Hard disk indicator light

  DP 16:08 09 May 2003
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I put a new mobo into my computer. It all works! - surprisingly - except the indicator lights on the front of the box showing hard disk activity, power on etc do not work. I have hooked up the lines to the mobo OK - but the light still do not come on ever!

Any ideas? I know it is a small problem - but it is anoying!

  Rayuk 16:15 09 May 2003

Try turning the connectors the other way round.
ie +- to -+ if you follow me.

  rickf 17:01 09 May 2003

Follow Rayuk's advice and it'll be ok. Common prob.

  The Spires 17:17 09 May 2003

Are you looking at the pin block on the main board the wrong way around.

  DieSse 17:21 09 May 2003

The power light may be more complicated. Commonly the motherboard has 3 pins, only two of which are used - the other one is commoned up with one of the main two. Sometimes you get two individual wires from the front panel - sometimes a three pin plug with only two pins used. You may have to experiment a bit with them.

  DP 00:03 10 May 2003

Thanks everyone - it's easy when you know how! I switched the connectors around +/- and the lights sprang to life. Simple - but I don't think that I would have thought of doing this myself in a million years.

Much appreciated - I can now bask in the glory of a successful mobo transplant.

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