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I need to figure out how to wire the front panel power switch, reset switch etc. to my intel motherboard

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Look on google for a schematic, or a manual for your mobo model. If you don't have any luck then try just a general search for other motherboard schematics/manuals and you can try their setups.

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Gateway service manuals


from all the research I could find on this computer it looks like it has an intel motherboard in it I have attached a link to the pdf of the motherboard. Page 44 shows how the front panel should be wired. looks like pins 2 & 4 are for power light 6 & 8 for on off switch 1 & 3 for HDD light and 5 & 7 for a reset button
http://downloadmirror.intel.com/15197/eng/D915GAV_D915GAG_D915GEV_D915GUX_ProductGuide02_English.pdf

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With the motherboard in the case and the back of the case away from you the front panel pins are on the front left of the motherboard. They will have simple labels;

PWR power
RST reset
HLED hard dive LED
PLED power LED
You can get it wrong without breaking it so just keep trying until the right buttons and lights work.

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How to connect power switch to mother board


http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/dg41rq/sb/CS-029925.htm

Click on -
Intel Desktop Board DG41RQ Product Guide - English (PDF)

Bookmarks menu to the left -

1) Click on the + sign to the left of -
1 Desktop Board Features
Click right on - Desktop Board Components
Or go to Page 11. (Adobe Reader page number box at top)

Front Panel header location marked by P, in the figure.

2) Click on the + sign to the left of -
Connecting to the Internal Headers and Connectors,
in the Bookmarks menu.

Click on - Front Panel header

Motherboard mounted in computer case, the Front Panel header is in the bottom/right corner, above the top black SATA connector.
Two rows of contact pins.

The Top row is numbered EVEN.
Starting at the Left side going across to the Right, Top row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO pin 10.

The Bottom row is numbered ODD.
Starting at the Left side going across to the Right, Bottom row;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED. (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

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

C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Probably 5 Volts DC for factory testing.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED. (Light)
This IS for a -> 2 wire LED. (Light)
Pin 2 is for the Positive wire.
If the PWR LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

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

To the left of the Front Panel header is a 3-pin header.
This is the Alternate Front Panel LED header.
If you have a -> 3-wire LED, it connects here.

Also wanted you to have the motherboard manual.

Regards,
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According to Gateway Support, the Gateway 505GR desktop computer uses an Intel (Ausberg) 915G motherboard,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3724/3724iv.shtml

Intel (Ausberg) 915G motherboard,

http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?ic=MB4GWAUGSBURG

Scroll down to the photo with the sections marked in red.

In the top link, looking at the motherboard with the computer case open, the USB and Firewire (1394a) cables, can be seen attached to the motherboard near the letters D, E, and F.

In F that red cable is a SATA cable. One end attaches to the back of the SATA harddrive, (The angled end), and the other end of the SATA cable attaches to one of those SATA headers on the motherboard.
(SATA header = SATA connector on motherboard)

Preferred SATA header for the Harddrive is SATA 1.
DOESN'T matter though. That's the beauty of SATA. You can plug the SATA data cable into ANY SATA header on the motherboard, and BIOS will find the harddrive.


In the second link, looking at the motherboard photo shown, and comparing it to the view of the motherboard as mounted in the computer case, the Front Panel header is at the very Bottom Right.

Two rows of pins in a White rectangular shaped header,

http://www.ascendtech.us/itemdesc.asp?ic=MB4GWAUGSBURG

(S points to Front Panel header)

[ The plastic front of a desktop computer is the Front Panel.
The area of pins on the motherboard, that the Front Panel wires go to, is the Front Panel header ]

A) Top row has Even numbered pins
B) Bottom row has Odd numbered pins.

http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-009016.htm

1) Power LED = Power On LED light
2) Hard Drive Activity LED = LED light that flashes (Usually red in color) when your harddrive is active. Being used.
3) Reset switch = Reset Button. The Reset switch is behind the Reset button. (IF the computer uses a Reset switch)
4) Power Switch = Power On switch
5) Forget about Pin 9. That's for 5 Volts DC - Out. Used by factory.

Which wires coming out of the Front Panel, are the Power On wires, Harddrive LED light wires, Power On switch wires, etc.?

Remove the Front Panel, and trace where the wires end.

IF, the wires already installed coming from the motherboard to the Front Panel, are Too short, you should make notes before you remove them from the motherboard.

Note what color pair of twisted wires, went to where, in the Front Panel.
Compare to the chart of the Front Panel header given above.
(IF any wires are still connected to the Front Panel header on the motherboard)

Once the Front Panel is removed, it's usually pretty easy to trace the two wires up to the Power On switch.
Same for the Power On LED light.
Again, same for the HarDDrive activity LED light.

The SATA harddrive requires a DATA cable, and a SATA power cable.

The connector for a Data cable has 7 contact pins. It is the shorter connector.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_Data_Cable.jpg

The connector can be at a 90 degree angle as shown, or a straight connector.
IF the data cable has an angled connector, it plugs into the Harddrive.
Straight connector goes to the motherboard.

The connector for a SATA power cable has 15 contact pins. It is the longer connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

Note the L shape of the connectors for the SATA data cable, and SATA power cable.

Also;
This is a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. Commonly misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

IF, the SATA harddrive has a provision for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, ONLY use just the SATA power cable.

Using both power cables will burn up the harddrive.
May not happen immediately in some cases, but WILL eventually happen.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Installed mother to new tower case and pwr sw | hd led | reset | power led connecting to my board is the Intel dq67sw 155 matx motherboard need accurate dir to connect these please help


info found at http://downloadmirror.intel.com/19707/eng/DQ67SW_ProductGuide01_English.pdf
Front Panel Header Pin info for DQ67SW. They should be color coded too. 1 Hard disk LED + orange
2 Power LED+ green
3 Hard disk LED - orange
4 Power LED- green 5 Reset Switch - blue
6 Power switch + red
7 Reset switch + blue 8 Power switch - red
9 Power Out (do not use)
10 No pin
NOTE When connecting individual wires from your chassis front panel to the front panel header, be sure to observe the connection polarity. Positive wires are usually solid color and negative wires are usually white or striped.
There is also an alternative pin header if you have a power wire that uses a 3 pin connector instead of a 2 pin connector. It is the 3 pins just past pin 9, and it should be missing the pin in the middle of the 3 pin block. The pin closest to pin 9 is the power led + and the furthest from pin 9 is the power led -.
if you need clarification, check out page 50 of the manual posted above at intel.com

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Unable to find the power switch to connect to


If you no longer have the manual for you're Intel D815EEA motherboard, open the link provided and download it; http://downloadcenter.intel.com/Detail_Desc.aspx?agr=Y&DwnldID=17793&ProdId=385&lang=eng
You will also need Adobe reader installed to view the manual; http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
Read over pages 65 to 68.
Once completed turn to page 68 Figure 23. Front Panel connectors. Figure 23 shows two views.
View - (left figure), shows J9C1 as you look down at the front panel pins. The right figure will not be needed. Connect each jumper or each pair as shown.
Wire colors are important and do vary from case to case. The common color of each pair will most likely be used for negative. Wire colors such as blue, light blue, green, light green, red and light red are commonly used as positive.
Pin 1 will be positive and pin 3 will be negative. This is letter - C. Hard drive activity LED.
Pin 2 is positive and pin 4 is negative. Case power LED, and so forth.
As mentioned on page 65, the case front panel pins use 5 volts DC. If you make a mistake and place a jumper backwards (No LED light), just power off the switch on the back of the power supply and correct the jumper by turning it 180 deg. If you’re case’s LEDs do not light up than you will need to connect letter G and letter H. The electronic circuits under the motherboard should supply all 16 motherboard pins with the 5 volt DC and ground needed.

Cheers'
Mike

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Front panel connectors


Pin Signal In/Out Description Pin Signal In/Out Description 1 HD_PWR Out Hard disk LED pull-up (330 ohm) to +5 V 2 HDR_BLNK_GRN Out Front panel green LED 3 HAD# Out Hard disk active LED 4 HDR_BLNK_YEL Out Front panel yellow LED 5 Gound Ground 6 FPBUT_IN In Power switch 7 FP_RESET# In Reset switch 8 Ground Ground 9 +5 V Out Reserved 10 N/C 11 Reserved In Reserved 12 Ground Ground 13 Ground Ground 14 (pin removed) Not connected 15 Reserved Out Reserved 16 +5 V Out Power
Hope this helps, , if so please rate accordingly.

Thanks,
David

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Connecting front panel wiring to INTEL 845GRG Motherboard


Hello davideiker1, the Intel D845GRG MB manual is shared with another Intel board. (D845GBV MB). Go to this Intel site & download the D845GRG manual; http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d845grg/sb/cs-008873.htm You'll need Adobe reader to view the manual. Download Adobe from this link; http://www.adobe.com/products/reader/
See page 9 for motherboard layout.
The front panel connectors are shown on page 68, see item C.
On page 69 is, Table 31 shows the pin assignments for the front panel header. Front Panel Header (J9G1).
Pin 1 is power for the hard disk drive led, pin-3 is negative for the hard disk drive. Wire colors coming from the case are important. Look at all of the front case wires. The common color for each 2-pin connector will be ground. In most cases the ground wire is white, except for the internal speaker. Ground for the speaker is normally black. (This motherboards speaker is built into the MB, no hook up is needed).
Pin number 2 is positive for the case power led which lights up as green. Pin 4 is negative for the power led.
The reset switch is a bit different. Pin 5 is negative & pin 9 is positive, however if your case uses a two pin connector than connect pin 7 as ground & pin 9 for positive. The On/Off switch, pin 6 is positive & pin 8 is negative.
If this manual is not what you see on the MB, please advise.

Good luck davideiker1!
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Mike

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Hi Louis, The information you are looking for is on Intel's site at http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/d845bg/sb/cs-013120.htm#8 Best Regards, Denis Rouleau

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