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Subject: Re: USB Cable

Re: USB Cable

From: Robert Hak <>
Date: Tue, 17 Sep 2002 18:43:06 -0400 (EDT)

I have a link to a cable company that sells these for 5$ a pop.

The url is:


On Tue, 17 Sep 2002, Jack Peel wrote:


It's actually an "Illegal" cable as defined by the USB standard.
Only masters are supposed to have the 'A' (flat) type cable and the
slaves are supposed to have the 'B' (box) type cable. But archos
probably didn't have the space for the 'B' type cable and
broke the rules. So finding a AA type cable is a little difficult.
But any AA type USB cable should work fine.


Uwe Freese wrote:

> Hello Wesley,
> Simon, Wesley wrote on Tuesday, September 17, 2002, 11:13:33 PM:
> SW> I have a jukebox player and want to purchase a cable for my computer at work
> SW> so that I don't have to carry my cable back and forth between work and home.
> SW> I really don't want to pay $39.99 for a cable from archos. But, I'm not
> SW> sure what to buy either. After thinking about it a bit, I realized I had no
> SW> idea how the cable was internally connected. I've found a few AA M/M cables
> SW> on ebay, but am not sure if this is what I need.
> I think it is a standard USB cable. Here in germany (,
> a 1,5 meter cable costs 0,82 .
> Bye, Uwe.

                    Robert E. Hak

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