Hard Drive Not Spinning, How to Fix

For a hard drive not spinning, getting the data off of it is impossible.   This is true, whether it be PATA, SATA, SCSI, IDE, USB, internal, or external hard disk drive (HDD). Hard Drive Not Spinning, First Remarks Try Fixing it Yourself if Data Not Too Important If you find a hard drive not … Continue reading Hard Drive Not Spinning, How to Fix



Logitech Squeezebox Boom Picture Gallery

Here we show pictures of our Logitech Squeezebox Boom Wi-Fi internet radio.  We’ve written about this receiver in other posts in this blog, and this photo album summarizes those posts, with pictures.   Look over these shots to get a comprehensive view of this device and its capabilities. Pictures Taken During Setup How the radio … Continue reading Logitech Squeezebox Boom Picture Gallery



UE Roll Firmware Update Instructions

Here, we give UE Roll firmware update on the this Ultimate Ears Bluetooth speaker. First, this upgrade can take up to five minutes depending on the speed of your internet. Plus, it cannot easily be undone. Finally, you won’t be able to downgrade to the last firmware version once you complete this upgrade. So, be … Continue reading UE Roll Firmware Update Instructions



Buttons on Echo Dot 3rd Generation Top

The Amazon Echo Dot 3rd generation speaker features several buttons and a light ring around its top as have its earlier versions.  Here though, we explore the Echo Dot 3 buttons and input and output ports.  We show  where each one is on the speaker. We then discuss what each button / plug is for, … Continue reading Buttons on Echo Dot 3rd Generation Top



How to Change WiFi on Victor Reader Trek

This post covers how to change WiFi on Victor Reader Trek.  The Victor Reader Trek GPS navigator and eBook Player media player offers access numerous GPS wireless features as follows. Like with the Victor Reader Stream 2, you can download firmware updates directly to it without a personal computer. Play internet radio stations. Download talking … Continue reading How to Change WiFi on Victor Reader Trek



Cisco Linksys WES610N Bridge Review

Think of the Cisco Linksys WES610N as a 4-port Ethernet switch.  But this switch also has a fifth port, a WiFi port. This port connects to a WiFi network.  It  connects Ethernet-bound PCs, internet radios, smart TVs, et al, to a distant internet gateway via WiFi. Cisco Linksys WES610N Wireless Network Bridge Intro The Cisco … Continue reading Cisco Linksys WES610N Bridge Review



Bookport Plus Change WiFi Instructions

People also know the APH MP3 audiobook player as the Book Port Plus.  This eBook reader utilizes WiFi networks for streaming audio content from internet Radio stations.  It also plays downloaded podcasts.  Plus, this player will hopefully download talking books directly from the National Library Service for the Blind (NLS). All of this function relies … Continue reading Bookport Plus Change WiFi Instructions



Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review

We’ve used Cooktop Cleaning Creme for several years now. We find it to work as well as the other glass top range polishes we’ve tested.  Cooktop brand cleans the hardened, baked on grime. This builds up above the burners on our flat top Whirlpool electric stove. Cook Top Brand is an effective, low-fume, non abrasive thick liquid cleaner. It … Continue reading Cooktop Cleaning Creme Review



Staples USB 2 Stick Drive 64GB Review

Bought the Staples USB 2 stick drive 64GB version, at Staples® of course, to create a recovery drive for a new laptop computer.  Here we review the pros and cons of this thumb drive that we ran into in this effort. This stick drive installed without any problems, received copied data as quickly as other high speed … Continue reading Staples USB 2 Stick Drive 64GB Review



How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker

You may wish know how to reboot your Microsoft Invoke smart speaker if it shows poor performance, stops answering Cortana requests, emits strange noises, breaks up, chirps or squeaks, or suffers other weirdness. Indeed you should first always try a device reboot (described below).  Why?  Because this often clears up many problems, and avoids the … Continue reading How to Reboot Microsoft Invoke Speaker