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3 twisted power led wires coming from the power button

I need to know how to hook them up to the motherboard please. This is driving me crazy.

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  • pndycedo Sep 27, 2008

    Thanks, I hooked it up according to your diagram, still the computer will not come on though. Thanks.


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3 twisted power led wires coming from the power bu - fd9d05b.jpg
Thats how, also see if the wires got any text on them , if they don't you will need to figure out what goes where and then connect accordingly to the picture.

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  • Ekse Sep 27, 2008

    disconnect the power switch connector from the motherboard, use a screwdriver to connect these two pins together for 1-2 seconds then pull the screwdriver out, it will work as a power switch / button. If the computer starts up, the wires of the power button is broken.

  • Ekse Sep 27, 2008

    thats pin 6 and 8


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front_panel_connectors.jpg Front panel connectors pins on the motherboard
front_panel.jpg Front panel connectors from the casing

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