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- Internal USB Card Reader Replacement?
- Wayne R.
August 14, 2005, 7:05 pm
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The internal 3.5" USB card reader I have died; the internal USB port
it connects to is a normal USB connector (not a motherboard connector)
on a PCI USB2 card (in an older machine).
I'd like to replace the reader, but I'm having trouble finding one
with a normal non-motherboard-type USB connection.
I know I can get external readers but I prefer internal.
Re: Internal USB Card Reader Replacement?
Correct- the "pinout" connector on the motherboard and the port connector at
the back of the case will do the same thing- provide a connection to a USB
device. If your motherboard supports USB 2, then you should get a USB 2
capable cardreader to take advantage of the increased speed.
Most motherboards have 2 sets of pinouts, each supporting 2 devices. If your
motherboard has unused pinouts, that type of connector would be the easiest
way to go. If you need a port connector, then part CPX505 from the website I
linked will allow you to go from an internal pinout connector to a port
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