USB header help

  dona3853 19:04 13 Oct 06

I have just bought a cd-rw drive with integrated card readers. It requires connection to a USB header. There are USB ports at front and back of pc. At back they seem to go straight into motherboard with no header. The front ones go into a header which appears to have 6 pins. The connection to the drive requires 5 pins and is obviously in use anyway. Any advice on what to do.
Thanks in anticipation.

  ed-0 19:08 13 Oct 06

Do you know the make and model of your motherboard?

Also can you supply the same for the cd-rw / card reader.

  sil_ver 19:10 13 Oct 06

You might have to disconnect one of your front USB headers or else buy a PCI/USB card that has USB headers on the card as well as external. The sixth pin is redundant usually your motherboard manual will tell you how to connect them if your connection is single pins and not in a block

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:10 13 Oct 06

Fit a PCI USB card that has a header for internal use click here

will give you extra ports aswell.

  dona3853 19:12 13 Oct 06

Drive is a BTC BCE5232IA. Motherboard ooo i don't know. How do you tell? its in an emachines pc P4 1.5ghz.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:12 13 Oct 06

headet arrangements on different motherboards click here

  dona3853 19:17 13 Oct 06

Thanks for your help guys. Think with me being a novice it would be easiest to just buy PCI card with header and get some extra USB ports in the process. Good advice.

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