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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1258811
10/18/21 12:55 PM
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How did you get the USB adapter to work?

ENJOY your little slice of heaven! Now... the big question... what is the first game you are going to play?


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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1258837
10/19/21 02:01 AM
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My Son just slid my old wireless mouse in no problem, I was just too timid as it didn't click in as easy as my old laptop I guess because its new . I did buy a new gaming mouse though its still in the box, I don't know if I will use it . It got lights all over it LOL and hundreds of buttons well 6 . LOL The make is Trust and its called RAVA Illuminated .
The first game I will be playing is Nemizis Mysterious Journey 111 and the curser is just going where I want it to go. Yay .
I have to re- install all my games I have from steam but that's no problem .
I am just learning the layout at the moment. Its still Windows 10, no option to install 11 that it only for ordinary laptops so I'm told .
Thanks again Draclvr you have been such a help

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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1258840
10/19/21 02:59 AM
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So it sounds like you just needed to turn the USB plug over as Drac had suggested.

Glad you are finally getting to play Nemezis. I haven't played into the game much as it makes me feel a bit ill. I'm not giving up as it seems to be a good game but I haven't played it for awhile. frown

Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1258852
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So, Nemizis it is! One of the things you are going to love is how speedy it is.

I can't figure out those gaming mice with all the buttons! They are for playing the high end shooters and RPGs. I have a very nice Razer Death Adder Chroma which I can set the colors on, but all it has is two buttons on the left side for my thumb.

Windows 11 is not for just "ordinary" computers - it is available for ALL computers. At least ones that are capable of running it because of the new hardware requirements. I'll bet if you go into your setting and updates, it will tell you whether you can run it or not. I wouldn't suggested downloading it though.


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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1258856
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Thanks again Draclvr I will heed you advice and I am taking this fancy mouse back to the store.
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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1258858
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There are lots of fun computer mice with the ability to change lights and work well too. Most of the Razer mice are wired because they work better for gaming, but a Chroma Death Adder is around $50 at Amazon UK. If you want something fun, yet not so fancy, try looking there... there are other brands too. I usually make mine red and green for Christmas!

Razer Death Adder Chroma

Look there for fun wireless mice too.


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Re: New Laptop [Re: oldbroad] #1261564
11/26/21 07:48 AM
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Hi draclvr I hope you can help me . I have been using skype to talk to my daughter in Lanzarote and yesterday the camera didn't work so she couldn't see me. I tried to sort it out by going to settings and clicking the on for skype and it still says no device found. Have I clicked on the wrong button on the keyboard ? I just don't know . I hope you will know I dont know all the F numbers and their symbols .
i am at a loss
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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1261574
11/26/21 08:56 AM
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Hi maggsie, until Drac comes along, I will say there are a number of suggestions to fix this issue, but first of all make sure that you have allowed applications to access your camera.

You can read about how to do that by looking at the first suggestion here when Skype can't find your camera.

Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1261578
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Marian has the right suggestions. But you should also make sure your camera is showing up in Device Manager. Right click on the white Windows icon in the lower left and select Device Manager. Look in the "imaging deviced" heading to see if it's listed or if there is a yellow exclamation mark.


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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1261708
11/28/21 03:41 AM
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Thanks Draclvr and Marian. I checked and the the camera for skype app is on . Then I went to windows task manager and there is no imaging device that I can find. I checked every section and cant find anything with a yellow question mark. or anything relating to video or camera . My son is coming round this afternoon I just hope he can sort it.
It worked perfectly when I first got this laptop the camera just came on automatically, I know I must of pressed some button on my keyboard that I shouldn't have.
Thanks to both of you I am off to Lanzarote on Tuesday morning so I will forget about it till i get back LOL
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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1261716
11/28/21 08:16 AM
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Hi Draclvr and Marian,
Problem solved I knew I had pressed some key. It was function and F6 Phew ! my son did all the checks you said to do and then went on to the makers site and got the solution .
I will have to be extra careful from now on.
I wish you both a very Merry Christmas I know I will.
Thanks again
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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1261718
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Yay! I would have had no idea what to suggest if it was a key combination you had pressed!


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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1261723
11/28/21 09:37 AM
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Glad to hear your son stepped in and saved the day, maggsie. bravo

Happy holidays to you too! wave

Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1263990
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Late to the party once again. I offer a few thoughts to consider.

If you’re shopping for a new computer, a desktop is a much better deal, unless you truly need the mobility. Much more repairable and upgradable.

That said, you will soon discover the ergonomic disadvantages of a laptop. Looking down at the screen all the time is a real pain in the neck. The only solution is to hook your laptop to external everything, effectively turning it into a mini desktop. External monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers. My laptop is my bedroom computer, with all the accessories on a rolling laptop desk. It works Great!

Now here’s the potential biggie. Download the service manual for your laptop and buy a couple of cooling fans. That’s what killed my previous laptop. The fan in my current laptop just died and I had to replace it. I had previously bought the last two cooling fans HP had. The fan is the only mechanical device in your laptop, and about the only thing you can repair.

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Re: New Laptop [Re: maggsie] #1263991
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Interesting info to consider Albert!

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