[SOLVED] replacing motherboard

Eplex

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I had an issue where I damaged my board recently and I now have to change it out.

I snagged a decent X570 and a Ryzen 5 3600 in the process, coming from Intel.

Now my previous board was a z370 dp3 with a i5 9400f. I'm not as proficient as I would like to be when it comes to hardware, and especially swapping them out, but I'm quite tech savvy.

Board is in place and most of the components as well, but I'm looking at this cable that previously was attached to F_USB30, I see no such connector on the newer board. Granted, the PSU is ancient and of a unknown brand that followed the computer (yes I know, this needs to be changed asap but Im breaking bank already).

Question is, what does this cable do and is it necessary?




Appreciate the input.
 

DRagor

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About that USB cable - relevant headers on your new board are named F_USB30_1 and F_USB30_2. I find it kind of strange how it was possible to remove the connector form old board with the whole header - after all headers are soldered to board. Did you use a lot of force to disconnect it?
Cheers.

One final question regarding cables and the motherboard;

Is there a specific order these have to be connected?
Yes. Motherboard manual page 21 has all the details you need to properly connect them.
 

Eplex

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The cable is probably from case's USB 3 ports. There surely is correct header on new board to connect it though it may be named differently - you failed to mention new board model though.
Sorry, its a X570 Aorus Elite. I cant seem to find the matching header
 

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I think I've found the F_USB30 on the X570, but it has the same pins sticking out as the cable, not a female receiver. Is this something that comes with the PSU, or do I have to get this myself? Not with the computer atm.
 

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That cable comes with the case. Usually the cable should be having the socket not pins. Carefully without breaking anything see whether you have an attachment on the cable which expose the socket.
I'm 100% certain there was nothing on the cable it self, unless I pulled it off too hard and the socket is stuck in the other mobo, I'll check when I get home.

What exactly do you mean with "Carefully without breaking anything see whether you have an attachment on the cable which expose the socket."

Thanks.
 

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What you understood is correct. Maybe the socket is broken off and attached on the cable, or it's has a kind of an adaptor. Since usually the pins should be on the motherboard and the cable should have the holes. Not the other way around.
 

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What is such an adapter/socket/cable called, if a new one can be attained? I see some cables similar, but these only output to one or two USB slots that comes with the cable, can these be used to connect to the cases USB-ports?

 

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That cable is broken. Not usable anymore.
Normal cable end would look like this:

Dangit.. well that sucks. Not even if the socket is carefully put back on the pins, if it's stuck on the other mobo?

Where do I go about finding such a cable if I may ask, what's the name of it?
 

DRagor

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About that USB cable - relevant headers on your new board are named F_USB30_1 and F_USB30_2. I find it kind of strange how it was possible to remove the connector form old board with the whole header - after all headers are soldered to board. Did you use a lot of force to disconnect it?
Cheers.

One final question regarding cables and the motherboard;

Is there a specific order these have to be connected?
Yes. Motherboard manual page 21 has all the details you need to properly connect them.
 

Satan-IR

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One of the pins the fist picture looks bent to me. Guessing the harness that's supposed to house these pins is stuck to previous motherboard headers maybe? I wouldn't use that cable anymore and not worth "fixing" of any kind.
 

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