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Reattach Power LED, Power SW, and HDD LED leads

I have a Gateway Computer and I hastily disconnected all three leads from the Intel motherboard and now I need instructions on the correct order for reattachment. The plug number is J9G1 on the motherboard with pins 1-9 available and pin 10 unavailable. Each component has a triangle indicator on the female plug end lining up with a colored wire: Power LED has blue, Power SW has black and HDD LED has red. Please give me the correct reattachment sequence for each component and the corresponding pin number. Thanks! I did the same thing on my Gateway Augsburg 915G and now I can't get the system to power on because I cannot figure out the right sequence. In desperate need of fixing this comp.

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  • rendelf Nov 28, 2008

    My comp is a Gateway 830GM, and the motherboard is the Augsburg 915G.

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    Ryan Churchill May 11, 2010

    What is the model of your computer/motherboard?

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