Saturday, December 8, 2012

MadSnapper, GhD



New TV New Printer

I found out last week I need a GhD in GEEKology to install a plug and play TV or Printer!

If I had gone to college instead of getting married right out of high school would it be easier for me to connect a new All In One printer to my PC and Laptop? or to get the new LED HD Wide screen TV on all the channels...

Found in hospital lobby, reminds me of the OLDEN days

But then I thought, college in 1962 would not have had courses in GEEK because there was no GEEK. We bought a TV plugged it in, twisted the rabbit ears this way and that and Voila... TV stations. All THREE of them... and for rich folks they just adjusted the TV antenna on the roof.


anyhoo, I followed 27 (kid you not) steps to install the printer, step 28 says

Hold down WTS button 5 seconds, say OK and put the CD in the computer to connect to wireless.

WHAT WTS? where is it... insert muttering and loud talking here, I walked away threatening to return the printer to whence it came....

after much brain hurting I thought maybe they mean the wireless router that lives in the Master Bedroom... no button marked WTS, but it did have 3 buttons, I chose the middle one, just because and BAZINGA! I am printing wireless... or at least the PC is... OY VEY and Now for the laptop


34 comments:

Susannah said...

It's all mixed up, fingle, fangle, to me! Drives me crazy! But you did it! So far so good! Come on, anybody can be a real "Geek".....so do it and be proud!!!

Last time the "Geek" squad came here I could not understand them and they talked so fast.....ater they left I had to take three Tylenol and lay down!!!!!!

Good luck, dear...I would probably give up!

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Love your new title Ghd. Happy Weekend. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

photowannabe said...

Oh boy, can I relate. Directions and I are not on good terms.
Everything is like learning a totally new language.
If I knew the vocabulary things sure would be easier.
Love your new banner and lucky you , getting a new TV and printer.
Hope your weekend goes well and everything gets connected.

Miss Debbie said...

I know....why does it have to be so hard??

Ann said...

New high tech gadgets are great but they can push you over the edge setting them up. When we got our flat screen hd tv we ended up having to call customer service and have them walk us through the installation. I have a wireless printer too and it does come in handy some times.

Kathy said...

Oh, dear! I too hate installing anything! The next time I have a new device can I call you for tech support?

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Ah yes the joys of modern technology.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

Why are these things so hard for those of us with a few more years of experience,when the younger generation,like my son,just plug it in and it works,or so it seems.I would be totally lost without the help of my son.

Maple Lane said...

Anything new/different makes my brain hurt, too!

Muffy's Marks said...

I'd love to tell you how smart you are, but if you are anything like me...just plain ol' lucky!!! Any hoo it works!!!

Jolie said...

Haha how funny! No you don't need to go to college, I think sometimes they make it so complicated a rocket scientist couldn't figure it out!
Glad you got it all working! Yay! I like your olden days pic of the sign, I love things that seem OLDEN too. :)

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

NEW stuff, today... It scares us, as much as delights us. Scares us, because we know we have to face the *dreaded* Set-Up. Eeeeeeek.

But you did well, Hon!

And another beeeeautiful header here!

TexWisGirl said...

yeah. even 'easy' technology can be frustrating! glad you got it working!

EM Illustrator said...

Looks like a nice printer, it's always a meck to get things working but once it does it's excellent. I really need to get me an A3 scanner/printer soon...that's on my list for sure. Hope you're having a great day!

Hugs,
Eva

SweetMarie said...

Hubby had a hard time getting our wireless printer working! As far as other technology we usually hand it over to the teen son, he doesn't need the directions. LOL
Your tree is really pretty!

Deb said...

New gadgets make my head hurt

Ginny said...

Only one thing comes to mind...when were you in the hospital? Was it when you had your gallbladder out? Your printer looks really nice, mine is a Cannon too. You always figure everything out, it may just take a bit.

Karen said...

Thank you for visiting my blog today. I have enjoyed scrolling through your pics and posts and your background is amazing.

Inger said...

Good for you, but now you've scared me since mine are still sitting in my hallway, waiting, waiting......

Betsy Adams said...

Ha HA HAAAAAA...... I know this is not the answer you want to hear, but if you had a MAC--you wouldn't have to go through all of this... Mac's are SO user-friendly!!!! Oh WEll---I knew it wasn't the answer you wanted to hear.

Hugs,
Betsy

Rose said...

Still trying to figure what WTS stands for...I got words but they are not printable and not my language...just sometimes they cross my mind and they fit.

Chatty Crone said...

Okay Sandra - it's all GREEK to me! LOL I thought you did good. sandie

EG CameraGirl said...

I haven't crossed that bridge yet. I have a wireless printer but it is not installed yet. :))

Madi and Mom said...

LOL LOL Mad Snapper you are too funny
and if twisting the rabbit ears didn't work you added tin foil!!
LOL
First off we are late but THE TREE is up. The peeps started on it right after lunch. Of course there are pictures...too bad there was no audio
as there was lots of W&C too.
Hugs Madi and Mom

Madi and Mom said...

PS I think mom is quickly becoming a mad snapper in training.
MOL
MADI

Pam :) said...

I love all the new technology but along with comes a learning curve that can make one mad enough to snap:)
Good job, Sandra!

Coloring Outside the Lines said...

That looks like a nice one- and I love your dresser/mirror in the background. It reminds me of my grandmother's old dressing table.

Gail said...

I'm not sure I would have made it to step 28.

I love that dresser!

Here you wanted to shown your printer and tv and your electrical prowess and what do I see? That beautiful dresser.

George said...

Isn't technology grand?

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

So now you are a Geek....but you are a good geek

DawnTreader said...

Congratulations on your new printer. I have a Canon too but not wireless. And you're right, old degrees are not much help when it comes to keeping up with new technology - that's an ongoing struggle and we should get a new diploma with every new device that we managed to master :)

SquirrelQueen said...

My theory is they always put in an extra, unnecessary, step to confuse everyone. I have a Canon too, got it last year. It hooked up pretty easy the first time. Then we got a new wireless router and it was a pain to reset.

Got a Roku on Friday and hooked it up yesterday so we can stream Netflix and Amazon movies to the TV.

Does all this make us Gadget Junkies?

Linda said...

The problem with all this technology stuff is I'm wary about touching any buttons or clicking anything I'm not sure about. I get pop-ups saying 'update' your programme and I disregard them as I know from experience if I do the programme won't work afterwards and on one occasion the computer wouldn't work the next time I switched on. At least I do have an all-in-one printer that works by wireless installed by our son so I'm a happy lady at the moment... until the next technical challenge.

Cranberry Morning said...

You're a better man than I am, Gunga Din. I just hate that stuff. It even annoys me that it takes three remote controls just to watch a stupid TV (depending upon whether we're going to watch the TV news or a DVD). I guess the other one is just to make it more complicated. And the worst thing is...losing those remotes!

Good luck with all the GEEKness.