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Gateway wont turn on

Ok i unplugged and removed the motherboard to check my back plate`for the cpu cooler. when i was done i put everything back in but when i came to these 3 cables with 2 pin connectors on each of then i was lost. i tried pluggin them in numerous places. the connectors are from the front power button`one says hdd led, power sw, and power led. do you guys know where they have to go?

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  • johnny815 Jul 07, 2008

    well i check the mobo but i couldnt see anything. anyways i went to the gateway website and looked around and finally found the page explaining where to plug in the connectors, thanks for your time.

  • pndycedo Sep 27, 2008

    The three twisted wires from the power led button? Where do they go?



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Usually in the motherboard it tells you where those plug correspond to the board. to you see and pins on your board that are labeled?

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