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Aug
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comment What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
To address your question about DC power adapters having two wires, whereas the PC power cable has four, this is because the PC power supply is providing two voltages (5 and 12 DC) instead of one. The logic circuitry for a hard drive, for example, will operate on 5V, while the stepper motor may require 12V. I added a pinout to the answer.
Aug
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comment What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
PC power supplies typically are capable of supplying 200 or more watts, sufficient to power multiple hard drives, optical drives, etc. Manufacturers will usually provide cabling with several connectors intended for the end user to be able to add more devices without having to purchase splitters or new power supplies. Some computers (like mine at home) can have four or more hard drives in a RAID array, and having additional power connectors is necessary.
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answered What is the name of the cable inside PC cases?
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revised Is it really possible for most enthusiasts to crack people's Wi-Fi networks?
Grammar and spacing
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accepted Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?
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comment MacBook: 12-channel phono output to speakers
Just out of curiosity, why 12 speakers?
Nov
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comment 1 screen extended to 3 on a notebook with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670 - how?
Did you miss SuperUser.com?
Oct
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comment Rotate a MP4 file, while preserving codec and quality attributes
-1 because although the program suggested is helpful, the steps are incomplete.
Oct
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comment Bad effects of coiling up HDMI cable?
Your question is not really about electronic design, so unfortunately it's off topic. However, here's a ~90cm HDMI cable: monoprice.com/products/…; they also have ~45cm.
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Jul
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revised Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?
Added note that playback appears correct in WMP
Jul
10
comment Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?
@Karan Yes actually, they did appear to play back correctly in Windows Media Player (version 12.0.7601.17514 on Windows XP Professional 32-bit).
Jul
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comment Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?
@Karan No, video drivers were not updated. I already discovered the solution (for our software), I wanted to post here for others.
Jul
10
answered Why is WMV playback cut off (half black)?