The G5 front panel circuit board utilizes the USB and FIREWIRE GND connector to complete the circuit. If you don't have FireWire on your motherboard, then a separate firewire card is necessary or the optional NoFireWire cable.
See Helpful Links below.
The NoFireWire Cable is used Instead Of a separate FireWire card. This is a single patch wire that connects the GND pin of the FireWire lead on the G5 Cable to a ground point on your motherboard.
Use the GND from an unused USB header connector or from multiple available locations on your FPANEL mb connector.
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Before you buy that shiny "Like New" Apple G5 case, make sure it has the proper front panel I/O board to use with my G5 cable. The one you want has an 18pin header connector on it.
Model: 922-5979, 630-4805, and 820-1560
Desc: Apple Front Panel Board
Date of Manuf: June-Late 2004 - Early 2005
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As long as your motherboard has standard header connectors for FPANEL, USB, FIREWIRE*, AUDIO it's compatible. There are known issues with some Gigabyte boards, but they only affect the audio connector.
Two options. 1. Purchase a separate cheap FireWire card (recommended). Any PCI or PCIe will do, as long as it has a header connector on it. See Helpful Links below. 2. Add the NoFireWire Cable when ordering to include a 15" single wire patch cable.
You're probably missing the firewire ground. See above for solution.
No. The audio cable is not necessary for proper functioning of other features.
Maybe. Some Gigabyte mb (Z68, Z77) could make use of a jumper between the 7&10 audio pins. See this article for further explanation.
Check the identification sheet again. Some mistakenly interchange the AUDIO for the USB. The USB is the 5 pin slim connector.
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No. Just 18 inches, starting at the apple connector.
White dots represent (+) lead and orientation.
Purchase one of the older G5 model boards listed above and simply swap them out. They fit interchangeably.
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