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Big help here guys for a small problem. It's the newbiest thing ever, but i can figure out which pins are which? ive found the front USB connection need to find the reset, power, hdd led and cpu led and whatever is left. got some pictures if you guys could just point them out to me that would be great thanks
Also: the HD audio connection is in the most annoying spot ever!!

quick replies please, want to get my rig back up and running


post #2 of 7
The little diagram on the below tells you, lol.
If not, then look in the manual. I believe it has a bigger picture.

& yes. The front panel connector is in a horrible location.
It was in the same spot on my EP35-DS3L
post #3 of 7
I used the adapter that came with my mobo. It has labels for every wire to hook to it and then you just plug it into the connector as one big cable....
post #4 of 7
Yea, if you look below your little set of pins to plug into, you'll see a diagram upside down. I hate how they orient stuff like that... but yea, when you go to plug all your wires in, the words will be facing down on the connectors as well, by doing it that way, the positive and negatives will be in the right spot

pretty sure it goes...

POWER SWITCH - POWER LED
HDD LIGHT - RESET SWITCH

Double check but yea... and thats from left to right, top to bottom in the exact orientation of your picture.
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Check page 29 of the Motherboard's manual. It's super easy, everything is well explained.

If the connectors from the case don't specify + or -, it's also easy: just remember: white AND black wires are negative. Normally, only one of these will appear in each pair of wires, so the other, no matter the color (orange, blue, green, etc), is positive.

In your case, from the photo it appears lots of them are black; if reset and power switches have two black wires, it doesn't matter, as they can go either way (+ / - that is). Led's should only go one way, so either the wires are colored differently (hdd led, from the photo), or they have the + / - indication on the connector itself (power led, from the photo).
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Check page 29 of the Motherboard's manual. It's super easy, everything is well explained.

If the connectors from the case don't specify + or -, it's also easy: just remember: white AND black wires are negative. Normally, only one of these will appear in each pair of wires, so the other, no matter the color (orange, blue, green, etc), is positive.

In your case, from the photo it appears lots of them are black; if reset and power switches have two black wires, it doesn't matter, as they can go either way (+ / - that is). Led's should only go one way, so either the wires are colored differently (hdd led, from the photo), or they have the + / - indication on the connector itself (power led, from the photo).
I always figured the that each wire set (Power Switch example) was color coded so that it goes into the color coded spot on the board...for sure, but that the white wire was Positive and the dark color etc. was negative. Thats the only draw back about installing boards in cases is that the wires themselves aren't labeled + or - .......that would save a heck of alot of confusion.
My rig works fine doing it my way, it could be just Universal like that. I've installed many car stereo systems and the white wire or the colored wire that had traces of white dots on it was always the positive.
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I always figured the that each wire set (Power Switch example) was color coded so that it goes into the color coded spot on the board...for sure, but that the white wire was Positive and the dark color etc. was negative. Thats the only draw back about installing boards in cases is that the wires themselves aren't labeled + or - .......that would save a heck of alot of confusion.
My rig works fine doing it my way, it could be just Universal like that. I've installed many car stereo systems and the white wire or the colored wire that had traces of white dots on it was always the positive.
Yeah, some PC case manufacturers don't follow the rules and put black wires for style, or just to spare a bit of cash.

Supposedly there is a standard for a single front panel connector, but since there are people who want to buy a new case for their old motherboard that might not conform to the same layout, they just put individual connectors for absolute compatibility. Ideally it would be only one connector, just like the usb connectors or the HD audio connector.

Sometimes it can be a bit confusing connecting the wires. Luckily the Gigabyte MB manuals are quite clear, and the only difficult bit is with the wires. I too was a bit amazed to learn that in the PC business black AND white are negative, but that is the way it is.
 
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