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Front usb connections

Packard bell imedia tower with ms-6511 motherboard have replaced m/b but front usb not standard

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  • michalpelszy Oct 17, 2008

    The motherboard has NON-STANDARD pin layout. It's something like this:

    *  *  *  *  *
    _  *  * _  *

    Or numbered:
    1 2 3 4 5
    _ 6 7 _ 8

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I finally found a solution, on a dead page in google cache only:
http://www.pcclub.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=27%26threadid=16567
The solution was posted by JontyBonkers.


The pins go like this:
1 2 3 4 5
_ 6 7 _ 8

1 = ground
2 = ground
3 = D1-
4 = ground
5 = D1+
6 = D2-
7 = D2+
8 = +5V

It seems that the case for those Packard-Bells had a small circuit board that divided the 5V line to both sockets.

D- are usually white, D+ - green, 5V - red, ground - black

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Front usb jumpers on the board are usually a small cluster of 9 pins, usually found down the bottom of the motherboard, and labeled fusb, or USB_H, or something similar. the front usb connectors have 2 sets of wires (8 in total) and are black, green, white and red. if the front connector is one whole plug, just plug it onto the header the right way and it should go.. if the pins are all individual.. you will need to push them down one by one in the right order.. easiest wat to do it is plug both the black ones on the first 2 pins after the single one, then the 2 greens side by side, then the whites, and finally the reds on the very end.

. red . wht . grn . blk . blank
. red . wht . grn . blk


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Usually the built in case USB connectors plug into your motherboard. there should be a set of metal pins that stick up and may say USB on the board next to them. You have to connect them in, usually the manual that came with the board will tell you where. But if your board doesnt have extra pins for external UDB then your out of luck. If you connect them wrong or backward they wont work.

Usually theres a + and a - indicating wher they go and the end of the USB wires will have indiviual pin connectors or one solid brick that all the wires go into and you just fit in on the mobo.

Good luck

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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