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I was flooded last year and am now trying to put my PC together.....some wires/cables and all instructions were lost. I have main cable from pc to monitor, keyboard, speakers and mouse. As well as the cable from pc to monitor what others do I need please. Its an emachines 220 and it seems ok but the monitor is dead.

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Make sure that your monitor is plugged into mains and that it is switched on. If the monitor is on you can see a "orange" light bottom left on the screen. If it comes on with a "No signal" on your screen, then you know that the screen is working. If the light is green, you know that your PC and monitor are "communicating".

You can also check if the cable from the screen (blue connector 15pin male) is connected to the correct VGA port at the back of your pc. Sometimes pc have 2 or 3 VGA ports meaning they have an onboard VGA, and a additional installed graphics card.

If you suspect the mon to be dead, then try the monitor on a different machine. In this way you can distinguish if the monitor is dead or your PC.

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I have a emachine that has been put awa for a couple of years and i can't remember how to connect all of the wires..


Hello,

You can plugin all the wires according to color codes and to it's designated ports.

Please remember that all wires/plugs will not fit on to another port. There's only one port for each wire except for the power cable of your monitor. The power cable of your monitor can be connected on the power supply of your CPU(which is at the back & upper part) but other than the power cable of your monitor, all the other wires only have one port available for them at the back of your tower.

Hope you understand what I am trying to say.... Regards...

Sep 13, 2011 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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I have a 20pin power supply adapter that reduceses to a(p8) 6wire&(p9)6wire plug that plugs into the mother board of my system.


Understandable.

A 20-pin ATX main power cable, is converted into two 6-pin AT main power cables, by that adapter.

20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

6-pin AT main power cable, and it's respective connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#oldpc


As I'm sure you are aware, the color code of the insulation of those power wires, deems what Voltage they are.

Let's look at charts that compare the older AT main power cable connector, and power wires, to the newer ATX main power cable, and it's power wires,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_power_supply

Scroll towards the bottom of the page, and look at the comparison charts under the heading - Wiring Diagrams

Now if you would, post back in a Comment, as to what the actual problem is.


Aug 01, 2010 | PC Desktops

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Missing power supply. First, thanks to fredtmccoyjr for the boot fix. the BIOS update from A06 to A09 actually allows me to enable boot from harddisk in the settings, instead of settign a useless tick on...


It was the 1996 to 2000 time frame, that Dell was proprietary with the 20-pin ATX main power cable, and the matching connector on the mobo. (MOtherBOard).

Standard 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's corresponding connector should work, then add the 4 power wires that are missing, in a separate connector.

To expound:

View this standard 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector,

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain20

The power wires should be in the same place as your P3 units.

(Match the color codes.
Use the lock tab on the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, to base where the pins are.

Pins 1 though 20. Match the color code of the wires to the pins, and use the chart to compare)

Here is a view of a standard 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector, so you can see what power wires are missing, from the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, that are present in the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atxmain24

Note the missing power wires, and what pins they line up with.

The P4, or also stated as the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable, uses two Yellow (12 Volt) wires, and two Black wires, (Ground)

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#atx12v4

Since you don't have the male connector, be sure to orient in your mind where the Yellow (12 Volt) wires go, and the Black (Ground) wires go, by looking at the lock tab on the side of the female connector, on the motherboard, and comparing it to the photo.

Transfer this info, to the P4 connector you are going to make.

Where to get the power wires you need? Connect to any extra 4-pin Peripheral power cable wires, or splice off of ones that are in use, is one suggestion.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

The links given are near the middle of the page. Scroll back to the top. Left-click on any power cable connector, that you wish more information on.

More info,

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_power_supply

Scroll to the bottom of the page, and look at the chart under the heading -

24-pin ATX12V 2.x power supply connector
(20-pin omits the last four: 11, 12, 23, and 24)

One more link,

http://www.smpspowersupply.com/connectors-pinouts.html

Lastly Dell Support > Optiplex GX260 > Service Manual,

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/opgx260/en/sm/index.htm

Just in case it's of any use.

Have questions regarding what I have stated, or need more clarification of anything I have stated, simply post in a Comment.

Jul 06, 2010 | Dell OptiPlex GX260 PC Desktop

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I MOVED FROM GA TO AZ AND HAD MY COMPAQ SHIPPED ALONG WITH A LOT OF CABLES, ETC. I HAVE NO IDEA HOW TO PUT THIS TOGETHER TO GET ONLINE. PRETEND I'M FIVE YEARS OLD AND YOU'RE HELPING ME I HAVE A MONITOR,...


It can be intimidating when looking at a huge mass of wires and stuff, but not to worry, it may be a little time consuming, but is is all logical.
First set the monitor on the desk and plug it in to the wall. then take the second cable that has a million little prongs sticking out of the retangular plug and hang it to where the Case is going to sit. Put the case where you want it close to or on the desk. look at the back of the case, the cable that is coming from the monitor can only fit 1 socket in the back of the pc.
Now, 10% done!!! that wasn't hard!
Now put the mouse and keyboard on the desk and thread the cords through the back of the desk to the pc. Usually, the pc has two sockets right next to each other right on the top of the case in back, that are round and the size of a dime. That is where the keyboard and mouse plug in. Look at the back of the pc for color coding of plug color to socket color or look for pictures of which cable goes in which socket.
Ok, now find the big thick black cable that plugs into the wall and ends in a big thick square. Plug it into the power supply of the pc. It only fits one place.
Plug it into the wall now.
Now all you should have is speakers and a printer.
Look at the speakers, Depending if they are standard, or 5.1 dolby surround, they either have 1 or 3 plugs that go into the pc. Plug the speakers into the wall, then look at the back of the pc for 3 small holes. one should be labled, speakers. There is line in and microphone as well. plug in the speakers...... ,
Ok, printer, funky thick plug, or usb cable..... Either one, look at the back of the pc, it only goes in one spot!!
TADA

Now, you need to plug in the internet stuff. plug the router to the walll, connect to phone line or cable, then plug in the cable that looks like a big (usually yellow) phone cable. Plug it into the network card plug on the back of the pc.

Surf, have fun.
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Good luck and have fun.
James.

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How do i put back together my windows xp honme edition compaq presario sr1420uk pc any help would be appreciated.i took all the parts out of my pc and dont know how to put it back together again


It's the reverse process you used to take it apart...the last part you took out is the first part you put back in and the first part you took out will be the last you put back.....If you can't get it back together, put it in a box and ship it to me. I fix problems like this all the time.....

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I need detailed instructions on what cables go where on my new power supply for my Gatewat 700GR desktop PC


I found this detailed instide view on Gateway's support website. I must say that this instructional support site is extremely well put together. Hope this helps. Best Regards, -md

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/3726/3726iv.Gatewat 700GRshtml

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Not to computer saavy so please keep it simple. I have a Sony Vaio VGC RA840G desktop with 5.1 surround sound. Also have a Samsung LN46A850 S1F HDTV. Also a home theater system. This is hooked up to cable...


From the looks of the TV manual you have everything right, so it's very odd you're running into this problem.

Have you tried swapping through the sources? I find with one of the TVs we have on display at work that any time I'm having some troubles with it I will change the source from PC to something else, then back to PC.

If that doesn't work then I'd suggest you try reseting the sound settings back to factory default. The instructions are on page 45 of the TV manual. From the TV menu select "Sound", then "Sound Reset", then either "Reset All" or "Reset Sound Mode". I would suggest reseting all.

Last option would be to try using the headphone jack in the side of the TV, though this is a last resort kind of thing since you would have to unplug it every time you wanted to use the cable box.

Hope this helps :)

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I just bought a cat5 cable and to covert to vga male and famle head . But i have no clue which pins to solder together because cat5 has 8 cores , while vga has 15 pins or so can you help


I'm not exactly sure how you expect to use a Cat 5 cable for VGA video (Takes 12 wires last time I looked) but here is how the cable connectors are wired


SVGA (35-37 KHz - 800x600) 15 pin sub D:

6
1 Red (Analog) 6 Red Return 11 (ID0) GND (Color) 11. . . 1
2 Green (Analog) 7 Green Return 12 (ID1) NC (Color) . . .
3 Blue (Analog) 8 Blue Return 13 Horzontal Sync . . .
4 Not Used 9 Not used 14 Vertical Sync . . .
5 Ground 10 Ground 15 Not Used . . .
15 10 5

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