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Old 08-02-2007, 10:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Need help indentifying and finding a solution to convert this USB wire.

I recently bought a small keyboard for my laptop. It is one of those retractable USB wire connection that goes from the keyboard to the laptop. However, it has such a weird USB wire head that is not like the common ones we see today. It is neither USB mini A or B and I am having a hard time finding a solution to convert it to a regular USB A head so I can use it. Does anybody know what it is and know any solutions to convert it to a regular USB A head? Thanks.

Here are the photos for it:

Output to laptop or PC:
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/2...ture006ga6.jpg

Input to the keyboard:
http://img527.imageshack.us/img527/4...ture014ab1.jpg
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:38 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Need help indentifying and finding a solution to convert this USB wire.

It is a Targus foldable keyboard; however, the USB wire is a retractable wire supplied by ASUS.
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Old 08-03-2007, 01:40 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The head is Mini USB. That connector is used for PDA's and smartphones... I don't know why they need it for the keyboard, maybe PDA's use keyboards now, I don't know. Anyway, finding the connector will be very difficult, I am sure not immpossible, but not easy. If you can, I recommend returning it for a different one...

Just found something here: Universal Serial Bus - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Read up, even shows the picture.
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Maybe that'll help
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Default Re: Need help indentifying and finding a solution to convert this USB wire.

Could this be a solution?

Newegg.com - SYBA CL-USB-5EN1 5-in-1 USB Adapter - Retail
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Old 08-03-2007, 11:47 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Yes, that will solve your problem.
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