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Laptop mini pcie to usb mod

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Hey guys, first if this is posted in the wrong thread please move it

I've been willing to make my Wireless USB Mouse dongle become internal, because its sticking outside my lappy. So far i've found this Mini PCIe adapter Click

The point is can i use the SATA cables and possibly mod them to fit another USB dongle or this is a pipe dream, and if not can i stick 2 port hub to the usb connector? I hope im making sense here

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What about this link? Near the bottom. Part#PM3N

http://www.hwtools.net/Adapter/PE4H.html
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The miniPCIe to USB card will probably work as long as everything fits, I don't see why it wouldn't work. It might be worth the time to take the casing off everything and take the usb connectors off and solder wires directly. The card looks as if its pretty much a bare PCB, so you should be able to just stack the wireless dongle ontop. If you are really up to the task, look up the pinouts of the connector, and I think you can directly solder to the pads.

Edit: here the pinout to the connector, you don't even need a card if you want to do it on the cheap.

MiniCard Pinout Pin # Signal Name Pin # Signal Name
51 Reserved 52 +3.3V
49 Reserved 50 GND
47 Reserved 48 +1.5V
45 Reserved 46 LED_WPAN#
43 Reserved 44 LED_WLAN#
41 Reserved 42 LED_WWAN#
39 Reserved 40 GND
37 Reserved 38 USB_D+
35 GND 36 USB_D-
33 PETp0 34 GND
31 PETn0 32 SMB_DATA
29 GND 30 SMB_CLK
27 GND 28 +1.5V
25 PERp0 26 GND
23 PERn0 24 +3.3Vaux
21 GND 22 PERST#
19 Reserved (UIM_C4) 20 Reserved
17 Reserved (UIM_C8) 18 GND
Mechanical Key
15 GND 16 UIM_VPP
13 REFCLK+ 14 UIM_RESET
11 REFCLK- 12 UIM_CLK
9 GND 10 UIM_DATA
7 CLKREQ# 8 UIM_PWR
5 Reserved 6 1.5V
3 Reserved 4 GND
1 WAKE# 2 3.3V


As you can see, you have the 2 usb data lines right there.
Edited by Darkknight512 - 1/25/11 at 8:34pm
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