iPod Multiple Computers – How to Use iPod With Multiple PC’s

iPod Multiple Computers

You have an iPod and an iTouch. Your iPod used to become updated on a different computer. How do I enable that new computer to update that iPod as well as an iTouch you ask?

Right now your songs on it show up “greyed out” and you can’t edit or move them around. You have iTunes on this computer but can only update your iTouch on it. If you are transferring that iPod from one computer to another that runs same operating system ie. from Windows to Windows then it shouldn’t be too tough a process.

iPod Multiple Computers

If you are trying to transfer that iPod from different operating systems ie. from Windows to Mac then that will be more difficult. I’m not exactly sure if you just want to move that device and sync or transfer files from that iPod to that different computer, so please read Apple’s using iPod with multiple computers article. You can manually add items to your Apple iPod and or iTouch.

If you can’t manually add items to your Apple device, then there are some additional steps required. Hopefully, you are now able to use your ipod with multiple computers.

LCD Display Problem – Is Your Laptop LCD Screen Not Working?

LCD Display Problem

Is your laptop’s screen pixels broken up like a bad signal? You shut off and tried to restart that laptop and screen is green with pixels looking messed up like a bad TV reception on satellite TV. You can hardly see desktop icons or wallpaper.

You can try powering off that laptop and reseating a battery. Power it back on. You can also try to use that laptop without a battery and just an AC Adapter.

If there is no display with that laptop’s LCD and when you hook up to an external monitor to a VGA connection, then you might want to make sure you didn’t accidentally turn down LCD brightness. Make sure you didn’t accidentally hit a function key that would turn off that display entirely or put that laptop into a different mode ie. a sleep mode. Does that screen look similar or same when hooking it up to an external monitor?

If you didn’t accidentally change any LCD settings then it might be a hardware issue with that laptops video card. If your computer is fairly new, HP/Compaq should repair or replace it with their depot service. It sounds like to me either that LCD screen, LCD inverter board, or Video Card is malfunctioning.

LCD Display Problem

I usually hook up laptops directly to an external monitor to troubleshoot quickest. Make sure when hooking up to an external monitor to use a FN function key with correct key on that laptop keyboard to make a video display show up on your monitor and not that laptops LCD. If that picture on that external monitor looks normal then it is a problem with your laptop LCD.

If a picture on that external monitor is terrible or non existant then it is an issue with your video card or video drivers. You can check out this notebook display problems page from Compaq. Ok great you can at least use an external monitor for now.

That laptop video card is fine then. Can you follow some troubleshooting steps from following laptop repair help article. Your laptops video card is fine so just worry about those steps about your laptop screen.

If it resembles any of sections where that LCD screen needed replacement, then I’m afraid you need that lcd screen and or inverter replaced on your laptop. At least it works on an external monitor for now. These tips were written for a Compaq Presario C762NR Notebook PC, but can certainly be used as a basis to troubleshoot laptop LCD problems on other brands and model notebooks and laptop computers.

Microsoft 7 – Can’t Connect to Wireless Network on Windows 7?

Microsoft 7

Have you just upgraded from Vista Home Premium to Windows 7 Home Premium? Can’t connect to your wireless network now? You managed wireless networks to make sure that your network key was correct.

That wireless network is showing up, just not connecting. You can try to connect to your wireless network without a hidden SSID. Windows 7 has trouble connecting at first.

Try to either broadcast your SSID, or if you really want to keep that SSID non-broadcasting then try this:

Turn on Broadcasting, discover a network, enter your key paraphrase and connect. Next, turn off that SSID broadcast. You might want to change security from WPA to WEP or whatever you have set.

Microsoft 7

You could also set it to not secured for testing. Try to connect to it without security first then change that security mode and then finally create even a new password for it. Turn on broadcasting, discover that network, enter your key paraphrase and connect.

Next, turn off that SSID broadcast. If that doesn’t resolve your issue, please let me know what error messages you are receiving if any. You could also try a different wireless channel.

Resetting your wireless router after making any changes is also recommended.

Canopus Edius Pro 4 – How to Flip Clips Horizontally In Edius

Canopus Edius Pro 4

Can Edius flip clips, so that actors look left to right instead of right to left you ask? Is there any editing software that can? I think you can with a mirror video filter.

You can flip video clips horizontally with both Edius 3.61 and 4. Just drag that mirror filter from video effects box on to your clip in that time line. Double click on that little mirror icon that shows up in an information box.

You will see that a horizontal flipping needs to be checked to enable it. These instructions were for Edius 3.61 but will work for Edius 4.

Canopus Edius Pro 4

Mail Windows Live – How to Reset Windows Live Mail Password

Mail Windows Live

You can not sign in to Windows Live mail with a password given to you. You need another password so that you can open your old e-mail. You may have lost all your e-mail addresses with Windows Live mail.

You can try to sign in to your mail windows live account via a web based interface. If you still have your wrong password then click on a “Can’t Access Your Account?” link. Hopefully, you will be able to reset your password and then be able to access your windows live email account from your desktop client.

You will have three options to choose from:

* I forgot my password
* I know my password, but can’t sign in
* I think someone else is using my Microsoft account

You will need to select one of these options and then click “Next”. A first option is “I forgot my password”. To get back into your account they can help you reset your password and security info.

First, you will need to enter your Microsoft account and some captcha characters shown. Then you will click “Next” to proceed. A second option you can select is “I know my password, but can’t sign in”.

Mail Windows Live

Make sure to enter in your exact email address ie. johndoe@hotmail.com and then click “Next”. You will need to enter your Microsoft account and some captcha characters shown and click “Next”. A third option you can select is “I think someone else is using my Microsoft account”.

You can optionally select from a drop down list a reason you think someone is using your account. Either click “Next” or select an optional reason and then click “Next”.

Options available are:

* Someone else is sending email from my account
* I see unusual sign-ins on my recent activity page
* Someone told me that my account has been hacked
* Purchases are showing up on my account that I did not authorize
* Other (please explain)

Once again you will need to enter your Microsoft account and some captcha characters shown. Hopefully, you will now be able to access your windows live mail account.

Canon Pixma IP1600 Inkjet Printer – Get Printing on Windows 7

You have a Canon Pima IP 1600. You received a new computer and can not find the CD-ROM to load that printer for use. Can you download what you need to use your printer again?

You do not know exactly what you have to download to get your old printer to work with your new computer. You can not find that CD-ROM disc for your Canon Pixma IP 1600 printer. That Microsoft Windows 7 printer driver for your Canon Pixma 1600 printer is provided by Windows update.

Simply connect your printer to your computer, and then power that printer on. A driver will be installed automatically as long as your computer is connected to the Internet. You can also download and install some utilities for Canon Pixma IP1600 Software depending on your printer model.

Have you downloaded and installed supporting software for your printer? If not you can download that Canon supporting software. Choose “Printers” obviously under 1 “Select Category” then “PIXMA iP Series” under 2 “Select product type”. Choose your exact printer model under 3 “Select model”.

You may receive an error in that printer box after installing that software. Also, it popped up saying printer not activated with an error code -20. You can try rebooting your computer into Windows safe mode.

After your computer BIOS displays press your F8 key then in that menu please choose “Safe mode with networking support”. See if that error still exists. If it clears up then please reboot that computer in normal mode and see if you are still receiving that error message.

You could also make sure to log into Windows 7 with an administrator account so that those drivers get properly installed and then log back in with a normal user account. These instructions were written for a Canon Pima IP 1600 inkjet printer connected to a computer running Microsoft Windows 7.

Western Digital 320GB HDD – Get Your WD Smartware Working

You tried to update firmware and software for your Western Digital 320 gigabytes Passport Essential Portable Hard Drive. That drive was installed, but to your knowledge, not registered by a consultant. That hard drive was purchased and installed on a computer with Microsoft Windows 7 operating system.

You did not see any instructions on how to proceed until you finished, when you found and printed out those software update instructions, including a variety of warnings of which you were not aware of. You can no longer access Smartware at all. To the best of your knowledge you have no installation disk or files which would allow you to reinstall that program.

You might have the correct firmware and software for that model of portable hard drive you purchased. It is recommended that you reinstall both firmware and Microsoft Windows 7 software. Basically, you install that firmware first and then the Smartware software second.

You can view more detailed instructions at Western Digital’s Smartware software update page. You can download a Smartware firmware update 2.003 and Windows Smartware software update release 1.2.1.26. Please follow their instructions and hopefully after reinstalling both firmware and software it will work this time.

This fix was written for a Western Digital 320 gigabyte passport essential portable hard drive connected to a computer with Microsoft Windows 7, but can certainly be used to troubleshoot other Western Digital external hard drives connected to other versions of Microsoft Windows operating system.

S500 Scansnap – Get Your ScanSnap S510 Scanner to Work Again

S500 Scansnap

You cannot get your ScanSnap S510 to go online. You have a blue button with a white S in system tray but it has a red circle and a red line through it. You have turned power on and off, rebooted that computer but nothing helps.

You can try connecting that scanner to a different USB port. It’s recommended to power off that computer first and then unplug that device from an existing USB port and plug it into a different USB port. Hopefully, when you power on that computer, Windows XP will find that device again and it will work properly.

S500 Scansnap

You can go into Windows device manager by going to System Properties and then a Hardware tab and make sure there isn’t any problems with that device driver for your scanner. If there is a yellow exclamation point then you will need to reload that driver. If there is a red x then you will need to re enable that device by right clicking and select enable.

Once in device manager and you see no problems with a device driver, you can try highlighting and deleting that scanner device by right clicking and selecting “delete”. There is a “Scan for hardware changes” icon in a device manager window. If you click that icon Windows will scan and find that scanner again and will try to reinstall a device driver. You could also try to update that scanner driver from within device manager instead.

Trying to update that device driver or reinstall that driver might be a quickest way to fix your problem.

Hotmail Thunderbird – Import Live Mail Contacts to Thunderbird

Hotmail Thunderbird

Are you currently using Windows live for email service and want to export your address book to Thunderbird mail? You have Windows 7 for an operating system. You are not happy with your current email service because of default mail problems.

You have downloaded and saved the Thunderbird email software. Your question is will your address book if you run that download installer transfer or does that wizard tell you how to get it transferred? Yes you should be able import your address book from Windows live mail to Thunderbird.

Hotmail Thunderbird

First, you will want to export your Windows live mail contacts into a .csv file. Either during that install process of Thunderbird it will ask you to try to import contacts or once you have that program installed you can go to “Tools” then “Import”. You will import the .csv file you created in first step.

These tips were written for a computer running Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows live mail installed but can certainly be a basis for other versions of Microsoft Windows.

Blackberry Address Book – Unable to Download Your Contacts?

Blackberry Address Book

Need help downloading your Blackberry contacts? You tried following BlackBerry desktop manager software and downloaded your contacts per those directions. Some of your contacts did not download at all.

Of ones that did, their contact info i.e. phone numbers did not download. You also tried to copy my contacts to a disk and was just going to take that disk and your phone to Verizon and ask them to fix it, but copying them to a disk did not work at all. You tried again to download through Blackberry desktop manager provided by Verizon in that box that your Curve BlackBerry came in and received same problem.

Blackberry Address Book

You can try installing a recent version of Blackberry Desktop Manager software. Also, depending on how many contacts you have and want to preserve don’t upgrade that software on an actual device unless your not worried about keeping those contacts. You may need to remove an older version and then install a newer version of that desktop manager.

You might be able to just run an installer for a newer version and it will uprade that existing version. Hopefully, after just uprading that desktop manager software, you will be able to download all your contacts successfully. These instructions were written for a BlackBerry Curve 8530 with a computer running Microsoft Windows XP, but certainly can be used as a basis for a MAC operating system and other versions of Microsoft windows.