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What is the name of the cable inside PC cases? [duplicate]

Due to limited linguistic and technical knowledge, I do not know (and can not find) the name for the 4 pin (or perhaps 3?) plugs that are used inside PC cases to deliver electricity. My questions: ...
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what port is this [duplicate]

I've not seen this port before, it looks kind of like a HDMI port and has this symbol next to it... what is it? It's on the back panel of a desktop computer.
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What is the name for this video connector? [duplicate]

I just got my new Dell tower and it came with this cable. On one end it had a DVI port and on the other end it had this connector with D and two plus signs: I need to buy an adapter from this port to ...
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What is this port on my 1999 laptop? [duplicate]

My Maxdata Artist Harvard SL Pro laptop, dating from 1999, has this port on its back side. I have never seen this anywhere else, neither can I identify the little icon to its side. The size of the ...
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What are the new PC to monitor connector I saw [duplicate]

I am getting a new video card. I want to connect my PC to 2 monitors. I used the HDMI port. Then I saw 2 other ports. I recoqnize that one of them is DVI. The other one is very new. I wonder what it ...
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EVO LABS 2.5 Portable Hard Drive [duplicate]

I need a USB cable for the above device so I can connect it to my pc and upload the pictures. does anyone know what USB cable I need? box states USB 2.0 which isn't much use to me.
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What is the purpose of this 4 pin cable with 3 wires that came with an old IDE DVD-ROM drive?

Stumbled on this cable today, it has 4 pins, of which only three are actually in use. It was found with a quick installation guide of an old DVD-ROM IDE drive and nothing else except some screws, so I'...
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What kind of power port is this?

I'm planning on getting a new PSU and I was shopping online when I saw this thing. What kind of port is this? I've never seen it before, and I definitely can't find cables for this. For reference, ...
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How do I determine which type of RAM my laptop uses?

I have a HP Compaq Presario CQ56-103ST laptop and I want to learn whether it uses DDR2 or DDR3 RAM. In its official web page, it is said that it has 3 GB DDR2 (1 x 1024 MB + 1 x 2048 MB). (Obviously ...
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What is this small port on my laptop? [closed]

I have a laptop that is a couple years old, and noticed a port on the side that I don't recognize. It is small and looks like a USB mini jack, and has a symbol next to it that looks like a computer ...
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What is this port/connector on my laptop?

I have this port on my laptop and I have no idea what is it used for. It's not even listen in the laptop technical specifications. The laptop is a HP Pavillion dv5-1101en. Here is a larger image ...
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What interface is used when connecting an LCD in the laptop

In a desktop I connect monitors through DVI, VGA or HDMI post that is there on motherboard of the CPU box. What interface is there in laptops? Is it the same (with different physical look and feel) Or ...
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What is the name of this laptop port?

Laptop is Acer TravelMate 331T.
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Weird USB cable (usage?)

3 years ago I went volunteering and brought back this weird USB cable and in those 3 years i never could figure out how to use this USB cable and what is the purpose of its disposition. So... what do ...
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What interface do I need for my graphics card?

The motherboard died on a gaming laptop belonging to a friend of mine, and I am rebuilding it as a desktop as a favor for him. According to the specs from alienware's website and several ...

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