Cable Extender for Wired Mighty Mouse

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  1. SLR2009 macrumors regular

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    Hi, I just purchased a wired Mighty Mouse but the cable is very short. What extender would work with this mouse? Thanks
     
  2. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    hi
    I just tested 2 random usb extender cables (male usb to female usb) and both worked with my might mouse. Also it works through the apple keyboard usb ports. So i assume it will work with most, if not all usb extender cables.

    Except it won't work the cable extender that comes with the apple keyboard as it has a stupid bump in it so it only works with the keyboard.
     
  3. OllyW Moderator

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    Careful application of craft knife = no stupid bump. :D
     
  4. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    Have you actually done this? or are you just guessing it would work? cause the bump looks pretty integrated into the usb port.
     
  5. OllyW Moderator

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    I remember now, it is a bit more involved than just a little knife work. :eek:

    I modified the one that came with my MDD Power Mac about 6 years ago. If I remember correctly I trimmed the plastic bump and then had to flatten the metal indent.

    It wasn't that difficult, but I'm a tool maker, so very experienced in the art of bodging. :D
     
  6. hazza.jockel macrumors 6502

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    lol. I might just give it a miss then. Got plenty of cable extenders just none that look as nice as the apple one. :rolleyes:
     

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