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    • What Are IDE Hard Drives?

      What Are IDE Hard Drives?

      Integrated Drive Electronics or (IDE) are a type of hard drive controller which bundles the components of the hard drive and its controller into one interface. This allows for much simpler installation of the hard drive into the system by removing the difficulties associated with the separation of the components and controllers such as the predecessor

    • How an Inkjet Printer Works

      How an Inkjet Printer Works

      Inkjet printers contain hundreds of parts all working together to put millions of microscopic dots onto paper. There are five main components of an inkjet printer: print head, paper feeder, circuit board, power supply, and the case. Of these, the print head and paper feeder are the most interesting. The Print Head The print head

    • How to Print to a File

      How to Print to a File

      When a document or other item is printed to a file instead of a local or networked printer, it allows the file to be saved in a format that can be used by a different printer. Information such as page and line breaks, font spacing, and other layout information is saved when printing a document

    • ROM (Read Only Memory)

      ROM (Read Only Memory)

      Read-Only Memory or ROM is an integrated-circuit memory chip that contains configuration data. ROM is commonly called firmware because its programming is fully embedded into the ROM chip. As such, ROM is a hardware and software in one. Because data is fully incorporated at the ROM chip’s manufacture, data stored can neither be erased nor

    • How to Access BIOS

      How to Access BIOS

      The Basic Input/Output System is a program that is built into a computer’s motherboard that offers access to the hardware’s setup and configuration. During the initial boot phase, the BIOS is accessed and acts as the controller for processes such as booting the operating system. All Microsoft Windows operating systems must use BIOS to boot

    • How to Recover Hard Drive Data

      How to Recover Hard Drive Data

      Hard drive data recovery is the process of recovering lost data from a hard drive when the data cannot be readily accessed through normal retrieval methods. Whether the hard drive has locked up or has completely crashed, there is a good chance the data can be recovered with a variety of hard drive data recovering

    • How to Format a Hard Drive

      How to Format a Hard Drive

      Formatting a hard drive often becomes necessary when Trojans or viruses that are difficult to remove infect it or when there are bad sectors on it. A hard drive should be divided into small partitions to utilize the space effectively. A hard drive can also be formatted in order to reorganize the space available. Remember,

    • LCoS (Light Crystal over Silicon)

      LCoS (Light Crystal over Silicon)

      LCoS (Light Crystal over Silicon) is a technology used in display systems. LCoS shares some elements with LCD and DLP (Digital Light Processing) displays. As such, LCOS systems are not exactly new though it was only recently that commercial manufacture became viable. The best way to understand LCoS television is to understand the process. How

    • Molex Connectors

      Molex Connectors

      Molex connectors are pin and socket types of connectors that are found in a multitude of products. Their name stems from the Molex Products Company, the business that originally designed and helped standardize the type of connection in the 1950s and 1960s. Although they were originally designed for use in appliances, they are currently a

    • Touch Screen Monitors

      Touch Screen Monitors

      A touch screen is basically a display screen which can identify the occurrence and position of a touch within its own area. This usually refers to a touch or tap to the display of the gadget by a finger or hand. Touch screens can also identify added inactive objects, such as a stylus. Touch screens work

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