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I have a Dell Dim 440 motherboard out of the case and need to know/locate the pwr-on pins and connector. Where can I get a manual or can you tell me the pins?? The motherboard is E210882. Thanks!

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  • lmscorp Dec 15, 2008

    can't find i/o header with marking you indicate. Tried the connector on far right (as you're looking at the kybd/mouse connectors in the back - the header next to the far right slot...Tried every pin, one to the other but no good. Tried another header (again, no silkscreen markings) next to the primary IDE connector... no good. Thanks for trying though.

  • lmscorp Dec 15, 2008

    awesome... thanks for the user manual. yes, pg 68 matches the mtb i
    have. I tried shorting pins on that puppy already... no luck. The
    front panel switch connector actually cables to a small pcb that has
    two usb ports and a headphone jack. The actual on/off switch in the
    front of the cabinet plugs into the small pcb. There is no active
    circuitry on the small pcb so it could be a passive pass through... I
    will try messing with the headers on the small pcb and see what
    happens. As a last resort, I may have to tear out the power switch
    from the cabinet and mickey mouse it that way. Thanks for your help.



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Try the owner's Manual, page 68. Hopefully that's an accurate match to what you have. If the diagram is confusing, let me know what you're trying to do specifically, and I may be of more help.

Please rate if this works out!

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    Dshack Dec 15, 2008

    What is the problem with the front panel connector that you can't connect the front panel plug into it to use the power on button?

    If you could check which wires go to the front panel button for power on, you could backtrack to the exact pins that are used for power on.


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    Dshack Dec 15, 2008

    I believe the socket you're looking for is labeled front panel switch connector (J60H1), at the top right of the diagram.

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Alright i know where it is but it is kinda hard to explain without a picture of the motherboard, ok look at the far lower right side of the motherboard you should see something that says i/o header or fpanel, you can take a small flat head screwdriver and run across that and the computer will turn on, be sure to take note of the 2 pins that turn the system on and id suggest marking them with a marker or something on the board for future reference

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    Mike Fish Dec 15, 2008

    is there anyway at all you can take a photo of your motherboard and send it to photobucket and link to me if you can i can tell you exactly where the power header is

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most front panel connectors with a 4 x 5 pin configuration are intel compliant, and are all the same.
The "nine" pin is missing, and is the "KEY" to orientation, no matter which way the pins are situated on the board.
1 3 5 7 X
2 4 6 8 10

1= HDD LED+, usually green
3= HDD-, usually white or black
2= PWR LED+, usually red
4= PWR LED-, white or black
These are polarity specific, and must be connected to the proper + and - terminals to work properly

5= RESET
7= RESET
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Ya know Acer owns Gateway now,

http://support.gateway.com/s//MOTHERBD/Shared/4006233R/4006233Rnv.shtml

A) Power Supply to motherboard cabling;

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ECS-MCP61SM-AM-V-1-0A-SOCKET-AM2-AMD-MOTHERBOARD-uATX-/290606277901

Scroll down to the motherboard top view photo.

Product Views > Hardware Details

1) 24-pin ATX main power cable. (S - Main Power Connector)

This is a general example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

[Note color of connectors does NOT matter ]

Note the Lock on the side of the main power cable's connector, and the matching Tab on the motherboard connector. When properly plugged in, the hooked end of the Lock will be over the Tab, on the motherboard connector.

In the photo of the motherboard shown on the Ebay link, this connector is on the Right side of the motherboard, next to the blue IDE (PATA) connector.

2) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable; (F - Auxiliary 12V ATX Connector)

General example of a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

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

In the motherboard photo; Small square 4-socket hole connector, to the Bottom/Left corner of the Processor socket.

This power cable's connector also has a Lock, and the motherboard connector has a Tab.

That's all the power cables that go to the motherboard.

B) With 2 SATA headers (Connectors) on the motherboard, and one IDE (PATA) connector, it suggests to me that this motherboard is set up to use a SATA harddrive.

This is a general example of a SATA power cable,

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

Note that it has 15 contact pins, and between it, and the SATA data cable connector, it is the larger of the two.
There is a Lock tab on the connector that you depress, to install, or remove the cable.

You can use a SATA optical drive (CD/DVD drive), or an IDE (PATA) optical drive.
An IDE (PATA) optical drive uses a standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

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

[ Misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable. Molex was the first to make the power cable's connector. Name stuck, kind of like calling an open-end wrench a Crescent wrench ]

A SATA data cable is used for the SATA harddrive. The connector end that goes to the Harddrive, is usually a 90 degree bent elbow.
The straight end plugs into the motherboard,

General example of a SATA data cable, and it's corresponding connector on the motherboard,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:SATA_ports.jpg

Note the L-shape in the inside of the SATA data cable's connector, and the L-shape on the motherboard connector. They line up.
The SATA power cable also has this L-shape.

In Hardware Details click on -> Q - SATA Connectors
The Bottom one, or one closest to the outside edge of the motherboard, is SATA1.

Although it isn't marked on the motherboard, or at least not visible in this photo, SATA 4 is. Look at the top where a SATA 4 connector would be.
The SATA harddrive should be plugged into the SATA1 header.
(Connector)

HOWEVER, the beauty of SATA is that it does NOT matter, which SATA header on the motherboard, you plug the SATA harddrive into.

BIOS will find it.

(Supposed to be SATA harddrive to SATA1, and a SATA optical drive to SATA2)
In the motherboard photo on Ebay, they are Orange in color, and under the blue IDE (PATA) connector.

C) Going from Hardware Details and the Ebay motherboard photo;

B - CPU Fan 1 Connector, is where the Processor fan plugs in.
In the motherboard photo, there are 7 cylindrical Electrolytic Capacitors in a row, to the left of the processor socket.

This connector is located immediately above the top capacitor, near the outside edge of the motherboard. (Brown in color)

E - Floppy Disk Connector, is above the white 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, and the blue IDE (PATA) connector. It is Yellowish in color. (34 pins)

G - System Fan Connector, is white in color, has 3 contact pins, and is located under the white, square 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable connector. This is where the computer case fan plugs in.

I - PCI Express x16 Connector, is Orange in color, and below the processor socket. It has PCI Express silkscreened on the motherboard immediately below it.
This where a graphics card, and ONLY a graphics card, is installed.

J - PCI Express x1 Connector, is white in color, and immediately below the orange PCI Express x16 connector.
This is NOT used for a graphics card.

Whatever you can use in a PCI slot, except a graphics card, can be used in this slot; -> Provided it is a PCI Express x1 card.
(Ethernet Card, Sound Card, etc)

L - CD-in Connector is where the audio cable from the Main (Primary) optical drive goes to.
Ya got me on this one. I know it's located real close to the Realtek audio chipset, and I think that is to the left of the orange PCI Express x16 slot.

M - Front Audio Connector, is where the front audio (Sound) ports, of the Front Panel connect to.
Green in color, and located under the bottom white long PCI slot, and near the outside edge of the motherboard.

N - Clear CMOS Jumper is self explanatory. It is located under the finned Heatsink, (Looks like a meat tenderizer), of the Southbridge chip.
(Which is located under the Ram Memory slots)

O - USB Connectors are Yellow in color, and located under the finned Heatsink of the Southbridge chip, and towards the outside edge of the motherboard. (Or also located under the Ram Memory slots)

P - Front Panel Connector, is located at the Bottom/Right corner of the motherboard, close to the 'Buzzer'. (Buzzer is used for BIOS Beep Codes) PANEL1

4 pins on the Left side, 5 pins on the Right side.
The pins on the Left side are numbered EVEN.
The pins on the Right side are numbered ODD.

Starting on the Bottom of the Left side going Up;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, and 10.

Starting on the Bottom of the Right side going Up;
Pins 1, 3, 5, and 7

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 Not Connected. Used by the factory.

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

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

More to follow.
For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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[ In otherwords the motherboard chipset is an AMD RS780 series,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMD_700_chipset_series#780G.2F780V

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This motherboard,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006272R/4006272Rnv.shtml

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The pins on the Bottom row are numbered ODD.

Starting on the LEFT side, coming across to the Right;
Top row;
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Starting on the LEFT side, coming across to the Right;
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C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Reserved for factory use.
Black block.

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Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR ON LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.
These pins are in the Green block.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.
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F) There is NO Pin 10.
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Again, Pins 11, 12, 13, and 14 are Not Used.

B- CPU Power Connector is at the upper left corner of the motherboard. This power cable is power for the Processor.
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A general example of a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

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

Note the Lock on the side of the power cable's connector, and matching Lock Tab on the motherboard connector.

F- Main Power Connector also has a Lock, and Lock Tab.
General example of a 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

D - CPU Fan Connector is above the processor socket, and near the top outside edge of the motherboard. ONLY plugs in one way.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.
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The pins on the MB look like this:

2ndpin
. . . .
. . . . .
1st pin


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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dime521/en/SM_EN/index.htm

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Hi there
The front panel connectors are mainly,
  • harddisk activity connector
  • power switch connector
  • reset switch connector
  • power LED connector
  • speakers connector
  • USB connector
Harddisk activity connector
This normally comes red in colour and is labeled as HDD-LED
Power switch connector
This comes green in colour and is labeled as POWER-SW
Reset switch connector
This usually comes grey in colour and is labeled as RST-SW
Power LED connector
This is usually green in colour and is labled as PWR-LED
Speakers connector
This speaker will give different beep sounds during boot to tell the user if there is any errors. It occupies 4 pins, however only 2 is important for the function. Be sure to connect the red coloured cable to the positive polarity and the black to the negative.
front_panel_connectors.jpg Front panel connectors pins on the motherboard
front_panel.jpg Front panel connectors from the casing

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the motherboard at the header connector labels pin #2 and with that you can figure out the other
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example of diagram on motherboard (Confirm the pin numbers on your motherboard)


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| PWR LED | 2 - 4 |
| RESET | 5 - 7 |

| PWR ON | 6 - 8 |

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