Front Usb Ports

  WaiKent 13:09 27 Oct 2003
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hi, i have recently bought a midi tower case and with it cam two front usb2 ports and sound and mic ports on a circuit board. there were wires leading from them and i was wondering where i plug them into on the motherboard. there are plugs that say ground and stuff like that. three pieces covered in a grey insulation cable, with wires feeding from it.wires multicoloured. erm hope this makes sense.

  alan 2273 13:17 27 Oct 2003

Try thisclick here

  Simon_P 13:40 27 Oct 2003

Hope you dont mind
Just thought it would be useful for reference.

Thanks

  pj123 14:20 27 Oct 2003

Email me and I will send you a Front USB Connection Chart.

  pj123 17:34 27 Oct 2003

Have emailed you the connection chart. If it works please respond to this thread and close it. Thanks.

  SimianBenzoate 18:49 27 Oct 2003

i had a similar question click here

  WaiKent 20:04 27 Oct 2003

thanks, i havent recieved my mobo yet so i will tell you if it works when i get it in a few days.

  DieSse 21:49 27 Oct 2003

You can only use the connection schematic that comes with the motherboard - use any other, and it might not work - worse, could damage the motherboard.

There is NO - repeat NO standard for the pinouts on these headers on motherboards. There will a diagram that shows you what it is for your particular motherboard.

  pj123 11:35 28 Oct 2003

DieSse what you say is true but I have done many connections to front USBs and have found the PC Case should have a diagram with the cables marked V1 V2 D1- D2- D1+ D2+ G1 and G2. The motherboard (if it supports front connections) should also have a diagram with the same readouts. The cables are normally coloured red, yellow, green and black as well, although I have found on two cases the it is red, white, green and black.

  DieSse 12:16 28 Oct 2003

Sorry - I wasn't trying to criticise your advice about the actual cables on the case - yes, I've done many and they're all generally marked the same way, as you describe -

- it was just a warning about the motherboard end, having seen many different layouts.

  pj123 13:31 28 Oct 2003

DieSse, not taken as a critisism but what we must emphasise to WaiKent is the new motherboard he/she is getting must support front USB ports in the first place.

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