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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by chaos4001, Apr 30, 2006.

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  1. chaos4001

    chaos4001 Thread Starter

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    Ok, I have a USB extension cable-- but, irony ahoy, it's too short. Can I cut in half and then splice it to make it longer-- and will just any old wire work for this?

    And if so, I have another question- if I have two USB A to B cables can i cut them both and half and combine the parts to make a USB A to A cable? Like if I wanted to put both ends of into seperate USB ports?

    Thanks!
     
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    I wouldn't do the first, the cables need to sheilded properly or there'll be corruption.

    The second will destroy the USB controllers on both computers. USB cables carry power and for data transfer there needs to be a buffer for the data.

    USB cables can be bought at very low prices.
     
  3. chaos4001

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    A buffer like the big ball on both ends of the one cable? could I splice that into the whoke connection to make it work?

    It's more "proof of concept" than "ease of buying a cable".
     
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    No...
     
  5. chaos4001

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    Ok, thanks anyway.
     
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