[maemo-users] [maemo-users] USB Flash Drive

From: Michael Wiktowy michael.wiktowy at gmail.com
Date: Mon Sep 18 21:23:26 EEST 2006
On 9/18/06, Marius Gedminas <marius at pov.lt> wrote:
> I've updated http://maemo.org/maemowiki/HowTo_SwitchToHostMode with this
> information.
> It would be nice if someone confirmed the "might work" part.
> (Can I buy a USB hub that provides power to the 770?  I'm not all that
> proficient with soldering irons.)

Some hubs will inject power into the socket that you normally plug into your
computer (the square shaped one). If you get a female-to-female converter,
you can use standard cables (the one that came with your 770 plus the one
that you would normally ue to plug the hub into the computer) and a powered
hub to do what you want without soldering. I have done so in the past. I
would imagine that this doesn't work with all powered hubs. The only way I
discovered that my hub back-feeds power was that it kept the fan running on
my graphics card even when my system was powered off and unplugged!

I give no guarantees as to how healthy this is for your hub or 770 though.

I will try to give your modified instructions a spin when I get a chance.
Thanks for updating them.

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