It was probably defective in the first place, however the cable is 1.5 years old. Originally purchased for my wife's motor Xoom. If you wiggle the otg the wrong way it looses connection.
Bird, thanks for the recommendation,.sadly it's not on amazon.ca guess I'll have to keep looking.
Well I grabbed:http://www.amazon.ca/Micro-USB-OTG-2-0-Adapter/dp/B005QX7KYU/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1355334645&sr=8-1
Hopefully that works.