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Does this last wire on the USB header matter its the one all the way to the right with the exposed wire coming out of it

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That's the shield ground. It's not necessary for the USB to work, but serves to ensure signal integrity and reduce EMI on longer cable runs.
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so i can take it out?
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Originally Posted by radodrill View Post
It's not necessary for the USB to work, but serves to ensure signal integrity and reduce EMI on longer cable runs.
^^This. I don't know why you'd want to, but yes. You can take it out.
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I personally would make sure all the USB cables are properly shielded.
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