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Hi Expert.. I have just inserted a new motherboard and as soon sas i put the power cable in the computer is fully running and i am not able to shutdown from the power button would it have something to do with the order of the front panel pin and which order should they be in?thank you angie

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If there's not problem with the Power Switch, then you must re-check the Front Panel connection. By the way, did you power it on using the power switch or was it switched on itself?
Well, this isn't a big issue, but you need to reconnect all the connectors, please refer to your motherboard manual (I can't give you better instructions on how to do it since you didn't mention the motherboard name and type) For your reference, you can take a look here; Hi Expert.. I have just inserted a new motherboard - 147079a.jpg
Let me assume, your motherboard is Atx (since almost all motherboards do) The Power switch connector should be connected to "Pwr" and "Gnd" and Reset switch connector on the Opposite side as "ground" and "Reset". If this is similar with your motherboard's front panel connector, then you are lucky..:-).
Ok.. try this and let me know if the problem persists.

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Most likely you have connected the speaker to the power button pins. Remove all the cables coming from the front panel and try again. If it happens again then remove the board from the case and try again If it happens even now then there's a fault in it, return it.
If the removal of the wires has fixed that then all you have to do is to plug them correctly - look at the board the connectors are color coded and their function is printed beside them.

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