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Topic # 30642 16-Feb-2009 15:43
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I am in the process of building my HTPC. I have a LC-16 case with an Asus P5Q SE mobo.

I am down to the last cable. It comes from the front of the case and is labelled 1394. It also has more wires coming out from the plug on the end but I assume these are spare and are used if your motherboard doesn't have the correct shaped plug.

The only socket I can see on my mobo that would fit the plug is labelled COM 1 which the mobo manual says is the serial port connector.

Unfortunately the manual that came with the case is next to useless.

Here is a link to a diagram of the pins and what they do. The plug I am referring to is listed at the bottom.

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Any help would be appreciated.

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  Reply # 196057 16-Feb-2009 15:51
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1394 is Firewire. If your motherboard doesn't have 1394/Firewire labelled on any of the header pins then there is no need to connect it anywhere.

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  Reply # 196058 16-Feb-2009 15:53
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1394 is Firewire and it looks like your mobo does not support it.




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  Reply # 196060 16-Feb-2009 15:55
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well thats good news as I don't have any firewire devices and not planning on getting any. Thanks.



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  Reply # 196061 16-Feb-2009 15:58
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Just to clarify how the front panel works it appears that most of it is driven via cables and the USB headers on the mobo. Is this correct?

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  Reply # 196099 16-Feb-2009 17:28
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marmel: Just to clarify how the front panel works it appears that most of it is driven via cables and the USB headers on the mobo. Is this correct?


Yip that is correct. Just make sure you get the power cables correct. It goes from the mobo to the display and then to the power switch. If you get it wrong then you cannot turn on the PC from the remote.







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