Can i install card reader Apacer with my moth

Amd Athlon xp 2000+ processor
April 22, 2011 at 08:41:15
Specs: Musix Linux, 3.2ghs dual core amd/4gb
My motherboard is a Asrock N68-S3 UCC and the card reader which i puulled from another machine is a n Apacer ap-c7crw-31. My computer is new. I can't work out where on the motherboard i might install it exactly. There is 3 pins at the bottom of the board that say usb 2.0 but that is not enough. Is there a way i can pull the thing apart and make it connect via usb? Sorry not experienced enough with these things and theorising :0) Much appreciate any help :0)

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama
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#1
April 22, 2011 at 10:03:29
I think you are reading the labels wrong. USB headers require 4 or 5 pins and usually are mounted in pairs in 2 rows of 5 pins. You may be looking at a fan header.

Download the manual from the link below. I think you are looking at the clrCMOS jumper pins. Just below those pins are two groups of pins for USB 4/5 & 6/7.

Look below the CMOS battery in the corner.

If you plan on using SD cards larger than 1GB in that older reader it may not be capable of reading them. May not even be capable of reading 1GB cards.

http://www.asrock.com/mb/manual.asp...


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April 22, 2011 at 21:36:12
Oh hi OTheHill. OK i had no idea that readers have a limit of what they can read. Well it won't be worth installing then. I amm sure what i read on the board. Ah well since you think it is too old to use i will not use it then. Thanks for the info as i had no idea that was an issue :0)
I had downloaded the manual btw and i am just not experienced enough to understand all the terms etc :0)

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#3
April 23, 2011 at 05:53:42
What size memory cards do you use? The reader MAY be able to read up to 2GB but probably not more.

The manual has a pictorial diagram of the components on the board. Makes it easy to understand what is what. Have a look.

You could try the reader without mounting it first. If it does what you need then install it in an external bay.

What does the wiring harness for the reader look like? A single connector, or individual wires?


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#4
April 23, 2011 at 06:26:17
From 1gb to 32gb actually. So no this reader would not serve me best :0)
I had a look and that is why i posted. I really don't understand.

Ok there are 2 sets of wires if you will. Both sets have two connectors accomodating 3 pins and a single pin. One set says on the 3 pin usb1 and on the single pin gnd. The other set the 3 pinned connector says usb 2 and the single pin one says gnd. . I think the usb2 set is for theusb 2 port in the reader and the other set is for the card reader part. Am i right?

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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#5
April 23, 2011 at 07:11:58
You are correct. Those would connect to USB 4/5 in the pictorial diagram. Page 19 of the manual I linked above show how the USB header is wired.

I am aware of your vision problems. The manual is in PDF format which has built in zoom. You can magnify as much as needed to see the labeling on the header.


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#6
April 23, 2011 at 07:14:23
No i have good vision. It is my lack of knowledge of computers that lets me down.

"The meaning of life is to be happy and useful" Tenzin Gyatso the 14th Dalai Lama


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