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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can laptop and its adapter be mixed and matched? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Should laptops remain plugged in when their battery is 100% charged? charging laptop with a different manufacturer's charger I was wondering if today's laptops and ...
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charging laptop with a different adapter charger [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: charging laptop with a different manufacturer's charger I have lost this adapter, Output Voltage: 19V Output Current: 3.95A Input Voltage: 100-240V Wattage : 75W Pin ...
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Targus USB-to-RS232 not working with Linux?

I have the Targus PA088 USB to RS232 converter, but it seems that it does not work with linux. Its RX and TX lights are flashing, but I can't see the data in minicom/picocom. When using it with ...
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Monitors: going from VESA 100x100 to VESA 200x200 - adapter plates don't “adapt”? [closed]

This seems so incredibly simple, but after 6 months I still haven't found good solutions. Everything thinks this should be possible, but turns out to be quite odd. Monitor arm with VESA 100x100 (...
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Which of these wireless adapters work in windows 7?

Well, I just upgraded one of my machines to windows 7, and it turns out that my usb wireless adapter just isn't working. There is no driver for it in windows 7 (yes, I've looked everywhere). So I'm ...
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Wireless adapter switches off at end of boot up

I have Sony Vaio desk top running Windows Vista Home premium. When I boot up, the wireless adapter is enabled but just as the boot up is finishing, the adapter is switched off. I have downloaded the ...
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Can you charge any device with Mini-B USB receptacle from any charger with Mini-B USB plug?

I've got several devices with a mini-B USB receptacle - including my mobile phone/PDA and some headsets. Each came with its own AC adapter. I'm wondering if I can charge any of these devices from any ...
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How can I hook a new 17“ MacBook Pro up to a 30” monitor?

Suppose I purchase a brand-new, top of the line, 17" MacBook Pro: What do I need to do in order to connect it to a 30" monitor? I already own 2 30" monitors (a Dell 3007WFP and a Dell 3008WFP), so ...
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With a Mac Mini, can I use a HDMI - DVI and DVI - VGA adapter for a CRT monitor?

I need this information because the two threads below didn't really clarify. Mac Mini HDMI-to-DVI to VGA-to-Monitor? Macbook Mini-DVI to VGA Output Broken - Cause? I mean, does a DVI → VGA ...
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Where can I buy a Stereo audio to 3.5mm adapter? [closed]

I need a stereo (6.33mm) to PC audio (3.5mm) adapter, and I'd like it to have an inch or two of cable so that yanking the connector doesn't break the audio port the 3.5mm is plugged into. I used to ...
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What kind of adapter is safe to use on my Samsung NP-R522 laptop?

I just got a Samsung NP R522 FS01HK from Hong Kong. The power cord that came with the adapter doesn't fit into US outlets. I looked around and the only power cord available for it that fits US ...
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Is there any way to increase the amount of DIMM slots in a motherboard?

I have a computer with 2GB of RAM, and will eventually change the whole motherboard, but for now I only need more memory. The problem is that the motherboard is DDR2 and only has two DIMM slots, used ...
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Micro Self-powered Gigabit splitter for wall outlet

We have a gigabit network and at each desk there is one outlet and a computer and a voip phone. The Voip phones have a 10/100 switch in them and then the computer needs to plug into the phone ...
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What is this Apple fourteen-pin video connector called?

I'm trying to identify an Apple issued video adapter. One end has 14 pins, 7 on the top and 7 on the bottom. The other end is standard VGA. What is the other end?
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2 prong outlet and PC

My current setup is as follows: computer > surge protector > 3 to 2 prong adapter > 2 prong outlet The adapter is not screwed in as I now know it should be. I've been using this type of setup for ...
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Faulty WLAN Card on a Dell E4310

One day, I could not connect to the internet, and I realized that the radio light was not on, and I do not remember turning off the radio or I would know where to turn it on again. After searching ...
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What is this Ethernet connector (from a 1999 Sony Vaio) called?

My Sony Vaio PCG-Z505S has a strange, flat Ethernet connector that looks like this: The laptop came with an adapter to connect a normal "RJ45" network cable to it, but I have lost it. Now I'm ...
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Need a VGA/DVI adapter for a spare working laptop screen

I have a spare working laptop screen. Are there any adapters that would let me hook it up to a VGA or DVI port? This is what the display wire looks like:
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Use a Wireless N adapter with MIMO to connect to multiple networks

I have a Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6200 AGN wireless adapter. According to wikipedia it has 2 antennas. I was wondering if it is possible to connecto two wireless networks simultaneously under Windows ...
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Female USB to male PS/2 MINI DIN 6 adapter

I need an extension cable with male USB to PS/2 MINI DIN 6 connector. I have something like this adapter: However it does not fit in my Aten KVM switch correctly (the reduction is wider than ...
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Home computer can't keep internet connection with wireless usb adapter

I did some work on a computer recently that had problems keeping an internet connection. Here's what happened. I turned on the computer and there was no wireless connection. After resetting the USB ...
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Radeon HD 5770 - DisplayPort Problem

I am trying to set up 3 monitors with the Radeon HD 5770 I recieved a few days ago. I have read that I can use 2 DVI ports and an active DisplayPort adapter for a third DVI monitor. I have purchased ...
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I need a wireless network card for my stationary computer

Going to move my stationary computer and hook it up to the TV. Which is far away from the wireless router. So i'm going to need a way to go on the Internet wirelessly from my stationary computer. I ...
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Can you use a DVI-VGA Adapter on a monitor instead of a video card?

I suspect the answer to this is "no", but here goes: I have a monitor with inputs for DVI and VGA. I want to be able to share this display with two computers (one at a time, of course) that both ...
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What difference does it make whether the computer uses USB Ethernet Adapter, or a network card?

Just what the title states. I'd like to know what difference it makes to the modem/switch, speed, power consumption whether the computer is connected by a USB Ethernet Adapter instead of a physical ...
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securing laptop power cords

I have a new Dell Inspiron 14R (model N4010) laptop. I tend to keep it turned on and running on AC power. It's usually on my desk, but I like to be able to move to a different chair on the other side ...
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Network displays 802.11g instead of n, and I can't log in with the correct key

I just bought a Linksys Wireless-N PCI Adapter with Dual-Band, and I tried to log into the usual 2.4GHz 802.11n network with the usual pass key. Only now, the list says it's a 802.11g network and my ...
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ATX12V to EPS12V Adapter with DP55WG?

I bought a new Intel DP55WG Motherboard to upgrade an old computer. My old Motherboard and Power Supply used a 2x2 pin connector (ATX12V) and my new motherboard uses a 4x2 pin connector (EPS12V). My ...
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How can I tell if the power pin(?) inside my laptop has been pushed in?

My laptop (a Packard Bell EasyNote S4) recently stopped charging properly. The connector suddenly felt very loose in the back and I thought part of that had come out and gone missing. Unfortunately ...
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Is serial RJ45 to USB a standard?

I can't find any resellers here in Sweden for the RJ45 to USB cable from Current Cost. Are such RJ45 to USB cables covered by a standard so that I could buy one from another vendor? It would also be ...
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Recommended USB 3.0 PCI/PCIX adapter for older Dell

Can anyone recommend a USB 3.0 adapter for my older Dell server? It does not have PCI express (PCIe) so I was looking for PCI or PCIX. I have been burned in the past installing "desktop" class ...
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Help me convert my gaming headset plugs (mic & stereo sound) to a single 2.5mm monaural plug

I have a seldom used piece of computer hardware I'd like to connect a gaming headset to. The headset has two 3.5mm plugs (mic and sound) like this: The jack I need to plug into is a 2.5mm monaural (...
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USB Adapter for Memory Cards

I am looking for something like a USB adapter for video cards. It is a cable that on one end hooks into a USB port on a computer and on the other accepts any one of a variety of video cards. ...
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Will a `wireless n` network adapter work `wireless g` router?

I have verizon fios internet service. I believe they use a Wireless G router, but I just have one question. I currently am using a 54mbps wireless pci adapter in my Windows 7 custom build. It drops ...
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No compatible network card

Motherboard: Asus K8N-E Deluxe with onboard NIC (nVidia nForce) Secondary NIC: I've tried using a standard NIC (Device Manager displays this as D-Link DFE-538TX 10/100, but under manufacturer in the ...
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Which is the best way to join make 3 connections from 1 power supply source [closed]

I have one Laptop Adapter of output 12v and 3A current. I need to give the power supply to three cctv cmaeras from that adapter. Currently i am just peeling the wires and joining all the three with ...
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Can a USB/IDE/SATA adapter be flaky?

I use USB/IDE/SATA converters a lot and on the two that I have now, I sometimes get errors copying files to drives. It only happens when I'm copying big files to the drive (big can mean as little as ...
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USB to SCSI 80 pin SCA adapter existance?

I got some older SCA 80 Pin SCSI hard drives that I would like to format and erase, but I do not have the old server they were once used in. Did any company ever produce a cheap USB to SCA 80 adapter?...
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Mini-HDMI to HDMI cable adapter [closed]

I have a newer nvidia video card that uses the mini-hdmi connector along with dual DVI ports. It came with a mini-hdmi-->full size HDMI adapter, but it is this one piece clunky adapter. This will ...
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Convert iMac internal LCD panel to external monitor?

My iMac died (power supply issue, out of warranty), so I took it apart to get at the HDD to recover some files. In the process, I managed to remove the LCD panel. My question is: is it possible/does ...
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DisplayPort -> DVI Adapter, Active or Passive?

I read somewhere that you only need an active adapter (usb powered) if you want resolutions greater than 1920x1200. I also heard from someone that you need it when running triple-monitor because more ...
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How should one handle an external hard drive without an enclosure?

How should I go about mounting an external hard drive without an enclosure? I have a IDE/SATA to USB adapter. But where should I put the drive, what side should be facing upwards, etc?
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Apple video adapters: Mini-DVI to DVI + DVI to video?

I have: a Macbook (which has Mini-DVI output) an Apple Mini-DVI to DVI adapter (so I can hook up my Macbook to my DVI LCD) a Mac mini (which has DVI output) I see that I can get a DVI-to-Video (...
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Will this car adapter power this Laptop?

I'm looking to buy a number of car power adapters to be used with some Dell laptops. http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1382005 ^ This is the item I am currently looking at. Will it ...
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IDE hard drive and a SATA Dock

I bought a very nice SATA dock for my computer, plug and play and you just plug the drive into the dock and you can access the data. I have since then found an IDE drive i wish to access, but cant ...
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3.5 mm component video jack -> Ipod female connection?

At my gym the treadmills all have ipod male cables hanging out of them so that you can plug in a video ipod and play a video directly to the screen on the treadmill. I own a non apple MP4 player is ...
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USB to LPT adapter?

I'm bummed out, pretty much all of our computers here lack parallel ports. I have an EETools ChipMax programming tool that has one of the old-school Centronics connectors on the back. I figured that ...
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Is there a Mini DV tape to USB adapter?

I have Mini DV tapes, Hi8 or something lol. I have a camera that will not play them back, too choppy and cleaning has no effect. Is there a player, or adapter that can just read them into a computer? ...
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Bluetooth to 3.5mm audio jack

I want to connect my laptop's (and cellphone's) bluetooth to an audio jack. Of course there has to be some sort of receiver on the audio jack side. Are there any devices for this?
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How to use a 3.5mm headset on a normal phone? [closed]

I'd like to use a 3.5mm headset instead of the normal phone receiver (with a rj9 plug), I can find only 2.5mm (male) to rj9 male adapter, but it is not what I need. Any hint?