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Published on January 27th, 2011 at 8:00 am

Last modified on August 13th, 2012 at 10:38 am



You’ve just upgraded your motherboard, and the system appears to be working almost perfectly. The only problem you’ve found is the reset button on the front of your computer doesn’t appear to actually reset anything. What’s the most likely cause of this issue?

A) The motherboard is missing the reset module

B) The new motherboard does not support the reset option

C) The wires to the reset pins are not connected

D) The motherboard’s reset feature is disabled

E) The new motherboard assumes that you will never have another issue that would require a reset


The answer: C) The wires to the reset pins are not connected

There are many connections from our computer cases to the motherboard, including the reset buttons, hard drive activity lights, and power indicators. If one of those is not connected to the motherboard, then the feature will not function.

Want to know more? Watch “Installing and Configuring Motherboards.”

The process of installing a motherboard is a snap if you’ve got the right plan, the right tools, and the right process. In this video, you’ll learn about selecting a motherboard, a case, and how to get everything installed and working perfectly.

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