Author Options:

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

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.



Best Answer 8 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.

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.)

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.

Fairly easily done really. But be very careful not to damage anything. L