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    Question New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    I just got a new mobo (ibm kinda thing, dont ask for the model number haha cos i dont know) and a new atx case. so now i am trying to figure out the front panel connectors for:
    1- USB
    2- Audio
    3- hdd,power led's; power,reset button

    So firstly as for 1, i thing (hope) i have got this but the mobo has a single connector:
    . . . .
    . . . . .
    and the front panel connectors are 2 of these:
    . . . .
    and a single pin connector.
    so i just put each usb jack in the mobo and the single ground connector on the end.

    2nd- audio - on the front panel, the connector is a standard 9 pin:
    . . . . .
    . . . . the missing pin is blocked with some plastic thing
    but on the mobo there is no connecotr like that. there is an 11pin "com2" jack on the mobo right next to the rear audio output:
    . . . . . .
    . . . . .
    also there is another unknown connector on the mobo that says A_F_PNL:
    1 . . . . . . . . . . 19
    2 . . . . . . . . . . 20
    and there are 2 sets or couplers on pins 3 and 5; and on pins 7 and 9.


    had enough yet?
    3- the front panel hdd and power LED's and the power and reset buttons
    on the mobo there is a single connector of a single row of 8 pins:
    . . . . . . . .
    and the case wires have individual connectors for each function:
    HDD LED:
    . .
    Power LED+:
    .
    Power LED-:
    .
    Power button:
    . .
    Reset Button:
    . .


    incase it matters, i also noticed a place on the mobo with soldered dots and a square around it as tho it could have pin connector put on it its labeled:
    F_PANEL1
    and looks like this:
    . . . . . . .
    . . . . . .


    so yea...what do i do?

    Jaree

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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    The hdd ide / power ide / sound / reset wires are pretty straightforward

    Look in the mobo manual. The header for these are usually labelled as well

    Is the USB connector from the front in one block??

    Or separate connectors / wires??

    And what about the audio is the front connector, one connector or 4-5 different / separate wires??

    For the audio, it'll be connected like one of these

    Unless it supports HD Audio which is wired and labelled differently

    The A_F Panel header, is for the audio (headphone/mic) for the front of the case

    Make sure you connect the USB from the front of the case to the right pins on the header, on the mobo

    Also, if his mobo has firewire, DONT connect USB connections to it, you'll fry the mobo
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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    i dont have a mobo manual.
    there are 2 usb ports at the front and each one has a 4 pin block, theyre not seperate.
    but each usb connector is seperate ie 2 of these:
    . . . .
    and then theres and extra single ground pin.
    as for the audio, it is all in one block as in my first post.

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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    its the mobo that has a different audio connector, the front panel wires are all in one connector block.

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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    If the audio is one block follow the pic I posted

    To the AF Panel (it maybe called AAFP), from the front of the case.

    The USB header, has 8 or 9 pins (or should have) 5 pins on top 4 on the bottom.

    That USB connector from the front SHOULD be labelled. Put the GND connector on pin 4 on both set of pins..

    The 5th pin on the top row isnt used.

    So, its like this

    Top row 1 +5 2 USB- 3 USB 4 GND 5 Not used
    Bottom 1 +5 2 USB- 3 USB- 4 GND

    Just as long as the USB blocks are labelled and you put GND on pin 4, it should be right

    The model brand of the mobo should be etched on it. What is it?? It cant be that new if it doesnt have a manual
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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    i dont know i got it off trademe. apparantly some guy built it but not sure.
    ok i get what youre saying about the usb but what about the extra ground wire coming from the front panel? where do i put that? maybe i could just attach it to the chassis?

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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    If the ground wire is part of the USB connectors, dont worry about it.

    Leave it off, its just a spare

    Since both blocks of the US connectors, have GND on them

    What are the labels on the audio?? What do some of them say??
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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    ok, so what about the audio? it is one block on the front panel connector but where do i plug it in on the mobo?

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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    What do the labels say on the audio connector??

    MIC IN , MIC BIAS, Auddio right / left.

    Or Port1L, Presense ??

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    Default Re: New mobo, New case: Front-panel wiring?

    it just says audio but its the standard 9 pin plug:
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