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Tool or method to control USB connector size parameters

I have a problem with a USB Type A port on a new laptop: some external flash drives and hard drives do not work if plugged into this port directly, but they work when either plugged into another port, ...
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Is there a database of computer connector pinout / form factor diagrams? [closed]

Background I am making an open-source node-editor program for planning networks of devices (https://github.com/connorjak/Connectatron), and I need correct diagrams for over 100 common computer-related ...
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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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Display connector keeps detaching from laptop motherboard

How can I keep the display connector from detaching from my laptop motherboard? It periodically comes loose, meaning I have to open it up and try attaching it again. I can't seem to get it to "...
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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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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 can I add additional connector (glue) points to a PICTURE in MS word

I need to add connector points to a picture (NOT a shape) in MS word. I already know how to add connector points to a shape. I am open to converting the picture to a shape, but I not found an easy way ...
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Are DVI cables considered D-Sub?

So DVI cables have the same D shell and mounting points as D-Sub cables, but have a very unique pinout that doesn't seem compliant with the D-Sub design. Does this still count as a D-Sub cable? And if ...
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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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PC building: Do you have to plug in the 4-pin CPU connector?

My motherboard has a single 4-pin power connector next to the CPU. My power supply has a 8-pin CPU power connector but not a 4 pin one. Instead of going out and buying a 8-to-4 pin CPU power adapter ...
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What is a bolt connector?

In the article Configure connectors - Operations Manual of Neo4j, there is a term "bolt connector": But searching the web with the query bold connector or bold protocol I don't see anything ...
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Will this laptop LCD missing one of the connector pads work?

I removed the broken display connector from an LED screen. As can be seen in the following image, the pad for pin 27 is removed from the PCB due to an accident. I've marked it with red color in the ...
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Laptop screen: The official replacement part has 30 pins, but my laptop has 40 pins

I need a replacement screen for a Lenovo Flex 3-1570, series 80JM, model 80JM002CUS. According to the maintenance manual, the correct part numbers are 5D10H91422 or 5D10H91423. However, when I search ...
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Can I use a laptop fan with a ripped off connector, like this?

My situation is similar to this, Is there a way to repair ripped off fan connectors?, but the yellow and blue wires ripped off, so plugging it in will supply it with power. (Red and black wires are ok....
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Why are laptop fan's wire order different?

Why are desktop's fan wire order GND, VCC, TACH, PWM while laptops have GND, PWM, TACH, VCC?
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What is the name of this connector (2x) of an internal Laptop WIFI card? (Dell Inspiron 7548)

What is the name of this connector on top of my internal WIFI card (it looks like a very tiny version of a coaxial connector)? The ones on top labelled WLAN. It goes to the WIFI antenna. I need to buy ...
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Seasonic EPS cable in EVGA PCI-E psu plug

I have an Nvidia Tesla card to install with an EPS connector. I have an EPS cable from my Seasonic Focus PSU that I plugged in my EVGA supernova 850w PSU and I checked with a multimeter and I get +12v ...
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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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place the USB cable from my hard drive in the middle of the USB connector on the motherboard

today I was plugging my external hard drive wd elements portable into the usb connector of my computer (on the back in the motherboard) as usual, I thought I had put it well, since it turned on but ...
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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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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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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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SATA USB converter with Y cable: correct order for inserting plugs

I bought a converter from SATA to USB and it has a Y cable (with two USB plugs, photo below). It came without instructions. What is the correct order for connecting the plugs? Three cables give six ...
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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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Can someone please identify this USB cable?

I have looked online and still have not been able to identify the type of connector this is. It came with a cheap Chinese product; the seller is MIA/closed down. The closest I have seen is a i-USB7 ...
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SATA power connection on motherboard seems to be a 6-pin male. What kind of connector is this?

I have an HP PC that is missing the power cable for the HDD. It seems that the SATA power port on the motherboard is a straight 6 pin male connection as shown below: What is the name of the connector/...
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What ssd connector is this?

I've got a ssd that has this type of connector: It has 26 flat pins. I've been unsuccessfully looking all over to have a clue on what kind connector it could be. Not sure if it's a usual drive ...
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What USB Type B connector has screw thread?

I have seen multiple devices (all microphones) with a Type B USB connector with screw-thread around it. What is this connector/cable called? What is it for? (other than securely fastening cables?) ...
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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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"Wake On Lan"-Cable - 3-Pin Connector type name

I am trying to find the name of the connector (company and connector type name) displayed below: This connector type was often used on PCI Network interface cards.
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How can I unplug videi connector with plastic clip?

Im working on an asus pc 1101 ha. This cable seems to lead to the monitor. Does this thing even have a name? I dont know. I just want to know how it works and unplug it.
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Connecting the case fan to power

Today was my first time building the PC from the scratch. There is only one thing left and it’s getting my case fans to spin. There are two case cables currently unplugged. 1st - it is two sided 2nd ...
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What's the maximum number of lanes possible to use in a single PCI Express link? 16 or 32?

I always thought that the maximum number of lanes for a PCI Express link was 16. The most powerful and expensive gaming GPUs never offer more lanes, and I have never seen a motherboard featuring a ...
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Can anyone identify this port?

There is a port on the front of my computer behind a little trap door. It is separated into two parts, one with 7 pins and one with 15 pins. Does anyone know what this port is for? ![Port on front of ...
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Copy driver from bluetooth connector Dongle to another

So I have a wireless joystick and I've lost the USB Dongle that connect with the PC, My friend has the joystick as mine, is there any solution (software) to copy the driver of his dongle and put it in ...
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Flash drive USB Connector only goes halfway in

This is a working flash drive with important files. Pulled it out after copying. Now does not go in. The two square slots on top of the connector looks filled in (no depth), as if the inside has moved ...
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Need help identifying some cable connectors and their use case

First up I can't identify the connector on the left. The middle one is USB mini B and the right is USB micro B I don't think it's any USB or HDMI connector The other end is a regular USB Type A ...
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What 68-pin connector is this on my 2.5" solid state drive?

I have a Samsung PM983 2.5" SSD drive but I have never seen a connector like this. Would like to use it but unsure of what I need to connect. Can anyone assist?
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Best way to clean pogo pin connectors

What's the best way to clean pogo pin connectors? In particular, I've been having recurring problems with the pogo pin connector on the keyboard of an HP Spectre X2 (an Microsoft Surface clone). I'...
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SATA/SAS HDD Connector [closed]

Coming here out of relative inexperience. I have recently bought a hard drive on eBay advertised as a 2TB SATA II 7.2K RPM HDD. Most of this seems to check out upon receiving it, except for one thing. ...
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CVE-2018-11759 Vulnerable: Tomcat Connector mod_jk 1.2.4

because Tomcat Connector mod_jk 1.2.4 is Vulnerable (CVE-2018-11759) i am forced to upgrade the Connector. The Vendor has advised to upgrade to version 1.2.46 or later (http://tomcat.apache.org/...
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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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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 an 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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How to connect an old SCSI Tandberg QIC tape drive with current systems?

I currently have a ton of QIC-250MB tapes that I would like to read from (its been 30 years). I have a Tandberg TDC 3600 SCSI interfaced tape drive but I am lost how to connect it. In the past, with ...
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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 ...
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