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The power button wires in a computer that was given to me were pulled out were do the plug in to the mother board?

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Well find out the mother board make and model it should be imprinted on it some where flat probably in the center then look that up on the internet and find the manual. There it will describe the location on the board and which pins specifically. It will probably be on the bottom half of the board or the opposite side of the heat sink and RAM. The pins are pretty small and grouped in rectangles but once you have the manual for the board it shouldn't be that hard. If you still have the broken wire attatched to the pins though you could just take off the old wire and put on the new one.

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Look for letters on the motherboard that match the markings on the wires. Like PW or PS for the power light, etc.....

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