extending a apple usb cord HELP

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  1. steveroo
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    can I cut a apple usb cord from a keyboard and extend the cable with another cable? Would it be a simple solder? or has apple encrypted the cable to know if I cut the cord it'll never work again?
     
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    Just buy a USB extender.
     
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    that's $12.00 minimum and time waiting shipping for shipping. Forget that noise.
     
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    I think going as far as cutting the cord and risk breaking your keyboard you should just buy an extender and also who said you had to do shipping? You can buy one at Radioshack or some other retailer.
     
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    Certainly a lot better than taking a pair of scissors to a USB cable.
     
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    Oi! an extension cable works. I thought Apple only allows Apple usb extension cable to work and generic cables wouldn't function. Reason why I was going punk and wanting to cut their stupid short cable plus save money. That's a really good price on that extension cable.

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    I mentioned shipping because almost all electronics are cheaper online.
     
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    There isn't any feasible way for them to "block" a USB extension from working. They're just simple cords with proper ends on them. Though I guess if it was easily possible, apple would do it in a heartbeat.

    I will never understand using completely random, unrelated and nonsensical words in place of valid ones.
    I'm going apple juice over here trying to think of why it happens so often.
     
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