Yeah, I went ahead and tried it. Didn't work, so I did what Rob.rice kind of suggested (albeit before I read his suggestion), and soldered the leads from a USB hub to the former location of the one USB port I did have. Then, I used a female connector to replace the port I removed from the board, and fed it back to the hub, and also made a harness and connected the other 2 ports to the hub.
All is well now.
Actually, all is 95% well. I can plug and detect 3 USB drives, 2 and a keyboard, etc etc... USB drives and keyboards are fine, a printer is fine, and presumably the rest would be fine, too... BUT..
A USB mouse won't work (doesn't get detected, or powered on. By examining the CPU load, I can see a spike where detection was attempted) without a USB keyboard plugged in. Wrap your head around that one...
Last edited by Dogs; 10-16-2010 at 11:53 AM.