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Led pins my sister bought a new case for her computer and I dont know which l e d connection goes into which pin on the motherboard for power, reset etc can you please help. It is a Packard Bell imedia 5106

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Re: Led pins

I think you will have the an instruction manual of Packard Bell imedia 5106.In the manual an outline of the motherboard will be given.Figure out power and reset pins in the diagram given.

Usually the pins are at the corners only.
There will be labels near the pins like pwr rst etc.
Try connecting in the same configuration.

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Chapter 2 Page 17.
The plugs just fit on to little pins in the bottom corner of the board.

If you connect them and hard drive indicator light on the front of the case does not come on then you need to swap the 2 connectors around.
It's an led which has to be connected the correct way to work.
Same goes for the power led on the front of the case.

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The image above has the following for your I/O connectors.
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This photo also shows the orientation (Direction), that the motherboard is sitting in a computer case.

To the very bottom right is the Front Panel header.

The front plastic panel of the computer is the Front Panel.

The area of pins on the motherboard that the cables, (Wires) from the Front Panel connect to, is the Front Panel header. ( F_PANEL )

The Front Panel header, is the black rectangular shaped plastic block, that is sitting vertically on the motherboard.

Has two columns of pins.
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I'm going to number the pins.

Pins on the Left side starting at the Top, going down;

Pins 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Pins on the Right side starting at the Top, going down,

Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the Power On switch. (Power On button)

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Power On LED light.
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(If the LED light is dim, reverse the wires around)

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(If the HDD LED light is dim when operating, switch the wires around)

Pin 2 at the top Right is NOT used. (NC. Not Connected)

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The hdd red wire gooes to pin #1 the hdd white wire goes to pin #3 the power sw orange wire goes to pin #6 the power sw white wire goes to pin #8 The reset sw blue wire goes to pin #7 the reset sw white wire goes to pin #5 the power led green wire goes to pin #2 the power led white wire goes to pin #4.
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How about a picture? Pg. 46 in your manual.
Need manual, download from Intel. (Click on link).

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Basic rules case wiring. The color black is considered ground -. Power wires + can be any other color including stripped wires. (This is standard but case Mfg change to their own specification).

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Pin 7 is + power for Reset Switch, Pin 8 is -/ground for Reset Switch.
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