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#1 Sumi

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 21:44

Hi guys.

I'm building a new computer and I've bought an Antec Sonata Solo case, which has a 3-pin Power LED connector. My Asrock motherboard only has 2-pins to connect a power LED cable, so I'm not sure how to proceed. I've googled and found several solutions, but I'm not sure which one is the best/simplest/"right one". Anyway, I'd like to hear the opinions of some neowinians!

The Power LED connector in my case looks like this one: http://i69.photobuck...se/PowerLed.jpg

Any help is much appreciated :)


#2 1941

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 21:47

Try to connect color to color if possible.

#3 vetgigapixels

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Posted 11 July 2008 - 21:47

Well, it's only two wires, so technically you could just cut out the plastic in between the two connectors to separate them and connect them properly to the board. That's what I would do.

And BTW, awesome avatar. Muse FTW ;)

#4 OP Sumi

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 13:14

I feel bad about cutting and messing something up, but is possible to get a converter? And what would this mean in terms of functionality?!

#5 y2kboy23

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 13:20

I feel bad about cutting and messing something up, but is possible to get a converter? And what would this mean in terms of functionality?!


What kind of functionality are you expecting out of a Power LED?! Anyways, I've seen a adapter that can convert the connector so they both are next to each other. As to where to get one, not too sure at the moment but I do know they exist.

#6 Athernar

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 13:24

Don't need to cut anything or buy any adaptors.

If you look on the other side of the connector you will see the metal connect is held in place by a black plastic flap, get a stanley knife and lightly lift up the flap and pull the wire out.

If you do it right, the crimped wire will just slide out, then simply just push it back into the adjacent slot.

#7 OP Sumi

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 13:32

I mean, would the LED work as it is supposed to if I were to connect it in a way that was not intended.. Anyway, I think I'm going to try what Athernar suggested. It seems fairly simple, quite harmless and free :)

#8 utdarkviper

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 13:37

I agree with Athernar, it's as simple as connecting the right wires to eachother. The connector itself that contains the wires is purely for aesthetics and to keep the open wires hidden.

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 13:45

Don't need to cut anything or buy any adaptors.

If you look on the other side of the connector you will see the metal connect is held in place by a black plastic flap, get a stanley knife and lightly lift up the flap and pull the wire out.

If you do it right, the crimped wire will just slide out, then simply just push it back into the adjacent slot.

Yep, had to do the same thing on a NZXT case and a Asus mobo. Worked great.

#10 OP Sumi

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 15:29

I've done as Athernar suggested and it's works flawlessly! Thanks for the input guys - I really appreciate it!

#11 Athernar

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Posted 12 July 2008 - 16:48

I've done as Athernar suggested and it's works flawlessly! Thanks for the input guys - I really appreciate it!


Glad i could help.

As far as those Front-panel connections go there are a few things you can remember.

1. The positive pin will have a + on it's base.
2. The White/Noncoloured wire is always the negative if everything is wired properly.
3. An LED is a diode and as such current can only flow one way through it, if you reverse the polarity it will be just like if the circuit is still open.
4. Not relevant but a useful tip regardless, if your switch breaks you can just short the PWR_ON terminals for a second with the tip of a screwdriver to turn your PC on.

I hope the above is also useful, it has saved me a fair bit of time while fiddling with my PC. :)



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