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Motherboard wiring mistake

Discussion in 'Motherboards & Memory' started by sjoerdkurstjens, Mar 20, 2011.

  1. sjoerdkurstjens New Member

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    Hello,
    Yesterday i created my first mod. I call it TheGreenHorn (if you see it you know wat i mean)
    I am proud of it but i got a big problem. The pin connectors for the ON/OFF switch, Sleep button and HDD and power LED's. but i forgot how you have to plug these in on the motherboard. can anyone help? (I don't know the type of motheroard cuz this is a 15 year old pc and i couldn't find the type or serial number)

    Greetings Sjoerd
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    Sometimes it is in fine print near the connections on the motherboard. If it isn't there you are going to need to find a make and model of the board to see if you can locate an image or a manual.
     
  3. mlee49

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    Good luck with that. Might get lucky with the writing on the board, but you probably should know the make and model of the board.

    Really the connections for this should be standardized.
     
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    well to find the power just touch the pins with a paper clip until you find the right pair and it turns on :D(had to start a computer for quite awhile like this)
     
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    Seriously, I have to dig out the manual for this reason only every time that I pull my board from the case. It's pretty annoying.
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Use a screw driver touching pairs to check which pair starts the computer. Then do the same to check which pair resets it. You now have your switch locations.

    Then just plug the LEDs into the other two pairs, and it should be pretty obvious which LED does what.

    The pin out is usually similar to this:
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    or this:
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