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Converting a 9 pin connector to a “normal” usb?

I bought a little drive from a flea market which is able to read various memory cards. I was interested because in my job I need from time to time to read such devices for various reasons (data ...
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Replacing a broken front-panel USB 3.0 socket - if only I could find this connector

I broke the front-panel USB 3.0 sockets on my HP Pavillion computer pretty much immediately. I had an old USB 2.0 flash stick that I tried to insert by feel, and ended up breaking the blue plastic ...
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Dont know where to connect HD AUDIO or AC-97, & USB

I'll provide pictures so you guys can see, but basically I recently bought a new case for my pre built Lenovo k330b. I cannot find how I'm supposed to position the connectors. Do I need to get an ...
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Primergy TX200 S4 Front Panel pins

I am trying to put a Primergy TX200 S4 in a new case. This is all OK appart from trying to connect the front panel with the associated reset, power buttons, etc. Does anyone know which pins on the ...
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Thunderbolt to USB3.0 to eSata

I have a camera that its only output port is thunderbolt. The laptop that I want to connect the camera is a windows laptop and it has only these input ports: USB 2.0, USB 3.0, eSata, ethernet and a ...
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How can I disable a single phone connector?

I have two phone connectors on my laptop. One regular 3.5mm audio connector and a 3mm subwoofer connector. Recently, the subwoofer I got with the computer fell off the table and broke a part of the ...
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How to draw a self-reference connector in OpenOffice Draw

When using a curved connector, it seems that it were unable to draw a curved ellipse/circle from a given endpoint back upon itself - with the purpose of representing a self-reference (/repeated state ...
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How do I generate the equivalent of a dynamic block connector in Visio?

Visio has the useful 'Connector' tool which snaps nicely, makes right angles, and is conveniently adjustable. But - it only produces a line connection, not a block, like with the simpler block ...
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Disable Intel(R) 82578DM Network Connector permanently

My computer, HP Compaq 8100 Elite CMT x64-based PC, running Microsoft Windows 7 Professional (64 bit) is equipped with an Intel(R) 82578DM Gigabit Network Connection which connects to the Motorola ...
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To where on the motherboard (Asus Z87 Pro) do I connect the `+P LED` and `-P LED` wires?

I am connecting my tower (HAF 922) to my motherboard (asus z87 pro) and have a problem with these two 1x1 pins that I believe turn on and off the red LED on the front fan of the tower. My problem is ...
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How to connect 4-pin Molex to DC barrel plug?

I'm trying to connect a 3.5in SATA HDD that requires 12V power source to my laptop. Because the laptop can't provide 12V I need an independent power source. I already have a 12V power adapter. At the ...
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Is there any limit on how many SATA power connectors i can extend

I am running out of SATA power connector from my PS unit. I have ordered One SATA to 2 SATA extender connector from ebay I want to know that how many max i can join them in series. Can i make 4 ...
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How do I fix the cable connector to my laptop(horixontal/vertical lines)?

I have an Alienware m14x and have gotten vertical and horizontal lines all over the screen. In the past I was able to twist, bend, and push in certain spots on the screen to fix it (mostly). Now its ...
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Identify AC Power Cord with rotated pins

Is this AC power cord connector a standard one? The pins seems to be rotated 90 degrees. This ATX power supply unit (Silverstone ST1500) did not come with the cord and I am hoping to be able to get ...
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Why are USB connectors different from RJ45/Ethernet connectors?

I note that USB cable and Ethernet cable (RJ45/Cat5/...) have the same function : to transmit data as fast as possible over a wire or a port that we can connect and disconnect. In their evolution they ...
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Mini PCI Express <-> ExpressCard compatibility

Is it possible to plug a mini pci-e card such as the BCM970015 into an ExpressCard connector? Basically I am asking if I could put a mini pci-e card inside am empty ExpressCard card without any ...
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JST connector — want to buy, but don't know what/where to ask for one [closed]

I need an JST connector(with cable) to fix my laptop because the old one is melted, this connect the speakers to the motherboard. Mine looks like the same as in this question : Laptop speaker cord ...
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What is the name for this video connector? [duplicate]

I just got my new Dell tower and it came with this cable. On one end it had a DVI port and on the other end it had this connector with D and two plus signs: I need to buy an adapter from this port ...
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Check if usb connectors in motherboard work?

My motherboard (ASUS M2N MX SE) has two internal usb connectors. Until some days ago I had a PC case with two frontal usb sockets, and a card reader with an additional ubs socket. The two usb sockets ...
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HP J8156A Vernier network adapter

I've got a network card, that may or may not be working that I am trying to use in my home server. Got it from ebay as "used".The card does not let the computer boot, the computer turns on, but ...
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What is this connector called and where can I buy it? Cooler Master Notepal U3 Fan connection broke

I have the Cooler Master Notepal U3 cooling pad for my laptop but the usb connector is broke :(. This means that I can't use the fans beneath for cooling. I don't feel like buying a new pad cause of ...
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What are these “notches” on the side of the PCI Express connector?

I was tinkering with my PC yesterday and now I'm wondering about these things. Not that it really matters to me, I'm just curious. Example below:
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What is this small port on my laptop? [closed]

I have a laptop that is a couple years old, and noticed a port on the side that I don't recognize. It is small and looks like a USB mini jack, and has a symbol next to it that looks like a computer ...
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How to have connectors in PowerPoint that do not touch the shapes?

I have a connector between two shapes. The connector touches both shapes, i.e. there is no space or margin between the connector end and the shape. How can I have such a margin while keeping the ...
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How can I add additional connector (glue) points to a shape in word or powerpoint?

How can I add additional connector points to a shape in word or powerpoint? In openoffice draw these are called glue points. What I want in ms powerpoint: What I can do in open office draw: ...
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How to ensure exactly vertical/horizontal connectors between identical size and aligned shapes?

I create a shape and duplicate it, then connect them with an angular connector line. Then I decided to placed them in a vertical line, expecting the connector to become one straight line, but it ...
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female dvi-d to male vga connection

I have a monitor which has male vga and a pc which has female dvi-d output. How can I connect my monitor to my pc? There are many cheap connectors like 5-6$ but some people says "they don't work, ...
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AT power supply connectors [closed]

I have a old motherboard(Digital Equipment corporation,1992). It uses P8 and P9 power connectors, which I can connect, but there is also a third connector on the motherboard which is similar to other ...
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Visio: Add arrows to Tree like connector

Problem: I am trying to add arrows to tree connectors and can't figure out how to do it. Troubleshooting so far: I have tried the functions in the ribbon as well as right click. I was able to select ...
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What kind of connector is this (WD Elements external HD opened)

I opened my WD elements in the hope of finding a SATA disk with a removable SATA-USB adaptor, but unfortunately it appears the USB is soldered on the board, and there's no SATA connector. There is, ...
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Identifying a small IDE connector

I'm in the possession of the GENE-9455: At the top left corner there is an IDE connector, however, this is not a normal IDE connector, it's a smaller one. I need to find a cable for this connector. ...
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How does LCD display work with VGA connector?

it's said that: "As an inherently digital device, the LCD can natively display digital data from a DVI or HDMI connection without requiring conversion to analog." From here ...
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Compatibility between 3 pin and 4 pin fan connectors

Can I plug a 4 pin fan to a 3 pin header? If I were to use a Rosewill Model RCW-FPS-401 12" PWM Splitter to split a 4 pin header in my motheboard to three 3 pin headers, would I still be able to take ...
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Is DELL's HP-P2507FWP PSU's 20-pin connector wiring non-standard?

My old PC's ATX PSU died and I got a replacement in the form of a DELL 250W Power Supply model# HP-P2507FWP. It has the exact set of connectors (except for an additional, unused, 6-pin connector), ...
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Sound output connector on CD-ROM drive?

My old CD reader has a volume knob and a minijack socket on the front. On the back it has the regular stuff (IDE interface, Molex power) plus a digital sound connector (DG) and an analog sound ...
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Macbook air SSD connection to PC [closed]

I wonder if the SSD with the connector shows below can be plugged it into my PC.
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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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Internal laptop wire - insulation?

When adding an extra harddrive to my laptop, I spotted this: Edit: The flash of the camera made the color of the wire seem brighter than it is. Here is a more true-color image (though not as ...
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What is this wireless card's connector?

My laptop is currently having some wireless issues, so I decided to swap out my wireless cards. The problem is my laptop is a Ultrabook, it uses a non-standard antenna connector. Can some please help ...
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What kind of connector is this? [closed]

I'm trying to identify this connector. I suspect it is some kind of Molex connector, but I can't figure out which one. Here are 2 pics I've taken. Currently it is attached to a micro-usb plug at ...
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SAS Drive to Motherboard Connector

So I ordered a motherboard and a hard disk. Upon their arrival I noticed that there are no cables to connect the SAS drive to the motherboard. What cables do I need? (The motherboard supports SAS ...
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Dell inspiron Sound speaker connector

I got this laptop Dell Inspiron N5010. My question is regarding to replace the connector using another, cause I teared out the cable out of it. Here is an image of my : . Now, the connector pointed ...
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What is the difference between Port and Connector?

I want to know the difference between Port and Connector in Computer (the physical ones),and how can i tell that this thing is a port or connector ? I know that both terms are used for the same ...
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My computer has a loose USB port, what should I do?

My computer has a USB port that appears to be too loose, with attached devices exhibiting too much play where the USB plug is inserted into the port. The port still works, as devices continue to ...
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How to connect an old sata disk to an external e-sata port without opening the case?

I have an old sata disk that I donĀ“t want to put inside my new PC, but I want to access it with it and copy some (big, fat) contents in there. I have a case that has an e-sata port. I want to ...
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1 webcam connected to two computers at same time

Is it possible to connected a Webcam to two computers at the same time? The webcam wouldn't be used by both at the same time. What I'm trying to do is setup a webcam to take some photos, but if my ...
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Fix flash drive connector without soldering iron

The 4-pin connection from my flash drive has become disconnected from the USB connector that goes into the computer. How I can hack together a connection without a soldering iron that will work long ...
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PCIE 6/8pin clarification

I was getting a new GPU. The GPU requires 2 6pin PCIE connectors. However my PSU manuel (Seasonic S12II 620) says that the PSU has one 6pin and one 6/8pin. Could I have some clarification on what ...
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HD Audio or AC97 connector - Which to use when, and what's the difference?

I'm currently setting up a older system in a new case (i'll be upgrading it in stages, and the old parts then go back into the old case ;p), and i'm having a bit of confusion over which cable to use, ...
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Connecting PSW to motherboard ON/OFF pins

I want to know is it possible to connect this PSW 2 pin connector to my motherboard: my motherboard ( if yes please tell me where to plug it in )