The motherboard is screwed into the casing.
Small risers, called spacers or mounting screws, come with the motherboard and are used to keep a
space between the motherboard and the case. These risers are plastic points which "clip" into to the case or into metal
supports that have been screwed into place.
Once the motherboard is aligned on the risers, and the inputs and outputs are aligned with the
holes in the case the motherboard should then be screwed into place at the bottom of the case.
The motherboard is then connected to the PC power supply. Inside the case a 12 or 24 pin female
plug-in connector (or 2 x 6 pin connectors) comes out of the power supply. This connector should be plugged into
the matching socket connector on the motherboard (see manual), make sure that the 4 central wires are black (ground).
After that, several other components must be connected to the mother board. The row of pins on the
motherboard is used to wire the front panel on the case (pc speaker, power button, light indicators, etc.).
We recommend referring to the motherboard manual to find where they go, even if the names are
marked on the board (SPK-speaker, etc.). Here is a non-exhaustive list of components:
||Number of pins
||RESET SW or RST SW
||POWER LED or PW LED
|Hard drive access light
||POWER SW ou PWR BTN
|Ensamblaje del ordenador (PC): Instalación de la placa madre
Assemblage d'un PC - Fixation de la carte mère
Assemblaggio di un PC - Fissaggio della scheda madre
Montagem de um PC - Fixação da placa-mãe
Latest update on October 16, 2008 at 09:43 AM by Jeff.