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What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

Question: What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

I get a bit jittery when I'm unplugging cable connectors (these images are just examples, I'm thinking of all types of connectors). What's the best way to safely unplug them?, pull from the cables or from the plastic case. What's your experience?. This pics are just a few examples of connectors. I'm posting this thread about any type of connectors. Thank you.

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Preferred Solution: What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

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Answer: What's the best way to unplug laptop cable internal connectors on motherboard etc?

Many simply pull apart. Watch out for the ones with locking tabs though. I don't think you have anything to worry about as long as you take your time.

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My HP laptop is running Win10 with all updates installed as of tonight (12/28/16). A couple weeks ago my laptop stopped waking up from sleep mode. By playing around with it for a few days I realized that the only way to get it to wake up from sleep is to unplug the power cord. When I do this, it immediately wakes up to the login screen.

No other software has been installed recently and I keep my laptop well maintained AV wise.

Any ideas as to why this happened and how to remedy the issue?

Thanks in advance.

Sean Hite

Answer:Laptop only wakes up from sleep mode if I unplug the power cable

Welcome to the TenForums.

A couple of weeks ago updates were released, December 13th, the second Tuesday of the month. Other updates are release if required off this schedule but the second Tuesday is an always. I'm not sure that Windows updates are causing this or if driver updates may be influencing behavior.

First off I would reset or restore all and any power plans to default. Then reboot. See if behavior persists. If it clears, excellent.

If not your could try a system restore to a date around the 6th. If this fixes things excellent but updates will be re-installed. We could shut off driver updates.

If either process works please explore Macrium Reflect as an OS imager. It is free to home users, you can keep versions and it is a quick and reliable way to get back to a working system. (You also need your data backed up, which Macrium will include depending on your partitions and setup. If you just have C: then it will include everything.

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Looking inside my XPS 8900 Desktop I find that I have 2 black 6 pin female molex type connectors on the end of cables coming from the Power Supply.  Anybody know what these are for please ??

Answer:XPS 8900 internal power connectors

Some video cards require 6-pin connectors - they're there for supporting such cards.

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Hello AllCan not find the internal connector cable for Hp Z840 Workstation. part number for "751366-001".At least I can find a picture of the wiring diagram will be enough.I'm having problems with the machines Z840 for the Thunderbolt cable has changed. Unfortunately I do not have it in changed cable. 

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I bought a new case for an old Megatrends mainboard. The new case has four USB ports on the front of the case. The wires coming out of each of these USB ports terminate in a black, nine pin, female connector. The black connector measures .5 inches wide by about .25 inches thick. My old main board only has two USB ports in the back of the machine. The two USB ports coming out of the back of the machine are mounted directly to the main board.

How can I connect the four ports not being used at the moment on the front of the new case to the ports on the old motherboard in the back of the machine? Is there some kind of connector I can plug into the nine pin female connector in order to chain all the ports together?

Thank you in advance for your reply.

Answer:Solved: How Do I Connect Internal USB Female Connectors Together

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Good evening, all!
I traded for an external SSD on craigslist with the baseless expectation that inside I would find a typical internal SSD (like you generally see with external platter drives). To my surprise, the contacts that peak out of the shell, are the only contacts it has! It's a micro-usb with a supplemental connector, I believe it's a USB 3.0 Micro-B plug:

Clarification: this is the cable that would plug into the SSD; my SSD does not have built-in male connectors

I'm not seeing any adapters from Micro-b to Sata, and if I did I don't know what kind of performance hit I would take. Another thought would be just running my operating system over USB3. It's Cyber Monday and I've got my eye on this 128GB SSD for $50: Money is a little tight, can that stupid external be salvaged for significant performance increases over platter? Or do I have to spring the money?
Thank you!

Answer:Solved: External SSD: internal connectors aren't what I hoped

Couldn't find anything and decided to make the purchase before bed.

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Question: Cable connectors

Just wondering what the following stand for when it comes to cable connectors


And are the used with the following


Any help is appreciated.

Answer:Cable connectors

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Question: Cable Connectors

I need to know where i can buy the following connectors on the link below? Please Thanksclick here

Answer:Cable Connectors

No idea at all what they are, have you tried Maplins?

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Question: Cable connectors

I want to install a second and larger hard drive, and if you read the instructions it is fairly easy right.? But both connectors on my cable are black not one black and one grey. Will this cause any problems?

Answer:Cable connectors

no it shouldnt. find out

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I was just told that if and when I reformat I need to unplug my ethernet cable. Correct or incorrect? Some help please?

Answer:Should unplug my ethernet cable to format?

Take it acer told you that. No you don't need to.

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I am getting a new graphics card (GeForce 8800GT), and I need to connect it to my power supply.  The only unused connectors I see inside my computer are located on lines that are connected to other things.  One is about 4 inches before another connector plugged in to something (I think it's where some USB and other ports are), and the other is after a connector plugged in to my CD/DVD drive, just hanging there after a few inches of cable.  Like this:Power supply------------------unused connector---------connector in USB, etc.Power supply------------------connector in CD/DVD---------unused connectorCan those unused connectors be used as well, or do I have to get a new power supply with more cables coming out of it?Thanks.

Answer:Power cable connectors

You can use the open ones

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I have recently replaced my old CD ROM drive and a combo DVD/CD R/RW drive with a faster CD R/RW drive and a separate DVD drive. Because of the way round the drives fit in the case I replaced the old 80 pin ribbon with a slightly longer one. Both work fine but I notice at boot up a notification that did not appear before saying " Secondary IDE channel no 80 conductor cable installed " Is this significant and should I bother to replace the current cable with an 80 conductor one ?

Answer:IDE ribbon cable connectors

if you have reverted back to the 40 pin ide cable ,this is a step backwards you get the faster transfer times on the ide 80 pin cable -regards - hol pol...

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I am in the process of removing the CD-R drive from my Dell Dimension 8200 so I can install a Plextor 712 DVD drive, and I can't unplug the power cable. Is there a trick to this, or is it just a matter of my not having enough strength in my hands (old lady)? How far dare I go--for example, should I try to pry it out or use pliers on it? Can I wiggle it hard? I am afraid of breaking it or bending pins.

This is only the second time I have done anything inside a computer (the last time I successfully installed a CD drive in a Compaq), so I am really a newbie at it and don't know what to expect. Any help appreciated!

Answer:Solved: Can't unplug power cable to CD drive

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I am new here, I tried to search but no threads popped up, so forgive me if you've all heard this one before.

Found a very old computer, set it next to my HP Pavilion, which has been working great. I'd consider myself to have intermediate knowledge about PC's, and I know that system was fine. No virii, spyware, adware, etc.

I unplugged the VGA cable, inserted it into the VGA output on the old beast,, and connected power with a separate power cable. Started, and got some graphical message saying the systems basically very unhappy and to consult the manual. Cool, fun project. For now I'm thinking, "OK reconnect VGA cable to my working PC, and research the problem.

After connecting VGA, nothing happens. I realize I had unplugged the VGA cable, plugged it into the old computer, and back into my computer, all while the HP was still on. I know this is normally not smart...but I figured hey, its just a VGA cable. So i press restart... things go normally, Windows XP screen pops up, with the little progress bar.

Now here's where things go wrong. Windows won't start. Just a black screen. Nothing.

I've been trying to use the windows recovery CD, and now am in a loop because everytime I start again, it wants to continue installing windows XP.

When I try and do a "repair" it asks for the admin password. I don't know it? Blank doesn't work. This PC was just handed to me by my friend. I've been ... Read more

Answer:Unplug, plugin VGA cable, now failed startup?

If you can take the hard drive out slave it in another computer get your files of it that way then replace the drive back in your computer and do a clean install..It is a shame you never used the magic jellybean key finder to give you your product key so atleast you would of had it..

I have no clue how you could retrieve your admin passowrd..maybe there is a dos way not sure..maybe another member will know..

Good luck..

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OK. I im in a desper need of hight tech help. I bought a used wireless router by buffalo. I traid to connect it to my DSL modem. All of the sadden I couldn't connect to the internet and on the network connections it shows that Connection 1 cable is unplug and same thing on connection 2. Divice manager shows the network adapter is working find with no problems reported. I even reinstalled a fresh copy of windows xp pro, but still did not fix the problem.
This is a costum made desktop. The motherboard is a P5N32-SLI SE with Intel CPU E6660. The network adapter is part of the motherboard. I have a lready disconnected the wireless router but still shows the unplag cable message. I do not see any lights on either of the network connections. The motherboard has two ethernet connections; connection 1 and connection 2. Both of these connections do not show and activity on their LEDs. When i do ipoconfig, it shows media disconnected message.

Thank you and please let me know if you need additional information...

Answer:Media Disconnected/ ANetwork Cable is Unplug

Please supply the following info, exact make and models of the equipment please.

Name of your ISP (Internet Service Provider).
Make and exact model of the broadband modem.
Make and exact model and hardware version of the router (if a separate unit).
Model numbers can usually be obtained from the label on the device.
Connection type, wired or wireless.
If wireless, encryption used, (none, WEP, WPA, or WPA2)
Version and patch level of Windows on all affected machines, i.e. XP (Home or Pro), SP1-SP2-SP3, Vista (Home, Business, Ultimate), etc.
The Internet Browser in use, IE, Firefox, Opera, etc.

Please give an exact description of your problem symptoms, including the exact text of any error messages.

If you're using a wireless connection, have you tried a direct connection with a cable to see if that changes the symptoms?
For wireless issues, have you disabled all encryption on the router to see if you can connect that way?
Have you connected directly to the broadband modem to see if this is a router or modem/ISP issue?
If there are other computers on the same network, are they experiencing the same issue, or do they function normally?

On any affected computer, I'd also like to see this:

Hold the Windows key and press R, then type CMD (COMMAND for W98/WME) to open a command prompt:

Type the following commands on separate lines, following each one with the Enter key:





Right click in the comm... Read more

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Hi - hope someone can advice a network novice.I want to set up a wired network for broadband.I have 2 PCs - one on XP with network port, one win98 without.Main PC will need internet access daily, 2nd PC maybe once a week or less.I know I need a router and the main PC will be connected to this at all times.My question is can I unplug the 2nd PC from the router when not in use, and only plug it in when needed?I don't want cables cluttering the house. I know I could go for a wireless network, but want to explore this option first.

Answer:advice please - wired network can I unplug cable?

Yes. In fact, Ethernet cables are hot-pluggable, the only slight risk being that some adapter/router combinations can fail to get an IP when hot-plugged.

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I bought 100' of Cat6 wire and just saw that the RJ45 connectors I already have are Cat5e.
Can I use them?

Answer:Cat6 cable with Cat5e connectors?

Sure. The connectors are the same (RJ-45). That's what counts if you're using standard Ethernet connections. Be sure to follow the pin-out assignments.

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Hi! I have a silly amateur question.
I have inside my pc an ssd, an hdd, dvd drive, an extra USB 3.0 with a 4 pin power supply, and Id like to buy a USB 3.0 PCI Express Card which needs power supply.
All the power cables inside the PC have 3 or 4 connectors. Can I double them up? So both SSD and HDD run of one cable. Then I'd have enough connectors for everything.
Also how can I check how much power I'm actually using to check I'm not over doing things!
The power supply is a PURE POWER L7 | 530W
click here thanks.

Answer:one power cable with multiple connectors...

Sata power splitter click here

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I try IPconfig release and renew, it seems only to renew the cable modem IP addr., and my router still uses the same dynamic IP addr. How do I clear and renew that IP addr.?

I use a Linksys router, and in its software, there doesn't seems to be a function to release the router's IP addr.

Answer:To clear IP addr., do I need to unplug the cable modem or the router?

Try rebooting or power cycling the router and modem. May or may not work depending on your ISP. I have a dynamic IP on my cable modem but my WAN IP address hardly ever changes. If it doesn't change there isn't much you can do other than calling your ISP and asking them to change. They are likely going to ask why you want it changed.

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Well I just looked at some new sound cards today and I have to say -

[RANT]OMFG how many more audio 3.5 mini-jacks will I have to plug into the back of my PC?

I say they take some other connector type and make it so all audio goes through 1 cable. Heck they can even overload the cable with a few extra not currently used lines for "future upgradability".

What are your thoughts on changing the hardware setup to something a little simpler -

BTW I am the same guy who loves HDMI inputs over the standard 5 plug High Definition inputs on my TV.

What are we living in the dark ages we can't come up with SIMPLE connectors that function well?[/RANT]

Whew now that I got that off my chest I'll sleep better. Am I the only one who thinks theres just a few too many plugs when it comes to audio?

Answer:Does anyone think they need a new cable type for the newest audio connectors?

Ha, I have RCA jacks running all over the place at my TV.
Dreamcast, Gamecube, XBOX, DVD player, Linux Box, 5.1 surround sound, digital cable. Those all cross through my TV somehow on RCA, then I have all the CAT5, coax and whatever other wires I can find! Don't mind though, they worh better then the RF modulators.

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Hey all,
In a house-move a bag with various cables got lost. My boyfriend has had a high performance Desktop PC tower custom made by a friend but can now no longer use it, because he cannot start it without the power cable and cannot connect it to the monitor without the connector cable.
I would like to get the cables for him as a surprise but am at a loss what cables I have to ask for in the shop and which store to even go to.
As far as I can see it is an ANTEC power supply, with a 3-pin plug connection that looks a little like a house (excuse my non-techy jargon) and the monitor is an LG flatscreen with various connections, so unsure what cable I need. I have photos if that helps.
Can anyone help and tell me what the technical terms are for the cables that I need and maybe recommend a retailer for me to go to and ask?! I live in the UK.
Many thanks in advance guys.

Answer:Desktop PC replacement power cable and connectors

This usually the standard cable for a computer power supply click here
To complicate things we would need the monitor model number to be able to advise where to get a cable/power adaptor an would also need to know how he connects the monitor to the computer as this could be either HDMI, DVI or a D-sub connection cable.

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Does anyone know where to buy a PCIe x1 riser cable where the connectors on end are mounted on a right angle to the cable? My motherboard only has two PCIe slots, with the x1 slot being right next to the x16 slot. I have a graphics card plugged into the x16 slot and like most cards, the heatsink and fan cover up the x1 slot, making it impossible to use that slot for anything. There exist riser cables that you can plug into a PCIe slot and then plug a card into the other end, however all the cables I can find have the connectors mounted straight on the end of the cable, which causes the same problem as trying to use a card in the slot, namely that the graphics card is in the way. Additionally, my motherboard is short, so there are two slots in the case below the bottom of the board. One of these slots would be perfect for mounting a card on the end of a cable, but if the connector isn't on a right angle, it won't fit. I've seen pictures of such a cable, but I've never found anywhere to buy one. I'd like to add a USB 3.0 card to this system. PCIe x1 cards go for less than $20. A standard PCI card (I have two free PCI slots) costs about $60 and won't give full performance because of the limitation of the PCI standard. A PCIe card and a riser cable with right angle connectors would solve the problem perfectly. I could get a x16 riser cable for the graphics card, but it would have to be long enough to go over any USB 3.0 card I might add. Since the cables ... Read more

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I was wondering if it would be okay to just leavesata cable for my hdd connected while power unplugged. Would there be any harmful consequences?Are there certain requirements? Right now I have my pata dvd writer connected but unpowered. Is that okay too? Or are there consequences? Please advice. Thank you very much everyone at the helproom.

Answer:leave sata data cable connected but unplug power

Not the best policy, but if the devices have no power, it probably won't cause you any grief....Not something I'd advise though, if you don't need them why not take them out?

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When my cable internet just doesn't work or gets extremely slow, a simple unpowering the router and plugging it back in fixes that problem.

Is this because the router isn't on a surge protector? How can this constant unplugging/plugging back in problem be resolved?

Answer:When my cable internet gets slow, I have to unplug my router and plug it back in...

Sounds like you have a Netgear router. I'm thinking probably model WGT624. These seem to have a flaw with the SPI firewall which is on by default. Netgear won't admit to the problem, probably because that would me a MASSIVE recall, but I did get them to admit to me I had to dissable the SPI firewall to fix the router crashing. Try disabling the SPI firewall, but don't worry because you will still at least have a NAT firewall.

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Lenovo 3000 - G430 - Shudownes when I unplug my power cable also I can see the battery status like " plugged in - not charging " . Why is it so ? Need Help ! Why is it so !

Answer:Lenovo 3000 - G430 - Shudownes when I unplug my power cable

You may need a new battery?

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l have windows 2000 and l keep getting local area connection network cable unplug

Answer:Solved: local area connection network cable unplug

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Regardless of PC, I have 3 win7 pc's. This did not happen until the last few months, but with me dual booting between Linux and Windows, the problem has become evident.

I dual boot linux, and it connects without needing to be unpluged- repluged the ethernet line.

could it be the wireless Netgear router or switch or windows 7?

I use a 5 port gig switch between router and PC's.
WGT-624 v3 (with latest firmware, been using this for years)

TEG - 550g Trendnet switch

Answer:Windows every boot need to unplug-replug Ethernet cable for internet

Are you given a different IP address from the router on each OS? Might want to make that pc use a static address in your router. Try setting up a DHCP reservation for that machine on it.

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Hey guys, I'm new here; I'm having a problem that is bothering me, I recently installed windows 8.1 on my alienware 17x R2, the problem is the laptop never shutdown and still running !, also when I unplug the power cable then plug it back again the windows freeze ! , Note that the battery on my laptop is nearly dead; I wasn't have a problem like this with windows 7, please advice, thanks

Answer:Windows 8.1 Freeze on shutdown and plug/unplug power cable

Right click the battery icon in the taskbar. Then, click power options. Then choose what the power button does. Click Change settings that are currently unavailable. Finally, uncheck turn on fast startup.

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Can we have a hard drive and a DVD on the same IDE cable?

Answer:Not enough IDE connectors on Motherboard

2 devices per ide thats the limit
make drive slave make dvd the master on the end of cable
so answer is yes

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hiya all wonder if anyone can help me hear, i have moved my pc desktop so i have more room ,only to switch on and it just keeps rebooting, i think a connector has come off on motherboard but were lol,,,, would anyone know wots happening here much appreciated

Answer:connectors come off motherboard

If a connector has come off it will most likely only fit in one place.

If you can try to get to safe mode and start there.
restart your computer and before windows starts tap F8 until the menu shows.
If you miss it you will have to restart to get another shot at it.

Once there go to computer

Try right clicking on Computer,Properties,Advanced System
In the Start up and Recovery box click Settings.
In System Failure box uncheck Automatically Restart, and check Write an event to the System Log

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on the small plugs that connect various things to the motherboard i have noticed a small arrow on some of the plugs does this show the pin that picks up the power? if no what does it mean

Answer:motherboard connectors

If it is only one arrow per plug and it is on one corner then it identifies pin 1.

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Hi i'm currently putting a PC together and i'm stuck with the mobo connectors. I've attached the front audio connectors but there are three connectors still not plugged in and it doesn't look like there's anywhere to plug them. They're R-RET, L-RET and GROUND. I know what ground is for but I already have a ground connector plugged in for the front audio as there is two. Do I need to plug them both in? What are the other two for? Thanks in advance.

Answer:Motherboard connectors

these are for the right rear channel audio signal and left rear channel audio signal.So if your motherboard doesn't support them, it's no great shakes, especially if the front speakers work.

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What is the difference between the two types?


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Hi All,
I have a Lenovo Twist laptop. I spilled coffee all over the keyboard ruining it. I took the keyboard out to replace it and broke the thin black clips that hold the ribbon cables to the motherboard. Everyone I spoke with winced when I told them what I was looking for and I cannot find them anywhere on the internet. Does anyone have any suggestions? Its the longer of the 2 clips. Maybe a quarter inch by one and a quarter inch black clip, really thin and small.


Answer:Lenovo Twist Keyboard Ribbon Cable Connectors

It might be hard to find the exact clips for the Lenovo. Have you considered just taping or hot gluing the cable in place?

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I don't have cable wall hookups in my rooms, and would like to install wall plugs but am not sure what kind or where to buy cable.
Would solid cable as used by Road Runner be best?
Should I have a main connection panel in garage and then feed indivudal cable to each room?



Answer:Solved: Need Cable Wall Connectors in rooms of house???

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X1 carbon display goes black for 1 sec every time I plug/unplug the power cableWhat do you propose I should do? 

Answer:X1 carbon display goes black for 1 sec every time I plug/unplug the power cable

It sounds like the graphics driver is changing refresh rates.Follow these instructions uncheck "Display Refresh Rate Switching".

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i was trying to add a dvd drive to my pca but having trouble with connections on the motherboard my pc is sata setup on motherboard i have six sata sockets 4 are coloured orange and have cables going to hdrive dvd drive psu and card reader the other two are empty and are coloured purple could anyone tell me what these other two empty purple sata sockets are for im guessing slaves but not sure.

Answer:sata motherboard connectors

hello.common practice among motherboard makers is to color-code the external sata ports they provide. there will also be a 3rd party sata driver install file along with an e-sata ports slot to put in the back.the e-sata ports were finicky to set up for me. they lie empty and useless. can't wait for the 10 sata ported motherboards. :-)

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so i just got in my asus p5q pro motherboard yesterday and stuck it in the case and decided just to hook up the front panel usb/audio/power button cords and hook up the case fans since i dont have the rest of the components yet.

i have 3 120mm case fans installed and in the manual where the diagram is, it shows 4 different places for fans. 1 is the 4 pin cpu fan, 2 of them are for the 3 pin chassis fans, and one is a 3 pin labeled power fan.

the manual didnt really specify what i was looking for. can one of the 120 mm fans be plugged into the power fan slot? if not, what goes in there and how do i go about hooking up the 3rd 120mm case fan.

sorry for the lame noob question.
dont want to mess my board up though by doing something stupid.

Answer:Motherboard question: fan connectors

I have one of those "power" fan headers on my motherboard too. I think it's meant to be used with a chipset cooler or something, that can be adjusted via BIOS. I have a regular 120mm case fan hooked up to it and it works fine...

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I connected the 20 + pin to the motherboard,and the 4 pin to the motherboard. The guide tells me i need to plug in a 8 pin power connector? neither the PSU or the motherboard came with this cable. I don't even have a 8 pin slot for it on the motherboard.

Answer:PSU power connectors to motherboard.

If you don't have an 8-pin power slot on the motherboard, theres no need to worry. I guess that guide is trying to cover different types of motherboards. Ones with the 4-pin or 8-pin CPU power connector.

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Trying to find small 3 pin power & rpm connectors that power fans from headers on motherboard.Is it possible to buy these with length of wiring attached.Would maybe have more luck if i knew correct name.

Answer:Motherboard Header Connectors

Probably the easiest way is to buy a cheap case fan with the connector attached, and cut the fan off. It's unlikely you'll get the connector with wire already attached any other way.

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When connecting the switch leads to the MB (ie power led, power sw etc.) does it matter which way round they go? Does the lettering on the plugs face in or out?

Answer:Motherboard and switch connectors

Switches don't matter.LEDs should (apparently) but i've never got one the "wrong" way round...

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hi all
i have a motherboard
i just installed all the motherboard's connectors except the power and the restart connectors ! i don't know where do i plug them on the motherboard ! ?

can anyone help me if there anyway to know how to connect them ?

Answer:how to install motherboard connectors !

i mean the power and restart buttons' connectors on ATX motherboard

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All 3 Fan Connectors on my HP ZE5000 Laptop Motherboard burnt. Could someone advise me where to get 5V on the motherboard to power up the fans or is there a way to make the connectors work again. I can solder the wires from the fans to the motherboard if i know where to get 5V 0.3A from. Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:Motherboard Fan Connectors burnt

Check the connectors for either floppy-drive or CD-drive. In their pin-out is guaranteed a +5V.
Question is, WHY did ALL fan-connectors burn out? Are all those fans burnt themselves as well?

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So I started a PC build and noticed the psu wasn't giving power or turning green. I read about the paper clip test for psu's and attempted it. Mistakenly (I feel very stupid) I didnt unplug my psu from my motherboard

The gpu fan spun and that's about it. I unplugged after a few seconds. Are all my parts damaged ?

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Where is a cheap place to buy RJ45 connectors?

Also whats a cheap/okay cable tester for cross over and patch cables? has an okay special, but I dont need a crimper or cable.


Answer:Need a cheap cable tester for patch/cross over + Need rj45 connectors. Where?

Just about any local electronics shop should have them. I can get them locally for a dime a dozen.

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So I had no such problems until today. It happened instantly. Even though my batter is full, whenever I unplug my charger the laptop shuts down instantly. And when I turn it back on, the orange battery light on the right side flashes quickly. Someone had told me that the battery was dead or I had to replace it but it worked just fine until today. I have been using this laptop for almost 4 years now. Thanks for the suggestions and help.


Go to Solution.

Answer:U530 Touch instantly shuts down whenever I unplug the power cable even though battery is full

Welcome to the Lenovo Community !
Sorry to hear of the issue you are having.  The first thing I would check is the condition of the battery.  Given that the laptop is 4 years old, a failed battery is very likely.  You can use the free HWMonitor utility at the link below to view the battery's condition.  It will tell you what the present charge capacity is as well as how much wear the battery has received over the last 4 years.
HWMonitor comes it two versions.  The first will install directly to your hard drive.  The second version is a portable one that can be unzipped and run without any installation.  The portable version can then be run from a flash drive.

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Hi i just bought a gigabyte 970a-d3p motherboard and im building a computer from alot of parts that i already had and the power supply i have doesn't have a 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector. The power supply is a 485w and it has the standard 20+4 pin a 6 pin and a extra 4 pin is there a way i can fix this without buying a new power supply? ( such as i dont need to hook up the 1 x 8-pin ATX 12V power connector anyway? ) thanks for looking and please help me out if u can.

Answer:Solved: motherboard power connectors

What is the make and model of the power supply?

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hi, i bought a graphics card and new psu which i installed great, but i also bought a new case and tried to install everything from the pc into the new case but i couldnt find were the power sw, reset sw and usb 3.0 front pannel connctor cables  go as their is no manuel (or so i think) for the hp willow motherboard and it doesn't specifiy where they slots are.

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I only have 2 sata connectors in my motherboard and i wanted to add multiple drives.

Is there some sort of cable or device i can add to make this possible.

Also one of my psu only has 2 sata connectors. I also wanted to add more and the only thing i found was something called an hdd connector y split cable which only increases my count by 1.

Answer:Only 2 sata connectors in motherboard, how to increase?

Nexus_ said:

I only have 2 sata connectors in my motherboard and i wanted to add multiple drives.

Is there some sort of cable or device i can add to make this possible.

Also one of my psu only has 2 sata connectors. I also wanted to add more and the only thing i found was something called an hdd connector y split cable which only increases my count by 1.Click to expand...

Do you also have another power (molex) connection. The "Y" cable would be for the data connection. The additional drive would also need a power connection.

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Good morning everyone,

I have a ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. SABERTOOTH 990FX Rev. 1.01 and last night I finished transitioning all of my computer parts into my new SilverStone Raven 4 case with the CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO CPU cooler.

I went to plug in two air penetrator fan (SilverStone Technology Co., Ltd.INTRODUCTION?AP181=) and when I went to change the speed on the fans (like an on off swtich), I heard a big ZAP sound and my computer restarted.

I finally found the problem with the wires being put in backwards (not by me). However, the chassis fan connectors on the motherboard is no longer powering the fans and my BIOS no longer detects the fans connected to it for monitoring (but computer is still working fine), so I'm having to run an adaptor direct to my power supply for the fans to work.

Is there any way to fix this problem or is the chassis fan connectors toast now and nothing I can do about it?


Answer:Motherboard's Chassis fan connectors not working

Well, usually a big zap sound and a restart signify that something went seriously wrong. I suspect that you've blown the regulators that provide power to the chassis fans. They are not field repairable, meaning that you can't fix them. I would suggest getting a commercial fan controller to look after your fans.

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Can anyone tell me what is the power and led,s pinot on a Thinkcenter 8148 U motherboard? Instead of having 2 strips it has one. And for audio and usb please? I,eve searched everywhere online and can't find a manual. Many thanks! I forgot to check e-mail when someone might come up with something please.

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This is probably a no-brainer, but I'd rather be safe than sorry.

I just bought an ATX power supply with a 24 pin connector.

My motherboard has a 20 pin connector.

The power supply box says:

SO - does this mean I can use it?

Do I just let the 2 extra "pins" on each side just hang there?

I figure the answer is "yes", but I want to be sure.

Thanks, in advance.

Answer:Modular Motherboard Connectors (20-pin To 24-pin Interchangeable)

You should be able to use the ps. Look closely at the atx connector you will see part of it will detach. You now plug in what is left to the 20pin connector on the board.

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Hello Lenovo Community, i have just purchased a new mother board(msi h55 e23) and have just installed it into my Lenovo 3000 h210. The only problem with it is the front panel connectors. I don't understand how they're supposed to work. I have a JFP1 and JFP2, yet i'm not sure where the front panel connectors go because im pretty sure they aren't your standard front panel connectors. Is there anyway to get by this without me having to purchase a new case?

Answer:Front Panel Connectors with new Motherboard
Hi tehota123 and welcome to the Community,
Is this like the problem that you have?

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Hi, I recently let my friend borrow my Lenovo V570 laptop while I was out of town because he wanted to fix the keyboard which did not work at all. The keyboard was removed and reinstalled with a new one but a worse problem was created. The power button cable was removed and the plastic piece that locks it was lost. I cannot afford to pay for computer repair or a new motherboard, I know its still good since the battery light is on and charges when plugged in.

Now I cannot turn on my laptop at all and I need it for school ASAP. I read through the maintenance manual many times for this laptop but it does not say exactly what each one of these inputs are for. So my plan was to remove the plastic lock from the cable for the touchpad. At this point I dont care if the keyboard or touchpad works (I will use USB keyboard and mouse) I just need to be able to power it on and working USB ports.
So I unplugged the plastic lock from the input I believe was the touchpad and tried to install it in the power button cable input since it looks like the same size. Problem is it is very small and difficult to work with and when I tried to install it I slightly bent one of the pins (shown in photos below.

If I carefully straighten out the pin on the cable input and try it again (any tips would be appreciated in doing this) do you think the plastic lock I removed will fit in the power button cable input? Also are these plastic lock pieces hard to find if I need a replacement?

Also does anybody k... Read more

Answer:Need help with Power Button Cable Input Plastic Lock on Laptop Motherboard!

It may or may not fit, sometimes every connector is different. Personally I would use hot glue to keep the cable in place.

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I have a motherboard which I wish to replace. The System Panel Connectors built inside the desktop tower case is set in one plastic block (if that makes sense) and connects to the motherboard in one place. This "block" contains within it connections for, for example, Power LED, HD LED, Reset, etc.When I consider a new motherboard, the pins on it are laid out in such a fashion that I can't use this same plastic connecting "block"; the individual wires would have to be separated out, if you know what I mean. What can be done about this?Can I pull the wires out and attach each to an individual piece of plastic (and can these be bought anyway)?Or do I have to buy a new tower case?

Answer:Motherboard System Panel Connectors Problem

i had the same problem so what i did was snip the block off and colour matched them together and to my knowledge it is still working fine but be very cautios as they do not all have the same colours good luck

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Hello, These are the color coded cable connectors as they sit on the MBAll SATA.  black    white          Bblack    light-blue   L                                   U                                   E               orange What happened was I was installing a hard drive, but I had to move and disconnect the cables. Now I don't recall where the cable/wires correctedly connect on the MB.  These are all sata flat cables, color is red.

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Hi everyone,

I am replacing a MB in a system that would not recognize the hard drive any longer. I tested both the drive and the drive cable in a different machine and they worked fine.

The board I am installing is an Asus P4S800D-X. I thought that I had everything connected correctly but was not totally sure about the front panel connections. When I turn it on the cpu fan runs and it sounds like the HDD is spinning, but no video at all. The power light on the monitor is a steady green blink on and off. Whether the power on the computer is turned on or off is not affecting what the green light is doing on the monitor.

I'm not positive that I have all these front panel connections correct. It's a generic midtower case. Here is the pdf manual that shows the panel connections on page 1-20 for the new board.

The following is what the writing says on each of the actual connectors in the case that I'm trying to match up with correct connection on the board.

1. Orange and cream wires with a single connector with 2 holes says "HDD LED + - "
(should this one be connected to the one in the manual that says "Hard disk activity LED"?
2. Green and black wires with a single connector with 2 holes says "M/B SW"
(should this one be connected to the one in the manual that says "ATX Power Switch"?)
3. Cream & black wires with single connector with 2 h... Read more

Answer:Solved: Asus motherboard panel connectors

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I have a motherboard/cpu setup I want to test, but I don't want to go through all the trouble of installing it in a case. Could I connect everything required, MB, memory, PSU, plus the mouse, keyboard, monitor. Then just attack a jumper connector to the power/ground pin, thereby using the PSU on/ off switch to turn it on?

Answer:Can I Test Motherboard Without The System Control Connectors By

Actually, testing outside the case is a common practice for many self-builders and techs alike.

Get yourself a large wood bread/cutting board and put everything on that. These are best because they are not painted or have a finish that might be conductive. If no wooden board, use a large piece of plain brown cardboard. Some may say to use the motherboard box but that is a BAD idea as many inks in labels contain metallic components (even lead in some cases). So plain unfinished cardboard or wood. Never carpet or other soft surfaces that does not allow air to circulate underneath.

Note that some also say to use the anti-static bag many motherboards come in. This is a VERY BAD idea because many of these bags are designed with outer layers that are highly conductive! You don't want to place your motherboard with 1000s of electrical contact points on something that is highly conductive. These bags are designed to "shunt" any static discharge around the contents of the bag - just like a car body will shunt a lightning strike around - NOT through! - the occupants.

Then just attack a jumper connector to the power/ground pinClick to expand...

Don't "attack" jumpers. They might fight back and win!

And don't "attach" a jumper either. All you want to do is momentarily short the two pins on the motherboard. You need to study the motherboard's front panel I/O header to see which two pins the case's front panel power b... Read more

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I have a specific about specific hardware but the problem may be similiar to one that others have encountered.

Intel's D955XBK desktop board provides support for 8 SATA drives.

But the only chassis (e.g. cases) that will support 8 SATA (or IDE or SCSI) drives are SERVER chassis.

I therefore purchased a Supermicro SC743T-650 chassis to use with an Intel D955XBK motherboard. The 650 stands for a 650W power supply which is the most I could get without going to the 760 which is triple redundent and therefore very expensive $$$$.

The chassis has 2 rear fans, 4 mid fans, and no front fans.

The fans are Nidec VA300DC model V35375-33 according to the spec sheet but are actually labelled as V35375-58. I can find neither model number on Nidec's website. The label also says that each fan is rated at 0.6A. All the fans are the same.

The Intel D955XBK has 3 fan connectors: front rated to 1.0A, rear rated to 1.0A, and aux rear rated to 3.0A. Supposely all can be controlled via the BIOS settings.

It would appear that the best option would be to connect one of the rear fans to the front fan connector on the motherboard (0.6A < 1.0A), the second rear fan to the rear fan connector on the motherboard (0.6A < 1.0A), and then connect all 4 mid fans to the aux rear connector on the motherboard (4 x 0.6 = 2.4A < 3.0A). For the 4 mid fans I would need to make a "splitter cable" that would go from the single connector on the motherboa... Read more

Answer:More fans than motherboard connectors; D955XBK; SC743T-650;

Fry's has all sorts of cables and adapters. They have Y cables that let you plug 2 fans into 1 motherboard connector and the same for Molex connectors. The also have all sorts of fan controllers. Try Newegg too.

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:confused Hi,

I have a ezCool ATX Midi case and I am trying to connect up the front panel connectors for my asus k8v-mx motherboard. The trouble is the case leads labels don't match up with the motherboard ones. ie IDE_LED RESET etc.

I have 2 x VCC leads, 1 -D,1 + D, Mic in, mic power,r-out r-ret,l-out l ret, HDD led, powersw, that just don't match up with the descriptions on the board?? Can anyone help me out with this? Thanks!

The board has
1 PLED +
2 NA
3 PLED -
4 NA
5 NA
6 NA
7 + 5V
8 Ground
9 ground
10 speaker

11 +5v
12 IDE led
13 NA
14 NA
15 NA
16 pwr
17 ground
18 NA
19 reset
20 ground

Answer:Asus K8V-MX Motherboard front panel connectors

I think you need this:
On page 26 you will find how to connectfront panel to your mobo.
Good Luck!!!!

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Installing a new MD (Asus M5A78L-M LX) and have 3 more cable leads from the box than pin connectors on the board. The attached screen shot shows the board options...I have 3 leads still unattached:

1) 3 slot PowerLed
2) 2 slot unlabled - just has a roman numeral I
3) 2 slot unlabled - just has a roman numeral II

Does this matter...??...and what do I do if it does ? there a standard color code for the box leads...the system panel is labled for + or - but there is no indication on the lead plugs...Is there one color (black) that is used always as the ground wire to be inserted in the - pin on the board ?

Have also included a screen shot of the old boards system panel


Answer:Motherboard system connectors don't match leads

This has been an area of complaint for years and years. I've been building systems for over 15 years...and it was an issue back then and still is. Often, the coase's leads and the motherboard's connects don't match. I keep a small box of those little black plastic connectors for this very reason. Some boards use a 3 pin connector for the power LED. Some use 2, etc. As long as you have them connected and working, you should be fine. if not, you aren't going to hurt anything, but you may find your HDD LED doesn't work, or your reset switch doesn't work, etc.

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Hi, I recently had to move the guts of my A60 desktop to another PC case due to some rather unfortunate damage to the case.  Everything is working fine except I can't seem to get the front panel connectors from the new case matched up on the pins on the mainboard.  Does anyone know where o find a mapping of the pins so I can hook them up?  So far I have the front USB, power switch, and power LED working - the reset swtich, and HDD LED are giving me a headache. Thanks

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What are those cable things used for on a PCI graphics card.

On this graphics card there is one blue connector thingy with holes in it, which I think is for some cable (excuse me for my lack of computer literacy). What is the cable port and the cable used for? And is the cable necessary for the graphics card to work in a computer, or is it just for connecting it to a tv or something --> I don't really know. Just wanna know if the port has to be used, or whether it can be left empty and still will work in a computer in a PCI slot.


Answer:What are the cable connectors/port things on the long silver metal part of a graphics

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I have move my H30-50 system to a new case, to allow space for a new gpu. While building I noticed that the motherboard has no manual and nowhere to tell you where to put front panel connectors, such as reset and hdd led. I have pics down below to show you what I mean. Please could someone tell me what they are ty        

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HI! I've got a Lenovo Desktop with K8m800-M3 Motherboard. I need the pinout of the two front USB connectors: they are 13 pins disposed in 3 lines ad below: |-|||              |-||||||||              |||||||||-              ||||-USB1         USB2USB3         USB4 I can't find out the user manual, then I don't know how to connect front USB ports...can you please help me?Thanks in advance.

Answer:Lenovo J Desktop - K8m800-M3 motherboard front USB connectors pinout

hi robyone69,
Welcome to the Lenovo Community.
If you have the Lenovo J105 (types 8458, 8459, and 8460), you can find the connector layout under page 118 on the Hardware Maintenance Manual.
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If the layout is different, you can find the user guide / maintenance manual on the lenovo ( Sample search:
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Hope this helps.

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last night i gotten a new case nzxt phantom full enthusiast case Currently im getting a new mother board  asus maximus VII hero with a haswell 4790k i7But this motherboard i have right now came from the h520 my old computer from last year and i wanted to know where i put the connectors for the front panel connectors currently i have searched the manual and it does not have it i have also searched high and low in the internet yet my luck has never drawn so can anyone tell me where do i put the connectors thank you and no.. i dont want to call lenovo support Here is the motherboard specs MotherboardManufacturer LENOVOModel MAHOBAY (SOCKET 0)Version Lenovo H520Chipset Vendor IntelChipset Model Ivy BridgeChipset Revision 09Southbridge Vendor IntelSouthbridge Model H61Southbridge Revision B3System Temperature 28 °CBIOSBrand LENOVOVersion ESKT23ADate 2/18/2013

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I recently ordered two 1T hard drives, a Seagate 7200.12 and a WD Caviar black.

I have an Asus P5VD2-MX motherboard which only has two Sata 1.5 connectors and 1 Jmicron connector.

I orginally canceled the order for the Seagate as I read some bad reviews which put me off, but the store sent it anyway so i'm now thinking of keeping it, which leaves me with 3 Hard Drives (including my original maxtor 200gb).

My question is considering I have two Sata 1.5 connectors and 1 Jmicron connector can I use all three hard drives?

What I want to do is set up raid 0 on the Seagate and WD Drives, and use the maxtor for backing up files (not part of the Raid).

Can I use the Jmicron connector as a normal Sata connector to attach my backup drive?

The only other option I have is to use the Jmicron connector for 1 drive, and the eSata connector for an external drive set up in Raid 0 which would allow the drives to run at the optimum 300gbs, but I don't want an external drive really.

Please help as I am new to all this but really want to get the best use out of my two new drives without having to buy a new motherboard. What's the best solution?

Answer:Setting Up Raid 0 with Back Up Drive on a Motherboard with 2 Sata Connectors

Welcome, Clueless!

That gave me a headache reading that, but I think I understand what you are trying to say.

I never liked JMicron. I got myself a Controller card: - SYBA SD-SATA150R PCI SATA Controller Card - Controllers / RAID Cards

It worked fine for me.

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I recently ordered two 1T hard drives, a Seagate 7200.12 and a WD Caviar black.

I have an Asus P5VD2-MX motherboard which only has two Sata 1.5 connectors and 1 Jmicron connector.

I orginally canceled the order for the Seagate as I read some bad reviews which put me off, but the store sent it anyway so i'm now thinking of keeping it, which leaves me with 3 Hard Drives (including my original maxtor 200gb).

My question is considering I have two Sata 1.5 connectors and 1 Jmicron connector can I use all three hard drives?

What I want to do is set up raid 0 on the Seagate and WD Drives, and use the maxtor for backing up files (not part of the Raid).

Can I use the Jmicron connector as a normal Sata connector to attach my backup drive?

The only other option I have is to use the Jmicron connector for 1 drive, and the eSata connector for an external drive set up in Raid 0 which would allow the drives to run at the optimum 300gbs, but I don't want an external drive really.

Please help as I am new to all this but really want to get the best use out of my two new drives without having to buy a new motherboard. What's the best solution?

Answer:Setting Up Raid 0 with Back Up Drive on a Motherboard with 2 Sata Connectors

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I upgraded from my Dell 8300 at work.  It has an I% processor so the idea was to give it to my son.  He wanted to keep his case, so I thought no big deal.  Now I am ready to toss it all out.
I cannot find a schematic for the front panel cables anywhere (motherboard DH67M01).  I need to hook up Power LED, Power Switch, and HDD LED (there is no reset button).
I only hope I have done it wrong, because now the computer will not boot (black screen with blinking cursor).

Answer:Dell 8300 with DH67M01 Motherboard front panel power connectors

Here are a couple of threads that might help you.
You might also check that all the power connectors to the MoBo are properly seated.
Don't give up...

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HELP! Running XP Pro on two WD 36GB Raptors in Stripe mode from the Serial connectors on an MSI-6702 motherboard. After 3 years of trouble-free operation would like to transfer XP Pro and all my programs and data to a single drive. Bought a single WD Caviar SE16 SATA 7200RPM 250GB drive for that purpose and thought I could drive it from a SATA connector on the motherboard but the drive is not seen in CMOS or My Computer and SCSI & RAID Controllers in Device Manager lists the two controllers but with a yellow error indicator in front of the SATA controller. My intention was to move everything from the RAID drives to the single drive, then disable the RAID setup, but didn't want to do that until I was sure the single drive was working well. QUESTION: Am I trying to do the impossible having the RAID drives from the Serial connectors and the single drive from a SATA connector enabled at the same time? Thought I would be able to make a selection from within CMOS. Must I disable the RAID setup before being able to see the single drive? The drive shipped without jumpers and see nothing that says one must be installed. Are they a factor?

Answer:Can both Serial connectors and SATA connectors be enabled at the same time?

My better half's system has an Intel motherboard with only one IDE port, so she has an optical device and hard drive on that ribbon cable.She runs a SATA drive, and there is no problem.The only problem I had installing the SATA was that I kept confusing the two sets of physical SATA plugs on the system board.  One set of four was for individual drives.  The other set of four was for a SATA RAID array.  I understand all of this does not directly answer your question, but I hope it's a start.  I think it shouldn't be a problem.I'm sure there are others here who will soon augment / correct my poor advice.p.s.  Welcome to the forums!

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I have a Vaio Cr 220 laptop running vista, and it has the annoying habit of not producing any sound sometimes when I dis/reconnect the power cord. Also, for some reason the startup sounds always work, but sometimes they cut out about 30 seconds in. The device manager says everything is working, and my sound drivers are up to date. It generally fixes itself with a restart, but that gets really tedious to do everytime I move my laptop. I disconnect my laptop fairly often and it gets really annoying to watch youtube videos etc w/o sound. Someone said this is a common problem, any known fixes?

Answer:Sound cuts out when I unplug my laptop

Set your Power Management to 'Performance' (if it isn't now) and try it that way.

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From yesterday the moment i remove my battery cord, laptop shuts down. This is all of a sudden and i did most of the troubleshooting with battery power managment. Right now i have no idea how to proceed forward. I have windows 10 running on HP Pavilion Notebook - 17-f208(64 bit). I would be glad to provide more information, but right now i don't know what information is needed. 

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Hello,I am really upset ! I can't find any clue about my problem :I cannot shutdown and power off my OMNIBOOK 6000 ! from soft Windows XP shutdown command or even hard switch action, the notabook stops quite correctly, and power off, and start again after 1 second or even less.... What is possible to do for this !!Need to say also : I installed Windows XP, all was working very very fine ! Only problem was this sleeping mode that isn’t coming back correctly about screen (staying black at wake up) . But about shutdown, all was working.. for now, only way to switch on is to put AC/ plug inside, and it starts directly… and switch off by removing it at the best moment possible when hearing the fans stopping… (before it starts again)this problem appeared without any reason (no installation, no special actions…)I formatted and reinstalled ALL, and is the same problem staying anyway LDo anyone think it can be from the harware itself ? (power switch) ??So many people seems to have. Did Hewlett Packard not do anything for this ?? I'll pay anyone having the answer for me !!!my email : edit: E-mail address removed to foil spambot harvesting. jgweed)

Answer:Laptop Not Shutting Off Or On.. Only With Plug / Unplug Is It Pnp ?

If you have reinstalle dWindows and the same problem persits then that eliminates Windows. I would suggest getting your computer checked out by a qualified tech that can go thru the computer on the spot.

From first hand experience I would try on thing and this only applies to desktop type computers not to laptops.

Take the side off when there is no power turned on and make syre all of the connections are tight. Ohter than this take it in to the repair shop.

Have a good one.

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My computer won't come on and I have tried, numerous times, to do the unplug, remove battery restart and still nothing.  It tried to come on but won't power up.  Any ideas?

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 Hi,             Try the steps as listed below :-  Please perform below shown steps to resolve the issue:Step 01. Click on the Start ButtonStep 02. Type "Device Manager" in the start search box & open the Device ManagerStep 03. Look for Batteries and expand it by click on the + symbol on the leftStep 04. Right Click on "Microsoft ACPI Compliant Control Method Battery" & uninstallStep 05. Please Shutdown the NotebookStep 06. Please remove the Battery and unplug the Power AdapterStep 07. Press and Hold the Power Button for full 1 MinuteStep 08. Go ahead and put back the Battery and connect the Power AdapterStep 09. Look for "Plugged In Charging" message on the Battery icon After performing all the steps if you are facing the same issue still, please perform three more steps: 1. Run a Battery Check in HP Support Assistant[Install the Software if it's not available]Note: Replace the Battery If Health Check Status shows Replace 2. Update the latest BIOS for your Notebook from HP Support Site 3. Please check your Notebook with a known good Power Adapter & Battery from a different Notebook Note: If a known good battery is also not charging we need to replace the system board How to improve the life of a Battery:1. It is not advisable to use the Notebook when the Power Adapter is connected2. It is not advisable to keep the Power Adapter plugged in even after the Battery is ... Read more

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Hi, just wondering if it is safe to unplug the laptop from a charger when I want to take the laptop out. If there is confusion what I meant, for example I am currently charging my laptop and its at lets say at 100%....and I got to take the laptop out and I did not first unplug the charger from the outlet first and turned off my PC and THEN unplugged..instead I just unplugged my laptop from the AC adapter from the yellow port. Thanks 

Answer:Safe to unplug laptop that is plugged in?

I just unplug the laptop regardless of whether or not it's on or off. (A few times without putting the battery in first, d'oh!)
I think it's a different story with the slice and/or UltraBay batteries.

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So first of all, I have a Dell Inspiron 600m with Windows XP Home SP3.

Some background info that may or may not be relevant: I just had this OS installed though the computer is several years old (I had an ingenuine XP Pro before I cleared my C drive and installed a genuine XP Home). The XP installed was SP1 and then I did all the WUDs up to now I where I have SP3. Also, during that period, I had done a repair install because of some error I was getting following installation of a WUD. I don't know if any of that will be relevant at all, but just thought I should mention it.

I get this BSOD any time I unplug my laptop. It says, "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

...yada yada yada...
"*** STOP: ....bunch of crap...

*** gv3.sys - Address F8A16A89 base at F8A16000, Datestamp 3dd991eb

Beginning dump of physical memory"

I don't think it's a battery problem because I can use the computer after it reboots with the cord still unplugged. So I guess it's not that bad, but it's like I just can't unplug the computer while it's on. I know I used to be able to though.

What do I need to do to keep this from happening?

Answer:Solved: I get a BSOD when I unplug my laptop...

This sounds like the problem.

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maybe it is new PNP laptop ??

I am really upset ! I can't find any clue about my problem :
I cannot shutdown and power off my OMNIBOOK 6000 ! from soft Windows XP shutdown command or even hard switch action, the notabook stops quite correctly, and power off, and start again after 1 second or even less.... What is possible to do for this !!
Need to say also : I installed Windows XP, all was working very very fine ! Only problem was this sleeping mode that isn't coming back correctly about screen (staying black at wake up) . But about shutdown, all was working.. for now, only way to switch on is to put AC/ plug inside, and it starts directly… and switch off by removing it at the best moment possible when hearing the fans stopping… (before it starts again)
this problem appeared without any reason (no installation, no special actions…)
I formatted and reinstalled ALL, and is the same problem staying anyway L
Do anyone think it can be from the harware itself ? (power switch) ??

So many people seems to have. Did Hewlett Packard not do anything for this ?? I'll pay anyone having the answer for me !!!

my email : [email protected]

Answer:Laptop not switch off or onn.. need plug / unplug

Motherboard or powersupply is bad. You need a repair shop.

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I think i've figured out the problem but just wanted to check. A friends laptop is on Toucan Broadband which when subscribed came with the Speedtouch ADSL modem which they are using to connect to the internet. On the front of the USB ADSL modem is two lights which are usually both green.Occasionally one of the lights goes out and the other turns to red then goes out completely.Now i've had a look on her system and checked and refreshed the USB ports (as well as removing and reinstalling them) and also checked the power consumption on them and i am concluding that perhaps her USB ports are faulty. The ADSL modem is USB powered so i do not think that the modem is the problem. I'm more than happy to upgrade and repair Desktop PC's but on laptops only ever change memory, battery, hard drive etc so rather than spending alot of money trying to get those fixed, i have suggested she thinks about buying a USB 2.0 Cardbus Pcmcia Adapter (for example from EBuyer: click here)Her current Laptop is only USB 1.1 so theoretically this should give her USB 2.0Would you think i have made the right choice or does anyone know of another solution?

Answer:Laptop USB Connectors

You are probably right. How about click here from maplins electronics for Ł14.99. If it doesn't work, then maplins will usually restock them;-)Harlow tried them out at the weekend click here.

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After shutting down, my computer will not power-on again unless I unplug the power-cord, then plug it back in (or use the psu on/off switch).

I have tried changing PSU, same thing happens.

My guess it has to be related to my motherboard.
I have the latest bios. I have reset the bios.
This happened after upgrading to a opteron 180 cpu. But I'm not sure if its related.
I have tried disconnecting the RAM, harddrive, graphics card to no avail. Also tried refitting the power-button cables.
Computer is rock stable once its on ...It powers on fine if I switch off the PSU with the button that is located on the psu, or pull out the power-cable before turning it on.

Any ideas what might be causing this?
Epox 9npa+ultra motherboard, amd opteron 180 (939), win xp sp3, 2gb ram

Answer:computer will not power-on unless I unplug power cable first

Unplugging the power supply, or disconnecting from the source allows everything to reset in the power supply and on the motherboard. This situation is most always associated with a defective power supply.

Since you have changed the power supply and the condition persists then the problem almost has to be a fault in the motherboard POWER GOOD circuitry.

If it were my machine I would just get in the habit of turning off the power supply after use, and live with it. Unless the problem is something obvious such as a "bulging" or leaking capacitor, chasing a problem like this is like chasing ghosts.

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I have a gateway m-6851. I bought this battery 2 months ago. This just started happening today. My laptop is running fine, I unplug it to move it. I assumed it went to battery power, but nope. It turned off. This happens 100% of the time. I've tried reseating the battery twice. Windows 7 reads it at 100% with no problems. any ideas?

I don't know that much about hardware, but is there maybe some setting thats messed up. Such as a setting that tells windows to switch to battery, or try to switch to battery, because windows reads the battery just fine.

Answer:Solved: Laptop turns off when unplug, battery 100%

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Everytime I install windows 98 on my laptop, everything looks ok. I can
reboot, etc, no problems. However, once I unplug the laptop from the ac
adaptor, (my battery does have a short life span of 1 hour), next time I plug
it back in, hard drive is wiped out, no partition or anything. I am wondering
if this is simply a malfunction harddrive, or a more serious problem.

Answer:Every time I unplug my laptop, harddrive is wiped out

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Everytime i unplug the battery , after a few seconds the laptop shuts down , Having this problem from months! 

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Hello everyone.
I recently purchased an IdeaPad 510p (59402102) with the i7 4700MQ and GT755m (non-SLI) and aside from Windows 8 I am loving it! My game of choice lately has been Skyrim and it runs flawlessly however when I unplug the laptop my frames plummet into the single digits. Ive set my power settings to high performance, nothing. Set Skyrim to run on dedicated graphics, nothing. Set global settings to dedicated, nothing. I cannot figure out how to fix this.
I ran cpu-z and noticed this change in clock menory:
Link to image 1
this is while plugged in
Link to image 2
this is with the laptop unplugged
Does anyone know whats going on and how to fix this?
Moderator note: images totalling more than 50k converted to links per forum rules:  Lenovo Community Participation Rules

Answer:Y510p: Games slow down when I unplug the laptop

Yes, it is normal.  Battery can not supply enough power, so your NVidia GPU speed is throttled.  When unplugged, you'd better switch to Intel 4600.

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It doesn't do it every time, but it's becoming a pain in the neck.

It doesn't blue screen and there's nothing in the event viewer.

My specs are attached.

I'm of a mind to think this is just hardware based, but any help would be appreciated!


Answer:Laptop crashes and restarts whenever I unplug charger.

Hi -

DirectX Kernel Diagnostics shows OS = Windows XP Pro SP3.

Is it the original battery?
" " A/C adapter?

One or both may be failing/ failed.

What happens if no battery is installed?

Regards. . .



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Hello. About Christmas time I got a new laptop. It's a Dell Inspiron 15r SE (i15Rse-4267ALU). Basically, whenever I unplug my laptop it turns extremely slow. Not slow as in some programs take a while to load, I mean like I can barely move the mouse across the screen slow. My computer's specs are:

Intel Core i7-3632QM Processor
8 GB of RAM
Windows 8 Operating System
AMD Radeon HD 7730M Grapics Card (switchable)
Intel HD 4000 Graphics Card

Since I have had the laptop, I have always had it on plugged in ... recently I unplugged my laptop to bring it in the other room and I could barely even more the mouse across the screen. Its power plan is on High Performance, I have Google'd my issue before, and I haven't been able to fix it. Anyone have an idea as to why my PC is so ... slow unplugged? Any help would be greatly appreciated!

(Also, sorry if this is in the wrong forum section. I'm new to the forums and I don't know where this post would go other than Windows 8...)

Answer:When I unplug my Windows 8 laptop, it turns very slow

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Hey everyone,

I wanted to get rid of my DVD drive on my laptop and swap in a HHD. I bought a 1T drive and an adapter, but when it came it didn't fit. Take a look at the connectors below. I have the sliver one on top and the HDD adapter that I ordered has the black one on bottom. I need to get another adapter, but I don't know how to search for the correct connector type. I usually order from

Thanks for any help you can give me.

Answer:What are these connectors called on my Laptop DVD-ROM

Oops. Here is a pic

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Hi all, I'm new to the forums. So please be patient. I Troubleshoot a lot of Laptops. Now I already know that if the machine powers on but there is no video on the internal LCD to hook up and external monitor and if I get video the problem is some where between the onboard graphics adapter and that if there is no video on the external monitor that will tell me whether the onboard graphics have failed.
Here is my question, and tell me if this makes any sense al all. I have encountered laptops that do not have and form of video out.
My question is. Lets say thatI have a known good LCD pulled from a laptop. Is there available for purchase and adapter kit to be able to hook my known good LCD to many different manufacturers laptops for testing purposes. Or is there some way I could build something like this myself.
Thanks in advance for and reply's.

Answer:Laptop Video Connectors

That is what the external monitor plug is on laptops.
Also any none CRT monitor is just an LCD screen.
If you were to take a modern LCD based monitor apart - and this is definitely NOT recommended - you would find a transformer and rectifier to drop the mains to 5v and 12v DC and a standard LCD panel that is likely to be common to many makes of Laptop as well as LCD monitors.

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Just wondering if anyone knows this specific type of connecter/cable used for the internal USB card in the Asus Nova Lite PX20 (Images attatched). Even something similar to this cable should work. Any ideas?


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