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Needtoknowwhich connector and pins for power switch, power LED and hdd LED. Should there be a connector number on the board or do all of the leads plug in to 1 connector? Do I use the muti colored connector beside the CMOS battery or the black connector at the bottom of the board near the printed words INFOLINK? Is there somewhere I could get a picture of the plug ins?

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  • foslhntr49 Feb 19, 2009

    The model number of the motherboard manufactured by Gigabyte

    is GAK8S760M. there does not appear to be a jack marked JFP1 visible. I see where there is a jack that has some of the markings described above. I have hooked the cables up and the cooling fans start, but no bootup occurs. I also cannot shut the computer off with the power switch. The power switch is a momentary on switch? I used a voltmeter to determine that the switch did not stay in the closed position.There is no documentation with this tower.

  • foslhntr49 Feb 19, 2009

    motherboard is a Gigabyte GAK8S760M

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Model number?

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Here is the link to your model manual which should identify the board connectors. 
http://www.gigabyte.com.tw/Support/Motherboard/Manual_Model.aspx?ProductID=1779

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Here's a picture of the connection I think you're looking for:
http://www.nvnews.net/reviews/msi_p6n_sli_platinum/images/fp_headers.jpg
The JFP1connection is the one you need. I dont know where it is located on your motherboard because you didnt provide a model number, but if you find a connector with JFP1 written next to it, you should see names like HDD(harddisk led), pwr(pwer led) and so on. Then all you need to do is plug your cables in, for the leds it doesnt matter which cable goes onto which pin, for the power switch you should check the cables for + and - .
I also suggest you read the motherboard and tower manuals again.

I hope this helps,
Yannick

Posted on Feb 18, 2009

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This is what I found after extensive searching,

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Looks pretty lame, huh? I found this on Dell's Community Forum.
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http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim2350/techov.htm#1101565

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This person had the Bluford E139765 motherboard, in a Dell Dimension 2350.

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