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Can I get some ideas on how to test a usb to mini usb cable? I am trying to use one with my ti 89. I can't tell if I have a defective cable or the software just sucks.




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http://www.amazon.co... cable A mini b
 
Can I get some ideas on how to test a usb to mini usb cable? I am trying to use one with my ti 89. I can't tell if I have a defective cable or the software just sucks.

What do you mean "test"?
A plain USB cable is nothing but an "extension cord", any multimeter would do to check for it's continuity, BUT there are cables that include some current limiting hardware, and there is in practice (short of laboratory devices) no way to check if there is a "leak" or "cross-talk" at high speed transmission.
Be aware that there are cables that are "fully supporting" USB 2.0 speeds 480 Mbps and other ones that will only do the slower speeds like 1.5 Mbps, see also:
http://voyager8.blog...b-data-and.html
 
The simplest is to test the cable with another couple devices and see if it works or just get a new one.
 
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