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My Packard Bell I-Media has a N1996 motherboard. The case has a front port board with 2 USB and 2 phono. It also has a 6pin Firewire socket but though there is a multi cable from the Firewire socket to inside the case, terminating in a black plug, it is not connected to the Motherboard. Is there a socket on this motherboard for a Firewire connection? Michael

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  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jun 06, 2010

    Michael, I can't believe the computer manufacturer would have a Firewire port on the Front Panel, and a cable leading off from it, if there were no pins on the motherboard to connect it to. The N1996 designation you posted may refer to the MSI N1996 motherboard such as used in HP/Compaq computers, [http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/docum... ], Or is simply a compliance number stated on all motherboards, Or is the MSI MS-7061 motherboard. (KM4-AM-V) http://www.msi.com/index.php?func=downlo... ] This Packard Bell iMedia have a product number? It's on the back of the computer, or up on the side of the computer tower.

  • Michael Gamble
    Michael Gamble Jun 06, 2010

    It is so, however. The Firewire port on the front panel is wired to a multi core cable terminating in a black plug which, along with the USB and two Phono socket cables, disappears into the casework. All but the Firewire cable terminate on sockets or pins on the Motherboard. There is a grey rotary cover on the front case to hide/reveal the front sockets but the Firewire socket, although in the middle of the front panel, is not revealed because the front casework has not been punched out over it. This is my holiday house computer and I shall not be seeing it until July when I shall be on holiday. I did take a couple of digital photos of the open case to show the Motherboard though if this would be helpful? I was hoping to plug in an M-Audio 410 unit. It plugs but doesn't go anywhere!
    Best wishes
    Michael

  • Michael Gamble
    Michael Gamble Jun 06, 2010

    The N1996 Motherboard has only TWO card slots + Graphics card slot + Modem card slot. Can I email you the digital photo?
    Best wishes
    Michael

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jun 06, 2010

    The largest photo that can be posted on here is 150KB. Wouldn't be big enough to see with any clarity. 1) Since you cannot physically view the motherboard until July, you won't know, and I won't know, if my information has done you any good. 2) I need the Product Number. Without it anything is just a guess. Looks as though we'll be waiting until July, when you retrieve said information.

  • Michael Gamble
    Michael Gamble Jun 06, 2010

    Thanks Joe, Please advise where the 'Product Number' is likely to be found.
    Michael

  • joecoolvette
    joecoolvette Jun 06, 2010

    I thought you didn't have access to the computer until July, Michael. Should be on the back of the computer tower next to the Windows Product Key, or up on the side of the computer tower case. It also looks like Packard Bell has shut down certain resources, on their support site recently. A few days ago, I could look up the information on the various components used in the Packard Bell computers. Now it seems as though the 'door' is shut. This means to me that Packard Bell does not want the user to attempt fixing their own computer, but to send it in for repair, or pay for technical assistance. $$$$$$ Not a very professional thing for one business to state about another business, but I call it as I see it. I'll see what I can do after I have the model number, Michael. (Seems they have gone the way of Acer Support, which is substandard at best) Perhaps you can post that motherboard photo on a host, and give the link to it on here in a Comment. Photobucket, Flickr, or what have you.

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Find a serial or parallel port to connect it

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Testimonial: "I cannot get access to the I-Media computer until late July. How do I connect the black Firewire plug - that multicable from the front board - to a serial or parallel port?"

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I have this motherboard PACKARD BELL BV GA-T671MG. how much ram memory can it have? can i use ddr3? my pcie port supports a 2.2 graphic card?


System
System : PACKARD BELL BV ISTART F2310 AIO
Mainboard : PACKARD BELL BV GA-T671MG
Bus(es) : ISA AGP PCI PCIe USB
Multi-Processor (MP) Support : 1 Processor(s)
Multi-Processor Advanced PIC (APIC) : No
System BIOS : Phoenix Technologies, 255.255
Total Memory : 767MB

Intel Pentium D 3.00GHz
Packard Bell BV (GA-T671MG)
SiS chipset (Si671V11)
DDR2
1024mb ram

PACKARD BELL BV
Model GA-T671MG

Chipset Vendor Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)

CPU Intel Pentium D
Cpu Socket LGA775 [Socket 775]
Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket
Max CPU Speed 3000 MHz

System Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes

Manufacturer PACKARD BELL BV
Model GA-T671MG

Chipset Vendor Silicon Integrated Systems (SiS)

CPU Intel Pentium D
Cpu Socket LGA775 [Socket 775]
Processor Upgrade ZIF Socket
Max CPU Speed 3000 MHz

System Slots 2 PCI, 1 AGP

Memory Summary
Location System board or motherboard
Maximum Capacity 1024 MBytes
Memory Slots 2
Error Correction None
Use System memory
Maximum Memory Module Size 4096 MBytes
it seems this might vary i have listed 4
hope this helps

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Need a driver..


Here you have specs for that motherboard:

Part/Feature Support/Specification Motherboard Description
  • Manufacturer's name - N1996
  • HP/Compaq name - Argon
Motherboard Supplier MSI System BIOS Supplier MSI/Award Form Factor uATX Processor Brand Intel Maximum approved processor 2.53 GHz Intel Pentium 4 Processor Socket Type mPGA478 Processor Family Intel P4 or Celeron Processor Front Side Bus Frequency 400/533MHz Chipset Name 845E Chipset "North Bridge"

revision/stepping 845E

A1 Chipset "South Bridge"

revision/stepping ICH4

A1 Super I/O

revision/stepping Winbond

W83627HF-AW Flash BIOS Device 4MB Flash EEPROM Memory Type 2.5v. DDR Memory Speed PC2100/PC1600 Memory Sockets 2 DIMM Maximum Memory 1GB Graphics Supplier Intel Graphics Configuration Up Graphics Connector (AGP) AGP 4x TV-Out Device No Audio AC'97 Down AC'97 CODEC Device Realtek ALC202A Audio Jacks (legend below)

M Microphone M,LI,LO,SO
LI Line In
LO Line out
SO Speaker Ethernet 10/100 LAN Supplier Realtek RTL8101L Ethernet Configuration PCI Down IDE UDMA Modes ATA-66/100 Expansion Slots (AGP/PCI/Exten) 3 PCI USB Ports 6 USB Front/Back Options 2F+4B Serial, Parallel, Floppy, PS2 Kbd and Mouse 1S,1P,1F,PS2 K+M Serial Port Front Chassis Option No Available Mfg Options -U,L,A,S
A Audio down on motherboard C External L2 cache on motherboard E 1394 on motherboard G Graphics down (on motherboard or in chipset) L LAN on motherboard (Ethernet) P - PCMCIA slot S S3 power management support T TV-out on motherboard U Graphics card (up, not on motherboard) W Microsoft®) Windows XP hardware compliant

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The header plug is 9 pins, 5 on one side and 4 on other. Orient the header so that the missing pin is lower right and the connection left to right on top row and lower row are as follows. If you have a shield wire, do not connect this as it causes instability if the ninth pin is earthed. If you have no markings on the wires, you can test from the socket. Orient with the pins up looking from front socket and left to right is 1,2,3,4 same as header.

Pin Wire Color Function
1 Red V BUS (+5V)
2 White D-
3 Green D+
4 Black Ground

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FoxConn 661MO3-G-6EL is suuposed to have 2 1394 Firewire ports installed, 1 in the rear panel and 1 accessible on the board from a front bus connector, but mine seems to be msssing these, whcih does not...


Return the motherboard to the place where you bought it, and have them explain the differences that you have observed.

Are there any wires running from the FireWire port on the front of your computer's case to any connector on your motherboard?

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Case front firewire port to motherboard connection???


Yeh dont plug it into a USB header...

yes if you buy a PCI firewire card they will have 1 or 2 headers on the card so you can fit your front Firewire port to it...
[Belkin cards 99% of the time have headers on the card]

Let me know...
Matt

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Location firewire input port


There isn't one on the back panel. You must connect the USB/1394 bracket that's included with the board to an empty slot on the rear of the computer and hook up its connectors INSIDE the computer to the appropriate headers on the motherboard: the purple firewire connector would connect to the purple header (DUH!) on the RIGHT in the pic below, it's a DOUBLE firewire header and it's the only place this bracket will fit. The yellow USB connector would go to any open USB header on the board (guess what color...) Very simple, really.

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Optionally if your computer case has a built-in firewire port on the FRONT panel, as most do nowadays, you can connect that to the appropriate header on the board using the already-installed cable that's connected to that front firewire port (connect this one to the purple header on the LEFT, it's just a SINGLE firewire port.)
However, this header's pins will NOT match up properly with almost all case's front-panel firewire connectors. You would most likely have to switch around 2 or 3 of the little wires that go into the connector so that it matches the motherboard's pin-out.

It's clearly labled in the manual for the board, and isn't really all that difficult to switch the wires around, but I would recommend just going with the first option and connect the included bracket to the back since it was designed to go with this board and requires no modification.

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Old PC needs driver


Support is still available from Packard Bell Website www.packardbell.com.

See following link if it helps you..

http://support.packardbell.com/global/item/index.php?m=step3&i=platform_legacy_PB

Hope this helps you my friend..

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Front usb connections


I finally found a solution, on a dead page in google cache only:
http://www.pcclub.com/forum/messageview.cfm?catid=27%26threadid=16567
The solution was posted by JontyBonkers.


The pins go like this:
1 2 3 4 5
_ 6 7 _ 8

1 = ground
2 = ground
3 = D1-
4 = ground
5 = D1+
6 = D2-
7 = D2+
8 = +5V

It seems that the case for those Packard-Bells had a small circuit board that divided the 5V line to both sockets.

D- are usually white, D+ - green, 5V - red, ground - black

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Easy note


Have you got the original driver disks? If not - search for downloadable drivers for the USB ports and keyboard (if you post the product numbers, people will be able to link a driver site for you if you can't find one).

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