usb port pin lay out

September 27, 2010 at 14:17:22
Specs: Windows XP
i have just got a usb port for my computer and it has the rong pin layout, i have fired 2 memory sticks because the pins are rong, the mother bord is a: phoenix bios d686
this is the connector: http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx...

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#1
September 27, 2010 at 14:35:47
Ah, now we are getting to the root of the problem.

It has nothing to do with the BIOS, but a lot to do with the motherboard.

There is no standard configuration for the USB headers on the the motherboard. You need the motherboard manual for that and adjust the wiring in the USB backplane accordingly.

The problem is that you may well have damaged the USB ports on the motherboard at the same time as you damaged the USB memory and no amount of rewiring is going to make it work.

Phoenix bios d686 says nothing about the motherboard. That particular BIOS is likely to be installed on a wide variety of motherboards from a wide variety of manufactures.

Stuart


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#2
September 27, 2010 at 15:30:43
In addition to the above it is also possible you are connecting to a 1394 firewire header. They look the same. As Stuart stated, you need the manual.

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#3
September 27, 2010 at 23:54:45
I don't have the manual could someone paste a link plz, and i have just found out that my ipod will not sync in my old usb port, it keeps saying connecting then two seconds later it says ejecting, my ipod works ok in my laptop so i know the ipod is working

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#4
September 28, 2010 at 00:52:06
Tell us which motherboard you have and someone might just be able to find a manual for you.

In fact once you have discivered which motherboard you have, a few minutes with Google should tell you all you need to know.

Stuart


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#5
September 28, 2010 at 06:54:22
my mother board is a: phoenix bios d686

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#6
September 28, 2010 at 07:53:57
Stuart told you above that what you posted is the BIOS, not the motherboard.

Download SIW and see if it can tell you the model of your motherboard. Get SIW at the link below.

http://www.gtopala.com/siw-download...


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#7
September 28, 2010 at 08:23:01
does this help?:
Manufacturer First International Computer, Inc.
Model FR33
Version PCB 2.X

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#8
September 28, 2010 at 08:46:23
Why is this so difficult? ALL USB ports have to have the same pin-out assignments. That's what makes them "universal". However, if you connect the wiring incorrectly, you risk frying whatever you connect to the port...I suspect that's what you did with your memory sticks. You don't HAVE to have the manual for the "FIC FR33" motherboard because all USB ports are wired exactly the same.

I supplied several "pin-outs" links in your other thread & I deliberatedly posted several to show you that they're all the same:

http://www.computing.net/answers/ha...


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#9
September 28, 2010 at 09:51:09
motherboard because all USB ports are wired exactly the same

The ssokets that you plug cables or devices into may well have the same pin-out but the headers on the motherboards do not. They can vary. I know this becasue I have made the same mistake myself.

They may well have standardised the motherboard headers by now but on an old motherboard like this there is not telling how the manufacture configured the headers. The headers usally come in two rows of pins, one row of four and one of five. The fifth pin is not connected and acts as a locator pin to prevent you from plugging the cable in the wrong way round. That is assuming the cable is wired correctly for this particular header in the first place.

The mothrboard is so old that the manufacture is no longer supports it.

http://www.fic.com.tw/

Stuart


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#10
September 28, 2010 at 11:04:33
its ok the computer cost me £20 for my school
is this a good price?

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#11
September 28, 2010 at 16:00:43
As far as I know, Gigabyte still uses a non standard pin out. The cases are all over the board on how they are labeled. And 1394 headers look like USB headers.

Lots of ways to mess up.


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