danpeirce wrote:If I bought a hub that had this issue I would return it and get a different one. Others have pointed out that they have self powered hubs that do not do this. I'd suggest any work around is potentially more trouble that it is worth.
Thats just how twisted some of us are in this forum, . I am trying to create this.
There are several ways to work around it, alter the hub, alter the cable or alter the RasPi. These only work if you have the right skills to accomplish them. Its not hard, just kinda intimidating, to cut into any one of these solutions the first time. The easiest is to cut the red wire in the cable. Then the cable is only used to that hub. Sometimes returning the hub is just not an option and you already spent the money.
here are some pictures of a RasPi with no PSU working just fine!
Currently the hub is not using Data over the same cable. It is only supplying power in the picture. But the power is going in through the USB port not an extra cable to the Micro USB. My hub will not back power in its stock condition. It will when I am finished modding it. I have already tested the Data cable that came with the hub and it is fully functional. The 500ma fuses I installed (F2 and F3) probably are not going to let this RasPi play Quake3. It will be a different story when the "A" model comes out. I could take the 700ma fuse that I removed (F3 new ones have 750ma) and place it at the USB (F2 bottom port) then the model B RasPi here would probably run everything. You could just remove F3 and replace F2 with it, without buying any components at all. By the Way my hub will output more than 500Ma from a single port. I do not know how much more. But it runs my USB HDD on a single port. It is running the Raspi!