First post, by Cosmic
Hi everybody, I'm working on a FIC VA-503+ Super Socket 7 build. I noticed the onboard USB header has 10 pins, but my breakout cable that connects to the header only has 9 pins. Pin 9 is blocked on the connector since it's supposed to act as a key to make sure it's plugged in the correct way.
.. +5V, +5V (Pin 1 and 2)
.. Data 0-, Data 1-
.. Data 0+, Data 1+
.. Ground, Ground
.. Not Used, Not Used (Pin 9 and Pin 10)
.. (Pin 1 and 2)
X. (Pin 10)
Would it make sense for me to snip off pin 9 on the motherboard with flush cutters to allow normal breakout cables to connect to it?
I could try modifying the cable... I've heard of using a hot needle to make a hole in the connector. But I'm thinking:
- This is messy and only works for one cable
- If I snip on the motherboard, it's fixed for all cables