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Finding it hard to put leads back on to motherboard to boot up

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can anyone help me put the leads back on to my motherboard as i am at my wits end........ie ground leads power lead............please help meeeeeeeeeeeee :O( Hi,

I recently decided to upgrade my home PC and purchased a full AMD AM2 system but wanted to use my old case. My previous system has a Matsonic p4m800-m 1st gen 775 board, along with all the components it had - I didn't change anything.

When I wanted to plug in the case power leads for the HDD LED, power switch etc I noticed that there is nowhere on the board where it actually says which lead to plug in where. A manual would have been great here but I can't seem to find one for this board.

As this is a great PC I desperatly need help to identify the correct connections on the board to plug all the cables on to so I can get it working again.

Please, if anyone can help me, mail me at charldutoit@gmail.com

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    Charl Du Toit Mar 03, 2009

    Hi there,

    Thanks for all the help yesterday on the board. I went home and had a look see, but the diagram that was in the manual that I downloaded did not correspond with the board - even although they look almost identical.

    I have attached some images of the board, mabe you can have a look when you have the time and let me know if you can see in which pins the leads need to be plugged into. I am scared that if I just plug them in in the wrong order that I might damage the board???? Is this possible?

    Thanks and I hope to hear from you soon.

    Keep well,

    Charl


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From the motherboard number you gave, I think it's made by ECS. Take a look at the picture on this page at the ECS site and see if it looks like your board:

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductsDetail.aspx?CategoryID=1&DetailID=530&DetailName=Feature&MenuID=52&LanID=0

If it's the one you have, you can download the manual just by clicking the link below the picture. You can also get any other information and driver updates that you might need.

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  • Mar 03, 2009

    I think the front panel header is the set of pins at the lower left of the board as shown in the photo you attached. Usually the pins are in that area to make it easy for wires from the front to plug in. You won't hurt anything if you plug wires onto the wrong places on this header. It just won't work.

    Unless the board is completely non-standard, there should be ten pins (two rows of five) with the end pin on one row missing. Probably in very fine print somewhere near that header will be a marking like "F_PNL" or "JFP" or something that might sound like "panel", but not always. Try connecting the wires from the front panel as shown on page 11 of the ECS manual.

    If the system doesn't turn on when you hook up the wires as shown in the manual, try plugging the power switch connector onto adjacent pairs of pins (along the same side, not across the two rows). Then try the power button. Once you find the power switch pins you can find the other connections the same trial-an-error way. The LED (power and IDE drive indicators) have polarity, but it's not usually marked on the connector. When you plug onto a set of pins, if the light doesn't come on try turning the plug around before moving on to another pair of pins. It won't damage the LED if you hook it up backwards, it just won't light.

    Sorry it's not turning out to be as easy as I'd hope, but you only have 3 or 4 connections to the front to sort out, so you shall prevail!


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