A friend has this Thinkpad/Lenovo keyboard for a long time, but the right mouse button was becoming erratic. We decided to disassemble and clean it and try to fix the right mouse button. on the back of the keyboard, CEM-2015-05-29 Rev W02 Fru PIN 03X8715
ThinkPad Wired USB Keyboard with TrackPoint, 0B47190. Front of keyboard. Photo 1 by Don Tai
Prying the Clamshell Apart
Turning the keyboard over there are rubber pads on each corner and one in the middle. These do not have screws underneath, so disregard them. This is a plastic clamshell. I used a credit card to pry open the clamshell from the USB port, and then used a flat head screwdriver to pry the two halves part. The front bezel comes apart easily.
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There are a few Windows 10 backup options and they are a bit confusing. Some will work with a USB, while some will not.
Create a System Image: Windows 10 Image Backup
This option backs up your disk exactly as you have it. It takes the largest amount of space. I culled my Win 10 disk down to 51G and when I tried to create a system image it asked me for a disk no less than 72G! Also, this option will not let you use a USB key, so you’ll need a new disk. I had to format the USB key to NTFS, then used these instructions to create a network drive, on my Win 10 laptop, in order to trick it into accepting a USB key. In the end my 64G USB key was too small because Win 10 wanted 71G minimum.
Dynam RC Flight Simulator USB is cheaply made. Wire in the cable broke internally, rendering the unit dead, and replacement necessary.
Little Weed really wants to learn RC planes. He has been through RC cars but got bored. The challenge of flight has drawn him in. Instead of destroying and losing many planes and lots of cash, it is recommended that we learn on a flight simulator program. To make the interface easier we bought a Dynam RC Flight Simulator USB, a simulated radio, which connects USB to your PC. At $40 I knew it was pretty cheaply made, and I was not surprised when it started glitching. We flew it for a few months before it stopped working, but from the beginning it has issues with reliably connecting to the PC. I knew something was wrong.
There is a whole lot of information on the internet about using the Arduino with Eclipse on Xubuntu 10.04 LTS, much of it out of date. Here I document my experience in the hope that this process becomes more smooth.
I followed documentation from a couple of very key people, which helped a lot. Still, there are certain issues that threw me off. I have added my experiences where I had issues. The Arduino IDE is the standard method to connect to and program the Arduino. It is simple to use. If you want a more rich programming environment you can also use Eclipse, with the Arduino plugin. Either method can be used to program and run the Arduino. Here are the steps:
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Fender Mustang I guitar amp is a modeling amp with 24 presets. Installing the Fender Fuse software is difficult but worthwhile because it allows you to change your preset amps
Growing pains, I say. It will get better, surely. This review will cover the Fender Fuse software package (v184.108.40.206) that is used with Fender Mustang and G-Dec guitar amplifiers. I have installed the Fender Fuse on my PC in order to configure a family friend’s Fender Mustang I. The Mustang is a versatile amp, but came too heavily rock for her tastes. She wanted some acoustic. The Good: After considerable toil I was able to install the software, download different amps to my PC and then store them on the Mustang. The bad: The software install process is overly onerous, required me to download a couple of other Microsoft packages, and is prone to crash. Summary: A very versatile software package and amp, but needs more stability.