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usb device not recognized when usb extension cable used

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  1. speedy11131 New Member

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    I'm trying to connect Ipod Touch to PC via 10' USB extension cable, when I plug it in directly with just Apple USB Cable, its fine, but connect via extension, it fails to detect.

    Could it be a power problem?

    Is there a way I can make a homemade wire with enough power? Perhaps with splicing with another wire? What are my other options?

    I've tried different USB ports, same thing happens.
  2. Mussels

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    its power. dont try and home make shit, just get a powered USB hub.
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    10ft needs a powered hub as mussels stated
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    anyway I can make my own cable? I really need to get this working...
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    not safely. go by a $10 powered hub.
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    All the stores are closed, I need this ASAP. Guess I'll have to look for a hub tommorow.
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    putting it this way: if you mod it yourself and fuck up, you risk losing the device AND the PC connected to it. just run it via a short cable for now, and get the hub tomorrow.
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    Alright, I'll go look for one tommorow, thanks for the help :)

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