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T2958 motherboard connections

My son swapped out the hard drive to test it in another machine, (a different problem). When he reinstalled it the computer would not power up. Power is getting to the mother board because a little led lights up on it. However, no light on the power switch and no fans run when I press the power button. I took off the front panel to see if the power switch is mechanically working (a problem I once had with another emachines). I pulled the wires from the power switch, HDD led, and power led off the motherboard all at one time thinking they were one plastic connector. To my surprise, they are separate. Can you help with pin location and polarity for replacement?

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  • carlb Jan 06, 2008

    exactly the same problem! I thought the connectors were one as well

  • Anonymous Feb 09, 2008

    same problem, replaced power supply and no luck. I unplugged the power switch from the motherboard(black & white) and used a jumper but that didn't work either.

  • Anonymous Dec 28, 2008

    Yup, same thing here...and the replacement cost of a new mobo is $189!!! that's about how much the PC cost!!!



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You are also an apprentice speller I see. I'll never know how you can just go online and display your illiteracy like that. Five spelling errors in one sentence. Didn't go to school or didn't pay attention did you? How can you expect to fix your computer?

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I replaced my mobo in an emachine t2958 yesterday, today it doesnt power on so im off to get a power supply as well *should have read the board first*

my question is that i have the 2 optical drives set up as master slave.
i have the HD plugged to a pci slot since the board I am using doesnt have 3 IDE ports
the only other power plug that is left over (no idea what its for) is labeled P7 from the original powersupply

if I manage to find a setting for P7 and the supply fires up then i have saved myself having to replace the power supply, correct?

Posted on Sep 30, 2008


Lol dear guest the other 1% is the MB, Ram, HD , and or anything else

Posted on Jul 09, 2008

oh im of no help hear but ive had it with people saying
"blah blah sounds like a power supply problem"
i mother **** switched my power supply, bought a new front
panle and still nothing, sry for the agrovation
but if you gona be all like "99% of the time its the power supply"
then for the love of god WHATS THE OTHER 1%!!

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Sounds like a power supply problem, I would check out a power supply tester, usually about 19 bucks, but now adays you can buy a decent power supply for 20 bucks, but before you can and spend money, be sure that everything is connected properly. im searching google now for the pin locations, but if you know what type of motherboard, it will make my search so much easier. ***reply to your other post*** all you need to do to get the hard drive to work in another machine is format the Master Boot Record

Posted on Aug 20, 2006

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2006

    re-reading my post before, the master boot record is just the part of the hard drives software that tells what to boot to, when you change computers, it usually doesnt work, to format the master boot record simply get a windows 98 start up disk, and type fdisk /mbr


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Concerning the pin locations and polarity they are printed on the motherboard close to the pins. Also, your power supply is failing. I have a customer with the same problem, the power supply needed to be replaced and also the motherboard because it would not even boot to post.

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