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Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by liphan, Jul 8, 2010.

  1. liphan

    liphan Newbie
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    I just replaced my lost charger and realized my new one isnt capable of transmitting data through USB (even though it fits in a USB slot - what the directions said at least).

    Whats the cheapest way to get a data cable for my Evo?
     

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    Wait what? Your new cable doesn't transmit data? I didn't think that's possible.

    The "data cable" is just a standard USB male to MICRO USB male cable.
     
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    X 2. Did you bend some pins on your Evo's USB port?

    I had that issue with a HTC Mogul years ago.
     
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    It's possible that a cable doesn't have active cables on the data pins. USB spec has Pin 1 as +5V, 2&3 as data, and 4 as ground or cable spec. So, if a cable simply doesn't have a wire hitting pins 2&3, it could provide power only without any data. I had a cable a while ago that only provided power wiring and no actual wires to the data pins since its sole design was to provide juice, not data.

    In any case, I've had good results with the cables from Monoprice. Very inexpensive and available in a variety of lengths.
     
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    This is a good lesson learned. There is a HUGE cable markup at pretty much ANY brick and mortar retailer, and even the big chain websites.

    Monoprice is great, as is Firefold for online shopping for cables, whether they be computer, electronic, audio, or visual!
     
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