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I reciently aquired a new case for my hard drive and stuff. Everything works correctly except the front usb ports. What do u think is wrong?

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THERE PROBABLY JUST NOT CONNECTED, LOOK AT YOUR MOTHERBOARD MANUAL AND SEE WHERE THE USB-PINS ARE ON YOUR MOTHERBOARD FOR THE FRONT OUTPUTS...

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Foxconn 761mx


I'm going to presume that you have a tower or case that is the correct size.

First clean out the case of any junk, dust, etc. Then ground yourself to the case so as to dissipate any static electricity. I suggest you get a static clip for this.

Remove the motherboard from the static free film bag and locate the screw set bag. Most of the screws for ATX and Micro-ATX boards are standardized so it really doesn't matter which screws you use out of the bag. The vast majority of them should have a multi-head (phillips, flat, hex). Take the motherboard and gently place it in the case, making sure the case is on it's "back" so that the side you're mounting the motherboard to is flat on the ground.

Align the screw holes of the motherboard with the best fit of the screw holes found on the case. Note: If it is an intel based processor motherboard, you may need to mount the processor first and then the heat sync and fan before mounting it to the case, as it mounts directly to the motherboard. Since the Foxconn 761mx is an AMD board, this shouldn't be an issue.

Then locate your peripheral components (hard drive, optical drive, fans, heat sync, processor, ram, case fans, video card etc). Mount the AMD processor into the AM2 socket, making sure the socket handle is up or in the unlocked position. Once it is seated lock the processor into the socket by placing the handle down. Be firm but gentle in pushing the arm down. It should lock in smoothly, if you feel any major resistance, stop, release the handle and check to make sure the processor is in place correctly.

Once the processor is installed, cover the base of your heat sync with heat gel (Thermal Compound)(if it doesn't already have it, I suggest Arctic Silver~ http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835100007~ as it is superior than most of the preloaded gels).
Because this is an AM2 socket with a specialized clip, you'll find that it can be a little persnickety getting it on. The heat sync you have should tell you how to do it. If I remember correctly this particular clip you unscrew and loosen the side clips. The heat sync fits under this type and you then clamp it down. But I'm going off of a picture so I'm not exactly sure.

Once the heat sync is mounted and pressed firmly against your processor you're ready to situate your other components. Install your ram (making sure to match the notches to the spacer. This motherboard uses DDR2 ram so it's not that fast, but you have two slots to fill up to a max of 16 gb). Place your hard drives or SSDs into the drive bay where you'd like them to be, and place the optical drive into the optical drive bay. If you're going to install a zip drive or floppy drive (first why?) connect it to the black IDE connector. The primary hard drive on this motherboard can be either SATA or IDE. You can get SATA to IDE adapters if you need to have more than one SATA hard drive, or you can purchase a PCI-E SATA controller to expand the hard drive space.

Mount your video card in the PCI-Express X16 slot (the long yellow slot) and then mount your power supply in the specified space in the case. Finally mount your case fans. Usually one in the back below the power supply (if it's an upright case) and one in the front near the hard drive bay.

The power supply will have four screws (probably already in the case) that will hold it into place.

Now that all of your components are seated or mounted, it's time to connect the power supply to the components.

First locate the ATX power lead. This is pretty self explanatory. This will either be 12 by 2 or 8 by 2+ 2 by 2, or 12 by 2+2 by 2 connector that fits the main power connector on the motherboard, located next to the two ram slots. You'll find a 2 by 2 power port next to the processor slot. Seat both power power connections on the board.

On this board there are two power input only. The remainder of the power output goes to the hard drives or ssd, the optical drive, fans and heat sync, and possibly video card or other expansion cards. If you've installed legacy equipment (non-sata or IDE hardware) you'll have a large white four prong male plug that will fit tightly into a four prong female plug on the legacy equipment.

Where as if you're working purely with SATA devices, you'll have a flat power supply plug that is keyed (looks like an L) that fits into the smaller power supply plug found most often to the left of the main SATA port on the hardware. This plug will be larger than the SATA plug in width, but thinner in height.

The IDE port and 10 pin IDE port for the legacy hard drive and floppy drive on this motherboard sit next to the main power plug, while the SATA ports are the Two Blue L shaped plugs. The IDE port is blue while the 10 pin IDE port (for the floppy) is black with a lower left hand missing pin (keyed).

Connect your hardware to their respective ports.
Next locate the 8 pin plugs for the Case USB ports labeled USB1 and USB2, usually for the front. Most cases come with a front USB expansion port. This will attach to one of the 8 pin connection points on the motherboard. Some older cases come with firewire or extra usb expansion cables which can be attached to either USB pin plug. USB1 and USB2 ports are painted green on the motherboard.

You'll find on this motherboard four more plugs, one that looks like a very small black four pin port near your cmos battery, a four pin port that has no plastic around it labeled COM2 with a blue underlay painted on the board. A black painted 7 pin plug near the 4 pin black port and then another 4 pin plug point labeled speaker.

If you want to have a case speaker installed for use with beep codes (a set of CMOS codes that will beep if there is hardware failure) plug the speaker into this port (note: most new cases don't come with this speaker and to acquire one you should check with any second hand computer repair company). The 7 pin black pin plug is where you connect your power and reset button and power on light. The 4 pin port near the Cmos battery is for audio exchange. While most new SATA optical drives run audio through the SATA controller some legacy optical drives that are IDE need to be connected to the onboard audio using a 4 pin cable. COM2 is rarely used, but can be used for other controls, it works as a port extension. Many new motherboards don't have these because everything has gone USB and the old serial port standard isn't used anymore.

That is a complete guide to putting together your computer.

Oct 13, 2013 | Motherboards

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After changing the motherboard to a new case sound stoppedthe only thing that is different is the new case has a front usb/firewire/sound port that I had to plug into the motherboard. Im positive I plugged...


1. Go to device manager, see if there is no yellow question mark, and ensure the sound device type appears to ensure all drivers are installed.
2. Do you see any volume icon on the taskbar? And check the volume level.
3. Check the audio jumper

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I have 4 usb poorts on my barebone. two of them


If these are case front/top or other panel ports, verify that the ports are connected correctly.

if ports are configured correctly, remove all usb drivers via device manager. then reinstall them. if the problem still occurs you either have corrupt usb drivers (probably not since 2 ports work) or the USB ports were damaged in installation or because of usage.

sometimes the ports will not clear their settings, try the object you are plugging into the 2 non-workign ones to another port hen try something you never plugged into the 2 non-working. if you still get an error, its a driver or damage issues

Feb 11, 2010 | ASUS P1-P5945G Motherboard

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Ecs gf 8200a usb ports dont work, running vista 64


Could be a bum board or specifically, bum usb controller on the board. Make sure you update your BIOS, and make sure the BIOS says the front USB is activated. You also want to make CERTAIN you have the USB drivers from the motherboard mfr site, because windows native drivers might not be as good as mfr drivers. Also, put a flash drive in the front USB and try to boot from it (youd prolly have to get some linux bootable OS thing to do that with, but im sure its out there somewhere), because if you can boot from a flash drive, it would mean the issue is in the windows OS, and not your bios or usb firmware. Finally, make sure there are no broken USB ports on the board itself, a messed up port on the board might corrupt the rest of them. If all that should fail, you could bypass the problem by dropping an external USB hub on the top of the machine and plugging it to the back. I know thats ugly and causes clutter, but it would solve the immediate issue: the lack of ports. Youd likely be better off with another board though because it seems that the front usb controller is simply not functioning correctly. If you do have to replace the board, get a board from the same mfr with similar features, so that windows vista will be able to start it, or you may have ro reload the OS.

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Why wont my front usb ports work


My guess is that the cable from the front usb isent connected properly since everything els working from the front

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Usb port not working


If you have Vista check M/soft site for bulletin 940199
Vista has a habit of losing USB ports and there is a fix for it

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Wiring up my motherboard ,, conections its my dauthers pc ,, and a friend said he could help ,, and left her,, holding ,, abox of junk new ,, im thinking i can help her put it back togther with your help...


Those are hard to find for a mother board unless you know the model number and manufacturer, then you can try going to there web site and downloading it. It all bassically the same except when it comes to the little black Pins you have to plug in for the power switch and the HDD light and the USB ports. Look closely on the board, sometimes there labeled ( PWR SWCH = Power switch, HDD = Hard drive Light in front of case, REST SWTC = reset switch, + and - for the USB pins, generally solid black is Positive.) Now this is relative but not exact, some boards abbreviate or show them differently on the bopard, but look for a group of metal pins sticking up and see if they say what your looking for.

You can try guessing till you get it right, but it takes a while, it shouldnt hurt the board if you wire it wrong, now a days they are built with protection devices to keep you from fryinh anything, but still excersize caution. Everything else on the board is easy, most ribbons and connectors only fit where there supposed to go.

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Front side USB port is not working


On some computers the front usb ports are like a usb hub, they don't have enough power to power up a hard drive.

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Motherboard


Katstu, Are any fans, hard drive or LEDs coming on at all, even briefly? If nothing try the following: -Check each screw, card, connector and component you installed to make sure nothings being shorted out or is improperly connected. Common occurrences are screws touching capacitor or other component leads. -Check the power connectors to make sure everything is connected correctly and that all the contacts are still mounted in the plastic connector correctly. -Check the output on your power supply and verify it?s rated for your motherboard. -Check the 110/220 voltage slide switch to ensure its on 110 (US). If the power supply has a rocker on/off switch make sure its in the on (1) position. -Make sure the motherboard is correctly grounded to the chassis per your instructions. Typically the mounting screws touch a grounding plane on the motherboard and in turn ground that to the chassis. If your using plastic mounting studs that might be a problem. -Verify the computer case power switch is working correctly. -Make this as basic a machine as possible: remove and add in cards (except primary video card), remove all USB components, reduce the size of your memory (RAM) and if you have multiple hard drives remove all except your boot drive. If you get this far your processor or motherboard may be defective, it happens on occasion. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this posting.

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