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DaMan666
Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?
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Installing Card Reader

 
 
I bought a card reader and I want to install it but i'm not sure about the power connector. I am putting up two pictures. 1st question is in the one picture, is that a power connector or jumper pins, it looks like it says USB.
Second question is:
If that is the right connector, do I plug into the 5 pin or the 4 pin as the plug has 4 wires and one empty port and does it matter whitch way it plugs in.
Any help would be great. Oh. And yeah, its a bit dusty.
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Camelot One
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Yes, that is the right spot, and you can use either set of pins. The 5th pin on the top row is just a guide pin. (a normal 2 port USB connector would have a pin missing from the bottom row, ensuring you line it up right)
In your picture, pin 1 is on the left. You want the black wire of the connector on pin 4, with the red on pin 1.


DaMan666
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thank you. Appreciate the fast response.


koitsu
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And before doing anything, dust off that area of the motherboard. That connector block is horribly dirty; don't risk using it when it's that dirty.
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DaMan666
Does Charlie Daniels play a mean fiddle?
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Yes. Made sure I did that. Belive it or not, I clean that thing out twice a year. Dont know where all the dust comes from.
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Dean: "There's light at the end of the tunnel"
Sam: "It's hell fire dean"