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#1 kmp50

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Posted 28 May 2008 - 09:19 PM

:thumbsup: I was cleaning an extra machine we have and taking out some of the memory to use in another computer. I noticed after I finished taking out one of the memory strips that I had knocked off the LED wires. I plugged them back in and nothing happened. I tried various and assorted variations, but can't seem to hit the right one. Does anyone know a source to find out how these connect correctly? Thanks. I'm one of those who should learn to take a picture of original wiring before I start messing around....
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Posted 29 May 2008 - 10:10 AM

Are you referring to the panel connectors from the case to the motherboard?

If so, then the motherboard manual should reflect the proper connections.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:10 PM

If you look very carefully at the header where the LEDs plug in they may be labeled, this will be very small printing and may require a magnifying glass to read it. The LEDs have a positive and negative side to them, so they have to be installed properly to work.

If this is a manufactured computer like a Dell or HP the user manual will not list the header pin out. If you down load SIW, which is free, it will tell you what the motherboard is. If you post the make, model, and version of the motherboard we should be able to find that information for you.

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Posted 29 May 2008 - 12:29 PM

If you are sure you're plugging it into the correct spot and it still doesn't work, switch the wire position. LED's are diodes and electricity only flows one way
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Posted 04 July 2008 - 05:53 PM

Well, finally getting back here.... Sigh. The mother board is Intel Desktop board D865GVHZ and E 210882 The LED wires are on the left side. One is green and reads POWER LED; one is black and reads POWER SW; the last is red and reads H.D.D. LED.
The area from which they come in the front says FRONT PANEL,; the left bottom says F PUSB and right in the corner is a set of pins which says INTRUDER by it.
Does this make any sense or have I just got a case for the cat to climb on? :thumbsup:

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Posted 04 July 2008 - 09:11 PM

If you look real close there should be labels silk-screened on the motherboard saying which pin is which
Here is the manual (pdf) for your motherboard. The front panel header is on pages 33 and 34
http://www.intel.com/support/
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