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I can't find a motherboard manual so I know the pin layout of my Acer Aspire AX3200-U3600A. I switched the motherboard into a new case, but can't figure out the pins to connect the power led, hdd led, reset s/w, and the +p and -p leds

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  • dukeofearl17 Dec 04, 2008

    I know what set of pins, just don't know exactly what connects to what pins

  • peelosto Dec 29, 2008

    can not find the power/hdd led on the mother since there not marking on the keyboard



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What your looking for is the front panel connectorsI can't find a motherboard - edbf186.jpg
look at this pic to help you

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Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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    Lee Hodgson Dec 04, 2008

    It should say on the motherboard, PWR, (power) LED, obvious! RST (reset) HDD LED or HDD (hard drive indicator) look on the motherboard for the manufacturer and model number, you can usually find this either under the CPU or inbetween the PCI slots

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SOURCE: Connecting the case to my motherboard

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.

Posted on Dec 05, 2008

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Power front panel conectors on acer 915m08


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

http://www.sella.co.nz/general/computers/components/motherboards/other-motherboards/b1jnj6/

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?
N-O-T-H-I-N-G
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.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I need to know if the Intel Desktop Board D865GBF/D865GLC on the main power connector, in the pin 18 have -5vdc or NC.


Here is the pin-out for the power connector:
technical114_36.jpg
These connections are common for all the motherboards, so there is no reason for looking for intel motherboard's layout. If the power connector has 24 pins (the new motherbords) the 18th pin is "com", id the connector has 20 pins (the old motherboards) the 18th pin is "nc". The Intel D865GBF motherboard has a power connector for 20 pins and a separate one 20 pin connector, here is the layout:
technical114_37.jpg
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Can anyone supply motherboard layout for Acer Aspire Model M7721 (i92MR61T)....


Your laptop is most likely very similar to the 7720, the pdf of the manual and layout is on their website at:
http://support.acer.com/acerpanam/manuals/acer/0000/userguides/AS7720_7720G_ENG-OLM.pdf
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Electric on motherboard


Yes. usually. Most boards have pins missing. The board layout is for all boards,not all models. That is the reason that sometimes pins are missing. You will see layouts for other items(options) missing also.  Ido not have A drawing or picture of your particular board  though.

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Connecting the case to my motherboard


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.

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Power and reset switch and hdd led layout on P4Vmm2 mother board


[10][ 9] Pin 1 = +HDD pin 3 = -HDD LED
[ 8][ 7] Pin 2 = + POWER pin 4 = - power LED (SPD)
[ 6][ 5] Pins 5 & 7 = reset
[ 4][ 3] Pins 6 & 8 = Power switch
[ 2][ 1]


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Where are the EliteGroup nForce3-A power & reset plug-ins located at?


Goto page 10 in your user manual. There look for. Connect the case switches and indicator LEDs to the SW1. (Location).
There is mother board layout decription for how to connect the case, 2-pin wires case connectors ( Page 12 shows pin numbers & which is plus + & negative - pins.). You'll nee the manual to help you. Download it from ECS at: http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?detailid=579&DetailName=Manual&MenuID=48&LanID=0

Good luck!

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