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
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Tips for a great answer:
Jan 05, 2013 | AMD MicroStar MS-5191 Socket 7 mATX...
Jan 03, 2013 | IBM Computers & Internet
Dec 01, 2012 | Computers & Internet
Sep 23, 2011 | Foxconn A74ML-K Motherboard AMD Socket...
May 13, 2009 | eMachines T6420 PC Desktop
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.
Mar 26, 2009 | Computers & Internet
Mar 25, 2009 | Acer Computers & Internet
Mar 12, 2009 | Intel Motherboard
Mar 07, 2009 | IBM (49P1599) Motherboard
485 people viewed this question
Usually answered in minutes!
Step 2: Please assign your manual to a product: