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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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How to make a USB wireless adapter to support WoWLAN? [closed]

I heard 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? Is there a way to make a USB wireless ...
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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 ...
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Can two USB to Ethernet adapters be used as a USB2 extension? [closed]

I want to use RJ45 type of cables to make a 10m USB2 extension. Is it possible using two USB to Ethernet adapters (even without drivers so they act as USB to RJ45 adapters, not as Ethernet ports). If ...
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can video adapters output digital video through their VGA output?

Some video adapters have both DVI and VGA outputs. For a two screen configuration I could attach a VGA to DVI adapter to the VGA output, and have both screens attached with a DVI cable. Would the ...
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Cable from laptop brick to wall [duplicate]

I've seen plenty of questions asked about the power output of laptop bricks to the laptop - however my question is does the plug and cable that runs from the laptop brick to the wall need to match up? ...
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I can't get a second router to extend my network over powerline adapters

I have a main router Netgear DGN2200 then I have a cable from the LAN to a Belkin powerline adapter. Up in my loft I have the other powerline adapter connected (via LAN) to a second router, a Netgear ...
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Do Express Card to USB3.0 adapters work?

I have "Express Card USB 3.0 adapter" like this (it's in polish so I add to it Google translation, forgive that) ...
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AC adapter burnt due to high voltage spike but is my computer damaged because of this?

There was a high voltage spike in our area. My laptop stopped working and the little bulb in the refrigerator stopped working as well as an air coniditioner. When I touched the laptop I felt a ...
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Laptop ->TV via HDMI Adapter - audio static and feedback

I've connecting my laptop to a TV using an HDMI Adapter. I am experiencing a audio feedback issue and hearing static and clicking while watching a movie. OS is Vista, I have tried multiple HDMI ...
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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? [duplicate]

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. ...