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Default Internal USB hub, has anyone installed and USED it? - 05-17-2009, 06:14 PM

I want to place in a internal USB hub and scoured this forum and the internet to try find someone who has done it and actually USED it.

So far I found this guy

Awooga!!! » Modding the Dell Mini 9

But I want to minimize soldering with new usb devices so I wanted to put in a hub more like this one

UltraMobileGeek by ThoughtFix: Adding Internal USB (and internal ReadyBoost) to a UMPC

I want to use the usb hub to add fast usb thumb drive (30mb/s), a nano receiver for my wireless mouse, etc. etc..

Just wondering has anyone done this?

Thanks in advance
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Default 05-17-2009, 09:44 PM

You can order just the controller for touchscreen kit from Fidohub to use 3 USB ports onboard, it's all plug-in, no soldering. I added two 16GB microSDHC cards to mine, again all plug-in, no soldering or disassembly for parts:

Solderless touchscreen


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Default 05-18-2009, 01:13 AM

I've got a 4 port hub soldered in and currently use it for two 8gig flash drives and a wireless mouse/keypad controller.
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Default 05-18-2009, 01:20 AM

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I've got a 4 port hub soldered in and currently use it for two 8gig flash drives and a wireless mouse/keypad controller.
Which hub are you using and are you plugging the drives or soldering the connection to save space? Thanks
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Default 05-18-2009, 01:01 PM

Five or ten minutes of web research will uncover many many MANY people who have done this.
It's a very popular modification.


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Default 05-18-2009, 07:20 PM

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Which hub are you using and are you plugging the drives or soldering the connection to save space? Thanks
I don't recall the manufacturer. It was one of those "octopus" style hubs via ebay. Everything is soldered in.
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Default 05-18-2009, 08:41 PM

I have not been able to find an affordable solderless solution.
The Touch screen's USB hub is $40, and a little too much for my current budget.

Any other solderless ideas?
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Default 05-18-2009, 10:04 PM

Where did you guys buy your EETI solderless hubs? Ebay I guess right? Anyone knnow a good seller that is selling just the hub?
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Default 05-19-2009, 01:24 AM

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Where did you guys buy your EETI solderless hubs? Ebay I guess right? Anyone knnow a good seller that is selling just the hub?
Email the seller of the touchscreen. They will sell it to you separately. Install is straight forward, but you will have the motherboard out. I currently have a 16gb Kingston Datatraveler 101 installed next to the hub. I removed the housing and wrapped it in electrical tape. It just fits, but it works great!


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Default 05-19-2009, 05:41 AM

Either email on the Fidohub web site or email question via the "Easy and Fun" touchscreen Dell Mini 9 eBay ongoing auction. I got much faster response asking questions using eBay connection.

Be very clear and simple about what you want so not lost in translation. Remember you need power cable to controller and USB cable for each socket on controller you intend to use (3 available) to factor into total cost quote.

They charge $25 shipping, but it's two-day International Fed-X so very fast receiving.


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