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Reconnecting your emachine power

I saw you had the same problem as me with reconnecting the emachine on/off switch, and LED lights for pwr and HD. What did you find out and did you get it back on. I have three two-pin connectors myself.

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I had the same problem so i just bought a new computer not to even try to waste any money on my e machine due to the fact that is was 5 years old

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Where do I plug in the power sw and power led wire on the eMachines T5274 computer? Thanks


When looking at the motherboard with the back of the computer to your left, there should be a row of pins on the lower right corner of the motheboard (or close to the corner). These pins are normally marked as something like PLED (for the power LED), PWR SW for power switch, RST for reset, IDE LED for the hard drive light, etc.
The power switch is normally along the bottom row and the power LED is on the top. But--to find where the power switch goes, take a small screwdriver and short two of the pins to see if the computer turns on. If it does, you've found the power switch. When the computer is running, put the power LED plug across two pins to see if the power light lights. If it doesn't, try two more until you find it.
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Intel motherboard how to find power switch,led,reset,hdd switch,led


It is silkscreened on the moterboard at the bank of pins for the switches and lights. it is usuall abreviated as PWR SW, RST SW, HD LED, SPKR, PWR LED, ...If it is not silkscreened then look at the manual on the manufactures website. they will have a photo of the MB with it illistrated. go to
http://www.retrevo.com/support/MSI-K8T-Neo-FSR-manual/id/8353ci976/t/2/

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I have a t3985 emachine that won't power up. I've opened the case and vacuumed it, took the power supply out vacuumed it. Plug in shows green led on motherboard. i'm wondering if it is the pwr sw. i...


If you carefully take a screw driver and short the two power switch pins together it should start. Did it work before you cleaned it? On the connector itself it should say power sw.

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I have an emachine W3080 that I unplugged the front panel wiring, power switch, power LED, and floppy LED and dont remember which pins they plug into. Can you help?


their should be some abrevations like pwr led, pwr sw, hdd led by some metal pins in one of the corner of the motherboard

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Had to replace power switch on emachine computer need to know where wires go


You must check cable(small) one the (left or right) one hard drive, CD Drive, floppy disk and for motherboard (the big one) .You check the manuals, is not hard just follow where the power lines.

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Need to re-attach power button cable, hard drive


The manual for your computer is available from emachines, p.168 shows the info you need (replacing the front I/O panel)
http://downloads.emachines.com/userguides/8511279_eM_NG3_chassis_HW_ref_en.pdf

The good news is that you can't harm the computer by connecting the wires wrong and the bad news is they just won't work the way they are supposed too if not connected properly. The LED's must have the correct polarity to work.
In general, if you look real close (as in magnifying glass and flash light) you will see the ID for each set of pins is printed on the motherboard (pwr,rst,HDD,pwr sw,speaker) Just match what it says on the motherboard to what it says on the wires. Don't worry if you get the polarity wrong. If a light doesn't work just swap the two wires. The colored wires should be positve (+), though. The reset (rst) and power switch (pwr sw) wires don't require polarity.
These instructions are for most computers in general, YMMV.

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I need a schematic for a d2823 desktop


pwr (power) goes to the on/off switch (led) goes to the light (light emitting diode) hdd goes to the harddrive (hard drive device)

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Emachines t3830 I need the schematic for MB I umployed the wire for the push bottom without looking at the way they were plug. Now I do not know the correct aligning of the push bottom wires.


If you look at the motherboard there is usually a diagram labeled "FRONT PANEL HDR" that will tell you which pins are for: HDD LED, PWR LED, RESET, PWR ON. etc.
The chart / diagram may be a few inches away from front panel header.
the following example is from my emachine T2893 that I had opened because it won't power up.

the motherboard at the header connector labels pin #2 and with that you can figure out the other
pin numbers

example of diagram on motherboard (Confirm the pin numbers on your motherboard)


J9G1 PINS
| HD LED | 1 - 3 |
| PWR LED | 2 - 4 |
| RESET | 5 - 7 |

| PWR ON | 6 - 8 |

Hope this helps you figure which pins to hook you switch up to.

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Reconnecting power swith, LED light for power and hard drives on emachine


yes that is true if you look at your wires ahnd you will see that one says hdd and one says spkr and so on now look closley at the board and you will see the same thing on the moboard if you are not abloe to read it you should be able to go to the manufacture of the board and there is a section for online manuals that u can download ok i hope this helps out a little bit please keep me posted ok this i can help you out morte if you need ok best reggards mike

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Emachines t2865 power led diagram


The header connections that you are looking for are on the edge of the motherboard near the battery. Look for a group of gold contacts sticking straight up at you. The silkscreen tells you which header are for what light or switch. You will see one that says "PWR LED". Another says "PWR SW" Another says "HDD LED". They are printed very small. You will see others in that vicinity that say "SAST1" and "SPKR". Ignore them.Look along the edge where the battery is mounted some are located around the nearby corner but still along the edge. All should be on the edge nearst the front of your machine. Others may be along the edge facing the bottom of your machine.

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