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New case old motherboard

How do you conect the motherboard to the case?

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  • jlllrw Feb 28, 2009

    what I was looking for is the wiring part the old case has one connector and the new case has more (power switce, reset, speakers,etc...)

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Most cases have holes in the case where the motherboard mounts. The old one may have some that will unscrew from the case to put in the new one. You will have to line the mounts up with the holes in the motherboard for the screws to go into. Some new cases come with the mounts already installed and some don't. Most motherboards are screwed in with 4-8 screws. Hope this helps.

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Posted on Feb 27, 2009

  • Tim Crosslin Feb 28, 2009

    Well you need to find the motherboard manual that tells you which pins are for what and then on the new case follow the wires to what they go to or they should be marked as to what they are. Once you determine the pins on the motherboard just hook the correct wire to it. If you don't have a motherboard manual you may have to locate one for it to figure out the pin sequence. Also sometimes on the board itself at the pins it will tell you what they are. If not you will have to have the manual.

    Hope this helps, now that I understand what you are asking.


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I'm willing to bet the Presario 5716 uses the Micro-ATX form factor, but could be wrong, and it could be the ATX form factor.

I base this belief on the factor, that I think the Presario 5716 uses a Mid Tower size of computer case.

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5/8th's of an inch = .625)
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The inside edges of the computer case, where the I/O Shield is mounted, are SHARP!! Use extreme caution, and perhaps gloves to remove the I/O Shield.

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(You can click on any photo to enlarge it. There is a chart at the bottom of the page)

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