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Old 02-03-2008, 12:49 AM   #1
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I have an internal front panel USB cable that needs to be extended 12" to the rear of the motherboard to connect to the USB pin header. I need help from expert computer technician, or electronics engineers.

How can I splice the USB cable so that it will actually support the end device?

I want to extend the USB 12". If you have tried to do this and have been successful, I want to know what procedure you used. For raw materials I have a length of USB cable, 4 core 22 AWG stranded wire, 24 stranded AWG copper, and 26 AWG stranded copper. I'll try any method that you have used and know works.

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you mean one of these?

http://www.performance-pcs.com/catal...ducts_id=22079

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yea i'd probly buy a longer cable rather then cut up the ones i have
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If you have multiple cables you can link them together by getting little male-to-male connectors (a friend gave me a bunch of these and I use them to make header extention cables) and linking the cables. Radioshack might have these.
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