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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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Dell Precision Tower 5810 usb to VGA headless driver setup

I have a Dell Precision Tower 5810 and want to connect it to a monitor which has a VGA port. Here: are the ports available on dell precision pc. As far as I can tell, my only options for a monitor ...
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replacing pos kitchen printer keeping the rs 232 in place converting both ends to ethernet

I am replacing kitchen printers that run on what I believe is RS232 cabling with a 25 pin plug into the printer. On the other end at the terminal it is terminated with a 9 pin plug to an ethernet ...
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How to identify Bluetooth adapters support WakeUp Windows PC from sleep on a keyboard or mouse action?

Even in Windows XP you could find a message in the log, like "this BT adapter does not support storing keys and wake up is not possible". Okay, so knowing that, what kind/model/brand of ...
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how to create network adapter for pia s5 proxy program?

I currently using a program called pia s5 proxies which will give me a fresh different IP addresses. the program only tunnel ip for system without making network adpater. My question is, how i can ...
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Monitor doesn't accept connection from DVI to HDMI

I have 2 monitors, an LG Ultragear 24GN600 and an old monitor (LG 24MT49DF-PS), which has an HDMI and AV port. My PC (no GPU) has an HDMI and a DVI port. The ultragear accepts signals from both direct ...
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What kind of hard drive interface is this?

This an old hard drive from an Acer Travelmate laptop. It is a Seagate Momentus 5400.6 250 GB. It has 22 flat pins + 4 round pins. What kind of interface is this? And what adapter would I need to hook ...
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Got an IdeaPad S206, but only round Thinkpad chargers. How to charge?

I'm working on a used Lenovo IdeaPad S206, to possibly make it donation-worthy. Right now, my problem is: Can't charge it! It uses a charger that's different than ThinkPad chargers (both the round and ...
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Intel DZ77RE-75K fails to post with LSI 2008 SAS HBA installed

I am trying to repurpose proven working Intel DZ77RE-75k system for my home server by installing an LSI 2008 HBA to attach my existing ZFS array. As soon as I install the HBA the system will fail to ...
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DVI monitor adaptor [closed]

I have a Mac mini 2014 (port HDMI and thunderbolt) and I want to connect it to a DVI only monitor. Which port is the best option? Should I use an adapter or all in one cable? Thanks
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Is it different DC power jack for each different laptop?

I have replaced my DC power jack (DC301015T00) by local shop owner with another DC power jack (DC30100U00D). But my laptop default charger (45W) is not working(charging symbol coming but not charging ...
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Network adapter on HP laptop vs USB network adapter

I see that similar issues to what I am experiencing are covered in other posts, but this is more like a follow up to those issues. I too am experiencing MANY events where the network adapter on my HP ...
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A piece fallen from my Dc power jack of Dell Inspiron 15 3000 (3501) laptop

A piece fallen from DC power jack. I took picture of it below. frontside of the piece backside of the piece I dont know whether it is fallen from charger adapter port or from laptop charger port. ...
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How do I connect a PCIe x4 NVMe 1.4 M.2-SSD to a USB-A Port?

I've got a Corsair MP600 PRO XT. This SSD has some Ransomware on it that probably encrypted the whole disk, even the OS Folders and files, so when I start my Computer I basically can't do anything I ...
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Upgrading Acer 1760 PSU - not ATX

I have just bought a new graphics card that needs more power than the standard 300W PSU supplied with my Acer Aspire TC1760. So went out, watched a video, bought the recommended PSU, and now, the ...
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Dell P170S monitor shows vertical red, pink, blue or green lines upon watching youtube

The video that shows this best is this one, at around 0:16. The red lines pass across the screen left-to-right. They also appear and disappear. I am using KDE Plasma Manjaro on a Raspberry Pi 400, and ...
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The replacement AC adapter for my Dell laptop does not charge but the old faulty one (exactly the same) does if the cord is laying just right

I'm very frustrated and perplexed as to why the old AC adapter that clearly has a short inside somewhere will still charge the battery after I wiggle and bend the cord to find just the right spot, AND ...
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How can m.2 usb 3.0 devices power an m.2 ssd?

All these devices claim to be downwards compatible with usb 3.0 or even usb 2.0. How can they power up m.2 pci ssds which can consume up to 9W (checked with smartmontools) if usb 3.0 gives a maximum ...
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Is it okay that part of the power jack is outside the device?

I have some devices whose DC adapter connector/jack is only partially plugged in. For example, my monitor has an AC to 180 W DC power supply. When connecting the transformer to the monitor, the DC ...
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Can the front USB-C port on an Intel NUC 10th Gen support a display?

I have an Intel NUC BXNUC10I7FNHN 10th Gen Core i7, and I'm trying to get three monitors operational simultaneously, each with their own display (not mirrored). The monitors are currently as below: ...
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How to unplug a MacBook power connector (MagSafe) safely?

I just started to use a MacBook and the device uses a MagSafe magnetic adapter connector. However, it is almost impossible to remove the magnetic connector from device "without damaging it". ...
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Changing the IP of a network adapter without admin rights as the restricted user

I’m a member of a company where computers are lend to workers without admin rights. Due to my specific hiring situation, despite being part of an area where "we" don't require changing IP ...
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Docking station that connects to laptop via USB-C: can I connect it to a USB-3.0 port, using an adapter?

I have the docking station from my work laptop (a Lenovo) which connects to the laptop via USB-C. My personal laptop (an older HP) only has USB-3.0 ports. I know for sure it supports similar port ...
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Turn on and on Wi-Fi adapter after each period of time

This sounds weird, but my wifi pc kept disconnecting after 15min of downloading a certain file and it does not connect back until I restart Wi-Fi adapter, for this reason I am looking for a methode ...
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My linux thinkpad is not charging when connected to AC

The manufacturer of the adapter said I need to update my drivers and send me a link to install this https://www.iobit.com/en/driver-booster.php I'm Linux based so it's not an option. The adapter is ...
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Is there a performance difference between SD MicroSD adaptor vs USB MicroSD adaptor?

Introduction I have a microSD card with data that I'm trying to connect to my computer. My computer has slots for connecting to a USB or an SD-card, but not microSD. (example below) However, I have ...
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I have NEC laptop that have 7A/125V power cable with us plug and want to use us to eu plug adapter

First of all, I lived in Indonesia, so I'm sorry if my English is a bit confusing. I bought a japan used laptop that is sell in online store. and I got 7A/125V us plug power cable and 100~240V/1.8A 50-...
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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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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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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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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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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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