Originally Posted by Goatshocker
No, the pins used for charging is not in use on the adapter.
You can quite easily fix your cable though, if the 40-pin connector is still intact. Its just 4 (ok, 5 actually) wires.
If its only part of the cable thats broken, you can just cut the cable and then cut a USB3 cable and solder them together. red to red, black to black, white to white etc... the 2nd red wire is supposed to be attached to pin7 of the usb3 cable. I dont know the color of that though.
Welll...Tbh I'm not so sure I want to take the knife to an USB 3.0 cable....
If you look at the attached pics of the (damaged) connector you'll see the Red & Orange cable (still) soldered to Pin 1, the Shielding was (seemingly) connected to Pin 4, while on the other side (the "top" of the connector -- see 2nd pic) i have the Yellow Wire... well, not sure where ...Shielding ? Also, unclear where this yellow wire goes..
Anyway. My "problem" is that
1) Bought the USB adapter in vein (stupid, $45 mistake). Anyway, lesson learned.
2) I still isn't clear to me on what wire has to go where on the USB 3.0 side and I don't really want to take risks in frying any part (the tablet or the wall wart...)
Thanks anyway. Still looking for alternatives / safe way to reconnect this...