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Cant find reset switch connector on mobo.

Q: Cant find reset switch connector on mobo.

Hi everyone. Ive just finished plugging my power led, hdd led and pc speaker into my motherboard. The only thing i have to plug in now is the reset switch but i dont know where it goes. Does anyone know where it plugs into? My motherboard is a DCS 370VB.

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A: Cant find reset switch connector on mobo.

It shows up nowhere in the manual ? Generally it is quite close to the set of pins to which you plug the HDD led, speaker, etc.

ps. searching for your motherboard on Google doesn't yield much results so I can't seem to find a digital manual for it.

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I've been seeking everywhere, including "howstuffworks" - for a clear, online dummies-type schematic diagram enabling me to understand:
Y-Connector plus AB-switch Combo.

Or whatever is necessary for my objective as follows:

I plan on having 2 computer monitors hooked up to my box.

I want one near the box (3 ft. cable) since short cables give clear displays
The other might be placed up to 8 ft. away - would display be fuzzy??
hence my wondering about assymetrical connector

I'd prefer that the primary-monitor (connected to 3 ft. cable) remain switched on throughout computer session.
On the other hand, I'd only wish to view the other monitor occasionally during computer sessions, whereupon I'd want to switch that monitor on very temporarily, then off again.

Does this involve a Y-Connector & AB switch? (is switch easily accessible?
Or maybe I should use the switch on the monitor itself, not the AB switch?
Or maybe just lower the brightness/contrast?
Objective: To conserve the longevity of the secondary monitor)

A:Assymetrical Y-Connector? AB switch?

I have used a Y connector for monitors before, and what I noticed was a decrease in the screen brightness of BOTH monitors.

I did this a long time ago, so perhaps with today's newer more powerful Video Cards, this would not be an issue?

I would suggest skipping the A/B switch, just use the Y cable, and turn OFF the 2nd monitor when not needed.

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How does one tell if their mobo has a 20 or 24 pin power connector (short of opening up the case and looking)?

EMachines T3508 Desktop

Intel Celeron D Processor 356 3.33GHz
533 MHz FSB | 512 KB L2 Cache
300 watt PSU

A:Mobo And PSU: Connector

You really just need to pop the side of the case off and look, unless you know the brand name and model number of your motherboard and can look it up on the manufacturer's website.

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My wife's computer - spec build: MoBo MSI A55M-P33 /N1996 / MS 7786 v.1.0. I found a MoBo description (on internet) which says it has a FDD connection. I think I've looked everywhere but haven't found it. Is it there or not?

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Im working wth a computer that lost its power supply. Specs are not needed, my question is very general. Helping troubleshoot via telephone.

Bestbuy brand power supply died. Owner replaced it with a Thermaltake PSU. The system shuts off after heavy usage like gaming and stuff.
Visual inspection shows that the 4 pin ATX connector socket on the mobo next to the CPU has some melted plastic inside it, so the new PSU connector doesnt fit snug.
If the connector is held down with tape, it will stay on longer, but eventually shuts off again.

I was wondering if I could clean the plastic off, or just get a 8" 4 pin extension cable, plug the female end into the new PSU, cut off the male end and solder it to the mobo.
I know that I will have to be careful and make sure nothing will short out. Just wondering if that would be a solid fix or not? Thats the only visible damage. Thanks in advance!

A:Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

Only if you are experienced, and very good at soldering.
There should be a way of using that extension cable by slightly compressing the socket... and I do mean slightly, just to make the fit more firm.
If you have access to a womans power sander or file that many women use to repair and polish their nails, you might be able to clean up the posts in a way that would be helpful.
As you are aware, be very careful to avoid putting pressure on those posts because the motherboard is very fragile and any pressure offers the risk of damaging the contact between those posts and the board, and that will be extremely difficult to fix...

Be sure to use very good lighting and perhaps a magnifying glass to be sure it is not already damaged.

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Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.

A:Mobo power connector

partofthechaos said:

Hi, I am tying to sort a PC for a friend. The PSU appears to be fried, so swapped that for a spare one. The spare provides power to the mobo in that the on board LED lights up, AGP powered fan spins up, as does the CPU fan and the case fan. However this is as far as I get, the is no video output. I am wondering if the mobo is fried too. One other thought is that the 20 pin connector on the original PSU contains 20 cables, whereas on newer PSUs there are only 19. Could it be that as the PC was built with a PSU which provided 20 cables into the 20 pin connector that a 20 pin connector fron a newer PSU which only contains 19 cables might not work? Sorry if this is a bit garbled.Click to expand...

what mobo is it? does it have an additional 4 pin power connector? or an additional 8 pin power connector?

The more specs you can provide the better.

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!!

I am trying to replace the standard 300 watt power supply in my HP m7350n computer. It looks like I can handle it, except I am worried about the 24 pin connector that attaches to the motherboard (P5LP-LE). I don't want to break anything, and it doesn't want to release when I press on it and try pulling. I am tempted to use a tiny screwdriver, but that feels like a bad move.

Any hints?

The new 430 watt supply has a 20 plus 4 connector. This just attaches like the 24 pin connector but in two parts (right?)

Thanks, Gordon

A:Release 24 pin ATX connector from mobo

Yes just break away the 4 extra pins, using anything you have

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Title says it all pretty much, I'm getting my computer in about 30 or so days and my case has 3 fans on it and my motherboard only has one case fan connector, what can I do besides buying a more expensive motherboard?

Case: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119197

Mobo: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131647

Any help or advice is appreciated, this is my first build so I'm just trying to figure these things out lol.

A:3 fans 1 connector on mobo, what do i do?

The fans on that case look to have the 5 pin molex connectors . . you can use them instaead of the 3 pin motherboard connector

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Hi guys. I just received a PC a bought online. The motherboard is a "ASUS 1155 P8H61-M". The thing is that I ordered an extra fan apart with the one that comes with the case, and the thing is that this extra fan they gave me has a 3-pin female connector (see first image).
My motherboard only has 1 male 3-pin connector, and its reserved for the cpu fan. It also
has 1 male 4-pin connector but its occupied but the fan that comes with the case...
There is a weird series of 7 pin connectors in which my fan connector would fit, but I'm not sure if those are meant for fans 'cause to those 7-pin connectors my HDMI audio and USB connectors are connected....

My psu has no 3-pin male connectors, just more female 3-pin ones or some weird 4-big pin ones (see second pic).... what should I do?? Is there some kind of attachment I need to buy?

A:can't connect 3-pin fan connector to mobo

sorry not 7-pin connectors.. they have 9 pins

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hey all im really desperate with this. so i hope this doesnt be in wrong subforum.

well i recently cant get my computer booting. apparently because of the 4-pin mobo connector. im not sure whether its the mobo part loosen, or the power supply itself.

so after playing with the cables and such, my computer working. but its been twice from just now it freezes, (because of loosen 4-pin mobo).

so im confused, and worried, what to do in order to make the computer stable again? must i check the cable jack or....


A:Mobo 4-pin connector going nuts

The 4-pin CPU power connector is supposed to snap in and lock... Did the locking lever break off, or is the whole connector loose?

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I've got a Premio mobo. a 212J, that has an unusual board socket for the power supply.
It's a white plastic socket with the internal pins.(2 banks)
A scan of this board can be seen at:

This is probably a real newbie question but I've never seen a power socket like it.
Thanx in advance.

A:mobo power connector???

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I have a MSI Z170A Mobo. It comes with an on board RGB connector. I currently have two RGB Fans connected and working properly.

My question is how many more can it handle. I want to expand to 6 fans all RGB connected in series

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System Specs:
p4 3.0 prescott core
gigabyte socket 478 mobo
radeon 9800 pro (Sapphire)
dual 1gb rosewill mem. (2x512)
Compusa 500 watt power supply

Well let me start from the beginning. A few weeks ago my computer started to shut off while I was playing counterstrike 1.6. I checked my temps and they were well below the threshhold. Maybe about 65 C. So I figured it might have something to do with the graphics card being that i wasnt getting any problems outside of the game. I uninstalled the driver software and it gave me a couple errors. "Zero Display Service" error. I spoke with a friend and they told me to use nasty file remover, while booted in safe mode, to remove all the files. By this time I had cancelled windows "adding new hardware" thing, and clicked on the updated drivers I had downloaded from ATI. During setup i recieved two errors. One was an "INF Error : display driver not found" then "Setup could not complete, try installing thye standard VGA driver before beginning setup." Well the only other thing I could do was install using the disc that came with my card. This too gave me an the "Zero display Error" but it still completed the installation. This did not fix my computer shutting off problem. After cleaning out my computer and checking all the connections, and disconnecting and reconnecting I finally got the driver installation to not give me an error. I'm not sure how I did it, I used the cd, but for so... Read more

A:Melted 4 pin connector (mobo-ps)

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I bought a Startech hot swap tray for my 5.25 bay and it installed with no problem,but I have a 2pin connector for the LED and I do not know where to plug it in at. Also do I need to plug it in? I have a EVGA 680iLT mobo if that helps. I do not see anything in the mannua.l

A:Plug 2 pin connector on MoBo

Can you provide a picture of the 2pin plug. It would help greatly.

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I recently inherited a motherboard pulled from an IBM 300PL (Model 6565 with slot1 CPU) that I want to put into a generic case with all separate wires for power switch, reset switch, power LED, HDD LED.

The motherboard has a proprietary Power Switch/LED Connector (J27). Does anyone know the pin assignments so that I can hook this thing up right? Please let me know if anyone knows anything about this board.

Thank you!

A:IBM 300PL Power Switch/LED Connector (J27) Pin Assignment

I am confronted with exactly the same situation. Did u by any change already found out the scheme.


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pls help me if you can. my son tampered with my dv 3 in my absence. he cut off the ten pin power switch connector. my problem is that its a ten pin connector from the mother board but on the power switch main small board, it has only 9 pin. can somebody tell me how to position the connector to solder it back ?. I'd be grateful if anyone will help me out. thanks in advance

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Hi, i have a http://www.fic.com.tw/product/motherboard/INTEL/VG33.aspx and i dont know where the case connector plugs go (power on, h.d.d led, speakers) I dont have any manuals or cd's, just the mobo.

A:Need to know where case connector plugs go on new mobo.

Go HERE and download the manual.

Regards Howard

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I have a hiper modular psu, and the asus A8N-Sli premium mobo, in the antec p180 case, for anyone who has a similar set up (or has just used that case in fact) has probably noticed getting the 12v 4 pin atx connector from the psu (in bottom left hand corner) to the ATX slot (in my case the top left hand corner), is kindof hard unless you have a rather long cable (espesically as with the case layout you have to slide it through pretty much the middle of the case). Anyway this wasnt really a problem for me until I bought a new sound card and the fact that the cable is tought across all my spare pci slots is suddenly rather annoying, basically I either need to extend the original cable, convert a molex into the 4pin 12v ATx cable, or buy a whole new cable thats a bit longer (as the PSU's modular). Feedback on how to do either of these (or which is best) would be greatly appreciated (even just a website to buy the parts from would be great as I can't find one anywere) as having a soundcard sitting on my desk is rather annoying, to think i could be fragging in surround sound

A:4 Pin 12V atx connector to mobo isnt long enough

I'd go with an extenstion since all you need is a little more slack.

Found one at this UK site Maplin.co.uk
I don't know where you're posting from, but there's likely to be a retailer that has a similar item near you.

EDIT: Doh, just noticed they're out of stock.
Lots of extentions here: performance-pcs.com

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I've wanted to know the difference in useing ATX power connector and ATX 12V connector. my mobo and psu both support ATX and ATX 12V. standard atx i kow has been around for awhile. so what the difference?

A:Solved: Mobo Power connector

1.2. Key Changes for ATX12V Version 2.0 and later as Compared with ATX and Pervious Versions of ATX12V Power Supply

This section briefly summarizes the major changes made to this document that now defines ATX12V power supply. With the move to 12V voltage regulators for the processor, ATX guidelines for 5V as main power are no longer provided.

1.2.1. Increased +12 VDC output capability
System components that use 12V are continuing to increase in power. In cases where expected current requirements is greater than 18A a second 12 V rail should be made available. ATX12V power supplies should be designed to accommodate these increased +12 VDC currents.

1.2.2. Minimum Efficiency
Minimum measured efficiency is required to be 70% at full and typical (~50%) load and 60% at light (~20%) load. New recommended guidance has been added to provide direction for future requirements.

2.03 is the current version of the ATX Specification as of this writing. Future references to the ATX Specification in this document imply version 2.03 or later, as applicable. ATX12V Power Supply Design Guide 8

1.2.3. Main Power Connector:
The 2 x 10 main power connector has been replaced by a 2 x 12 connector. This was made to support 75 watt PCI Express*requirements. Pinout assignments are based on the SSI recommendation.

With the added 12V, 5V, and 3.3V pins the need for an Aux Power connector is no longer needed and the guidance for this connector has been removed.

1.2.4. Separate current limit for... Read more

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I have a connector on my mobo for USB 2.0, It lists 2 pairs of pins like
5V, 7-, 7+, GND and 5V, 8-, 8+, GND

Then it shows a single pin at the end of the connector labeled NC.

One my USB from panel connector I have 2 sockets matching the 2 pair of pins on the mobo USB connector. Then there is a single wire in the same bundle from the fron panel USB socket with the 2 connectors that is labeled GND. Does the single wire from teh front panel socket that is labeled GNDgo on the mobo pin labled NC?


A:Pinout label on USB mobo connector

I believe that the label NC stands for No Connection.

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Okay I've searched up and down the web and can't find anything about this connector.

First off this is a 300-watt Compaq PSU from a Presario 7000 Desktop.

This Compaq computer won't power up. When I installed a standard ATX-12 PSU, the green light on the mobo came on but because most ATX-12 PSU's don't come with this very proprietary connector the computer failed to boot up. The CPU fan didn't even twitch. But the mobo green light AND the PWR LED on the front of the case lit up. Neither lights came on with the original Compaq PSU.

This connector is white and labeled "P8" and is a 6-conductor white plug. The overall size is similar to the power connectors you plug into your hard drive and other IDE devices. It looks like an oversized floppy drive connector. The wiring colors are: Red, Orange, Orange, Black, Black, Black.

I've traced the wires and here's where they go to the PSU's circuit board:

Red - connects to the same red lead on the IDE power connectors
Orange - connects to the same orange leads on the main power (mobo) connector
Black - connects to what looks like the PSU's chassis ground.

It looks pretty straight forward and I could probably modify a standard ATX-12 PSU to a Compaq PSU by snipping off this 6-conductor plug and splicing into a generic PSU's standard wiring.

But before I attempt this, is there anyone out there that knows the pin configuration on a standard/g... Read more

A:Compaq PSU 6-pin connector plugs onto Mobo near IDE

This link may be of some use to you possibly.

If not, i have opened up and rewired many psu's.


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My motherboard is a model Ms-6330 Ver: 2.1 (Microstar) but it also has the gateway part number 2512595. I am currently relocating this motherboard to a brand new case that I just bought and I ran into a problem. The front panel connectors (power switch, led, hdd led, etc) go onto the motherboard in a certain area where there are 15 pins. Unfortunately I have no idea which connectors connect to which pins. Can someone help me? (Maybe someone with the same motherboard/problem). All I need is a way to identify the pins and make sure I don't like accidently fry my motherboard. Thanks a lot! -Andrew C.

A:Front Panel Connector on Mobo

For starters, have you checked your manual? Also, look on the m/b...in really tiny abbreviated letters you should be able to see where these go (you may see "pw switch"...."HDD ACT"........i know when i was installing my connectors, i got most of them wrong..but dont worry..no frying of the motherboard.....if the connector is in the right place but no light from the LED..try reversing the cable........the easiest cables to place are the pw switch and the reset..as you can test these easily....good luck

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I cannot find the power switch connecter on this mother board, it's not even listed in the manual, that I could find any way. Any help would be much appreciated!

A:ASUS P8Z77-M Motherboard Power Switch Connector?

Are you looking for the ASUS Q-Connector?

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Hi, I researched this board and found two other posts documenting this issue:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-ribbon-attachment-FAIL-NO-FIX/...https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-P-and-W-Series-Mobile/P51s-sata-HDD-cable-FRU-dislodged/m-p/40... Interestingly enough, this seems to be a problem to at least two other people during the month of March 2018. I have this same problem. My p51s just all of a sudden stopped detecting the storage drive. I opened the case to find that the SATA connector wasn't even connected to the motherboard. The connector that should hold the sata cable is just completely detached. And the piece that was within that connector is out of place as well. Please reference this photo (NOT MY PHOTO -- not taken by me, credit:https://forums.lenovo.com/t5/ThinkPad-T400-T500-and-newer-T/Upgrade-ThinkPad-T570-from-SATA-HDD-to-M...):  This person's laptop seems to have a strong solder, which I don't believe mine did. Please advise how I can get this repaired, get a new computer, or just give me my money back. I've used Lenovo for ~10 years and have never had problems like this. I need this computer to work.

A:p51s sata mobo connector is broken

+ picture of connector parts, detached

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does anyone know or have a good reliable psu (550w or so) with a native 24pin mobo connector. im gonna get this dfi lan party mobo and its highly recommended to have a 24pin and not a 20 with an adapter so ive been looking around but all i can find are the adapter ones and really expensive ones. im looking to drop at most $150. much thanks as always.

also needs to be pcie compatible and sli and sata and other goodies

planning on putting in a evga 7800gtx KO if newegg ever gets it back in stock.

A:good psu with a native 24pin mobo connector

Newegg list of SLI PSU's

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I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ultra D mobo.

I just finished putting together my new PC last night, and I've got Windows loaded and all of that good stuff.

But I'm having some audio problems.

My computer is not even recognizing any sort of audio output device.

The motherboard on-board sound piece is actually a separate piece that you connect to the board.

I have it connected well. I went back and made sure it was on good, and I installed the drivers and such, but I still can't seem to figure out what the problem is.

Karajan makes the audio piece, and I did a bit of Googling and I came across a guy on some other forum who was having the same problem, but he never mentioned how or even if he got it working.

Does anybody have any suggestions?

A:I'm having a problem with the Karajan audio connector on my new DFI NF4 Ulta D mobo.

From here - http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=67098

"I had a similar problem (no sound output) and the way I fixed it was that I had the front case jumpers connected incorrectly and when I connected them correctly, it fixed the problem."

"I pulled them all off and swapped the front output from Line_Output_Front on the Karajan module to Line_Output and now everything works"

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Few days back my internet explorer attacked by adware virus. now i want to reset it, but not getting option to reset anywhere.
Is there anyway to get into settings, for resetting my internet explorer, than help me because i could not get it.
If anyone will help me to get that option i would be very much thankful to him/her.

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the 20 pin or 24 pin power connector from psu on the motherboard , i checked every thing and can't find it also i want to buy a new psu so what can i do about it?

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Any one know where they are selling these? I have looked for ever for one.

A:SLI Bridge Connector Cant Find

Either your manufacturer or Ebay

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I do have a question, if anyone knows any thing about the optiplex GX620 super small system. I have one of these , it does not have an optical drive, it only has a hard drive, which is new and not formatted. I have no way to install an OS on it. I have contacted Dell about 101 times trying to get a cable to connect an optical drive. I bought an Optical drive from them, but it did not come with a cable. I worked thru tech support, gave them the service tag number, they gave me a cable part number to order and I did buy it, but it is wrong, will not connect to the mother board. I have taken the system to several private computer repair shops and they looked at it and said they have never seen an IDE connection like that. So I am lost, Dell does not seem know and no one else seems to know what type of cable I need. It almost looks like some type of daughter card or adapter card would plug onto the IDE connection to allow a normal IDE ribbon cable to connect. It really looks like a connection you would see on the outside of a system, not on a mother board. Since it only has that one wierd connection I was thinking the adapter card would have a splitter so I could install a optical and a Floppy drive to it. But for now it is a door stop. I can get a picture of the connector on the mother board, but Dell tech does not work that way, so they will not help. Any Idea where I could go from here. If I could find a good manual or parts list I would have a better shot. Anyway, Thanks in a... Read more

A:Can't Find an Optical Connector Cable For a Dell

Attach a picture, the one I am looking at on Dells product details site shows a connector at the bottom left on the motherboard and a second directly under the power supply connector.

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Hello all!
Thanks in advance for the help, as I have done my research but I can't seem to solve my problem.
So, I purchased a Dell Inspiron 15 3000 Series (actual model is I3558-0954BLK). The model did not come with a backlit keyboard. Should have checked ahead :)
I found that apparently the 3558 model supports backlit keyboards, therefore I purchased a compatible keyboard that should fit models 3551 and 3558. 
When I followed the proper procedures to detach the original keyboard from my laptop, I could not find a slot for the "extra" connector that the backlit keyboard carries. After scratching my head for a while and doing some research online, I resolved to ask for your assistance. Here's a picture of what my laptop looks like without a keyboard. Could anyone be so kind as to point out where do I plug the other connector or help me understand why the laptop doesn't carry one? :)
PS: In the picture, the green arrows I added show the standard keyboard connector & slot. The red arrow I added shows the extra backlit keyboard connector.

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A friend of mine brougt his mechine complaining thet it was totally stuck. initially I have found the RAM has out of order. When I check it was totally dead. there was dust and cob webs in side the mechine. I have completely dismantled the mechine and removed the RAM, Battery, and the BIOS chip. When I have cleaned (with a soft brush) and re assembled the machine have found the RAM is out of order. (long beepin with reguler interval) I have replaced the RAM (DDR 1 512 Mb) and the problem was solved. However XP was currupted and I have reinstalled the OS. (Win XP SP 2) And now when the machine is switched off for about half an hour and switch on the error message is comming "cpu is reset, press del to go to configaration" and the mechine is seeking for floppy drive which is diabled at setup. please hep me.

A:Win XP Reset after switch off

Did you put in the battery properly? Bios normally will only trigger that message if the motherboard is losing 100% of it's power when the machine goes down. It looks like you might need to get a replacement battery for the motherboard.

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I've been googling and using various other search engines to try and find a hard drive caddy and connector for a Vpr Matrix Series 110 (185A5). Anyone have any ideas ???


A:HELP:vpr Matrix Series 110 Hard Drive Connector impossible to find

I suppose you've tried newegg.com?

These have a pretty big range of pretty much anything.

Good luck.



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Does anyone know where to connect in a power switch on an AI5TV 13D Motherboard?

A:AI5TV MOBO Power Switch

Are talking about the power supply? Do you have the manual for the board? If not http://www.mycomp-tmc.com/new/manual/AI5TV13D.PDF
Page 17 has a picture of the board and a discription of the connection.
Hope that helps.

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OS: Windows XP home SP 2.0
CPU: AMD Athlon 64 3500+
MB: MSI K8N Neo2 (Socket 939, nforce 3 ultra chipset)
RAM: 1 GB, generic cheapo brand
HD: Maxtor 300 GB HD (also cheapo)
VC: ATI Radeon 9550
PSU: 500w ATX by Coolmax

Yesterday my friend and I had been using my computer without issue, and after he'd left I turned it off with the standard "Start>turn off computer>shut down" contrivance and later went to sleep. This morning upon trying to turn it back on, nothing happened.

This happened before about 6 months ago, but within a couple of hours I accidentally pushed the power switch with my foot and it turned on, as if by cruel magic. Now I'm not so sure.

I have tried:
-disconnecting and reconnecting the power switch from the motherboard.
-using a different power cable.
-unplugging the PSU and leaving it there for about 10 minutes.
-unplugging the PSU from the MoBo, leaving it, replug.
-using the jumper to clear the CMOS/BIOS.

I figured it was the PSU, MoBo, or hopefully the switch. I tried shorting the PSU and it turned on, along with everything plugged into it (which did NOT include the MoBo in any way). For this reason I am almost sure it is the MoBo and I can either lose my college essays or over half my income... I was hoping someone could give me some way of being sure it is NOT the power switch so I don't toss out a still-working MoBo.

Thank you in advance, and just in case it is relevant, my case: Cooler Master Centurion 5.

A:Solved: PC won't turn on, MoBo or just the switch?

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I have a jumble of wires here from the power switch to the mobo ? they are all only two connectors at a time how do I know where to put them- I know the connectors on the mobo but do I have to insert them in sequence ?

mobo =


A:Power Switch (front) to Mobo

Any writing at all on the wires? You should be able to trace them back to the front case panel. Like which two go the power switch, which two to the reset button etc. Do all of the wires like similar or do you think some are USB or audio cables?

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End of last week I ordered in some new parts for one of my desktops. New MOBO/CPU, graphics card, and ram. Too switch out the MOBO without clean install (will do this weekend), I will need too just change the MOBO driver too a standard driver correct?? Been a long time since I have done much work on computers (3 years).

A:Solved: Question about MOBO switch...

Please read, or at least take a look at the sticky threads before posting. http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/831811-moving-windows-install-swapping-motherboards.html

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A friend asked me to have a look at his computer as it wouldn't start at all, no post, nothing, not even the power supply would start, so I opened it up checked that the power leads, motherboard + cpu were seated properly that the power supply lead was connected properly, It still wouldn't start.
I put in a spare power supply I had thinking his power supply had died and that wouldn't start power up either.
I'm thinking that either the motherboard is dead or the switch on the case is faulty.
Has anyone come across this situation.

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So I have just replaced a fried mobo with a new one.

But when I start up I get The blue screen of death right after The boot menu. Wheather i choose safe mode or regular or whatever. Do I need to install the mobo drivers in Dos or what?

Generally, what do i need to do with a system when I am wanting to soley replace the MOBO.

edit: case temp 49
cpu temp 50


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Have a stock Dell Inspiron 531, Came in first because it would not start. Started right off the bat for me, returned to owner and worked fine. Owner returned to have networking card replaced due to possible lightning strike on phone line. Went to start computer, would not boot.

Ordered power supply tester and a power supply to for good measure.

Installed new unit and tested old one, old one tested good, when installed new on, had same problem.

Ordered replacement mobo, installed same issue.

Testes power bottom. button tests with DC volts and amps, and ohms when button it depressed. So button is good from what I can tell.

Jumped the jumpers with a pair of plyers twice and unit started without an issue. Not such which prongs it touched to get unit to start, and have been unable to get the unit to boot since.
Looked on modo and found the power prongs that control start, took a switch out of a machine that I know to be good and put in this machine and no boot. have attempted to jump the prongs with plyers without any luck.

Tested RAM, HD, and CPU in new Mobo and another unit just to make sure, everything seems to to working fine by itself, just not when everything is put back into origional configuration.

Any ideas or other tests that I could go through.

As an addition note, nothing spins, CPU fan does not spin, PSU fan does not spin. except for the two times that I got the entire machiene to boot.

A:Solved: Power to Mobo, and switch but won't boot.

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Last night, I took apart and rebuilt my desktop to replace the MoBo. I went from an MSI 785GTM-E45 to an ASUS M4A88T-M.

Now, after everything is back together, it won't post. The rig turns on. LEDs turn on. Fans turn on. The board even has a green light going. There are no beeps and the 'Mem OK!' light turns on for a bit and then turns off altogether.

Now, I'm using 8GB (2x4GB) Patriot 1600 RAM, which isn't on the 'approved RAM' list in the manual. I'm not sure if my problem is that the RAM is not compatible with my board... or if it's something else.

AMD Phenom II x4 965 Black
Patriot DDR3 8GB (2x4GB) 1600
ATI Radeon HD4850
1TB SATA Hard Drive
ASUS DVD-RW Combo Optical Drive

A:Build Wont Post After MoBo Switch

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Prior to building my present rig, I've had two desktops, three netbooks, and one notebook (still have the notebook). None of them had a reset switch like my new machine does. I know it's for rebooting the machine but under what circumstances would you use it?

A:Silly Question - Just What Is the Reset Switch for?

Personally, I think it's a leftover from, maybe, Win 95 or 98 days. It can cause files corruptions since it cuts power to the machine and restarts like a cold boot. I have used it when my system has completely frozen in the past.

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I recently bought an ASUS A7N8X-X mobo and installed it in my roommates computer. It was working fine the way i had it, but once in awhile when you would press the power switch button on the front the LED / power would go for 1/2 a second and stop, then you would push again and it would be fine. We then bought some new RAM for him. Once I installed it, I got a few beeps and no display. Im sure that wasnt good. It was (not sure brand name, but somewhat cheap $60) 512MB PC2100 DDR 266Mhz 184-pin 64x72. Now when i put my stick in there (crucial 512MB PC2700 DDR RAM) which was in it before the upgrade and working fine, when i press the power switch it always does the blink and power off. It is really frustrating and i cannot find the source of this problem. I messed with the wires that go to the mobo and everything looks correct according to the mobo manual. Also wondering if it may be the power supply? Its an Enermax 330W PS and he doesnt have much in the pc that would be taking power > 2 CD/DVD drives, 1 HDD, floppy, video card, sound card, thats it. Really aggravating would really appreciate some input!!!! thanks

A:ASUS A7N8X-X mobo power switch problems

Before upgrading hardware, always default BIOS to auto and maybe uninstall old drivers. Check mem settings there.

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First of all, let me say that I've had this issue for many years & just never took care of it while under warranty. My bad. The power cord will just fall out of my laptop with any slight movement. Before I buy a new adapter (over $50), I want to see if anyone else has had this issue. Is it supposed to "click" in? I don't remember how it worked when I first got it. It seems like I've always had this problem. I don't know if it's a problem with the adapter or the laptop... Thanks.

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Hi,  I have an hp all in one desktop that will not let me switch user accounts because at the start up menu, when i enter my password, it tells me that it is incorrect and that i need to insert my password reset disk.  I know my password, but it still tells me that  i am wrong and i never set up a reset disk. Does anyone know how i can get past this screen?

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The previous user of a standalone laptop left a laptop with Vista to me. I do not have her password to log in. Can I reset her password? When I boot up the laptop, I only see her account picuture to input the password. Can I switch to administrator account because I know the administrator password. How can I switch to other users? I know XP, I can click ctrl, alt, del to get to another login format. Thanks

A:How can I reset password or switch to administrator login

Reboot in safe mode with command prompt set uac as run as administrator and take ownership of the drive either through UAC or command line.

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