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Offline rmonks

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Filmmaker 4 dongle
« on: September 16, 2018, 06:50:29 PM »
Any other FilmMaker 4 users having problem with plastic dongle sides breaking off. I'm on my second dongle, I am very careful with this, but plugging it in the USB port tends to catch and it starts cracking and eventually breaks off. Wish they would make the housing out of a more durable material


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Re: Filmmaker 4 dongle
« Reply #1 on: September 16, 2018, 07:45:53 PM »
I've seen damaged dongles (ouch!) :o
You could get a short usb extension cord, keep it permanently attached to the dongle.
https://www.amazon.com/6in-USB-Extension-Adapter-Cable/dp/B000E5CYW8

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Re: Filmmaker 4 dongle
« Reply #2 on: September 16, 2018, 09:29:11 PM »
Excellent idea, but.................

Instead of a short one, I'd suggest a 6 footer and wrap some electrical tape around the connection after joining to eliminate any movement.  Then there's lots of slack for the 'extender' to take all the movement and eliminate any from the Dongle.

I think that would work.
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Re: Filmmaker 4 dongle
« Reply #3 on: September 17, 2018, 05:41:47 AM »
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Re: Filmmaker 4 dongle
« Reply #4 on: September 17, 2018, 02:04:34 PM »
I've seen damaged dongles (ouch!) :o
You could get a short usb extension cord, keep it permanently attached to the dongle.
https://www.amazon.com/6in-USB-Extension-Adapter-Cable/dp/B000E5CYW8
Now why didn't I think of That. Great Idea. Problem solved. Still think they (FilmMaker) should harden there dongle. I didn't say that. LOL