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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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 ...
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my usb dissconect for 1 sec from laptop duting a voltage fluctuation

i live in india where there are 1 voltage fluctuation per minute. when my laptop is connected to ac and then a fluctuation occur my usb device disconnect , it works fine when my laptop is on battery ...
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Can't connect to VPN any longer on Windows 8.1

I'm not sure what caused it to stop working, but I cannot connect to my VPN connections that I used to be able to connect to before. I get this error (in Event Viewer's Application logs from ...
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Can a simple adapter connect a SATA device directly to the PCIe bus?

While looking for an easy and inexpensive way to add one more SATA connector in my computer I came across this PCI Express to SATA Adapter: It has no electronics on it, just PCB traces that ...
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Hyper-V Network Adapter connection issues

I have been having network adapter issues with my virtual machine, when I connect to the virtual machine via Remote Desktop Connection the adapter is Microsoft Virtual Machine Bus Network Adapter: ...
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Alfa AWUS036NVH constant disconnection

I'm running Windows 7 64 bits and I've bought an Alfa AWUS036NVH. The problem is whenever I try to plug it in one of the USB ports windows keeps connecting it and disconnecting it. I can't even ...
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MicroSD Card not being read by usb adapter on OS X Yosemite

I have a MicroSD card which I plugged into a USB sd card reader. Looks like this: The MicroSD card goes all the way in (left it out to show where it goes). When I insert the USB in my Macbook Pro, ...
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wireless router power adapter replacement 0.5a vs 0.6a

i have a wireless router with no power adapter, it needs a 9 volts 0.6 amperes adapter but i only have 9 volts 0.5 amperes power adapter. Will 9 volts 0.5 amperes power adapter damage my wireless ...
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Is it ok if I charge my IPad with the power adapter that I use for my Samsung Tablet?

My iPad version details are as follows: Model A1460 Complies with the Canadian ICES-003 Class B specifications FCC ID: BCGA1460 and IC: 579C-A1460 Serial: DMPKF3F4F18Y There is something wrong ...
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USB “condom” to allow USB storage, but protect from (hidden) keyboards and power spikes

There is plenty of evidence that you should not let other people connect their USB devices to your computer. But I would really like to allow untrusted people to attach a USB-storage device to my ...
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can I use microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter to connect to 2 diffrent WLAN

I have 2 WLAN at my home .Is it possible to connect to one using the regular adapter and connect to the other using microsoft virtual wifi miniport adapter?? I searched all over the internet but all I ...
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Multiple virtual network adapters with their own MAC address and external IP address from the DHCP in Windows

I have been searching for a long time on this forum, and although there are many questions about the topic, I wasn't able to get a concrete solution to the problem. I want to have multiple IP ...
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Windows 8 - Wireless Adapter stops connecting

This similar thing has happened before, I fixed it by not using windows 8 anymore. However it's getting quite annoying. What happens is, if my Wireless network adapter is disconnected from the router ...
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Modem Connector stuck inside adapter

I bought this power adapter and it comes with some ports. I followed the instructions on the sheet but it wouldn't work. So I tried to unplug it, but the connector inside is too deep. Any help to ...
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How can I display my android screen on a DSUB or DVI port?

My videocard just borken and I have must be waiet 2 week for him. But I have a idea. I have a Sony xperia z2 with somany features like screen mirorr MHL, DLNA etc, and how about if I can somehow ...
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Turn pre-paired USB bluetooth dongle into generic bluetooth adapter

I want to have bluetooth capabilities on my PC, but I don't have a bluetooth adapter. I do however, have a bunch of USB bluetooth dongles from wireless mice and keyboards, I understand that these are ...
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USB Wifi Adapter

I keep getting kicked off my wifi when using my usb adapter. It seems like it is only when using the adapter while connected to the 5G. But it kicks the whole router down, so that everybody loses ...