Is the X1000 internal USB header inverted?

AmigaOne X1000 platform specific issues.
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Is the X1000 internal USB header inverted?

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Hi guys.

Since I setup my X1000 in my Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-1 tower many years ago my USB has never worked fully. The case came with one internal lead and another internal lead intended for USB3. It must a USB3 convention but the USB lead has a standard external plug. So I routed that through the back and plugged it into an external port. Never liked a lead going from inside to out but it has worked.

But the other lead has not. I plugged it into one side of the internal header. But the port has always been dead. This leads me to believe it may be inverted. On my AmigaOne XE I bought an external USB plate but the plug was incompatible. I had to punch out a key and connect in an opposite way.

So I'm wondering if the X1000 has the same setup? Using the standard USB header but being electrically incompatible. Because I've connected it correctly AFAICT. I mean it only goes one way! It's keyed. But it's never worked! :-?

I've had to watch it over the years as inserting a USB key in the "wrong" hole can freeze OS4 within moments. Linux just ignored it. I've pulled the plug for pending further investigation. :-)
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Re: Is the X1000 internal USB header inverted?

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Hi,

I have may X1000 in original Define R4 case. All USBs are working fine.
This case have two external USB2.0 and two external USB 3.0 connectors. Case cabling is standart - one cable with 9pin USB 2.0 dual connector and second with blue dual USB 3.0 connector.

I have connected USB2.0 cable to Nemo motherboard internal header (nr. P7 in manual) and USB3.0 cable to USB3.0 card in PCIe x1 connector.

All works as expected - USB2.0 with AmigaOS and linux and USB3.0 with linux only, AmigaOS have no driver yet.
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Re: Is the X1000 internal USB header inverted?

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I don't know exactly which USB connectors have your Thermaltake Spacecraft VF-1.
According the datasheet it looks like USB3.0 have standard USB-A extenal plug !?! and USB2.0 have motherboard plug - but in datasheet here is not shown, if USB2.0 is 9/10 pin or 4/5 pin.

Nemo motherboard have 10pins USB header - for 2xUSB 2.0. Pin 9 is key and pin 10 is Shield, so it consist of two standard 4pin motherboard headers.

If your USB2.0 plug is 4/5 pin, I recommend connect it directly on motherboard and then connect your USB3.0 also to motherboard using reduction like https://www.suntech.cz/produkt/420338-d ... ice-40-cm/.
It is better and nicer then connect it to external USB.

But if you have problems with USB2.0 4/5 pin only, you have to check the the case plug wiring. Sometimes is incorrectly wired on positions 1-3+5 and position 4 is empty. Such connector doesn't work. You need to have wires in positions 1-4.

If you are not sure, post here please photos of your connectors.
Pegasos 2, Sam440ep-flex, AmigaOne X1000, Powebook G4, iMac G5, Powermac G5 Quad
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