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Questions tagged [connector]

Use for questions about devices used to keep parts of electrical circuits in contact. For questions about connection points in diagrams, use the tag for the diagramming application.

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how to open this type of flat cable connector?

I'm trying to replace a damaged flex cable in my ThinkPad W530 touchpad assembly but I can't seem to figure how to open these 2 connectors and I'm scared of exerting any force on it for fear of ...
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What is the difference of a “Type A to Type C cable” and “Type A to Type A cable plus Type A to Type C connector”?

I have (A) a Harddisk box equip with TypeA connector come with a TypeA to TypeA cable(USB3) (B) a Macbook Pro of late 2017 with all ports in TypeC connector So, for using the harddisk box, I have ...
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Connect MongoDB from Azure cloud to Tableau

I would like to use Tableau for visual analytics with the data stored in Azure Cloud in MongoDB. My questions is it possible to make a connection with MongoDB Community subscription? If yes, any ...
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Is my PSU ATX 4-pin connector reversed from the standard?

I just got an EVGA 750 GQ power supply. The manual mentions that it includes a ATX 20+4 pin motherboard cable. However, the 4-pin connector appears to reverse the pinouts from the 4-pin plug on the ...
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How is the keyboard connected in Dell Latitude E7440?

I’d like to learn which cable is used for sending keypresses to the notebook, since the following documentation, combined with knowledge about older models, makes it unclear. From the “Removing the ...
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What kind of wall port is this?

I moved into a new apartment, which provides internet for me, and I assume the port in the image was an Ethernet port, but on closer inspection, it is not. What is it, and can it be used to connect my ...
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What is this 15 pins connector?

I do not think it's a serial port as there's too much pins. It's used to plug a very old controller. Will I be able to find any adapter to USB?
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HDD Issues: SMART, Self Test & Extended test point to Ultra DMA Connector / SATA cable connection issues - Accurate Diagnoisis & Solution?

I know the default line being please back up your data - done that and will attemp doing again if this "connection" allows it. That would be stating the obvious to someone who has played with ...
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Using 3.5“ internal HDD connector for a internal 2.5” HDD

I had a 3.5 inch internal HDD, and to connect it externally, I bought a 3.5 inch connector (as 3.5" HDD requires 12V power), which had a chip and external power adaptor - as 3.5 inch HDD can't run in ...
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How to connect an old front panel connector (audio) to a new motherboard?

The motherboard (Gigabyte Z170X-Gaming 7) has the following audio chip: Audio: 5.1 (Creative Sound Core3D) Frontpanel Audio Connector Return L Return R Ground Ear L Mic VCC Ear R Mic-In AC'97 Front ...
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HP ZR2740W - no display, cause identified, how to fix it?

One day on this monitor picture went black and did not come back until I disassembled it and simply reseated the LVDS (??? I know Laptops have LVDS ribbon, is this cable the same sans form?) cable - ...
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EPS Connection requirements for boot

I'm setting up a Tyan Tempest i5400PW S5397 with a pair of E5405. It has a 24 pin, 8 pin and 2*4 pin EPS connectors. However, my PSU has only 24 pin and 4 pin EPS along with a pair of Molex. If I were ...
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How can I tell if a machine's single analog audio socket is out-only or a “combo”?

The ASUS VivoMini VC66R has only one socket for an audio jack: How can I tell whether this will support only audio-out (headphones), or combination audio in-and-out (in which case I can use an ...
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How to disconnect my power LED connector?

The Power LED of my BeQuite Silent Base 800 is connected with these connectors: front (notice the little know probably closing the connection): back (blank): bottom (notice that the thing on the ...
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Identify an Unusual USB Port

The back of our APC Smart-UPS 2000 has a USB port so that it can be monitored from a server it supplies. However, this USB port doesn't appear to be a standard USB connector. It looks a little like ...
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What the slots on the back of tower PC case are for?

I'm wondering how these slot were supposed to be utilized, especially that 5.2mm (by the looks of it) DC input. I know enough about PCI/PCI-e slots. The question is related to those specific unusual ...
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Cat6a RJ45 connector does not connect

I have Cat6a S/FTP Shielded cable, TP-Link TL-SG1024 (24 port) switch, deleyCON Cat6a wall sockets (with 2 RJ45 ports) and a Cat6a deleyCON (24 port) switch panel. I bought Cat6a RJ45 connector (FTP ...
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Where do I connect this wire from the side panel fan?

Is the wire broken? Where do I connect it?
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Bad connector on HP laptop screen: any way to fix?

For the past few months the right ~1/3 of my laptop (HP Envy 15-u011dx) screen is either black or has a bunch of colored vertical stripes on it: https://imgur.com/M7Mitg5 https://imgur.com/8SjTZao ...
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Make my own HDMI cable with micro usb end [closed]

Can anyone please tell me how I can splice different cables together to make a HDMI cable with a micro USB end? I need to do this to connect my HTC Desire 626 to my Emerson HDTV to watch Netflix.
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What kind of connector is this? From my old mobile wifi router

I found my old mobile router, and the WiFi reach is too short, so I plan on adding an external antenna for my travels. I was wondering what kind of connection this was, and I have a spare PCIE wifi ...
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Should I use 4 pin or 8 pin in “EATXV12” connector?

On a ASUS Z270g motherboard, there's a EATXV12 connector which has 8 pins but on other motherboards I heard it can be four. From what I learned that those 4 extra pins are to provide more power to a ...
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What are this connectors on Power Supply?

Pictures Connectors PSU Details
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What type of display connector is this for a computer monitor?

I've just built my first compute and I'm wondering what type of port this is? Sorry for the poor quality, it has a singular line, if there is any confusion.
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Cannot join Windows 10 to Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials

I have a Windows 10 machine and a Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials machine.  The Windows Server machine has all latest updates.  On the Windows 10 machine I installed Client Connector application. ...
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What is the difference between a Headset-port and Microphone-port?

For example on a soundcard, which have two from three connectors. If you would for example using a headset as microphone, what should be changed in the cable or connector, maybe just plus and minus ...
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identify 32v dc out power connector

I am curious to know what this 32vdc power connector commonly in purple color used to power hp printers is called? Whether it is part of any national standards worldwide? Try hard as I may on google, ...
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What kind of hard drive connector is this?

This is a laptop hard drive. It's from a 2001 model Compaq Armada M700. The label on th disk says it's a Toshiba, MK3017GAP hdd2159 (although searching for that throws up a drive with a standard IDE ...
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My monitor has a c13 female connector, what can it mean?

I recently bought a pc monitor, and it came with no power adapter, just with a c13 female connector. What does it mean? Do I have to connect it directly to the power with a male c13 connector? I ...
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Connect external monitor to motherboard (FI-X30H to HDMI adater)

I'm recycling a "all in one" computer. The monitor is broken so I would like to be able to connect the motherboard to an external monitor. I have absolutely zero knowledge in electronics or computer ...
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incompatable HDD connector?

I bought an old pc (HP, winxp, Intel 4, 2.8 GHz, 256MB ram) with a dead hdd (it booted up at the thrift shop, but it's giving me a smart error now). I have a spare drive that I was going to swap in, ...
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How to remove oxidation on USB connectors?

I have quite a few USB connectors which have oxidized quite badly. Is there any easy way I can remove the oxidation myself? (Click image to enlarge) Separately, I'm also curious whether I can DIY ...
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Eee PC 900 motherboard webcam header pinout

I have an old Eee PC 900 that I plan on modding. I want to remove the webcam and connect a USB hub to its original connector. The webcam connector on the motherboard has 4 pin and I'm sure its USB. ...
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My Notebook always thinks there is a VGA monitor plugged in

Well, my notebook started behaving weirdly recently and I found out it always thinks there is a VGA monitor plugged in, it would show up on my OS as 'unknown display'. Also, when I do plug in an ...
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Visio 2013 Dynamic connector master options greyed out

I need to use the edit master but its greyed out, how do I stop this?
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What is this socket/port/connector on my laptop? [duplicate]

I've have this socket on my laptop (Lenovo Z570). What is this port and what is it used for? And what does that symbol mean (I expected a LOCK symbol)?
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What is the power supply connector used for?

I recently came across an old ATX power supply, and one of its connectors looks like this (apologies for the quality): Does anybody know what this connector is called and what it connects to/is used ...
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How to open this ZIF connector?

How do I open this ZIF connector of my HP laptop I tried applying force in various directions but all in vain. Here is the pic of it ! If you can show by drawing some arrows using MS paint it will ...
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What kind of HDD connectors are this?

What kind of connector is this? I have no physical access to it. This picture was sent to me by a friend who is a consultant for the owner of the disk. It looks like a SAS or SATA connector but only ...
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How to save a SATA HDD with a broken data connector?

While reconfiguring my home server, I discovered why my data drive isn't detected anymore: This is an expensive 6-terabyte drive. I'm not asking whether it can be salvaged, I'm asking how? I can ...
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Outlook Connector not working anymore in Outlook 2007

My mother has been using the Outlook connector for her Hotmail account in Outlook 2007. It stopped working two weeks ago and she was not able to receive any emails from Hotmail in Outlook. I have ...
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How to check if the wires from a 2-pin fan connector are swapped?

I have a 120mm 2-pin fan from an old power supply that I wish to use as a case fan. The closest fan model I can find that matches my fan in appearance is this: http://www.aliexpress.com/item/...
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My Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive's micro USB port is broken

I have a Seagate 1TB External Hard Drive, Model ST1000LM024. It's worked fine for the past couple of years, but recently the micro usb port has been unstable and I've had to hold it steady to even use ...
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Could I have damaged hard driver connector when replacing HDD and how can I test?

Hi I replaced the HDD with an SSD on a HP Pavilion 15-aw065sa. It's not meant to be upgraded by a consumer, but it's a long story and I didn't have a choice! Anyway I managed to take the thing apart ...
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Do I really have a telephone-only cord connected to my RJ-45 jack?

I recently purchased an end table that comes two electrical outlets and an RJ-45 jack. The RJ-45 jack came wired with a cable I am having trouble identifying. The markings say E170689 AWM STYLE ...
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USB motherboard header pin spacing

I have a asrock Z68 Extreme 4 (gen 1) motherboard. If you have a look at its manual ftp://europe.asrock.com/Manual/Z68%20Extreme4.pdf on page 13 you can notice that there are 3 usb 2.0 headers. One ...
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Want to build my own WiFi antenna, don't know what connector I need

I have a TP-LINK TLGWN722N WiFi USB adapter. The adapter has a connector on it so you can attach different external antennas to it. The manufacturer's website states the connector is RP-SMA. However, ...
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HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 20-pin drive power connector pinout

I bought a HP ProLiant DL180 Gen9 server in 12 LFF (3.5-inch) HDDs configuration. Now I'd like to put two additional 2.5-inch SATA HDDs inside the case to serve as system drives. As a configuration ...
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HP Docking connector pinout?

Ok, so I want to "build in" some hardware into my HP laptop (Elitebook 8560p) Would like to build in a Logitech Unifying receiver and maybe some other stuff. Was thinking about using the Docking ...
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Fan Connections for Cooler Master K280 vs Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5

I'm mounting my first computer and I'm confused about how to connect the case's front fan to the motherboard. This is what I have: Case: Cooler Master K280 Motherboard: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3 R5 ...