- Jul 20, 2002
3 problems: #1 - I'm wiring an A7N8X Deluxe motherboard, and I have been researching the orientation of connections (power, reset, speakers, etc.), but I have found blatantly contradictory information online. I have seen it said that the darker wire is ground, which is positive, and so should orient to match up with the positively marked pin. I have also seen it said that the darker ground wire is negative. #2 - How do I determine the orientation of the speaker plug (the little four-pin speaker wire for system boot-up beeps)? The pins for it on the mobo read as follows: +5V, ground, ground, speaker. So the grounds are in the middle and I can't use that as a reference. The cable itself has two wires, one on either end and none in the middle. One is black and one is red. #3 - My case has two USB cables, each with five pins. However, the mobo's two sets of USB pins consist of a five pin set and a four pin set. One seems to be missing one of the two grounds. since I don't know much about grounding, I don't know if that is a very bad thing or not. Thanks for any help!