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Connecting to -5V

I had to change the ATX 20-pin contact on my EP-8KHA motherboard, but I'm afraid I managed to damage one of the connecting points. As far as I can tell, the -5V is not connected to the circuits on the board any longer. Could someone please guide me to another point that is electrically the same as where the -5V pin of the 20-pin contact should be connected? (Then I can connect the -5V pin to that point using a cable.)

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  • MickeP Mar 19, 2008

    The help I need has to be from someone who knows the specific board.

    The solution suggested is not viable since it's a multi-layer circuit board, and the connection to that specific pin is not visible.

    So, once again:

    Does anyone know (and like to share it with me) of any other point on the motherboard EP-8KHA that is equivalent to the point where the -5V pin should be connected?


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You will just have to follow the track from pin 18 on the connector to the next solderable point on the board.

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For example, you have touched the two pins for the HarDDrive activity LED light.
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