Blog Archives

Desktop PC running out of USB ports?

If you don’t have enough USB ports for your needs, there may be no need to struggle any more.

You can often add 4 into a spare slot inside your PC (as most computers have a spare ‘PCI slot’). 

Here’s a photo of a card which is easy to buy, fit and setup…*

IMG-20141220-00358* Click here Startech.com 7 Port (4 External, 3 Internal) PCI USB Card Adapter to view one currently on sale

 ~~~

If you enjoy this article, please click on “Like” to let me know – and/or write a comment below 🙂

Reading memory cards

Most laptops and all netbooks have a built in card reader, allowing you to read SD cards, used in most digital cameras.

The slot may be hard to spot, as it’s a small (usually on the left hand side or front).  If never used before, it may have a “placeholder” card inside, push gently to release.

sd-card-reader

You push your memory card in gently (copper side down, generally) ….. and to remove it you simply push it in gently and it ejects a little for you to remove.

Need to read a smaller MICRO SD CARD (used in most phones) ? All you need is an adapter – available from many retailers including Maplins very cheaply.

My favourite one is shown below because it’s tiny and can be put on a key ring (I bought my last one on www.amazon.co.uk)

Micro SD card reader

 ~~~

If you enjoy this article, please click on “Like” to let me know – and/or write a comment below 🙂