I looked more deeply into the case before pulling devices out of it in order to replace the motherboard and backtracked the wire coming from the back of the camera memory card device to the USB pins on the motherboard. It turns out that the other end of the wires is nothing more than a normal USB connector (small square end)....once I unplugged it, I plugged in a normal USB connector to it and it fits perfectly so I don't have to splice anything. I can use a normal two ended connector and just feed it through the case to the back USB port and plug it in.
It would still be nice to know if splicing would have been an option that would work though.....
a PCI card that has an area on the card for a PIN connector rather than just a couple of external USB connectors?
I have a motherboard that I'm replacing that has two USB connectors (pins type) on the original board (USB1 and USB2......one set goes to the two front USB ports as the two on-board are on the back of the computer.....and the second set of pins goes to the digital camera memory card device that came with the computer)
The replacement board (same motherboard maker and model number but a new revision number) has eliminated one of the USB sets of pins, so I cannot hook up the camera memory card device (which has wires going to a flat black piece of plastic using only 5 of the nine pins that would be available).
If there is no such USB PCI card made, how do I splice the five wires to a regular USB plug so I can feed it through the back of the computer and plug it into one of the rear ports so she has access to the device again? There are only four wires involved even though it takes up five pins (one hole of the plug is empty but mounts to a pin anyhow). I know how to splice wires.....I just don't know if this is possible because I don't know the makeup of the wires in a USB connector (of which I have many and I don't care if I cut one up to do this if it will work).