Narrow USB on CF-29

Discussion in 'Panasonic' started by Slowburnballoon, Feb 1, 2012.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. Slowburnballoon

    Slowburnballoon Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    9
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Hey guys,

    On my CF-29ETKGZKM with one USB port, the opening as many of you probably know is pretty narrow and an inch or so deep into the case. I've already run into a couple of my cables and thumb drives that are too wide to fit all the way into the port.

    Is there something you guys are doing to get around this? I did some searching for an adapter of sorts, but didn't come up with much. I did find a nice adapter that flips 90 degrees both directions, but I can't tell online if it is narrow enough or not.

    Any ideas appreciated, thanks!
     
  2. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

    Reputations:
    520
    Messages:
    1,949
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    81
  3. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

    Reputations:
    520
    Messages:
    1,949
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    81
    (double, dang lagging DSL)
     
  4. Slowburnballoon

    Slowburnballoon Notebook Enthusiast

    Reputations:
    9
    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    5
    Thanks, for 2 bucks I think it's worth giving a try!
     
  5. interestingfellow

    interestingfellow Notebook Deity

    Reputations:
    280
    Messages:
    995
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    41
    radiocrack also use to have an "extender" that many people used.
    I prefer to use a USB extension cable. You my purchase one from Big Lots, Wallyworld, dollar store, and many other major retailers. Of course, often times you get what you pay for. The dollar store ones usually last 2 or 3 months before errors start happening.


    FWIW, YMMV.
     
  6. ADOR

    ADOR Evil Mad Scientist

    Reputations:
    520
    Messages:
    1,949
    Likes Received:
    210
    Trophy Points:
    81
  7. TopCop1988

    TopCop1988 Toughbook Aficionado

    Reputations:
    456
    Messages:
    1,786
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    56
    Panasonic Toughbook CF-29 Mk2
    Model Number: CF-29ETKGZKM
    Status: DISCONTINUED
    MSRP: $4,488
    Description: Intel® Pentium M 718 1.3GHz LV (Centrino) Processor, 13.3" XGA Transmissive Touch Screen, 256MB RAM, 40GB HDD, Intel® 802.11b+g WLAN, Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional


    RadioShack USB Port Plug Extender
     
  8. Shawn

    Shawn Crackpot Search Ninja and Options Whore

    Reputations:
    1,541
    Messages:
    8,309
    Likes Received:
    2,050
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Here are 2 solutions.

    usb

    usb2
     
  9. toughasnails

    toughasnails Toughbook Moderator Moderator

    Reputations:
    7,109
    Messages:
    6,193
    Likes Received:
    2,254
    Trophy Points:
    331
    Thats the one that most of us bought last year. It just fits in, most of the cheaper ones you will have to trim some of the plastic off.
     
  10. Alecgold

    Alecgold Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    251
    Messages:
    641
    Likes Received:
    25
    Trophy Points:
    41
    I have a very short USB extender cable, it's just 4 inches long including the male & female usb, so I can pack it without noticing it ever, but it's there when I need it. It was a bit expensive (€9,99) but it works very well and has a thick, strong cable.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page