Kinect is a gaming peripheral for the Microsoft Xbox 360. It allows for audio and video input to let the player be the controller.

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dog chewed through kinect cable

Ok, so I got a kinect and after 2 nights on playing my dog chewed through the cable that runs from the kinect itself and the box that converts to usb. I've tried to splice and rewire it already and now the xbox says its not responding, any suggestions? There are white, green, black, red and brown. Does the aluminum wrapping have to be touching too?

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BTW, yes the aluminum will have to be connected too. It is actually ground :-)

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Oluseun, here is my answer from an identical question "The Kinect diagram shows a total of nine strands I attach a diagram with this message. The Xbox Kinect, when you purchase it on its own, will come with a USB converter cable that turns the special Kinect cable into a USB connection. The actually pairing should be:

Shield-Black=Shield; Gnd

Yellow-Black=12v

Red-Red=5v

White-White= Data-

Green-Green= Data+

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I saw that, and like that post, your diagram tells me nothing, everything it wired as it was before the splice and no responce it has not been dropped, no water has touched it, it is wired correctly as stated before, I made this post to find a different answer then what the other post had, not the same thing for a different cable. This is the cable from the kinect sensor, to the tranfer box. Not transfer box to usb. Therefore the usb diagram tells me nothing at all. It worked half of the time before the splice, but it had a delayed response due to the exposed wire. So I cus and spliced them to fix it, and now it does nothing

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I am sorry you did not get the right answer and that it does not tell you anything. My Kinect has one wire (which is an 8 strand wire) just like the diagram shows it then enters a splitter, where it gets divided into power and USB. Let me attach another picture for you and see if that explains it better. When your comment states that "the usb diagram tells me nothing at all." is because it is not a USB diagram at all, nor does it mention anything USB. Unless of course your Kinect is different from mine.

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I am not sure if the Kinect was plugged in when your dog chewed your cable, but the board could have been shorted while he/she was enjoying the meal. If you are sure the board is not shorted and splicing the cable still is not working, I would recommend buying a broken kinect on ebay and swapping the cable, and the bonus is that it does not require you to know how to solder. If the cable still does not fix it then you know the situation is much more dire.

Lazy Links:

Broken Kinect

Another Broken Kinect

Kinect Teardown (So you kin* find out how to open it up.)

*Please don't mind the puns.

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Thank you, sorry if I seemed rash, was havin a horrible day and this is really frusturating. The dog chewed through it, and it still worked but I had to have the wires set a certain way or it wouldn't read or there would be a major lag. So I used electrical tape to see if that would work, covering the exposed wires. But that only caused it to stop working, I spliced them and put them exactly how they were before, and now nothing. I mean I can't really complain cus I didn't pay for it a friend brought it over and left it and moved out of town. But I just don't get it, it worked fine before the splice and now its not responding at all. That's my basis for it not being the board. When you. Say sheild, are you meaning the black wire or the aluminum/tin covering the wires? Cus that's the only thing I can come up with that I might have done wrong.

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There are 5 coloured wires that need to be spliced but there is also an uninsulated one hidden in the shielding that needs to be spliced as well.

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