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Having a problem installing an Asus mobo into my Dell xps 630i, help!!

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December 31, 2011 10:25:00 PM

So i purchased and began installing my Asus m5a97 motherboard into my Dell XPS 630i into my motherboard, i installed the graphics card, memory, etc... Then it came to the wiring, i did the usual, Sata into Sata, usb into usb and so on, but then it came to wiring the Power Button, reset, and Led's, the bloody cabes were no where to be found, i checked high i checked low, i dismatled the case in front of the power button to trace it back, and then i found it, i found this; http://i40.tinypic.com/k1dfo7.jpg

You see the geniuses at dell decided that instead of having the usual Power, Reset, Led, (http://i41.tinypic.com/2pyq2yd.jpg) they decided to put it all into one wire, that sounds good in "Theory" but that means if you try to install an ASUS motherboard like i am without the prior knowledge that they put it all into one wire you get to eat ****... And this really pisses me off because i cannot return the motherboard, or processor now because i opened it up, and i don't want to have to re install all of the old components considering i'm 95% done all i have to do is plug in the front panel connections!! Is there any way to get around this.

You see here's the problem, the layout of the wire is http://i43.tinypic.com/8zlow6.jpg , whereas the layout for the Asus motherboard is; http://i40.tinypic.com/2ztj04z.gif , meaning i cannot just stick it in and have it run like i have in my previous motherboard installations.

Does anyone know of any way to get around this nonsence? I really want to finish up this computer and get to playing Skyrim (the reason i'm building this damn computer anyways)... So if anyone can help me it would be well appreciated :) 

Thank you for your time adleast
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December 31, 2011 11:20:52 PM

Focus on the power switch lead. The others you can live without. Only other option is to install multiple wire extensions coming out of the one piece dell case connector. If you get the power switch lead working, do without the others, which are mostly led's. Breaking the one piece case lead for the dell will leave you with some wires exposed, and you may not even be able to restore the power switch connection. Been there, tried that. This whole cluster of pins is low voltage, so having some of the old case wires in the wrong position won't short anything out.
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December 31, 2011 11:37:35 PM

o1die said:
Focus on the power switch lead. The others you can live without. Only other option is to install multiple wire extensions coming out of the one piece dell case connector. If you get the power switch lead working, do without the others, which are mostly led's. Breaking the one piece case lead for the dell will leave you with some wires exposed, and you may not even be able to restore the power switch connection. Been there, tried that. This whole cluster of pins is low voltage, so having some of the old case wires in the wrong position won't short anything out.


After scowering the internets for a couple hours i came across this; http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003ZDNXZI/ref=ox_sc_a...

Do you think it'll work?
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January 1, 2012 12:01:58 AM

The problems of trying to upgrade prebuilds! Congrats on dumping the Dell and doing your on build. Now, make it a complete break away and toss the Dell case in the trash where it belongs, and get a good case; if of course you can fit it into your budget somehow it will be worth it.
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January 1, 2012 11:16:01 AM

Those leads should work, but can't tell if the wire end has adapters already crimped to the bare wires. Next time also see if your new board had the standard 9 pin wire cluster; some ecs boards do, and perhaps other brand models.
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January 1, 2012 11:56:14 AM

Some people seem to like those cases, me not so much.
All you need to do is pull the pins from the Dell connector, trace them back to the front panel, so you know what you're working with and then attach to the proper spot on the Asus header.
A small piece of heatshrink tubing over each pin or a dab of hot glue will insulate it
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May 3, 2012 3:27:29 PM

Are you still having an issue with this?
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May 5, 2012 7:08:45 PM

I had the same problem, although it was a gigabyte mb. It took it to my neighbourhood computer shop and he was able to use an adapter. Works great now. $20 parts and labour, took him 10 minutes.
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