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Old 01-04-2018, 02:42 PM   #1
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Kobo Micro USB Cable Question?.

I just bought a very good quality used Kobo Touch and after a couple of hours figuring out the differences with my old Kobo WiFi I have it mostly figured out have managed to load several books into it via Calibre and all is well so far.

One thing that threw me for a bit though was the USB micro cable. The book came with the original white USB micro and wall charger and it charges well with it and also charges with the micro USB cable I have permanently fitted to my PC for use with my phone and tablet. At first I couldn't figure out why I couldn't get Windows 10 to find the Kobo Touch even though I had installed the Kobo setup app and eventually deduced that it was my USB cable. It would charge ok with it but I found that I had to connect the Kobo via the white USB cable before I got it in my PC drives list.

Now the USB micro cable I have attached to my PC is a good quality 5w 2.0 something cable which is backward compatible with older cables and has worked with everything else I used it with. I bought it when I found out that the 5w 1.0 cable which originally came with my tablet was the reason why it was not charging fully and the 2.0 cable and wall charger solved this.
Has anyone here had this problem and does anyone know of a Kobo Touch compatible cable which will find the eBook on the PC?. Even though the one that came with the book is good I would like to have spares handy.
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Old 01-04-2018, 03:13 PM   #2
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If you are in the USA, Monoprice sells USB 2.0 microUSB cables that work no problem with Kobo. I have bought some from there with no issues at all.
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Old 01-04-2018, 05:47 PM   #3
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@bluesjunior: The only times I have had problems connecting my Touch to the PC was when I used a damaged cable. All the others work fine. I think the cable that I am using came with my Glo HD or Aura ONE, but, it is quite happy with this cheap 4-in-1 cable with cute red lit smiley faces on the each plug.
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Old 01-04-2018, 06:32 PM   #4
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@bluesjunior: The only times I have had problems connecting my Touch to the PC was when I used a damaged cable. All the others work fine. I think the cable that I am using came with my Glo HD or Aura ONE, but, it is quite happy with this cheap 4-in-1 cable with cute red lit smiley faces on the each plug.
I have one with yellow smileys.
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Old 01-05-2018, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks for the replies guys but you can mark this one up as case solved. I feel a bit of an idiot really as the cable in question I had been using to charge my tablet and iphone was not connected to the PC port at all but to the 3-point wall socket. The way I have my tower set up is on a workbench which runs alongside my PC table like an inverted L. I also have a small cupboard there and an extension socket behind them both, as the wire ran between the tower and cupboard I mistakenly thought it was connected to the PC. Thanks for the replies and at present am bending over said bench so kick away.
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Old 01-05-2018, 10:51 AM   #6
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The only USB cable that I have that will work with my Kobo Aura is the one that came with it.

I have tried at least 6 others and the Kobo will not respond to them, only the one that came with it.
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Thanks for the replies guys but you can mark this one up as case solved. I feel a bit of an idiot really as the cable in question I had been using to charge my tablet and iphone was not connected to the PC port at all but to the 3-point wall socket. The way I have my tower set up is on a workbench which runs alongside my PC table like an inverted L. I also have a small cupboard there and an extension socket behind them both, as the wire ran between the tower and cupboard I mistakenly thought it was connected to the PC. Thanks for the replies and at present am bending over said bench so kick away.
No need to kick. I am pretty sure most of us have made silly errors.
Why isn't this working because it is either plugged into a different place, you forgot to attach one cord to the device, you turned off the power strip.
Yes, I have done all three.
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The only USB cable that I have that will work with my Kobo Aura is the one that came with it.

I have tried at least 6 others and the Kobo will not respond to them, only the one that came with it.
Interesting. I have used all kinds of cables with my various Kobos and they have all worked.

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