thanks in advance.
 

A:Wireless USB adapter isn't picking up my network

Please uninstall all the drivers and if they don't successfully uninstall all the way I recommend you downloading something called Driver Fusion from the following site: http://treexy.com/products/driver-fusion

and it will completely wipe all traces of the wireless adapters and then you will need to re-install the latest versions of the adapter drivers and see if that helps.
 

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A:Multiple bluetooth headphones

I dont think your bluetooth audio adapter is able to drive 2 headphones at reasonable volume level. unless, you get a small headphone amplifier. but then you'll have 3 devices connected and I think it's not worth the hassle. the amplifier itself is cheap, look for something like fiio e3. I have it and it should cost less than 10 bucks.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/FiiO-E3-Hea...1?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353073889&sr=1-1

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Belkin-3-5m...2?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1353073843&sr=1-2

a single alkaline AAA battery could last for about 10h on my heavy usage. but im not sure if the bluetooth adapter could do the same.

bluetooth adapter -> fiio e3 -> 2way splitter

actually this way, it wouldnt be too much of a hassle. the 3.5mm jack of the bluetooth can be plugged directly into the fiio e3 as well as the 2way splitter.
 

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A:Network adapter slow to connect

My built-in LAN connection typically takes a couple of seconds more or less whenever I cold start my PCs. Maybe you could try updating the driver.
 

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A:Network adapter missing

Try restoring default bios settings then reconfigure your raid. Or disable the net adapter at the bios then boot windows, then reenable it at bios, again check device manager.
 

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Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?

Thanks.
 

A:Power adapter modifications

kraftzion said:





Is there a maximum length for the dc cord? In other words why do they locate the adapter 1/2 way down the cord instead of closer to the outlet.Click to expand...

There is no particular reason for this, either side of the power supply could be lengthened or shortened.





kraftzion said:





Is the small cylinder around the cord about 3" before it enters the laptop some sort of choke/filter?Click to expand...

I'm not positive but thats what I have always thought it was.
 

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System is running XP SP3.

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A:Desktop with wireless adapter, cannot connect

Have you tried restarting your router?
 

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A:Missing SD host adapter

"I have an old HP NC6000 which I installed Windows 7"...

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A:Will this wireless adapter connect to this motherboard

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i cannot find 'bluetooth' devices in start>control panel> devices
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sure, i can reboot, and everything will probably come back.
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A:Bluetooth connection lost, icon gone from system tray, not in device manager

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A:Standard VGA graphics adapter (Code 10)

Can you say what your PC is? Make/model ?
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A:Standard VGA graphics adapter

There should be a Fn key that will activate the external display. Look carefully at the top row of keys for a symbol that looks like a monitor screen. Press the Fn and that key at the same time
 

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A:Wireless USB adapter not picking up connections

running (or leaving enabled) both wired and wireless frequently causes problems,
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A:Fan wire adapter

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A:Network adapter is missing

How are you connecting to the Internet
{cable vs dsl modem vs dial-up}?

who is your ISP?

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A:Missing network adapter driver after a thunderstorm

Was theNIC protected from lightening by at least a surge protector.
lighting loves telephone modem lines and easy targets like that.
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A:Acer One ZG5 dead, only brief flicker on charge light when main adapter plugged in

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If you look under Device Manager when on Win 7 you should be able to get the name of the wireless card. And then do a search for XP drivers for that device. You will also need the chipset drivers for the motherboard for XP, those should be available from the manufacturer's site.
 

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A:Wireless USB adapter keeps disconnecting and reconnecting

hi

USB is notorious for being flaky and i would and have always advised against using it, however you could try changing the channel on your router to another number this may fix the issue for you.
 

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I need to get a USB wireless adapter.
It has to be USB, support 802.11g/n, support wep, wpa, wpa2 and support windows 7 drivers.

I was thinking of something like this
http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B004DRWK...de=asn&creative=22206&creativeASIN=B004DRWKUO

Is edimax good? Also do the aerials on the adapters help much? I find some have an aerial and others dont.

Thanks
 

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Intresting article i found,

http://www.techradar.com/news/compu...ke-an-external-laptop-graphics-adaptor-915616

You will need a laptop with an express card slot. And pref win 7 or xp.

Thought it may be useful to someone
 

A:How to make an external laptop graphics adapter

Mhmm... interesting. I'll bookmark it and give it a try on a new laptop later on.

Thanks for sharing. +1
 

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ive got a sata/ide to usb 2.0 adapter im using to bridge an old maxtor harddrive. Problem is it wants to be formated. can't be explored etc.

any suggestions?
 

A:Maxtor D740X-6L IDE-> USB adapter question

It might be already damaged when you are trying to re-use it.

Did you check the health status of the hard drive? You might be able to check them, using the third party, such as HDD Health.





[url=http://www.panterasoft.com/]Summary of HDD Health[/url] said:



HDD Health v3.3 Build 220 Beta

HDD Health is a full-featured failure-prediction agent for machines using Windows 95, 98, NT, Me, 2000 and XP. Sitting in the system tray, it monitors hard disks and alerts you to impending failure. The program uses Self Monitoring and Reporting Technology (S.M.A.R.T.) built into all new hard disks, and can predict failures on your hard drives. A host of alerting features include email, local pop-up messages, net messages, and event logging, while using no system resources.Click to expand...

Download directly from here. Click Me!

I have been using this handy tool on few of my older hard drives in my rigs. Just remember to run it as administrator, else it'll not be able to communicate with your hard drive(s).

Edited: Your attempt on bridging the old hard drive to USB might be visible to HDD Health drive listings as well...

You might also want to google on files recovery programs too, as there's a few easter eggs out there.
 

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A:LG vx855 Bluetooth/memory card error

Which way are you trying to send a file?
Phone to pc? Or pc to phone?
You need to make the target 'discoverable' and search from the 'source' to make a 'pair' with the target. Then find the file you want to send,(right-click) send...via..bluetooth and it will transfer.
It might be easier to get a USB cable to join phone to pc USB port.
Then open two explorer windows, and drag and drop the files across, (or copy & paste).
* Does the pc have bluetooth built-in?
 

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So i have an hp pavilion tx 2500 tablet with a ati hd 3200 graphics card
every time i start the laptop i would get to the desktop and then it would go black.
So i went in in safe mode and worked fine so i knew it had to do with the drivers so i disabled the display adapter in the device manager and restarted and it worked.
When i went to re install the drivers it did the same thing.
I used a latter driver and it worked for 2 days and then black screen when i use an older driver it last a few days when i use the new updated drivers it goes black if i leave it disabled it will run for ever do you think it is my card itself.Which would really suck since i would have to buy anew comp instead of dishing out 400 on a mobo
 

A:Have to disable display adapter or I get black screen

I think your card is probably OK or you would have a constant black screen. Did you uninstall the card in device manager before you installed a new driver?

Follow this guide to remove any redundant drivers from the system, uninstall the graphics drivers in Device Manager and then install the new driver. Did you get the driver from the manufacturers site? if not then go there for the latest driver.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/windows-vista/remove-old-drivers-after-upgrading-to-new-hardware/
 

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A:Wireless Network adapter disconnects then cant find networks help!

How is your signal strength? If you haven't already, you could try using a 3 foot USB extension so you can move the dongle to a more favorable reception position. If that doesn't help, just get a new one. I use one of these for one of my PCs and they seem to tend to fail after awhile.

I'm using a Rosewill USB adapter now and that one has been the most reliable so far.
 

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A:Accidentally disabled display adapter and can't see, safe mode or VGA mode won't work

The shortcut keys in Device Manager apply only to English OS, of course.
 

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A:Powerline adapter invalid IP address problem

The computer from the offline room gives me an IP address of 169.254, indicating no connection to DHCP (not totally sure about the DHCP but it definitely means no connection.)Click to expand...

Yes that's the issue; that address will not exit your LAN and it is the DHCP failure that generated this address.

Verify that both ends of the Powerline Adapter work locally.
the Master is already attached to your router, so bring the remote device into the same room and plug it into a wall outlet there. Now test - -
 

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A:Toshiba Tecra s1 Bluetooth

Is that a Toshiba Bluetooth card or a 3rd party card? You will have to find out the model number and make sure you have the correct driver installed for that card. I can imagine that there are several different Bluetooth cards available for that model laptop
 

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I can't use my bluetooth headphone and wired earpiece simultaneously. whenever I connect my bluetooth headphone to my laptop, the wired earpiece stops working.
I'm having Dell XPS L501X with Realtek High Definition Audio and OS Win7
Is there any way to make them work simultaneously?
 

A:Can't use bluetooth headphone with my wired earpiece!

dreckk said:





I can't use my bluetooth headphone and wired earpiece simultaneously. whenever I connect my bluetooth headphone to my laptop, the wired earpiece stops working.
I'm having Dell XPS L501X with Realtek High Definition Audio and OS Win7
Is there any way to make them work simultaneously?Click to expand...

look at the options of the program , cause sometimes it was configed that way

when you use the blue the wired turns off vice versa

look both in the sound card program options , bluetooth program options , win7

audio options
 

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The link to my motherboard: http://www.zotacusa.com/zotac-h55itx-a-e-lga-1156-mini-itx-wifi-intel-motherboard.html

I was wondering what would be a good power adapter. By the way it must be a mini itx adapter if you haven't noticed yet.
 

A:What would be a good power adapter for my motherboard?

This would work:
ITX 220 Watt
 

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A:Toshiba Satellite power issue with AC adapter pluged in

Try taking the battery out of the laptop and powering the laptop on (with the AC adapter plugged in obviously). Another option for recovering the files would be to get an adapter to connect the laptop drive to a usb port on another pc.

Example:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16812232002
 

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A:What's a good mini ITX power adapter?

This might be one

newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817148044

(copy and paste it, sorry it won't let me post links yet)

It's a mini itx, and got good reviews, and it's 250 watts. Also newegg is a great company i use them all the time for electronics.
 

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A:Network adapter acting funny

This a wireless adapter, correct? Did you set it to receive your secured router signal?
 

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A:Standard VGA graphics adapter help needed

You didn't state the problem very clearly but if I guess, I'd say you neglected to install the graphics driver. If so, I'd guess that you may have forgotten to install the chipset, sound and LAN drivers too.
 

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A:Weird problem with wireless adapter

Try removing the USB adapter. Uninstall the adapter driver/software bundle. Restart the PC. Install the USB adapter driver/software bundle BEFORE plugging in the USB adapter. After installing the driver, then insert the USB adapter. Let Windows find the adapter and install the driver to it. See if that helps.
 

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A:Belkin wirelss adapter problems

If still under warranty, or a purchase agreement, return it for a replacement...
Otherwise, you will be fixing it over and over until you trash it...
Alternately, you should try a quick fix, but totally removing the Belkin Software, using a registry editor if necessary to get all of the old install removed.
Then reboot, and reinstall.
Some folks on TechSpot love Belkin... But we find theire are sometimes differences from model to model, and from which part of which country they are purchased.
Belkin does not manufacture these units, as I understand their system, but has them built and packaged under contract. And the ones we get in for repair vary a lot.
If you can trade it for another brand, from where you purchased it, you might be able to expect better luck.
 

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Prior to resetiing? You mean you used the options to restore to factory condition? Then you almost certainly just need to re-install the driver for the blue-tooth device. Read the manual, or the website support for the laptop, where you will also find the necessary driver if you cant find it on the HDD or CD's that came with the PC
 

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A:Need some help looking for a PCI-E adapter

That 4 pin connector on the motherboard is not a PCI-E power connector, rather, it is a 4 pin ATX 12V that helps power the CPU. PCI-E power connectors are either 6 pin or 8 pin (or 6 + 2) and are intended to be connected to a graphics card, not the motherboard.

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A:What adapter is this?

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A:My standard VGA graphic adapter only works on my HP Pavilion dv9000?

If you are using Vista 32 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers
If you are using Vista 64 bit go here an get the Video Card Drivers
 

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I have tried starting with adapter connected and not connnected.

Could a battery be so dead that the computer will not turn on?

Or is it the MB or bios?

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A:Dell will not start, power adapter okay

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A:Built in network adapter not working

looks like DHCP is not being found (ie 169.254.67.214 is the clue)

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Specs: (Don't know if they'll help but can't hurt)
Windows 7 Enterprise N
Intel core 2 Duo 6400
4GB RAM
Nvidia 8800 GTS
 

A:Wireless adapter issues

Wireless setup....

You have a wireless modem/router? Do you have a wireless 'g' or 'n' card in PC? or a USB wireless adapter? Both of those will need to have software installed, but you will have got that on a cd included. But you have to do the setup with the Ethernet (CAT5e) connected first. When you have followed the instructions that came with the modem /router, you switch off PC, unplug Ethernet cable, switch on PC, and the Wireless adapter in PC will find ALL the wireless modem/routers in your area. You select yours from the list, and enter the password, you will be connected to your own modem after that.
 

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I have installed Hamachi2 on my buddies computer with a OS - Windows 7 and Norton software. After the installation is complete I can see him in our network but can't access him. Through some investigation we found that the Hamachi2 adapter was not installed in the device manager or the network sharing screen. What is the process to get the adapter to install?

Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

9/13/10
We finally determined that the network connection adapter was corrupt. We uninstalled the adapter in the device manager and rebooted to let Windows 7 find it. When the system came up there was a error message trouble installing the adapter. We did a clean install of Windows 7 and both networks showed up in the device manager and the network and sharing screen, problem solved.
 

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A client brought a laptop to me saying his M76T Logiq adapter Dog ate power daughter had spilled a little bit of water on it not a lot though He said one of his dogs eat through Dog ate Logiq M76T power adapter the power supply cable and it is sellotaped up but he said it does work on the charger However he came over with it and I tried it with the charger plugged Dog ate Logiq M76T power adapter in came on Dog ate Logiq M76T power adapter for about seconds no beeps or anything could hear the hard drive and fan working but then it went off again worked on it in my conservatory I took it in to my home office tried it didn t even start up Not even the light saying it s charging However when I put the power cable in sparks came off it Because I am not very dexterous my mate who normally helps me with these things is on holiday However as he said it worked fine on the charger before it s probably not the laptop He also said that the laptop doesn t work without the charger plugged in Question now is Should I get a new charger While transporting the laptop a component in the psu might have gone It is a Logiq M T and it is less than a year old I got told the PSU s made in China don t last long nbsp

A:Dog ate Logiq M76T power adapter

Definitely start with the adapter. Once you rule that out as the culprit you can move on the the psu or motherboard.
 

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I posted this on another forum and I m hoping to get your opinion before dealing with this problem Wrong AC adapter I got a call about ten days ago AC Wrong Adapter quot My Wrong AC Adapter laptop quit Wrong AC Adapter working while it was plugged in quot She brought the machine to me and I agreed it wasn t working and we agreed on a price to remove the HD and copy the files and handle the warranty return to ASUS and what ever software requirements were necessary when it was returned I called ASUS who had me test the adapter for power output Yes and I then boxed it up and mailed it to ASUS As I recall the adapter was labeled for V W which seemed about right for a laptop She called me a day or so later saying she may have given me the wrong adapter as she d found one labeled quot ASUS quot In the meantime ASUS has replaced the motherboard and the adapter and is returning the machine Now no one has ever supplied me the wrong adapter for their equipment before and this adapter fit the socket perfectly so I m wondering if this is something I should have caught She s being unpleasant about paying anything other than the shipping even though she admits it was her fault for supplying the wrong adapter For all I know the use of the wrong adapter may have fried the motherboard and ASUS isn t saying anything about a wrong adapter being sent So would you have caught this discrepancy Has any one ever supplied you the wrong adapter with a laptop or other equipment nbsp

A:Wrong AC Adapter

Like you I have clients who bring broken equipment into the wksps for repair - and like you I get the clients who through stupidity or genuine error bring the solution to the problem with them!
Laptop PSU's vary enormously and I have always said that cheap replacement PSUs are a mistake - rarely do they shove out the required watts/volts/amps and more often than not do not overheat as well.
I suggest that what has happened here is that the client has lost the PSU, gone and bought a new one which broke the power management board in the laptop, brought it all to you and then found the original PSU.
Asus UK would not have repaired this - but then they are not a credit to Asus, who do make good kit!
 

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