On both PC and Mac computers there is a safe way to may sure you don’t corrupt your data.. PC instructions here from Microsoft:
Safely remove devices from your computer
If you unplug a storage device or removable drive from your computer while it’s transferring or saving information, you might risk losing some information. Windows provides a way to help you safely remove such devices.
Most USB devices can safely be unplugged and removed. When unplugging storage devices, such as USB flash drives or external hard drives, make sure that the computer has finished saving any information to the device before removing it. If the device has a small light that shows when it’s use, wait a few seconds after the light has finished flashing before unplugging it.
If you see the Safely Remove Hardware icon in the notification area, at the far right of the taskbar, you can use this as an indication that your devices have finished all operations in progress and are ready to be removed. If you don’t see the Safely Remove Hardware icon, click the Show hidden icons button to display all icons in the notification area.
To safely remove a certain device, click the Safely Remove Hardware icon , and then, in the list of devices, click the device that you want to remove. Windows will display a notification telling you it’s safe to remove the device.
On a Mac, right click the drive and chose eject, OR drag the drive to the trash. It is in the menu if the drive is selected also, as shown here:
There are a number of phishing scams coming to our inboxes these days. The emails below is just a couple of examples. The page you get when you click on the link is a page made to look legitimate that steals your ID, password, and whatever else you might be foolish enough to type in. Don’t do it!
For some other considerations re screen choices you can visit RichterScale’s article here.
In order to make your slides fit the device you are presenting on and eliminate letterboxing issues like the ones shown here, you need to change the ratio of height to width on the slides to an appropriate value. Changing this setting before putting a presentation together would save labor obviously but it isn’t always possible to know ahead of time where a presentation is going to be used.
Widescreen devices are typically 16:9 including most newer TV’s and projectors. 1080p (1920×1080) is a popular size and simple math tells us that it is a 6:9 format
1920 / 16 * 9 = 1080
Other devices, such as older projectors and televisions are still in the older 4:3 ratio. Many 21″ monitors and most tube type televisions fall into this category. 1600×1200 is popular resolution
1600 / 4 * 3 = 1200
In PowerPoint, you should change your slides to be the proper ratio. How to do this depends on the version. In PowerPoint 2013, click the Design tab, and over to the right, select Slide Size and you will see the ratio choices. In older versions, this is found under File, Page Setup instead. For more tips on using the latest Microsoft office apps, see the guides here. Help with preparing slides for publication? See the blog entry here.
There are a number of multifunction printers and copiers with scanning capability here at Eppley. Scanning costs nothing and is a fast and efficient way of sending documents from one area to another. Note: Proper protocol for scanning to a destination not under your control includes a phone call or email to let the person at that destination know you are sending them a document. Otherwise, they can hardly be responsible if your scan sits unread.
ECI room 2011
Konica Bizhub 284e
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ECI room 2020
ECI room 3002
HP Pro 200
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DRC 2, room 4066
Konica Bizhub 284e
On the Xerox Phaser 6180 MFP, to scan:
Select: Computer network
Select: Scan To
Choose from available destinations: (varies by machine)
On the Konica Bizhub 284e, to scan
Select: Scan Button (bottom left below the touch screen
Select: Destination from address book (varies by machine)
Barb – HR
Select: Start / Go
On the HP Pro 200, to scan
Select: Scan (default destination is already chosen)
Additional network scanning destinations can be added in many cases. If you have a need for a new scanning destination in your area please contact Bill Goodrich to see if this can be setup.
Below are some of the common Dell diagnostic lights and their codes. You should refer to theDell supportsite to find your specific model and their codes.
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A B C D — No lights indicates the system is getting no power. You can confirm the outlet is working, but if you are still not getting power, you could have a problem with either the power supply, front switch or the motherboard itself.
A — If only the yellow light is lit, this means the computer is off and receiving power.
A B C – If A B and C are yellow and D Green, this means the BIOS is not running or not finishing (completing its POST).
B — If B is yellow and A C D Green, this means you are having some type of issue with the power supply.
C — If C is yellow and A B D Green this means you have some type of problem with the motherboard.
A B D Yellow and C Green –This means you could have a problem with your CPU.
A B Yellow and C D Green — This means you have memory installed, but there is a problem with it.