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Problem with usb wires color: white, light-grey, blue, green; which is what? I need to attach it with a red, black, green white cable.

What is the combination?

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Time to pull out your multimeter and databooks... –  Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams Nov 25 '10 at 19:59
what are these things? I'm not a technician :s –  Totty.js Nov 25 '10 at 20:00
you don't have another end of secondary cable so you can't get pinout out from connector? –  kagali-san Nov 26 '10 at 1:50

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There is no "always right" answer. They have to be checked. If you don't know what a multimeter is, you probably need help from someone more knowledgeable.

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This page seems to have the information you require, but the first set of colours do not make up a set of the four different wires, you seem to be missing at least a ground. When there are non-standard colours floating about I would be very wary of connecting them up without finding out from the manufacturer what colour they are using for what.

Colour:RED, ORANGE - Connect to: POWER, VCC, SVCC, +5V

Colour: WHITE, YELLOW - Connect to: P-, DATA-, SBD-

Colour: GREEN, GREY - Connect to: P+, DATA+, SBD+

Colour: BLACK, BLUE, BROWN - Connect to: GROUND, GRND, GND

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Now I made some mistakes in wiring wrongly. Then I attached my xbox controller s, and I wanted to know if I can broke it if I mix the wires? –  Totty.js Nov 27 '10 at 13:50
Using a multimeter RED=ORANGE and WHITE=YELLOW on a mini usb cable I was splicing to a pc fan. –  scottyab Nov 27 '14 at 9:34

What if I have Brown and Blue, no red nor black, plus a separate shield wire (which is grounded, of course.) Of course my multimeter is fritzing, beeping continuity in mid-air.

Stupid Fellowes mouse, I should have kept it when I cut the wire...

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