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Which pins from the front panel of 6WMM7 go where?

Which pins on the front panel of GA-6WMM7 go where? This connector block is next to the floppy drive connector block. I need the 'power on' connections. The block is 18 pin (one pin is missing) The Packard Bell
I-Media uses 600MHz CPU. There are three pairs of twisted leads: Blk/White (power sw) Grn/Blu (white led) Yellow/Brown (Yellow led).
Michael G.

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    Michael Gamble Mar 08, 2009

    This where I come unstuck, Joe. The diagram is of the solder terminals on the PCB above the 18 pin Pin Block - not of the Pin Block itself. I have looked at the white etched names under that PW Pin Block using a mag. glass but they don't all line up with the pins and are inconclusive as to their purpose. They are:

    TX RX RE H- H+

    [ IRDA ]

    IRPWR GN PW DUAL LED



    The square brackets around IRDA relate to TX & RX and seem to be indicators. It seems the first pin of each row is un-used. There is no third pin to the bottom row - if there were it would be placed between IRPWR & GN. Both GN and PW are marked as between pins 4&5 and 6&7 on the bottm row, reading from L to R.

    Thanks for your help so far! michael768

  • Michael Gamble
    Michael Gamble Mar 09, 2009

    Hello Joe, Thanks for all your attempts at solving this connection problem. In the event I have solved it myself and here is what I found. First I changed the Power Supply Unit - in the past I have found one of the large resistors on the PSU PCB has got so HOT it melted one contact and gave a 'dry joint'. When I re-soldered the resistor all was well again. This time I simply changed the PSU and will check it out later. So I have these six wires (three pairs) from the Front Panel to be connected to the FP pin block.(FP in the Manual) Taking a jumper with a pair of tweezers, and having connected up the power leads, I applied the jumper to (counting from L-R) pins 6 in both top and bottom row. Immediately the fans started and I knew we were in business. That dealt with the Wh/Blk pair. Now, looking at information given on Page 3 of 3 from > support.packardbell.com/uk/item/index.php?i=instr_Houston4_jumpers&pi=pla... (which I had down-loaded in June 2008) the diagram for the Front panel Connector gives the following information: 2x8 pin header (-1 key) - pins in order -

    TOP row: 1.Not connected 2.IRTX 3.GND 4.IRRX 5.+5V 6.FP Reset 7.GND 8.HDA 9.HD PWR

    BOTTOM row: 1.Not connected. 2.IR P 3.NO PIN! 4.GND 5.FPSLP 6.GND 7.FPBUT IN 8.HDR_BLNK_YEL 9.HDR_BLNK_GRN

    I took my cue from those colours mentioned to re-connect the remaining two pairs so that the colour matched and its pair went into the top row.

    To remove and re-install these wires from those blocks you need a watch-makers screw-driver to gently prise up the tongue corresponding to the socket while at the same time first push in the wire to give access for the screw-driver to the tongue, then carefully withdraw the wire and its crimped brass end (socket).I hope this has been as helpful and instructive to anyone else as it has to me!

    Bless y'all. michael768

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There should be printer words on the motherboard next to the header. Use a magnify glass to look in and see. I will look for a diagram for you.

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42y6492 front panel connection


This is a motherboard originally for an IBM Lenovo ThinkCentre A55
I found a manual on:
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/41x5664.pdf
page 43 gives a lay-out overview which connectors need to be attached to the front panel: 12 and 17.
12 are 2 USB 4-pin connectors and 17 is on the picture I found a black plastic block with a special connector next to the CMOS battery.
http://cdn3.volusion.com/wafsx.utqdd/v/vspfiles/photos/42Y6492-2.jpg?1387802031
You might consider connecting simple pins from connector 14, if that is easier for your casing.

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Wiring scematic for a gateway gt5636e


Gateway Support > GT5636e Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/us/en/s/PC/R/1014825R/1014825Rnv.shtml

Click on Components in the list.

Scroll down.
Under the black - Motherboards - subheading click on the blue -
4006245R - Intel (Stoughton) G965 motherboard with LPT port

In the list click on the blue - Product Views

B - Processor Core Power Connector
That is to the LEFT of the processor socket.

This is 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 clip on the power cable's connector, and the matching TAB, on the motherboard connector.
When the power cable is deemed to be plugged in Tightly, and Correctly; the Lock clip will be hooked over the Tab.

The 24-pin ATX main power cable's connector, and matching motherboard connector; has this feature also.

D - CPU Fan Connector
Go straight up, from the processor socket to the edge of the motherboard, then to the Right.

Notice how the motherboard connector is Keyed, and the matching plug connector that goes to it.
Same thing for all those white 3-pin connectors, on the motherboard.

[CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
Does NOT mean Personal Computer ]

G - Floppy Disk Drive Connector
Black 34-pin connector for a Floppy Drive.
It is next to the White 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.
Right side of motherboard, towards the Top.

If I were a betting man, I would bet you aren't using it. No Floppy Disk Drive.
But I'll tell you what.........it's nice to have.
A Floppy Disk Drive doesn't take squat to run.

Need to flash the BIOS after the BIOS has been corrupted, you can use a Floppy Disk/s with the BIOS upgrade info on it.
Jus sayin'.

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

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

NOTE* Color of connector does NOT matter ]

Location covered above. Right upper side of motherboard

I - Rear Chassis Fan Connector

With the huge(?) image of the motherboard on Gateway Support, and the equally sized images available on the internet; you're on your own.

Easy to find though. Small white 3-pin connector, with Rear Fan printed next to it. I'm betting to the Left, of the aluminum finned Heatsink, for the Northbridge chip. (Below processor socket)

Next to an Electrolytic Capacitor, that has a gold, and black plastic sleeve.
Used for a computer case fan in the Rear. Draws air OUT of the computer case. (Out the back)

J - PCI Express x16 Connector.
THIS, is where the graphics card goes.
A PCI Express graphics card.

OR, you can use a PCI graphics card, in one of the white PCI slots.
I would NOT. The PCI technology is NO where near, the PCI Express technology,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pci_express


The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
L - Front Panel Audio Connector, is for the audio ports in the Front Panel.
FP_AUDIO

It is to the Left of the white PCI slots, and the header itself is Yellow in color.
Do not know the individual pinout of this Front Panel Audio header.

You have a plug connector that plugs onto it.
You can see the header is missing one pin. The missing pin is called the Key.
This shows you how to line up the plug connector to it.

If you need the individual pinout, trace the individual wires to the Front Panel audio ports.

N - HD Audio Link Connector
Plug connector goes on it also.
Location believed to be Bottom edge of motherboard, towards the Left.

O - Parallel ATA IDE Connector
Just the usual 40-pin IDE (PATA) connector.
(Actually, ONLY 39 pins )
Bottom edge of motherboard, black in color

ALL three harddrive options are SATA, so you won't be using it for your harddrive.
The optical drive you have is IDE (PATA), so this connector is where it plugs in.

Notice the cutout in the side of the connector. This is a Locating Notch.
Lines up with a Locating Lug, on the flat IDE ribbon cable, for the optical drive,



P - IEEE 1394 Connector
It's for the Firewire (1394a) ports in the Front Panel.
Plug connector goes to it.
Color is Blue, and it is in-between the white PCI slots

Q - USB 2.0 Connectors
Two of them side by side, but separated by a small Electrolytic Capacitor.
Black color for these USB headers.

They are for the Front Panel.
Location to the right of the black IEEE 1394 connector, bottom edge of motherboard.
They utilize the USB 2.0 technology.

ONLY one is marked. -> USB 2.
It has FP_USB_2, printed under it.
Front Panel USB 2.
The other one to the Left, is FP_USB_1.

EACH of those headers supports TWO USB ports.

A (Media) Card Reader has TWO cables, and uses ONE USB header.

One of those USB headers then, can be used for a Card Reader in the Front Panel.
The other USB header for Two USB ports in the Front Panel.

R - SATA Connectors
You see there are SIX.
Marking starts with SATA 0. (SATA0)

SATA 0 is for the SATA harddrive.
SATA 1 is for an optical drive (CD/DVD drive)

IF, you are using TWO optical drives, the MAIN optical drive connects to SATA1. The secondary optical drive connects to SATA2.

Make sure if you are adding a SATA optical drive, (That the computer did NOT come with), that you go into BIOS Setup; and ENABLE that SATA connector you wish to use.

HOWEVER,............the beauty of SATA is, that you can plug ANY device into ANY SATA connector; and BIOS will find the device.

Want to plug an optical drive into SATA0? No problem.
Want to plug the SATA harddrive into SATA 5?
No problem.

Just make SURE that SATA 5 is ENABLED, in BIOS Setup.

S - Front Panel Connector

Again, the front of your computer is the Front Panel.
Moving on.......
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the Main wires from the Front Panel connect to, is the Front Panel header.

Here you can see the individual pins, are marked by colors on the header itself.
Pin 2 is next to the Green pin, on the Bottom row to the Right.

Pin 1 is above it.
Looks confusing, because Pin 6 for the header above it, is marked right there also.

Pin 8 is marked on the bottom of the header.
Pin 9 is marked on the Top of the header, all the way to the left; except some 'crackhead' marked it upside down. (lol)

So,........pinout..........

Starting on the Top row, at the Right side; going towards the Left,
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

Starting on the Bottom row, at the Right side; going towards the Left.
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO Pin 10.

1) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED.
(Light Emitting Diode, so I'm not going to refer to it as a light.
It is. LED states that)

Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) connection.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

2) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

3) Pin 9 is 5 Volts.
5 Volt power. That is why it is marked as +5 Volts.
Used for the factory to test with.
It is N/C. Not Connected.

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

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

6) Again, there is NO Pin 10.

T - Auxillary Front Panel Power On LED Connector
Right above the Front Panel header.

Freaking beats me why it would even be on there.
To iterate;

There are only 2 pins. This type of Power On LED header has 3-pins usually.
It is used for a dual color Power On LED.

Used back in the day when computers had the 'Turbo Mode' feature, and 'Normal Mode' feature.
Dual colors of dual color Power On LED was usually Green, and Yellow.
Green for Turbo Mode, Yellow for Normal Mode.

Was in reality a bunch of cr@p.
Turbo Mode was the computer actually operating in NORMAL mode, while Normal Mode was the computer was operating slower.
Just another gimmick.

{'Buy me! I'm a shinier Red bike! }

Probably why Gateway states it does Not support this feature.

U - Clear CMOS Jumper
If you do not know what this is for, LEAVE IT ALONE.
(He states politely)

V - Front Fan Connector
Yes, you guessed it. For the computer case fan in the Front, that draws air INTO the computer.
Location? Close to the round CMOS watch type battery.

X - Intrusion Switch Connector

Can't believe they are still using this cr@p.
It's so if someone opens the computer case, the power to the motherboard is turned off.

Good feature, but if the person working on the computer; doesn't know enough to unplug the computer from power FIRST, then chances are they do Not know about Anti-Static Procedures either.

Don't FOLLOW Anti-Static Procedures, you can use the motherboard for a Frisbee, or expensive paperweight.

Static shock the motherboard, is why.
Goodbye Processor (CPU), Ram Memory, motherboard, graphics card, (IF used)......and who knows what else.

DO NOT connect anything to it. Leave alone.

(If you do though, it has to be ENABLED in BIOS Setup; to use this feature)

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Mar 17, 2013 | Gateway GT5654 Desktop PC

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Missing power pack some ribbons


Rut Ro!

!O_O!

1) Three 'ribbon' cables are all you need.
Two IDE 40-pin cables, and One 34-pin Floppy Drive cable.

The wider 40-pin IDE ribbon cables are for the Harddrive, and Optical Drive/s. (CD/DVD drives)
(Actually 40 -> socket holes, and actually only 39 are used)

The narrower 34-pin IDE ribbon cable is for the Floppy drive.

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parallel_ATA

Note*
I would like you to look at a Locating Lug, on an IDE flat ribbon cable, (IDE is also referred to as PATA),

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:PATA-cable.jpg

Note on the blue rectangular connector, the two ridges at the Top/Middle. This is a Locating Lug. Shapes vary, but the same basic principle is kept.

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

Note the two IDE motherboard connectors. One Blue, one Black.
Note on the blue IDE connector that there is a cutout on one side.
(Outside edge of motherboard, Middle of side )
This is what the Locating Lug lines up with.

[Note also that IDE1 is silkscreened, on the outside edge of the motherboard, and between the blue IDE connector.
This is where the harddrive cable plugs into.

IDE2 which is right above (Black), is where the optical drive/s cable plugs into ]

IF, there is No Locating Lug on the flat IDE ribbon cable's connector;

The thin Red stripe on the side of the flat ribbon cable, denotes which side Number 1 wire is on.

Looking at your motherboard, with the Processor to the Top, and Ram Memory slots to the Right; Number 1 pin in the two IDE connectors on the motherboard, is on the BOTTOM.

The Red strip on the flat ribbon cable, goes towards the Bottom of the motherboard.

Looking at the back of your IDE harddrive, start at the Right side, go towards the Left;
On the right side are 4 pins. These are for the power cable. To the left of them are jumper pins. To the left of the jumper pins is where the flat ribbon cable plugs in.

The Red strip ALWAYS goes toward the power cable.
Same thing with an optical drive.

http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&_trksid=p4340.l2557&item=320584071749&nma=true&rt=nc&si=3aRaG4yZHczJd6Q3wXW2IIvaBys%253D&orig_cvip=true&rt=nc

With the above Gateway E-4000 motherboard example, the IDE connectors for the Harddrive, and optical drive/s, is at the Top/Middle.
The White connector is for the Optical Drive/s cable. (IDE2)
The Black connector above it is for the Harddrive cable. (IDE1)

The smaller black connector to the Left of the black Harddrive connector, is for the Floppy Drive cable.
The whitish opaque long connector under the black Floppy Drive connector, is where the 20-pin ATX main power cable plugs into,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

(Note color of connectors does Not matter)

3) Where the black Processor Fan is. Come to the Bottom/Right corner of it. Go straight across, and stop under the aluminum finned Heatsink, above it. (Heatsink looks like a meat tenderizer)

This whitish square 4-socket hole connector on the motherboard,
is where a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugs in,

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

Note that both it, and the 20-pin ATX main power cable's connector, has a Lock on one side. This lines up with a Lock Tab on the motherboard connector. When the power cables are deemed to be tightly, and properly plugged in, the hooked end of the Lock will be over the Lock Tab.

This type of power cable plugs into the Harddrive, and Optical Drive/s,

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

(Commonly misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable. Molex was the first company to make the connector, and their manufacturer name stuck. Kind of like referring to an open-end wrench as a Crescent wrench)

4-pin Peripheral power cables may also be used for computer case fans.
(Yellow wires are 12 Volt wires. { DC }
Red wires are 5 Volt wires. { DC }
Black wires are Ground wires.
Do not hook up a 5 Volt fan to a 12 Volt wire )

Intel D845GRG motherboard is Gateway part number 4000828,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/INTEL/2519530/2519530mv.shtml

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The the area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wire go to from the Front Panel, is the Front Panel header.

In the list click on Q - Front Panel connector
Motherboard installed in computer case the Front Panel is down in the Bottom/Right corner. It is the second header over from the Right.

The pins across the Top row are numbered EVEN.
Starting on the LEFT side going towards the Right;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16.

The pins across the Bottom row are numbered ODD.
Starting on the LEFT side going across to the Right;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15.

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, 11, 13, and 15 are not used. Reserved for 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.

F) There is No Pin 10
There is No Pin 14
Pins 12 and 16 are N/C. Not Connected.

You can also see in the list where the Front Panel USB ports connect to (P - Front Panel USB connector), and the Front Panel Audio ports, (V - Front Panel Audio jumper )

The Power Supply used is a piece of Cr@p.
160 Watts. This is what it looked like,

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Gateway-E-3600-4000-Power-Supply-6500582-NPS-160CB-Test-/270707982390?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3f07740036

Gateway part number 6500704,

http://support.gateway.com/s/POWER/6500704/6500704nv.shtml

(Click on Product View, and on Specifications)

It is approximately 6 Inches Wide, 3-1/2 Inches Tall, and 4-1/2 Inches Long.

When installed there is a green plastic lock, that swings over to lock the Power Supply in.
I would remove that green plastic lock mechanism, and use an ATX Power Supply.

All the same dimensions as above, except it is 5-1/2 inches Long.
ATX power supplies are used in a LOT of desktop computer, and readily available. A VERY common Power Supply.

Guess what else? You won't be stuck with a lowly 160 Watt power supply, or have to pay through the nose to get another piece of junk like it.

The Philips head screws in the back of the computer case, hold the Power Supply in just fine, without that plastic piece of junk, also.
An example of a Power Supply that would work, green plastic Lock removed,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1389575&CatId=1078

430 Watt Power Supply will Not harm the computer.
Why?
Because a computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and NO more.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Sep 01, 2012 | Gateway E-4000 PC Desktop

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Need diagram for connection on motherboard 4006272r


Gateway 4006272R motherboard;

Foxconn (Bengal) RS780 motherboard.

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

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

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_AMD_graphics_processing_units#Radeon_R600_series

Scroll down to the bold black subheading - IGP (HD 3xxx, HD 4xxx ]

This motherboard,

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

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.

The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

In the list click on -> Product Views
Now click on -> S - Front Panel Connector

Motherboard installed in the computer case, the Front panel header is at the Bottom/Right corner.
It has -> F_PANEL <- silkscreened in white underneath it.

Two rows of pins.
The pins on the Top row are numbered EVEN.
The pins on the Bottom row are numbered ODD.

Starting on the LEFT side, coming across to the Right;
Top row;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, No pin, 12, and 14.

Starting on the LEFT side, coming across to the Right;
Bottom row;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, and 13.

Pins 11, 12, 13, and 14 are NOT USED.

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.
These pins are in the Orange blocks.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.
These pins are in the Blue blocks.

C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Reserved for factory use.
Black block.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED. (Light)
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.
These pins are in the Red block.

F) There is NO Pin 10.
Black block.

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.
MUST be plugged in.
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.
Regards,
joecoolvette

Aug 10, 2012 | Gateway PC Desktops

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My motherboard takes this: 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector. My PSU (power supply) only has the 4-pin 12V power connector. Can someone please point me to a product that will convert the 4-pin to an...


Better than Amazon.com Andrew,

http://www.directron.com/ad202.html

Converts two 4-pin standard Peripheral power cables, (Molex) to one female 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable.

4-pin Peripheral +12 Volt power cable,

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

[ NOTE*
Designated a 4-pin Standard Peripheral power cable, because there is a 4-pin Small peripheral power cable ]

A) 8-pin EPS +12 Volt power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#eps8


B) Note the difference from an 8-pin PCI Express power cable,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#pciexpress8

{4-pin Small peripheral power cable,

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

Used on the older Floppy Drives, and also used on today's Card Readers in desktop computers }

Apr 16, 2011 | HP PC Desktops

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Hello I have a T2682 and I have taken this computer apart many times and I just got back from Afghanistan and just wanted to see if I could get it going one last time but I forgot what wires plug in where...


The beep you hear is a BIOS Beep Code. The computer's method of informing you something is wrong, and the area to look into for it.

The code is similar to what you may be used to.
(Afghanistan, Army? If so, hello brother/sister. 1st Cav, 13th Sig. Corp)

The BIOS Beep Code is similar to a Morse Code.

Examples:
Two short beeps followed by a long beep, a pause of silence, then the pattern repeats, over, and over.

One short beep indicates everything is okay.
This is an indication that BIOS has concluded the Ram Memory count, and everything is 5 By.

According to my sources, the eMachines T2682 desktop computer uses an Imperial GV motherboard model, made by TriGem.

The front plastic cover of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area on the motherboard that the cables, (Wires), attach to on the motherboard, is the Front Panel header.

This is the Front panel header pinout, for the TriGem Imperial GV motherboard,

http://www.e4allupgraders.info/dir1/ecase/support/front_panel_support.shtml

On this page I would like you to scroll down to the heading -
Imperial GV Front Panel Motherboard Pinouts

Looking at the pinout;

1) Pin 1 is Not used. NC = No Connection

2) Pins 2 and 3 are for the Power On LED light
[Light Emitting Diode]

Pin 2 is for the Ground wire. (GND) ( - )
Pin 3 is for the LED light power wire. ( + )

3) Pin 4 is not used. NC

4) Pins 5 and 6 are for the Harddrive Activity light. (LED)
HDD is HarDDrive

Pin 5 is for the LED power wire
Pin 6 is for the HarDDrive signal wire
(If after attaching the wires the HDD LED light is dim, reverse the wires)

5) Pins 7 and 8 are for the Power On switch.
Pin 7 is for the Ground wire.

Attaching the Peripheral cables;

1) You have an IDE harddrive. Uses a 40-pin IDE ribbon cable.
(39 actually. One pinhole is blocked off)

There is a Locating Tab on one side of the IDE ribbon cable's connector.

To wit:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics

Left-click on the blue IDE connector in the photo to the upper right.
At the top middle of the connector you will see two ridges.
This is the Locating Lug.

Now left-click on the IDE connector on the motherboard, shown in the photo to the upper right.
(To the right of the blue IDE connector)

Looking at the blue IDE connector on the motherboard, you will note there is a cutout on one side of the connector.
This is a Locating Slot.

Lining the Locating Lug up to the Locating Slot, puts the pins of the IDE ribbon cable's connector, in the correct position for the pinholes in the motherboard's IDE connector.

IF, your ribbon cable's connector does Not have a Locating Lug;

Look at the outside edge of the ribbon cable. You should see a faint Red stripe.
The Red stripe is always next to Pin 1.

Next to the motherboard's IDE connector should be a printout.
It will state PRI 1, (Stands for Primary 1), or IDE 1.
This is for the Harddrive.

[ If you see PRI 2, or SEC, (Secondary), this is for the optical drive.
(CD/DVD drive). Using this information, you will know the other IDE connector on the motherboard is for the Harddrive ]

That printout is always next to where Pin 1 is.
Therefore on the motherboard, the side of the IDE ribbon cable that has a Red stripe, will go next to the printout.

If your harddrive does not have a Locating Slot on it's IDE connector, Pin 1 is always towards the 4-pin IDE power pins.

To wit:

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

The above is a webpage from Playtool.com, discussing the various power cables used in a PC, and more specifically the standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable.

I linked it to show you a standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable, plugged into an IDE harddrive.

(A Peripheral power cable's connector, has been misnomered as a Molex connector, repeatedly through the years.
This was the name given to the first connector of this design.
It's kind of like referring to an adjustable open-end wrench, as a Crescent wrench )

Here in the photo of the rear view of an IDE harddrive, (Photo to the far left), you will see the 4 power pins.

To the left of the power pins are the Jumper pins.
To the left of the jumper pins, is the IDE interface for the 40-pin IDE ribbon cable.

The Red stripe of the IDE ribbon cable goes towards those 4 power pins.

To be continued in an additional comment.

Sep 19, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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My power led connector (green,white) power sw connector (black,white) got out of place and i dont where they go


The eMachines T3302 desktop computer, uses an FIC K8M-800M motherboard.
(First international Computer, Inc.)

Where those wires go on the motherboard, is termed a Front panel header.

The Front Panel is the plastic front bezel of your computer.
(Where the Power On button is, Power On LED light, and so on)

Looking at the motherboard with the Processor to the Top, Ram Memory slots to the Right, the Front Panel header is at the bottom right corner, and over to the left.

Look at the jumper block in the bottom right corner. Right in the corner.
This is the LED type selector, jumper block.
Has 6 pins.
3 across the Top, 3 across the Bottom.

(This jumper block is to set whether you are using a Power On LED light, that has Dual Colors, or a Single color.
The default setting of the jumper on the block, is set to use a Dual Color LED light, for the Power On LED)

Move to the left of this jumper block. The Front Panel header is to the left of this jumper block.

(FIC terms it a Front Panel Block Connector)

It should be White in color.
Is right against the bottom edge of the motherboard. (Parallel to the outside edge of the motherboard)

Has two rows of pins sticking up.
5 across the Top.
4 across the Bottom.

The pins are numbered from the Right, going towards the Left.

(From the Power On LED jumper block, towards the Front Panel header)

On the Top row going from Right, towards the Left,
Pins 1 ,3, 5, 7, and 9.

On the Bottom row going from the Right, towards the Left,
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the Power On LED light.
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
(Green)

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for the Power On switch.
Pin 5 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
(Black)

[Although it really doesn't matter which way the wires go. It's a SWITCH]

C) Pins 2 and 4 are for the HarDDrive activity LED.
Pin 2 is for the Positive wire ( + )

D) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Reset switch.
(IF used)

If any of your LED lights are dim, after attaching the Positive wire for each LED, it's because the Positive wire is on the wrong pin.
Switch the wires around

Aug 23, 2010 | E-Machines T3302 PC Desktop

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I would like to see an inside wiring diagram to see if I plugged something in wrong or not


If this problem is in direct relation to a Compaq Presario SR5501F desktop computer;

HP Support > Compaq Presario SR5501F > Motherboard Specifications,

http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01237538&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3740354

The motherboard is made by ECS for HP/Compaq
ECS model number is MCP61PM-HM
HP/Compaq's name is Iris 8.

There is no wiring diagram per se to give you.
I'll have to detail the wiring connections step by step for you.
This may be a little lengthy.

On the link above you are looking at a photo of your motherboard.
There is also an illustration available.
I would like you to copy, and save them both.

Using this method you will be able to enlarge them for further clarity, of the connections to the motherboard.

Right-click on the motherboard photo. Left-click on Save Image As, in the list.
In the Save Image window that comes up, you will see the heading File name:
To the right of File name: will be c01237541.

Unless you want to search for c01237541 you may wish to do this:

Put your mouse cursor after the 1 in c01237541.
Left-click twice.
Make one space with your spacebar.

Type Compaq Presario SR5501F Mobo photo.
(Mobo stands for MOtherBOard)

You want this photo to go to your My Pictures folder.
(Windows XP. Different for Vista)
At the top of the Save Image window is the heading - Save in:
In the box to the right you should see - My Pictures

If you do Not you will have to change the destination.

Left-click on the blue down arrow to the right of the box.
In the list, left-click on - My Documents, then left-click on - My Pictures.
Now go to the bottom right of the Save Image window, and left-click on Save.

In the link, scrolling down you will see the heading - Motherboard layout
Left-click on the + sign next to Motherboard layout.
Copy and save it as you did for the motherboard photo.

In the File name: box type - Compaq Presario SR5501F Mobo Illustration.

Now all you have to do is go to your My Pictures folder (Start>My Pictures), and double-click on the photo, or illustration.
Left-click on the Zoom In icon at the bottom of the window to enlarge.
(+ sign in a magnifying glass icon)

Wiring Connections to the Motherboard:

A) Front Panel header: (Panel 1)

The Front Panel, is the plastic front of your computer where the Power On button, HarDDrive LED light, and Power On LED light is located.

The Front Panel header is the connections, or pins, on the motherboard, where the cables (Wires) go to from the Front Panel.

On the motherboard illustration it is marked as Panel 1.
(Down in the bottom right corner)

On your motherboard, Panel 1 (Front Panel header) is Black in color.
As you can see it is a rectangular block, and is placed vertically.
Has 2 columns of pins.
5 in the left column, 4 in the right column.

The Left column is numbered Odd.
Starting at the Top going down, Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9

The Right column is numbered Evenly.
Starting at the top going down, Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8.

Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive LED light.
(HDD activity LED)
Pin 1 is for the Positive connection ( + )

Pins 5 and 7 are for the Reset switch.
Pin 7 is for the Positive connection. ( + )

Pin 9 is reserved, and may not be used.

Pins 2 and 4 are for the Message LED light. (LED = Light Emitting Diode)
Power On LED light.

Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.
There is No Pin 10.

If the cables (Wires) are not marked coming from the Front Panel, you will have to remove the Front Panel, and trace where they go.

You will be able to physically see where wires go to the Power On switch, Power On LED light, HarDDrive activity LED light, and so on.

B) 24-pin ATX main power cable:

Only plugs in one direction. Plugs next to the blue IDE connector on the motherboard. (To the right of the ram memory slots)

C) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
Looks like this,

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

Plugs into the whitish square 4 socket hole connector on the motherboard, next to the Processor socket.
(On the motherboard illustration this connector is labeled - ATX12V1

D) Processor Fan:
Connects to the 3-pin CPU header on the motherboard. Right above the ram memory slots.

E) Harddrive:
You have a SATA harddrive. (500GB in size)
Connects to the SATA 1 header on the motherboard.
The SATA 1 header on the motherboard is Black in color.

The data interface cable has 7 pins.
Looks similar to this, (May not have a 90 degree elbow though),

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

The SATA power cable has 15 pins.
Looks like this,

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

NOTE*
If your SATA harddrive has a place for a SATA power cable, AND a 4-pin Peripheral power cable, DO NOT plug both power cables in!!
This will lead to damage of the SATA harddrive!

The standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable looks like this,

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

(The standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable connector, has had a misnomer for years as a Molex connector.
Molex was the first design implemented when this style of connector came out.
The name stuck.
It is the same as calling an adjustable open-end wrench a Crescent wrench)


F) Optical drives:
If you have a DVD burner drive it plugs into the SATA header 2.
(Uses the same style of SATA data interface cable, as the SATA harddrive)

If any of your optical drives are IDE, they plug into the blue IDE header, next to the ram memory slots.

This is what a flat ribbon IDE data interface cable looks like,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Integrated_Drive_Electronics

(You can click on the photo to enlarge. You can enlarge twice)

G) The Floppy Disk drive, (If your computer came with one), plugs into the FDD connector shown on the motherboard illustration.
(Black in color, right above the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector)

Do you need information on the USB connections?
Post in a Comment.

Jul 07, 2010 | HP Compaq Presario SR5501F Athlon 64 X2...

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Special useage fujitsu m2537m-19B


MalcolmCal.: 1.44MB 3.5" Floppy Drive
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Positions: DS 0123 + DG RC ST2
Both use Jumpers: 1-1 + 1-1
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KISS: (Keep it Simple)

Dec 14, 2008 | PC Desktops

1 Answer

Help wiring normal hp compaq eplaced power supply no power


I am assuming this is a desktop and not a laptop. On the power supply you have a number of connectors. A 24 pin connector (like a lego block) or a 20 pin (leg block) with a 4 pin (in the pattern shown on a dice) Look at your motherboard and check whether you have any connectors which match these and plug them in. They only go one way round as they are shaped. You will need to plug in the wide white 4 pin connectors to everything else like your CD, your hard drives. The floppy drive has a separate smaller white connector. If you have a sata drive these are usually black and flat. Basically you need to connect some wires to your motherboard and one power cable to each of your devices, hard drive, CD/DVD, floppy drive. It doesnt matter which one you choose. Just one that will fit. If you have a souped up graphics card there may be a 6 pin connector for that either on the board itself or on the graphics card. The 6 pattern is the same as a 6 on a dice also.
Good luck.

Mar 12, 2008 | PC Desktops

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