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i have a logitech dual analog controller that i think my kids have fudged the cord on. if i take this apart to replace the usb cable will the colors of the wires be same or at least comparable? the controller was 20 bucks at wal mart a long time ago but i would much rater fix this one then buy a new one.

any help appreciated. ty
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i have a logitech dual analog controller that i think my kids have fudged the cord on. if i take this apart to replace the usb cable will the colors of the wires be same or at least comparable? the controller was 20 bucks at wal mart a long time ago but i would much rater fix this one then buy a new one.

any help appreciated. ty
when in doubt, ohm it out.

you can get a cheap multimeter at Sears or Harbor Freight. if it is anything like Cat-5 cable, every manufacturer could be implementing their own "standard colors"
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yeh im pretty dumb when it comes to stuff like that. even when i was into car audio i stuck to what i knew about ohms which wasnt much. guess i could skin back a little of each and see. as of now the controller is trash anyways and i have a spare usb extender or 2 so i guess it couldnt hurt to try?!?!

would you guys suggest trying to re solder all the points to the board or just splicing inside the controller case be suffecient?
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it depends where the fault is. if the cable became disconnected from the board (cracked solder joint), I would just reflow the joints and retest the controller.

to ohm out the cable, simply put the meter on ohms (resistance) or the diode setting which beeps when there is continuity, and trace the soldered (or if it is a connector) ends on the controller side to the usb side... assuming all are a 1-1 connection, you will at least know if there is damage to the cable.

do you know specifically what has been "fudged" on the cord?
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