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Corsair Scimtar Pro RGB USB shorting out


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Our kids knocked my wife's laptop over and bent the USB connection on her Corsair Scimitar Pro to about a 90 degree angle. I tried to straighten it, but wires broke internally. I stripped off the end to get to the wires and took a picture of the connection. I bought a USB 2.0 replacement end and attached the wires according to the way they were connected from the factory. I plugged it into my PC and the mouse didn't work. After a few minutes I felt the wires and they were getting hot. How did it short out with the factory wiring order? What is the factory wiring order if not what I took a picture of?

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+5v is red, ground is black. it's back to front

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I can't edit but, the black wire and the shiueld are connected together at the other end. that's why you are sending 5V to ground and shorting the USB, more than likely

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Thank you! That's all it was. I had it backwards. The shield was not connected to the black, it has it's own dedicated connection, which I left in place. Now to secure all the wires so it doesn't tear out without the kids' help again. 😄 

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you should be able to find USB plugs for soldering online, found some on amazon just looking for a few seconds 🙂

the screw tabs are nice for testing or..stuff that stays locked in a cabinet. they are not exactly kid-proof hehe

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