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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DVI-D SingleLink / DVI-D DualLink

I have a 2x 21in. dell 2005 FPW with a Single Link DVI-D. I have a EVGA GTX 760 SC with Dual Dual Link DVI-D / DVI-I. Can I use A Dual Link DVI-D cable on both. So in the future i dont have to buy ...
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Internet is slow on WIFI but fast with net cable

I have Windows 7. When I plug in the network cable the internet works fast, but when I use WiFi it's extremely slow. Please help me fix this problem and also mention if the problem is with my WiFi ...
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What kind of PCI card does this cable fit

I recently purchased a microscope camera which came with the camera body (an Olympus DP71) and this cable connector: I need a PCI card that fits it, but I have no idea what kind of connecter this ...
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There's a stray current flowing from my monitor through the VGA cable to the PC. Is this safe?

I have two monitors in my machine. One is an old LCS samsung monitor. Recently, I started to hear a small hum in my speakers (subwoofer) and replaced them. The new one also got the issues then I found ...
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Identifying a Specific Cable [closed]

I've recently discovered an old mobile phone that I would like to power up, however, it is lacking in a charger. I was wondering if you could help me identify the type of cable I would need to use to ...
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Connecting additional devices using the cable between modem and router

The network infrastructure in my parents' house is rather inconvenient. The modem is in the basement and the wireless router is in the attic. The only device connected via cable is my HTPC in the ...
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What 10m USB extension cable can I use for a USB display?

The Lenovo LT1421 is a 14 inch monitor that can be connected using a USB B mini to USB A cable. It is shipped with a 1.8 meter cable which is too short for my purpose. USB is limited to 5 meter, but ...
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Does cable tester have limit on cable length?

I am moving to a house which has in-home wired network. The network runs like this, TV cable from outside comes to family room, I am supposed to connect cable modem and router at family room. There ...
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Floppy Drive 34 pin Cable 'Missing Pin' is in a different position to the missing pin on Motherboard - Can't Connect

I'm trying to connect a floppy drive from an old computer into a newer (but still 'old') computer. I've come across a problem in that the 34 pin cable I have has 1 pin missing which is second pin ...
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LAN not working

I have a HP Desktop computer, its like the LAN is not working but if i try to connect another desktop on the same LAN cable its working. All the drivers are installed and its picking up the LAN cable ...
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Am I using an incorrect USB cable with my external HD?

I recently had to replace the caddy for my external HD. I was successfully using a 5m USB mini to USB A cable to transfer data between the HD and my laptop (Win 7 64). The new caddy has a USB A ...
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UTP Cat-6 low speeds

I've got a UTP Cat-6 ethernet installation with a Linux server in one end, my PC in the other and three gigabit switches in between. Recently I changed the cable from a normal Cat-5 to an UTP Cat-6, ...
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Laptop With Wonky Charging Port

I have a laptop I purchased about 2 years ago which has an issue concerning the port where you plug in the AC adapter. Through normal use, it suddenly noticed this issue where you cannot get the ...
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VGA Cable driving me bonkersmental

I am wondering if there is anything I can do to lower or prevent VGA cable interference? I have a PC with a HD 7850 OC 2gb linked to a 1080p VGA only monitor. The display always has fluctuating ...
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Triple-ended USB cables

I was reorganizing my desks and found two different triple-ended USB cables. I don't know their origin or purpose. I have never seen triple-ended USB cables before. What are they used for?
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Is there a difference between LAN cable connecting two PCs and one connecting a PC to a router?

I went to a computer store to buy a LAN(Ethernet) cable and they asked me whether I want to connect two PCs or a PC to a router. I used to do both using same cable and it worked for me till I lost the ...
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Watch TV on computer through cable input

I have a DANY USB TV BOX U-1050 (please see attached picture). And, I have a normal TV aerial cable (For a lack of a better term, don't know the jargon) See attached picture. How do I get this ...
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What is this external hard drive enclosure cable?

I recently found an old external hard drive enclosure that has no branding or serial numbers to look up. The only cable aside from the power cable attached to it is this. Does anyone know what type of ...
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How do I connect my laptop (VGA port) to a TV (HDMI port only)

I have a laptop which has a VGA port only. I want to connect it to a TV which has a HDMI port only. As expected, the TV has a HDMI cable only. So, what would be the simplest way to connect my laptop ...
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Cable Modem connect to Netgear N300 Wireless Router and adsl Modem

I have a Netgear N 300 Wireless Router that is also a DSL Modem... I want to Go to a Cable Internet Provider. Can I plug the Cable Modem into the N 300 Router and continue to use it as a Wirless ...
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Length limit for HDMI cables [closed]

The idea is to build a server and run virtual operating systems compatible with touch screen monitors. Server in one location with four displays in different rooms. The idea is to only have the ...
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Why are there no Micro USB to Micro USB cables?

Well, it's not like there are not. I found only 1 website selling micro usb to micro usb cables. But it seems they solder them themselves. So why it is so difficult to get them?
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Static electricity or PSU

I have a Desktop tower, 2 Monitors, a printer, a router and a set of speakers hooked up to a power strip. The powerstrip is connected to a wall outlet (3 pin). Everyday I switch off the powerstrip in ...
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Network cable is plugged in, but iMac isn't recognizing connection

So, while doing a little home networking, I decided to place my iMac on a ethernet connection. Well I plugged in the ethernet cable and normally it will recognize the present cable but not immediately ...
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my internet gets slower over time, i get error messages,

i have cable internet, and i use a splitter to separate the cables from my tv. my internet, which has been working fine until the past few days. now it starts off fine in internet explorer, but it ...
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How to connect two sets of mic/speakers to one computer?

On our conference table, we plan to attach some data ports including two sets of 3.5mm audio ports. Each set will have a 3.5mm audio port - one for speakers and one for microphone. So there are two ...
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Does laptop model matter in LCD Screen cable? [closed]

OK, the situation is this. I have two different laptops (different brands), and both of them have the same screen size. Also the LCD screen cable is the same physically, I've tried to plug the LCD ...
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Not sure what this DVI-like port on my PC is

I have a re-manufactured HP Compaq dc7700p Small Form Factor running Windows XP (for some reason inside the Windows Vista Boot Manager, instead of the WinXP NTLDR). On the back of my PC, I have what ...
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How suitable might my loft/attic be to install a network router and switch?

I'm trying to plan a home network and am having difficulty deciding where to run cables and locate things like my patch panel, router and switch. I live in the UK in the Midlands, and my loft is ...
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Setting up a second monitor for HPE h8 1010

I have an HP HPE h8 1010 and am looking to set up a second monitor for it. It would be an older monitor whose only input is VGA. I am already using a DVI plug for my primary monitor so the only ...
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What computer cable is used for WD16001032 not power cord and where can I get one?

What computer cable cord is used for a Western Digital external hard drive model Wd16001032? Where can I purchase one?
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Do i need to connect both usb cables?

I have a transcend 1 TB external drive (usb 2); It has two usb cables but also works if i connect the thicker one. Do i need to connect both for it to work properly or prevent damage or something?
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Short USB cables not charging?

I find this a strange problem but I can't find anything online about it. Recently I purchased a few short USB cables (20-30cm), to use in my car's USB connector to charge my phone. Strangely an ...
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Why do video cables (DVI, VGA) still screw in? [closed]

I guess I could imagine that there was a time when accidentally disconnecting the monitor would have been catastrophic, though I don't see that being the case today. Is it just a legacy holdover that ...
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Samsung S23A750D 23" 120Hz get no signal

I have a few days ago received this monitor. Samsung S23A750D 23" 120Hz I am using it with a Gainward Nvidia GTX570 Phantom GPU via DisplayPort cabling. The trouble I am having is that the monitor ...
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Cable service sharing and bandwidth

I own a two-unit house, main and a basement apartment that are completely separated. However, should I decide to share the cable service between the two units, it would be very easy to run rg6 as I ...
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Dual DVI-D cable shows 2560x1600 monitor resolution only partially

Recently installed a new quality monitor capable of a screen resolution of 2560x1600 that replaced my old 1920x1200 monitor. The old Dual DVI-D cable was able to feed the old monitor perfectly with ...
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Strange USB cable behaviour, is something wrong with my computer?

Today I bought a micro USB cable for my Nokia Asha 311. It worked fine for some hours, but now the mobile shows as plugged in but it isn't. Now I can see this in my computer's settings: Can ...
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Bought a new hdmi cable to connect my PC to my TV - no display detected

After I've connected the cable to both ends my nVidia control panel still doesn't recognize the 2nd display which is a Skyworth LCD with a perfectly fine regular HDMI input. I have the newest ...
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ethernet not working [closed]

i wanted to know how do i setup an ethernet connection on a laptop,my isp gave me a telephone like cable which fits the ethernet port. i guess its the ethernet cable. when i connect it, nothing ...
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connect cat5e and telephone wire 22/4c

I need help. I'm not really good at networking. I have this telephone line that's connected to my router. It's a 22/4c as it is labeled on the wire. Now my pet hamsters escaped and was chewing off the ...
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VGA Cable gave me an Electric Shock when connecting a Projector to a Laptop

Yesterday I was trying to connect a Viewsonic Projector to my Samsung RC420 laptop... I followed this steps: I Plugged the Projector to a power source, in parallel I did the same thing with the ...
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Using the same cable for HDD and SSD

I would like to know if is it possible (compatible) to use the same cable of a 3.5" HDD for a 2.5" SSD, or in other words, just swap one for another?
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Software implementation of network tester

I'm currently trying to find if there's a way to do network cable testing (drops) software wise. I know that the cable can be in 4 states : 1) working 2)slightly damaged 3 )damaged 4)unplugged. ...
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UPS: Do i require a special extension cord for power in?

I have a couple of Tripplite UPS systems. The power in cables are bright orange and about 2 meters in length. I want to put the system on the other side of the room but for some reason the UPS keep ...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI-D Dual Link up to 2560 * 1600

I have a ThinkPad T530 with Mini DP++ and NVS 5400M, which are said to support 2560 * 1600 resolution. The display is Dell 3007WFP, which also supports 2560 * 1600. But, I have never seen any cables ...
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Whats the best cleaning solution for cables? [closed]

I was doing some "spring" cleaning of my computer area and noticed various computer cables have a variety of grime on them. I grabbed some Windex and started rubbing them down, but then started ...
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Does a cable / adaptor for my needs exist? (photos)

I recently bought a UPS, however, the only outlets take this sort of connector: But, the other end of the cables is like this (right): The thing is, I really need to connect it to a power bar, ...
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New CAT5 cable run is unstable - bad jacks? Bad cable?

This is a little project I'm doing at home. I wanted to wire two rooms together (basically, the router is one room, and the switch is in the second room). So I ran a CAT5 between the two rooms, and ...
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Wi-fi signal with keeping the internet cable

So the situation is that I have Ethernet cable which provides internet to my computer. Thing I want is to have wi-fi connection in my house and Ethernet cable (like I have before) to use for my PC. I ...