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What’s in this guide?

This guide tells you all you need to know about fixing common USB, camera and camcorder connection issues, and offers step-by-step guidance on how to solve printer set-up problems. 

We will give you the information you need to connect and use Bluetooth devices, such as wireless keyboards and mice. 

Fix connection issues in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Struggling with a device that isn’t recognised by your computer or refuses to work properly? We show you how to use Windows’ Device Manager to troubleshoot connection problems.

Read more about how to fix connection issues in Windows 7 and Windows 8

Fix USB problems

Despite being the easiest way to attach devices such as a mouse, a printers, or a digital camera to your computer, a USB connection can still be a problem. Here’s how to fix common USB connection problems including USB devices not being recognised by your computer. 

Get the lowdown on troubleshooting common USB problems

Fix printer connection problems

Printers are one of the most popular devices to use with a computer and most are straightforward to attach and set up. But when faced with a printer that won’t work or can’t be recognised, use our step-by-step guide to resolve the situation. 

Learn how to fix printer connection problems

Fix camera and camcorder connection problems

Whether you’re using a Sony, Canon, Nikon or other camera brand, it can be frustrating trying to attach your camera or camcorder so it works correctly with a computer. Here are our top tips for camera connections. 

Read our top tips on fixing camera and camcorder connection problems

How to use Bluetooth devices

Many devices use Bluetooth’s short-range wireless technology to connect to a computer, but getting your PC to recognise the device can be a struggle. Read our guide to solving common Bluetooth issues. 

Find out how to connect and use Bluetooth devices

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