USB socket wiring

  timerep 14:46 03 May 2005

Hi Guys can anyone tell me what the correct sequence of wiring a USB socket is. I have one that I wish to put on the front panel of the pc but the plug wont fit the socket on the motherboard. I have another one that will but the colour coding of the wire differs viewing a usb socket from the front what pin is what if I can find this out I can make sure the connection is correct as I dont want to muck anything up.

  DieSse 15:00 03 May 2005

The motherboard end depends on your motherboard make and model, they're not standard. It'll be in the manual, if you haven't got that, give us the make and model and we'll help find it for you.

  timerep 15:43 03 May 2005

its an MSI 6390 version 1 micro atx board if thats any help

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 15:49 03 May 2005
  DieSse 17:40 03 May 2005

I've tried several times to get the manual, unsuccessfully. Do you have the manula? - If so it'll tell you how the connector on the motherboard is wired.

Then you must match the wiring for your USB sockets to it.

There are four basic wires for each socket


They may not be labelled exactly like this - but you should be able to work out which is which from the above. Sometimes you will find an extra Ground wire - sometimes not.

Hope this helps, I can't get any further at present.

To re-iterate - wiring on the motherboard varies - you MUST check in the manual for yours.

  DieSse 17:42 03 May 2005

PS - wiring colours are not standard, but Red is normally +5V and Black is normally Ground

  timerep 22:33 03 May 2005

thanks guys.

  woodchip 22:51 03 May 2005

Red goes to pine 1, you should see the one on the mobo, black goes to other end of socket cannot remember others, but the red and black must go as above. I think it was green next to red

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