Identify this cord for me, get thanked!

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Cerulean, Mar 8, 2009.

  1. Cerulean

    Cerulean L3: Member

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    Title says it all.

    Just found this when cleaning... no idea what it does.

    The white end looks like it might plug into my mobo... (2 pins, female). The other end... is plastic?

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  2. Armadillo of Doom

    aa Armadillo of Doom Group Founder, Lover of Pie

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    The little piece in the back looks to be either a phone jack or a power connector. As for that big one, maybe it's a Tetris block?
     
  3. MrAlBobo

    MrAlBobo L13: Stunning Member

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    well...i can tell you this, im reading ann A+ book right now and that is no cable that has been used standard on computers in the last 10 years...

    and I do not think that one end is a phone jack
     
  4. HojoTheGreat

    HojoTheGreat L5: Dapper Member

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    The plug-end looks like the same mystery cable I had not too long ago that came with my Video card. Mine we an SPDIF cable, which has something to do with audio hardware. See THIS resource for more information. Hope that helps!

    Here's what mine looked like:
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  5. DJive

    aa DJive Cake or Death?

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    2pin power connector on one side.

    The odd piece though, any other angles?
     
  6. Cerulean

    Cerulean L3: Member

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    So I broke down and busted the plastic end to see what it was hiding.

    I still have no idea what this thing does. The cord just separates at the end into the two small metal rods, that were slid into opposite sides of a glass tube (that I busted, oops). The rods overlapped each other before I broke the glass. The tube was at the fat end of the plastic piece. What the hell is that?

    I'm still interested if anyone knows, just so I know what to look for if I need to replace it.

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