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Motherboard clip to secure power ribbon to motherboard connector

Q: Motherboard clip to secure power ribbon to motherboard connector

Hi, I was cleaning the fan but when I removedthe keyboard and removed the top I snappedthe flip up clip that holds down the powerribbon cable to the motherboard Does anybody know where I could get holdof one or a fix to secure it without the clip The model is a G580-2689 Thank you in advance for any help Neil

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A: Motherboard clip to secure power ribbon to motherboard connector

Well thats not a problem all you got to do is put those 3 screws back into the keyboard nuts and it should be good to go

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I need to find a replacement part for the connector that clips my T580's SATA cable onto the mother board. Here are some images of that I'm referencing: https://imgur.com/a/QpXONVI https://imgur.com/gallery/yFDfcis . Does anyone know where I could get one and/or exactly what it's called? For some background: I've recently started experiencing filesystem corruption which results in my machine being dropped into a read-only filesystem mode (I'm running Ubuntu). I tried various SSDs and Linux versions with no luck. I started to look closer at this connector and it appeared that some pins were loose/unaligned. Of course, as I tried to straighten things out, I broke the clip. I'm hoping I can replace this and solve my issues. Thanks!

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Having trouble finding it. It's a XPS L502X. The ribbon reads 20696 E221612-S 80C 30V VW-1. Is this something I need to order through a third-party or do you think I'd have any luck finding it at a local repair shop?

A:Broke the ribbon cable from my power button to the motherboard

Hi onlygothalf,
You may contact Dell's Out of Warranty repairs team from the link http://dell.to/1coLzuz (Applicable to US customers). If you are in a different region, go to http://dell.to/15qqGcr select the country/region from the top, scroll down and click on 'Contact Dell Sales' to get the contact information. If you wish you can check out a local store as well if they have the parts available. Make sure you buy genuine parts.
Hope this helps. Please reply if you have any questions.

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I`m trying to do my first build. I have a Gigabyte Core 2 Quad/Intel P43/DDR2-1200/A&GbE/ATX Motherboard GA-P43-ES3G motherboard. I`m trying to hook the power supply to the mobo but there is a 4pin Atx12 v connector and a 24 pin ATX connector. Now my power supply Corsair 750W TX only has a 24 pin power. Do I only need to plug in the 24 pin, or do I have to get some adapter for the Molex so I can plug the 4 pin ATX 12V?


A:Motherboard POwer Connector Help!?

Yes you need to plug in both. There are adapters that convert the 4 pin Molex to a 4 pin 12V connector. Try a google search.

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Hello everyone. I seem to be having a rather simple yet immensely frustrating issue. I'm building a computer, i plugged the power connector on the mobo, turned it on and bam, it worked.

Great right, well today i came home from work and it would not work. So i opened the case up and took out the power connector, after inspecting both ends i put it back in, fans started and the motherboard light came on but only for a second.

After fiddling with it some more i found that the only time my mobo gets any juice is when i put the connector from the power supply in just exactly the right place in the motherboard connector.

If i push it all the way in, i can hear an odd whining noise from my PSU. Like a gnat in your ear. I'm not sure how long the motherboard will stay on, as my hands are not steady enough but i know the times have varied. Any opinions? I have a corsair cx500 and a biostar ta880GB+ if that helps. Thanks!

A:Motherboard power connector

Just checking but did you also plug in the P4 12V ATX connector on the motherboard?

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It's been a while since I built a system from scratch and have a... errr... simple question

gfx: Sapphire HD3850 512MB Ultimate (passive)

MB: MSI P35 Neo2 FIR

PSU: Seasonic M12II 500W

The motherboard has a power connector for the graphic card next to the slot.

Is there any reason I should connect the power for the card to the power connector on the board instead of directly to the power supply?

A:Graphic card power to power supply or connector on motherboard?

First time I have ever seen that feature. I like it. I'm thinking that is a neat/easy way to partially eliminate cable clutter from the PSU. Give it a shot, you can always revert to PSU cable if you wish.

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I am shopping around for a new power supply for this motherboard. In addition to the ATX and ATX12V connectors, there is also an AUX power connector on this board. The PSU's I'd like to get for it (namely, the SmartPower2.0 from Antec) do not have this connector. This review by anandtech seems to indicate this motherboard does not need the aux power to function correctly.

Can anyone here confirm this? Thanks!

A:ASUS P4T motherboard and AUX power connector

From that article, I take that it can work without it.
I have an old psu that has a power lead like that, but it's only 230w.
Maybe some psus still have that connector.

Edit: I found one psu that has the 6pin aux connector. Fortron 350w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...350-60PN-R1 ATX12V 350W Power Supply - Retail
It's on the right of the pic.

Another one.
Antec true 430w
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ShowI...=Antec TRUE430 ATX 430W Power Supply - Retail
The connector is 3rd from the left.

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I currently have an asus P5KPL-VM mobo with a 4 pin power connector for the proccessor. I would like to buy a new asus mobo, and I've found the perfect one for my needs but the processor power connector is an 8 pin setup with a removable plastic cover over 4 of the pins. Am I able to use this mobo with the same processor and power supply with the 4 pin setup, or do I need a new power supply with the 8 pin connector.

A:Solved: motherboard power connector

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My motherboard has a 24 pin connection and I got a power supply with a 20 pin connection. While I'm waiting for my order of 24 pin connection power supplies, I realized that the 20 pin can fit in the 24 pin motherboard. Will I blow anything or cause harm if I power it up with the 20 pin power supply in the 24 pin connection of the motherboard?

Did I use the correct terminology? I am still learning. Thanks in advance.

A:Motherboard/Power Supply main connector

You wont do any damage, possibly won't power up.
There are adapters to change from 20pin to 24 pin http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=46201

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I see model for example as Lenovo Y580 , has the same keyboard for my laptop i can change position of screws and insert perfectly , but the problem itīs i donīt know if my model ( Lenovo G780 ) has power mother board connector for the light of KeyboardI see official Lenovo forum and i find post where tell guy from support , model Lenovo G780 have support as optional for use Keyboard Backlit , i try search for motherboard of Lenovo G780 ( My Laptop) if really have this connector for give power to the light for this kind of keyboard , but donīt find nothinghttps://forums.lenovo.com/t5/Lenovo-B-and-G-Series-Note...My question itīs about this , Has Lenovo G780 Power connector from mother board for connect Keyboard Backlit or no , if exists this connector , i can use for example Keyboard Backlit of model Lenovo Y580 and other i see in Ebay with the same configurationThankīs for the help , regards to all community

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I have replaced a faulty dell motherboard with a Gigabyte GA-H61M-S2PV new one.
The chasis connector for power button is compatible with the original motherboard, but i need to know which pins placed where, so i will be able to connect them to the new motherboard. 
Gigabyte have this in the manual: 
where can i find the same from dell motherboard?

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HI, I was wondering if it is safe to use an atx psu on a motherboard with an eatx power connector. The motherboard has a 24-pin eatx and a 4-pin atx 12v connector. I bought the motherboard and started using an atx psu and everything seems to work ok then realized after it was an eatx power connector on the motherboard. Are there eatx psu's? Thanks

A:Safe to use ATX PSU on a motherboard with an EATX power connector?

EATX is a form factor (12"x13") not a power connector. I'm assuming you are talking about using a PSU with a 20 pin (old ATX) connector with a newer motherboard that has a 24 pin (current ATX) connector. If that is the case you will need to consult your motherboard's manual. Some 24 pin boards run fine with only 20 pins some don't. The issue is that each pin in only rated to carry a certain amount of current (Amps). If you overload one of these pins your risk burning or melting the ATX connector on either the PSU, Motherboard, or both.

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Currently, I turn my computer on, and nothing happens, except green light on mother board and yellow light on computer "On" switch. I started testing power supply. That obviously works. I disconected everything from power supply and started to reconnect everything one by one.
Everthing seemed to allow the test switch on power box to power everything except when i came to connecting the 2x2 auxiliary atx 12v power connector (P9), into the mother board. It quickly shorts everything out, and i'm back to square 1 with just having the yellow "on" switch and green light on mother board, and fans shut off again.
Whats the problem?

I have a 500s 1.5 hertz gateway
Any help would be greatly appreciate.d...


A:Connecting 2x2 connector from power supply into motherboard shorts everything out?

If you don't own a power supply tester take your tower to a local shop and have them test the power supply. Even if the power supply tests good, have them "jump" a known good power supply to the board and see if the problem continues.

I have people bring towers in quite often for testing. It takes 20-30 minutes and the cost should be minimal perhaps $25-$30. You need to find out if your problem is with the power supply or the motherboard.

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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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During a recent storm, lightning struck very close to my house and we lost power immediately after the lightning strike. Once power was restored, my HP Pavilion a6000 would not re-start. The computer and all the peripherals were protected (I thought) by two surge protectors.

On closer inspection, I found that the green LED on the power supply was blinking. I disconnected all the connections coming from the power supply, and when I did, the green light went from blinking to steady on. I re-connected the leads one by one, and the light stayed on until I connected the 20 pin connection to the motherboard. As soon as I connected the 20 pin lead to the motherboard, the solid green LED went back to flashing.

I assume from the diagnostics that something on the motherboard was fried by the lightning? I know how to replace a power supply, but have never dealt with motherboard issues, so not sure how to proceed. The computer is only 6 months old and I would like to save it, but don't know what I might be looking as far as expense and time involved to repair.

Any help you can provide would be greatly appreciated.

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In the Inspiron 3520 the power cable connects to the motherboard via a small slot and is held in place by a plastic bit that is pulled up to release, and pushed down to secure said cable. In the process of upgrading the processor of this machine i broke and lost this little up-down, unlocking-locking piece. I have tried unsuccessfully to keep the power cable in the slot using electrical tape, and also by using a small plastic bit as a shim behind it. After several attempts i am still unable to start the machine in the usual manner. During these failed attempts at securing the cable i accidentally discovered that a small screwdriver inserted into the slot where the power cable is meant to reside will hot wire the machine on. I have replaced my keyboard and now do not reboot or shutdown. An iffy fix at best. I am looking for suggestions as to how i might secure the power cable onto the motherboard so that all works properly? Looks like the power connection is on one side only so some kind of shim behind the live side forcing it to connect seems logical, but hasn't worked for me so far. What am i missing here? Or should i buy a dead motherboard to get the missing piece that i don't even know can be put back in place? Solder it in place? Any suggestions much appreciated!

A:Inspiron 3520 broken power supply cable connector on motherboard

The only sure solution is to replace the mainboard.  

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I could use some creative customer service here. My M3800 shipped with the known power-on motherboard defect. It was replaced at no charge, which was very nice. However, the replacement (2nd motherboard!) is now having the same intermittent dead / no power problem.
To get the computer running, I have to remove the case (12 screws) and un-plug the internal battery to 're-set' the electrical fault. After I put it back together, the computer starts normally. This is not very convenient, especially when meeting with new clients.
The problem is that I am being told I am outside the 3-month repair warranty. I think this stinks! It's a known issue and I would like someone at Dell to step up make my expensive computer work normally all of he time.
Yes, I have run every diagnostic known to man and the internet.

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Hi Yesterday I was replacing the keyboard on my P51 and by accident (really crappy clip) I broke one of two clips.Is there any chance to get/order/replace this clip on the keyboard? Please see the attachment.  

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The plastic retention clip which holds the heat sink and fan unit to my [AMD socket 939 ]motherboard has broken. This clip is fixed to the motherboard by two screws and can therefore be removed easily. Question is: where can I buy a new one (UK)? Or is there a newer solution which can still be fixed to the motherboard via the two existing screw holes in the motherboard. I really don't want to buy a new motherboard for the sake of a piece of plastic!!

A:Broken retention clip on AMD motherboard

I don't understand what you mean. Is it for the cpu or a chipset? You may find an aftermarket heatsink/fan with additional hardware that may work.

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Hi, I broke the battery clip on my motherboard where the horizontal part of the clip meets the vertical part. I tried putting the clip back on tightly with duct tape, but when I shut down the computer for a few hours and turn it back on, I get a 'bad CMOS battery' or a configuration error. I then have to fix the date and the time again in the BIOS (CMOS?) screen. I am guessing that this happens because it is not making good contact. I can't get the broke part of the clip out of the plastic holder, which holds the battery. Does anyone have a solution to this problem besides replacing the motherboard? Can the plastic holder be replaced somehow? Can I somehow solder it? Thanks for your time!!!

A:Broken Battery clip on motherboard

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So I started a PC build and noticed the psu wasn't giving power or turning green. I read about the paper clip test for psu's and attempted it. Mistakenly (I feel very stupid) I didnt unplug my psu from my motherboard

The gpu fan spun and that's about it. I unplugged after a few seconds. Are all my parts damaged ?

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Hi, stupid stupid impatient me didnt take the time to look and took my vid card out (because i thought maybe i might have to reseat it) and in the process i broke the retainer clip on one side of the motherboard.

See image, i did make an attempt to superglue it back but i stopped trying because i figured if i got that stuff someplace it should not be i would just make the issue worse and that would be stupid stupid stupid lol.

I dont think there is any real pressure there its just for saftey i think, the mount on the rear of the unit holds it really snug so i dont think there is any real chance for it to vibrate loose but what do you all think. I say no pressure because it sure was easy to break off there.

Can that clip itself be replaced without replacing the female connection. It kind of looks like the swing arm snaps in there but i didnt want to try to pry it out.

So to explain that clip you see on the pic, the bottom of it just has a strait bar (swing arm) attached like clip/____o (the slash / is where it broke)
one end is connected to the female connection and the other to the clip, and it swivels, it broke clean off on one end on the bottom of the clip side (not the board side).


A:Broken retainer clip on motherboard for vid card

The main function of that clip, in my opinion, is to assist people in seating the card all the way into the slot. It may also serve as a safety lock to avoid dislodging the card while moving stuff around inside the box, or while transporting the PC.

So I think you can live without the clip. You will just need to check for proper seating from time to time, just like in the old days.

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I have a CD drive already connected to the CD input on the motherboard for sound. Right next to that connection is a 4 pin AUX connection. I can add a DVD drive to that using an additional audio cable correct? It is a Pentium 4 1.7 Ghz.

A:AUX connector on Motherboard

But why would you want to?

The audio connection is only normally used for analogue sound, and thats rarely needed these days. All sound streams from a DVD are usually digital, and carried with the IDE data cable to the best of my knowledge.

I certainly do not connect the audio from the DVD and have no problems.

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I just started building a new system by buying all new parts except using my old power supply. I realized that my old powersupply (Forton - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16817104952) only had a 20+4 pin connector instead of the 24 pin atx connector that my motherboard uses. I was wondering if I could combine the 20 pin and 4 pin connectors and plug them into the 24 pin socket, without causing any damage or malfunction.

Any help would be appreciated.

A:Using a 20+4 pin connector with a 24 Pin Motherboard

I'm faily sure that that wont work!! You can however buy an adapter to do the job!!!!

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Hi Yesterday I was replacing the keyboard on my P51 and by accident (really crappy clip) I broke one of two clips.Is there any chance to get/order/replace this clip on the keyboard? Please see the attachment.  

A:P51 -> Connector on motherboard

That kind of connector is now used by every manufacturer as it is thinner and lighter.  The connectors on the VERY thin machines, like x1 yoga and x1 carbon are even more fragile.  I have never seen any source of those parts, but you might look at something like the Mouser Electronics catalog or look at a broken board (organ donor).  If I had to try that sort of repair and found a source of the parts, I would try to gently heat the bail with a hairdryer and move it to the broken connector on the motherboard.  I have no idea if it would work.

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Hello everybody. I damaged my ZIF connector (I believe this is the name of it after researching online). In other words, this socket is where the cable from the hard drive is inserted into on the motherboard of my HP Envy 15. I counted 10 pins on the socket that are soldered to the motherboard. I'm trying to buy this connector online and have not been successful. I have solder skills, so replacing it won't be an issue. Can somebody confirm if the ZIF connector is the name of the socket? Would anybody know where I can get this socket? Any information would be helpful and thank you in advance.

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On my current power supply, mycomputer gets past post and it runs fine and everything but when i opened it up recently, i saw the the power supply motherboard connecter connected tothe mother board but 4 motherboard pins were not connected. And my computer still works! Why is this?

And when i go upgrade my power supply do i connect all of the 24 pinsor do i match the pin setup on the picture?


See picture.

A:Motherboard Pin Connector

Hello Kelvin,

Yes, you would connect the new 24-pin PSU connection to the board with all 24 pins. Depending on the PSU you get, it may a one piece 24-pin or 20+4 pin connection. Here's some more detailed information about the ATX motherboard standard and 24-pin connections to help out more with this.

ATX - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Hope this helps,

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I just brought a new graphics card and a PSU (Corsair TX850). Everything my old PSU was connected to now has my new PSU, except for one 4-pin white box on the top right hand of my motherboard (Biostar TH55B HD) as my new PSU does not come with a 4-pin cable.

My motherboard can be seen here: http://www.biostar-usa.com/upload/Mo.../b20100111.jpg

Not sure what that 4-pin connector is for, all it says above it is ''Power Indicator'' and below it ''ATXPWR2''.

So was just wondering if it is necessary to have the right connector connected to it before I turn on my PC.


A:PSU with no 4-pin connector to motherboard

What does the Corsair TX850 manual say ? Is there a 8pin split connector coming out of the PSU ?

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Hi, I have an intel 484 socket motherboard without the video connector. How can i connect it with a monitor?

A:no vga connector on motherboard.

Plug a video controller card that has a VGA output into the motherboard and plug the monitor into the video controller. Exact type of controller card would depend on what kind of expansion interface types are available on the motherboard.

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I have a Dell PowerEdge rack-mounted server. When doing my weekly physical inspection, I noticed that the retaining clip on a heatsink was not clipped down as it should be. Closer inspection revealed that the little loop that the holds the clip down had come loose from the motherboard. I found it and tried pushing it back into the holes, but it just came out again.

Is there a reliable adhesive or epoxy that would be strong enough to hold this down? I do not know how much tension is in the clip, but the glue would have to be strong. I have attached a few pictures that show the dilemma.

Thanks to any that have advice on this.



A:Solved: Heatsink Clip Retainer Dislodged from Motherboard!

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I got a new case for a friends computer today, and set about removing motherboard/hardware from old case to install in new machine. While unplugging the ribbon cable connected to the 3.5 inch floppy drive from the motherboard, I ran into dificulties getting it to disconnect. I must have tugged a little too hard because the plastic surrounding the pins on the motherboard broke off on one side, though the pins did not seem to be ruined. I thought, "Well that sucked, hope it turns out ok." I did notice that 1 pin was not present on the motherboard like 3 pins in, but hoped maybe that was standard. Now after installing everything into the new case, and booting up the 3.5 inch drive is not being recognized. I don't know for certain if the drive was being recognized before. It is not recognized in cmos. Probably stupid question, but is it certain that I broke the connection on the motherboard?

A:Solved: Broke plastic around 3.5 inch drive ribbon cable while unplugging from motherboard!?

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Hello everyone,
So I had 2 questions, and Ill try and make this as short as possible for your convenience.
I recently built my 1st gaming PC (Intel Core i7-3770, EVGA GeForce GTX 770, NZXT Phantom 240 - System Build - PCPartPicker Canada) , and had a couple problems with the display while the GPU (GeForce GTX 770) was plugged into the motherboard (MSI Z77A G41) which then I fixed... or so I thought... I got it to work through the motherboard, so now the display works on the monitors and I can start up the computer and install drivers for the GPU and see that the computer recognizes it in "Devices Manager" panel, but as soon as I plug the VGA connector into the GPU it shows no display once again... literally nothing, the light in the monitor just starts flashing after a while... I have tested 2 different monitors which gave me the same result, and I tried playing the the BIOS around but did not find anything that fixed the problem... so my question is does my GPU work even if it shows no display when I connect the VGA connector into the graphics card? If I was to install a game would I be able to run it at high settings or would it run in the integrated graphics card (Intel HD 4000)... and the other question is if it does not work, how do I fix this?
I appreciate your help in advance, and will try and answer the questions about this problem as soon as possible... thanks!
P.S. I made a post before about the problem that I had before this, which was that the graphic... Read more

A:VGA Connector works on motherboard, but not on GPU

You're trying to plug a VGA cable in ? Are you sure you're not trying to plug either a DVI, HDMI or Display Port cabeles. I have 2 Geforce GTX 760's in my pc and neither have VGG input on them. I really doubt the GTX 77's, 780's or Titan's do eitherTry a new DVI cable, preferably one that is dual-link and see what happenswhen you plug it into the lower DVI slot on your GTX 77 (it has 2). The top one is for DVI single-link cable's. Dual-Link one's look better.

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Hi All,

I recently sleeved all the cables in my computer case and in the process, I ended up breaking the plastic USB connector (pictured below) for my computers front panel. I figured I could just order an extra connector but after searching for quite sometime, I cannot find anything.

Would anyone happen to know if these little plastic connectors can actually be purchased or what they are even called? I get a feeling that they have a specific name which is why my search is revealing nothing. Any help would be much appreciated. Feel free to let me know if you need anymore details or have any questions.

Thanks in advance,

A:Replacement USB to Motherboard Connector

Is this what you are looking for ?


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I want to ask what models can match my motherboard 6 pin connector from psu because i want to upgrade it from 320w to 450-600.Please help.

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I recently received a used fan for my T500. While replacing the old fan, I inadvertently pulled off the fan connector on the motherboard. I tried looking for a replacement fan connector and came up with zilch. Where can I get a replacement motherboard fan connector without cannibalizing another laptop? I might as well get the male connector on the fan so that I'll have a matched pair and, if need be, replace both connectors. 

A:T500 motherboard fan connector

The only way is take one from an "organ donor".  Are you talking about the pins or just the plastic insulator?  If you are talking about the pins, you probably did more damage to the traces.  If you are just talking about the white insulator, it will just fit back over the pins.

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Hey all, I would like to add 2nd hdd on my Lenovo T61. Can you please explain me what the type of the connector between the caddy and the motherboard? (Sata, IDE, Pata?)I have ordered caddy recently from here - https://goo.gl/2DZ7v1It didnt fit to the motherboard connection. Thanks in advance 

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I disconnected the cpu fan from my motherboard and cannot find where to plug it back in?Sounds silly but I have literally scoured every inch of the motherboard and can find no suitable connector.
There is a four pin that it can plug into but that is labeled Aux Led, and the fan does not engage when plugged into that...


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I recently received a used fan for my T500. While replacing the old fan, I inadvertently pulled off the fan connector on the motherboard. I tried looking for a replacement fan connector and came up with zilch. Where can I get a replacement motherboard fan connector without cannibalizing another laptop? I might as well get the male connector on the fan so that I'll have a matched pair and, if need be, replace both connectors. 


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A:T500 motherboard fan connector

The only way is take one from an "organ donor".  Are you talking about the pins or just the plastic insulator?  If you are talking about the pins, you probably did more damage to the traces.  If you are just talking about the white insulator, it will just fit back over the pins.

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I have a Dell Dimension 8400 which recently shut down for no reason. The power switch had a solid amber light instead of the usual green. After disconnecting the power cord and reconnecting it some time later, the computer started up with no problems. A week later, the same thing happened only this time the amber light was blinking. I opened the tower and removed the power supply only to find the 4 pin, 12 volt connector between the motherboard and the PSU to be burned.

I tested the power supply by jumping the green wire and a black wire on the 24 pin connector of the power supply and reading the output voltage on the 4 pin connector. The fan works properly and the voltage output is a steady 11.75 vdc. It seems to be working; however, there is no load on it during this process.

Does anybody know what might be wrong with my computer? Is my power supply bad or am I in the market for a new motherboard? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

A:Burned connector between motherboard and psu

I would guess the power supply has problems if you have melted wires, but that may have also messed up the motherboard, as a motherboard is more sensitive than a power wire. Did you test any other voltages? Sometimes just one voltage goes wacky, while the others are ok. If your 4pin connector is fried though then I'd think it was putting way too much voltage out at some time.

A power supply would be about $40.

A motherboard would be about $110
I think the 8400 has a motherboard that's in between atx and micro atx, so you'd probably have to get a micro atx board to get it to fit. It might have to have some modification to get the power button/leds to work with the new board. Here's a micro atx board that should work.

I'd probably replace the power supply first, and if that fixes the problem, good, but if not then replace the motherboard as well. Hopefully it didn't also mess up the cpu or ram or anything, or it could get very expensive.

amber light ? Blinking amber indicates a problem with an installed device; solid amber indicates an internal power problem (Click to expand...


Read this as well concerning light colors/meanings.
http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim8400/SM/adtshoot.htm#wp105372... Read more

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So I just upgraded to a gigabyte z170 motherboard and I see that it only has an 8 pin connector slot for motherboard power. I only have a 4 pin connector on my power supply. Will it work with this or do I need to get an adapter of some sort?

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I have this computer, and we are replacing the motherboard. Everything fits fine, and when you turn on the PC everything has power and the CPU fan spins and everything, but it does not POST.

We believe the problem is that the JPW1 power connector is not connected. The manual says that this 12V connector provides power to the CPU. The old motherboard did not have this connector, and thus the power supply does not have a connector that fits.

Is there a way to adapt one of the free power connectors to the JPW1 connector? If not, will we need a new power supply?


A:MSI Motherboard - JPW1 Connector

Sure here is one retailer who has what you need


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When adding more RAM I broke the connector on the motherboard for the keyboard flat cable connector.  The little plastic piece on the connector that secures the cable into the connector is what broke. I have it working for now by using tape to hold the cable in the connector, but maybe I could buy another connector of the same type, remove that plastic piece, and put it in the broken connector on the MB?  Can someone identify the name or part number of that type of connector, so I know what replacement part I need? I guess it's some type of a ZIF connector?

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im currious what this BT1 connector is for nothing is connected to it.

A:[email protected]#$%^&* need on this small connector on my motherboard

Bluetooth connection most likely. If that is what it is and your laptop doesn't have bluetooth on it, you have to remember most computer manufacturer's will only use a couple of makes/models of motherboards and will use one with all options available on it. They then use that board in most systems in a line up, and just charge more for the extras if used.

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Hello,  recently I have purchased an XW9400 motherboard, a -005 AS#, and I have been reading a lot on various PC sites about issues using industry standard fan/heatsink combos with the CPUs. Can someone please give me the correct pinouts for the CPU0/CPU1 connectors, P70/P71?  At first, I thought I'd splurge and buy a couple of the fan/heatsink combos from HP, but the $330+ pricetag nearly gave me an aneurism.  I'm a disabled veteran and don't have much money to spare.  I build multi-CPU PCs as a hobby and therapy.  I have two new Dynatron fan/heatsink assemblies which are industry standard, but I neither want to burn them up nor damage the motherboard in any way. Also the power supply I am using, a Sentey 725W, does not have an 8-pin plug that will work for P3.  It does have a 6-pin PCI plug that fits electrically with what is there and the voltage requirements.  My question is whether pins 3-4 and 6-8 are in parallel for current carrying purposes and are supplying power to the exact same points on CPU1.  If this is the case, I feel the 6-pin plus will handle the demands of the board admirably. Thanks in advance for any help anyone can offer in this matter! RR

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I just bought a new motherboard and a new Amd Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor.
I believe I have installed everything correctly except for the the System Panel(The case power button which has 20-8 connector)I have 2 cords coming from the area near my power button one has 4 connection holes. The other one has 9(It's got a ton of different color cords combine).

I am not sure how to get the power button to work or even light up. If I plug in the 4 hole connector in a certain way the computer when plugged in turns on using the I/O but nothing comes up on the screen.The fans and lights however go(excluding the power button light).

I also have no idea whether which cord connects my 15 in1 Card reader(for cameras).

My Computer
Vista 64 bit(I have a windows 7 professional cd I plan on installing)
My motherboard is a M4A78-EM.
I have an Hp Pavilion.
Put in a new power supply,ram and graphics card awhile back.
Nvidia Gts 250
550 Watt power supply
8 Gigs of Ram
Amd Phenom II 965 Black Edition Processor

I could really could use help!

To Clarify what im trying to do
Need help connecting an HP Pavilion Power Button cord to my M4A78-EM motherboard.

A:Problem:New motherboard and Panel connector!

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Looking for recommendation on a motherboard. Socket 1156.

A:Good motherboard with eSata connector(s)

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