Can an IDE hdd be replaced with a SATA hdd (both internal)? Answered

I have a pentium 4 pc whose hdd recently crashed, this had this 40GB IDE hard disk, now a days u IDE's arent available in market so i was thinking is it possible to connect an internal SATA hardisk to the same port where the IDE was connected? i  mean will it work fine without any problems? Or any other solution to my problem?

Asked by ankur2893 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago



does usb still work after an internal psp camera mod? Answered

I love using my psp camera, but I hate having it up there, junking up my pocket. I want to do the mod, but I don't know if it will inhibit usb usage. will it?

Asked by codongolev 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Internal USB converter? Please help!

Hi. I just ordered this, http://www.amazon.co.uk/IB-864-Front-Panel-Reader-Multiport/dp/B004FLEFVU/ref=sr_1_13?ie=UTF8&qid;=1366146730&sr;=8-13&keywords;=icy+box , to connect to a psu I have running on it's own, and with the hope of connecting it to the USB port of my laptop and using it as a USB/Card reader extension kind of thing. Now, rather foolishly I didn't think about how I would connect it to my laptop. I know for sure I can connect it to the PSU with the Molex connector, but how could I connect it to my laptop? This is the connection info it has: USB 3.0 - EXTERNAL to the mainboard or USB 3.0 PCI-X extension card via USB 3.0 cable USB 2.0 hub and card reader: INTERNAL to the mainboard via USB 2.0 cable eSATA: INTERNAL to the mainboard via sata cable Audio: Internal to the mainboard via Audio cable Power: Internal to the system power supply via Big-4Pin Molex Sorry if I'm being stupid, but what concerns me is how it says internal and external, I dont really know what it means, like, is an internal USB 2.0 cable different to an external one, and how could i connect it to a standard USB port? Sorry for the long winded probably really confusing post, basically I just want to know how I can connect this to my laptop's USB port to be able to connect USB devices and use USB sticks and read memory cards lol Really sorry for the bad post, but thanks a lottttt to anyone who can help!!

Posted by DomHawthorn 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


How to use pc Seagate 1T with Acer 10.1 Chromebook ? ?

I have saved a Seagate from recycle , and want to use as self-supporting (pc power supply , fan/s and wiring in wooden cigar box) and connect to Acer 10.1 Chromebook laptop . . . via usb or micro-usb  , etc . . .

Asked by chadeau 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago


Is it possible to convert an internal laptop keyboard to an external usb one?

Is it possible to convert an internal laptop keyboard to an external usb one? If so how would I do it. Thanks

Asked by DELETED_MakerNinja 3 years ago | last reply 7 days ago


Internal Server Error Uploading Images

Upon completion of upload of image in new instructable I receive an Internal Server Error message.  Image does not upload.  I would show a screenshot of the error, but uploads will not work on this form either. HELP!

Posted by DiyWaterDog 1 year ago | last reply 1 year ago


Dell Inspiron 1525 Internal Webcam not responding/broken, Help? Answered

The Webcam on my Dell Inspiron 1525 recently stopped working for no apparent reason, no changes were made to settings or hardware. It keeps telling me that no webcam is plugged it, and that I should attach one, The webcam is internal, and has had no previous problems. Any ideas on a fix?

Asked by cosgrove 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


Internal Hard disk to external without a kit ... ?

How can I convert an enternal Sata Hard Disk out a HP Pavilion taplet pc (tx1419nr) to an external hard disk with out buying a kit?? I already have a cable with USB end took it of a mouse .. Anyone do have information on how to achieve this hack???!!!!

Asked by Habayeb 8 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Is there a way 2 boot a laptop from an externally connected HD?

The connector btween the motherboad and the internal HD on my laptop broke. My computer cannot recognize a HD. Is there any way to connect a HD externally, maybe by USB, and boot the computer that way.

Asked by goodguyCA 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Making Internal HDD Windows 7 Bootable

I found a guide on this website (link to follow) detailing how I can make my Internal HDD bootable for windows 7. I ran into an issue in step 2 with the command prompts. https://www.instructables.com/id/Install-Windows-7-without-USB-or-DVD-without-upgra/ I made a partition of my main drive of 500GBs. The new partition was set to drive J at 25GBs. I Began step 2, In CMD I ran the following prompts: diskpart, list disk (there was only one available), Select disk X, List partition. That is where i ran into the issue. What came up was on the CMD window Partition ### ////Type///// Size /////Offset Partition 3 Dynamic Data 992 KB 31 KB Partition 1 Dynamic Data 199 MB 1024KB Partition 2 Dynamic Data 422GB 200 MB Partition 4 Dynamic Data 42 GB 422 GB My question is which of the above partitions do i select to continue making my HDD bootable. Thank you for your help

Posted by XxPLaGuEzZxX 4 years ago



How do you play audio through both internal speakers (Like an iMac's) and through the headphone port at the SAME time?

I recently purchased an iMac, and I have it hooked up to my flatscreen. I bought an audio cable to connect it along with the HDMI, and is connected through the analog (headphone) port on my computer. I want it to route sound through both internal speakers as well as to my audio cable, but so far I have been unable to locate or acquire the software or settings panel needed. I am running Vista Enterprise 32 bit.

Asked by Padlock 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


i just took apart a capasitor and theres a few meters of metal sheet, what is it? Answered

I just took apart a 250microfarad capasitor i got out of a old tv, and when i opened it up, there was a long coiled sheet of metal sheet, and i would like to ask, what is this metal comprised of? wikipedia has been no help, nor has google whoever answers this will get  a best answer from me

Asked by oldmanbeefjerky 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Remove corrosion from camera without complete disassembly? Answered

I recently got sunscreen sprayed in my camera, and now I believe the shutter button might have developed a short, which locks the camera up. Upon disassembly, I can remove the portion of the camera with selector/zoom/shutter dials, but not further disassembly can be made without some major work. Is there a way I can remove any corrosion buildup in this part without damaging it? It is not connected to any power source, so liquids are fine, but it does contain an array of plastic and metal parts, as well as ribbon cables.

Asked by astroboy907 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


Hard drive enclosure to turn internal into external?

Hello all, I have what may be a dumb question - so hopefully it will be an easy one to answer! I have a couple old hard drives from old computers that I want to put into a case/enclosure to repurpose into an extra external hard drive. When I take exact measurements of the hard drives they are: 4" x 5 3/4' x 1 (W x L x D). I've been looking around for enclosure kits but I don't see any that are 4" in width. I see a lot of 3.5" and not many others besides smaller 2.5" casings. So my possibly stupid question is: Do I want the 3.5" enclosure for my hard drive? I know that sometimes the sizings can be off when it comes to stuff like this. Thanks for the help, RW

Posted by thefuturism 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Can I use an internal HDD from a desktop as an external HDD to be used with my laptop?

What materials do I need and how do I do it?

Asked by mannetti21 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


Can someone create a REMOVABLE, yellow rod magazine??? Answered

I would like a visually pleasing, yellow rod magazine. It should preferable be removable and I would like it to have an internal mag pusher. SOMEONE PLEASE HELP???

Asked by knexsniper1 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


broken monitor help?

I've had this monitor for years and now when i pug it into any computer it is black. i know it is getting something to the monitor because when i plug it into a com. it turns a different shade of black. Plus when i turn the monitor off then back on it show me a quick glimpse of what the screeen should look like if it worked. i presume there is a short in the monitor. i believe it is a cft monitor. b4 i open it up i want to know if there is a simple diagnoses. oh and i did try messing with the brightness and contrast. i wouldn't be suprised if i had to open the monitor. i le it sit for a few days to allow the capacitors to discharge. i am really good with a soldering iron so if i have to replace a resitor or capacitor it'll be fine. and p.s. is there a way make a tesla coil out of simple parts like a day creation? and to all those who have jailbroken ipods and iphones with installer is anyone els experiancing problems downloading Cracked apps? thanks -miiwii3 some one help

Asked by miiwii3 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


are international entries acceptable?

Are international entries accepatable in summer yarn contest?

Posted by creativegirlz 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Are international entries allowed?

Hi, I'd like to know if international entries are allowed for this contest...

Posted by syribia 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Why aren't all the contests international?

Why aren't all the contests international?

Posted by geo bruce 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


international entries?

Now international entries are not accepted so what if I only enter.If I win a prize i may not take the prize.Is it possible?and by what time would be international entries accepted .

Asked by robot1398 6 years ago | last reply 6 years ago


External Hard Drive enclosure for eSATAp connection

Hey, I want to buy a Power over eSATA kit (aka eSATAp) to use with 3.5inch internal hard drives (which are cheaper and faster than laptop 2,5inch drives). I'll be using it on desktop computers on and off, so the higher power consumption of desktop drives is not the issue. Thing is, I want to enclose the internal 3.5inch hard disk in something, for transport. Some case that leaves room for the cable connection (see GIF). Does anyone know if I can adapt existing SATA hard disk enclosures? Or if there is some boxy-thingy out there that I can best adapt to suit my purpose? I was looking for an instructable on this but couldn't find any. Thanks!

Posted by akaleeroy 7 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


International contests?

Can anyone tell me if there will be international contests...ever? I see all these new cool contests but unfortunately they are all US+Canada (-Quebec). Is this site slowly turning into an exclusive club?

Posted by ZoDo 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Reusing an old hard drive

I was recently disecting an old laptop (HP, roughly 6-8 years old) trying to find a use for the parts, as i have had very many replacements since I had stopped using that one. I removed a 10GB IBM hard drive. From the picture, you can see that it has a total of 44 pins. I am not sure if each pin goes to the same destination as the one opposite to it. i was wondering if there was any way that I could convert this into an external drive that I could attach via USB or something similar. If you have any ideas, let me know. Id love to find a use for this instead of just throwing it away.

Posted by phephq 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


How the oxygen is available in International Space Station? Answered

Astronauts  can breath oxygen inside the International Space Station.My question is how the oxygen is available in International Space Station.Is they got any method of generating oxygen artificially?

Asked by Rajkumar2506 2 years ago | last reply 2 years ago



What is the internal resistance of a 9V battery? Answered

Asked by Yashknowsbetter 9 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


clarification on international prizes for puppetry contest

Just wondering... the grand and first prizes both say 'international winners will get $150 gift card' ... is that instead of the $150 muppet, or instead of everything? Just struck me as odd.

Posted by SewLolita 5 years ago | last reply 5 years ago


International Contest is on NOW, accepting entries.

OK, folks, sorry for the delays, but the Unofficial International Go-Pro Challenge is NOW ON. Entry is open to everybody, no matter where you live, but please pay attention to the special restrictions in Step Two

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago




What are some good tips for interning?? Answered

This summer i'll be interning at Sony in the editing room while they're editing a feature film and i was wondering what some good tips are so that i can do a good job while i'm there 

Asked by thatshortkid17 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


International Contest - Deadline!

Don't forget to get your entries in for the International Contest - pro memberships available to winners. Post links to your projects in the comments to enter.

Posted by Kiteman 7 years ago


Shortcomings of International Trade Agreements

Ever have the fealing you've been cheated? And to think, I spent all that money thinking I was getting a Cadbury bar.

Posted by randofo 10 years ago | last reply 10 years ago


What are the details of an Instructables internship?

When interning with Instructables, what are some of the details not addressed here? Specifically -   What is the timespan of interning with Instructables? Could it be done over a summer, or is more time expected?  How early do hopefuls usually apply in relation to when they begin interning?  It's not abnormal for a college student to intern, right?  I'd like to keep it as an option for this summer, so if I knew it was a possibility, I'd start building a portfolio right away. Any help or tips would be appreciated (especially from interns of days past)! -p/Mc

Asked by paul.mckay 4 years ago


Are international entries accepted?

Well? I assume this is only for USA because instructables team are only giving away Sears gift cards. And Sears are only found in USA...?

Posted by Plasmana 10 years ago | last reply 9 years ago


internal bleeding brain cake

How do i make the pouch that holds the blood syrup in the middle

Asked by Tatyana 9 years ago


International Epliog entries

I would like some clarification regarding this year's Epilog Challenge. It states "International entries are accepted." but there is someone in the comments (Culturespy) authoritatively  claiming "International entries are not allowed due to international shipping restrictions on lasers. Sorry guys." Is Culturespy right, or misguided? My contest entry is going to cost me more then any of the other prizes are worth, so it is only worth me pursuing if I have a shot at the laser cutter.

Posted by NathanWilliams 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago



How to hack Nokia 6630 internal speaker for better sound. Coz the sound is too low. Can i put another internal speaker?

Can I change internal speaker of Nokia 6630 for a better sound quality. Coz its sound is too low. Is there any solution to amplyfy the sound ?

Asked by Rohitrai 9 years ago | last reply 5 years ago



Will most International Makers be excluded from future challenges?

This seems to be an unanswered question... or it's quite possible I just haven't found the answer. I feel some clarification is in order... please.

Posted by bajablue 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


AAA batteries internally. is there a way to build in and use a cell phone battarie

I have an electronic device that uses 1 AAA batteries internally. Instead of replacing them every couple hours, is there a way to build in and use a cell phone battarie

Asked by kat kat 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago



Instructables Needs Fall Interns!

Instructables needs interns for this Fall in the San Francisco area! We're especially looking for people to help us do community management and build cool projects. See the seedy under-belly of the site! Learn that "scalable community management" isn't just a silly buzz-phrase I made up! Help us make Instructables users happy. Please send a resume, cover letter, and any other useful information to iwannawork at instructables dot com.See all the positions available at Instructables.

Posted by ewilhelm 10 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


What are internal switches? Answered

I've been searching out parts on digikey, and noticed that a lot of the power/audio jacks had an "internal switch", with three conductors and four contacts.  I've never heard of these before, and none of the datasheets were helpful, nor ten minutes of googling, in educating me.  So what are these mysterious internal switches?  I presume they somehow switch between two states depending on if there's a plug in the jack.  But why is this helpful or necessary?  And more importantly, how does this affect how to wire the jack?

Asked by Skidion 7 years ago | last reply 7 years ago


Which credit cards have the lowest fees for international purchases or currency conversions?

Many credit cards have started raising their fees for international purchases and currency conversions. What issuer has the lowest overall fees for traveling, particularly for US travelers in Portugal and Spain?International and Foreign Conversion Fees: Credit Card Company Comparisons claims that Capital One cards have the lowest fees, followed by American Express. Does anyone recent personal experience traveling and avoiding fees?

Asked by ewilhelm 9 years ago | last reply 8 years ago


Can an old internal floppy drive be used externally?

I need a floppy drive to look at some old disks. I have an internal floppy drive that's from a Dell desktop computer. Any way to use this externally, usb?

Asked by buffysissy1 8 years ago | last reply 8 years ago