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Dell optiplex gx260 mother board

I use dell gx260 mother board and standart case.The problem is dell gx260 motherboard front panel pin uses a IDE-like ribbon, ive never seen this before. It carries usb, front audio, front usb, power button and leds, "the thing" has 34 pins, and i need the pinout so i can connect it to my standard case.

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    night_ghost Mar 02, 2008

    Help Me Please

  • nnds Jun 27, 2008

    i have the same proplem

  • Noah Riede
    Noah Riede May 11, 2010

    take a picture of your motherboard and the front board panel and host it on imageshack then post a link here to the pictures.



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It would be easier to order the cable and front panel board assy as one. easy on ebay.
I have worked on them for years and never bothered to trace them out. and dell doesn't post the pinout anywhere.
If you can't find one I can get it for you cheap.

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