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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Putting a hard disk in disk drive slot

I have an Intel D845GVSR motherboard: This motherboard does not support SATA drives, but I have a spare SATA drive with me which my father unknowingly bought without remembering that the ...
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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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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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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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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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how can I change my primary VGA from intel to Gforce in lenovo z510?

I have Ideapad z510 and I want to use 3D vision photo viewer and it needs to change display adapter to gforce as a primary one. so do know any solution? than Q so much !!!
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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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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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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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Is there such a thing as a Dual Micro SD to SD Adapter?

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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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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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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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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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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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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Is monitor suspending supported via a HDMI to DVI cable?

My computer has DVI and HDMI video outputs while I have two DVI monitors and a cheap HDMI to DVI cable. Both monitors go fine into and out of standby using DVI-to-DVI connection. Both also display ...
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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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Avoid USB/Serial adapter port change in Windows enviroment

I would like to know if there is some way to "fix" a serial port to common usb/serial adapters. Many times I saw that changing usb port of adapter it takes a new serial port number. It happends also ...
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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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How to make a neat cable/adapter?

I DIY'ed a VGA cable Black and White adapter by incisioning out the rubber and cutting somewires. The result was an unholy mess O' wires. I want to make a dongle or anything really that will look ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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SpeedLink SL-6680 Racing Wheel +Pedals-Pedals not detected

I have a SpeedLink SL-6680 Racing Wheel + Pedals.The racing wheel connects to the computer via gameport and the pedals connect via ps/2 port on the racing wheel.I dont have a gameport on my laptop so ...
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Laptop adapter dies when connected to computer

I own am Acer Veriton l460 Yesterday I tried to start up my computer but it failed to start. These are the assumptions I made. The adapter inputs 240v and outputs 19v which i both checked with a ...
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Using an adapter to plug an xbox headset into a PC

I've recently started PC gaming after a few years using Xbox. I now want to play TF2 with a friend, but since TF2 is quite tactical, we need to communicate. I have a headset for xbox that I no longer ...
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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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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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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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Cant find HDD adapter Vostro 3350

I need to find an HDD adapter for the Dell Vostro 3350. I've searched for over an hour on google for the part but cannot find one from a reliable source. The various part numbers for it are: 5GDTY, ...
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Can I pair SHB4000WT/10 headphones with a Philips Bluetooth Hi-Fi Adapter Model AEA2000/12?

I got this from the local store and they told me it works. Never crossed my mind to ask them to test it. Do they work together so I can listen to music from my PC ?