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Pins i have 9 pins three pins then a space and one more and five below thati need to know what wires i need to hook up i have wires L+R-ret,L+R-out,ground,mic-power,mic-in my pins look like ooo o ooooo

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Re: pins

Hi Doc,

If you can please provide me with the make and model of your mobo, i can get you the layout for those plugs.


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Okay,.......that was DU-MB!

Lemme see,.......oh yeah!

Letters and words! !O_O!

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Motherboard photo, and detailed info below it. Scroll down.

Looking at the motherboard installed in the computer case:

1) To the right of the Ram Memory slots, and in the upper right corner, is the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.

Whitish connector with two columns of 10 socket holes.
A 20-pin ATX main power cable plugs in here,

Note the Lock on the side of the power cable's connector, (Middle photo, and right photo), and the Tab on the motherboard connector, (Left photo)

When the power cable is plugged in correctly, the hooked end of the Lock on the power cable's connector, will be hooked over the Tab on the motherboard connector.

2) Look at the bottom Left corner of the Processor socket. Note the three cylindrical objects. (Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors)
Note the whitish square 4-socket hole connector below them.

This is where the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable goes. It also has a Lock, just like the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector,

This is power for your Intel Pentium 4 processor.

3) To the Right of the Ram Memory slots, and located below the whitish 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, are the two IDE connectors. (Turquoise Blue)

One is for an IDE (PATA) harddrive, and one is for an IDE(PATA) optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

The one on the outside near the edge of the motherboard, has IDE1 next to it.
It is for the Harddrive.
The one closer to the middle of the motherboard is IDE2.
It is for the optical drive. (Or drives { 2 } )

One side of those rectangular connectors has a cutout in the middle.
(Square U-shape cutout)
This is where the Locating Lug, on the flat ribbon IDE cable's connector, goes to.

It aligns Number 1 pin in the connector, with Number 1 wire, in the flat ribbon IDE cable.

IF, there is NO Locating Lug on the flat ribbon IDE cable;

On one side of the flat ribbon IDE cable is a thin RED stripe.
This stripe denotes the side that Number 1 wire is on,

Looking at the rectangular IDE1 and IDE2 connectors, Number 1 pin is at the BOTTOM of those connectors.
(Motherboard installed in computer case)

On an IDE harddrive, Number 1 pin is ALWAYS towards the 4-pin power connector.
Same with an optical drive.

4) Since this is a motherboard, that has a RAID option for using multiple harddrives, I'm guessing the two Yellow rectangular connectors, below the two rectangular Turquoise Blue IDE connectors, is for more IDE harddrives.

5) Below the two Yellow IDE harddrive connectors is a Black rectangular connector.
This has 34 pins, and is for a Floppy Drive, IF a Floppy drive is used.

6) Below the Black Floppy Drive connector on the motherboard, is the Front Panel header.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

What is needed here is a Front Panel header pinout.

Dunno. Photo isn't clear enough.
Looks like a Black rectangular strip of plastic, with 8 pins in a row.
4 pins, 3 spaces, 1 pin, 1 space, 3 pins.

Looking closely, (And you may need a bright light, and a magnifying glass), what are the abbreviations next to the pins, on the outside edge of the motherboard?

HDD = HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
PW = Power On switch
RST = Reset switch
PWLED, or close to that effect = Power On LED.

Post back in a Comment.

IF, it is just a row of single pins going across, I would use an LED light that has two wires on it.

Computer, (Power Supply actually), plugged into power, touch the two wires to the first two pins.
Go on.

When the Power Supply comes on you know you have the Power On switch pins (2)

Now go back through, but do not touch those pins again.
LED light blinks? = HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
LED light stays on? = Power On LED (Light)
Computer restarts? = Restart switch pins

7) To the left of the white long PCI slots, (There are 5 towards the bottom of the motherboard), are two small Black rectangular connectors. Each has 4 pins in it.

The one that has Audio, or CD, or CD-IN, is for the audio cable from the CD/DVD drive.

8) At the Top of the motherboard in-between the Processor socket, and black Ram Memory slots, is an Orangish connector with 3 pins. Should have CPU, or CPU_FAN next to it. This is where the Processor fan plugs in.

9) At the bottom/left, and below the two small black connectors with 4 pins in them, is an Orangish connector with 3 pins.
This should be for the computer case fan.

Additionally you may want to join this website, and ask them for the Front Panel header pinout, for your Abit BD711 motherboard,

Finding information for an ABIT BD711 motherboard, is about as rare as finding hen's teeth.
I, and I'm sure 100's of people, would be in your debt, if you would post the Front panel header pinout for this motherboard.

Hope I have redeemed myself for the S.N.A.F.U. of the question asked in the Comment, lol!


Aug 30, 2012 | Motherboards

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Biostar Tpower x58 LGA1366 motherboard will not start or post

"I sent it for repair but it came back in the same condition!"

That means to me, spiritual_sky, that there is operator headspace.

Motherboard was fine when they tested it, and problem is on your end; Or they didn't test it, and shipped it back.

Going to go through the basics, so be patient. Mistakes are often made by those of us who are technically qualified, due to simple errors.

A) The Support Plate the motherboard is mounted to, can be a separate plate, or is an integral part of the metal frame, of the computer case.

1) It looks as though there are 10 mounting 'holes'. (Manual gives no details. Looking at it right now. Going by Biostar Support page, and main view)

Is there a metal Standoff on the Support Plate, that does Not line up with the mounting holes? If so it is touching an exposed solder joint.
This = No

B) Have all the power cables needed connected to the motherboard?

1) 24-pin ATX main power cable. (Hooked end of Lock on power cable hooked over Tab on motherboard connector)

2) 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.
Has 4 Yellow 12 Volt wires, and 4 Black ground wires,

Has a Lock on the power cable connector also, and Tab on the motherboard connector. When plugged in properly, and tightly, the hooked end is over the Tab.

Connects to Left Upper corner.

Not to be confused with an 8-pin PCI Express power cable,

[NOT an inference towards you, but I have seen people who could destroy a steel ball bearing in a sandbox, with a rubber mallet. They would try to cram an 8-pin PCI Express power cable, into a connector on the motherboard for an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable ]

Three Yellow 12 Volt wires, FIVE Black ground wires.

A 6-pin PCI Express power cable will fit, and work, in a connector for an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.
Problem is it does -> Not, deliver the power that an 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable will deliver.

A graphics card senses whether a 6-pin, or an 8-pin power cable is being used.
SOME graphics cards will not work unless it is an 8-pin.

[See the power adapter cable on the right? Notice it uses TWO 4-pin standard Peripheral power cables. Some people make the mistake of only using one. This = NO ]

3) 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable. (Misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable)
Provides auxiliary power for the graphics card.
Manual states,
"This connector is an auxiliary power connection for graphics cards.
EXCLUSIVE power for the graphics card provides better graphics performance."

May be reaching here, but if the graphics card you are using does ->Not require an additional power cable connected directly to it, but does ->max out what the motherboard can provide, not connecting that additional 4-pin power cable may be the problem.

May need it even if the graphics card does have it's own power cable/s.

Graphics card requires a power cable? Better have it plugged in.
Requires TWO power cables? Better have two power cables plugged in, and Not just one.

Graphics has a problem? The motherboard will not start, or P.O.S.T.

Using a single Graphics card.
HAS to go in the PCI Express x16 slot next to the Northbridge chip, under the processor socket. (PEX16_1)

The PCI Express slot that is the same length at the bottom, is a
PCI Express x4 slot. This = No.

[Top slot next to Northbridge, {Copper finned Heatsink is on top of Northbridge chip},

PCI-Express x16 slot. Slot 1.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x1 slot.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x16 slot. It is Slot 2.
Next slot down is a PCI-Express x4 slot ]

C) Simple error; Front Panel header pinout.

Front Panel header (JPANEL1) is at the bottom right corner.
Pins 1 through 8 are on the Bottom row;
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8.

Pins 9 through 16 are on the Top row;
9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, and 16.

A) Pins 1, 2, 3, and 4 are for an Internal speaker. For BIOS Beep Codes. Pin 1 is for the Positive (+) wire. Pin 4 is for the Negative (-) wire.

B) Pins 5 and 6 are for the HarDDrive activity LED.
Pin 5 is for the Positive (+) wire.

C) Pins 7 and 8 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

D) Pins 9 and 10 are N/C. Not connected. There is No Pin 11.

E) Pins 12, 13, and 14 are for a dual color Power On LED.
Pins 12 and 13 are for the Positive (+) wires, Pin 14 for the Negative.
If just using a single color Power ON LED, use Pins 12 and 14.

F) Pins 15 and 16 are for the Power On switch.

Make sure the Power On switch is good. Remove the wires, touch a Jewelers flat tipped screwdriver to the two pins - Briefly.

Comes on you have a bad Power On switch.

Do you KNOW that the Power Supply is good? Tested the three main voltages?
(3.3 Volt power rail
5 Volt power rail
12 Volt power rail )

Need to know how post in a Comment.

Just to ask; What is the maximum rated Wattage of the Power Supply, what is the Amperage of the 12 Volt power rail/s, and what is the manufacturer, and model number of the graphics card?


Aug 17, 2012 | Biostar TpowerX58 LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX...

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Dont seem to have enough front panel pins for all my case wires

Hi Greeneyedbj,

What kind of I/O connectors are you looking for *********** board sir?


The image above has the following for your I/O connectors.
1. Three usb headers up to 6 additional devices, most casing can support 2-4 pins. 2. Front Audio Connector. 3. Front Panel Connector. Power Sw, Reset Sw, Powed Led, HDD Led

Branded casing has the following I/O connectors.
1. Esata 2. Firewire (Dont use the USB headers, firewire use a different pin-layout) 3. Chassis Intrusion Alarm Header.

Hopefully this information helps.
You can ask for more help.
Thank you for using FixYa.

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How do i connect the casing power to the motherboard

Open ECS web site and download the manual for your MB, P4VMM2 V7.3;
You will need Adobe reader to view the manual if you currently do not have it. Download and install Adobe; With Adobe you can zoom in and out to assist you in connecting your case to the motherboard. Start with page 9. Page 12 and 13 shows you how to connect your case LEDs to the motherboard. Pin 1 is positive for your HDD_LED. Pin 3 is negative for the HDD_LED. ECT. Most wires coming from the case are inserted into a jumper and most jumpers are marked. Ex: HDD for hard disk drive, RS for Reset Switch, PW for power on/off switch ECT.
The case wire colors do vary from case to case. The wire colors blue, light blue, green, light green and red are most common to be positive. The colors white and black are common for negative. Below is a picture of a typical front panel case to motherboard hook up. Less the white standoff jumper block.


Your board uses an internal speaker. Connect the red wire to pin 1 and connect the black wire to pin 4. See page 11 for location and page 12 for connection.
Use the manual. Its a great guide.

Happy holidays!

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Front panel connections

Hi sjcrofts,
The most common problem for most people is knowing what wire color is positive & which wire color is negative. The colors blue, red, green, light blue, light red & light green are normally positive. The color white & black are negative. Your board uses only 2-pin connectors. The 3-pin power connector can be turned into a 2-pin connector to work with the M848ALU pins.
(Page 13, PANEL1). How to? Take the three pin connector, on the back side of the connector you'll see a small tab that holds the wire into the connector. Use a needle & pull tab up while pulling the wire out at the same time. The wire should slide out. Insert the wire back into the connector next to the other wire. You do not need to hook up the SUS led which stands for suspend.


Pin 1 is positive & the manual shows this by adding the _P = positive.
Pin 3 which is to the right of pin 1, is negative for the hard drive led. Pins 9 & 10 are not used.

Good luck sjcrofts!

Nov 30, 2008 | PC Chips M848ALU Motherboard

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Intel Desktop Board #D850MV

Here is the tech sheet from Intel.
The front panel connections are listed on page 72, table 46. With options on the following pages.

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How are the pins on the panel 1 header labeled?

hi, you have to assume that its a " D " symbol keeping the connector vertically then the first row has five pins and the second has four, the first pin in the first row is pin -1, and the first pin in the second row is pin-6, is it clear, let me know

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Front usb hook ups

Check for seven pins under it it sould be marked USB 1 or USB 2 five pins in top row and four pins in bottom row

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