The Compaq Presario SR1703WM desktop computer, uses an Asus A9AE-LE motherboard.
HP/Compaq's name is AmberineM - GL6Ehttp://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00496280&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1815742
1) I would like to start with the Front Panel wires.
The Front panel, is the plastic front on your computer tower, where the Power On button, Power On LED, and so on is located.
The Front Panel header is the connector on the motherboard, where the cables, (Wires), from the Front Panel connect to.
Looking at the HP Support link above, I would like you to scroll down the page to the illustration of the motherboard, and the photo of the motherboard under the illustration.
Looking at the illustration observe the bottom Right corner.
F_PANEL1 indicates the Front Panel header.
Note there are 4 pins going across the Top, and 5 pins going across the Bottom.
Looking inside your computer, the motherboard will be located in a different position, compared to the illustration.
The Front Panel header will be located Vertically, (Up, and down)
Note that there is a twisted pair of Black, and Red wires.
These wires form the Power On cable.
They come directly from the Power on switch.
There is a twisted pair of Yellow, and Black wires.
These wires form the Harddrive Activity LED light cable.
When the harddrive is active, this LED flashes.
There is a twisted pair of Green, and Black wires.
These wires form the Power On LED light cable.
The wires, (Cables), should be in one Black connector.
Looking at the Front Panel header in your computer, align the Black plastic connector's socket holes, with the pins sticking up out of the Front Panel header, on the motherboard.
Note that the Front Panel header is rectangular in shape. There is 1 pin missing.
The Black connector coming from the Front Panel of the computer, has one socket hole blocked off, to match.
Align the four socket holes in the Black connector, to match the 4 pins sticking up out of the Front Panel header, on the motherboard.
The other 5 socket holes in the Black connector, will match up to the 5 pins sticking up, automatically.
Use care, and you may need a bright light to assist.
These pins can be bent quite easily.
(Also watch your fingers, as the ends of the pins are S-H-A-R-P!)
2) Where it states CLRTC (CLPWD under it), is the Clear CMOS jumper.
Suggest you leave it alone.
3) Where it states F_ USB1, and F_USB2, is where the USB cables from the front of the computer connect to.
(The USB ports on the front of the computer's Front Panel.
F_USB1, and F_USB2 headers on the motherboard, are shown on the illustration to the Left, of the Front Panel header. F_PANEL1)
The plastic connector on a USB cable coming from the Front Panel, has an orientation just like the Front Panel header cable does.
There is 1 pin missing on the USB header on the motherboard.
There is a blocked socket hole in the USB cable's connector.
Align the connector to match the pins.
Doesn't matter which USB cable from the Front Panel, that you connect to the USB headers on the motherboard.
BIOS will find them, and assign an IRQ to each, once you turn the computer on.
All you will see at a first glance is a series of thick Gray insulated cables, coming from the Front Panel of your computer.
If you follow the cables by eye, you can see where the USB cables are connected to the back of the USB ports, on the Front Panel.
You may, or may not, have to remove the Front Panel to see more clearly.
Computer case open, look inside towards the Front Panel.
There is a Green plastic tab towards the Top.
This locking tab is depressed Towards the Inside of the computer, to START to unlock the Front Panel.
Towards the bottom in the same plane, is a Black locking tab. This tab is pulled Towards the Outside of the computer.
There is another Black plastic tab on the opposite side.
At the Bottom are two more Black plastic locking tabs. These are depressed down, towards the Bottom of the computer case.
One on one side, one on the opposite side.
Start by depressing the plastic Green tab, and gently easing the Top of the Front Panel, slightly out.
Then go to the two Black plastic locking tabs located towards the Middle, and depress them.
Ease the top of the Front Panel out a little more.
Finally go to the two Black plastic locking tabs located at the Bottom, and depress them.
Ease the Front Panel off.
Your computer's Front Panel may not have locking tabs located at the bottom.
Just locking tabs located up from the bottom, more towards the middle)
It's no picnic for your first time, but once you have done it, it becomes easy. (Ummm, Easier!)
4) The Firewire (a1394) cable on the Front Panel, connects to the F_1394 header on the motherboard.
In the motherboard illustration the F_1394 header is located to the Left, of PCI2
Need any further cable connections, post in a Comment.