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Old 01-19-2012, 01:31 AM
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So my wife decided to microwave my sansaclip zip propriety mini usb cable in the microwave. lol

So now what? Where can i get another one without having to buy a whole new clip zip?

Question 2: My kindle fire ac adaptor cable fits the clip zip, and indeed seems to turn the zip on when it is off (like its getting power from it). Could it be that the kindle fire cable is compatible with the zip port? I took it out quite quickly cuz i wasnt sure enough to risk seeing what happens to it for a prolonged period of time.

I might be able to survive for awhile taking sd card to put new tunes on etc, I RB it already and everything seems fine. The only thing i can't do without that cable is access its 4gb storage and install new RB etc. But i just need to be able to charge it.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:34 AM
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You see.... if you'd live in Europe, every phone now comes with a micro-USB cable but I'm sure that you'll find a cable to buy anywhere on the net.

Also, I have a nook and I used its ac adapter to charge the clip zip and so far there's no damage. I think they're made to do the same voltage as the USB, which is (around) 5V, so I don't think there will be a problem with using a charger on many devices.
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Old 01-19-2012, 02:35 AM
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I think any computer store or Amazon would have one or you could order some of these

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...00_i00_details

The Kindle fire adapter should be fine to use
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Old 01-19-2012, 05:34 AM
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So my wife decided to microwave my sansaclip zip propriety mini usb cable in the microwave. ...
Why would she do that
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:36 AM
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Why would she do that
I want to know this as well. Did the cable get wet and she was trying to dry it out or something?

As cbomb says, it's very easy to find microUSB cables online for cheap.
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Old 01-19-2012, 06:57 AM
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... As cbomb says, it's very easy to find microUSB cables online for cheap.
I see them in a lot of B&M stores too for a quick fix
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Old 01-19-2012, 07:51 AM
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So my wife decided to microwave my sansaclip zip propriety mini usb cable in the microwave. lol

So now what? Where can i get another one without having to buy a whole new clip zip?
The key things here are...
1) Slap her
2) it's not proprietary.
3) it's called a MICRO USB cable
4) what's wrong with owning a second Clip Zip?
5) they're available everywhere. I'm getting my spare cables from eBay. One to leave in the car. A retractable one to keep in the travel bag.

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Old 01-19-2012, 12:44 PM
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Yeah, the kindle fire and the clip zip have the same plug and use the same cable. Its a standard that has been around as long as USB itself almost. Its just barely becoming the popular connector.

And yes, your Kindle Fire AC adapter should be 5 volts, so it will charge the clip zip just fine.
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Old 01-19-2012, 12:59 PM
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I have three of the super-short Clip Zip micro-USB cables that sit unused 99% of the time....because I don't want a player hanging off the front of my computer tower that way. What do I use? The crazy long micro-USB from my Nook Simple Touch....plugged into the back side ports of the tower, and looped around, so I plug it or my Zips in and set them on top of the tower to charge.

Another benefit of that cable....I can put stuff on the Nook that I didn't have to buy from Barnes & Noble....maybe something for Bruce to think about with his Kindle Fire.
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I have three of the super-short Clip Zip micro-USB cables that sit unused 99% of the time ...
Send Bruce one
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I have three of the super-short Clip Zip micro-USB cables that sit unused 99% of the time....
Throw me one my way would ya

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Another benefit of that cable....I can put stuff on the Nook that I didn't have to buy from Barnes & Noble....maybe something for Bruce to think about with his Kindle Fire.
Ah cool! Yes i haven't been able to put ANYTHING on the kindle fire yet due to living outside usa and not getting the prime services or cloud! Must try it.

BUT... I thought the CZ cable was propriety, well the clip+ mini cable doesn't fit it, so what's that cable called? I think my samsung s2 phone has the same connector also, I have a usb one that i'll try later, maybe this isn't such a biggy after all.

@Freez5

1) u meanie! it was an accident lol
2) My bad i thought it was
3) Micro USB, got that, cheers.
4) Normally this would be EXACTLY the kinda excuse i'd use to buy another CZ, but alas I have a clip+, CZ and a fuzev2, i have enough sansas! Besides I'm having to save for the Motarola MOTOACTV as dfkt bullied me into it.
5) I thought cuz it was a special cable it might be tricky to get my hands on one.
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1) u meanie! it was an accident lol
You might want to notice that WalkGood editted my post. Item #1 is his baby.

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Bruce, I'll fess up, #1 was me and was only jokiing, thus the smiley But I don't believe accident

Edit: this thread reminds me of the classics like the pasta one
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Unless his clothes dryer is broken, and he left the cable in his pants through the washer. Once she noticed all his pants were dirty and he needed a clean dry pair she threw some into the microwave to dry them out quickly. Thus an accidentally microwaved cable happens.
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hahaham yeh i noticed it was edited, thought it funnier to blame you Freez5

@Walkgood, what pasta thread?
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... @Walkgood, what pasta thread?
I couldn't find it quick but it was about some guy that posted for help cause he tried to reset his zen with a dry spaghetti pasta and it broke off inside, the whole episode was so funny .... that's why I asked why or how she did it.
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hahaha sounds good.
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Fortunately you won’t spend much to replace and I’m sure you’ll be having good laughs for some time to come.

Honey remember the time that you tripped, my cable flew out of your hands into the microwave and you accidentally started it …
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