Identify chips, connectors, cables, and other components, usually from photographs

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Vintage Motorola Part Identification

I found a box of 1970 vintage Motorola transistors (at least they look like transistors). I can't seem to find any data on these. Any help is much appreciated. On the box it is labeled type SS3071H. ...
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What are those small metal bars going across a PCB for?

In quite a lot of PCBs that I have seen, they often have these small metal bars going across from one point to another. Here is an image of what I am talking about. In this example it is a charger: ...
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Identifying a 3-Terminal Component (probably some sort of magnetic device?)

I am trying to identify this component from a circa 70s AM/FM radio. It was attached to a flip clock, which makes me think that it is a magnetic device responsible for the "flipping" action of the ...
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Can someone tell me what this thing is?

More images are here: Numbers are: 500B - On the back 6800 +5% 80 - on the front
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Identifying this 6-pin power connector

I'm looking for a manufacture ID for this 6-pin SMD power connector. Anything will help, even a category to dig through on mouser/digikey/fanell. 2 Vcc 2 gnd 2 temp sensor
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Help identifying compact, flat connector found on brushless DC motor

Do you know the manufacturer or model number of the connector shown in this picture? It came on an unidentified brushless DC motor. Contacts shown are receptacles, not pins. The contact pitch is ...
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What is this inductor-like part?

In a laser printer's power supply board I have desoldered some of these passives. I think it is a inductor, because it's legs aren't exactly aligned and the round body could be the coil. Does ...
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What are the square holes for in most electronic project boxes?

I'm new to the electronic scene and lately I been purchasing a lot of project boxes for the stuff I make, I've noticed in about 75% of the boxes I purchase they come with small square shaped holes on ...
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What is the name of the cable inside PC cases? [migrated]

Due to limited linguistic and technical knowledge, I do not know (and can not find) the name for the 4 pin (or perhaps 3?) plugs that are used inside PC cases to deliver electricity. My questions: ...
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What's this 't' unit on a PCB?

I recently came across a symbol like this on a PCB: (forgive the use of Paint) The component was marked as being 0.1 (symbol). You can just make it out in the centre of this photo: It's a ...
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Touch screen type [closed]

I know there are many different types of touch screen out there. In the attached picture, could someone tell me what type of touch screen that is? I am looking to buy some screens like this one for ...
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Socket for Thinkpad R50p keyboard connector

I want to use my old Thinkpads' keyboard but cant find a fitting socket for the connector. Is there a way to identify the socket type or manufacturer so I can find it on the (German) market? ...
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What is the package name of this Through Hole LED?

Does anyone know the name of this package type for an LED? Does anyone know where I can get one like this in red?
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Identifying this resistor/capacitor

I'm having trouble to identify this (presumably broken) part for replacement: It was used in a broken LED power supply, with 220-240 V AC on the input and 120-200V DC on the output. I suspect this ...
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Please help me identify two pin locking connector

This is a two pin, locking style connector with "AMP" molded into the front edge; there is also a "P". Material is nylon or similar and the pins are pushed in from the rear like Molex connectors. What ...
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Electrical part question

Does anyone knows the name of the part that connects with this power adapters cable?
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SMD diodes identification

I'm trying to identify the SMD components on a contactor control circuit. They are from General Semiconductors and have the labels: YR103, WX104, and RZ102. I think they are diodes, but I'm not sure ...
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What type of oscillator is this? (Theremin Project. Variable Pitch / LC Oscillator)

I found this oscillator at a Theremin project pdf. I simulated the circuit, and found that the output (left wire) oscillates at 236.5 kHz. This circuit is referred to as "Variable Pitch ...
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How to connect IR sensor ( Infrared detector/receiver )?

Would you give me a hand ? I have an IR sensor with 3 pins. It looks like the one in the picture, and I did not find any datasheet for it on the internet. actually, I have 3 questions : 1- I want ...
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What are these metal plates covering parts of PCBs called?

I am trying to mod my wireless router, but one of the parts is under a metal plate. What are these metal plates called? This is what it looks like when it is removed: (The gold coloured ...
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Transistor pinout - how to read the datasheet

Is the capsule's straight face visible? Or the round one? Is that top view or bottom view? Do all datasheets use the same orientation? This is the datasheet. I'm not looking for an answer ...
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Name this short-range optical component

It's time for another rousing round of "Name That Component"! Today's participant hails from a Bluetooth combo keyboard/mouse, where it detects finger motion across it which the Bluetooth chip ...
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Identify RF amplifier IC

I am trying to repair a broken RF amplifier by replacing an IC. From reverse engineering, I know that this is a ~2 GHz, ~25 dB gain amplifier and that it is internally 50 ohm terminated. Some of the ...
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What kind of PC board coating is this?

I recently came into possession of two large (approx. 3x4 ft) copper-clad fiberglass boards from a junk sale. These boards are consistent with typical printed circuit board material (thickness, ...
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Identification of switch type casing type or housing type

I don't know what or how to identify this switch. Its dimensions are: 29.5mm by 25 by 21.5 tall. It has a lug for a screw on the side you can't see it is actuated by a pin on a separate housing ...
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Where can I find a transistor similar to a 2n 3904?

I have what I believe is a 2N 3904 638 transistor. It measures 50MΩ at around 70°F. How can I find a data sheet on this? How would I go about finding a similar / replacement thermistor? PS: ...
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What kind of device is this? [closed]

Hi, I found this device lying around somewhere and I have no idea what it is. Can someone help me figure out what it is?
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Identify high current LED Package name

Based on another question recently asked, this package is very common, used in high current LED applications (0.5W ~ 3W). The package includes the led chip, lens, heatsinking, but can vary in light ...
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What is this component with metal tabs?

I am working with a Firgelli Linear Actuator Control board and came across an unusual component. At first I thought it was a heatsink, but there does not appear to be any component under the metal. ...
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Identify surface mount transistor

I could use some help on finding a replacement Transistor. One of the depth finders on our boat has failed and shows a dead short on the power input lines. The problem may be a shorted Transistor in ...
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PCB Identification - Many relays, 2 LM2596s, and other power-related components

I'm looking at a board lying around in my home and have no idea what it is, expect for the fact that it appears to be power-related. There's a transformer in the corner, many relays, 2 LM2596s, and a ...
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Need assistance in identifying wire

I'm working on a LED project similar to the one in the picture, and I need to identify the black wire that the arrows are pointing to. What are those called? Here is a picture:
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What's the usage of these holes?

I'm really curious to know what are these holes on this mobile PCB: Are these vias? I doubt they are vias. If these are not vias then what are they? What's the usage of these holes?
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What are these components in these circuits?

I have seen a documentary about making BGM-71 TOW (an anti-tank missile - the Iranians make it). You can see it in this link (part 1). I have seen two odd components. In your opinion, what are these ...
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Replay Philips Livingcolors remote signal

I have a Phillips Living Colors Lamp, which comes with a remote control. I'd like to be able to capture/replay the signal of the remote control so I can control the lamp with a microcontroller ...
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What are these parts? (better photos)

I have salvaged some parts that I can't identify myself. I would appreciate it if someone could tell me what they are called so I can look them up. I took some better photos of the first 3 parts, and ...
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Could I connect USB wires to this mysterious device?

In a treasure box, as I call the boxes full of old computer electrical parts, I have found a device marked HannStar MV-4 94v-0 0611 E89382. I'm intentionally linking you to google search so that you ...
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Identify failed component [closed]

Since this is my first question here, I hope this is on topic. The power supply of one of our old CISCO Aironet 1231G wifi access point failed recently, after a power outage. I think that the power ...
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K2554 transistor - is it equivalent to 2SK2554?

I have K2554 transistor. There is a symbol similar to Hitachi logo. I can't find datasheet for it. Is it equivalent to 2SK2554? Can I rely on 2SK2554 datasheet?
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Diode identification

I'm trying to develop a replacement for a BLDC motor driver board and since my first attempt resulted in a few burned components now I'm trying to use the same components they used on the original ...
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What is this socket name and where can I buy the female counterpart?

I have this socket on a PCB which is half inch wide (1.27 centimeters) with pins being close together (I think 0.05") and not uniformly spaced like in a normal IDC connector. I need to create a ribbon ...
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Identifying a blue LED

Is there a way to identify a blue LED? I only know it's bright (like a high intensity white LED), needs a higher voltage than the equivalent red bright LED, and has T1 (3mm) form factor. Note By ...
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Cable connector type identification

I would like to know what is the name of these type of Cable Connector's please, and where do I get them? and do they come in various sizes for the same Pin Count? also, I have another one with 4 Pins ...
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Identifying a bluetooth development device

This is some kind of bluetooth development device and I want to find out if this can be used with BlueLab software suit, but cannot find more details on it The main chip is BlueCore BC358 The ...
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Name for this type of connector?

Can Anyone help me to identify this board to board connector? 7 springs connector on top and 8 on the bottom. answer Found a Korean company producing it. Thanks. This is the plug on the other ...
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What is this component and what is its use?

I found this in CRT TV on the CRT tube driver PCB. What are they and what is their schematic symbol?
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Zener Diode Identification/Replacement

I am seeing if I can trace out remake some circuit boards laying around. For this particular board, I can identify all parts except this diode. The part number is CK 2EZET (I am only assuming it is ...
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Can anyone identify this power connector?

I'm looking to find the name of this type of connector: The picture above is from a power adapter I have and provides 10v (not that that matters). If you can't tell from the image, it's basically a ...
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What are these ICs: XLJ9021B and M713

Found on a microcontroller board from a CRT monitor. The microcontroller is HD6433256P. It has 2kb RAM and masked ROM, but it can be used in extended mode with external ROM. I want to know especially ...
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Identifying Crystal Resonator Case Marking ('T' in a Diamond)

I have been trying for several hours to identify the manufacturer of a quartz resonator. There is a marking of a 'T' in a rhombus, like so: Does anybody know who's mark this is? I know that I've ...