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#1 whitestingray81

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Posted 11 October 2013 - 11:55 PM

I was looking around the inside of my computer (HP Pavilion P7-1534), and I noticed two USB 2.0 headers not being used (F USB1 and F USB2). Please see picture below. As I'm always in need of more USB ports, I was thinking I should pick up one of these. But taking a closer look at the MoBo headers, they aren't the standard 9-pin. They are 8 pin, then 2 "no pin" slots, then 2 more pins. Sorry for the noob question, but will the USB "slot plate" I linked work with this type pin-out? Which way do I orient it? I guess logically it would be the farthest 2 pins (next to the no pin slots) left unattached? If I'm completely off base here, please let me know. Thanks for the help!

 

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Edited by whitestingray81, 11 October 2013 - 11:57 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:21 AM

Yes those are USB headers, no the adapter you chose wont work. USB 2.0 only uses the first 4 pins the last pin is a key for dual port connectors. You need dual 4 pin plugs. Those headers could have been designed for front panel card readers, or anything else that would use a single internal USB header.


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#3 whitestingray81

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:31 AM

Thanks for the help! I'm having a little trouble picturing the connector you describe. Is it like this? How do I know which way to orient the plug? Maybe something like this would work?


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:17 PM

That would work you would have to route the cable outside though.


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Posted 02 November 2013 - 09:39 PM

Thanks!






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