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Front panel connections

I can't figure out how how to hook up the HDD LED, POWER, RESET, and POWER LED.

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What THIS expert(?) needs, is apparently learn how to look at ALL problems, stated by the asker!

(It's gonna' be a long week Lauren. [Gone, but NEVER forgotten])

Elitegroup Computer Systems Support > ECS A55F-M3 mobo > Main Support page,

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=1290&MenuID=117&LanID=0

Scroll down a little, click on the Download tab.
(Overview / Specification / Features / Download / etc)

Click on the Manual heading.
(Driver / BIOS / Manual)

To the right of Download, click on the country NAME nearest yours.

A small window will come up -
Opening A55F-M3 V1.0_20110907_manual.zip

Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of Save File.
If not; click in the empty circle to the left of - Save File.
Then go below in the small window, and click on OK.

A small download window will come up on the left.
Allow the file to fully download, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.

In the next small window go to the top/left, under the Folder Tasks heading, and click on -
Extract all files.

At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on -
Next, Next, and Finish.

In the last small window DOUBLE-click on the file name -
A55-M3
V1.0_20110907_manual
,next to the red Adobe PDF icon.

There is the motherboard manual in PDF file form.

Note*
The Adobe Reader PDF page number, and the actual manual page number; are Not the same. When I refer to a page number, it is the Adobe PDF page number. (Top of PDF file to the right of the Down Arrow)

Go to Page 9 - Motherboard Layout [ Motherboard Components ]
The number 10 points to the Front Panel header -
F_PANEL

Motherboard installed in computer case, (Processor to Top; Ram Memory slots to the Right), the Front Panel header is the third header from the Right.
Two white SATA connectors, then black Front Panel header.

Front Panel header pinout is on Page 27.
Two rows of contact pins.
The pins on the Top row are numbered EVEN.
The pins on the Bottom row are numbered ODD.

Starting on the LEFT side going towards the Right; Top row,
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO Pin 10.

Starting on the LEFT side going towards 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.
Reserved for factory to use. (5 Volts)

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On 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.

F) Again, there is NO Pin 10.

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

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SOURCE: Sir, I have old computer

Hi, you can download a manual here:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=140&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=24&LanID=0

But there is several versions of your mainboard
you can select them here:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/ECSSearch.aspx?menuid=0&lanid=0&keyword= P4VMM2

The pinout look like this:


ghost2233_63.jpg
It is typed in on the mainboard with very small letters.

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