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Front Panel to Board. Color Matching of Wires where there are no Marked Connectors from the Front Panel ?

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You can download the manual for your motherboard from Gigabyte here. This will show you the pinout for the front panel connector. If there are no marked connectors on the wires from the front panel, you'll need to remove the panel and follow the wires back to the switches and LEDs. It's usually not difficult to do this as the panel is normally held on with a few screws or simply snaps onto the case.

Good luck! Hope this has helped you, and thanks for using Fixya!

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Wiring scematic for a gateway gt5636e


Gateway Support > GT5636e Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/PC/R/1014825R/1014825Rnv.shtml

Click on Components in the list.

Scroll down.
Under the black - Motherboards - subheading click on the blue -
4006245R - Intel (Stoughton) G965 motherboard with LPT port

In the list click on the blue - Product Views

B - Processor Core Power Connector
That is to the LEFT of the processor socket.

This is a general example of a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

Note the LOCK clip on the power cable's connector, and the matching TAB, on the motherboard connector.
When the power cable is deemed to be plugged in Tightly, and Correctly; the Lock clip will be hooked over the Tab.

The 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, and matching motherboard connector; has this feature also.

D - CPU Fan Connector
Go straight up, from the processor socket to the edge of the motherboard, then to the Right.

Notice how the motherboard connector is Keyed, and the matching plug connector that goes to it.
Same thing for all those white 3-pin connectors, on the motherboard.

[CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
Does NOT mean Personal Computer ]

G - Floppy Disk Drive Connector
Black 34-pin connector for a Floppy Drive.
It is next to the White 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.
Right side of motherboard, towards the Top.

If I were a betting man, I would bet you aren't using it. No Floppy Disk Drive.
But I'll tell you what.........it's nice to have.
A Floppy Disk Drive doesn't take squat to run.

Need to flash the BIOS after the BIOS has been corrupted, you can use a Floppy Disk/s with the BIOS upgrade info on it.
Jus sayin'.

H - ATX Power Connector = 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.
This is a general example of a 24-pin ATX power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

NOTE* Color of connector does NOT matter ]

Location covered above. Right upper side of motherboard

I - Rear Chassis Fan Connector

With the huge(?) image of the motherboard on Gateway Support, and the equally sized images available on the internet; you're on your own.

Easy to find though. Small white 3-pin connector, with Rear Fan printed next to it. I'm betting to the Left, of the aluminum finned Heatsink, for the Northbridge chip. (Below processor socket)

Next to an Electrolytic Capacitor, that has a gold, and black plastic sleeve.
Used for a computer case fan in the Rear. Draws air OUT of the computer case. (Out the back)

J - PCI Express x16 Connector.
THIS, is where the graphics card goes.
A PCI Express graphics card.

OR, you can use a PCI graphics card, in one of the white PCI slots.
I would NOT. The PCI technology is NO where near, the PCI Express technology,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pci_express


The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
L - Front Panel Audio Connector, is for the audio ports in the Front Panel.
FP_AUDIO

It is to the Left of the white PCI slots, and the header itself is Yellow in color.
Do not know the individual pinout of this Front Panel Audio header.

You have a plug connector that plugs onto it.
You can see the header is missing one pin. The missing pin is called the Key.
This shows you how to line up the plug connector to it.

If you need the individual pinout, trace the individual wires to the Front Panel audio ports.

N - HD Audio Link Connector
Plug connector goes on it also.
Location believed to be Bottom edge of motherboard, towards the Left.

O - Parallel ATA IDE Connector
Just the usual 40-pin IDE (PATA) connector.
(Actually, ONLY 39 pins )
Bottom edge of motherboard, black in color

ALL three harddrive options are SATA, so you won't be using it for your harddrive.
The optical drive you have is IDE (PATA), so this connector is where it plugs in.

Notice the cutout in the side of the connector. This is a Locating Notch.
Lines up with a Locating Lug, on the flat IDE ribbon cable, for the optical drive,



P - IEEE 1394 Connector
It's for the Firewire (1394a) ports in the Front Panel.
Plug connector goes to it.
Color is Blue, and it is in-between the white PCI slots

Q - USB 2.0 Connectors
Two of them side by side, but separated by a small Electrolytic Capacitor.
Black color for these USB headers.

They are for the Front Panel.
Location to the right of the black IEEE 1394 connector, bottom edge of motherboard.
They utilize the USB 2.0 technology.

ONLY one is marked. -> USB 2.
It has FP_USB_2, printed under it.
Front Panel USB 2.
The other one to the Left, is FP_USB_1.

EACH of those headers supports TWO USB ports.

A (Media) Card Reader has TWO cables, and uses ONE USB header.

One of those USB headers then, can be used for a Card Reader in the Front Panel.
The other USB header for Two USB ports in the Front Panel.

R - SATA Connectors
You see there are SIX.
Marking starts with SATA 0. (SATA0)

SATA 0 is for the SATA harddrive.
SATA 1 is for an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)

IF, you are using TWO optical drives, the MAIN optical drive connects to SATA1. The secondary optical drive connects to SATA2.

Make sure if you are adding a SATA optical drive, (That the computer did NOT come with), that you go into BIOS Setup; and ENABLE that SATA connector you wish to use.

HOWEVER,............the beauty of SATA is, that you can plug ANY device into ANY SATA connector; and BIOS will find the device.

Want to plug an optical drive into SATA0? No problem.
Want to plug the SATA harddrive into SATA 5?
No problem.

Just make SURE that SATA 5 is ENABLED, in BIOS Setup.

S - Front Panel Connector

Again, the front of your computer is the Front Panel.
Moving on.......
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel connect to, is the Front Panel header.

Here you can see the individual pins, are marked by colors on the header itself.
Pin 2 is next to the Green pin, on the Bottom row to the Right.

Pin 1 is above it.
Looks confusing, because Pin 6 for the header above it, is marked right there also.

Pin 8 is marked on the bottom of the header.
Pin 9 is marked on the Top of the header, all the way to the left; except some 'crackhead' marked it upside down. (lol)

So,........pinout..........

Starting on the Top row, at the Right side; going towards the Left,
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Starting on the Bottom row, at the Right side; going towards the Left.
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO Pin 10.

1) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED.
(Light Emitting Diode, so I'm not going to refer to it as a light.
It is. LED states that)

Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) connection.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

2) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

3) Pin 9 is 5 Volts.
5 Volt power. That is why it is marked as +5 Volts.
Used for the factory to test with.
It is N/C. Not Connected.

4) Pins 2 and 4 are for a Power On LED.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

5) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

6) Again, there is NO Pin 10.

T - Auxillary Front Panel Power On LED Connector
Right above the Front Panel header.

Freaking beats me why it would even be on there.
To iterate;

There are only 2 pins. This type of Power On LED header has 3-pins usually.
It is used for a dual color Power On LED.

Used back in the day when computers had the 'Turbo Mode' feature, and 'Normal Mode' feature.
Dual colors of dual color Power On LED was usually Green, and Yellow.
Green for Turbo Mode, Yellow for Normal Mode.

Was in reality a bunch of cr@p.
Turbo Mode was the computer actually operating in NORMAL mode, while Normal Mode was the computer was operating slower.
Just another gimmick.

{'Buy me! I'm a shinier Red bike! }

Probably why Gateway states it does Not support this feature.

U - Clear CMOS Jumper
If you do not know what this is for, LEAVE IT ALONE.
(He states politely)

V - Front Fan Connector
Yes, you guessed it. For the computer case fan in the Front, that draws air INTO the computer.
Location? Close to the round CMOS watch type battery.

X - Intrusion Switch Connector

Can't believe they are still using this cr@p.
It's so if someone opens the computer case, the power to the motherboard is turned off.

Good feature, but if the person working on the computer; doesn't know enough to unplug the computer from power FIRST, then chances are they do Not know about Anti-Static Procedures either.

Don't FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures, you can use the motherboard for a Frisbee, or expensive paperweight.

Static shock the motherboard, is why.
Goodbye Processor (CPU), Ram Memory, motherboard, graphics card, (IF used)......and who knows what else.

DO NOT connect anything to it. Leave alone.

(If you do though, it has to be ENABLED in BIOS Setup; to use this feature)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Replace motherboard


Rob, Rob, Rob.............if I told you a thousand times, I............

Oh.......... where was I?

1) Power cables from Power Supply to motherboard:

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237538&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3878557

A) 24-pin ATX main power cable;

Looking at the motherboard view the Right side. To the right of the Blue 39-pin IDE connector, is the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.

This is a general example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

The power cable connector has a Lock on one side, and the motherboard connector has a matching Lock Tab.
When the power cable is deemed to be installed Correctly, and Properly; the Lock's hooked end is over the Lock Tab.

[Note* Color of connectors does NOT matter ]

B) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable;

The processor socket is white in color. Around it is the black mounting ring.
The 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable connector on the motherboard, is to the Left/Bottom corner, of that black mounting ring.

Square, whitish (Opaque), and 4 socket holes.
This is a general example of a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable; and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

2) Peripheral power cables from Power Supply;

A) The Harddrive is a SATA unit. Uses a SATA power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#sata

B) The optical drive/s (CD/DVD drive) are also SATA units. They use a SATA power cable.

A SATA power cable's connector has 15 contact pins. Between it, and the SATA data cable, it has the longer connector.

Peripheral Data Cables;

This is a general example of a SATA data cable, it's connector, and a SATA connector on the motherboard,
(Note* Color does NOT matter),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Here you can see the L-shaped opening of the connector, and matching L-shaped tab on the motherboard connector.

Most SATA power cable connectors, and SATA data cable connectors, have a lock. All you see is a 'bulb' type affair on top of the connector, that you squeeze down with a thumb tip.
Depress to remove, depress to install.

A 90 degree elbow connector for the SATA data cable, is used on the Harddrive, and optical drive. The straight connector end of the cable, plugs into the motherboard.

There are two SATA connectors on the motherboard. One White, one Black. One of them should have a SATA1 next to it.
(Or one will at least have SATA2 next to it)

SATA 1 connector is for the Harddrive. SATA 2 connector is for the optical drive.
The beauty of SATA is though, you can connect any SATA device, to any SATA connector on the motherboard; and BIOS will find it.

So it really doesn't matter what you plugged in where, as far as those two SATA headers are concerned.

3) Processor Fan cable, System Fan cable (Computer case fan);

Going back to the HP Support page above, and Motherboard Specifications; scroll down the list.
Click on the + sign to the left of the blue - Motherboard layout

Below the ATX12V1 connector is the System Fan connector.
(SYS_FAN)
This is where the computer case fan connects.
(ATX12V1 connector, is the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, connector)

Above the Ram Memory slots, and a little to the right; is the Processor Fan connector. Power to the fan. (CPU_FAN)

4) Front Panel audio connector, optical drive audio connector, Front Panel USB connectors;

Bottom edge of motherboard, from Left to Right;

Yellow connector is AUDIO1. Front Panel audio.
White connector is ATX_IN
For the audio cable from the optical drive.

Black connector (HD_AUDIO) is also for the Front Panel audio.

Don't know how they have the Front Panel audio, hooked up.
YOU will. The cable connectors to them are different from each other.

Front Panel USB connectors;
Further to the right are two white connectors. EACH one can support TWO USB ports.
One should be for the two USB ports in the Front Panel.
The other will go to a Card Reader in the Front Panel.

All the way to the right corner is the Front Panel header.
This is where the main wires from the Front Panel go.

Power On switch, Power On LED (light), and Harddrive activity LED (light)
The cable, and connector should match that 9-pin header.
If not here is an HP 9-pin Front Panel header - pinout,

http://h30434.www3.hp.com/t5/Desktop-Hardware/Getting-a-new-case-i-need-Front-Panel-pinout/td-p/842897

Scroll down to the photo, and pinout. (Dave G)

Believe that is it.

For additional questions, or to have me clarify anything I have stated above, please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

(Ya know I was jus kiddin' above, right?..............

Rob?...................................................................Rob?)

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Hi,

First of all make sure the power connectors are properly seated on the motherboard. Secondly, remove all the connectors from the Front Panel. For example the power, reset, LED's etc, and then start to put them back. If you a plastic jumper right next to the motherboard battery then take that plastic jumper off the motherboard.
On the motherboard the pinouts on the front panel should be colour coded, and marked with letters like in this picture >>>>>
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The connectors are also marked corresponding to where the connect on the motherboard, like in this picture >>>>>>
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If the board is not colour coded then the motherboard will marked with the same letters, you may need a strong light and a magnifying glass to see the marks and they are usually at the bottom right of the motherboard.

Hope this helps.


Regards.

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And here is the pin information:

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I believe the header complies with standard layout, so the plug on the cable to the front panel audio connectors on your new case may fit as-is. Or on many cases the wires have individual connectors on the ends to push over the pins. If yours is like this, you can put them on the correct pins by following the table. The wires are marked with their functions.

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