Question about E-Machines T3958 (827103050974) PC Desktop
The eMachines W3410 uses an MSI ms-7145 motherboard.
Also known as RS480M
This is MSI Support, and the download page for the motherboard manual, for the RS480M motherboard,
To the Right of the photo of the motherboard, you will see a gray bar with, BIOS, Driver, Utility, Manual, and RSS.
Left-click on Manual.
On the next page look under the heading to the right - Document.
Left-click on the blue - E7145v2.1.zip
On the final page click on the country nearest yours.
A small window will come up with the heading -
Be sure that Save File has a green dot, in the empty circle to the left.
[If not, Left-click on the empty circle to the left of Save File]
Now click on OK, below.
Where this file will go.
If you Do Not, have your documents set to save to your My Documents folder (Documents for Vista), the file will go to your desktop screen.
In either place Double-click on the file. Now go up to the left, and click on - Extract All Files.
Click on Next, and Finish.
You will now see a PDF icon. Double-click on this icon.
Go to Page 15.
The plastic panel on the front of your computer is the Front Panel.
This is where the Power On switch, Power On LED, and HDD LED are located.
The connector on the motherboard where the cables (Wires) attach to, is the Front Panel header.
The front panel header is a series of pins, sticking up out of the motherboard.
The MSI ms-7145 motherboard, (RS480M) has the Front Panel header separated into two headers.
JFP1, and JFP2
Looking at the motherboard with the Processor socket to the top, and the Ram Memory slots to the right, the JFP1, and JFP2 front panel headers are located at the extreme bottom Right, of the motherboard.
[Use the Zoom In feature (+ at top of file) to enlarge the motherboard layout on Page 15]
Now go to Page 38.
Page 38 shows the connections for the JFP1, and JFP2 headers.
The JFP1 header, and the JFP2 header, consists of two rows of pins in a horizontal column.
The pins are arranged parallel, to the bottom edge of the motherboard.
Right above the JFP1, and JFP2 header may be three pins, with two of the pins have a jumper. We will not concern ourselves with this jumper header (BIOS with Protect Jumper)
The JFP1, and JFP2 headers are close together. There is no separation in-between them.
The JFP2 header is for an internal speaker.
The JFP1 header is for the Front Panel cables.
The JFP1 header pins start from the right side of the motherboard, and go towards the left.
There are 5 pins across the Bottom. (Going from right to left)
There is NO pin, then there are 4 pins across the Top.
(Again, going from Right towards the left)
The top row of pins are numbered Evenly.
The bottom row of pins are numbered Odd.
Starting on the Right side, going towards the left for the Top row of pins, the pins are numbered,
10 (NO pin for 10), 8, 6, 4, and 2.
Starting on the Right side, going towards the left for the Bottom row of pins, the pins are numbered,
9, 7, 5, 3, and 1.
1) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED.
2) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch
3) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED
4) Pins 5 and 7 are used for a Reset switch. (If applicable)
5) Pin 9 is not used.
Posted on May 07, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
On the system board, on the left edge next to the primary IDE connector, there is a 9 pin header.
I usually get a magnify glass and look down on the header . From right to left,you will see PWR led pins closer to the edge of the motherboard.and the Power BTN next to it.(the side of the pins that has 4 pins on it)
Then on the other side, you will see the pins for the HDLED across from the PWR led. Then the Reset pins across the PWR BTN.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Posted on Nov 02, 2008
Here is the diagram for your connection. It may vary but most probably there are names are written on the mother board for the connections
Posted on Oct 22, 2010
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