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18-07-2009, 08:40 AM
What is the name of the cable that connects your front usb ports to the motherboard?

I have one with a 9pin plug at either end that is too short for the motherboard going into the case. The one I have is about a foot long, but its only about 2" too short
One end of the cable says I/O, the other says sys board. I am trying to look for one, but without a proper name, Im not sure what to look for

Both ends look like this:

18-07-2009, 08:51 AM
USB Case Header Connector Cable.... i think :p or just USB Header Connector

Speedy Gonzales
18-07-2009, 09:55 AM
Yup looks like USB, it should only go one way to the mobo header. It'll be labelled USB something on the mobo

18-07-2009, 10:22 AM
It appears than plan A is a definite no go even if I could find the right cable.

Oh well; plan B :D

Thanks anyway :)

19-07-2009, 11:46 AM
Maybe these guys can help

20-07-2009, 10:15 AM
Plan C: Sledgehammer to the cases USB ports to shunt them the necessary 2" further back towards the mobo. Suggest you power off before trying this one.

Or on a serious note - what about cutting your existing cable in half, and splicing in some extra lengths of wire? Not guaranteed to be free of noise and giving full USB 2 speeds however.