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Topic # 185172 12-Nov-2015 15:15
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Need urgently in Auckland Garmin mini-usb car charger cable (charger could be dead - do no care)
I am after that mini USB plug only. Our charger is still working bit mini-usb plug disintegrated beyond repair. I will re-solder if I have either Garmin's plug with a 10 cm cable or dismountable mini-usb plug which has pins ##1, 4 & 5.

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  Reply # 1426965 12-Nov-2015 15:15
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  Reply # 1426988 12-Nov-2015 15:34
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The link below suggests to me that you can use any USB-Mini cable if you have or can get an appropriate sized resistor:
 http://pinoutsguide.com/GPS/garmin_nuvi_power_pinout.shtml  

We have spare USB-Mini cables here in west Auckland that you could pick up if you do not have one to chop up, but might be cheaper to go to a local computer store rather than driving over here.

I thought I had a 5m USB Mini cable that might be useful for you so you could solder into the charger rather than have a mid-cable join, but can't seem to find it.  Might have given it away in a previous clearout of old unused cables.  They are available from our cable wholesaler still.

Also:  We have a couple of Dell Optiplex 755 and HP dc7700 SFF sized cases if you happen to want any more.  They are sitting in our junk pile and will stay there for another couple of months so no hurry if you did happen to want them.  We will be collecting a few more in the next few weeks.




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  Reply # 1426998 12-Nov-2015 15:55
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Dynamic: The link below suggests to me that you can use any USB-Mini cable if you have or can get an appropriate sized resistor:.....
Also:  We have a couple of Dell Optiplex 755 and HP dc7700 SFF

Hi,
Thank you.
I will definitely take both cases. I will show you what I did with one of Optiplex ones - cut it, made new face plate, painted and gave it a completely new look and life with new guts inside :). It is now all black and I am experimenting with what labels will look cool on black.

As for mini USB - resistor 17.4Kohm (SMD type 24C) is molded inside the broken plug (plug beyond repair). I have hips of mini usb cables - quick dismantle of few including old PDA showed that pin #4 is cut off :-( - nothing to solder resistor to ...
Garmin Engineer who designed that solution will be remembered forever :-(

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  Reply # 1427037 12-Nov-2015 16:48
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I have a working Garmin and charger (bought but never used). I am trying to get rid of it. 







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  Reply # 1427105 12-Nov-2015 18:55
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nakedmolerat: I have a working Garmin and charger (bought but never used). I am trying to get rid of it. 

Suggest sell it on Trademe unless you are giving it away... I am just after small cable which someone perhaps has after their Garmin had died.




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  Reply # 1427181 12-Nov-2015 21:05
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OK, Sorted - cut 4 donor mini-USB cables. In 3 - pin #4 was cut out or not present at all. In one 0.5 mm tail on pin 4 was enough to solder to it. All up and running. Know-how can do...
Use 17.4KOhm resistor between Pin #4 and GND. I used original one (SDM, marked 24C) from Garmin cable.

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  Reply # 1427193 12-Nov-2015 21:24
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Picture of the project?



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  Reply # 1427462 13-Nov-2015 11:42
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joker97: Picture of the project?
I would love to, but my SLR Nikon does not do close-ups (no macro on those lenses).

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  Reply # 1427483 13-Nov-2015 12:14
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RUKI:
joker97: Picture of the project?
I would love to, but my SLR Nikon does not do close-ups (no macro on those lenses).


Phone cam? Most do kinda-macro shots




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  Reply # 1428125 14-Nov-2015 19:24
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jevvv:
RUKI:
joker97: Picture of the project?
I would love to, but my SLR Nikon does not do close-ups (no macro on those lenses).


Phone cam? Most do kinda-macro shots

Well aware of that. e.g. take the lens from DVD writer and attach to iphone or similar cam and you have a macro camera. Saw it in action on other person's phone.
The issue is - I do not use modern phones (my mobile is ~10 y.o.).
But if one wants CD/DVD units from PCs to take apart for those lenses - I have plenty to give away...

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