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USB plugs and never getting it right!

Discussion in 'Non-Vegas Chat' started by Joe, Jan 20, 2013.

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  1. Joe

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    How come if you have a 50-50 chance of inserting a plug-USB device, it is never right? I swear 90% of the time, I'm wrong and need to turn the plug over.
     
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    If you're batting 10%, you're doing a lot better than most! I only get it right 1 out of 100 times! Kind of like the casinos, huh?
     
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    I think they all have that USB pattern (a dot with three strands coming out) on them that you can just use: thats always on top.

    If it is a problem you could always take something and make a scratch across the side that goes up that you can feel with your finger...
     
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    next time, turn the plug over befor eyou plug it in. 10% chance of failure!! 90% chance of victory.
     
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    all right, don't laugh, but this also bugged me long time, but 1 dollar colored sticky dots fixed that problem.
     
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    Not all of them do. Some don't have any logo. Some have a company logo (haven't noticed if it's always on a particular side).
    I like the way you think :thumbsup:
    Awesome suggestions at cheap ways to solve a recurring problem! :beer:
     
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    On the micro USB/charger plug that connects to my phone, I dabbed a little "Liquid Paper" (anyone remember that stuff?) onto the top side of the plug. I haven't fumbled in the dark trying to plug a black connector into a black phone for nearly two years.
     
  8. LucyR.

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    You can use nail polish... any color. I like red dots. Once it is inserted right
    then put the red dot on it. WA-LA....
     
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    Joe, turn the device over and you'll be right 90% of the time. Next question.
     
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    On my desktop, it goes one way. On my laptop it is opposite. On my portable DVD player it is opposite of the desktop also.
    If I'm building a bunch of movies to a flash drive to take along on a trip, fine then I remember to take it out and flip it, but a month or two goes by and I forget again.:bang:
     
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