Motherboard USB header Y cable

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  1. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    #1 cocachris89, Nov 23, 2015
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    Hey everyone,

    I have a bit of a strange situation, I've got a mini itx motherboard that has two 9 pin usb headers however the case has four usb headers; am I able to use something like this Y cable to connect them? o_O

    Is there one for AC97/HD audio header?

    Has anyone used something like this before?
    If not, is there another way to connect all four usb headers using only two motherboard headers? :confused:
     

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  2. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    Never heard of doing anything like that before with those cables, but I do not think it will work. Your best option (imho) if your itx board has a pci/pci-e slot, then you can use an add-on usb card for those extra usb ports on your case. They make USB 2 and USB 3 types of pci/pci-e cards.
     
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  3. NICK@NUMBER11

    NICK@NUMBER11 MDL Expert

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    yes it should work

    4x USB 2.0 connectors on 2x 9pin headers;
     
  4. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    I agree, you should be able to use 2 usb ports on each 9 pin header. You should not need any cables like the ones you have posted.
     
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  5. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I concur on this your very comment. I have seen that in many desktops with 2 USB ports connected on 9-pin header to the front of the casing.
     
  6. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I was a bit vague before so I'll explain it in a bit more detail;

    I received an Acer AIO with a dead motherboard. While taking it scrapping it, I noticed the board was just a little bit bigger then mini itx, so I decided to test fit it and it fits great, I just need to make some cables a little bit longer. I understand that 2 USB ports per motherboard header, however the AIO has 4x 9 pin cables (which I assume), one goes to two the side USBs, one to the card reader, another to the built in webcam and (also guessing here) to the light bar board.
     
  7. Hadron-Curious

    Hadron-Curious MDL Guru

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    I would suggest you test them to find out. Speculating on what could belong to the different ports was not going be the right way to go in getting positive results.
     
  8. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    If this is a DOA board, then why screw around with it?
     
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  9. cocachris89

    cocachris89 MDL Senior Member

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    The board itself it stuffed and I noticed it was slightly larger then mini ITX standard, so I thought, "Why the f*** not"
     
  10. Joe C

    Joe C MDL Guru

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    If you have that dead board, you could google the specs using the model number of that board and use those specs to cross reference the I/O ports on the board to the ITX board. Post the model and any reference numbers on that AIO board, then post the model/reference numbers of your ITX board
     
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