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Power button doesn't light up

#1cookie_kidPosted 10/7/2013 4:11:32 PM
Just to be clear, my computer works fine and everything except for the fact that for some reason, my power button doesn't light up anymore. This computer is basically brand new and I think I might have messed up or accidently unplugged something while trying to install my SSD and GPU. What exactly would be responsible to lighting up my power button? Just a minor inconvenience that I'd like to take care of, please.
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#2TheFeshPincePosted 10/7/2013 4:13:03 PM
Check that the LED connector is securely plugged in to the motherboard.
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#3fataliPosted 10/7/2013 4:14:07 PM
Usually, the leds are power through a couple wires that go to the bottom right corner on the motherboard, the power led is usually mark with a green and white wires.
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#4cookie_kid(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 4:19:36 PM
Green and white cables, LED connector, bottom right hand corner usually. Ok, got it, gonna check for these things as soon as I actually get home. Hopefully this will be a super simple fix. Thanks for the fast response guys!
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#5TheFeshPincePosted 10/7/2013 4:20:24 PM
I like cookies, too.
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#6cookie_kid(Topic Creator)Posted 10/7/2013 7:21:52 PM
Good news! It looks like my LED lights aren't connected!

Bad news! I can't seem to connect it back correctly. My white cable is labeled power led while my green one is labeled power led+. Where do I reconnect them to the motherboard? I tried placing it back into the right corner where there are it looks like it is color-coded, but it doesn't seem to be working.Just to be clear, these cables are both 1-pin connectors and really thin. If it helps, my mother board is a Gigabyte Z87-HD3
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#7BowsaaPosted 10/7/2013 7:22:34 PM
Read the mobo manual, it will tell you where to put each of those cords.
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#8fataliPosted 10/7/2013 7:38:31 PM(edited)
Plug them one way, and if it doesn't light up invert them, your LED and motherboard will not be damaged if you plug them backwards.

Usually, the white wire is the - and the green wire is the +

Give me a minute to download the board manual, and see where you have to put them, I see that your board has a connector with various colors at the bottom center, that's where it should go, and it has tiny labels of what each pin is for.
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#9fataliPosted 10/7/2013 7:47:55 PM(edited)
Here's the connector layout:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/95882923@N05/10149368055/

As you can see, there are 2 possible spots for the power led in your motherboard, you can use any of the 2, placing the green wire in the one with a + and the white wire in the one with -
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