Front Panel Power Connector

February 25, 2012 at 11:25:33
Specs: Windows XP, Intel Core i5 2500
I am currently in the process of upgrading my Dell Dimension, New Motherboard, RAM, PSU, HDD and DVD Drive. All gone fine except for the part where I cant turn it on. The front power button assembly connects to the motherboard via a 9pin adapter however the new motherboard takes a 20-8pin. Is anyone aware of how I can either aquire an adapter, or of any other solution to this problem?

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February 25, 2012 at 11:46:06
"the new motherboard takes a 20-8pin"

20-8pin? That sounds like the main ATX power connector?

If all the front panel wiring (power, reset, HDD activity, power LED, USB, audio, etc) comes into a single plug, you're going to have to carefully remove each wire/plug from the plastic connector, then individually connect them to the front panel header on the board. If you look closely at the plastic connector, you'll see the small metal plugs are locked in place by a plastic tab. If you carefully pry up on the tab with the tip of a knife, the plug should pull out of the connector easily. You'll end up with something like this:

Then you'll need to figure out where to connect each one of them to the new board.

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