Posted 06 August 2007 - 04:47 PM
Hi there, I'm afraid I'm hijacking another thread!!!! Sorry, but I thought its better than starting a new thread, when this one is similar to my problem. Well same as actually!!! lol
I am re-building my computer. My SIL built it for me 2 years ago, but I wanted a bit more oomph in it as it won't install and/or run some of my games. I'm not a big game fanatic, just simple things like the SIMS and Cluedo, but it keeps me occupied on rainy days!!
I've put in a 2nd hand mobo (see, I'm learning new words here already!!!!) lol Anyway, its an Intel Desktop Board D815EA2/D815EPEA2 with an Intel Pentium III processor. The power supply is an ISO Switching Power Supply Model No. ISO-450PP.
I also don't know where to put the front panel connectors. I can see the pins, and my connectors have different coloured wires, but there is no indication on the pins as to what goes where. I've tried several positions, but even if the front lights light up, the power goes on as soon as I plug it in, so obviously the power switch is in the wrong place. There was no manual with the mobo, and no diagram on it anywhere that I can see. The PC it came out of is about 5 years old.
The connectors are labelled:
HDD LED with red & white wires
Power LED with green & white wires
Power SW with red & white wires and
Reset SW with blue & white wires.
I've just put in a 2nd hand 40gig hard drive which is a Maxtor.
Also, there are some little wires that were never fitted by my SIL tucked away under the HDD housing. Should they be plugged in to anything?
one says ground - black wire
+D - green wire
-D - yellow wire
+5V - red wire.
another has ground - black wire
+D - blue wire
-D - white wire
+5V - red wire
then there are 4 small ones Mic in and MIC VCC
L - out and L - ret
R-out and R-ret
and ground with a black wire.
Any ideas very greatly appreciated, and I'm a total newbie at this lark, so please treat me like a total idiot with any advice!!!!! Thanks