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USB cable for smart TV

Can I use a USB cable to connect my laptop to a Panasonic smart TV? The cable would need to be about 15 feet long.
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1answer
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will any usb extension cord work with usb3?

I know that with 1gbit ethernet 100mbit ethernet cables won't work. You have to use cables designed for 1gbit. What about with USB3? If I have a ten year old USB extension cable (ie. one that was ...
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Cannot Connect Samsung Galaxy Y Duos to Laptop via USB Cable

While I am connecting my phone to my laptop neither the laptop nor the phone can detect each other. By not recognizing I want to mean nothing happens after connecting. It seems that I have not ...
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2answers
78 views

Can a Type A to Type A USB Cable Really be USB 2.0 Only?

I've been looking at USB extension cables recently (type A male to type A female), however I've been surprised by the number of cables describing themselves as USB 2.0 or even USB 2.0 only. However, ...
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2answers
292 views

Long USB cable device not recognised

Hello i have a cable which have 4 cables inside. I attached a female USB port o the one side and the other is connected to my PC. The problem is that the cable is more than 5 meters and my PC does not ...
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1answer
241 views

What 10m USB extension cable can I use for a USB display?

The Lenovo LT1421 is a 14 inch monitor that can be connected using a USB B mini to USB A cable. It is shipped with a 1.8 meter cable which is too short for my purpose. USB is limited to 5 meter, but ...
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1answer
227 views

Am I using an incorrect USB cable with my external HD?

I recently had to replace the caddy for my external HD. I was successfully using a 5m USB mini to USB A cable to transfer data between the HD and my laptop (Win 7 64). The new caddy has a USB A ...
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1answer
626 views

Triple-ended USB cables

I was reorganizing my desks and found two different triple-ended USB cables. I don't know their origin or purpose. I have never seen triple-ended USB cables before. What are they used for?
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Why are there no Micro USB to Micro USB cables?

Well, it's not like there are not. I found only 1 website selling micro usb to micro usb cables. But it seems they solder them themselves. So why it is so difficult to get them?
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2answers
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Do i need to connect both usb cables?

I have a transcend 1 TB external drive (usb 2); It has two usb cables but also works if i connect the thicker one. Do i need to connect both for it to work properly or prevent damage or something?
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1answer
253 views

Short USB cables not charging?

I find this a strange problem but I can't find anything online about it. Recently I purchased a few short USB cables (20-30cm), to use in my car's USB connector to charge my phone. Strangely an ...
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2answers
179 views

Strange USB cable behaviour, is something wrong with my computer?

Today I bought a micro USB cable for my Nokia Asha 311. It worked fine for some hours, but now the mobile shows as plugged in but it isn't. Now I can see this in my computer's settings: Can ...
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2k views

Is it possible to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer for use with an ethernet adapter?

I want to convert a USB Type B receptacle on a printer to an ethernet adapter. I know they make USB Type A to ethernet adapters. But I don't see USB Type B to ethernet adapters. USB Type B is ...
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6answers
11k views

Can I safely connect the power-only-end of a USB-Y cable to an other power source?

If the host computer for an USB device doesn't provide enough power for a device which has no dedicated power port, can I connect the power-only-plug of a Y-USB-cable to an other computer, an ...
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3answers
14k views

Why isn't my phone charging with some micro usb cables? [closed]

I ordered 3 microUSB cables over ebay. My phone was at about 50% battery and I wanted to use it as a hot spot for some browsing on my laptop, so I plugged it in, a charging icon appeared on the ...
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1answer
104 views

USB cable for certain device? [closed]

I have a device (camera) which needs 8-pin USB cable. I looked with Google and found "8-pin USB cable for camera xxxx model xxxx". Do I need to buy this certain cable? Or is any 8-pin USB cable fine? ...
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3answers
572 views

Is USB extender/repeater needed for more than 16 ft cable to simply charge an iPad?

The power outlet where I charge my iPad is more than 16 ft away. I noticed there are two type of USB extension you can get, a regular one and a repeater/extender. Do I need a repeater/extender if I am ...
2
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2answers
653 views

USB cable is not recognized on Windows Vista but works on Ubuntu

I purchased a new USB cable here and for some reason it works on my Ubuntu laptop, but does not with my Windows Vista computer when I attach my EPSON CX8400 printer. I previously used another cable ...
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1answer
1k views

Can you help me identify this USB cable?

This cable has USB on one end and an ethernet-like connector on the other. The print on the cable reads: USB 2.0 Shielded High Speed USB 28 1P 26 2C E52534 D AWM I want to know the purpose of ...
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1answer
2k views

How can I get or make a USB to SATA-power cable?

I have a 2.5 inch SATA SSD that I want to power from an internal USB port. The SSD requires 5 volts, so I see this as being possible. I already have the data connection for the SSD, I just need to ...
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1answer
1k views

Does anyone understand why the G700 mouse charging cable must not be extended?

[Its manual suggests to not use the extension (which is aimed for the receiver) when charging the mouse.] I wonder why that is. Here is a photo of it. You can also find plenty of them on the ...
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4answers
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How can you tell a USB cable version?

Here is a question a student asked me in one of my A+ certification classes: How can you tell a USB cable version? I honestly dont know the answer, I cant find one either. USB cables are rated for ...
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2answers
466 views

Could I make my own USB Type A/A cable?

Can I take two USB 2.0 cables, take the end that doesn't plug into the computer (the "receptacle" or "Type B" one), cut it off, then re-attach the two cables, so I can plug both ends to my ...
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2answers
1k views

Can the length of the USB cable be the cause of a non-working external hard drive?

I have this old external hard drive, 80 GB, nothing too fancy, that is powered entirely by USB. The problem is that it keeps disconnecting itself. I remember that I tested it with a short cable (15 ...
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3answers
1k views

How to connect old HP printer over USB

I have an old HP printer which I had connected to my old PC. The printer has a 36 pin connecter and I used a cable to connect that to a 25 pin parallel port on my old PC. The 36 pin port on the ...
3
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2answers
768 views

Why do USB A and B cables have different contacts?

Why do type A and B USB cables have 4 contacts and most mini and micro have 5? Do the cables actually have 5 wires for mini and micro? All the mini cables I have have 4 terminals on the A end and 5 ...
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3answers
2k views

What is the bigger cylindrical part found at the end of USB cables but also some laptop PSU cables? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: What is that cylinder on cables? What's this part?
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4answers
10k views

How can I guess if a USB cable will power my devices?

I've had problems with one long (4 meter) USB Mini-B to USB Type-A cable not being able to boot a 2.5'' external hard disc due to not supplying enough current. On top of that, the cable used a Type-A ...
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2answers
405 views

Cable modem not working with USB, but works fine with Ethernet

I just got cable internet with a cable modem. The guy hooked it up with the ethernet cord, and it works fine, but when I try to use USB with it, it doesn't connect to the internet. I've gone through ...
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2answers
118 views

USB stops after hibernation/sleep

The plot is quite simple. Got a Razer mouse. If I plug it in, it works. After a shutdown/hibernation, I have to replug it entirely at the back of the PC. (It works in my laptop even after several ...
2
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1answer
906 views

The cable of my USB port hub is too short - what to do?

I just bought a new USB port hub "MSY USB 2.0 4-port hub". It has two inputs: A small USB entrance input for external power (?) The problem is that the cable that comes with the hub (small USB on ...
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5answers
3k views

Are USB cables device specific?

I have a dozen or so USB or USB to mini-USB cables lying around. It's annoying keeping track of what goes to what. Are they interchangeable or are they device specific? Does it change the answer if ...
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6answers
6k views

Why does my USB cable have an extra red plug?

My girlfriend just got a new ebook reader — a jetbook — that came with an unusual USB cable. One end is a regular USB mini B head, but the other end has two plugs. Both are USB non-mini ...
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2answers
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Maximum length of a USB Cable?

I want to use a very long USB cable to place a webcam in a different room. The maximum length that I found was five meters. What is the maximum length of a USB cable? What is the maximum length ...