Re: Have Dell E210882 MTB and need pwr-switch pin...
No, don't automatically assume the mobo is broken. Look closely at all the pins. There should be a 4x2 rectangle of pins, maybe coloured. They'll say things like 'PWR-SWTCH' and 'çPU-LIGHT' Connect those up, and your mobo manual should have specific details on what goes where.
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IT SOUNDS AS IF YOUR NOT GETTING THE WIRES ON THE MOTHERBOARD IN THEIR PROPER PLACES. DO YOU HAVE THE BOOK THAT CAME WITH THE MOTHERBOARD, MOST BOARDS N EED ONE WIRE TO GO TO A SEPARATE SET OF POWER PINS AND THEN ONE GOES TO THE SWITCH. THEY ARE IN DIFFERENT PLACES. ALL POWER SUPPLIES HAVE DIFFERENT WIRES, THE WIRE THAT SAYS PWR GOES TO THE 2PINS ON THE BOARD THAT ALSO SAY PWR, AND THE SWITCH PINS ARE PART OF THE LONG ROW OF PINS WHERE THE SPEAKER AND RESET ETC. ARE LOCATED. YOU COULD PROBABLY FIND A SCHEMATIC OF YOUR BOARD ONLINE IF YOU HAVE YOUR BOARD MODEL NUMBERS.
> Check the power connection to your computer in good condition.
> Remove the SW on the motherboard connection and switch on the computer by using the SW pin tespen to affect positively and negatively. (To make sure the button on / off function)
If your computer can be turned on this means that the button on / off there is a problem but if the contrary, create a test on your computer power supply box in a manner which was troubleshooting with the power supply box which is still functioning properly or even better one.(Problems on the motherboard can also cause your computer can not be turned on)
If you have to do some tests and the problem is not coming from your motherboard, I believe there is no problem for your computer is switched on and used as usual.
Motherboard power switch location is at the left hand side when facing the motherboard. It is among with the terminal strip, properly labelled. You may use a magnefying glass to view it, since this is printed fine.