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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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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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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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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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1answer
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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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1answer
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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 )
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AT power connector wiring?

Ok, I have an old Compaq Presario Socket 7 motherboard from a ~5000 series Presario. A long time ago I let my brother borrow the power supply, and he tossed it claiming it "didn't work". Of course, I ...
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Why does my laptop shut down immediately after replacing the power connector?

I have an HP Compaq 610 Recently my laptop fell from my bed right on the power connector. I've changed the power connector with a new one. There is power to the laptop. But the now the laptop shuts ...
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computer randomly rebooting — PSU connector very hot to touch

I was forced to move my computer yesterday for texturing work to be done on the ceiling. Took the opportunity to blow it out really well with a can of compressed air. It worked fine for quite a ...
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What Is the best way to connect or disconnect a Laptop from power? [closed]

While connecting/disconnecting laptop's power connector seems to be convenient, I am concerned about person's and laptop's safety of doing it this way. Somewhere I read that connecting/disconnecting ...
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Will all 4 cores work if the PSU has 4-pin supply instead of EPS12V?

Motherboard: P7P55D-E PRO Processor : i5-760 PSU : Gigabyte Superb 460 The PSU provides a 4-pin CPU connector; whereas the m/b has an 8-pin socket (2 sockets are covered/protected by a ...
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My motherboard's power supply connector is 20 pin, but all the power supplies I see for sale are 20+4 pin. Can this work?

I just got one on newegg that is 20+4 pin, but I need 20 pin. I thought since it says 20+4 instead of 24 that I might still be able to use it for a 20 pin connector? Or is there a converter I can ...
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attach C14 male power 3-pin connector to 2-wire cord

I need to attach a C14 male connector to my 2-wire cord to get power from my UPS. should I ignore the middle pin on C14 and attach my 2 wires of my cord to left and right pins?
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(Why) are IEC C5/C6 connectors a necessity? Why not use C13/C14?

That's a question I was asking myself the first time I saw such a weird C5 plug. That was a while ago, but I came across it again and haven't found an answer yet. The only thing I could find out is ...
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Why are there so many pins on a sata power connector?

I was just looking at the power connector for a SATA optical drive, and noticed that it had fifteen pins! I then marveled at the data connector next to it, which has a measly seven pins. I know that ...