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What are those wire to board connectors called?

Hi, I am replacing an Acer motherboard with another brand. The new board has the standard front panel connector and pins but the Acer does not. Consequently, the connector that holds the front panel wires does not match the pins on the new board at all. I am thinking that I need to buy individual connectors for each wire so that I can put them on the correct pins, or buy a standard connector and put the wires in the right place. What are the individual and standard multi-connectors called? I am having trouble finding them. Thanks!
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rindiCommented:
I don't know the names for those connectors either, but I haven't yet had to buy any such connectors although I have replaced them. If you have any old PC case or wires from such a case you can take the connectors out from there. The metal part of them can usually be easily taken out of the plastic part (usually there is a small plastic "latch" type of thing which you can lift a little, then just slide the metal part out). Normally the metal part is the same on the special connectors and the normal connectors, so after that you can just slide the other plastic cap onto the metal and attach that to the mainboard.
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
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☠ MASQ ☠Commented:
They are header connectors see here for examples. Electronics shops or PC shops should be able to get them for you.  The 2 pin plugs are about $0.50 each & ideally need a crimping tool to fit the wires although you can use pliers.  They can also be split so a 4 x 1 female connector can be broken into 2 2x1 or 4 1x1 connectors.  If you have a good "ma & pa" type PC shop you can probably pick some ready made up from broken pc's that have had parts salvaged.
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Mohammed RahmanCommented:
Hi ksoszka,

As far as I know, ACER doesn't manufacture motherboards. (I could be wrong too). I would suggest you let us know the model number of the computer or the motherboard so that we can try assist you :). If possible send a snap of the front panel and the connectors.
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ksoszkaAuthor Commented:
Hi MASQUERAID,

Yes, they are indeed header connectors! I will just order them from the website at the link. So, to use pliers would I just put the wire in and squeeze a little? Do I strip the ends first? Or, should I get a crimping tool? Thanks!
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Andrew Hancock (VMware vExpert / EE MVE^2)VMware and Virtualization ConsultantCommented:
if you want to do a professional job use crimpers, if you want to bodge it and scarper, use pliers.
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ksoszkaAuthor Commented:
Hi hanccocka,

What kind of crimpers do I need? Can you show me an example?

Thanks!
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ksoszkaAuthor Commented:
I just ordered them from the link provided, thanks!!!
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