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what goes in the speaker-ground-ground-5v connector? I'm confused because I'm not sure if there is a cable from the front of my case that would connect to this =/
post #2 of 10
That's for your internal speaker. There probably isn't a connector on your case's front panel, but you might have gotten a small speaker with your case. I got one with my K-62.
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Umm could you elaborate further? I thought speakers were connected to one of the plugs in the IO panel? are you perhaps talking about sound cards?
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I believe Demented is referring to the tiny speaker that makes the BIOS beep codes.
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post #5 of 10
A pic speaks a lot
post #6 of 10
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@windfire
Oh so that's what connects into the Q-connector!
How do I get that? What PC component does that come with? and what does that thingymabobber connect to?
post #7 of 10
it is unnecessary except for troubleshooting.
post #8 of 10
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Originally Posted by PCUser;12861211 
@windfire
Oh so that's what connects into the Q-connector!
How do I get that? What PC component does that come with? and what does that thingymabobber connect to?

I think mine came with the motherboard.
If yours does not have it, get one from a good local computer hardware store. I can get one here (in China) for US$ 0.5.

See the pic below for it in action.

If you are in the US, Amazon (or Newegg) sells it:
[ame="http://www.amazon.com/PC-Internal-Mini-Onboard-Speaker/dp/B002W4M0DW"]Amazon.com: PC Internal Mini Onboard Speaker: Electronics[/ame]
Edited by windfire - 3/24/11 at 9:03pm
post #9 of 10
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Wait is it even necessary to have one?
hmmm, what exactly does it do? make beeping sounds when the computer hits an error?
post #10 of 10
It is only necessary of your motherboard won't boot. It does exactly as you think it does.

I have never had one in this PC and it is over a year old, so I would say they aren't usually necessary. I'd only worry about it if you can't get your computer to boot.
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