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ThinkCentre front panel connector (power, audio and USB) pinouts (A60, M58, M71, M91, M92)

Q: ThinkCentre front panel connector (power, audio and USB) pinouts (A60, M58, M71, M91, M92)

I found a lot of people searching for this information... since I was unable to find it, I tested the front panel connectors by myself, and that is what I found:

Power front panel (black connector)

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Yl | | Bk | Gn | Yl | Bk |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

Description

1 Black Disk activiry led ground
2 Yellow Disk activiry led ground
3 Not connected
4 Not connected
5 Not connected
6 Black Power led ground
7 Not connected
8 Yellow Power led signal
9 Not connected
10 Yellow Power switch signal
11 Not connected
12 Black Power switch ground
13 Not connected
14 Locked (no pin)
USB front panel (yellow connector)

It's a standard internal USB connector, but with two additional ground wires

+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Re | Wh | Gn | Bk | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Bw | Bl | Yl | Bk |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

1 Black Ground
2 Black Ground
3 Red USB1 Power
4 Brown USB2 Power
5 White USB1 Data -
6 Blue USB2 Data -
7 Green USB1 Data +
8 Yellow USB2 Data +
9 Black Ground
10 Black Ground
11 Not connected
12 Locked (no pin)

You may connect the lenovo front panel into a generic motherboard using only the pins 3 to 12. Just leave the pins 1 and 2 disconected. The pins 1, 2, 9 and 10 are connected to the cable shield. It will work fine.

Standard internal USB connector for front panels:

+---+---+---+---+---+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 |
+---+---+---+---+---+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 |XXX|
+---+---+---+---+---+

1 USB1 Power
2 USB2 Power
3 USB1 Data -
4 USB2 Data -
5 USB1 Data +
6 USB2 Data +
7 Ground
8 Ground
9 Not connected
10 Locked (no pin)

Audio front panel (orange connector)

It's a Intel HD audio type front panel (not AC'97), with a different connector.

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Wh | Bw | Bl | | bk | |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| | | Yl | Rd | Gn | Gy | BK |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

The pins 9 and 14 are black, but the pin 14 (ground) has a
bigger diameter than the pin 9 (front panel presence return).

Also the pin 9 is connected to the pin 14 inside the front
panel using a resistor (it is not just a closed circuit).

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 | 14 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

1 White Jack presence signal send
2 Not connected
3 Brown Line out jack presence return
4 Not connected
5 Blue Mic in jack presence return
6 Yellow Mic in bias / left
7 Not connected
8 Red Mic in signal / right
9 Black Front panel presence return
10 Green Line out left
11 Not connected
12 Gray Line out right
13 Locked (no pin)
14 Black Ground

Audio front panel converted to Intel HD standard:

+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 |XXXX| 9 |
+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |
+----+----+----+----+----+

1 Ground
2 Mic in bias / left
3 Front panel presence return
4 Mic in signal / right
5 Mic in jack presence return
6 Line out right
7 Locked (no pin)
8 Jack presence signal send
9 Line out jack presence return
10 Line out left

You may swap the wires of the connector to be able to connect this front panel into a generic motherboard. It will look like this. Only the pins 1 to 10 will be connected - the pins 11 to 14 will be disconnected.

Be carefull to do not swap the pin 1 and 3... the pin 1 must be the ground (bigger diameter), and the pin 3 must be the panel presence return (smaller diameter).

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| BK | bk | Bl | | Bw | |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Yl | Rd | Gy | Wh | Gn | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

I'll install a new motherboard on my ThinkCentre A60... I'll post the results here later.

Best regards.

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A: ThinkCentre front panel connector (power, audio and USB) pinouts (A60, M58, M71, M91, M92)

OK I am intrigued. What are you trying to accomplish ... a hibrid A60 ?





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I found a lot of people searching for this information... since I was unable to find it, I tested the front panel connectors by myself, and that is what I found:
 
Power front panel (black connector)
 
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Yl | | Bk | Gn | Yl | Bk |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

Description

1 Black Disk activiry led ground
2 Yellow Disk activiry led ground
3 Not connected
4 Not connected
5 Not connected
6 Black Power led ground
7 Not connected
8 Yellow Power led signal
9 Not connected
10 Yellow Power switch signal
11 Not connected
12 Black Power switch ground
13 Not connected
14 Locked (no pin)
USB front panel (yellow connector)
 
It's a standard internal USB connector, but with two additional ground wires
 
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Re | Wh | Gn | Bk | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Bw | Bl | Yl | Bk |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

1 Black Ground
2 Black Ground
3 Red US... Read more

A:ThinkCentre front panel connector (power, audio & USB) pinouts (A55, M58, M71e, M73, M91, M92, M93)

OK I am intrigued.  What are you trying to accomplish ... a hibrid A60 ?





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I found a lot of people searching for this information... since I was unable to find it, I tested the front panel connectors by myself, and that is what I found:
 
Power front panel (black connector)
 
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Yl | | Bk | Gn | Yl | Bk |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

Description

1 Black Disk activiry led ground
2 Yellow Disk activiry led ground
3 Not connected
4 Not connected
5 Not connected
6 Black Power led ground
7 Not connected
8 Yellow Power led signal
9 Not connected
10 Yellow Power switch signal
11 Not connected
12 Black Power switch ground
13 Not connected
14 Locked (no pin)
USB front panel (yellow connector)
 
It's a standard internal USB connector, but with two additional ground wires
 
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Re | Wh | Gn | Bk | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Bw | Bl | Yl | Bk |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

1 Black Ground
2 Black Ground
3 Red US... Read more

A:ThinkCentre A60 front panel (power, audio and USB) pinouts (& M58, M71, M91)

OK I am intrigued.  What are you trying to accomplish ... a hibrid A60 ?





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I found a lot of people searching for this information... since I was unable to find it, I tested the front panel connectors by myself, and that is what I found:
 
Power front panel (black connector)
 
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Yl | | Bk | Gn | Yl | Bk |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

Description

1 Black Disk activiry led ground
2 Yellow Disk activiry led ground
3 Not connected
4 Not connected
5 Not connected
6 Black Power led ground
7 Not connected
8 Yellow Power led signal
9 Not connected
10 Yellow Power switch signal
11 Not connected
12 Black Power switch ground
13 Not connected
14 Locked (no pin)
USB front panel (yellow connector)
 
It's a standard internal USB connector, but with two additional ground wires
 
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Re | Wh | Gn | Bk | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Bw | Bl | Yl | Bk |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

1 Black Ground
2 Black Ground
3 Red US... Read more

A:ThinkCentre front panel connector (power, audio & USB) pinout recase (M58, M71e, M73, M91, M92, M93)

OK I am intrigued.  What are you trying to accomplish ... a hibrid A60 ?





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I have the mothermoard that comes with the TinkCentre E93 Desktop and I have since upgraded my computer case to something bigger and better looking. I managed to get everything connected besides the front panel connectors which are very important. The ThinkCentre motherboard is a bit weird in its layout and the ThinkCentre case had a single connector that connects into this pinout however, my new case has single connectors instead of a single 13 pin + 1 blank connector. My case has a connector which consists of a total of 9 pins.It would've been simple if the board had a marking indicating what each pinout is for and which is positive and negative but unfortunately there isn't any of  that. At the moment I can't seem to find any information at all with regard to how I should connect this. I would like to get opinions with regards to which pin goes where. This is the full specs of the desktop  

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A:ThinkCentre M57p (type 9088) front panel connector...

Refer to this thread.   Thx. 
 
ThinkCentre-front-panels-power-audio-and-USB-pinout
 
 

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I have the Lenovo H420 It is the quadcore i5.  I got these numbers off the top of the case, 7752 i5-2320 3.0 MTM:77524YU, Enclosed is the photo of the motherboard.  I put it in a Thermaltake V3 Black Edition VL8000 tower.  I need to know where to plug the power switch to the mother board correctly, so when I push the button it will turn on, and if I do it again, it will turn off, I also have a reset button under the power button.  Plus the HDD LED and the power on LED to hook up.  I got the USB working correctly.  Any help would be greatly appreciated.  The book that came with the tower has me at a loss for words.
 

 
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A:Aftermarket case: front panel pinouts wanted, power & reset switches, LEDs

Try this, it  may be the same: 
 
H330-CIH61C-motherboard-front-panel-connections
 
ThinkCentre-front-panel-connector-power-audio-and-USB-pinouts
 
 

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So I basically have a very odd front panel audio connector setup, very confusing, I've made over 10 thread on different forums and non were able to help me.

I'm using a Gigabyte G31 motherboard GIGABYTE - Motherboard - Socket 775 - GA-G31M-ES2L (rev. 1.x)

Manual page for the motherboard output can be found below the first image

The front panel audio connectors consists of:
Yellow- MIC BIAS
Green - SPKOUT R
Peach - MIC In
Blue - Return L
Black - Ground
White - SPKOUT L
Grey - SPKOUT L

Much Thanks and appreciation to those who read this read

A:Front Panel Audio connector help needed

Your front panel connections aren't odd, but they are old. They are for the AC97 standard.

Set your onbaord audio to AC97 in the BIOS set-up.

The AC97 pinouts are here:

Desktop Boards — Front panel audio header pinouts

1 Mic In
2 Ground
3 Mic Bias
5 Spkout R
9 Spkout L

It looks like the onboard audio doesn't support the Return lines.

There should only be one Spkout L connector. It's the white (not gray) one.

Have you really been trying to figure this out for 5 months? Yikes.

If these connections cause your PC to go up in a fireball, don't blame me.

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Hi everyoneWhile I took the front panel off of my case the other day I accidently removed the JAUD1 jumpers....and now my sound doesn't work. I downloaded the specific instruction guide from MSI for my motherboard and here's the section for it:The two right sound in and out cables were still attached, and I got sound out of my right speaker. But then when I connected the rest to what I thought was correct, I got sound out of my left speaker only. EDIT: I tried not attaching any of the cables and then I get no sound.The problem I have with these directions is that the cables are not labeled the same as the diagram. They are as follows:Purple - R INYellow - R OUTBlack - GNDGreen - MIC BIASBlue - L INRed - L OUTBlack - GNDOrange - MIC INCan anyone help with this? I'd love to have both of my speakers playing sound again....

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Hello! Recently, I transferred my Dell Motherboard (From an Inspiron 560) to a new Rosewill Challenger-S case. All of that went fine and dandy but now I'm facing another problem: I don't quite know where to plug up the cables from the case's front panel (power switch, reset switch, HDD LED). I found a port on my motherboard labeled "Front Panel" which matches the ports, but one is missing like normal front panel connectors, and the cables only take up 6 out of the 9 pins. So the real question is, where do you plug up the cables, or do you even put them in that spot?


Sorry if that sounded really nooby,
JaxDrumm

A:Help with Front Panel/Power Button Connector

Take a close up picture of your motherboard and post it so we can see it. please.

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HiI am trying to determine which type of 3.5mm audio plug to put into the front panel connector for using headphone with a microphone to do video communications. could be - sleeve, ring and tip (mono sound and microphone)orcould be - sleeve, ring, ring, and tip (stereo sound and microphone) Have read through the manuals and nothing is said about which type to use.

A:Front panel audio connector - what plug type to use for head...

Hi, I can't see your image but probably you can see mine   (a) All standard 3.5mm (stereo) headphones will fit and work.(b) For the second port on the right, all standard 3.5mm headsets will fit and work. Its default is for microphone, all standard 3.5mm mono microphones will fit and work. Note: probably around 95% of 3.5mm headphones and microphones on the market now are normal/standard. Regards.

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I've got a friend that is moving his P5LP-LE from it's existing home in an HP computer to an Antec tower. Problem is, the pinouts on the front right corner for Power, IDE, etc, are very hard to read and he's having difficulty trying to find a site with the labelling for the pinouts. It's on the motherboard, but very hard to read. If anyone knows of what pins to plug power switch, ide led, and power led into (along with anything else that plugs up front) please let me know. Thanks.
 

A:ASUS P5LP-LE Front Panel Pinouts

Try this:

http://www.ctechinfo.org/manuals/emery_manual.pdf
 

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I found a lot of people searching for this information... since I was unable to find it, I tested the front panel connectors by myself, and that is what I found: Power front panel (black connector) +----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | | | | | | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Yl | | Bk | Gn | Yl | Bk |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 |xxxx|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+----+

Description

1 Black Disk activiry led ground
2 Yellow Disk activiry led ground
3 Not connected
4 Not connected
5 Not connected
6 Black Power led ground
7 Not connected
8 Yellow Power led signal
9 Not connected
10 Yellow Power switch signal
11 Not connected
12 Black Power switch ground
13 Not connected
14 Locked (no pin)USB front panel (yellow connector) It's a standard internal USB connector, but with two additional ground wires +----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Re | Wh | Gn | Bk | |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| Bk | Bw | Bl | Yl | Bk |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 |
+----+----+----+----+----+----+
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |XXXX|
+----+----+----+----+----+----+

1 Black Ground
2 Black Ground
3 Red USB1 Power
... Read more

A:ThinkCentre A60 front panels (power, audio and USB...

OK I am intrigued.  What are you trying to accomplish ... a hibrid A60 ?



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Hi all. I have this MB in a HP Pavilion a1720n system I bought a few years ago, and have switched out the Small HP Case to a Antec 300 for more room and to add fans that the HP case did not have, and for my son to game with.

Now, I just checked here and found a similiar situation where a person switched out to a Antec 300 also, and needed the manual or picture of the FRONT PANEL PINOUTS because the letters on the board are too small to read to be able to hook up the pins to the panel.

You provided a site to where you can get the information, but it's locked out and I can't get the downlod to the manual or pic that I need to connect the pins to the front panel.

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A:Asus P5LP-LE Motherboard Front Panel Pinouts

The front panel header has 5 pins(top), and 4 pins(bottom). Starting with the top far left it is as follows: N/C Reset GND HDLED - HDLED +
Then the bottom 4 pins GND PWR PWRLED - PWRLED +
I hope this can be understood.
 

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My motherboard is a model Ms-6330 Ver: 2.1 (Microstar) but it also has the gateway part number 2512595. I am currently relocating this motherboard to a brand new case that I just bought and I ran into a problem. The front panel connectors (power switch, led, hdd led, etc) go onto the motherboard in a certain area where there are 15 pins. Unfortunately I have no idea which connectors connect to which pins. Can someone help me? (Maybe someone with the same motherboard/problem). All I need is a way to identify the pins and make sure I don't like accidently fry my motherboard. Thanks a lot! -Andrew C.
 

A:Front Panel Connector on Mobo

Hi,
For starters, have you checked your manual? Also, look on the m/b...in really tiny abbreviated letters you should be able to see where these go (you may see "pw switch"...."HDD ACT"........i know when i was installing my connectors, i got most of them wrong..but dont worry..no frying of the motherboard.....if the connector is in the right place but no light from the LED..try reversing the cable........the easiest cables to place are the pw switch and the reset..as you can test these easily....good luck
 

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I just put in a Soyo P4I865PE Plus Dragon 2 into a POWMAX case. I had another Soyo Dragon P4X400-8235 mobo that had fried, and I'm replacing it.
What the mobo connector pins for the front panel require are the HDD LED, ACPI LED, PWRBT, RESET, POWER LED, KEY LOCK, SPEAKER.

My case has the SPEAKER, THE RESET, and the HDD LED, plus a POWER SW, and
one cable with
mic-bias
spkout r
spkout l
Return R
Return L

and 2 cables each with
+vcc
+D
-D
grounds.

So I have the SPEAKER, THE HDD LED and the RESET pins connected.

Right now I'm not getting any power. I suspect that it's because the POWER LED hasn't been hooked up. I don't know if hooking the POWER SW to the POWER LED will do any good--or any harm. Any suggestions, or do I need a different case?

Thanks for any suggestions, tips, or answers.
 

A:Front Panel Connector Pins

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Hi Guys:

It's been a while since I've posted a question, however, this one is really bugging me. Recently, I've been putting together a lot of systems that have the 9-pin front-panel connection on the motherboard. The problem for me is that the ACPI/LED has only a
2-pin and most cases come with 3-pin cables. No mater which way I input the 3-pin cable, the front-panel LED light will not come on. Does anybody know what I'm referring? If you can Be of assistance, please give me some input.

Thanks.
 

A:Motherboard 9-Pin Front-Panel Connector

If the motherboard requires a 2 pin connector and the case manufacturer supplies a 3 pin connector just take the pins out of the connector and place them next to one another in the connector. There is a little tab on the connector you can lift up and slide the pin out. It's hard to explain here, but once you look at it closely you will see what I mean.
 

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What is the order of connection of the pin numbers for the front panel connector.

Eg: what number pin for the power switch etc.

This is for a E-machine D2685 mother board that i have recently purchased.
 

A:e-machine front panel connector

According to my eMachine files the D2685 has a FIC VC37GV Mainboard and uses a Intel standard 9 pin front panel header.

Attached is a pinout for that header.
 

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I am attempting to transfer the motherboard of my h50-50 to a different case.  I am doing this in order to make room for a much larger video card and psu that simply will not fit in the Lenovo case.  I have run into a bit of difficulty with the 'Front panel connector'.  If you look in the 'Lenovo H50 SeriesHardware Maintenance Manual' it is on page 28 (Lenovo H50-50).  I have been trying to find the specs on what each pin is for but have been unable to find such information.  Could someone please direct me to where I can find such information or could you please provide me with the details?  Specifically I am looking for the power switch pin(s), hdd activity pin(s) etc. thanks

A:H50-50 motherboard Front panel connector pin layout

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
 
There is no documentation that I am aware of that show the pinouts of the various connectors on your motherboard.  I would just use an Ohm meter on your old H50-50 case and trace wires on the old front panel plug.  Once you know how the old plug was configured you will know the pin assignments on the motherboard. 

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Hello I own the M92p Desktop (ThinkCentre)/Serial Number: MJ09MZC/Machine Type Model: 3227DU7           I have transplanted the motherboard into a atx case to add a larger power supply. The motherboard is fully functional and only powers on with the existing FPC from the lenovo case                     (yeah I have to leave both cases open to power it on, it ain't pretty folks).           The proprietary one piece connector from the lenovo only fits on the motherboard. Although the front panel connectors from the new atx case are the regular [pwrswitch] [hdd led+] [hdd led-] etc.. and do not power on the system.           From my understanding these FPC's are only signal and ground wires, I need the correct combination to power on my system. My question is how do I align the atx case FPC's in order to accomodate the motherboard in the same fashion the FPC's from the Lenovo case do? Thank you for your time and patience. Also if anyone could link me to bios and chipset updates for this system I would appreciate it as well.

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I need the Layup front panel connector HP Pavilion P7-1207c desktop pc

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Hi, I just purchased a Gigabyte UD3R motherboard. My computer case is at least 6 years old (don't know make) and many of the connectors don't match description to motherboard.

Cables for Audio:

RETURN L (Blue)

RETURN R (White)

SPKOUT L (White)

SPKOUT R (Green)

GROUND (Black)

MIC BIAS (Yellow)

MIC-IN (Pink)
My case doesn't provide an HD audio module so I need to set it up for AC'97 functionality. The pin set up is as follows
Pin 1 - MIC

Pin 2 - GND

Pin 3 - MIC Power

Pin 4 - NC

Pin 5 - Line Out (R)

Pin 6 - NC

Pin 7 - NC

Pin 8 - No Pin

Pin 9 - Line Out (L)

Pin 10 - NC
Really appreciate the help. Thanks!
 

A:Solved: New Motherboard + Front Panel Connector Confusion

Most probably should work by:
MIC-IN to pin 1,
MIC BIAS to pin 3,
GROUND to pin 2,
SPKOUT R to pin 5,
RETURN R to pin 6,
SPKOUT L to pin 9,
RETURN L to pin 10.

Please don't mark threads solved if they aren't, less people will wander to the thread if it looks like no further help is needed.
 

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Motherboard Front Panel connectors Zeus 60 R1 07G Samsung.
Pls send a picture of the panel or tell me which color wires to which one

Power button , HDD , LED Display





 

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I recently tried to upgrade my mother board in my pc. The factory motherboard has a 14 pin front panel connector and the new motherboard has a 10 pin front panel connector. I had the bright idea of tinkering with the wires and rearranging them to fit the 10 pin input. I am currently trying to put all the original parts back together and the wires are still set up for the 10 pin connector and not the 14. Could anyone help me figure out which postions to put the wires in on the connector?


























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My motherboard USB connector is not compatible with my case front panel USB plugs. The USB connector on my motherboard (NetVista A22p 2292) is for one 10 (two rows) pin connector. The plugs on the tower (A-Top XBlade Black/Silver Ultimate Gaming Machine With 450W PSU & Side window, Model "AT859A-BK") front USB are two separate 4 pin USB plugs (They are VCC, USB1-, USB2+, GND pins w/GRN wire). What can I get or do to make them compatible? Thanks.

A:USB connector not compatible with case front panel USB plugs

See if this helps..not exactly sure if it will:http://www.ramelectronics.net/html/usb_adapter.html

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What is the layout on the motherboard for the front panel LED connectors?  The XPS 9000 manual does not specify that at all.  The motherboard itself is model number 0X501H, as given by CPU-Z.

Is the layout the same as the one listed in this thread below regarding the XPS 8500?

en.community.dell.com/.../19586001

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I need to know about the layout of the io pins.

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I have Workstation xw4600 motherboard E93839 front panel connector is a 18 Pin. I cannot connect the front panel such as power switch button, reset button, HDD LED, and etc. Is there a pinout schematic for this motherboard's front pannel? I have ws ug xw4600 strg 453080-001 screen PDF that is the motherboard. Does not give the 18 Pin conector. Thank you for your time.

A:workstation xw4600 E93839 front panel connector to the mothe...

Above on the left is this specific forum's search box, and if you type in pinout and then hit return you will find what you need.  The HP workstations of this era (xw6400 xw6600 xw4600 etc) used very similar pinouts with slight variations, and there are excellent posts in there where you can see all the variations.   All the important ones will be there for you.  Even the wiring colors have been quite uniform.  Makes sense they would do it that way.

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Would like to move my Precision T3500 Motherboard to Another box.
The Front Panel connector might be useful, but I have not found
any documentation of this.

Is there a Motherboard manual somewhere, or at least the pin definition of the Front Panel connector?

A:Precision T3500 Motherboard documentation (Front Panel connector spec)

.As with most Dells there is a proprietary Front Panel Board and 20 pin or more ribbon cable.

Dell Precision WorkStation T3500 I/O Panel Assembly with USB Audio I/O Control Panel, 29" Internal Audio Cable D/PN X389H, Front Panel Cable D/PN JN454, and Mounting Bracket, Dell M884G, MC532.
http://www.txcesssurplus.com/servlet/the-8929/Dell-M884G-Precision-T3500/Detail

 

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Hello
I have attached an image of my cabinet, i have front usb & two covered hole (selected with red line in the image) besides it. I think they are front audio but it has no wire from inside. please have a look at it & let me know if i can make it a front audio connector.
thanx
 

A:Front audio connector

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Hello.
I am having a not so common issue of a problematic REAR audio panel jack. The microphone pin got stuck and broken into the rear/back microphone jack and now the OS/driver thinks there is a microphone in the back panel but I just want to be able to make the microphone work on the front panel without needing to buy an external audio card (usb/pci) and disabling the integrated one.
The motherboard is Gigabyte GA-EP31-DS3L and the audio driver allows me to change what is plugged into the microphone jack but there is no option to disable it. I can disable the whole audio card from within BIOS but that doesn't help much. I have working speakers on the rear panel but on the front when I plug them it just gives a constant buzzing noise (like short circuit from the broken pin). If I plug microphone on the front panel nothing happens. Also Windows 7 doesn't detect a second microphone and even if I disable the original microphone there is still buzzing only in the front panel. Changing any possible option in skype doesn't make the microphone work either. I installed the latest drivers from the official site so it is not a broken driver issue. I can choose the microphone to be "Line In" but if I choose the blue jack to be "microphone" the audio driver program says "this device type is not supported". I suppose there is some software/registry fix to this problem but searching on google everyone wants the vice-versa version of the problem/solution (disa... Read more

A:How to disable read audio panel and make the front panel primary?

Nothing that I know of to fix that other than dig out the piece of pin that's stuck in the jack. I have a Gigabyte motherboard (different model) and RealTek and there is no option for what you want to do.

The jacks are enclosed, in most cases, so pushing it out from the back is probably not an option. I've seen some cases where users have got a broken pin out of a jack with a magnet. In other cases putting a small amount of glue on a probe and inserting it into the jack and gluing to the pin has got it out. Both of these are long shots but something to consider.

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This possibly should go in the hardware forum since it involves the motherboard as well but being a sound issue I assume here would be better.
I have an Asus Xonar DG sound card on an Asus P7P55D-E LX motherboard (and AMD Radeon HD 7800 Series video card) running on Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
I asked ASUS tech if I can use both the front panel & back panel at the same time for use of my headset (headphones and mic therefore headphone jack and mic jack.) They said NO that I had to choose one or the other, not both, and, that this has nothing to do with the sound card or MB but rather is a Windows thing. I assume this info is correct. Is it? If not please advise me as how to be able to use both.
On the assumption that it is correct, that I must make a choice an idea popped up.
My speakers are 'Cyber Acoustics CA-5402'. They have a control pod whereby on this control pod I could add my headphones whereby all speaker sounds are cut off automatically. Unfortunately this control pod which also controls the volume of the speakers no longer has control of the volume when the headphones are on and therefore volume must be controlled via Windows.
My idea. Can the Xonar, or rather Windows along with it, be set up so as to use only the front panel for the mic but NOT for the headphones?
OR
Since the control pod also has and 'aux in' (unfortunately not 'aux out') maybe this could be hacked somehow.
OR
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A:Using both front panel audio and back panel: solutions

Whether you can use both, depends on the sound card software, not Windows. You should be able to use the front for mic and the GREEN speaker jack on the back for the headphones. However, why would you want to do that? If you plug the headphones into the rear speaker jack, you have to unplug the speakers from the PC to do this.

Normal operation is to use the front panel for the headphones (and mic) and when you plug in the headphones it mutes the output to the speakers. On some sound card control software (for example RealTek) there are options to either mute the speakers when the headset is connected or not mute the speakers and have both headset and speaker sound.

You have to use the designated Mic input, as a PC mic requires 5VDC for operation. Other than the mic input, others do not have 5VDC.

On the front panel connections. Your front panel audio connection must be to the ASUS Xonar and not to the motherboard sound connection. Since you have a separate sound card, your motherboard sound should be disabled in the BIOS so it does not conflict with the Xonar. In addition, you can only have one default audio playback device (e.g. Xonar OR motherboard sound but not both).

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I am planning on buying the Creative Sound Blaster X-Fi Xtreme Gamer Sound Card, but was wondering if there was any difference between the front panel audio and the rear panel audio. Is there any difference at all? If so, which has better sound quality?

Link to sound card:
http://us.store.creative.com/Sound-Blaster-XFi-XtremeGamer/M/B000J1F1BI.htm

Thanks in advance.
 

A:Front Panel vs. Rear Panel Audio

The sound is comparable from fron and back as they
are processed by the same hardware.
With my X-FI extreme audio card,the front panel header
is only compatible with intel based HD front panel jack assemblies.
You may want to check that you have that before expecting to be
able to just connect the front panel connections.
It won't work with AC97 jacks.
It needs to have the autosensing built in for the jacks.
 

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Hello,  recently I have purchased an XW9400 motherboard, a -005 AS#, and I have been reading a lot on various PC sites about issues using industry standard fan/heatsink combos with the CPUs. Can someone please give me the correct pinouts for the CPU0/CPU1 connectors, P70/P71?  At first, I thought I'd splurge and buy a couple of the fan/heatsink combos from HP, but the $330+ pricetag nearly gave me an aneurism.  I'm a disabled veteran and don't have much money to spare.  I build multi-CPU PCs as a hobby and therapy.  I have two new Dynatron fan/heatsink assemblies which are industry standard, but I neither want to burn them up nor damage the motherboard in any way. Also the power supply I am using, a Sentey 725W, does not have an 8-pin plug that will work for P3.  It does have a 6-pin PCI plug that fits electrically with what is there and the voltage requirements.  My question is whether pins 3-4 and 6-8 are in parallel for current carrying purposes and are supplying power to the exact same points on CPU1.  If this is the case, I feel the 6-pin plus will handle the demands of the board admirably. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer in this matter! RR

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There have been a few threads about the propreitary 14pin PSU connectors and that there's no aftermarket support for upgrades. But it's been a little while, and Lenovo (around the office, my staff are calling them "Le-No-No" now) hasn't change policy, or offered an upgrade.
 
We have just received several of these i7 PC's and they all have the useless 280w PSU's. Those are severely limiting in what video cards can be installed, as anything over 55w will knock the PSU over. That means, no decent cards. A Quadro 2000 is, at 51W, about as far as we can go.
 
My CDW rep has been working to find a solution for us, but without any success. So I'm bringing it to the community before I have to re-evaluate our desktop hardware choice.
 
Has anybody made either an adapter or a PSU that will work on the Lenovo 14-pin motherboards?
 
(Oh, and yes, I've read http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/A-M-and-Edge-Series-ThinkCentre/M92P-14pin-power-supply-connector/m-p/84... . No help there. Thought I'd post a clear question here in hopes that someone has started making adapters.)
 
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A:ThinkCentre M92p Tower & SFF: power supply upgrade options (14-pin, PSU, front fan)

Hello,I have the same problem with this **bleep**ty power management. 280w with no option of an upgrade... What did they think when they built this? however I did some research and found this:http://www.moddiy.com/products/IBM-Lenovo-PSU-Main-Power-24%252dPin-to-14%252dPin-Adapter-Cable-%283... Did anyone try this yet? Can it be used safe on the system? And will it do the work that it should do?

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My audio rear outs used to work, but even so, i was primarily using hdmi out from my video card. I was also diagnosing BSODs at the time and sent my mobo back to asus for an rma. When it got back, I placed it in a different case and attached the font panel audio.

Due to a new living circumstance, I decided to switch back to the normal audio out, as my hdmi sound is awful on my new monitor. Problem is, now i find that the onboard audio does not work.

I have tried uninstalling/reinstalling and updating drivers, I have disabled all other drivers in the device manager, I have disconnected the front panel entirely. Nothing seems to re-enable my back panel.

Everything seems like in this thread Just got done building a new computer but... - techPowerUp! Forums
except my audio interface is ASUS, not MSI, and does not allow for front panel detection. (their solution was to "disable front panel jack detection" but this interface does not allow for this)

See the attached screenshots for interface.
Screenshot #1: As you can see, this is all the advanced settings allow. Also note that the bottom jacks are disabled, and does not see the speakers at all, even though they are plugged in.

Screenshot #2: This is with the HD settings enabled.

Screenshot #3: As you can see, there are no devices shown while HD audio is enabled, and the sound device manager does not see the speakers at all.

Screenshot #4: When I change to AC97, the computer sees the front panel, ev... Read more

A:Asus onboard audio no longer working since enabling front panel audio.

Have you tried system restore, or tried reinstalling the software/driver etc?

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My front USB slots work and every connector on the rear works fine yet when
i plug headphones into the front audio jack and nothing is detected.

My Bios are updated to the latest version, i have also tried switching to AC97 but makes no difference. Swapping between HDMI and s/pdif doesn't also does nothing.

The case is a fairly cheap case being a SHAW GT-M2 although it is new.

I have a dual boot of Windows 7 and OSX Lion the front doesn't work with either.

All drivers are up to date with no yellow ! in device manager

A:No front Panel audio detected but Rear Audio works on Asus P8H 61-M LX

Check to make sure that the front panel audio cable is actually plugged into the audio header on the motherboard. If the motherboard has HD audio and the front panel has a plug marked HD-Audio, then plug that into the motherboard. Make sure that it is correctly lined up, otherwise the front panel won't work correctly.

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I need the pinouts for the various pin-header case connectors, particularly J24 but the other multi-pin ones too. Tyan's manual for the S2915 board is for a different version than the poor-quality one they OEM'd to HP for the 9400, and HP's Tech Ref for the 9400 only supplies pinouts for the well-defined connectors whose pinouts can be found anywhere.










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A:xw9400. Need pinouts for case connectors (not psu connector...

The xw9400 front panel connector J34 (there is no J24) pinout, looking at the motherboard, is:   There are 2 key (missing pin) positions on pins 10 and 15.  Use these empty pins to help identify the signals. The pinout is very similar to other older HP Workstations.  Some hints:    - Pins 1 and 3 are for the hard drive activity LED.   - Pins 2 and 4 are for the power LED.  HP systems have back-to-back LEDs connected across these pins.  A green LED is lit in normal operation and red is lit (and blinks error codes) when there are errors.    - Connecting a momentary switch between pins 5 and 6 will turn the computer on and off.   - Connecting a momemtary switch between pins 7 and 8 will force a system reset.   - Pin 9 is labelled as +5V, but it is fed by a 100 ohm pullup resistor to +5V, so it will not supply a lot of current.  FYI.   - SPKR+ and SPKR- are for the internal speaker. Most of the other xw9400 connectors follow industry standards, i.e., the IDE drive and floppy connectors.  Is there anything else you want to know?  

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Hi, I'm new to the Vista forum, but I've searched for a similar problem in other threads to no avail, so here goes, I recently bought an MSI K9A2GM-FIH AMD 780G AM2+ Motherboard and am running Vista Home Premium 32bit os, I need to find a suitable rear panel connector to take the HiDef Audio from the on-board header to my AV amp. There was nothing supplied in the box and the reseller is less than helpful, any ideas where I can get an back panel connector/adapter to give me either co-ax or optical audio out from the MB?

Cheers

AndyGz

A:Rear panel HD Audio connector required

Hi Andy and welcome to the forums

I presume that this is what you mean. Have a look at the following link. Please note that there is a time limit, so you will have to be quick.



MSI Motherboard S/PDIF Digital Coa Audio Out cable - eBay (item 230290271471 end time Sep-18-08 05:13:29 PDT)

Here are some more links.

http://www.yoyotech.co.uk/product_in...31&cPath=62_64
http://www.cclonline.com/product-inf...ufacturer_id=0

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Do i need to connect the front panel audio to my motherboard? I got hd audio socket and ac97 front panel issues. I never use the headphone socket anyway
 

A:Front panel audio

You don't have to if you don't want to.
 

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i have a mercury cabinet which has ports in the front for connecting speakers and headphones,ive been trying to get it to work but havent been able to do so.my motherboard is an intel946GZIS.
the wires in the cabinet for connecting to the motherboard are R-out,R-out
L-out,L-RET,MIc-IN,GND,MIC.
the motherboard has 2 places for connecting audio.one is an hd audio link with the following pins sdi,sdo,sync,rst,bclk,ground,i/o,ground,vcore,+12v,stby,ground

the other audio chip has the following pins port1l,port1r,port2r,sense_send,port2l,ground,pres ence#,sense1_ret,sense2_ret.

so please could anyone who has some knowledge about this help me out and tell me which pins i have to connect to get my microphone and headphone working from the front panel
 

A:front panel audio

Hi, welcome to techspot.

Co-incidentally, i have EXACT piece of motherboard with you (946GZIS) and i've just solve the problem. You can connect the cable from the small board containing front audio jacks (panel). While doing so, there's 2 jumpers (cable connecting 2 pin) connected. In order to use the front panel, you should either cut one of them or both of them. If you want your rear output to be switched off straight while inserting any source in front, cut only one of the jumper. I'll give you brief description after visiting intel website.

edited:

found it here:
ftp://download.intel.com/design/motherbd/is/D5602502US.pdf
Page 52, the place you should insert the connector is "A". About the jumper removal instruction, go here instead :
http://www.intel.com/design/motherbd/hz/hz_confg.htm
it's similar.
 

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Well, after a HOT USB cord from connecting it wrong, I got them down and working, but I am now having serious trouble with the Audio Header/Connections

Here are two things that might help that are screen-shots that came from the manuals-


And here is a list of the connectors that are labeled, (All Female)

SPK R (2 Pins)
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SPK L (2 Pins)
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Mic (1 Pin)
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Mic In (1 of 2 on same connector)
GND (2 of 2 on same connector)

So If you can I want to know the places of where I put all these Pins.

And BTW dont you wish everyone put this much effort into their posts lol.
 

A:Front Panel Audio Help!

If I ever helped you pay back the favor
 

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I know that this question has been asked more that a few times but when I did a search I could not find the exact solution I needed, and I found a few posts that said to start a new thread for questions like tis so here goes.
I have the same problem. The pdf listed by Triple6 sovles some of my questions but I still have a few more. The afore mentioned pdf shows where to hook up my case audio wires but I am curious as to exactly which pins to hook to. I have a Biostar MB model # M7NCG 400 and a "Powerup" case. The case has a set of wires coming from the front audio jacks with the following wires: (each wire has a seperate plug with the label on the side)
SPKOUT L
SPKOUTR
RETURN L
RETURN R
MIC BIAS
MIC IN
GROUND

The MB has the following "JF_AUDIO1" pin labels according to the manual: (listed in order from pins 1 through 10
Mic In
Ground
Mic Power
Audio Power
RT Line Out
RT Line Out
Reserved
Key (no pin)
LFT Line Out
LFT Line Out
The MB also has a front panel connector "JPANEL1". On the front panel connector it has pins 1,2,5, and 7 listed as SPK but no listing for a mic.

I have tried asking Biostar and the respone I got was that if I hook up the front audio jacks the rear ones will not work which I already know. Can anyone here shed some light as to which pins on the FJ_AUDIO1 connector I need to hook each wire to?
Thanks
 

A:front audio panel

Well I found my answer at this link:
http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/CS-015851.htm
I hope this helps someone else who might need it.
 

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