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hooking up my front usb ports

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mbentley

Gloriously Lead, Overclockix Chief Architect
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Location
Indianapolis, IN
hey, i am not so much of an expert on usb ports and i was hoping someone around here could help me. on my new case, it has 2 front usb ports. the only problem (for me) is that i am not sure how to hook them up. all of the other cases i have had were ones that had easy hookups where you just have to plug this one big block in to connect them. this new case i have has seperate connectors. i know what the usb pins look like, i just can't figure out where to plug which ones in. i check on intel's website (i have an intel board) and it didn't help at all. here's what the pin layout on the motherboard looks like this (with O's being the pins):

1
O O O O O
O O O O
2

there are 4 connectors total (i know there are 2 for each port cause they're labeled 1 and 2 :D so i am just going to draw one set) the lines represent a connector for each pin. the first has 3 in a line, the second has just 1 connector

3 connector:
______
ground
______
D+
______
D -
______

one connector:
______
+5V
______


if someone could please tell me how i should connect these to which pins, i would be extremely grateful!
 

Pinky

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Location
Narf City, USA
I used my motherboard manual in conjunction with the diagram that came with my case, following the motherboard manual for the correct pins (don't follow the color scheme, I found out it wasn't universal/standardized once I started and had to start all over).
 
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mbentley

mbentley

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Pinky said:
I used my motherboard manual in conjunction with the diagram that came with my case, following the motherboard manual for the correct pins (don't follow the color scheme, I found out it wasn't universal/standardized once I started and had to start all over).

i received a response from intel (i figured who better to ask) and they gave me the pin id's and it works. i couldn't believe that intel responded within a day :) haha. thanks anyway.
 

Sonny

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On Abit boards the USB Pin Assignments go like this:

1. Missing pin
2. N/C
3. +5V A
4. +5V B
5. D- A
6. D- B
7. D+ A
8. D+ B
9. GND
10. GND

Your board might be a little different so be careful. There is an image HERE.
 
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mbentley

mbentley

Gloriously Lead, Overclockix Chief Architect
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Location
Indianapolis, IN
Sonny said:
On Abit boards the USB Pin Assignments go lie this:

1. Missing pin
2. N/C
3. +5V A
4. +5V B
5. D- A
6. D- B
7. D+ A
8. D+ B
9. GND
10. GND

Your board might be a little different so be careful. There is an image HERE.

i guess the intel boards go backwards... it turns out that it was:
1. +5V A
2. +5V B
3. D- A
4. D- B
5. D+ A
6. D+ B
7. ground
8. ground
9. no pin
10. n/c

thanks for the help.
 

NBK19

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Location
Kentucky
Anyone know how to do this with EXS K7S5A Rev 3.1 ?

The manual really didn't have a diagram that would fit the board for some Odd reason. If anyone knows. Just reply. Thanks
 
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mbentley

mbentley

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Location
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and i thought i was the only person in the world would couldn't hook up the front usb ports :) hehe. thanks again, you guys rock.
 

NBK19

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Location
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mbentley, Me too man lol. I saw all these little wires. I was pretty much lost. I'm glad someone had the answer. Didn't really wanna go out and pay $30 for 2 extra USB ports. When I had them in front of me.