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08-04-2010, 07:55 PM   #1
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K-x USB cable, is it proprietary?

I have a cable that looks virtually identical from my 6+ year old Samsung Digimax V3 P&S (it has manual controls, a viewfinder and an LCD, so not totally P&S). I could swear I did get the Samsung cable to work with the K-x this afternoon, but right now, it does not. No connectivity recognized on 3 different computers. The Samsung cable's small end has more wires than the Pentax supplied cable's. By the same token, the Pentax K-x's cable isn't working with my Samsung P&S. Anyway, I'd like to have two USB cables that work with the K-x because I have two PC's that don't have card readers. Where can I get an inexpensive cable (and what exactly am I looking for) that will work with the K-x?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Muse Quote
I have a cable that looks virtually identical from my 6+ year old Samsung Digimax V3 P&S (it has manual controls, a viewfinder and an LCD, so not totally P&S). I could swear I did get the Samsung cable to work with the K-x this afternoon, but right now, it does not. No connectivity recognized on 3 different computers. The Samsung cable's small end has more wires than the Pentax supplied cable's. By the same token, the Pentax K-x's cable isn't working with my Samsung P&S. Anyway, I'd like to have two USB cables that work with the K-x because I have two PC's that don't have card readers. Where can I get an inexpensive cable (and what exactly am I looking for) that will work with the K-x?
I cannot imagine that Pentax would have gone completely proprietary on the USB cable. That is, if it works for One Pentax DSLR, it should work for All of them.

I have 4 of these, one for each computer and two to carry in the bags for 'other' computers.

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08-04-2010, 08:39 PM   #3
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The short answer: No.

I can use the same one that came with my Lumix LX3, and vice versa.

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nope, I even use my usb cable that I use on my external Hard disk drive

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