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Dell Studio XPS 8000 motherboard replacement and power button jumper cable schematics (which wires are for what) and compatible replacement motherboards

Q: Dell Studio XPS 8000 motherboard replacement and power button jumper cable schematics (which wires are for what) and compatible replacement motherboards

(Just posting this here so people in the future can find it.) I replaced my motherboard and just wanted to leave this here for future reference to some poor soul who has to do the same.
If you replace the motherboard on your Dell Studio XPS 8000, (service tag 3L8DHK1) and you need a new motherboard you can use an INTEL DQ57TM, it's compatible and I did a successful transplant. Your processor is an INTEL Core-i5 750 CPU 2.67GHZ it uses a SOCKET LGA1156. It uses DDR3 memory.
Once you take out your old motherboard and disconnect all those usb and audio wires and the power button wires. To hook up your USB front jacks, audio jacks etc.... here's which blocks go where:
Wires from the audio jacks and usb ports go into these colored block connectors, and those connectors get plugged into those little rows of pins/jumpers called Internal Headers. Every motherboard manual tells you about them. Grab the manual for your new motherboard and it'll tell you where your audio1, usb1, usb2, usb3, usb4 Header connectors are they look like 2 rows and 5 collumns of short little pins. (They almost always have 1 or 2 pins missing on purpose.)
the wires leading to a YELLOW BLOCK gets plugged into the audio1 header on your new motherboard, it's for audio jacks on top of the computer
wires with the WHITE BLOCK gets plugged into the usb3 headers on your motherboard (they are for the usb jacks on the very top of the computer tower)
wires with the GREEN BLOCK gets plugged into usb2 headers/jumper connectors (these are the 2 usb ports on the front of the computer beneath the cd rom drive)
wires with the PURPLE BLOCK gets plugged into usb1 headers/jumper connectors, i think it was for the sd memory card slot.
And now the hard part: the Power Button, Power LED light, and Hard Drive LED light are all colored wires bundled together leading to a black block that plugs into the FP1 jumper header. But it's a different order so you'll have to readjust the wires on the black block before you plug it into the headers.
Get a tiny little flat head screwdriver and carefully lift up all the little clips to undo the colored wires from that block and free the wires. Now put the wires back like this:
HD LED Light = Yellow + Black wires
POWER ON LIGHT = White + Red wires
POWER BUTTON = Brown & Blue wires (with an additional blue wire that offshoots, it should be plugged into a little jumper usually called "Alternatte Front Panel Power LED" with 1 little piin for (-) and 1 little pin for (+). Put that extra blue wire offshoot on the (-) minus jumper.
(If you don't plug it into anything the power button led will shine yellow, making you think something's wrong. )

ok that's all. bye bye.

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I have studio 1558 corei5 with cgy2y motherboard is it possible to replace it with 4dknr model ? 
Will it support my processor ? 


A:dell studio 1558 motherboard replacement

Hi Nirmit1105,
I have checked the specifications. 4DKNR motherboard should work with your system.Here is the service manual for Studio 1558 system http://bit.ly/12LCtRU 
Note: Before removing the parts, please ensure that all peripherals (flash drives, printers, external hard drives) are disconnected; battery is removed and AC Adaptor is unplugged from the computer.
Hope this information helps.

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A:Dell Studio 1555 power button cable

I have a Dell Studio 1555, pretty old at this point, but it died (i.e. the powerbutton got disconnected) suddenly and I'd like to get my files off it.  I did a little research, but it seems like for the 1555 model, the wifi and powerbutton are not bundled together, see http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/studio1555/en/SM/display.htm#wp1179838
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Need to replace cable port and can't seem to find replacement part in UK - only from America.  Any suggestions??

A:Dell Inspiron 15 5547 DC Power Jack Socket Port and Cable - replacement part in UK???

Hi JS246 ,
What is the exact issue on the system? Have you checked with another Dell OEM power adapter? Is the current adapter working fine? Is the adapter frayed?
If you have isolated the source to be indeed the dc power cable, then assuming there is no warranty on the machine, you could contact our team to get a quote for a paid service call - http://dell.to/1vnT6CQ
If you are looking to replace the parts yourself, then you could contact a 3rd party Dell parts seller - http://bit.ly/28SYFVc- they ship parts to UK. Or check on Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/28QNXQ0
Write me a private conversation with the service tag and your contact details(Name and Email) for case records.
Let us know if you have any other queries.

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Not a question, just an informational post. Recently bought a Dell Studio XPS 8000 from Best Buy. Love the computer, works great, but I've already added a hard drive, will be adding a Blu-Ray burner as a second optical and may add a TV tuner card. The stock 350W supply just seemed a bit puny so I swapped in a Corsair TX750W supply. It works fine.

I know that's overkill but Fry's had it on sale for $79.00, 30 bucks cheaper than the 650 I was going to buy.

The stock power supply is 140mm deep, this one is 160mm deep. Made for a tight fit but nothing had to be forced. Don't go larger than that though.
The Corsair has (4) PCI-E connectors, only one is needed in this PC so you have three extra cables to stash (none of the cables are detachable).
There are two SATA cables with four connectors each. Two hard drives and two optical drives can be run off one cable. Sweet. Leaves an extra cable to stash.
There are eight old style 4-pin connectors on two cables, so two more cables to stash.
The 8-pin EPS connector splits in two so it works for the 4-pin EPS on the mainboard.

Very quiet, I like it, but if I had to do it over again I'd likely go with something with detachable cables. The bundle of unused cables is large but fits in the space available where horizontally-mounted hard drives would normally be (the Dell has them mounted vertically).

A:Dell Studio XPS 8000 Power Supply Upgrade

Just bought the 650TX after reading this, any tips you learned while swapping the power supply out?

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I need a new motherboard for my 7year-old Studio 9500

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My Dell Studio 1555 doesn't working. I am trying to replace its motherboard.
I guessed followings needed for this job:
1. Motherboard (CN-0C235M DA0FM8MB8E0 PWB W018J)2. Thermal Compound (CPU Chip Heatsink Paste)I also guessed that I should take following steps:
a. Dis-assemble 1555 and pull out CPU.b. Add thermal compound to CPU.c. Install CPU to the new motherboard.d. Assemble 1555 with new motherboard.
Are these all O.K. to do the perfect job?What else should I do or prepare for this job?

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I usually leave my machines on permanently as they are set to download and install updates overnight, only switching off the monitors. Went on holiday and turned everything off but on my return the XPS would not respond to the power button - green light on the PS is on, but dim, amber light on the motherboard is on. Reseated the power cables, no change. Jumpered the green cable on the 24pin connector to a black one - PS fan starts up, but still no boot up. I suspect the PS is faulty but I am having difficulty locating an exact replacement - proprietary ones do not seem to have all the necessary cables.
I have found a 'Dell DW002 H750E-01 XPS 630 750W 24-Pin Power Supply' online - can anyone say if this will work in the XPS Studio 435mt?
Or can you suggest an alternative?

A:Replacement power supply for XPS Studio 435mt

A Dell OEM 475W Power Supply PSU For Studio XPS 435 MT / 8000 / 9000 Systems Part Number: F217J, VP-9500073-000, can be found Here:

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Hi... I wanted to know about the price of the screen of Dell studio 1555 and also the warranty info?
Right now I have a Glossy screen. i want to know if matte finish screen is also available ?

A:Screen Replacement Dell Studio 1555

Somewhere between $70 (low resolution) and $150 (FHD).  Both matte and glossy screens were offered;  most vendors will offer a 90-day warranty on everything except breakage.
parts-people.com is one reliable source of Dell original parts.

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Looking for recommendations for a good replacement PSU for my Studio XPS 8100 that will easily fit in the case and be more robust than the stock 350 watt PSU which is beginning to act flaky. This PC is Windows 10, Intel i7, 2.93 GHz, not used for gaming- just general office use.
Any sugesstions will be appreciated!

A:Studio XPS 8100 Good Replacement Power Supply?

Looking at Corsair CX Series, either 430 or 500 watts. Thoughts?

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I have a 6 year old Dell Studio XPS 8100 that keeps switching off the screen randomly & won't switch back on again without resetting from the power button on the hard-drive. Also every so often I'm getting 6 beep codes and an orange light on the hard-drive when I try to switch it back on again. Pretty certain it needs a new video card but just not sure which one to buy. Any suggestions please?
My current Video card is a 1792mb NVIDIA GeForce GT. I don't need anything fancy, just something to run programs for a home business, and occasionally the kids use it for their games like Minecraft etc..). The card I have now was handling everything perfectly before this happened. Thanks in advance.

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I had a power strip go bad during the night which I believe fried the power supply on my  computer. The power supply had that burnt, electrical smell coming from it. I replaced the power supply and now when I push the power button to turn the computer on,  all of the fans will turn on for about a half of a second as the switch makes contact, but then turn off and the computer doesn't boot. I suspect the power button is bad as well. It's like it starts to make contact when I push it, and then nothing.  Any suggestions on what may be the problem? If it is the power button/switch, can this be replaced, and if so, where can I get a replacement?

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Hi all, Is there any replacement part of the power button of the T530 - only the small plastic key part ?On my T530 there is something broken so that the power button does not work properly anymore. Thank you for any hint! Best,Simon

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The plastic power button cracked and stop working, so I had to remove it to be able to start the machine using a fingernail. This obviously isn't ideal, can I buy replacement ones from Lenovo? Thanks

A:Where to buy replacement power button for X230?

I personally do not own a X230 so I may be wrong BUT looking at both parts look up and HMM(hardware maintenance manual) and pictures of the keyboard it looks like there is no part number for just the button.  Looks like its part of the keyboard?


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My fiancee and I currently have the Dell Inspiron 17R SE laptop with the Intel Centrino Wireless-N 2230, and it has worked for a few months now up until the Monday of last week. While on the internet, my fiancee was noticing her wifi speed slowed down to a crawl. She performed speed tests to find out that the speed was not as high as it used to be. She updated drivers for the computer, as well as removed any clutter that would cause the wifi slowdown.
When we tried many options, they did not give us the results that we were looking for. Finally, after some process of elimination, we concluded that our wifi card needed a replacement. I don't want to get any old card to use and then find out that it doesn't fit or is not compatible with Windows 10. I have been taking my time to research what could be compatible to improve my laptop computer, but I have been coming up short.

What I would like to know is what wifi cards are compatible with our Dell computer so that we can get this replaced as soon as possible without having to pay out the nose for unneeded computer repair?

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Hi forum, i own a Lenovo S440 and the power button have shattered, the PC is almost 3 years old and therefore is no longer covered by warranty. I've tried to search for a new power button, so that i might replace it myself but i can't seem to find anything.  Do anyone know how to acquire a new power button for this model?.

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Hi forum, i own a Lenovo S440 and the power button have shattered, the PC is almost 3 years old and therefore is no longer covered by warranty. I've tried to search for a new power button, so that i might replace it myself but i can't seem to find anything.  Do anyone know how to acquire a new power button for this model?.

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I have a Dell XPS 8300 Desktop with the Top Power Button going bad.  Is there a replacement....eith OEM, or generic version for this ?

A:XPS 8300 Desktop Power Button Replacement ?

Thanks for writing to us. 
If you are looking for the internal button then part # is F7M7N, if its the external cover then the part # is 2XG7K (black color), 3H81K (white color).


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Hello, the spring inside the power button of my Levono Edge 2 is broken. I cannot power up my notebook. I am inserting a paper clip wire inside the "Novo button", a small hole close to the power button, for my notebook to boot. I would like to know the part number of the replacement board for the power button for a Levono Edge 2 to buy a new one, install it on my notebook and solve this problem. Regards.

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Machine was otherwise working perfectly until the PS literally SMOKED!    Very disappointed to see that the PS is so hard to find.  Is this normal for Lenovo?  The link from the other thread shows the provider that MAY have the part is across the border in MEXICO.  Really?    I hope I am missing something here.  Tossing an entire PC because of a proprietary PS will NOT go over well with my customers.  This makes both Lenovo and myself look bad.  I just installed 5 more in that office...

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A:replacement power cable for a 27es display

Which cable?   Please be more specific.

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Swapped out the older ASUS motherboard when it apparently died - was also told that by
a repair shop.

A sympathetic person donated his "old" ASUS P5WD2 complete with PCU and RAM and heat sink for the cost of shipping, so went to work. He said he had upgraded to a more powerful setup
and that this all worked when he removed it and stored it.

I had upgraded the power supply a few years ago to an ULTRA d1106 550 watt when I added a couple drives, and it always seemed to work.

I printed out the instruction manual for the P5 and, not having done a lot of work on PC's for some years other than adding drives, etc, followed it very closely. The plugs from the case were labeled so I'm pretty sure I got the power & interrupt switches, case lights and fans, etc, all hooked up right. Also the main cable to the board from the power supply, and a secondary power supply cable to a socket near the CPU. Also got the C drive (EIDE) and the 2 additional SATA drives hooked up to the board and to the power supply, and believe I have them right. Maybe a question on the C drive. There a set of sockets for EIDE drives, incl one designated as a Primary, and another Primary socket for an IDE drive. If I recall, my C drive is an EIDE so I should have connected to the right socket on the board. Even if not, shouldn't the CPU, and
case lights and fans power up?

When the big moment came to hit the switch it was an anti-climax. Nothing happened.
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A:Replacement motherboard won't power up

Short the 2 power switch pins on the motherboard with a screwdriver.

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Hi Everyone  I have a Yoga 500 141BD (model number: 80N400PNUK) which has a broken power button. It became recessed after being pushed in too vigorously (not by myself I may add) and although I managed to pop it back out, it has obviously lost connection and was wondering how I would go about replacing the button. Would this require work on the motherboard itself or require a new part? I would be greatful for any advice, Thank you Lesley.Note: I am aware that this model of laptop can be switched on using a paper clip, however I would like to resolve the issue instead of using an alternative method.

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Hey, About 5 months ago i decided to swap my HDD for an SSD, for some extra speed. However, when opening the laptop i broke the ribbon cable off the power button board. In the last 5 months i tried buying a replacement from ebay. I have bought boards from 3 different sellers, and not one of them worked. They all showed the same behavior; plugging and then unplugging the cable from the motherboard started the computer, and as soon as i put the cable back in, the computer shut down. I used a multimeter to see what was going on, and it turns out the new boards did not switch anything, whereas the original board switched when the button was pushed (of course). Is there a way i can purchase an official replacement?  Thanks in advance!

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i have been searching everywhere, i cant find a replacement!!
i'm trying to fix an all in one PC, 2013 model (going by the HDD manufacture date) but have no idea what model the all in one PC is.
took it apart and found that the Sata/Power cable combo had burnt, so need a replacement, been searching for 3 days online and cant find one.
Cable is labled
VBA00_HDD_CABLEDC02001MU10VSO 13/02/30 J
Sata and power connector side (goes into HDD)Motherboard connector endDamage
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A:C540 - Sata/Power cable burnt, replacement??

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
I am assuming that you have the C540 model?  If there are no labels with the model number on the outside, the first page of the BIOS Setup screen will list the model number.
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My laptop got that notorious crack at the right side joint. So I bought a replacement part from AliExpress. Fortunately it is cheap and fits perfectly.
But a service man who replaced that part did it very bad. Sometimes my keyboard does't work. I opened the bottom cover and discovered that a flex cable was placed incorrectly and some screws were missing or screwed wrongly. Can anyone tell me what is the function of this cable? Is it 40 pin? I'm thinking of replacing it by myself because it looks creasy and afraid that it can cause more problems in the future. But right now my keyboard works well again...

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I would like to find out how to replace the dell xps 8700 motherboard replacement.
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I need to know the Supported Motherboard for the dell OptiPlex 755. like atx or mini atx Motherboard. and if I would be able to replace my old broken Motherboard with a new atx Motherboard.

A:dell optiplex 755 motherboard replacement

You'll need another OptiPlex board -- you may be able to use a slightly newer one but nothing standard is going to fit that case.  If you want to use a standard board, plan on replacing the case, power supply and heatsink assembly.

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I have two 730x computers where the motherboard has gone bad.  They are both out of warranty.  I am looking to replace/upgrade one or both (instead of building one from scratch or having one built or buying premade).
I understand the 730x uses the ATX form so I am looking at something along the lines of a GIGABYTE GA-X99-UD4 LGA 2011-v3 Intel X99 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard.
First, will this work?  Second, any guidance and/or advise on proceeding would be greatly appreciated.  I haven't played around with building/upgrading computers in quite a few years.
Many thanks,

A:Dell 730x Replacement Motherboard

Its not ATX and its not standard and the control panel and other pinouts are not documented. So No it won't work.  The processor is not LGA 2011 either.
The P270J motherboard is not generic.


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I've been unable to find a replacement power cable (part number: 574638-001) for my HP Spectre Ultrabook 14-3200ea. It looks as if the tip is very specialised and all online stores I've found it at look nothing like mine. Of the previous similar issues here, the links provided no longer seem to work.

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hello guys, I think i had a power surge last night at home and two of my laptops died. My XPS LED lights will go on but fan wont spin and screen stays black. I took it apart, removed cmos battery left it unplugged for like an hour and still no luck with it.
I am guessing that the motherbard has been damaged with a power surge since my other laptop died and has the same exact problem.
Where can i find a replacement motherboard? Can i Install the i7 motherboard even tho my xps came with an i5? Does the heatsink and rest of the parts remain the same between the i5 and i7?

A:Dell XPS 13 L322X i5 need motherboard replacement in europe

You'll have to search for a local source.  The CPU is soldered to the mainboard, so it gets replaced with the board itself.
You can replace an i5 board with an i7.  The only caveat would be that systems having Intel-only GPUs generally use a different heatsink than those with hybrid Intel-nVidia or Intel-AMD GPUs.

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So I found this laptop Valkyrie CZ-17 17.3"

Full HD 1920x1080 LED-Backlit Display Laptop w/HDMI Port, E-SATA, USB 3.0,
Illuminated Keyboard, Li-Ion Battery

This is what I customized it at

Processor ( Intel® Core™ i7-3820QM Mobile Processor (4x 2.7GHz/8MB L3 Cache) )

Memory ( 32GB [8GB x 4] 1600MHz DDR3 SDRAM [Laptop Memory] - Corsair or Major Brand

Video Card ( NVIDIA GeForce GTX 675M 4GB GDDR5 Video w/ NVIDIA Optimus [CZ-17] )

Primary Hard Drive ( 1 TB 5400rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive )

Optical Drive ( 6X Blu-Ray-R/8x Dual Format DVD±R/±RW + 24x CD-R/RW Combo Drive [CZ-17] )

Operating System ( Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium + Office Starter 2010 (Includes basic versions of Word and Excel) - 64-Bit )

USB Ports ( Built-in 2x USB 2.0 Ports + 3x USB 3.0 Port [Laptop] )

Video Camera ( Built-in 3.0 Mega Pixels Digital Web Video Camera )

My question is the difference between DDR3-1333 memory and DDR3-1600. Then the harddrive, I can get a 1 TB 1 5400rpm Serial-ATA Super Slim Laptop Hard Drive, or pay $400 extra and get a 480 GB Kingston HyperX 3K SSD Single Drive.

I'm not planning on gaming with this laptop, I just want something that can handle a lot and last a while. This laptop is priced at $1900 through IBuyPower.

Am I avoiding the motherboards that have the Nvida chips in them? I was told thats why my motherboard failed was because of that chip.

A:Dell motherboard failed, replacement laptop

RAM speed is dependant upon the motherboard chipset and cpu. But you aren't likely to notice a difference between those two.

HDD/SSD - depends on how much space that you need for storage. If the laptop supports two HDD's, then simply get a smaller SSD for the primary drive and you can add a second HDD later. Otherwise, for the cost involved, I would simply keep the standard HDD.

There is no reason to avoid nVidia.

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A:Dell Inspiron One 2020 Motherboard Replacement

You just need to sometimes be a little forceful if the cable is stuck. Maybe squeeze the sides of the cable connector when pulling up.
Here are some tools you may need as well.
Phillips screwdriver • Hex nut driver • Plastic scribe

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I have a z500 the motherboard went bad had broken off capacitor. I bought a new board installed it and had no power check power supply I checked that I had power going to the motherboard how was good so I bought another motherboard installed it same problem I plug it in I get no LED lights
Mod's Edit: Additional information added to Subject line for clarity of issue.

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Hi All,
It’s a sad day… my DELL Optiplex 9020 Micro died last night.
The E93839 motherboard started smoking near the CPU, and then died.
Can anyone direct me to where I can purchase a replacement mother board please?... I have searched online (including eBay) but it seems the Micro motherboard is pretty rare.
Any help is very much appreciated.

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Hello my Dell Inspiron's GPU is failing, resulting in digital vertical stripes on screen and freezing. This is the second time it happens. I resolved it for a few months with a simple baking. However. I wouldn't like to repeat this many times and I am looking to buy a new motherboard. However I don't find anything on the internet about 0YXXJJ. I would like to get the same one. If not, please advice which one should I buy? I have Dell Inspiron n5010 currently running Intel Core i5 480M @ 2.67GHz, Arrandale 32nm Technology
Current Motherboard spec:
Manufacturer Dell Inc.Model 0YXXJJ (CPU 1)Version A10Chipset Vendor IntelChipset Model Havendale/Clarkdale Host BridgeChipset Revision 18Southbridge Vendor IntelSouthbridge Model HM57Southbridge Revision 06 BIOS Brand Dell Inc. Version A10 Date 11/17/2010 PCI Data Slot PCI-E Slot Type PCI-E Slot Usage In Use Data lanes x16 Slot Designation J6B2 Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME Slot Number 0 Slot PCI-E Slot Type PCI-E Slot Usage In Use Data lanes x1 Slot Designation J6B1 Characteristics 3.3V, Shared, PME Slot Number 1

A:How can I find Dell Inspiron n5010 motherboard replacement?

YXXJJ is the plastic chassis, not the board.  In all honesty, you'd likely be better off replacing the system than repairing this one - it's too old.
If you want to replace the board,  this one should be a drop-in for yours

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Hi, I've just noticed today that the power button is blinking constantly while I'm using my laptop. It never did this before as it was just a static light. When I put the computer to sleep it pulsates as normal. Does anyone know what I'm talking about and can they offer any advice as to why this is happening - is this potentially a problem?

Thanks in advance.

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Alright, today I had recieved my new mother board in the mail and I went to install it all the cords I had fited on to the board except the cord to the power button the pc is a hp a644n desk top and the motherboard is an asus p5b-vm

A:Power button cable doesn't fit on new motherboard

Are you saying that the plastic connector on the end of the Power Button cable is too big to fit on the motherboard block?
Or that the cable is too short?

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i am replacing hard drive, found a pata 160gb drive and formatted it. i powered it on and wanted to set the boot to cd. it is just freezing on the first page of the setup and will not permit entries or move to other pages. it is not recognizing the existence of the drive either. i can think maybe does not like pata drive (enhanced ATA 100) or maybe drive size is too big. any ideas to figure out problem(s)?

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Dear Experts,
I have a 6 year old Dell Inspiron 5010 laptop. 3 months back I had a blue screen error and then I took it to an authorized Dell Service Center. They mentioned that there's a problem with the existing motherboard with inbuilt Graphics card which caused this issue & that the motherboard needs to be replaced. I paid the money to get this replaced. Problems started soon after.
Initially the laptop power on button wouldn't start the laptop unles pressed 2-3 times. The start LED light would blink and then turn off on pressing power on button. After 3-4 days usage it became really difficult to start the laptop. Sometimes I had to press 25-30 times before it would start. Even if power cord is connected, same issue happened. Battery was always full (I never had any battery issues). After2-3 trips to the service centre, still it didn't help. Everytime they managed to start it somehow and then it worked in front of me. I used to bring it home and then problem recurred.
Funny thing is once it started there was never any issues and laptop worked fine. Even restart never had any issues.Only power on from a switched off state had this issue.Later on I found an interesting workaround if it didn't start. I used to power on the mains and then press power on button once. Then leave the laptop as it is. Every 5-6 seconds automatically the start button LED would glow and go off. After 15-20 minutes the laptop would start automatically and then it worked fine agai... Read more

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I recently had to replace my motherboard on my Dell Inspiron 7520 laptop, due to the old motherboard failing to even power up. After fitting the new motherboard (taking care not to damage the internal components), I restarted the laptop, only to discover that the main display wasn't working correctly. It was only showing a blank white screen. I connected the laptop to an external VGA display, and managed to get it to project through the display. I used that to flash the new BIOS. However, I couldn't work out what was wrong with the display, as the video card and software seemed to be working, and the display was responding to brightness and dimming commands from the keyboard. I decided to reboot into safe mode using msconfig, but now the laptop still has the white screen issue and won't project to an external screen either, even once I've pressed F2 to enter BIOS. I've tried the power on + D to try to run a screen test, but nothing happens. It only turns on for a few seconds, then powers down again. Any help will be greatly appreciated.
System Specs as per Dell.com:
OS Windows 8.1 (not updated to Windows 8.1 Update 1 yet)

Dvd+/-Rw, 8X, Serial Ata, 12.7T, Hitachi Lg Data Storage
Hard Drive, Pentium M Dothan, 1.86GHZ, 2 MEGB, 533FSB, S2, 5.4, 2.5, P11, 4K, ML375
Dual In-Line Memory Module, 2GB, 1600MHZ, 256X64, 8K, 204 <NOTE: t... Read more

A:Dell Inspiron 7520 White Screen after Motherboard Replacement

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Please advice solution as since motherboard replacement wifi link is not coming and no connections cross is only reflecting. Troubleshooting providing no solution. Teredo not installed properly as per device manager.i have windows ultimate7 32 bit installed.
Please guide what to do so that wifi will start working.

A:Wifi link not coming after motherboard replacement dell 1464

I'm assuming you have a Dell Inspiron 1464 laptop which originally came with Windows XP or Windows Vista 32-bit.
What's the 7-character "service tag" number on it?

Who replaced the motherboard in that laptop?
Who reinstalled the Windows operating system in it?
Have the drivers for its devices(chipset, graphic, audio, ethernet, wireless, etc.) been installed?


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