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9. The Peripheral Problem

Mike Halsey1 
Sheffield, UK

We all use peripherals with our computers, even if it’s just a keyboard, mouse, and printer. You might be surprised however at the actual range and scope of peripherals in use today. The peripherals that people use are also many and varied and include everything from specialist engineering and monitoring equipment to musical instruments, machinery, and virtual reality headsets.

Sometimes it can be all too easy to think of peripherals as just a printer, games controller, or a USB-powered desk fan. These many and varied peripheral types though can present real challenges in troubleshooting and repairing ...

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