USB2.0 device needs rewiring ?

Jan 31, 2005
  1. Hi m8s

    I have a Soltek motherboard that has 2 USB1.1’s to the back off my PC and an additional 2 USB1.1’s mounted on a back plate.

    I also have a 4+1 USB2.0 PCI card fitted.

    I have just purchased a 3.5” bay, media card reader and 1 port USB2.0 drive.

    When I ordered it I thought that it would have a USB type A plug on it, so that I could plug it directly into my USB2.0 PCI card.

    But it doesn’t it has the PI-Header type connection that connects to my motherboard.

    This is all well and good, but it means that the media card reader will be a USB1.1.

    So, is it possible the rewire the PI-Header plug to 2x USB type A plugs, as below

    Red: + 5V
    White: USB -
    Green: USB +
    Black: GND > these wires to USB plug

    Orange: + 5V
    Yellow: USB –
    Blue: USB +
    Black: GND > these wires to USB plug

    (I also have a wiring diagram for the USB type A plug)

    And then by using my 1 into 4 USB2.0 hub attached internally connected to my USB2.0 PCI card, connecting the above 2 plugs.

    And hopefully job done.

    Will this be possible

    Thanks in advance

  2. Nodsu

    Nodsu TS Rookie Posts: 5,837   +6

    If you got those wire colours right then yes, it should work.
  3. T9PMK

    T9PMK TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for your quick reply

    I shall give it a go, just wanted to check first

    Cheers m8

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