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Ferrite Beads on Video Cables

Q: Ferrite Beads on Video Cables

From the early days of computing, when the FCC became concerned with stray emissions, ferrite beads or clamps were required to be on the cable that ran from the display adapter to the video monitor. Today, most video monitors come equipped with imbedded beads at one or both ends of the monitor cable. The beads are recognizable because they have a larger diameter than the rest of the cable.

1) Are these beads just an iron core?
2) Or are they magnetic as well?
3) Exactly what do they do?
4) How do they function?

I'm a non-engineer who is curious about such arcane matters.

R. J. Emery

[This message has been edited by rjemery (edited 02-08-2000).]

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A:ferrite cores

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It's haveing and useing a SVHS video cable instead of Yellow RCA.
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hello and welcome to the techsupportforum.

as a moderator, i need to request that you only post each question once, if it isnt in the right place, we can move them without much hassle.

your other post, is in the networking section, and i beleive it will get the most attention there, so i am going to go ahead and close this thread.

NOTE: this is not a reprimand, or even a warning, but just board control.
(if everyone posted every question multiple times, we would have
way too many posts to dig through, and many people would simply
not read most of it, by limiting the number of redundant posts, i ensure
that each question receives the most attention possible.)
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A:How important are the cables?

There are different cables. 40 wire ones for ATA 33 devices and 80 wire ones for ATA 66\100 devices. both though have the little plastic guide in the center. are you sure this wasnt a floppy cable? they look alot like IDE cables but dont have the guide int he middle.
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Quote: Originally Posted by xptowindows7

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Hi and welcome,
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Hi There!

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thats pretty wild. i didnt know that about the IDe cables motherboard end. everyones going sata but thats something i never knew thank you for letting us know.
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My bro's PC has a Creative Vibra 128 sound card installed. He wants to connect it to our TV. Are there any cables available that can allow the sound card to send input to the TV? And what are the best brands available, if any?

A:What cables required?

Here is a good set at Radio Shack. One side to stereo or TV, the other to sound card.
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I have just noticed that my external hard drive has been forced to have its connector be bent by its own carrying case for one whole year I have never noticed that the pocket in the case was there for the cable so I have always thought the case was supposed to be used with the connector plugged in Is it safe to continue using this connector or should I get a replacement from Western Digital the manufacturer The port on the drive itself is fine it is the connector that is bent and it still works The only problem is that I would have to have the cable be shipped internationally from the US for anyone wondering I always use international shipping legally as WD drives don't sell in Korea Also one side question Could any harm have been done to the drive so far because of the case restricting airflow I am supposed to not use the case when I cables about questions more few and A USB actually A few questions about USB cables and more am using the drive on my computer right Don't worry about the data I have another copy of the data on this drive IMPORTANT Edit Question is A few questions about USB cables and more now basically void as it is not the connector that is bent but the port is bent instead More info in post Also I have a USB to Micro-USB cable and the outer insulation for the part of the cable right besides the USB plug is starting to come off from pulling too hard and shows a peek into what I assume are the shielding wires So far it is less than a millimeter wide so I can only see a bit of wire Is it safe to continue using this cable as it is only exposing a very tiny bit of the shielding wires or should I get a replacement This last question is pretty simple Do external hard drives and flash drives show SMART alerts like internal drives do

A:A few questions about USB cables and more

A simple rule of the thumb.

***If a cable in any fashion shows a problem; replace it.***

Can you show us exactly what case you have your hard drive in?
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Hi, I am looking to set-up a room at work with a wireless keyboard/mouse but the set-up of the room will require approx 20' of USB extension to allow the receiver to be in a good range.
It seems I am limited to 10' cables and I have heard that it is not recomended to attach multiple cables (for unspecified reasons).
Can anyone shed some light on this?
Do I have a bluetooth option to use with USB connection since the range is in the 10 meter range?

Thank you

A:USB extension cables

USB can only send a signal for a short length (from memory I think its 13.5 feet).