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Capn_Fish
post Feb 6 2007, 04:59 AM
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I was wondering if anybody thinks that a full-sized USB port would fit in the mini-USB port's place (with some removal of plastic)? From the picures here it looks like there is space, but I'm not sure.

Thoughts, ideas, criticism?
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dougeeebear
post Feb 8 2007, 05:48 AM
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I have a 12" usb extension that is very flexible.
I have it plugged into the usb host and there is not any strain at all on the usb port.
I would much rather carry a cable than take a chance on damaging the unit.

Also, from what I see, the only thing holding the usb port in place is the fact that it is connected to the pcb.
So how would a full sized port would withstand any more stress than the mini port?
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post Feb 8 2007, 11:21 AM
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QUOTE(dougeeebear @ Feb 8 2007, 07:48 AM)
I have a 12" usb extension that is very flexible.
I have it plugged into the usb host and there is not any strain at all on the usb port.
I would much rather carry a cable than take a chance on damaging the unit.

Also, from what I see, the only thing holding the usb port in place is the fact that it is connected to the pcb.
So how would a full sized port would withstand any more stress than the mini port?
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Yes, the connector is soldered to the PCB by 4 anchors (highlighted in blue) as you can see in the attached jpg from albertr's site.

The full size USB connector is larger then the original so you will only be able to, if you are lucky, use two of the existing anchor holes on one side. That will cause the connector to flex too much and put too much pressure on the the usb leads to the PCB (which shouldn't be used for anchoring in the first place).

The full-size connector will eventually sheer off from the stress. To avoid that you would need to precision drill new anchor holes in the PCB to accomodate the the full-size connector but, since the PCB is quite dense on a Z you risk puncturing a trace and possibly FUBARing you Z. Not worth it in my opinion.
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Capn_Fish   Full-sized Usb Port On Sl-cxx00?   Feb 6 2007, 04:59 AM
Capn_Fish   Nobody has anything to say on this matter? Am I th...   Feb 6 2007, 06:18 PM
cycle_55   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 6 2007, 06:18 PM)Nobody...   Feb 6 2007, 06:43 PM
Capn_Fish   I don't carry that cable with me everywhere be...   Feb 6 2007, 07:41 PM
cycle_55   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 6 2007, 07:41 PM)I don...   Feb 6 2007, 08:11 PM
Jon_J   If you can get the USB kit mentioned here on the f...   Feb 6 2007, 08:11 PM
InSearchOf   QUOTE(Jon_J @ Feb 6 2007, 11:11 PM)If you can...   Feb 7 2007, 08:54 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(Jon_J @ Feb 6 2007, 11:11 PM)If you can...   Feb 7 2007, 11:08 AM
Capn_Fish   Well, my USB port seems to have died anyway, so......   Feb 7 2007, 03:46 PM
BarryW   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 7 2007, 02:46 PM)Well, ...   Feb 7 2007, 07:40 PM
cycle_55   QUOTE(BarryW @ Feb 7 2007, 07:40 PM)QUOTE(Cap...   Feb 7 2007, 08:37 PM
Capn_Fish   Funny, based off of the C1K pictures on albertr...   Feb 8 2007, 04:55 AM
HoloVector   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 8 2007, 06:55 AM)Funny,...   Feb 8 2007, 05:13 AM
Meanie   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 8 2007, 10:55 PM)Funny,...   Feb 8 2007, 05:20 AM
dougeeebear   I have a 12" usb extension that is very flexi...   Feb 8 2007, 05:48 AM
HoloVector   QUOTE(dougeeebear @ Feb 8 2007, 07:48 AM)I ha...   Feb 8 2007, 11:21 AM
speculatrix   why not just use the right type of cable with mini...   Feb 8 2007, 08:27 AM
Capn_Fish   The main point here is that I don't like carry...   Feb 8 2007, 11:16 AM
Da_Blitz   actually i cut my case so that i could put 2 full ...   Feb 13 2007, 09:33 PM
Antikx   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Feb 13 2007, 11:33 PM)now th...   Feb 13 2007, 10:25 PM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(Antikx @ Feb 14 2007, 01:25 AM)QUOTE(Da...   Feb 14 2007, 07:03 AM
BarryW   QUOTE(Capn_Fish @ Feb 14 2007, 06:03 AM)QUOTE...   Feb 14 2007, 08:51 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(BarryW @ Feb 14 2007, 11:51 AM)QUOTE(Ca...   Feb 14 2007, 08:55 AM
Capn_Fish   QUOTE(Da_Blitz @ Feb 14 2007, 12:33 AM)actual...   Feb 14 2007, 01:03 PM


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