Connecting Other Thin-Wire Connectors
Most of the leads, such as the power switch and the reset switch, can be connected in either orientation. There is no Pin 1 or side to these connectors.
Otherwise, if connected in the wrong orientation, something just wont work. For example, its possible to have the HD LED backward. If this is backward, when you start the PC, its likely your HD LED light wont go on at all, or it will go on and stay on. Usually, we expect to see the HD LED on the front of the case blink with hard drive activity. However, these connectors, if oriented incorrectly, will not damage the system.
Figure 72 shows the connection of the reset switch.
These connectors were discussed in the component overview section. Its important to inspect the little pins carefully before installing your mainboard, because its easy to be off a pin and youll have a better view of the pins before the mainboard is installed.
Figure 73 illustrates our mainboard with all of its thin-wire connections completed.
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