How to Build Your Own
Pentium II Computer
Connect the Remaining Wires
Last updated: 4/12/99
enough audio cable to go to the bottom of the case. Fold-up any excess length
beyond that and zip-tie it to the motherboard power cable.
You can pull this cable pretty tight.
and zip-tie the drive power cables.
the "POWER LED" connector on the connector marked "KEYLOCK" on
the three pins furthest to the right and with the green wire to the right. Power-up
and see if the LED lights.
Motherboards vary. The power lead might connect
to the left and the green stripe might go to the left on other motherboards. With
the computer on, you can safely try the of three pins at either end of
the connector (the five pins labeled keylock, that is) and reverse the
plug until the light comes on.
off the half of the "HDD LED" the connector with no wires with
a pair of diagonal cutters. Be very careful, it easy to ruin the plug. Plug
the connector into the pins labeled "HD LED" with the orange wire
to the right.
Again, motherboards vary. You can safely reverse
this plug while the computer is on if the HDD LED does not light-up.
the "RESET SW" to the "RESET" connector, power-up and
see if the hard disk lights-up, and push the reset switch to see if it reboots
the front panel and speaker cables and zip-tie them together with the white
zip-tie that came with the case.
computer should now look like my computer, except, I added an HP
8100i ROM Burner below the DVD drive, connected the second to the
last connector on the flat cable to the DVD drive and the end to the 8100i,
and jumpered the DVD drive as a master. The picture does not do it
justice... Do not install any other expansion boards until after Windows
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