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Can't figure out where to plug in case front panel connector

My PC won't start up since I cant find where to plug in the case power supply into my motherboard. I was moving a stock Dell 660 into a Antec 300 but I can't figure out where to plug in the power connectors of the new case, I figured out the audio and usb easily enough.

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  1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2y30bIejE
    fast forward this video to 4:00 it will explain in detail.
    try to find 9 pin's on the low right of the mothreboard.
    hope this helps ;)
  2. JOHNN93 said:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2y30bIejE
    fast forward this video to 4:00 it will explain in detail.
    try to find 9 pin's on the low right of the mothreboard.
    hope this helps ;)


    thanks for the response, but my motherboard doesnt look like it has similar pins as that with labels and such, it only has a bunch of random pins, like 7 pins

    i think this is because this was a stock dell motherboard so that all of the pins were condensed into one pin tha twas easy to plug in, but with my new case i cant seem to figure it out which goes where since they're all seperate :(
  3. ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-660_Owner's%20Manual_en-us.pdf
    this is your computer manual go to page 14 this is your mother board number 8 is your front panel conector.
    as you are seeing the pins on the manual like this

    1 . . 2
    2 . . 11
    3 . . 10
    4 . . 9
    5 . 8
    6 . . 7

    pin 1 hdd + pin 2 hdd - should be red and white red
    + white -
    pin 3 and 4 reset switch no problem how you put it
    pis 2 power led + pin 11 power led - green white green + white -
    pin 10 and 9 power switch again here no problem how you put it.

    if you want to make sure the power switch or anything works you can put your keys on pin 9 and 10 to start the computer on if it starts wait for post and then put the key's on pins 3 and 4 to test if it restarts.don't be afraid nothing bad will happen.
  4. JOHNN93 said:
    ftp://ftp.dell.com/Manuals/all-products/esuprt_desktop/esuprt_inspiron_desktop/inspiron-660_Owner's%20Manual_en-us.pdf
    this is your computer manual go to page 14 this is your mother board number 8 is your front panel conector.
    as you are seeing the pins on the manual like this

    1 . . 2
    2 . . 11
    3 . . 10
    4 . . 9
    5 . 8
    6 . . 7


    Yes, I believe 8 is where I'm supposed to plug the front panel power switches, there are also switches for reset power and three LED plus, but these are just single plugs.
  5. #8 power button connector (LEDH2) is where I believe i need to plug everything in, so there's 11 pins total
  6. Page 17 of http://www.antec.com/pdf/manuals/ThreeHundredTwo_Manual_EN.pdf is the connectors i'm trying to connect
  7. i have updated my status.
    note where i said white your cower connectors are black black is -
    the other colors are + do the key thing i said earlier to confirm everything works before you connect.
    the . dots are your pins
    on number 8 there is no pin.
    put your key on 9 and 10 or something that is conductive.
  8. okay, just to confirm,

    THe connector looks like
    . .
    . .
    . .
    . .
    .
    . .

    so you're numbering them like this?

    1 . . 2
    2 . . 11
    3 . . 10
    4 . . 9
    5 . empty
    6 . . 7
  9. yes you got it now jump pins 9 and 10 to confirm the diagram i have provided after jump pins 3 and 4 to restart.
    theres nothing official on the motherboard or dell so we cant be sure.
  10. sooo like

    HDD+ HDD-
    LED LED
    RESET POWER
    RESET POWER
    empty empty
    empty epmty
  11. Best answer
    HDD+ PWL+
    HDD- PWL-
    RST PWS
    RST PWS
    NO NO
    NO NO
    reset switch and power switch plug it as you like.
    where - is as i mentioned above - is the black cable color.
    if nothing happens i will respond in 12 hours need to leave.
    this is 99 % of the case so it should work.
  12. holy crap, i fiddled aroudn for a bit and it works now!

    thank you so much man!!!!
  13. no problem man hope this helps you for years to come ;)
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