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Old 11-19-2011, 04:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Got a question.

Recently I bought a MP3 player at a dirt cheap bargain...only problem is it needs a mini USB cable which I cannot find anywhere. I did manage to find a similar cable which slightly modified does fit into the player's port, but when I plug it into PC the devices do not detect each other...my question.

How do I figure out which pin of the device's USB goes to which pin of the USB port on PC so I can modify this cable to work with the player. Can it be done with a multimeter or will I need something more complex like an scope?

thank you in advance,
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Like this? For only $1.17 each when QTY 50+ purchased - 6ft USB 2.0 A Male to Micro 5pin Male 28/24AWG Cable w/ Ferrite Core (Gold Plated) - WHITE | USB 2.0 Cables - Micro-B Type
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Old 11-19-2011, 05:53 PM   #3 (permalink)
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No that's not it.

from the info I've learned it's a mini USB cable V1.1.

And the model is Mpio FL100.
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USB 1.1 is just the classification, as USB 2.0 and USB 3. You most likely just need a normal mini-USB cable a I posted.
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No sir, it's not a standard mini USB cable, I've looked around many electronics stores and no one has anything like it other than the one I had to slightly modify to make it fit...still the wiring is incompatible...that or the USB port is damaged.
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Then you bought a piece of crap. :P

If it uses propietary parts, it is totally not worth the hassle. The least you can do is use a SD card in it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 03:38 AM   #7 (permalink)
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Thanks for the support!! 5 bucks ain't that bad...Can always still use it for FM receiver and voice recorder if all else fails.
I'll figure it out eventually, it's just 4 **** wires! Just want to go carefully about it and not fry the player or my PC. Unless mentioned before it's already damaged.
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Maybe this will help a bit: MPIO - Portable Flash and Hard Drive MP3 Players . Although the site has some broken pages.

Does it not recognize it at all or does it not install drivers?
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