FAQ Categories: Computer hardware

How do I fix “Cannot communicate with scanner” errors on the various Canon LiDE models?

Quite a common problem, apparently both on Mac & PC platform, with LiDE 210, LiDE 220, and others. I wish I had an answer yet, but no one has come with anything specific. There are some indications that this has to do with the chipset of the USB ports on the computer, so you may …

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SSD's in drawer

I have unplugged my SSD drive and put it into storage. How long can I expect the drive to retain my data without needing to plug the drive back in?

It depends on the how much the flash has been used (P/E cycle used), type of flash, and storage temperature. In MLC and SLC, this can be as low as 3 months and best case can be more than 10 years. The retention is highly dependent on temperature and workload. [source: http://www.dell.com/downloads/global/products/pvaul/en/solid-state-drive-faq-us.pdf ]

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