USB Pins on Motherboard

  wadham 18:55 13 Apr 2005

I have fitted a Cardreader in one of my floppy disk positions. It needs a connection to the USB pins on M/Brd. There are 2 sets but these are used by my 2 front USB ports on the PC case. Do I have to sacrifice one, or is there a lead splitter like you find on power units or some means of duplicating these pins? By the way, the unit appears to need to be connected to the floppy socket via the usual flat cable as well as the USB con. The manual says both.

  Jak_1 19:48 13 Apr 2005

You can insert a usb card, that will save sacrificing one of your usb sockets.

  wadham 16:00 14 Apr 2005

Thanks for responce.
The USB lead coming from the card reader is the small black plastic type that fit over pins on the M/Brd not the metal plug type that go into USB sockets. Can I solder in parallel to one of the front USB leads.?

  mole44 17:14 14 Apr 2005

go set yourself a belkin usb 5 port expansion card you`ll have 4 external ports ant one internal port for your use.

  wadham 23:29 14 Apr 2005

Thanks. I will do that. wadham

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