Hooking up the power and reset switch???

I just bought a new case and i can't seem to find where to plug in the 2 pin power/reset switch into on my mobo, can anyone help please ? i have a stock HP Pavilion a6650f pc its an asus mobo. I replaced the power supply and the video card and it was working fine in the stock case. do i have to get a new mobo?
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  1. I looked at the HP site and found nothing detailed enough to show that. Next step would be to look for the Asus model number and google that.

    Can you trace the wires form the switch in the HP case to the mobo?
  2. http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&lc=en&cc=de&dlc=en&product=3424294%E2%8C%A9=en
    is this your motherboard the pins usually go on the same row upper or lower not 1 pin upper and 1 pin lower you won't hurt anything if you plug it in backwards and the pins from the case usually have writing the writing side always faces up and it should be a group of pins on the bottom of the mobo should say power Ps.
    speaker. hd. re reset get amagnifiying glass check pins on lower right side or bottom off motherboard
    ps if thats your mobo you can download possibly newer drivers there too
  3. HankB99 said:
    I looked at the HP site and found nothing detailed enough to show that. Next step would be to look for the Asus model number and google that.

    Can you trace the wires form the switch in the HP case to the mobo?



    Yeah, its a 8 pin connector. I tried wiring up the 2 pins to where the 8 pin went, but that doesn't seem to be working.
  4. marco324 said:
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&lc=en&cc=de&dlc=en&product=3424294%E2%8C%A9=en
    is this your motherboard the pins usually go on the same row upper or lower not 1 pin upper and 1 pin lower you won't hurt anything if you plug it in backwards and the pins from the case usually have writing the writing side always faces up and it should be a group of pins on the bottom of the mobo should say power Ps.
    speaker. hd. re reset get amagnifiying glass check pins on lower right side or bottom off motherboard
    ps if thats your mobo you can download possibly newer drivers there too



    the motheboard i have is yellow, and i tried plugging them in doing what you said, both ways and it still wouldn't work :/ ill try and post some pictures if thats any help
  5. We need to know your motherboard make & model to provide this information. Also, a picture of the connectors would help. Some OEM cases use unique connectors, so it would be good to clarify.
  6. Napa-GL8E or just asus GL8E.
  7. tecmo34 said:
    We need to know your motherboard make & model to provide this information. Also, a picture of the connectors would help. Some OEM cases use unique connectors, so it would be good to clarify.



    Yeah i meant to, sorry. But the model and pic is up now.
  8. sorry about that this should be your motherboard was on the right track
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01357135&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&product=3794769
    still not much help ?
  9. It is also a Raidmax Quantum case if that helps
  10. whats that group of pins under the bottom pci slot in the middle
    did you get the power switch working hard drive light switch working?
    or the lower right corner ? hard to see with just those pictures
  11. marco324 said:
    whats that group of pins under the bottom pci slot in the middle
    did you get the power switch working hard drive light switch working?
    or the lower right corner ? hard to see with just those pictures



    I found the markings where the pins go. Lower right hand corner. I plugged them all in with the letters facing toward the markings(right underneath the group of pins.

    And the pins under the pci slot are usb 1/2
  12. what are those four small pins on the bottom left side up just a little from those
    group of six that look simalar could be 2 for power 2 for reset?
  13. oh good you got it working then great
  14. Most Asus MoBos, at least ones I have used label the pin headers. If ya can't find your specific model, you can also try looking for something close as vendors try and minimize parts inventories and will use the same pin arrangement on mutiple models.

    I looked at the P755D for example

    Page 2-39 shows a picture of the thing an it shows the two pins for the reset to be the two furthest to the right in the bottom row (in bold text)

    oooooooooo
    oooooooooo

    Going from left to right, bottom row, on this mobo they are:

    Pins 1 & 2 = HD LED
    Pins 3 - 5 = nuthin
    pins 6 & 7 = power switch
    Pin 8 = nuthin
    Pins 9 & 10 = reset switch
  15. marco324 said:
    oh good you got it working then great


    no unfortunately. Is it possible that i maybe fryed my mobo or cpu while moving to another case ?
  16. JackNaylorPE said:
    Most Asus MoBos, at least ones I have used label the pin headers. If ya can't find your specific model, you can also try looking for something close as vendors try and minimize parts inventories and will use the same pin arrangement on mutiple models.

    I looked at the P755D for example

    Page 2-39 shows a picture of the thing an it shows the two pins for the reset to be the two furthest to the right in the bottom row (in bold text)

    oooooooooo
    oooooooooo

    Going from left to right, bottom row, on this mobo they are:

    Pins 1 & 2 = HD LED
    Pins 3 - 5 = nuthin
    pins 6 & 7 = power switch
    Pin 8 = nuthin
    Pins 9 & 10 = reset switch



    I have it exactly as you decribe, still nothing...i tried plugging the connectors in the opposite way (words on the connector facing away from the markings on the mobo) and still nothing.
  17. Im just thinking about going to best buy tomorrow and see if their Geek Squad can do anything, this is getting really annoying.
  18. thats unlikely some thing could have come loose do you have your old case
    is the cpu and heatsiink seated snug cpu fan plugged in good connections to your hard drive maybe you screwed the motherboard down to tight or is grounding on something maybe try loosening the motherboard standoffs screws just a little
  19. is your memory seated snug anyone of those things could stop it from starting
    "do your fans power on" if not then your not getting power the power switch is not on right
  20. marco324 said:
    is your memory seated snug anyone of those things could stop it from starting
    "do your fans power on" if not then your not getting power the power switch is not on right



    Absolutely nothing is coming on. I have 5 fans connected directed to the psu. And im pretty positive everything is snug, i loosened some of the screws, made sure all connectors were in, made sure power to the psu was in all the way, tryed the switch both ways. Still nothing. When i had it in the case before, nothing would turn on unless the motherboard was on. The psu didnt even have its fan spinning or the blue led. I can take a picture of it if thats any help.
  21. try the power switch in different positions don't need the reset or speaker or hard drive light activity on yet ?
    maybe it is up and down shut power supply off when doing this and back on after the wire is connected
  22. not sure never had a bad cpu before but i would think if it was the cpu you would
    get some fan activity
  23. marco324 said:
    try the power switch in different positions don't need the reset or speaker or hard drive light activity on yet ?


    Nope, no lights, no sounds.
    Here are some photos..

    Build


    The connectors

    -orange(power)
    -Green(power led)
    -red(hdd led)
    -blue(reset)
    -All connector markings are looking south
  24. Switch your "Green" and "Orange" wire locations. Power should be cross from reset.
  25. on a regular motherboard the writing on the end of the wires from the case should be facing up on all connections top row and bottom could be the case markings are wrong though i read somewhere befor someone said that happend to them
  26. marco324 said:
    on a regular motherboard the writing on the end of the wires from the case should be facing up on all connections top row and bottom could be the case markings are wrong though i read somewhere befor someone said that happend to them



    Which way is up ? Facing away from the end of the mobo? That's how I have it
  27. Look at page 1-14 of this manual. It is how it should be hooked up (similar model)

    http://static.compusa.com/pdf/e4438_m2n68-am%20se2_contents_web.pdf
  28. tecmo34 said:
    Switch your "Green" and "Orange" wire locations. Power should be cross from reset.


    Yes! Thank you sooo much.
  29. tecmo34 said:
    Look at page 1-14 of this manual. It is how it should be hooked up (similar model)

    http://static.compusa.com/pdf/e4438_m2n68-am%20se2_contents_web.pdf


    Now I have everything hooked up, everything appears to be working, but it auto shuts off in like 30 seconds and nothing is going to the monitor
  30. At what point does it shut off?? After going through the BIOS or before finishing the BIOS process??
  31. tecmo34 said:
    At what point does it shut off?? After going through the BIOS or before finishing the BIOS process??


    Nothing is going to the monitor so I can't tell, it turns on, all fans spinning, all leds turn on, but after like 30 seconds it beeps then shuts off.
  32. Can you provide a full system spec (make&model)... CPU, RAM, PSU, Hard Drive & GPU (we got the motherboard :) )
  33. looks like your cpu fan should be plugged in over the memory some older motherboards won't start unless a fan is plugged in to it worth a try
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00714578&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c00757531/en_us/c00714578/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us#N437
  34. 1) Do you have the monitor plugged into the GPU or motherboard?? Once a GPU is installed, you connect the monitor to it or else it won't boot from the on-board.

    2) Does your GPU require a power cable to be installed/connected & does it?
  35. tecmo34 said:
    Can you provide a full system spec (make&model)... CPU, RAM, PSU, Hard Drive & GPU (we got the motherboard :) )


    Cpu - Amd phenom x4 9550
    Ram - 6 gb stock hp
    Psu - rosewill Rbr1000-m
    Hard drive - 500gb seagate
    Gpu - sapphire Radeon hd 6850
  36. tecmo34 said:
    1) Do you have the monitor plugged into the GPU or motherboard?? Once a GPU is installed, you connect the monitor to it or else it won't boot from the on-board.

    2) Does your GPU require a power cable to be installed/connected & does it?



    The monitor is plugged into the gpu, I'm not that stupid.. and yes it is plugged directed into the psu.
  37. marco324 said:
    looks like your cpu fan should be plugged in over the memory some older motherboards won't start unless a fan is plugged in to it worth a try
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00714578&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c00757531/en_us/c00714578/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us#N437

    You are correct... It is hard to tell from the pics if the OP has the fan connected in the right spot or not. It is worth a try!!
  38. iMarino said:
    The monitor is plugged into the gpu, I'm not that stupid.. and yes it is plugged directed into the psu.

    Was not trying to imply you were :)

    You helpout in forums long enough you see the little stuff get missed, so you have to ask. I helped one guy with a "boot" issue and it came down to he didn't install a heat sink since his case had a lot of fans and thought he be fine.
  39. i can't find the specific manuel for your mobo but this is the same chipset from asus and am2 on page 15 of the manual you can see the pin setup on this one it's on the bottom row pin 6 and 7 from the left to right
    - - - - - "- -"
    http://dlcdnet.asus.com/pub/ASUS/mb/socketAM2/M2NPV-VM/e2806_m2npv-vm.pdf
    thanks tecmo34
  40. tecmo34 said:
    You are correct... It is hard to tell from the pics if the OP has the fan connected in the right spot or not. It is worth a try!!

    The wire doesn't seem to reach, the cpu and fan were never disconnected from when I moved into the new case so I know its not that..it has a red 3 pin connector and its in the red 3 pin slot where its been since day 1. Maybe I messed up the battery or something? (But I hope not because it was a hassle to get the gpu in there with all the wires and the battery is under it)
  41. maybe clear the cmos explains how on this page towards the bottom unplug the power supply when you clear it
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00714578&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c00757531/en_us/c00714578/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us#N437
    do you have another fan to plug in there might be worth a shot
    make sure the motherboard screws are snug too don'ty want them to come loose if you get it going
  42. marco324 said:
    maybe clear the cmos explains how on this page towards the bottom unplug the power supply when you clear it
    http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00714578&tmp_track_link=ot_recdoc/c00757531/en_us/c00714578/loc:1&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us#N437
    do you have another fan to plug in there might be worth a shot
    make sure the motherboard screws are snug too don'ty want them to come loose if you get it going


    There are actully 2 fans on the cpu, the stock one to the mb and the other one to the psu. Ill try clearing the cmos..
  43. Still didn't work :/ ugh.
  44. Here is a list of additional troubleshooting tips (some we have done) to help with your issue... http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/261145-31-read-posting-boot-problems
  45. damn i can't think of much else except trying to find the right 2 power pins looks like theres only 9 pins there if i could find a manual for that motherboard it would tell you the pin setup
  46. i just read this the four pin power on the top board near the cpu?
    Make sure you plug the CPU power cable in. The system will not boot without it.

    oh ok i did not try resetting the bios with the jumped i went down the list (from lamp testing the socket in the wall all the way to step 18.) And it turns out that i had to switch around the power/reset switch connectors i put the reset one where the power one SHOULD go and it booted up and am now installing win 7. i double checked both my Mobo manual and the case manual to make sure i had everything in the right spot i then checked the colors of the wires and the label on the connectors my buddy has the same case as me so i called him up turns out my pwr_swch wire was labeled wrong
    http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/302282-31-built-wont-power
  47. marco324 said:
    i just read this the four pin power on the top board near the cpu?
    Make sure you plug the CPU power cable in. The system will not boot without it.



    Yes that is plugged in so is the 24. Like it starts up and all it just auto shutsdown within like 30 seconds with no video output. Neither from the gpu or the motherboard
  48. i've had that happen to me and it was something not seated right
    might be worth uninstalling and reinstalling video card check hdd connections to motherboard a loose cable will cause it to not start i doubt its anything serious ?
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