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Computer Power Supplies

Computer Power Supplies

oday’s computers have a limited number of modules.  The CPU can be considered the “brains”.  The motherboard can be considered the “guts.”  Using the same kind of logic the power supply can be considered the “juice.”  Without juice nothing happens...
Remember Floppy Drives

Remember Floppy Drives

These days there are so many options for saving your data.  Much is stored online now but if you must stay local you have traditional hard drives, SSDs, CDs, memory cards, or flash drives of ever increasing capacities.  This wasn’t always the case. ...
Most Common Computer Problems

Most Common Computer Problems

Below are just some notes on common computer problems I have seen over the years.  They are in no particular order. Computer Won’t Turn On or Blank Screen Is it plugged in?  Don’t laugh, maybe a surge protector is turned off! Bad Power Supply – This is the...
Early Dial Up Memories

Early Dial Up Memories

I’ve been thinking a lot lately about old computers and that got me thinking about my early experiences with going online. My First Modem The first modem I can remember was a 300 Baud modem that plugged into my Commodore 64.  This modem did not even plug directly...
Hard Drive Options

Hard Drive Options

Note: Much of this article comes from my forthcoming “Your Computer Business” book.  More to come on that! For many years the only real choice for internal computer storage were traditional hard drives (HDD.)  These are mechanical devices that use a spinning disk...