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Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by Black Panther, Jun 8, 2010.

  1. Black Panther

    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    I've googled, got no results.

    It looks like a USB-B but it's much smaller and from the inside it is different.

    Also a USB mini-B is like 1mm wider than it :wtf:.

    If it might help, it's the USB video out of an Olympus E330 DSLR camera.
    According to various specs I found online, it should be a USB mini-B (and I bought the mini-B cable from ebay :rolleyes: only to find it much too wide and not high enough to fit) :ohwell:
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    The part # of the cable you need is: CB-USB6
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    There is also a micro-A/B.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    OK I'm thinking the seller here made some mistake.

    I bought this item, it says "USB-A to Mini-B 12-Pin Custom".

    The picture of the seller looks exactly like it fits in my camera's socket.

    Here's a better larger picture:
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    Now the USB I received doesn't look like that at all, but like this:
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    Is it possible there are 2 types of mini-B :confused:
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    erocker Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Perhaps it's an Olympus specific thing?
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    I don't think he even sent you a 12 pin cable. Definitely contact the seller.
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    My Casio has a very similar looking proprietary plug. I hate that I lost it and now have to constantly remove the SD card to transfer items :laugh:
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    lol. When USB standards aren't standards anymore :laugh: can't they just stick with mini USB, USB "B" connector, and standard USB?
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    I just did.

    The mini-B I received has just 5 pins (I think, light's dim here).
    Had he shown the 2nd picture I wouldn't have bought it because the shape is very different.
    On the other hand, the shape of the first picture (the one shown in the listing) is identical to the female on my camera. Apart from that he says in the listing that it fits the Olympus E330...
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    yep you got the 5 pin mini-B thats what my seagate EHDD uses EDIT: and most motorolla cell phones
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    As it came with your Olympus camera, perhaps it is written in the users manual what kind of socket it is ... ?
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    Is it just me or is the literacy rate in TPU falling quite sharply :rolleyes:

    Found something:http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse330/page4.asp

    USB 1.1 only transfers at about 1.5MBps, I think it will take forever to transfer the photos through that cable.

    Edit again: 2000 posts! And 1 more extra star! I can feel my epeen growing! I am now a Lv 7 TPU spammer :eek:
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    i know my literacy in english isn't the best.. but hah i'd like to see you typing in estonian language.. Guess i would laugh more than my a** off.
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    Black Panther Senior Moderator™ Staff Member

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    The user's manual doesn't help much - it describes the socket as a "multi-connector" :laugh:

    Btw, seen nothing wrong with your english myself but then english is not my native language either ;)

    Np with that. It's an old camera so it's expected.

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    Anyway, thanks everyone for the help.
    I had thought I had ordered the wrong type of cable that's why I asked for the precise socket name in the OP.

    However after contacting the seller he immediately acknowledged that it had shipped a wrong cable by mistake and not the one I ordered. He's going to ship me the correct cable for free tomorrow. :rockout:
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    I am sorry if I insulted you, what I meant is that the people in TPU are posting without reading the entire thread first (I am guilty of that a few times :eek:). This thread is pretty short, so you have no excuse for not reading the entire thread before posting :toast:
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    It actually isn't that bad. I use an old USB 1.1 hub on my desk because I can't be hassled with reaching under my desk every time I want to connect my camera, and the cable is so short there isn't any good place to lay the camera when it is connected to the computer anyway(other than the ground, and I'm not doing that). I can dump 200+ pictures off the flash card in 4-5 minutes, not super fast, but not forever either.
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    "The E-330 has just one multi-function connector on the right side of the body, this serves to provide both USB and Video-Out connectivity depending on which of the supplied cables is connected. It's pretty disappointing in 2006 to find a high-end digital camera which only supports USB 1.1 speed transfers."

    here's a review of the camera

    http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/olympuse330/page3.asp

    i see that it has a compact flash drive. you might be better off getting a CF reader.

    USB cable > http://shops.godaddy.com/EZ-Digital/Olympus-CB-USB5-USB6-Compatible-USB-Data-Cable/

    haven't found a video cable for it tho, maybe you could buy 2 data cables and figure out what "pins" on the camera plug do what and make your own video cable. i dont know if its component, composite, etc though
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    @Black Panther> If this is this camera, then it is USB 2.0. Specs here.

    Erocker was correct, that end is called a USB6, they also had a usb5, and the video cable is here, along with other accessories.

    You got a pretty good price on the cable. They sell for $3.00 to $17.00 USD with shipping. Olympus wants $30 for one...:eek:

    I had one, well the wife did, but I sold it and she now uses a Rebel and loves it. I still have two Olympus pocket cameras and am pleased with them.

    Happy shooting.:)
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    holy crap thats expensive for the cables...

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