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Motherboard i got a new case for my computer and removed all the cables, but i cant remember which way they go back in? and i dont even know what motherboard it is???

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This question is listed as KM4M-L Motherboard, is that correct? You can look for labels, or usually white silk screened numbers, letters, etc on the motherboard itself. Once we can identify the mobo, we can then find the pinouts for the front panel connectors and such.

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Removing a Dell Dimension L600r Motherboard

Power unplugged from computer, and all cables;

1) Look at the back of the computer. ONE of the Side Panels remove.

There will be screws vertically along the edge of the Side Panel, that removes. Either Philips head screws you remove, or Thumbscrews that you just loosen.

Once screws are removed, or Thumbscrews loosened all the way, look for a bulged formation in the back of the Side Panel.
This is a fingerpull.

Pull back on the Side Panel. It may only pull back so far, then stop.
This is because the Side Panel has hooked tabs that protrude from it, and go into slots in the metal frame of the computer case.

The Side Panel is then slid forward a tiny bit, and removed straight out from the computer case. You have to get the hooked end of the tabs, to clear the slots in the metal frame.

Now FOLLOW Anti-Static Precautions!

Anti-Static Precautions:
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE reaching inside your computer, and/or before taking any new parts out of their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer On a table, computer unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return.

I then lay the computer on a static free towel, on the table; and computer case opening -> UP.
Makes it SO much easier to work on.

2) Next remove all power cables going to the motherboard, and peripherals. (Harddrive, Optical drive/s, Card Reader, Floppy Drive, etc)

Flop, and/or tie the power cables out of the way, to the outside of the computer case.
If the Power Supply power cables are still in the way, remove the Power Supply.

Look around the outside edges of the motherboard, for motherboard mounting screws; and to the inside.
When removing the screws look to see if fiber washers are used.
Save these washers. The new motherboard may need them also.

(Rule of thumb is;
If the motherboard mounting holes have NO metal rings, fiber washers are used.
Metal rings? No fiber washers )

The motherboard is tilted up to remove. Tilted up on the OPPOSITE side of the I/O area side.

Input/Output area.
This is the area on the back of the computer, that the mouse, keyboard, monitor, audio cables, etc. is.
Components plugged in here plug directly TO the motherboard.

The metal shield that surrounds the I/O area, is the I/O Shield.
If installing a new motherboard, and it is not an original OEM motherboard replacement, use the I/O Shield that comes with the new motherboard.

That is; IF it comes with one; and IF it fits the rectangular hole in the metal framework; of the computer case.

Dell Support shows no documentation; and reviews are sparse.

WAIT, hold the phone!

OH, I see now said the blind man!

The lever on the Top/Back is depressed, or pulled up on, or pulled back on. This releases the half side of the computer case; that removes.

The front of the 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.

Power On switch, Power On LED light, HarDDrive activity LED light, and Restart switch; IF used.

BEFORE you do ANYTHING, make notes, and a drawing as to what pins on the motherboard; that those wires go to.
I DO NOT have a pinout chart available for the Front Panel header.

Power cables from Power Supply I can guide you on.

For additional questions, (And I expect many), please post in a Comment.

Happy New Year to you, and yours!

Dec 29, 2012 | Dell (E210882) Motherboard

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Hi,my computer has stopped working and just beeps at me. mother boardis a Microstar P4m266-8235. Please Help......Thank You

Hi there,

This problem could be due to carious problems.

1) Your motherboard is faulty.
2) Your Processor is faulty.
3) Your RAM chip/s are faulty.

Firstly, you will need to unplug your computer and open it up. Then you need to locate the RAM which looks like this:


Remove one piece of RAM (assuming you have more than one piece) and try to start the computer again, then if it doesn't work, remove the other chip and reinsert the chip that was first removed and try to power up again.

If it works, then one of the RAM chips were faulty and you will need to replace them.

If the computer still does not work, then either your Motherboard or Processor are faulty.

You should then buy a new motherboard which isn't too expensive (be sure to buy a motherboard that will fit in your computer and will also be able to handle your processor.). Place the motherboard with the RAM in to the computer case after removing the old motherboard. Then carefully remove the processor from the old one and put it in to the new one.

Be sure to re-insert any cables that you have unplugged from the old motherboard in to the new one. Then try and power up once the machine has safely been closed again.

If the computer works, the motherboard was faulty. If it still does not work, then your processor is faulty and you will need to buy a new processor and install it.

Alternatively, you can take the computer to a repairman who will test the various components which will save you the hassle of doing all of that work and it will also save you the cost of having to buy new RAM and a new motherboard if in fact it is actually your processor that is faulty.

Thank you for using FixYa! Have a great day and please remember to rate this solution.

Best regards,

Jan 10, 2011 | EliteGroup Via P4M266A (P4VMM2 V7.3)...

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I want to know my password

Hi frinds,
i can not underststand what you want to do ,If you want give password on bios can do from BIOS .But dont do if you have laptop.If you want to know your windows logn pasword ,you shold prees alt+ctrl:dell then you type administrator no password >hit>(if you use OS microsoft windows).Now you can reset only your password > R-click on my computer > manage>local usser>usser/now you can change /reset /set the adnibnistrater.

Hope it will help you.

Nov 27, 2010 | Motherboards

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I dont have driver cd

if you open the computer case and look at the mother board the name will be printed on it.we cant really help unless you know the make and model number of your motherboard.

computer name is irrelevant and same for the chipset. 

find the model number and post back and we will help find all the drivers  you need.

May 19, 2009 | Intel Motherboards

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How to place indicator led cables to motherboard

hey look close to the nearby processorin motherboard there is 9 pin (depends on motherboard) for power and for reset button... close your eyes to motherboard at that place you will find also the name which are mention in motherboard e.g. power and reset in motherboard just plug red wire in power and and green for reset ( depends on motherboard) you an chk manually ...

Apr 05, 2009 | Motherboards

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Pls i dont know my setup password so i cant enter the bios setup and the person that asembled the computer is no where to be found pls how can i get the password.

Remove the onboard Battery, the one like the coin chaped battery on the motherbaord. then place it back & your bios will be reset.

Feb 02, 2009 | EliteGroup 661GX-M Motherboard

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Motherboard issues

Dear, friend

When connecting IDE devices in your computer, there are a few rules you need to know about.
First, Master and Slave devices are different for the 80-wire cables and the 40-wire cables.
Inside your computer, you generally have two (2) IDE hard drive controller connections. They look this this 99% of the time:
[ The smaller one on the very top is a floppy drive controller connection )

Jul 01, 2008 | Motherboards

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Fan, HDD... everything is working but no display.

You have no display, and cant even get to the bios screen.
OK, does anything at all show on the monitor when starting?

If that is the case, look to your video card or monitor.
I cant tell you how many times I have seen pins that are bent or proken on the VGA cable. or even plugged in.
Please check these things and let me know what you find

Nov 18, 2007 | Intel Desktop Board D845WN Motherboard

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