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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Can I use a power adapter with more current but lower voltage on another laptop? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Laptop power supplies, does current matter? I have the opposite problem outlined in Laptop power supplies, does current matter? My AC adapter (19 V, 3.95 A, 75 W,...
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Does a HDMI-to-DVI (dual link) adapter exist? I don't care about the price

My monitor supports full-resolution display (2560x1440) only when connected to through either the DVI-D dual link port, or the DisplayPort. My laptop, though, has neither of these two kinds of output....
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Is it possible (and safe/reliable/non-damaging) to use a 20-pin ATX PSU with a 24-pin ATX motherboard?

I have a reasonably-decent old 20-pin PSU which I want to use on a newer 24-pin ATX motherboard. I see that the ATX page on wikipedia mentions that 24-pin ATX is backward-compatible, and I can find ...
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2.5“ SSD in a 3.5” desktop drive bay normal?

I'm a little out of touch with modern desktop builds, but I recently built a new machine anyway. I want to pick up a SSD for my I/O intensive apps (EverQuest 2 and Flash CS4 mostly), but I'm having ...
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Laptop surface vibrating because of ungrounded adapter

My laptop adapter is ungrounded, and because of that, I feel slight vibrations when I stroke the laptop surface (if I unplug my laptop, the vibrations go away, so it can't be the fan). The adapter is ...
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What are differences between VBoxVGA, VMSVGA and VBoxSVGA in VirtualBox?

VirtualBox 6.0 provides a new setting called Graphics Controller. There are four options to choose from: None VBoxVGA VMSVGA VBoxSVGA In the user manual I have found this information: Graphics ...
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“Modern” Ethernet over coax

So, I've just bought a house. It's reasonably new - built in the early '00s. One of the features that got built in was a cable TV drop in every room. The cabling is gorgeous - there's even a wiring ...
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Can't convert HDMI to DisplayPort - root cause?

I have a DisplayPort based monitor, and a laptop with a DP out. I recently got a second laptop with HDMI out, and went looking for a HDMI -> DP converter. I was very surprised to find that such a ...
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Monitor (DVI-D) to Laptop (VGA)

I am simply trying to use my DVI monitor with my laptop that only accepts VGA. I've been doing some research for an adapter from DVI female to VGA male and it seems that not only do I need an adapter, ...
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Is it possible to plug a 2.5" drive in wrongly and could I break it?

Is it possible to plug a 2.5" drive in wrongly, and could I break it?
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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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What difference does it make whether the computer uses USB Ethernet Adapter, or a network card?

Just what the title states. I'd like to know what difference it makes to the modem/switch, speed, power consumption whether the computer is connected by a USB Ethernet Adapter instead of a physical ...
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Din5 plug adapter to USB

I have an old keyboard I'd like to use on recent devices (no PS2 port). But it's still on a 5 pin din plug. I tried to plug that in a Din-2-PS2 adapter and that in PS2-2-USB, but the keyboard was not ...
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Forgot the plug part of my laptop charger but have the bulk part that connects to laptop, Can i use the plug part only?

Ok, To more clarify: I thought i packed my whole charger with my dell laptop but come to find, the second half of it isn't with me, only the bulk part that connects to the laptop. I have another one ...
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What is the maximum resolution supported by a standard DVI-VGA adapter?

The DVI socket on my monitor is broken, so I decided to use the VGA socket. I used a DVI-VGA adapter on my graphic card end, since it only has 2 DVI sockets. It works but the resolution I can see ...
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Will this car adapter power this Laptop?

I'm looking to buy a number of car power adapters to be used with some Dell laptops. http://www.cdw.com/shop/products/default.aspx?EDC=1382005 ^ This is the item I am currently looking at. Will it ...
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Is it technically impossible for an SD card adapter to degrade performance under any condition?

This question is an off-shoot of Will there be a performance degradation when using a SD card with an adapter for a camera. That question asked whether using a microSD to SD adapter would degrade ...
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Multiple virtual network adapters with their own MAC address and external IP address from the DHCP in Windows

I have been searching for a long time on this forum, and although there are many questions about the topic, I wasn't able to get a concrete solution to the problem. I want to have multiple IP ...
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Will there be a performance degradation when using a SD card with an adapter for a camera [closed]

I am going to buy this camera with a 128 GB SD card. I would like to buy a Micro SD card instead of a full SD card as I can use the micro SD card with my phone to view the photos taken by the camera. ...
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Micro Self-powered Gigabit splitter for wall outlet

We have a gigabit network and at each desk there is one outlet and a computer and a voip phone. The Voip phones have a 10/100 switch in them and then the computer needs to plug into the phone ...
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Convert iMac internal LCD panel to external monitor?

My iMac died (power supply issue, out of warranty), so I took it apart to get at the HDD to recover some files. In the process, I managed to remove the LCD panel. My question is: is it possible/does ...
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HP charger with Dell Laptop

My Dell XPS 15z has the following power requirements: Power: 90 watts Input voltage: AC 100-240V 50/60 Hz Output voltage: DC 19.5V 4.62A I have a HP adapter which has the following specs: Power: ...
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Linux virtual machines cannot connect to each other via virtualbox network

I have created two linux virtual machines in virtualbox, one for server and one for client. But these two cannot connect to each other via virtualbox network. The pings are not reachable after giving ...
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Is there any USB 3.0 to Firewire 800 1394b adapter? [duplicate]

I need to work with 1394b equipment on a notebook, but 90% of the new notebook does not have 1394b port enough neither an Express Card 34 slot. That is why I need a USB 3.0 to 1394b device. I was ...
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charging laptop with a different adapter charger [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: charging laptop with a different manufacturer's charger I have lost this adapter, Output Voltage: 19V Output Current: 3.95A Input Voltage: 100-240V Wattage : 75W Pin Size:...
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Mini DisplayPort to DVI Dual-Link Adapter. Will it add some kind of latency?

I recently bought a 144hz / 1ms latency monitor with only a dvi connector for 144hz. My gaming laptop (hp omen 17-w201ns with gtx 1070) only have Mini Display Port connection. I have read that you ...
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Using adapter with higher output voltage?

My adapter is broken, and I'm currently using another one while I'm waiting for a new adapter. The input voltage and amps are the same for both adapters, while there are difference in the output ...
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CentOs localhost only work when connected to internet

I have been trying to solve this problem (on and off) for three months, but still can't get it to work or even understand it why it happens. THE SCENARIO: I have a VirtualBox installed in my {HP ...
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Unhappy with performance of GBit Ethernet to Fiber converter

I just bought a TP-Link MC200CM GBit Ethernet (1000-T) to Fiber (1000-SX) media converter. The device works but I'm unhappy with the performance: When connecting my computer over 1000-T (twisted pair,...
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IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapter troubleshooting

I brought two Vantec IDE SATA to USB 2 Adapters, as shown below: It comes with the following items inside: However, I notice a strange situations as follows: I use the 1st set and format a hard ...
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6-pin PCIe cable for 8-pin PCIe graphics card (GTX 1070 for HP Z820)?

Forgive me, if this has been asked before: While researching I found countless similar threads, yet virtually all of them involved a weaker power supply unit (PSU) than the one I am using. So, just to ...