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Mackin_NZ
29-03-2006, 04:52 PM
USB Internal Male Header to USB A Plug (http://www.imagef1.net.nz/files/USB2Header_t_LRG.jpg)

I have a card reader device that has a female USB header cable but I have no spare USB male headers on the motherboard. All the PCI USB cards I can find have a USB A internal socket, not header pins.

I've Googled high & low but I can't find anywhere in NZ that supplies either the above cable or PCI USB card with internal pin headers.

If anyone knows where I could buy either of the above parts I'd be forever grateful.

Speedy Gonzales
29-03-2006, 05:00 PM
Cant say I've seen a connection like that.

Even for a card reader (if this is for an internal USB 2 card reader).

I would say its meant to be internal, since thats where USB headers are (on a motherboard).

I use an internal Apacer USB 2 card reader here.

The only thing, I would say that'll have headers on it would be a motherboard.

Graham L
29-03-2006, 05:01 PM
Do you use all the installed USB sockets? I'd do the quick and dirty: just unplug one of them, and use its header. :D (Put a bit of tape over the socket, so you don't wonder why it doesn't work in six month's time).


... The only thing, I would say that'll have headers on it would be a motherboard. apart from a PCI card which provides headers for internally mounted USB devices such as this. :cool:

Mackin_NZ
29-03-2006, 05:17 PM
apart from a PCI card which provides headers for internally mounted USB devices such as this.

All the PCI cards I can find have USB A sockets not header pins. If I could find one that did have internal header pins I could plug the card reader straight into it. The only other alternative is a cable to connect the female header socket to a USB A plug.

You can buy them here (http://www.frontx.com/cpx508.html) and here (http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=34_81_250&products_id=1116)
but I want to try and get one in NZ.

Peter H
29-03-2006, 05:26 PM
Dick Smith USB 2.0 PCI card that I have in this comp, has 3 ext & 1 internal ports. From memory though the int ones are male header pins. Cat number XH6738

Graham L
29-03-2006, 05:27 PM
Dick Smith (www.dse.co.nz/cgi-bin/dse.storefront/442a0bf70654e5062742c0a87f99068e/Product/View/XH8272) has this multifunction card. It does a lot more than USB, but it does have a set of header pins for the USB.

I'd do the quick and dirty. ;)

Speedy Gonzales
29-03-2006, 05:29 PM
Try Frontx in NZ then (http://www.frontx.co.nz) which is based in CHCH.

Peter H
29-03-2006, 05:31 PM
XH 6738 is still in stock -$34.48

Graham L
29-03-2006, 05:44 PM
XH 6738 is still in stock -$34.48But it has 3 USB sockets on the panel, and one USB socket inside, from what I can see in the picture. No header pins. :( I might be wrong. But the description does not mention header pins ... and that would be a "feature".

Peter H
29-03-2006, 05:57 PM
GL is correct - I thought from memory it had pins, but have just had a look, and it is a socket on the rear edge.

SurferJoe46
30-03-2006, 05:11 AM
I just pulled a dual floppy drive originally from a very old computer...probably an Apple or whatever, that I had installed in my SOYO...it has the pin arrangement that you show here..but there's a small problem with what you have...there is an INTERMEDIATE card between the USB with male 4-pin to the drive.....so he hook-up is complicated by the card in the middle (which, BTW is not installed anywhere...it just floats on the cables without any brackets or support...but it's very light and not a strain on anything).

It goes like this: (my) dual floppy drive-to-intermediate card-to-USB (internal) port.

As it is, I am not going to part with it in the near future...I can use the old big floppies in it when I run C>64 and C>128 programs ;)