Category (archive title) Hardware

Hardware – Mainly computer hardware for Windows PCs and OSX Mac computers. This includes internal components like hard drives and motherboards, as well as external peripherals like external drives, printers and scanners.

Printhead is incorrect. Install Correct Printhead – Canon

Incorrect Printhead Error Canon

Printhead is incorrect. Install Correct Printhead This error indications that the PIXMA MP500 does not recognize the printhead installed.  Although it’s telling you the printhead is incorrect, what this almost always means is that the printhead is the correct one, but the printhead is faulty.  If the printhead on your Canon PIXMA MP500 has indeed […]

‘Offline’ Printer Status Message On HP Printer

Printer Offline

‘Offline’ Printer Status Message On HP Printer The Offline printer status message displays on the computer and the printer does not print. An Offline printer condition indicates that the computer is not able to communicate with the printer. The offline printer message can appear for several reasons.  It is shown when the printer is powered off, […]

Guitar Pick – Indespensible Electronics Tool

Guitar Pick – Indespensible Electronics Tool I need to get to the capacitors inside monitor, but I’m having trouble with the plastic clips that hold the case together. I’ve got the screws out and the base off, but I don’t want to screw up the plastic by prying on the wrong spot  or in the wrong way. […]

How to Reset a Samsung Security DVR

How to Reset a Samsung Security DVR Why Reset a Samsung Security DVR? If you have forgotten your admin password on a Samsung Security DVR, most experts would suggest that you have to contact Samsung and/or send it back to Samsung to have the administrator password reset.  While this is true in some cases, it […]

Canon Color Network ScanGear in Windows 8

Scan to Windows 8 with the Canon ImageRunner Series

Canon Color Network ScanGear in Windows 8 This article is primarily for the purpose of walking through the installation of network scanning functionality for the Canon ImageRunner series of multi-function devices.  I will cover the installation for Windows in general, but my reason for writing the article is that installing Color Network Scangear on Windows […]