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02-12-2001, 02:20 PM
Help I have brought a usb cam to find out that my pc has not got the right plug.can this be upgraded?installed?

02-12-2001, 02:46 PM
You can buy a USB card for your PC, with two or four ports. Disk Smith Electronics & others sell them. You should be running at least Windows 98 to use USB successfully.

02-12-2001, 05:31 PM

Before you buy a USB card, check your motherboard manual as your computer may be USB capable but simply not have the sockets fitted. You can buy a lead and socket-ground plane to get access to USB.
I did this on my older computer when I needed USB.

You might need to install drivers or enable USB as well but check in Device Manager (RT click computer/properties/device manager & scroll to bottom of list to see if the USB controller is present)

Billy 8-{)

02-12-2001, 06:15 PM
Or the camera may also have a serial port.
If so, this is a cheaper, but slower to upload option.

02-12-2001, 06:22 PM
Ross, no it has only a usb plug.But I'm glad its just a card I need.