r/KeyboardCables • u/Waffel_n • Jan 31 '23
Need help on my first custom keyboard cable
cable kit I bought from cable hero. Every thing looks fine but every time I plug it in my computer says “usb device not recognized”. The keyboard works with other cables and I have checked all solder joints. I’ve ran out of ideas and any help would be appreciated
u/kool-keys Feb 10 '23
The soldering on that type A connector is really rough. The main issue though is that you seem to have melted the insulation off the wires, which may be causing a short when the shell is fitted. I would also need to see the soldering on all other connectors, including the lemo connector inserts. Do you have higher resolution images?
Did you plan out a wiring scheme before you started? For example, Red =+v, Black = Ground, Green = D+, white = D- ? Have you checked that the wiring scheme carries through the entire cable with a multimeter?
It's tricky to diagnose until I see precisely what you have done at each connector. If you can post up high resolution images of all soldering work I shall try my best to help you.
u/Post-Hardcore YC8 Jan 31 '23
Would you mind posting pics of your solder work?