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Front Panel Connector on Mobo

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  1. icehawk012

    icehawk012 Thread Starter

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    My motherboard is a model Ms-6330 Ver: 2.1 (Microstar) but it also has the gateway part number 2512595. I am currently relocating this motherboard to a brand new case that I just bought and I ran into a problem. The front panel connectors (power switch, led, hdd led, etc) go onto the motherboard in a certain area where there are 15 pins. Unfortunately I have no idea which connectors connect to which pins. Can someone help me? (Maybe someone with the same motherboard/problem). All I need is a way to identify the pins and make sure I don't like accidently fry my motherboard. Thanks a lot! -Andrew C.
     
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    Hi,
    For starters, have you checked your manual? Also, look on the m/b...in really tiny abbreviated letters you should be able to see where these go (you may see "pw switch"...."HDD ACT"........i know when i was installing my connectors, i got most of them wrong..but dont worry..no frying of the motherboard.....if the connector is in the right place but no light from the LED..try reversing the cable........the easiest cables to place are the pw switch and the reset..as you can test these easily....good luck
     
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    So basically I should just keep moving them around until it works? Btw, I found the thing that says like pow sw for power switch but it isn't in the same place as the connector thing (and it isn't a connector either). Anyways, I guess I'll just go try that and hope it works. Thanks!
     
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    sometimes for the sake of saving space, MB manufactors will write multiple connections onto of eachother, which is nice and confusing...basically the connections are a bunch of pins (usually two rows)...i know with my motherboard..i had to put the connectors in horizontally...so it looked like this:


    . . . __.....
    . . . . . . . . . in which the ___ is the connector...both the connectors and pins on the motherboard will have lables somewhere, but they may not always be the same....one may say "pw sw" while another will say "p switch".....like i said, i dont really you can cause harm by trying......my advice (as i had the same problem) is to try and look in your manual (or online) or even at the m/b and try and understadn the connectors...if it doesnt work one way, put it a row down....trust me though..the best thing to do is figure out where your pw switch and reset switch go...you will know when you got it right if you can use the buttons on the front of your case...if they dont work, then its in the wrong place...also, your speaker is easy to figure out, as when you turn on the computer, you should hear a beep (this is the post checking itself)..if you dont hear the beat, then the cable is in the wrong place......with the leds (such as the hd activity light)......if you are sure it is in the right place, but there is no light on the case, reverse the cable...as the LEDs are polarity sensitive...good luck and let me know what happens
     
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