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Discussion in 'Troubleshooting and Repair' started by yak, Jul 19, 2012.

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  1. yak

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    Hi all,

    I'm trying to repair a USB connector that's soldered onto a board on my Countor HD camera.
    It looks identical to this one except it's male with 5 pins. I'm having no luck searching for a male version. If anyone can point me in the right direction, I'd much appreciate it.

    Thx, Jack
     
  2. CocaCola

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  3. yak

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  4. CocaCola

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    It can't be the same if it's a male plug, it can't have pins underneath nor can it have pins on the corners as those pins would prevent it form sliding into the female socket... If it's a male plug the pins and any mounting will be on the tail end, leaving the entire male body part able to slide into the female socket just like the ones in the auction I linked on Ebay...

    You have either misidentified it as a male mini USB or your are not describing it properly... Also as I have stated mounting layout varies by manufactures, not having that information hinders identification... An actual picture would certainly help, in both regards...
     
  5. yak

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    Sorry I only have iPhone photos:

    Here's a picture showing the 4 corners of the housing soldered to the circuit board.

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    here's the bottom showing the two black plastic pins seated in the holes in the circuit board.

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    Here's a picture showing 4 of the 5 pins

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  6. CocaCola

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    Um, that is not a male plug, it's a female socket just like you linked to your first post...
     
  7. yak

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    I just checked the broken socket. What had me confused is the socket I have has 5 pins sticking out (hence my referring to it as male) while the picture seems to have a plastic housing to hold the pins in place, which to me made it look like 5 holes.

    Thanks.
     
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