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While I am glad to see digital cameras, cell phones, MP3 players and other portables are getting tinier and tinier, their designers forgot one simple ...
First, cut this HandSpring Treo cable (about $7 on eBay) like this: leave 1 in at each ends and cut off the cover by .5 in. Also cut off a 1.5 in hea...
Cut the wire tips like this: the longest one at the left side is the shortest one at the right side, vice versa. This way, the to-be-soldered contact...
Now solder these ends: red to red, green to green, etc. Solder properly.
Use a electric tape wrap the naked wires and prepare the shielding tips like this.
Solder the shielding tips well, so it is hard to break this short cable even you stretch it hard.
Now move the heat shrink tube to the middle and heat it with a heat gun. Looks rugged and decent, does it?
I did this to all my cables, including one for my Canon camera and a standard A-to-mini USB for my Odessey 1000 MP3 player. Add a Zip*Linq A-to-A ret...
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