I'm new to building computers from scratch. I just bought all the parts (I though) I needed and received them the other day.
- Motherboard: PC CHIPS P53G motherboard
- Processor: Intel Celeron 1.8 GHz
- RAM: 2x 512 MB
- CD Drive: IDE DVD/CD ROM drive
- HDD: SATA 80GB HDD
- Case: Case w/ 500w PSU
I'm puting all this stuff together and I realise that the case has all these little wires coming from the front. theres one for the 2 USB ports on the front, one for the audio ports, and several really tiny 2pin wires for the LEDs and Powerbutton. I found pretty easily where the USB and audio cables go, but the power button wire and LEDs had a little issue I can't figure out. first of all, the case wants me to plug in a HDD LED, reset sw, power led, and a power sw. second, the motherboard manual says to plug all this in "panel1" - panel 1 has 4x pins on the top and 5x pin on the bottom. is looks like this
l - - - - l
l - - - - - l
its labeled starting from upper left
- FP PWR/SLP +
- FP PWR/SLP -
- POWER SW P +
- POWER SW N -
- key (the upper right blank space)
- HD LED + (lower left to right now)
- HD LED -
- RESET SW N -
- RESET SW P +
- RSVD DNU
so, I put the HDD LED in where it syas to, same with the power sw, and reset sw. theres nothing FP PWR/SLP pins. the power led cable is confusing me, it has two diffrent endings to it, it ends up as a 3pin but where a white and green wirego into a 3pin but 2 black wires come out where the white and green wires went in. sorry if im confusing. but anyway, where do these plug in? it doesnt seem like theres a place for it to plug in.
well, while none of the power buttons are working, when I plug it in, all the fans ( 3 total, 1 case fan, 1 PSU fan, and one processor fan) turn on. and the hdd light is always on even though I didnt install it yet. and remember, I just pluged it in, I didnt press any buttons on the front of the case or anything.
Lastly, there were some power select jumpers on the motherboard. USBPWR_F2 and USBPWR_R1 both have a function for VCC (pin 1 + 2) and 5VSB (pin 2 + 3). when they are both on the 2 + 3 pin setting, the fans work, but nothing else.
so, what should I do?
Edited by NightNinja, 15 July 2008 - 07:51 AM.