The next step is the connection of the main power to the motherboard. Depending on the manufactuer of your mother board, there may be more than one connection that needs to be made. Consult your motherboard guide to see if there are any specifics
Make sure NO electrical power is connected to the computer
In this example, we are using the ATX 20 pin main power connector, that has a matching socket on the Abit KG-7 motherboard in this example. The male end of the plug has a clip on it that clasps over a detent on the socket base. When the plug is inserted securely into the power socket, this clip should be securely 'clipped' under the detent.
The Picture on the left illustrates this, and changes to illustrate the plug being mated securely to the socket.
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