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Windows 7: How to get motherboard connections

28 May 2016   #1
newbytinkerer

Windows 7 Pro. 64bit.
 
 
How to get motherboard connections

Hi people, Hope this correct place, I am looking for advice, help,comments, but mainly help. I have a

lenovo K430 desktop, out of warranty, after two failed motherboards from lenovo I gave up and bought a new pc.

However, not wishing to waste the hardware in the lenovo, (i7cpu 3rd gen) I obtained a new, less powerful

board, it is a Asrock H61M-DGS R2.0. The problem I have, is that the connections in my pc do not fit

the board, apart from ATX power and 12 volt power, is there a way round this, or have I goofed again? As

you may have gathered I am more of a fitter than a mechanic, so simple please. Thanks in advance.


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28 May 2016   #2
RoasterMen

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
 
 

Prebuilt manufacturers usually use proprietary hardware for their Desktops.

I've had the same problem with the Biostart G41D3+ Motherboard, the motherboard that came with my Prebuilt (MSI MS-7525) is made specifically on HP a6000 series Desktop case. The Power connector, HDD light, 20+4 Pin, were too far from the plug that it didn't fit so I bought a new case.

You need to buy yourself a new case
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28 May 2016   #3
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Sounds like you need a new power supply if I read you correctly.
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28 May 2016   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 

just a comment,
swapping motherboards on a comp INVALIDATES an OEM licence key.

Roy
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29 May 2016   #5
newbytinkerer

Windows 7 Pro. 64bit.
 
 

Hi, thanks for replies guys, I have retail disc for Windows 7.
It is cables that came with case that do not fit, so a new power supply will not help.
The cables that do not fit are a different size, IE. more pins, different make up, audio, com, panel, etc., so I take you to mean I buy case to specifically fit type of motherboard? Thanks again.
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29 May 2016   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
New power supplies come with new wiring
I'd get a modular one and you can use just the cables you need

But yes the original oem power supply is only good for the oem mother board seems to me.
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29 May 2016   #7
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

He`s talking about the front panel connections, the power, reset, headphone, mic etc. he`s not talking about the power supply.

newbytinkerer, the only way to do what you want is to customize those cables by cutting them and getting the type that come with todays atx cases

Either that or as Roastermen said buy a new case for the Asrock board.
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29 May 2016   #8
fireberd

Windows 10 64 bit
 
 

A new case is the way to go, considering the proprietary connectors. As previously noted this is a common problem with OEM PC's. I used to work the Dell forums and the same issue with older Dell's that had a proprietary (and undocumented) front panel connector.

34 Pounds (approx.) will get you a nice case.
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30 May 2016   #9
newbytinkerer

Windows 7 Pro. 64bit.
 
 

Hi guys, AddRam hit the nail, not sure good enough to cut any wires, looks like a new case on the way. Thanks again guys.
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31 May 2016   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay yea I had fun just on a new case how to get some of the connection to work
I settled on the power button and usb3 ports working
I never use the headphone connection so I left that alone
No documentation on my old acer board around so it was all trial and error

I'd still get another psu though the factory one has to still be a piece of junk.
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