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Simple DIY for putting charger cable in right way

Discussion in 'Android Devices' started by Zx5, Aug 23, 2012.

  1. Zx5

    Zx5 Member
    Thread Starter

    Everytime I would go to put the cable in to charge my Optimus Elite, I would try and see if the small side of the connector was on top, the picture of the USB symbol was on top and/or the LG logo was on the bottom. Typically, I'd have to hold it in the light.

    Frequently, I would end up trying to put the cable in with wrong side up and have to flip it.

    Just put a small piece of duct tape or piece of sticker on the USB symbol side so you know every time that's the side that should be facing up... :D


  2. Dark One

    Dark One Android Expert

    You just changed my life dude
  3. giantpune

    giantpune Android Enthusiast

    lmfao. Did you really need 5 pictures to say "put something on one side of if so you can tell them apart easier"? Also, the tape falls off after a while. Nail polish has worked pretty well for me in the past.
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  4. Zx5

    Zx5 Member
    Thread Starter

    The thing is, I went a whole two months of holding the cable up to the light, repeatedly putting it in the wrong way, etc.

    So, I'm sure someone else can benefit from my post.

    As for the illustration; if I just said something like "put tape on the USB side" - not everybody out there is going to catch onto to what I am saying.

    Yes, it is simple - but the pictures clearly show what to do.
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  5. RealFastOne

    RealFastOne Well-Known Member

    I have an old bottle of white-out I use to "paint" the sides to mark them. I also mark the side of the charger base where the corresponding USB jack plugs into.

    Sorry, no pics...
  6. Budd921

    Budd921 Lurker

    I just look at the pin. the side with with the zig zag/puzzle piece design is the screen side. Super easy and it never wears off.
  7. landonh12

    landonh12 Android Enthusiast

    Hey go, could you hack up a lightning connector for our phone? That'd fix this. Lol
  8. DsyMnapTic

    DsyMnapTic Android Expert

    I also read the directions on how to squeeze toothpaste from a tube, let alone unscrew the cap and peel the little aluminum piece off......jeez why do things have to be so complex these days.

    Oh and don't forget about the Kool aid kool bursts, twist cap off gently now.
  9. Zx5

    Zx5 Member
    Thread Starter

    Just because you're aware of this or figured it out yourself, doesn't mean that everyone else reading this forum has. Sometimes the simple things need to be pointed out/reminded to others.

    If you already know this, move on - no need to post your sarcasm.
    Murf1 likes this.
  10. BrentR79

    BrentR79 Lurker

    My fix,...... silver Sharpie.

LG Optimus Elite Forum

The LG Optimus Elite release date was May 2012. Features and Specs include a 3.5" inch screen, 5MP camera, 512GB RAM, Snapdragon S2 processor, and 1520mAh battery.

May 2012
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