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Connecting front panel leads of generic case to 4600 motherboard

I have a spare Dell Dimension 4600 motherboard (F4491, same as 2Y832 and Optiplex 170L motherboards) that I am installing into a generic case.

My problem is matching up the front panel leads to the motherboard connector. The case front panel leads are: a 2-wire power LED, 2-wire power switch, 2-wire reset switch, and a 2-wire speaker lead. The motherboard has a 9-pin front panel connector (J9G1) and a 9-pin control panel connector (J7J2).

Separate question: what is a TAD connector (a 4-pin on the motherboard)?

What happens if I try the trial-and-error method?

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Jerry

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    i have only 9 pin connector

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Posted on Mar 20, 2009

  • MrSlickShoes Mar 20, 2009

    (this is the pinout for the J7J2 connector)

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    Will Back Jan 09, 2014

    thank you so much i was just triying to find how to start the bord and this worked perfectly

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The 10 pin (one pin missing as a key pin) front panel connector on the Dell 4600 had the following pin out:


this end pin
function is
unknown
BUT must
be gnded
to center
pin
l
l
l ground
l ______ l
l l
l RESET
l l l HD LED
l l l l l +
o o o o o

x o o o o
l l l l +
Power l l
Switch l l
Power
LED

Posted on Sep 20, 2009

  • jwjenkins36 Dec 18, 2010

    hi all thanks for the useful info the best i found yet after days of searching but just one question which pin would be considered the center pin to ground the NC pin?

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I have just pluged my front panel to clean my pc but i have just forget to join it . please help me

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All motherboars come with the pins structure detailed or labeled... should be easy for you to find them... if they have no particular labels for pwrled, reset, pwswitch... but you are sure of which is the front panel connector group of pins.. you can try... no harm will be done to the motherboard... (in fact you can make contact between pins with a screwdriver, of course avoiding touching other parts... and you will find basically which 2 pins are for power and which other 2 are for reset... just by delicate touches between 2 pins...) of course do it gently and touch nothing but those front panel pins with the motherboard connected to ATX power supply. Otherwise just front panel wires till you get it.

TAD applied to that hardware usually means "technical audio devices" and its meant to connect special speakers or audio devices... such as digital outputs and those sort of stuff..

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Let take the last first the trial-and-error method will fry the board
for the rest i got ya coverd.

The TAD Connector is The TAD (Telephone Answering Device) connector is for connecting a voice modem and sound card If both your audio card and voice modem have the TAD connector

And for your motherboards first the 460 http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600i/index.htm#online_documentation & for the 170L http://www.fixya.com/support/p349168-dell_optiplex_170l_170l3ry9r41_pc/manual-14438

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