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Dell gx260 I have got a dell gx260. the problem is i was changing the motherboard and when i took out the usb internal cable (33 pin) from the motherboard to the usb panel on the front the end of the cable split. and now the pc wont boot up at all. could this be why ? or could this just be a red hering ?

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The front panel cable may also carry the wire for the front panel power switch, check that it is connected properly

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You have 500mA on usb port. If you cause a short on usb connectors, this can damage the motherboard.
Disconnect usb port on motherboard (work with power unplugged ), remove all ide and floppy cable,eventually remove and put back in place bios battery and Ram.
Restart Motherboard only with 1 module Ram (bios battery back in place), CPU and Fan (ensure cpu and fan are well in place), do not plug anything else than switch on button.
If it still does not work there is a good chance you blew the Motherboard.

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Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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