Looking for a skilled solderer or someone looking for a project

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by CarsonTL, Aug 11, 2013.

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  1. CarsonTL

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    I joined this forum because I'm looking for someone to help me with a project.

    I purchased a tablet and put it in my dashboard in replacement of my broken GPS. Everything fits perfect except the charger port. The micro usb cable is too long that it hangs out of the bezel and presses on my recirculate button. I dissected about 5 micro usb cables and tried to resolder the 4 wires at the very base of the plug but my soldering skills are pretty bad and I don't have the best tools either.

    The attachments below show what it looks like now.

    What I want done is have all 4 wires soldered to the micro usb male end right at the end of the metal part so its as short as possible, then have wires either turn immediately right (if your looking at the back with it pointing up) or just have them very flexible because I want them to be flush with the tablet.

    Basically I want the cable to look just like this except all 4 cables attached:

    If anyone wants to help me let me know, or if you know of another way to charge a tablet let me know! Thanks!
  2. Metalmann

    Active Member

    Dec 8, 2012
    Don't you have an old, experienced guy, around who can do that for you?
  3. KJ6EAD

    Senior Member

    Apr 30, 2011
  4. CarsonTL

    Thread Starter New Member

    Aug 1, 2013
    No, i tried the right angled one but anything past the metal sticks out so it doesn't work. It needs to be as short as possible.
  5. jinbtown

    New Member

    Aug 11, 2013
    get what KJ6EAD suggested, trim off the protective plastic cover down to wires?
  6. Wendy


    Mar 24, 2008
    The owners of All About Circuits has elected not to host discussions of automotive electrical system modifications/enhancements due to safety concerns, the potential of legal ramifications and the possible circumvention of vehicle regulations at the state and federal level.

    This thread is against the AAC forum rules, Chapter 6, as seen here:

    This can be found in our Terms of Service (ToS)

    Automotive modifications of any kind are strictly forbidden. Therefore, this thread will be closed.

    Please try to understand the reasons behind this action, and feel free to browse and use the forums.

    You might find answers to your questions in one of these forums:


    Another good forum that shares many of the same membership is http://www.electro-tech-online.com/ . Good luck.
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