Originally Posted by hangar18valk
still nothing...even the PSU fan doesn't come on. yet power's going through to the 24-pin ATX cable, for the VFD to light up.
could it be one of the 2-pin front panel cables? i have them installed IAW the mobo's instructions (F_PANEL, Front Panel Header). there are actually two 2-pin power switch cables:
1. "POWER SW" (black/white) from front panel button (i assume)
2. "POWER SW" (black/red) from VFD for remote control use (i assume)
I've tried various combinations (yes, trying the remote too!), but not both plugged in at the same time (Pins 6/8 on the F_PANEL). not sure where i'd plug the other one in?
i'm going to pull the front panel and confirm the Antec wiring. and try to re-align the VFD...it's crooked.
There are two power switch cables in the Fusion case.
One comes from the power switch on the front panel, the other from the LCD or VFD (depends on model - Silver has VFD, Black has LCD).
There are two ways of connecting these.
1. Connect the Front panel Power Switch pair directly to your motherboard. This will only allow you to switch your PC on and off from the power switch.
2. Connect the Front panel Power Switch pair to the two pins on the VFD/LCD panel AND then connect the second pair of power switch connectors from the LCD/VFD to the motherboard header. This will allow you to switch the PC on either from the front panel OR from the infra-red remote control.
(I guess there is a third option where you leave the front panel power switch unconnected and only have IR remote control of power on - but that seems a little silly)
I am running 1. - as I never really need to switch on from the remote - and with the version of the case and VFD display I have it looks a bit tricky to connect the front panel power switch to the VFD.
and i don't have anything plugged into the 3-pin header of F PANEL PWR LED...should i?
I think I connected my Power LED in my Fusion to the Power LED header on my motherboard, same cluster as Reset, Power and HD LED. Can't remember.
ISTR that there was a power connector from the PSU to connect to the VFD, as well as a half-USB header from the VFD to connect to a spare USB slot on the motherboard, as well as the power switch daisy chain.
I have a Fusion 430 Silver UK V2 (no remote control supplied, but came with PSU)