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Ordered this mobo from ebay to replace mobo in lenovo thinkcentre m52

Problem im having is the power button and leds connect to the front usb/audio panel. the cable that comes from there *which seems to be an old floppy ide cable* has nowhere to plug into this motherboard. i can live without the front ports but i need to have a power button to power the system back on. i can't seem to find any documentation on the motherboard other than aparently they come oem installed in Gateway E-4500D systems. the front panel issue is the only installation issue i have so far. any ideas on maybe a conversion plug.. or where on that motherboard would i have to directly plug the wires to use the power button.

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    Kevin Bellanger Apr 19, 2015

    the front panel plug is a 34 pin plug.. the power button and power and hd leds are a 10 pin plug that plugs into the front panels board which is carried to the motherboard through the 34 pin plug.. the intel E210882 D945GPB motherboard has a 32/34 socket in the far corner of the board but the socket is quite a bit larger than the plug coming from the front panel. though without any documentation on this motherboard i dont know if that is what that plug is for in the first place.. the motherboard also has 2 usb sockets.. an audio socket.. and an unlabled 9/10 socket right next to the 32/34 socket on the board. im sure if i knew where exactly the power button and leds actually connected to this motherboard i could workaround the problem



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ok lets see if i can help you out here
basically IDE 1+2 Is primary and 3+4 is secondary, it doesnt matter where you donnect your harddrive to it will still work ,, the standered is to use 1 and 2

as for the frount usb aint working is cause they are not connected or the wires are mixed up.. basically you can connect the wires to any usb section of the mainboard as long as you connect it propperly.
each wire is labeled and the bord is labelled as well. for example connect ground to ground, v++ to v++, +5 to +5 and -5 to *5 there is a diagram on the manual showing the connection ports location and pin id's it also labebled on the main board.

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SOURCE: how to connect usb cables inthe front panel to motherboard Gigabyte GA-6VM7A+

from your case there are wires to put it on the motherboards pin. you can check your motherboard's manual on where to insert the designated wires to the correct pins.

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SOURCE: connection of wiring to board

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