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How to change IDE jack to SATA jack?

I have IDE hardisk, but I want to change the jack become to SATA. So I don't use IDE cable for my hardisk, but I need SATA cable for my hardisk. Also my computer read in 3GB/s.

Question by advante    |  last reply


6.3 Jack To 3.5 mini jack how?

Hello everyone, sorry for the trivial question.. Is possible to cut the wire and manually connect a 6.3 with a 3.5?

Question by alewin    |  last reply



Origami Jack in the Box

Somewhere I saw something about how to make an origami jack in the box and I was wondering if anyone on here knew how to make one that could sort of explain how to make one to me. I looked it up on google but only found a diagram that, for me, was very hard to follow. Can help me with this? Thanks!

Topic by Sunbanks    |  last reply


Jack Daniels Contest

Greetings:  This is my first contest entry using Instructables. I made the video, followed all of the instructions, received a confirmation email from Instructables...but my video didn't make it to the contest entry.  I've received nothing from Jack Daniels.  If I did something wrong I would of corrected it.  The entry period has closed so I'm out of luck I'm sure.  Does anyone have a email address for answers from this contest?  Many thanks. JMarling1@hotmail.com

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headphone jack prices? Answered

How much should I expect to pay just for a headphone jack?(the bit that is put inside the mp3) what is the bit actually inside the mp3 called(socket?) and how much does it cost?

Question by flamesami    |  last reply


printer jack to USB ?

How to convert/replace conventional printer cable jack to USB one ?

Question by gusnawa    |  last reply


JAck in the box toy

Has anyone hacked a Jack in the box? I've spent 2 hrs with paper drawing up mechanisms, but it'd be nice to see what they use for the toys without buying one. Any help? Greg

Topic by Watershed    |  last reply


blackhawk 4 ton jack?

Do you have instruction on how to rebuild a blackhawk 4 ton fioor jack serial no. H205944 it leaks down, if so where to get parts.thank you Kirby L. whitworth.

Question by kirbyw    |  last reply


What is this audio jack called? Answered

What is the name or what kind of audio jack is this? It would be nice to know because I have a walkie talkie that uses this connection.

Question by techno guy    |  last reply


repair a loose headphone jack

I have a cheap mp3 player with a loose headphone jack in the body. Can/ does any one know if or how to fix it? 

Topic by churr    |  last reply


smallest power jack socket?

I'm looking for the tiniest power jack socket possible for charging an internal battery.  I'm considering micro USB, but it's difficult to solder (and it would be nice if the plug didn't have an up and down direction).  Can anybody suggest alternatives?  Thanks.

Topic by aliasjanedoe    |  last reply


DC power to audio jack?

I have a pair of airline headphones that have a standard 3.5mm jack for the audio but require power to an additional 2.5mm jack in order to work. I'm looking to use them with a desktop PC so thought about getting the power supply from the USB but am a little confused about how I can get it there, I've had a look around on ebay to see if there was someone that was selling a 2.5mm female to USB jack but havent managed to find what I need. Do these things even exist? Or would I need to get myself a 2.5mm female connection and wire it up to a USB lead myself?

Question by ChrisT303    |  last reply


universal remote with headphone jack Answered

Hello, I am trying to create a universal remote with my android. I have been trying to light a remote led using my android headphone jack, but I have had no success. I am running ARA Smart Rem on my android to produce the signal. I pressed the button on the remote and I can see the light on my webcam, but I can not see the light when I power it with the headphone jack. I connect a stripped headphone plug with a pair of with alligator clips to the led. The media volume is all the way up. How do I get the light to light up?

Question by jbaker22    |  last reply


NYTimes jacks our style!

The NYTimes food section clearly wants to be Instructables. Check out this How to Make Meatballs slideshow, food porn and all.Maybe they need to start an Instructables group.

Topic by canida    |  last reply


Connect 3.5mm Jack to a Speaker

Hello, I am trying to connect a 3.5mm jack to a speaker I salvaged from an old radio. The speaker has 2 wires: A + wire (marked yellow) A - wire (marked black) The problem is, the 3.5mm jack has 4 different wires: on one side, there is a copper one and a red one on the other, there is a copper one and a blue one. I got the speaker to work for a few seconds while plugged into my phone, but I cannot remember how it went.

Topic by dillon6667    |  last reply


Airbag Jack to Change a Tire

I have seen one before and would like to have my own super strong airbag jack. I do not need airtank or air compressors to be considered. I have air addressed. Just need an easy solution to the problem. Here is one in Australia, I think http://s106.photobucket.com/user/kellypf/media/AirbagJack.jpg.html

Topic by Tolting    |  last reply


Robo-jack-o-lantern

This is our front porch decoration for tonight. I wanted something a little more robotic for Halloween this year and this is what we're going to have. We just need to secure the bowl a bit more because it holds our leftovers pretty often. I just finished it up and don't have any lit up shots. I'll try and get some done tonight. Update: OK, got some night shots.

Topic by fungus amungus    |  last reply


Jack Daniels Independence Contest

Hi, I am sorry if this question is repetitive, and I figure who ever is approving videos for The Jack Daniels Contest is overloaded today, but I am just worried that my video submission is somehow void for some reason. Matter uploading my submission on Friday, I received the email stating: "If after two business days or so your project has still not been accepted, then it did not meet all of the requirements for participation in the contest.  You will then need to make the appropriate changes to your project." So I will not receive an email stating if I have done anything wrong, which I have not, because the email also says: "Requirements: - Video of one minute or less explaining what you would do with $25,000 prize - Date of birth in the text part of the entry - Entrant is 21 years or older at time of entry" And I meet all of the requirements: https://m.instructables.com/id/Independent-film-distribution-model/ Should I be worried? I do to miss out on this opportunity due to a technicality. Thanks!

Topic by DELETED_johnbaunsgard    |  last reply


What is the purpose of this female jack behind my CPU? Answered

Hello, can anyone tell me for purpose  this port is used ? the image is given below . A 3.5mm male jack is going in to it easily .

Question by ubdussamad    |  last reply


Apple headphone Jack to 2 Speakers

I am trying to attach a apple headphone jack to 2 speakers. Which wires do I have to put where because on the right side there are 3 wires which are the red, copper, and the red and green wire twisted together and on the left side there is the green and the copper and is there anyway that you can control the volume on your ipod from the remote that's on the headphones??

Topic by moojomoore    |  last reply


tech noob question on stereo jack

Can I have a silly technical question for which I would have known the answer if I only paid more attention at school? how is possible that stereo headphones, ie 2 speaker circuits use only 3 cables? I understand the "ground" is the one that both speakers,ie left and right have in common but how come it doesnt bother the signals which go to the speakers? doesnt the left signal get mixed up with the right signal? and why is it called "ground" when it's not actually connected to the ground, like for example lightning conductor is? I've read through the wikipedia article about TRS several times but still can't understand it. thanks for answer, I promis I won't forget it this time :)

Topic by tap    |  last reply



How to join a 3.5mm Jack to a Microphone ?

I want to make it to use it as a Mic.

Question by Milin 18    |  last reply


eligibility in the jack Daniels independence contest? Answered

I live in australia and i was wondering if its for u.s.a. only,thanks

Question by zombiefire    |  last reply


how to hook up phone jack?

Question by masontodd    |  last reply


Could I use a scissor jack and attach a mount bracket to the jack for a router lift?

I was looking at the idea of gears and router table lifts. i thought for 20 bucks and some metal it could be done to lower and raise the height of the router  tool attached to a car scissors jack. can this be done with accuracy? Has any one tried it?

Question by Speded    |  last reply


universal Saddle Extension for a floor jack? Answered

I have a floor jack the max height is 13" and the second car is an SUV requiring at least 22". what can I make a universal Saddle Extension out of. p.s. no torch or metal working tools yet but I'll buy one if needed. Thanks

Question by lightspeed66    |  last reply


RJ14 Jack on Wii GH3 Controller

Today, while playing GH3 i discovered an RJ14 jack on my controller. I was wondering if anyone had any ideas as to what this is/does?

Topic by technodude92    |  last reply


Headphone Jack mini portable speaker

Would I be able to successfully take an OEM phone's loudspeaker and connect it to a 3.5mm Male headphone Jack Plug for use with an mp3 player, like a mini portable speaker? All the options that I have run across are too big for what I'm looking for. I also don't need it to be super loud.

Question by HanzonM    |  last reply


Jack Daniel's Independence Project Contest

Greetings: Got our family excited about the Jack Daniel's Independence Project.  Very concern that our video is not displayed, We followed the directions as described.  Now it seems the rules have changed as voting is going on, yet our entry is not posted.  Does anyone have any info on this? Thank you, Maria Marling 

Topic by jmarling    |  last reply


Loose MicroUSB jack on Galaxy Nexus

Hi I have a Galaxy Nexus from Verizon and I've noticed that the jack for the MicroUSB has gotten a bit loose with some MicroUSB cords. How can I fix this? Ideas.

Topic by phillycodehound    |  last reply


Jack Daniel's "The Independence Project" Eligibility

I was excited to pull together a video for the Jack Daniel's challenge, but then I noticed the small text at the end of the contest description: "...Void in CA and where prohibited."  Why the heck are residents of California exempt from participating in this contest?

Topic by ridiculously.awesome    |  last reply


Putting a mini jack in your car

I have a 1991 Ford Explorer, i want to put in a mini jack so i can plug in any mp3 player to play music over the main sound system. Anyone have any tips on this?

Topic by frenzy    |  last reply


how to modify laptop power jack?

So hey there instructablers! I had a laptop with a loose power jack and a bad battery that was working perfect but when i moved the charger a little bit it was losing contact so it was turning off. One day i decided to rip apart the laptop and see if i could fix it. I opened it only to find that the jack had completely come out of the board! So i came up with the idea to solder the charger wires directly to the board without a jack. It seems possible, right? But i got into a problem! I couldn't find which of the remain lead was the positive and negative. I have attached a photo and i have circled the jack lead and number them. If anybody could help me buy explaining me which lead does what i would appreciate it! Thanks in advance!

Question by mpat.man.3    |  last reply


How to open a Jack LaLanne juicer? Answered

I was given a motor to a Jack LaLanne juicer. How do I get inside? I want to repurpose it as a sharpener, but can't get to the motor shaft. I took the feet off the bottom, but the lower plastic end cap remains in place. Has anyone ever been inside one?

Question by vectorges    |  last reply


Using a wireless portable phone jack

I have dish network t.v. and I need a phone hooked up to the t.v. so I won't have to pay an extra charge each month. I have a wireless portable phone jack, which a person from dish network told me to buy. How do I make it work?

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Need help with wiring mono jack

Okay, here's the plan. I'm taking a children's keyboard from goodwill and adding... *a mono jack (second pic) *a switch for choosing between mono output and the internal speakers (last pic) *a strap I just have a few questions reagarding this project. First off, could the mono jack possibly be over-powered and mess up an amp? Finally, should I use stranded or solid hook-up wire for carrying the signal? Both are copper. I appreciate any help you can give on this subject.

Topic by Fenwick  


How to change jack for 3 connectors headphones?

Hi there, I'd like to change jack of some headphones I have. Original jack has 3 pins (left, right, power) and a switch on/off for power, now I want to use a standard 35 mm jack... How? I have 5 cables: blue, red, green, gray, brown... I'm sure blue and red go to same pin but no idea which of others go together... Any suggestion please? Thank you

Question by DiegoC199    |  last reply


giving a computer speaker a headphone jack

So I basically dissected an IMac G3 and took out the speakers. I'm pretty much clueless when it comes to wiring so i was hoping that someone could help me take the head phone jack from actual headphones and attach it to the computer speaker. Any help or suggestions would be much appreciated. (I attached a picture of the computer speaker and the headphones)

Topic by xalwaysboredx    |  last reply


I broke a pin on a barrel jack

I think it is the ground pin. Looking at specs I found online http://www.cui.com/pdffiles/PJ-002A.pdf , the ground is connected to the (+) pin(?). It was the pin at the base, not the big center pin. Is my assumption correct? Thanks.

Question by phillyj    |  last reply


Connecting headphone jack to standard speaker?

I took a speaker out of an old CD player and I have an old headphone jack with the wire that I want to connect to it. I have done this before but I have one problem: the sound. When I plug it into my Ipod it is only as loud as the headphones were. Would a transistor amplify the sound and make it louder? If so how do I do that with only two wires? I am trying to figure out how to make it louder. Thanks.

Question by chiefs543    |  last reply


How to convert this into 3.5 mm universal jack? (Image given) :@

Actually I'm a complete newbie and I'm afraid that I would ruin my speakers if I do it without instructions. Can somebody please give me step by step instructions on how to replace this jack with the universal 3.5 mm jack. :)

Question by Salmanarshad    |  last reply


the OUTPUT voltage of an mp3 phone jack?

I want to build a vu meter using the lm3914 now it it voltage coming to it is equal to 1.7v all the led with work so i need to devise that on 10 to know the lowest voltage to, turn on the first led. that's the clear part now i don't have an oscilloscope in my home so i cant know the out put of my Samsung galaxy ace4 / i want to know the out put so i can build an amplifier wish amplified the signal to  around 2v

Question by TN_inventor    |  last reply


Converting speaker input to mic jack

Hello,so i did this project of a spy mic using the lm386 amplifier, i took the schematic from afrotechmods, and it works. what i wanted to do was modify this circuit in such a way that instead of letting us listen to the voices of that time, i wanted to make it work on a phone, so i could record the audio in my phone, the original circuit diagram is attached. i also added my modified diagram. i just want to know if it will work, and i wont end up damaging my phone. what should i do to make this work right? the ''speakers'' in the original diagram are just earphones, no high power speakers. any help will be appreciated, thanks

Question by walee    |  last reply


How to attach a jack to a small speaker pulled from a computer? Answered

Well, I have obtained a small speaker from a computer that I have scraped. It seems to only have a positive and negative wire, my only problem is, is that I do not know how to attach the jack to it (I'm very new to this). I've obtained some cord from an old pare of headphones witch also has a volume control wheel. The wires inside the cord are Copper, Green, and Red. Would very much appreciate the assistance.  

Question by MyGhost    |  last reply


Samsung pc power jack looks clogged. Need pic of clean jack lining to know if what I see is clog or part of jack?

My Samsung pc  suddenly is powerless.  Looks like there's a bit of dry leaf is wedged in an opening of the lining of the jack hole. What does the inside of a clean jack hole look like? 

Question by gadsden    |  last reply


Soldering headphone jack, any special solder?

Hi. I purchased some decent headphones a little while ago and my little brother was playing with the cats with the jack. One of them stuck their claw through it and it needs replacing. They were pretty expensive headphones, so I want to repair these. Will any old solder do? I like my sound quality. I've only got Lead-free crap ATM. Cheers, Josho.

Topic by Josho    |  last reply



Can you help me identify the 5 pins on this 2.5mm stereo jack connector? Answered

I've looked at a few data sheets for different stereo jack connectors, but none of them appear to identify what these five pins would do in a common application. I'm building an audio amplifier, and this is the connector (de-soldered off another circuit board), and I have no part number. Please see the attached picture. Thanks for any help you can offer.

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