|Do NOT cut any wires!! All you have to do is release the wire/plug ends from the plastic plug. Look closely at plastic plug & you'll see openings along the side. If you move the wire back & forth in the plastic, you'll see that each individual metal plug end is being held in place by a plastic tang. Carefully lift the plastic tang with the end of a pin or something similar & the wire will pull out of the plastic. Then all you need to do is plug each wire onto the correct pin on the board.|
The power button is a momentary switch like a doorbell button, it has no polarity so there is no + or - to worry about. Same goes for the reset button. Some of the other plugs DO have polarity & must be connected correctly. LEDs will not work if wired backwards but they won't be damaged. If they don't light up, simply reverse the wires. The front panel USB & firewire (if you have them) MUST be hooked up correctly or your USB/firewire devices will fry.