Connecting the PC Case Front Panel

Connecting the PC Case Front Panel. Connecting the features of the PC Case front panel to the motherboard

With all the hardware installed correctly, follow these steps to connect the internal cabling.

You will have noticed during the previous work, that the PC Case itself has some cables. These are for the Front Panel Display. These are usually labelled as the following;

Basically, these connectors slide onto a set of grouped pins on the Motherboard. Owing to the many variations of Motherboard, it will be necessary to refer to your Motherboard manual for the connection method of these cables.

Technical Tip
It is worth noting that a speaker or switch cable can be connected both ways round and work perfectly well, while an LED (Light Emitting Diode) cable must be connected the right way round to function properly. If an LED fails to light when it should, reverse the connection.