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    I bought an Enlight ATX Tower Case that I am building for Win7. When I got to connecting the Front Panel Connector: JFP1 prongs on the motherboard I found that one of the four cables (2+ & 4- Power LED) won't fit there because the cable has three sockets, not two. I examined very carefully, thinking it would be a 2-way (on or off) plugin, but the two connections must be made at each end, and either way I plug it in, only one connection will be made ... to nowhere! The center socket is absolutely empty of connectivity. It may be a mistake by the bundler in China but I don't want to grope around here.

    I have spent many dialup hours trying to see what's going on here, trying Enfield (no reply), MSI (not their problem), and Google (very repetitive), but no joy. And I type as slowly as the dialup screams, so will someone please help me. I am 76 years old and I would like to get this box built before it's too late.

    Bob

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    I think you should keep trying Enfield, after all it is their case & wiring. There may also be an alternate area on the board for
    the front panel connectors too, but you'd have to check your board specs. Many boards offer alternates.

    You may also try to do a more detailed and or specific google search.
    If it is a design flaw there may very well be others who are as equally frustrated.

    You may also want to give us a bit more details on your MB model and case model.
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    This is very common. You will need to extract one of the pins from the housing on the cable end and move it to be adjacent to the other pin. First get either a very small screwdriver, or even a needle - use that to push in the locking tab, then pull the cable and pin out of the housing. Push it back into the middle socket. You may even need to repeat the exercise if you have the LED pins the wring way round (it won't light if they are the wrong way round.

    It's not exactly a fault - it occurs because there is no absolute standard on how motherboard pins are arranged, so it's impossible for case manufacturers to guarantee to fit every one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DieSse View Post
    You will need to extract one of the pins from the housing on the cable end and move it to be adjacent to the other pin.
    Or use a pair of nippers to cut the two end pins off the (empty) middle pin socket, so the pins can be attached individually to the mobo.

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    Sorry I'm late, guys. Lost power for a while in the ice storm.

    Thanks for the help. I tried moving one of the pins to the center but it didn't come out as easy as I thought it would. This tiny stuff is a lot harder to work with than the big stuff we had in the good old days (a few years back). Even with my old OptiVisor helping my spectacles I couldn't see what had to be done. Then my wife walked in, took a look at it, got a needle, slid it under the tiny plastic flap that holds the socket in, slid that little socket right out and over into the center hole.

    With the old stuff we could see what we were doing, even without glasses, and we would push down on a bright flexible bit of copper to slide it right out. Today we gotta carefully lift a tiny bit of plastic. Used to be down, now it's up! I'm ashamed.

    My daddy used to say 'live and learn'. But does it have to be so tough?

    Thanks for the help,

    Bob

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