mystery connector!

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  1. noahfence macrumors newbie

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    Found this cable when I was organizing my desk. At first glance it appears to be a usb male-to-female adapter, but a male usb cable won't fit into the female end. Anyone know what it is?

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  2. fenderbass146 macrumors 65816

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    It appears to be an extender...are you sure your putting the cable in right lol.
     
  3. noahfence thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Yes, a standard usb connector will not fit due to the small metal protrusion on the inside of the female end, visible in the first image.
     
  4. Mr. Buzzcut macrumors 65816

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    That's the Apple wired keyboard extension. I have one right in front of me and it does have the bump. Guess they don't want you using it with anything else!
     
  5. noahfence thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Mystery solved, thanks!!
     
  6. Chung123 macrumors regular

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    If you have pair of needle nosed pliers, you can easily flatten that metal dimple inside and make it into a universal USB extender.
     
  7. gymrat2k macrumors newbie

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    Aha, I always wondered why they were so hard to get off when using them for regular cable extensions.
     
  8. Chung123 macrumors regular

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    It would have been nice if all USB ports and cables had that dimple. It would have prevented a lot of destroyed USB ports from users "forcing" it in.
    I can't wait till USB Type-C is more widely adapted.
     
  9. glenthompson macrumors 68000

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    Just looked at my world Apple keyboard and it has a U channel in it that matches your bump. Never knew it was there.
     

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