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Help with HP xw6200 front panel pinout


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I've been in the process of getting parts together to setup a new desktop PC to replace my aging P4 Gateway. I got a good deal on a HP xw6200 motherboard and was given a Cooler Master case. So I picked up some ram, OEM HS's, new case fans and a few other misc parts. I then planned on taking some parts from my existing desktop and throwing a fresh W7 image on it.

 

 

 

I got the new power supply, case fans and motherboard installed in the case. So I'm now in the process of making all the connections. But ... I'm having some problems with the connections for the front panel pinout. I've looked a bit online for a guide for the pinout, I found a handful of things that seem close like this, but I'm not sure how accurate it'll be because it isnt actually for the xw6200??

 

 

 

Hopefully someone here can give me an idea how of these connections should be setup??

 

 

Thanks in advance.

 

 

 

 

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And then the wires for the front panel that I'm tring to connect to the pins.

 

 

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Edited by dar124, 23 January 2015 - 10:39 AM.

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ok that is not the correct pin connections for that motherboard judging by the photo because pin 4 is missing so should be a nc, no contact yet in diagram says it's the power - led connection, the - white lead in your pics.

 

the reset sw, and power sw, are of course your power and reset button connections and don't matter which way round you connect them + - voltage wise when you do find the correct two pins to connect each on, but the + - power led and hdd led do need to be connected to the correct polarity otherwise you risk blowing them and not working so + goes to + pin and - goes to - pin.

 

now to find the correct diagram, on the motherboard itself usually inbetween the pci-e slots you should find a make and model number of the board, find it and then google for the manual to it which will then give the correct pin layout.

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 23 January 2015 - 11:09 AM.

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Yea, I was pretty sure that wasnt the correct diagram for my motherboard.  But it was an HP and had the same number of pins, so I was hoping.

 

Ok, when I get home later tonite, I'll look for the make / model on the board and try searcing that way.


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I might have something here!?!?!?  I just came across this link for a question about an xw8600.

 

The response seems to list what should go to what pins.  It lists pin 10 & 15 blank, which is the same as I have on my board.  Hopefully this will be something to work with??  Does this make  more sense for the wires that I have to connect??

 

Thanks in advance.


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memory plays tricks with me and unless i see the motherboard manual i'm not 100% sure but think i'm correct in saying pin 4 and 9 are missing on your board.

start on the right top as you look at the picture for 1, below is 2 next top is 3 missing is 4 etc etc.

 

curious but was the picture taken when the motherboard was in and connected to the old case, asking because it has 3 cables connected so assume they are in the correct place unless you tried those positions and it didn't work and just took the picture with them still plugged in.

 

had a closer look at pic. and top right is pin 18. so far bottom left is pin 1.

 

so going by this.

 

 

Pin 1 = Hard drive clear plastic lens bottom LED  (which shows HD activity)… white wire, positive, LED anode wire.
   Pin 2 = Frosted lens "dual color" top LED  (solid or blinking green LED, or orange motherboard error code signals)  (one wire of front panel dual-color LED)… red wire.  This is the set that I believe runs opposite polaritiy from the motherboard to either generate the usual green light, or the error orange code light signals.  LED lights generally work with only one polarity in DC, but this one seems to have two different color LEDs built into one unit fed by two wires total.
   Pin 3 = Hard drive clear plastic lens bottom LED (negative end, the LED's cathode wire)… green wire
   Pin 4 = Frosted lens top LED Red (solid orange color LED)  (other wire of front panel dual-color LED)… black wire
   Pin 5 = No wire attached in xw6400.  Ground.
   Pin 6 = Front panel switch for power on/off… thick white wire attached..  Positive.
   Pin 7 = No wire attached in xw6400
   Pin 8 = Front panel switch for power on/off… thick white wire attached.  Ground.
   Pin 9 = No wire attached in my xw6400.  May be +5V
   Pin 10 = Key (no pin on motherboard header; plastic filling the #10 hole in the receptacle)
   Pin 11 = No wire attached in xw6400.  Has gray wire of ambient air temperature thermisitor attached in xw6600 cable
   Pin 12 = No wire attached in xw6400.  Has brown wire of ambient air temperature thermisitor attached  in xw6600 cable
   Pin 13 = Orange wire, but not used in my xw6400.  For hood sensor connector.  Ground.
   Pin 14 = Orange wire, but not used in my xw6400.  For hood sensor connector.
   Pin 15 = Key (no pin on the motherboard; plastic filling the #15 hole in the receptacle)
   Pin 16 = Blue wire, but not used in my xw6400.  For hood sensor connector.
   Pin 17 = Internal speaker +… yellow wire
   Pin 18 = Internal speaker - … yellow wire

 

quick way to check is to short out or connect the power sw to pins 6 and 8 and see if it turns on the pc, if it does then it looks correct.

 

now - are usually the same colour wire so i'd say the white wires are negative on your connections but according to that list pin 1 is + and white on his setup so don't know if i'd connect the hdd led to pins 1 and 3 with the white or orange wire on pin 1 with other on pin 3.

 

once i knew pins 6 and 8 started the pc i'd get a multimeter and check the polarity of those other pins to check if they are positive + or negative - before connecting any more wires.

 

depending on result of test, remember + goes to + and - goes to - for the led wires.

hdd led goes on pins 1 and 3

+ - goes on pins 2 and 4

power sw goes on pins 6 and 8

reset sw goes ?? 5 and 7 i'd guess

 

:popcorn:


Edited by terry1966, 23 January 2015 - 02:28 PM.

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memory plays tricks with me and unless i see the motherboard manual i'm not 100% sure but think i'm correct in saying pin 4 and 9 are missing on your board.

start on the right top as you look at the picture for 1, below is 2 next top is 3 missing is 4 etc etc.

 

curious but was the picture taken when the motherboard was in and connected to the old case, asking because it has 3 cables connected so assume they are in the correct place unless you tried those positions and it didn't work and just took the picture with them still plugged in.

 

had a closer look at pic. and top right is pin 18. so far bottom left is pin 1.

 

so going by this.

 

 

Pin 1 = Hard drive clear plastic lens bottom LED  (which shows HD activity)… white wire, positive, LED anode wire.
   Pin 2 = Frosted lens "dual color" top LED  (solid or blinking green LED, or orange motherboard error code signals)  (one wire of front panel dual-color LED)… red wire.  This is the set that I believe runs opposite polaritiy from the motherboard to either generate the usual green light, or the error orange code light signals.  LED lights generally work with only one polarity in DC, but this one seems to have two different color LEDs built into one unit fed by two wires total.
   Pin 3 = Hard drive clear plastic lens bottom LED (negative end, the LED's cathode wire)… green wire
   Pin 4 = Frosted lens top LED Red (solid orange color LED)  (other wire of front panel dual-color LED)… black wire
   Pin 5 = No wire attached in xw6400.  Ground.
   Pin 6 = Front panel switch for power on/off… thick white wire attached..  Positive.
   Pin 7 = No wire attached in xw6400
   Pin 8 = Front panel switch for power on/off… thick white wire attached.  Ground.
   Pin 9 = No wire attached in my xw6400.  May be +5V
   Pin 10 = Key (no pin on motherboard header; plastic filling the #10 hole in the receptacle)
   Pin 11 = No wire attached in xw6400.  Has gray wire of ambient air temperature thermisitor attached in xw6600 cable
   Pin 12 = No wire attached in xw6400.  Has brown wire of ambient air temperature thermisitor attached  in xw6600 cable
   Pin 13 = Orange wire, but not used in my xw6400.  For hood sensor connector.  Ground.
   Pin 14 = Orange wire, but not used in my xw6400.  For hood sensor connector.
   Pin 15 = Key (no pin on the motherboard; plastic filling the #15 hole in the receptacle)
   Pin 16 = Blue wire, but not used in my xw6400.  For hood sensor connector.
   Pin 17 = Internal speaker +… yellow wire
   Pin 18 = Internal speaker - … yellow wire

 

quick way to check is to short out or connect the power sw to pins 6 and 8 and see if it turns on the pc, if it does then it looks correct.

 

now - are usually the same colour wire so i'd say the white wires are negative on your connections but according to that list pin 1 is + and white on his setup so don't know if i'd connect the hdd led to pins 1 and 3 with the white or orange wire on pin 1 with other on pin 3.

 

once i knew pins 6 and 8 started the pc i'd get a multimeter and check the polarity of those other pins to check if they are positive + or negative - before connecting any more wires.

 

depending on result of test, remember + goes to + and - goes to - for the led wires.

hdd led goes on pins 1 and 3

+ - goes on pins 2 and 4

power sw goes on pins 6 and 8

reset sw goes ?? 5 and 7 i'd guess

 

:popcorn:

 

 

Thanks for the response Terry1966 !!!

 

I took the first pic with the motherboard in the new case.  But, using the link I provided in my first post, I attempted (unsuccessfuly) to connect some of the wires.

 

I'll check this out over the weekend and let you know how it goes.


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Yep Terry1966, that was the correct wire / pins info.  Thanks for the help.

 

hdd led (orange/white) to pins 1 and 3

+ - led's (green/white)  to pins 2 and 4

power sw (blue/white) to pins 6 and 8

reset sw (grey wires)  to pins 5 and 7

 

All the writing on the leds was facing towards me / the bottom of the case.

 

 

 

 

 

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So my next "issue" to tackle are these errors that I got when the PC started up.  I got this screen, below, and was able to hit "F1" to get to the HP splash screen.

 

 

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If I'm remembering right, I have a link somewhere on how to resolve the "512 - chassis fan not detected" error.  I'll look for that info and post back.

 

But I'm not sure about the other 2 errors??  I have the wires from the front USB connected to the "frnt usb" pins on the motherboard.  I havent been able to test the front USB ports or the front audio ports, because I dont have an OS installed yet, but I'd think that they're connected correctly??

 

Here's a pic of the connections on the motherboard.

 

 

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I also saw these "aud frnt" pins on the motherboard, but am not sure what they're for??

 

 

 

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:thumbsup:

 

i wouldn't worry about anything else, just go into bios settings and set defaults and save them, then i think you should be good and it will just boot as normal without stopping at that screen, you might need to replace the cmos battery (round battery on the motherboard) too come to think about it.

 

to understand exactly what all the pins are for, google the actual motherboard make and model, written on the board, and find it's manual online.

 

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Edited by terry1966, 28 January 2015 - 07:29 AM.

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I got all the errors taken care of!!!

 

I did try to go into BIOS and "Set Defaults" and save it, but I still had the same errors at startup.  I knew I had a link to resolve the Front USB & Front Audio errors, it just took some searching.  I previously put an old HP motherboard into a generic case to set up as my home server and had the same issue.  So I used the info in this link to get those errors cleared. 

 

 

There's a bunch of replies in the link, but it's basically:

 

"HP uses a “sensor” pin to detect that front audio and usb are plugged in. In both cases its the pin that is by itself in the row of pins. It’s the pin that has a blank beside it. All you have to do is take that solo pin and short it out with a ground."

 

 

So I found a cable with 2 wires in it and connected it to the USB & Audio connections and then grounded the other end to the case.  That eliminated the Front USB & Front Audio errors.

 

I had the front case fan connected to the "front case fan" connection on the motherboard.  But the HP case that this motherboard originally went to had 2 rear case fans.  So I moved the front case fan's connection back and connected it to the 2nd rear case fan connection.  And now there arent any more errors!!!  Just boots right into Windows!!!

 

 

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:spoton:

 

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