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Internal wiring on Thermaltake headset?

A while ago I bought a Thermaltake headset with a microphone. I'm not entirely sure what model it is, but it' s red and black and the ear pads are trapezoid shaped. Anyways, recently while taking off ...
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Any way to protect my electronics in a rented house with no grounded outlets?

I'm renting a place that's older and has no ground on any of the outlets. I thought a surge protector might help some, but a storm yesterday fried my desktop, my hard drive with all my downloads, and ...
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How do I test a bus connection for functionality?

How can I determine if I have a good profibus connection? I want to be able to test my hard wire connection to make sure that isn't the problem. Ideally I would like to be able to test it at up to ...
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Cat5E UTP transmission speed

As I have understood Cat5E FTP (STP) cables support up to 1000mbps transmission rate. But I have seen them in stores that describe them of being capable of only 155mbps trx. Do both kinds exist? Or ...
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Easy LanMap Creation

I am a student and I want to take the LanMap of the entire Building. There are at least 10 switch boxes with 2 in each floor on a 5 storied building. Each Switch Box contains 2 Switches with 24/48 ...
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Basement to first floor wiring for HTPC

In my current house, my plasma TV hangs on a TV stand where my router and HTPC (CETON-based system) sits underneath. All of the wiring is just routed through the back of the TV stand and all is well. ...
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Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house?

Can I switch my modem over to any other coaxial entry point in the house? Or does each jack have to be set up by an engineer sent over by my ISP. I'm a bit afraid to just try it, in case connecting ...
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Should a HDMI cable go to the receiver first or directly to the TV? [closed]

I have a receiver for my stereo system and a TV. I am wondering how I should hook these up. Right now I currently have everything (DVD player, Xbox, TV box) all going to the receiver and then one ...
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How do I use this home ethernet wiring box?

I have just moved into a new home and there appear to be ethernet lines running to several rooms, all converging in a wiring box. However, I can't figure out how to make this thing work properly. ...
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What is the name of the wires that connect to front_panel from PC case?

I need to find extension for mentioned wires but don't know how to google them, since I don't know their name. Here is a picture:
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Using a punch down tool with an Ethernet face plate

I recently purchased the tool that can be seen below and it was described as a wire cutter and punch down tool. I can't figure how to use it as a punch down tool. Does anyone have any idea how to ...
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How do I connect the front audio wires on an Intel mother board?

I am trying to connect the front audio wires of my cabinet to an intel d945gcnl motherboard. This is how the pinouts are described by intel: And these are the wires from the cabinet: Can anyone ...
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How could I identify the usable Cat-5 pairs in this mess of torn-out wiring?

When the previous occupants vacated my new lab space they did a number on the Cat-5 wiring that had previously been installed. The baseboard jacks at the other end of this mess appear to be okay, ...
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How can I wire my case fans to be powered by my PSU and not motherboard?

My case fans are plugged into my motherboard and I have no more slots for fans. I read from a source on yahoo answers I should wire all my case fans to a molex 4 pin adapter--and plug that directly ...
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Toshiba Satellite disassembled - confused about a pair of black & white wires

I tried to clean up my Toshiba Satellite laptop and it all went well. Unfortunately, I am confused about a pair of black and white wires that come in right beside the fan. Two wires that go into any ...
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Are Cat5e fully compatible with GBabit specification?

Are Cat5e fully compatible with GBabit specification? What the main difference between Cat6? Would like a proof if possible.
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What is the right gauge wire for the incoming DSL phone line to my router?

Last year I built my house and I have lots of conduit and wiring throughout. Everything works great except for one nagging issue. My DSL router's connection seems to degrade over time. It gets to the ...
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Which voltage does the Power-On/Status and the HDD activity LED connectors of a motherboard deliver?

The case I want to use does not have an option to connect the power or HDD activity LED. Therefore I would like to use some 3V LEDs I already own. However, since they are only for 3V, I would like to ...
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How do you test for noise on a CAT5 cable run?

I've been having some issues with my DSL line and when AT&T did a line test they found a lot of noise. The technician came out and tested the line up to the house and said it was clean. This ...
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HP DX5150, MS-7050 v. 1.3 Motherboard front panel pin connectors

I recently purchased and installed a MS-7050 v. 1.3 motherboard into a regular non-HP case and thus the front panel connectors are different than the original OEM connectors which are all bundled ...
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Can't connect two laptops using LAN cable

I followed the tutorial at http://en.kioskea.net/forum/affich-25120-how-to-connect-two-laptops-using-lan-cable for connecting my two desktop computers with a LAN wire. The computers run the same ...
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Do C13 male/female cables exist? Or do I even need them?

I am hoping to plug a few computers into this HP PDU soon. I have aftermarket power supplies, all of which take c13 female connections apparently. The PDU (from what I gather in the pdf) has 8 * c13 ...
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DSL Much Slower when plugged into certain phone wall jacks

I have successfully confirmed that my DSL connection is 1/3 of my full speed when plugged into 2 different wall jacks in my apartment. My building manager linked those two wall jacks together, with ...
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Network corruption - corrupt downloads, corrupt streams, etc

I've been having some problems with my home LAN. Downloaded executables won't run, my remote desktop sessions keep getting interrupted due to encryption errors, flash video streams show visible ...
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What would the purpose of wiring RJ11 into a jack using the 3&4 wires, instead of 1&2? [closed]

I just finished re-wiring my workplace's new office, and noticed that many of the phone jacks in the walls were wired to use the 3, 4 wires in the jack, instead of the middle two. The middle most 2 ...
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LED case connectors on a motherboard

I have the following configuration on the F_PANEL LED connectors on my motherboard: However, I have just three two-pin wires in my case (called POWER_SW, H.D.D_LED and POWER_LED). Do you have any ...
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pinouts on a parallel port

Why are there so many grounds for the parallel port? Are they paired up with the signal pins or are they all just a common ground and we just have a bunch of them?
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convert home phone wiring to Ethernet

can i convert phone wiring in walls to act as only Ethernet network cause the phone wiring is not in use and not connected to the phone company so there is no voltage in the wires i remove the wall ...
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Home Networking Questions

I'm looking to wire my home with CAT-X (where X is probably going to be CAT-6, unless someone can convince me differently. ;) ). I'm seeking advice on what equipment I'll need for the job, and any ...
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Best way to patch (8) RJ45 ports from one room to another

I have a 48 port patch panel in my basement, which I've wired almost all of them to various rooms around the house. Many are not actually being used at the moment, but pretty much all of them are ...
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Ethernet run tests green but won't connect

I have a single ethernet run at home that I just added. I have a cable tester that tests for pin/pair crossover or miswired pins. The entire line tests green (all 4 LEDs light up green on the tester) ...
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I can't get router and switches configured properly for my home office network

I recently built a new detached garage, with an office above. As such I had it tied into my existing home Ethernet wiring. The Ethernet signal is coming into the garage just fine, but I cannot get ...
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Can a DSL splitter be used in place of a micro filter

I don't want to do the rewiring required to put a splitter at the demarcation point, but we don't have DSL micro filters available here. Can I use two splitters as filters for the modem and the ...
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Some Power Supply Cable Questions?

I am building a new PC and I haven't done this in a few years. It will have all the latest tech stuff. I got my PSU in the mail and I am looking over the cables (it has a lot) I thought it was a ...
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Do 24pin motherboard wires have to be in a certain order?

I am wanting to sleeve all the wires in my new PC. On my 24pin motherboard connection cable, I must remove the end plastic connector piece from all the wires to sleeve them all individually. I have a ...
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Motherboard wiring

I am putting a new motherboard in a chenbro chasis and I dont get how to plugin the wires for powerSW resetSW, etc. It is a SuperMicro P4DP6 motherboard. The powerSW lead is a green and white wire. ...
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Internal USB A Female to motherboard 4-pin that mounts internally

I'm wondering if anyone knows of a product like this but that is physically mountable internally rather than on a cable? I'm planning on building a super low profile "gateway" pc that is dedicated to ...
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Home CAT6 wiring: CMR vs CMP?

I'm planning on wiring my house with CAT6 cable. I'm finding a large jump in price between CMR and CMP cabling, and I'm confused by what counts as a 'plenum' and what does not. As I'm wiring my ...
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Motherboard Wiring

I bought a new case to put a motherboard in. Everything fits, I have done this before, but not in a long time! The case has wires for Power SW Reset SW Power LED HDD LED On the motherboard (ASUS ...
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Can I use a regular AC power cable with my Silencer 750?

I just purchased a new power supply (PC Power & Cooling Silencer 750 Watt) for a machine that I'm building and it doesn't come with a standard sized AC power cable connector. This supply comes ...
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Internet via electrical sockets

There are new ads of an ISP in our neighborhood about their new internet service through electrical sockets in our houses. The price is a bit lower than ADSL. What is this system? What is the ...
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Network cable third pair not firing - can I switch pairs?

Is it true that computers only need three of the four pairs to transmit data? I have the third pair on a very long wire, goes through conduit, etc. Can I switch one of the pairs and make it work? ...
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Is there an easy way to straighten network cable individual wire pairs?

Is there any easy way to straigten the pairs in a cat 6 cable? I've been making network cables lately, and I was wondering if there was a trick other than just a lot of practice for straigtening out ...
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In ear headphones with a long cable

I'm looking for some in ear headphones with a long cable (no more than 3m). Is their such a product out there? I'm looking to spend no more than £30 ($50) If not could someone reccomend me some ...
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3 wire computer fan won't run continuously

I had an old computer that didn't work anymore, so I took the CPU fan out to see what I could make with it. The fan is NMB model number BG0903-B044-VTL, like this. It has three wires coming off of ...
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What is the best way to go about running Cat6 over 100 meters?

I have two building about 300 meters apart that I would like to network together using Cat6. I would prefer to wire them together instead of using wireless if possible. Please let me know of any ...
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Running cat5 cable outdoors

I'm trying to extend my network to an unconnected garage that's about 20 yards away from my house. What's the best way to do this? Is there special outdoor-rated cat5e/cat6 I should use? If put it ...
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What is the difference between various cable types like Cat 5, Cat 5e and Cat 6?

I'm just about to move house, so I'm going to have to disconnect and re-wire my network. Pretty much all the devices I have support Gigabit Ethernet. Should I go out and buy some decent network cables ...
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How do I pre-wire my home right?

This seems like a good place to ask this. I'm sure many of you have done this in the past. I am getting a home built and will soon be making decisions on all the pre-wiring. I know I want to run ...
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Can CAT5 stand outside weather?

I have a very good network ethernet in my basement, so I was thinking of extending a CAT5 cable from the DSL router to the second floor where my office is. I can only pass that cable from the outside ...