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Posted 09 November 2014 - 08:28 PM
Posted 09 November 2014 - 08:38 PM
Those wires would typically go onto pins on the motherboard. Are you sure that the computer has a hard drive, CPU and Ram still installed?
Maybe the attached picture will help, I think its the right motherboard.
Edited by repitall, 09 November 2014 - 08:43 PM.
Posted 09 November 2014 - 08:52 PM
Edited by Queen-Evie, 09 November 2014 - 09:34 PM.
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Posted 03 December 2014 - 02:00 AM
You have to connect POWER SW. to pins 6 and 8 as the other
fellows have suggested b/c w/o this hooked up. you will never get
your board to turn on! Older computers had what amounted to a
light switch on the front of the computer case which turned on the
power supply and fed current directly to the motherboard. The
engineers went to a more complicated scheme to allow for things like
allowing the computer to stand by, sleep, and hibernate. They, (the
engineers) must have been clued in by M-Soft and others to make such
a change. There are other reasons too, but they are beyond my
scope. You could short pins 6 and 8, but I would counsel against
that as you could ruin your project in less than a second.
Polarity does not matter b/c it is just a switch. I have an
eMachine board with the same pinout as what the others suggest and
you can download the manual if you can ascertain the model no. of
the board which is usually printed in white somewhere in the middle
of the board, especially, if it has PCI slots. It looks as if you
have an ASUS board similar to mine as the pinout as described if
correct is the same.
Polarity does not matter for this switch because it is only a
switch. HOWEVER, for H.D.D. LED and POWER LED this is important b/c
they will not light up! No harm should come to your board shod you
get these last two wrong, it will funtion, bit w/o these lights. I
found that in my case (the enclosure,) the two wires had a white
wire and a color wire. The color wire(s) go downward if the tower
is up as the pinout is "up" or they go to the left if you have the machine
with the board facing up. The color wires are the (+) on polarized things
like lights and most other things. This is why you will find on most cases
except some that are mass produced, many colors of wires on plugs with
only a few wires to connect. Usually 4 or 5 or less as most of what you are
dealing with are two pin connectors. Hopes this helps if you have not
already had success!
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