I Have A eMachines T3646 PC And My White USB Plug Is Disconnected.
Where Does It Go As I Can Not Find Any Place It Matches And My PC Will Not Start Without It Unless You Know Of Another Reason. Thank You.
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Re: My PC Will Not Start
this white USB plug has nothing to do with the eMachine not starting up. My guess about the white USB is it might be for your printer (If you have one). USB cable supplies 5volts DC only which it not enough to power a desktop or laptop PC. As far as why the PC will not start, check the back side of the tower. See if the main power cable is plugged into the power supply & it also is plugged into a working wall outlet. There is a small RED slide switch on the back of the power supply. Make sure you can see the numbers & letter, 115v. If the switch is set to 230v move it to 115v. Try starting the PC. See this mini video of the T3646, you'll notice there are two USB ports on the back side of the PC & two more on the front of the case: http://reviews.cnet.com/desktops/emachines-t3646/4505-3118_7-32924902.html If this is a new PC, it most likely came with a one year warranty. You should call eMachine for free support. Your documentation will provide a phone number for support. If your eMachine is not new or no longer under warranty let me know by posting here & I'll give you some other possible suggestions that may help get the system to start. Please include the year bought & month
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click start control panel administrive tools ,computer management ,device manager scroll down universal serial bus controllers you should see a yellow question mark? right click to reinstall drivers or if you can see your usb drive but its not working ports(com&lpt)right click update driver click start control panel administrive tools,computer management ,disk management right click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now click start two boxes automatically fix files and scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors place then a tick in both boxes then select check now,start this if this does not fix the problem you might try check the USB leads that attach to the motherboard usually red-white-green-black make sure they are securely seated and have no dust build up on them dust will cause static and a lot of unforeseen problems for a computer and its parts also scroll to disk drives if you can see your drive + to expand right click you should see options to update driver,disable,uninstall scan for hardware changes. or select properties you should see options in the general tab to troubleshoot,policies,volumes,driver and details under the driver tab you will have the options to check the driver details,update driver,rollback driver or uninstall hope this helps don
you will need to down load the mother board connection chart if you connect them the wrong way round there is a chance that you may damage the board but mores to the point if the wires are usb support if you get this wrong you will destroy most usb items as current will flow up the data lines (bad times) wait untill you get it right (good times)
The little white plug sounds like the audio connector. Most usually you do not have to hook this wire up. The sata connection from the drive to the mobo should take care of everything. Most usually this plug in is for connection directly to a after market sound card. The little black plug coming from the media bay you speak of sounds like the front side usb connector. It may also include the front mic and headphone jack. Please check to see if the black plug actually attaches to the front of the pc near the power buttons.
I've built a PC myself, each connector had text on it to say what it was and one arrow on it in relief, don't know wether that indicated plus or minus anymore.
Anyway, I recommend you just plug them in, and try to boot the PC. If it doesn't boot, switch the Power SW connector around, then it should boot. Do the same with the LED connectors, and it should work just fine!
At the bottom of the page is a support telephone number. Call and explain that you need the front panel pinout for your computer. That's what it sounds like you have disconnected. There is also a link for online chat if that is an option.
I did find this page eMachine Pinouts that may be of help to you. It does not give the colors of the wires, but look for the abbreviations on the connectors such as HDD, PWR, and PWR LED.