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What do I do with a downed wire/cable?

There's a downed cable/wire in my building's backyard. It is similar to this previous question, but there is no serial number on the wire so I can't confirm what it belongs to. Also, one side is attached to our building and the other end is attached to...nothing. What do I do with it? [more inside]
posted by bibbit on Mar 29, 2011 - 7 answers

The Wires

What can I do, aside from the obvious, with fifteen gray, six-foot PC power cables? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Aug 27, 2010 - 6 answers

Connecting MacBook Pro To A Television

What Cable Do I Need To Buy To Connect My MacBookPro To This TV. [more inside]
posted by chrisalbon on Mar 23, 2010 - 8 answers


Does this cable wind-up tool exist? And where can I buy one? [more inside]
posted by ostranenie on Jun 26, 2009 - 5 answers

How to pull cable using existing cable

Our home builder installed cat6 network cable for me as a favor, but now that we've moved in, a cable tester now reports it as shorting out. Wires 5&6 are shorting. I guess they treated the cable too roughly. Does anyone have any advice for me on using the old cable to pull new cable through the walls to the second floor? If I was to install a messenger cable for future pulls at the same time, what should I use for that? [more inside]
posted by Jupiter Jones on Apr 25, 2008 - 11 answers

How to get a new cable soldered onto my mic?

I managed to slice most of the way through both the rubbery insulation and the copper cable on my stereo condenser microphone. Don't ask me how (I'm a total idiot). Is there somewhere I can send it to have the cord (miniplug stereo) replaced? I realize it's basic geek task, but I'm not quite confident enough myself. And I have zero idea where to send such a thing to be done. I could just solder the existent cord myself and crimp it, but that wouldn't work 'cuz the mic gets lots of rough use.
posted by jimmyjimjim on Feb 6, 2008 - 10 answers

Splicing a laptop power cable.

How do I splice a laptop power cable? [more inside]
posted by ThePants on Sep 13, 2007 - 9 answers

Mystery Cable: Better used as rope, or sold to tech firm?

TeleComTechFilter: I have recently come into the possession of a number of lengths of think coax-looking wire/cable. Are they worth much anything? [more inside]
posted by Quarter Pincher on May 15, 2007 - 4 answers

How to cable a long range telephone extension

Does anyone have any experience running their own telephone cables over a distance of about 500 feet? [more inside]
posted by miles1972 on Aug 31, 2005 - 10 answers

New Home Networking

You are building a new home. What networking will you provide between your office/computer/router and a media closet in your living space? Between your office and a living room desk? Between that desk and the media closet? Details ? [more inside]
posted by Dick Paris on Feb 3, 2004 - 6 answers

Run the cat through the wall, or dont bother?

My house was completely rewired a few years ago by a previous owner. In doing so he put in the power, but left some rather large openings in the walls around the plug boxes. I have not repaired these, as I thought I would eventually get around to running some Cat 5 cable and phone jacks to every room. My question is, is it worth doing anymore? I can think of a few places I might want a hard connection to my network, but my WiFi set up makes me think this is no longer worth the trouble. The land line is not going away anytime soon, but it no longer seems worth the trouble either. Is there anything I should consider installing before I lock down the walls and lose my easy access?
posted by thirteen on Dec 30, 2003 - 12 answers

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