Fraying cable

Comments specifically about the keyboard devices.

Moderator: The00Dustin

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?

cheers,
lee
lee griggs
Smarty Pants
 
Posts: 81
Joined: 21 Aug 2005, 20:49

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.
A blog on coding and automation.
<a href='http://www.themacrohook.blogspot.com'>The Macro Hook</a>
User avatar
ken gray
Site Admin
 
Posts: 100
Joined: 28 Apr 2005, 18:33

Postby lee griggs » 08 Jun 2010, 09:30

Thanks for the reassurance Ken.
lee griggs
Smarty Pants
 
Posts: 81
Joined: 21 Aug 2005, 20:49

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
http://www.tycomsystems.com/fingerworks/images/

good luck
drew
Regular
 
Posts: 26
Joined: 26 Apr 2005, 00:48
Location: Michigan, USA


Return to Keyboards: TouchStream, MacNTouch, Digitouch, Mini

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests

cron