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Front sound and mic pins

My front panel for sound and mic is not connected. When I opened the CPU, I saw cables labeled mic, audio etc but I dont know where to connect them. Can you please help me how to get this working. Any mother board diagram or map would also be helpful Thanks

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Re: Front sound and mic pins

Kindly check your connection and the panel part where u connect ur mic and audio

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Re: Front sound and mic pins

Hi, The motherboard connection points to the front panel audio jacks are shown in the diagram below. It was cropped from a page of the user's manual. A downloadable version of the English version of the User's manual is at Hope this be of help to you. Post back how things turned up or should you need additional information. Good luck and kind regards.

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Emachine W3653 motherboard manual

Intel 945GCT-M3 motherboard,

Above shows main view, and is labeled.

Click on Product Views for Pinouts and connectors for;

1) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable; B - Processor Core Power Connector

2) Processor fan cable connector on motherboard; D - CPU Fan Connector

3) 24-pin ATX main power cable; F - ATX Power Connector

4) Floppy Drive 34-pin connector on motherboard; G - Floppy Disk Drive Connector

5) CD/DVD drive that is IDE (PATA) type -> connector;
H - Parallel ATA IDE Connector. (Harddrive goes to SATA connector)

6) Computer case fan connector; I - System Fan Connector

7) Audio connector on motherboard for CD/DVD drive's small audio cable, (Main drive if there are two)
M - AUX-IN Connector

8) Front Panel is front of computer.
N - Front Panel Audio Connector is where the front panel audio ports connect.

9) R - USB 2.0 Connectors = Front Panel USB connectors on motherboard

10) Front of computer is the Front Panel. Area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

T - Front Panel Connector = Front Panel header

Motherboard manual from ECS Support,

(Note photo is distorted. Click on - More pictures for clearer view.
{More pictures / Where to buy / Print )

Click on the Download tab.
(Features / Specification / Download / Support / CPU / etc)

Click on Manual.
(Driver / BIOS / Manual)

Scroll down, click on the country NAME nearest yours.
A PDF file motherboard manual will come up.

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Nov 16, 2012 | Motherboards

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Hi ,, i have just fitted a intel d845gvsrb in my pc but i am not sure where the tower speaker wire , reset sw , power sw , power led , h h d led and the black single one go`s can you please help me ..

The Picture below shows you the locations of the places to put those wires are in relation to your motherboard. In yellow is the power switch and such. and the audio connection is in red.

The Pin layout for the power and other connector are as follows:

the layout for the audio header is as follows: avatar23454_8.jpg

To install the cable that connects a front panel audio solution to the front panel audio header, follow these steps:
  1. Turn off all peripheral devices connected to the computer. Turn off the computer and disconnect the AC power cord.
  2. Locate the front panel audio header (J8A1).
  3. Remove the three jumpers from the header (this disables the back panel audio connectors).
  4. Install a correctly keyed and shielded front panel audio cable.
  5. Connect the audio cable to the front panel audio solution.

To restore back panel operations follow these steps:
1. Remove the front panel audio cable. 2. Install a jumper on pins 5-6 (rear R channel). 3. Install a jumper on pins 9-10 (rear L channel). 4. Install a jumper on pins 1-2 (mic). 5. Replace the cover.

Apr 17, 2011 | Intel D845GVSR Motherboard

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Hello. When I plug my headphone with mic into the front panel jacks, it does not work. Now if I disconnect my speakers and plug it in the back jacks, it will work. However, the front joacks are there for...

Open up your case.
You should see cables running from the front panel to the motherboard. On the motherboard you will see a multi-pin connector. What is your exact ASUS motherboard model? Here's a generic ASUS one. You will see this on the motherboard where the front panel connects to the board. A bunch of pins will terminate here.


Notice the pin labelled MIC. You will see GND etched on the motherboard. Use this to orient yourself. The Mic one is just below the GND pin. Connect it here. Notice the entire top row is devoted to FP_Audio or Front panel Audio. There are other places to connect it (e.g., if you just want stereo sound, there's a left and right FP_R and FP_L).

Move the mic connector over to the Mic pin if there is one. If not, you can get a cable at your local computer supply shop. As you can tell from the others, they are very basic wires with simple terminals.

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Mic dont work

luis_antonio, did you try to set your mic up from within windows?
Do this, open control panel, than open sound and audio devices. Click on the voice tab, click on the test hardware button.
Follow the on-screen instructions. Do you have mic?
There is no direct connection to the board. There is a connection for a front mounted case sound & mic connector if your case has this feature but chances are if your mic does not work connected to the rear of the board it will also not work with the front connector/jack.
Let’s check two other places first. While having opened the sound and audio devices window, click once again on the Voice tab if not already opened. Notice the Default device, (the name of the device). Click the Audio tab listed there is a Default device, (name of device). They should be named the same. Click cancel to close that window. Than open the system icon. System Properties will open. Click the hardware tab, than click the device manager button. Scroll down the list to Sound, video and game controller. Click the + sign & all the audio devices will open for you to see. Do you see a yellow ! point? If yes your sound device software needs to be re-installed. If no & you see a device named ADI AD1986A SoundMAX or AC97, than your current sound device is setup correctly. This device name above should match what you saw while in control panel's sound and audio devices. If after doing another reinstall & running the setup for mic through windows control panel still fails than the integrated sound chip on the motherboard is defective. If your board is under Asus three year warranty, return for a replacement board. If your warranty has timed out, than buy a PCI sound card & install onto a opened PCI slot.

Good Luck!
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Frontpanel sound

By default, the pins labeled LINE OUT_R/BLINE_OUT_R and the pins LINE OUT_L/BLINE_OUT_L are shortened with jumper caps. You should remove the caps ONLY when you are connecting the front audio cable. So, if you are going to use the back panel, you should short the pins mentioned earlier. You cannot use the back panel and the front panel at the same time. If you want to use your headphones using the back panel, short the mentioned pins and connect your headphones to the green header of your back panel audio. If you want to use the front panel, take off the jumper caps and connect the front panel cable. Remember, if you connect the front panel audio cable, you won't be able to use the back panel. If you are going to use the back panel, don't forget to return the jumper caps. Usually the 5-6 and 9-10 pins. Hope this helps.

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