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post #1 of 13
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I could damage the motherboard if I get this wrong, so I need a case specialist with a deep knowledge of pinouts to help. My motherboard front panel header and new case front panel connectors don't match. Probably because the old case is a Compaq with a green headphone port and the new case has only the pink (mic) and blue (line in) port.

Motherboard
Pin 1: AUD_MIC1
Pin 2: AUD_GND
Pin 3: AUD_MIC2
Pin 4: AUD_VCC
Pin 5: AUD_FPOUT_R
Pin 6: AUD_RET_R
Pin 7: AUD_MIC_JD
Pin 8: NO PIN
Pin 9: AUD_FPOUT_L
Pin 10: AUD_RET_L

Case
Pin 1: MIC
Pin 2: GND
Pin 3: MIC BIAS
Pin 4: AUD GND
Pin 5: FPOUT R
Pin 6: RET R
Pin 7: +5V
Pin 8: NO PIN
Pin 9: FPOUT L
Pin 10: RET L

I'm 99% positive all pins match except pins 3, 4 and 7.
post #2 of 13
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Originally Posted by vipejc View Post

I could damage the motherboard if I get this wrong, so I need a case specialist with a deep knowledge of pinouts to help. My motherboard front panel header and new case front panel connectors don't match. Probably because the old case is a Compaq with a green headphone port and the new case has only the pink (mic) and blue (line in) port.

Motherboard
Pin 1: AUD_MIC1
Pin 2: AUD_GND
Pin 3: AUD_MIC2
Pin 4: AUD_VCC
Pin 5: AUD_FPOUT_R
Pin 6: AUD_RET_R
Pin 7: AUD_MIC_JD
Pin 8: NO PIN
Pin 9: AUD_FPOUT_L
Pin 10: AUD_RET_L

Case
Pin 1: MIC
Pin 2: GND
Pin 3: MIC BIAS
Pin 4: AUD GND
Pin 5: FPOUT R
Pin 6: RET R
Pin 7: +5V
Pin 8: NO PIN
Pin 9: FPOUT L
Pin 10: RET L

I'm 99% positive all pins match except pins 3, 4 and 7.

 

How old is the mobo from the Compaq?


Edited by nickt1862 - 12/14/12 at 5:26am
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post #3 of 13
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Originally Posted by nickt1862 View Post

How old is the mobo from the Compaq?

It's 8 years old.
Edited by vipejc - 12/14/12 at 6:21am
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It's 8 years old.

step 1. remove mobo
step 2. throw it into the trash can biggrin.gif
step 3. order a new mobo/chip/memory/vid card tongue.gif

seriously bro, 8 yr old computer is not really worth salvaging. if it was a custom built machine, there might be parts worth salvaging, but a compaq is not one of those machines smile.gif
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step 1. remove mobo
step 2. throw it into the trash can biggrin.gif
step 3. order a new mobo/chip/memory/vid card tongue.gif
seriously bro, 8 yr old computer is not really worth salvaging. if it was a custom built machine, there might be parts worth salvaging, but a compaq is not one of those machines smile.gif

That's your opinion and doesn't answer the question.
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That's your opinion and doesn't answer the question.
To be frank, you did ask this question on www.overclock.net
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To be frank, you did ask this question on www.overclock.net

Which is supposed to have expert members who know this stuff.
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i'll explain it to you the same way i'd explain it to my clients.

to put things into perspective, every year in the computer industry is roughly equivalent to about 10 years in the automotive industry. so an 8 year old computer is roughly equivalent to a 80 year old car biggrin.gif we are doing you a favor by not helping you because that machine you are trying to salvage has gone way beyond it's designed life cycle. the capacitors on the board are pretty much bone dry at this point and that machine will likely die soon after you repair it anyway. it's not really worth the time/effort into trying to salvaging a machine that has gone WAAAAAAAY pass it's designed life.

it's not a matter of this being OCN, it's a matter of saving you from having to rip that machine out after it dies in a month or 2 biggrin.gif fact is the components used to build that motherboard is not designed to last this long.
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Originally Posted by psyclum View Post

step 1. remove mobo
step 2. throw it into the trash can biggrin.gif
step 3. order a new mobo/chip/memory/vid card tongue.gif
seriously bro, 8 yr old computer is not really worth salvaging. if it was a custom built machine, there might be parts worth salvaging, but a compaq is not one of those machines smile.gif

"Seriously bro", when did OCN become 4chan. If you don't have anything regarding the topic don't post. Especially something like this.
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To be frank, you did ask this question on www.overclock.net

And that is relevant how? You do realize most of the stuff on OCN isn't actually about overclocking, don't you? And if so why post something so useless?

We need a - REP button.
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i'll explain it to you the same way i'd explain it to my clients.
to put things into perspective, every year in the computer industry is roughly equivalent to about 10 years in the automotive industry. so an 8 year old computer is roughly equivalent to a 80 year old car biggrin.gif we are doing you a favor by not helping you because that machine you are trying to salvage has gone way beyond it's designed life cycle. the capacitors on the board are pretty much bone dry at this point and that machine will likely die soon after you repair it anyway. it's not really worth the time/effort into trying to salvaging a machine that has gone WAAAAAAAY pass it's designed life.
it's not a matter of this being OCN, it's a matter of saving you from having to rip that machine out after it dies in a month or 2 biggrin.gif fact is the components used to build that motherboard is not designed to last this long.

There is nothing wrong with running something till it dies. Maybe he just wants it to fold or something.

@OP - What are you trying to do? Unpin the wires from the connectors and solder them to the pins or make your own custom connector? Do the connectors even match?
 
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i'll explain it to you the same way i'd explain it to my clients.
to put things into perspective, every year in the computer industry is roughly equivalent to about 10 years in the automotive industry. so an 8 year old computer is roughly equivalent to a 80 year old car biggrin.gif we are doing you a favor by not helping you because that machine you are trying to salvage has gone way beyond it's designed life cycle. the capacitors on the board are pretty much bone dry at this point and that machine will likely die soon after you repair it anyway. it's not really worth the time/effort into trying to salvaging a machine that has gone WAAAAAAAY pass it's designed life.
it's not a matter of this being OCN, it's a matter of saving you from having to rip that machine out after it dies in a month or 2 biggrin.gif fact is the components used to build that motherboard is not designed to last this long.

Please either address the issue or refrain from posting. This is absolutely terrible advice and speculation. The only truth was the computer-to-automotive analogy.
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