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Oh-No! More NUC

The Logitech Unifying USB module (dongle) may be the culprit in my NUC freeze up problems. I have moved the tiny module away from the computer and the through-the-case USB ports using a USB extension cable. I have done this with both of my NUC computers.

I do not know the actual cause of issues within the Logitech module. Internet speculations suggest it may be some harmonic problem with the new higher speed USB3 ports now in common use on most all PC’s. Logitech Unifying Transceivers were designed when USB2 was standard.  But this suggestion is speculation.

What happens and is most important, is if moving the modules away […] Continue reading » Oh-No! More NUC

Can’t Stand the Heat?

The Intel NUC has been having “fainting” spells. Lots of write up about the problem in the Intel NUC forums and elsewhere on the internet. No one has the cause so therefore no solution. It is a random but re-occurring act.

I thought it might be the new embedded Linux feature. I disabled that feature but it has not proven to have been a contributing cause.

Just about every component and accessory has been questioned. Most users experiencing this action think it is some sort of driver software problem. It is certainly tied to the video in some fashion.

I think it acts like a thermal problem. That would […] Continue reading » Can’t Stand the Heat?

Strange Encounter of the First Kind

Definitely not meeting up with the space aliens. But strange things started happening with my Intel NUC mini PC. It seemed to be possessed by something.

The computer started freezing. Meaning it froze the screen display and would not respond to any user inputs. Total system lock-up.

Microsoft and WIN10 (I have pro) are always doing updates and changing things. So it is very difficult to know in which direction to look for the problem. Also, I have had several firmware updates to the NUC embedded software (Archaically referenced as the BIOS)

The only way to escape the freeze was to pull the power plug and recover from a […] Continue reading » Strange Encounter of the First Kind

MX Keys User Report

I am using a new keyboard for my MAC-mini. Made by Logitech, it’s called the “MX Keys for Mac”. Yeah, it’s a very long name. Check out the specifics HERE. No need to duplicate the information in this computer linking age.

They also have near identical versions of “MX Keys” for other OS computers.

Logitech makes a great variety of keyboards, mice and accessories. All pretty good. I have several other Logitech types.

This post is because I am very pleased with how this MAC version keyboard “feels” in operation.

Back in ancient history, the only “good” keyboard was the “Cherry” clickey, long travel mechanical […] Continue reading » MX Keys User Report

Keeping on Key

Just received my new keyboard for the MAC-mini.  My first keyboard started fading in and out of consciousness. It was a Bluetooth running on dry battery. I put in new batteries and it made no difference.

I started thinking it might have something damaged from the lightning strike. All the electronics around it were damaged, needing replaced. I cannot prove it was lighting as it has (had) no physical connection to any of the devices. Just Bluetooth radio.

The new keyboard is a Logitech MX KEYS for MAC. Yeah, that’s what it is called. It’s also Bluetooth and is working perfectly. The MAC-mini is brand new […] Continue reading » Keeping on Key