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Sony NW-HD5 - Disable USB Charging

by SirriC / September 11, 2006 3:37 AM PDT

Hello,

I want to use the NW-HD5 as a little portable HD to copy photos from my camera too when out and about. I've got a Sharkoon USB bridge that lets me connect the HD5 on one side and my camera to the other and it copies all the files across. No need for a computer so perfect for shooting RAWs.

The problem is, every time I plug in the HD5 it starts trying to recharge and quickly drains the Sharkoons batteries. Is it possible to somehow disable the USB charging on the HD5?

Thanks,

Ric

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Simple. Cut the Vcc line in the connecting cable.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 11, 2006 4:07 AM PDT

I'd use a sacrifical cable as a test.

Bob

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thanks
by SirriC / September 11, 2006 4:24 AM PDT

of course, silly me, i was thinking i was going to have to do something to the player.... but just the cable Happy

thanks

Ric

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