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The same like everyone but know answers like everyone pw, hhd, power led

Need to see where plugs belong

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Front panel connector is 4 pins + one empty on top row and 5 pins and one not connected on bottom row.
From the left on top row, 1st 2 are power led, next 2 are power switch, next has no pin
From the left bottom row 1st 2 are hdd led, next 2 are reset (rst) led, last ob right has no connection.
Note the power led and hdd led connectors produce a light when pc is on, if the light does not come on, power off the pc, turn the cables through 180 degrees and turn back on and a light will show

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Have a look on the techguys tab at, you will be able to download the maual from there

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When you have messed up wiring your motherboard..

it is easy...

remember this your motherboard is like a children play house red for red, square for square.. if it is not compatible for the socket it will never be placed well..

you need to connect the following..

first your main power supply to your motherboard

it is very easy to see.. it is a group of maybe 16 wires in a plastic will connect it to your motherboard..

your processor power is a four wired in plastic connector but it is square in shape..

note: take a good look in each connector they have squares cirlce, etc shapes in each wires so don't force it to connect if it is hard to it means it is not for that socket..

this is the turning point..

your power button, reset button, pw LED, HDD LED,

maybe you know where it is placed,
but note the sequence.. pw button, reset, pw led,hdd led,

if not you can try to short the pins of *********** board so that you will know where the power button will be placed...

your usb and internal speaker has their own pins....

note: take a good look to your motherboard before you connect it, it may cause you some trouble..

take a look at the + ,- signs that is encrypted in the motherboard...

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on Feb 07, 2010 | Computers & Internet


How to find the power button inside the motherboard...

inside the motherboard there are groups of pins that are in 2 pairs...

they are in 2 column...

you can noticed to them that the other one has a excess pin..

it means that is the group of pw button reset button pw led hdd led..

the other groups are for usb and internal speaker...

use a philips or screw driver, or even a long nose try to short the pins in pair if you already find the pins of the power button..the sequence of the next buttons are:
pw button
reset button
pw led
hdd led

that's all hope its a help..

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I'm working on an Emachines T3624 I took out the front panel connectors and I can't remember where the power switch connects to the motherboard. I know the general area but I don't know the exact spot....

The manual can be downloaded here, just click on "drivers and downloads" and follow it out.

I was hoping to refer you to the manual to provide a diagram, but the manual does not show the front panel I/O connections, so I'll give you general instructions.

The front panel header is a set of two rows of pins. You may need a magnifying glass and flashlight to see the small print on the motherboard that identifies the pins. Look at your front panel cables and look for the same abbreviations on the circuit board. You should see "pw sw" (power switch), "rst" (reset), HDD (hard drive activity indicator LED), and "pw" (indicator LED that shows that the computer is powered up. There should also be speaker.

Just match the cables to the pins on the motherboard. Polarity ( + or - ) is only important for the LED's ( pw and HDD ) Don't worry, if you connect them wrong, they just won't work, just swap wires.

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The manufacturer website should have what you need.
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Here's the Support Link for your desktop. Look under User Guides, Hardware Reference. Also look on the motherboard for markings such as PW or PS and an indicator to where the wire goes.

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I have a Northdate computer and every time I push the front button to turn it on it would shut right back down. I opened the side panel and took out the power supply box and replaced it. Still doing it...

ok find the pin on the mother board of your pc you will see a 9 pin like this ( ::::. ) or in reverse order just put the pw sw. in pw mark you can see that just read it

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I unplug the power led, power sw and HHD led

Gateway's support site should have a nice diagram for you in your manual--they are also quite helpful if you have trouble locating it.

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