USB stands for Universal Serial Bus and is a general and universal interface standard for connecting computers and electronic devices.

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Computer and electric cables In the dishwasher

I have a number of computer cables worth several hundred dollars in total which have come into my possession, that were stored in such a way that they may have been contaminated (nothing a good ...
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Windows XP wont copy files to network location or USB

My windows XP system can see all the network drives that i have mapped on it and it can also browse through all the files and folders created within them. However I can't transfer any files to the ...
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Sharp AR5516 Scan Button doesnt work through Print Server

I would appreciate if anyone could help me about it. I have a "Sharp AR5516" Copy device. It also do scan and print job too (Multi-function). But its a USB port native device (without LAN). we use a ...
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Using multiple USB webcams in Linux

Running more than one USB webcam in Debian/Linux results in the the following error: libv4l2: error turning on stream: No space left on device VIDIOC_STREAMON: No space left on device What ...
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How can I get the vendor id and the PID for a usb device?

Where can I find them? They are given by the company who manufactured the USB right? Thanks
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Xbox One controller not working wireless - Device could not be migrated

I'm trying to pair my Xbox One (Model 1697 1697-IL) controller with the wireless adapter for some time now without much success. It works just fine when plugging in via an USB cable. If I check the ...
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Creating a USB stick for installing centos 6.x using DVD1 and DVD2 iso files

First, we create 2 partitions on the USB stick that is let's say 16GB. first partition is let's say only 1GB and the second partition is the rest of what is available. after we "w" write the changes,...
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Set specific USB port to turn on and off on schedule

I am trying to have a USB powered device (lets just say a USB lamp, for example) be automatically turned on at a certain time of day, and then automatically turned off at a time later in the day. I ...
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USB ports randomly disconnecting? other issue? - Should I just replace mobo?

For over a year I have been trying to solve the problem of my USB ports 'randomly' disconnecting. At least, I think that's what it is since I hear the usb connect/disconnect sound. The problem ...
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Receiving background sound resembling USB disconnect and lag

My PC at intervals of 5 to 10 mins produces sounds like the ones that resemble when you disconnect something from the usb slot, this takes place while gaming and even when i am on the windows screen, ...
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Windows 7 “you need to format the disk in drive..”

my old HDD was dying and it seems somehow it screwed some drivers in the process. Suddenly I'm getting "You need to format the disk in drive x: before you can use it" whenever I plug ANY usb disk (and ...
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Barcode scanner USB to serial

I have a problem with a barcode scanner. It came with a USB Cable but in the manual it says that it can do RS232 communication. The modes it can operate are: Keyboard Wedge, which works fine but I ...
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How to write image of a floppy disk to a flash drive?

I have created an image of a floppy disk by executing: dd if=/dev/fd0 of=/home/myFloppy.img My floppy disk is no more working now. So I am thinking now if it's possible to write the image of that ...
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USB Bar-code Scanner - Read data from Serial Port

So, I'm trying to read the Barcode via the Serial Port but the Scanner isn't showing up as a Com port.... the scanner works fine as a Keyboard, but when I scan the code to set it to 'Serial' nothing......
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How can I disable write protection in my USB flash drive?

My USB flash drive is currently unusable because it somehow (quite suddenly!) became write protected. I have googled around and tried many solutions to this problem, but none of them have worked so ...
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Do KVM switches work with 144Hz Gsync gaming monitors?

I have a monitor that does 144Hz and Gsync at 2560x1440. It only uses displayport to support these features. Assuming I get a KVM that works with DisplayPort, if I use the KVM with this monitor, will ...
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cp command to make bootable iso image usb

A lot of discussions exist here on making a bootable USB stick. Debian manual on installing Wheezy suggest the following: # cp debian.iso /dev/sdX # sync Making sure the USB device is first ...
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BSOD BUGCODE_USB_DRIVER while installing Windows

I have formatted and installing Windows using DVD, My USB isn't working, computer just hags whenever anything attached to USB so there was no option to boot from USB. In second phase of installation ...
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SEMC HSUSB Driver - Windows 7. How do I get to install this thing?

I'm trying to connect my Android phone to my PC. I know, I know. That's not an SU question, but hear me out. The whole problem seems to be one single .inf / driver file which I just cannot manage ...
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Usb current write protected state

I have a big problem with my drive because when I try to put anything on it it says that is write protected.I seen that with diskpart would work but nothing,same with regedit.I need help quick with ...
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Seagate Expansion external drive not recognised in Windows 8.1

Can someone PLEASE tell me why my Seagate Expansion external hard-drive is NOT recognised in Windows 8.1? It worked perfectly on my other Win 7 Pro laptop, I just bought a new laptop with Win 8.1,and ...
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Combining multiple cables to increase current? (laptop charger)

I'm looking to use a simple USB power bank as a portable charger for my laptop (just to get a little extra boost if the battery starts running low at an inopportune time). My plan is to use something ...
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How can I SSH or access filesystem in DFU mode A5 non-jailbroken iPhone?

I have an iPhone 6 (iOS 9.3.2) currently in a boot loop. It is only recognized by iTunes in either Restore Mode or in DFU Mode. I strongly believe the boot loop is due to completely full storage. As ...
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Windows 10 USB only working if device plugged in during boot

I got a PC with a ASUS B85M-G motherboard and the following problem. None of my USB ports (neither at the back, nor at the front, neither USB 3.0, nor USB 2.0) work. Actually, they don't work for ...
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Switching usb via relays

I just want to use usb devices between two computers. I got an idea for this, so I started to use relays to control the data flow in usb, but it didn't recognized by a computer. Does anyone get a ...
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ddrescue from drive intermittantly cutting out, ways to automate power cycling via software?

Have a failed Windows/NTFS drive. I was able to connect to another PC via USB-to-IDE cable and recover most of the drive with a Knoppix 7.2 LiveUSB and ddrescue/ddrutitliy. I've recovered most ...
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Burning Windows XP ISO To USB [duplicate]

I'm attempting to create a bootable ISO for Windows XP using Gparted and dd in order to install onto another computer. However, every time I've attempted to do so and have burnt the ISO to the disk ...
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Maximum length of a USB Cable?

I want to use a very long USB cable to place a webcam in a different room. The maximum length that I found was five meters. What is the maximum length of a USB cable? What is the maximum length ...
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Monitors connected to USB 3.0 docking station not being recognized. They were Previously working

I have dell (alienware) laptop connected to dells 3.0 usb docking station. This was working fine until I was playing a game (ARMA 3) and Windows 10 crashed with a memory dump error. Something tried ...
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Boost input mic under Debian

I'm running Debian Jessie Lite (without X) on RPi3. I connected an external USB microphone and I set the volume to maximum using both alsamixer and pactl set-source-volume. Anyway the actual ...
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External SSD doesn't appear on my computer

I have an SSD and bought external enclosure USB 3.0 for it, but when I insert it in my Dell laptop (windows 10 os) it does not appear on my computer window although it was working fine with an older ...
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External disk not accessible

My WD Elements external disk connected via USB 3.0 cable is not accessible. I tried it with two versions of Windows and with Ubuntu 16.04 kernel 4.6.0. The disk was working some days ago. Then, ...
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When unplugging a USB external hard drive, is it safer to unplug the cable from the computer, or from the external hard drive?

When unplugging a USB external hard drive, is it safer to unplug the cable from the computer first, or from the external hard drive? I am asking as I saw an EHD died right after the USB cable had ...
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Is a USB-connected drive more surge resistant than a separately powered drive?

My understanding of power surges is that they can simultaneously damage anything that's plugged in to AC power. My question is whether a drive that's connected to the computer via USB (only) is ...
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ASUS M11ad - How to boot to USB?

The subject computer is setup to dual boot Win 8.1 and Ubuntu 14.04 with no problems. I'm trying to prep for an upgrade to Ubuntu 16.04 but I can't get it to boot off USB! I remember struggling with ...
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2.0 speeds on USB hub?

How capable are USB hubs? I have an AirPort Extreme router with a printer attached (it's not powered by USB). I want to extend this and add two hard drives (one for Time Machine and the other for ...
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Rescue data using udev

I have a device (Smartphone: BQ Aquaris E4.5 Ubuntu) which contains data, but I cannot reach it directly, i.e. mounting or opening a shell or alike. All I managed to do was to see it (in fastboot ...
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Can win8.1 system image backup files be relocated to USB drive?

As per http://windows.microsoft.com/en-ca/windows-8/what-happened-to-backup-restore, I tried twice to backup my win8.1 to my USB 3.0 WD Ultra My Passport 1TB Drive; both times the backup failed. For ...
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aircrack-ng not working on macbook air early 2015 using live kali linux usb with presistence

airmon-ng start wlan0 Found 5 processes that could cause trouble. If airodump-ng, aireplay-ng or airtun-ng stops working after a short period of time, you may want to kill (some of) them! PID Name ...
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Wanted: Android Tablet As Extended Display For Windows 7 using TeamViewer - via USB only - cannot spoof fake VGA display

I'm shopping for my first Android device, and I have a highly specific question which many hours of research has not answered. However, to someone with knowledge in this area, it may be a no-brainer. ...
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ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots

ISO USB WIN 10 install repeats Loading Files and reboots... Pulling the USB drive at reboot time does not allow continued install of Win 10. Just boots UBUNTU as it would had no Win 10 File Loading
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USB losing power as windows boot up during installation

When my dad's old Dell Dimension computer crashed, I attempted to reinstall windows XP using a recovery disk, but I cannot complete the windows configuration as I lost KB /Mouse access via USB right ...
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Windows 10: Driver update prevention of USB removable device

I tested the recommended GUI procedure to prevent driver updates as shown in this howtogeek article. I have a Prolific Serial-to-USB device, which requires the OEM 2008 driver. The Microsoft driver ...
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How can I reverse tether my phone for Internet connectivity via USB cable without rooting?

I'm trying to create an Internet connection for an Android device using a Linux (Ubuntu 12.04 x64) box. Creating a Wi-Fi hotspot proved to be redundant as the device cannot discover the network. Next, ...
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Can't boot from verified bootable USB stick. Can't access BIOS with USB stick in

I have a PC which is around 10 years old, the motherboard is ABIT AN52(MCP65) which I cannot boot with a bootable USB memory stick inserted. The PC boots fine usually, and I am using it to write this ...
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Multiple issues resulting from USB use in VirtualBox on Windows 10

It has appeared recently that any time I try to pass a PNY USB 3.0 flash drive attached via a USB 2.0 hub to a guest in VirtualBox, the VM stops responding, and all USB ports on the host machine stop ...
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How do I work out if a USB C cable is safe to use?

There's a lot of press about how some USB C cables are dangerous - as I understand it, they have the wrong resistor, and that causes the device to draw too much power. On the other hand, I'd like to ...
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Need Assistance on ASUS K55V USB ports not working

I have an Asus K55V laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium x64. Whenever I try to use a mouse (or any other USB device), it doesn't work because of a driver problem. The automatic update tries to update ...
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CCTV BNC to usb for mac

I was wondering what is the best way to connect a CCTV camera with BNC cables to a Mac computer. I tried to go BNC TO VGA but the VGA port on my computer seems only to be an output and not an input.
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Is there a button that connects through Serial/RS232? [closed]

I've been searching the web for a button that connects via RS-232 (single button, similar to what you would see on an Arcade game). I know I could take a crack at making one but I am more interested ...