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Fix that stupid USB connector

Fix that stupid USB connector

That mini usb connector port on your camera, external hard drive, music player may allow your devices to be small and hip-looking, but they seriously lack the structural rigity of their pretecessors (RS-232, Parallel) The following is a quick fix guide to solve this problem.
What do you Need?

– device thats got a broken port
– spare male usb connector / cable
– Hot glue
– 22 gage wire
– Voltmeter


Fortunatley, USB only consists of 4 wires: 5V, Ground, Data +, Data -. simply trace out a ground plane and 5v plane and your halfway done. The USB data lines follow sequentially from 5v, Data +, Data- Ground.

Determine what type of connector you want to replace it with. [do you want to put in another type of connector, the same one, or directly solder in a USB cable.

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