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Precision M4600 keyboard ribbon cable connector pinout

Q: Precision M4600 keyboard ribbon cable connector pinout

Is there any available information about the pinout of ribbon-cable-connector for Precision M4600 keyboard? it is 10 pin connector, but have no idea what is power, what is ground and what are the signal pins. Is it using USB connection? or else?
I know this keyboard is compatible with other laptops - Latitude E5520 E5520m E5530 E6520 E6530 E6540 Precision M4600 M4700 M6600 M6700.
I'm trying to fix the keyboard connector.

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A: Precision M4600 keyboard ribbon cable connector pinout

That level of detail isn't going to be available -- if the keyboard has failed, it needs to be replaced.

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Display on my laptop start to blink from time to time, there ara also some other artifacts (like colour change) which dissapear when I change diplay angle - so I suppose my flex ribbon makes this problem. Serching for spare parts I've niticed that there are few types of them. So the question is which numbers are correct for my laptop?
350405500-GG2-G - by Brooks -  this is the one I have now - but hard to find that one.
I found also
350405300-600-G - by Foxconn - this one is most common 
79010Q800-011-G - by Yageo -  this one is with complete Lid & antennas - nice option cause my cover have some little scrathes

All three have different manufacturers are they interchengeable?
I know easiest way is buy the same i found in laptop but didn't found any of them in Poland. 

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Where can I  buy a Power to Motherboard ribbon cable connector?It is blue and feels like paper.It has the initials MB on one end and PWR on the other It is for the HP Pavilion DV7-3065DX

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I have a HP Split X2 Model 13-m110dx.  I replaced the LCD/Digitizer assembly, which required I remove all hardware from the display assembly.  My question focuses on the cable that connects the motherboard to the audio/HDMI/Dock board (item 7 on page 17 of http://www.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03958968.pdf).  The cable of interest is the left one (with a 45 degree bend in it), and how it connects at either end.  A pic is below with the cable (yellow/gold). My question:  Is this a ZIF connector or do I need to lift up the front to release it?  A portion of the gray part of the connector broke off when I tried to lift it, assuming it was a clamp style ribbon cable connector.  The other end of the cable connects to the Motherboard with the same type connector.  I pulled that one out, but it's unclear if that is damaged if I did that wrong. Problem:  The HP Upgrade/Parts manual doesn't define how to disconnect these cables.  After reassembly, the keyboard/dock no longer connects, so what I have now is a standalone tablet w/o any USB ports or keyboard.  I ordered a new audio board in the hopes that resolves the issue. Anyone have any input on this? 

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Hello all! I don't know if I should be posting this here or in another area, but here goes:

I have a Dell Vostro 2510 Laptop with a slot DVD burner. Recently, my 3yo decided it was a great place to put coins and one got lodged in there good and tight. I finally decided to take apart the laptop to get the drive out and clear it of any coins. Now the drive seems to work.

However, I broke the little piece that holds the keyboard ribbon cable in place in it's connector. It's a little black piece that lifts up to release the cable and locks down to hold it in place. The fixed piece on the system board seem fine, but I gather I need to order a piece like this, which I gather would contain the lock down piece. Unfortunately, I do not know what it is called or where I can order it from. Can you help??

A:Keyboard Ribbon Connector Question

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Hi All,
I have a Lenovo Twist laptop. I spilled coffee all over the keyboard ruining it. I took the keyboard out to replace it and broke the thin black clips that hold the ribbon cables to the motherboard. Everyone I spoke with winced when I told them what I was looking for and I cannot find them anywhere on the internet. Does anyone have any suggestions? Its the longer of the 2 clips. Maybe a quarter inch by one and a quarter inch black clip, really thin and small.


A:Lenovo Twist Keyboard Ribbon Cable Connectors

It might be hard to find the exact clips for the Lenovo. Have you considered just taping or hot gluing the cable in place?

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I have a Precision M4600 that is very slow to charge.  I am using the DA130 AC /DC adapter.  It is taking 2 hours to go from 5% to 15% charged. That seems way too long.
Am I using the correct charger? 

A:Precision M4600

Thank you for writing to us!
We would suggest you to boot into BIOS and check the battery health and A/c Adapter type.
Kindly private message the service tag and email address.

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when I plug my flash drive or HDD into back slot of my PR03X with USB 3.0 Windows shows "This device could be working faster, plug it into USB 3.0" (or something like that)..
When I try it with my Latitude E7440 in dock it works fine. Also USB on M4600 works good.
Is it because my Precision doesn't have generic USB 3.0 support, or I just need some driver? I have installed newest USB driver.Thanks 

A:Precision M4600 dock USB 3.0

There are only two USB 3.0 ports on the system -- unlike later models, the system's main chipset has no USB 3.0 support, so the ports on the dock will not run as 3.0.
The system has an add-in NEC/Renesas USB 3 controller for the ports so marked on the system - you should get USB 3.0 speed from these, but not the ports on the docking station.

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Unfortunately it seems my Seagate ST9750420AS is causing blue screen issues. I get error 2000:0142 on a quick test but then agaibn nothing on the extended test, but continue to get blue screens. Unfortunately also whilst trying to make a bootable system disk. I can still read all the data, I have all that as a backup, so not too bad, but I don't have a system disk to reinstall from. So that may be difficult. Any advice?
I want to replace this disk with an SSD. Can anyone advise what I need to be aware of for this? I've looked at the wd blue. What form factor / height/ width / depth SATA do I require? Would a Sata III 6Gb/s work? Size 2.75" x .275" x 3.95"?
My Precision is out of warranty. 

Thanks for your help

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The latest sBIOS A16 for Dell Precision M4600 have one unpleasant bug in ACPI module preventing ACPI-based OS to boot if any Nvida card from 2012 till present is installed (for ex. K2100M or M2000M). The only way to boot into OS is to use acpi=off parameter in Linux - otherwise, there is a kernel panic addressed to ACPI table problem. Dell M4700 works just fine with new cards. HP Elitebook 85*0w rivals have no problems either.
Yes, I know that this not a fresh machine, but the bug still exist. It would be great, if it will be fixed.

P.S. No problem at all with graphics solution from AMD.

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Hi All,
Got a Precision m4600 laptop with Intel i7 2760QM CPU, recently upgraded graphics card to nvidia Quadro 2000M and added 16GB RAM. 
Fresh install of Win 10, I ran a CPU stress test in Dell SupportAssist software. 
Noticed CPU temp peaked at 100*C and it stabilized at ~91*C however the short 100*C appears to be on Core #3? 
Is this expected? pls see image attached

I have re-pasted it properly, good quality paste and just a thin layer applied... I'm puzzled?

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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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Hello all, I have a Z420 and am looking to replace the standard PSU which I know uses a proprietary 18-pin ATX power supply header, and I was hoping that I could get help with the pinout of the header so I can make a standard ATX 24-pin to 18-pin adapter given that the pinout for it does not seem to be provided in the support pages for the Z420 (from what I have seen at least).In my search I have found the Z210 pinout for the ATX power connector which is also an 18-pin header, but I do not want to just assume that they share the same pinout and possibly bork my system. I have also found an adapter made just for this purpose from moddiy, however without any pinout information I do not just want to blindly trust them either.Thanks in advance for any and all help.

A:Z420 ATX Power Connector Pinout

Hi,I'm trying to do the same thing. Could you share the information if you have figured out how to do this? Thanks

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My laptop screen start flickering a little 2 months ago and when i put it on sleep and open again the flickering pixels disappear and it works fine.i unchecked optimus nvidia from bios and it worked fine without any problem but it didn`t show that i use internal intel graphics card.it just show that i use the external nvidia quadro 1000m .yesterday i was watching a movie at my laptop and suddenly my screen flickered again but this time much hard and constant and not disappear by sleeping or restarting.can any one help me diagnosing this problem please.

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I would like to put an i7 into the computer. What are my options for my upgrade?
I currently have a Stock i5 2.5 GHz.

A:What processor upgrade could I do to my Dell Precision M4600?

The system uses second-generation (Sandy Bridge) Core i CPUs - these have model numbers starting with 2-- i.e., 2860QM.  The Extreme Edition CPUs were also shipped with this system -- you must remain within the Sandy Bridge CPU line - not the later Ivy Bridge (3xxx) , Haswell (4xxx), or later Broadwell or Skylake CPUs.

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I installed BIOS update A16 to my M4600 and after it went to 100%, the system will no longer POST. No dell logo, no ability to get into BIOS. The hard drive light is bright white, and the battery light next to it flashes White once then 4 times amber, then white again plus 4 times amber, and repeats for a few more times before just settling on non-stop flashing amber.
Pulled and swapped the memory and the hard drive, tried it with and without the battery, also pulled the CMOS battery. Again, no video on the screen, no Dell logo, no POST, no fans on, nothing activity wise other than those flashing lights when I turn it on. I'm thinking something went wrong with the BIOS update even it looked like it completed successfully and I've done hundreds of these to various Dell laptops over the years.
Any ideas what I should try next? I can't find that solid white HD, flashing amber Battery diagnostic code anywhere in any documentation or online so I don't even know where to begin.
Plus it's not under warranty anymore which angers me because it appears the only reason my laptop has been bricked is because I dared install the A16 update that was helpfully published right there on Dell's support page.

A:Precision M4600 - Not Booting after BIOS Update

The exact same thing just happened to me. This is messed up.

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I have a ThinkCentre M81. I am currently trying to put the guts of it in a different case, so that I can add some more disk storage to it. I have checked all of the guides I can find on the Lenovo Support site, and they just show the location of the connector, and how to repalce the front panel.  I am trying to connect standard ATX front panel connections to my M81 motherboard, which I am having some trouble with, due to the Lenovo front panel connector just being one big connector. I am just wondering if this information would be in a resource I missed somewhere, or if I have to trace out the wires.


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A:ThinkCentre M81 Front panel connector pinout

It's not your model, but perhaps they are similar:

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This might be an unusual request, however, I was wondering if anyone knows the pinout of the 40-pin connector for the display on the HP Pavilion dv4-2165dx? This is the connector that connects to the motherboard. I have salvaged the display and want to see if I can convert the connector to HDMI for use as an external monitor. If anyone has done such a conversion before, please let me know how. Thanks!

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I want to open the back panel of the Dell Precision M4600 so that I can upgrade the RAM and also put in a secondary hard disk. There is no documentation or tutorial for this. Anyone can provide and guide on how to do this? I can only remove the battery but from there I'm lost. I can see 2 screws covering the back back panel but I'm not sure if it's the right screw to remove.
Any help is appreciated.

A:How to open Dell Precision M4600 back panel

EDIT: Found the manual!
To add to urlnotfound's post:
Remove the two screws under hte battery that hold the cover.
Slide, sometimes with a little force, the cover backwards towards the rear of the laptop.  It only moves about 1/4", and is completely free to lift off at that point.
Note that there is only one 2.5" HDD place, and it's the hot-swapable one you see on the side (still have yet to figure out how to remove it, the level doesn't seem to do anything - yet).  The "2nd HDD" is actually a dedicated "mSATA" slot, which stands for Minicard SATA.  It's a tiny PCI-express slot, just like the three you see when you remove the cover.  They are very rare to buy though.  I really wish I bought the one Dell was offering, cause aftermarket they are next to non-existant.  I found only 2 manufacturers, which are the same brands under the hood.  But they are only the 50mm size.  I want a 70mm site to slot into the WWLAN PCI-Express slot, cause those are available up to 240 GB.
And FYI, mSATA devices with SATA II interfaces can get up to 240 to 250 MB/s read/write!  No, there are no SATA III mSATA that I could find.  Been searching for a month for them...
Also note that only the two top RAM sticks are accessible here.  I'm about to call Dell support to find out where the othe two DIMM slots a... Read more

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I just got a used M4600, and the currently installed bios is A08. When I try to update to A16, it restarts, says it's updating firmware, but fails at 0%. It gives no reason, and no error code as far as I can tell. Thanks in advance for any help you guys can provide.

A:Bios update failed - Dell Precision M4600

That is NOT the issue! There is nothing wrong with the M4600 motherboards per se.
Everybody has been trying to find why when trying a BIOS upgrade, the system immediately fails with a basic "BIOS Update Failed" and no specific error code or more explanation. The answer is in the PDF document below - that is the message displayed when BIOS authentication fails!
You just have to look up the Dell Signature Firmware 'feature' that was introduced into a number of laptop incl the M4600.  Download PDF doc. That was a feature introduced per NIST requirements.
In a nutshell, they changed the way BIOS authenticates a BIOS file before it will use it to update the BIOS & EC firmware. The M4600 is in the list of "Legacy Systems" where this was introduced. Basically, these systems did NOT have the Signature Firmware when produced. 
Version A04 introduced this feature. After you install that, you will have an option to turn the Signature Firmware requirement On (default is Off). Once turned On, it can NOT be turned off! 
The problem starts in BIOS ver A08. Something in the code is wrong. Because on some M4600s it updates the BIOS AND Activates the Signature Firmware requirement. After that, the system will NOT authenticate ANY other BIOS versions so you will NOT be able to upgrade past version 8!
I manage many, many systems for a company. I am currently sitting on 33 (yes, that many) M4600 with that exact same situation!
A motherboard swap does... Read more

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Hi guys and girls,
I have a fresh installation of Windows 7 Pro 64 bit, and can't for the life of me
get audio or  the Dell U2410 Display port running.  The Fn button seems to work for all but the extend monitor function.
Any ideas which driver I haven't been able to find as yet?

Many thanks,


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For a several years I use DELL Precision laptops. First M4500 and from 2012 M4600.
My Precision M4600 configuration comprises of: i7 qqd proc , 16GB RAM, 2GB Nvidia quadro and 3 hard drives:
1st is SSD DELL Samsung mSATA PM810 128GB - Linux system
2nd SSD Intel ultra speed 520 - 240GB - Windows system
3rd HDD Seagate 7200 - Data
For 4 years I didn't have any problem with my Precision configuration. Suddenly a week ago problems on boot started.
Namely, every second time BIOS during update do not recognize my mSATA PM810 disk and cannot boot up the system. That means: all 'odd' times (1st, 3rd, 5th ...) I start computer or reset the mSATA disk is recognized under other name and not as MiniCard while all 'even' (2nd, 4th etc) everything is OK.
Problem description: I start computer, After passes BIOS the screen is blank nothing happens blocked. I restart, all fine. I restart again, again blank screen nothing, I restart again - all fine, and like this goes around. 
I absolutely didn't do anything with machine it just started at once behaving like that.
Things that I have unsuccessfully tried:
Change Boot order in BIOS leaving only MiniCard - does not work. I've seen that each odd time BIOS changes the name of mSATA in disk order and when I restart it brings it back to normal. It does that if SATA is set as Raid-on or as AHCI device.
Downgrading BIOS to A15 - nothing and back to A16 nothing.
Remove other hard drive leaving only mSATA. Then it wor... Read more

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I'm trying to help my friend's kid put his Inspiron 660s components into a new case (NXT Guardian 921), and need the pinout of the Power Button Connector (LEDH1) on the motherboard. Unfortunately I do not have the old 660s case at the moment to try and trace out the old wires. I have been able to successfully find a set of pins that works for the Power Switch, but cannot figure out which ones are for the HDD LED and the Reset Switch on the NXT case.
I also have a multimeter, but not sure what voltages I should be checking for, or if jumpers are used on the Dell pigtail connector.

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I need to know about the layout of the io pins.

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Hello Forum,
i see a 11 pin yellow male usb connector on my m58p board,
i have some m58p and one m90p and i think a m91 or m93p,,
-have all thinkcentre pcs this 11 pin connector, same on m90 and 91p?
- is there any possibility to connect a newer usb device to that 11 pin connector?
- is there any adapter to usb 2.0 or maybe 3.0?
or can i only connect a normal female usb device like a cardreader with 9 pins to 11 pin connector with not using the two most right pins?
thx, bernd
thx for informations!
Mod: edited the Subject line to clarify that it's the motherboard USB connector

A:ThinkCentre M58p: motherboard USB connector pinout, card reader

- is there any adapter to usb 2.0 or maybe 3.0?

This, or a similar card?  USB 3.0 PCI-E Express Card with 4 USB 3.0 Ports, Speed Up to 5.0 Gbps

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My SD card reader on my Precision M4600 has not been working ever since I upgraded to Windows 10. It doesn't look like there is a new driver for the SD reader from what I can tell. Is there any other solution or 3rd party driver that I could use to get m SD card reader to work? I really would like to be able to use it again.....
The device manager lists my smart card reader as Broadcom Usbccid Smartcard Reader (WUDF)

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I have a laptop dell precision m4600 the graphics card inside is NVIDIA Quadro 1000M with 2GB GDDR3 dedicated memory, plus intel graphics HD 3000. Is it possible to upgrade the NVIDIA Quadro 1000m to meet a 3D VERY complex modeling design which I am working on it at an engineering software?
because i have some 3d drawings work slowly in performance with the existing graphics card.
if so, please provide me by the list of varies upgraded graphics cards based on dell recommendations on my laptop.

A:dell precision m4600 the graphics card NVIDIA Quadro 1000M upgrade

No you would need a top of the line laptop or a desktop with a separate high powered video card. Your laptop graphics are integrated on the board--not removable cards. Read-- Upgrade Video

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Please help me to turn on my workstation without the front panel.
I need to find out what pins to short because the front panel is broken.
What is the pinout of the 28 pin connector?

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I found a lot of people searching for this information... since I was unable to find it, I tested the front panel connectors by myself, and that is what I found:
Power front panel (black connector)
| Bk | | | | | | |
| Yl | | Bk | Gn | Yl | Bk |xxxx|

| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 | 13 |
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 | 12 |xxxx|


1 Black Disk activiry led ground
2 Yellow Disk activiry led ground
3 Not connected
4 Not connected
5 Not connected
6 Black Power led ground
7 Not connected
8 Yellow Power led signal
9 Not connected
10 Yellow Power switch signal
11 Not connected
12 Black Power switch ground
13 Not connected
14 Locked (no pin)
USB front panel (yellow connector)
It's a standard internal USB connector, but with two additional ground wires
| Bk | Re | Wh | Gn | Bk | |
| Bk | Bw | Bl | Yl | Bk |XXXX|

| 1 | 3 | 5 | 7 | 9 | 11 |
| 2 | 4 | 6 | 8 | 10 |XXXX|

1 Black Ground
2 Black Ground
3 Red US... Read more

A:ThinkCentre front panel connector (power, audio & USB) pinout recase (M58, M71e, M73, M91, M92, M93)

OK I am intrigued.  What are you trying to accomplish ... a hibrid A60 ?

T23: 2647-8RU, Ubuntu 12.04 LTSA61E: 6418-12U, W7/Pro 64X200: 7454-CTO, W7/Pro 32

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Worked fine before.
I am buying expensive workstation hardware so I can use them for a long time, I have the full expectation to keep using this machine for another few years.

Dell.... you are working on an updated driver, right?

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Hey Guys,

I have posted a couple times on here about my ongoing home ethernet wiring. In my situation,I am going to have to use one ethernet (cat5e) cable to wire two separate jacks.

First of all, which is the more popular wiring scheme: T-568a or T-568b?

Next, since I'll be wiring two jacks from one cable, what will the pinout be for each of the jacks (which cable pairs go to which pin)? If someone could provide a link or just give me some general info, that would be great!


A:Solved: Will be using one ethernet cable to wire two jacks. Pinout?

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I had my HD and CD-ROM connected to the same ribbon cable.

I disconnected the CD-ROM from the cable and connected a "slave" HD which was detected.

Then I disconnected the "slave" but didn't plug the cable back into my CD-ROM and the computer can't find HD. Plug it in to CD-ROM and it does.

I would like to leave the second connection free to add the "slave" temporarily and hook the CD-ROM to the second controller.

What do I need to do to accomplish same? And for my info, why does the CD-ROM have to be connected before the system sees the HD?

A:HD ribbon cable

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HD ribbon cable ?

I had my HD and CD-ROM connected to the same ribbon cable.

I disconnected the CD-ROM from the cable and connected a "slave" HD which was detected.

Then I disconnected the "slave" but didn't plug the cable back into my CD-ROM and the computer can't find HD. Plug it in to CD-ROM and it does.

I would like to leave the second connection free to add the "slave" temporarily and hook the CD-ROM to the second controller.

What do I need to do to accomplish same? And for my info, why does the CD-ROM have to be connected before the system sees the HD?

A:HD ribbon cable ?

double check the hard drive jumper settings and make sure that the hard drive is set to master it sounds like the CD was set to master.

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On this Dell 2400 desktop XP SP3 there is a CD R-W installed and I would like to install a DVD-RW also . I 'think' I would prefer to have them on the same IDE cable and it does not matter which comes first on the cable---unless you have a strong preference. I know there is a required placement of the jumper on each drive but I can't recall which is Select or Slave or Master. Can someone tell me these jumper settings? As usual, TIA

A:DVD-RW and CD R-W on same cable or ribbon

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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've scoured the net for any evidence that ribbon cables can adapt to USB, but have not found any yet...so I was wondering if there is an "easy"* way to accomplish such a task? Thanks for reading.

*"easy" meaning splicing/soldering only...

A:Adapting a Ribbon Cable to USB

Are you talking about adapting a device that uses a ribbon cable interface like an ATA hard drive to use USB -or- make a USB cable out of ribbon cable?

The first case will need a bit more than just splicing and soldering. An ATA to USB converter would need a bit of active electronics.

The second case would not work except for maybe a very short length of a couple of inches. A standard USB cable has a shielded twisted pair for the data lines that has a specific impedance characteristics and the two power lines may use heavier gauge wire than the data lines.

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Hi All; I'm trying to get into the BIOS without any success. According to an HP ?Read-This-First!?, publication 746074-B21, I must connect the monitor to the VGA display port on the back panel. Unfortunately, I don't have a VGA display port on my back panel ? I have two serial ports connectors... I've found the VGA 16-pin motherboard connector and figure that I need to connect a VGA ribbon cable to it to get BIOS POST screen. The standard motherboard ribbon cable (16-pin to 15-pin VGA port) won't fit. The 16-pin motherboard side of this cable I need a either a laptop, thin client, or HP propriety cable to fit the 18mm by 5mm motherboard connector. So, can anyone tell where to get these cables, or what they are called so I can do a search, or the HP part number so I can order it from HP? Any assistance would be appreciated; Thanks, Norm     

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I am rebuilding my computer.The secondary IDE connector on the MOBO is black. Can I use an 80 wire ribbon cable on it to connect my DVD-RW master and CD-rom slave?


A:80 wire ribbon cable on DVD/CD

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Does anyone know where I can buy a monitor ribbon cable for an Aspire E1-522? The screen on my son's laptop glitches and he has to move it up and down until he gets a successful connection. Thanks. 

A:Monitor Ribbon Cable

Hello, If you press the screen bezel near the Acer logo, do you see the display?Otherwise you can buy a new LCD cable here (P/N indicated).

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So originally I was having issues with the charging port of my laptop. ( It's an Acer Aspire e15 I guess? )

So I opened it up, thinking I could adjust it or see if I order a replacement if I could fix it myself. Issue isn't fixed but slightly better

New issue is that the track pad doesn't work. When I was having help from someone who left they didn't realize the ribbon cables were attached to the top cover.

I'm unsure on one's position but also I can't get two of them in? I wouldn't think there should be so much slippage.

It's also quite difficult as the cover has to be on top of my hands while I fail to reconnect everything and the ribbon cables don't seem long enough.

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Hello there,

'tis my 1st post on this forum.

I'd like to know if an IDE 80 pin (standard flat ribbon) is oriented. That is, is there a technical reason for the blue end to plug on the controller, the middle connector on the slave device and the end one on the master device (although I understand why you shouldn't leave the end one loose).

Some techie told me NO. The one at the next shop told me YES, for there were two different speeds (uploading and downloading).

The bottom line is: usually the two devices (master & slave) are sitting very near one of the other, whereas the controller is farther. And since I have yet to see a middle connector sitting exactly in the middle of the cable, I'd like to know if I can plug the blue (motherboard) end on the device. Also, does the device type (HDD or CD) make a difference?

I would of course enjoy the technical explanation as much as the answer. Thank you.

A:IDE 80 pin flat ribbon cable: oriented?

Everything I have read says blue end to motherboard.

As far as where you plug device's as far as I know it only matters if your using cable select mode. If you jumper the drives master and slave then it doesn't matter which connector there connected to.

At least my opinion

In cable select mode the end connector is master, the middle connector is slave.

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Hi I recently dismantled my HP Stream Notebook. When I want to put it back, everything is ok but I am stuck at the power ribbon cable. I do not know where to connect it. The keyboard and touchpad ribbon cable is pretty obvious. This is quite dumb but please help. I have attached the image below. Please point out to me where is the connection point. Thanks!! 

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Building wife a new computer.
Gigabyte GA 7VAX MOBO, Hard Drive Maxtor 20gb model 3204942
Board came with an 80 wire light Green ribbon cable, with a green connector on one end and black connectors on the top in the middle. The board has a green IDE 1 slot.
I am connecting the 80 wire green ribbon cable connector to the MOBO Green IDE 1 and the top black connector to the hard drive. It is pinned master and the only thing on the cable.
The CD rom is on the IDE 2 connector (which is white) as master by itself, with a regular 40 wire ribbon cable.

All the data that I have read has no reference to this cable. My compute has some 80 wire cables with blue connectors.

Am I doing it right?

Thanks! Paul

Putting in and AMD 1800+

A:80 wire ribbon cable question

It sounds correct to me. Color matching the connector to the motherboard. Try it and see if it works. IDE cables and drives are not damaged if installed wrong, They just don't work.

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Hello,It looks like my Lenovo Y50 Full HD NON-TOUCH video ribbon cable is dead.  My screen used to give me a rainbow colour blast time to time, and I had to wobble it up and down for a couple of inches each way to make the image come back. With the time, I had to increase the range of "wobbling" by moving the screen panel all the way from closed position to wide open to spot the very exact position when the image would be displayed properly. If I would touch the screen even a bit, rainbow would come back and I had to play the "wobbling" game again. Finally, one day it because pitch black. "Wobbling" did not help anymore . I guess the ribbon cable finally came to its end. At the same time, external monitor connected to HDMI works no problem. I decided to buy a ribbon cable replacement. Replaced the old one. Did not work.  Still pitch black. I consulted a technician guy and he told me that I bought a wrong replacement cable. When I compared my original and replacement cables, they looked identical. Part numbers are also the same. Except one thing: Original:ZIVY2 LVDS CABLE NON TSDC02001YQ00REV:1.0HONG-LIN (NE) 14/07/15 Replacement:ZIVY2 LVDS CABLE NON TSDC02001YQ00REV:1.0HONG-LIN (CQQS) 15/09/22 (Screenshots attached) The only thing, which is different, is:Original: HONG-LIN (NE) / Replacement HONG-LIN (CQQS)  The question is ? does it make any dif... Read more

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Don't know if I'm in the right place for this, but here goes

My granddaughter broke her laptop screen, so I got one from ebay, but when I tried to install it, found that the ribbon cable was very slightly different (the one from ebay looks like it must go directly to the motherboard, rather than to the connector on the upper corner of the body near the keyboard)

Does anyone know if the ribbon cables are interchangeable on these things?

Help appreciated.

A:C600 laptop LCD ribbon cable

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I think I forgot, but I am installing a CD ROM using one ribbon cable, how is this done again? I thought I knew but I think I either forgot or the CD Rom is not working properly.....

A:How do you attache the ribbon cable when installing a CD ROM?

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