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Power button doesn't match new motherboard

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  • Motherboards
  • Power
  • Asus
  • Dell Studio Xps
  • XPS
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May 10, 2013 6:35:55 PM

Hi guys,
I'm almost done installing a new motherboard Motherboard Asus P8z77-V LK in a Dell XPS 630i Case, and the power button's connector doesn't seem to line up correctly with the socket provided on the new mother board. So I have the schematics for the ASUS mobo, but I didn't get anything with my Dell XPS 630i and can't seem to find an ESM on the net. Can anyone help me? I need to know what each wire is on my hp power button so I can repin the connector correctly.

Motherboard Pins: http://postimg.org/image/8gdezgr2f/
Power on botton connector : http://postimg.org/image/n9555g3o1/

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May 10, 2013 6:41:07 PM

You're going to have to pull the pins out of the Dell case header and attach them manually. Use a small pin and lift up the plastic "clips" that hold the pin in, and they should slide right out.

Dell uses a proprietary header, so it won't match anything except a Dell board made for that case.

You can try and trace them down or just trial an error. I've done it before. Takes a few minutes. If you have a multimeter, you can clip two wires, press the button on the front and test for continuity when the button is pressed down.
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May 10, 2013 6:50:45 PM

^ This. Or buy a new case :vip: 
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May 10, 2013 7:32:59 PM

Thanks guys!!
I marked it as the solution but I will go for a new case.
I was so close to complete my build but so far at the same time .... "Proprietary header I curse your soul"
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May 10, 2013 7:38:54 PM

Pretty much any case you buy will be better than that Dell. Dell has come a long way in recent years with things like power supply quality but I hate their cases!
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May 10, 2013 7:44:21 PM

anort3 said:
Pretty much any case you buy will be better than that Dell. Dell has come a long way in recent years with things like power supply quality but I hate their cases!


the case is actually the only thing I was going to keep because I love the look of it ... what a shame :( 
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May 10, 2013 8:03:46 PM

You can do it in a few, just do like I said and pry the pins out and either trace them or start connecting. lol.
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May 10, 2013 8:59:26 PM

I have a gift card from that I haven't use and its my first build so I don' want to play around more than what i have to... i might try it when my brothers pc is getting an overhaul or such... thanks for the help anyway:) 
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May 10, 2013 8:59:30 PM

I have a gift card from that I haven't use and its my first build so I don' want to play around more than what i have to... i might try it when my brothers pc is getting an overhaul or such... thanks for the help anyway:) 
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