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PLED vs PWR_LED confusion

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Last response: in Motherboards
June 25, 2014 3:56:31 AM

I have a Gigabyte GA-H81M-HD3 motherboard and a Corsair 200R case. While connecting the front panel wires to the header, I became confused. For Power LED, my case provides single pin Power LED + and Power LED-. The motherboard seems to have two places to connect these, the standard single pin PLED+ PLED- that I am familiar with, but also PWR_LED+, PWR_LED-, PWR_LED- pins.

The manual reads:
Connects to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the system is operating. The LED is off when the system is in S3/S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).

with chart:
System Status LED
S0 On
S3/S4/S5 Off

So which should I connect to? I connected to the single PLED+,- and it seems to operate, but am I missing something?

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a c 260 V Motherboard
June 25, 2014 4:13:56 AM

You're using the pins I would use. That is weird though, I can't think of any purpose for a second power led header...
a c 86 V Motherboard
June 25, 2014 4:32:23 AM

I use that case a lot for office computers and it doesn't come with a cable that is called pwr-led, so corsair probably screwed up on their end. I actually use the 200r for my work pc. I could check it just to double check if you want.
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a c 86 V Motherboard
June 25, 2014 4:43:21 AM

Just looked and when I unplugged the pled+ and - the reset and power led did not work, but when I unplugged the pwr_switch cable it wouldn't come on of course. So in my case the pwr-switch cable turns the system on, but if I leave the pled ones unplugged the led won't come on only the hdd led.

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a c 260 V Motherboard
June 25, 2014 5:00:01 AM

Got it figured I think. Some cases have a three pin led connector so it would work for those type cases (if needed)