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Ok, so its about the Asus Z9PED8 WS motherboard, and regarding conecting the front power and reset button, as well as leds and hdd activity pins.

Here is the System Panel according to manual


1.2.3 = System Power Led
1)PLED +
2)NC
3)PLED -

4.5.6 = Message Led
4)MLED +
5)MLED -
6)NC

7.8.9.10 = System Speaker
7)+5V
8)Ground
9)Ground
10)Speaker

A.B= Hdd Activity
A)HDLED+
B)HDLED-

C)NMIBTN# (I have no ideea what this is suppose to be)

D.E.F=Powerbutton
D)Ground
E)PWR
F)Ground

G.H.I.=Reset Button
G)NC
H)Reset
I)Ground


Ok, here are the problems

First of all let me start with what the front panel buttons of the case has as pins
RESET Button
1)HDD-=1Pin
2)HDD+=1Pin
3)Reset = 2 Pins

POWER Button
1)LED+=1Pin
2)LED-=1Pin
3)POWER=2Pin

While there are no problems connecting the LED+, LED-, HDD-, HDD+,
i have trouble figuring the correct way to connect the Reset and Power connectors as each has 2 Pins

If you look at the motherboard connectors for reset it states NC, Reset and Ground
Which of the 2 pins from the connector goes into ground and which goes into reset ?

THe same problem i have with power. Here is more confusing since there are 2 grounds.

Looking on this video here,
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaGqhOfpiGg , time 15:26, one sees a Easy connector, that i havent found in my package. At least i think i dont have it, since there are so many stuff going around in the room, that i might have missed it, but looking into the manual, for Package content, there is no such connector listed in the package contents.

Regardless, i need help connecting the cables.
post #2 of 5
look on the back of the front panel wires' connectors - there is a small triangle - black on black - that is the positive ground wire.

get that ?


ADD:

my bad frown.gif

I meant to say Positive, not ground, is marked by the black arrow or triangle, on the back side of the wire connector
Edited by socketus - 2/11/13 at 7:45pm
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Okay, now I'm not sitting there looking at your mobo and the connectors. I did pop open the door to mine and used a flashlight to refresh my memory.

I think it is strange your mobo has ground connections for the power/ reset button. Maybe that is something normal for a work station mobo. My mobos do not have grounds for these connections, nor does the case switches. I would try to hook up the case switches properly with the mobo just like the LED + and - symbols.
     
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I feel like it doesn't matter which goes where when it comes to switches. All the switches are doing is bridging the connection momentarily, which is why it's so easy to start a computer with a paperclip. Thus, you just need to make sure the wires are connecting to PWR and Ground or Reset and Ground.

I believe NC would be "No Connection" or "No Connector" as in there's nothing connected to the pin or there's just no pin to begin with.
post #5 of 5
Here you go

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/316/7/

Each cable that goes to the system panel connector has an arrow on it that indicates Pin 1 location. The Pin 1 should be plugged into the lower numbered pin on the motherboard. You should be able to determine this from the manual and it is usally marked with a + sign. If you can't figure it out take a random guess and it the front lights don't work just flip the PLED and IDE_LED cables and it will work.

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