Question about MSI MS-6382E 266FSB Athlon XP DDR Mainboard w/ Sound and AGP 4X OEM (MBSKA6382E) Motherboard

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6382 motherboard Hi Ive upgraded to this used motherboard but im stuck on the connections for the front panel on/off, reset switch, power on led, and drive in use led, and speaker. My board has MS-6382E VER:3 printed in white on it it came form a Time full size tower and has an AMD Athlon AX2000DMT3C on a Socket 462 with Pheonix bios D686 i hope you can help thanks Steve steve_joshua@hotmail.com

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  • Stephen Joshua Jul 25, 2008

    that website has no match for my main board thanks anyway

  • Stephen Joshua Aug 09, 2008

    MSI website no help for my motherboard connections to front panel but got speaker connected so far, thanks for trying

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Http://global.msi.com.tw/index.php?func=downloadindex
go to the above site and search for the information you need
sorry this is short but you need to input the information in yourself as it requires model number type etc

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The led on the front won't light, and I have power connected, but nothing. Is there a reset somewere?


I am assuming you are trying to power up an installed motherboard, based on the category selection. You say that you have power connected. That means that you have connected the 20 (24) pin main connector and the 4 or 8 pin CPU power connector to the motherboard. Have you connected the front panels controls to the motherboard header? There are connections for the power switch, power LED, HDD LED, reset switch (optional). They must be connected in order for the motherboard to start. THe HDD and Power LED connections are polarity-based, so if you hook them upo backwards, their respective LED will not light. The HDD LED plug is usually red and white with the red being on the positive (+) terminal. The Power LED plug is usually green and white with the green wire going to the positive terminal. The power switch and reset switch wires can be connected either way as they are not polarized.

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Front panel connections


I don't find the Front Panel header pinout online, nor do I have an MSI MS-5191 in the shop.

I would suggest using one the LED lights with two wires.
(3-wire is a dual color LED)

There are two rows of pins. Usually the Power On switch, Power On LED, and Speaker; are on the same row.
HarDDrive activity LED, and Reset Switch are on the opposite row.

Speaker has 4-pins designated for it. All the others use 2-pins.
(Unless the PWR ON LED is a dual color jobbie)

Touch two pins next to each other, in the same row; with the 2-wire LED.
Start with finding the Power On switch first.

Usually the top row 1st two pins are Power On LED (Light)
Next in line are the 2 pins for the Power On switch.
Bottom row 1st two pins are usually HarDDrive activity LED (light)
Next 2-pins are usually Reset switch.

May not apply to a motherboard old enough to use a Socket 7 processor socket.
There may be 18 to 20-pins.
Bear in mind that many are not used, and probably 4 are for an internal speaker, for hearing BIOS Beep Codes.
May be two separate Front Panel headers.

Once you find the two contact pins in the Front Panel header, for the Power On switch; I would put the Power On switch wires on.
The small pin connector on the wire/s, will keep you from accidentally touching these two pins again, when the computer is on.

Now you have the two pins for the Power On switch, and the computer is running; then keep touching 2-pins at a time with the LED. (Light Emitting Diode)

LED stays on? You have the Power On LED (Light) pins.
LED blinks? HarDDrive activity LED (light) pins.
Computer restarts? Reset switch pins.

Look for abbreviations near the pins in the Front panel header.

PWR, Pwr, Pwr On, Sw, and SW; are just some of the abbreviations for the Power On switch.

HDD LED, and HDD are two for the HarDDrive activity LED. (Light)
(If it states HDD SW it is the Power On switch. Weird old way of marking)

RST, Reset, and RSW, are for the Reset Switch.
(Reset Button)

If you see 4 pins marked with a bracket ( [ -> Turn so it's horizontal), these are for the internal speaker.

Type MSI front panel connector in your search bar, and look at -> images. See if you can find an image of your MSI Front Panel header pinout.

You can bet MSI carried out that Front Panel header pinout, on other MSI motherboards, besides the MS-5191.

The MSI MS-5191 may have been a motherboard made by MSI, especially for a pre-built computer manufacturer, and not listed on their website as an OEM motherboard.
(Original Equipment Manufacturer)

Won't have the Front Panel header pinout, listed on MSI's support website. (Doesn't)
But you can bet there IS an OEM motherboard made by MSI, that the Front Panel header DOES match.

May be different expansion slots, or motherboard chipset, or whatever; but the same Front Panel header pinout.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Front panel connection to mother board Power switch pin


Hi careyfraser,

pcsyke_140.jpg


1. There are 8 wires from the front panel's casing, excluding USB connectors and front audio cable.

2. Just plug the front panel switch headers to the F_Panel main board connectors. 1 & 2 are positive, if the led do not light change polarity but Im sure it will.

Note:The mainboard provides a front panel connector for electrical connection to the front panel switches and LEDs. JFP1 is compliant with Intel® Front Panel I/O Connectivity Design Guide.


Hopefully this information helps.

Thank you for using FixYa.


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Dont seem to have enough front panel pins for all my case wires


Hi Greeneyedbj,

What kind of I/O connectors are you looking for *********** board sir?

pcsyke_138.jpg

The image above has the following for your I/O connectors.
1. Three usb headers up to 6 additional devices, most casing can support 2-4 pins. 2. Front Audio Connector. 3. Front Panel Connector. Power Sw, Reset Sw, Powed Led, HDD Led

Branded casing has the following I/O connectors.
1. Esata 2. Firewire (Dont use the USB headers, firewire use a different pin-layout) 3. Chassis Intrusion Alarm Header.

Hopefully this information helps.
You can ask for more help.
Thank you for using FixYa.

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I dont know how to fix the Front Panel Audio Connector. And I dont understand what is ATX power switches. I'll tell you what wire i have: H.D.D. LED, POWER LED +, POWER LED -, RESET SW and POWER SW....


Hi!
You have to make make the four Front Panel Connection as shown below: -
creativetech_51.jpg
(IDE LED is the same as HDD LED and Ground means negative '-')


Hope it helps! Good Luck!
Thanks for using Fixya!
CreativeTECH

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I am looking for the mother board connection diagram so i can connect the towers front panal ie power switch /reset ect


Connect the front panel leads to the motherboard connector marked "JFP1" using the following pins as indicated by the markings on the motherboard and the front panel leads: HDD LED on Pins 1 and 3; power LED on Pins 2 and 4; reset switch on Pins 5 and 7; and the power switch on Pins 6 and 8.


Good luck.

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Pin alignment on motherboard for led switches


Connecting the Front Panel Header

Table 6. Front Panel Header (J9H3)
Pin

Signal
In/Out
Description
Pin
Signal
In/Out
Description
Hard Drive Activity LED
Power LED
1
HD_PWR
Out
Hard disk LED pull-up (330 ω) to +5 V
2
HDR_BLNK_GRN
Out
Front panel green LED
3
HDA#
Out
Hard disk active LED
4
HDR_BLNK_YEL
Out
Front panel yellow LED
Reset Switch
On/Off Switch
5
Ground
Ground
6
SWITCH_ON#
In
Power switch
7
FP_RESET#
In
Reset switch
8
Ground
Ground
9
+5 V
Out
Power
10
N/C
Not connected

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Upgrading BTX Motherboard


Hi, I think you are looking at the front USB pin aray connector. The on/off switch and LED light pins are usualy along the edge of the board nearest the front of the case. They will be marked with ID: lettering:- pwrs, hdd led, rs-sw, pwr led. If your case has one block plug you will haave to gently seperate the segments and plug them on one at a time. The power and reset switch will work either way but the LED will only work when plugged the right way around, it wont do any harm if they are plugged backwards they just wont work, so experiment. regards mistyman

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