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  1. whiskeyguy

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    Did a search and most of the discussion I have found has regarded AC adapters. Basically what I want to know is can I use the Micro USB cord from my Incredible on the Nexus? I have four of these and don't really want to buy more if they will work with the Nexus. I believe both are MicroUSB but didn't know if the Nexus had a special port to allow for HDMI out.

    I run the Inc USB cable from my phone to a USB adapter in my power supply in my car, which is where I'd use it on the Nexus.
     

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    I have a few Micro USB cords also and I've been using them with no problems. A few of the cords I have were sold as Blackberry USB cords and they worked fine on my Dinc and now on my Nexus.
     
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    I use my Inc's USB cord to connect to my computer. Even charges it correctly unlike the Inc's power supply.
     
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    Alright, sounds great. Exactly what I needed to know, thanks.
     
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    MicroUSB is a universal standard; it is device independent. If something supports MicroUSB, it supports MicroUSB.
     
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    I forgot to say that the Micro USB that came with my Dinc everntually stopped working properly, it was thin and flimsy anyway, so is the one that comes with my Nexus. The two I purchased, that were sold as Blackberry USB cords, were much better made and the cord is nice and thick.
     
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    While that is true, I'll echo my own results where some MicroUSB cords I've used with the GNex haven't worked properly to transfer files (they've all worked for charging).

    I have two cords that have worked fine for other devices (and still work with them) that don't for whatever reason work properly with the GNex. Perhaps those cables are substandard, had intermittent contacts, or there's too much noise or crosstalk within the cable itself. They act like they work, but once transferring files, the transfer times out and the device looks like it's not connected anymore. I search on this found many others who have had the exact same issue. The solution was to use the cord that came with the GNex.

    I don't know why, but for whatever reason, if you are having connectivity issues between your computer and the Galaxy Nexus, don't be afraid to try another cord.
     
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    That's true for data. USB does support high power/low power modes for charging. That's why your Inc charger won't work, but your old BB Storm charger will.
     
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    By charging you mean using the AC adapter? I'm looking at charging (no data) via my Incredible USB cord to a USB hub in my car.
     
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    Yes the Inc power cord should work in your car provided it is the higher amp output. I was talking about the actual power supply.
     
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