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Acer 1200 Motherboard Jumper Pins

Hi everyone,  I have an Acer 1200 motherboard that I have to place into another case.

I have the PDF for th motherboard but it does not give the pins for the cpu case connections.  Here is a link to the PDF Motherboard pin settings on P.78

Does anyone know what these settings are?

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10023Commented:
Are you trying to access the bios...the acer supposedly has a maintenance jumper...this has been addressed here at the exchange...see post
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Hardware/Desktops/PCs/Q_26687753.html
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nappy_dAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately not what I am looking for. Have you taken a look at the PDF URL link I posted above?
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10023Commented:
I can't find the any info on the board but I think it is this board Motherboard Da078l Boxer...it that correct...am i right...let me know ..have ran out of time right now..
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web_trackerCommented:
Unfortunately the manual you have is a service manual, that an acer tech would use to assemble the mobo in the acer case, I believe the case connectors on the acer are one piece, and can be inserted one way see page 63 of the manual. As that is the only picture in the whole manual that talks about the case connectors and by looking at the picture it looks like it is one piece. Are you trying to insert this mobo into another case, beside the case that this mobo was designed for? If you are do you have the old acer case that you can refer to? If you do you can follow where the old wires went to, ie following the wire from the mobo to the wire that leads to the power switch, to the speaker, to the hard drive led, etc. If you no longer have the case that the mobo was built for, then it will be a little more difficult. Or if the case connector on the acer case are individual connectors and not one piece as it looks like in the picture. You will have to follow the colored wires. Most of the time manufacturers use the same colored wires, for the same case connectors, for example hdd led may be white and red, power blue and white etc. .... Then you can go by the picture in the manual making sure you connect the same colored wires to the mobo as shown in the picture.
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nappy_dAuthor Commented:
Unfortunately, I don't have the original case and I was hoping someone has the pin layout above and beyond what the service manual shows.

Hopefully someone has this info.
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10023Commented:
Are you referring to the header pin layout?
Did i tag the mb???  whichPin.JPG
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nappy_dAuthor Commented:
Yes, that appears to be the one but like my mobo, no labelling of the pins on the board, like most OEM boards would have for each set of pins for that jumper block
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10023Commented:
Is It this board?boxer.JPG
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nobusCommented:
did it come out of a pc case?  if so, check the case connector - it should show what the pins are
i found this, but the pins are not labeled :  http://tim.id.au/laptops/acer/aspire%20asx1200%20asx3200.pdf
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joinaunionCommented:
Is there a reason why you can't use the old pin connector?

Does your new case have different color wires?

I'm asking because you may have to splice into the pin quick connector.

The link you provided shows exactly what the function of each one is on page 78.
Motherboard.
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joinaunionCommented:
Jumpers
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nappy_dAuthor Commented:
@joinaunion, @nobus in my original post http:#28501218 That is what I referenced in my URL.

The header do not document what pins are for like many other OEM boards

@10023 that is the board  Do you have a diagram of what pin is for power, reset, hdd LED, etc?

Below is an image of the connectors I have but the board clearly is not diagrammed to match this.  I'd prefer not to possibly short the board with the wrong connections :)

Header connections
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nobusCommented:
any comments on my question :
>>  did it come out of a pc case?  if so, check the case connector - it should show what the pins are  <<
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nappy_dAuthor Commented:
@nobus I don't have the case as commented above http:#40271651 As you can see in the image and in the URL I posted it does not detail the pins for the header for voltage, etc.
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joinaunionCommented:
When I get some more time, probably weekend I'll tear mine down to get exact usb placement. The colors indicate if it were in the acer case. Hope this helps. Oh. White will be ground - colored +

In the meantime this is for power switch.Power Switch
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web_trackerCommented:
The OEM manufacturers probably do not label their boards purposely since:
1) they use a easy connector that houses all the case led connectors, and power switch connectors
2) the mobo was designed for a specific proprietary case
3) they want to make it difficult to put the mobo into a non proprietary case.
4) the manuals are designed for OEM field technicians and do not provide more information than what is necessary to replace the parts. The manuals are not designed to give full detailed information about the mobo.

You may by trial and error eventually find the proper location for the case  connectors, but there are other factors that you need to watch out for. Nut there are other factors involved when putting in a proprietary mobo into a non proprietary case.  1) does you power supply provide the same wattage as the old one, Does it have the same type of ATX power connectors as the original powersupply.
2) do you have a back plate that matches the IO connectors on the back of the mobo. Often it is difficult to find a back plate that will exactly match all the IO ports on the back of the computer.
3) are your mobo mounts matching the screw holes of your mobo. You would not want one of your case mounts to short the mobo by touching a part of the mobo where there is no screw holes. Or you will want to have  a mount in the same location as the screw hole on the mobo so you can securely mount the board to the case.
4) you want to ensure all the connectors are connected properly that included the USB headers, the case leds, and the power switch.
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nappy_dAuthor Commented:
Thanks for all your efforts. With some of the direction that joinaunion provided, I used an old trick with my screwdriver to short pins for power and reset and I was able to get the right header pins.

I did nt concern myself with the USB, firewire or front audio headers as there were some on the back of the mobo which was all I needed.  As for the back plate, the case is for my personal usage so I was not too worried about that.

Thanks again.
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