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I have a hp desktop computer, it hasn't been working well so I opened it up and there was a P4 connector that wasn't connected. Is it supposed to be?

It's an hp pavilion

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If it was working then it is possibly a spare from the power supply for a different mother board.

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/product?cc=us&lc=en&dlc=en&product=3771771

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01176770&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3771771

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01176823&tmp_task=useCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3771771

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http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c01492741&tmp_task=prodinfoCategory&cc=us&dlc=en&lc=en&product=3771771

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

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