FIC SD11 Motherboard front panel USB connection

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James Ostendorf

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I have an FIC SD11 motherboard with an Athlon 550MHz processor. I want to hook the front panel USB ports to the motherboard. I was able to find the USB pins on the motherboard for connecting the front panel cables but the motherboard does not give any indication as to what each pin is. The power panel connections the motherboard on the other hand are clearly labeled.

Does anybody have a link or a drawing of an SD11 motherboard that shows what each individual pin for the USB connections are so I can connect the cables from the front panel? I've found many pictures of the board by searching for "sd11" but none show a simple drawing which breaks down each USB pin.
 

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With a simple ohmmeter, you can find the power and ground, then you only have the other two to figure out. It won't hurt anything if they're reversed, so try them one way, if they don't work, reverse them.
 

James Ostendorf

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johnwill:

Thanks for the advice. I will try this but there are a total of 8 pins, enough for 2 USB connections so I'll actually have a guessing game for 4 pins, not 2. Do you have any advice on how to tell the difference between the 2 USB ports and their pins?
 

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There's normally two rows of four pins, each row is a USB port.
 

James Ostendorf

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:) rugrat:

Thanks! I downloaded the pdf. I tried doing this over the weekend at home but was unable to view the page even after clearing cache.

johnwill:

I was able to aquire the drawing from a local vendor (General Nanosystems.............see generalnanosystems.com). This particular model has one row of 5 pins and one row of 3 pins so it blows your theory. Indeed, when I looked at the drawing, some pins in one row are for both USB connections.

Thanks to both of your for your help. Now I just need to figure out how to mark this post as solved.....
 
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