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Old May 10, 2008, 11:39 AM
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Default Desperate: Power cable for ASUS Xonar DX

Hi. Based on the review on this site, I got the ASUS Xonar DX sound card. The card needs a power connection but I cannot for the life of me find the extension cable. It needs a standard four-pin floppy power connection, which my system has - it just won't reach down the the card. I found a link on a US site called 'Performance PCS' but it doesn't ship here. Does anyone know where I can find this online? I'd greatly appreciate some help. Seems like I'm just missing something obvious as I can't imagine this is a really obscure part.
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You should be able to find a molex --> floppy adapter which will fit the bill. They don't extend very far, but surely you've got a molex that can get close.
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meh. bust out the black tape and add some wires to the floppy/molex
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You should be able to find a molex --> floppy adapter which will fit the bill. They don't extend very far, but surely you've got a molex that can get close.
Thanks so much for the response. I'll have to open up the case again to double-check the proximity of a molex connector, but that sounds right. It's weird though - that part seems to be out of stock everywhere (NCIX, DirectCanada). Should I just head to one of those smaller computer stores that build sysetms?

Thanks for the help!
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Old May 11, 2008, 09:45 AM
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Hmmmm, yeah I suppose it's because floppy drives aren't in use much anymore, but there are third party goodies which still do. I'd try "the source" (formerly radio shack) to see if they have one, but barring that.... a mom&pop computer shop would be your best bet.

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If you cant find one do as FLCL said and extend the wires, I would solder the wires myself rather than use black tape. Either way it's easy enough to do.
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i suggested tape as a cheap, and very easy fix. i would personally solder it as i have the tools and know-how. but by the looks of it he isn't in a hurry(like i would be)
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Really appreciate the help folks.

I opened up the case and there doesn't seem to be a Molex connector. There are thin, black connectors that reach close and the regular floppy one that needs about 10 or 12" inches. Sorry I'm so ignorant about this stuff.

In terms of the soldering and/or electrical tape - what exactly would I be connecting to what? I think I'm ok with the "twist 'n tape" but where would I get the additional wire from.

Oh, I'm just north of Toronto.

Again, thanks a lot. I'm going a little crazy.
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Oh, also: this is what I need. I just can't find it in Canada anywhere. I guess this would be my last resort as I'm sure shipping would turn a tiny cable into a 20 dollar purchase.

Floppy Extension Cable Custom Length - Sleeved Products Model: FLOPPY-EXT [FLOPPY-EXT] : Performance-PCs.com, ... sleeve it and they will come

Yeah, the cheapest shipping option with tracking is US$18.
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Old May 11, 2008, 03:48 PM
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What kind of case/psu are you using?

Must be a "big box" if you don't have any molex available.

I'd say you're pretty well stuck modding the existing floppy cable. If you're new to this kind of thing, just do one cable at a time to ensure you don't miswire it.
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