The Straight Dope

Go Back   Straight Dope Message Board > Main > General Questions

Closed Thread
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-15-2002, 09:49 PM
micknlu micknlu is offline
Guest
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Tech question about computer ports

I got a brandy new Dell 2200 computer about 3 months ago to replace my older, beginning to lag Dell. From the get go, the computer didn't seem to be performing to its promises (ie it's about as slow as my older computer, lots of error messages, etc.) But I really started to get angry when my peripherals started having problems. My printer restarts itself when I try to print, I have been through four web cams and all of them start out clear then begin to get fuzzy (all difft brands, mind you), and on occasion my cable modem goes out for no reason.

Mr. Micknlu is a systems admin, and he says that it's not a problem with the ports. I have called Dell and they have said it's not a problem with the ports. Please tell me I'm not crazy, that this sounds like a problem with the ports, and if so, is my computer a lemon!?

Thanks!
Advertisements  
  #2  
Old 08-15-2002, 10:36 PM
bibliophage bibliophage is offline
Charter Member
Charter Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2000
Location: Maine
Posts: 9,390
This topic was accidentaly posted twice, so I'll close this copy and direct comment to the other copy, http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/...hreadid=130964
Closed Thread



Bookmarks

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:06 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

Send questions for Cecil Adams to: cecil@chicagoreader.com

Send comments about this website to: webmaster@straightdope.com

Terms of Use / Privacy Policy

Advertise on the Straight Dope!
(Your direct line to thousands of the smartest, hippest people on the planet, plus a few total dipsticks.)

Publishers - interested in subscribing to the Straight Dope?
Write to: sdsubscriptions@chicagoreader.com.

Copyright 2013 Sun-Times Media, LLC.