I have to connect the led (HDD LED, RESTART LED,...) to my motherboard..i have forgotten the place(pin) where i have to connect these led's. motherboard is having the socket of pins where i have to connect these panel leds
Hi use the motherboard manual for this and find front panal connector on motherboard
pin no. 1,3 is for hdd dark color wire is 1 anothee is 3 (hd)
pin no. 2,4 is for power led dark color wire is 2 another is 4 (p_led)
pin no. 5,7 is reset you can connect both side (rst)
pin no. 6,8 is for power on power sw (psw)
Brother first of all u should find the pins which are placed togather near with battery cell of mother board. then in those pins first jumper have no of R19 is the power on/off pin. and j14 is for restart pin j15 is for hard drive. if this does not work then u can contect me on my mailing address which is. malikrashidkhan from Dera ismail khan in Pakistan.
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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
The hdd red wire gooes to pin #1 the hdd white wire goes to pin #3 the power sw orange wire goes to pin #6 the power sw white wire goes to pin #8 The reset sw blue wire goes to pin #7 the reset sw white wire goes to pin #5 the power led green wire goes to pin #2 the power led white wire goes to pin #4.
Now the layout of the pins is the long row (5) pins are the odd number pins 9 being the odd one and 1 is the other end of the row. 2 through 8 start at the pin accross from 1 : : : : . I hope this helps you.
There should be two rows of metal pins on the motherboard. The pins are about 5mm tall and have white letters printed near them on the motherboard. HDD PWR RST SPKR You connect your wires coming from the lights and switches at the front of the computer to these pins.
Some of the wires going from the power switch, reset switch, speaker, and LEDs must be attached to the motherboard the correct way. That is, they must not only be placed in the right spot where they need to go, but they also must be connected with positive and negative wires on the right pins.
If your HDD LED is not lighting up when the HDD is "thinking", try reversing the cable where the HDD LED wire plugs in (just flip it so the black wire is where the non-black wire was). I tried to find a good picture of your motherboard to guide you but they were not very helpful. From squinting really hard, I believe the spot they should plug into the board is by the CMOS battery. There might be printed words on the board surrounding the area to connect them that tells you which two pins are for the HDD LED.
Pin arrangment is Industry Standard Architecture.....
pwr led pwr sw N/C
X X X X O
X X X X O
hdd rst N/C
translated this is top row left to right ...... power led, power switch no connection
Bottom row is left to right........ hard drive, reset, no connection
Note: not all computer cases have a reset button, also the connectors for power led and hard drive produce a light, if the light does not show, power off the pc swithc the cable rooun 180deg on the connector pins and reconnect.
There are 3 versions of this motherboard; 1.0, 2.0 & 3.3, but the layout is identical.
The general layout is shown in pins.jpg. For the power led, the white wire goes to the (-) terminal either pin 2 or 3, both are MPD- while the green goes to the ( ) or pin 1 (MPD ) as shown in powerled.jpg
HDDpins.jpg shows the connection of HDD led, the white goes to pin 3 or HD- while the red goes to pin 1 or the HDD .
I cropped these images from the manual which is also available at the gigabyte website.
Hope this gives you some ideas and workout of you. Good luck and pls post again how things turn up. Kind regards.