Sign in with
Sign up | Sign in
Your question

Power pled wires to front panel too short for new board

Last response: in Components
Share
August 13, 2012 2:04:01 PM

Hello,

I'm switching out my mother board an cpu ... everything matches up perfectly connection wise, but the cables are too short to reach the new motherboard from the front panel (power/pled & front panel usb cables) ... the question is, can you buy a pre-made extension cable with a male and female grid on each end?
August 13, 2012 3:13:06 PM

what type of case does u have if u have corsair 400 r they the extension cable for power/pled front usb port
m
0
l
August 13, 2012 3:28:56 PM

it's an old prebuild from Dell ... XPS 630i ... switched to an asrock h61m/vs ... the old boar was a very large 775 socket intel board and this one is much smaller. thus, the positions of the board, with respect to the height they reach, are much different ... causing the distance the wires stretch to be too far to actually reach the new board.
m
0
l
Related resources
August 13, 2012 3:38:26 PM

perhaps u also suffering from power supply case wont reaches to ur mobo also
u have problem with jumper there right
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
a c 234 V Motherboard
August 13, 2012 7:28:43 PM

Extending them is relatively easy if you have a soldering iron, wires, etc.
m
0
l
August 14, 2012 3:02:15 PM

hey dont do that it will void the warranty same thing that i done with my power supply because my corsair 400r need extended cable so i need to plug 12v for cpu so i extend it and cover it with electronic tape it working fine but i running out of warranty
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
a c 234 V Motherboard
August 14, 2012 5:34:42 PM

monu_08 said:
hey dont do that it will void the warranty same thing that i done with my power supply because my corsair 400r need extended cable so i need to plug 12v for cpu so i extend it and cover it with electronic tape it working fine but i running out of warranty

The OP's Dell XPS 630i definitely isn't under warranty if he's replacing the motherboard with an ASRock H61M/VS and a new CPU.
m
0
l
August 14, 2012 6:27:10 PM

nope when u cut one of the wire of psu and extension that pretend warranty will be void
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
a c 234 V Motherboard
August 14, 2012 8:00:56 PM

monu_08 said:
nope when u cut one of the wire of psu and extension that pretend warranty will be void

The OP refers to the front panel cables, not the power supply cables. That's quite different.
m
0
l
August 22, 2012 1:37:08 PM

I ended up removing one of the fans (wasn't necessary to keep) and the wires were able to reach ... GhislainG - I was trying to avoid taking the time to solder because I didn't have a lot of time to spend with it, but that is what I was going to do if this trick didn't work.
m
0
l
a b ) Power supply
a c 81 V Motherboard
August 22, 2012 2:49:39 PM

monu_08 said:
nope when u cut one of the wire of psu and extension that pretend warranty will be void

OP had a prebuilt Dell PC in which he is swapping out the motherboard. That in itself very much voids whatever warranty (if any) might be left on the Dell system. Splicing wires to extend them is not going to make much of a difference.

As someone mentioned, since the PC originally had an LGA775 board and Dell has not sold LGA775 XPS-series PCs in years, the warranty on the PC and most of its components likely expired a long time ago.
m
0
l
!