Where can I buy a mini USB port online?

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  1. andynov123

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    I'm having problems finding where I can buy a mini USB port online? Can anyone help me?
     
  2. DumboFixer

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    Knowing which country you are in would help people here recommend a supplier.
     
  3. andynov123

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    USA Florida
     
  4. mcgyvr

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    Do you mean a hub?
    And mini 5 pin or 4 pin or do you need micro
     
  5. andynov123

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    The mini USB port on my external HDD lost one of its pins there were 5 pins before one broke off and I do not believe it is micro
     
  6. SgtWookie

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    They are not all identical.

    Do you have the drive opened up so that you can see the connector?

    Are there any letters or numbers on the body of the connector?

    Can you take a photo of it?

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    Go on www.digikey.com
    Search for: mini USB connector
    On the results page, under "Connectors, Interconnects", click on "USB, IEEE-1394 (Firewire), DVI, HDMI (155 items)"
    Under "Number of Contacts", click "5", then the "Apply filters" button.
    That narrows it down to 6 pages worth.

    There are three types of the mini USB connectors; A, B, and AB. They are shaped slightly differently. Note that in the following image examples, only the shape of the opening is important:

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    Selecting "USB - Mini B" narrows it down to 5 pages.
    Then it's down to matching the existing mounting. You will have to open up the drive in order to find out what you need.
     
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  8. andynov123

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    Its the mini Usb-b I think. Heres a pic so you tell me?
     
  9. SgtWookie

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    Yours is a Mini-USB type B.
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    I had edited my prior reply to include the information on Digikey and the images of the port types; I didn't realize there were more replies at that point.
     
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  10. andynov123

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    Where can I buy a Mini-USB type B in the USA online?
     
  11. SgtWookie

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    See my reply #6, above.
    There will still be many to choose from after you get to Mini USB type B.
     
  12. mcgyvr

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    I'd pop open the case and take a good look at it then head over to digikey or newark or mouser and just start looking through the datasheets till you find the exact one.. All the manufacturers might have slight differences in where the shield pins are ,etc..
     
  13. andynov123

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    I called the hdd manufacturer Western Digital and they told me it was mini usb type b now where can I purchase one online in USA?
     
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