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? re SanDisk Cruzer mini. Not very technical.

by Ray Harinec / August 11, 2005 1:35 AM PDT

I have purcahsed a number of these for various computers. They each come with a "nifty" cord that one could hang around one's neck, and maybe thereby call it a key chain drive.

However, I have never been able to find a way to connect the cord to the flash drive.

Anyone ever successfully connected one??

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Like this?
by Dick White / August 11, 2005 2:07 AM PDT

Just pinch the loop to a flat point, push it into one side of the hole until the flattened loop comes out the other side, pull it through just enough to open the loop, thread the main end of the lanyard through the protruding loop, and then pull it tight. In Boy Scouts, we called it a girth hitch.

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Thanx, I realized that after posting.
by Ray Harinec / August 11, 2005 6:12 AM PDT
In reply to: Like this?

Forgot that I had broken the bridge in the slot on the others. I wasn't looking at the new one.

Could not get it to go through and come out, but now have a piece of thin wire to thread through and pull the loop through.

Thanx again. Can't be a key chain drive, how about neck cord drive.? LOL

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by Dick White / August 11, 2005 7:01 AM PDT

I have a couple of the Cruzer Micros (for their MP3 player) which has the attachment point on the butt end rather than the side. I got some of those small double twist around rings for car keys etc. and put the Cruzers on them as if they were real keys - and now I truly have key ring drives hanging on my clip of car and house keys. But you can't do that with the tiny slot in the side of the mini.


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SanDisk Cruzer mini.
by jcrobso / August 12, 2005 3:16 AM PDT

Yes pushing the cord throught the hole was so much fun, NOT!
Kinda like stuffing a marshmellow into a piggy bank.
Upgraded to Cuuser micro 512mb for my player, gave me an 8.5 hour play time before repetes. John

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8.5 hours...
by Dick White / August 12, 2005 3:23 AM PDT
In reply to: SanDisk Cruzer mini.

8.5 hours before repeats? I wish I get that. Best I've gotten was about 4 hours before the battery ran out... Wink

Are you using the SanDisk player or another one? If the SanDisk, do you find that it gets hung in the middle of a song and then even the buttons stop responding so the only way to get it going again is to open the battery compartment lid to break the power circuit?


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: 8.5 hours...
by jcrobso / August 12, 2005 3:35 AM PDT
In reply to: 8.5 hours...

Thats the playing time not how long the battery last.
I listen on my train ride to and from work, about 35 min each way. Battery lasts 4~5 hours.
Yes I also have the hanging problem about twice a week. John

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yup, 'bout the same...
by Dick White / August 12, 2005 4:33 AM PDT
In reply to: : 8.5 hours...

Mine currently has 89 tracks, probably about 6 hours, but I'm using MP3s ripped at a high quality bit rate.

Trains and planes, makes the time pass with more pleasure. I highly recommend the noise-cancelling headset if you don't have one already. It too takes one AAA battery, but it lasts 2-3 weeks. I keep a big pack of spares in my bag.


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