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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Using an adapter to plug an xbox headset into a PC

I've recently started PC gaming after a few years using Xbox. I now want to play TF2 with a friend, but since TF2 is quite tactical, we need to communicate. I have a headset for xbox that I no longer ...
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IDE HDD + USB to IDE + PSU + AC cable = external HDD?

I have couple of 40 pin IDE HDDs which I want to use as external HDDs. Also I have old 300W PSU with AC cable and plan to buy cheap USB to IDE converter like that: I'm not sure if I haven't missed ...
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how can I change my primary VGA from intel to Gforce in lenovo z510?

I have Ideapad z510 and I want to use 3D vision photo viewer and it needs to change display adapter to gforce as a primary one. so do know any solution? than Q so much !!!
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How to use proxy on Virtual Box (Windows XP)

I'm not exactly the most tech savy so please bear with me. I am trying to connect through a proxy with my Virtualbox accounts. Initially I wanted to just set the browsers in each virtualbox under a ...
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What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?

Due to limited linguistic and technical knowledge, I do not know (and can not find) the name for the 4 pin (or perhaps 3?) plugs that are used inside PC cases to deliver electricity. My questions: ...
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What cable do I need for this port?

I have tried to plug a monitor to a Dell computer into the VGA slot and I have received this message: This computer has an add-in graphics card, but the monitor is plugged into the integrated video ...
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Can I use a 40W adapter for my 30W netbook [duplicate]

I lost my toshiba NB525-01S adapter. My netbook needs a 30W adapter and I found one online but is 40W. Can I still use it? Or If you know of a website that sells the correct adapter could you give me ...
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Is monitor suspending supported via a HDMI to DVI cable?

My computer has DVI and HDMI video outputs while I have two DVI monitors and a cheap HDMI to DVI cable. Both monitors go fine into and out of standby using DVI-to-DVI connection. Both also display ...
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Tap Win Adapter installs every start of Win 8.1 a new TAP adapter apears

I have a problem since nearly 2 or 3 month now. Every time I start win 8.1 64 Bit a new Tap Win32 Adapter OAS and a V9 Tap adapter appears in the system and my internet is getting worse. Can somebody ...
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Does using a Virtual Wifi Miniport Adapter decreases the performance of my Wifi card?

I have this theory, my wifi signal in Windows 7 is very poor, I tested in Ubuntu and it gets a really good signal. In Windows I use a Virtual wifi miniport adapter to make a wifi hotspot. I read ...
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Using adapter with higher output voltage?

My adapter is broken, and I'm currently using another one while I'm waiting for a new adapter. The input voltage and amps are the same for both adapters, while there are difference in the output ...
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eSATA and SATA III

I currently have a SATA to eSATA adapter on a system with SATA II, but I'm going to be upgrading to a system with SATA III ports on the motherboard. What I'm wondering is, if I connect the same ...
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One network adaptor, one network. Two gateways, two internet connections

My network has two modems/gateways, each connected to a different ISP on a different line. My computer has one network adapter. Just to make sure everything is clear, this is all set up on one ...
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6-to-4 pin power adapter · Red wire connected on black wire?

I just bought an nVidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti, which requires a 6 pin power connector, which my PSU doesn't have. However, it came with a 6-to-4 pin adapter. But when I connected the 4 pin connectors, ...
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Network Card swap— not working

I took the network card out of my Acer Aspire 5920, and put it into my Compaq Presario CQ50. I downloaded and installed drivers for Windows Vista which is the OS for the Compaq, (but the Acer was ...
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So-DIMM to DIMM adapter?

I have some nice 4GB SO-DIMMs from a broken workstation laptop that I would like to put to use in my desktop. Would this be possible? I did a bit of googling and found a SoDIMM to DIMM adapter on ...
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Spare laptop power adapter input amps differ from OEM. Does it matter?

I purchased a spare power adapter for my ASUS Q500A laptop. When I received it, I checked the specs and found that they differ than the OEM adapter. The OEM input is 100-240V 50-60Hz 2.0A. The ...
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Is there any way to use a 500G 2.5" SATA HDD with a computer with an old i845 chipset? [closed]

I have an old computer lying around that uses the Intel i845 chipset. It is conencted to a 40GB, 5800RPM 3.5" Seagate ST340015A Ultra ATA HDD that recently went kaput. It uses an 80-conductor 40-pin ...
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IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter troubleshooting

I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapters, as shown below: It comes with the following items inside: However, I notice a strange situations as follows: I use the 1st set and format a hard ...
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My laptop adapter has just faintly chirped like a cricket. Should I not plug it into my laptop again?

The DC end that goes into the laptop was unplugged and the AC end was plugged into the mains (actually the plug sucks, so it could have been that it was...you know...just on the border. Getting and ...
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SATA HDD to IDE Converter. Is there size limit on HDD?

so I have this Macally PHR-100AC FW/USB2 HDD enclosure that uses 3.5 IDE drives. It came with 200GB HDD and since the thing is pretty roomy I'm thinking about reusing it with newer bigger (preferably ...
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7.1 Suround Sound through one 3.5mm jack

I have a headset (a Logitech G430) for which I have lost the adapter. There are two plugs on the headset: mic and audio. The adapter enabled 7.1 surround sound on the headset. I am looking for a way ...
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Chaining video adapters (DVI-to-VGA-to-Composite)

I'm working on hooking up output from an old laptop to our TV. I'd like to use Composite input (L/R/Video), but I'm having a hard time finding a DVI-to-Composite video cable. Can I use a ...
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Avoid USB/Serial adapter port change in Windows enviroment

I would like to know if there is some way to "fix" a serial port to common usb/serial adapters. Many times I saw that changing usb port of adapter it takes a new serial port number. It happends also ...
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Will this charger/adapter work for my son's laptop? [duplicate]

thanks in advance for your help. I mentioned most of what was on each adapter, I know some will not be of any help but didn't want to miss anything. His computer model is: ASUS G47VW-BHI5N43 The ...
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Wlan adapter works then stops with error code 10 This device cannot start

My problem is as follow. I have a laptop hp dv6 win7 64. Since the last week the wlan adapter has been behaved strangely. It works for some seconds then it fails to see or connect to any network ...
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Usb to Serial RS232 adapter with full handshake/flowcontrol support

I need a usb to serial RS232 DB9 adapter to connect a printer. I bought an adapter with a very common-used Prolific PL2303XHD chip, but I have many many troubles with flowcontrol. I tried to switch to ...
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CentOs localhost only work when connected to internet

I have been trying to solve this problem (on and off) for three months, but still can't get it to work or even understand it why it happens. THE SCENARIO: I have a VirtualBox installed in my {HP ...
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Broadcom BCM970015 Datasheet

I'm having trouble finding the datasheet for the BCM970015::image PCI Express Mini card. Can anyone help locate it? I'm interested in the physical dimensions, specifically the profile (height), ...
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Mini PCI Express <-> ExpressCard compatibility

Is it possible to plug a mini pci-e card such as the BCM970015 into an ExpressCard connector? Basically I am asking if I could put a mini pci-e card inside am empty ExpressCard card without any ...
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Using HP charger on a Dell Inspiron 15R laptop [duplicate]

My Dell Inspiron 15R 5521 charger was stolen from my University desk. I have an old (about 4-5 years old) HP charger of my previous HP laptop. The Dell laptop on the bottom says: 19.5V and 3.34A / ...
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Communicating with the LPT port through USB adapter

I have a proprietary hardware which accepts input on the parallel port. The problem is the PC which needs to communicate with the hardware doesn't have a parallel port and I can't change it's ...
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Din5 plug adapter to USB

I have an old keyboard I'd like to use on recent devices (no PS2 port). But it's still on a 5 pin din plug. I tried to plug that in a Din-2-PS2 adapter and that in PS2-2-USB, but the keyboard was not ...
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airmon-ng doesnt see my wifi adapter ralink 802.11b/g usb after update iw

i have ubuntu 12.04 on my vmware workstation i installed aircrack-ng i applied airmon-ng it gave me my wifi chipset after that i applied airodump-ng start wlan0 it told me to update iw from ...
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Are Pins C1, C2, C3 And C5 Needed On A DVI-I To VGA Adapter?

I just received a DVI-I duel link to VGA adapter But my board does not have a DVI-I connector it has a DVI-D Connector. Do I need the extra C1, C2, C3 and C4 pins?
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HP charger with Dell Laptop

My Dell XPS 15z has the following power requirements: Power: 90 watts Input voltage: AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz Output voltage: DC 19.5V 4.62A I have a HP adapter which has the following specs: ...
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Using a U.S. router with U.S. power supply in India

I took a Belkin Share Max N300 router bought in the USA and connected it directly to power in India. Specifications of the router's power adaptor are input 120V AC 50/60Hz 0.5A, and the output is ...
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DISPLAYPORT TO HDMI ADAPTER. QUADRO 600

I have the nvidia quadro 600 graphic card. I use one monitor via DVI and i am trying days now to connect the TV also, through a displayport to HDMI adapter and a HDMI cable and system does't recognise ...
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Does a PCIe to dual mini-PCIe adapter exist?

I'm planning to make a home server that would serve as NAS, router and Wi-Fi access point. It should be small, so I choose mini-ITX form-factor which often has only one PCIe slot. I want a powerfull ...
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Monitor (DVI-D) to Laptop (VGA)

I am simply trying to use my DVI monitor with my laptop that only accepts VGA. I've been doing some research for an adapter from DVI female to VGA male and it seems that not only do I need an adapter, ...
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Replacement AC adapter models: PA 1650 02 and T UV 19 35

I'd like to know whether the one adapter can safely replace the other. The original was a LiteOn model: PA-1650-02 Input: 100-240v 1.6A 50-60Hz Output: 19v 3.42A 65w Although I thought I was ...
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Automatically disable and enable wireless adapter when connection is lost

A Compact Wireless-G USB Adapter (USB Wireless receiver) tends to disconnect after 3 hour or so from the internet, when that happens the router is no longer detected, and with a simple disable/enable ...
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USB 2.0 to IDE & SATA Adapter - how do you install Windows XP

My laptop CD-ROM is no longer working, and I need to format the hard drive and reload Windows XP. My laptop is Fujitsu Siemens AMILO. I purchased an 'EASY IDE' adaptor, followed the instuction to ...
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DVI-D to VGA adapter

I know that DVI-D is digital only and can not be transformed to VGA with passive adapter. I want to know where this adapters are used? Or is it just a marketing trick? Example of this adapter here: ...
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Universal Floppy controller for USB

HI, I have an old 5.25" floppy drive and I'd like to conect it to my computer. Now, I could open the case and install the drive, of course, but I'm seeking a more convenient solution. There are ...
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1 screen extended to 3 on a notebook with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 - how?

Not sure if a proper stackexchange forum, but couldn't find any more related. Is graphic card ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 able to handle 2 screens? If it does, what Multi-Display Adapters you ...
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Updated Network adaptor needed

My desktop HP Pavilion Elite HPE suddenly has a problem with the Realtek PCIe GBE Family Controller driver version 7.6.820.2009, 8-20-2009. I want to download an updated driver to a thumbdrive on my ...
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How to make a USB wireless adapter to support WoWLAN? [closed]

I heard some rumors that none of the USB wireless adapters can support Wake on Wireless LAN because USB can't maintain the adapter's power when in sleep mode. Is that true? I don't know why but ...
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Dual monitor with two DVI to VGA adapters

I've got a client who has a graphics card with two DVI outputs. He bought two brand new VGA screen yesterday, so I tried fitting them using two DVI to VGA adapters, one for each screen, but it ...
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Windows 7 - RCA audio to audio adapter

My monitor has RCA audio male inputs and my PC has standart audio input. I want to connect the PC and the monitor in order to use the monitor's volume. I have not done this before, so what I am doing ...