4 posts tagged with computer by quintno.
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My computer's audio output keeps blowing out my external audio amplifier

I just blew out an old Nakamichi stereo receiver because the signal from my computer's audio output seemed to overload the machine. The receiver clicked a couple of times (reverting to silence each time before resuming normal volume), then quite literally heated up and died. I don't think it's the receiver's fault necessarily, since something similar happened with my previous stereo receiver--in terms of its getting overloaded from the computer's audio signal and shutting down with a loud click. I'm just using the sound card that came with my 3 year old Dell desktop--and I want to make sure this doesn't happen again to the next receiver (I'm using a receiver because I need to drive some old ADS speakers). Any suggestions? I tried using different inputs on the receiver (video, tape, CD, even phono) thinking it might be an issue of too strong a signal coming into the machine. But regardless of the input selection, the same problem would occur--whenever volume got too loud (and I did try lowering the volume on the computer itself) there would be a loud click, then silence. Should I just forget using an external amplifier at all and just use the horrible computer speakers that came with the machine? Thanks
posted by quintno on Mar 18, 2009 - 9 answers

Recommendations for PC drawing tablet

I've been a cartoonist for 30 years and have remained a firm Luddite, drawing everything by hand and submitting hard copy to my publishers. But, those days are now over, and I'm being asked to provide electronic files. I would greatly appreciate help in terms of purchasing a simple-to-use, but still "semi-professional" electronic drawing tablet (sorry, don't even know the right term for this). Also, what PC software would you recommend that won't take months to learn? thanks.
posted by quintno on Feb 3, 2008 - 37 answers

Computer Freezes after a couple of hours of non-use

If I don't use my Dell PC computer for several hours and return to it, the various screens on my Firefox browser are often frozen. This sometimes affects non-web screens, such as word processing, etc.--but sometimes it doesn't. I can't even close out of the Firefox screens--I keep getting an error message. Any suggestions? I'm using a direct ethernet connection with a cable modem.
posted by quintno on Nov 5, 2006 - 12 answers

How to record web video to computer?

Is there any software (preferably free) which would permit me to record web video clips, and hopefully burn them to DVD?
posted by quintno on Mar 19, 2006 - 8 answers

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