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SOURCE: how to connect front panel connectors to front panel headers on a imperial GL VE 20021218 motherboard

Hi there.
Get a strong flashlight and a magnifying glass (if you have one). On the motherboard look for the front panel, it should be marked PWR and coloured green, also the plug that connects to it should be marked PWR_SW. On some boards there are no colours but the markings are the same, so a good close look.
Have a look at these pictures for an idea >>>>>>

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Please post back with the results and any more advice if needed.

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I am looking for a wiring diagram for the mic in, mic power and mic ground on a gigabyte motherboard 8vm533m-rz


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"The front panel audio header on an IntelĀ® Desktop Board lets you connect to a front panel audio module built into a system chassis. This document describes the header pin-out configuration for connecting a chassis with IntelĀ® High Definition Audio (HD Audio) or AC'97 audio.
Note HD Audio headers are pin-compatible with AC'97 chassis and connectors. "

-intel Desktop Boards Front Panel Audio Header Pinouts

Sep 22, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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Front panel connections


I don't find the Front Panel header pinout online, nor do I have an MSI MS-5191 in the shop.

I would suggest using one the LED lights with two wires.
(3-wire is a dual color LED)

There are two rows of pins. Usually the Power On switch, Power On LED, and Speaker; are on the same row.
HarDDrive activity LED, and Reset Switch are on the opposite row.

Speaker has 4-pins designated for it. All the others use 2-pins.
(Unless the PWR ON LED is a dual color jobbie)

Touch two pins next to each other, in the same row; with the 2-wire LED.
Start with finding the Power On switch first.

Usually the top row 1st two pins are Power On LED (Light)
Next in line are the 2 pins for the Power On switch.
Bottom row 1st two pins are usually HarDDrive activity LED (light)
Next 2-pins are usually Reset switch.

May not apply to a motherboard old enough to use a Socket 7 processor socket.
There may be 18 to 20-pins.
Bear in mind that many are not used, and probably 4 are for an internal speaker, for hearing BIOS Beep Codes.
May be two separate Front Panel headers.

Once you find the two contact pins in the Front Panel header, for the Power On switch; I would put the Power On switch wires on.
The small pin connector on the wire/s, will keep you from accidentally touching these two pins again, when the computer is on.

Now you have the two pins for the Power On switch, and the computer is running; then keep touching 2-pins at a time with the LED. (Light Emitting Diode)

LED stays on? You have the Power On LED (Light) pins.
LED blinks? HarDDrive activity LED (light) pins.
Computer restarts? Reset switch pins.

Look for abbreviations near the pins in the Front panel header.

PWR, Pwr, Pwr On, Sw, and SW; are just some of the abbreviations for the Power On switch.

HDD LED, and HDD are two for the HarDDrive activity LED. (Light)
(If it states HDD SW it is the Power On switch. Weird old way of marking)

RST, Reset, and RSW, are for the Reset Switch.
(Reset Button)

If you see 4 pins marked with a bracket ( [ -> Turn so it's horizontal), these are for the internal speaker.

Type MSI front panel connector in your search bar, and look at -> images. See if you can find an image of your MSI Front Panel header pinout.

You can bet MSI carried out that Front Panel header pinout, on other MSI motherboards, besides the MS-5191.

The MSI MS-5191 may have been a motherboard made by MSI, especially for a pre-built computer manufacturer, and not listed on their website as an OEM motherboard.
(Original Equipment Manufacturer)

Won't have the Front Panel header pinout, listed on MSI's support website. (Doesn't)
But you can bet there IS an OEM motherboard made by MSI, that the Front Panel header DOES match.

May be different expansion slots, or motherboard chipset, or whatever; but the same Front Panel header pinout.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Jan 05, 2013 | AMD MicroStar MS-5191 Socket 7 mATX...

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How to connect power to the front panel


Power to the Front Panel?

A) The plastic front of your computer is the Front Panel

B) The area of pins sticking up on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

I believe what you are requesting is the Front Panel header pinout.

AsRock Support > AsRock 775i65GV Motherboard > Main Support Page,

http://www.asrock.com/MB/overview.asp?Model=775i65GV

Go to the headings on the upper left side.
Products, Motherboard Series, 775i65GV, Overview and Specifications, and so on. Click on - Manual

On the next page go across from the heading - User Manual, and click on - Click Here, under the country nearest yours.

Disregard if you are aware;
This is a PDF file. The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files.
After you click it may take up to 30 seconds before the first page comes up.

At the top of the PDF file is the page number box. It is to the right of the Down Arrow.
You can use the Down Arrow to arrive at the page you want, or;

1) Put your mouse cursor in the page number box.
2) Left-click once. (Contents in page number box will be highlighted in blue)
3) Type the page number you want in the page number box.
4) Press the Enter key

Go to Page 10
This page shows an illustration of the motherboard, and as it sits in your computer case.
To the bottom Right corner is the Front Panel header. It is marked by the number - 16 [ System Panel Header ( PANEL_1) ]

{ It is the second header over from the Right side. It is Black in color. The first header is a USB header, and it is Blue }

Now go to Page 22. Front Panel Header Pinout. (System Panel Header pinout)

If you cannot download this motherboard manual, or if you do not understand the pinout;

There are 4 pins across the Top row.
There are 5 pins across the Bottom row.

The Top row of pins are numbered Even
The Bottom row of pins are numbered Odd.

Starting at the LEFT side going to the Right, on the Top row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8.

Starting at the LEFT side going to the Right, on the Bottom row;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive Activity LED light.
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
IF the LED light is dim when operating, switch the two wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset Switch, IF, a Reset switch is used.
Pin 5 is for Ground ( - )

C) Pin 9 is Not Connected. (N/C)

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the LED light is dim, switch the two wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

Page 21 details out the USB front panel headers, (USB 2.0 Header, Shared USB 2.0 Header), and the Front Panel Audio Header.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 26, 2011 | Asrock 775i65GV Motherboard

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I HAVE HYTECH PCI SOUND CARD. BUT MY FRONT PANEL AUDIO IS NOT WORKING. HOW TO SOLVE


Hello there,
1. You must trace the front panel audio headers if it is attached to the right device.
2. Remove audio headers from the mother board if you are using a PCI sound card.
3. Check if your sound card has the proper audio headers.
4. Next configure your audio software if same jacks are tied up.

The image below is a Typhoon sound card, the rectangle box signifies audio headers. I don't have a clear image of your audio headers. It would be a big help for us to help you. the images provided below will help you to configure your front panel audio. pcsyke_80.jpg

This is the default header assignment for front panel audio.
pcsyke_78.jpg
Most casing this days have this dependent or intact headers unlike before.
pcsyke_79.jpg

This is an example of independent front panel audio in different configurations.
pcsyke_15.gif

Hopefully this information Helps.
Thank you for using FixYa.

Jul 20, 2011 | Typhoon Anubis Typhoon Silver Crest 3D...

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Hello i need to know how to reconnect the computer case wires to a sr1703wm compaq motherboard


Hello.

The Compaq Presario SR1703WM desktop computer, uses an Asus A9AE-LE motherboard.
HP/Compaq's name is AmberineM - GL6E

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00496280&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=1815742

1) I would like to start with the Front Panel wires.
The Front panel, is the plastic front on your computer tower, where the Power On button, Power On LED, and so on is located.

The Front Panel header is the connector on the motherboard, where the cables, (Wires), from the Front Panel connect to.

Looking at the HP Support link above, I would like you to scroll down the page to the illustration of the motherboard, and the photo of the motherboard under the illustration.

Looking at the illustration observe the bottom Right corner.
F_PANEL1 indicates the Front Panel header.

Note there are 4 pins going across the Top, and 5 pins going across the Bottom.

Looking inside your computer, the motherboard will be located in a different position, compared to the illustration.

The Front Panel header will be located Vertically, (Up, and down)

Note that there is a twisted pair of Black, and Red wires.
These wires form the Power On cable.
They come directly from the Power on switch.

There is a twisted pair of Yellow, and Black wires.
These wires form the Harddrive Activity LED light cable.
(HDD)
When the harddrive is active, this LED flashes.

There is a twisted pair of Green, and Black wires.
These wires form the Power On LED light cable.

The wires, (Cables), should be in one Black connector.

Looking at the Front Panel header in your computer, align the Black plastic connector's socket holes, with the pins sticking up out of the Front Panel header, on the motherboard.

Note that the Front Panel header is rectangular in shape. There is 1 pin missing.
The Black connector coming from the Front Panel of the computer, has one socket hole blocked off, to match.

Align the four socket holes in the Black connector, to match the 4 pins sticking up out of the Front Panel header, on the motherboard.

The other 5 socket holes in the Black connector, will match up to the 5 pins sticking up, automatically.

Use care, and you may need a bright light to assist.
These pins can be bent quite easily.
(Also watch your fingers, as the ends of the pins are S-H-A-R-P!)

2) Where it states CLRTC (CLPWD under it), is the Clear CMOS jumper.
Suggest you leave it alone.

3) Where it states F_ USB1, and F_USB2, is where the USB cables from the front of the computer connect to.

(The USB ports on the front of the computer's Front Panel.
F_USB1, and F_USB2 headers on the motherboard, are shown on the illustration to the Left, of the Front Panel header. F_PANEL1)

The plastic connector on a USB cable coming from the Front Panel, has an orientation just like the Front Panel header cable does.

There is 1 pin missing on the USB header on the motherboard.
There is a blocked socket hole in the USB cable's connector.
Align the connector to match the pins.

Doesn't matter which USB cable from the Front Panel, that you connect to the USB headers on the motherboard.
BIOS will find them, and assign an IRQ to each, once you turn the computer on.

All you will see at a first glance is a series of thick Gray insulated cables, coming from the Front Panel of your computer.

If you follow the cables by eye, you can see where the USB cables are connected to the back of the USB ports, on the Front Panel.

You may, or may not, have to remove the Front Panel to see more clearly.

Computer case open, look inside towards the Front Panel.
There is a Green plastic tab towards the Top.

This locking tab is depressed Towards the Inside of the computer, to START to unlock the Front Panel.

Towards the bottom in the same plane, is a Black locking tab. This tab is pulled Towards the Outside of the computer.
There is another Black plastic tab on the opposite side.

At the Bottom are two more Black plastic locking tabs. These are depressed down, towards the Bottom of the computer case.
One on one side, one on the opposite side.

Start by depressing the plastic Green tab, and gently easing the Top of the Front Panel, slightly out.
Then go to the two Black plastic locking tabs located towards the Middle, and depress them.

Ease the top of the Front Panel out a little more.
Finally go to the two Black plastic locking tabs located at the Bottom, and depress them.
Ease the Front Panel off.

(NOTE*
Your computer's Front Panel may not have locking tabs located at the bottom.
Just locking tabs located up from the bottom, more towards the middle)

It's no picnic for your first time, but once you have done it, it becomes easy. (Ummm, Easier!)

4) The Firewire (a1394) cable on the Front Panel, connects to the F_1394 header on the motherboard.
In the motherboard illustration the F_1394 header is located to the Left, of PCI2

Need any further cable connections, post in a Comment.



Aug 14, 2010 | Compaq Presario SR1703WM PC Desktop

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I have purchased a Thermaltake V3 black case and am trying to install my M2N68-LA motherboard. The motherboard has a combined 9 pin header for power switch, power l.e.d. and hdd l.e.d. which was one plug...


1) The 9-pin header you are referring to, is the Front Panel header.

(Processor to the top, Ram Memory slots to the right, the Front Panel header is at the bottom right corner on the motherboard)

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&lc=en&cc=de&dlc=&product=3397528

The plastic piece on the front of your computer is the Front Panel.
(Sometimes referred to as a Bezel)

Make a drawing, and notes as to where the individual wires go from that Front Panel header plug, (One-piece plug), to the Front Panel.

Follow the wires from the plug to the Front Panel.

Mark down where Each wire goes.

You may have to take components off of the Front Panel, in order to see exactly where Each wire goes.

For example:
You may have to remove the Power On button/switch assembly from the Front Panel.

It may have the Power On LED light, Power On button, (Switch), and perhaps the HarDDrive LED activity light, in this assembly.

The wires are color coded.

Generally, but not always, when two wires are used in conjunction with each other, (Example, Power On switch, or Power On LED light), the wires will be twisted together.

One wires insulation may be of a solid color, and the other wire may be white, with a stripe in the color of the solid wire.

Example: Wire with Red color, and wire twisted with it may be White, with a Red stripe.

See if these two wires go to the Power On switch.
End of example.

Follow each twisted pair of wires back down to the Front Panel header plug.
(One-piece plug)

See which socket holes the individual wires go to.
Mark it down in your drawing, and notes.

Mark where the individual socket holes plug onto each pin, in that Front Panel header. (9-pin header)

When you are finished, you will have a pinout for the Front Panel header on the Asus M2N68-LA motherboard, and will know where the individual wires go from your ThermalTake V3 computer case.

For the LED lights there is a Positive pin, ( + ), and a Ground pin. (Power On LED, and Harddrive activity LED, for example)

(Ground. Also referred to as the Negative pin. ( - )
This is DC Voltage)

If you have the polarity backwards, (Positive wire of the LED light is going to the Ground pin, Ground wire of the LED light is going to the Positive pin), the LED light will be dim.

(When operating)
Switch the wires around.

If you have questions, or need clarification of what I have stated above, simply state in a Comment.
(Believe upper right of your page)


Jul 01, 2010 | ASUS Computers & Internet

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How does the power switch and led plug up on a GT5428 motherboard?


This is Gateway Support, and Support Documents for the Gateway GT5428 Desktop PC,

http://support.gateway.com/s/pc/R/1009466/1009466nv.shtml

On this page left-click on Components.

Scroll down the page to the heading - Motherboards
Left-click on -
4006158R - Intel (Coryville) 945G Motherboard

Now Left-click on - Product Views
Lastly left-click on -
O - Front Panel Connector

This shows you a photo of the Front Panel header on the motherboard.

A connection on a motherboard is referred to as a Header.

The Front Panel of your computer is the plastic part where the Power On button is.

The Front Panel header on the motherboard is where the wires from the Front Panel connect to.

The above is not to offend you, or insult your intelligence. Just wanted to give you the exact names of the parts you'll be handling.

Looking at your motherboard with the Processor to the top, and the Ram slots to the right, the Front panel header is located in the very bottom right corner.

Looking at the Front Panel header on the motherboard, you will note the different colors.

There are also Pins that stick up out of the Front Panel header.

Every 2 pins is grouped into one color.

The Front Panel header is located parallel to the outside edge of the motherboard.
There are 2 rows of pins.

One row across the top of 5 pins.
One row across the bottom of 5 pins.

The pins are numbered, as well as grouped into colors.

Starting at the Right side, going towards the Left, on the Top row;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

Starting at the Right side, going towards the Left, on the Bottom row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Pins 1 and 3 ( Yellow ) are for the Harddrive Activity LED.
The light in the front panel that flashes when the harddrive is actively being used.

Pins 2 and 4 ( Green ) are for the Power On LED.
The light in the front of the computer that shows when the computer is on.

Pins 5 and 7 ( Blue ) are for the Reset switch.
The Reset button on the front of the computer, IF, the computer came with one.

Pins 6 and 8 ( Red ) are for the Power On switch.
The Power On button on the front of the computer.

Pin 9 (Black) is for the +5 Volt power

Pin 10 is not used. (Not connected)

The reason I took you the long way, and did not just provide a link to the Front Panel header, is in case you need more information about your computer.

This way you'll have it.

Feb 26, 2010 | Gateway GT5428 PC Desktop

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Can't Fix FRONT PANEL HEADER on my Motherboard


Hi,

Here is a link to your motherboard manual:

D845PEBT2 Manual

Go to Page 33 for the Front Panel connections...with pictures. :-)

Thanks for using Fixya.

Jun 12, 2009 | Intel Desktop Board D845PEBT2 Motherboard

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Problem with microphone


most of the old motherboards dont support the audio and mic port to work both in back side(back panel header) and front side (front panel header)simultaneously...

most of the old motherboards dont support multi streaming so you cant make both the back panel header and front panel header to work at a time ie i mean you cant connect both panel header at a time ...

you can just refer to your motherboard manual for the detailed information about it ..

in your motherboard if there is any option to connect the front panel header to the motherboard other than the back panel header you can connect it to that the detailed pin information will be given in the motherboard manual ..

if you dont have the option in the motherboard to connect the front panel header seperately then you must remove the pins connected from the back panel header and you must insert the front panel header pins .
this will disable your back panel audio ,mic,linein functionalities but you will be able to connect in front panel header , this front panel header will work ..

if the motherboard is not compatible then the system assembler will leave the front panel wires not connecting to motherboard ..

like this only one panel can work at a time ,
but in the latest motherboards the multi streaming technology has been introduced so both the panels can work at a time and can play different audio on 2 different panels ...

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Aug 10, 2008 | ASUS P5VD2-MX SE Motherboard

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Front mic port and headphone


to connect your front panel header you must refer to your motherboard manual ...
it will given in detail with the pin diagram how to connect ....

check the motherboard compatibility some motherboards dont support working of the back panel header and front panel header at same time especially the old motherboards ....

almost all new motherboard supports working of both the panel headers at the same time if the motherboard supports multi streaming...

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any doubts you can reply me
i am always here to assist you
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Aug 06, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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