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Main wires any idea where the power cables go,,, the on off button, led power, and hd light i mean, rest im ok with, bottom right corner i mean, cheers

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looking at the manual, these are the connectors, if you look closeing on the board you should be able to find the details also written there in small white text.

Posted on Jun 23, 2008

  • Ekse Jun 23, 2008

    power goes to pwr sw p and pwer sw n

    hd light goes to hd lef p and n, p as plus + so the black to the n - negative



    Im not completely sure about the power led but try FP pwr/slp

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Power supply diagram for ht 2000 motherboard


http://www.ebay.com/itm/ECS-HT2000-AMD-AM2-Socket-mATX-DDR2-800-Motherboad-w-NVidia-Graphics-/251260314586?pt=Motherboards&hash=item3a804823da


1) Uses one 24-pin ATX main power cable.

Motherboard installed in computer case, the motherboard connector for the 24-pin ATX main power cable; is to the Right of the Blue IDE (PATA) connector.
(Right side of motherboard)

General example. Note that color does NOT matter of connector,

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


2) Uses one 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable,

Motherboard installed in computer case, the whitish square 4-socket hole connector, to the Bottom/Left corner of the Processor socket; is the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable's motherboard connector.

General example. Note color does NOT matter of connector,

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

THAT, would be considered a Power Supply diagram of the motherboard.

They are the only two power cables that plug into the motherboard.

The front of your desktop computer is the Front Panel.

The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

Power On switch, Power On LED, (Light Emitting Diode), Harddrive activity LED, and a Reset switch IF used.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Apr 15, 2013 | ECS HP MCP61PM-HM Nettle3-GL8E 6150SE AM2...

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Cant find my motherboard pin out


http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2388344,00.asp?tab=Specs

With all due respect, you have the manual in front of you now

That is unless you started unplugging wires already, and didn't make notes, drawings, or take photos.

Let's use the Asus Essentio CM1630 motherboard for an example.
Couldn't find a CM1730, but that's OK. We'll use this one for a general example,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/OEM-ASUS-ESSENTIO-CM1630-MOTHERBOARD-61-MIBBJ5-01-TESTED-/181007679725?pt=Motherboards&hash=item2a24e600ed

Put your mouse cursor in the middle. Now move your mouse around, using the Zoom In feature.

If this motherboard were mounted in a computer case, it would be turned 90 degrees to the Right.
Bear that in mind.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.
Goes by many abbreviated names.
PNL 1, FP1, PANEL1, etc.
(Panel 1, Front Panel 1, Panel 1)

Go to the Top/Right corner of the motherboard photo. To the 6 Blue SATA connectors.
Immediately to the bottom of them, is a white Front Panel header.
Two rows of contact pins sticking up.

You need to make notes, drawings, photo, whatever; of where the wires from the Front Panel, go to each one of those pins.
(Some may not be used)

How to know which wires coming from the Front Panel, are the Power On switch wires, Power On LED light wires, HarDDrive activity LED light wires?

Remove the Front Panel from the computer. If it is Not just a cover, EASE it off just enough to look behind it.

You usually can follow the Harddrive activity LED wires.
Harddrive activity LED is usually AWAY from the Power On switch, and Power On LED light.

There's two wires down.
Now look at where the Power On LED light is. Can you see wires going straight to it?
Two more wires down.

From process of elimination, you now know the last two wires going to the Front Panel, are for the Power On switch.

(The Power On switch, is part of the plastic Power On Button assembly. If you look close at the Power On Button assembly, you can see this)

THAT sir, is the MAIN thing.
I can guide you where the other cables go, as far as power cables, and Harddrive cables, and Optical Drive cables. (CD/DVD drive)

If you have already disconnected the Front Panel wires to Front Panel header on motherboard; you get to play a game(?)

Power Supply plugged into power, use a small flat tipped screwdriver, and touch two pins at a time.
When you get to the two Power On switch wire pins, the Power Supply will come on.

Now it is a process of elimination.
Use an LED with two wires, to find out what the rest of the pins are.
The rest of the contact pins in the Front Panel header.
Grab the HDD LED light, or Power On LED light.
You're getting a new computer case anyway.

Touch two pins, and the LED light blinks?
That's the HarDDrive activity LED light, pins.
LED stays on?
That's the Power On LED light, pins.

Either of those LED's are dim, (When the Harddrive is active, or when the computer is on), switch the wires around.
You have the Positive ( + ) wire mixed up with the Ground ( - ) wire.

Moving on.............
The 6 Blue SATA connectors on the motherboard:
If you look close you will see;
SATA0, SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, and SATA5.
Or it may be,
SATA1, SATA2, SATA3, SATA4, SATA5, and SATA6.

The Harddrive plugs into SATA0 or SATA1.
Just depends on what the SATA connector numbering starts with.

The main optical drive, or a single optical drive; plugs into SATA1, or SATA2.
A secondary SATA optical drive will plug into SATA2 or SATA3.

(Look at the SATA numbering above, and you can compare side, by side )

HOWEVER, the beauty of SATA is; that you can plug whatever you want to, in ANY SATA connector on the motherboard; and BIOS will find it.

Plug the Harddrive into SATA 3? No problem.
Plug the optical drive into SATA 0? No problem.
BIOS will find the drive with the Operating System on it.
The Harddrive.
Then BIOS will know the other drive/s are optical drives.

(Make sure in the BIOS Setup utility, that the SATA connector on the motherboard you are using, is Enabled.
Otherwise BIOS will Not see the drive)

What cable from the Harddrive, and optical drive; plugs into those SATA connectors on the motherboard?
A SATA data cable,

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

Note the L-shaped opening in the SATA data cable connector.
Lines up with an L-shape on the motherboard connector.
One example of a SATA connector on the motherboard is shown.
This one is an Open design. Your SATA connectors on the motherboard, will be a Closed design.

Between a SATA data cable connector, and a SATA power cable connector, the SATA power cable connector is larger in width.
SATA data cable connector has 7-pins.
SATA power cable connector has 15-pins,

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

See the SATA harddrive example?
Note the L-shape is pointing DOWN. It is this way EVERY time.
Now you know which way to turn the SATA data cable's connector, when installing. 'Foot' of L-shape goes Down.

More in a Comment.

Mar 14, 2013 | Motherboards

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All my wiring was unplugged how do I connect it


Suggest download the Motherboard Manual from Asus Support, and plug it back in.

The front of the computer is the Front Panel.
You may have to remove the Front Panel, to see where the Power On switch wires are; plus Power On LED (light) wires, and Harddrive Activity LED (light) wires are.

Most of the time the plug connectors, at the end of those wires; have a tiny abbreviation on them. Tells what they are.

The Power On LED light, and the Power On switch, are usually located in the same area on the Front Panel
(PWR LED and PWR SW)

Usually you can see where the wires go, to the Power On LED light.
By process of elimination, you know the other wires now, are for the Power On switch.

[The Power On switch is located inside the plastic assembly, of the Power On Button.
This is one example of an ATX power on switch,


http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html



The kind used in a LOT of desktop computers ]

The HarDDrive activity LED is usually located away from the Power On switch, and Power On LED light.
It's wires should be easy to find. (LED light is usually Red)

USB ports, Firewire ports, and front audio (Microphone/Headphones), have separate cables, and plug connectors that are different from each other.

Most of the time, the same contact pins on the motherboard that are used for USB, can also be connected to a Card Reader.

The power cable coming from the Power Supply, for the Card Reader; is the same one used in the old days for a Floppy Drive,


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



Asus Support > M2N32-SLI Deluxe > Main Support page,


http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM2/M2N32SLI_DeluxeWireless_Edition/



Power cables from Power Supply to Motherboard:

Look at the photo.
1) At the bottom of the photo, and middle; is a white long connector that has two rows of 12 socket holes.

There is a blue 40-pin IDE (PATA) connector, right next to it.

This is for the 24-pin ATX main power cable. A general example of said power cable; and it's respective connector on the motherboard,


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



Note that color does NOT matter for the power cable connector.
Also note the pivoting Lock on the side, shown in the middle photo, and photo to the far right.

The Lock works like a see-saw on a playground.
You squeeze the top in (Towards the wires), and this brings it's hooked end at bottom; away from the Lock Tab on the motherboard connector.

When the power cable is deemed to be plugged tightly, and correctly; the hooked end of the Lock is over the Lock Tab, on the motherboard connector.
[ Page 28 - Bottom (54 of 170) in manual ]

2) From the white 24-pin ATX main power cable's motherboard connector, look up from it's left top corner.

You have the squarish copper Heatsink with the white Asus on it.
Above it is another finned copper Heatsink.
To the left of that finned Heatsink is a blue PCI Express x16 slot.
Next to the blue PCI Express x16 slot, is a white square 4-socket hole connector.

This is where a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable goes. General example of power cable. and it's motherboard connector,


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



Again, color does NOT matter of power cable connector.
It also has the same type of lock mechanism, that the 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, has.

That's it for power cables TO the motherboard.

Going back to the Asus Support page, click on the Download tab.
(Overview / Specifications / Download / etc)
You'll see the OS - Select OS - box.
Click on the blue Down Arrow, on the right side.
Click on WinXP.

If you were downloading Drivers, or BIOS update, or other software; it would matter what Operating System you choose.
Since we're just going for the motherboard manual, naa!

Scroll down, click on the + sign to the left of the blue Manual (14)
Scroll the INSIDE blue scroll bar down, until you get to the bold -


Version E2697 heading in the left column.

M2N32-SLI Deluxe User's Manual for English Edition (E2687)
Click on the blue Global.

This is a Zip file. A Zip file is used to send large amounts of information, more easily. A Zip file is a compressed file, so it has to be uncompressed, or also said as 'unzipped'.

Opening e2697_m2n32-sli_dlx.zip
Make SURE there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of - Save File.
If not; left-click in the small empty circle to the left of - Save File
Now go below in this small window, and click on OK.

A small download window will come up.
Allow the file to fully download, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.
In the next small window go to the far left, and under the Folder Tasks heading click on -
Extract all files



At the bottom of the next 3 small windows, click on Next, Next, and Finish.
In the last small window DOUBLE-click right on the file name -
e2697_m2n32-sli_dlx
,next to the red Adobe PDF icon.

There is your motherboard manual in PDF file form.

[Ignore if you are aware;
The PDF file page number box is at the Top, and to the right of the Down Arrow.
Click on the Zoom In icon ( + ) to the right, to Increase the view size.
Click on the Zoom Out icon ( - ) to decrease.

The actual motherboard manual page, and the Adobe Reader page number, do NOT match. When I refer to a page number, it is for the Adobe Reader page number box, at Top ]

Go to Page 4 - 2.2.4 Motherboard layout (It is also 30 of 170)

Motherboard is shown in the position as it is, when installed in the computer case. (Photo on support page, had the motherboard turned 90 degrees to the Right)

There are charts starting on the next page (5), that detail out the connector's name, and a page number for more reference to it.


More in an added Comment.

Regards,

joecoolvette


Jan 03, 2013 | ASUS M2N32-SLI Deluxe/Wireless Edition ATX...

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Manual for 41t-ad motherboard


http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=8665

Bottom/Right corner of motherboard - Front Panel header. Take an LED with two wires on it, and touch pairs of pins. ( 2 )
When you briefly touch the 2 pins that turn it on, you have the Power On switch wires.

Do not touch these pins again, and test the rest of the pins.
LED stays on? You have the Power ON LED pins.
LED blinks? You have the HarDDrive activity LED.
Computer restarts? Restart switch pins.
Some pins do nothing, 4 in a row may be for speaker, some pins have +5 volts, and are not used either. (Factory use)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 05, 2012 | Motherboards

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Mercury Motherboard PI845GLM-L manual needed for wire connections... please help me


If my information is correct;

Orient the motherboard so that we are both looking at it in the same direction,
Processor to the top, Ram Memory slots to the right, white PCI slots to the bottom.

The front plastic panel of your computer that has the Power On button, Harddrive activity LED light, and Power On LED light, is the Front Panel.

The area of pins on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

The Front Panel header is all the way down on the right corner. Panel 1.

The Front Panel header, or Panel 1, is a rectangular block that is positioned lengthwise, across the bottom of the motherboard.

There are 4 pins across the Top, and 5 pins across the Bottom.

The pins are numbered.
They are numbered Even across the Top row.
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. (There is NO Pin 10. Just a blank spot)

They are numbered Odd across the Bottom row.
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED light. (HDD LED)
Pin 1 is for the Positive wire. ( + )
{ Pin 2 is for the Negative wire. ( - ) }

If the LED light is dim when operating, turn the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, (Reset button), IF a Reset switch is used.
Pin 5 is for the Negative wire

C) Pin 9 is RVSD_DNU
Reserved Do Not Use.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.

If the LED light is dim turn the wires around.

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

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 16, 2011 | Mercury P4VM800M7 Motherboard

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Dell case 4600 replaced mother board with gigabyte but front power wiring needs different connection plz show diagram


Pinout (Wiring diagram) for the GigaByte GA-8I865GVME motherboard's Front Panel header,

(Looks like a 1 but it is an 'Eye'. GA-8 i 865GVME ),
{The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of pins on the motherboard, that the Front Panel cables (Wires) connect to, is the Front Panel header }

;Motherboard Manual download page,

http://www.gigabyte.com/products/product-page.aspx?pid=1933&dl=1#manual

Look under the heading - English
Look across from English, and click on the country name nearest yours.

This is a PDF file. After you click on the server country it may take 30 seconds or more, to see the first page come up.
It may also take additional time for the file to fully download.
(Took approximately 30 seconds just now for me. Medium speed DSL connection)

At the top of the PDF file is the page number box. It is to the right of the Down Arrow.
Go to Page 6.

Processor to the top, Ram Memory slots to the right, the Front Panel header is at the bottom right corner.
(F_PANEL)

It is two rows of pins that are laid out horizontally. It is parallel to the bottom outside edge of the motherboard.

Go to Page 22.
F_PANEL (Front Panel Jumper)

The pins are numbered Even on the top, and Odd on the bottom.

Starting at the Left side of the motherboard going to the Right, for the TOP row of pins;

Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, 16, 18, and 20

Starting at the Left side of the motherboard going to the Right, for the BOTTOM row of pins;

Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19

A) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light. (On the computer case. Not on the motherboard)
(Pin 2 is for the Positive { + } wire.
If the LED light is dim, switch the wires around )

B) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (Plastic - Power On button assembly has the Power On switch inside it)

C) Pins 10 and 12 are not used. In fact there probably isn't any pins.

D) Pins 14, 16, 18, and 20 are used for an internal 'speaker'. The 'speaker' is used so you can hear any BIOS Error Codes. (The computers way of telling you something is wrong, and an area to look into for it)

E) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED light.
The LED light that blinks when the harddrive is active in use.
(Pin 1 is for the Positive wire)

F) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF USED.

G) Pin 9 is NC. Not Connected


To Add:
1) If the Dell Dimension 4600 power on LED light has 3 wires, it is a dual color LED.
Only use two of the wires, and one color.
(Follow the wires to the LED light. One is a Ground wire { - }, and the other two are positive wires for the dual colors of the LED )

2) The Front USB headers are on Page 24

Make sure your Power Supply has a 4-pin ATX +12 volt power cable. Plugs into the square connector on the motherboard, to the bottom Left corner of the Processor socket.
It is power for the Processor.

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

CAUTION!!

For a time period Dell was really @nal about being a Proprietary computer manufacturer.
This means they wanted THEIR parts used in THEIR computers.
I don't know if your Dimension 4600 falls into this category, or not.

They switched the pins around in the ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.
Go to Page 18.
Look at the connector that has 20 socket holes. (Two columns of 10 socket holes)

The Dell Dimension 4600 also has a 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/techov.htm#1138239

Scroll the page down a little, look at the illustration for the DC Power Connector P1
See how the power and color of the wires are labeled for each pin in the connector?

Orient the connector by the lock tab on the side of it. Now compare the color chart here for the wires in a standard 20-pin ATX main power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

A) Orange colored wires are 3.3 Volts
B) Red wires are 5 Volts
C) Yellow wires are 12 Volts
D) ALL Black wires are Ground wires
(ALL are DC voltage)

Guess what would happen if a 12 volt wire is connected to a pin that uses 3.3 Volts, or 5 Volts?
Yep, lets the 'Smoke' out of the motherboard.

Guess what would happen if a 3.3 , 5, or 12 volt wire is plugged into a pin that is a Ground wire?
Same thing. Will fry the motherboard. Possibly the Processor, Ram Memory, Harddrive, and so on, also.

Check before you plug in, and turn the computer on.

For additional questions, or to clarify anything I have stated, please post in a Comment.
(Believe upper right of your page. Our site is constantly undergoing changes)

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jul 18, 2011 | Gigabyte GA-8I865GVME Motherboard

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HOW TO HOOK IT UP WIREING THE LITTLE PLUG UP FRONT HD LED PW RESET ETC


Here is a few pictures that shows you how to connect your cables:


ghost2233_10.jpgghost2233_11.jpgghost2233_12.jpg
I am not sure which one it is, but these are the most common ones.

Hope this was helpfull.

Mar 17, 2011 | Intel PENTIUM-4 865GV CHIP MOTHER BOARD...

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I have 3 wires on my pc and i dont know where to connect them on my motherbaord - the wires have writen on them "HDD LED" "PWR LED" "PWR S/W" can any1 help me?


Hi Dan,
The wires are from the front panel. HDD LED which causes an led (usually red) light to turn on when the Hard Drive is active. The PWR LED turns on an LED light (usually green) when you turn on your computer. The PWR S/W turns on your computer when you press the on button of your computer. The front panel connector riser is usually located on the bottom right of your computer. They fit on little pins. Unfortunately there is no standard, so connections vary. Sometimes the pins are labeled on the motherboard. . Check your manual. For more info do a google search for "Motherboard front panel connectors". Hank

Mar 12, 2010 | Intel Motherboards

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M863G wiring


Everything is here at website for your boardhttp://pcchipsusa.com/prod-m863gv51a.asp.RICHARDM69

Dec 06, 2008 | AMD M863G (M863G15CV22ARV000) Motherboard

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Power LED on but no boot up


it could be your power switch, veriy that it isnt the power supply by

1.) un-plug it from the main board
2.) look at the main board connector(one coming of the power supply)
3.) you should see green wire and next to it a black one
4.) using a paper clip bridge the too wires
5.) if it works proceed to net step if not get a new power supply

to check case switch and board switch

1.) plug in power supply to main board
2.) look at the pins where the power button connects to
3.) using a metal object (blade screw driver) bridge the pins

if the board should start up>
then its your power button on the case that is bad, you can try to repair it, chage it or buy a new case,

if it doesnt work.
1.) ensure that jcms(jumper to flash the bios) is set correctly
2.) unjack each drive one at a time to see if any is causing stalling
3.) get a new main board

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