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    alright, i'm gonna eventually get a pci usb card with prolly 4 usb slots. all of them say that i have seen so far say they have type A ports. i connected my zip drive with one of the cables and no prob.

    but i purchased this dvd drive and it says it has a type B connection. i just bought two usb extension cables for a touchscreen kit and for the dvd drive, they are type A. will this dvd drive pose an issue with these cables and pci usb card?
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  • #2
    USB port uses type A socket and USB device uses type B socket unless it doesnt have a socket in that case its terminated with a type A plug fly lead. If that make any sense to you.

    If you buy a standard USB cable and you find that one end have type A plug and the other is type B. You will also find that this DVD drive comes with the type A-B USB lead anyway.

    By the way type A is the flat rectangular shape port and type B is square.

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    • #3
      so, the dvd drive will have the B socket, then the cable will be B-A, and it will plug into the comp wiht no prob, so the cables i bought will pose no issue?
      project: built, updating software
      comp: 1.67 ghz AMD, 1 gig of ram, 80 gb hd
      software: nlited xp, roadrunner
      screen: TM-701L touchscreen
      bluetooth keyboard
      Sony Xplod cdx-m630
      SB MP3 sound card
      future: gps with and navigation software

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      • #4
        >>>so, the dvd drive will have the B socket, then the cable will be B-A,

        Yup correct, type A plug with type B plug USB cable as I said they are standard USB cables, so your DVD kit should come with it.


        >>>so the cables i bought will pose no issue?

        Wrong, cause you bought two type A USB extension cables for your screen and DVD. Standard definiton of an extension cable is one is a famale and the other end is a male. Still you wont be able to connect your type A cable on your DVD unless it did came with the standard type A-B USB cable.

        Wow this is getting too complicated.

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        • #5
          the cables i bought are male-female, and i know they won't go directly into the dvd drive, but if the drive did come with the B-A cable, the cable i bought some be fine.
          project: built, updating software
          comp: 1.67 ghz AMD, 1 gig of ram, 80 gb hd
          software: nlited xp, roadrunner
          screen: TM-701L touchscreen
          bluetooth keyboard
          Sony Xplod cdx-m630
          SB MP3 sound card
          future: gps with and navigation software

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          • #6
            Originally posted by cubanmoses
            the cables i bought are male-female, and i know they won't go directly into the dvd drive, but if the drive did come with the B-A cable, the cable i bought some be fine.
            correct !

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