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confused about USB cable

8th December 2011, 04:09 AM |#1  
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it seems that some people on the forum say they have a standard micro USB connector on the Flyer??? and most of the ebay sellers list standard micro usb products for the HTC Flyer

MY connection is a proprietary one - it looks like a micro usb but has a 'step' in it

like this one...zoom in on the picture
http://www.expansys.com.au/htc-flyer...-white-209995/

wtf is going on?
 
 
8th December 2011, 04:34 AM |#2  
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Try it, you will like it, except for charging.............
8th December 2011, 04:44 AM |#3  
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try what? what will i like? what about the charging?
8th December 2011, 04:46 AM |#4  
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off the shelf micro usb works fine.
The proprietary style is only for charging
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8th December 2011, 05:03 AM |#5  
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If u have a micro usb cable then u have to put it in the opposite way. Like this

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8th December 2011, 01:30 PM |#6  
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It's a generic micro USB connection. The extra's is just that, extra. And not mandatory. I read somewhere (could be here, could be somewhere else) that they made the different connector so you wouldn't use the charger on a device that can't handle the power. But you can use any micro USB cable to connect the device to your PC. And you can even use any micro USB charger, but you'll need a lot of patience as it'll take a long, long time!
8th December 2011, 05:21 PM |#7  
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While you can use a standard micro USB cable, I have heard it would be better to use the HTC one because it will stay in better. I have used a standard one just fine, but the HTC one does hold in better IMO.
8th December 2011, 08:54 PM |#8  
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Originally Posted by vj092887

If u have a micro usb cable then u have to put it in the opposite way. Like this

Its both proprietary AND standard. As vj092887 said, you insert the micro-USB male plug "upside-down" from how you would on most HTC devices. And it plugs into the "bottom half" of the jack. All this is in respect to the tablet laying flat, with the screen facing up.

If you use the included charger or sync cable, it takes up the "whole" jack. Sync doesn't really make a difference. But the included charger is much faster than standard HTC Micro-USB chargers.
8th December 2011, 10:52 PM |#9  
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jeebus on a swizzle stick, only after reading this did i actually shove a standard micro usb into it and i'll be damned.....

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jeebus on a swizzle stick, only after reading this did i actually shove a standard micro usb into it and i'll be damned.....

thanks guys

Shortly after I got my Flyer, I was at work and wanted to connect it to my laptop. And realized I had left my (HTC) cable at home, sticking in my PC there. I was also kind of disappointed as I had bought the flyer specifically because you could use a micro USB cable!

So, I thought, well, why not try it and see if it fits. And as I generally always first try to stick a cable in upside down (don't ask me why, even if I think about it, I'll try it upside down first ), I got lucky this time and found it fitted
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