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Motherboard USB Connection

I have motherboard with 1 slot to plug USB cable into.
Computer tower has USB port on front that occupy's only USB port on Motherboard.
Recently purchase of card reader that needs USB port that is already occupied.

Is there a Y-cable that can plug into Motherboard and branch out to plug both devices into it?
Is there any device that will accomplish that goal?
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newbnewAuthor Commented:
That is not what I need. on the mobo is a port with pins (7 pins) that the plug from the card reader plugs into.

Unfortunately on the mobo there is only one connection for the USB ports to plug into.

I need to find a way to plug both USB port cable and card reader cable into the one available slot on the motherboard.
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yuniel537Commented:
Let see you have a card reader but no enough USBs an you want to use more USBs with out losing the card reader?
forget about the Y connections on the mobo that's not the way, do you have any free PCI (white slots) slots? if that so check this:
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815106007  
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newbnewAuthor Commented:
No I do not need any USB hubs or cards. What I need is another plug (pins sticking outward) for the end of the card reader to plug into.

Currently the USB ports are plugged directly into the motherboard.
I need to plug card reader into motherboard too but only available port is occupied by USB card.....
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ThePhreakshowCommented:
If you have only a single 10-pin (actually 9, one is removed for a key) on the motherboard it will support two USB ports via cable.. Header connector (rectangle) on one side, two USB on the other.

If you do not have a factory cable, you may have to build your own. There are two different styles of motherboard connector however, Intel standard and GigaByte.. The pinouts are like this (x indicates missing or "keyed" pins):

Intel:
P   D-   D+   G   NC
P   D-   D+   G   x

Gigabyte:

G   x   D+   D-   P
P   D-   D+   x   G

Get some more info an pictures here:  http://www.directron.com/installusb.html

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newbnewAuthor Commented:
that is above my head bro. I checked out the site but did not find what I was looking for. I am thinking that the adaptor does not exist...
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ThePhreakshowCommented:
The card reader that you have... Is the connector a rectangular, female type with 10 squareish holes in it, two rows of five pins?

What does the connector on the card reader look like?
Was it originally designed to be an internally mounted device, like in a drive bay?
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newbnewAuthor Commented:
Yes, the connector is rectangular with holes, I need to plug it into a connector with pins....or needles if you will.
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ThePhreakshowCommented:
The connector that is on the motherboard, it already has some USB ports connected to it? Are they in use? How many USB ports are on the other end of the motherboard connector?
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newbnewAuthor Commented:
one usb connector and it is used by front usb on tower
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nobusCommented:
you do not seem to understand usb very well.
in order to add usb connectivity you can :
1- if the motherboard has free usb ports on it, connect an adapter cable  like http://www.amazon.com/Cables-Go-Internal-Motherboard-Adapter/dp/B0000511EZ
it will give you 2 extar usb ports

2-if the mobo does not have it, you can use a PCI card adapter  - as suggested above
3-if that is not possible, you have to use an usb hub; i prefer to recommend POWERED usb hubs, to avoid burning out of the usb chips

That's it !
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ThePhreakshowCommented:
I understand your dilemma, and short of breaking out your soldering gun, using a dremel tool to cut the connector lengthwise, loosing one of your front panel USB ports there is not much that you can do.

I would suggest that you search around and try and find a USB card that plugs into a PCI slot that also has and internal "motherboard style" 10-pin header and go from there. That would give you some more ports on the back and a new header on the inside.

If you look at the picture of this card, it appears to have the header style connector you are looking for:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16815124002

Or, as a more clumsy alternative, you could get this cable, plug it into a USB port in the back of the computer then loop the other end back inside the machine and connect it to your card reader:

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1116






http://www.performance-pcs.com/catalog/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1116&zenid=18e98271480f1e0fe8e66c9ee379f22a
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ThePhreakshowCommented:
Just for clarificaiton, I think you were originally looking for a cable that had one, female black rectangular 10-pin connector on it that split into two "Y-connectors" that had male pins that looked like what is on the motherboard. Such a cable does not exist, and even if it did the male pin connectors would only be 5-pin to support one USB device, rendering one of the front panel ports useless.

USB devices need four wires to operate, and each one is independent of the other. "Splitting" of USB ports is not like "splitting" the cable signal to your television, it wont work.
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Lukasz ChmielewskiCommented:
the device does not exist, it is the problem of the motherboard, which has not available pin connectors for additional devices. the usb ports take all the place thus you have no place to connect card reader. you have to check if there is a device (a bus) to connect your card reader end cube cable to a different motherboard slot. True ? I think it would be easier or even cheaper to buy a motherboard with that.
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newbnewAuthor Commented:
You are correct, after hours and day's of searching for this device I am of the opinion that someone can still design a piece. I know at least one person that would buy it....thanks
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