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here you have all pin-outs :)

 

Thanks np_! my pic is based on this but it just does not work... i really don't know why :blink:

Pin 13 is LED, PIN 14 BTN and Pin 2 is Ground. But if I connect it it doesn't work... :blink:

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Thanks np_! my pic is based on this but it just does not work... i really don't know why :blink:

Pin 13 is LED, PIN 14 BTN and Pin 2 is Ground. But if I connect it it doesn't work... :blink:

 

 

umm the LED pin (+V) remain on mobo LED ( + ) other LED pin (ground) on panel, same for PWR button

 

and connect panel ground ( pin 2) on mobo ground

 

you can see there is no +5V on panel - just ground on pin 2

 

EDIT - puff error !

 

mobo pin LED ( V+ ) go to pin 13 on panel

 

pin 2 on panel go to LED (ground ) on mobo + LED (ground)

 

this must work now

 

and PWR + go to panel 14

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Thanks np_! my pic is based on this but it just does not work... i really don't know why :blink:

Pin 13 is LED, PIN 14 BTN and Pin 2 is Ground. But if I connect it it doesn't work... :compress:

 

Thats' because you need to swap led and pwr. That did the job for me.

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Thanks np_ and TorqueX86 !!

but it does not work at all... i tried several combinations but if i connect the one pon from mobo to the panel the computer turns on!

is it normal that when i connect one pin to the case the computer turns on? but this is only with one of the two pwrbtn cables!

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Nope, it's not normal, and we have the same mobo and same case, so hell, it just has to work hey :)

 

First of all: Did you split the pwr and led cables as 3 separate single cables?

 

I'll make u a l33t drawing: this is the connector on the Conroe:

 

O O O O O

---O O O O

 

O is ground

 

O is led

 

O is PWR

 

This works for me...

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So,

the cables are split! there are 3 cables now!

now i have the manual and the picture says:

 

 

O O O O

O O O O O

 

O GND

O PWRBTN#

O PLED+

 

So it must be like this in the G5 case:

 

O O O O O

-- O O O O

 

Or am I wrong?? :)

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O GND -> pin 2 on case panel

O PWRBTN# -> pin 14 on case panel

O PLED+ -> pin 13 on case panel

 

 

 

do this for test

 

connect only ground from mobo to pin2 on case panel

 

the PLED+ to pin 13 on case panel

 

leave PWR button unconnected

 

then short (once, use paper clip ) PWR button both pins on mobo , PC must start and see if LED is "ON"

 

if led is ok short again pwr button pins on mobo till PC get off (keep it short till off 3-4 sec )

 

connect PWRBTN to pin 14 on case panel to test pwr button

 

and test if work

 

you can do same but in reverse, first test pwr button then LED and on the end both

 

don't worry there is nothing to burn or get broken , even if you connect all cables wrong

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HAH!!!!!

I just got it to work!!!! :D

The front panel pins are different than in the manual!!!

I will post a picture later, how I got it to work...

Thanks to np_ and TorqueX86! :)

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HAH!!!!!

I just got it to work!!!! :D

The front panel pins are different than in the manual!!!

I will post a picture later, how I got it to work...

Thanks to np_ and TorqueX86! :)

 

Anytime mate :)

 

You know what would be so really cool now? To get a detailed pinout of a Firewire cable

 

FW plug -----> Pins on the apple front panel board

 

Would be awesome if someone told me which pin is which ON THE PLUG

 

I want to use the internal FW Plug of my firewire card...

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HAH!!!!!

I just got it to work!!!! :)

The front panel pins are different than in the manual!!!

I will post a picture later, how I got it to work...

Thanks to np_ and TorqueX86! :)

 

 

Neo, please, show me the picture. I have the same problem

many thx

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Neo, please, show me the picture. I have the same problem

many thx

 

Oh, sorry...

Totally forgot this thread! :P

Will make one in Photoshop now! It should be up in 15 Minutes!

 

Edit: Ok, here it is... I hope you understand it!

 

cYa ~Neo

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Oh, sorry...

Totally forgot this thread! B)

Will make one in Photoshop now! It should be up in 15 Minutes!

 

Edit: Ok, here it is... I hope you understand it!

 

cYa ~Neo

YES !!! It`s working :P many, many, many thanks !!! I`m from Russia and no one can help me....

 

Has forgotten: HAPPY NEW YEAR

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-Neo's method worked fine for me on a board with no built-in firewire, except that I had to connect my "FW Ground" on the front panel to my LED ground on the motherboard to get my LED to light up on the G5 case front. The power button worked both ways, either connected to the Power Button ground or the LED ground, but the light only came on when LED ground was used.

This is on a GA-EP43-UD3L mobo.

 

/offtopic

 

Found a dude selling G5 front panel cables for 8 bucks on eBay!

 

http://cgi.ebay.com/Apple-Power-Mac-G5-Fro...#ht_1897wt_1141

 

Having one of these should make it real easy to wire up all the connections, since it gives you wires directly out from the front panel with no modding necessary, except for splicing the wires from the cable to your mobo headers' wires.

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I'm looking to find a Power Mac G5 (late 2004, A1093) Service manual. I can't seem to find it anywhere. Can anyone help? Ouch's link doesn't work anymore. thanks very much.

 

I'm trying to hook up the front panel Power button, USB, and headphone jack. I don't know what pin numbers are which on the pinout.

 

If the case is upright, and I'm looking at the socket vertically, the top left pin is what? top right? bottom left, bottom right?

 

Thanks so much.

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