mellow-yellow wrote:Regarding MutantStrain's post above ....could anyone provide an image or explanation for an electronics novice?
Well, heres an idea for you. Plug the mini usb's into a camera. Leave the wires exposed on the other end. Take the exposed wires from the RIcoh, ( Yup, I had to cannibalize the Ricoh.
) and experiment with placing the black from the RIcoh to either the black on the usb cable OR the shielding. Red stays with red. What I found is that on one cable black stayed with black, yet on another mini usb it will go to the shielding. Hope that helps. I've already soldered and covered all my connections so I can't show you a picture.
I really do not think you have to worry about frying anything. Turn the camera on. Turn the ricoh on and press the button. If you get focusing and shutter release ... viola! If not, try again another way ...