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Solved: How to attach LED wires on the motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PrancerTran, Jun 2, 2008.

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  1. PrancerTran

    PrancerTran Thread Starter

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    Ok i did something and the switches for Power and Reset are working fine....

    this was when i had removed the LED wires and then had to attach them back....
    i however want to be sure that what i have done is right and that i have not connected them to the wrong ports....
    please help as i am not really familiar with how to attach them

    i plug them in on trial and error basis....
     
  2. Hughv

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    You will find a diagram in your motherboard manual.
    You probably can't do any harm, but the Trial and error method is definitely not recommended.
     
  3. jackdw

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    It's just a case of locating the LED pins on your motherboard and seeing if it displays its polarity anywhere (+/-). If it doesn't then you just need to connect it anyway and if it doesn't light up then just flip it around.

    Very easy once you know where the pins are, as Hughv said, check your motherbaord manual or post your motherboard Make and Model and somebody here will fill you in.
     
  4. PrancerTran

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    how do i get my motherboard make and model version?
     
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    Or open the case and look on the motherboard. Or if your computer is branded just give us the make and model of it and then we can find out the rest of the details on it.
     
  7. PrancerTran

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    Motherboard Properties:
    Motherboard ID 63-0100-000001-00101111-062204-iSPGDL_G$BF865001_BIOS DATE: 06/22/04 03:49:15 VER: 08.00.10
    Motherboard Name Intel Bay Field D865GBF

    Front Side Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Intel NetBurst
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 200 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 800 MHz
    Bandwidth 6400 MB/s

    Memory Bus Properties:
    Bus Type DDR SDRAM
    Bus Width 64-bit
    Real Clock 200 MHz (DDR)
    Effective Clock 400 MHz
    Bandwidth 3200 MB/s

    Chipset Bus Properties:
    Bus Type Intel Hub Interface
    Bus Width 8-bit
    Real Clock 67 MHz (QDR)
    Effective Clock 267 MHz
    Bandwidth 267 MB/s

    Motherboard Physical Info:
    CPU Sockets/Slots 1
    Expansion Slots 6 PCI, 1 AGP
    RAM Slots 4 DIMM
    Integrated Devices Audio, Video, LAN
    Form Factor ATX
    Motherboard Size 240 mm x 300 mm
    Motherboard Chipset i865G

    Motherboard Manufacturer:
    Company Name Intel Corporation
    Product Information http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/index.htm
    BIOS Download http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/genbios.htm


    anything else reqd??

    wasnt able to figure out anything from the website..
     
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    Here is a pic of the standard Intel front panel pinout. All Intel boards since the 845 series all use the same pinout.

    The HDD activity LED connects to pins 1 and 3, the power LED connects to pins 2 and 4. The kk connectors from the front panel should be marked.

    If the LED's don't work correctly when connected to the proper pins, simply turn the kk connector 180° and they should work properly.

    Pin #9 is not used and pin #10 is missing.

    The front panel header should be marked on the board. Make sure you are using the front panel header since I have seen some people try to connect the wires from the front panel to the USB header since it also has 9 pins. The USB header on the board should be clearly marked.
     

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    the way i have connected my wires and also they had come connected in the same way was horizontal as in they are connected on
    1,2
    5,6
    7,8

    is that fine or not....?

    my comp has been functioning though
     
  12. win2kpro

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    The connectors should be installed as marked. The pins on the side with the missing pin are numbered as 2, 4, 6, & 8. The side with 5 pins (last pin not used) are numbered as 1, 3, 5, 7 & 9 (pin 9 is not used)

    The POWER ON switch would hook to pins 6 & 8, the RESET SWITCH would hooks to pins 5 & 7, etc.
     
  13. PrancerTran

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    i dont understand the use of 2,4
    what are they used for??

    and one more thing

    that how is my comp functioning fine if i have connected the wires in a wrong way??
     
  14. win2kpro

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    I'm sorry I can't do any better than give you a diagram and instructions for the pinout. Maybe someone else can give you clearer instructions as to how the connections should be made.
     
  15. PrancerTran

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    ok really appreciate your help though
    need to still clarify my query....
     
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