STF 8300 port upgrade

Discussion in 'STF Series CCD Cameras' started by Peter Bresler, Jun 19, 2020.

  1. Peter Bresler

    Peter Bresler Standard User

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    The USB port on my STF 8300 is getting a little wonky, though still usable. Can it be upgraded to a USB 3.0 type connector?

    Peter Bresler
     
  2. Colin Haig

    Colin Haig Staff Member

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    Describe "wonky".
    Do you mean the camera is disconnecting?
    Have you secured your USB 2.0 cable somehow - eg to the "handles" on the camera with a zip-tie?


    No.
    If it is unreliable, you could try replacing the USB cable first, and then if that doesn't help, @Bill could repair/replace the connector.
     
  3. Peter Bresler

    Peter Bresler Standard User

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    Yes, the camera has disconnected. I always tape the cable to the handles on the camera. The cable is not the problem. I sent a ZWO294 back to China for repair. It had a USB 2.0 and came back with a USB 3.0. Its probably not bad enough to require repair yet.
     
  4. Colin Haig

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    Anyway, drop Bill (at) sbig (dot) com an email, and he can replace the connector with another USB 2.0 connector.

    That just weird that they would put in a USB3.0 connector. Probably replaced more than the connector.
     

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