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Windows 7: Small USB card cannot be found

14 Dec 2012   #1
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Small USB card cannot be found

i installed a small 2x 3.0 USB card in the board this pm as I wanted just one more port but it doesn't work and I cannot find it in Device manager or Speccy any thoughts please?


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14 Dec 2012   #2
TVeblen

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Hi John. Can you clarify:
  • Did you install the card, turn on the machine, but no "New Hardware Was Found" came up?
  • Or did you install the card, then the driver, and it does not work?
A few thoughts:
  • One of those sneaky auxiliary power connections (usually molex)
  • Bad slot (try another one)
  • Bad card (a brick)
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14 Dec 2012   #3
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Hi John. Can you clarify:
  • Did you install the card, turn on the machine, but no "New Hardware Was Found" came up?
  • Or did you install the card, then the driver, and it does not work?
A few thoughts:
  • One of those sneaky auxiliary power connections (usually molex)
  • Bad slot (try another one)
  • Bad card (a brick)
Yep you were right mate there is a ruddy great Molex stuck on the end where I hadn't noticed it I might just replace it with a 4 x 2.0 recycled unit into a header as it will be trashy running just one Molex to that card (sits hard between the GPU and cooler rad) unless I can sneak in underneath the cooler from the back of the case somehow.
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14 Dec 2012   #4
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Am revisiting this one I am wondering - to save a heap of ugly large wires to get that Molex on the card hooked up I have some Molex to fan connectors and am wondering if I could use a fan header to supply the USB card.

Am not real sure of the voltage though. Have tried a few Googles but cannot make out if I am safe to do that. The connectors I have are short wires and will not "untidy" the case as there is a fan header close by.

Anyone please?
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14 Dec 2012   #5
linnemeyerhere

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I would stick with the PSU for this and keep that full 12v load off the fan header but that's just me.

My other thought is give it a try and see if it powers the card reader in the first place, but I like to keep as much voltage off my mobo as possible.
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14 Dec 2012   #6
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
I would stick with the PSU for this and keep that full 12v load off the fan header but that's just me.
Ok linne I will try and find a route in from the back somehow or even use a recycled 4 x 2.0 off the two remaining headers.

I reckon you are right and I had a gut feeling that told me I might be pushing my luck with fan header - was just trying to maintain the tidiness seeing everything else is.

Back to the grind LOL!!
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14 Dec 2012   #7
TVeblen

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Or do what I have done in the past when power supplies came with ridiculously short connectors: snip snip, twist twist, and tape an extension of the wires! I know you have old wires hanging around
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14 Dec 2012   #8
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by TVeblen View Post
Or do what I have done in the past when power supplies came with ridiculously short connectors: snip snip, twist twist, and tape an extension of the wires! I know you have old wires hanging around
Hey you bin hacking my computer room how did you know that LOL!! Actually I just fond some 15" braided Molex to Molex and I can rig the rest behind the mobo as there is a ton of access there
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14 Dec 2012   #9
linnemeyerhere

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Perfect....always a way !
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15 Dec 2012   #10
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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by linnemeyerhere View Post
Perfect....always a way !
Hum would be linne if the darn thing wasn't dead after all that nothing works in it so am going to have to buy a new one
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