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 I use a power adapter with more current but lower voltage on another laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Laptop power supplies, does current matter? I have the opposite problem outlined in Laptop power supplies, does current matter? My AC adapter (19 V, 3.95 A, ...
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Is it possible (and safe/reliable/non-damaging) to use a 20-pin ATX PSU with a 24-pin ATX motherboard?

I have a reasonably-decent old 20-pin PSU which I want to use on a newer 24-pin ATX motherboard. I see that the ATX page on wikipedia mentions that 24-pin ATX is backward-compatible, and I can find ...
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2.5“ SSD in a 3.5” desktop drive bay normal?

I'm a little out of touch with modern desktop builds, but I recently built a new machine anyway. I want to pick up a SSD for my I/O intensive apps (EverQuest 2 and Flash CS4 mostly), but I'm having ...
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Does a HDMI-to-DVI (dual link) adapter exist? I don't care about the price

My monitor supports full-resolution display (2560x1440) only when connected to through either the DVI-D dual link port, or the DisplayPort. My laptop, though, has neither of these two kinds of ...
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“Modern” Ethernet over coax

So, I've just bought a house. It's reasonably new - built in the early '00s. One of the features that got built in was a cable TV drop in every room. The cabling is gorgeous - there's even a wiring ...
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Will Parallel-port dongle work on USB-to-Parallel Adapter?

We have a niche program running on a Win2K laptop that uses a security dongle connected to a parallel port for authentication. The laptop is getting creaky and I spent a frustrating night last night ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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 ...
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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 ...