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u/rjbradley · 3 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Get a Pluggable USB-3 dock, a male DVI to female VGA adapter, a USB 3 sharing switcher, and a female USB 3 to male USB-C OTG cable. I promise absolutely nothing

  • Install the appropriate DisplayLink drivers on each computer

  • Plug the computers into the host USB ports of the USB sharing switch (use the USB OTG cable to connect the Mac)

  • Plug the Pluggable dock's host USB cable into a peripheral port of the sharing switch

  • Plug the DVI to VGA adapter into the DVI port of the Pluggable dock

  • Cable up the monitors

  • Pray

    Plugable USB 3.0 Universal Laptop Docking Station for Windows (Dual Video HDMI & DVI / VGA, Gigabit Ethernet, Audio, 6 USB Ports)

    UGREEN USB 3.0 Sharing Switch Selector 4 Port 2 Computers Peripheral Switcher Adapter Hub for PC, Printer, Scanner, Mouse, Keyboard with One Button Swapping and 2 Pack USB Male Cable
u/Ivebeenfurthereven · 16 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

don't worry dude, the other 99'11" of this line is still good, no need to rip it out

Something like this should have everything you need for under $15 - will sort you out perfectly.

It took me about 20 minutes to learn to use the tools, and now whenever I need a short cable I can just make one. Boot split and frayed? Who cares, I'll just replace that bad boy, no throwing out the entire run for me. Drilling through a wall to feed a cable outdoors, how will the plug fit? No problem. So convenient as a future-proof ability to have under your belt.

Unsurprisingly, excellent instructions for dummies like me are incredibly prolific on the internet, including lots of great YT videos

As others have mentioned the interference from multiple unshielded cables right next to each other will be slowing your entire network down right now (loads of dropped packets and failed attempts), so I agree this is more /r/techsupportgore than MacGyver. Fix this right and everything will be significantly less laggy, plus you only gotta buy cheap tools once and then you're set to be able to make incredibly low price Ethernet lines wherever you live for the rest of your life

u/Tankbot85 · 25 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

If there is a USB port on the switch, get this.

These fans are amazing. 1 of them keep my network equipment cool. Works like a champ.

u/ikeepadreamjournal · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

That's the best fucking mic on the market for the price. Seriously, that little Zalman is clear as a bell.

Edit: Link for those interested.

u/thekingsleo · 8 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

It’s not Meke, it’s Promaster. MUCH brighter and, funnily enough, the battery is chargeable during use. Meke is not since it takes the Sony battery (which can suck if it’s the small one)(but i bet there’s an adaptor).

Promaster LED-120SS Super Slim Rechargeable LED Light - Daylight

Price dropped to 89$. Would change the title if I could...

EDIT: Saw the picture wrong. Ignore the part about the battery. I was looking at the Phone holder(?). Still, Promaster is much brighter and has a truer color.

EDIT2: spelling

u/yougotborked · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

Does anyone have a solution to mounting a 2.5" drive in a 3.5" hot swap bay.

~~I have seen 3.5->2.5 mounts like
and this~~

however they usually hold the drive in the center of the space, not to the right where the back plane is.

Edit, Answered my own question

u/PaulMezz · 3 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

I had a similar issue and got one of these. Worked perfect. Not as much macgyver of course...

u/huffalump1 · 2 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

I've definitely set up a SM58 on a mic stand running through my interface to use while gaming. Because this Zalman mic which reddit loves has never struck my fancy...

Now I want to see someone using a Neumann for Counter-Strike.

u/triquichoque · 2 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

It might be hard to splice that USB connector pins so get the shortest usb extension you can get and splice that mid way on the cable.

like this one

Then you can connect that USB reader to the extension you just spliced with a switch

google the USB pin out diagram to confirm but looking at your picture 5v+ would be the pin on top. Most likely the red wire on the extension cable

For the switch, I guess you could just short the sdcard reader switch so it always reads as card inserted, and use the floppy switch to activate power to the usb reader.

u/Optimal_Joy · 0 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

That's so much more work than cutting it and crimping on a new end... crimper kits are actually pretty cheap.

u/amadiro_1 · 4 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Scotch Exterior Mounting Tape, 1-Inch by 60-Inch

It never leaves a residue, sticks almost permanently to itself, and can hold quite well to even porous surfaces.

u/mental405 · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

This is a momentary pedal switch that has a toggle on it so you can set it from normally on to normally off and vice versa. Its also fitted with a 1/4" mono plug so you should be able to just by it and plug it into your metronome and sit it next to whatever foot you want to use to start it.

I used to use one for my bass drum pedal when playing Rock Band because the one that comes with it is rubbish.

u/KCP100 · 69 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

It's the password reset key. I'm in IT and it is useful for getting into computers that aren't cooperating with the domain (or whatever). You can do everything it does through command prompt, but it just makes enabling a local admin account so much easier.

u/trakata · 5 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Just throwing it out there, but there is an existing Microsoft wireless RF receiver for 360 controllers to connect to pc anyone who does not have a broken Xbox/no soldering exp.


u/devicemodder · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

for desktops, you can use one of these laptop ide to desktop ide to connect ide to msata to a desktop.

u/zhiryst · 12 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

do makita batteries have an USB out?

ninja edit: makita makes a usb charging addon clip thing for their 18v batteries

u/TrouserDumplings · -21 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Its a recovery tool, essentially a password breaker that lets you get into a locked machine. If you found it at work, I wonder if someone was up to something shady.

u/camcabbit · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

You could also use a USB extension cable that doesn't have a fat plug surround on it...

u/Jisifus · -10 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

u/serosis · 5 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Check to see if the Line In and Mic inputs are muted. If not, mute them.

If that doesn't work try a ground loop isolator.

u/Irregular_Person · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

Replying to you directly in case you've abandoned the thread

Depending the performance you're looking for, what about something like this:

u/MiracleWhippit · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

I probably wouldn't do this. I would get a 2.5" to 3.5" drive adapter. 6$ on amazon.

Although unlikely- if your SSD heats up from heavy usage or a malfunction the paper could catch fire. It should dry out very quickly from the heat produced by the SSD as it is... so over time it will be more and more prone to ignition.

u/technifocal · -17 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Yeah, like, WTF OP? They're not even expensive and don't risk you electricuting yourself.

u/[deleted] · 3 pointsr/techsupportmacgyver

Holy crap, I think I have the exact same case.
NZXT, isn't it?

I got this to deal with the lack of an SSD mount.

u/tomkatt · 1 pointr/techsupportmacgyver

SSDs have no moving parts. Half the time I just drop them in the bottom of the case or shove them in 3/5 or 5/25 bays. I don't care where they go. I'm also a big fan of 2-sided tape. That stuff I linked will hold anything inside a case with just tiny bits of it. I've stuck SSDs and HDDs to it, and I've even mounted fans in odd places with the stuff, just tape triangles over the corners.