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The two internal fans do not seem to be coming on -- is there a connector to the motherboard that is supposed to drive them?

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  • leflyman Jun 26, 2009

    Thanks for the quick response - shouldn't the powersupply fans be on all the time, at least on a minimal setting? I see a switch in the back for "A, L, H" which I'm guessing is to set the fan for "Auto, Low and High" -- but switching it doesn't seem to change the fan operation.

    Image:http://www.athenapower.us/prohtml/ap_zoo...

    The PSU seems to work fine, but I'm concerned if there's something that might be keeping the fans from activating-- and Athena Power's website doesn't have a tech support or manuals section.


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The mother board will give signal to power supply module to drive the fan.

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Emachine W3653 motherboard manual


Intel 945GCT-M3 motherboard,

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006188R/4006188Rmv.shtml

Above shows main view, and is labeled.

http://support.gateway.com/s/MOTHERBD/Shared/4006188R/4006188Rnv.shtml

Click on Product Views for Pinouts and connectors for;

1) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable; B - Processor Core Power Connector

2) Processor fan cable connector on motherboard; D - CPU Fan Connector

3) 24-pin ATX main power cable; F - ATX Power Connector

4) Floppy Drive 34-pin connector on motherboard; G - Floppy Disk Drive Connector

5) CD/DVD drive that is IDE (PATA) type -> connector;
H - Parallel ATA IDE Connector. (Harddrive goes to SATA connector)

6) Computer case fan connector; I - System Fan Connector

7) Audio connector on motherboard for CD/DVD drive's small audio cable, (Main drive if there are two)
M - AUX-IN Connector

8) Front Panel is front of computer.
N - Front Panel Audio Connector is where the front panel audio ports connect.

9) R - USB 2.0 Connectors = Front Panel USB connectors on motherboard

10) Front of computer is the Front Panel. Area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

T - Front Panel Connector = Front Panel header

Motherboard manual from ECS Support,

http://www.ecs.com.tw/ECSWebSite/Product/Product_Detail.aspx?DetailID=719&CategoryID=1&MenuID=16&LanID=0

(Note photo is distorted. Click on - More pictures for clearer view.
{More pictures / Where to buy / Print )

Click on the Download tab.
(Features / Specification / Download / Support / CPU / etc)

Click on Manual.
(Driver / BIOS / Manual)

Scroll down, click on the country NAME nearest yours.
A PDF file motherboard manual will come up.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

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Diagram of xps 630i motherboard connections


xps 630i motherboard layout

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1 - unused fan connector
2 - power button (POWER_BTN)
3- front LED
4 - front panel USB connector (FP_USB)
5 - floppy drive (DSKT)
6 - master I/O board USB connector (MIO_USB)
7 - front panel IEEE connector (FP_1394)
8 - reset button (RESET_BUTTON)
9 - RTC reset jumper (CLEAR_ CMOS)
10 - password jumper (CLEAR_PASSWORD)
11 - internal S/PDIF connector (internal SPDIF)
12 - front panel audio (FP_AUDIO)
13 - PCI card slot (SLOT5 and SLOT6)
14 - PCI-Express x16 card slot (SECONDARY GFX SLOT4)
15 - PCI-Express x8 card slot (SLOT3)
16 - PCI-Express x1 card slot (SLOT2)


NOTE: This slot is not available in the dual-graphics configuration
17 - PCI-Express x16 card slot (PRIMARY_GFX_SLOT1)
18 - power connector (12V_ATXP)
19 - processor (CPU)
20 - processor fan connector (FAN_CPU)
21 - black memory module connectors (DIMM2 and DIMM 3)
22 - white memory module connectors (DIMM0 and DIMM1)
23 - main power connector (POWER)
24 - IDE drive connector (IDE)
25 - North bridge fan connector
26 - SATA connectors (SATA0-3)
27 - battery socket (BATTERY)

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No manual - need to know which cables I should have


Without knowing which specific motherboard you have, it's impossible to give specifics, but in general these are the cables you should have coming off your motherboard:

- Either 1 or 2 power cables leading to the power supply, which should be right next to each other.

- A long connector with a cable going to your hard drive. (Unless you have a SCSI or SATA hard drive -- the connector will look different.)

- A similar-looking long connector going to your CD or DVD drive.

- If you have a floppy drive, there will be a cable for that.

- A thin cable leading to the power switch on the front of the case.

- Another thin cable running to the fan. (If you have more than one fan inside your computer, there will be more than one cable.)

If you have USB ports, audio ports, or other ports on the front of your computer, there may be a cable connecting those ports to your motherboard as well.

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Hello can i connect 2 fans to the motherboard? 1 is at the rear,,can the other 1 go anywhere else with 3 pin connectivity??


Hi, this link will show you the manual to your Motherboard, Page 12 section 1.4 Motherboard Layout. this page will show the layout and you may need to zoom in to see it clearer, there is No.5 CPU Fan Connector (CPU_FAN1) next to the CPU slot and there only seems to be 1 more Fan connection No.15 Chassis Fan Connector (CHA_FAN1), this seems to be the only additional fan connection, normally you would connect a side door/panel fan, the rear fan connections direct to the PSU.

http://download.asrock.com/manual/775Dual-880Pro.pdf

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No power coming on intel desktop motherboard d845


Check the power supply to the motherboard i.e the SMPS, if it is working the fan of the SMPS will rotate. If the SMPS is ATX you can check it without connecting it to the motherboard. Unplug all the SMPS power connectors from the motherboard and then short circuit the green and the black wire of the 20pin connector of the smps, if the SMPS is working the fan of the SMPS will rotate. If the SMPS is in good condition and working, than it might be a problem in the internal circuit of the motherboard.

Check the process here:-
http://www.jestineyong.com/?p=267

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ASUS M2N32 SLI Deluxe - Fans Come On But Board Doesn't Post


there should be a four pin connector from the psu to the mobo,if thats not it try removing memory sticks one at a time, just make sure you leave one in

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Can not get motherboard to boot up


the things youre describing that are not controlled by the same power connectors. the 1st set that works are powered i think by the main large rectangular power connector. the stuff that's not working require more power connections. the cpu fan has a small wire that connects to a small connector on the motherboard right near the cpu. the optical drive connects to one of the the 4 pin power connectors coming from the power supply, same with the hard drive- same power connector. the front usb light is going to connect to a specific tiny 2 pin connector on the mobo, it will be labeled with tiny white letters-- try to find or download the manual. godo luck!

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Motherboard


Part / Feature Specification / Support Motherboard description
  • Motherboard manufacturer's name: MSI MS-7174
  • HP/Compaq name: Graphite-GL8E
CPU/Processor
  • Socket: 775
  • Supports the following processors
    • Pentium 4 600 series
    • Pentium 4 with HT
    • Celeron D
Front-side bus (FSB)
  • 800 MHz (Pentiums)
  • 533 MHz (Celeron D)
Chipset
  • Northbridge: i915GV
  • Southbridge: ICH6
BIOS features
  • The mainboard BIOS provides “Plug & Play” BIOS which detects the peripheral devices and expansion cards of the board automatically.
  • The mainboard provides a Desktop Management Interface (DMI) function which records your mainboard specifications.
Form factor
  • Micro-ATX form factor: 9.6 in x 9.6 in
Memory
  • Dual-channel memory architecture
  • 2 x 240-pin DDR2 DIMM sockets for up to 2 GB non-ECC DDR2 533/400 SDRAM
  • Maximum HP/Compaq approved memory is 2 GB
Expansion slots
  • Three PCI
Video graphics
  • Integrated
Serial ATA
  • 2 SATA connectors
  • Each connector supports 1 serial ATA-150 disk drive
Onboard audio or audio card Integrated Intel High Definition(TM) audio (Azalia)
  • Realtek ALC 880 CODEC
  • THX certification support
  • 8-channels for Full Dolby 5.1/6.1/7.1 surround sound support with Dolby Pro Logic IIx
Onboard LAN
  • Intel 82562GT
  • 10/100Mbps Fast Ethernet LAN controller
Back panel I/O
  • One PS/2 mouse port
  • One PS/2 keyboard port
  • One VGA (monitor)
  • One Parallel
  • Four USB (2.0)
  • One IEEE 1394a
  • One RJ-45 networking port
  • Six audio ports support 8-channel Azalia audio codec
  • One S-video out
  • One SPDIF in/out
Internal connectors
  • One 24-pin ATX power connector
  • One 4-pin 12V ATX power connector
  • One IDE connector
  • Two SATA connectors
  • One floppy drive connector
  • CPU fan connector
  • PC fan connector (also known as duct or chassis fan)
  • PC indicator LEDs / power switch / reset button connector
  • Optical drive audio input
  • Auxilliary audio input (may be used for line input)
  • Front panel headphone and microphone connector
  • Two USB headers supporting up to 4 additional ports or devices
  • One IEEE 1394a header supporting one 1394a port

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E machine wont start


Here's something you can try: If you can borrow a computer power supply rated at 350 Watts or more from someone, do the following: Unplug your power supply from the motherboard. If it's an older model (pre-Pentium 4), there will be one wide (20-pin) white plastic connector. Along one of the long sides of the connector, there's a retaining latch. Squeeze it, and gently rock the connector from side to side along its length, while pulling up. The connector should come free. If it's a newer PC, there will be a second connector with 4 pins, and yellow and black wires. If so, squeeze its latch and just pull up on it. Next, disconnect the white power connectors from the optical drives, hard drive, and floppy drive. If the internal fan you talk about is a case fan, unplug it, too. At this point, you should be able to take all of the power cables and hold them out of the case.

Now, plug the power cables from the power supply you borrowed into all of the sockets you just vacated. The motherboard connection(s) have a little nub on one side; this lines up with the latch on the plug(s). The hard drive and optical drive connectors only fit one way. The floppy connection is wider on one long edge; this sits on a little shelf when the connector is plugged in. Plug in the case fan. Make sure the borrowed unit is not resting inside the case. Finally, plug the AC power cord into the socket on the borrowed power supply. You should now be ready to push the PC's power button. Do so.

If the PC boots fine, you have a bad/failing power supply installed in it. Sometimes they just don't have enough power to boot the motherboard when other accessories are also drawing power. If more accessories than those which came with the PC were added, this makes the problem worse.

If this works, you need to replace the original power supply. With your PC turned off and unplugged, remove the 4 screws holding the power supply to the back of the case. Lift the unit out. If you can keep the borrowed one, it's simple. Place it into your casr where you removed the original one (note the unit will fit two ways, but the screw holes only line up with one of them), line up the screw holes, and install/tighten the screws. Plug in the AC cord, and boot the PC up. If everything is okay, turn it off.

Since you're already inside the case, take some canned are and dust off the internals. Be especially sure to remove any dust between the processor's heat sink fins. Hold the processor fan with a finger to keep it from spinning.

Of course, if you CAN'T keep the borrowed unit, disconnect it as above, obtain a replacement, and repeat the installation/connection steps above.

Let me know if this works.

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Raidmax Scorpio ATX Mid-Tower Case


The on/off connector is the power labelled one. The one thing you may have to do is (if you have'nt already)connect the power connector from the PSU to the processor power supply, close by to it as it may not just run off the motherboard ZIF socket for it's power up.

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