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Today is the day the 3 things have broken.

Firstly, the igniter and display in my gas cooker has stopped working. I turned it off at the mains last night and no workie since. It beeps when I turn it on and the cable fuse is fine, so there will be something else internally that has gone. The hunt for someone to fix has started. In the meantime I can light the gas with a gas lighter thingy!

My iPhone no longer accepts incoming calls. If you call it, then either you get directed to voicemail to leave a message which I never get, or it tells you it is engaged. I have done a factory reset and still doesn’t work. I have also swapped the SIM cards. The problem remains if I put a different SIM card in and if I use its SIM card in another phone it works! Vodafone have reset at their end. Sigh.

Finally, I need to replace a cable which goes between my laptop (usb) and monitor. It carries the sound to the speakers and the monitor end looks like the photo below and is very similar to a printer cable. But isn’t. Local PC shop, PC world and screwfix can’t help. Search of the internet is hampered by not knowing what it is called.
Can you help?
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Is it this one, Patience?

If so, here's the link to Ebay.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/372628181443 ... BM-qSdvfRg
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OC, yours is a USB B which is often used as a printer cable but it's not that.
It looks proprietary to me. What's the make of your monitor?
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Monitor to PC USB 3.0 Cable 1M USB 3.0 Upstream Cable Enables the USB Ports

That's what it says on the Ebay page - are they fibbing? I was going by the socket looking like the one Patience had in her hand.
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Post by Furby »

I see the rules of the universe with 3 things breaking at once are still in place.

I don't know what it is. Has patience got any paperwork from buying the monitor that might state what its ports are called..

Or have you considered just buying a whole new monitor that would have a new cable. I know this sounds the stupidest ridiculousest advice but life has taught me it's sometimes the best solution.
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OC, looking again, you might be right but the ebay post doesn't state the connector type. I think Patience's photo and yours are USB B but I can't be sure. Patience, as Furby says, to be sure you need to find the spec sheet for your monitor, either with its documentation or online.
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It’s a HP243 monitor. Cable is marked as hotron e246588 awm style 20276. Awm I/II A/B 30v FT1 USB3.

In good news, my phone is now working. Somehow, all the numbers which I use (home phone, work phone and work mobile) had been blocked along with a host of random stuff. Who knows how. Fixed now.
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I ordered the cable for <£3.
The manual is non-specific.

If you don’t hear from me again, I’m standing at the top of the stairs and the cat is immediately across my fee
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Back. Cat didn’t get me.

@eccles, my central locking is intermittent and sometimes it all works and sometimes the driver’s door and the boot don’t unlock. I can unlock the boot by using the button on the key and for the driver’s door I need to use the actual key 😱. Outrageous.
After months and months of everything unlocking as it should, it has now started with the intermittent issue. I have now narrowed this down to when it rains.

There’s obviously something that isn’t watertight as it should be.

Would this be something an auto electrician would look at? If I mention central locking at my normal garage, I get frowns and shaking of the head 🤣
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According to HP, your monitor has two or three USB 3.0 ports of which two are one up and one down. Supplied with the monitor is a USB A to USB B cable.
https://support.hp.com/us-en/document/c05802914#AbT8

Regarding your car's electrical faults I can only suggest going to a main dealer (purses lips, sucks in breath "It's gonna cost ya.."), or continue using the key.
Is it a BMW?
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Hi ECCS, not a BMW, it’s a Hyundai i30 which is now 9 years old and I don’t fancy a dealer’s bill.

Here’s a bit from a manual and a USB type B cable it is.
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