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Author Topic: How to make a USB cap?  (Read 2841 times)
Gozdom
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« on: March 21, 2010, 06:22:41 pm »

Capped USB drives are becoming rare. However, they are still the best for modding. I have a swivel type drive that has a LED, but no cap. What's the easiest method of making a cap? I already have the casing, all I need is the mechanism. Have been trying to create one from a piece of brass in the last hour, but no luck. It doesn't hold tight, slips out.
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« Reply #1 on: March 22, 2010, 12:43:30 am »

Took another shot and solved it. I made a W shape from brass, and created two bumps where the holes in the connector should be. Soldered it into the case, and there it is. Snaps tight. Glad to have this sorted out, now I don't have to run around shops and malls to find a drive that is capped, LED-equipped, has a metal connector (and not the plastic crap) and reasonably priced.


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