ONN Wireless Mouse

I recently purchased an ONN wireless mouse from Walmart. I think paid $8.84 not including tax. ONN is a Chinese brand that I think is exclusive from Walmart. This ONN wireless mouse comes with a radio receiver and two triple AAA batteries.

There is a small back cover, where the batteries are installed. Also, there is small compartment to store the nano receiver, which is just basically an antenna. This ONN wireless mouse includes:

  • 2.4 GHz Wireless Band
  • 1600 DPI Optical Sensor
  • Nano Receiver
  • On and Off Switch
  • Left or Right Hand Usage
  • PC and Macintosh Compatible
  • Forward and Reverse Buttons
  • Left and Right Mouse Buttons
  • Scroll Wheel

This mouse requires two triple AAA batteries that were actually included. A nice touch indeed. Also, the packaging claims that you need a USB adapter for use on a Macintosh computer.

I connected the USB nano receiver antenna to a computer with MX Linux 19.1. I turned the mouse on via the on and off switch. The mouse immediately worked.

I did NOT have to use the connect button. So far after a few months of use, I have not had one problem with this mouse. The mouse has two other buttons on the left hand side.

Forward and reverse scroll buttons. I have never ever used forward and reverse scroll buttons on any mouse I have ever obtained. The mouse comes with the standard left and right buttons and a middle scroll wheel.

I like the feel of the middle scroll wheel. Overall, I actually like the feel and weight of this mouse. It feels more solid then the more expensive black web mouse that Walmart also sells.

The packaging included a small FCC insert but no instructions. I like the size of this mouse. Whenever I shop for mice, I can’t help but notice most of them are travel size mice.

I know you can purchase larger wireless mice. However, why don’t manufacturers create wireless size mice the size of standard desktop wired mice. Oh well, beggars cannot be choosy.

This mice feels a little bit larger then some other travel sized mice. It works well on my HP Spectre X360 with MX Linux 19.1 and that is all that matters.

ONN Wireless Mouse – Video Transcript

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00:00
that’s what YouTube says alright I want
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to make this quick video pertaining to
00:05
this mouse that I purchased if what I
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don’t know it’s been a few months now
00:13
it’s a wireless it comes from Walmart
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it’s much better than that last video I
00:18
made about the fucking black web
00:20
disaster I’m not using that racially
00:23
that’s the brand of the mouse at Walmart
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this one which I have right here it’s a
00:28
known and brand going in as a Chinese I
00:30
think it’s exclusive to Walmart but it
00:33
is Chinese so if you’re a typical
00:35
American xenophobe you might want to get
00:38
the fuck off my youtube channel because
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I don’t have anything against Chinese or
00:43
Japanese or any actually any other
00:45
nation state it’s in my hand
00:49
it’s an OEM wireless mouse and the
00:54
lighting in here isn’t very good for
00:55
like demonstration so I’d have to put
00:58
lights back there there’s a small lamp
01:01
back there I don’t even know if that’ll
01:03
do any good that’s gonna do any good but
01:09
all I will still show this to you up
01:11
close I’ve had it a few months it might
01:14
have a little a few I don’t know if
01:16
those are permanent scratches or just
01:20
smudges anyways
01:49
okay so it came with two batteries to
01:52
triple A’s that came with the packaging
01:54
which is great
01:55
I hate those fucking commercials
01:57
batteries not included well what the
02:01
fuck you’re that cheap so it has a small
02:06
little cover and then it’s got a little
02:09
piece of plastic that holds down the
02:12
battery so it just requires two triple-a
02:15
and then you just place them inside and
02:17
then snap them down and then the little
02:20
plastic is so that you can pull them
02:22
back out and then the cover goes back on
02:26
and come on
02:32
and let’s see so it has a off-and-on
02:36
switch it has a connect button which
02:39
I’ve never had use it has two buttons on
02:43
the side on the left side I I almost
02:46
never use those kind of buttons I don’t
02:48
know I think those are forward and
02:50
reverse buttons in a web browser that I
02:52
have never fucking learn how to use and
02:54
I don’t know whatever but it does have
02:57
those buttons it has a typical scroll
02:59
Mouse which I like the feeling of much
03:03
better to me overall just the when you
03:06
hold it in your hand you can tell it’s
03:09
better made and this was cheaper than
03:11
that other one this was only I think
03:13
eight dollars and 84 cents at Walmart
03:15
and I can show you the buttons again
03:17
where I don’t think I show them to you
03:19
there on the left hand side
03:36
all right well I’d have to get better
03:38
lighting and I don’t fucking feel like
03:40
you know spending money on dumb shit
03:43
lighting there is like literally in this
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hotel room there is there’s one big it’s
03:49
a pretty big light right there but it’s
03:52
I don’t know the bulb is really like low
03:56
and it’s got a it’s different type of
03:58
bulb it’s not one of these LEDs and then
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there’s a light way in the back there
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but that’s not gonna fucking do shit
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anyways most of my videos are not
04:08
demonstrations anyways but I like this
04:12
mouse if SCIM is kind of it’s not as
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heavy as the Logitech’s it’s a little
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bit bigger than the Logitech’s you know
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the logitech wireless mice I don’t like
04:22
those because they’re almost too small
04:24
and I don’t know they’re they’re okay
04:27
they’re well made they’re a lot more
04:29
expensive but yeah they’re they’re
04:32
pretty they’re pretty good it’s just I
04:34
think they’re too small
04:35
whereas now you have this wired mouse
04:37
it’s also an Onan from Walmart this was
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all I think the same price 884 this
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one’s quite a bit bigger but a lot of
04:48
times what you’ll find is that I don’t
04:50
know why this is when it comes to
04:52
wireless mice they almost always make
04:54
them smaller and it’s like well why the
04:58
fuck don’t you bill make a mouse you
05:01
just take a look a wired mouse and just
05:06
cut the cable and then I don’t get why
05:10
even here you can tell you can tell that
05:14
the the wired mouse is bigger and if I
05:17
would loved to just have I don’t know
05:20
why that is I don’t know
05:21
now this one is made well made it’s it
05:25
feels almost as heavy as the Logitech
05:27
ones I have not dropped this one I’m not
05:30
going to do a drop test that other black
05:33
web met its demise because it dropped
05:35
once about maybe this high or the table
05:38
and it just completely shattered now the
05:43
little time I already made a video
05:45
I like this mouse and so let’s go over
05:48
let me show you the packaging
05:50
was the original packaging so let me
05:53
show you that this comes from Walmart
05:58
and it even has a user guide and then I
06:03
get to throw this away after this video
06:05
probably almost there’s some tape I
06:08
never took it out anyways
06:32
okay so that was the original packaging
06:35
and let’s see six minutes wireless mouse
06:40
powerful 2.4 gigahertz wireless
06:42
connectivity it comes with a receiver
06:45
and two triple A batteries wireless
06:49
mouse I went in which is a Chinese eye I
06:52
looked into it and it’s a I think it’s
06:53
an exclusive brand to Walmart that is
06:57
Chinese and anyways I think you’ll only
07:00
find it at Walmart but I could be wrong
07:02
about that I could I couldn’t find it
07:04
anywhere else so wireless mouse advanced
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2.4 gigahertz wireless for the
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reliability of a corded connection enjoy
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smooth trouble-free operation it has
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advanced 1600 dpi optical sensor
07:16
technology low profile nanos here that’s
07:19
just the wireless receiver show the
07:22
stove’s inside the mouse yep it does
07:24
have most mice that I have purchased or
07:27
got my hands on pun intended
07:29
always had a store away and it’s usually
07:32
underneath where the batteries go almost
07:35
always or well the logitech’s
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the logic tips I think it’s actually
07:40
yeah that yeah that is one thing with
07:42
the Logitech’s they have a bigger cover
07:44
on the back of the underneath and then
07:47
the batteries are under the knee there
07:51
and also a little place for the receiver
07:55
which is basically an antenna now this
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one
08:02
yeah it I don’t know if you can see it
08:04
it’s gonna be right there
08:06
so you and that’s very important here’s
08:11
a tip when it comes to wireless – I you
08:14
cannot you they I think have separate
08:17
MAC addresses the wireless they call
08:20
them receivers is really an antenna
08:23
it talks via USB with the old-school in
08:31
infrared it’s really like an in it’s an
08:34
antenna well it’s those receivers are
08:39
technically a network connection and in
08:44
computing every network connection every
08:47
Ethernet every Wi-Fi has a has a static
08:53
MAC address that is literally physically
08:57
and embedded into the network device so
09:02
you cannot take a receiver from this
09:06
Mouse and then swap it and it will not
09:09
work because the MAC address is static I
09:13
don’t know if there is a way to program
09:14
it but I don’t know
09:23
so my tip is that don’t expect that if
09:27
you lose the receiver that came with the
09:31
mouse and then grab another one even if
09:35
it’s a known end brand and it ain’t
09:38
gonna fucking work same thing with
09:39
Logitech you can’t you can’t do it I’m
09:42
not aware I’d have to like really
09:44
research and see if there’s a way that
09:45
you can program the mice with the new
09:48
MAC address I don’t know if that’s
09:50
possible
09:51
it has a connect button on the bottom
09:54
right where my finger is that I never
09:56
had to use it this was easy that this I
09:59
don’t know if you can see it yeah you
10:01
can barely see it this is a quad-core
10:04
laptop running off the flash drive and
10:07
guess what this computer that I’m
10:08
recording this video is running off of
10:11
oh oh that’s right you got the YouTube
10:14
Technology shills
10:15
there are a bunch of fucking language
10:17
nazis and they get offended if you use
10:20
the term running when it comes to using
10:22
an operating system oh my god I better
10:23
stop this video I better stop this
10:25
livestream I better retire I better get
10:27
off of youtube these Americans are
10:31
hypocrites they claim that they support
10:33
freedom when now they’re communists
10:36
socialists cockroaches and their sensors
10:39
and they get fuckin butthurt over
10:41
language alright both computers now are
10:48
using Linux off of flash drives
10:56
2.0 USB flash drives you can install
11:00
Linux operating system on these and then
11:02
that’s it that’s your hard drive all’s I
11:07
did was connect the receiver which is
11:10
also which is the antenna into the USB
11:13
port on this lap this is the laptop that
11:16
this mouse is connected to
11:18
I can’t demonstrate because you won’t be
11:21
I’m not gonna go through all that but
11:23
here I can prove to you that the mouse
11:25
still works because I’m going to turn it
11:26
on
11:27
it hasn’t an off on button right here
11:31
you you just slide it down to turn it on
11:34
and you should be able to see the red
11:36
light
11:46
okay so let me turn it off and no
11:51
problems Linux it just BAM plugged in
11:54
the receiver
11:55
I obviously installed the batteries and
11:58
then I turned it on I did not hit the
12:01
use the connect button and I just moved
12:04
the mouse and and the Linux it works
12:06
just fine even though it doesn’t say if
12:08
it’s compatible with Linux use
12:12
comfortably with either hand all its
12:14
ambidextrous I did not know that that
12:16
this is an ambidextrous Mouse Wow yeah
12:20
I’m not left-handed but you district and
12:23
then the forward and reverse buttons are
12:26
on the left so whatever okay PC and Mac
12:32
compatible Mac compatible with USB
12:34
adapter now what what the fuck
12:37
personal computer and Mac compatible Mac
12:40
compatible with USB adapter
12:42
you mean the receiver oh oh that’s right
12:49
I think that this is what they’re
12:51
talking about
12:51
the newer Macintosh computers I think do
12:57
you think they’ve got fucking weird shit
12:59
now on they’ve got the USB C and they’ve
13:04
got some special port on a Macintosh but
13:08
I’m pretty sure that the newer Mac’s
13:10
come with USB ports or are they saying
13:14
that you have to get or maybe they don’t
13:16
they have that I’m not a Mac expert I
13:19
can’t fucking remember who fucking cares
13:21
I don’t support Macintosh hardware Mac
13:25
and crap I mean excuse me political
13:27
correctness now this video is already 13
13:29
minutes it’s just a goddamn Mouse
13:30
alright I don’t make videos that often
13:33
so who cares
13:35
requires to triple-a batteries included
13:44
do not mix old and new bad reason do not
13:47
mix alkaline standards it carbon or
13:50
rechargeable NiCad nee MH batteries
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battery life may vary depending on user
13:56
in computing conditions it doesn’t say
13:58
is compatible with Linux but most mice
14:00
I’ve ever used ever whether it’s a wired
14:02
mouse or Wireless they almost always
14:04
worked I don’t ever have problems there
14:08
is a connect button though that if it
14:10
doesn’t work for a reason it doesn’t
14:13
work we just click connect and it tells
14:15
the antenna the receiver to talk to the
14:17
mouse another thing you could do is you
14:19
could just reboot restart the computer
14:21
now there’s it came with a quick
14:24
instruction guide and the federal
14:29
Communist Commission I mean I don’t give
14:31
a fuck about the FCC okay I don’t need
14:38
to read that goodbye
14:42
alright now I can get back to important
14:45
thing activities like drinking my orange
14:47
juice and eating bananas if you are
14:55
lacking energy all’s you have to fuckin
14:59
do is drink orange juice or eat fruits
15:01
and vegetables it’s not fucking rocket
15:04
science you don’t need to drink coffee
15:06
that’s a fucking heroin addict that’s it
15:11
that’s like a drug addiction a coffee
15:13
caffeine that’s it that’s a stimulus
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addiction
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you don’t want stim stimulus a stimulant
15:21
no no no you eat natural fruits and
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vegetables and yogya plenty of sugar
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glucose and yeah or you just drink
15:31
orange juice and you’ll be just right
15:37
adios

ONN Optical Mouse

I recently purchased a Walmart ONN brand optical mouse. I spent a total of $6.88 on this optical mouse. I have owned it for about a week now, and no complaints.

  • Model ONA19HO041
  • 3 button mouse
  • Scroll wheel button
  • Optical resolution
  • Left hand or right hand use
  • Universal Serial Bus plug and play
  • Personal Computer and Macintosh compatible
  • 4.91 feet Universal Serial Bus cable

ONN Optical Mouse – Video Transcript

00:00

stas at ronconi day in a kabir comic for

00:05

video but our dear boy a mouse I was up

00:08

at Walmart in my location there’s not

00:12

much there’s not much selection and when

00:18

it comes to like electronics or computer

00:20

there is no micro center store so I was

00:22

there for an HDMI cable then it maybe

00:25

I’ll make a video about a lot of times

00:27

even if I buy small items if it’s

00:30

something new I’ll make a video I

00:32

generally don’t mind buying new products

00:34

especially computer expensive electron

00:36

taha you can go oh Craigslist and get

00:37

all kinds of stuff why the fuck would

00:40

you ever buy anything new but I was at

00:43

the Walmart and I noticed that they had

00:46

onn mice went in is a Walmart brand

00:51

I think it’s exclusive to their stores

00:54

and a lot of the items are manufactured

00:56

in China

00:57

I like their USB flash drives this

01:01

laptop down below here literally is off

01:06

of a USB flash drive this laptop doesn’t

01:09

have a hard drive I’m using the flash

01:10

drive to use Linux and I haven’t had a

01:13

problem alright so I paid 688 not

01:17

including tax for this mouse probably a

01:19

close to $7 including including tax it

01:23

came with the packaging it’s got you

01:27

know cardboard it’s got the brand on the

01:30

front here I’ll just quickly show you

01:31

I already open it up but you know

01:33

whatever

01:46

okay it came with a little optical mouse

01:49

product guide with the model number but

01:51

there’s on the back all’s it is is the

01:53

federal Communist Commission garbage and

01:55

so interference statement but there’s

01:59

nothing about the mouse

02:09

it does have a model number Oh and a-19

02:18

ho0 41 and then the mouse now it’s not

02:23

plugged in but I’m gonna plug it in on

02:26

this computer that I’m recording this

02:29

video this is a port 4 point 9 1 foot

02:33

cable it says on the box so that you

02:36

know it’s not the longest cable in the

02:39

world but it’s not too bad it’s a little

02:41

thin here I’ll show you on camera with

02:43

this is a generic Mouse almost there’s

02:45

no brand on it but eh whatever

03:16

okay so the cable is not very thick but

03:19

I think it’ll last so just something

03:22

very light it’s the light Mouse it’s got

03:24

three buttons and a scroll I already

03:26

showed you on screen it’s not plugged in

03:28

yet – just a standard almost the size of

03:32

I would say original equipment

03:34

manufacturer Dell very similar size to a

03:37

nor the Logitech so let me plug it in

03:40

and then I’m gonna demonstrate so this

03:43

was $7.00 Mouse brand new optical now a

03:46

lot of times I do get mice excuse me I

03:49

get used ones I’ll go to a thrift store

03:51

but this evening my old Logitech the

03:54

small ones I don’t really like him but

03:56

it was Wireless it was this Wireless

03:58

Logitech mouse that I’ve had a long time

04:00

it started to fuck up and I switched out

04:04

the battery it wasn’t that I even you

04:06

know blah blah disconnected the USB

04:10

receiver yeah it wasn’t that size like

04:13

you know what and then I did not want to

04:15

drive that far there’s a savers thrift

04:17

store close by there’s a used computer

04:19

store but they’re well close by now and

04:22

I did not want to wait till tomorrow so

04:24

and I needed to get a HDMI cable anyways

04:27

and so I went to the Walmart that wasn’t

04:30

that far away so alright so let me plug

04:34

it in

04:44

okay uh-oh you know it’s interfering now

04:50

I think okay I plugged it in and as you

04:55

can see on screen it’s powered on now

04:59

okay although I noticed my encoder as

05:03

soon as I plug in this mouse my encoder

05:10

progress indicators are no longer

05:12

working so but I think that I think this

05:14

video is still getting recorded all

05:16

right let me move along and now I’m

05:19

gonna just demonstrate the red lights on

05:21

I can’t really get it much closer

05:22

because of the computers way the fuck

05:24

over here but as you can see you can see

05:27

the red light

05:28

so it’s powered on it and then I’m gonna

05:30

use it it’s worked it’s working now so

05:32

let me demonstrate it with my own

05:34

website which I can’t let’s see

05:50

okay it’s working

06:25

[Music]

06:30

I’m back towards the end of the first

06:36

part of this video you saw me you know

06:38

at the file look on my face and typing

06:41

away when I plugged in this onn Mouse

06:45

optical mouse with a scroll it caused my

06:52

encoder the Sartre that I used to record

06:54

my YouTube videos

06:55

it caused number one the sound progress

07:00

indicators to quit working and then I

07:02

could not transition because I was going

07:05

to demonstrate the mouse so that’s what

07:07

I’m this will be the last part of the

07:08

video

07:09

and so mice to me are extremely

07:12

important because I’m a computer

07:13

technician a real-world technician and I

07:16

work every day learning mentally ill or

07:19

as his ass for betting my mental illness

07:21

helping supporting Americans and others

07:26

all you know other countries with their

07:29

information technology problems so Mouse

07:31

very important ergonomics price the way

07:35

it feels in your hand and the size and

07:37

then you know also the scroll now I like

07:41

it it’s working

07:42

let me demonstrate on my website and

07:46

here as you can see it works obviously

07:50

and I’m gonna scroll now it could be

07:52

Linux I’m using MX Linux with it which

07:55

is a debian derivation Linux and it’s

08:03

very slow although I do like the scroll

08:05

wheel you can feel it it’s slow but I

08:09

found out with MX Linux that I don’t

08:12

there’s some adjustments but very few

08:16

but there is a program that a file that

08:19

you can install a small program and you

08:21

can actually adjust the scroll but for

08:26

for now this is you know it’s usable

08:29

anything else as far as the mouse so let

08:32

me try and see before I could not

08:35

transition because as soon as I as soon

08:38

as I plugged in this mouse is brand new

08:40

I’m just making a video demos

08:43

I could not transition anymore that and

08:47

I even the keyboard shortcut and then

08:50

yeah but but the video was still

08:52

recording I had to go into a terminal PS

08:56

minus EF pipe grep OS excuse me my

09:00

encoder and then literally kill the

09:05

processes and then it finally stopped

09:07

recording shit I don’t know if I want to

09:09

demonstrate I’m on my desktop you know

09:12

what I’m saying but I guess I could

09:16

let’s see I got a let’s see do I still

09:20

have it I’m using a television for the

09:29

monitor that I actually am monitoring

09:32

the encoder and then I’ve got this other

09:34

24 inch monitor that isn’t the desktop

09:37

when you record videos for YouTube it is

09:40

probably highly productive that you use

09:43

2 monitors even if it’s a laptop monitor

09:46

for what whatever you’re going to screen

09:51

capture and then a second monitor for

09:53

your encoder it makes it much easier all

09:57

right so let me I have to hey it’s right

10:02

here okay so here’s my desktop this is

10:05

MX Linux and as you can see the mouse

10:07

works ok so I just want to show you and

10:10

it it works it’s a good it’s a good

10:14

Mouse it’s working pretty good so I just

10:16

want to show you that I can right-click

10:17

and then I can left-click and then I

10:20

already demonstrated the scrolling

10:23

although it is a bit slow but me I’ll go

10:27

back to my website and I’m scrolling I

10:31

am scrolling normal there is no speed

10:36

that’s not okay that’s as fast as I can

10:38

scroll now this is about normal yeah

10:42

that’s that that’s all

10:45

a little bit too slow because I don’t

10:48

know about you but when I’m out on the

10:50

internet and I have to support customers

10:52

there are these Americans especially

10:54

they’re very very very just uptight Oh

10:59

Oh the other day I got threatened with a

11:03

lawsuit this is the kind of fucking this

11:05

is overtime now although I will what how

11:08

many minutes now let’s see the first

11:09

part was about six minutes twelve six

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foot ten about five minutes maybe a

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little bit over time I got threatened

11:18

with a lawsuit although I don’t take a

11:20

serious these customers on the third

11:24

prior website where I earn supplemental

11:25

income helping people with their

11:27

information technology you probably most

11:29

a lot of they’re fucking assholes they

11:33

threaten you he said you got 24 hours or

11:38

I’m contacting my lawyer and and then he

11:41

asked who I was who are you and I was

11:43

like and I just typed that okay I

11:46

haven’t received a death threat yet on

11:48

this third player website but if I ever

11:50

do it will be public I’ve been cussed at

11:54

you know fuck you oh the last time I

11:58

always report on how I get treated oh

12:00

yeah information technology you get

12:02

treated like garbage

12:04

they could be racist or that maybe they

12:06

don’t I don’t know whatever their

12:08

problem is on this website you know the

12:10

pale skinned Europeans I mean about a

12:13

few weeks ago I had a client telling me

12:16

go fuck yourself

12:17

he was stingy I’m not gonna tell you the

12:21

exact price points but this website will

12:23

have kind of like I don’t know how to

12:27

describe it they will offer really cheap

12:31

low prices for information technology

12:35

services that really they could you know

12:38

could charge hundreds of dollars easily

12:41

but I think it’s just a tactic to get

12:43

also they upsell and they got you know

12:46

membership and I don’t want to go into

12:49

all that he wasn’t paying hardly

12:52

anything pennies on the dollar

12:55

he did not like the fact that he had to

12:58

pay for help and then he did love

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emotional these goddamn Americans

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Americans run off of emotions and they

13:10

refuse to use any logic even the males

13:14

the males are metrosexual bitches a lot

13:16

of them they’re worse than the some of

13:19

the females on this website although

13:21

some of the females just and they’re

13:24

very impatient well if you don’t if you

13:27

don’t have a a the help if you don’t

13:34

have a you know a white pages or if you

13:38

don’t have a novel is worth of help and

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13:41

if you don’t get it to them and within

13:43

sight oh yes they can fire us and I can

13:45

fire them these motherfuckers are so

13:50

impatient that within a minute I’m not

13:53

making this shit up a couple minutes a

13:55

minute two minute BAM they fire you well

13:57

it doesn’t bother me anymore I don’t

13:58

care we can fire them too

14:00

which I do if they get abusive so within

14:07

the last couple of weeks I got eight go

14:08

fuck yourself well a few days ago I got

14:11

a I received a well I’m gonna sue you

14:15

first this motherfucker threatened to

14:17

sue the company I’m working for I’m like

14:19

well I’m an independent contractor and

14:21

they even have a disclaimer basically

14:25

telling the clients that they are not

14:28

gonna be able to that this company is

14:31

not responsible for anything that I talk

14:35

about or any kind of advice or any kind

14:37

of tips or any kind of instructions and

14:40

so however I don’t cave in to the

14:43

fear-mongering false evidence appearing

14:45

real

14:45

then the motherfucker came back and he

14:47

said well you got 24 hours I’m gonna sue

14:50

your company and I’m gonna sue you and

14:52

then they asked who are you and well duh

14:54

I’m not a dumbass I’m not gonna and so

14:57

there I just typed in okay now what else

15:00

with him in the last few yeah so I got

15:03

threatened with that oh there they get

15:05

very impatient

15:07

and so you know anyways now a little bit

15:11

over time as far as mice goes they can

15:15

be very important because obviously you

15:18

have to use a mouse unless it’s a laptop

15:22

and it’s got a built in what’s called as

15:24

the nipple or the little nipple mouse or

15:27

the the track pad

15:29

oh I hate track pads the oh I love IBM

15:34

Lenovo’s nipple mouse as I refer to it

15:37

you know the little Adele also has

15:40

something so Dells yeah there yeah Dells

15:43

aren’t bad either but I don’t know the

15:44

IBM the red little mouse the thimble

15:49

point Mouse up in the keyboard I love

15:53

them

15:54

their track pads no I’ve never liked a

15:57

track pad Mouse ever on any laptop ever

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even on a Mac Mac and crap computer I

16:02

just fucking hate them the the track the

16:08

those old school mice anyways I don’t

16:14

want to digress too much I’m very

16:16

particular when it comes to – because

16:19

you got these impatient mother fucking

16:21

cockroach Americans that they they they

16:24

want you to fix their computer or

16:28

quagmire and if you don’t respond within

16:31

seconds and and you better you better be

16:34

correct the first time and oh my god if

16:36

they have to pay any money for it that’s

16:38

a big issue on this website

16:40

the Americans are bitches they’re

16:42

literally wine they want they complain

16:45

Americans complaints they’re not paying

16:48

hardly it very little pennies on the

16:50

dollar if I admitted how much I earned

16:55

to support you motherfuckers you’d

16:57

probably laugh at me you or you’d be

17:00

like wondering what the Ferren what the

17:02

fuck you’re a moron or it’s your fault

17:05

or well you you know well you deserve it

17:08

or just shut up or just quit however I

17:12

supplement my income and I don’t have to

17:15

drive in anywhere I don’t have to sit in

17:17

a cubicle

17:18

I get to work wherever I want basically

17:21

as long as I have you know decent

17:23

internet access but our mouse is

17:25

extremely important

17:27

now here’s my litmus test with mice and

17:28

I’ve noticed over the years it really

17:30

doesn’t necessarily matter how much you

17:33

pay although sometimes you do pay you do

17:36

get what you pay for or sometimes you

17:38

don’t my litmus test is a mouse on knock

17:43

on wood that lawsuit will probably go

17:46

through and you’ll never hear from me

17:47

again because fuck you motherfuckers do

17:54

you think you think I was born yesterday

17:55

you think I’m gonna cave in now I talked

17:59

about this before quickly I investigated

18:02

this third party billion-dollar fascist

18:04

crooked criminal corporation that I earn

18:08

income on and there are more than one

18:12

accusations that the CEO of the founder

18:16

the founder of this corporation is one

18:18

of the trolls I think there are trolls

18:20

on this it’s either the moderators

18:23

employees or the executives or the

18:28

founder I’m not making this shit up

18:30

there’s more than one accusation that

18:33

it’s an inside job there are the trolls

18:36

or it could be other technicians I’ve

18:38

read about that too then are greedy and

18:41

when I’ve been on this website for like

18:44

ten years however if I quit for a while

18:47

cuz anyways they rebranded the dumb

18:50

mistake I don’t know some of these

18:53

corporations are the people that run

18:56

these are very arrogant fucking morons

18:59

rebranded themselves and then literally

19:01

overnight when they transition to the

19:02

new website with a different brand an

19:04

entirely different name I mean there was

19:07

nothing I was like are you fucking nuts

19:11

it was like very few you know requests

19:16

to work on and I mean the money just and

19:20

I was like I was like I’m not getting

19:22

the fuck out of here well a few years

19:26

later they corrected that mistake and

19:28

they went to their old brand but I

19:30

didn’t know about

19:31

and I needed money at that well I’m

19:33

always needing money because you know

19:35

the system requires it but at that time

19:37

I decided I was wondering what happened

19:39

to those knuckleheads that fucking made

19:41

the dumbest shit mistake of rebranding

19:43

and then literally overnight no traffic

19:47

no money just homelessness and poverty

19:51

in alcoholism in you have to wonder

19:56

these knuckleheads that fucking our

19:58

executives and these billion-dollar

20:00

crooked criminal corporations anyways I

20:07

went back recently and they changed how

20:09

you earn income but still you know just

20:15

Wow

20:19

anyways this is a noisy fan I’m getting

20:22

distracted by the fan I gotta run mega

20:23

run so mines very important oh it’s not

20:27

always you don’t always get what you pay

20:29

for and you can buy a real expensive

20:32

mice but the my litmus test of a mouse a

20:35

good Mouse versus a average or terrible

20:38

Mouse is what knock on what this is a

20:42

countertop probably synthetic wood that

20:45

you would find in a hotel motel

20:47

maybe apartments or a Kieth type

20:51

furniture very flat I don’t have a

20:54

mousepad

20:55

that’s another litmus test does the

20:57

mouse we’re good without a mousepad that

20:59

it that’s a you know what I’m saying

21:00

very this is excellent I’m right now

21:04

like literally it is very smooth

21:07

it’s excellent there I’m saying even up

21:11

as I can just it’s not perfect oh come

21:17

on now as I say that it’s not perfect

21:20

but it’s very workable I don’t have to

21:24

buy a mousepad

21:25

its optical but not all optical mice are

21:28

the same some you have to have a

21:30

mousepad another litmus test is try it

21:33

on carpet I’m not making this up or try

21:35

it on a couch cushion or a bedspread it

21:38

should be flat but a good working mouse

21:42

with good optics will work on carpet

21:47

because I’ve trust me I know it will

21:50

work on a sofa or the you know the

21:54

cushions on a sofa and it will work on a

21:58

bedspread a really good Mouse doesn’t

22:02

matter what you pay the OP the optical

22:05

mice will work some are horrible on

22:09

anything that is not a mousepad

22:12

whereas I love mice like the I haven’t

22:15

tested this yet on carpet or cushion or

22:19

bedspread but I probably will later and

22:22

you know maybe I’ll think about it but

22:24

probably not but on the counter its

22:27

excellent so far it’s better than that

22:29

all

22:33

logitech wireless mouse i can already

22:36

tell

22:36

now that Mouse is pretty old I don’t

22:39

know if the optics degrade after time I

22:43

don’t know if you you might have to

22:44

clean the surface but this is very

22:47

smooth excellent like I can even show

22:50

the I know this is a mouse video but

22:53

very important because this is how you

22:55

control a computer you know what I’m

22:57

saying and a keyboard is important too

22:59

and the ergonomics hours I’m trying to

23:07

is it there

23:14

oh I almost had it I almost had it and

23:17

then I gotta run I gotta run I did throw

23:19

in some overtime there we go so oh look

23:23

look can you see how fast that is

23:25

that’s as fast I mean it’s excellent

23:29

no mousepad $7.00 optical mouse onn

23:33

Walmart up and down it’s great dude now

23:36

the scroll isn’t the best but you know

23:39

yeah I need to adjust the settings now

23:42

the scroll to me is also it’s got two

23:45

buttons they seem what yeah it seems

23:49

pretty good the scroll some scroll

23:53

wheels you can’t you know what I’m

23:55

saying you don’t know it’s kind of hard

23:57

to explain they scroll really easily

24:00

real loose other ones are thicker

24:04

heavier feeling and they scroll I don’t

24:08

know how to explain it this one is kind

24:10

of in the middle like like you can like

24:12

literally feel the scroll in on my

24:15

finger and you can kind of feel it

24:19

rotating I kind of like that but it’s

24:22

slower but I think it’s in the settings

24:24

some mice the one the lenovo mice the

24:29

original equipment manufacturer their

24:31

scroll the scrolls are real small real

24:35

light and they just been real real fast

24:37

and I don’t necessarily like that

24:39

because I kind of like to feel this

24:41

though scroll these are just my

24:43

preferences is just subjective yours is

24:46

probably different and it should be

24:48

because you know you know what I’m

24:50

saying but me a very important mouse and

24:53

keyboard the dell original equipment

24:56

manufacturers I love those mice the ones

24:59

that you’ll get with a brand-new Dell I

25:01

love them you can get them at thrift

25:02

stores three to five dollars used well

25:05

duh it’s a thrift store the scroll

25:08

wheels are larger and you can feel them

25:11

scroll you can feel it same thing with

25:14

Logitech the the IBM the small

25:16

lightweight smaller optical om or is it

25:22

a liquid mask fracture of my site I

25:24

don’t really

25:25

them that much they’re a lot they’re

25:26

lighter they’re very lightweight like

25:28

this one but they’re not as big and that

25:30

the scroll is just it’s a small scroll

25:32

wheel and assistance pins I don’t know

25:37

man I have my own preferences I’m gonna

25:39

make an about another mouse this it’s a

25:42

wireless one from Walmart it’s a

25:44

different brand so I’ll be making that

25:46

video and I might make the video about

25:47

the hole and then brand HDMI cable it

25:50

was like $7 $7.47 you deserve to get

26:02

sued Aaron my lawyers are working on a

26:05

case against you get the fuck out of

26:08

here man

Logitech C920 Webcam Mac – Mojave Compatible

Another computer issue in the world order. This time an individual had a question about Macintosh computers and webcam compatibility. Here is the original initial question verbatim below.

I need help getting my new Logitech C920 web cam to work.

This individual was using a Apple Macintosh mini computer with Apple Macintosh Mojave 10.14 operating system installed. They had purchased an application from the Apple Applicatin store called “Web Cam Settings”. What a fucking waste of money.

Anyways, they had watched another Youtube video to try and help them install the Logitech C920 on their Apple Macintosh mini computer with Apple Macintosh Mojave 10.14 operating system installed. This is what solved this conundrum.

You can download and install the webcam software from the following link.

https://download01.logi.com/web/ftp/pub/techsupport/cameras/Webcams/LogiCameraSettings_2.5.12.pkg

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They were then able to use their Logitech C920 webcam with their Apple Macintosh mini computer. When it comes to Logitech web cameras and Apple Macintosh computers, it can become a crap shoot. It really depends on the exact model of Logitech web camera you have.

Also, important is what Apple Macintosh operating system you are using. You do NOT necessarily want to assume that your Logitech web camera will work with your Apple Macintosh computer. Also, you do NOT want to necessarily assume that the operating system you are using on your Apple Macintosh computer will be compatible with your Logitech web camera.

You could always first find out what web camera model you have or wish to purchase. Then find out the exact operating system you are using. This example this individual was using Apple Macintosh 10.14 Mojave.

Then you want to verify on Logitech’s website whether or not your Logitech web camera will work or not. Sometimes there will be a software download available. However, depending on the exact operating system and Logitech we camera model, there may NOT be any software download available for your Apple Macintosh computer.

Also, you want to first install the software onto your Macintosh computer. Then once that is accomplished successfully, you connect the web camera to a Universal Serial Bus cable on your Macintosh computer. Finally, you open up a video software application similar to Facetime, Skype, etc. to test your web camera.

Communication Error Check if the Computer is Connected – Epson Fix

Another printer problem to solve from a third party website where I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. This one deals with a communication error on a printer. Here is the original initial request quoted verbatim.

Hi. I have an Epson printer WF-3640. I have issues scanning documents to my Apple MacBook, because repeatedly there is a message that appears on my Epson screen saying “Communication error. Check if the computer is connected”. Do you know how this can be fixed?Initially I thought it was the USB cable, but I changed that too and it didn’t fix the “connectivity” issue. Please advise.

This individual owned a Macintosh with Sierra 10.12 operating system installed. Remove all instances of your printer software from “Applications”. Remove all instances of your printer from “Printers & Scanners”.

Download and install the Epson WF-3640 printer software. When it comes to troubleshooting printers, one of the first questions I ask or try to answer is where is the printer error appearing on. Is the error displayed on the printer itself, your computer or both.

In this instance the “Communication error. Check if the computer is connected” error message appeared on the liquid crystal display of the printer. This individual tried some troubleshooting of their own, by disconnecting and reconnecting the Universal Serial Bus cable.

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My additional tip is to disconnect the Universal Serial Bus cable from both the printer and the computer. Some times just disconnecting the printer cable in this manner will fix printing problems. Also, as an added bonus tip, you can follow these instructions.

Power off your Epson printer. Disconnect the power cable from the wall outlet. Disconnect the Universal Serial Bus printer cable from both your printer and computer.

Press and hold the power button on your printer for 30-60 seconds. Leave your Epson printer disconnected from any power source for 5-10 minutes. Reconnect the Universal Serial Bus cable and power cable to your printer.

Power on your printer and see if it will now print. Printers can be real finicky and a pain in the ass at times. However, these three tips I gave you often times fixes printer problems.

Also, paying attention to where the actual error, if any is given, appears can be a hint in your printer troubleshooting. One additional bonus tip is on Macintosh operating system, you can just drag the printer folder in this case, Epson, to the trash can to remove the software from “Applications”. Some times printer software installs do not include a removal tool or when you run them the do not properly remove the printer software.

Also, you may want to empty the trash can after dragging the Epson folder. I have noticed on at least one occasion where emptying the trash can fixed a problem, where each time I went to reinstall the printer software, the same old problem occurred. What fixed this endless loop, was emptying the Macintosh operating system trash can.

Computers can be real finicky and weird at times. Hopefully, you were able to fix your Epson communication error problem. These instructions were written for a Macintosh computer with Macintosh operating system Sierra 10.12 installed for an Epson WF-3640 printer.

However, you can use these instructions and tips as a basis point for troubleshooting the same or similar error on different brand and model printers, even on Linux and Microsoft operating systems.

Install HP Printer Software Without CD

I received another question on a third party website where I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. This time an individual was not able to get their printer working on their tablet computer. Here is the initial request quoted verbatim.

I’m trying to connect to my wireless printer, an HP OfficeJet 4630, with an Ematic EWT832NS 2 in 1 Windows tablet. I get a message to insert the CD that came with the printer into the computer (tablet) which doesn’t have a CD drive. The tablet appears to see the printer, but I can’t get the printer to print.

Whenever you are not able to install a printer via a CD-ROM or DVD you most likely will be able to download the driver and or software for your printer. This individual owned a Hewlett Packard OfficeJet 4630 printer. Also, they were using an Ematic tablet computer with Microsoft Windows 10 operating installed.

Download and install the Hewlett Packard OfficeJet 4630 printer software from the following link. Please do NOT connect the printer to your computer until instructed to do so by the software installation. Once you download that software to your computer you just double click it to begin the printer installation.

My experiences with Hewlett Packard printer installs, is to NOT connect your printer to your computer first. In this instance a tablet computer without a CD-ROM optical drive. You want to wait until the installation prompts you to connect your printer to your computer.

If you connect your printer to your computer first, Microsoft Windows operating system will attempt to load a default printer driver that may or may not work. Also, when you try to install the Hewlett Packard printer driver, the installation gets confused as it detects a driver already installed. The printer installation program may or may not install the correct original equipment manufacture printer driver.

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This may cause you to not be able to print, even after installing the correct driver. You will be prompted to select how you want to connect your printer to your computer. You will have two or three choices, USB cable, Ethernet, or Wireless.

This individual had a wireless printer. You want to make certain that you have connected your wireless printer to your wireless router network. You will need to know your SSID and password. Once you have successfully connected your Hewlett Packard OfficeJet 4630 to your wireless router network, you will be able to print to it.

Hewlett Packard printer installs are notoriously slow according to my own experiences as a real world computer technician. I would allow at least 30 minutes to an hour for the installation of the software to complete. Once the Hewlett Packard printer installation detects your printer successfully it will begin installing the software.

Most if not all printers I have supported in the last 10 years or so, almost always have a download available on their original equipment manufacture brand websites. Microsoft and Apple operating systems are almost always supported. You should be able to find a printer driver at the very least for most newer printers.

I always install the full suite of software including the driver. This can take quite a bit of time. However, you will be able to possibly copy, fax, print, and scan from your printer, depending on how many features it includes. The all in one Hewlett Packard printers usually include copy, fax, printing, and scanning capability.

You may be asked to register your printer. Also, you may be asked to enter fax information. You may or may not be able to skip these information requests.

Your printer software will finally complete the installation process. You may be asked to sign up to Hewlett Packard instant ink program. This voluntary and you do NOT need to sign up in order to print.

You will still be able to purchase printer cartridges yourself in order to print. These instructions were written for an Ematic 2 in 1 tablet computer with Microsoft Windows 10 operating system to print on a Hewlett Packard OfficeJet 4630 printer. However, you could certainly use these instructions and tips, as a basis point, to install printer software on any computer without an optical drive on most Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems.

Install External Hard Drive Windows 10

I received another computer question on a third party website where I earn supplemental income answering computer and technology related questions. This one deals with using an external hard drive on a personal computer. Here is the original question quoted verbatim.

I have a 1TB WD Passport Ultra, Metal Edition that I purchased in April 2017 to provide a backup of my PC hard drive. S/N xxxxxxxxxxxx. There is a sticker on the back with my name on it and the number xxxxx-xxxxxxxxx.

This individual owned two Dell computers. A Dell Inspiron 620 and Dell Inspiron 3670. The Dell Inspiron 3670 was brand new. This individual wanted to use their one terabyte Western Digital Passport Ultra metal edition on their new computer.

All you have to do is connect your external hard drive to your Microsoft windows 10 computer and then format it. Open “File Explorer”. Right click the external drive and choose “Format”.

When purchasing external hard drives, you should first make certain that the one you want to purchase is compatible with your operating system. Some external hard drives are compatible with both Microsoft Windows and Apple Macintosh operating systems. Some external hard drives are only compatible with one operating system, Microsoft Windows or Apple Macintosh operating system.

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You can perform a quick Internet search and find out what operating systems the brand and model of external hard drive is compatible with. If you are shopping at a retail store, look on the outside packaging to see what operating systems this external hard drive is compatible with. This can save you time and possibly money.

Your external hard drive may already be pre formatted. All you would need to do is hook up your external hard drive to your Windows 10 computer and then access it like any other hard drive. However, some external hard drives require that software installed on the drive detects your operating system.

Some external hard drives you have to format the device yourself before you can use them. This is where planning ahead and knowing what you need to do to get your external hard drive functioning could save you time and money. When you do format an external hard drive, just make certain you are formatting the correct device.

You certainly do not want to format the hard drive that has your operating system installed on. Once you do format your external hard drive or are able to access it, then you can read and write to this drive like any other removable media. You can use it to back up your important data.

You could even have automatic backups configured. When in doubt, try educate yourself first about the actual external hard drive that you are wanting to purchase. Purchasing an external hard drive to back up your data is a step in the right direction.

I lecture quite often about how important it is to back up your important data. These instructions were written for Microsoft Windows 10 operating system and a Western Digital Passport Ultra external hard drive. However, you could certainly use these instructions as a basis point for other brand and model external hard drives on Microsoft Windows operating systems.

Printing From a Chromebook – on an Epson Printer

I received a question about being able to print on an Epson printer from a chromebook computer. Printing on a chromebook can be a pain in the ass at times. However, with an Epson printer you may be able to print without installing and drivers and or software on your chromebook computer.

Here is the initial question quoted verbatim.

I need help with my ability to print.

This individual did NOT tell me what printer brand and model they owned. Also, they were going to connect their printer via a Universal Serial Bus cable. You would just connect your printer to your chromebook with a Universal Serial Bus cable and then use Google Cloud printing.

You will need to login with a Google account. If you login with Youtube and or Gmail, you already have a Google account. If you do NOT have a Google account, you will need to create one.

If you want to print wireless then you will first need to place your printer on the same network as your chromebook. Your IP addresses will be on the same sub network. For example your Epson printer will have an Internet Protocol address of 10.0.0.1 and your chromebook will have an Internet Protocol address of 10.0.0.2.

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You will need to know the exact Internet Protocol address from your Epson printer. Then you will enter in this address into a web browser. For example type in 10.0.0.1 into a web browser address bar.

Now select the “Google Cloud Print Services” option. If you do NOT see the Google Cloud Print Services option then try turning off your Epson printer and turning it back on. Once you see Google Cloud Print Services option, click on “Register”.

You will need to agree to the Google usage advisory by placing a check mark in the box next to it. Now you will click on “OK” that will launch the sign in page in a separate window. Type in your Google account username and password and click on “Sign in”. If you do NOT have a Google account, you can go ahead and create one now by clicking on “Sign up For a Google Account”.

Finally, you want to click on “Finish Printer Registration”. You should now be able to print. I would print a test page now. You can print from your chromebook by selecting or clicking on a “Print” option from an application.

For example a web browser. Your Epson printer is now actually linked to your Google account. This allows you to print from any Google Android, Apple device, chromebook, or computer with Internet access.

Printing with a Universal Serial Bus cable is so much easier. Just connect the Universal Serial Bus cable to your printer with the square end. Connect the flat end of the Universal Serial Bus cable to your chromebook.

Then you can print from any application that has a print function. Universal Serial Bus printer cables are not that expensive. You might even be able to find one at a thrift store.

What Type of USB Cable Does a Canon Printer Use

I received another computer request. This one dealt with hardware which is at times more of a rarity. Here is the initial original request verbatim:

“Where is the USB cable connector on a Pixma MX922? I just bought the printer and trying to connect to my laptop.”

This individual had purchased a Canon Pixma MX922 printer. Canon just like every other major printer Manufacturer that I know uses standard universal serial bus printer cables. Here is my initial original response:

The universal serial bus connection should be on the back right hand side if looking at the printer from the back. It should be near where you plug in the power cable. Also, Canon suggests to install the software and driver first and then connect the printer via universal serial bus when prompted to.

That is a printer universal serial bus connection. A printer cable universal serial bus connection is square not standard flat shaped. Did you receive a printer universal serial bus cable with the printer?

One end of a printer universal serial bus cable is flat standard the other end is square. Please look at the image I have attached. This request was one of just ignorance.

Those new to printers may have assumed that printer cables have to flat standard connections. Universal serial bus printer cables have always had one end that is square that I remember. This end connects directly to your printer.

What I find stingy is that Canon did NOT include one with this Canon Pixma MX922 printer. Canon is not the only major printer manufacturer that does NOT include printer cables. I am pretty certain back in the day when I purchased both a Hewlett Packard and Canon inkjet printers, that a printer cable was included.

Technically these printer cables are known as universal serial bus a/b cables. A is used to describe the flat end connector, which you will see on more standard universal serial bus cables. B is used to describe the square four corner end connector, which is an average computer user is accustomed to with printers.

This allows the universal serial bus to become standard. Most computers even in this day have universal serial bus connectors. Printers then are manufactured with the universal serial bus B type square connector.

Inkjet and laser printers are supported with this type of cable. Office copiers and large commercial grade printers as well as all in one devices use these types of cables. Back before the universal serial bus cables were manufactured printers had serial bus connectors.

Computers also had serial bus connectors. These types of connectors were quite a bit larger.

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Erase Process Has Failed MAC – Troubleshooting Steps

Another computer problem, this time on Apple Macintosh operating system. Here is the original initial request:

“Time Machine. 10.13.5 (17F77). Today.”

Here is my initial original response:

Are you having problems with Time Machine backups on your Macintosh? Time Machine should already be installed. Browse to “System Preferences” by clicking the Apple icon in the top menu.

Select the “Time Machine” icon from within “System Preferences”. Click on “Select Backup Disk”. Choose your hard disk that you want to backup data to.

You can enable automatic backups by selecting “Backup Automatically”. Continue on until Time Machine begins backing up data. The first backup may take a considerable longer period of time to complete.

Did disk utility find a problem with your hard disk? You could try erasing your disk. If you have any important files, move them from your backup disk.

Then erase the disk and see if Time Machine backup will now work. You could restart your Macintosh and try to reformat backup disk. Also, you could power off your Macintosh.

Then disconnect the backup disk. Now start your Macintosh and hook up backup disk and see if you can reformat it. I received numerous errors with this external hard disk.

I was NOT able to dismount this external drive. I received this error:

“Erase process has failed. Click “Done” to continue.”

Another error I received was this one:

“The volume can’t be ejected because it’s currently in use.”

I could NOT erase this external drive. I had to use the terminal in Macintosh operating system 10.13 which is High Sierra. However, I could not dismount this external hard drive with this command:

umount /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

I tried a different command but received the same failure:

diskutil unmount /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

This was one fucking stubborn external hard drive. I used the following commands to finally get this external hard drive to dismount:

ls /Volumes/

lsof | grep /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

There was an Apple Macintosh process that locked this external hard drive. The previous command shows all processes specific to the external hard drive. Now you want to kill all processes that are accessing the external hard drive:

killall mds

You can use the Apple Macintosh “Activity Monitor” to end all processes as well. The activity monitor has a graphical user interface. Finally, I was able to dismount this external hard drive with the following command:

diskutil unmount /Volumes/Time Machine Backups

I was able to use “First Aid” in “Disk Utility”. The first aid fixed the external hard drive problem. This allowed the client to keep their existing Time Machine Backups and continue with their automated backups.

You can find disk utility in “Applications” via the Finder tool. These instructions were written for an Apple Macintosh computer with Apple Macintosh operating system 10.13 which is High Sierra installed.

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Brother HL-L2395DW Printer – MAC OS Compatibility

I received a bit of a different information technology request. Normally, I deal with fixing computer problems. This request was more or less research related.

Here is the original initial request:


I just purchased Brother HL L2395DW printer, but notice on box it is compatible with MACOS v10.10.5. My Mac is OSX 10.9.5 (Safari). I am afraid to open box until I know if it will be compatible…will appreciate your advice.

I haven’t unpacked it yet, just bought it and don’t want to try to install unless I know it will be compatible.

Actually, MAC OS X 10.9.5 is Mavericks. I digress back to this blog post. Here is my initial response to their request:

On the Brother HL L2395DW support page they list four MACOS X downloads:

* 10.10
* 10.11
* 10.12
* 10.13

No guarantees the printer will work with older Macintosh operating systems. Let me try to find some printers that are compatible out of the box for 10.9. Are you wanting a Brother brand printer?

I found this list of Canon compatible printers with OS X 10.9. I will look for a list for Brother if available. You are welcome.

I found this list of possible Brother printers that are compatible with OS 10.9. Scroll to the bottom to see list of printers. I found another list.

This one you can use to find any type of Brother printer compatible with OS 10.9. Click on “Click here to display all models covered by this answer”. What is your current printer?

One problem might be that brand new printers might not support OS 10.9. You might be able to find older printers that are still in their new box. Not sure if that would suffice.

I found your Epson WF-3640 on Amazon. There are some new ones available. Yes, Macintosh upgrades are not perfect.

If you do upgrade you will need your Apple ID and Macintosh administrator password. Also, I would definitely backup your data before you upgrade. You might want to do some routine maintenance before you upgrade.

Clean up your Mac and make sure you don’t have any problems with it now. Also, make sure to install any available updates before upgrading. This blog post was written for a Macintosh computer with Macintosh operating system X 10.9.5 Mavericks installed.

This is an example perhaps of what you may encounter when your technology devices fail. This individual was willing to return this brand new Brother HL-L2395DW printer for one that would be compatible with an aging operating system. Quite often you can find older technology including printers brand new in their box.

A quick Internet search for Epson WF-3640 resulted in an Amazon listing. There were multiple printers being sold as new. This is a learning lesson in knowing what technology you have acquired and attention to detail.

Had this customer opened the box, who knows what other pitfalls would have followed? A fifteen percent restocking perhaps at the very least? Try to always research your technology purchases in advance if possible.

Do NOT over look replacing failing peripherals with the same model. If you are happy with it like this customer, then there is no reason why you can’t continue using it. Hardware compatibility with a specific operating system is quite often over looked.

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