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Dec
19
answered Find all past desktop IP addresses
Nov
29
comment Is a DSL splitter required, if only a Modem is attached to the line?
No splitter or filter needed.
Oct
21
comment What is the difference between USB Mini A and Mini B?
A Hard Drive with its own power source is a Self-Powered Device, just like Hubs. And no, not according to the USB specs. I mean, mini A and mini B cables are wired the same and the difference is just the physical shape, but its non-standard to have a mini-a connector on anything that is not OTG compatible.
Oct
20
comment What is the difference between USB Mini A and Mini B?
@RJR uhh... Revision 1.3 December 5, 2006 Refer to the USB 2.0 specification and the Micro-USB supplement for all connector and cable assembly information and replace mini- connector references with micro-connector references. Your blindly reading a document without regard to age, on a question that is age specific.
Oct
20
answered What is the difference between USB Mini A and Mini B?
Oct
20
comment What is the difference between USB Mini A and Mini B?
@RJR that is 100% wrong. OTG existed on USB Mini as well.
Sep
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Aug
18
comment What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
Its a context specific name. Molex Power connector, for ATX systems. While the smaller ones are Floppy Power Connectors, as they are only present on Floppy drives.
Jun
25
comment Is it likely that replacing usb pcb will fix blown usb port?
There is only one Transistor, based on the labels. Q1 means Transistor 1. D1,D2, etc mean diode 1, 2, etc. Multi-diode packages. Since it looks like a simple two sided board, draw a schematic, and then use a multimeter to test all the parts. If they all work as they should, then its likely to be on the main board. If you trace the usb pins to the connector, see if it goes directly or to other parts. But the board only costs 20 bucks or so from a quick google.
Jun
22
comment Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
This varies greatly depending on the board, the cpu, passive cooling, etc. But a fan in a mostly enclosed space has better suction than one in an open space. A wind tunnel in design, to push/pull circulate air over the parts.
Jun
22
comment Is it safe to power on a motherboard outside of its case?
@JasonC and some emf shielding...
Jun
14
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Jun
14
answered Can't a USB hub power keyboard and mouse at same time?
Mar
17
comment Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?
Whatever you end up doing Ozzy, don't forget to come back to let us know :D
Mar
16
comment Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?
@ozzy the voltage rating is a 'max' spec. So it just needs to b higher than the voltage you will see on the line. The trade off is size. The higher the voltage rating, the physically bigger they tend to be. It could be a 1000v cap if that's all you have, but it probably won't fit. So just size it the next voltage up (16 -> 20 -> 24, etc).
Mar
16
comment Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?
@ozzy worse, bga is ball grid array, all the solder joints are under the chip. You need an xray machine to properly identify poor joints!
Mar
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Mar
16
comment Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?
@ozzy keep in mind, caps are easily and often counterfieted. Ebay panasonics might not be panasonics, nor the right size or capatitenc or any spec they say they are.
Mar
16
comment Dell u2311h Monitor gone bad, which capacitors do I replace?
@ozzy because the caps are undersized. If the voltage on the line spikes to say 20v, a 16v cap wouldn't be happy. A 24v cap wouldn't care. Dell went cheaper to save a penny or two per board, at the expense of product life time. Its not mandatory, but the voltage rating is a max tolerance spec. Next time go slightly higher voltage as a precaution. The same rated ones will do.
Mar
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