I am used to cosmetic mods (Xbox 360) and soldering (Xbox 360!) but I am not too good at working out electrical circuit boards for myself without a detailed guide.
Basically I need to know where I have to cut and solder wires on the stock Apple Power Board that comes with the Quicksilver and then where I put the other end of the wire on the motherboard (Gigabyte GA-G41M-ES2L).
Just my 2 cents, but how are you wanting to connect the powerboard to your Gigabyte board? Using traditional 2 pin connectors like in this picture and this one? Or are you wanting to use the original cable that still attaches to the powerboard like in this?
I have been looking around the Kenji Hackintosh site for a while and have come to grips with what I need to do to the board but I cannot understand where to put the other end of the wire on the motherboard, if you look here ninjatosh.files.wordpress.com/2008/03/switch-4.jpg then you can see that he uses the pins that I have put a ring around in the attached photo but there must be a way to find out which wire goes to which pin - Where can I find the layout of the Gigabyte Power pins?
Ah, that is very useful! Thanks, now because I am still learning about electonics etc, does it matter which part of the power switch goes to PW+ or PW-? And likewise for the others. This should all be okay if I only connect the Power, LED and Reset shouldn't it?
When it says Reset, is this a motherboard reset or does it mean restart?
for the power and reset buttons, connecting them either way doesn't matter, but power does have to connect to power and reset to reset. their polarity doesn't matter. the power LED on the other hand does need the proper polarity, or else it won't light up.
yes, you are supposed to solder negative to negative and positive to positive. like i said, if you are using the little 2 pin plugs, if it doesn't light up the LED, just unplug it and turn it around. then it will light up. the motherboard only has 3.3v to 5v running through the pins. so it won't blow the LED.
but it is a good idea to keep in mind polarity. just makes things simple