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    Hi guys, I just completed my first build and I'm really excited. I have one problem I'd love you to help me out with. My front panel connectors are not working and I don't know why. I have connected all the cables to the MB properly but the story is still the same. The only headers responding are the USB 3.0 ports in the front, which means I can only start the PC with the MB power button.
    So my;
    Reset SW
    Power SW
    HDD Led
    Power Led
    F Audio
    are all not responding. I will really appreciate it if someone can help.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Which make/model motherboard do you have please?

    Can you please take a close up picture of the front panel connector on the motherboard, while the cables for the front panel are plugged into it.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Leads maybe the wrong way around. ie positive and negative are wrong. Take out and try them the other way.
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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Sorry if you already know this. On your leads you should have a little triangle on one of the two plugs. This is the positive so needs to go on the correct motherboard terminal. Your motherboard manual should have a blown up picture which will tell you which way they should be plugged in.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Power SW is usually the main power on/off isn't it? Confused how you're turning it on?

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    I've done that several times. The LED's for the power and HDD came up, and the F-audio is working too. Only the reset and power buttons aren't responding.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Wasabi, my motherboard has a power button in it.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    SUMMONER, my motherboard is a Gigabyte Z97x-UD5H-BK.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    So its a 2 pin header for the power switch on the mainboard I am guessing. Does that actually work? Short it with a screwdriver.
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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Jon, I did that. It powers the computer too.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Quote Originally Posted by umarmn View Post
    Jon, I did that. It powers the computer too.
    In that case I would say that the front panel buttons/wires of the case are faulty.

    The 2 dark red pins are for power and the 2 dark green ones for reset.

    If you can short them with a screwdriver to get the desired function, then clearly it is not the motherboard that is the problem.

    Last edited by SUMMONER; 08-01-2015 at 09:53 PM.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    I'm starting to think that might be the problem I'm afraid. It took me 10 hrs to build the pc, and returning the case would be a huge pain in the neck. thanks for the help anyways guys.

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    Re: First build troubles Help!!

    Never nice when it turns out to be case related.
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