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  • Just an FYI: CHECK THE VOLTAGES!

    So I was trying to power my USB hub in the trunk using a splice off of the 5V line off of my M2-ATX. I hooked everything up which ment the hub (of course), GPS receiver, Creative Labs MP3 sound card, and the EQ off of the sound card using RCA.

    I didn't check the voltage coming from the "5V" line.

    Turns out that I miswired the splice to the 12V line. Sent that signal to the back instead, frying my hub, sound card, GPS reciever, and possibly my EQ. The EQ wasn't on at the time, but the RCA cables were hooked up. There could have been some damage.

    So learn from my mistakes people. Buy a voltmeter, check all connections, ALWAYS!

    Thank you for this PSA.

  • #2
    hehehe, red 5v, yellow 12v
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    • #3
      Thanks for the info!! And I hope some of your equipment still works. . .

      If your problems still remain when you try it again, check out this site:
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Color_blindness
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      • #4
        See, the line I spliced into was a passthrough for a fan control I hacked off. The colors on that were reversed for some reason. That's why I got confused. Still no excuse for my stupidity, though. Just a costly mistake.

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        • #5
          For 2.99. It's not the best, but it gets the job done.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by MatrixPC
            For 2.99. It's not the best, but it gets the job done.
            I know, I have one. I just didn't use it because I am an idiot.

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            • #7
              Originally posted by dbzeag
              . . . because I am an idiot.
              Nooo, don't say that. Perhaps its true, . . . but don't say that.
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