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Looking for a touchscreen monitor for a reasonable price

Question: Looking for a touchscreen monitor for a reasonable price

I am trying to find a touchscreen monitor that is actually priced reasonably. It needs to be between 10 and 12 inches and the pixel resolution needs to be at least 1024x768.

I can't find any for a fair price. They make all kinds of good ones though... for $250 and up! They can't be THAT expensive since you can buy android tablets for like $150. Even mouser doesn't carry touchscreen LCD panels anymore that have a greater resolution than 640x480.

I have managed to find ONE that has a somewhat reasonable price but it's sold by a shady looking seller. Half of the reviewers didn't receive a working unit and the other half did.

I call ******** on these prices. They don't cost that much to produce. Something like that shouldn't cost more than $100. I'm not willing to spend more than $150 on a touchscreen monitor unless the resolution is 1280x720 or greater and even then I'm not spending more than 175-200.

So where is a place you can buy these from that are priced reasonably? If there are none, can I buy a $100-$150 android tablet just for the LCD panel, take it apart and somehow re wire everything up for use with a PC?

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Hi all,

I'm currently looking into buying a new server for the company I'm interning at. The issue is I'm somewhat clueless about IT in general, so I'm concerned an offer I've received for a Dell PowerEdge T430 server which I've pasted below is a rip off. The price I've been quoted is $4020,10.

Here are the specs:
"Server Dell PowerEdge T430 8B, (1)*Intel Xeon E5-2630v4 Processor (2.2GHz, 10C, 25MB, 8.0GT/s QPI, 85W), 32GB (2x16GB) 2400MHz RDIMM, PERC H330, DVD+/-RW, (2)*1TB SATA 6Gbps 7.2k 3.5" HD Hot Plug (up to 8x3.5"HDD), Broadcom 5720 GbE Dual Port on board, IDRAC8 Ent., (2)*750W, No Rails, 3y NBD"

Any advice would be very much appreciated!

Also if it helps the initial uses of the server would be secure data storage, hosting an email service for 12 staff members, and if possible setting up a hybrid disaster recovery solution, for instance linking the service to a cloud based service like Microsoft Azure.

If anyone out there can suggest a cheaper and viable alternative that would be ace!

Best regards,

James
 

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My other question is how much does it cost to upgrade Vista 32bit to Vista 64bit? My software source (school) only sells the 32bit versions (for hella cheap).

Should I suck it up and get Vista Home 64bit from Newegg for $99 or try to upgrade from 32bit to 64bit (which hopefully would be cheaper)?

Answer:what's a reasonable price for vista home 64?

Buy the 32bit version from your school, and acquire a 64bit disc by other means. Your serial will work on either (Vista/Win7 are both this way).

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My nephew suggested recently that I buy some extra memory for my Dell Dimensiion 8250 computer, which is a couple of years old. Knowing that I have Rambus RD-RAM, he searched the Net and told me RD-RAM was both harder to find and more expensive than he expected.

He went to PrimeWatch and found only two websites which had RD-RAM available. Then he went to eBay and told me I could pay $400 for 1G of CD1066 RD-RAM or $256 for 1G of PC 800 RD-RAM.

I have two slots of 256 RD-RAM -- PC 1066, unless I'm mistaken -- which means I have two open slots. My nephew told me I could fill the two open slots with 512 PC 1066, which would give me 1.5 G total. Or, he said, my PC could hold up to 2 G of PC 800 RD-RAM. (All of this terminology is new to me, but my nephew appears to understand it quite well.)

I remember hearing a while back that the price of memory was dropping rapidly, but my nephew told me that seems to have changed. Is it possible that I could find better prices for RD-RAM than those shown on eBay?
 

Answer:How easy is it to find RD-RAM at a reasonable price?

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Hi,

I need to replace a TP-Link N600 router that is constantly dropping G-wifi. The N seems stable enough but TP-Link customer disservice is working at it's peak. Totally hopeless. I have been trying to get them to to take it back for warranty-repairs and all they keep telling me to do is update the firmware.

I had done that before I even contacted them the first time. I am now using some of their Beta firmware and still no change. I have had it with TP-Link.

So, looking for 4 x Gigabit LAN, G and N wifi at 450 to 600 Gb. An AC-wifi might be nice, but when N is working right, it does all I need. I still need G for my windows phone. {sigh}

I have just tried Zyxel, Edimax and Netgear. Returned them all as the TP-Link when running right had much better power output on both G and N ate distances. Linksys, not even slightly interested in, so what's left? If a Buffalo, I'd want a non-DD-Wrt version. DD-Wrt is great but too time consuming to configure.

Anyone with personal experience of a router they love that doesn't cost a $100+, care to chime in here.

Thanks

Answer:Decent Router at reasonable price? NOT TP-Link

I got a little-known Router from Western Digital [yeah, the hard drive company] over a year and a half ago, cost $60. When I first got it I'd have to turn the Wi-Fi off [switch on the front] about once a week to re-establish it. After about a month I got a firmware update for it and haven't had a problem since. It's been running 24/7 since 9/11 but we had a transformer blow down the road that day and were without power 6AM until about 7PM that day. Didn't help to also have 10" of snow.

I've set up D-Link and Netgear Routers and haven't had call-backs on them yet.

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Hi guys!!

Okay, my camcorder is a Panasonic GS-150 (I bought it 1 year ago and still not for sure if that was a good purchase or not, but oh well i'm stuck with it now) and I mostly use it to make movies w/friends and family. I write screenplays and direct them, act in them, what not and I'm hoping to finally upgrade to a better video editing software besides Windows Movie Maker. Now, I have no big complaints about WMM, its been very kind to me and user friendly, but I've way over-used all the transitions and video effects they have to offer. Also, my ideal software would have the ability to put a clip on top of a clip. I don't even know if that's possible, but it sounds like a neat idea to me sense I don't have a green screen handy! I am just a meager wanna-be M. Night Shyamalan here My budget is minimal and I'm hoping not to exceed $80.

Any advise, opinions, tips & tricks and what-not is very appreciated!! THANKS GUYS! YOUR AWESOME!

Answer:Best Video Editing Software @ A Reasonable Price

Hi mightyflail.On an $80.00 budget, you won't do much better then Pinnacle Studio Plus 10.5 Titanium.Looks like it's on sale as well.

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My Nokia Lumia 1520 screen got cracked recently, i already visited one Nokia care, they quoted me 21500/-. Please suggest me a good reasonable service centre in Mumbai

Answer:Is there a way to replace my Nokia Lumia 1520 screen for a reasonable price?

i cant suggest you something there since i am from another country but the most inexpensive way is to change it yourself... there are a lot of videos where you can find out how to do it... like this

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I am looking for a 15" or 17" tft monitor...anyone have a website with the best prices to purchase one?

Answer:Where can i get the best price TFT monitor?

Best price is no good if the monitor is rubbish

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What should one pay for a used monitor? We have been offered a Dell N20 Metro M20w but haven't agreed on a price.
 

Answer:How do you price a used monitor?

I would look around the internet and sites such as eBay or Craigs List to see what the same model is selling for. Used PC hardware doesn't really keep its value and used hardware sells at whatever similar models sell for, so also check what similar models sell for.

It doesn't appear that the info you provided is correct, you should verify the model number of the monitor. Actually it appears to be maybe two models. The Metro M20W is a 20" LCD that sold around $300 new in 2006, but a new 20" monitor now sell for $100 brand new. And Metro isn't even a good brand, so maybe like $25.
 

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I've just purchased the ViewSonic VG2030wm 20" TFT Monitor for ?108.49, including delivery, brand new.

It's listed on eBuyer for ?172.51 -> ViewSonic VG2030wm 20" TFT Monitor 1680x1050 300 cd/m2 800:1 5ms 16:9 DVI/VGA Black/Silver - Ebuyer

What do you think? Is it a great deal?

Answer:Is this monitor a great price?

It isnt bad. 5ms is not the greatest. You will get ghosting if you game at all. The contrast is decent. But for a deal like you got. It was worth it.

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I would simply like to know what is best Gaming Monitor for Price? 19" is fine. I have done a search in the forums and have read so much that I am totally confused. lol.

These are among the list I have compiled. HELP, I am so lost...

Great Gaming Monitors:

19" Diamondtron AG monitor(Mitsubishi Diamontron Plus 91)

19" Sony G420

MAG 19" PureFlat 972PF-s

Philip 202p4

FD Trinitron 21 inch. however mine came in a HP P1110 so it's the same monitor just different boxes.

Any 19" Samsung flat-screen TUBE monitor

Samsung SyncMaster 19" CRT Monitor with DynaFlat Screen
Model: 955DF

???
The Iiayama Vision Master Pro 454
Vision Master Pro 454
ViewSonic P95f
Eizo T675

???
Sony A420
FP955 ------------ Over Priced
Samsung's SyncMaster 957DF --------- nicely Priced

As of right now I am possibly looking at the:
Samsung SyncMaster 19" CRT Monitor with DynaFlat Screen
Model: 955DF
at Best Buy for $199.00 no S&H charge.

Am I close?????

and when are those darn LCDs going to be ready for gaming AND affordable?
 

Answer:What is best Gaming Monitor for Price?

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Considering buying a new TFT monitor (currently have Dell standard CRT). Have seen an Iiyama prolite E435S advertised by PC world & Dixons for 199. should I buy now or can I expect a better deal in a couple of months? This does seem a bargain. Thoughts anyone?

Answer:New TFT monitor - Buy now or wait for price drop?

buy the best you can afford now, it doesent mater when you buy there will all ways be a cheaper deal the next week. are you needing it now or prepaired to wait 6 months for a better deal. i buy as i need and get the best deal at the time.

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I have a laptop that has a touchscreen, and uses HDMI for an external monitor, plus a mini displayport for another external monitor (neither external monitor is a touchscreen). I use the external monitors for my main work, so have the primary display on one of these, and not the laptop screen. I also, in Win8.1, set the touch and tablet settings so that the touchscreen was identified as the laptop screen. Before the tablet setting was changed then using the laptop touchscreen effected the external monitor setup as the primary screen. Once the tablet setting was changed then it all worked brilliantly, with some small issues with screen resolution (3840x2160 laptop screen vs 1920x1080 external monitors).

Now I have updated to Win10, then I think most of the small screen resolution issues have gone (some new ones seem to have appeared, but I'm sure they will iron out over the next few months), but it has reverted to the touchscreen only being for the primary display. So I touch the laptop screen, and it effects the external monitor set as primary display.

Annoyingly I can't find the tablet setting that allowed you to state which display should be effected by the touchscreen. As Win10 is very new then I can't find documentation on how to change this.

Does anyone know how to change these settings in Windows 10?

Cheers

Answer:Touchscreen as second monitor

Well that was weird. Chatted to MS online support, and they said have you tried searching in Cortana. It found the settings panel no problem. Huh. Then I tried searching control panel (which is what I did the first time, with no success, probably half an hour after the 10 upgrade) and it showed there too. Huh.

So I guess that's solved then. It definitely didn't show the first time though using control panel search... Maybe 10 hadn't finished refreshing it's settings database when I tried it (also weird how the setting itself was lost in the upgrade). Or perhaps Cortana refreshed it. Possibly a good idea to use Cortana for all searches then...

Cheers

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Can I buy a touchscreen monitor to use with my windows 7 desktop pc?
Will any touchscreen monitor work? I know Windows 7 wasn't designed with touchscreen in mind but I only need the touchscreen for a specific piece of software which does work on Windows 7 and is designed for touchscreen.
I've read about the varying number of "touch-sensitive points" on different monitors - will windows 7 support any number?
Changing the OS isn't an option as the primary use for the pc is with a piece of software that only supports Windows 7.
Any advice would be gratefully accepted.
Thanks

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Hello all! I am working on a project for my employer and have not found a lot in my search for what we are looking for, hopefully someone here might have some suggestions!

We are are doing: we are building a hand held device that will have a touchscreen monitor built in. We would like a 7" or so touch screen monitor, that Windows will see as a 2nd monitor, so that we can display information on this screen. This monitor will have to connect back to the machine via a USB cable (for power and video).

The only monitor that I have found that supports this is the Mimo monitors. We would like to find something that isn't already in a housing (if possible), but really just looking for more options.

Thanks!

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Hey,
I am currently using a laptop connected to my tv. The tv monitor is my primary display and the laptop screen is my secondary, they are extended to each other.

I am planning to add a third monitor and was thinking of making it touch screen. Would this work? Everything I have read says that if you use a touch screen it has to be the primary display.

Even better would be if I could not have to extend all 3 monitors together and keep my first 2 extended to each other and have the third(touch screen) just run the 1 program I want to use it for.

Sorry if that didnt make alot of sense, Im having trouble trying to word what im trying to ask.

Answer:Use touchscreen as secondary monitor?

First things first, does your laptop video card support 3 monitors? Just because it has 3 monitor connectors doesn't mean it can actually run three monitors. You didn't give any system info or fill in your system specs in your profile so its hard to give accurate advise.

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I am new to this forum and apologise if this is a silly question (I have searched the forum already but not found the answer).

I have a new Samsung laptop which came with Windows 7 operating system. If I buy an HP 2310ti touchscreen monitor and connect it to the laptop will its touchscreen facility work or would it effectively just become a normal screen with the touchscreen functionality disabled?

(Just to clarify I am obviously not expecting it to suddenly convert the laptop sreen into touchscreen!?!?!?!?! I am just not sure if the touchscreen functionality on the external monitor will be available with my existing laptop.)

Thanks in advance for any help.

Answer:Touchscreen monitor compatibility

I would think it will work as a touch screen.

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I can hear fans going on but screen will not come on, power light comes on too but no display, I have all my business info on hear and I need to get it fixed Asap

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Due to my aging eyes, I would like to connect a Touchscreen Monitor to my YOGA 2 11.  Will any make and model of Touchscreen Monitor work with the 2 11 ??

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Hi, I have just bought a Pavilion 550-250na desktop pc.  I had intended using an existing monitor but I'm now considering getting a new monitor.My query is - does the pc support touchscreen monitors? Thanks.

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Hello,

I have a theater room with a projector as my main display. I have recently bought an old Mimo UM-740 7" touchscreen. I have it working as a secondary display, problem is, the touch screen is moving the mouse on the main display.

Is there a way to have just the touchscreen have touch features and not act as a track pad for the main display??

Ideally, I will have a media player on the main screen, and be able to select videos/music to play from the 7" touchscreen.

Please help. Thanks.

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Hello,

I have a theater room with a projector as my main display. I have recently bought an old Mimo UM-740 7" touchscreen. I have it working as a secondary display, problem is, the touch screen is moving the mouse on the main display.

Is there a way to have just the touchscreen have touch features and not act as a track pad for the main display??

Ideally, I will have a media player on the main screen, and be able to select videos/music to play from the 7" touchscreen.

Please help. Thanks.

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The monitor I got is a Dell S2250T 21.5 inch (27 inch model was WAY too much to pay for an extra 5.5 inches) today and got it hooked up and on Windows 10 obviously.

I should have done this a LONG time ago.

The monitor is nice and crisp, and all for one thing it doesn't meet, the palm block technology which no one other than Wacom have, and adjusts much like the Surface Pro 3's kickstand. I wish it tilted down further but oh well. It's quite nice to use with touch, if my desk was about a few inches more it would be perfect for a standing desk set up.

But I'm posting this because I noticed an interesting thing with Windows 10 with its Continuum feature. It doesn't go tablet mode or full mouse only mode, it's in between. When I hooked it in, the notification tray spaced out like it does in tablet mode, context menus are larger (except Start X), and File Explorer seems like it has fuzzier touch targets but that's already been a thing. It's pretty awesome, there's no need to up the DPI as everything is just perfect to use with touch or mouse no problem. Very well done!

To the naysayers that say touch on a desktop is excrement to use, falsehoods! It's perfectly fine to use, the monitor cannot be perpendicular to your desktop because touch ergonomics are going to be different than mouse ergonomics. I like using it standing up, because standing is better than sitting. And as for the concerns of smudging of the screen, after a day's use it's not very noticeable. My phon... Read more

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I have a two monitor set up, with my main monitor being a 27" screen and a second 22" touchscreen as a secondary monitor.

I can only get the touchscreen monitor to pick up touches if I make it my main monitor. As soon as I switch my main monitor back to my 27" monitor touches to the touchscreen monitor appear on 27" monitor.

Any ideas on how to fix this issue?

Answer:Touchscreen only works when it's main monitor.

Make the touch screen your main monitor and extend the desk top to your larger monitor.
You'll see the task bar has now moved. Annoying, eh? No problem.
Unlock the task bar and drag it to your larger monitor. Lock it again.
Drag over your desk top icons and change your wall papers if you need to.

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I finally decided to try out this whole Windows touchscreen thing, and bought a second-hand LG 23ET83V-W. It works great when connected, but every time I restart, I have to physically unplug the USB cable and plug it back in to get it working again. Any ideas how I can get it to automatically reconnect at startup?

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HP paviliontx2120 touchscreen notebook computer,amd turion 64, nvidia graphics windows 7,,,I was loading disks from books on tape, left it on overnight. In am, no screen display, wouldn't turn off. Had to take out battery...when turn back on, all lights, no welcome beeps, no screen display,...
? just as if it came back on where left off.
 

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Have both HDMI and USB connected to 2710 and Acer T272HL touchscreen LED.  Monitor works fine but touch does not work.  Set up as extended display, tried all the tablet PC settings which do not work.  Any help appreciated as I want the 2710 AND the external Acer touchscreen monitor to work as touch as well.

Many thanks,

Larry

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Hi all. I recently picked up a desktop running Windows 8.1 with the theory that I would use it with my TV in the living room. After a couple of weeks, I'm finding that I'm just a little too far away to see things comfortably, and don't have a good place to use my mouse and keyboard. So, I'm contemplating moving it into my office to use it a bit more up close and personal. With Windows 8.1, up close and personal works best with a touch screen. And that's where you all come in. Anyone have a good recommendation on a good standalone touchscreen monitor to go with it? I'd really rather spend no more than 300 dollars on it, with a size somewhere between 23-27 inches.

Answer:Looking for recommendations on a good touchscreen monitor

The 23"-27" range might be a difficult find for that price limit. Here's one within your budget albeit 21.5"....
I bought the Dell S2240T HD 1920x1080 touch monitor ($280 US via Dell) awhile back and have had great success with it. Good reviews by others as well.Dell 21.5" Touch Screen Monitor With Touch Capability
I ended up getting it for a bit cheaper on 3rd party site(tho Dell support is not included via that route), but I've had zero problems...works perfectly.
Fwiw the adjustable 'slide' stand is REALLY nice to position monitor for gaming if you're into that end of things from time to time.
Thought I'd pass the option & review along to consider.
Edit to add (10/10/2014)
currently $255 at Best BuyDell 21.5" LED HD TouchScreen Monitor S2240T - Best Buy

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I have the HP ENVY 23- All-In-One Touchscreen w/no tower.  I would like to add an additional monitor for work purposes to drag multiple screens from the desktop - in order to utilize multiple program systems w/o having a condensed page to view.  The second screen will not be touchscreen.  I noticed that the Envy monitor only has an HDMI IN port w/multipe USB ports?? What do I need to run the addtional monitor as far as cables/connectors and do I have to download anything else along with purchasing wires/cables?  I am running Window 10(64-bit).  Please help!!

Answer:Connect second monitor(not touchscreen) to HP Envy 23 - All ...

Hi, Many HP Envy machines have HDMI OUT port. In your case, please use USB-HDMI or USB-DVI adapter such as:      http://www.jaycar.com.au/usb-3-0-converter-to-hdmi-1080p/p/XC4973 Regards.

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Hey, guys.
 
The subject says it all. I don't know how it happened, but my Lenovo B50-30 Touch might have lacked touchscreen capability on the left because the display assembly is partly detached from the hinge cover on the left side. Can someone help me fix this please? Thanks.
 
organanon
 
Mod's Edit: System model added to the front of Subject line to improve visibility / clarity.
 

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Hi,
I have been trying to get an 8" touchscreen monitor working with my A 200. There are no problems with seeing it etc. The problem I'm having is that when the system is toggled between the notebook and Monitor, the Touchscreen reverts back to the notebook graphics settings (1024 x 768).
I'm trying to run the Touchscreen at 800 x 600 and notebook at 1024 x 768. How do set the system so it will remember the settings?
TIA
Wayne

Answer:Portege A200 - touchscreen monitor settings

Hi

The Toshiba European driver page provides drivers for Prot?g? A200? they are placed in Archive.

I checked this and found a Display Service for external Monitor.
I recommend installing this.
Furthermore the notebook seems to use the 852GM internal graphic chip. It?s from Intel.
So maybe you should update the display driver too.

Last but not least check if you are using the latest BIOS.

Greets

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Greetings,
I use a Planar PX2230 touchscreen monitor with 64-bit Win7. The problem I have is that the touchscreen works great for approximately 10 minutes and then stops responding. I have read elsewhere that this exact same condition has affected other touchscreen
models, but no one has offered a working solution. The only two options are 1) reboot or 2) unplug and plug in the USB cable. 
Other pertinent information: The Planar support website stipulates that this monitor is designed
only for Windows 7 and is "HID compliant - no drivers needed for touchscreen operation" (which I guess if it only works for ten minutes at a time, technically they are correct). I am not using multiple monitors/extended desktop.
What has not worked: turning monitor on and off, replacing the USB cable (shorter cable), updating video drivers (none available), turning off power saving, going into Power Options and switching the "USB selective suspend" setting to either setting (neither
makes a difference). Lastly, device manager does not show any issues after the screen stops responding.
I've been living with reinserting the USB cable for a while now since it is not my primary workstation but in the time I've been using this workaround I really thought I would see a solution by now.

Answer:Planar touchscreen monitor stops responding

Have you discussed this issue with Planar technical support?
When I have a problem with third party hardware or software, I contact the respective product's support before asking about the problem anywhere else.Please remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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Can anyone advise me what type of stylus will work with an Acer T232HL Monitor please? I'm not looking for anything sophisticated, would rather just use a stylus than oily fingertips to navigate around the touch screen.
Thanks in advance.
 

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Is it possible to connect an iPad air 2 to an Acer touchscreen monitor. Will the touchscreen function work? If yes, which cable would I buy? Lightning to HDMI? Thanks.
 

Answer:How To Connect Ipad Air 2 To Acer Touchscreen Monitor

Since iPad doesn?t come along with ports like the Surface and other Windows 8.1 Tablets, there are some port adapter available through which you can easily transfer the files to PC or other Apple Devices.
You'll also find Digital AV, VGA and SD card reader adapters in the Apple store.
Look for PhotoFast i-FlashDrive Adapter for iPad but you have to be little patience since it?s a USB 2.0 experience.

Regards,

Lisa Graves
 

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I was wondering if it is possible to add a touchscreen monitor into a different room than where my PC is via bluetooth? The thing is, I want to be able to use my computer from another room apart from the one where it sits? Is it at all possible? I am using windows 7. Thanks guys

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Hey, guys. The subject says it all. I don't know how it happened, but my Lenovo B50-30 Touch might have lacked touchscreen capability on the left because the display assembly is partly detached from the hinge cover on the left side. Can someone help me fix this please? Thanks. organanon

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Hi, I have a 2 system computer and one system is a media centre now I have a 7" drive bay monitor which is cool, but I want a good full screen and stylish audio player that I can use on it.
so far I have the one in the link below but I would prefer a different one but with the same kind of style if possible.
http://i30.photobucket.com/albums/c311/The_Seventh_Taylor/SonyVAIOType-RDSDDirectPlayer.jpg
Has anyone got any ideas?
Thanks
 

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maybe somebody can help council where to buy it in Europe???
 

thanks in advance

 
Mod's Edit: Serial number removed from public view to protect owner from its unwanted use.

Answer:Need new LCD monitor (with touchscreen) x240,P/n 20AM-0014US, S/n *************

Hi
 
Maybe you can contact Lenovo Customer Service at UK:
http://www.lenovo.com/contact/uk/en/
 
It can also be good for you to check the Maintenance Manual and Parts list of your machine to know which part (FRU) order for it. Or, just leave it to the people at the customer service to do all the repair.
 
Regards

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I have installed Windows 10 on my computer and have all of the latest drivers for all of my products. On the monitor however, even though it is a touchscreen model, it doesn not show up in Windows' "Pen and Touch Devices", AND there is not option to turn on the touchscreen in the HID driver section of the Device Manager. Is this monitor touchscreen compatible with Windows 10? Which driver could I be missing? I have the HP 2310ti 23 Inch Widescreen Any and all help is greatly appreciated and I will be glad to add any additional information that is needed. Thanks a lot,vrtech

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I purchased a W530 laptop with WIndows 8.  Can I attach an external touchscreen monitor to use the Windows 8 touchscreen feature?    I was told by tech people, in office stores, that it wouldn't work becasue Windows 8 looks at your primary display and see it isn't a touchscreen and turns of that feature during bootup.  Thanks for the advice in advance.













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Answer:Can I attach a Touchscreen monitor to my W530 laptop to use with Window 8?

I thought I saw a video of a touchscreen monitor being a secondary device and it worked fine. I think it was the ThinkVision LT1423p but I'm not sure.

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HelloI want to know if it is possible to replace (upgrade) my non-touchscreen display monitor to a touchscreen display?If possible, please send me the upgrade touchscreen part number or more information on how to about it.Hope to hear from you soon.Best regards.

Answer:Replace (upgrade) non-touchscreen display monitor to a touch...

Hi, Looks like a No because the whole series only has one option: 15.6-in, white light-emitting diode (WLED), SVA, HD, slim (3.2-mm), BrightView (1366768) display; typical brightness: 200 nitsAll display assemblies include one or two wireless local area network (WLAN) antenna cablessSupports low voltage differential signalling (LVDS)Source:   page 4 and 89 of the  Maintenance and Service Guide    http://support.hp.com/us-en/product/HP-ENVY-m6-Notebook-PC-series/5354969/model/5390403/manuals Regards.

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I am trying to setup a touchscreen computer that simply is able to open and display documents that are in a folder.

It is full of Word, Excel, Powerpoint, and PDF files.

We don't want anyone to be able to modify the documents.

It would be preferable to open 2 documents side by side.

The monitor is 1920 x 1080.

I can of course, just click into the folder, and open files, but resizing windows, and dealing with extra stuff that comes up in a pain.

I was thinking maybe XBMC, Media Center, Media Portal could work, but they probably won't even open the files I need, and open other things instead.

Thanks in Advance.
 

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Hello Everybody !I'm currently using Lenovo Thinkcentre m92z 3314 in monitor mode attached to my dock station by Displayport <-> Displayport.  I'm using Lenovo T420 with dock station and with one standard monitor and Thinkcentre as extended monitor. Is there any way to be able to use touchscreen feature in this combination ? BR?ukasz

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Good day , i hope to find a solution through your kindnessI live in Egypt my uncle bought for me hp split from US mar 2015it get issue on keyboard attach on oct 2015 and repaired through geeksquad (replaced the slate dock board )when my uncle was on US last jan 2016after just one week when he came back to Egypt it got hardware failurei try to solve it through hp Egypt agent (feb2016 ) and give them the receipt on (17 mar 2016) so i have all my rights for warranty servicehp respond that it wouldn't deliver theSpare parts while there is someone who in US find that the parts is available on 500 $ price where i shocked (the total hpSplit price is around 500$)i hope hp to solve this complicated as they have the parts why they didn't send it to their agent here in Egypt to solve my problemthere was a communicate with hp social didn't find a way to handle this problemAnd all what they can help me is to arrange for the unit to be shipped to a friend/relative within the US so that they can arrange for servicebut it isn't allowed to ship the laptop so they give me email for CEO and President Dion WeislerI send email by the problem 28 mar and there was no respond and send again on 7 apr and wait and no respond tooI really don't know who is the one who got the ability to take responsible for helpWith all my respect to you

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well, the title says it all. is it possible to upgrade the non touchscreen on my x200 convertible tablet to a touchscreen version ? I realize this would void the warranty but I'd like to know if it is possible, particularly to multitouch,,

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A friend of mine brought his Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11E touch - by today because after he did a "clean install of windows 10 Pro. his touchscreen is no longer working...I've just spent the last 2 hrs. installing the "lenovo" drivers and software packages...But can't seem to located the HID touchscreen drivers or any documentation to support the touchscreen on the "Lenovo" site...I've also tried all the "lenovo" whiz bang apps the fix this issue...Does anyone have this model: Intel Celeron N2930 (2.16 GHz),8GB RAM,128GB Solid State Drive,11.6in 1366x768 Touchscreen LCD,Intel 802.11agn wireless,4c Li-Ion,Win8.1 Pro 64 - (Lenovo's description of this PC) that has been able to get the touchscreen working post windows 10 install? Or a link to the correct drivers for the touchscreen? Or could Lenovo support maybe point to these packages so I can get this thing working as marketed...

Answer:Thinkpad Yoga 11E Touchscreen LCD,Touchscreen not working!!! WIN10 Clean install

I have the same issue with my thinkpad 11e. Today I upgraded to windows 10 and the feature I like disappear. The computer don't have the touch function. I want to know if someone know if there is a fix out there? Thanks.

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Today, the price of gold sits around $1660/fine ounce, maybe Huawei should put their E173 and E220 drivers on wall st. The price per unit would surely surpass that of gold before the close of trade.
On the Vodacom website there are two downloads for the E220, a pc software for vodafone and a VMC update for the dashboard. I downloaded and installed the software for Vodafone onto the laptop, and thereafter dowloaded and updated the E220 with the VMCLite_E220_3_2_1_156_standard program.

Now, since the modem's dashboard could be updated, it would be safe to say that the modem was detected, right?
Well, this is what happens when I open the Vodafone program:

I have been struggling to sort this out for a while, and I'm sure I'm missing something so simple...
Please can someone help out?

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Hello, How i said in the title, i bought a X1 Carbon with a non touchscreen 1600x900 display and i find some panels with 2560x1440 and touchscreen, cheap enough to replace mine.   I want to know if it will works after i will change, and if i can do that alone, without a service. Thanks!

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Hello. I'm using Spectre X2 Tablet PC deattachable laptop and I'm having issue with touchscreen. Few days ago my little brother used my PC, he ran all excutable stuffs from my external storage drive and finally, He destroyed my PC. He installed wrong touchscreen firmware (It was for my secondary laptop which from Lenovo). So, I can't use my touchscreen and, It never works. I've already installed all driver listed on  support page, and tried to reset my PC, Re-install windows.. Nothing works. Only way to I resolve it is re-installing proper Touchscreen firmware.But there's no touchscreen firmware for Spectre X2 on support page. Can anybody send me Touchscreen firmware for my Spectre? 

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 SOme info about the laptop. Product Name: Sleekbook HP Pavilion 14-f004lOperating System: Microsoft Windows 8 (64-bit) I've had this problem a couple times already. The touchscreen stops working sporadically and the only way to make it work again is installing the  AUO Touchscreen Firmware/ sp63116.exe driver from this site. however this last time I've run into quite the weird problem. The driver installer CLOSES INMEDIATELY BEFORE I CAN DO ANYTHING A couple months ago I posted this:http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Notebook-Video-Display-and-Touch/AUO-Touchscreen-Firmware-installer-doe... Since then due to time constrains and schoolwork, I did not attempt to restore the BIOS until today.Today I restored the BIOS, followed all procedures they gave me, and the installer for the Touchscreen firmware does the following: -Runs-Asks for permission-Install it-Finishes installing-Runs the program's window-Inmediately closes, I can't even click on anything because it flashes for a second and disappears. I've already restored the laptop to factory presets. The installer DOES THE SAME THINGRestored the BIOS. The installer DOES THE SAME THING So please, do not tell me to restore the laptop. I've done it already. Doesn't work. Same thing for the BIOS. Nothing. Can anyone help me? Thank you

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So I've had this happen countless times. The touchscreen stops working. The laptop is in perfect conditions. The screen, not even a scratch. I format the laptop, it still doesn' work. So, I've always fixed it by installing the AUO Touchscreen Firmware/ sp63116.exe from:http://support.hp.com/mx-es/drivers/selfservice/hp-pavilion-14-f000-sleekbook/5375393/model/5403360#... My problem atm is that this time, that process isn't working. The installer opens, installs the thing, then the program opens and immediately closes. This prompts windows to ask me if the driver installed correctly or that if it should attempt to install under a compatibility mode. No matter which I choose, it still does the same thing. It won't stay open for more than 1 second.  I've restored my laptop to factory presets a couple times already and the touchscreen isn't working yet because the driver/program/wizard thingy refuses to stay open after it is done installing.Can anybody help me? Perhaps share a different version of the installer? Thank you.

Answer:AUO Touchscreen Firmware installer doesn't work, touchscreen...

Hello @Alan_Ro_95, Thank you for visiting the HP Forums! The Forums are a great place where you can find solutions for your issues, with help from the community! I read your post about the Touch Screen issue, and wanted to assist you!  I understand that you are having a hard time installing the AUO Touchscreen Firmware Update. First, you can try performing a System Restore, to set the notebook back to its previous working state.  If you are still having trouble, then try restoring the BIOS to its default settings.  You can use the document here to help: HP Notebook PCs - Restoring the BIOS Please let me know if this information helps you resolve the issue by marking this post as "Accept as Solution", this will help others easily find the information they may be looking for.  Also, clicking the Thumbs up below is a great way to say thanks! Have a great day!

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in attempting to update AVG to the 2011 version click here but have reached a point where I am now looking for a competent replacement. I know there are several around but having not used them I would appreciate information on the experience of others.I am considering Comodo and Avast at this stage but any advice would be welcome.Many thanks in anticipation.

Answer:I have been more than reasonable

We have been using MS security essentials and windows own firewall since we purchased a lap top seems to work very well no problems and does not slow the l/top down. will be changing over the desk top next as this works well.

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Hey all,

I've been running my system under full load for twenty minutes.

I've got RMClock, CPU-Z and ATITool open to monitor, and I'm also using Orthos to stress my RAM and my CPU.

Temperatures:

LeadTek 7950GT TDH 256MB -- 90 degrees
Intel Core 2 Duo E6600 @ 2.4GHz -- 48 degrees [won't let me overclock yet, it's running at stock speeds with a Zalman heatsink].
Transcend 1066 2 x 1GB -- 64 degrees

These temperatures seem all right for twenty minutes of full load? I'm scrambling to find a VGA heatsink at a local store, but I've been told a graphics card of this power can safely handle temperatures of up to 100 degrees.

Charles
 

Answer:Temperatures Reasonable?

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I put a bios password on my harddrive and it isn't accepting it and it accepts the hdd user password and they the same password...now my hdd Is saying frozen in the bios...I have my dead family member pics on there and music...I can prove it's my harddrive please someone help...I can't erase my stuff off...I also bought a external hard drive case so I can back up my data. I will be off work.....thanks and God blessedited by moderator: Removed phone #

Answer:can someone please help me...I will gladly pay reasonable

No money or phone numbers needed, I'm in Australia.How To Remove, Clear, Reveal, Unlock or Reset BIOS Security Passwordhttps://www.raymond.cc/blog/how-to-...

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OK, I did my homework, so is this all I'm gonna need (in addition to safe surfing)?

OS: Windows XP Pro (version 5.1) SP3
anti-virus: Avast Free 5.0.418
firewall: PC Tools Firewall Plus Free 6.0.0.74
anti-malware blocker: SpywareBlaster 4.2
anti-malware scanner / removers: Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44 freeware
SUPERAntiSpyware freeware 4.33.1000
clean-up utility: Glary Utilities 2.20.0.831
browser: Internet Explorer 8

Assuming IE8 is like IE7, here are the security settings I'll use:

Trusted sites security level: Medium-high
Internet security level: High <-- Medium-high to download^

ActiveX controls and plug-ins:
* Download signed ActiveX controls: Prompt
* Download unsigned ActiveX controls: Disable
* Initialize & script ActiveX controls not marked as safe: Disable
* Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins: Enable
* Script ActiveX controls marked safe for scripting: Enable

Miscellaneous:
* Installation of desktop items: Prompt
* Launching programs and files in an IFRAME: Prompt
* Navigate sub-frames across different domains: Prompt

^ For some reason, IE7 requires me to do this even at a Trusted Site and even with:
1. "require server verification..." unselected, and
2. Security level for Trusted sites zone set at Medium-high.

And if my NetGear WGR614v6 wire... Read more

Answer:Is this enough to keep me reasonable safe?

Moved your thread to software considering you are not crying out directly for malware removal
 

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Do you think it`s possible?My friends mother is asking me if i can get a PC with the usual extras (ie modem, keyboard, mouse, speakers etc) with reasonably good graphics, cd re-writer, dvd rom, 17" monitor & printer....I`ve been looking but I don`t seem to get [email protected] the moment I`m trying to build another very basic computer for my wifes friend....(she only wants to pay 150---no monitor) & that`s been hard enough.Thank you in advance for any feedback

Answer:Looking for reasonable PC with extras around £400

NO WAY

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Question: Reasonable prices?

What would be a reasonable price to "reimage" a machine?
(ie wipe off all the trojans/adware/spyware)

Reimage including databackup and a reinstall of the os and drivers.

Data backup being a loose sense of the term and including just music, photos, documents, email, and favorites, and just to be nice also throwing on a few apps that are essential...itunes, aim, firefox, spybot,antivirus of choice.

I know geek squad's prices...and they are...about on par I'd say for the amount of time it takes to do all of the above but what do you guys think?
 

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OK, I did my homework, so is this all I'm gonna need (in addition to safe surfing practices)?OS:....................................... ...........Windows XP Pro (version 5.1) SP3anti-virus:....................................... ..Avast Free 5.0.418firewall:....................................... ......PC Tools Firewall Plus Free 6.0.0.74anti-malware blocker:..........................SpywareBlaste r 4.2anti-malware scanner / removers:..........Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware 1.44 freeware....................................... ................SUPERAntiSpyware freeware 4.33.1000clean-up utility:..................................Glary Utilities 2.20.0.831browser:....................................... .....Internet Explorer 8Assuming IE8 is like IE7, here are the security settings I'll use:* Zone: Trusted sites   * Security level for this zone: Medium-high* Zone: Internet   * Security level for this zone: High <-- Medium-high to download^   * Custom Level button :      * ActiveX controls and plug-ins:         * Download signed ActiveX controls??????????????????????..Prompt         * Download unsigned ActiveX controls????????????????.????..Disable         * Initialize and script ActiveX controls not marked as safe for scripting?..Disable         * Run ActiveX controls and plug-ins????????????????....?????Enable   ... Read more

Answer:Is this enough to keep me reasonable safe?

You're fine.

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I keep hearing people who have fairly modern PC's (although perhaps lacking a good graphics card) talking about buying a PS3. I would like to tell them that they should really consider spending $200 to $250 for a new video card and using their PC to play games thereby saving themselves the much larger cost of a PS3.

Is this reasonable advice? If they were to upgrade an Intel P4 (3.2 MHz with adequate memory, hard drive, sound quality, etc.) by buying a fairly good quality video card, would that put the machine into a comparable quality such that it would run most games available for the PC such that it would compare fairly well to those same games running on the PS3?

It doesn't have to be extremely high quality. I'd just like to know if it would be reasonably accurate to say that upgrading a fairly modern PC (with a P4 CPU - not a Celeron) with a good quality video card would put it into roughly the same level of performance for playing games as the PS3.
 

Answer:Would you consider this advice to be reasonable?

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Good Afternoon, Gentlemen,
I am sorely, at least I think so, of the sound advice that you hand out, on a very regular basis.
I have had an Acer Aspire One 722-C62kk with an 11.6” screen and 4GB for a couple of years. And it has done – and is doing – the job I wanted it to do; namely to take on holidays with us so we can keep in touch with friends whilst on the holiday. But we are just back from 2 weeks in Lanzarote and I must admit that I have found it s-l-o-w. I do not know anything about chips and, therefore, would be very grateful if someone could recommend a notebook with a faster chip in it. This is where I will probably annoy some of you: I would like one that is 5 to 10 times faster!! Also I am not looking for a new notebook – these all seem to come with Windows 10 which I do not like – but a second hand one with Windows 7 preferably 64Bit Home Premium or similar with USB 3.0 port(s). I am quite willing to go to £100, but for a good one am willing to stretch up to £200. If a company that trades in second hand notebooks has options and any of you know a reasonably reliable one that would also be helpful.
I know I am being picky, but at my time of life I am getting more and more specific and that is why I am asking you gentlemen.
Any and all – no matter how rude – replies will be very gratefully received.

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How can i disable the pointers when i use touchscreen. Need the pointers disabled for all touchscreen use.Shouldnt have pointers when using touchscreen. They are totally unnecessary..  only if there are videos maybe you would see the hand I guess.   I have the show feedback thing deselected, but that doesnt help.  Does anyone have any suggestions out there? Has to be someone with this issue with a Yoga 700.  I have gotten rid of the pointers on internet by selecting Show pointer trails, but i still have a mini pointer when scrolling in the apps  (news app and sports app). I dont want any pointers at all while touchscreening. Makes it messy. Shouldnt be there.













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Answer:Touchscreen - I dont want to see any types of pointers when i use the touchscreen

Finally solved this nonsense!!  Nobody gave any input.   Anyway,  I selected show visible feedback and it wiped out those annoying pointers!  I do see some of the visual feedback, but it is better than seeing that little mouse icon in the apps screens and start menu when i used the touchscreen.

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I opened my Hp Envy Ts m6 sleekbook and the screen cracked. It's got a crack from the top left corner diagonally all the way to the bottom of the screen,  two coming diagonally down from the right side to  the bottom of the screen where it  has several smaller cracks meeting all in the same area  in all directions . My laptop isn't under warranty anymore and I got it in December of 2013 . How can I go about fixing this, Would hp help? I'm not sure how expensive this is to get fixed. Thank you

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I wanted to hear some opinions about the situation in the office I work in.

Recently we changed accounting software and my advice to change to Office 365 was rejected. Still all 15 employees want their emails to be safe and backed up.
Some employees don't delete their emails, so I end up with approximately 10 GB PST-file size per year per user. Of course I split them year by year. The problem is that they want to keep even pst files from 5 or more years ago. Always available. My idea is now, that I make a one time backup copy of recent years and a daily backup of the actual year.
I made some tries already with EaseUS. But I'm not satisfied.
I'd prefer not to schedule it and leave it up to the employee to decide when to make the backup. So, let's say the employee leaves earlier for some reason why leaving the PC on until 7 pm or so? Also a power cut could prevent that scheduled backup entirely from happening.
Here's a list of what I need the backup software to be able to do:

- Start the whole backup process with a double-click on an icon (on the desktop). EaseUS needs more steps incl. always having to set the Shutdown option manually.
- On the destination file storage or NAS I want to overwrite the previous file, not to create version after version. Or even better: Create a new version but delete the old version afterwards. PSTs are really a hard case since you can't really make incremental backups. I also doubt that some employees will understa... Read more

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A long tale of woe that ends with some questions. Please bare with me in the background explanation.

For over a year I've been having occasional flurries of crashes, hangs and (rarely) BSODs. Months would go by with no problem, then dozens of crashes or hangs in a week. The event logs and rare dumps have not been helpful. People here said it sounded like hardware problem, but no diagnostics I ran could find a problem.

I took it to a pc repair shop which could find no hardware problem (and of course it would not crash or hang for them). The suggested (as did people on this forum) that it probably was ZoneAlarm Internet Security. They installed the Kaspersky Internet Security product (for a fee, of course) and said that should fix the problems. 2 days later it froze 3 times and did automatic reboots 5 times.

I took it back. It still wouldn't crash or hang for them. They said Windows probably needed to be reinstalled - that my update from Win7 Home to Pro corrupted something. Rather than mess up the installation again I asked them to do it (for a fee, of course).

During their attempts to reinstall Windows it started crashing for them. They succeeded on their 3rd attempt, ran some more tests, checked the configuration, and found problems with the ram. They said ram I had was incompatible with the mother board and buggy, but the problems could not be detected by the diagnostics. They also said they had to reinstall Windows a 4th time because the 3rd reinstallation ... Read more

Answer:Reasonable explanation for crashes?

OCZ is high quality, but it is also one of the least compatible memories on the market (meaning it works properly with the fewest hardware configurations)
I use it personally and have for years with no complaint. ...and certainly without the problems you describe, though I always verify the motherboard/ram compatibility before I purchase a motherboard.

If the ram is actually bad it can cause any number of seemingly unrelated problems and errors. Since basically everything processes through the ram and it can be only one stick or one specific memory address on a stick that actually causes the problem. It's possible this bad address can go for months without being used until a specific set of circumstances pops up.

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I have four rather old HDDs that are either not recognized by the system or that cause computer shut down when connected.

Is it reasonable to attempt to repair these? It is my understanding that the majority of all HDD failures are electrical and not mechanical. If this is true, then I would conclude that most problems are caused by the replaceable control board on the HD.

BTW I have a circuit board on order to attempt the repair of a 250GByte Seagate HD (a Barracuda 7200.10).

This HD seems to be an ideal candidate for home repair because it immediately shuts down the computer when power is applied. There is a direct short from the HDs' 5 volt input pin to ground. That short circuit exists even when the board is removed from the HD.

Obtaining an exact replacement seems to be the trick. I 'think' I have done that.
 

Answer:Is It Reasonable/Sensible to Attempt to Repair a HDD

It's not as simple as replacing the PCB on most modern drives, you may also have to move the original ROM chip or firmware that contains the specific drive parameters to the new PCB. Unlike older drives, new drives are all slightly different and unique. With the 7200.10 a PCB swap may work because its an older drive.
 

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I realize that this is a bit of a vague question as it depends on so many things, I would just like a guideline.Pent4 2g/768mem/XPpro/quite a few progs run on startup.How long from pressing the restart to up and running again?Any comments pleaseRay

Answer:What is a reasonable restart time?

About 2 minutes in total here. Four users.If the PC hasn't been shut down or restarted for several days, it takes more time for Windows to shut down all running processes.Once Windows has actually shut down all processes, it takes about 45 seconds for it to go through the restart/boot-up before getting back to the Welcome screen.

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A four month old mid-range factory built computer.Functions exactly as it should, but ignoring the sound advice "If it aint broke don't fix it" i would like it to sound less like a collection of busy fans, which it has!I am prepared to spend some more and replace the PSU, CPU's fan and even the case fan.The video card fan seems blameless, stalling for one moment doesn't change the rushing noise.The PSU is probably the most justifiable replacement. It is a bog standard ATX of 300w.I wonder if click here will do the trick. (5th down the list) the 435W job)?The case fan is a standard affair drawing warm air and pushing it out of the back. It is possibly an 8cm fan (approx 7cm between screws) and draws its power from the mobo.Probably not contributing much windrush but suggestions welcome?The CPU fan sits naked on a sort of 4 legged gantry over a very elaborate dome of fine fins and Intel trade mark. Doesn't seem responsible for much noise, but again, any comments.

Answer:In the name of silence or reasonable quiet

are you positive it aint the graphics cooler as mines noisy as hell! you could always invest in some heat pipes that will cut out most of the noise!

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I have scanned this site with no results plus tried putting ISP/costs/availabilty in Google to no avail. Can someone suggest an ISP for my daughter who wants one to use from say 8pm to 8am? As she can only access it at these times a 24/7 supply is not wanted. Broadband is not an option because of the cost.

Answer:Reliable ISP at a reasonable cost.

Hi.How about Freeserve Pay As You Go? click here

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I'm getting about 40 min. running time from my Vaio laptop with NO energy saving features enabled, and frequent HD access. Is this about what you'd expect?
 

Answer:reasonable battery capacity?

It sound kind of short are old is your battery if more then 2 years it's time for a change.....
 

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Is this a reasonable graphics card?

ATI RADEON 9800 Pro 256Mb AGP

It will be used with a Gigabyte 8VM800PMD-775 mobo

on a 2.8ghz celeron with 1gb Ram, 200gb hdd

regards,

Korrupt
 

Answer:Is this a reasonable graphics card?

How much does it cost?
I recommend a 6600GT video card. It should costly almost the same, and you get a lot more performance.

The two bad things are these:

a) You must have a good, quality 300-350 power supply, from a good, well-known manufacturer, with at least 20 A on the 12V rail, in order to have a stable computer.

b) The performance of a 9800 PRO or a 6600GT will be limited by your current CPU (is it a Celeron D or a Celeron?).

Good luck!
 

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This is NOT a serious problem, just more of an annoyance which is intriguing me.
With 4gb ram, a reasonable dual processor and graphics card, one would expect a reasonably good performance whatever the case.
My automatic startup consists of just Avast AV, Java, and Malwarebytes although l also get additional icons on the taskbar for the Network and Sharing Center and Action Center.
I use Firefox as my main browser.
I also use SuperAntiSpyware, CCleaner, and Defraggler reasonably frequently, so l know that my system is clear of any junk, malware, spyware, and that no viruses are present.
I fire the system up in the morning, bring up Firefox and all is fine, and reasonably quick.
Do a fair amount of downloading using the MiPony download manager to access rapidshare files, but with my crap connection, the max download speed seems to hover around the 280kbs mark.
I may also have two FF sessions on the go, as well as the downloading, so whatever l do after that seems to really slow the system down.
I have even run ConvertX at the same time as all of the above and the system came to a near grinding halt.
Now l know that all of the above are processor/ram hungry but surely with my specs the computer should more than cope?
Maybe l'm missing something obvious or my dual processor system just cannot cope with more than two ram hungry programs running at the same time.
Has anyone got any ideas or do l just have to live with it.

Answer:Any way of speeding up a pc with reasonable specs?

Hello Willy,

You could pick and choose between the options in the tutorial below to try and speed up the performance of your system some.

Optimize Windows 7

Hope this helps some,
Shawn

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Noticed today that switches with 10 GbE ports are starting to become quite low in price on eBay. Is this a sign that the price is finally starting to move or are these switches junk, lacking features or not usable to attach a server or two and start playing with the speeds?

I'm mostly seeing HP 2900's but there are others too.

edit: maybe there are just rear stacking ports? The fronts must just be sfp 1 GbE?
 

Answer:10 GbE starting to become reasonable for home?

ProCurve 2900s have normal gig ports for connecting to clients.
 

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I subscribe to Norton 360 but have got the trojan Antivirus XP 2008 with its annoying porn popups and messages. Via the chat facility, Norton advisors have removed part of the problem remotely but the popups have come back and other irritations, like slow running remain.They have now escalated my call to their virus specialist and want to charge me 70 for a detailed consultation plus check of the PC and clean up. Am I being reasonable thinking that Norton 360 should have stopped the trojan in the first place and it's a bit much having to pay them to clean up. The adviser was quite aggressive saying that I should have this done straight away otherwise I might spread the virus on the internet and my ISP will cut me off.I'd be grateful for views on Norton's stance.

Answer:Antivirus XP & Norton 360 - Reasonable?

Do a quick Google for "Antivirus XP 2008", have a look at the first hit from bleepingcomputer, should be able to sort it yourself.Google is your friend.

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This morning yet again I found it impossible to open my Broadband although eventually it staggered into life sufficiently for me to open a Broadband Speed check wherein I obtained 55.27 Download and 9 Upload.
Could someone please tell me if that is a good, bad or indifferent speed?
I contacted my Broadband supplier and the system is at the moment great.

Answer:What is a reasonable Broadband speed?

Sorta depends on what you're paying for. Faster than anything I get

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http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-PROBOO...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/HP-250-G1...e=STRK:MEBIDX:IT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649
 

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Some folks may have read my other thread... About a Dell laptop that needs $1,000 of repairs 25 months after purchase.MOST products, you would expect to last at least five years before wearing out - washing machines, dryers, dishwashers, should last even longer, and they take serious abuse!... A quick inventory of my house has The same EQ I bought in 9th grade (I won't say how old it is, ahem, but it was Made in USA, and "Tattoo You" and "Moving Pictures" were the new albums I played on it!) A VCR I bought in 1994, playing through A TV I bought in 1990 Guitar amp bought in 1979 Now, I understand that technology becomes obsolete pretty quickly, but really... How long should the hardware last? I had a cassette player go bad after 12+ years - it was a bummer, but 12 years seems reasonable.So, I'd like to open up this question:[size=16]HOW LONG should a piece of computer hardware REASONABLY last?[/size]

Answer:Reasonable Obsolescence - A Survey

Well, that depend on how well made it was... If you got a "cheepie" laptop, then usually, you get what you pay for...[glb]Flame[/glb]

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Hello Everyone, I have a compaq 5wv-280 machine that has an AMD Athlon 900mhz processor in it. I'am able to go as high as a 1.4gig athlon thunderbird processor. My machine has 200mhz (FSB) I see that this processor is pretty expensive yet. Can anyone tell me where i can save a few dollars on one of these? Any input would be greatly appreciated. Thank You, E J FITZ
 

Answer:Looking for a reasonable place to buy a processor.

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I have Comcast cable. The Motorola Surfboard modem is connected to my desktop via Ethernet cable. I occasionally have to work with friend's laptops, and need to connect to the Web wirelessly, so am considering getting a wireless router. Trouble is, I can't find much info on the Web that tells me what I need, and prices go from $25 to $1200. I figure I only need something very simple, since I have no home network or multiple computers throughout the house.

So, can anyone recommend a good and relatively inexpensive router? Review in PC World liked the Belkin N, but have no idea if that's suitable or overkill or what.
 

Answer:Best reasonable cost wireless routers

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I' running Vista an a new HP Pavilion Laptop, with Firefox as my browser. Everything is falling into place, but when I open this Forum it is so small that I must Zoom in at least three times to get it large enough to read! I don't have this problem with anything else, that I know of. How can I get this site to open in readable size??

Answer:How to open this Forum in a reasonable size

there is a little drop down tab at the bottom left of this forum that may help

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This is after being on for over 12 hours, mostly idle.

Meant Q6600
 

Answer:Is my e6600 running at a reasonable temp?

After 20 minutes of playing a game:


Should I re-seat my CPU, maybe get a new heatsink fan?
 

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My wireless router does not seem to be working for Internet connectivty despite many reboots. It's (Netgear fm114p) been in use for less about 10 months. The only thing I can think of is I had some wiring work done to an electrical outlet. Since then, it started requiring power reboots during the day (due to losing a signal); then within the week (yesterday), the lights are not working correctly.

Thanks
 

Answer:What's the Reasonable Life of a Wireless Router?

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I believe that I have an on-board graphics card installed on my computer. Previously I was able to use Google Earth, but for some unknown reason I was no longer able to use this programme. Various alternatives was advised via Google help and error messages, but none seem to work.My remaining alternative (according to Google) is to get a 'better' graphics card.Any suggestions for a straight forward replacement. Not into high speed gaming or fancy high capacity 3 D's. Something cheap and simple, with possible links would be ideal.Final question: Is it possible to fit an additional graphics card to on-board system!.

Answer:Cheap and reasonable graphics card

Yes it is possible for you to have additional graphics, you will have to disable your onboard graphics once you have a new graphics card.Do you know what expansion slots you have available so that suggestions for graphics cards can be suited to your needs.

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Currently I am unemployed and so when I found out that my PC broke (this is a friend's) I was devastated to realize that Windows XP (Pro or HE) both range around $100 for the standard full edition. I am currently running it off of Bart PE but that isn't much help because I can't even view pics or access the internet. My other friend told me however that you can get Windows XP as cheap as $70 for the stripped down, "No Manual, No Colorful Box," edition. Problem is... I can't find this mythical store/site. Is he bluffing or does this place exist (and where?) Thanks heaps
 

Answer:I need a complete XP Reinstallation... at a reasonable cost

I found it for $89.99 at: http://www.ztechsoftware.com/servlet/the-61/Microsoft-Windows-XP-Home/Detail
 

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Hello all,

Just wondering whether any of you guys out there can recommend a reasonable free text editor for Windows for knocking out some Perl in - I just dislike Notepad for this kind of thing...
Im sure there are loads but just wanted some recommendations...

Cheers
 

Answer:Reasonable Free Text Editor

and I only know this because I'm stuck having to learn this horrible language this quarter.
http://open-perl-ide.sourceforge.net/
 

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Ok, I am basically new here and have a system I built in the middle of 2007. I am trying to see if it is viable to upgrade any of the components to make it a little more competitive for the rest of this year, but I don't know that there is much I can do with it without buying multiple components.

I have:

MSI AM2 Athlon 64/X2, PC6400 mem. capable motherboard
4600+ Athlon X2
NVIDIA 9600GT 512mb
2 gb PC6400 DDR2

I am currently running 64 bit Windows 7, and despite 2gb of memory it runs well.

Basically, I don't know if there is much that can be done with this. It's kind of stuck where it is. I could get a little faster dual core X2 processor, but I don't know that it would make much of a difference. Obviously a quad core CPU would require a new motherboard and CPU, so might as well do that with a whole new computer build. I could upgrade to 4gb of dual channel memory, but I don't know that games/programs would utilize it enough to be worth it. Video card wise, I have a 19" 1280 x 1024 monitor, so I whether or not a better video card would get a huge difference in framerate at that resolution I'm not sure.

I am primarily looking at this in regards to games like Bioshock 2, etc. coming out this year. I would just like to run those newer games a little better for this year until I anticipate building a new system in 2011. I have heard a lot of people say that 4gb of memory isn't totally used by most applications yet. I have heard that un... Read more

Answer:Possible reasonable upgrades for my 2 year old system?

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I have a very annoying issue wherein the small rubber V-shaped or triangular pegs attached to the base of the extended battery of my U150 have come off; so now the laptop wobbles when I type. I've called the service center (Philippines not India), they were very nice and courteous, but had no replacement part number so they cannot replace the part even if I am under warranty! How ridiculous is that?!?!  It would be so easy to mail me a pair of pegs and I would simply superglue it on the base.  What they offered is even more absurd!  They want me to give them a $90+ deposit to send them my whole battery pack (that is working just fine) which they are willing to replace in order to get the new legs on it.  We're talking about a pair of pegs worth no more that 25-US-cents!!!  Does anyone have any solutions? Or is there some other mystical resource to get these rubber pegs replaced? This issue has been going on for two months, and Lenovo has not replied, emailed, nor called as promised by the customer service receptionist who said they would refer my claim to Lenovo.

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i have been told 1155 is going away, but i was told that just under a year ago and its not proving to be true. i just came into a little extra money, and am considering the best mother board i could get my hands on for 1155.

this is what i am looking at. and im hoping to get some suggestions and hopfuly hear from someone who has it-
Newegg.com - ASUS SABERTOOTH Z77 LGA 1155 Intel Z77 HDMI SATA 6Gb&#47;s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard

Answer:help picking the best reasonable 1155 mobo available

Eventually, all sockets go away, but I haven't heard anything particular about 1155. Are you mistaking that for 1156, which is about gone?

As long as you have a good brand and a little bit of luck, I'd just shop on the basis of desire features and price/support.

What does "best" mean in this context?

That particular board is certainly more than you need for most purposes and would be a waste of money for a typical installation. But you may need each and every one of its features. I don't know.

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Hi, I've planned to buy  a  good LTE WWAN adapter for my T440 recently, but going though many negative opinions on officially supported EM7345  I think it's point less to spend many on it. I really like EM7455 but I am sure I will fall into the problem with "unsupported WWAN card ..."  which I know I can work around, but would prefer a clean solution instead. Is there any good alternative to EM7345 for T440 to get it working out of the box? Ideal would be official BIOS with EM7455 enabled in BIOS whitelist, which I believe is unlikely.             

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I have installed Windows 7 on my unit, but Sound Blaster 5.1 Live is not compatible. Any suggestions? Thanks
 

Answer:Reasonable priced Windows 7 sound card

Take a quick look at this post http://nerdfortress.com/2009/06/06/no-sound-get-sound-blaster-live-and-windows-7-to-play-nice/

Sounds like you might be able to download the XP drivers and then right-click and run in compatibility mode using XP SP2 as your choice.

Might be worth a quick try.
 

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