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power cables problem

by teo89ro / May 16, 2010 4:37 AM PDT

I went to a friend of mine today and tried to move his motherboard and stuff from his PC case ( white ) to my old one ( black ) . Stupid me forgot to look which cable goes where ( the HDD activity led , the power led , the power switch and the reset switch ) . i tried quite a few combinations and and didn't get any thing , just the LED's being constantly on which is not supposed to happen . What is the worst that could happen , besides burning the LED's . here are simo pictures : http://sharemobile.ro/file.php?id=493934 http://sharemobile.ro/file.php?id=493936 http://sharemobile.ro/file.php?id=493937 http://sharemobile.ro/file.php?id=493938 .... as i think , a good PC expert knows where to put any cable on ony motherboard .

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google the manufacturers website
by Brechan / May 16, 2010 6:34 AM PDT
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then download the manual for that particular motherboard, the manual will be able to show you the appropriate plugins for each front audio cable

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by teo89ro / May 16, 2010 8:08 AM PDT

it does not appear written on the board ... only the chipset is written and is a lot of work

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from one image
by Brechan / May 16, 2010 9:35 AM PDT
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I can plainly see that it is a Gigabyte motherboard http://sharemobile.ro/share/119372/Image0415.jpg If you remove the board from the case (and take off all the gear-heatsink, PCI-E card, PCI card, RAM modules), you might be able to find the model # as well.


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I'm fairly certain I see reset, HD activity and speaker pins
by Steven Haninger / May 16, 2010 9:48 AM PDT
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on one side and maybe power switch and front panel LED pins on the other. They'll say + and - but reset and power are not polarized connectors. HD activity and front panel LED are polarized. Generally the red wire goes to + and black to -. All you need to to get started is the connector to the momentary power on switch which appears to be the two pins closest to the MB's corner in the row of 6.

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