There is no place to plug in my Power switch cable to my new Motherboard

By dcbrott99 ·
I just put in a new Biostar Motherboard into my HP Microatx case after the HP Motherboard died. Everything is working okay except there is no place to plug in the Power on switch front panel cable. I am able to turn it on by pushing a little button that is on the Motherboard itself but it is annoying to have to open the case and press this button just to turn it on. Is there any way to by pass the power on switch so that it will just turn on when I turn the Power supply on in the back of the case? Please help and thank you so much in advance!

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what model motherboard ? did you read the manual?

by CG IT In reply to There is no place to plug ...

the manual gives you the pin outs for the connectors.If the manual says use X pinouts and you don't have them, RMA for a new one or a different one.

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This is the Motherboard model

by dcbrott99 In reply to what model motherboard ? ...

BIOSTAR TA785GE 128M AM3/AM2+/AM2 AMD 785G Micro ATX AMD Motherboard

The pin's on the power supply look like this:


Hope that helps and thanks

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so what's the manual say?

by CG IT In reply to This is the Motherboard m ...


page 13 shows where to connect your front case panels.

best to read the manual....

PANEL1: Front Panel Header
This 16-pin connector includes Power-on, Reset, HDD LED, Power LED, and
speaker connection. It allows user to connect the PC case?s front panel switch

Gives you a pictures of what goes where...

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Thank you

by dcbrott99 In reply to so what's the manual say ...

I have read the manual but did not notice that obviously. Thanks for the information. I'll check it out.

Edit: Just wanted to let you know that I was able to get this fixed last night. I took my 9 pin front panel header and put only pins 1-8 onto the end of the 16 pin front panel header on the board and that worked. Thanks again for your help!

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