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Unable to Power Motherboard

Having problems with the Front Panel Connectors, and cannot get the motherboard to power up. I have not been able to locate the MSI user's guide via the web. Your help will certainly be appreciated. Thanks, Miles

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Re: Unable to Power Motherboard

Try to jump start it with a screwdriver, just touch the screwdriver to the place where the power connection (from the front) cable plugs in. If this works, you need to plug the power into there, if not, you may not be hitting the right spot, or the psu/mobo is bad.

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Above shows main view, and is labeled.

Click on Product Views for Pinouts and connectors for;

1) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable; B - Processor Core Power Connector

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Whitish square 4-socket hole connector.
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