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20-8 pin panel system panel connector issue

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January 10, 2011 7:14:53 PM

Hi, just installed a new mother board that has a 20-8 pin panel system panel connector. Sadly, my PC case has a power switch with the old style connector that is much smaller. How do I get around the problem. Is it possible to buy and install a new power button on my front panel that will have this 20-8 pin configuration. Any other solutions.
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a c 236 V Motherboard
January 10, 2011 9:18:52 PM

Can you provide a link to motherboard & case, so we can review to see what we can come up with? (Pictures are nice too :)  )
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a c 242 V Motherboard
January 11, 2011 12:28:32 AM

This is standard on Asus Boards and most reading this are probably confused into thinking you are talking about the 20+4 pin connector or the EPS CPU power connectors. The 20-8 thing refers to:

System Power LED (2 pins)
HD Actibity LED (2)
System Warning Speaker (4)
ATX Power Button (2)
Reset Button (2)

Why they call it 20-8 I can only guess that there's 20 places to put pins and 8 aren't used :) 

Perhaps you can strip off the old connector and get the right cable ends from frozencpu.com Give them a call; half the time the President of the company answers the phone and should be able to steer you right

Here's some ideas:

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/8096/ele-352/Lamptron...
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January 18, 2011 4:26:43 PM

tecmo34 said:
Can you provide a link to motherboard & case, so we can review to see what we can come up with? (Pictures are nice too :)  )


Thanks tecmo34
My motherboard is ASUS P5QL-CM, details are in its manual on
http://www.asus.com/Product.aspx?P_ID=KO1Q2EGHFX3qBo5U
(sorry can't copy/ paste the page with diagram of MoBo)

The PC is Acer Aspire M1640, details at
http://www.kikatek.com/product_info.php?products_id=840...

To give more details the MoBo inside my Acer Aspire looked like this
http://i1104.photobucket.com/albums/h322/sri_vivek/Acer...

So the problems I have are
1. the adapter to the F_PANEL in the Acer PC was this 13 pin thing whereas in the new ASUS board is 20-8
2. The wires from the switch in front to the case are not long enough to reach the adaptor on the new motherboard.

Any ideas.
Thanks

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