What sort of usb is THIS?

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  1. pmbooks macrumors regular

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    Just bought a charge cord that has this as male usb connector. Anyone recognize what sort of connector it is? It doesn't look like any usb I've seen.

    thanks, Paul
     

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  2. Jiggly Billy macrumors newbie

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    Just a different way of designing the USB Type A male connector, that's all.
     
  3. pmbooks thread starter macrumors regular

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    Thanks, I think I may need to look more closely. The last thing I want to do is jam something into my MBP that could bend the element in the usb port. (It felt like it did not fit when I first tried.)
     
  4. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    It's possible you had it upside down.
     
  5. pmbooks thread starter macrumors regular

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    It's a solid block, as you can see in the photo, so there's no upside down (as far as fitting it in).
     
  6. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    There might be a right side as far as the electronics go. If you look at the picture of the USB ports you'll see there is more room at the bottom end of the port, which is where that piece should fit in to. And I guess I meant to say that you might have been trying to insert it into the wrong portion of the USB port.
    [​IMG]
     
  7. pmbooks thread starter macrumors regular

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    I'm not a total dufus (only partial), so I know about the ports, but you said perhaps I had "it" upside down. Were you referring to the computer itself? (sorry, sarcastic).
     
  8. tardman91 macrumors 6502a

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    lol. Just a poor choice of words on my part I guess. Regardless, it should fit. Just don't try and jam it in there too hard.
     
  9. takeshi74 macrumors 601

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    The cable connector relative to the port regardless of the MBP's actual orientation. The contacts on the connector in your photo are at the "top" of the connector. They mate with the contacts in the USB port of the MBP. The contacts in the connector in the MBP are on the underside of the plastic piece within the port. If you look carefully you'll see the contacts.

    The connector in your photo just doesn't have the metal shroud that's typically on USB type A connectors.
     
  10. iabdelatif macrumors newbie

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    That's what she said.......
     

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