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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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Adaptor for ide connecter of laptop DVD drive [closed]

I have a 25 pin ide connecter of DVD drive of HP pavilion laptop .I wish to use the same as external DVD drive. Which adapter or connecter I should purchase ?
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My Realtek RTL8152 adapter doesn't work in Kali Linux

I have a Realtek RTL8152 ethernet to usb adapter but it doesn't work with my kali even after installing its drivers. I know it is not broken because when i use it with my windows machine it works ...
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Type of Hard drive connector

Does anyone know what type of connection this is. I assume its SAS of some type but I have never seen it. Also if so what type of adapter should I be looking for.
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Why do do HDMI to DisplayPort adapters come with a USB charging cable?

I've been looking for an adapter that will allow me to use my Samsung monitor with my macbook. I bought a docking station with two HDMI ports, while the monitor uses DisplayPort. Because I also use ...
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After update UnGoogled-Chromium Web-Browser is not connecting to the internet

I've been using the UnGoogled-Chromium Web-Browser for two years now and never had any problems with it until yesterday, the only thing I did was an update apt autoclean && apt clean &&...
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Trying to hook up an Alesis QS6.1 keyboard to a Mac G4, do I need to install a serial 8-pin to the Mac or is there an adapter?

I have an Alesis QS6.1 keyboard that I need to connect to a Mac G4.  8-pin serial.  But I do not have an 8-pin on the Mac.  Can I get one to put in or can I use an adapter (with or without software)?
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nvme to sata adapter

Is there a m.2 nvme to sata 2.5" adapter? Or hasn't it been invented yet? I have an nvme SSD left over and I have a notebook that needs an SSD so I'd like to avoid buying another one. It is ...
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Is it safe to connect external USB 2.0 hard drive to laptop via USB to USB-C adapter

My Lenovo P15 Gen 1 laptop has 3 USB-C connectors: A single USB-C (3.2 Gen 1) connector Two Thunderbolt™ 3 (USB-C) connectors Is it safe to connect "standard" USB-2/3 external hard drives (...
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Failed to startup Macintosh SSD on Windows and Linux

I want to re-use the SSD from an old MacBook Pro Retina 15" from late 2013. The gpu failed but the SSD was completely working fine but it's not working. I've bought this adapter: https://smile....
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VGA monitor panel "twitches" between normal and slightly yellow on MacBook but works perfectly on Windows laptop

I have a cheap Lenovo 1920x1080 flat planel VGA display, a 7-year old HP ProBook and a new M1 MacBook Air. When I connect the monitor to the PC laptop it just works perfectly. When I connect the ...
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Wireless adapter can't connect to a repeater

I'm using an adapter on my desktop (Knup KP-AW154A+) to connect to a repeater (TP-Link RE200), however for some reason this is not happening. I know the adapter's standards are b/g/n while the ...
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Does any DisplayPort->HDMI adapter support 1920x1080@75Hz, or do I need to look for something specific?

School's coming and I bought a used PC for my first grader, since there's a good chance there will be remote studying later. Too late however did I realize that it only has DisplayPort outputs. I ...
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Possible to connect an Apple Thunderbolt Display to a Thunderbolt 3 dock via an adapter?

I have an Apple Thunderbolt Display at my desk, which I currently use with a Thunderbolt 2 to Thunderbolt 3 adapter to connect to a newer MacBook Pro via USB-C. As the display cannot provide power ...
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Quick reset to reinstate network connection on W10?

For the time being I am unfortunate enough to depend on a powerline adapter for the network connection to my desktop PC. It is a basic TP-Link model and works fine when it works fine... but I've been ...
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Will PS/2 keyboard work if use purple adapter but BIOS has no USB Legacy mode?

As I get it a purple adapter is for a keyboard (PS/2 to USB). Does it make sense to buy one if I have no USB Legacy mode in UEFI settings?
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Convert power + BNC CCTV camera to use PoE (power over ethernet) and have it able to obtain IP addresses

I have an old power + BNC(video) style CCTV camera that I would like to convert to a camera that uses Power over Ethernet (PoE) as well as being able to be assigned an IP address. I've seen some cheap ...
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Will Kali Linux on VMware virtual machine recognize 2 identical WIFI adapters?

I need 2 WIFI adapters. I already have 1 : Alfa AWUS036NHA. I'm going to buy the same one, because I found it really useful and powerful. so I wonder if kali Linux will have problems by recognizing ...
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What would a laptop's reaction be to getting 5V fed into its 20V DC barrel charge port?

Background: Hello. I am an Electronics Engineering student, and while I am familiar with basic power concepts and power circuits, I don't know how laptops are generally built and I want to cross check ...
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Does the “Apple World Travel Kit” support charging a MacBook Pro 13 in India?

I bought a MacBook Pro 13 (Thunderbolt 4 with Intel i5) from the US. I want to charge it in India so I want to confirm whether Apple World Travel Kit contains an adapter for India or not? Because its ...
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How to detect which graphics adapter has monitors connected

We have an issue with some Dell Wyse thin clients running W10 2019. The devices are fitted with an onboard Intel UHD 605 display adapter with full size display port outputs and an AMD Radeon E9173 ...
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RJ45 doubler that allows 2 computers on one plug

At my work 20 years ago we lacked an RJ45 port. This was solved by plugging in a RJ45-doubler. It was a passive adapter (so it was neither a switch nor a hub) and looked visually similar to: The ...
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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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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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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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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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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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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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