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Issue with F panel connectors

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December 17, 2011 12:01:45 AM

I recently purchased a new motherboard (M5A78L) and everything with the installation went smoothly until i came to the f panel and the connectors. Reading through the manual I noticed there was supposed to be 5 notches on the top of the panel and 4 on the bottom, but what i ended up getting is reversed (4 on top, 5 on the bottom). I tried inverting the connectors with no luck (pc won't even start). This being my first motherboard installation i'm unsure what to do from here, any help would be greatly appretiated.

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a c 428 V Motherboard
December 17, 2011 2:59:31 AM

What "notches" are you talking about? Are you refering to the pins on the motherboard that the FP wiring plugs into?
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December 17, 2011 3:29:54 AM

Sorry for the confusion, what I'm saying is that the f panel pins on the motherboard don't correspond with the setup it shows in the manual. I end up with an extra pin on the bottom row and only one pin for the powersw cord(top row) instead of the 2 it requires.
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a c 428 V Motherboard
December 19, 2011 12:49:20 AM

Maybe you are looking at the board upside down. I just looked at the manual for your board, and I see no issues. If this is your board: http://www.asus.com/Motherboards/AMD_AM3Plus/M5A78L/ the pinout on page 1-26 shows exactly where the FP wiring goes. What make/model of case's FP wiring are you trying to connect to the board?

The pinout actually shows a connector with 10 pins on top and 10 pins below those for a total of 20 pins. Are you looking at the correct connector on the board?
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