Font panel jumper pins

Msi (motherboard) / G41m4
April 15, 2010 at 08:47:47
Specs: Windows XP
It appears that the jumper pins on my mother board are too close together, so my front panel cords wont plug in properly. For instance, my

2 4 6 8 NP
1 3 5 7 9

I plug hdd led into 1-3 and that leaves me no room to plug my reset switch into 5-7, same problem subsequently for my power l.e.d. and my power switch.

My questions are:
1: Is this a compatibility issue with my case case and motherboard?

2: Would I be able to just plug in the power switch and do without lights and reset?

3: Can I remove unused pins to make for room without damaging the motherboard?

I am going to troubleshoot to the best of my ability until I can find an answer. PLease HELP

Thank You

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April 15, 2010 at 09:41:02
I went ahead and just plugged in the power switch ONLY, and my computer, and it doesn't work. Everything is plugged in from the power supply and case, into the motherboard, correctly. Still nothing is turning on. Any insight?

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April 15, 2010 at 09:57:27
Pin spacing on motherboards is fairly standard. I have never had a problem getting two connectors on adjoining pins although it can be a tight fit with little space between the connectors.

Are you sure that you have got your pin numbers correct. The cable from the front panel power switch is the only one that is essential. It is normal procedure to bench test a motherboard out of the case and all that is needed to get it going is to momentarily short the power pins with a screwdriver which is all the power switch does.


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April 19, 2010 at 16:10:26
I resolved the problem. I just made a bonehead mistake and was trying to plug my case into the wrong set of pins.!!!!

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