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June 14, 2012 3:07:36 AM

Hello,
I just recently bought a gigabyte motherboard and I hooked everything up but, since the case is an old sony vaio computer I don't know how to connect the front panel wires. They are different in position on the connection and once I plug them into my gigabyte motherboard the computer does not start up. Do I need to rewire them to the connector?

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June 14, 2012 3:10:24 AM

It probably uses a proprietary connector and you would need to re-wire it. Why not get a new case with the new mobo? (Did you re-use the old processor, gpu, etc?)
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June 14, 2012 3:14:50 AM

well I really liked the case and I did not re-use the old processor only the power supply and cd drives. Is there any references you can give me to rewire the connector?
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June 14, 2012 3:18:32 AM

Well the gigabyte mobo instruction book will have a pin out of the motherboard connector (or it may be printed on the board itself). For the case connector, you'd have to look for a sony support guide - it's unlikely that they publicly release that information since they want to keep you buying replacement parts from them.

How much experience do you have in re-wiring?

Also, did you check the specs on the OEM PSU? Most of them aren't very good...
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June 14, 2012 3:29:24 AM

ok well this will be my first time rewiring do you have any thoughts in mind that may help me in rewiring the cables? no I did not check the specs yet
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a c 129 V Motherboard
June 14, 2012 3:36:23 AM

To rewire is easy :) 

You just need to use a small knife to lift small tabs(on the plastic) and pull the wires out. once that is done, you can place them back in to work with the new board.




The most easy way is to follow the wires to the front of the case to see what connects to what. Then with the gigabyte book, you can get the new pinout.

Something like this(but not always the same).
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June 14, 2012 3:41:42 AM

salazarmiguel12 said:
ok well this will be my first time rewiring do you have any thoughts in mind that may help me in rewiring the cables? no I did not check the specs yet


I would check the specs on the PSU before you do anything - is it even enough to support the new system you're putting in the box?

Also, re-wiring isn't hard...if you have the pinout from the case. Without that, it'll be frustrating trial and error...
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June 14, 2012 3:47:57 AM

ok but how do i know what color wire is to what connection?
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a c 129 V Motherboard
June 14, 2012 3:57:49 AM

Take the front panel off and follow the wires. if it runs to a HDD led, well you know what it is :) 

Not all cases use the same colors(some also use while as - and others use black as -. - + will not matter on switches but will for LEDs).
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