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Acer 945g-m6 motherboard front panel pin settings

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Here is the original manual in .pdf that will help you. Have a great day.

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My power switch botton at the front not working

1) ATX power on switch,

2) Motherboard Manual;

Click on the Download tab.
(Features, Specifications, Download, Support, etc)

Click on MANUAL

Click on the country name nearest yours,
(Taiwan, USA, Europe, China)

A small window will open on the right;
Opening 945G-M3 (3.0).zip
Make sure that -> Save File has a green dot in the circle, to the left of it.

If not click on the empty circle to the left of Save File.
Now go below in the small window, and click on OK.

A small window will come up on the left.
At the top of this window tells you where the file will download to.
It may have Desktop, or My Documents, or Downloads, in the wording.

Desktop: The file (manual) will be on your desktop screen.

My Documents: Click on Start, then on My Documents.

Downloads: Click on Start, then on My Documents. DOUBLE-click on Downloads.

When you see the file name DOUBLE-click right on it.
The unzip wizard will appear. Go to the far left side, and click on Extract all files.

Then click on Next, Next, and Finish.
In this window click on the red Adobe PDF icon, next to the file name;
945G-M3 (3.0)
Adobe Acrobat Document
17,744 KB

Motherboard Components Layout is on Page 11.
Number 12 points to the Front Panel header, (PANEL1)

Front Panel header pinout is on Page 18.
Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.


Jun 28, 2012 | ECS 945G-M3 (V3.0) Motherboard

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Power front panel conectors on acer 915m08

This Foxconn 915M08-G-8KS motherboard made for Acer Veriton desktop computers?

Do not know what the Front Panel header pinout is.

(Front plastic part of computer tower is the Front Panel.
Area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the wires (Cables) from the Front Panel connect to, is the Front Panel header )

CAN see by clicking on - View full size image - that the Front Panel header is to the Top Left corner of the motherboard, by the CMOS battery.
(View of mobo is upside down, in relation to how it actually sits in the computer tower case)

Shows me it is just the normal two rows of contact pins used in a LOT of desktop computer mobo's. (MOtherBOard)

If it were I, I would use one of the LED lights connected to two wires, and touch across each two sets of pins.

Looking at the motherboard as it sits in the computer case, there is a row of pins on Top, and a row of pins on Bottom.

In your mind start at the LEFT side of the pins at the TOP.
Number them from Left to Right.
Example, Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Now number the pins on the Bottom, from Left to Right,
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Computer plugged into power, touch the two wires of the LED light, to Pins 1 and 2.
Computer doesn't start? (Power Supply turns on)
Go to the next set of pins.

I am willing to bet Pins 5 and 6 turn the Power Supply on.
No? Keep experimenting.

What will happen if you touch the WRONG pins?
You will NOT hurt the motherboard.

When you get to the correct pins, the Power Supply will turn on.
These pins are for the Power On switch.

Now go back through the pins with the Power Supply on, but DO NOT touch the pins that turned the Power Supply on.

When the LED light STAYS on, you have the pins for the Power On LED light.

If the LED light BLINKS, you have the HarDDrive activity LED light.

If Windows starts to load, and you touch the Restart switch pins, the computer will restart over again, and Windows will load again.

(IF this computer has a Restart switch. I do NOT use one, even for the older computers. Just press CTRL, ALT, and DELete keys at the SAME TIME, to restart the computer, or use the Task Manager option)

One pin left all by itself? That is for 5 Volts, and only used by the factory. Leave it unconnected.

There may also be a blank spot on the Front Panel header, where it looks like a pin is missing. This is the KEY pin, and is not used.
It is just to orient where the other pins are.

Worried about getting shocked?
There may be a small spark, as you connect the wires, I will gramnt you that.
But the voltage is 5 VOLTS DC.
In comparison two D cell flashlight batteries produce 3 VOLTS DC.

The harmful AC voltage is contained in the metal enclosure, of the Power Supply. Can't get you unless you pour water on it close up, or stick a metal rod through one of the ventilation holes, in the Power Supply enclosure.


By the by. You could be a lot of people's hero, if you came back, and posted the pins for what they do. Post in a Comment.

Jun 08, 2012 | Acer MB.V1509.002 VERITON 7700G VT7700G...

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Two of my wires inside my computer came undone one is the power led and one is power sw where do they go? thank you

The Gateway GT5408 Desktop PC uses an Intel (Council Bluffs) 945G Viiv motherboard,

Left-click on Components in the list. Scroll down to the heading - Motherboards, and left-click on -
4006160R - Intel (Council Bluffs) 945G Viiv Motherboard

The front plastic cover of your computer is the Front Panel.

The area of pins on the motherboard, that the cables (Wires) from the Front Panel go to, is the
Front Panel Header.

Motherboard installed in your computer, with the Processor to the Top, and Ram Memory slots to the Right, the Front Panel header is at the very bottom right corner.

It is a rectangular block with pins in it, and lays horizontal to the bottom edge of the motherboard.

Left-click on Product View in the list.
Now left-click on, P-Front Panel Connector

As you can see the white rectangular block has 5 pins across the Top, and 4 pins across the Bottom.

The pins are numbered.
They are numbered Odd across the Top, and Even across the Bottom.

Starting at the RIGHT side going across to the Left, on the Top row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10

Starting at the RIGHT side going across to the Left, on the Bottom row;
Pins 1, 3, 5, and 7. There is NO pin 9.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED light.

Pin 1 is for the Positive wire ( + )
If the HDD LED light is dim when operating, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, (Reset button), IF used.

C) Pin 9 is for a +5 Volt wire. I don't think it is used, but you have the computer, and can correct me if I'm wrong.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

F) Pin 10 is N/C. Not Connected. (No kidding Gateway, since there is NO pin there!)

Remember, RIGHT to LEFT.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


(P.S., I took you the 'Long Way', so that you can have other information about your computer, at your fingertips )

Sep 29, 2011 | Gateway GT5408 PC Desktop

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How does the power switch and led plug up on a GT5428 motherboard?

This is Gateway Support, and Support Documents for the Gateway GT5428 Desktop PC,

On this page left-click on Components.

Scroll down the page to the heading - Motherboards
Left-click on -
4006158R - Intel (Coryville) 945G Motherboard

Now Left-click on - Product Views
Lastly left-click on -
O - Front Panel Connector

This shows you a photo of the Front Panel header on the motherboard.

A connection on a motherboard is referred to as a Header.

The Front Panel of your computer is the plastic part where the Power On button is.

The Front Panel header on the motherboard is where the wires from the Front Panel connect to.

The above is not to offend you, or insult your intelligence. Just wanted to give you the exact names of the parts you'll be handling.

Looking at your motherboard with the Processor to the top, and the Ram slots to the right, the Front panel header is located in the very bottom right corner.

Looking at the Front Panel header on the motherboard, you will note the different colors.

There are also Pins that stick up out of the Front Panel header.

Every 2 pins is grouped into one color.

The Front Panel header is located parallel to the outside edge of the motherboard.
There are 2 rows of pins.

One row across the top of 5 pins.
One row across the bottom of 5 pins.

The pins are numbered, as well as grouped into colors.

Starting at the Right side, going towards the Left, on the Top row;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

Starting at the Right side, going towards the Left, on the Bottom row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Pins 1 and 3 ( Yellow ) are for the Harddrive Activity LED.
The light in the front panel that flashes when the harddrive is actively being used.

Pins 2 and 4 ( Green ) are for the Power On LED.
The light in the front of the computer that shows when the computer is on.

Pins 5 and 7 ( Blue ) are for the Reset switch.
The Reset button on the front of the computer, IF, the computer came with one.

Pins 6 and 8 ( Red ) are for the Power On switch.
The Power On button on the front of the computer.

Pin 9 (Black) is for the +5 Volt power

Pin 10 is not used. (Not connected)

The reason I took you the long way, and did not just provide a link to the Front Panel header, is in case you need more information about your computer.

This way you'll have it.

Feb 26, 2010 | Gateway GT5428 PC Desktop

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I accedentally knocked the power wires off inside the big box i cant think of the name on my emachine w3507 how do i put back together

Power On switch, (Button), wires from the front panel that go to the motherboard?

I could really use the name of the motherboard, to try to get you this information.
I don't have an eMachines W3057 sitting in front of me, at the moment, and eMachines Support never states what motherboard is being used.

Usually they are made by TriGem, or ECS, or Intel.

HOWEVER, (Not shouting), from my data bank of information, it is stated that the motherboard used in an eMachines W4022, is version of the ECS 945G-M3.

IF, my information IS correct, this is ECS Support, and the download page for the Motherboard Manual, for the ECS 945G-M3 motherboard,

Go down to the heading - Download.
To the right you will see - Taiwan, USA, Europe, and China.
These are the download server links.

You Left-click on the country name, that is nearest your country you are in.
(I have always found China to be the best for me, and I am in the USA)

After you click on the download server link name, a small window will come up on the right.
My advice is to Left-click on the circle to the left of - Save File.
(This will save the file to your computer. Then you can look at it anytime you want, and won't have to download it again)

Now go to the bottom of the window, and click on OK.

This is a Zip file. A Zip file is used to compress information, so it can be sent over the internet easier. You have to unzip the file.

If you do Not, have your downloads set to go to your My Documents folder, (Windows XP. Documents for Vista), this will go to your desktop screen.

(Windows XP: Left-click on Start, then click on My Documents. In the My Documents folder, this file may have gone to another folder. Folder name is Downloads. Double-click on it to open it)

The file will have 945G-M3 next to it.

When you see the file name, Double-click on it. This will open the Unzip Wizard. Go to the top left of the page, and left-click on -
Extract All Files.
Left-click on Next, Next, and Finish.

You will now see 945G-M3 (1.0b) next to an Adobe PDF icon.
Double-click right on this file name.

You are now looking at the Motherboard Manual.

The connector on the motherboard you are looking for is the Front Panel Header. (Connector on a motherboard is a header) Also known as PANEL1.

Go to Page 20. (Page 12 on the document)
Looking at the top of the PDF file you will see a blue Down Arrow. Click on it to go to Page 20.

The small white squares represent the pins on the connector. The black rectangles shown that go from pin to pin, represent the connector on the wires.

If somehow you cannot download the PDF Motherboard Manual, or are having trouble understanding the Front Panel Header connections, allow me to explain where the wires go.

Let's orient the motherboard position so that we are both looking at it the same way. Same direction.

Processor at the top. Ram Memory slots to the right.
The PANEL1 header is down on the very bottom Right.

The header is rectangular in shape. It has Green, Red, Yellow, and Blue areas on it.

There are two rows of pins.
4 across the top.
5 across the bottom.

The pins are numbered.
Starting at the Top Left, and going across to the Right;

Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. (There is No Pin 10. Just an empty spot)

Starting at the Bottom Left, going across to the Right;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

1) Pins 6 and 8, are for the Power On switch. (Switch is behind your Power On button)

2) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On light.

3) Pins 1 and 3 are for the Harddrive activity light. (HDD on the wire connector)

4) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch, (Behind the Reset button)

5) Pin 9 is Not used. Nothing connects here.

Would appreciate hearing how this comes out.
Regards joecoolvette

Dec 27, 2009 | eMachines W3507 PC Desktop

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I have Elite group 945g-m3 motherboard and DELUX DLC-MD302 Midi Tower case and just can`t connect the front audio pannel because the connectors on the case are different from what the diagram in the manual...

If it is different then probably it cannot be connected to your motherboard but if it have the same count of pins then it will be ok to put it on. Don't worry if you improperly connect it, it will not burn out, its just won't work.

Oct 11, 2009 | EliteGroup 945G-M3 Motherboard

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LED connectors

The LED pins should be on the front panel header.  See page 12 of the manual which can be downloaded from

Jan 25, 2009 | EliteGroup ECS 945GCT-M/1333 Motherboard -...

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Ecs 945g-m3 motherboard power switch pin location????????


I have found the manual for your motherboard, here is a link to the download from the manufacturers website.

I hope this helps,

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Jan 21, 2009 | EliteGroup 945G-M3 Motherboard

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Pin settings for Acer Veriton 5600g motherboard

go to this site download vt5600.pdf file when downloaded sellect point 4 upgrading you computer,\system boards\mainboard layout\veriton 5600g mainboard layout.

good luck

Feb 20, 2008 | Acer Veriton 5600G PC Desktop

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