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Old 11-18-2013, 07:13 PM
 
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Does anybody know how to get from the black connector to the white one ?
The black connector has to plug into the adapter cable which has the white connector at the *other end*.

TIA
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Old 11-21-2013, 08:25 PM
 
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The black connector plugs into the motherboard. The other end of that cable is a usb port on the front or back of the computer. The white connector plugs into the usb port on the front or back of the computer,
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Old 11-22-2013, 04:13 PM
 
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Does anybody know how to get from the black connector to the white one ?
The black connector has to plug into the adapter cable which has the white connector at the *other end*.

TIA

The black one is internal to the computer while the white one is external.
You might want to divulge what it is you are trying to do for better results.
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Old 11-26-2013, 09:15 PM
 
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The black one is internal to the computer while the white one is external.
You might want to divulge what it is you are trying to do for better results.
My MB has only one connector for an internal USB connection
(the black one *could* plug in there, but that one was already used by something else -- the front USB plug.).

There is a card on the MB that has 2 *external* USB connectors (on the outside of the box),
and there is one *external type* connector on the inside of the box.

I would like the card reader I have (with a black connector)
to be plugged into the MB.
So right now I can only do that by adapting the black one into a white one ...,
and then plugging it into the external USB port that is on the inside of the box.

Hope this makes sense.
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Old 11-26-2013, 10:24 PM
 
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Something like this?

USB 9 Pin Internal Motherboard Male Header to USB Type A Adaptor | eBay

The black connector is a 9-pin USB internal connector while the "normal" external USB port uses a Type-A USB connector.
But rather than go through all this trouble, why not just get an external USB card reader? They're dirt-cheap.

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Old 11-27-2013, 08:25 AM
 
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Or you could buy a PCI USB card and disconnect your front USB and use that.
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Old 11-27-2013, 06:27 PM
 
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Or, you could simply take the black connector at the end of the card reader off (cutting the wires close to the connector would work), then using a needle or small paper clip, pry off the metal insert latches on the black connector that the front USB connector panel has (currently connected to the motherboard), then twist each matching color wire with the other, making a pair. Afterwards, re-insert the metal piece back into the black connector housing aka piggyback the card reader wires onto the existing set for the external USB connector!
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Old 11-27-2013, 09:08 PM
 
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Based on this diagram for the header pin outs



One motherboard header equals two USB connectors.

I would think you would need this type of cable

And you would have to plug in both cables. But I think that would depend on the card reader. Does your card reader also have an external USB port on it? If it doesn't then I think it would only use one side of the internal header pins for the card reader. But if the card reader does have an external USB port on it (next to the card slots) then the the card reader would use one set of pins on the motherboard header and the USB port on the card reader would use the other set of pins.

Based on the photo in the first post, if those are your cables, then it looks like that motherboard female connector is using all 8 pins. In other words, two USB cables are on that plug.

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