Connecting Motherboard to Case

Jan 18, 2010
  1. Hi
    Am fairly new to connecting the motherboard to the case. I currently need help on connecting the pins (Power Led, H.D.D Led, Reset Sw, Power Sw)
    Ive try to research on how to understand the pins etc, that was a no go.
    If any one could help me or try to teach me how to connect the motherboard to the case.
    I can't read the Manuel properly.
    Here's my motherboard with the Manuel. (Pg.32 it tell you how to connect the pins but i can't understand it)

    Here's some pic's of the situation that's going on.
    -Thanks i appreciate the help
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 6,964   +355

    It's actually on page 22. It's fairly straight forward. The illustrations gives you the pin numbers, even numbers on top and odd along the bottom. The chart tells you which front panel connector goes to which pair of pins. Note that there is a positive and negative side. If they aren't marked on the connector itself, the negative side is usually the white or black wire.

    The LEDs are the only ones that really matter which is positive and negative. The switches don't really matter.
  3. Rock4MUSIC

    Rock4MUSIC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks mailpup for the help, ill check back to see if i was able to connect.
  4. Rock4MUSIC

    Rock4MUSIC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I manage just connecting the power switch. The computer is able to turn on.
    But i get a error cmos/checksum error:defaults loaded? The computer froze i assume since i can't go into the bois the keyboard does not respond. Is the motherboard damage by any chance?
  5. dividebyzero

    dividebyzero trainee n00b Posts: 4,891   +1,258

    Before you throw it out, you'll most likely want to reset the board (Clear CMOS)
    Not difficult if you follow the steps below:

    >Remove power from the system.
    >Press the power button on the case to discharge the motherboard capacitors.(Hold the power down for a few seconds)
    >Move the CCMOS jumper to the clear position - this is on page 9 of the manual I downloaded online.
    the CMOS jumper is just above the 2 SATA ports.
    >Remove the battery from the motherboard.
    >Go do something for an hour.....
    >Replace the battery.
    >Place the jumper back in the normal position.
    >Restore power and boot up immediately into BIOS.
    >Select "Load Optimized Defaults" and set the recommended voltage for your RAM
    >Save & exit.
    >On reboot, go directly into BIOS and set the recommended timings for your RAM and any other options you'd like to set (i.e. boot order, etc.).

    This should do it.
    If it does work can you post back so that any future readers with the same problem can try it
    If it doesn't work can you post back with your system details and whether the system components you are assembling are new, used, know to work or not etc.
  6. Rock4MUSIC

    Rock4MUSIC TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks Dividebyzero for the help. Ill try this method when i get up ill post back with details.
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