REWIRING A MOTHERBOARD HEADER CONNECTOR
There may come a time that you need to reconfigure the pinout of a motherboard header connector.  Examples could be for your USB header, audio input header, or some other front panel connector such as the Power Button connector.

Before performing any work, please refer to your motherboard manual or your motherboard manufacturer's website to be sure of the pin-out needed for your connector.  And we STRONGLY recommend making a notated drawing before beginning work so that you can recover if, for example, your children knock everything to the floor before you get it put back together.


1.) Determine which wires you need to remove in order to rewire your plug to match the USB pinouts on your motherboard (refer to your motherboard manual). Working on one connector at a time, use a very small flathead screwdriver or similar tool to lift up on the black tab located beside the gold posts (squares). This will allow you to easily slide out the pins from the USB plug.
2.) Working carefully so as not to damage the wires, connectors, or pins, slowly remove the pin from the connector. Repeat these steps for each wire you need to change.
3.) Working carefully so as not to damage the wires, connectors, or pins, slowly reinsert the pin into the correct slot of the connector then snap closed the black tab that was lifted in step 1. Repeat these steps for each wire you need to change.