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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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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Lightning hit my modem and the internet cable isn't recognized by my laptop. Is this normal? [closed]

Okay, so lightning hit our plumbing (we saw a bright flash coming from the sink.) We survived, but our modem didn't. Specifically, none of the lights were on. So I tried plugging the cable connected ...
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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 ...
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Terminating cat 6 at patch panel

My patch panel does not have pin marking so I am not sure what pins 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8. This is what my panel patch looks like this This is termination that was already done in the house but from ...
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external hard drive not available once in a while, needs to restart

I have a 3tb WD external drive, that once in a while (1 time a week), I get the error "An error has occured. The destination you have specified does not exist". I have to restart the pc, and then it ...
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USB switch for both data and power

I would like to make a switch for my USB cable. It's a microscope, so its data is important. Question is, in the "off" state, after disconnecting the two power cables, do I have to disconnect both ...
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Making USB extension cables using UTP cable

I know that it's possible to make extension cables for pretty much anything using regular UTP Cable, it's just a matter of matching both ends of the cable and that's it; but by researching a little ...
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Does a USB 3.0 connection require a USB 3.0 cord?

Does a USB 3.0 connection require a USB 3.0 cord to reach USB 3.0 speeds? Will any USB cord support any USB 3.0 device?
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Twisting a LAN cable in the middle of another one

Theoretically if i have 3 devices and i want to connect them through a lan cable, can i connect 2 of them with a LAN cable, then cut it in the middle and twist in a third cable. Will it work as three ...
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Can running two cat 5e cables mprove speed between two routers?

I have a cable modem downstairs, with 120mbs connection. I have a router upstairs, about 100ft of cat5e cable away. The data rate there is about 50mbs. I added an ethernet switch about halfway, and it ...
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Connecting two routers with device accessibility behind home cable modem

I have three routers [the wireless modem gateway, a linksys device which is in only switch mode, and another Linksys router which is in bridge mode] I have this setup: [cable modem] -> switch ...
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What is the end of this cable?

In the below image (from here), the "left" end (which I have labeled "A") is clearly two PS/2 ports. What is the "right" end (which I have labeled "B")? Does it connect directly to a motherboard? ...
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When terminating a straight through network cable, should I use 568A or 568B?

What the title says, really. Sure, it'll work either way, even if I order them by my favourite colors, provided they are the same in both ends, but what is the "correct" standard to use with 100BaseTX ...
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RDP Connection slow

I have change internet provider from DSL to Cable. (from 16Mbps to 120Mbps) Since that, I am facing with the new provider now some slowless issues when I connect via RDP to Win8 from Win7 over IP-SEC ...
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NIC shows cable plugged but no cable is connected

My computer is not connected to any Ethernet. Cable is not even plugged in. But Windows 7 show status of unidentified network. It was a problem with the driver and I booted to my Ubuntu installation. ...
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Connecting LAN cable to wall socket

I have a few computers I want to connect to internet. All PCs are connected to a network switch. My task is to connect the switch to the internet router. The cable that came from the internet router ...
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Is it worth using Cat6 cables with existing Cat5e wiring? [duplicate]

We are currently in the process of installing a new Wi-Fi repeater in our house. Our house was built with Cat5e cabling in the walls, conveniently going from the location of our current router to our ...
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Modular Power supply, using other types of modular cables?

I have a corsair cx600 modular Power supply. I ordered from a company corsair cx500 modular cable by mistake.( a 6pin male to 6pin male cable) This was so I could connect my new GPU, a small form ...
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Extend ribbon cable

tl;dr: How do I find out the specification of any ribbon cable, like diameter, resistance, and so on? I recently bought a DRAC (Dell Remote Access Controller) for my PowerEdge2900 off ebay ...
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What is the difference between these 2 twisted pairs?

I have two cables marked: BELDEN 1583e utp cat5e 4pr awg24 iso/iec 11801 en50173 ec verified 100 ohm 1002069 ESSENTIAL utp cat5e by nexans EC verified 4pr awg24 lu0306 Both connected to TL-SG108E ...
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Links and transmission rates

Let's say I have a short copper wire that I wish to transfer bits through. I can push a bit on one end of the wire, and in no time (almost the speed of light) the bit will reach to the other end, and ...
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Will cutting the ground cable of my desktop's front panel USB conector fix heaphone noise w/o adverse effect?

The headphone port (3.55mm jack) in my desktop's front panel produces static noise when the USB 2.0 port next to it is connected to the motherboard. According to this answer, you can solve this by ...
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Flat ribbon network cables sold as UTP, are they really twisted, and how?

I am about to buy some network (Ethernet) cables for home use, and am looking at the flat ribbon variant as here: However, given the very flat form and no visible structure that actually suggests ...
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USB Dualshock 3 controller on Windows 8.1 (Code 43)

I have a Sony Dualshock 3 controller that I used to use a lot on Windows 7. Windows 8.1 seems to be having some trouble with it. I get 'error code 43.' I use the driver by Scarlet.Crush: ...
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DIY Gigabit cable wiring

I have a Cat7 cable Draka Comteq UC600 Super Screen 27 4P Category 7 S/STP IEC 61156-6 FRNC. I wired with two RJ45 connectors using T568B on both ends. The stripped part at the end is approximately 1 ...
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2 GPUs with 6+8 pin connectors: does it help to use 4 cables instead of 2?

I am assembling a new pc and I reached the point where I need to connect the various power cables. I have 2 graphic cards, each with 6 and 8 pin connectors. I understand I have to connect both for ...
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What is this cable called?

What is this cable called? It plugs into the Lenovo desktop motherboard, and powers my SATA SSD. The left plug connects to the motherboard, and the right plug connects to the SSD. I am one HDD ...
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How to align wires in an RJ-45, from photo

From my ISP, I have the installation of network in the below photo. However I would like to cut the cable and drag it back through the wall it is coming from, and put an RJ-45 plug on it. However ...
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Should I use shielded ethernet cable? [duplicate]

I have a 4g/LTE-modem (D-Link DWR-921) which I use for internet access. Works fine with shared folders and two machines connected. In the first room where the router is located I have one machine and ...
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How to use a 30" lcd monitor 20 meters away from my computer?

Is there a long enough dual DVI cable or a way to do this while using 2560x1600 resolution? I have a spare monitor which I want to use it in my kitchen to watch things or even check out a recipe ...
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Do video cables (DVI, VGA) exist that do not need to be screwed in? [duplicate]

Are there 15pin VGA cables that don't have a screw connection on one end? What are they called?
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Same router, same cat5e cable but different speeds between two computers

I can plug my laptop (an MSI GE60) directly in to the router using a cat5e ethernet cable, pulls 150-170 Mbps no problem. But if I unplug that same ethernet cable from the laptop and plug it into a ...
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SATA Connector Stress Impact on Reliability [closed]

As we fill up a mid-tower case with more drives, the SATA cables get rather tricky to get in a position so that they enter the connection near perfectly aligned so as to not put any stress on the SATA ...
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Are laptop LCD cables interchangeable?

I do a fair amount of laptop repair for my job. One of our most common issues is people coming in with broken screens; in such cases, it can be hard to figure out if the cable is broken or the screen ...
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Connecting two mac with midi [closed]

I'm looking for the simplest and cheapest way to connect two mac using the midi protocol in order to make two software communicate using MTC/MMC protocol like Ardour and Joker for example. I can do ...
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Is there a difference between “Thunderbolt” and “Mini DisplayPort” cables?

TB-to-TB cables seems to be more expensive than mDP-to-mDP cables. Is there any actual difference besides the branding? This is for use in connecting a MacBook Pro to a dock with multiple ports (USB ...
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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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VGA vs SVGA cable?

I have a totally avarage looking VGA cable with totally average HD-15/DE-15 male D-sub connectors on both end, however the label on it states, that it is an "SVGA cable". I know that VGA is also the ...
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(Beginner networking) Can I use a crossover cable to connect a PC to a hub that has an uplink feature?

I am taking a class on Computer Networking and part of a lab we did earlier this week involved connecting our PC to a hub using a straight-through cable. It worked. Then we had a small experiment with ...
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Why does my managed switch report a short in my cable? Is it accurate?

I'm using a Dell PowerConnect 2824 and it has a built-in Marvell Virtual Cable Tester. Is it accurate? It's reporting "Short Cable" on many of my cables that are working perfectly. However, two new ...