Fraying cable

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Fraying cable

Postby lee griggs » 06 Jun 2010, 12:25

Its finally happened. My touchstream has had a fraying usb cable where it meets the casing for the last month and this morning it stopped working.

I wiggled the cable around and got it to work, but am panicking that it will finally stop working.

Has anyone else had a fraying cable and what did they do to sort it out?

I was thinking of taking it into an electronics repair shop to see if they could replace the cable but am worried they will make it worse.

Anyone got any ideas?

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Postby ken gray » 08 Jun 2010, 04:09

i'm thinking that they should be able to replace it easily. just pop the cover (you should find some pics somewhere) and solder in a new cable you cut up. just use the old cable to test out the pinning.
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Postby lee griggs » 08 Jun 2010, 09:30

Thanks for the reassurance Ken.
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Postby drew » 09 Jun 2010, 03:58

You may want to check this post out. Mini-USB on iGesture Number Pad
Minox added a usb plug to the pad to make a replaceable cord.
There are images of the mod here

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