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Windows 7: What to do with a Dell front panel connector & new mobo

22 Jun 2011   #1
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 
What to do with a Dell front panel connector & new mobo

I was just posting about power supply issues here. I ran over to Radioshack and they actually had a 350W psu I snatched up. But the blasted thing still won't turn on. The last thing standing in my way is this darn front panel cable. It is a bunch of, thankfully individually labeled, wires for the power button & the on/processing LED blip lights. The case is from a Dell Dimension 2300, and the new mobo is a Biostar A880G+. I have my brother to help me with any soldering or rewiring, but I need to get this done by Friday ideally.

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To recap, my actual problem is that, although I can plug this connector into the mobo, it still will not turn it on. I can see from the labels that they do not match up. I am looking for suggestions on what to do. Is it possible to take these wires out of the black end connector piece, & rewire each of them to their own connector to plug into the appropriate socket? Is there a converter that exists that I haven't found yet? Should I just get a cheap new case?


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22 Jun 2011   #2
Maguscreed

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Windows 7 x64
 
 

The pin layout for that interface is in your motherboard manual.
The only thing that has to be connected right to power on is the power button, which should be a two pin plug on.
You should be able to slowly wedge the connectors out of that plastic housing by just slowly pulling and wiggling them. (or you could just break the plastic end as it's useless in this application anyhow) Then it shouldn't be a big deal to trace the two wires that are connected to the power button to the two pins that handle it. After that just follow the diagram in the motherboard manual.
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22 Jun 2011   #3
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

Yeah, I just wanted to get a professional opinion before I tried cracking that thing open. Thanks, I'll go see if I can do that.
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22 Jun 2011   #4
Maguscreed

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well you could also try rewiring it to fit, but you'd be cutting and crossing a lot of wires. It would get messy.
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22 Jun 2011   #5
Miranova23

Windows 7 Pro x64 SP1
 
 

I couldn't get the wires to come out. &,I cut my fingers up a bit, but I did get the plastic bit cut up. I can't tell which ones are + or -, but I luckily got the power ones right on the first try! Power is ON, oh yeah!


Heh, thanks for the idea. ^^"
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