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Motherboard and Panel Problems


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Jimmy058910

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I had purchased a PCChips P13G+ Motherboard product through Tigerdirect.com. Had no problems with it EXCEPT lining up with the Panel 1 connectors vs. the old ones. My old motherboard had one row of 8 pin holes, 1 of which had no pin (4th pinhole in). From left to right it read POWER LED, HDD LED, DC S/W. I am not sure which is which, and which goes into the motherboard and could not find info on the website of PCChips (just have a picture of the PANEL 1). The actual power button had Red and Black wires coming from it, the hd led (I am 95% sure) has yellow and black wires, and the dc s/w (once again, 95% sure) has green and black wires.

The Panel 1 on the new motherboard has 2 rows of 5, the top right being the key (no pin).

The top row is labeled FP PWR/SLP + and FP PWR/SLP -, not sure if one of those original three connections goes here. Continuing on the top row is POWER SW + and POWER SW -, and from my understanding this is the main power supply and what I am assuming the RED wire goes to the + and the black goes to the -.

On the bottom row, it starts with HD LED + and HD LED -, assuming I connect the yellow to the plus from the original motherboard as it was HDD and the black to the - here.
Continuing the bottom row, there is a RESET SW - and RESET SW +, dont think this one is used, but then again I have no idea on this one.
And the last pin on the bottom row says RSVD DNU and NOT A CLUE what this is.

Thanks for all the help, do not want to mess this one up.
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You can't hurt anything by getting them wrong. The buttons just may not do what you expect. A little trial and error and you'll figure it out. :whistling:

My best guess:
FP PWR/SLP + and FP PWR/SLP - = power LED (red +, blk -)
POWER SW + and POWER SW - = power switch
HD LED + and HD LED - = Hard Drive LED
RESET SW - and RESET SW + = reset switch
RSVD DNU = Reserved, do not use
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I had read somewhere else that putting them in the wrong spot would ruin stuff. But yeah, I did exactly what your guess was, and failed. It may have been right, but it still doesnt turn on or anything.

It HAS to be the PSU, because I got a brand new MoBo, CPU, HD, RAM, etc and when I press the button the green light on the PSU just turns off, goes dead (although it does light up when the power cord gets plugged in). I always had assumed it was the motherboard considering the other people operating on it used a magnetic screwdriver, and one of the chipset coolers was falling off. But guess it was the PSU all along right? Even if I had messed up a couple connectors I would get a beep or something, but I get nothing. And, the only indicator being that back green light going dead.

Any other suggestions/help/whatever please say, thank you for the help (great site by the way).
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if its off, i always check between each set of pins with a flat head until it turns on to identify the power switch
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