I'm busy modding a Mac G5 to an ATX PC system and have a problem regarding the G5's onboard UTP connector.
This is a standard UTP connector which has 8 pins in the plug itself, then connected on the other side of the board with the corresponding 8 soldering islands.
Now this is exactly where I'm confused:
None of the 8 contacts in the plug corresponds with the soldering islands on the board.
In other words: if I use a multimeter to test the continuity, none of the contacts/soldering islands combo's makes the meter go 'BEEEEEEEP!!!!'.
So, what's happening here? I want to use this plug to extend to another, external, plug by soldering but if there's no contact with eachother this would be a quite fruitless operation.
Is this Apple plug other than the normal standard 1:1 plug of am I doing something wrong here?
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:02 PM
Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:08 PM
Would you like to upload some pix, please to easier my understanding ? Thanks .
Posted 14 March 2013 - 08:44 PM
thanks for your reply, but I figured it out. It's a plug with a build-in isolator/transformer.
I'm still busy with the mod but am making progress pictures. When I'm ready I'll post a log.
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