Questions tagged [adapter]

An adapter changes one physical form to another. Most commonly used to describe data cable changers (such as PS/2 to USB) and laptop power cords that convert AC power to DC for the computer.

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15 Pin ; 3 row High Density DB15 / VGA output to USB Data Logging

I have an old scale with a digital output - Mettler BB600 that I would like to log the data from It has a female 15 pin 3 row VGA/RS232C port on it - and I would like to connect this to my PC using ...
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Screen blinking due to VGA Adapter

Recently, I bought a HDMI to VGA adapter for my dual screen setup. But what I noticed is, when I plugged in the adapter to my laptop with the second monitor off, the screen is blinking. But when I ...
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Software SSD Raid Migration

Recently my laptop crashed and I am trying to get some data from it, the problem at hand is that the main hard drive were 3 Lite-On LMT-128M6M 128GB Mini PCIe mSATA SSD 30x50mm binded together in a ...
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Bluetooth headphones (USB receiver) disconnect and reconnect when in Sound settings

My Asus headphones start disconnecting and reconnecting whenever I go into my sound settings menu - Windows 10 - Dell XPS 13. This is only when the USB receiver for the bluetooth headphones is plugged ...
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usb c thunderbolt to vga doesnt detect my extended laptop

Im using lenovo ideapad gaming 3 and the ugreen 9 in 1 usb type c connector. It supports the thunderbolt, thats why I bought the usb type c to vga. Ive also tested the ugreen 9 in 1 type c with my ...
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DisplayPort 1.2 to DVI-D adapter

I've been looking for a DisplayPort to Dual link DVI-D adapter that supports at least 2560x1600 (WQXGA). The ports on my HP EliteBook 850 G5 docking station is marked with the DisplayPort dual-mode ...
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New laptop adapter has 0.5A lower input?

I'm buying a new adapter for my ASUS laptop, but its output is a little different than my old adapter. Old: Input - 100-240V, 2.0A, 50-60Hz Output - 19V 3.42A New: Input - 100-240V, 1.5A, 50-60Hz ...
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Is using one adapter (USB-c to HDMI) plugged to another adapter (HDMI to VGA) a good idea to have double screen?

I have a notebook (Dell XPS 13 Developer Edition - 9350) and I am trying to connect it to an old monitor from Samsung (Model T 220, around 2009). On one hand, the monitor only has a VGA connector. On ...
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Connect the keyboard and mouse reciever into a bluetooth dongle

I have a use-case i'd really like to know if is possible to achieve or not. I have a keyboard and mouse that comes with a usb-stick, it connects to my laptop, or any other device supporting it, and i ...
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Do Thunderbolt 3 adapters work on Thunderbolt 4 ports?

I'm waiting for my new laptop to be delivered which has a Thunderbolt 4 port, however I can not figure out if a Thunderbolt 3 to 2 x DisplayPort adapter will work, or any other Thunderbolt 3 to X ...
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What s the name of that 6 pin fan connector?

I m having a special system fan type in my computer which is very noisy (between 60 to 75 Db with vendor provided fans). But if nothing is plugged on it the computer refuse to run. Here a what the ...
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Is there a technical reason why rebooting is required to use a Displayport-to-VGA adapter?

I manage servers and prefer to use VGA as graphics quality is unimportant and VGA is ubiquitous on crash carts. I'd prefer to have a single video cable on the carts, and I can think of no more common ...
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Windows 10 “unable to connect to this network”

I read that a lot of people have this problem, but I am not sure if they have it with all networks like I do. It started happening about 2 days after I installed Windows 10. There are several ...
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Can I assume an HDMI female to micro-HDMI male adapter is bidirectional?

I'm looking at this adapter: which is advertized as HDMI to mini-HDMI. Well - can I assume it'll work the other way around, i.e. adapting a mini-HDMI output port for a full-HDMI cable?
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Implement one way communication with fibre optic cable

I want to create a UDP connection between two laptops using a fibre optic cable to force one-way communication at the hardware level so that data only flows from one laptop to the other. This post ...
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Qualcomm Atheros AR5B125 wireless network adapter replacement

I have an Acer Aspire 7250 laptop with this adapter. Yes, it’s old and slow, but it suits my purpose and everything works. I am running Windows 10. My ISP gives me speeds up to 200 mbps. I currently ...
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Adapter warning message

when installing a new keyboard for my e6430, I went to test it (doesn't work) but got a message on startup about apparently having a 65w adapter and needing 90w. Unfortunately I can't press F1 but my ...
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Metrics configuration for 2 networks: WAN & 4G on Windows 10

I am currently in charge of designing a network solution. I am fairly basic at networking but im sure this solution should work. On our previous development, we had thought that our machine would only ...
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How to know which version of the hands-free profile is supported by Bluetooth adapter?

This excellent question shows how you can know what version Bluetooth your adapter supports. However, something that is important for wireless headsets is the Hands-Free Profile (HFP) version. HFP 1.5 ...
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Unable to find/detect wireless adapter

I'm trying to help with a friend's pc. We cannot find the wireless adapter. She does not have the possibility to look for available wireless networks. They don't remember for how long it's been going ...
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Are universal adapters safe to use for gaming on a Lenovo Y700?

I have a Lenovo Y700 and I travel a lot by my car, is it safe to run my laptop on a universal adapter so I can run and charger the laptop from the car battery? I don’t want any damage to happen on my ...
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Laptop charger 120w Adapter as replacement for 19V 3,42A 65w

Is it safe 120W Laptop Charger, which has many output features as below? Chinese brand adapter has many electrical specifications which are over my understanding. My original Asus adapter has 19V 3....
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How to convert an Ethernet interface (via USB) to a simple RJ45

I have a device that outputs a USB cable that, when plugged into a computer, creates it’s own network interface. My question is, how can I convert that USB cable to a RJ45 Ethernet cable, so that I ...
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Electrical compatibility of SFF-8639 and SFF-8643 for U.2 drives

I notice a lot of U.2 2.5" adapters on sale, seem to show what looks like a U.2 2.5" to SFF-8643 cable, or SFF-8643 PCIe connector, instead of the expected U.2 2.5" to SFF-8639 cable or ...
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Passive HDMI-VGA cable? [duplicate]

A friend of mine has this cable, which he bought from an international supermarket chain store - I don't expect them to buy useless crap. It appears to be a totally passive cable, but it's an HDMI->...
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A wifi modem powersupply input [closed]

I'm planning to make a DIY UPS (Do It Yourself - Uninterruptable Power Supply). Question: Can a WiFi modem unit with 12 volts and 1 amps input can handle a battery that is also 12 volts but 30 amps?
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Is there anything like USB adapter for RAM? [duplicate]

My laptop has only 1 RAM slot. Is there anything like RAM USB adapter so I can plug in another RAM piece for upgrade purpose?
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Is it possible to install an M.2 NVME SSD on PCIE slot with an adapter?

So I'm looking to buy an SSD, it's a 240GB M.2 PCIE NVME stick. It's cheap. It even has 1500MB/s write speeds. Great deal. But the thing is, the system that I own is a 5 year old B85 motherboard, ...
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Is an HP power adapter 19.5 v 3.33 safe replacement for 19.5 v 2.31A [duplicate]

I need a backup Power Adapter for travel and have an older PA from a previous HP Laptop. I have a tip adapter that will accommodate the 4.5mm to 3.0mm plug. I am concerned that going from 2.31A rated ...
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Plugging a USB wifi adapter into a physical hard drive

I'm thinking of getting a USB wifi adapter to plug into a desktop PC hard drive (manufactured by Dell) to access my xfinity wifi hot wire. Is it possible to plug such a device into a hard drive? If so,...
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Can an adapter be used for a USB-C HUB (with HDMI) to connect to a regular USB?

The market is full with USB Type C hubs, allowing users to connect monitors and much more to their laptops. It is much harder to find regular USB 3 hubs with the same set of features - but my laptop ...
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I broke the sata data port of SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable

I bought a SATA/PATA/IDE Drive to USB 2.0 Adapter Converter Cable such as this product: Similar product on amazon However, the sata data plastic panel removed (pulled out) and the last copper pin ...
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Is it possible to connect a RJ9/RJ10 headset to a laptop?

I've been given a headset that was used to connect to an office telephone. I'd like to use it with my laptop; it would be cheaper to buy an adapter than a new headset. However, I'm unsure about if an ...
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Does a PS/2 to USB adaptor that's meant for a mouse work with a keyboard?

I'm looking for a PS/2 to USB adapter for an older keyboard of mine. However, the only ones I can find are meant for a mouse instead of a keyboard. Will they work with my keyboard?
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PC won't boot with screen connected via HDMI

My old PC won't boot if I have exclusively one screen connected via HDMI. It does boot however if I have a second screen connected via VGA. It also boots when I don't have any screens connected at ...
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Is it possible to use a Dell HBA330 in an HP Z2 G4 Workstation?

Trying to install a Dell HBA330 SAS controller in an HP Z2 workstation. Getting BIOS error. 3 Major/2 Minor beeps on start-up and nothing. Tried the card in another computer and it works without ...
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Will an Apple branded USB-C to USB adapter work on a Windows laptop USB-c port?

we ordered a few for some of our end-users. These were the "Apple USB-C to USB Adapter" Model: MJ1M2AM/A Technically it should work. Price wise they were cheaper AND the only ones in stock with the ...
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How to identify which port in graphics card to connect to USB-C Link for oculus quest

I have a PC with Geforce RTX 2070 video card which seems to have 3 ports. I have an Oclus Quest which specifies specs for its USB-C Link cable for wired connection to the PC. Whats my best option for ...
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Under what circumstances will a passive HDMI-to-VGA adapter work?

I have bought a no-brand, passive HDMI Male to VGA Female adapter, to link up a PC with a more dated monitor. It did not work. After doing some reading, I have learned that buying such an adapter is ...
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How to connect mobile headphones as laptop headphones?

My laptop's headphone jack is not working properly. Only one side of headphones is working in that jack. So I want to know is there any way to connect my mobile headphone as my laptop's in simple ...
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Possible to use Bluetooth headset in Stereo mode with Mic at the same time?

I would like to ask if there's any dongle out there to achieve HQ sound and mic at the same time. My father just gave me a pair of pods a few days ago and I wanted to use it for calls on my PC. Now I ...
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Expecting 60Hz with external monitor but only getting 30Hz

Not sure this is the right place to ask. Please roast me if necessary. My problem: connecting an external monitor to a Mac with USB-C and expecting 60Hz on monitor, but only getting 30Hz. The ...
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How do I hook my monitor to this computer?

I'm trying to hook my monitor to this computer. Mine is VGA, I'm assuming it goes where the blue port is? I see no other place for a monitor to plug in...Is there an adapter I need? sorry, but yes, I ...
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Are SATA controllers SAS compatible?

I have a couple old SAS drives that I want to wipe to resell, along with their RAID controller card. However, the PC they came with is toast, and my personal rig has only SATA-III ports. I can buy ...
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Laptop adapter turns on and off while hanging my Ubuntu system?

My laptop charger when plugged to my laptop keeps turning on and off and while this happens my laptop hangs badly and I cant do any work but when i unplug the adapter the laptop works perfectly fine. ...
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Noname Bluetooth 5.0 dongle to connect BT mouse

I see there are a lot of cheap noname Bluetooth 4.0/5.0 USB Dongles marked as "Music" or "Audio" connect device on Aliexpress. Can I use such adapters to connect Bluetooth mouse/keyboard? Or they are ...
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Wanted: SATA SSD cable to m.2 slot

As a Christmas present, I received two Samsung Evo SSDs that plug into SATA ports. Due to them being Samsung, if I was to want to clone data from one drive to another, I must clone the data on my ...
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kn320 not connecting to bluedio headphones

Bought kn320 to bridge the connection of jackaudio and bluetooth headphones. They are compatible as of characteristics. But the problem is that kn320 only blinks once with orange light upon powering ...
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Different voltage on laptop charger [duplicate]

i just lost my original laptop adapter 20v 7.5A , and the only one i could find that is not expensive enough is the laptop charger for a laptop type that is above my laptop which has 19.5V 9.23A the ...
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Laptop charger 19V 6.32A 120W Adapter as replacement for 20V 7.5A 150W [duplicate]

Is it safe to use 19V 6.32A 120W Laptop Charger / Adapter , because I lost my 20V 7.5A 150W adapter and the only one I could find locally is the 19V 6.32A 120W , currently using the laptop for Gaming ...

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