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Trying to install an ASUS H81M-C Mainboard with Intel core i5-4460. No way to turn on. Mainboard's Power led is on. Nothing happens at all. All connections are OK. Anyone has an idea? Thanks.


When you say that all connections are ok, you understand that we have to verify as this is the most common problem that occurs when installing motherboards. Obviously you have the large connector from the power supply plugged in since you have the power led on the motherboard. This is good. There is also the ATX 12V CPU 4-pin power connector that must be connected just above and to the left of the CPU. But the most often messed up arrangement are the front panel connections to the motherboard at the lower right corner. This is a 9-pin connector block (actually 10, but top right corner pin not there and bottom right not used).

In the link attached, go to page 26 of the pdf, which is page 1-18 of the manual. At the top of the page is a drawing of the connector block. The green power led takes the first two pins in the top row from the left. The connector plug should have a green and a white wire. The green is the positive and goes on the left pin of the pair.
Right below that is the two pins for the HDD light. This plug should have red and white wires. The red wire is positive and goes to the left pin of the pair. Going back to the top, the power button is the remaining two pins. These wires can vary in color from case to case, but if you don't see a label, just follow them back to the power switch to figure out which pair they are. This connector can be installed either way, there is no fixed polarity. The remaining two pins are for the reset switch, which some cases have and some don't. This connection does not to be used.

If you have everything correct and the unit still won't power up, then you need to verify that the power switch is working. If you have a reset switch, it is easy to test, just switch the reset and power button connectors and press and release the reset button and see if the board powers up. If you don't have a reset switch, remove the connector from the power button pins and carefully short them together for a brief second, which simulates pressing the power button. If it still doesn't power up, then there is something wrong with the motherboard.

One last thing, if the front panel connectors are all installed into one plug (which some manufacturers like DELL does, and you are installing this motherboard into their case, be sure to verify that the wires on the connector goes to the appropriate front panel switches/indicators, as these connector blocks are not fully standardized.

Nov 23, 2015 | Intel Motherboards

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I need a wiring manual for a g31t-lm2 motherboard...


Hello here is the drivers site:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/downloads/default.page?

Here is the user guide:

http://support.lenovo.com/en_US/guides-and-manuals/default.page?selector=expand

The front panel connector ( F panel) looks like this:


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This is located in the down right corner.

The usb connectors look like this:




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In your another case, there should be connectors for front usb and audio, what it goes for should be printed in on the connector.
Basicly this can not be connected wrong.

Good luck

Jan 26, 2013 | Lenovo g31t-lm2 - System Board

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Install motherboard model RS480m step by step


rEaLLy? Let me check my schedule................yep, I can fit you in.

The eMachines W3400 Desktop PC uses an MSI MS-7145. Also known as the MSI RS480M-IL,

http://www.tigerdirect.ca/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1261749&CatId=1619

Starting with an empty eMachines W3400 computer case;

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit) the delicate hardware components inside a computer.
Poof! You probably won't see it, or feel it.

(A Processor is the MOST susceptible hardware computer component to Static shock )

Computer ON a table, computer unplugged from power, (Bear with me), computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case. This action will relieve your body of Static.
SHOULD you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

Make sure you are relieved of Static -> BEFORE touching any parts, also. Before you take any of them out of their anti-static bags, or cartons. (In case you buy some new stuff)

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.

1) Got the pinout for the Front Panel header? Know what pins those wires go to?
I don't know of a motherboard manual out there, that is readily available. This is because it is a motherboard made by MSI for eMachines. It is not an MSI O.E.M. motherboard.

Going with the Front Panel header pinout for an MSI RS480M, and let's see if it is the same;

Motherboard mounted in computer case;
Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right, 3 white long PCI slots to the Bottom:

The Front Panel header is at the Bottom/Right corner. It is actually TWO headers.
JFP1 and JFP2.
(Junction Front Panel 1, Junction Front Panel 2)

8 pins across the Top row, NO pin.
3 pins across the Bottom row, NO pin, 5 pins.

It is labeled with colored areas around the pins.
JFP1 is so many pins, JFP2 is so many pins.

JFP1:
Starting at the RIGHT side going towards the LEFT; TOP row;
NO pin, Pins 8, 6, 4, and 2
Starting at the RIGHT side going towards the LEFT; BOTTOM row;
Pins 9, 7, 5, 3, and 1.

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. Pin is reserved for the factory.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.
This is for a Power On LED that has 2 wires.

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

The next set of pins to the LEFT of Pins 1 and 2 in the JFP1 header, are the pins for the JFP2 header.
Starting at the RIGHT side going towards the LEFT; TOP row;
Pins 8, 6, 4, and 2.
Starting at the RIGHT side going towards the LEFT; BOTTOM row;
NO pin, Pins 5, 3, and 1.

A) Pins 1, 3, and 5, are for a Power ON LED that has dual colors.
Pin 1 is for the Ground wire. ( - )
Pin 3 is for SLED. (Sleep) Pin 5 is for PLED. (Power)
B) NO pin 7
C) Pins 2 through 8 are for a small speaker. The speaker is for BIOS Beep Codes. Pin 2 is the Ground ( - ) wire. Pin 4 is N/C. Pin 6 is N/C. Pin 8 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.

Motherboard:
Install the Processor, and Ram Memory to the motherboard, before installing it in the computer case.
Why?
Because you can see if you have the Heatsink/Fan combo, mounted correctly.
Looking at a 'birds eye' view across the motherboard, see if the finned Heatsink is sitting F-L-A-T on the Processor. If not make adjustments.

The Top of the Processor, and bottom of the finned Heatsink, MUST be clean. If you are reusing, scrape the top of the Processor off, and bottom of the Heatsink, with a suitable PLASTIC scraper. I use an old credit card. (Yeah, send me sum more in the mail guy's! Lol!)

If there is a Thermal Pad, peel it off, fly it at the cat. They are J-U-N-K, and can't be reused anyway.
Then use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol. (Rubbing alcohol.
93 percent is best, 70 percent will do. 50 percent = No in my book. 50 percent Alcohol, AND 50 percent WATER)
May be a gooey mess, and will take a lot of alcohol dipped Q-tips.
C-L-E-A-N!! Clean enough to eat off of.

CAUTION!! Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!
Use in a WELL ventilated area with NO sparks or flames present!

Put a small pea-sized drop of Thermal Paste, in the center of the top of the Processor. Set the Heatsink/Fan combo down on top. FLAT.

From here I am going to give you a link to MSI Support, for the motherboard manual for the MSI RS480M/RS482M motherboard.

http://us.msi.com/service/search/?kw=RS480M&type=product

To the right of the yellow RS480M, click on - Download - in blue.
On the next page hover your mouse cursor on the Download tab.
(Overview / Specification / Download / etc.
In the drop down list click on - Manual
Under the subheading - Download - click right on the blue -
E7145v2.1.zip
Now click on the country name nearest yours.

Make SURE there is a green dot on the small circle, to the left of -
Save File. IF not, click in the empty circle to the left of Save File.
This is a Zip file. A Zip file is compressed. It is used to send a large amount of information easily.
The file has to be 'de-compressed', or 'unzipped'.

If you need guidance in doing so post in a Comment.
No problem.

If you need help along the way, I'm right here. Just post in a Comment.
And, oh yeah, I'm 'Windy', as you can see, lol!
I try to detail it as if I'm sitting next to you, guiding you.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 24, 2012 | eMachines W3400 Motherboard Replacement...

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Connecting power supply to motherboard


Hi There

This guide was developed to instruct readers on the proper procedures for installing a power supply unit (PSU) into a desktop computer case. It includes step-by-step instructions with photographs for the physical installation of the PSU into a computer case.
IMPORTANT: Many name brand manufacturer PCs use specially designed power supplies that have been built specifically for their systems. As a result, it is generally not possible to buy a replacement power supply and install it into these systems. If your power supply is having problems, you will likely need to contact the manufacturer for repairs.
CAUTION: All power supplies contain various capacitors inside of them that retain power even after the power supply had all power turned off. Never open up or insert any metal objects into the vents of the power supply as you can risk electrical shock.
To start with installing a power supply, it is necessary to open up the case. The method for opening the case will vary depending upon its design. Most new cases use either a panel or door while older systems require the whole cover be removed. Be sure to remove any screws fastening the cover to the case and set them aside.
Align the new PSU into place in the case so that the 4 mounting holes align properly. Make sure that any air intake fan on the power supply that resides in the case is facing towards the center of the case and not towards the case cover.
Now comes one of the most difficult portions of the power supply installation. The power supply needs to be held in place while it is fastened to the case with screws. If the case has a shelf ledge that the power supply sits on, it will be easier to balance.
Make sure that the voltage switch on the back of the power supply is set to the proper voltage level for your country. North America and Japan use 110/115v, while Europe and many other countriesuse 220/230v. In most cases the switch will come preset to the voltage settings for your region.
If the computer already has the motherboard installed into it, the power leads from the power supply need to be plugged in. Most modern motherboard use the large ATX power connector that gets plugged into the socket on the motherboard. Some motherboards require an additional amount of power through a 4-pin ATX12V connector. Plug this in if required.
A number of items reside within a computer case that require power from the power supply. The most common device is the various hard drives and CD/DVD drives. Typically these use the 4-pin molex style connector. Locate the appropriate sized power leads and plug them into any devices that require power.
At this point all of the installation and wiring should be completed with the power supply. Replace the computer cover or panel to the case. Fasten the cover or panel with the screws that were previously removed to open the case.

Link with Photo


Dec 12, 2011 | Motherboards

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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?

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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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Needed to move motherboard to new case because of overheating / ventilation problems - do not know what the power / reset / hdd led leads are for the 9 pin f_panel (new case has each as separate...


Photo of the Asus M2N78-LA motherboard,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c01421635&dlc=en

This photo also shows the orientation (Direction), that the motherboard is sitting in a computer case.

To the very bottom right is the Front Panel header.

The front plastic panel of the computer is the Front Panel.

The area of pins on the motherboard that the cables, (Wires) from the Front Panel connect to, is the Front Panel header. ( F_PANEL )

The Front Panel header, is the black rectangular shaped plastic block, that is sitting vertically on the motherboard.

Has two columns of pins.
4 on the left side, 5 on the right side. Makes it look as though there is a pin missing, at the top left corner.

I'm going to number the pins.

Pins on the Left side starting at the Top, going down;

Pins 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Pins on the Right side starting at the Top, going down,

Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.


A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the Power On switch. (Power On button)

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 7 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
(If the LED light is dim, reverse the wires around)

C) Pins 4 and 6 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used. (Reset button)

D) Pins 8 and 10 are for the HarDDrive activity LED light.
Pin 10 is for the Positive wire. ( + )
(If the HDD LED light is dim when operating, switch the wires around)

Pin 2 at the top Right is NOT used. (NC. Not Connected)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
I am looking at a motherboard manual in PDF file form, for the Asus M2N78-LA motherboard.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I HAVE A NEW CASE, & NEED TO CONNECT THE FRONT UBB & AUDIO LEADS. CAN YOU HELP, CHEERS


Hi there, first check the image below. You've got USB 3 and 4, and AUDIO section. For the USB, pins 1 and 2 represent front panel USB power on both 3 and 4. As for AUDIO connection, pin 1 is Front Panel Microphone input signal, pin 3 is Microphone Power, pins 5 and 6 are for Right Channel audio signal to Front Panel and pins 9 and 10 are for Left Channel audio signal to Front Panel.

You can find more details in the motherboard's manual, page 23 and 24.

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Jan 23, 2011 | EliteGroup P4M800PRO-M478 Motherboard

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Asus P5LP LE Emery motherboard MANUAL


does your case have set pin slot sets your case manual should tell how to install your motherboard type hope this helps

Jan 04, 2010 | ASUS Motherboards

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Where to hookup front panel (PIII-3754LMR - AMPTRON)


Front Panel Connector The front panel header is where the connectors of hard disk drive activity lights, case speaker, reset button, power on/off button, computer power on light, and key lock, are connected to make them function smoothly. In the past days, users always have difficulty connecting the front panel due to a lack of standard location on the motherboard. Today, AOpen integrated all these disorder but essential front panel connectors into one 20-pin connector for easy usage. Connecting the front panel would no longer be the headache of installing motherboard anymore. Below is a view of this user-friendly front panel connector of AOpen motherboard.

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Feb 08, 2009 | 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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