View Full Version : USB cable for firmware update?

02-25-2009, 08:16 AM
I know I got a USB cable with my 150, but I have torn the house apart and cannot find it, now that I want to update the firmware. Can I go to a Radio Shack or Best Buy and get a new one? In other words, is it a standard cable?

02-25-2009, 08:39 AM
Yes, it's a mini-USB cable. You should be able to find 'em anywhere.

02-25-2009, 08:39 AM
I used a standard digital still camera USB cable I had laying around, came with the camera. Worked fine.

02-25-2009, 09:30 AM
I have a Canon 20D still camera, and I can't even find THAT USB cable either! Looks like a trip to Radio Shack is in order.

02-25-2009, 09:35 AM
Its USB mini B and I did not get one in the box .
plus it had 10 hours of usage already when I first opened it :(
Its working fine though.

David Saraceno
02-25-2009, 10:18 AM
Was that a Mac cable or a Windows cable?


02-25-2009, 11:08 AM
Its USB mini B

Well, I just wasted 15 bucks. Went to a "going out of business - no refunds or exchanges" Office Depot, and bought a USB mini B cable - THAT'S NOT THE CORRECT CABLE! The male cable end of the mini B is smaller than the female connection on the 150.

Anybody know what the correct cable is called?

Update: I just read the manual and it says USB mini B cable, but I notice that it's USB 2.0, and the cable I bought didn't say 2.0 on it...

David Saraceno
02-25-2009, 11:20 AM
I'm not aware of any USB1 or USB2 cables.

I have aware of USB1 and 2 buses. A totally different thing I believe.

02-25-2009, 12:00 PM
There's mini-USB and there's micro-USB. Make sure you didn't get a micro-USB cable. Micro-USB is the new standard for cell phone chargers and cell phone connection, so you'll see those around all over the place soon. But the HPX170, HVX200/200A, and HMC150 all use mini-USB.

02-25-2009, 12:35 PM
Well on thing is for sure if you connect it with USB1 or USB 1.
its going to be slow .

Mini A and mini B notice how different B is from A.
And I didn't know there was a USB 1 and 2 for the mini B's either.


02-25-2009, 01:15 PM
If you have the cable for your Sony PSP... it should be the same...

John DeLuca
02-25-2009, 01:29 PM
Thanks voxwerx... I just updated with my PS3 controller cable.