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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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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Is there such a thing as a Dual Micro SD to SD Adapter? [closed]

I have an Asus laptop that comes with an SD card reader, I have two 64 GB Ultra Micro SD cards. Is there an SD Card adapter that can take two Micro SD cards? I know there is a Pro version, but ...
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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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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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Audio through HDMI when HDMI > DVI adaptor is plugged in

I have two output devices plugged into my graphics card. (ATI HD5850 - latest drivers installed 14.12). A TV with speakers A monitor that does not have any speakers. The TV is plugged in directly ...
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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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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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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Can a Composite video to VGA adapter be used both ways?

I would like to use this adapter to display the video signal from my Wii console on my LCD monitor. Now, I found such an adapter in my local classifieds, however those products are advertised to ...
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What is the maximum resolution supported by a standard DVI-VGA adapter?

The DVI socket on my monitor is broken, so I decided to use the VGA socket. I used a DVI-VGA adapter on my graphic card end, since it only has 2 DVI sockets. It works but the resolution I can see ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Unhappy with performance of GBit Ethernet to Fiber converter

I just bought a TP-Link MC200CM GBit Ethernet (1000-T) to Fiber (1000-SX) media converter. The device works but I'm unhappy with the performance: When connecting my computer over 1000-T (twisted ...
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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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SSD drive only only connects with one SATA to USB adapter?

I have a SSD which I thought was dead that doesn't work at home when i connect it to 2 different SATA to USB adapters. The only time it works is when I connect the SSD to a SATA to USB adapter at ...
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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 ...
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Virtualbox internet through browser login issue

I'm working on a Windows host machine that has internet through an Ethernet cable after which I need to do a login through a webportal (it's Kotnet). Previously, when working with a bunch of Linux ...
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Green light on my laptop adapter continues to glow for 2 to 3mins, even when it's not charging

I can see a Green light on my dell laptop adapter even when adapter is being used and connected to a power source. As per my knowledge this idicates that adapter is plugged in to power source and ...
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Optical slim-IDE drive into a slim-SATA notebook?

I would like to change the optical drive (slim-IDE) on my notebook with a slim-SATA one. So far I have found only two solutions: to buy an external USB box or an adapter like this: ...
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My NIC keeps getting the same ip 169.254.x.x

I have a strange issue with my network card in my pc. My internal network adapter keeps getting an ip that does not come from the ADSL router's DHCP that I have connected to. I have changed cable, ...
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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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How can I run 3 external hard drives with one power adapter?

I have 3 WD mybook external Hard DriveS......@ w/a 12VDC 1.5A adapter. I would like to run them from a single adapter. I believe they should be parallel but am not certain. My first quess would be ...
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Does DisplayPort cables only one-way?

I saw this DELOCK 82438 Mini DisplayPort - Displayport cable where the image shows one end is an input, while the other is an output. They also say in the description that this is a Mini DisplayPort ...
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In trying to fix my laptop power adapter, current is going through the wire but the laptop will not charge?

My laptop power adapter has recently stopped working (will no longer charge my laptop), and I would prefer to fix it if possible, instead of putting a couple hundred bucks into a new one. I used a ...
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How do I create a hotkey to disable a certain network adapter in Windows 7?

I want to make a hotkey which I could use to disable a specific network adapter. Is that possible? If so, how would I configure that?
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Laptop won't start. Possible adapter issues

I have a llenovo laptop adapter output that reads 20V and 4.5A. I tested it with my multimeter and it reads 20.4V and a fluctuating current from 0-3.5A. I am wondering whether the slightly higher ...
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Identify this screen connector

I have taken apart my old (Compaq) laptop, and I'd like to see if there is a way to reuse the screen. The connector is shown below, but it has no labels so I am wondering whether this is a generic ...
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How can you connect a 16 bit PCMCIA type II card from a serial port connection <Amiga 1200 computer> to a new laptop?

I'm looking for a hopefully modern/novel approach to connect a modern laptop to a 16 bit PCMCIA type II card, which historically connected through an internal 44-pin ATA hard drive of an Amiga A1200 ...
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If Voltage is Correct, but Current wrong, what's the expected behavior of a laptop receiving its adapter input?

I'm currently investigating the livelihood of a laptop adapter (as seen in an other question). It's possible that it is faulty in that there are measurements of correct voltage but with wrong ...
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What does a DVI-VGA adapter output?

I have a DVI-VGA Adapter: If I have a PC that only has a DVI port, and a monitor that only has a VGA port, what will be the output? DVI or VGA? And what if that was reversed? (I.e. Monitor only ...
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Replacing DVD-ROM with SSD on a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop

I use a Toshiba A200-1BP laptop and I want to replace the DVD-ROM with a SSD using an adapter something like this But I don't know if it will support placing an SSD or not since I don't know if the ...
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Microphone not working in laptop combo jack using a splitter adapter

I have an Asus X75VB, which has an combo audio jack, a.k.a. a Microphone-in/Headphone-out jack. I have initially bought a microphone which was supposed to work with PCs and laptops, but it didn't work ...
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Can I use my green (mouse) USB-to-PS/2 adapter for keyboards?

I have a USB keyboard which I want to connect over PS/2 to my computer. I only have a green USB-to-PS/2 adapter which has the symbol of a mouse on it. Can I use it for the USB keyboard anyways? My ...