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Mini-USB Synchronization Cable

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by jamesdal1, Dec 18, 2009.

  1. jamesdal1

    jamesdal1 Member
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    I am looking to buy a new Mini-USB Synchronization Cable, where I can I find one? The one on sprint costs 24.99, is there a better place to buy it?
     

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  2. stinky

    stinky Well-Known Member
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    If you have a standard usb mini cable at home use that. Most digital cameras and devices are coming with them these days, and work fine on the Hero despite having a slightly different connector, it still fits and works fine.

    Also, check ebay for cables, never let me down yet.
     
  3. flairmedk

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    Here's a link to one I bought. If it is too long for what you want just get a small zip wire tie and rollup what you don't use. I know there are probably some cheaper ones on the "bay" but I felt better buying the moto one (even though the phone is not moto). Worked great 2.99 out the door with free shipping. *This is not my personal auction*

    http://cgi.ebay.com/MOTOROLA-MINI-U...wItemQQptZPDA_Accessories?hash=item2c4fc5f9a5
     
  4. Perihelion

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    I got the one I'm using from the dollar store. $1.05 including tax. My next choice would have been http://www.monoprice.com . Their stuff is CHEAP but it works!
     
  5. mattheis

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  6. Perihelion

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    The USB port on the phone is slightly bigger than a normal mini USB in that it has one corner of the plug expanded. There is still one long side and one short side to the plug so a normal mini USB fits in there so long as you align the two longs sides. Having said that, mine is a GSM hero, not sure about sprint...I'm in Canada.
     
  7. COMOEd

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    We have some BB wall chargers and they work. Instead of putting the "face up" mark of the charger facing up, turn it upside down and it fits perfectly. :)
     
  8. jamesdal1

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    thanks guys, very good info. I was skeptical b/c the connector is slightly different.
     
  9. rockcrawler

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  10. kennyidaho

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    Take a guess
    Every HTC device has been like this for a few years. I believe there is an extra pin that carriers audio for HTC's usb headphones etc
     
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