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Optiplex GX520-Card Reader

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July 17, 2012 7:29:54 AM

I am trying to install a Memory Card Reader in my Optiplex GX520 MoBo but there are not any 10 Pin USB pins to plug into. I thought of making a Standard USB Cable out of the ribbon cable leading from the Mem Card Reader. Will this work? I can then get a PCI USB Card to plug into. Any other ideas?? Thank you
July 31, 2012 12:27:08 AM

hex123bolt said:
I am trying to install a Memory Card Reader in my Optiplex GX520 MoBo but there are not any 10 Pin USB pins to plug into. I thought of making a Standard USB Cable out of the ribbon cable leading from the Mem Card Reader. Will this work? I can then get a PCI USB Card to plug into. Any other ideas?? Thank you


Hex,

I also have an Optiplex GX520 and had the same issue. Rather than making your own cable, why not buy a PCI USB card that has a USB pin header on the card? This would provide you two additional external USB ports, plus a plug in on the card itself for an internal reader without the mess of trying to match correct wires. Here is a link to the PCI card I'm referring to, and the second link is to all the various internal card readers.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=E...

Hope this helps,

Frank
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July 31, 2012 12:35:24 AM

BTW, Hex, be sure to get the latest drivers, as sometimes the card will not work properly without them (however, XP should pick it up with no issues, no drivers needed).
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