Hello, I'm looking for some assistance with getting a Lenovo Thinkcentre m700 motherboard wired up in a Cooler Master Centurion 5 case. Hopefully I can get some info as I start this swap!!!
I currently have a HP dc7600 motherboard as my server running WHS 2011 in a generic case. But I want to upgrade before this old hardware starts to fail and give me problems. I have the Lenovo m700 and the Cooler Master case sitting around. So I figured, why not combine them and upgrade!!! The Lenovo board will be newer / better / faster and the Cooler Master case will allow me to fit more HD's inside.
I'm good with the majority of the connections, but I'm not sure which pins to connect the HD activity light, + - led's, power button and reset button wires to?? I previously had a HP xw6200 board in the case and used it as my desktop PC. When the HP board was in the case I had those wires connected to the pins listed below.
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
I didn't want to just assume it'd connect to the same pins. Since the info I had was for a HP board and now I'm going to use a Lenovo board. I did google a bit, but didn't have much luck getting any info. I keep coming up with install manuals or manuals on how to swap out the PSU or CPU. Nothing ever shows the front panel pins. I even searched google images, but I just get stock pics of the motherboard, nothing ever with more detail about the connections.
Here's the wires connected to the old HP xw6200 board
Here's the new pins on the Lenovo board.
And finally the wires that I need to connect.
Thanks in advance for any assistance with this!!!