- If you need clarification, ask it in the comment box above.
- Better answers use proper spelling and grammar.
- Provide details, support with references or personal experience.
Tell us some more! Your answer needs to include more details to help people.You can't post answers that contain an email address.Please enter a valid email address.The email address entered is already associated to an account.Login to postPlease use English characters only.
Tip: The max point reward for answering a question is 15.
The power switch connects to the PWR PT pins. The speaker hooks to the SPEAK pins (only the outer pins actually used). The HDD LED connector hooks to the HLED pins. There is usually one red and one white wire. The RED wire goes to the "+" pin. The power LED wires hook to the PLED Pins. There is usually a green and a white wire. The GREEN sire goes to the "+" pin. The GLED pins are for the SLEEP switch if you case has one. The RST pins are for the RESET switch wires (if your case has one). Hope that helps
Not sure of your particular MB, but most always the switch is a pair of pins in an array where the front panel LEDs and reset and power switch are. This array of pins is almost always at the lower right hand side of MB. Assume the components side is facing you and the expansion slots are at your left hand, (where you add extra cards like video etc). then look at the lower right side or bottom edge, mostly right at the edge of the board. Should be an a double row of pins, at least 8 maybe up to 12. Look real close next to these and you may see print indicating which pair do what. PS = power switch. RS = reset, HD = Hard drive LED PLED = power led light.Spk internal beep speaker etc. (Note LEDs require correct polarity to work) Sometimes no print there.. Then you need the manual to decipher pin pairs. Or experiment. All you need to do is make the connection momentarily (like push button) with a small screw driver tip to start it, while looking for correct pins. If no power on check your power supply connections on the MB. Or suspect either MB or Power supply issue.
This is the Labelled connectors of the front panel headers:
TOP = Left to Right = 2 - 4 - 6 - 8 - 10 BOTTOM = Left to Right = 1 - 3 - 5 - 7 - 9
and the pins should be connected in the sequence as shown below:
TOP = L to R = PLED = PLED (Power Led) and PWR+GND (Power switch) BOTTOM = L to R = HDLED+HDLED (Hard disk LED) and Ground + Reset (Reset Switch) If you have problem following my instructions, let me know with more details. Good luck. Thanks for using FixYa.
Hi big_cool, do you still have you're manual for the A8N-SLI board? Go to page 2-29. The ground is clearly marked in the manual. Wire colors are different from case to case. Black & white are commonly known as ground. Every case connector will have one wire color in common. The common wire will be positive +. The speaker connector uses to wires in a four pin connector. Red is positive & black is ground. This pic (below), has been blown up to help you see. EX: The hard drive LED + sits on far left edge. Bottom row. The ground is the next pin to its right. Up on the top row. Left edge pin is the positive pin for the PLED = Power LED. Skip one pin to the right & the next pin, (Third from the left) is the ground for PLED.
This should help you get the rest of you're case LEDs connected.
Have more questions? Please feel free to ask.
Hi normally the pin headers are color coded as follows - green&white for power LED (2or3 pin), red&white for HDD LED,blue&white for Reset Button ,Yellow/orange&white for Powerbutton. On the power switch board the EVEN numbered pins are on one side and the ODD numbered pins opposite -
1 3 5 7
2 4 6 8
A speaker connection is not required because of on-board buzzer. So the connections are for PB , PLED,HDDLED ,RESET. A wrong or reverse connection will not damage your mobo.
And usually one of the NC pins is no pin as some USB cables have that
pin blanked out to ensure you connect them the right way. Note also
with USB you start with the VCC then you go straight to negative data,
then positive, then ground (again the - and + data bits, like the reset are in reverse of normal reading - the are right to left, not left to right!)
Finally if your not sure which cable is + and which is - the - ones are normally either black or white (most of them are white, except the speaker ones which are black - I presume that goes back to the colour scheme of red and black for positive and negative in audio equipment) and the + ones are normally some colour.
Here are the details: This is located at #7 in the manual which if the CPU is Top-right, then this panel is in the bottom-left. Plug the three little plug on PW RBTN#, where the two wires in the plug lign up on the pins. Put the HDD LED and PLED LED power in the locations above. They aren't working, turn them around, it's pretty harmless.