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4 Pin 12V atx connector to mobo isnt long enough

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Ok so i got my pc a month ago from a 2nd hand shop but they assured ne all the parts were one hundred percent tested and passed however they could not offer a warranty. I have :
AMD Duron 1.6ghz
Asus Motherboard (sorry not sure which one did not say on specs sheet!!!)
Nvidia GeForce Mx 2 64mb
Audio Genius Soundcard

Im not an expert with computers as you can probaly tell but i know my fair share of them and have made a few in my time, successfully.
However i was given a 256MB graphics card, friend said he wasnt sure if it worked. I installed it in but my screen was all messed up so i decided not to bother and put my old one back in but now my pc wont boot. I can hear the power starting but no beeps and nothing on screen. It was said in my local repair shop i needed a new mobo because i fried mine by statuc but my close friend assured me my motherboard was working still. So how can i check if its working or not?
Thanks anyone in advance that contributes

A:How can i tell if it is my mobo or psu or alternative that isnt working

Me again

cescfabregas158 said:

Ok so i got my pc a month ago from a 2nd hand shop but they assured ne all the parts were one hundred percent tested and passed however they could not offer a warranty. I have :
AMD Duron 1.6ghz
Asus Motherboard (sorry not sure which one did not say on specs sheet!!!)
Nvidia GeForce Mx 2 64mb
Audio Genius Soundcard

Im not an expert with computers as you can probaly tell but i know my fair share of them and have made a few in my time, successfully.
However i was given a 256MB graphics card, friend said he wasnt sure if it worked. I installed it in but my screen was all messed up so i decided not to bother and put my old one back in but now my pc wont boot. I can hear the power starting but no beeps and nothing on screen. It was said in my local repair shop i needed a new mobo because i fried mine by statuc but my close friend assured me my motherboard was working still. So how can i check if its working or not?
Thanks anyone in advance that contributesClick to expand...

Ok hi me again just correcting a few things thats static and at the top me not ne

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I built my pc awhile back about 9 months if not more, Well things ran smoothly pc booted fast could multitask no issues once so ever with little to no slow down. The past 3-4 Weeks Ive had quite the opposite, first of all i got blue screens which i never had they are all random errors havent had one in about 5 days now though.
Like i said lots of things seem to be going wrong. i booted up my pc one day and said Windows cannot load missing Critical File but upon restarting the pc it booted fine.....And if i try to listen to music while i play a game it gets horribly laggy also now it takes about 1 min to boot up whereas it used to take less than 20 seconds. Ive also noticed now when i click on anything to open a program it takes much longer, and when i exit a game all my icons dont appear or appear slowly after 5 or so seconds...and another thing i had go wrong is my pc was sayin no HD detected so i opened the case and pushed in all the wires and it booted fine....so since all the errors the only major thing i have tried is Fixing windows with the windows cd which didnt totally help.
So if u have any suggestions or ideas please id love to hear them because im at the point now where im about to go buy a new hard drive to combat the problem. Thanks. -silentr

A:Somethin isnt working right. Windows, hd or MoBo...

It could be a hard drive going bad, but also could be RAM going flakey.

I would suspect the HDD first, download the manufacturer's diagnistic program from their website to see if that the problem?

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

EMachines T3508 Desktop

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

A:Mobo And PSU: Connector

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Hello everyone! Happy New Year!!

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

Any hints?

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

Thanks, Gordon

A:Release 24 pin ATX connector from mobo

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

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

A:Plug 2 pin connector on MoBo

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

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

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

A:mobo power connector???

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

A:Mobo power connector

partofthechaos said:

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

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

The more specs you can provide the better.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


A:Mobo 4-pin connector going nuts

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

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

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

A:Melted 4 pin connector (mobo-ps)

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

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

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

A:Burnt 4 pin 12v ATX connector on mobo

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

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

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ok well i just got another computer off a friend it was a reasonably old one but i needed it for the mobo. When i got the pc inside it booted fine, but then i removed the mobo from it and now it wont start with my components. It will start the fan on the cpu ,make disc drives start, start the LED's and read the hard drives but nothing comes up on the screen. would be very grateful for any help, cheers in advance

p.s sorry about the text language in title wasnt enough words

A:pc wont start please say my mobo isnt fried if it was wud it still run the disc drive

Try resetting the BIOS using the jumper on the motherboard. Remove everything except your video card, the CPU and RAM and see if it boots.

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

A:Solved: Mobo Power connector

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

1.2.4. Separate current limit for... Read more

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

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

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


A:Pinout label on USB mobo connector

I believe that the label NC stands for No Connection.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

This link may be of some use to you possibly.

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


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

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

Go HERE and download the manual.

Regards Howard

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

A:Front Panel Connector on Mobo

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

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

A:Cant find reset switch connector on mobo.

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

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

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

A:p51s sata mobo connector is broken

+ picture of connector parts, detached

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

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

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

A:good psu with a native 24pin mobo connector

Newegg list of SLI PSU's

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

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

But I'm having some audio problems.

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

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

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

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

Does anybody have any suggestions?

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

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

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

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

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This is probably a stupid question, but what the heck.
Would any of the forum elite care to weigh in with their pick of the mobo brand or brands that they feel are the best bet to 'last', running 24/7 without malfunctioning? I suppose this is really just a question of who has the best quality control. Thanks.

A:Best 'long term reliabilty' mobo


All boards can run 24/7 unless its a defect, heat also is a factor.

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Hi all,

Just shutdown my PC and on turning it on nothing happened. Tried a few more times and now it's making a long beep followed by two short ones (though very closely spaced, hardly any gap between them), nothing on screen.

Reading around, it was suggested this might be a video card problem (due to the beep code). I've tried all of the following to no avail:

1) Removing all connected (USB etc) devices
2) Removing everything connected to the mobo (IDE cables, sound card etc)
3) Removing each of my sticks of RAM, followed by both at the same time
4) Removing my video card (no onboard one)
5) Resetting the CMOS

Even with everything I can think of disconnected other than the mobo power, it still beeps. This leads me to think it's the motherboard itself that has gone, rather than the graphics card (I'd expect a different error if I had no graphics card present?). This ties in with my computers rather odd behaviour over the past few months (e.g the odd blue screen, CD drive access on either drive causing it to hard reset after a bit, occasionally not starting until I leave it for a minute...), and I'm totally willing to replace my motherboard, but was just wandering if anyone had any other checks or suggestions to recommend before I go out and buy one?

And if anyone could recommend a good, cheap mobo (all I really need from it is SATA and support for my processor, I'm not too hardcore a user) that would be great.



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A:1 long beep, 2 short, I think it's the mobo dead?

You MAY POSSIBLY have a problem with bad capacitors. Take the side off the machine and use a bright light to look carefully at the capacitors. The capacitors are small can type objects that should be perfectly flat on the top. If any have "bulging" tops, are leaking a brownish looking fluid, or the capacitors are leaning (not perpendicular to the motherboard) they may be bad.

Attached is a link showing what you should be looking for.


At times as capacitors start to fail boards become very erratic.

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I recently had a computer crash on my machine that resulted in it powering on with 1 long beep and 3 short beeps. I begin to troubleshoot the hardware and find that the video card's gpu fan is caked with dust. knowing that was not a good sign, i started to clean and inspect the card. turns out that the card overheated and the capacitors started to pop, literally. the tops were all busted open. to varify the problem, i put in a video card from a know working machine in the computer and it booted up no problem.

this card has never been overclocked, on for extended periods of time, or over strained with high demanding games/programs. this happened because it was in a closed space and never cleaned out.

things to remember from this experience:
-asus mobo 1 long 3 short beeps means video card not recognized.
-clean out inside of case regularly (i use canned air for my computers)
-keep case it well ventilated area

i hope this helps anyone running into a similar situation later on.

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Hi all,  Im having issues with HDMI port that isnt working and External displays arent woking thru the usb c dock. - I cannot see the TB3 device on device manager.- I followed the thread here and tried everything:1. Updated all the firmwares besides TB3, it doent let me. it says device isnt running. (Picture attched)2. Configuired TB3 device on bios to be Enabled, DIabled TB3 Assit mode, Set to no security.3. Pressed the reset button on the back for 20 sec once the laptop is off and than turned it on. AC cable was unplugged.4. tried to roll bacl drivers to see if itll work5. Restored by entire pc to see maybe itll work. Cant get the device manager to show tb3 in it. when in MSConfig - i see TB3 is stopped.  

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Sorry so long Im new to working on computers/adding components ect.

specs of original comp

P4 3GHz processor
AsRock 4S55FX mobo 478
512 mb ddr ram
128mb ati 9800 vid card

Purchased computer roughly one year ago, custom made

These are the symptoms I was having before in order of occurrence.

1: Loud cackling/beeping noises would come from my speakers, even if I turned them off, during the noise my computer would lag a bit, mouse would move slowly ect for the 3-5 seconds of noise, it would go away and things would be fine.

2:Computer started having problems shutting down and rebooting, I thought it was the moinitor but tried 2 others to find that the system wasnt rebooting properly. Would take 2-3 resets to boot up, sometimes Windows would freeze at the XP screen. Rarely though. I left my computer on for spans of 2 days to get around the booting problem.

3:Started to encounter freezes while playing an online game, rarely, which then started occuring more often just while browsing the internet. Started taking more resets to eventually boot. No Beeps at all while booting, ran a virus scan ect. Saw in device manager that a RAID controller device had a ? next to it and i remember seeing that a couplemonths ago and ignoring it, well i got the drivers off the mobo disk and installed them for the RAID and still booting issue was same.

Talked to some friends online and all said it was probly the mobo, due to freezes and no beeps at boot.

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A:Replacing mobo,comp doesnt detect CD/HD,(long)

oh yeah

I just remembered, on the mobo when i was installing in the box i got a SATA cable, but didnt see one when i took out the old mobo. But theres nothing connected to the SATA spots on the mobo, did i not connect everything correctly? Or should there be nothing there unless I was gonna do something else?

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Heya guys, first post, hoping you guys can help me out with this problem. I was using my computer today, and it suddenly froze, and while it was frozen, the motherboard (MSI) was making a continuous beep. I turned it off, and then restarted it. When it restarted, it didn't make the regular confirmation beep it made before, and there was no signal to my monitor or my keyboard. The internals look to be running, insofar as the processor fan is running, my harddrive makes the whirring it does when it starts up, and my graphics card fan is running. I have dustind the components and checkind the connections. I have also to plugged the monitor into the onboard, and plugged the graphics card into another slot. I have removed all but one of my RAM sticks and tried them all separately, and tried other slots. I have replaced the harddrive with a brand new one, it also sounds to be running when the computer is powered on. I do not have another computer that I could try the processor in. What part do you guys think failed in the computer?

A:Mobo made long beep, after restart quiet but no signal.

Try resetting the Bios CMOS settings.

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First off, this is my first time posting on these boards. If this is the wrong location for this please move this.

My rig:
win xp sp 3
intel core 2 duo 3 ghz (part upgraded)
Crucial 2 gb 420 ddr2 ram
nForce 750i sli mobo (part upgraded)
750 W PSU

After changing out the mobo and cpu, sorry I'm unsure exactly what it was before, install and loading times for games are a lot slower then they where before. We are talking 10 min install times becoming 3 hour waits. This is not just limited to only one program/game.
The programs do install properly after they install and games run fine after the long load times.
At first I believed it was because I run everything on my external hard drive, but that is not the case. I tried running stuff on the internal one and the problem was the same.

What I have done so far:
Updated all drivers.
Checked to see if all previous hardware is compatible.
Checked to see if cores are working properly.
Loaded "optimized settings" in bios.

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

A:Long install/loading times after Core 2 Duo/mobo(nForce 750i SLI) upgrade

Did you re-install XP fresh after the upgrades?

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Hi. I am new to building computers and have a question on fans. My case has three fans. Two of my fans have both pin connectors and molex connector attached together. How do I power the fans ?- do I need both connections?

A:Fans with molex connector and pin connector

The 3pin connectors are to plug directly in to the motherboard......if your motherboard does not have the 3pin connectors then plug the molex into the power supply

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Hi there. Please view this item

I am confused whether or not the antenna or cable will screw onto my wireless adapter card.

My wireless Adapter card has a SMA connector on it with the screw wedges on the outside rather than inside with a pin in the middle.

Heres a photo of a similar SMA connector - http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en-commons/thumb/9/90/200px-Gniazdo_RPSMA.jpg

The brand of the network adapter is the same as the brand of the antenna they are both D Link so youd think they would fit.
will the antenna or cable screw onto that?

thanks, jordan

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Motherboard has VM800 on it

ive tried another psu

post test (with just the cpu, ram, mobo)

tried looking up some bios beep codes but cant seem to see anything anywhere
for long long long long long beep codes, just repeating hmm wondering if anyone

tried clearing cmos also and other jumpers........

A:Bios Beep Codes anyone know what long long long is?

heres a site with codes

the award bios seems to have this continous and reports a memory error

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I am wanting to install a new video card. It has a VGA and a DVI output on it. The old card has only a EVC connector on it. From there it goes to a Y cable with 2 CRT monitors (VGA connections) coming off of it.

My question is. Can I use a DVI to VGA adaptor and hook both monitors to the new video card and do away with the T cable?

Thanks Bill

A:Can I change from a EVC connector to a VGA connector?

Most definitely. You can down convert form DVI to VGA, but not the other way around (inexpensively, anyway)

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I am working on a project and I have a Laptop monitor here that has a 40 pin LCD connector that I am trying to convert to HDMI to plug into an xbox 360. I have gone and looked for an 40 pin LCD to HDMI converter but all I could find was an 40 pin TTL to HDMI. Will this work? https://www.adafruit.com/products/2...2KF8Y_EOnrMVziicEfgwarUPZqSbe_j7LMRoCMFXw_wcB

A:Difference between 40 pin LCD connector and 40 TTL connector

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I have a Hp dx5150 running windows xp Professional Service Pack 3,
amd athlon 64 x2 Dual
Core Processor 4400+
2.19 GHz, 1.93 GB of RAM

and i am at a 100% loss, it used to run perfectly, super fast, never had a virus or any problems, i monitor my computer with avira free anti virus, malwarebytes, and comodo firewall,
it was running fine, and then over night, it started working really slow, the computer sounded louder than usual, and boot up took forever, programs took forever to load, and after they do, it still laggy.
I ran scans with my anti virus and nothing was ever detected,
this happened about 2 months ago, and i've been trying to ignore it but i can't handle it any more and i've looked everywhere with no idea where to even start or what to check. I tried doing a system restore to a date before the problems started, the weird thing is, the computer goes back to being super fast, just like it used to be, BUT my internet doesn't work, so i would go to cancel restore and it goes back to being slow, but working internet.

please help me, idk what to do or where to start, i'm usually pretty computer savy and fix my own problems, but i'm at a lost with this one, thanks

A:computer suddenly running slow, long boot up, and long program starts

Hi and welcome to TSF does it do the same in safe mode with networking try tapping F8 on booting then choose safe mode with networking

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Been doing some reading and ther are other people seeming to have something similar.  The Thinkcentre screen waits a long time to go away and I have made sure there are no USBs in the boot options and I just installed the latest BIOS ending in 60.  Also there is a long wait after the MS XP scrolling green bar goes away.  I hear the scanner recycle and there is still a long wait of maybe a minute or two before it continues.  Watching the disc light on the CPU, it flashes maybe 1 each second througout that whole time until finally windows continues.  I have not unplugged my external USB external discs yet.Any thoughts?ThanksCarver Smith

A:Long wait time for "System is Starting" to go away long black screen after MS XP logo

Well this is sad to hear that you are having similar problems.  I had hoped it was simply a power issue for mine. My system also seems to start extremely slow very similar to what you describe.  This seemed to happen after I installed a new PCIe graphics card.  I thought it might be that I am just pushing the power source to its limit and had hopes that it would go away when I upgraded.

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In Windows 7, it will go into this state where it won't update folders automatically, and I have to hit F5, as well, if I go for example, New->Text Document - it will hang the desktop and take like 3-4 minutes before coming back and showing the file.It is like something is preventing or slowing down the refresh of windows explorer.It happens about once a day, sometimes I reboot to see if I can get it to go away.

A:Windows Explorer Does Not Refresh Automatically (Needs F5) AND Takes A Long Long Time To Make New File

I've narrowed down more the possible causes of the issue: If You disable the Client for Microsoft Networks in properties of Local Area Connection - the issue disappear (maybe only in my case).

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Why is this. Like 10 minutes plus and it still says recycling. It should only take a second. Is it bad to let it continue at its own pace or should I restart the PC and try it again?

A:Recycling a movie from my harddrive is taking long long time.

Let the system do its work. You just want to wait. Usually this don't occur unless it is a huge file. Be patient for a reasonable time. Still if it remains, try logging off/restart.
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I have recently changed my laptop OS from Linux RHEL 6.4 to Windows 7. Before changing the OS, I have copied all my data (abt 40+ GB) into an external USB drive. When I tried to restore the backup files into the Win7 laptop, it gives an error viz : Filename
too long,  file path too long, exceeded 256 characters, etc.   I have many folders and files to move and will not be able to manually shorten every file name.  

Is there any way/tool from Microsoft, thru which I can seamlessly transfer from my USB HDD to Local drive  ????
~I am the administrator user on the laptop.


Note: After going thru a couple of blogs, I have used the Robocopy which is inbuilt in Win7 and was able to succeed to a greater extent...but not 100%.  There are few files which has been skipped by the command ( as per the copy summary, see attached)
and I am unable identify those exact files which are missed, so that I can manually located them on my USB HDD and copy to the local system.   Is there an way to locate those missing files ???


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A:Error: Filename too long, file path too long, exceeded 256 characters, etc: when renaming or copying to/from local HDD to External USB HDD

If you capture the detailed robocopy log then you can see which files were skipped.

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Looking for a program that will allow me to enter names of movies and automatically alphabatize in a master list. I have over 300 movies on DVD, I wanted to make an easy to view list of my titles by alphabet and then print this out. Not sure what program would allow me to enter the title and then the program would insert inthe proper space. I didn't want to resort to using MS WORD and physically entering each title myself where it should go. ANy ideas...suggestions for something easy to use and printable, saveable, etc.

A:Solved: AUTO ALPHABATIZE a long, long ..list

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Built 2 computers before and havent had this headache.

New ASUS P9X79 pro and a x79 platform processor. I have the recommended brand, type of RAM.

Just completed everything (well much earlier today) . When I power on, it shots off very momentarily, turns back on, flashed a bunch of codes going through its routine. Then I hear one slightly longer beep, followed by 3 shorter ones, then followed after a pause, by a different sounding in tone beep, sometimes its 2 beeps.

The MB manual says for one long and 3 short indicates VGA not recognized, for 4 a hardware fault.

All the fans are spinning to include the video card. Computer stays powered on but nothing on screen. Boot device LED and VGA led is lit. I dont know if that's good or bad as the MB manual only signifies on board LEDs enhance the experience or something useless. I did find out it's bad if the memory led stays on. No memory LED or CPU led on, although they do flash when turning computer on.

Code on boaed is A2 inicating IDE detection, also its stopped at AE legacy boot event before. It runs through lots of codes very rapidly before settling on one and providing the beeps.

I've looked for shorts and made sure the memory and video card were seated properly. Even looked to see if I could tighten the H80 Corsair CPU cooler.

I did try and put in a new video card and the fan would not spin, put the old card back in and fan spins.

Any ideas--- maybe I should unseat the cooler, cpu and ram and reseat ...
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A:Not sure on POST error..one long (i thnik, 3 short) then another long

Clarify please:

Then I hear one slightly longer beep, followed by 3 shorter ones, then followed after a pause, by a different sounding in tone beep, sometimes its 2 beeps.

I get you're hearing 1 long 3 short, but what are you saying after that?

On my motherboard the LEDs are a bad sign, I'll assume your's works the same way, but checking in the manual for sure wouldn't hurt. On mine they will blink at the press of the power button, then go dim quickly, that's normal.

Sounds like a VGA issue from what I can understand so far. The Boot Device LED could be lighting up out of necessity due to the POST not being sucessful, given the VGA I would believe gets picked first, and the HDD is what would come after.

I don't follow this:

Code on boaed is A2 inicating IDE detection, also its stopped at AE legacy boot event before.

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Ive been having some strange problems with my computer, they only started a couple days ago, November 8th, when windows 7 wouldn't boot. I haven't done anything or downloaded anything strange, that I can think of, that would cause this...
My computer has Windows 7 Home Premium, 64-bit, I did the repair process and that seemed to fix it. Everything would boot again but now it takes Windows 10- 15 minutes to start. (It used to take only about 2-3 minutes tops)
It will generally sit on the Welcome screen for 5-6 min, then go to a black screen where my mouse is visible.
I can move the mouse around but clicking does nothing. After another 5 or so minutes on the black screen, windows will fully load and everything is fine, except I discovered that avast is somehow disabled whenever my computer starts now.
The shutdown process is doing something similarly strange. When I select shutdown the computer hangs for 3-4 mins then says a program is still running in the background and asks if I want to force close it. Sometimes the stated program is explorer.exe "log off sound" or "task host window" or nothing at all will appear. After I force it to shutdown, windows will go to the logging off screen and sit there for 10-15 minutes before actually turning off.
Not sure whats going on so I searched around for some solutions...
I tried to do a system restore but all of my restore points had somehow vanished, no luck there.
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