Solved Rosewill Blackhawk MSI Z87-G45 Front Panel Connectors

February 19, 2014 at 16:45:39
Specs: Windows 7, 6.00
I am currently building a brand new computer. I am having trouble connecting the front panel connectors coming from my Rosewill Blackhawk into my Z87-G45 motherboard.
The connectors from the case have the reset sw and the power sw +/- opposite from the motherboard. The problem is that the reset and power sw's do not have single +/- connectors. How do I reverse the +/- to connect with my motherboard?

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#1
February 19, 2014 at 21:04:15
The reset and power switch aren't polarized so it doesn't matter which way you connect them. The front panel switches for those just short the corresponding pins on the motherboard. Is that what you were asking about?

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#2
February 20, 2014 at 05:03:02
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As DAVEINCAPS said, the power & reset aren't polarized so the +/- doesn't matter, but I believe the LEDs need to be connected properly. If the plugs can't be reversed, you'll have to carefully remove the individual wire/plug from the plastic connector (look for a tiny tab that locks them in place) then move them around as necessary. Here's a pic showing the locking tabs:

http://www.bcot1.com/IMG_1224b.jpg

BTW, remove the fan from the side panel, it's useless & disruptive to good airflow.

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#3
February 20, 2014 at 07:06:26
Alright thanks guys. I plugged them in accordingly and when I turn on my PC all of the LED's flash once including the "audio boost" on my motherboard. Then when I press the power button again it won't flash again until I unplug the power cable and plug it back in.

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#4
February 20, 2014 at 07:51:09
Sounds like you have a weak or cheapo power supply. What's the make/model & wattage?

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#5
February 20, 2014 at 07:53:51
The power supply is a cx600

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#6
February 20, 2014 at 10:15:24
Corsair? Should be a good one but there's always the chance you got a lemon.

Are you sure all the power plugs are connected correctly? 24-pin main ATX power + 8-pin ATX12V power? Are you sure the heatsink (or water block) was installed properly over the CPU with the correct amount of thermal paste?


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#7
February 20, 2014 at 10:19:31
Yeah everything is plugged in correctly. I will test my power supply later this afternoon.

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#8
February 22, 2014 at 13:07:36
Alright, sorry I did not test the power supply when I said I would, I was sick.
I used the paperclip method to test it and the fan for the power supply would slightly move.
I tested it on multiple outlets including two different power strips. I think it is safe to say that it is dead. Any thoughts?

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