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I have no idea how to go about this, I have a soldering iron, but is there a place I could take it to who would do a good job? Or anyone on here?

The USB connector itself got stepped on and bent to a ninety degree angle and it just wouldn't work so I snipped it off thinking it would be trivial to solder a new one on, I can't even find a place that sells USB connectors one at a time.

Anyone ever had a problem like this?
post #2 of 8
If you are talking about the USB connector on the cable, you can just purchase cheap USB cable and splice them together. I recently did this with a bad mouse cable.
 
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Originally Posted by Imrac View Post

If you are talking about the USB connector on the cable, you can just purchase cheap USB cable and splice them together. I recently did this with a bad mouse cable.

Is that going to make a good enough connection? Will I experience ghosting or anything like that?
post #4 of 8
Shouldn't have a problem.

I would recommend stripping each cable back about 2 inches, then stagger each wire splice (So you don't have a large lump of electrical tape).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZUi7BOmkaUM << Take a look at the first few minutes of the video. Good way of doing it.
 
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post #5 of 8
just make a detachable one while you're at it.
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Thanks for the advice, I am back in action with my beloved Choc Mini featuring a removable cable!

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post #7 of 8
congrats!
post #8 of 8
Thats not a bad mod. When I got my first keyboard with detachable cable I didn't like it. But I have since learned that its nice to be able to switch between keyboards easily without unplugging the whole usb cable. Too bad when I bust out the filco I have to take out the whole cord.
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