Category Archives: Hardware

USB Flash Drive for a 2012 Honda Civic

I recently purchased a PNY Attaché USB Flash Drive to plug into our 2012 Honda Civic. I was rather disappointed when I discovered that the drive was “unsupported” by the vehicle. It also appears that I am not the only one to have this problem. I returned the drive and purchased a SanDisk Cruzer Glide USB Flash Drive instead. The Honda Civic recognized it immediately and began playing the loaded music.

It’s worth noting that the Honda Civic only appears to show folders that contain music. Therefore, Artist > Album > Song will be displayed as Album > Song.

Fix a Seized Up Computer Fan

I’ve had some noisy and stuck 120mm computer fans in both my desktop and my server. I initially planned on replacing them but realized that all they really needed was some oil. The process is pretty simple and well outlined by TechRepublic. I removed the label and the small plug, put a drop of (sewing) machine oil on the shaft, gave it a spin, and reassembed. It’s nice to have some quiet in the home office again.