In electronics, a cable is 1 or more wires (fibers) bound together and running parallel to each other such that larger amounts of data/current can be transmitted at faster speeds than would be accomplished with a lower amount of wires. A cable can refer to an audio, visual, data, electrical or any ...

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USB-to-VGA adapter or HDMI-to-VGA adapter [on hold]

I have to connect my laptop to a projector with VGA input port. Would it be better if I get a USB-to-VGA adapter or should I get a HDMI-to-VGA adapter? Which would give me better quality and why? The ...
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Wireless stops working when ethernet cable is unplugged

I have an ASUS ROG using Windows 10 and every time I unplug the Ethernet cable the wireless stops working. Sometimes I choose fix errors and it works but other times the only option to put wireless ...
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Which cable will work with my headset? [closed]

Today my audio/mic splitter cable broke, and I'm looking to buy a new one, however I'm scared I'm going to buy the wrong one. The headset description for the cable is the following: 3.5mm 4 Pole ...
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Will gravity affect cables cables hanging from my computer?

My laptop is raised on on a box, and the USB, power and HDMI cables stick out horizontally and then fall to the desk. The USB cables in particular do seem to be coming out of the socket at an ...
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Does a DVI-D to 2x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable add any latency to my monitor?

So I bought the following DVI-D to 2x DVI-D Digital Video Splitter Cable. I was wondering whether using these cables introduces any real latency to the signal from my video card to my monitor? ...
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Can VGA port display SVGA, HDTV, WHUXGA?

I am confused with VGA port, and the cables. Since the VGA resolution is "640 x 480" and there's a VGA, SVGA cables in market. Would I need a QXGA or WHUXGA ports to be able to display those ...
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When upgrading to USB C, can there be one USB cable to rule them all?

I carry a single USB-A to USB-micro cable to connect/charge all of my devices. USB-C and USB 3 is becoming the new standard, so I will need to carry multiple cables or a single cable and an adapter ...
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Which way do the wires go in an ethernet cable?

I have already asked this about USB, which is "Which way do the white and green wires go on a USB cable" or something like that. I got the answer "The signals go both ways". I have the same question ...
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How can heat affect stored cables?

I am considering moving my copious cables out into my shed. I live in a hot climate though (up to 46°C/113°F in summer). The shed is completely uninsulated, so it gets a lot hotter when in direct sun. ...
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connecting an RFID reader per TCP/IP

We are trying to connect an RFID reader per TCP/IP to our network. The RFID reader in question is the CN56X0B-X-XX series from Civintec. Device manual: CN56X0B Access Control Door Reader User Manual ...
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Can an coaxial antenna cable transmit internet data like telephone line?

If I use an coaxial antenna cable instead of telephone cable to transmit internet data, will it be functional rather than using telephone cable? Or do any disconnections occur? Note: Max provided ...
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cable with two pins and metal shield [closed]

What type of cable is this? I can't find the device it originally belonged to. The other end is USB.
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Is FTP (Foil Shielded Twisted Pairs) Cat 6 cable suitable for outdoor use?

Is FTP (Foil Shielded Twisted Pairs) Cat 6 cable suitable for outdoor use? I am going to pass the cable from a window via the roof back inside via another window. Do I need to take special care for ...
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Windows 10 can't connect internet via Ethernet cable

Recently bought a Windows PC. It is able to connect Internet via Wifi but not from Cat5e cable. This Ethernet cable was used by my Macbook before and it worked fine. I use a NBN router. When I ...
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What is purpose of black and white cables from LCD display?

When I disassembled laptop I noticed two wires from right part of display. What is purpose of them. They were connected to MAIN and AUX ports on some little board (which is under motherboard, so I ...
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What wires can I use to make an extension of LCD?

I want to put main part of laptop into a drawer, and put display on a desk. Like this. So I need to make wire extension of laptop's LCD wire (extend length), which connects LCD display with ...
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Computer does not display output to the screen

I am writing this post with connection to the new computer which I had bought recently. When I have plugged everything and turned on computer, then it is looks like running (light + DVD ROM are ...
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Using TRRS headset as a microphone through Mic In?

Say I have a pair of headphones (headphones only, TRS) and a headset (sound and mic, TRRS). Can I plug the headset into the Mic In 3.5mm port and use it as a microphone, while using the other pair ...
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Apple's Lightning Cable Pins

Does anyone know what type of pins Apple use at the end of their lightning cable? I've seen pins like those but bigger on other products by different companies Thanks
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LCD screen to HDMI or VGA

I have an old laptop with a completely working LCD screen, and am wondering if there is any way for me to turn it into an external monitor by converting the flat cable to a VGA or HDMI output. ...
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What kind of cable do I need to go from DVI-D (dual link) to DVI-I or DVI-D (both dual link)?

I was wondering what cable I need to go from DVI-D (dual link) on my LG monitor to DVI-I or DVI-D (both dual link) on my GPU and on-board graphics, respectively. I bought this DVI-D to DVI-D (both ...
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Flickering laptop screen when hot - cause?

What could be the cause of a flickering screen every minute or so like the picture below? Flickering seems to get worse when hot (usually into an hour of gaming CPU 100C, GPU 85C max). Adjusting ...
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4k Monitor Cable for 3840 x 2160 Resolution at 60Hz

I just purchased a Dell 4K monitor (P2715Q) and I am looking for an appropriate cable to use with my MacBook Pro. I've read that certified DisplayPort cables are best to use with a 4K monitor like ...
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Coax Splitter for Internet and Phone

I have a coax splitter before my cable modem so that I can also plug in the box that gives me my phone service. A crude ASCII drawing: wall | cable modem | / |-----< | \ | ...
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Does cable awg/amps matter for power adapter

I bought a longer cable for my surface pro 3 power adapter, the cable that goes from the outlet to the brick, and I noticed that the power adapter says it takes an input of 1A and the 22 awg cable ...
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PC will only turn on if I position the PSU ATX power cable in a certain way

The past 3 days I've been trying to fix this issue. I just bought a new motherboard and CPU, but I've ran into a problem. My computer will not turn on unless I'm pulling/pushing/positioning the PSU ...
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In order to start my PC I have to put pressure on my EATX power cable

I can't start my computer unless I push hard on the beatx power cable and hold it in a certain position. I'm not sure what the issue is..I got a new motherboard today, as well as CPU so those aren't ...
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What cable do I need to perform this connection

I want to output audio from my laptop to my TV. I output the video using VGA. Here is the picture from my manual. I need options 6. The one where there's a VGA cable and a sound cable. I don't ...
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Which cables I need to extend the Samsung Note 3 screen to the monitor (DVI-D dual link)

I'm looking for a solution to connect my smart phone Samsung Galaxy Note 3 to my monitor Acer S220HQL. This monitor has two connectors: VGA DVI-D dual link Actually the VGA connector is busy but ...
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How do I get my faulty display cable (and display) to work reliably?

I have a HP g4 laptop with a faulty screen. The screen is normally blank, but flickers back to life if I press the right side of the display(from the back) and slightly bend the entire display ...
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Does a USB-C male to Micro-B female cable/adapter exist?

I'm looking for a USB-C male (3.1) to Micro-B (3) female cable or adapter. The use case would be to allow last-option charging of a USB-C laptop (e.g. Pixel 2) from a standard phone/tablet charger ...
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Repair a broken flat cable connector

I've replaced the HDD in a laptop, and while doing that I needed to disconnect several flat cables. Notably, the one for the trackpad is now causing problems. The photo below is from the iFixit ...
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Can this ethernet cable swap affect my connectivity?

I have a router connected to a modem with a short ethernet cable (yellow, call it Cable A). I have a computer connected to the router via 20 ft ethernet cable (black, call it Cable B). Neither is ...
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How can I split an internal USB header into power and data?

I've recently built a new media centre/server, one of the features I wanted from this build was to be able to power on the system via a remote. I ended up purchasing an IR blaster that can be plugged ...
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Difference between cheap and expensive HDMI cables in terms of performance? [duplicate]

I happened to wander around John Lewis's electronics sections yesterday (for the uninitiated it's a chain of upmarket department stores in the UK) and I came across an "ultra-fast" HDMI cable, 1 metre ...
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Mains hum in speakers after plugging in a cable

As soon as I plug in a standard 3.5mm jack cable into my speaker AUX IN port they produce a loud disturbing noise exactly as this one: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:MainsBrum50Hz.ogg. I don't ...
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Can you point me to a cable that will connect this motherboard port with this DVD drive?

(Note: This is not a duplicate of my earlier question, in case you're wondering. This question has an entirely different DVD drive!) Here is an image of my laptop motherboard's SATA connector (for a ...
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What cable do I need to connect this motherboard DVD port to this DVD drive?

This is an image of my laptop motherboard DVD drive connector. Seems to be 13 pins: And this is another image of the connector to an internal laptop DVD drive I have (one that doesn't physically ...
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What display cables and adapters should I use to connect a second monitor to GTX670?

I searched a lot and now I'm just confused with all those M/M, F/F, F/M cables. I have a GTX670 videocard with jacks DVI, DVI, HDMI, DisplayPort: The bottom-right DVI (with "plus") is used for my ...
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CRT screen with no image and - maybe - with missing pins on its connector

I have a Samsung SyncMaster 753DFX crt screen .. When its cable not connected to computer I get the normal message on it - no data check the cable - But when I plug the connector in computer I get ...
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USB Type C Power Delivery Profile - max length?

The new USB-C connector allows for 100W to be delivered to charge laptops etc. Is there a maximum length for a charging only cable? The specification talks about cables being less than two meters ...
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How is a Usb Y cable designed?

Ok, Recently I have purchased this USB Y cable from Amazon. Storite USB 2.0 Type A Male to Dual USB A Male Y Splitter Cable Cord Black -50cm I purchased it so I can use it with external hard disk ...
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Homemade Ethernet Cable Not Working Properly [closed]

I run an Ethernet cable through my walls and crimped at both ends as a twisted cable: Orange stripe Orange Green stripe Blue Blue stripe Green Brown stripe Brown As I need to connect my router to ...
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IDE/PATA wire order?

I know the red wire is Pin 1, is the next wire (to the right in picture) Pin 2 or 3? Basically wondering if it alternates? I am honestly hacking up a IDE cable to connect an AC '97 connector (10-pin) ...
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Replacement for Ubiquiti AirWire power supply

I have an "Ubiquiti AirWire Plug 'n Play Wireless Ethernet Cord" That has been working perfectly for years. The other night, there was a lightning strike that blew up everything connected to a ...
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Laptop Keyboard and its cable

There is a locking part where it keeps connection cable stable. I broke it and it does not hold the cable tight anymore and keyboard does not work at all. What can I do before leaving computer to ...
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How to extend an ethernet cable with a cheap coupler?

I have a long ethernet LAN cable buried in the wall and replacing the the whole thing is not an option. I simply want to extend the cable a bit without bringing a network guy home. I have lots of ...
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What is the cable that runs from the cable modem to a wall outlet

I was wondering what type of cable runs from the modem to the wall outlet in my house? Is it a coaxial cable? I'm very confused by what I've read around the internet. There seem to be many variations. ...
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Duplicating sound from PC to TV via HDMI

tl;dr I want to duplicate aduio from my PC to my TV without delay/buffer. Though TV may have buffer, that's ok, but not my headphones. PC and TV are connected via HDMI, but Windows only lets me ...
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My computer doesn't recognize the monitor's resolution on some VGA cables, what's going on?

My Mac doesn't recognize my TV's resolution on (so far) 3 VGA cables I've tried but it works just fine using other seemingly old VGA cables. My roommate had the same experience on Mint Linux. What's ...