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Connecting Power Button

Hi, I'm trying to connect the exterior power button to my motherboard so I can actually switch the unit on, however I do not know where the long cuboid connectors that go from the power button connect to on the motherboard.

Any ideas or if anyone has a cable map that would be great.

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