Re: Laptop USB Mod - Advice Appreciated
It could work, but you need to be sure that one usb port can power all three devices. Space will be pretty tight as well, so make sure it all fits before soldering anything.
Also, you could (depending on the shape of the motherboard) use a 1 to 4 usb hub, then put an extension cable cut to length where the port used to be, so you don't have a non-functioning usb port on your laptop. Again, be sure there is enough current if you go this route.
Another thing worth investigating: Your laptop's PSU should have a 5v output. If you tapped into this, you could potentially use a powered USB hub, preventing current issues.
I really like the idea, and I have actually thought about doing it myself on my iBook G4, but I couldn't find any room inside the case.
I really hope you know what you are doing, because this will void your warranty and has the potential to do a lot of damage if done incorrectly.
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