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So for the case I am using, the Power Button's cables are all connected together and I have no idea how to fit it on my computer's motherboard. The case is from 2007, from a prebuilt, but I have no idea what I am going to do to fit it on the motherboard, the wires are not aligned correctly to their respective places on the motherboard...
So will I have to cut the parts apart or something? Can anyone tell me a solution to this?

Update: Figured out that the cable is this: M.351003F00A-GY0-G

Also one more thing, will I have to connect my monitor to my video card for the computer to boot correctly?
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no no no no no nooooooooooooo, don't go cutting anything lol

Looking at the image of the cable, that exact cable looks like it is missing a few pins that would otherwise be used on your motherboard -- assuming you got the ASRock - A320M on your topic for upgrading. The cable that you mention seems to only have the Power header, and what looks like a LAN header? Can't really see the tag for what that is on the image I looked at. Plus there are some actual LEDs attached to the cable for some reason, which makes me think this cable was taken from a laptop. It's missing headers such as H.D.D LED, Reset SW, Power LED+, ect.

I'm also a little confused on your problem. When you say you don't know how to fit them, do you mean you don't know where they go? Are you trying to connect them to different header pins? Do they not reach where they should go? "Not aligned" as in, the headers don't fit in the corresponding pin placement like it should, ect?

Truth be told, the case is 10 years old, very high chances are it's airflow and fan support is absolutely abysmal. You could easily get a case that would fit whichever hardware you have now, for $30-$40 and not break the bank too much. Still looks nice, better airflow, better fan support, room to upgrade GPU in the future in terms of length and size, allows you to add a better heatsink or even an AIO in the future, PSU can be mounted on the bottom of the case if the case you have now has it mounted to the top left of the case and room to add extra HDDs/SSDs. Plus, the front panel headers will make a lot more sense since they will be much more recent, given the case's age.




Having a monitor connected or not won't cause your computer to boot properly, it will simply display what is being shown on the computer. If you have a video card, plugging your monitor into that is what you want to use since it will be displaying and using your video card for gaming. If you plug your monitor into the motherboard, it will use the iGPU which is weaker than your GPU and thus will offer lower frame rates in games.
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TaigaAisaka wroteno no no no no nooooooooooooo, don't go cutting anything lol

Looking at the image of the cable, that exact cable looks like it is missing a few pins that would otherwise be used on your motherboard -- assuming you got the ASRock - A320M on your topic for upgrading. The cable that you mention seems to only have the Power header, and what looks like a LAN header? Can't really see the tag for what that is on the image I looked at. Plus there are some actual LEDs attached to the cable for some reason, which makes me think this cable was taken from a laptop. It's missing headers such as H.D.D LED, Reset SW, Power LED+, ect.

I'm also a little confused on your problem. When you say you don't know how to fit them, do you mean you don't know where they go? Are you trying to connect them to different header pins? Do they not reach where they should go? "Not aligned" as in, the headers don't fit in the corresponding pin placement like it should, ect?

Truth be told, the case is 10 years old, very high chances are it's airflow and fan support is absolutely abysmal. You could easily get a case that would fit whichever hardware you have now, for $30-$40 and not break the bank too much. Still looks nice, better airflow, better fan support, room to upgrade GPU in the future in terms of length and size, allows you to add a better heatsink or even an AIO in the future, PSU can be mounted on the bottom of the case if the case you have now has it mounted to the top left of the case and room to add extra HDDs/SSDs. Plus, the front panel headers will make a lot more sense since they will be much more recent, given the case's age.




Having a monitor connected or not won't cause your computer to boot properly, it will simply display what is being shown on the computer. If you have a video card, plugging your monitor into that is what you want to use since it will be displaying and using your video card for gaming. If you plug your monitor into the motherboard, it will use the iGPU which is weaker than your GPU and thus will offer lower frame rates in games.


Alright i'm going to go for a new case. I don't want to deal with this lol

And also thank you for the reply!
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TaigaAisaka wroteno no no no no nooooooooooooo, don't go cutting anything lol

Looking at the image of the cable, that exact cable looks like it is missing a few pins that would otherwise be used on your motherboard -- assuming you got the ASRock - A320M on your topic for upgrading. The cable that you mention seems to only have the Power header, and what looks like a LAN header? Can't really see the tag for what that is on the image I looked at. Plus there are some actual LEDs attached to the cable for some reason, which makes me think this cable was taken from a laptop. It's missing headers such as H.D.D LED, Reset SW, Power LED+, ect.

I'm also a little confused on your problem. When you say you don't know how to fit them, do you mean you don't know where they go? Are you trying to connect them to different header pins? Do they not reach where they should go? "Not aligned" as in, the headers don't fit in the corresponding pin placement like it should, ect?

Truth be told, the case is 10 years old, very high chances are it's airflow and fan support is absolutely abysmal. You could easily get a case that would fit whichever hardware you have now, for $30-$40 and not break the bank too much. Still looks nice, better airflow, better fan support, room to upgrade GPU in the future in terms of length and size, allows you to add a better heatsink or even an AIO in the future, PSU can be mounted on the bottom of the case if the case you have now has it mounted to the top left of the case and room to add extra HDDs/SSDs. Plus, the front panel headers will make a lot more sense since they will be much more recent, given the case's age.




Having a monitor connected or not won't cause your computer to boot properly, it will simply display what is being shown on the computer. If you have a video card, plugging your monitor into that is what you want to use since it will be displaying and using your video card for gaming. If you plug your monitor into the motherboard, it will use the iGPU which is weaker than your GPU and thus will offer lower frame rates in games.


Alright i'm going to go for a new case. I don't want to deal with this lol

And also thank you for the reply!


When buying a new case, make sure it will fit the hardware you have. If you post a PCPartPicker link here, and give a budget, case recommendations can be made. You don't want to buy a case that doesn't support your motherboard or the optical drive bays block your GPU, ect.
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pcpcpcpcpc wrote
TaigaAisaka wroteno no no no no nooooooooooooo, don't go cutting anything lol

Looking at the image of the cable, that exact cable looks like it is missing a few pins that would otherwise be used on your motherboard -- assuming you got the ASRock - A320M on your topic for upgrading. The cable that you mention seems to only have the Power header, and what looks like a LAN header? Can't really see the tag for what that is on the image I looked at. Plus there are some actual LEDs attached to the cable for some reason, which makes me think this cable was taken from a laptop. It's missing headers such as H.D.D LED, Reset SW, Power LED+, ect.

I'm also a little confused on your problem. When you say you don't know how to fit them, do you mean you don't know where they go? Are you trying to connect them to different header pins? Do they not reach where they should go? "Not aligned" as in, the headers don't fit in the corresponding pin placement like it should, ect?

Truth be told, the case is 10 years old, very high chances are it's airflow and fan support is absolutely abysmal. You could easily get a case that would fit whichever hardware you have now, for $30-$40 and not break the bank too much. Still looks nice, better airflow, better fan support, room to upgrade GPU in the future in terms of length and size, allows you to add a better heatsink or even an AIO in the future, PSU can be mounted on the bottom of the case if the case you have now has it mounted to the top left of the case and room to add extra HDDs/SSDs. Plus, the front panel headers will make a lot more sense since they will be much more recent, given the case's age.




Having a monitor connected or not won't cause your computer to boot properly, it will simply display what is being shown on the computer. If you have a video card, plugging your monitor into that is what you want to use since it will be displaying and using your video card for gaming. If you plug your monitor into the motherboard, it will use the iGPU which is weaker than your GPU and thus will offer lower frame rates in games.


Alright i'm going to go for a new case. I don't want to deal with this lol

And also thank you for the reply!


When buying a new case, make sure it will fit the hardware you have. If you post a PCPartPicker link here, and give a budget, case recommendations can be made. You don't want to buy a case that doesn't support your motherboard or the optical drive bays block your GPU, ect.


Huh. I actually connected the cable to the power slot and after a couple attempts, it started working properly.... strange. I plugged it in as if there was no LAN cable too.
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pcpcpcpcpc wrote
TaigaAisaka wroteno no no no no nooooooooooooo, don't go cutting anything lol

Looking at the image of the cable, that exact cable looks like it is missing a few pins that would otherwise be used on your motherboard -- assuming you got the ASRock - A320M on your topic for upgrading. The cable that you mention seems to only have the Power header, and what looks like a LAN header? Can't really see the tag for what that is on the image I looked at. Plus there are some actual LEDs attached to the cable for some reason, which makes me think this cable was taken from a laptop. It's missing headers such as H.D.D LED, Reset SW, Power LED+, ect.

I'm also a little confused on your problem. When you say you don't know how to fit them, do you mean you don't know where they go? Are you trying to connect them to different header pins? Do they not reach where they should go? "Not aligned" as in, the headers don't fit in the corresponding pin placement like it should, ect?

Truth be told, the case is 10 years old, very high chances are it's airflow and fan support is absolutely abysmal. You could easily get a case that would fit whichever hardware you have now, for $30-$40 and not break the bank too much. Still looks nice, better airflow, better fan support, room to upgrade GPU in the future in terms of length and size, allows you to add a better heatsink or even an AIO in the future, PSU can be mounted on the bottom of the case if the case you have now has it mounted to the top left of the case and room to add extra HDDs/SSDs. Plus, the front panel headers will make a lot more sense since they will be much more recent, given the case's age.




Having a monitor connected or not won't cause your computer to boot properly, it will simply display what is being shown on the computer. If you have a video card, plugging your monitor into that is what you want to use since it will be displaying and using your video card for gaming. If you plug your monitor into the motherboard, it will use the iGPU which is weaker than your GPU and thus will offer lower frame rates in games.


Alright i'm going to go for a new case. I don't want to deal with this lol

And also thank you for the reply!


When buying a new case, make sure it will fit the hardware you have. If you post a PCPartPicker link here, and give a budget, case recommendations can be made. You don't want to buy a case that doesn't support your motherboard or the optical drive bays block your GPU, ect.


Huh. I actually connected the cable to the power slot and after a couple attempts, it started working properly.... strange. I plugged it in as if there was no LAN cable too.


Well if it saved you money, then that works for you lol

I would keep a close eye on it however. You mentioned it took a few tries, which could insulate the cable isn't where it should be at -- given it is roughly 10 years old, that is understandable. Like I did say, you are missing a few connectors. HDD LED is missing, which is an LED indicator that your HDD is working; however, that's something you will know if it's not working upon trying to boot in or even a visual awareness of the HDD not working. I don't know what the case is, but given that there is no Rest SW header, there is no reset button on the case for you to press and restart the PC.

If you do decide to upgrade the case in the near future, post back here with a budget and the list of all hardware. If your PC is getting too hot, you'll need some extra fans and better airflow to keep things cool; with the possibility of a different CPU cooler. This all does depend on how much size is available for your case.
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pcpcpcpcpc wrote
TaigaAisaka wrote
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TaigaAisaka wroteno no no no no nooooooooooooo, don't go cutting anything lol

Looking at the image of the cable, that exact cable looks like it is missing a few pins that would otherwise be used on your motherboard -- assuming you got the ASRock - A320M on your topic for upgrading. The cable that you mention seems to only have the Power header, and what looks like a LAN header? Can't really see the tag for what that is on the image I looked at. Plus there are some actual LEDs attached to the cable for some reason, which makes me think this cable was taken from a laptop. It's missing headers such as H.D.D LED, Reset SW, Power LED+, ect.

I'm also a little confused on your problem. When you say you don't know how to fit them, do you mean you don't know where they go? Are you trying to connect them to different header pins? Do they not reach where they should go? "Not aligned" as in, the headers don't fit in the corresponding pin placement like it should, ect?

Truth be told, the case is 10 years old, very high chances are it's airflow and fan support is absolutely abysmal. You could easily get a case that would fit whichever hardware you have now, for $30-$40 and not break the bank too much. Still looks nice, better airflow, better fan support, room to upgrade GPU in the future in terms of length and size, allows you to add a better heatsink or even an AIO in the future, PSU can be mounted on the bottom of the case if the case you have now has it mounted to the top left of the case and room to add extra HDDs/SSDs. Plus, the front panel headers will make a lot more sense since they will be much more recent, given the case's age.




Having a monitor connected or not won't cause your computer to boot properly, it will simply display what is being shown on the computer. If you have a video card, plugging your monitor into that is what you want to use since it will be displaying and using your video card for gaming. If you plug your monitor into the motherboard, it will use the iGPU which is weaker than your GPU and thus will offer lower frame rates in games.


Alright i'm going to go for a new case. I don't want to deal with this lol

And also thank you for the reply!


When buying a new case, make sure it will fit the hardware you have. If you post a PCPartPicker link here, and give a budget, case recommendations can be made. You don't want to buy a case that doesn't support your motherboard or the optical drive bays block your GPU, ect.


Huh. I actually connected the cable to the power slot and after a couple attempts, it started working properly.... strange. I plugged it in as if there was no LAN cable too.


Well if it saved you money, then that works for you lol

I would keep a close eye on it however. You mentioned it took a few tries, which could insulate the cable isn't where it should be at -- given it is roughly 10 years old, that is understandable. Like I did say, you are missing a few connectors. HDD LED is missing, which is an LED indicator that your HDD is working; however, that's something you will know if it's not working upon trying to boot in or even a visual awareness of the HDD not working. I don't know what the case is, but given that there is no Rest SW header, there is no reset button on the case for you to press and restart the PC.

If you do decide to upgrade the case in the near future, post back here with a budget and the list of all hardware. If your PC is getting too hot, you'll need some extra fans and better airflow to keep things cool; with the possibility of a different CPU cooler. This all does depend on how much size is available for your case.


OK so it turns out that I didn't put the gpu in yet and that was the problem.... any ideas how to fix it?
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