Bought this card reader but i cant plug it in anywhere....

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  1. cipriani

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    no usb headers on your board? send it back.
     
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    Believe it or not, not all USB headers and Firewire headers are the same. That might actually be an unconventional Firewire header, based on the fact that it doesn't have two rows of color-matched wires.
     
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    looks legit to me. Gotta use diff colors so that you differentiate between USB1 and USB2 (since a standard header has two ports).
     
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    I've had to re-wire USB connectors in the past to match the motherboard pins. I find that I can usually figure out what the colors represent and match them to the motherboard pins that are called out in the owner's manual.
     
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    I've seen plenty of USB headers that had two sets of Red/Green/White/Black wires. The key pin will keep the user from plugging it in backwards; beyond that, the user doesn't need to know which wire is which.
     
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    it's easier to crimp/solder if they're diff colors. God forbid a company make things easy.
     
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    ugh i guess ill have to return it........... dammit.
     
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    do they make a cable to go from usb header to usb plug? id just run that bitch from inside the box to outside and take up one usb slot.
     
  10. deusexaethera

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    Easy isn't profitable. You're a small business owner, you know that, right? Isn't that why you're so difficult? :big grin:

    :eek3:

    (hides in a corner)
     
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    sometimes easy is cheap... They probably buy bulk cable, and each conductor is a diff color. That's cheap.

    Also, if I can make things sufficiently easier for my people so that I reduce errors and increase productivity I actually make more money, which may offset certain increased costs. After all, fewer mistakes means less wasted materials, increased quantity output, less wages to pay for a certain amount of product, etc.
     

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