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Mitsumi FA4o4M Combo Floppy Card and Data card reader/writer

The Mitsumi Cobo unit has the normal floopy IDE connector and sata power connector..

BUT ther is also a calbe with a black female connector that has four wires to it.. One red for power and one black for ground that are on the ends of the female connoter,, The two midle wires stata "data", one is white and one is green.. I do not know where to connect this cable.. i imagine this cable is for the card reader.writer functions..

I need help please.. i do not see a male connorter on the mother board for this feamle connector comming from the Mitsumi Combo Unit...

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  • usaforever Feb 10, 2008

    I have had a Mitsumi Internal Floppy Drive for like a year now and still to this day cant configure It to my dell computer, I didnt want one from dell because i wanted a multi card reader which dell didnt do, my floppy drive Is USB, I also have a usb cable from the unit and dont know where to plug It Into, there is nothing on my motherboard, maybe I need a convertor from male to female or visa versa, why put the thing on when it goes no-where, I`m pretty good with stuff like this but I am useless with this, I need to get It working, you have the power that goes In, everyone knows where that goes cos theres a spare wire thats always In computers to hook up something else, the ribbon goes to the motherboard, so now where does the usb connection goes, confused, I am and have been for the past year, I did hook It up without the USB but the green light stayed on, If I do need a male to female connector, whats It called and where does It go, any Ideas would be very grateful...



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Black cable to be connected on a free usb outlet on the motherboard

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HP Support > Compaq Presario S6200CL Desktop PC > Main Support page,

Product information > Product specifications > Product Specifications > Motherboard specifications,

Scroll down towards the bottom of the page, for the Illustration and Photo of the motherboard,
(Motherboard layout / Overhead view)

1) Top of motherboard between Processor socket, and Ram Memory slots - CPU_FAN. Connect Processor fan.

2) Under Processor socket, and to the left of the Northbridge chip -> VIA KM400, (Under the aluminum finned Heatsink),
-> ATX12V.

This is where the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, for the Processor; plugs in.

[Note* Color of connector does NOT matter. Color of wires Does.
Also note the Lock on the side. When the power cable is deemed to be plugged in tightly, and correctly; the Lock's hooked end is over the Tab, on the motherboard connector]

3) CHA_FAN to left of ATX12V. (ATX 12 Volt)
Chassis Fan. This is where a computer case fan connects.

4) FRONT_1394a to left of CHA_FAN.
This is where TWO Firewire (1394a) ports connect to, from the Front Panel.
(The front of your computer is the Front Panel)

5) To the Left of the PCI1 expansion slot. (PCI and No.1 slot)
This is where a SP/DIF port connects to.

Not used in your setup to my knowledge. (From factory)

6) Below SPDI/F is AUX_IN.
Not usually used in a normal setup like yours.
(Meaning from factory)

7) Below AUX_IN is CD_IN.
This is where the small audio cable, for the MAIN optical drive connects to.
I state main because if you have two optical drives, one is Main, the other is Secondary.
IF, you have two; ONLY connect a small audio cable from the main optical drive, to this connector. NOT for the Secondary optical drive.

8) Under PCI expansion slot 3. (PCI3)
This is where the front audio (Sound) ports in the Front Panel, connect to.


EACH one of these USB headers is for TWO USB ports, in the Front Panel.
ONE of these USB headers may be used for a Card Reader.
A Card Reader uses two USB cables.

10) BAT1 is the CMOS battery

11) FRONT_PANEL header, is where the main wires of the Front Panel connect to.

Power On switch, Power On LED light, HarDDrive LED activity light, and Reset switch IF used.
It's a regular 9-pin HP, Front Panel header.

If you need the pinout let me know in a Comment.
You should have wires that end in a plug, from the Front Panel; and will need no pinout.

12) CLPWD is Clear Password. Leave jumper cap alone.

13) CLRTC is Clear Real Time Clock.
It is a reference to the RTC, or also known as the CMOS.
Leave jumper cap alone.

14) SATA 1 connector is where a SATA data cable plugs in, for the Harddrive.

SATA data cable connector has 7-pins. Between it, and the SATA power cable connector; it is smaller in width.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins.

Note the L-shaped opening. Lines up on an L-shape on the Harddrive, or optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

Note the red connectors shown below the SATA data cable.
These SATA connectors on the motherboard, are the Open design.\
Yours are the Closed design. Has a rim around it.

A SATA data cable connector that plugs into a Harddrive, or Optical Drive; usually is a 90 degree bent elbow,

SATA 2 is for a SATA optical drive.
HOWEVER, the beauty of SATA is, that you can plug whatever you want into ANY SATA connector on the motherboard, and BIOS will find it.

15) ATX_Power Connector:
This is where the 20-pin ATX main power cable plugs in.

16) Primary IDE:
This is where an IDE (PATA) flat ribbon cable plugs in, and connects to an IDE (PATA) harddrive.

According to the specifications you have a 120GigaByte
Ultra DMA - Harddrive.
That is an IDE unit also. (PATA)

Primary IDE is where your Harddrive plugs into.

Note the Locating Lug on the flat ribbon data cable's connector,

In this example it is on the Top/Middle.
Two 'ribs'.
Some are just a solid block instead of two small ribs.

It lines up with a Cutout, in the motherboard connector, or circuit board of the optical drive's cutout.

If this Locating Lug is missing on your cables, let me know, and I'll show you the correct way to plug in; using the RED stripe on the side of the cable.

17) Secondary IDE:
This is where an IDE (PATA) optical drive plugs in.

18) This is the power cable used for your IDE harddrive, and optical drive. A 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

Note the rounded corners. When installing this power cable, the rounded corners go UP.

Also known as a 'Molex' power cable.
Molex designed the power cable connector. (If memory serves)
The name stuck. Kind of like calling an adjustable open-end wrench, a Crescent wrench.

19) Floppy:
A Floppy Disk Drive plugs in here.
34-wire IDE flat ribbon cable.

This is the power cable used for it,

It is a 4-pin Peripheral power cable also.
Referred to as a 4-pin Small Peripheral power cable.
The one for a Harddrive/Optical Drive, is referred to as a
Standard Peripheral power cable.

This power cable is also used for a Card Reader.

If this information has helped you, please put a bunch of unmarked $5 bills in a mason jar, and bury it in the backyard. Some old biker will be by to get it.



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Were to connect the power switch to an emachines t3642

My intel tells me this is the motherboard for an eMachines T3642 Desktop PC,

If this holds true,

In the list click on the blue - Product Views

The Ebay link shows you where the letters, of the above Gateway link, are on the motherboard.

1) B - Auxiliary 12 Volt ATX connector.
This is where the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugs in,

Example of power cable from Power Supply,

Power for the Processor (CPU) Do NOT forget it.

2) E - Main Power Connector

Note* Color of connectors for 1) above, and 2), do NOT matter.
What the connector is, Does.

Note also that there is a pivoting Lock, on both power cable connectors.
The matching motherboard connector has a Lock TAB.
When the power cables are deemed to be plugged in tightly, and correctly; the Lock's hooked end will be over the Lock Tab.

[Squeeze the top of the Lock in, to release. Release when removing.
The Lock works on the same action as a seesaw on a playground ]

3) F- Floppy Disk Drive Connector
A 34 wire thin ribbon IDE cable, connects here on the motherboard, and plugs into the back of the Floppy Drive. The cable is the Data cable.

The power cable that goes to it is a 4-pin Small peripheral power cable. Looks like this example,

IF a Memory Card Reader, (Media Card Reader. Same/same) is used instead; it will use the SAME power cable.

The data cables are different though. They connect to a Front USB header on the motherboard, and are a rounded cable.

ONE of the Front USB headers on the motherboard, will be used for the Card Reader.
Click on S - USB 2.0 Connectors

[NOTE* In EACH USB header are provisions for attaching to TWO USB ports. Front OR back of computer.
One will be used for the TWO data cables, going to the Card Reader. Which one? Pick one.
BIOS will set up a new Interrupt Request for it. (IRQ) ]

G - Parallel ATA IDE Connector
40 wire flat ribbon data cable goes here. (ONLY 39 wires are actually used, though)

Now I'm going to get a little lengthy, and detailed;

In the first link immediately above, PATA-cable.jpg
See the two small 'ribs' on the Top/Middle of the connector?
(May just be one solid block, also)

That is a Locating Lug. When you plug the connector into the motherboard, it lines up with a Cutout in the motherboard connector.
IF there is NO Locating Lug;
Look at the side of the cable that has the faint Red stripe.
This Red stripe is on the SAME side as Number 1 wire.

When plugging into the motherboard connector, the side of the cable that has the Red stripe, goes DOWN. Down towards the Bottom of the motherboard.
Number 1 pin in the motherboard connector, is at the Bottom of the motherboard connector.

If no Locating Lug when plugging into a device; Harddrive or Optical Drive, (CD/DVD drive);
The side of the flat data ribbon cable that has the Red stripe, goes towards the POWER CABLE pins, on the device.

Let's look at an IDE (PATA) harddrive, and the 4-pin Peripheral power cable that plugs into it;

See where the power cable plugs in? The Red stripe on the IDE flat ribbon cable, will be next to the power cable.
Also can be said as, when the IDE flat ribbon cable is plugged into the Harddrive, the Red stripe will be on the Right.

Same with an Optical Drive.

You MAY have an optical drive's flat data cable plugged in here.
IF it is an IDE (PATA) optical drive.
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U - SATA Connectors
Note there are two. SATA1 and SATA2.
The Harddrive is supposed to plug into SATA1.
The beauty of SATA is though, that you can plug the Harddrive into SATA1, OR SATA 2.
BIOS will find the device.

This is an example of a SATA data cable, and it's connector,

(Your SATA connector on the motherboard, is different than the example shown)

Between a SATA data cable's connector, and a SATA power cable's connector; a SATA power cable connector is the Larger of the two.
A SATA data cable connector has 7-PINS.
A SATA power cable connector has 15-PINS.

Note also the L-shaped opening. This lines up with an L-shape on the Harddrive connector, or an Optical Drive connector. (Data cable connector)
Note also that a SATA power cable has this same L-shaped opening.

More to follow in a Comment.

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Hmmm, P4 is usually a designation, for a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

I see though that they have P2 as the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and P4 as a SMALL 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

This type of power cable is used on a Floppy Drive, or a Card Reader.
Not a Harddrive, or Optical Drive. (CD/DVD drive)

The Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable, is used on an IDE (PATA) harddrive, or optical drive,

Rounder corners on the Top of the plug connector.
Only plugs in, in one direction.

Owner's Manual > Page 109 -
Power Supply DC Connector Pin Assignments

P1 = 24-pin ATX main power cable,

P2 shown above - 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable

P3, P5, and P6 are SATA power cables,

If you have a SATA optical drive (CD/DVD drive), the above is the power cable used.

Uses a SATA data cable,

SATA data cable connector on motherboard, is shown below the SATA data cable.

Color does NOT matter

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


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Intel D845GEBV2 can i use SATA to PATA convertor or a SATA PCI card. I need to fix SATA Harddrive

There are no onboard SATA connectors as i can see so you can either use a PCI-SATA card or use a PATA(Parallel ATA connector) which is the older grey ribbon cable used to connect the older IDE harddrives using an adapter which is very easily available at most computer hardware stores.The power supply will also need an adapter from the drive SATA power to Molex (white power ) Connector.

Power connector looks like this

And the Data cable looks like this , the one in the image is a combo power + Data connector PATA to SATA converter.

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I am looking for a hp lightscribe dvd supermulti drive/cd writer that is compatable with a hp pavilion a720n desk top computer and all so a dvd/cd rom combo that is compatable with ...

Any brand-new CD/DVD reader/writer with LightScribe *WILL* be compatible with your HP.
Check whether your "power" and "data" cables are the "old" style (white power connector and a 80-pin ribbon-cable) or the "new" style (thin SATA cables), before you buy a writer with the "wrong" (PATA versus SATA) interface.

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How do I install a new CD drive in an old destop computer It is an old Compaq Presario 5WV254 The existing CD drive has a ribbon type connector that mates up to the pins on the drive plus a 4 pin module...

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In the specifications for the above Desktop PC, it states ATAPI is used for the interface technology, and connector, for the optical drive/s.

[IDE is also referred to as PATA. Parallel ATA
SATA is Serial ATA.
The PATA designation was implemented, so that computer users could easily distinct between IDE, and SATA technology]

1) The IDE interface cable, (Flat ribbon cable), has a connector on each end with 40 socket holes.
(39 are actually used. Most of the time, one socket hole is blocked off. (Pin 32)

2) The SATA interface cable has 7 contact pins. Also referred to as a Data cable.

3) The IDE devices, (Harddrive and optical drive), use a 4-pin Molex connector for the power cable.

4) The SATA devices use a 15-pin connector on the end of the power cable.

More info on SATA,

The Samsung SH223C optical drive is a SATA device.
You cannot just plug it in.

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The SATA adapter card plugs into the PCI slot, and has the necessary connections on the card, for a SATA interface cable.

Just for the SATA interface cable. Does not have a connection for the SATA power cable, you need.

You have to buy a 4-pin Molex to SATA power cable adapter, and connect it to an available 4-pin Molex power cable, on your power supply.

You will also need a SATA data cable. The interface cable that goes from the SATA adapter card, to the SATA optical drive you're trying to install)

This is an example of a SATA adapter card. It is not an advertisement for said website, nor manufacturer,

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Mitsumi 7 in 1 card reader

There are two cnnections required on the back of the card reader.
One is for the Floppy drive. It is flat and wide cable.
The other is a black cable with a smaller connector. This is a USB connector that needs to be plugged into your motherboard.

These USB connections are usually near the bottom right of the motherboard where you connect the power switch and LED lights. They usually have 9 pins. See this link and loko at the third picture so see what i'm talking about.

If you don't have a USB connector on the motherboard.. you'll need to purchase an extension card or an adapter that will plug into a usb outlet on the front of back of your computer.

Best wishes...

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The internal USB cord is made for the memory cards, install the floppy ribbon for the floppy disk. Don't forget to attach the power also.

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