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Help me diagnose a CAT5e UTP cabling gremlin

I have two RJ45 outlets in one wall plate, labelled B-01 and B-02. An analog phone that worked for several years when connected via B-01 failed spontaneously; a quick test shows that it now works reliably via B-02 but cannot be persuaded to work via B-01. And yet, a PC with a gigabit Ethernet connection still works via either, and the TDR cable fault tester in the local network switch returns identical results for both. What am I missing? [more inside]
posted by flabdablet on Nov 14, 2016 - 6 answers

Can anyone help me identify & match this 10pin electrical connector?

Trying to DIY an extension to the electrical harness inside my exercise machine. If I can find a match for this 10-pin connector, that'd be ideal. [more inside]
posted by scrowdid on Aug 22, 2016 - 12 answers

Is there a solderless connector for tiny connections on small switches?

The pic of the switch described in this question is here. I have these 16mm diameter switches with these tiny little contacts, with tiny little holes in each. I have to connect wires to all of them, and soldering onto them is really tough because they're so little and so close together. I have a bunch of them to do so I was wondering if there's some sort of ultra-tiny female spade solderless connector that exists, or some other sort of solderless connector that would allow me to skip all that soldering. If so, where could I buy them? [more inside]
posted by Tom Blees on Aug 30, 2015 - 10 answers

Multi-pin connector with insertion detection

Calling local EEs: I'm looking for a small multi-pin (4 pin minimum) electronic connector with an integrated insertion detection switch. The switch should be isolated from the 4 active pins (unlike, for example, most audio connectors).
posted by Behemoth on May 11, 2015 - 7 answers

Will there ever be a standard for waterproof USB

More and more cell phones opting for waterproof construction (yay!), and each of them seem to be doing their own thing as far as waterproof connections. Is there any movement afoot to standardize these things as they become more widespread? [more inside]
posted by Popular Ethics on Apr 28, 2014 - 5 answers

Help me find or make a cat-proof dual iPhone/iPad charging dock or stand

I am tired of having wires all over my desk. I want to charge both my iPhone and iPad Mini on my bedside table, standing up in a single dock or stand that my cat can't knock over. Can you recommend such a thing or suggest creative ways to improvise one? [more inside]
posted by embrangled on Nov 20, 2012 - 11 answers

Does anyone recognize this electrical connector?

Does anyone recognize this electrical connector? [more inside]
posted by nathan_teske on Jun 25, 2012 - 15 answers

Where does this laptop connector go?

The screen of a friend's HP Pavilion DV1000 no longer turns on after he dropped it. My dad is currently having a look at the laptop to see if he can fix it but upon reassembling it he has found a loose 3 pin connector that he can find no obvious place for. I have taken a photo of it and indicated whereabouts on the laptop it is located. Anyone got any ideas?
posted by Ask Ives on Feb 16, 2011 - 4 answers

Is this connector readily available?

Is this electronic connector (pics: 1, 2, 3, 4) easily available, or is it a custom part? [more inside]
posted by scruss on Feb 2, 2011 - 2 answers

I think a pawn shop might be a better option than Best Buy.

How do I hook up an Atari 2600 to a modern HDTV? [more inside]
posted by valkyryn on Dec 27, 2010 - 11 answers

What is the most reliable connector from Yahoo Messenger & MSN Messenger to Google Talk?

I have an Android phone and using Google talk to chat with my friends. I want to connect my Google talk to MSN Messenger and Yahoo. Do you know a good and reliable connector that I can use? I know there are other clients such as Ebuddy/Meebo, but I prefer Gtalk since it is very reliable and I don't want the battery life to suffer by using another app. I did some Google search, many instructions and lists are outdated.
posted by bbxx on Sep 23, 2010 - 4 answers

Looking for an obscure, tiny, indescribable object

Where oh where can I buy more of this clever "clasp" for rubber tubing jewelry? [more inside]
posted by pluckemin on Sep 15, 2010 - 3 answers

What kind of connector does the Gamecube use for its Digital A/V port?

Help me, electrical engineers: What kind of connector does the Gamecube use for its Digital A/V port? How do I find out who made the connector for Nintendo? [more inside]
posted by LightStruk on Jun 23, 2010 - 7 answers

Reusing salvaged PC fans for the connector-challenged

Firstly, I apologize for asking about computer cooling, as I'm sure there are tons of questions about it, but my problem is with the specifics. The fans in my gaming computer have been running much more lately, probably due to the warmer weather making my room quite hot. (My current fans are adequate, the computer's never been above 128f, they're just loud and high-pitched) I salvaged 2 fans from older Dell desktops, but I'm pretty clueless about the many types of connectors involved. It looks like I'll be buying a fan controller, but first I need to know what connectors it needs to have. In addition, I want to make sure that the added fans won't be too much for my power supply In short, can you please give me advice on the best way to cool my computer, preferably with the fans I already have? [more inside]
posted by N2O1138 on Apr 5, 2010 - 6 answers

I need to connect!

I'm having trouble finding automotive wiring repair kits. [more inside]
posted by Jon-o on Jan 14, 2010 - 10 answers

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking.

Laptop charger inlet slowly breaking. [more inside]
posted by ekpyrotic on Sep 11, 2009 - 11 answers

new mac mini harikari! how to reconnect round metal connector?

new mac mini harikari! how to reconnect round metal connector? [more inside]
posted by metaseeker on Mar 27, 2009 - 4 answers

Job Title: Charmed Bridge

I connect very different groups together, and I also tend to make people famous. Where in the world could I make a living out of this? [more inside]
posted by divabat on Jan 18, 2009 - 19 answers

Help me lead with power in a figure 8

I am searching for a power cable similar to the 2-way "kettle lead" but with C7 (or figure 8) ends. Does such a cable exist? [more inside]
posted by gergtreble on Feb 16, 2008 - 2 answers

ATA cable confusion

Computer question: Last week I posted this question trying to replace a hard drive. Now I have a new problem... the hard drive uses a connector type that I've never seen before and it doesn't agree with what Wikipedia shows. [more inside]
posted by crapmatic on Jan 15, 2008 - 8 answers

Koss SB45: What kind of connector does it have?

Skype Headset Filter: I'm planning on buying a Koss SB45 headset for skyping. My main question: What kind of connector comes off of the end of it [is it just ONE 1/8" miniplug??], and will it work with my Powerbook 15" 1.33Ghz G4 without a USB dongle? (Sub-question: Any skype headsets you'd recommend over the SB45?) [more inside]
posted by sdis on Jul 25, 2007 - 5 answers

Hybrid audio/power cable for iPod?

iPod connectors: I recently added an AudioVox FM modulator to my cars stereo so I can play my iPod over the radio more reliably than with an iTrip. It works great, but now I have a new annoyance to deal with - two cables coming out of the iPod. One for charging via the cigarette lighter, from the bottom, and one from the top for the audio connection to the Audiovox. I'd like to combine the functionality of these two cables and use a single cable from the bottom of the iPod. How? [more inside]
posted by skwm on Dec 18, 2006 - 5 answers

Darling, I'm a programmer, not a TV/VCR repair-person.

What is this TV-connector? [more inside]
posted by Sallysings on Oct 17, 2006 - 13 answers

Help me charge my G4 Powerbook

The power connector to my G4 Powerbook is almost dead. It only charges in one very specific position, and I have to twist it around for a few seconds to find the sweetspot (rotating it in situ). Nothing is loose and nothing is visibly wrong. I tried squeezing the metal sleeve slightly to make it more elliptical in the hope this would create a tighter connection, but it made no difference. [more inside]
posted by unSane on Feb 16, 2006 - 18 answers

I do not think this cable does what its vendor thinks it does.

Mystery cable claims to connect USB and firewire. What does it really do? [more inside]
posted by tangerine on Jan 30, 2006 - 14 answers

Removing/attaching cable connector

I have a standard cable television cord that runs from through a small hole in my living room floor (coming up from the basement). I would like to re-route this cable to another part of the house. The problem is that the connector on the end of the cable is too big to fit into the hole. Is there an easy way to disconnect this bit so I can pull the cord through the hole (and reattach it after I create a hole in a different room)?
posted by sharksandwich on Sep 15, 2005 - 10 answers

Pinnacle Blue Box

I've accidentally found myself in possession of a Pinnacle Blue Box for capturing video and am wondering where I could find a card with the 26 pin connector required to hook it up?
posted by drezdn on Apr 5, 2004 - 2 answers

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