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Thread: Front Panel Connector pins on IBM mobo [HELP PLZ!]

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    Front Panel Connector pins on IBM mobo [HELP PLZ!]

    OK. So I got a IBM motherboard and I want to make a PC with it. But the problem is I don't know where to connect the Front panel connectors (Power LED, Power switch etc) to the motherboard. The motherboard does not have ANY labels on where to connect the connectors. Can someone please tell me where to put these connectors on the mobo?
    Here is a pic of the motherboard: http://img209.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mobovu8.jpg
    And here are some numbers on the motherboard: P9003169164
    and this is a bar code i think 11S49P0191Z1KTA1CS2NP FRU25P5090 112

    BTW: The mobo is a socket 478(Pentium 4) and has a 10/100 onboard ethernet.
    The mobo also was part of one of the NetVista 8304 (link: http://www-306.ibm.com/pc/support/si...cid=MIGR-43032 ) OR something close to this one.

    I have tried googling, looking on IBM.com but NO info on where to connect the DAMN connectors.
    So Please try to help me out. Thank you !

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    The lighting is a bit off in the picture, so it's hard to say... but...
    Try immediately above the ATX power connector. I've seen many IBM Netvista's with proprietary connectors for use in a special front-panel port.

    At the bottom-left, those are USB connectors I believe (again, can't see it very well).
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    Did you try Googling the first set of numbers on the barcode sticker next to the primary ide channel?
    There's no place like 127.0.0.1

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    @ azzey
    The connector above the ATX connector doesn't look like a front panel connector, but I will try it out and see.
    Here are 2 pictures: one the bottom side of mobo and one the top side of mobo.
    http://img228.imageshack.us/img228/8229/mobo2ot5.jpg
    http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/4117/mobo3bm4.jpg
    @ Fruss Tray Ted Google doesn't give me anything except 1 result and its a store..

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    IBM 8-pin front panel connector

    Quote Originally Posted by Vicsnipe View Post
    OK. So I got a IBM motherboard and I want to make a PC with it. But the problem is I don't know where to connect the Front panel connectors (Power LED, Power switch etc) to the motherboard. The motherboard does not have ANY labels on where to connect the connectors. Can someone please tell me where to put these connectors on the mobo?
    Have you managed to resolve this? If not, the information you need is probably here: IBM proprietary 8-pin Power LED connector

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