Question about Dell PowerEdge 1650 Server
Yes looking to identify mainboard connector for the front panel so I can fire it up, hdd indicator led, reset switch etc. I think I have figured out how to interface the power supply, but need to figure out how to connect switches and led's. I think it actually has an LCD status panel in the rack mount frame.
Ideally would love to find a scrapped out rack case for it, but nobody seems to be selling just that peice cheaply.
Hi there, i'm assuming that you have a bare bons system without a case whichis why you are asking the question.
The power switch and status LEDs are mounted on a control board that sits to the left of the drive bay at the front of the machine and connects to the mai board via a flexible circuit board/ribbon cable.
You might get more indication of where this connects from the service documentation which you can find here :-
Hope that's of some help.
Posted on Dec 17, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Front Panel Header pin assignments as follows:
Pins 2 + 4 = Power Led
Pins 6 + 8 = Power Switch
Pins 12 + 14 = LAN Activity Led
Pins 1 + 3 = HDD Led
Pins 5 + 7 = Reset Switch
Pin 9 = +5v
Pins 11 + 13 = ODD Led
Pin formation is as below with no pin in position 10.
2 4 6 8 10 12 14
1 3 5 7 9 11 13
You will probably need to extend the Front Panel connector cable to reach the header pins on a replacement motherboard - I did this with 2 x N76HL 10 pin extension cables (male to female) from Maplin.
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