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bpt2
14-11-2009, 09:14 PM
I am trying to connect the usb and audio features of a bay mounted multifunction panel to my ASUS A8N-VM CSM MB.
There are 4 connectors for the USB: GND, D+, D- and VCC The USB connection on the MB has 9 pins: USB +5V (x2) USB P5, USB P6, USB P5+, USB P6+, GND (x2) and NC. Which connects to which?
There are 9 audio connectors: MIC-L, MIC-R, FRONT-L FRONT-REAR-L, REAR-R, GND, BASS, CENTER.
The audio connection on the MB has PORT1 L, GND. PORT1 R, PRESENCE#, PORT2 R, SENSE1 RETUR, SENSE_SEND, PORT2 L, SENSE2 RETUR

or the legacy definition is: MIC2-L, AGND, MIC2-R, NC, line out R, NC, NC, line out L, NC.
So help please, which connects to which?

Speedy Gonzales
14-11-2009, 09:32 PM
Are the USB connectors in 2 blocks of 4?? Or separate?? If the latter, black is ALWAYS GND. On both row of pins. (Make sure you dont put these on a firewire header, on the mobo, as its got 9 pins too (you'll fry the system, if you do).The connection on the mobo is HD, but the cable is AC97.

Heres info about the audio (http://www.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-015851.htm)

bpt2
14-11-2009, 09:54 PM
The USB connectors (4 wires) are separate. Power is supplied to the front panel. What is D+, D- and VCC?

Speedy Gonzales
14-11-2009, 10:06 PM
D+ etc are just names for the USB connections on the USB header. I would read your manual for the mobo. It'll show you what goes where on the mobo.

This may help (http://www.frontx.com/cpx108_2.html)

bpt2
14-11-2009, 10:28 PM
Do I just ignore bass and center?

Speedy Gonzales
14-11-2009, 10:40 PM
Didnt it come with a manual?? Whats the name of this thing, and where did you buy it from?? Only 6 wires are used. It didnt come with an AC97 / HD adapter did it??

bpt2
14-11-2009, 11:55 PM
It's on eof these: http://www.ioffer.com/i/MULTIFUNCTION-PANEL-5-25-INTERNAL-USB-2-0-BAY-MOUNTED-52794791

Speedy Gonzales
15-11-2009, 12:21 AM
Where in NZ are you?? It'd probably be better if you live near someone in the forum. So, they can connect it for you. Its a bit hard to explain what goes where, if it didnt come with a manual. Altho the mobo manual should show the connections on the mobo

bpt2
15-11-2009, 12:37 AM
I'm actually in South Australia, but used to live in NZ and have always found this forum most helpful.

Speedy Gonzales
15-11-2009, 12:48 AM
Ok, I would say the USB would be like this

VCC - + GND
VCC - + GND

Theyre the same on both rows. Dont worry about the 5th pin on the top row. Its not used. +5 is VCC. Turn it off (obviously) before you do this.

Did you read the link I posted in post 2? For audio?

bpt2
15-11-2009, 12:58 AM
VCC is the red cable and I think I have it now. Ta.

Thebananamonkey
15-11-2009, 01:17 AM
Glad that it's all good, but I think although this is a friendly site you should come here having read all you possibly can beforehand.

Lots of sites would tell you to RTFM and ignore you from there. We won't, but it's a good idea to mostly ask questions that you can't easily resolve yourself.

But like I said, I'm glad that it seems to be working now and don't let me put you off asking more questions in future.

/rant