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In electronics, a cable is 1 or more wires (fibers) bound together and running parallel to each other such that larger amounts of data/current can be transmitted at faster speeds than would be accomplished with a lower amount of wires. A cable can refer to an audio, visual, data, electrical or any other numerous types of cables.

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Powering USB Cable From Different Head

I Have a Mikrotik RB951UI-2HND router, and a Huawei E5577 Modem Wi-Fi with modded firmware so it can run without battery (directly from power source). So I want to connect the two together with USB ...
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Do I need to buy a different PSU?

I recently bought a 750W power supply with intent of using it for my 3070 gpu. When I installed it I noticed that the only cables left remaining where the ones in the photo below. Clearly I messed up. ...
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Is there any difference between male VGA connector with blue or black inside?

I found two VGA male-to-male cables. I noticed that the connector in one cable has blue color in the background of pins while the other one has black background as shown: Is there any difference in ...
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Acer Aspire 5570 Keyboard Ribbon Cable Extension

I got a new keyboard for my Acer Aspire 5570. However, when I tried to install it, it seems that the ribbon cable is not set in the right direction (See the pictures). Is there any cable extension for ...
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Why do we need to use straight cables to connect 2 unlike devices?

First of all I know today because of Auto-MDIX you can use any type of cable and that where you can use them, i just want to know why use them instead of other cables. a teacher asked me this ...
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USB cables keep damaging - what can cause this?

Over the course of 12 months, I have had three USB cables fail. Details: The cables belonged to different devices: two belonged to an external hard drive, one to a digital watch They varied in age (...
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Would it be possible to use old VGA wiring in the walls of our home to carry USB data?

We have an old VGA cable built into our wall. It isn't used any more. But now I need a USB cable, but it is too much effort to build it into the wall. I got an idea to make two reductions USB to VGA, ...
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How to make Windows 10 automatically route audio for browsers?

I have been having issues for browser audio routing for a while. I bought some virtual cables and use Voicemeeter to route it to them, but my browsers can't route the audio automatically. I have to go ...
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How did the WD Passport Studio external hard drive Firewire Y cable actually work?

There was a weird power design in the Western Digital "My Passport Studio" MS series external hard drives (320GB - 500GB sizes, produced in 2008) that supported the Firewire 400 interface ...
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Network speed slow on CAT5e cables

I have a cable running through my walls directly connected to my modem, and going to a wall socket. When i run a speedtest on my computer by directly connecting to the wall socket, i get around 90 ...
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Coaxial cable length degrades connection performance?

The coaxial cable provided by my ISP was a tad short for my needs. I bought a new one about 5m long (I only need around 3m) and noticed a substantial loss in connection speed and performance. The ...
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Can an ethernet cable in a bundle be identified if one end is cut and inaccessible?

Just rented a house fully wired with CAT-5 but the ends have all been cut off inside the basement ceiling (14 cables). I'm not permitted to cut any drywall and I'm unable to pull the bundle through ...
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What is this connector so I can search for the right item?

This connector goes from an ASIC PSU to the control board and it controls voltage. Its a 3 pin connector and it appears to have 2 grooves on the back. I ordered a 3 pin jumper and while the pin ...
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Using a laptop as a second monitor by using a cable

I'd like to know how can I use a laptop (windows 7) as a second monitor by connecting it with a cable to another laptop (windows 10). I want to use a cable, not wifi stuff like spacedesk, zonescreen ...
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DIY Cat6 cables only giving 100Mbps instead of 1Gbps

I've made my own ethernet runs in the past and they've always worked great. I needed to make some more so I got some cable, some RJ45 connectors and a crimper. No matter what I do I can't get the ...
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Monitor USB hub's unusual and faulty behavior with a USB flash drive

Typical USB3-A (PC) to USB3-B (Monitor) upstream port setup, in my case using (intentionally) a 5m long (USB3) cable. I can connect mouse or keyboard and it works just fine, but when I try 128GB USB3 ...
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What does this cable go to? [closed]

I would like to know what this cord goes to? It has this wrote on it(USB shielded high speed cable 2.0 revision 28AWG/1p+28AWG/2c E119932-1.) Does anyone know what is is for?
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Found 3pin usb cable name. But I don't know the name of this cable

I bought a camera module from AliExpress. I'm looking for a cable to connect to Nvidia Jetson. This is the module I used before. This is using a 3-pin USB cable. What I want is the cable needed for ...
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Unplug power cable of my monitor

Is it oké that I unplug my power cable of the monitor every night? Or is it bad for the monitor? Thanks
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What's the best cable to install when wiring a home for networking (CAT6/6a/7/7a/8)?

Similarly to this question, I'm taking the opportunity, while a relative is remodelling part of their house, to wire that part for data. I have done plenty of CAT5 and CAT6 cabling in the past. I ...
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Can I use Cat6A FTP RJ45 Module (IDC Punchdown) with a Cat7 cable?

We are undergoing renovation works and I was planning to cable the flat with Cat6A S/FTP cable and Cat6A terminations. We have bought CAT6A modules and faceplates (These) but we have been mistakenly ...
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What sort of connection is this cable?

What cable is this. I do not recognize it.
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Why don't some of my devices connect to internet and yet some don't?

So I have run 4 wire ethernet throughout my house and I can't connect to the internet on my ps4 and some other devices on the socket in my main room but am able to do so through my laptop. Is it ...
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what kind of cable do I use for this port [closed]

Can you tell me what kind of port the larger circular port is as seen on this picture?
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What could be the reason that my "Displayport To HDMI Adapter" does not work?

Recently, I bought this: https://www.dustinhome.se/product/5010763579/displayport-to-hdmi-adapter It was not cheap and it feels quite heavy and quality-ish in my hand. I'm not at all convinced that ...
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Is there any way I can test the capabilities of a USB-C cable, perhaps with an external device?

I have a USB-C cable that has absolutely no markings on it. I don't know where it came from, so I don't know what kind of cable it is. I think it's a Thunderbolt 3 cable, but I'm not sure. It doesn't ...
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How can one end of a cable be full duplex and the other end half duplex?

I know the concepts of full duplex, half duplex, duplex mismatch 1-But I do not understand, how can one side of a cable be "full" and the other side "half"! in other word:(How is ...
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Recording phone call on PC using 3.5mm aux cables - mic audio buzzing

I managed to connect my phone to pc/headset using these cables/connectors: from phone -> TRRS mic/audio-out (speaker) splitter: audio-out cable is connected to the line-in on PC mic cable from ...
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Lost 24 pin to 24 pin+2 pin(mini) splitter that came PC case, cannot use touch panel. What to do?

I'll preface this by saying that I don't know much about cables/electricity. I got this limited edition case called the InWin Tou back in 2014 and never got the actual parts to build a PC with it ...
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How can I trace ethernet cables?

Is there some kind of device or technique for tracing ethernet cables? I have a house that has thousands of yards of bundled ethernet cables. Some are cut and just hanging off of walls. There are ...
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No Bandwidth on long custom lan cable or no connection at all

i have two CAT7 SFTP cable (around 40m long) and two problems. First Cable (12): Router | v 1gbps switch --> cat8.1 patch cable --> cat6A keystone jack --> ~40m cat7 SFTP cable --> ...
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Missing 1 pin in my Ethernet Port - Can I get 1gbit again?

One of the pins inside my Ethernet port on my laptop was bent, so I tried to correct it but it broke off. It's the leftmost one (it connects to the white/orange cable). My internet is working but I'm ...
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Turn on laptop while folded and without pressing laptop button

Planning to make my windows laptop act as a console and would like to hide it in a tight space which wouldn't allow me unfold my laptop. Would be great if there's an external switch that could be ...
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How to repair a flat RJ45 cable and connector?

My son installed a flat RJ45 cable with moulded connectors between two rooms in our house. However, the connector and cable at one end got torn off. Pulling a new cable is sadly not an option, so - ...
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Dell T3600 Front Panel Issue

I am having the weirdest issue with a Dell T3600 I cannot figure out, and any help is appreciated. I know this is going to be long, and I appreciate the time anyone takes to read this and help me. I ...
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How does passive/active USB 3.0/3.1 components affect USB cable length?

Alright so USB 2.0 has a max length of 5 meters. USB 3.0/3.1 is 3 meters (recommended). Now what happens if I mix and match both? In which scenarios does the max length get reduced to 3m ? For example:...
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Self-made UTP cable not working

I'm trying to create my own UTP cables. It's fun and cheaper than buying single cables instead. Now I struggling to make my cables work. The cables will be used to connect a PC to simple a unmanaged ...
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I need help identifying a connector. Its fiber supposedly

I want to install a modem in my house instead of the ISP router that does everything horribly, but I can't identify which connector this is.
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2x 4 Pin CPU cable in EATX12V

I have the be quiet! power 9 psu and the asus prime b450-plus motherboard I'm using a external graphics card and a NVME SDD so I guess it'll use 2 PCIe ports. The manual says I have to plug in a 8 pin ...
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Connecting Monitor to TV via HDMI from computer

I have a mac with usb C and its connected to a monitor via a single usb C cable. The monitor acts as a dock for a bunch of usb, hdmi, ethernet connections to the mac. Is there a way to daisy chain ...
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HDMI or ethernet over USB-C

I'm running some cables through a small gap and would like to use low profile USB-C cables. I know you can get HDMI or ethernet adapters for USB, but I believe these are software based and require a ...
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Basic Ethernet Home Network Cabling

I am trying to set the Ethernet ports around my parents house (CAT 5e) but I am a bit confused as to how to go about it. They’re currently just using wifi with a basic xfinity router/modem. I have ...
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Mesh wifi nodes cabling options

I have a main asus router with 3 asus lyra mini mesh satellites. For reliability I am going to cable the satellites to the main router (I cannot place them in way to get good reception from one ...
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cat5e limited to 100Mb max speed

i have a cat5e cable that the router sets to 100Mb Full Duplex. Trying to set to 1000Mb makes port not work with that cable. Other cables works at 1000Mb full duplex on same port. Only thing wrong ...
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"Network cable unplugged" after reboot of windows computer

I have a weird behavior with my windows machine: I recently upgraded to a new computer (namely new mainboard and cpu). In general everything is working fine but sometimes after a reboot, The computer ...
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First computer build. Will not power on when connect CPU power cable

My 11 year old son and I have been building his first computer after he received most of the components for Christmas. We have a MPGX570 Gaming Plus Motherboard (MSI) with AMD processor. When we try ...
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100mbps with some cables/connections, 1000mbps with others

I encounter that I can reach 1000mbps with some combinations of RJ45 outlets and cables, and only 100mbps with other combinations. I can reach 1000mbps with all cables (when combined with a given ...
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Could it be the length of my USB cable have caused multiple SD cards to fail?

Recently three of my SD cards have failed in rapid succession so I suspected it has something to do with something else than the SD cards. Two of them failed in the same mannter, the other one died ...
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Which SATA power cable is standard?, and why are there 2 standards?

Pictured are two visually identical SATA Power cables, meant to connect to a PSU (the other end of each cable, not pictured, connects to a SATA drive). They're only distinguishable by the metal inside ...
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Cabling on PC with two drives, procedure to toss one drive?

My PC has two drives with ... ... braided cable B1 comes from the motherboard, and then there appears to be a "jumper" B2 on to the second drive. Then, each drive has it's own independent, ...
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