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How to solder PS2 input to laptops internal PS2 bus?

My laptop does not have an external PS2 input. I would like to: disconnect my built-in keyboard from the internal PS/2 interface solder an external PS/2* port to that interface connect external PS/2* ...
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LVDS is not a full-pin connector?

Rather than SubD a LVDS can have different sizes because the adapter I bought is too big. Before I cut the cables and melt sinker and solder them directly, I have to ask a question: There is a gap ...
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CPU Replacement on 2008 Macbook

I have an old 2008 Unibody Macbook, solely running Elementary OS, currently running an Intel Duo 2 P7350. Recently, I came across an Intel Quad 2 Q6600. I was wondering if, since the processors are in ...
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CPU SOCKET detach from motherboard due to melting of solder?

As the title describes,is this possible? Videos show it definitely can..for gpu. Thermal throttle kicks in at about 100C,not before. Example- https://encrypted-tbn1.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:...
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Soldering a SATA-Data cable to a HDD

I tried to clean my computer and accidentally ripped of the SATA cable from the HDD which resulted in a broken SATA data port because the "L" on the HDD broke off and was stuck in the cable. I wanted ...
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Split and rejoin microphone cables

I have 2 microphones but (for a reason) I need to combine one of the two cables inside the cable sheathing and split them later again. So it would look like this: MIC1 MIC2 || || |\ /| | \ ...
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Solder UFCL connector to add an external WiFi antenna

I want to add an external WiFi antenna to a Speedtouch TD5130 router I'm using as AP in order to try increase WiFi coverage range. The thing is I've disassembled the router and then I've seen it does ...
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Can a PC mouse cause short circuit in my pc?

My rabbit chewed on my pc mouse and I had it fixed (soldered) because the mouse is no longer for sale and I am fond of the product. It seems to work just fine. About 6-8 months after this happened, I ...
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Adding SATA port to laptop motherboard

I've got Acer Aspire ES 14 ES1-431-C3QT and it has only 32GB eMMC storage but when I dissassembled it I noticed there is space for 2.5'' HDD and something like a port for SATA connection (pic here). ...
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Can I solder a laptop fuse in parallel with a burnt out fuse?

I have a MacBook pro with a burnt out led-fuse. I haven't found any shorted components yet, so I wanted to try to replace the fuse, but I assume soldering a fuse parallel to a fuse would be easier ...
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If I de-soldered a sata male connector off of a motherboard would the board remain functional?

I have an old motherboard that I might use in the future but for a little diy, I was thinking about removing one of the male connectors and soldering it onto a spare sata cable to hook up old hard ...
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advice needed pre-soldering bios chip

I managed to remove the dead bios chip from this Dell Motherboard, but it looks like I've managed to pull off the top layer of the board by mistake on some of the pins. I have a replacement bios chip ...
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How to change microswitches (left/right “mouse button”) on Logitech G700?

I already have the new microswitches (left and right mousebutton). Seems like the original ones are for 10 Million clicks, my new ones are for 20 M - OMRON D2FC-F-7N(20M). That's just for whoever ...
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Tricks to replacing motherboard fuses?

My laptop suffered a blown fuse and the backlight no longer works. It's a common problem for my make/model and I'm piecing together the information to attempt a repair. The fuse is the "Littelfuse" ...
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How to properly solder apple's thunderbolt to vga?

I just bought a cheap Thunderbolt to VGA conversor, for a macbook pro. It didn't work at all so I decided to open the case. I found a silicon lump and most of the cables just hanging there. Just as ...
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Acer aspire battey pin diagram

I have an Acer Aspire laptop and it has a 6 cell Ar4920LR laptop battery, I need to figure out what two pins are used for charging the laptop battery. Can anyone take the battery out of anyone and ...
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Is it possible to upgrade my GT310M by soldering another GPU in my Sony's motherboard?

Sorry if this is a newbie question, but I couldn't find anything concrete around the web. I have a Sony Vaio VPCF121FX and it has a motherboard soldered GPU (GT310M). I want to know if it's possible ...
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Where can I buy a small piece of copper to use as a laptop GPU shim? [closed]

I was recently given am HP DV2000 laptop that has the nVidia GPU problem. I'm going to attempt reflowing the solder on it to see if I can get it working, and have seen many guides that mention after ...
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Acer Laptop does not power up after repairing DC power jack

I have an Acer travelmate laptop which (by mistake) I dropped on the floor with the power jack side down, with the charger connected and it broke the DC jack from the inside of the laptop. Then I ...
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Asus P50IJ faulty ram

I have Asus P50IJ laptop. Motherboard front: Motherboard back: They have 2GB on-board RAM. Memtest shows, that ram has errors. I searched on google that I can unsolder on-board chips and put one ...
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How to play multi-channel sound (from PC) on music center

Music center have 5 speakers and 1 subwoofer. But has only 2-ch AUX IN (means sound from PC plays only on two speakers). There is a way to play sound from PC on 5 speakers? Maybe I can enable ...
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Gateway Power Supply - Cannot Desolder Broken Off Pins

I looked at a lot of forums and it appears that this is probably the best one to which I should submit my question. The long story short is that I have a Gateway power supply that has been broken off ...
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Rewiring USB connector on Asus Transformer

My Asus Transformer USB port has broken several times, so the connector itself is now damaged due to the soldering. My only option is to cut the wire and connect it to one of my unused USBs, but their ...
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invincible laptop motherboard solder

My laptop has had a wobbly DC power jack and intermittent issues making a connection and charging for nearly a year. Yesterday I finally decided to bite the bullet and replace the jack. Removing it ...
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Repairing SATA motherboard connector: Advice needed

I have an Asus A7N8X-E motherboard with SATA controller which has two SATA ports The look like ones displayed in the image. My problem is that on one of them, the plastic part came loose and every ...
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Cross OS data recovery, USB drive involved.

A MacBook had OS X 10.4 and Windows XP dual booting using rEFIt. Then the Windows partition gets corrupted and it won't boot. Presumably a virus. There were sensitive files there and those were ...