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Gateway 503gr power switch

I discovered that the power button was broken. I took the front panel off and saw that one of the plastic pieces that holds the switch in place is broken. But with the front panel off, when I press the power button, it still won't power up. Gateway says I need to order a power switch and they gave me the phone number of a company. This company only has the front panel, not the power switch. I don't think this will help me.

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If you are a practical person, the power on switch is the crudest item ever on a pc. The switch simply completes a circuit. If you look on you motherboard at the front panel connector cables, you will see the two that go to the power on switch. remove them, flash a small screw driver across the terminals and it will come to life

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Ordered this mobo from ebay to replace mobo in lenovo thinkcentre m52


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Apr 19, 2015 | Gateway Motherboards

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I need the wiring chart for a mcp61pm-am motherboard


Gateway Support > Gateway MCP61PM-AM motherboard,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006200R/4006200Rnv.shtml

Click on - Product Views

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the wires from the Front panel go to, is the Front panel header.

If you need the pinout for the Front Panel header, click on -
S- Front Panel Connector

Looking at the different colors on the Front Panel header, and matching pin numbering;
Pin 2 = Orange with Yellow + sign.
Pin 4 is solid Orange.
Pin 6 is Green.
Pin 8 is Green
There is NO Pin 10.

Pin 1 is Red with a Yellow + sign.
Pin 3 is solid Red
Pin 5 is Blue
Pin 7 is Blue
Pin 9 is solid Yellow.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Reserved for +5 Volts, and factory use.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED. (Light)
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

F) There is No Pin 10. Just a blank spot. (Yellow)

Click on B - Processor Core Power, for the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable connector, location on the motherboard.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

[ Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right;
the square white 4-socket hole connector, is straight over to the left, from the bottom left corner of the Processor socket ]

On the U - Intrusion Switch Connector?
I believe the style of switch used, is if it is open, then the computer will not work.
Therefore connect a small wire to those two pins.
(Same thing as the switch is Closed)

Need Molex female metal terminals?

http://www.molex.com/molex/products/datasheet.jsp?part=active/0002081202_CRIMP_TERMINALS.xml&channel=Products&Lang=en-US

Could I be wrong about how the switch works? Yes.
Could be the alternate style where the switch is open, and removing the computer case cover, closes it.
In this case do not connect a jumper wire.

All the other wiring connections are shown.
Have a specific question on the wiring? Post back in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 05, 2012 | Gateway Motherboards

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Wiring diagram emachine T5246


OKAY!

There's what I'm talkin' about!

The model number.

The eMachines T5246 Desktop PC uses a
Foxconn/Winfast MCP61PM2MA motherboard.

[You stated Foxconn/Winfast. I got that. Just letting you know ]

Guess what?
So does the Gateway GT5476E Desktop PC,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006200R/4006200Rnv.shtml

Click on - Product Views - in the list.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

If you need a pinout for the Front Panel header, click on -
S - Front Panel connector

The Top row is numbered EVEN. Starting from the Left side going to the Right;
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO pin 10.

[Colors going from Left to Right;
Orange/Yellow, Orange, Green, Green ]

The Bottom row is numbered ODD.
Starting from the Left side going to the Right;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

[Colors going from Left to Right;
Red/Yellow, Red, Blue, Blue, Yellow ]

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9 is for 5 Volt power. This was used by the factory. It is N/C.
Not Connected.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED.
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

Any other connector info you need? Post in a Comment.

Specifications,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/1009603/1009603sp2.shtml

1) Ram Memory:
Uses DDR2 Sdram at 667Megahertz. (667MHz)
Maximum TOTAL amount for the motherboard is 2GB. (2 GigaByte)
Maximum Amount for each Ram Memory slot is 1GB.

IF, you just have one ram memory module, make SURE it goes in ram memory slot 1. (DIMM 1)
That is the ram memory slot closest to the Processor.

Uses a SATA harddrive, and IDE (PATA) optical drive/s.

Does have two SATA connectors on the motherboard, so it can use ONE SATA optical drive.

On those SATA connectors on the motherboard,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006200R/4006200Rmvr12.shtml

See the bottom SATA connector has SATA 1 next to it?
The SATA harddrive is supposed to be plugged into it.

However, the beauty of SATA is, NO MATTER WHAT SATA connector you plug into, BIOS will find that device.

Want to plug the SATA harddrive into SATA 1? No problem.
Want to plug the SATA optical drive(CD/DVD drive) into SATA 1?
No problem.

Want to plug the SATA harddrive into SATA 2? No problem.
Want to plug the SATA optical drive into SATA 2? No problem.

BIOS will find the device.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.\
Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 02, 2012 | E-Machines Motherboards

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Needed to move motherboard to new case because of overheating / ventilation problems - do not know what the power / reset / hdd led leads are for the 9 pin f_panel (new case has each as separate...


Photo of the Asus M2N78-LA motherboard,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?lc=en&cc=us&docname=c01421635&dlc=en

This photo also shows the orientation (Direction), that the motherboard is sitting in a computer case.

To the very bottom right is the Front Panel header.

The front plastic panel of the computer is the Front Panel.

The area of pins on the motherboard that the cables, (Wires) from the Front Panel connect to, is the Front Panel header. ( F_PANEL )

The Front Panel header, is the black rectangular shaped plastic block, that is sitting vertically on the motherboard.

Has two columns of pins.
4 on the left side, 5 on the right side. Makes it look as though there is a pin missing, at the top left corner.

I'm going to number the pins.

Pins on the Left side starting at the Top, going down;

Pins 1, 3, 5, and 7.

Pins on the Right side starting at the Top, going down,

Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.


A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the Power On switch. (Power On button)

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 7 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
(If the LED light is dim, reverse the wires around)

C) Pins 4 and 6 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used. (Reset button)

D) Pins 8 and 10 are for the HarDDrive activity LED light.
Pin 10 is for the Positive wire. ( + )
(If the HDD LED light is dim when operating, switch the wires around)

Pin 2 at the top Right is NOT used. (NC. Not Connected)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
I am looking at a motherboard manual in PDF file form, for the Asus M2N78-LA motherboard.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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Mother board power switch


I don't know what you are asking for exactly, so I'll through out possibilities.

A) The Power On switch located inside the plastic Power On button assembly is a Momentary Contact Switch.
It is an ATX power on switch.

This is a generic example of a Power On switch that fits Many models,

http://www.amazon.com/Power-Motherboard-Cable-Switch-Button/dp/B00345WH4A/ref=pd_cp_e_2

B) The plastic front of the computer is a Front Panel.
The area of pins on the motherboard, that the cables (Wires) from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

Intel Support > Intel D865GLC motherboard > Product Guide,

To find out if the problem is the Power On switch, or the Power Supply, perform the simple test using a jumper wire.
If you do not know how to perform this test, and wish to, post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

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I Need the jumper settings for the fic k8mc51g motherboard from a emachines desktop computer. Putting the motherboard in a custom case.


There is a 4-Pin Speaker connector that is not used by Gateway on the motherboard (right beside) the CMOS jumper settings (Pins).
The clear CMOS settings jumper block is right beside the speaker pins. You can use this jumper block to clear the CMOS RAM, which is powered by the onboard real-time clock button cell battery.
Pin 3 is indicated by the markings on the board.
Settings: Pins 1 and 2 covered = Normal Operation Pins 2 and 3 covered = Clear CMOS enabled.crazyeyes746.jpg

Jun 26, 2011 | Motherboards

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Case switch connected to motherboard is messed up. i need a new switch for the case or the configuration for the pins on the motherboard to be able to use a new case/new switch


The Power On switch is located inside the plastic Power On button assembly.

It is a Momentary Contact Switch, and is named an ATX power on switch.
This ATX Power On switch I have found fits many computers,

http://www.directron.com/atxswitch.html

The plastic front panel of a desktop computer is the Front Panel.
The pin area on the motherboard, that the cables (Wires) from the Front Panel connect to, is the Front Panel header.

Tell me the manufacturer name, and Model Number of the computer, or tell me the manufacturer name, and Model Number of the motherboard, and let me see if I can find a Pinout for it's Front Panel header.
(What pins the cables connect to)
Post in a Comment.

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I cleaned my pc, and disconected the wires that are right downside corner. I cant remember how to put them back rightly. Any help? hdd led power led + power led - power switch (sw) reset switch (sw)


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Gateway 200arc motherboard problem


If there are two wires running from the power button on your case to the motherboard, take them off and try jumpering those two terminals with a jumper or something that will make contact for just a second and them take back off. Your power button may have fried along with the power supply.

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