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I'm nearly done installing a new ASUS M4A785-M mATX and Athlon II x4 640, but I need to put one last important cable in, and that's what I'm pretty sure is the power/led/reset/speaker bundle.

Now on the mobo there's a white pin panel that's labeled LED/RST/PWR/blah blah...
And in the manual it says that is the System panel (20-8 pin PANEL) connector, so that's the one.

And on the old motherboard, this cable was attached to a similar panel labeled "Panel 1". The pins on the old mobo was ::::.:: and holes in the cable were ::::. (facing down) so they fit perfectly, as it was already on there.

Now on the new mobo's "System Panel", the pins are lined up as :.' .:':: (the 's are top pins, and there are two blank pin spaces between the pins), so obviously that doesn't fit.

I have no idea what to do. The only pins the cable will actually fit on is a Serial Port (COM) connector, and that's not right.
I would've been finished, updated, and happily playing GTAIV by 2 hours ago, if I hadn't run into this messed up problem.

Here's a nicely large visual reference
http://hardwareimages.com/images/mot...a785-m-top.jpg
Look at the white panel at the bottom left, and it's labels.
And imagine the connector, as flipped the wrong way. ;__;
Edited by BPK - 12/29/10 at 9:43pm
post #2 of 17
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I'm getting so desperate I feel like shoving the non-hole onto a pin.
post #3 of 17
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I'm about to use a flathead screwdriver to link the PWR leads, but that's not good.
I desperately wish someone would be so kind to give a safe alternative.
post #4 of 17
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Originally Posted by BPK View Post
I'm nearly done installing a new ASUS M4A785-M mATX and Athlon II x4 640, but I need to put one last important cable in, and that's what I'm pretty sure is the power/led/reset/speaker bundle.

Now on the mobo there's a white pin panel that's labeled LED/RST/PWR/blah blah...
And in the manual it says that is the System panel (20-8 pin PANEL) connector, so that's the one.

And on the old motherboard, this cable was attached to a similar panel labeled "Panel 1". The pins on the old mobo was ::::.:: and holes in the cable were ::::. (facing down) so they fit perfectly, as it was already on there.

Now on the new mobo's "System Panel", the pins are lined up as :.' .:':: (the 's are top pins, and there are two blank pin spaces between the pins), so obviously that doesn't fit.

I have no idea what to do. The only pins the cable will actually fit on is a Serial Port (COM) connector, and that's not right.
I would've been finished, updated, and happily playing GTAIV by 2 hours ago, if I hadn't run into this messed up problem.

Here's a nicely large visual reference
http://hardwareimages.com/images/mot...a785-m-top.jpg
Look at the white panel at the bottom left, and it's labels.
And imagine the connector, as flipped the wrong way. ;__;
OK, I'm confused here, I have four of these exact mobo's and I'm not sure what your having problems with. Are you talking about the front panel connections?
 
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Yes the front panel leads. I know the only ones you really need are both leads to the power switch (PWR and GROUND), which is the lone middle pin and the one right beside it
as in .. in the ".:'::' on the right.
But the problem is the wires in the connection are colour coded, but where on Earth could I find the code? -.-
So then, how could I know I'm not touching the wrong connections to the wrong pins, and thus risking a problem?

The front panel cable consist of four pairs of wires, one red-white, one blue-white, one green-white, and one green-orange. Each pair leads into one of the holes in the adapter (kind of hard to tell them apart at that point), so really 3 of the 9 holes in the connection plug aren't even wired to anything.
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Are you using some kind of proprietary case?
    
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As far as I know, I think so.
The case of an Acer Aspire T180.

Everything fit perfectly on the old mobo.
Godam retail...
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That's the problem. You are going to need to either cut the connector off and put the wires straight to the pin panel or bridge the gap between the two with some of your own wires. Use electrical tape to avoid shorting any wires.

Maybe somebody else has a "cleaner" solution.
    
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I've been trying to help him on the past few; the front panel connectors coming from the case are in one big connector and non-separable; this may be giving him the problem.
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My connectors on the wires, are all labeled in very small print on the side of the plug itself (sorry not trying to sound stupid here ok). They're also mostly separated too, so 1 wire to 1 connector and NOT a multi wired plug similar to something like a audio connection plug might be. Sorry if this isn't much help to you, it's hard to completely understand the whole problem your facing.
 
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