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Old 04-12-2008, 04:20 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I just finished putting together a new build, but I have one problem. I don't have a manual for my case, and I'm not sure which wires are + and which are -. Here is a rundown of what I've got and what I guessed:

Power LED - One black and one green. Thinking green +.
Power Switch - One black and one green. Thinking green +.
Speaker Connector - One red and one black. Thinking red +.
Hard Disk Active LED - One red and one white. Thinking red +.
Reset Switch - One black and one white. Thinking white +.

Do you think I guessed right? I searched the net for a manual for this case and came up with zip. I tried looking at pics of other people's rigs and even checked my current computer, but they don't seem to be like this. What happens if I guess wrong and have the wires mixed up? I plan to fire this up tomorrow night after I get home from work. Any input would be appreciated.
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Old 04-12-2008, 09:02 AM   #2 (permalink)
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there should be some micro text right beneath the prongs on your motherboard indicating which plugs go where, grab a magnifyng glass and a mini mag light and have at it, thats what i did. ^_^
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I know which prongs are for + or -, but I don't know which wires are + or _. The wires are paired up and labeled for the circuit, but they are not labeled positive or negative.
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I always have a problem with this. Your manual should have info on it. I know that on my motherboards the lettering on the plugs usually go down. What mb do you have? We should be able to google some info on it.
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Old 04-12-2008, 12:07 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Thanks for the help, but I went ahead and fired that sucker up. Everything appears normal. My system temps in bios were showing 27 and 26 degrees celcius. I think that's pretty good. I will install windows when I get home from work. Speaking of which, I've got to get ready now. Thanks again for replying to my request.
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Black and White are almost ALWAYS the colors for ground.
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