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Where on the F960GVM motherboard do you plug in the 4 pin black cable from the floppy drive

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  • sapperpb Sep 07, 2010

    I should add I have an Acer desktop, Model: Veritron M410, Version: R02-B350

  • sapperpb Sep 07, 2010

    It is not a bar code scanner, it is my computer, don't know why it said that

  • sapperpb Sep 11, 2010

    Turns out as i took it out to inspect it better, (couldn't see it very well inside the case) the floppy drive has a black 4 pin cable coming from the built in card reader, it is this cable that i cant find where to plug in the motherboard



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There is no BLACk 4 pin cable inless you mean the cable from the PSU to you floppy

Normally that can be on either side of the wider floppy cable (34 pin) connector or in some cases just above it.

If your PSU does not have a floppy power connectorb you will need to buy a molex to floppy power adaptor.
they are only a couple of $

Posted on Sep 07, 2010

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    Project NOMAD Sep 10, 2010

    The specific manuals for connections etc can be found there

    They may be of much more use to you

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    Project NOMAD Sep 11, 2010

    In that case it is marked on the manual as it is USB based and should plug directly into the header marked in the manual.

    Odd but these are usually 8 pin with one pin unused for orientation.



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Assemble foxconn mother boad diagram

Foxconn Support > 650M02-G-6L desktop motherboard > Main Support page,

Click on the last file listed at the bottom -
650M02-G-6L (Submitted 06/05/2009)
Motherboards : Socket 478 : Motherboard Manual

Click on the Orange - View Detail at the end

To the right of - Download: click on the small blue Floppy Drive floppy icon.

Make sure there is a Green dot in the small circle, to the left of -
Save File.
If not; click on the small empty circle to the left of Save File.
Now click on OK below.

A small window will come up on the left. Allow the file to fully download, then DOUBLE-click right on the file name.

In the next small window click on Extract all files, to the left.
Click on Next, Next, and Finish at the bottom of the next 3 small windows.

DOUBLE-click on - 650M02 - FOXCONN - V1[1].0-E...
,to the right of the red Adobe PDF icon.

There is your motherboard manual.

I reduced the view size to 75 percent, with the Zoom Out icon ( - ) at the top.
Use the Down Arrow, and go to Page 5. (Adobe Reader page number at top, to the right of the Down Arrow)

Motherboard Layout

Motherboard view shown is actually turned 90 degrees to the Right, in reality to how it actually is mounted in a computer case.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front panel header.

Motherboard installed in computer case, the Front Panel header is to the Right of the CMOS battery, and located in the Bottom/Right corner, placed in a Vertical position.

Two columns of contact pins.
4 in the Left column, 5 in the Right column.

The pins on the Left side are numbered EVEN.
The pins on the Right side are numbered ODD.

Starting at the BOTTOM coming up towards the Top; Left side,
Pins 2, 4, 6, and 8. There is NO Pin 10.

Starting at the Bottom coming up towards the Top; Right side,
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, and 9.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDrive activity LED. (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9 is N/C. Not Connected. Probably 5 Volts + for factory testing.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED. (Light)
(Light Emitting Diode)
Pin 2 is for the Positive wire.
If the PWR LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

F) There is NO Pin 10.

Just a start. Do you need what CPU's are supported?

1) Intel Pentium 4, Socket 478 processors that are either Willamette Core, or Northwood Core processors.

A) 400Megahertz Front Side Bus (400MHz FSB)

B) Up To a 2.8GigaHertz (2.8GHz), Socket 478 -> Northwood Core - processor.

(Motherboard manual shows specs for using Intel Celeron's, that use a Socket 478 processor socket, but WHO cares?
'Celeys' aren't worth bothering with )

Starting with Willamette Core. Northwood Core processors are in the next chart. (Socket 478)

The motherboard chipset is a Northbridge chip, and a Southbridge chip,

(CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or Processor for short)

The Northbridge chip is a SiS650GX
The Southbridge chip is a SiS 962L, or SiS 962,

Install Processor first. (Remember to line up the Processor's; Dot/s, or Arrow/s with the processor socket's Dot/s or Arrow/s)
Thermal Paste correctly applied, Heatsink set properly. (F-L-A-T)

Plug Processor fan power wire into motherboard.
(White 3-pin connector to the Top Left corner of the Processor socket, and close to the top edge of the motherboard.

Install Ram Memory.
Install motherboard on Support Plate.

The Support Plate can be a separate metal plate, or is part of the computer case.
When mounting the motherboard to the Support Plate, and NOT using plastic Spacers, but ARE using metal Standoff's;

,make SURE that EVERY Standoff is matched up, to a mounting hole in the motherboard.

IF, there is a Standoff not matched up to a mounting hole, there is a good chance it will touch an exposed solder joint on the bottom of the motherboard, and short the motherboard out.
(Maybe Processor, Ram Memory, graphics card if used, too )

On the back of the computer tower is a thin metal rectangular plate.
This is the I/O area, and the I/O Static Shield.
I/O stands for Input/Output.
Input devices and Output devices are connected in this area.
Mouse, Keyboard, Speakers, etc.

Every motherboard is supposed to come with it's own I/O Static Shield. If there is one already present remove it, use the one that came with the motherboard.
(Watch the edges! May be SHARP!)

Motherboard is installed tilted at an angle, I/O ports down.
Then I/O ports going slightly through the I/O Static Shield, the opposite side is brought down.

Two power cables from the Power Supply to motherboard;
1) 24-pin ATX main power cable;

(Note* Color of connectors does NOT matter)

Plugs into the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector, to the right side of the Ram Memory slots.

2) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable;

Below the processor socket is the Northbridge chip. It is under that finned aluminum Heatsink, with Foxconn on it.
To the Left is a small 4-socket hole whitish connector.
This is the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable connector, on the motherboard.

The Floppy Disk Drive flat ribbon IDE data cable, goes to the Black 34-pin connector to the Right; of the 24-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.

Uses this Small 4-pin Peripheral power cable,

(WATCH the contact pins on the Floppy Drive, for the power cable. They are Sharp as NEEDLES, and will stab you! They BEND real easy too!)

The Harddrive's flat IDE ribbon cable connects to the BLUE 40-pin connector, below the Black Floppy Drive connector.

BOTH, a Floppy Drive flat ribbon cable's connector, and a Harddrive flat ribbon cable's connector, and an Optical Drive flat ribbon cable's connector; have a LUG on one side.

This Lug is to match up with a small square Cutout, in the motherboard's matching connector.

The harddrive, and optical drive should have a square Cutout, in the circuit board.

IF, the cable connectors do Not have a Lug, or there is no Cutout on the Harddrive, or Optical Drive; post back in a Comment, and I'll detail how to correctly hook them up.

USB Headers: F_USB on the motherboard is for using TWO USB ports, in the Front Panel. (Page 22)

Audio Connectors (CD_IN) Page 23, is for the small audio cable that comes from the Main optical drive.
IF, you have two optical drives, use the one you consider the Main one, and attach the CD_IN (Audio cable) to CD_IN on the motherboard.
This connector is to the immediate Left of the number 2 and 3 white PCI slots.

REMEMBER, follow Anti-Static Precautions.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Nov 06, 2012 | Foxconn 650M02-G-6L Motherboard

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Missing power pack some ribbons

Rut Ro!


1) Three 'ribbon' cables are all you need.
Two IDE 40-pin cables, and One 34-pin Floppy Drive cable.

The wider 40-pin IDE ribbon cables are for the Harddrive, and Optical Drive/s. (CD/DVD drives)
(Actually 40 -> socket holes, and actually only 39 are used)

The narrower 34-pin IDE ribbon cable is for the Floppy drive.

I would like you to look at a Locating Lug, on an IDE flat ribbon cable, (IDE is also referred to as PATA),

Note on the blue rectangular connector, the two ridges at the Top/Middle. This is a Locating Lug. Shapes vary, but the same basic principle is kept.

Note the two IDE motherboard connectors. One Blue, one Black.
Note on the blue IDE connector that there is a cutout on one side.
(Outside edge of motherboard, Middle of side )
This is what the Locating Lug lines up with.

[Note also that IDE1 is silkscreened, on the outside edge of the motherboard, and between the blue IDE connector.
This is where the harddrive cable plugs into.

IDE2 which is right above (Black), is where the optical drive/s cable plugs into ]

IF, there is No Locating Lug on the flat IDE ribbon cable's connector;

The thin Red stripe on the side of the flat ribbon cable, denotes which side Number 1 wire is on.

Looking at your motherboard, with the Processor to the Top, and Ram Memory slots to the Right; Number 1 pin in the two IDE connectors on the motherboard, is on the BOTTOM.

The Red strip on the flat ribbon cable, goes towards the Bottom of the motherboard.

Looking at the back of your IDE harddrive, start at the Right side, go towards the Left;
On the right side are 4 pins. These are for the power cable. To the left of them are jumper pins. To the left of the jumper pins is where the flat ribbon cable plugs in.

The Red strip ALWAYS goes toward the power cable.
Same thing with an optical drive.

With the above Gateway E-4000 motherboard example, the IDE connectors for the Harddrive, and optical drive/s, is at the Top/Middle.
The White connector is for the Optical Drive/s cable. (IDE2)
The Black connector above it is for the Harddrive cable. (IDE1)

The smaller black connector to the Left of the black Harddrive connector, is for the Floppy Drive cable.
The whitish opaque long connector under the black Floppy Drive connector, is where the 20-pin ATX main power cable plugs into,

(Note color of connectors does Not matter)

3) Where the black Processor Fan is. Come to the Bottom/Right corner of it. Go straight across, and stop under the aluminum finned Heatsink, above it. (Heatsink looks like a meat tenderizer)

This whitish square 4-socket hole connector on the motherboard,
is where a 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable plugs in,

Note that both it, and the 20-pin ATX main power cable's connector, has a Lock on one side. This lines up with a Lock Tab on the motherboard connector. When the power cables are deemed to be tightly, and properly plugged in, the hooked end of the Lock will be over the Lock Tab.

This type of power cable plugs into the Harddrive, and Optical Drive/s,

(Commonly misnomered as a 'Molex' power cable. Molex was the first company to make the connector, and their manufacturer name stuck. Kind of like referring to an open-end wrench as a Crescent wrench)

4-pin Peripheral power cables may also be used for computer case fans.
(Yellow wires are 12 Volt wires. { DC }
Red wires are 5 Volt wires. { DC }
Black wires are Ground wires.
Do not hook up a 5 Volt fan to a 12 Volt wire )

Intel D845GRG motherboard is Gateway part number 4000828,

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The the area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wire go to from the Front Panel, is the Front Panel header.

In the list click on Q - Front Panel connector
Motherboard installed in computer case the Front Panel is down in the Bottom/Right corner. It is the second header over from the Right.

The pins across the Top row are numbered EVEN.
Starting on the LEFT side going towards the Right;
Pins 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, 12, 14, and 16.

The pins across the Bottom row are numbered ODD.
Starting on the LEFT side going across to the Right;
Pins 1, 3, 5, 7, 9, 11, 13, and 15.

A) Pins 1 and 3 are for the HarDDRive activity LED (Light)
Pin 1 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the HDD LED is dim when the Harddrive is active, switch the wires around.

B) Pins 5 and 7 are for a Reset switch, IF a Reset switch is used.

C) Pin 9, 11, 13, and 15 are not used. Reserved for the factory.

D) Pins 2 and 4 are for the Power On LED (Light)
Pin 2 is for the Positive ( + ) wire.
If the PWR LED is dim when the computer is on, switch the wires around.

E) Pins 6 and 8 are for the Power On switch.

F) There is No Pin 10
There is No Pin 14
Pins 12 and 16 are N/C. Not Connected.

You can also see in the list where the Front Panel USB ports connect to (P - Front Panel USB connector), and the Front Panel Audio ports, (V - Front Panel Audio jumper )

The Power Supply used is a piece of Cr@p.
160 Watts. This is what it looked like,

Gateway part number 6500704,

(Click on Product View, and on Specifications)

It is approximately 6 Inches Wide, 3-1/2 Inches Tall, and 4-1/2 Inches Long.

When installed there is a green plastic lock, that swings over to lock the Power Supply in.
I would remove that green plastic lock mechanism, and use an ATX Power Supply.

All the same dimensions as above, except it is 5-1/2 inches Long.
ATX power supplies are used in a LOT of desktop computer, and readily available. A VERY common Power Supply.

Guess what else? You won't be stuck with a lowly 160 Watt power supply, or have to pay through the nose to get another piece of junk like it.

The Philips head screws in the back of the computer case, hold the Power Supply in just fine, without that plastic piece of junk, also.
An example of a Power Supply that would work, green plastic Lock removed,

430 Watt Power Supply will Not harm the computer.
Because a computer ONLY uses the power it needs, and NO more.

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Sep 01, 2012 | Gateway E-4000 PC Desktop

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Okay,.......that was DU-MB!

Lemme see,.......oh yeah!

Letters and words! !O_O!

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Motherboard photo, and detailed info below it. Scroll down.

Looking at the motherboard installed in the computer case:

1) To the right of the Ram Memory slots, and in the upper right corner, is the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, on the motherboard.

Whitish connector with two columns of 10 socket holes.
A 20-pin ATX main power cable plugs in here,

Note the Lock on the side of the power cable's connector, (Middle photo, and right photo), and the Tab on the motherboard connector, (Left photo)

When the power cable is plugged in correctly, the hooked end of the Lock on the power cable's connector, will be hooked over the Tab on the motherboard connector.

2) Look at the bottom Left corner of the Processor socket. Note the three cylindrical objects. (Radial Aluminum Electrolytic Capacitors)
Note the whitish square 4-socket hole connector below them.

This is where the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable goes. It also has a Lock, just like the 20-pin ATX main power cable connector,

This is power for your Intel Pentium 4 processor.

3) To the Right of the Ram Memory slots, and located below the whitish 20-pin ATX main power cable connector, are the two IDE connectors. (Turquoise Blue)

One is for an IDE (PATA) harddrive, and one is for an IDE(PATA) optical drive. (CD/DVD drive)

The one on the outside near the edge of the motherboard, has IDE1 next to it.
It is for the Harddrive.
The one closer to the middle of the motherboard is IDE2.
It is for the optical drive. (Or drives { 2 } )

One side of those rectangular connectors has a cutout in the middle.
(Square U-shape cutout)
This is where the Locating Lug, on the flat ribbon IDE cable's connector, goes to.

It aligns Number 1 pin in the connector, with Number 1 wire, in the flat ribbon IDE cable.

IF, there is NO Locating Lug on the flat ribbon IDE cable;

On one side of the flat ribbon IDE cable is a thin RED stripe.
This stripe denotes the side that Number 1 wire is on,

Looking at the rectangular IDE1 and IDE2 connectors, Number 1 pin is at the BOTTOM of those connectors.
(Motherboard installed in computer case)

On an IDE harddrive, Number 1 pin is ALWAYS towards the 4-pin power connector.
Same with an optical drive.

4) Since this is a motherboard, that has a RAID option for using multiple harddrives, I'm guessing the two Yellow rectangular connectors, below the two rectangular Turquoise Blue IDE connectors, is for more IDE harddrives.

5) Below the two Yellow IDE harddrive connectors is a Black rectangular connector.
This has 34 pins, and is for a Floppy Drive, IF a Floppy drive is used.

6) Below the Black Floppy Drive connector on the motherboard, is the Front Panel header.

The front of your computer is the Front Panel.
The area of contact pins on the motherboard, that the main wires from the Front Panel go to, is the Front Panel header.

What is needed here is a Front Panel header pinout.

Dunno. Photo isn't clear enough.
Looks like a Black rectangular strip of plastic, with 8 pins in a row.
4 pins, 3 spaces, 1 pin, 1 space, 3 pins.

Looking closely, (And you may need a bright light, and a magnifying glass), what are the abbreviations next to the pins, on the outside edge of the motherboard?

HDD = HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
PW = Power On switch
RST = Reset switch
PWLED, or close to that effect = Power On LED.

Post back in a Comment.

IF, it is just a row of single pins going across, I would use an LED light that has two wires on it.

Computer, (Power Supply actually), plugged into power, touch the two wires to the first two pins.
Go on.

When the Power Supply comes on you know you have the Power On switch pins (2)

Now go back through, but do not touch those pins again.
LED light blinks? = HarDDrive activity LED (Light)
LED light stays on? = Power On LED (Light)
Computer restarts? = Restart switch pins

7) To the left of the white long PCI slots, (There are 5 towards the bottom of the motherboard), are two small Black rectangular connectors. Each has 4 pins in it.

The one that has Audio, or CD, or CD-IN, is for the audio cable from the CD/DVD drive.

8) At the Top of the motherboard in-between the Processor socket, and black Ram Memory slots, is an Orangish connector with 3 pins. Should have CPU, or CPU_FAN next to it. This is where the Processor fan plugs in.

9) At the bottom/left, and below the two small black connectors with 4 pins in them, is an Orangish connector with 3 pins.
This should be for the computer case fan.

Additionally you may want to join this website, and ask them for the Front Panel header pinout, for your Abit BD711 motherboard,

Finding information for an ABIT BD711 motherboard, is about as rare as finding hen's teeth.
I, and I'm sure 100's of people, would be in your debt, if you would post the Front panel header pinout for this motherboard.

Hope I have redeemed myself for the S.N.A.F.U. of the question asked in the Comment, lol!


Aug 30, 2012 | Computers & Internet

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I replaced my power supply and don't remember where the connections went

Not too much way you can go wrong. There's a 20 or 24-pin connector which plugs into the motherboard in only one place. There probably is a 4-pin connector and that, too, goes into the motherboard (in a socket near the CPU). The other connectors are power connectors for you hard drive and CD/DVD. That's about it.

Oct 09, 2011 | HEWLETT-PACKARD Compaq Presario SR5518F...

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How do I add two floppy drives, A and B? There are no jumpers to set.

If you're using an IDE cable and a fairly modern motherboard, just plug one IDE into the first drive, the second IDE into the second drive, and then plug in the IDE cable to the motherboard, and it should automatically configure the drives regardless of jumpers.

Mar 05, 2011 | NEC FD1231M 144MB 35" Internal Floppy Disk...

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Floppy drive light on all the time


The floppy drive light permanently on can be caused by inserting the 4 pin power cable upside down.

Please check that the power cable is correctly inserted. There should be a raised part on the power plug that fits into a slot on the floppy drive power socket.

Hope this helps, please rate my answer :)



Mar 02, 2011 | MSI MS-6547 Motherboard

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Un pluged power sulp. cant remember whear they go

Would help if I had the computer manufacturer's name, and the Model number.

Generic Info:

A) Main power cable:
You may have an old computer which has an AT power supply.
This type of power supply has 2 main power cables.


NOTE the lock tabs on the side of the connectors. The connectors only go one way.
NOTE the Black wires in both connectors.

When both connectors are plugged in properly, the Black wires in both connectors face each other.
Look at the photo to the far right.
(The Black wires are Ground wires)

B) Newer computers past the time period of the above, use an ATX power supply. They use an ATX main power cable.

First there was a 20-pin ATX main power cable.
As time proceeded, and more power was needed to the motherboard, the 24-pin ATX main power cable came out.

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

NOTE the lock tab on the side of the connector. It operates in the same fashion as a see-saw on a playground.

The top of the lock tab is pressed in. The hook on the bottom of the lock tab, catches on a protrusion coming out of the side of the connector, on the motherboard.

When plugging in the Lock Tab faces the 'bump', or protrusion on the connector on the motherboard.

Scroll down the page for info on the 24-pin ATX main power cable, and it's respective connector.
With either style of connector, ensure that the ATX main power cable's connector, is pushed down in the connector on the motherboard. Ensure that the Lock Tab is locked into position.

3) 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.
Also referred to as P4 MB, (Pentium 4 MotherBoard), and P4 12V
(Pentium 4 12 Volt)

This power cable is power for the Processor.
The respective connector on the motherboard, is a square whitish plastic connector with four socket holes.
As shown on the photo to the far Left.

Different manufacturers place the female connector in different places, but it is always located somewhere near the Processor.

4) Standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable:
Also misnomered as a Molex connector.

[Name of first design stuck. Same as calling an adjustable open-end wrench a Crescent wrench]

This power cable is used for IDE, (PATA) harddrives, optical drives, (CD/DVD drive/s), and sometimes for computer case fans.
Note the rounded corners on one side of the connector.
Only allows installing in one direction.
(Unless you 'gorilla' it)

5) SATA power cable:

Used for SATA harddrives, and optical drives that are SATA.
Only plugs in one direction.

Sometimes a SATA harddrive, will have a provision for a standard 4-pin Peripheral power cable, AND a SATA power cable.

ONLY plug in the 15-pin SATA power cable!
I cannot stress this enough.

Plugging in both power cables will BURN up the SATA harddrive.
May not happen right away, but I assure you it WILL happen.

5) Floppy drive power cable:

This is another style of 4-pin Peripheral power cable. A smaller version.
Your computer may not have a Floppy Drive, and hence may not use this power cable.
If you have a Card Reader though, it uses this style of power cable.

Only plugs in, in one direction.
Watch the sharp pointed pins coming out of a Floppy Drive, or Card Reader, that this power cable plugs onto!
Will stick your finger as easily as a straight pin! ]

For power cables going to a graphics card, (Video card, same same), let me know what graphics card it is.

To reply, or post questions, post in a Comment.


Sep 27, 2010 | HP Computers & Internet

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Where does the cable labled P7 go


I have an image for you to look at, and I will need confirmation that this is or is or is not what you are giving reference to.

As far as your issue goes, cable P7 should be marked on both the connector block, and quite possibly onto the motherboard. How many pins are on the connector? if its 4 (two rows of two) then this will plug into the motherboard, and is the Intel board supply. If it is either a 20 or 24 pin block, then this will plug into the motherboard, and this supplies your entire mainboard components with power. If it is 4 or 5 pinned, has red, yellow, and black wiring, and has two corners cut off at one side, then this is the power supply cable for a hard disk drive or CD/DVD drive.
If it is a 4 or five pins white or black block spade like connector, then this will serve a floppy, flop drive for power. If it as spade type connector with loads of pins on it, and about the same size as the hard drive and CD/DVD drive power cable as above described, then this is a SATA power cable, and will power any SATA devices. You will also notice that a SATA drive will also have a smaller complete red or black cable that is similar to its bigger SATA power supply cable. The smaller one is for data.


all of these power cables have grooves, notches or angles cut on either one side, or are shaped so that they will only fit one way. Do not try to force these into any other slot, or you may cause damage.

I hope that this is the fixya for you, and if in the meantime you have any further queries or comments, please do not hesitate to get in contact with me.

Your sincerely


Feb 25, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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Mitsumi 7 in 1 card reader

There are two cnnections required on the back of the card reader.
One is for the Floppy drive. It is flat and wide cable.
The other is a black cable with a smaller connector. This is a USB connector that needs to be plugged into your motherboard.

These USB connections are usually near the bottom right of the motherboard where you connect the power switch and LED lights. They usually have 9 pins. See this link and loko at the third picture so see what i'm talking about.

If you don't have a USB connector on the motherboard.. you'll need to purchase an extension card or an adapter that will plug into a usb outlet on the front of back of your computer.

Best wishes...

Dec 08, 2008 | Mitsumi (FA404MBLACK) (fa404m/black)...

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Help wiring normal hp compaq eplaced power supply no power

I am assuming this is a desktop and not a laptop. On the power supply you have a number of connectors. A 24 pin connector (like a lego block) or a 20 pin (leg block) with a 4 pin (in the pattern shown on a dice) Look at your motherboard and check whether you have any connectors which match these and plug them in. They only go one way round as they are shaped. You will need to plug in the wide white 4 pin connectors to everything else like your CD, your hard drives. The floppy drive has a separate smaller white connector. If you have a sata drive these are usually black and flat. Basically you need to connect some wires to your motherboard and one power cable to each of your devices, hard drive, CD/DVD, floppy drive. It doesnt matter which one you choose. Just one that will fit. If you have a souped up graphics card there may be a 6 pin connector for that either on the board itself or on the graphics card. The 6 pattern is the same as a 6 on a dice also.
Good luck.

Mar 12, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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