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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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Laptop With Wonky Charging Port

I have a laptop I purchased about 2 years ago which has an issue concerning the port where you plug in the AC adapter. Through normal use, it suddenly noticed this issue where you cannot get the ...
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Share LAN & CDMA over WIFI

I have a PC (Windows 7) connected to a LAN network and want to share internet over WIFI. What hardware is necessary to share LAN connection over WIFI (preferably a USB device)? Secondly, can a CDMA ...
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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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Is it possible to create a network proxy that accepts connections over both WiFi and ethernet?

I have a 'traditional' home network where my ISP modem/router acts provides WiFi hotspot and 4 ethernet connections for my home PCs. I want to add a proxy server that will connect to the modem via ...
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Physical obstacle plugging PCIe 4x into PCIe 8x

I know this has been already discussed, for example in this question, where there's even a wikipeida quote saying that it's possible. So, according to that, I bought that PCIe 4x card. I have two ...
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How to set main graphics card on AMD8 Radeon?

I've looked around a lot of previous posts about having switchable graphics cards and its benefits.. But I also read a snippet saying that AMD doesnt support it and that there are only a few ways (if ...
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Not able to install Wireless Adapter drivers

I have downloaded some wireless adapter drivers (http://www.atheros.cz/atheros-wirele...et=37&system=6) Because my adapter did not work and i tried to reinstall the drivers. But once i downloaded ...
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Is an Asus USB-N13 compatible with Linux Mint 14

I'm looking for a wireless adapter for my computer running Linux Mint 14 and would like to know if an Asus USB-N13 is compatible.
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Forgot the plug part of my laptop charger but have the bulk part that connects to laptop, Can i use the plug part only?

Ok, To more clarify: I thought i packed my whole charger with my dell laptop but come to find, the second half of it isn't with me, only the bulk part that connects to the laptop. I have another one ...
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Is it possible to plug a 2.5" drive in wrongly and could I break it?

Is it possible to plug a 2.5" drive in wrongly, and could I break it?
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Best solution for HDMI (or DVI) to RCA (or peritel) [closed]

I'm looking for some inexpensive but not fake / poor solution to display my future "Xtreamer Ultra" on an old tv (which only has RCA/peritel connectivity)... Here is the product's profile ...
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Why would I need a host adapter pcie card?

I have a total of 4 expansion slots on my PC. I am putting a killer network card, graphic card, and a sound card in it. I searched a list of expansion cards to put in the last slot that could ...
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Plug Computer Case USB 2 socket into mobo USB 3

I've got an Antec Fusion Remote Black Media PC case at home. The case needs two internal 9 pin USB headers to be fully functional - one for the USB ports on the front, and one for the LCD display. ...
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How to read data from USB port

I have a CANbus to USB adapter (Softing CANusb) that we are using for a project (see attached picture bellow). This device has Windows drivers and a Windows API in order to access the data in the CAN ...
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Is there any USB 3.0 to Firewire 800 1394b adapter?

I need to work with 1394b equipment on a notebook, but 90% of the new notebook does not have 1394b port enough neither an Express Card 34 slot. That is why I need a USB 3.0 to 1394b device. I was ...
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HDMI out from laptop to DVI in on monitor

I have a Vaio laptop with a Radeon HD 5650. It has HDMI out, while my SyncMaster 971p only has DVI in. I also have an HDMI to DVI cable. When I connect the monitor with this cable to make an extended ...
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What kind of cable is this and how far can it be extended?

I just bought a 5.1 surround sound system for my computer and need to extend the speakers so I can have some behind the couch. They look like this: I'm pretty sure its RCA, but I've never messed ...
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Insufficient power from an adapter

Would not having enough power (or voltage or amperage) from an adapter make a laptop no longer charge/boot up (if the battery is out of power)? What about causing shorts? And would using a different ...
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How do USB to DVI adapters plug into monitors? (Cord and port are both female.)

I feel like this must be so simple that I will be shunned from the site in contempt, but how does a USB-to-DVI adapter connect to a monitor when its male end is USB (plugs into computer) and its ...
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Adapter TRENDNET USB A — PS/2 doesn't work on notebook Asus

I have an adapter for connecting PS/2 keyboard and mouse to USB port on a notebook -- TRENDNET USB A (m) — PS/2 (see image below). Unfortunately, it doesn't work with my ASUS notebook (neither ...
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Ethernet connection does not work

I have a problem with local area connection on Windows 7 64bit. I have laptop dell n5110 and Realtek PCIe FE family Controller installed as driver for my Ethernet controller on it. But I am getting ...
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DC output rating on laptop charger

I have a Lenovo laptop and my adaptor has gone bust. The DC rating on the original adapter is 20V 3.25A 65W. I can't find the exact same part anymore and I am being advised another Lenovo adapter ...
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rated voltage on power blocks [closed]

I recently converted a beer light (plexiglass) using 20 LED's, resisters and a power block rated at 9V but it burned out the LED's. I When i tested the adapter it was putting out 14V's. Question: ...
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How do I install Windows XP via a USB - SATA/IDE adapter?

I have an Asus EB1007 EeeBox that doesn't have a CD drive. I removed the hard drive and connected it to my laptop and formatted it, via a USB to SATA/IDE adapter. How can I install Windows XP using ...
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Laptop adapter stopped working. Burning smell [closed]

I was playing minecraft an hour ago and all of a sudden the power supply to my laptop stops. I checked the adapter and found it really hot and kinda burning smell was coming from it. What could have ...
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high(er than 30hz) refresh rate PS/2 to USB adaptor for NEW pc? [closed]

I'm part of the 1%. The keyboard snobs. I use a 16 year old keyboard. It's made by Alps, with all the hullabaloo to do with their key-switches. Interestingly enough, it also has an Alps Glidepoint ...
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Any performance issues with a SATA to PATA adapter for a 2nd hard disk for my laptop?

I am considering buying a SATA to PATA HDD Hard Drive caddy adapter for my laptop. That would be something like this one. Should I expect a lower performance when using a SATA HDD with a PATA ...
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my windows xp sp3 diagnostick:windows could not detect any wired or wireless network cards installed on your machine [closed]

Problem: cant connect to internet with my new installation of windows xp sp3. Details: I have ubuntu in pc that worked with wired internet. I format all disk and install Windows-XP sp3. I have ...
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Can I use different HP adapters in one computer?

My old HP adapter burned out and it will take 2 weeks for me to get a new one. In the meantime, I borrowed a HP cable from a friend. Is it possible to use a different HP adapter in the mean time? The ...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual Link up to 2560 * 1600

I have a ThinkPad T530 with Mini DP++ and NVS 5400M, which are said to support 2560 * 1600 resolution. The display is Dell 3007WFP, which also supports 2560 * 1600. But, I have never seen any cables ...
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The laptop adapter works only after heating it up

I have Dell Latitude C640. Its adapter works only when heated. The LED light turns ON only when it gets extremely heated. I use to heat it on the electric heater. Can anyone tell me the ...
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PC mic+audio to iPhone'ish plug

I have a good headset with a mic which has a plug like that which is on the standard iPhone ear buds. In other words, one plug for both mic and audio. I'd like to use this headset with my computer. ...
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Is there a reason I can't find a USB female to male IEEE 1394 (FireWire) adapter?

I have an external drive that has one of those mini-USB ports on it, so I can plug it in to my MacBook Pro's USB port. I want to plug it into a IEEE 1394 port. Looking for an adapter online, I found ...
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Using a 19V (3.42A) power adapter instead of a 20V (2.0A) for my Lenovo laptop. Is this safe?? (Laptop battery is non functional)

Im ready to accept "long term" degradation to my laptop if i can remain lazy and not go having to find a perfect replacement adapter. Third world electronics scares me (Im in the third). As long as i ...
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Display not working properly - monitor or graphics adapter?

I have a Dell ST2220L monitor connected to an Intel DH67CL's integrated graphics adapter using a DVI-I cable. Everything was fine yesterday when I shut down the PC but today when I turned it on, I ...
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Is it possible to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer for use with an ethernet adapter?

I want to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer to an ethernet adapter. I know they make USB Type A to ethernet adapters. But I don't see USB Type B to ethernet adapters. USB Type B is ...
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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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Router connection on usb to ethernet adapter

I have a router that is connected via USB, as the USB drivers are the only ones I can find online. I was going to setup a little network with a switch and probably a WAP as well. The only problem is ...
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Antec 900 fan plugs are not compatible with PSU or motherboard

I have an Antec 900 case, which has two small fans in the front, a large fan on top, and an exhaust fan in the back, all of which have individual power cords/plugs. They look identical to the piece on ...
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Where can I connect this USB 3.0 cord?

My motherboard has 2 USB 3.o slots in the back, where the usual slots go, but the tower also supports 1 or 2 USB 3.0 ports in the front, above the DVD drive. So, there is a cord coming out of those ...
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Can I get an adapter for usb 3.0 to gigabit, or a gigabit switch with usb 3.0?

Basically I want to be able to attach USB 3.0 external portable hard drives to my network and maintain at least gigabit speeds. I can think of four ways to do this, two of which I know exist: 1) NAS ...
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3.5mm Audio Female to Dual Female?

I've been trying to look online for a 3.5 female to dual female adapter and I can't seem to find what I'm looking for. Does it exist? What I want to be able to do is have the output from my laptop ...
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Is it possible to browse the Internet through a Radio type n network with a b/g only adapter?

My wireless network upgraded to an n-type radio and I discovered my AWUS036H wireless booster cannot browse while connected to it simply because it supports only b/g radio networks. Is there any way I ...
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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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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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No DisplayPort output via DisplayPort→HDMI adapter from Nvidia card using Linux on Thinkpad W520

I have a Thinkpad W520 laptop with Nvidia Quadro 1000M graphics running Debian testing (“wheezy”) and Nvidia driver version 295.40-1. The graphics mode is set to discrete in the BIOS. I would like to ...
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Mechanical mouse using USB-to-PS/2 Adapter freezes occasionally

I am using an AOpen PS/2 mechanical mouse in Ubuntu 11.10 with a Staples USB-to-PS/2 Adapter with my Intel DP67DE motherboard. The mouse is more comfortable for my hand as it has a lower height than ...
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Micro SDHC class 10 + adapter

I have bought a micro sdhc 32gb class 10 but my camera only accept std sd card, so i would like to know if the adapter will keep the same speed of the card, or there is some kind of class too. Thanks ...
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DVI (D) to VGA Adapter not working

I just bought a new DVI type D to VGA adapter to use my tv as a screen for the computer I use for a media server. It doesn't seem to be working out of the box. My first thought was that the adapter ...
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Can I go from DVI to HDMI v1.4 to a TV that supports HDMI 1.3?

Would it be possible to convert DVI to HDMI (version unknown), then use a HDMI 1.4 cable to a TV which was created for HDMI 1.4? Consider my "scheme" below: (m = male, f = female) DVI (m) → HDMI ...