USB Cable

Discussion in 'Mac Accessories' started by MacVM, Aug 11, 2005.

  1. MacVM macrumors member

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    So I found out that I need a usb cable for my hp psc 1610. Does anyone have any recommendations for a good one that reasonably priced? Do I use a basic USB cable? Sorry, silly noob questions.
     
  2. dops7107 macrumors 6502a

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    I would just use an el-cheapo one. Any business about "improved data transfer" or speed is just rubbish. Don't pay more than you need to, and if I were you ask friends to see if they have any spares - for some reason I seem to have quite a few.
     
  3. MacVM thread starter macrumors member

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    Sweet, thank you. So just any regular USB cable?
     
  4. Eniregnat macrumors 68000

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    I have found a difference with cables rated for USB 1.x and USB 2.x.
    Cables with chokes reduce noise (unwanted interference with signal) through the cable. If your equipment doesn't come with it, I wouldn't spend extra money on an a specialy attenuated cable.
     
  5. tobefirst macrumors 68040

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    eBay is a great place to get super cheap cables. I've ordered a couple USB cables and a Firewire cable from different people on there and have always had a positive experience.
     
  6. livingfortoday macrumors 68030

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    I dunno. I bought a firewire cable for $.99 off of eBay with $4.00 shipping, and it didn't work when I got it. I wanted to replace it, but the guy wouldn't refund shipping, so it would have cost more to send it back. So I just kept it.

    With cables it's a good idea I think to go to stores and get 'em, because you can replace them free if they don't work. Surprisingly enough I found Target had firewire cables for $14, when Best Buy wanted $30 for 'em.
     
  7. gco212 macrumors 6502

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    Walmart has USB 2.0 for $7. Just pick up something in that price range or cheaper, as long as it's 2.0.
     
  8. ChrisFromCanada macrumors 65816

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    For a printer you might need Type A to Type B cable. Check your printer manual or just look at the back of the printer.
     

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