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    Default New-ish Nexus 10 Micro-USB cable only 4 pins?

    Hey guys,

    I just signed up to ask about something weird I noticed with my micro usb cable that I received with my Nexus 10 (purchased a few weeks ago).

    On the micro side of the usb cable there are usually 5 tiny pins like this: | | | | |

    In the micro end of my usb cable, however, there are only 4 pins that are arranged like this (X means no pin at all): | X | | |
    So the second pin from the left is missing. I looked deep into this connector with a high powered light and scope....the pin is not there at all. Is this correct?

    I just want to make sure I didn't get some bizarre defective 4 pin cable that somehow is able to charge the tablet.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SlipStreams7 View Post
    Hey guys,

    I just signed up to ask about something weird I noticed with my micro usb cable that I received with my Nexus 10 (purchased a few weeks ago).

    On the micro side of the usb cable there are usually 5 tiny pins like this: | | | | |

    In the micro end of my usb cable, however, there are only 4 pins that are arranged like this (X means no pin at all): | X | | |
    So the second pin from the left is missing. I looked deep into this connector with a high powered light and scope....the pin is not there at all. Is this correct?

    I just want to make sure I didn't get some bizarre defective 4 pin cable that somehow is able to charge the tablet.
    I'm assuming that the "ID" pin that missing, and it *probably* won't affect anything. That position is generally used to differentiate host vs. device connection


    Assuming the power, ground, and data pins are all intact, it should work normally. I don't have my Nexus 10 cable to compare to at the moment to see if mine has that pin or not.
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    Default Re: New-ish Nexus 10 Micro-USB cable only 4 pins?

    Not to keep bumping a thread, but could someone look into the microusb side of their charging cable and let me know if you have all the pins or if yours is like mine?
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    Default Re: New-ish Nexus 10 Micro-USB cable only 4 pins?

    I found the same thing on mine... Been hesitant to ever use a different cable to charge it (or use IT to charge another Micro-USB device). I'd like to know what the scoop here is too.
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    Default Re: New-ish Nexus 10 Micro-USB cable only 4 pins?

    Given that the Nexus 10 can do USB OTG, it almost makes sense that the "ID" PIN would not be needed, as its USB port can act as a host or device.

    Quote Originally Posted by tplace 1976 View Post
    I found the same thing on mine... Been hesitant to ever use a different cable to charge it (or use IT to charge another Micro-USB device). I'd like to know what the scoop here is too.
    I've charged my N10 with plenty of other chargers, though I obviously try to make sure they output at least 1A.
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