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Is it important to have the polarities right when connecting the front panel to your

By CobaltViper
Feb 10, 2008
  1. motherboard?
    I have an antec nine Hundred case and the Gigabyte P35-DS3P mobo.
    The frontpanel wires from the case (PWR SW, HDD LED and RESET SW) don't have the polarities on them. Is it OK to just plug them into the mobo without keeping the polarities in mind? If not how can I tell the polarities apart?
     
  2. CobaltViper

    CobaltViper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    From top to bottom:
    RESET SW
    H.D.D. LED
    PWR SW
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  3. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    I didn't check the pic
    But only the LED seem to matter
     
  4. CobaltViper

    CobaltViper TS Rookie Topic Starter

    If I connect it the wrong way around will the LED burn through or just not work at all?
     
  5. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No it will just not work at all.

    ie it won't hurt it
     
  6. kirock

    kirock TS Rookie Posts: 1,221

    Kimsland is correct. The switches doesn't matter and just reverse the leads if the LED doesn't light up.
     
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