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Will I have any trouble with the front panel? (with new mobo)

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February 3, 2013 7:21:40 PM

Hi, I'm trying to replace a blown motherboard from my HP computer.

I've already replaced my psu, got ddr3 ram, and picked out a i5 3570k.

Now I'm trying to get this motherboard. http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77MA-G45.html#?div=Detai...

I'm re-using my HP case which has 2 USB 2.0 Front Panel IO ports, 2 audio and mic jacks. I'm wondering whether the power button pins from my HP case would work with the new motherboard.

Here's my old motherboard; http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?cc=us&lc=en...

Would it work? Are the pinouts the same?

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a c 559 V Motherboard
February 3, 2013 8:16:52 PM

You can find the pinout in the manual http://www.msi.com/product/mb/Z77MA-G45.html#/?div=Manu...
Compare it with the old board.
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February 4, 2013 4:26:01 PM

OK I've compared the pinouts and they are exactly the same :D .

I won't have trouble with the wires right? I heard something about HP using prioparitory cables or something.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
February 4, 2013 4:35:13 PM

Since they are the same... Can you identify the wires on the HP connector (which wires go to the power switch, which to reset a.s.o.)?
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February 4, 2013 6:44:36 PM

What do you mean? I can identify which one is which on the board, using the manual. Don't all the pins come all taped together in the wire?
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a c 559 V Motherboard
February 4, 2013 6:54:25 PM

Then it's OK. I wasn't sure you had the pinout for the HP board.
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February 4, 2013 7:28:02 PM

yeah I've seen it on some other board, so im trusting them.
but I do know for a fact(on the HP website), that nettle3 power pins are 9 pin, with 1 reserved. So yeah most likely it'd be the same.

One question what is JFP2 and is it necessary?
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a c 559 V Motherboard
February 4, 2013 8:04:37 PM

It's used for the case speaker (buzzer) and for the suspend led.
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a c 559 V Motherboard
February 4, 2013 8:26:50 PM

It is necessary, if you want to attach a buzzer to the motherboard.
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February 4, 2013 8:30:22 PM

Ok, I guess that would be good for troubleshooting purposes.
But it won't stop the computer from booting at all correct?
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a c 559 V Motherboard
February 4, 2013 8:32:57 PM

Correct. The board would start just fine with no wires connected to the JFP2 header.
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February 10, 2013 7:14:52 PM

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February 10, 2013 7:15:12 PM

Thanks for the help!
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