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Internal memory card reader plug on the MB?

I can not find where to plug in the internal memory card readers on the mother board. The CPU fan went out and I had to unplug many cables to remove and replace it and that is the only cable I can not tell where it originally went. Everything on the machine works perfect now with the exception of the built in memory card reader. It is a black flat plug with 4 wires (black, green, white and red). It is my kids machine and they already have worked around this by using an external memory card reader but it would be nice to fix it and I hate a puzzle that can not be solved. Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!

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The memory card reader that you have is most likely running on USB, therefore you will need to plug it in to one of the USB headers on your motherboard. They usually are made for 2 USB ports so the connector for USB is 2 rows, but yours is just flat so it will fit anyway.
The USB plug and cable on the motherboard kind of look like this:

http://www.windowsdevcenter.com/windows/2005/02/23/graphics/figure14.jpg

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More than likely if you cant find it on the mother board it is on a Pci card.  Try looking at the different cards that are installed at a 90 angle from the motherboard.(they are plugged into the motherboard and when you look at the back of the computer you can see them as well)
If that doesnt work then post what kind of computer with what kind of mother board and i will figure out where it goes.
Hope this helps.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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