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I am trying to swap cables from my FK1 to my G303. The problem is the Zowie uses the standard pin locations but Logitech uses an in-house design so their cables aren't compatible with anything but their mice.

However I hate braided cables and the FK1 has a fantasticly flexible cable that I want to use.

Here is a picture of the two cables. Zowie on the right and Logitech G400 on the left.
http://imgur.com/tcD95p7

How can I solder my Zowie cable to be like the G400 cable pins?
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post #2 of 6
they're in different position but the colors should match each other, I mean that Green is Green and red is red and so on;

what do you have at the other end? a normal usb 2.0 connector?? if so, then with a multi meter check for continuity from red cable to the other end, and so on so you can write a diagram of colors...
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Originally Posted by christoph View Post

they're in different position but the colors should match each other, I mean that Green is Green and red is red and so on;

what do you have at the other end? a normal usb 2.0 connector?? if so, then with a multi meter check for continuity from red cable to the other end, and so on so you can write a diagram of colors...

They do have the same colors but all cables are in the wrong location. Essentially I need to resolder a whole new internal pin connector on the end but I don't know how to do it. The other end of the cable is USB 2.0.

Not sure what else you are trying to say.
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can't you just take out the pins and place them in the other connector?? or just solder the cables to the heather directly in the device just write down the color order
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by christoph View Post

can't you just take out the pins and place them in the other connector?? or just solder the cables to the heather directly in the device just write down the color order

Yes I can. Thank you I did not know that. I will just swap the little cables on the end. Would you happen to know if the ground wires need to be in the same orientation or does it not matter?
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post #6 of 6
the ground ones don't need to be in order, those are common cables, they are the same
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