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post #1 of 6
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Hi all.

I'm trying to upgrade a friends old computer and he told me that the card reader in his computer (a Sweex FC100050) isn't functioning.

So I examined it and came to the conclusion that it wasn't even possible to hook it up to the computer at all.
There were three cables (USB, FireWire, Audio) going to a 25-pin female connector (Just like the old printer connectors) which was mounted in front of a PCI slot, so essentialy all it did was create an extra 25-pin connector at the back of the PC.
I haven't the slightest clue how the hell I should make this card reader work.
Has anyone got an idea what to do?

If what i'm saying isn't clear enough, I'll try to remove the card reader from the case and post a pic of it tomorrow.

Thanks!
xIntenso
Edited by xIntenso - 3/23/11 at 1:35pm
post #2 of 6
More than likely it was designed to use a proprietary cable that split into three seperate cables for usb/audio/firewire and either he lost it, or it never came with it.
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post #3 of 6
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Quote:
Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
More than likely it was designed to use a proprietary cable that split into three seperate cables for usb/audio/firewire and either he lost it, or it never came with it.
So essentialy it is now a piece of decoration?
post #4 of 6
Yup, unless you can order a cable from the manufacturer.
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post #5 of 6
you might be able to use a multimeter and figure out which pins are for the usb/card reader
and plug them into the usb header
post #6 of 6
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That's all i needed to know.
I'll just save myself the effort and buy a working one for €10,-

Thanks!
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