That mini usb connector port on your camera, external hard drive, music player may allow your devices to be small and hip-looking, but they seriously lack the structural rigity of their pretecessors (RS-232, Parallel) The following is a quick fix guide to solve this problem.
What do you Need?
– device thats got a broken port
– spare male usb connector / cable
– Hot glue
– 22 gage wire
Fortunatley, USB only consists of 4 wires: 5V, Ground, Data +, Data -. simply trace out a ground plane and 5v plane and your halfway done. The USB data lines follow sequentially from 5v, Data +, Data- Ground.
Determine what type of connector you want to replace it with. [do you want to put in another type of connector, the same one, or directly solder in a USB cable.
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