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Need help with internal usb 2.0 cable

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  1. zestia

    zestia Thread Starter

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    I have a usb 2.0 cable from my corsair link rgb hub but it's not long enough to reach my motherboard. I bought a usb 2.0 9 pin extension cable but the pins are in the wrong place to fit into the cable. How would I fix my issue? Would an 8 pin extension cable work with the 9 pin? Or what do I need to buy?
     
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    Hi zestia, and welcome to TSG.

    Does the Corsair documentation say if and how their USB 2.0 cable connects to the fairly standard 9-pin USB 2.0 header on a motherboard? If so and if your USB 2.0 9-pin extension cable fits the USB 2.0 motherboard header, then there is a very good chance that your Corsair cable should attach to the extension cable the same way as if connecting to the motherboard.
     
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    Well it's the same as my nzxt cooler 9 pin usb 2.0 but that one was long enough to reach my motherboard. For example cablemod internal usb extension cables only have 8 pins but normal usb 2.0 females have 9 holes. I was wondering if that would be a solution. I read somewhere one of the pins are dead or just filler?
     
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    Well, I am not familiar with either the nzxt cooler or the corsair link rgb hub, and have no idea what their cables look like. You would need to check the documentation for either product to see if and how they may mate with a motherboard USB 2.0 header

    I have attached a drawing that includes the pinout for a 9-pin USB 2.0 header. The pin opposite the blank spot is no connection. The purpose of the no connection pin and the missing pin is to make it a bit more difficult for someone to accidentally reverse the mating plug when attaching it to the motherboard. Maybe the connectors on your cables are made to be used with the remaining 8 pins on the header.
     

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