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Front Panel help for Dell Dimension 4600

I need to know how to connect back my front panel I/O pins in my Dell Dimension 4600 (Dell F4491 or N2828 MotherBoard). I have no idea on how to connect back my Switch On/Off, Power LED wires. Can anyone help?

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  • yu_buffon Jun 18, 2009

    The prob s there r no any labels on the motherboard.. N the Malaysian Dell website wont reply us unless v renew our warranty. just to connect a wire, am I gonna spend that amount of money?? Anyone help plz!!

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Go to dell site and query for *********** board specs. Then query for the pinouts on the board. Or goodle dell optplex+motherboard+hardwire connections. good luck

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Most Dell's have a connector that all of the front panel wires go in to. That connector should only fit one place on your motherboard. If you use a flashlight you may be able to see some writing on the motherboard that will lead you to where it goes.

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Starting at the Left side of the motherboard going to the Right, for the BOTTOM row of pins;

Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, 15, 17, and 19

A) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED light. (On the computer case. Not on the motherboard)
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B) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch. (Plastic - Power On button assembly has the Power On switch inside it)

C) Pins 10 and 12 are not used. In fact there probably isn't any pins.

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

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For a time period Dell was really @nal about being a Proprietary computer manufacturer.
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I don't know if your Dimension 4600 falls into this category, or not.

They switched the pins around in the ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.
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Look at the connector that has 20 socket holes. (Two columns of 10 socket holes)

The Dell Dimension 4600 also has a 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/sm/techov.htm#1138239

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

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Guess what would happen if a 12 volt wire is connected to a pin that uses 3.3 Volts, or 5 Volts?
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Guess what would happen if a 3.3 , 5, or 12 volt wire is plugged into a pin that is a Ground wire?
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