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Connect wires to the motherboard

I have an emachine and need to know where the wires from the front power button and yellow light connect to the motherboard if you have a diagram of the motherboard it would help thanks sue

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Not know the model of your PC, here is general info:

Some motherboard makers clearly silkscreen the identity of the connectors onto the motherboard itself, but you usually have to consult a diagram in the manual or quick reference guide to determine the identity of each set of pins. The good news is that the jumpers from the front panel almost universally have ID markings these days. A few years ago, you sometimes had to engage in a puzzle-solving activity to determine the correct jumpers.

The jumper pins are usually on the left corner, if you are looking down on the motherboard with the front toward you. You may need a flashlight and /or a magnify glass to look at the pins.

You Will see a row of pins labeled Front Panel. On this row of pins you will , in most cases, see the letters : HDD Led, SPK, Reset, PW,PW led
These will correspond to the front panel connectors.

I just pulled a New eMachine motherboard off the shell, and the pins are labeled Front Panel, and there are color coded.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 14, 2008

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Please tell me the model number then I will be able to help you.

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