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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Weird network dropouts occur repeatedly on Windows 8.1 (Intel NUC)

I am using an Intel NUC mini PC here. It is running Windows 8.1 x64 and is used as a media center and communication PC. I want to also use it to access my media accross the internet using JRiver MC ...
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Can I safely put a PCI-E 6+2 cable into a 12v4 slot on Enermax 1000W PSU?

I have an Enermax Revolution87+ 1000W PSU. It came with a total of 6 PCI-E 6+2 cables. (and some other cables, but that's the one I need information about) The red 12v4 slot, which appears to be ...
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Can I make TRS out of TRRS cable? [on hold]

I have bought a marshall major ii headphones and with them came a cable. Cable has a microphone and button, one side has TRS plug and the other one has TRRS 90 degree plug. Since my phone for some ...
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Different cables between xDSL and copper cables [on hold]

Im just wondering if xDSL "phone cable" is using the same cables as copper cables "cable tv", since the bandwidth you get with copper is way higher than what xDSL offers.
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Alternatives to the V35 interface

I am trying to find an alternative for the legacy cables I am using. I currently have a Cisco router connected to a DL 600 E (Multiplexer). On the Cisco router there is a serial port. On the ...
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How do i connect to vga monitors to a hdmi laptop

I want to connect my two monitors that have vga to my laptop that has hdmi but im no sure what cables to buy, im really confused about what cables to buy. I was thinking buying a vga to hdmi and ...
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Ethernet cable stuck in laptop [duplicate]

An ethernet cable is stuck in the laptop. The laptop is a Lenovo G50 and its Ethernet port is compact and sort of expands when you push the cable in. The cable is thinner and narrower than most, but ...
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Cat 5e wired backwards

I realized after a day I crimped all my cat 5e backwards. Best way to explain what i did, I pushed the wire combination into the connector upside down. So instead of orange to brown, its brown to ...
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How to extend the DC part of my laptop power cable without experiencing voltage problems?

I use my laptop for extended periods on the mains in two different rooms of the house, and for ease of use I keep a separate power cable in each room. In one of the rooms I need to extend this cable. ...
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Is there a difference between using a Cat 6 wall jack vs using a female-to-female connector?

I am running new Cat 6 cable from my router to my office so I can get my computer hardwired instead of using Wi-Fi. When looking at what I need to get to connect the cable to a wall plate, I’m seeing ...
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How to build a LVDS cable

I bought the t.vst59.031 lcd controler board to use it on an used laptop screen. The problem is that this board doesn't come with the LVDS cable. I have the LVDS cable from the laptop but the pins ...
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Why do similar devices use a cross-over cable instead of a straight-through cable?

Why do similar devices use a cross-over cable instead of a straight-through cable?
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Why is USB extension distance so limited? [duplicate]

The known acceptable range for (for example) an ethernet networking cable before any kind of noticable drop in speed or latency appears is a whole 100 meters for standard class cat5e, cat6 and cat6e ...
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Do faster ethernet connections require a different cable?

I have a 100mbps ethernet connection setup right now, I was thinking about upgrading, my computers all seem to have gigabit capable network cards in them, my modem/router has one gigabit ethernet port ...
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What is this cable connector? [closed]

Somewhere I've found a cable looking as this: Its opposite end looks exactly the same. The cable is thick, so I think it supports also strong current. In the IT, similar cables are belonging ...
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If I de-soldered a sata male connector off of a motherboard would the board remain functional?

I have an old motherboard that I might use in the future but for a little diy, I was thinking about removing one of the male connectors and soldering it onto a spare sata cable to hook up old hard ...
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How to prevent cables from getting tangled in the wheels of a rolling rack?

I currently have at home an 42U server cabinet (which I am very happy with ;) ). Since those things are really big, its current location is not that optimal, but it works. It stands against the wall, ...
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Issue with router connected to computer with homemade cables

I have my router in one room and a computer in another room I have then tried to make a "permanent cable between the rooms using 2 of these Goobay ...
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How to test my Cat6 cable?

I've crimped my first RJ45 connector onto a Cat6 network cable and it seems to work fine (yey Internet). Now I wonder, how to test the cable thoroughly, i.e., how to test whether it is able to reach ...
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STP Cat6 & unshielded keystone jacks / patch panel

First, I am embarrassed that I am asking this... but I have no networking experience at all hehe ... I have got some networking stuff from Monoprice including a spool of cat6 STP (solid 23awg) and I ...
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Android tablet micro usb port = usb devices + connection to PC possible?

I am developping an app on tablets that dialogs with usb devices. My tablet only has a micro USB port. I use that port to connect the usb devices. My question is : is it possible to have a cable that ...
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How to test an optical cable?

So I want to connect my PC to an amplifier using a TOSLINK cable. The sad thing is, that it simply doesn't work, no sound. I have only one optical cable, and i can't test it on another device. When i ...
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Do long gigabit (CAT6) cables easily break? [closed]

I had this 30m gigabit cable which registered as a gigabit connection via my router. I noticed recently that it's now a 100 mbps connection. I tried short gigabit cables for testing and they all ...
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Reuse Asus Netbook webcam on PC USB Port

i try to use the webcam of my old 1101HA EEEPC from Asus with the intention of connecting it up to a computer via USB. I just can`t find the right cablecolors for this specific board. Supposedly this ...
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Internal hard drive with data cable connected but power cable disconnected

Is it OK to leave an internal hard drive's data cable connected to the computer motherboard but disconnect the power cable? Or will this damage the hard drive and/or the motherboard? I've got a ...
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USB-to-VGA adapter or HDMI-to-VGA adapter [closed]

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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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 ...