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They have a crappy website. I couldn't even find a motherboard diagram in the manual. You can determine which is the power pins by trying plugging the power connector in on each set of pins and pushing the power button until it starts. It needs to be plugged in when you try pushing the power button of course.There would be around 10 pins in two rows the power pins would be on the same row. they should be near the edge of the mother board and usually the power button pins are on the row furthest from the edge. I can't guarantee that though
There is usually a set of pins on the corner that are labeled get a magnify glass and light up the board take the glass and look down on one of the corners it is usually on the right corner of the bottom of the board at the bottom of the desktop case. You will usually see a series of abbreviations. LED, HDD, PWR, RES or RE the pins are marked. Now on the wires to the power button you will see the same wire abbreviations. Just hook up the HDD wire to the HDD pin the PWR to the PWR button wire and so on. RESET wire is RE or RES etc. Those really are the only three you will need. Not sure of the exact abbreviations. But they are lettered enough for you to match them. The best thing to do is try to download the board specs and get a look at the pins one side is neg and the other is positive it would be to your best interest to find the mother board specs for you mother board since you went all over the internet and could not find the board specs. just match the LED and the others they are marked PWR is the main and HDD is just showing when the HDD is working. The reset is for the button to reset the computer. It is basic and not that complicated really. Thanks for using FixYa! John
The corner of the motherboard "diagonally-opposite" of the keyboard/mouse PS/2-port connectors has a grid of gold pins. One pair of pins is labelled 'PWR'.
One pair of pins is labelled 'RST SW' ("Reset Switch").
Another pair of pins is labelled 'PWR LED'.
Another pair of pins is labelled 'HDD LED'.
There should be a table indicated on the motherboard that says LED+ LED- PWR SWCH etc... You match those up the the descriptions on the cables. Or you may be able to find a possible layout on your supplier's website. You may have to bring it to an expert or trial and error. Personally I would trial and error.
Hi Dan, The wires are from the front panel. HDD LED which causes an led (usually red) light to turn on when the Hard Drive is active. The PWR LED turns on an LED light (usually green) when you turn on your computer. The PWR S/W turns on your computer when you press the on button of your computer. The front panel connector riser is usually located on the bottom right of your computer. They fit on little pins. Unfortunately there is no standard, so connections vary. Sometimes the pins are labeled on the motherboard. . Check your manual. For more info do a google search for "Motherboard front panel connectors". Hank
There are may motherboards, but most have writing on them as to what is suppose to plug where. For example, for the power switch, the lettering might be "Pwr" or "Power" or "Pwr sw". The pins are usually together and should fit the plug on the end of the wire.
Here is the pinout. Note key pin 2 missing. 1 2 reset+ O X key reset- O (gnd) O pwr sw + pwr led+ O O pwr sw - pwr led- O (gnd) O hdd led+ -- O O hdd led- | O O -- | O (gnd) (gnd) O | n/c -| O O |- n/c | O O | -- O (+5v) O -- 19 20
If you look at the motherboard there is usually a diagram labeled "FRONT PANEL HDR" that will tell you which pins are for: HDD LED, PWR LED, RESET, PWR ON. etc. The chart / diagram may be a few inches away from front panel header. the following example is from my emachine T2893 that I had opened because it won't power up.
the motherboard at the header connector labels pin #2 and with that you can figure out the other pin numbers
example of diagram on motherboard (Confirm the pin numbers on your motherboard)
J9G1 PINS | HD LED | 1 - 3 | | PWR LED | 2 - 4 | | RESET | 5 - 7 | | PWR ON | 6 - 8 |
Hope this helps you figure which pins to hook you switch up to.
Pin arrangment is Industry Standard Architecture.....
pwr led pwr sw N/C
X X X X O
X X X X O
hdd rst N/C
translated this is top row left to right ...... power led, power switch no connection
Bottom row is left to right........ hard drive, reset, no connection
Note: not all computer cases have a reset button, also the connectors for power led and hard drive produce a light, if the light does not show, power off the pc swithc the cable rooun 180deg on the connector pins and reconnect.