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Wiring help needed with P4VMM2 mobo

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July 26, 2011 11:29:34 PM

Hi everyone! I am having hard time figuring out where to hook up the cables on Elitegroup P4VMM2 mobo. Rest of the components are all installed. I found the mobo guide online but that didnt quite say anything abt where to put all these wires. I have few other questions about the build too.



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For this hard drive I cant locate the IDE connector. I was able to hook up a cable from power supply to the lower connector.



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These are the cables I am having issues with.



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This is the wire just floating around which I have no idea what to do about.



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This is the mobo from stone age which I am working on. I would really appreciate If someone can help me build my first PC successfully. Excuse my noobness if I didn't provide enough information.

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July 27, 2011 6:11:08 PM

That HDD is a SATA HDD, does not have an IDE connector. You will need to get an IDE HDD.
The bunch of wires in the following picture go in a series of connectors that are grouped together on the mobo, and they should have been marked on the mobo similarly to the markings on the wires. Exapmle: the HDD LED has a similar markings and lines drew on the mobo where the connector goes plugged in, and so on. If some LED does not work, try reversing the polarity of the connector (turn the connector around). The Power switch and the Reset connectors do not have a polarity assigned to them. Use a pair of tweezers for easy access. Make sure the mobo is NOT powered during all this.
The last 2 white wires, look like they might plug in the white connectors next to the PCI slots, but you have first to check where they come from. If they are USB, for instance, plug them in the approrpiate connectors, which may be one of the black connectors under the PCI and ISA slots. Make sure they are USB and not Firewire connectors, because plugging them in the wrong slot can fry your mobo.
Ov erall, a good old system to learn on. Just take your time and make sure the connectors go into the right slots before powering up. If you have any questions about a particular connector, take some clear pics of the connector and the plug that you believe it should go into and post them here. We'll be glad to help. If the connectors have some markings on either side, take a picture of that side. If you can tell where they come from (peripheral USB ports, for instance), tell us that as well.
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August 6, 2011 2:38:40 AM

Thanks for the detailed response. There are no usb ports on the CPU...just a floppy drive and optical drive. Bought an old 1 GB DDR ram for 5 bucks from the local computer shop. Any good resource to buy IDE HDD converter?



Does the ribbon wire looks ok? Its basically connecting Optical drive to the mobo. And there's another wire from power supply going to optical drive. Just wanna make sure cs I want to make the connection for a live CD to run.



And about the connectors this is what I can figure out: From right to left: First 10 black pointers have Panel 2 written besides them. Next to them are six white connectors with WOM WOL1 written. Then comes system fan and JBRT 1 consecutively. Any precautions I should take care of before powering the system?
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August 8, 2011 6:32:35 PM

First things first.
If this is your mobo
http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail...
then you need to go into download section and get all the drivers/software that apply. Do not forget the user manual, that will tell you which cable/connector goes where.
As far as SATA/IDE converter, check this one out
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?hl=en&sugexp=bve...
It plugs in the mobo and allows you to connect a SATA HDD (like you have) to your IDE mobo.
Precautions... if you're not sure where a cable plugs in, just leave it unplugged. That way, you don't run the risk of burning something. The mobo's manual should have detailed schematics or photos to tell you what needs to be plugged in and where.
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August 19, 2011 9:19:04 AM

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