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by Rodney
Sat Aug 08, 2009 1:25 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Code 22 on my CD writer, how to correct?
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Re: Code 22 on my CD writer, how to correct?

I think I solved my own problem. I uninstalled the device and then reinstalled it. Seems to be okay now although I have not yet tried to use it. sorry for the time I caused any readers. rodney
by Rodney
Sat Aug 08, 2009 10:52 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Code 22 on my CD writer, how to correct?
Replies: 1
Views: 787

Code 22 on my CD writer, how to correct?

I get a code 22 error on my cd writer when I go to "control panel">"systems">"device manager". I performed the following instructions: Code 22 This device is disabled. (Code 22) Recommended resolution Enable the device by using Device Manager. In Device Manager, click Action, and then click Enable D...
by Rodney
Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:32 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Changing my religion- to linux
Replies: 30
Views: 7122

Re: Changing my religion- to linux

I too have been toying with Linux. I have chosen Ubuntu as the one to pursue. It is readily available for free. You can download it and burn your own CD or Google it and send them your address and you will soon receive a free disk that will get you up and running. I am having great success and lots ...
by Rodney
Fri Jul 17, 2009 7:28 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: How do you identify different types of screw heads
Replies: 22
Views: 4532

How do you identify different types of screw heads

I have some bad hard disk drives I want to take apart to salvage the magnets out of. The screw heads are not typical and do not seem to be Torks. One brand is similar to a 4 cornered socket screw and another is like a 5 star shaped depression. Do these have a name or are they used only by that manuf...
by Rodney
Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:55 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Have an ISO file, now what do I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Re: Have an ISO file, now what do I do?

Thanks, I downloaded "Free Easy Burner" and it worked like a charm. Looks like this is a pretty good burner and best of all, no charge. Problem solved. Rodney
by Rodney
Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: Have an ISO file, now what do I do?
Replies: 6
Views: 2409

Have an ISO file, now what do I do?

I have an ISO file that I downloaded but do not know how to convert it to a file that will run on Windows XP. How do you burn it to a CD to make it a runnable file please?
by Rodney
Mon May 18, 2009 8:00 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current limits for printed circuit board traces
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Re: Current limits for printed circuit board traces

Thanks guys, your inputs were very helpful and just what I needed. Rodney
by Rodney
Mon May 18, 2009 7:58 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: What is best way to check out used computers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

Re: What is best way to check out used computers?

Thanks for all your replys, you have been very helpful. Rodney
by Rodney
Mon May 18, 2009 7:56 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Question about WalWarts
Replies: 9
Views: 1988

Re: Question about WalWarts

An excellent primer or tutor on batteries can be found at www.rcbatteryclinic.com and there is info there on using wall warts for other than their intended purpose. A very good source of lots of pertinent info on the care and use of batteries.
by Rodney
Sun May 17, 2009 7:48 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Current limits for printed circuit board traces
Replies: 11
Views: 2576

Current limits for printed circuit board traces

I used to have a chart that indicated what the maximum current carrying capacity of printed circuit traces was when using 1 oz. and 2 oz. copper plating based on the width of the traces. I can not locate it. Can anyone refer me to such a source please? Thanks Rodney
by Rodney
Sat May 16, 2009 10:08 am
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: What is best way to check out used computers?
Replies: 5
Views: 1356

What is best way to check out used computers?

About every 3 months, there is a county auction (highest closed bid bet item) where there are often many computers. Most of them have the hard drives removed of course but you are allowed to put power on them and check them out using a display and keyboard and mouse at the facility. Is there a simpl...
by Rodney
Sat May 09, 2009 7:27 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Ohm's Law, Simple?
Replies: 24
Views: 3479

Re: Ohm's Law, Simple?

In all my electrical engineering classes and experience (some 60 plus years) ohm law was always taught as V=IZ where all could be complex numbers and Z may contain any one or all Resistance, Capacitance and Inductance. It works for DC and/or AC or any combination with no ambiguities.
by Rodney
Sat May 02, 2009 9:58 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: Close packing of relays
Replies: 5
Views: 1402

Re: Close packing of relays

I've never found this to be a problem as the relays themselves have a flux path built into them in order to be efficient. No exterior path has much if any effect.
by Rodney
Thu Apr 16, 2009 11:11 am
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: opnions wanted on battery reviving of NiCads
Replies: 31
Views: 6813

Re: opnions wanted on battery reviving of NiCads

I would not recommend that device. What most often happens to a NiCad is that the seperator has been peirced by the internal growth of large crystals. What this device most probably does it put in a very high pulse of current that literally vaporizes that crystal which removes the short and lets the...
by Rodney
Fri Mar 27, 2009 1:05 pm
Forum: Computer Programming
Topic: is MPLAB for Linux available?
Replies: 3
Views: 1133

Re: is MPLAB for Linux available?

Thanks for the info, I'll check those suggestions out as soon as I get a bit of time. I am using Ubuntu which is a basic Debian core.