Question about splicing USB cables


#1

I decided to mod my HRAP EX today, but I think I tried to get a little too creative. Instead of using a Neutrik USB port, I decided that I would save a couple bucks and instead, splice a Male A to Female A cable to the stock USB cable (so that a short little female A port would hang from the outside of the case). I then connected a Male A to Male A cable from the newly added extension to my xbox, only to be greeted by a red light on the xbox and absolutely no activity from the stick itself. Did I do something wrong with the cables, or do I have to look elsewhere in the stick for the problem? Thanks in advance


#2

you shorted your vcc and your ground

red and black should NEVER touch

either that or your vcc is touching other wires


#3

Wow, turns out that I didn’t insulate the splice that well. Works perfectly now, thanks