Are there different types of USB mini-b connector?

  Luckytone 20:10 13 Apr 15

My friend and I both bought Zoom H1 portable recorders. They connect to a pc using a USB mini-b cable supplied with the recorder. My friend lost his cable but a new purchased generic one doesn't work. I've tried a generic cable with mine and that doesn't work either. Both recorders work with my original cable. What's going on? Is the USB supplied with the Zoom different in some way to a generic one or are there more than one type of USB mini?


Lucky Tone

  Ian in Northampton 20:25 13 Apr 15

AFAIK, the only difference in USB mini connectors is the shape of the plug. If the plug fits the socket, it should work. That said: cheap USB cables can be notoriously unreliable.

  Luckytone 21:48 13 Apr 15

Thanks for the reply. Out of five cables, three worked, two didn't - hey-ho!

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