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If I wanted to wire a USB cable onto a thumb drive, replacing the original plug, how hard would that be?


I'm going to be case modding whatever stick I get my hands on, and the place it is going is predicted to be limited. I'm going to strip the case off, and I was hoping to wire a cable in the place of the built in plug to cut down on the space needed inside the new case. If this is going to work, I plan to post it, so I'm hoping for a green light here.

Burf6 years ago
Shouldn't be a problem if you can solder. Desolder the plug on the flash drive and solder the cable into the proper points on the board.
orksecurity6 years ago
Or just get an el-cheapo USB hub ($10 or so), plug its cable into the PC, plug the thumb drive into that. (I think it's possible to get USB extension cables too, but they're probably not significantly cheaper than a hub these days.)
NaesDraw (author)  orksecurity6 years ago
Well. The point is to have the USB stick in the new object, and just sticking the extension on is going to add extra bulk in a place that won't fit it.
lemonie6 years ago
Fairly easily done really. But be very careful not to damage anything. L