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Hi guys,
I just purchased one of the front panel i/o cables from alohacab. I haven't bought all my pc components yet, but I plan to get a socket 1155 atx mobo. Problem is, I haven't seen firewire pins on any of the newer mobos. And from what I understand, all components of the 18 pin front panel need to be connected in order to complete the circuit.

Solutions? A friend told me that putting a 2 pin jumper on the end of the firewire connector would solve it. Is that true? What would you guys do?
-Gene

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Here's a nice one.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128494

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Here's a nice one.
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128494


Hm, maybe I don't fully understand yet because I don't have any of the components.. but I thought the firewire connector from the 18 pin thing is supposed to connect to specific firewire pins on the mobo? Or do they all just go into that 24 pin atx connector thing?

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Your first thought is correct. Look at the details for the mobo from the link. It says it has 1394 (firewire header) onboard. If you zoom in on the pics it is next to the two usb headers.

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Your first thought is correct. Look at the details for the mobo from the link. It says it has 1394 (firewire header) onboard. If you zoom in on the pics it is next to the two usb headers.


Ah I see, thanks a bunch! I'll look into getting a mobo similar to that.
-Gene

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Hi guys,
I just purchased one of the front panel i/o cables from alohacab. I haven't bought all my pc components yet, but I plan to get a socket 1155 atx mobo. Problem is, I haven't seen firewire pins on any of the newer mobos. And from what I understand, all components of the 18 pin front panel need to be connected in order to complete the circuit.

Solutions? A friend told me that putting a 2 pin jumper on the end of the firewire connector would solve it. Is that true? What would you guys do?
-Gene

Nope, I dont have FW, and with it completely unconnected, it powered on, and USB worked as did LED. But couldnt hold power to turn off. So, the wire that goes into the fw header connector, that effectively goes to 2 pins (think its ground) I connected to USB ground and now it all works perfectly. Except obviously USB.





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