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Wiring probs I have an advent 3033 Model E2020 with pentium 3 processor, was upgrading the hard drive with no probs when my dog bounced into us, some of the wires have disconnected and I don't know where to put them back, I have 4 wires labeled power led, power switch, hdd led, reset switch, I think I've put the power led back in the right place as it seems to be working ok, but I don't know where to put the others, also, my monitor doesn't work any more (it was fine before) Please help, my hubby is pulling told you so faces!! Melanie

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  • imosmel Feb 09, 2008

    hi, thank you SOOOO much. Label on the back definitely says 3033 model E2020, have managed to work out where the pins go, I have managed to get the monitor to work now, but not properly, It is a graphics agp card that came with the computer already installed, I have removed it and reattached it which made the monitor work, but it has a message saying the device is not working properly, I have tried reinstalling the drivers but that doesn't do anything, the system won't play any of the kids games because I can't alter any of the display settings, do you think the card is damaged?

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OK, you say you found the power pins and reattached it, there should be a number of other pins in that area, if you look closely there should be markings around the pins on the board itself, they are abbreviated but should be identifiable to reattach the other pins. Also if you have any problems let me know what motherboard is in your unit, I think it is an MSI, also are you sure its a 3033 and not a 3303 model. As to your monitor, are you using a add on video card or the built in device?

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    Patrick Haines Feb 09, 2008

    Awesome, I am pleased to hear you resolved one issue. Before you go
    out to replace your graphics card(which you can do cheaply with a
    second hand card) I suggest you check your BIOS configuration. If you
    press F2 as your system is starting up but before your operating
    system starts to load, you will be taken in to the BIOS configuration
    menu. Check for Video settings in here, and select agp, if it has no
    luck let me know what options you have there

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