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If anyone has a Dollar Tree near them, they have some cheap little micro usb charging/data docks for $1.00. I bought 6 just to see how they did. For $6.00, I had to. After getting them home, I took one apart to check it out, and was happy to see that the wire connection point to the micro usb pins were bare and unshielded. I have a big supply of resistors around, so I soldered two 150k ohm resistors inline to pin 4 and 5. Reassembled the dock, and voila, a usb jig dock for $1.00.

Just thought anyone near a Dollar Tree might want to take advantage of these little things for the price. You might not need a jig, but they seem to charge pretty well and connect to the pc without any issue.





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Nice find, I've seen those at my Dollar Tree I'll definitely be grabbing myself a few... and conveniently I can pick up some more resistors at Radio Shack in the same plaza.
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I thought Dollar Trees wouldn't exist in my city, but apparently there's one in Harlem. Anyway, I actually already have a USB Jig I bought for a Samsung Captivate, but it doesn't seem to do anything for my GS4. But the thing is when I search ebay, a bunch of USB jigs they sell seem to include almost all the Galaxy phones, so I'm confused. Are there ones that are backwards compatible but not forwards compatible?
 
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The one I have works on my GS2 i727, GS3 i747 and GS4 i337. It is just 300k resistance between pin 4 and 5.

I also have another one I made, but it is stick style. Made the one from a dock just because it was cheap and kinda cool.


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I actually bought on of these just as a dock... Neat to know we can make a jig out of them too! Thanks for the information! Also I was surprised to see bumper cases at dollar tree for the s4.

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And there it is next to the old s2 running shostock3

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