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Front pannel header

It's me again, saw the manual for the front panel header but my board seems to have only 4 pins to connect to the board(power,restart,hdd led the 4th says one- and one+) it doesn't seem to match the manual color codes of the pins, mine has (blue+red) (red+white) (black+white) and (green+white) the labels did not match the ones from the motherboard manual, pls help me! thanks!

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If you have retsart / on - off and hdd led thats all you need to run the pc leave the others off.

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How to connect the power led,power sw,hdd led on e-machine t2240


Apologizes your question hasn't received a solution until now. I have been 'away from my desk' for a while.

The eMachines T2240 desktop pc uses an Intel D845GVSR motherboard.
So let's go to Intel Support for more information, and to the specific product download page for the Intel D845GVSR motherboard,

Intel Desktop Board D845GVSR Product Guides


On this page left-click right on the blue title -
Intel Desktop Board D845GVSR Product Guide (PDF)

This is a PDF file. The computer you are using has Adobe Reader on it which uses PDF files.
After you have downloaded the PDF file go to the top left and hover your mouse cursor on the rectangular icon. (To the left of the Up/Down arrows and Page: )

Hovering your mouse cursor over this icon will briefly reveal -
Toggle Sidebar. Click on this icon.
Now click on the icon to the immediate right of it. (Show Document Outline)

Scroll the Show Document Outline sidebar down until you see the heading - Connecting Internal Headers -
Now click on the heading immediately underneath it -
Connecting the- Front Panel Header -

[The front of your computer is the Front Panel. The area of connecting pins on the motherboard for the Front Panel is the Front Panel Header ]

On Page 11 in the Product Guide we see that S designates the Front Panel Header.
On Page 31 in the Product Guide it shows the Front Panel Header pinout. (The Front Panel Header is designated by C in the illustration)
Again on Page 32, it shows where the Front Panel cables connect to.

In case you are not able to view the Product Guide;

Viewing the motherboard installed in the computer case, the Front Panel Header lays parallel to the bottom of the motherboard, at the Bottom Right.

It is rectangular in shape and has 9 pins.
4 pins along the Top, and 5 pins along the Bottom.

The pins are numbered Even along the Top row;
Starting from the Left side of the Front Panel Header going to the right;
Pins 2, 4, 6,and 8. There is NO Pin 10.

The pins are numbered Odd along the Bottom row;
Starting from the Left going to the right;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the Harddrive Activity LED.
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire. Pin 3 for the Ground wire.
In case the HDD LED is dim when the HarDDrive is active, switch the wires around. (Computer off and Anti-Static Precautions used)

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

C) Pin 9 is for 5 volt ( + ) power. Not Used.
(Usually the motherboard manufacturer uses this pin to test the motherboard)

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

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

There is No Pin 10.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette


May 13, 2014 | E-Machines Computers & Internet

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Motherboard


The front of your computer is the Front Panel

The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to; is the Front Panel header.

What you are asking for is a Front Panel header pinout.

I do not have the exact Front Panel header pinout, for your motherboard.
Tell you what I do have though..........

Looking at the Front Panel header on the Ebay link, for the Winfast 760m02-GX-6LRS; the Front Panel header looks to be below the CMOS battery, and close to the Bottom edge of the motherboard.

(Motherboard installed in computer case)

Black rectangular strip of plastic, with contact pins sticking up.
Also looks to be a GENERAL set-up for all Winfast motherboards.
(COULD be wrong here)

This is what I am referencing off of,

http://www.devhardware.com/c/a/Motherboards/Foxconn-Winfast-NF4SK8AA8EKRS-Motherboard-Review/3/

Go to the third photo down. Here you see the Front Panel wires, connected to the Front Panel header; on the motherboard.
(Below round CMOS battery)

Note that the contact pin on the Bottom row, and all the way to the Right; is NOT being used.
(I'm using a 26 inch HDTV as my primary monitor, so it may be easier for me to see)

Now look at this Front Panel header pinout, for another Winfast motherboard,

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f15/winfast-mobo-front-panel-connection-558456.html

(Scroll down a little)

PWRLED is for the Power On LED (Light)
PWRSW stands for Power On switch
HD-LED stands for the HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
RESET stands for a Reset switch, IF USED.

Note where it has a Positive ( + ) sign, next to the pin for the PWRLED.
This is the pin the + wire from the Power On LED connects to.
It is the SAME for every LED that connects to the Front Panel header.

Let's number the contact pins, to make the explanation easier;
Starting at the Left side, Top row; going towards the Right;
Pins 2, 4, 6 and 8. There is NO Pin 10.

Starting on the Left side, Bottom row; going towards the Right;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Pin 2 is for the Positive wire.
Pin 1 is for the Positive wire
If the LED's are dim, (PWRLED, and HDD LED), OR; the LED's do not light up, switch the wires around.

(Pin 9 is N/C.........Not Connected. This is probably a 5 Volt test point, that was used by the factory)

There is a method you can use though, and find out what the individual contact pins are, in the Front Panel header;

Use an LED with two wires

Computer (Power Supply) plugged into power, go along the top row, and touch two pins at a time, with the two wires of the LED.

Example; Pins 2 and 4, as shown in the pinout.
Did the Power Supply come on?
No?

Go to the next two pins. Try again.
When the Power Supply comes on, you naturally know that is the two contact pins; for the Power On switch.
DO NOT touch them again. In fact connect the Power On switch wires.

Power Supply on, computer running;
Now go back along again;
1) LED light blinks?
You have the HarDDrive activity LED, contact pins.
2) LED light stays on?
You have the Power On LED, contact pins.
3) Computer restarts?
Those are the Reset switch, contact pins.

4) Nothing happens?
May be contact pins for a speaker, or contact pins that are not used.
(Speaker is for hearing BIOS Beep Codes.
You have a Piezo buzzer, to the Left of the CMOS battery; for that)

Post back in a Comment, as to the results.

If possible, I would like to ask upon you; to post the Front Panel header pinout; when you find what it is.

That way when a person in the future also has this same problem; the solution will be posted on the internet, for them to find.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 30, 2013 | Leadtek Winfast 760m02-gx-6lrs Socket 754...

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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,
joecoolvette

Nov 04, 2012 | Intel DG41RQ Motherboard & Core 2 Duo...

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Do you have any user manual for front panel usb


http://www.msi.com/product/mb/PM8M-V.html

(MSI PM8M-V H, is version 2.0 )

Hover your mouse cursor on the Download tab.
(Overview / Specification / Download / Support / etc.)

In the drop down list, click on - Manual
Under the subheading - Download, click on the blue -
M7104v1.0.zip

[ This is a Zip file. A Zip file is a file that is compressed, to send easier. The above manual is for the M7104v1.0
It will work for the version 2.0 also.

You need a program to 'Unzip' it. (Decompress)
If WinZip is not working on your computer, go to 7-Zip, and download for free.
If you need guidance in downloading, and unzipping, post back in a Comment ]

There are two USB headers on the motherboard for the Front Panel,
JUSB1 and JUSB2. (Junction USB 1 and Junction USB 2)

Looking along the bottom of the motherboard, FROM the Right going towards the Left;

JFP1 header; (Front Panel main wires)
Header with 4 pins on the Top row, and 5 pins on the Bottom row.

JFP2 header; (Dual color Power On LED, and Speaker)
Header with 4 pins on the Top row, {Speaker}, and 3 pins on the Bottom row.

JUSB2 header.

JUSB1 header.

EACH USB header will support TWO USB ports in the Front Panel.
JUSB1 supports two,
JUSB2 supports two.

For each USB header there are 5 pins across the Top, 4 pins across the Bottom.
The pins are numbered EVEN across the Top, and ODD across the Bottom.

Starting from the LEFT side going across to the RIGHT side;
on the TOP row for JUSB2 and JUSB1;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8 and 10.

Starting from the LEFT side going across to the RIGHT side;
on the BOTTOM row for JUSB1 and JUSB2;
Pins 1, 3, 5, and 7. There is NO pin 9.

A) Pin 2 is VCC
B) Pin 4 is USB1-
C) Pin 6 is USB1+
D) Pin 8 is Ground

E) Pin 10 is USBOC

Pin 10 is N/C -> Not Connected.
It is there, and Pin 9 is not there, to key which way a connector can go on. Only ONE way.

F) Pin 1 is VCC
G) Pin 3 is USB0-
H) Pin 5 is USB0+
I) Pin 7 is Ground

There is NO pin 9.

(The USB technology used is USB 2.0)

http://pinouts.ru/Slots/USB_pinout.shtml

Let's read together,
Under - USB pinout signals;

"USB is a serial bus. It uses 4 shielded wires: two for power (+5v & GND) and two for differential data signals (labeled as D+ and D- in pinout). NRZI (Non Return to Zero Invert) encoding scheme used to send data with a sync field to synchronise the host, and receiver clocks. In USB data cable Data+ and Data- signals are transmitted on a twisted pair. No termination needed. Half-duplex differential signaling helps to combat the effects of electromagnetic noise on longer lines. Contrary to popular belief, D+ and D- operate together; they are not separate simplex connections."

See the USB examples in the link above, where it labels the contact pins?
The MALE connectors are shown on the Left side.
The FEMALE connectors are shown on the Right side.

Your USB ports will be FEMALE, on the Front Panel.
They are also the A style. USB A style. The Top example to the Right.

Just noting the following in case for some reason, the wires coming from those contact pins in the female USB connector, are not color coded correctly;

Even after you have the wires sorted out, as to which contact pins they go to, DOUBLE-check again. Do NOT just go by the color code of the wires.
Why?

You do NOT want to accidentally connect the +5 Volts (VCC), to the Ground!

Explaining further;
You connect the VCC wire, (Red), of the USB port in the Front Panel, to the Ground pin on the USB header on the motherboard.

(Which means the Ground wire of the USB port, (Black), will probably also be connected to the VCC pin, on the USB header of the motherboard)

Zzzzzzap! There goes your front USB ports. Both USB front panel headers on the motherboard, will be DONE!

Make sure!

Going on;
1) VCC or Vcc, goes back relating to Transistor technology.
Just think of it as the Positive, or power wire.
It is.
It is 5 Volts DC.

2) GND is Ground. It's a DC circuit, and you have a Positive, and a Negative, or Ground.

3) USB1-
That is -> Data-

USB0 is for one USB port in the Front Panel.
USB1 is for another USB port in the Front Panel.

[ Each USB header on the motherboard can be connected, to TWO USB ports on the Front Panel.
Therefore for the two JUSB1 and JUSB2, you can connect Four USB ports in the Front Panel ]

Data- on one USB port in the Front Panel, goes to USB0-

Data- on the other USB port in the Front Panel, goes to USB1-

4) Data+
Same thing.
Data+ on one of the USB ports in the Front Panel, goes to USB0+
Data+ on the other USB port in the Front Panel, goes to USB1+

EACH side of JUSB1 and JUSB2, will support one USB port on the Front Panel.
Two sides per JUSB1 and JUSB2 = 4 USB ports on the Front Panel.

For additional questions, or clarification to anything I have stated above, please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 20, 2012 | MSI Computers & Internet

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How to connect power to the front panel


Power to the Front Panel?

A) The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel

B) The area of pins sticking up on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

I believe what you are requesting is the Front Panel header pinout.

AsRock Support > AsRock 775i65GV Motherboard > Main Support Page,

http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=775i65GV

Go to the headings on the upper left side.
Products, Motherboard Series, 775i65GV, Overview and Specifications, and so on. Click on - Manual

On the next page go across from the heading - User Manual, and click on - Click Here, under the country nearest yours.

Disregard if you are aware;
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

At the top of the PDF file is the page number box. It is to the right of the Down Arrow.
You can use the Down Arrow to arrive at the page you want, or;

1) Put your mouse cursor in the page number box.
2) Left-click once. (Contents in page number box will be highlighted in blue)
3) Type the page number you want in the page number box.
4) Press the Enter key

Go to Page 10
This page shows an illustration of the motherboard, and as it sits in your computer case.
To the bottom Right corner is the Front Panel header. It is marked by the number - 16 [ System Panel Header ( PANEL_1) ]

{ It is the second header over from the Right side. It is Black in color. The first header is a USB header, and it is Blue }

Now go to Page 22. Front Panel Header Pinout. (System Panel Header pinout)

If you cannot download this motherboard manual, or if you do not understand the pinout;

There are 4 pins across the Top row.
There are 5 pins across the Bottom row.

The Top row of pins are numbered Even
The Bottom row of pins are numbered Odd.

Starting at the LEFT side going to the Right, on the Top row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8.

Starting at the LEFT side going to the Right, on the 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 LED light is dim when operating, switch the two wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset Switch, IF, a Reset switch is used.
Pin 5 is for Ground ( - )

C) Pin 9 is Not Connected. (N/C)

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the LED light is dim, switch the two wires around.

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

Page 21 details out the USB front panel headers, (USB 2.0 Header, Shared USB 2.0 Header), and the Front Panel Audio Header.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 26, 2011 | Asrock 775i65GV Motherboard

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Dont seem to have enough front panel pins for all my case wires


Hi Greeneyedbj,

What kind of I/O connectors are you looking for *********** board sir?

pcsyke_138.jpg

The image above has the following for your I/O connectors.
1. Three usb headers up to 6 additional devices, most casing can support 2-4 pins. 2. Front Audio Connector. 3. Front Panel Connector. Power Sw, Reset Sw, Powed Led, HDD Led

Branded casing has the following I/O connectors.
1. Esata 2. Firewire (Dont use the USB headers, firewire use a different pin-layout) 3. Chassis Intrusion Alarm Header.

Hopefully this information helps.
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Sep 23, 2011 | Foxconn A74ML-K Motherboard AMD Socket...

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I have a gigabyte ga 81865gme775 mother board, can you give me the front pannel connection details


hello jknr09

my name is ausi

i can not find your motherboard on gigabyte web site. however the boards nowadays are standard as far as front panel header goes.

on gigabyte mother board you will see the hedae as two rows of pins like this.

....
..... ....

the bottom row first 4 pins are the speaker pins. the next single pin is void the next two are reset switch. the last two are hard disk lead.
the top row first two pins are message lead (usually not used). the next two pins are power switch exactly opposite the reset switch.

the power lead connection on gigabyte boards are a three pin header next to the front panel header.

hopefully this is helpful.
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Jan 20, 2011 | Intel Motherboard

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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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Jan 22, 2009 | EliteGroup P6SET-ML Motherboard

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Problem with microphone


most of the old motherboards dont support the audio and mic port to work both in back side(back panel header) and front side (front panel header)simultaneously...

most of the old motherboards dont support multi streaming so you cant make both the back panel header and front panel header to work at a time ie i mean you cant connect both panel header at a time ...

you can just refer to your motherboard manual for the detailed information about it ..

in your motherboard if there is any option to connect the front panel header to the motherboard other than the back panel header you can connect it to that the detailed pin information will be given in the motherboard manual ..

if you dont have the option in the motherboard to connect the front panel header seperately then you must remove the pins connected from the back panel header and you must insert the front panel header pins .
this will disable your back panel audio ,mic,linein functionalities but you will be able to connect in front panel header , this front panel header will work ..

if the motherboard is not compatible then the system assembler will leave the front panel wires not connecting to motherboard ..

like this only one panel can work at a time ,
but in the latest motherboards the multi streaming technology has been introduced so both the panels can work at a time and can play different audio on 2 different panels ...

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