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monnand 08-17-2010 10:37 PM

USB port type of iaudio 9
 
Hi all,

I lost the USB cable of my iaudio 9 and I want to buy another one online. At first, I tried to figure out the type of the usb port. However, it seems it is not a standard mini/micro-usb port. And finally, I found this one: http://www.amazon.com/iAUDIO-USB-Cab...5286604&sr=8-2

I still want to know if it is a proprietary connector. Does anyone know it?

Thanks.

WalkGood 08-18-2010 05:58 AM

Yes, Cowon used a proprietary USB connection.

0901 11-13-2010 05:12 AM

Micro USB
 
Hi,

thanks for the information. I am looking at buying cowon i9.

A.
Do you mean the usb port is neither a mini nor micro usb type/shape ?

B.
Can a standard micro USB still be used for charging ? Or do we need to use the proprietary micro usb cable for both charging and file transfert.

This would be great to have the same cable for both my phone and mp3. For file transfert i would use the prop cable.

thanks for your insights

WalkGood 11-13-2010 05:32 AM

A. - Looks more like a mini usb but AFAIK it's a a proprietary USB connection from cowon.
B. - No, you use the included cowon cable for both charging and file transfer.

0901 11-13-2010 08:32 PM

Thank you for your detailed reply. Have an excellent week end:)

jupitreas 12-05-2010 09:32 AM

Its actually not proprietary but a common USB connection in Korea. My Fuji camera uses the same port type. In other words, it is easy to get a cheap replacement for the cable.

mp3ista 12-23-2010 11:28 AM

Hi all,

Sorry but I have many doubts. I do not know If i9 port is standart micro USB or not (standart micro USB defined here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USB_con...cro_connectors)..

I want to buy a i9, but only if his port is not propietary, I don't want another especific cable/connector for my new DAP.

In consequence I have two questions:
  • Can someone ensure that connector of i9 is standart micro USB?,
  • And if it is, with it I can charge and transfer data to i9?
I do not like have propietary cables, I like standart cables. Now I have a cable for mini USB devices, and I will "accept" a new cable, the micro USB, especially if micro USB is, or will be, the standart for charging all mobile phones.

Many thanks in advance.

Mp3ista.

dfkt 12-23-2010 11:31 AM

As already said in this thread, it isn't standard MicroUSB, and it has 8 pins.

Here's how it looks like:

http://anythingbutipod.com/images/fo...9/_MG_3063.jpg

nodirectionhome 12-23-2010 11:33 AM

It's proprietary - although it's a standard in S.Korea.

Ordinary micro-usb cables won't work.

mp3ista 12-23-2010 12:17 PM

Ok, understood, now I have to search for another DAP, :(. It's sad because i9 have many good features.

Thanks a lot.


Mp3ista.

WalkGood 12-23-2010 12:50 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by mp3ista (Post 523836)
Ok, understood, now I have to search for another DAP ...

No reason to diss the i9 as it's a great dap!

elena europ 03-09-2012 04:19 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by monnand (Post 492032)
Hi all,

I lost the USB cable of my iaudio 9 and I want to buy another one online. At first, I tried to figure out the type of the usb port. However, it seems it is not a standard mini/micro-usb port. And finally, I found this one: http://www.amazon.com/iAUDIO-USB-Cab...5286604&sr=8-2

I have the same problem, but I'm in Belgium. Does anybody know where can I buy it here, in Europe, without having to pay for it to be sent from America? :S

Thanks!!

Clegane 03-30-2012 04:31 PM

Geomadic sells adapters that work for the iaudio 9 and IIRC they are direct order so I bought a replacement from them.


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