Motherboard HELP!

June 13, 2009 at 06:43:32
Specs: Windows XP
recently I have recieved my friends old computer,
as we had the idea of mixing mine with his old one, to make a new one basically.
We have sorted out the hardrives, Cd drives, casing, power unit, etc.
and have finished all but one thing

where on earth does the 'power switch cable on casing' plug into on the motherboard?

And I don't particularly know much about motherboards themselves,
so i've taken a few photographs of it which should hopefully help!

Here they are

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June 13, 2009 at 07:07:36
I see an SiS 964 southbridge chip in pic 2...that tells me that you have a cheap/crappy motherboard.

It appears that *most* of the pins are labeled so you can obviously rule out the SATA, CLS_CMOS, Speaker, IR, SPDIF, etc. My guess is the power, reset, HDD LED, power LED are all part of FP1. FP = Front Panel. If they're not indiviually labeled, find the motherboard model number then see if you can download a copy of the manual from the manufacturer's website. The manual will have a diagram of the front panel wiring.

BTW, clean the dust out of that friggin's disgusting!

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June 13, 2009 at 11:49:07
Here's the "Intel spec" for front panel headers.

See pages 17 & 18. Power switch connects to pins 6 & 8.


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