I got my Steam Controller and plugged the USB-A receiver into the included desktop extender.

USB receiver plugged into the extender

But I just tried taking the dongle out of the extender and I physically can't. How do I remove it? Has anyone discovered any tricks?

1 Answer 1


Pull very hard.

It really sticks in there, which is probably good: it's hard to lose.

  • And it won't break?
    – Keavon
    Commented Oct 18, 2015 at 2:57
  • Mine's still okay, but YMMV.
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Commented Oct 18, 2015 at 2:58
  • I got it out. I'm going to put tape over the slots on the USB port where it locks.
    – Keavon
    Commented Oct 18, 2015 at 2:59
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    That was a terrible idea, now I had shreds of tape in the extender.
    – Keavon
    Commented Oct 18, 2015 at 3:01
  • @Keavon Unplug and tweezers. I just tried it with a bunch of other USB thingies I have around -- it really is a nice tight fit.
    – Kaz Wolfe
    Commented Oct 18, 2015 at 3:03

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