Is it possible to power an USB Hub from the computer's PSU? Answered
Is it possible to power an USB Hub from one of the unused lines of the computer's PSU? For instance, can I use the floppy drive's 5V to power the hub directly?
Edit: I have tried to hook the hub directly to a 5V line from the psu (floppy connector), the computer won't boot and the dvd and hd lights keep flashing. I got a male molex connector from a broken floppy drive and found a plug that fits on the hub's power input. I checked for short circuits and correct polarization.
When I plug the hub (just the hub, nothing else on it), the computer won't boot. When I unplug the hub, it boots as usual.