DIY Micro USB to PDMI adapter

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By sanyokt4j, Senior Member on 26th February 2012, 10:16 PM
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I just wanted to share what I'd done for my streak in order to quit carrying a cable around everywhere. This is just a quick outline of what I did and supplies I used to make it.

Disclaimer:I am in no way responsible for your warranty getting void, phone blowing up starting ww3 or any other faults that may be the result of attempting this

Parts list:
1x streak usb cable

1x micro usb to mini usb adapter

1x old dvd case

5 minute epoxy

small piece of carbon fiber vinyl

what to do:

-cut micro usb out of its rubber/plastic shell

-desolder all the wires

-cut the streak cable close to pdmi connector

-refer to this site for usb diagram, make sure to note that there's one pin that gets skipped over on the micro usb adapter

-solder wires accordingly refer to my pictures if you get lost (the pdmi cable comes with all the wires correctly color coded)

-plug into streak and see if it works

-if everything works proceed to make a plastic shell for it out of dvd case

-use a little bit of epoxy to mount everything and keep it from sliding around

end result should look something like this
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23rd March 2013, 03:36 AM |#2  
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Hi I'm not trying to negate the value of your guide in any way. I think a permanent mod to a compatible connection makes a lot of sense, especially if one never plans on using a Dell Streak 7 dock. However, if you're not that motivated and or aren't willing to brick your device this is a great $8 solution:
23rd March 2013, 09:20 PM |#3  
The cable you linked to wouldn't work, because the jack on the non-PDMI end is a USB A female connector, which accepts the end of the USB cable (USB A male) that normally plugs into the laptop or PC itself. To make it as useful as the DIY adapter the OP mentioned would require you to dismantle the host adapter and replace the USB A female jack with a MicroUSB B female jack.
12th February 2015, 11:08 PM |#4  
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PDMI connector to mini usb connector
Hello man. My name is Mario. I come from Italy. I'm a psychologist,but on the spare time I like to play with linux & mobile & tablet & technology in general. I was searching for a OTG adapter that was able to recharge my nexus 10 and at the same time that accepts an external sd card and someone has suggests this to me :

eKit 4 in 1 Data Sync Connection Kit For Samsung Galaxy Tab 2 10.1 & Note 10.1

you can read the full story here :

the problem is that I haven't read very well what he says and I haven't understood that it is not good for the nexus 10. For this reason I have tried to search a way to convert the PDMI connector to a mini usb connector and I have found this thread. I would like to ask you if I can make the same thing that you have done and if you can tell me which electric modification I have to make to the board of this connector to convert it as a mini usb connector. Thanks.
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