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Dell Inspiron 5676 USB3.1 Type-C Motherboard Connector

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Motherboard Connections Diagrams Confusion/Errors

Connector #8 - USB 2.0 cable connector (populated)

Connector #11 - Card Reader (UNpopulated) [Incorrectly labeled as USB 3.1 cable connector in pic above]

Connector #14 - USB 3.1 cable connector (populated)

Connector #13 - USB 3.1 Type-C cable connector (UNpopulated)

 

I've seen a few different configurations for the Dell Inspiron Gaming Desktops 5676. 5676 and 5680.

My 5676 (with Ryzen 7 2700X and Radeon RX 580) has these front panel connectors:

Dell-5676-Front-Panel-Connectors.png

Labled as

Connector #2 - USB 3.1. Gen 1 port

Connector #5 - USB 3.1 Gen 1 port with PowerShare

Connectors #4 - USB 2.0 ports (quantity of 2)

Ok, I get it that my particular model doesn't have the front panel type-c usb connector, but it does have a USB 3.1 Type-C connector on the motherboard.

My question is this:

Can I purchase an adapter part that connects to the motherboard 3.1 Type-C 20-pin connector to one or more USB 3.1 Type-C connectors on a PCIe slot cover? I have found one such adapter, but apparently it doesn't have any kind of circuit board to provide multiple ports (just has one type-c port).

EnLabs PCIUSB20P2CF50CM 1.64FT Motherboard USB 20pin to USB 3.1 Type-C Female Adapter w/ PCI Slot Co...

Should this work? Or does it need something special like a dock connected to it?

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Dell Support response is basically.

1) Configuration not tested.

2) Motherboard 3.1 Type-C connector not guaranteed to function, not a feature of this configuration.

3) You can try it.

Not happy with the response, but it is what it is.

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Perhaps someone could reply about whether or not the motherboard 20-pin usb 3.1 type-c connector is even functional on this version of the Inspiron 5676?

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Dell Support response is basically.

1) Configuration not tested.

2) Motherboard 3.1 Type-C connector not guaranteed to function, not a feature of this configuration.

3) You can try it.

Not happy with the response, but it is what it is.

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Possible (not yet tested) solution to add a USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type-C port (1 slot for card, 1 slot for port)

Expansion card

https://www.amazon.com/EZDIY-FAB-Internal-Connector-Expansion-Express/dp/B0832HDX6C

Extension cable

https://www.amazon.com/EZDIY-FAB-Header-Type-C-Extension-Cable-15inch/dp/B07DV86Y4Z 

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