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Old July 20th, 2010, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I have two bb mini usb to usb cables. Neither fits into the socket on the phone correctly... it doesn't stay in. No problem with my car charger (non bb). Anyone have issues with generic usb cables?

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If by generic usb cable, you mean a "mini usb" that wont fit. The captivate takes a micro(a little bit smaller). If you are using a micro usb, and it's not fitting quite right, make sure you slide the little door all the way over till it clicks a little.
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Mini <-----> Micro
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Also, the little sliding cover clicks when its opened all the way.

If you dont open the slider all the way, the plug fits kinda half-assed and
will fall out.
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^That^

If you don't open the usb cover until you feel the click, the cable will always fall out. That fixed it for me.
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I meant micro. With the BB cord, the metal prong is the right size but there's too much plastic for it to rest snugly into the opening. Good to hear that this is only an issue with the BB micro cord not others. (the door is clicked open, btw, and this still happens).
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Yeah, I ran into that problem with a generic micro-usb cable. A few seconds of quality time with a razor blade fixed the problem.
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Old July 20th, 2010, 02:03 PM   #8 (permalink)
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I ran into the same problem I bought 3 belkin Micro USB cables with the intent of having one at home, one at work, and one spare. Come to find out the rubber molding around the connector won't make the connector seat all the way down into the connection. Since the top is sort of slanted, it hits on the back of the phone before it seats in the front all the way. I took the 8 dollar belkin cables back and ordered some OEM ones off EBAY. They SUPPOSEDLY work in the captivates, so I'll see when they come in. I found nothing at the Fry's Electronics store I was at that would fit in the captivate.
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So samsung took an open standard connector and made it proprietary
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Monoprice cables work just fine & are $1.25/ea for 6' cables.
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I ran into the same problem I bought 3 belkin Micro USB cables with the intent of having one at home, one at work, and one spare. Come to find out the rubber molding around the connector won't make the connector seat all the way down into the connection. Since the top is sort of slanted, it hits on the back of the phone before it seats in the front all the way. I took the 8 dollar belkin cables back and ordered some OEM ones off EBAY. They SUPPOSEDLY work in the captivates, so I'll see when they come in. I found nothing at the Fry's Electronics store I was at that would fit in the captivate.
If the issue is just the plastic housing, why not shave off a few millimeters with an X-Acto blade on the side that hits the edge of the phone first.
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Monoprice cables work just fine & are $1.25/ea for 6' cables.

NOW you tell me

That's about how much I paid on ebay w/ free shipping. But I'm not POSITIVE they'll fit in yet... will have to wait till I get them.
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If the issue is just the plastic housing, why not shave off a few millimeters with an X-Acto blade on the side that hits the edge of the phone first.

Because why ruin a cable when another (cheaper) one will do the job? I know cutting off the rubber wouldn't ruin it, but I'd rather just get one that does the job without modification. I originally got the Belkin ones because they were there at the time, and I had a giftcard for the store.
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If the issue is just the plastic housing, why not shave off a few millimeters with an X-Acto blade on the side that hits the edge of the phone first.
I thought shaving off the outside plastic on the captivate plug would solve the problem but No it didn't. So its still a sloppy fit after I shaved off the plug. I have a car cigarette charger and it fits! So there must be too much plastic in the female end of the oem usb cable because the car mini usb fits, perfectly and doesn't wobble. I may contact Samsung about this. From now on I'm going to check out all the equipment before I make a deal on another Samsung or Iphone
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