An adapter changes one physical form to another. Most commonly used to describe data cable changers (such as PS/2 to USB) and laptop power cords that convert AC power to DC for the computer.

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How do I find SATA -> USB 3.0 converters that could handle 500MB/s SSD? [on hold]

I recently bought a cheap SATA to USB converter and found that while it says it supports USB 3.0, it doesn't let you use all of the connected hard drive's power. Are there any converters that could ...
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Universal adapter - which one to use on Acer laptop [duplicate]

I have Acer 5733 and my old adapter didn´t work (specification: 19V, 65W, 3.42A, 5.5mm*1.7mm). So I bought Omega OZU70W Universal power adapter for my laptop. It worked nice, my batery is charging and ...
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how to loopback a subdomain with same ip in windows 7

Ok i'm trying to loopback a subdomain of some webserver. There's 3 subdomains in the website. www, static and play. I pinged the static.website.com and i got this ip 123.123.3 (Example only). So i ...
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Why Is My Powerline Adapter Not Giving Me My Download Speed

I recently bought a powerline adapter, the TP-LINK TL-PA4010KIT AV500 Nano Powerline Adapter, to be exact. But can't get more than 2MBps while downloading anything, whether it be on Steam or just ...
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What to do about Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter issue [on hold]

I'm a novice having no idea how to fix a system check notice that says..."Microsoft Teredo Tunneling Adapter has a driver problem." My computer does not talk to my printer. Using Lynksis if that ...
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What is the interface of this DVD/CD re-writable drive?

I have removed a DVD/CD re-writable drive from Acer Aspire 5000 laptop. I want to make it an external one by connecting to Sabrent USB 3.0 TO SATA/IDE 2.5/3.5/5.25-INCH Hard Drive Converter. But the ...
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Toshiba Satellite L850 power adapter

My Toshiba Satellite L850 power adapter gets extremely hot when I am using my laptop. I have noticed recently it seems to be getting worse. I make a point of unplugging it from the mains in case it ...
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Issues with mini PCIe to PCI Express x1 adapter

I have a Gigabyte Brix GB-BXi7-4500 which comes with a half size mini PCIe slot already occupied by WiFi + BT card. I want to use a Magewell XI100DE-SDI video capture card which requires a host ...
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When a VirtualBox VM's Adapter is set to Internal Network does the VM have Access to the Outside Network of the host? [duplicate]

In a VMs network settings: Right click settings, then in the resulting Settings dialog select Network from the side bar And click any Adapter N tab, If I set the Attached to: drop down to ...
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Accidentally connected 12v psu to 5v HDMI composite/svideo composite adapter

I accidentally connected a 12v psu to a composite/svideo - HDMI converter adapter that was expecting 5v (after a customer service rep. apparently erroneously claimed the device could handle up to ...
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Why does a HDMI cable not work, but a Display-Port cable does work?

I have a Macbook Pro connected to a Dell P2714H IPS 27-Inch monitor. It connects with a mini display port to display port cable. (The monitor has only a large display port connector, it does not ...
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Red dots over the LED monitor

What I have:- 1x GTX N560 Ti Hawk 1x DVI-I to VGA converter 1x LED Monitor from LG (I don't remember the model name) I am getting red dots all over the screen, I am confirmed that its not the ...
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Can I hook my VGA output from computer into my TV that has SCART?

Can I hook my VGA output from computer into my TV that has SCART, and how? I read about some cables and adapters that are VGA-to-SCART, but didn't really see them work in the way that I want them to ...
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Power supply rate for Riger ADSL Modem 2/2+ DB102

Does anyone know what type of power adapter for this kind of modem?
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Laptop Adapter Input versus output

It is reasonable to say I am a total amateur when it comes to this sort of thing. Anyway my MSI laptop adapter died and I had to buy a new OEM one. Unfortunately it takes a long time to ship so I ...
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How to connect external monitor to my all-in-one HP desktop?

I have a HP all-in-one desktop 23-q106a, I need to connect an external monitor HP Compaq LE1711 (has VGA) to it. I have HDMI(input, no output) and USB. Can I use a USB to VGA adapter or card reader ...
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What could this be used for? RCA to 3.5 mm audio jack

I was searching for something around the house and came across an adapter which seemed pretty weird to me. It was like this: , except it had ports for all 3 RCA jacks. It has 3 black loops on the ...
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I bought an old computer with the wrong adapter [duplicate]

I bought a new second hand computer with probably the wrong adapter. It's a 30 euro laptop with Windows Vista on it. The girl who sold it to me told me you have to wiggle the plug a little and then it ...
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What does the direction of the arrow mean on DVI to VGA adapters?

I was replacing a monitor today and I noticed that the DVI to VGA adapter had an arrow on it that would either point left or right (provided you have it oriented like a pyramid with the side with the ...
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Can a 65W adapter slowing my 95W dell laptop? [duplicate]

My highly configured Dell Latitude E6410 laptop has become extremely slow, even for browsing or multitasking for the past 14 months. I thought it was because of Windows, so I tried fresh installations ...
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Is there such a thing as a Bluetooth-to-2x3.5-mm-adapter?

See title. Scenario: I've got a wired headset that has 2 3.5mm plugs. I switch this headset between my desktop IP-phone (via a RJ11-to-3.5mm-adapter) and my docking station where I use it on my ...
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Why is there an upper limit on MicroSD card adapter?

I'm currently searching for a MicroSD adapter for my MacBook. I saw several adapters satisfying my condition. But most of them had an upper limit on the storage size they support. (Example) This is ...
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Power adaptor seems to be outputting too high a voltage

I'm in a country with an unreliable national electricity supply, where staff in the compound in which I live run a generator at certain hours if there's no national power. Recently, the generator ...
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Finding Wireless Adapter in Debian

I use a Macbook Pro 2012 . I had an urgent build to be done in linux , so installed Debian on a partition . However , it doesn't have an option of a wifi . Doing lsusb or lspci doesn't show the wifi ...
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Can I charge my laptop with this charger [duplicate]

I forgot my charger at home but really need to get my pc running. I have a charger from a friend of my my pc has an output of 19V / 7.1 A and the friends has 19V/ 4.3 A. I know that the charger might ...
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Wi-Fi drops out about a minute after restarting adapter

My wireless adapter almost never works. When I restart it, it works for about one minute before dropping from 3-out-of-4 bars to 1 bar and 100% packet loss. It does not connect to my local network ...
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Removing network adapters in Windows

What is the difference between WiMax 6150 and Wireless-N 6150 ? Also I would like to remove some of the network adapters, how ?
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AC adapter compatibility for external hard drive and router

I have two AC adapters and I want to know if I can interchange them. One says +12V = 2.0A and the other says 12V = 1.5A. The equal sign is not actually an equal sign. The bottom line is actually ...
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USB-to-VGA adapter or HDMI-to-VGA adapter [closed]

I have to connect my laptop to a projector with VGA input port. Would it be better if I get a USB-to-VGA adapter or should I get a HDMI-to-VGA adapter? Which would give me better quality and why? The ...
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Different types of DVI to VGA adapters?

VGA is analog signal, there's one type of it. I don't understand how there could be different versions of a DVI to VGA adapter, but there are. For example Matrox Triplehead2Go Digital has 3 DVI-I ...
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What do i need to connect old laptop to new tv?

The screen on my old laptop does not light up all I want is to connect my laptop to my hdtv so I can see to save my music and pictures. What do I need? The laptop has usb 2.0 and VGA
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DisplayPort to HDMI 2.0 Output

I just bought myself an Asus Swift PG278Q gaming monitor. When I bought it I was led to believe it had both DisplayPort and HDMI, to which I later found out its limited to the DisplayPort. I have an ...
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When upgrading to USB C, can there be one USB cable to rule them all?

I carry a single USB-A to USB-micro cable to connect/charge all of my devices. USB-C and USB 3 is becoming the new standard, so I will need to carry multiple cables or a single cable and an adapter ...
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Laptop stops and starts charging randomly

I have an ASUS laptop and it randomly starts and stops charging without moving the cables. The battery is brand new and seems to be working fine. The DC Adapter is professionally tested and seems to ...
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Setting up home WiFi hotspot

I’m try to set up a home WiFi hotspot using my PC as the access point. The USB adapter is installed and working and the PC is connected to the PC via a USB cable to a phone (tethering). I setup the ...
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3 pin motherboard, to 4 pin splitter, to 3 pin fans?

I have a 3 pin motherboard plug in, and I plan to plug a splitter into to run 2 case fans from. The splitter is 3 pin female to two 4 pin male. The two fans I intend to plug in to the splitter are 3 ...
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How to ground the output of a two-pronged power adapter?

My external hard drive came with a 12V 1.5A two-pronged Switching adapter for powering itself. But as with 90% of switching power supplies, the output isn't isolated. If you touch the output ...
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Any Phone Adapter for Router/Modem?

I have Comcast as an ISP and want to add phone service. I am currently using a router/modem (Motorola Surfboard SBG6580) which does not have a phone jack. Is there an adapter I can use so I can plug ...
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What adapter should I use for my old desktop HD?

My brother removed the HD of my old computer and gave it to me. He said that with an adaptor I could connect it to my laptop. I bought one, but it wasn’t exactly the right one. Can anyone help me ...
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Kali linux doesn't recognize my WN722N usb adapter

Today I installed kali linux on a usb (with persistence) , everything went smoothly, but the only problem is that kali doesn't recognize my usb wifi adapter. The weird thing is that I have a kali dual ...
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What 2.5 in. adapter for mSata SSD? [closed]

I bought an SSD for my laptop, not knowing there are different form factors and what I got is mSata. It's a tiny thing. Deciding to get an adapter, I want to be sure I get the correct one, and I don't ...
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Laptop power adapter stopped working

I have a Dell Inspiron 5521 which has no problems whatsoever. I bought it in Oman but I live in India. Consequently, I had to purchase a 3 pin converter to use the laptop charger back home. However, ...
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How to start an application when connecting an Xbox 360 controller

This is my first post here and I was wondering, is it possible to have an application open when I connect an Xbox 360 controller to my Windows 10 laptop using the proprietary xbox 360 wireless ...
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Toshiba satellite M840 water spilled [duplicate]

Water spilled on my laptop keyboard.. after I dried it and left it for the next day... The laptop now run normally with battery... But it is never charge the battery and it is not working without ...
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Does a USB-C male to Micro-B female cable/adapter exist?

I'm looking for a USB-C male (3.1) to Micro-B (3) female cable or adapter. The use case would be to allow last-option charging of a USB-C laptop (e.g. Pixel 2) from a standard phone/tablet charger ...
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DVI-I To HDMI 1.3

I bought a DVI-I to HDMI adapter for about a buck and it didn't work. I have an old NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT with a VGA and DVI-I socket and a few years old TV with HDMI 1.3 . When I hooked it up ...
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Why does a USB cable allow MTP (Media Transfer Protocol ) but not mass storage device?

So I purchased a small Micro USB right angle adapter from eBay, one end is male micro USB B and the other end is the same but female, and at a 90 degree angle. I originally intended to simply apply ...
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How can I make sure I buy a SATA-USB adapter compatible with my harddrive?

I'm planning on removing the hard drive from a laptop and connecting it to another computer via a USB adapter. I understand I need a SATA-USB adapter, but I don't want to buy one that isn't compatible ...
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Determine whether the drive or the DVD adapter is at fault?

Back in April I replaced the DVD drive in my MacBook with a spinning disk using a DVD adapter. Since then I've noticed some odd behavior. I suspect it's the DVD adapter, it's some no-brand, but I'd ...
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PC monitor adapter amperage/voltage

I am new here. I just got a PC monitor with an adapter that doesn't belong to it. The monitor requires a 19V 2.6A power source but the one I was given is 15V and 5A. It works just fine, but I would ...