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You should be able to buy this anywhere they sell printers. It is a standard USB printer cable used on 99 percent of printers.

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I have just bought a 1999 yamaha sr125,speedo and milage is not working.please can i have advice.this is my first bike and i want it please.

Does the speed part work? If so, it is faulty and needs replacing.

There are speedo repair places.

Your speedo is cable operated as opposed to electronic and worlks by using a flexible cable with square ends that turns inside a sleeve. When speedos don't work it is usually because the cable wasn't attached properly and the square ends are not properly located at the gauge end or the drive end.

The link explains the best way to install

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How to install a speedometer cable on a 1956 bel air

The cable housing screws off of the transmission tailpiece and the speedometer head at the back of the instrument cluster. Once you have both end loose pull the old cable from the end you removed from speedometer cluster. be sure not to leave part of the old cable in the transmission. Cable should be squared off on both ends. Screw the housing onto the transmission finger tight. Rub lithium grease on the entire length of cable being careful not to get too much on it. Feed the new cable into the housing from the instrument cluster end, twisting the cable so the squared end will slip into the speedometer gear at the trans. once it slips into place you will not be able to twist it. Then insert the cable into the speedo housing at back of instrument cluster, finger tightening the nut onto the threads. That should do it. Additionally, you may want to inspect the cable housing for wear or kinks and replace if needed. Hope I've helped.

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I need to know what the cable looks like and where to plug it in at?


The following link is a detail guide (with pictures) on where and how to connect the printer

You will need an A/B USB. Here is what it looks like:


I hope this helps.

Good luck!!

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What should be cable type and size for the mains of a 100 A, 240 Volt ac generator?

This is not a simple question. If you intend to run the full 100A and want to use 2core and earth pvc cable then you need 50mm squared cross section conductors BUT if the cable is long you need to consider the voltage drop and may need a larger cross section cable. If yor want to run armoured cable, you can use 25mm squared conductors,but again you must take length into consideration

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Speed odmeter does not work - how to repair

Most cars of 98 vintage will use a square section cable drive cable to deliver rotational information from the side of the transmission final drive to the odometer. Check the speedo cable connection to the transmission, the end of the cable sleeve has a flange that is held into a recess on the side of the transmission by a circlip. The square section cable sticks out of the end of the flanged sleeve and engages with a square socket within the transmission. A similar arrangement is found on the rear of the odometer except the sleeve is usually attached by a threaded circular nut. Make sure the ends are attached.

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The speedometer on my 95 honda nighthawk 250 does not work.

look on the bottom of the speedo, there is a cable there that runs to the fron wheel, check to make sure it is tight, if it is not, tighten it and it should work, if already tight, unscrew it and check the cable inside, pull it all the way out of its sleeve (the black plastic part) it will be very dirty, so be prepared. ensure both ends are square at the tips, if they are not you need a new speedo cable, if they are square on both ends, slide it back in all the way down and try to twist it, it should not twist once all the way in(but if you turn front wheel, it should twist inside sleeve). once the cable doesnt twist inside the sleeve, match the square end into the square hole where you unscrewed it from on the speedo, then tighten the sleeve nut back on tight. if this doesnt fix it, repost as "how do i relpace speedometer"

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Speedometer on my 2002 suzuki volusia quit working. digital clock and numerals still show.

Sound a lot like a broken speedometer cable, a fairly common problem.

Take the cable housing off the wheel, and at its other end, and check to see if either end has broken off. Many speedo cables have the ends squished into a square shape, and the shoulders of that squareness are what drives the cable at the wheel end, and drives the speedo mechanism at the other end. Check to see if that squareness has been rubbed round, rather than square.

If this has happened, replacing the cable will fix you up, but the problem will happen again, soon. If it is broken or worn, either the cable is not turning easily in the housing, or the speedo mechanism is too stiff to turn.

If the speedo end is broken, the mechanism is the problem. If the wheel end is broken it can be either cause.

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My dc7100 has a compact power supply with proprietary 24 pin plug. Pretty sure power supply is non-functional (shorted green to black and fan didn't come on). Is it possible to rewire a conventional ATX...

I just spotted this, hence the late solution. Perhaps this will help someone in the future.

Yes it is possible.

Observe the color code of the insulation of the wires.

1) Orange wires are 3.3 Volts

2) Red wires are 5 Volts

3) Yellow wires are 12 Volts

4) The Green wire is the Soft Power On wire

5) All Black wires are Ground wires. Doesn't matter which Black wire it is, it's a Ground wire.
(It isn't a Common wire. This is DC electricity, not AC)

These are your main voltages, and wires to be concerned with.

Fortunately all HP, (Or any proprietary computer manufacturer in that time period), did, was to change where the wires are placed in the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

They just moved the wires in the socket holes, didn't change the color code.

Solution is,
1) To remove the wires in the ATX power supply, main power cable connector
2) To remove the wires in the proprietary computer's ATX main power cable connector.

BE SURE to make a concise, clear, drawing FIRST, of where the colors of the wires went in the proprietary connector, BEFORE you remove them!)

3) To reinstall the wires into the proprietary connector.
(Again. Following the color code of the wires you removed)

Removing the wires out of the 20, or 24-pin ATX main power cable connector:

Observe these photos, of a 20-pin ATX main power cable's connector. This procedure can be applied to a 24-pin ATX main power cable connector also. (Or a 20 + 4-pin ATX main power cable connector)

(Also gives you information about the color code of the wires)

The middle photo shows you a view of the Front of the connector.
The photo to the right shows you the Back of the connector.

Where the wires go down into the connector is a Socket Hole.
At the end of each wire is a metal pin connector. A Male pin connector.

This metal pin connector is shaped like a tube on the end, and comes up to a square shape as you go up.
The square shape fits the square socket hole.

On one side of the square shape is a Tang. It's part of the square metal shape, and sticks out away from the square shape.
Resembles a barb on a fish hook.

In this crude illustration, let a small L represent the side of the square shape, and this forward slash - / represent the tang.


This is an illustration from a manufacturer that supplies this type of metal Male pin connector,

A needle with the proper thickness so it won't bend, is inserted into the Front side of the socket hole, and is used to depress the Tang.

If you look down into the back of the connector, and into an individual socket hole with a bright light, and a magnifying glass, you will observe that the square socket hole has a small notch in one side.
This is where the tang slides down into.

It isn't easy to see from the front side.

The tang is depressed using the needle from the FRONT of the ATX main power cable connector, and the wire is removed from the Back side of the connector.

The metal pin connector's tube shape only goes up so far, then it turns into a square shape.

The socket hole in the connector is shaped to match. Tube shaped hole at the front of the connector, square shape coming on up to the back of the connector.

The square shape's corners, of the metal pin connector, keep it from coming out of the Front of the ATX main power cable connector.

The tang keeps the metal pin connector from coming out of the Back.

More information about the color code of the wires in an ATX main power cable connector, (Scroll towards the bottom of the page)

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How can igo by hooking up a canon printer to the computer

Do you have a USB to Peripheral cable? It should look like the photo and have one square end and one rectangular end.  The rectangular end goes into one of the computer's USB ports, marked by the usb symbol (a large circle branching into a small circle, triangle, and square) which can be viewed on the rectangular end of your USB to Peripheral cable.

The square end goes into the printer, marked by the same symbol.

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Replacement USB port for my scanner, how can I find the one I need?

If you mean the USB Cable (not USB port as in your question) then you need a standard 'computer to peripheral' cable. It has the regular USB rectangular plug on one end (this part goes into the computer) and an almost-square plug on the other end (this part goes into the scanner.) I say "almost" square because it has two rounded corners to help with orientation.

As additional reference, these types of cables are commonly used to connect USB hubs to computers. For example, the USB hub built into my Dell monitor also uses this standard cable.

One end:

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Other end:

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