USB Connectors – Remember Seams Down

Today I stumbled across a tip that will not only help you, but will definitely help me. It is so simple, I do not know why I  had never taken the time to really examine the issue.

The issue is the flat USB connectors that we find on your flash drives and USB cables. I have numerous USB ports that I use to connect my external devices, but when it comes the time to plug them in, it seems I never can make that connection with ease. My luck is that I usually have the connector upside down and I end up pushing and prodding.

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Just Remember, – when making that connection:

 HORIZONTAL CONNECTIONSEAMS DOWN

AND

 VERTICAL CONNECTIONSEAMS LEFT

USB Connector

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3 Responses to USB Connectors – Remember Seams Down

  1. Bill Mullins says:

    Rick,

    Nope! On my principal home machine (front facing USB ports), it’s the exact opposite.

    Read this on Lifehacker a few weeks back. The comments to that article show this is not a reliable method for all users.

    Bill

  2. Ramblinrick says:

    Bill,

    I agree; now that you are pointing this out; however, if anything this will give users a tip to determine which way the seams should go on their PC’s….

    In the U.S. (seams down), In Canada (seams up) — : )

    Rick

  3. delenn13 says:

    Hi Rick,

    Yes, seams up here in Canada. Always got to be different. :) I just always looked before I inserted. Scared of breaking something.

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