9) F_PANEL (Front Panel Header)
Connect the power switch, reset switch, and system status indicator on the chassis to this header according
to the pin assignments below. Note the positive and negative pins before connecting the cables.
System Status LED
•PW (Power Switch, Red):
system using the power switch (refer to Chapter 2, "BIOS Setup," "Power," for more information).
•HD (Hard Drive Activity LED, Blue):
Connects to the hard drive activity LED on the chassis front panel. The LED is on when the hard drive
is reading or writing data.
•RES (Reset Switch, Green):
Connects to the reset switch on the chassis front panel. Press the reset switch to restart the computer
if the computer freezes and fails to perform a normal restart.
•NC (Purple): No connection.
•PLED (Power LED, Yellow):
Connects to the power status indicator on the chassis front panel. The LED
is on when the system is operating. The LED is off when the system is in S3/
S4 sleep state or powered off (S5).
The front panel design may differ by chassis. A front panel module mainly consists of power
switch, reset switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED and etc. When connecting your chassis
front panel module to this header, make sure the wire assignments and the pin assignments
are matched correctly.
10) F_AUDIO (Front Panel Audio Header)
panel audio module to this header. Make sure the wire assignments of the module connector match the
pin assignments of the motherboard header. Incorrect connection between the module connector and the
motherboard header will make the device unable to work or even damage it.
Pin No. Pin No.
1 MIC2_L 6 Sense
2 GND 7 FAUDIO_JD
3 MIC2_R 8 No Pin
4 NC 9 LINE2_L
5 LINE2_R 10 Sense
Some chassis provide a front panel audio module that has separated connectors on each wire
instead of a single plug. For information about connecting the front panel audio module that has
different wire assignments, please contact the chassis manufacturer.
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