As it is known, the internal USB connector is pretty short, too short. My power bank fits in crooked and straining the connector wire. I fear that it might pull the Maestro connection wire out. I would like to build an extension that has a USB A female on one end, and a USB male on the other. The extension would allow ease of connection. If I understand well a USB connector schematic, pins 2 and 3 would not be used with the power bank (data pins), and pin 1 is 5 volts and pin 4 is ground.
If I make such an extension will it work with the Maestro or fry it?
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Thanks and when you get it post here how well it works. I need a bit longer cable in my Maestro as well, the cord makes for a very tight fit and doesn't fit very well, the connector mates to the battery at a stretched angle. I am using one of the recommended batteries too. The cable could sure use an extra inch or two, and there is room in the battery box for a bit longer cable, at least with the battery I have When you do this run on battery power for a while and make sure the cable doesn't get too hot, although I don't think it will be a problem. Good luck.
11-01-2017 03:10 PM
RE: what if i open the back lid of laptop? warranty void?
The act of disassembling a laptop does not void the purchased warranty. In fact, the online Service Manual walks you through removing the base cover.
But, anything you break while disassembling a laptop is not covered. So if you crack the back cover, strip a screw hole, lose a screw, break some internal components, etc. these would not be covered.
The only time these would be covered by the warranty would be if Dell Technical Support via phone, chat, or email told you to disassemble the laptop.
What almost no one knows is that these stickers and clauses are illegal under a federal law passed in 1975 called the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act."To be clear, federal law says you can open your electronics without voiding the warranty, regardless of what the language of that warranty says."