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USB on sensor keeps breaking

Is there another cord we can keep plugged into the sensor that will prolong the life of the expensive sensor?



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I posted about this on July 13 on my Facebook page. Here is the post:
If an office uses digital radiography that connects to a USB port, both the port and the sensor male attachment piece are prone to wearing out. The USB ports are fairly inexpensive to replace but sensor repairs are $1200 to $2000 (per the sales rep). This is also inconvenient, as then the office is one sensor short! The problem occurs when sensors are shared and moved from op to op. The low cost solution???? It is under $7, Pat’s son found it on Amazon.

Medialink/Mediabridge carries a product that can be plugged into the USB port and remain there; the one that remains plugged into the sensor. These are both the exact same cables. They are sturdy and have a nice firm connection. Pat has been using them this way and it works flawlessly. There are also several lengths available. This means the cables at $7 apiece will wear out, not the sensor’s attachment or the USB ports. It’s a shame that even when Pat approached the sales and system supports they admitted they knew these parts would wear out, in as little as two years (depending on how often they are moved), and appear as though no sensor was attached on the software. This is a great solution to keep all equipment working and the office running smoothly! Thanks for the info Pat!

Here is the Amazon link — http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B002KNI796/

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Kara, does this mean you actually need two? One for USB port and one for sensor?

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