Hello, I’m looking to get a new USB to mp3 player cable for my sansa fuze. I bought it in the US and when I came over I seem to have lost it.
Specifically, this… amazon.com/Durable-Flexible- … =pd_cp_e_3
Maybe I’m just a little whiny, not wanting to wait the 3 months it would probably take to order one shipped from the United States… The annoying part is, I know they have to be here in Taipei, I just can’t read Chinese! Hence, this annoying ad which probably tells me exatly where/how to get one. taiwan.cnet.com/review/mediaplay … 954,00.htm
Again… I don’t want the whole package, just the USB charging cable.
I probably should buckle down and buy a new mp3 player, but I like this one for sentimental reasons.
You may have luck simply going to the Guanghua Digital Plaza (or better yet the basement stores across the street, see here: viewtopic.php?f=7&t=89435&start=0 ) with your mp3 player and simply pointing to the charge port of the device.
What size is it? If it’s on good nick and the 8GB model I might give you something for it, since I have a cable
And as I use my e270, it’s not as if I’m going to part with my cable so…
The connector is very similar to what Apple use, but it’s not the same, so an Apple cable won’t work.
The Apple and SanDisk cables are not the same, you can’t physically fit the Apple connector into a SanDisk device as the two are “keyed” differently with the SanDisk connector being shifted 1mm to the side.
It’s likely that the Dealextreme cables are actually Apple spec and not SanDisk spec. And yes, the SanDisk cable has several additional pins in it, although I’m not sure if most of them are connected.
if they are physically the same, but pinned out differently, then you can get the iPod/Phone/Pad USB cables for a few 100 NT at the stores across from guanghua. as long as the thing can charge without and activity on the data lines, then it’s just a matter of either moving two or less pins or cutting the wire in half and rearranging two wires.
Gah, the connectors are keyed differently, it’s just not possible to insert the wrong cable in the wrong device as it doesn’t fit even though the two look very similar. Also, the iPod USB cable only has a few pins in it while the SanDisk one has a full set of pins.
Sorry, but it’s just not going to work.
Yeah, sad to say, I actually had already tried the ipod connector. It looked the right size. It wouldn’t really plug in right, I had to kinda force it in (bad idea probably!). When it was completely in, the computer didn’t pop up with a USB connection and it wasn’t charging up. A pity! I wish I knew enough Chinese to register on that site (or how to even write my address), but right now I’m thinking it’s easiest to just go ahead and spend the $1000 NT to buy a kinda crappy mp3 player.