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Turn Off the Sticky Keys Warning on Windows PCs

A keyboard problem you may need to troubleshoot is the Sticky Keys warning that pops up when Shift is pressed 5 times in a row. Some video games use the Shift key as an action key, so learning to undo [more…]

How to Test your PC Speakers

If your PC speakers suddenly go mute on you, Windows has a tool you can use to troubleshoot the problem.

Your PC console has one, internal speaker. Sometimes the sound coming from an internal speaker is [more…]

Connect Speakers to Your Windows PC

Most PCs have an internal speaker. It’s a cheap, tiny speaker, and usually is barely audible. Thus, you will likely want to connect external speakers to your PC. Here are some of the options you may find [more…]

Troubleshoot PC Speakers when They Stop “Speaking”

The biggest issue with computer sound is not hearing anything. The solution is to follow a step-by-step process for eliminating the cause. [more…]

Test the Microphone on Your Windows PC

For a microphone to work on your computer, it must be plugged into the pink jack on your PC, unless it’s a USB microphone, which simply plugs into the USB port. [more…]

Troubleshoot Peripherals Using Windows Device Manager

Windows features a central location for all the hardware in your PC. It’s the Device Manager and it can be used as a troubleshooting tool. The Device Manager provides a central location for accessing the [more…]

Are All Game Controllers Created Equal?

Although game controller is used as a generic term (indicating any hand-held, desk-bound, or portable device that accepts player input), there are actually four basic types of controllers in use today. [more…]

Keyboard and Mouse Options for PC Gamers

Many ace players swear by the gaming keyboard and mouse/trackball combo. You may be wondering what could possibly be done to these two venerable input devices that would make them so attractive for gamers [more…]

Gaming Glasses for the Dedicated Gamer

There's a recent arrival to gaming with close ties to the world of high-definition TVs: gaming glasses, which offer 1080p HD 3D play on your PC. You can also use these glasses to watch 3D Blu-Ray movies [more…]

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