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My Gateway GT5252 won't power up but after unplugging the P2 connector on the motherboard it does power alright. Does anyone know what P2 powers and/or have any suggestions? thanks, PCBob

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The p2 connector is for monitoring purposes i believe in regards to the powersupply fan, it isnt a requirement to plug in, in this regard but if it boots fine with out the connector then the possibility is there that you might be looking at getting a new powersupply eventually.

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If you are attempting to upgrade this machine so you can do gaming, etc. (presumed from your choice of a 700W psu), then give it up and buy a different computer. This Gateway was built with proprietary parts to be cheap as possible.
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The h3ll you say.

(Kidding around)

Let me see if I understand this straight;

You unplugged THE harddrive to your computer..............

Then you plugged an old harddrive in, and expected to be able to use it.

Expected to because you've done it in the past.

Really

Curious;
1) Was it an old harddrive you had in the computer, removed it; and had a larger one installed?

2) Is it one that you have had in another computer?

Here's what I know, and why I'm asking;

When Windows is installed on a computer it assigns hash values, to certain major hardware components.
For example;

A) Processor
B) Motherboard: To include the motherboard chipset, and BIOS program. (To include version and date)
C) Harddrive
D) Graphics chipset

Change any two of these hardware components, and Windows will think it is being stolen. Put on another computer.

Microsoft User's License states, "One GENUINE copy of Windows per ONE computer"

(Microsoft makes one Master disk, and from it all GENUINE copies are made, and sold to the consumer)

Now if you stated you installed the old harddrive as a Slave drive; then I could understand.

P2 connector?
That is a Power Supply power cable.

According to specifications the Harddrive is a SATA unit.

http://h10010.www1.hp.com/wwpc/ca/en/sm/WF06b/12454-12454-64287-3328896-3328896-3658105-3687950.html?dnr=1

Internal Drives - Hard disk controller -SATA 3.0Gb/s NCQ SMART IV

The power cable to it is a SATA power cable,

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

Probably what your P2, and P3 power cables are.


http://www.ebay.com/itm/HP-DC5850-SFF-Motherboard-SPS-461537-001-/310417711958?pt=Motherboards&hash=item4846566356

P1 will be a 24-pin ATX main power cable,

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

P4 cable,

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

P5 cable, MAYBE, (Might be P3 too)

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

And P6 power cable,

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

This type of power cable is also used on a Card Reader.

To conclude;

A) SATA harddrive has to have a SATA power cable, and SATA data cable.

The SATA power cable's connector is wider, than the SATA data cable's connector.
15-pins for the SATA power cable connector; 7-pins for the SATA data cable's connector,

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

The above is a general example of a SATA data cable, and it's respective connector on the motherboard.

Your SATA data cable connectors on the motherboard, are of a different style than the above.

You have Four SATA connectors on the motherboard;
1) Light Blue
2) Orange
3) Dark Blue
4) White

Regards,
joecoolvette

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