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Might have messed up jumpers on t2824 motherboard

I was adding a second hard drive and vaccumed the motherboard to get some dust off it. Now I get the green light on the motherboard but it won't power up. I checked all the connects and swapped the power supply with another e-machine with no change in result. I'm wondering if I pulled jumpers off pins. There are several pin sets that have no jumpers.

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  • Dave Klipfel Feb 25, 2009

    Yep, tried that. I get nothing - no fans, no logo on screen. Thanks... I'll go to my backup plan. I have two e-machines that were given to me. I'll just use the "smaller", slower one until I can afford a "real" computer.

  • Dave Klipfel Feb 25, 2009

    Thanks to both of you. I thought I'd already checked the connector for the power switch but I'd rather take another real close look than risk throwing out a good PC without knowing for sure. Sorry about the low rating. This is my first time on this site. I took the labels to literal. I thought since it really wasn't a fix, it was a try. I do appreciate the quick and thoughtful feed-back. I'll post tonight if I get it back up and running, otherwise it will be tomorrow when I get back to my work machine.

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There are normally unused sets of pins. What I suspect is that you managed to pull off the plug that connects the board to the front power button and indicators.

Unfortunately I couldn't locate a drawing of the board for you. But if you look at the bottom of the case you will find several wires that come through a hole in the front and end in a plug. The wires are usually 3 or 4 sets of twisted pairs, and normally it's a 10-pin plug at the end. The plug will probably already be near the jumpers on the board where it plugs on, typically near the bottom edge. (I know I'm using a lot of "probablies" and "usuallies" but all boards aren't the same. Most are this way though.) The pin will be arranged in two rows of 5, with a pin missing atthe end of one row. There may be label on the board saying someting like "F_PNL" or "JFP" or it may have individual markings for "PWR" and "IDE_LED" and such. If you see either of these you're in the right place. The plug will have one hole plugged so you can't put the plug on backwards. And even if you did it wouldn't hurt anything. You'd just have to turn it around. Once you get that reconnected your machine should come on as normal.

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Try unplugging the hard drives completely.

Will the computer boot up now?

If not you probably fried the motherboard. Vacuums create a lot of ESD.


Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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    RescueTechLA Feb 25, 2009

    You can try swapping the memory out and also the video card with the slower machine, as long as they're compatible.

    Feel free to boost my yellow rating to a green. Those yellows keep me from becoming a guru on this site and it's really irritating.

    If you have any more questions just fire away, I love answering them.




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