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    usb question?

    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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    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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    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?
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    >>>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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    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.
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    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 !

    dvd cable + your cable = long cable !
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