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Loose skinny USB connection, any gooey adhesive that conducts electricity?

Loose skinny USB connection, any gooey adhesive that conducts electricity?

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Old 03-26-20, 07:26 AM
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Loose skinny USB connection, any gooey adhesive that conducts electricity?

I have a nannycam that connects via Android style skinny USB. Camera works fine when connected, problem is the skinny USB connection has developed too much play to maintain connection.
Was thinking about wrapping tinfoil around it but that wouldn't be sticky and adhere. Need a version of Goop that conducts electricity to secure it in place, anything like that out there?
 
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Old 03-26-20, 08:00 AM
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Just google fixing a loose usb.

I do not know what a skinny USB is so it is probably a micro or mini USB.
 
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Old 03-26-20, 12:47 PM
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Not sure exactly what you have there but tinfoil and a "type of conducting Goop" would be conductive and short the plug out. It's probably time to replace the nannycam.
 
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Old 03-26-20, 04:22 PM
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If the connection is loose, it means either your cam or USB cable has bad connector. With micro USB, there are 2 small clips on the cable side (male) of the connector that hooks on the female side. If male side clip looses tension (or bent) or female side housing is bent, it will have loose connection.
With USB C, it has very small hook, but it is pretty much a friction fit.
If the manufacturer used cheap connectors, they only lasts fraction of a quality connector from reputable manufacturers.
Try replacing the cable. If it is still loose, only real fix is to replace the connector or the cam itself. Foil will be too thick and if not careful, it will cause a short. You could tape the connector to the cam as temporary fix.
 
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Old 03-26-20, 05:44 PM
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It's the same type of USB connector that plugs into an Android phone. I'll try a new cable
 
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Old 03-26-20, 05:59 PM
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Have you looked very carefully inside the female connector? Take a small ty-wrap tail & carefully clean out the female connector. It is possible that there is lint in there, preventing the plug from seating completely.
Andy
 
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Old 03-27-20, 05:12 AM
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same type of USB connector that plugs into an Android phone.
Android uses both microUSB (older models) and USB-C (newer models).
 
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