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To: Doug Coughlan who wrote (77097)10/26/2011 3:53:00 PM
From: PMS Witch
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One can buy a device to reset printer ink cartridges to communicate to your printer that they're full after you fill them. It seems odd that the people selling replacement or refilled cartridges don't take this simple but necessary step.

I do NOT own an ink-jet printer; therefor, I have no direct experience with the resetting devices. Minimal research should uncover which are gems and which to avoid.

Cheers, PW.

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To: PMS Witch who wrote (77098)10/26/2011 5:09:17 PM
From: Doug Coughlan
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I don't use my printer very often. The end result is the ink dries up before the cartridge is empty. At least if the thing that pops up telling you how many pages you have left to print is to be believed. Thanks for your info. Doug

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To: Doug Coughlan who wrote (77099)10/26/2011 5:26:06 PM
From: SI Ron (Hall Monitor)
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I broke down and bot an Inkjet printer a couple years ago. My main one is laser. A good tip I heard for inkjet if you rarely use it, is to print one page a week, any page, just so the heads don't plug up. I do that and it works great. Sometimes I go months without using it, but I do print one page per week, usually with color and black in the page. (Not photos)

Laser is more economical than ink, but sometimes you need color. This printer only cost me 99 bucks.

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To: Suma who wrote (77090)10/26/2011 5:36:15 PM
From: SmoothSail
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I have a Dell and regret having bought it. The first one I got was defective and it took 14 HOURS on the phone trying to arrange for a replacement. I am not kidding. The 14 hours was over 5 days talking to someone in India. They wouldn't pass me through to someone in the states. I finally got the replacement but it has lots of quirks that I haven't found work-arounds for.

My techie told me that Dell computers keep him in business. Don't know what to recommend though. I really liked the HP I had but I don't know how solid the company is anymore. They've had a lot of management problems. Interesting that Meg Whitman is taking over as president from a guy who's only been there for about 10 months. Carly Fiorini was also a previous president. Whitman and Fiorini both ran for office (governor and senator) in California and both lost.

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To: Gottfried who wrote (77089)10/26/2011 10:16:57 PM
From: J_F_Shepard
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Thanks very much Gottfried, I'm testing the pop up reminder right now and I like it.

In the meantime I've found" Efficiency Sticky Notes".......can post one on the desk top like a regular stick note and keep it on top if desired....

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To: Sweet Ol' John who wrote (77088)10/26/2011 10:29:38 PM
From: J_F_Shepard
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Thanks John, but I haven't learned how to schedule a pop up reminder. In the meantime, I found "Efficient Sticky Notes".....can stick em on the desk top and keep them top...

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From: Stan10/27/2011 12:16:50 AM
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Here is an informative program called WinDirStat that gives both a list of files that take up your hard drive in a sortable order plus a visual representation of the files at the bottom. (I'm not sure if someone here recommended it.) The various colors represent file extensions. At one time I had 89,000 PDF files that took up the largest % of the drive which was a specific color. That helped me to know what I needed to go after to shrink my huge GB usage on the drive. I managed to cut about 45% of HD usage.

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From: Ron_10/27/2011 11:27:14 AM
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Quick computer support details


As the name suggest, it gives you quick support details about your computer. It is mostly geared toward browser configuration.


You can directly e-mail the information to a website's technical support. Often that information can reveal the source of the problem faster than working it out over the phone with a human webmaster. Ultimately, it saves everyone time and aggravation.


supportdetails.com 

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From: kidl10/27/2011 12:45:30 PM
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My Blackberry is not working ...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kAG39jKi0lI

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To: SI Ron (Hall Monitor) who wrote (77100)10/28/2011 9:59:02 AM
From: rrufff
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Question about use of 2 very large hard drives on laptop. I recently bought a HP dv7t with 2 very large hard drives. I use dropbox for backup and sync. So far very happy with both.

I'm curious about how others use this much storage for performance, ease of use and backups.

I'm thinking about putting all my data on the 2nd drive and using that as default "save as" option. That way, if the o/s has a problem, it may be less daunting to get back up and running. I would backup periodically separately on the 1st drive the folders I use most often, but dropbox syncs to my other computers seamlessly so not sure how useful this is.

I'll never use anywhere near the storage. I'm not a big music and video accumulator but I'll put that stuff on the 2nd drive.

I haven't found an easy way to have dropbox backup and sync to both hard drives. I think it's possible, by somehow linking, but my technical understanding of how to do this is limited.

Any comments or suggestions as to best way to handle this?

Thanks again for all the great suggestions here.

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