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This is an electronics question. :-)

I have problems scanning documents.

To get a scan to work, I have to unplug the usb cable (that goes from desktop to scanner)

Then reopen my scanner app and then it scans.

I could not find something that would let me stop/start the connection between the cable and scanner without actually unplugging it.

I cut open an unused USB cable and found a black,green,red, and white wire and some uninsulated wire. (Maybe shielding)

Thanks for any helpful suggestions.

Re: Switch for USB cable
On 3/10/2019 9:13 PM, snipped-for-privacy@gmail.com wrote:
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Something like this or similar would work.


Should copy and paste the link, it will work easier.

Re: Switch for USB cable
On Sunday, March 10, 2019 at 9:00:17 PM UTC-5, ABLE1 wrote:
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Thanks, looks like it would work. Guess I would need one more usb to printer cable.


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