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Problem with front panel connector for HP case

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Recently a motherboard burnt out so I replaced it was a Biostar 785g board which has for the front panel connections tons of pins to plug into like any other standardized mobo. Problem is the hp case it is in is older and has all the frotn panel connectors in a plastic holding, so I can't plug anything in. For example my motherboard has connectors like this:

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but the connector for the case has all the plugs(pwr swtich, hdd led etc) in a plastic housing like:
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I will have to break the plastic casing and plug them in individually unless there is an adapter? Since HP has no documentation, for reference the case is from the hp pavilion a1710n, on which plugs are for what I would just have to guess and plug them in. I know color wires are usually + and the other is - but the wires aren't labeled to be the pwr on/off etc. I also could just get a new case, but I would prefer not to, what do you guys think I should do?
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post #2 of 4
I had the same problem with my old setup. I cut the plastic and plugged them in, trial and error until it worked. Although the reset button never really functioned properly...

So yea, basically, try combination A, doesn't work ? Try B.
post #3 of 4
Ya in that case basically trial and error would be the only way to do it. You may be able to find something about the wiring if you google it but since its an HP its not likely.
post #4 of 4
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Got lucky, the last section of the plastic housing had no wires going into it so I plugged everything in with that part dangling over and everything works great. All the plugs lined up perfectly in the plastic housing, couldn't believe it!
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