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Not enough header pins for front panel!!

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April 23, 2012 9:17:24 PM

I purchased a rosewill case and a 970A gigabyte Motherboard and the case only has 3 header pins but my motherboard requires like 2 more 2pins and another 4 pin WTF DO I DO! My computer wont even turn on except for a few rare times im afraid im going to hurt my motherboard

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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 9:53:02 PM

Pictures would help. You won't hurt your motherboard, don't worry.
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a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 10:01:06 PM

Check the manual for each!

Usually, case "header pins" as you called them, I think, are for Power, Reset, Drive Activity LED, and Power LED.

Motherboards usually have all those, plus pins for a speaker.

If your case doesn't have all those, it's okay, you just won't use them. Power is the only one you really need.
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April 23, 2012 10:10:07 PM

Ok if not that then what else could it be ive gone over the check list and still nothing!
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a c 132 ) Power supply
a c 374 V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 10:23:21 PM

We're going to need to know exactly what these header pins you're talking about are supposed to be for. And your exact motherbd model #.

I suspect OP is talkinig about Fans.

There are 2, 3, or 4 wire fans and come in a 2, 3, or 4 pin connector. Your motherbd will have 3 or 4 pin headers that will accept 3 and 4 pin fans. Whereas the 2 pin connector should be a molex which would attach directly to a molex coming the Power supply
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April 23, 2012 11:08:44 PM

The motherboard is gigabyte 970A-UD3 and what im talking about is the cord that goes from your case to the front panel on the motherboard that hooks up your power and led lights, msg lights, CI, etc
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a c 75 ) Power supply
a c 138 V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 11:25:09 PM

The connectors from the case go into the set of pins at the bottom right hand corner of the board. From what I can see, it has a white shield thing around it, and colors (for some reason) under the pins.
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April 23, 2012 11:27:49 PM

Yea but there isnt enough cords. There are a few gaps left to fill
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 11:30:02 PM

BSWIFT89 said:
Yea but there isnt enough cords. There are a few gaps left to fill


There will be gaps.
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a c 75 ) Power supply
a c 138 V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 11:31:06 PM

BSWIFT89 said:
Yea but there isnt enough cords. There are a few gaps left to fill


OK, got ya. Just plug in the wires you have in the places they're supposed to go and you should be good. I have unused pins on my mobo too (don't have a system speaker and my reset button wire is screwed, so I just don't plug it in), and it works just fine.
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April 23, 2012 11:31:15 PM

If that is suppose to be there. why isnt it turning on lol
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 11:32:16 PM

Can you manually turn on the computer? (on motherboard) if so, it may be your front panel. (all pins are used up right)
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April 23, 2012 11:41:36 PM

Nope nothing will turn on it has shorted and turned on by mistake, not all the pins are used up
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a b ) Power supply
a b V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 11:43:07 PM

Regardless of whether or not the pins are in, the computer should still start up when manually pressing the button. What's your system?
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a c 75 ) Power supply
a c 138 V Motherboard
April 23, 2012 11:49:12 PM

Are you sure that connectors are plugged into the right places? The power switch connector should go into the 3rd and 4th pins on the top row. Polarity doesn't matter for power switches, so it won't matter if its backwards or not.
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April 23, 2012 11:59:20 PM

gigabyte 970A-UD3
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