Sti camera cable slippage

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  1. John Thompson

    John Thompson Cyanogen Customer

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    I have two STi guide cameras in an Off Axis Configuration on two separate configurations. The mini USB cable to the camera keeps falling out when I move the rotators. Is there a simple solution to remedy this problem? I was thinking a drop of "Red thread" or even a touch of airplane glue. However, sometimes simple is also stupid ! What is the recommended solution.
     
  2. Colin Haig

    Colin Haig Staff Member

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    I secure my ST-I cable to a nearby convenient spot using velcro ties. It keeps it secure. There should never be weight or dragging on cables.
    Our repair tech wizard @Bill may have a suggestion regarding the internal Mini-USB connector.
     
  3. Bill

    Bill SBIG Service and Repairs Staff Member

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    John,

    You can try giving the connector a slight pinch, top to bottom, with some needlenose pliers or something similar. The only real option after that is replace the circuit board which the connector is mounted on, at a cost of $210.

    Bill
     
  4. Doug

    Doug Staff Member

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    Also, please do NOT put thread locker or glue inside the connector. That will likely cause it to fail.
     

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