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Need help with attaching power sw, reset sw, and LED lights for my new case with a Dell mobo

Q: Need help with attaching power sw, reset sw, and LED lights for my new case with a Dell mobo

Basically, I bought a new Thermaltake case and the front panel wires (5) are labeled power sw, reset sw, HDD led, power led +, and power led -. On many motherboards the connectors on the mobo are conveniently labeled to make attaching them a breeze. Unfortunately, this is not the case on the mobo that came with my Dell inspiron i purchased last year. It is labeled LEDH1 and has no hints in the Dell manual as to what is what. This is driving me crazy.
The mobo DPN is 088DT1 but I can't find its manual.
Here's a picture of closeups of my mobo connectors, and my case connection cables.
http://imgur.com/a/daEqM
http://imgur.com/bev0FKs

http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19984695
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Already tried unplugging the Jumpers, the CMOS battery, RAM, the 4pin and 24pin connectors. Holding the Power button for 30-60 secs(with Power cord off)

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Specs:
MoBo: AsusTEK P5QL/EPU
CPU: Intel? Core?2 Quad Processor Q9400 at 2.66 GHz
GPU: GTX 760 4GB DirectCU II
Memory RAM: 6GB
OS: Windows 7 64-bit
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Have you tried having different Ram setups like only having 4GB?

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Did you try with AC adapter only (battery back removed), I have run into few laptops that would not start with bad battery. ?

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A:Will old AT power supply and case support new ATX mobo?

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Hi DELLUSER16486,
What is the exact system model?
The power led and the leds on front are also used as diagnostic indicators. If there is any hardware issue on the machine, these leds help isolate the source of the issue. Hence, there is no way to disable the leds from turning on, as they would be connected to a cable soldered to the motherboard.
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http://www.hardwarezone.com/img/data/articles/2004/1364/usb-connectors.jpg
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A:Static shock case power button... mobo fried?

Sounds like you've fried something important. You could probably try getting an RMA on the board, but they might realize what has happened.

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Unless your Dell is quite old, it will have a standard ATX power supply. The drive bay power supply is a great idea. It just might work perfectly for you. The PCPower supply would work too
 

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OK - I've narrowed it down to the following:
When the laptop is "asleep" it eventually goes into power down mode. It appears that connecting a power adapter to the laptop at this point will cause it to go into a confused state where, when the power button is pushed,  the laptop fan comes on but no light on the power button or on the keyboard - the screen  stays blank.  The laptop fan runs (it's very quiet - you have to hold the laptop up to your ear to hear it.)
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GaneshM2109
I was using Dell Vostro 3800 PC, somehow my cabinet got damaged due to short circuit but the motherboard is running perfectly. I need help identifying HDD LED,Power LED & Reset SW connectors. Thanks in anticipation. 
GaneshM2109
The Vostro 3800 Slim-Tower Owner's manual is Here:
   http://cdn.cnetcontent.com/02/a6/02a65b30-50ae-4085-adad-4ef6f884183b.pdf
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Thanks in advance

A:Mobo lan adapter lights - what do they mean?

Hopefully this will answer your question:

For future reference, information like this can be obtained in the products manual. Link to download here. M3A770DE.

http://www.sevenforums.com/network-sharing/169061-mobo-lan-adapter-lights-what-do-they-mean.html
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A:No power, no lights but green light on power supply blinks rapidly

Remove the laptops battery and try the AC power only. If the green light does the same, it still could only be a bad AC adapter, or at worst, a shorted laptop motherboard
 

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Is it a 5v or 12v fan?

Black and Yellow are - and + 12v on a standard molex 4 wire plug, Black and Red are - and + 5v. The wires should be Yellow Black Black Red.
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/attaching-a-dc-power-fan-to-a-computer-ps.451501/
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A:Upgraded comp will not start. Mobo LED lights up.

IF the cpu heatsink is not properly attached boot failure is likely (actually, it is the Intel CPU thermal protection shutdown action that is happening).

You Asus manual shows the precise holes to use for the stand-offs.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/upgraded-comp-will-not-start-mobo-led-lights-up.114344/
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A:No power to Power Supply, no lights

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And for replacing a PSU not hard. If you need help removing it Post back i will walk you through step by step if need be.
 

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A:use another case instead of the dell optiplex case

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A:No Power Lights

Hi Howard598, welcome to TSG.

I would say it's time for the repair shop unless you want to attempt to take it apart and check things. I'm assuming it's out of warranty?
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/no-power-lights.73448/
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A:Some Lights no power

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/some-lights-no-power.1021318/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-mobo-case-help.363739/
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A:New case old mobo

You are going to have to be more specific as we will try to find a solution for you. This could be anything.. from a failing processor to an improperly inserted cable... so it is really hard to pinpoint the issue from the information posted.

It doesn't boot up.. to what extent? (Do the fans spin? Is there power, led lights, hard drive spin etc.)

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/new-case-old-mobo.130456/
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http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-144-042&depa=1&section=3

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProductDesc.asp?description=11-144-029&depa=1&section=3
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Are you going to be re-using anything that should be taken into account? ie. what kind of video card (agp or pcie), memory, psu...
 

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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/pc-case-mobo.157892/
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A:Old Mobo, new case

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Cheers

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A:Will my Mobo Fit This Case?

Yes it will fit. Good luck to you. Please let us know how it goes.
 

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A:No power, strange lights

Hi mooseo,
Thank you for reaching to Dell Community Forum.
Please try to run the on-board diagnostics <F12> and capture any error codes or message you receive.
http://dell.to/2drLyPQ
We would also suggest you to drain the residual power from the laptop:
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19993785
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A:NB250-10R - no power no lights

You can try to remove battery pack and try to start it with AC power supply only. If this will not work maybe is there some problem with power supply electronic placed on the mainboard.

When you connect AC power supply is AC IN indicator on?

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A:Power on, lights up, screen does nothing.

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A:Will lights draw too much power?

Josh86 said:





I bought a gaming PC, and I am wondering if my graphics cards and the computer itself are pulling to many watts, Will the lighting inside the box put a demand on the power supply??? I am debating about taking them out, I don't even have the lights on anyways I find them a waste they came with the computer I boughtClick to expand...


Josh*^ - the lights could not possibly be pulling more that 10 watts, at an extreme. Probably they are actually pulling a level that you could not notice before-and-after if you used an actual measurement, such as with the Kill-A-Watt.

Same for fans, and most anything else you plug in or on except video cards.

Everyone: you will spend all kinds of money to have powerful components, and a suitable power supply - so go ahead and get an ACTUAL power draw measurement -

The kill-a-watt is simple to use and read, very simple. it costs $20 or $25.

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For over a decade, these power calculators have been estimating power needs, and they have been over-estimating by 100% the entire time.
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/will-lights-draw-too-much-power.207856/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/lcd-lights-at-power-on-but-no-display.203111/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/solved-please-help-no-power-no-lights-on-etc.613793/
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EDIT ***

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http://www.computing.net/answers/win...t-/146399.html

http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/dell-xps-400-123-lights-stay-lit-501228.html
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-xps-720-diagnostic-lights-and-fan.1063362/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/dell-studio-lights-help.116581/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/dell-aio-962-blinking-lights.757832/
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Normally the usb and firwire on the front of the case are just sockets that connect to the mobo via cables already inside the case.

Regards Howard :grinthumb
 

http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/case-and-mobo-compatibility.17139/
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http://www.sevenforums.com/hardware-devices/249592-microatx-mobo-atx-case-possible.html
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http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/desktop/f/3514/t/19987612
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/case-grounding-out-my-mobo.109193/
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A:Can`t fit mobo in case, because of backplate.

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CASE = http://image.ebuyer.com/UK/R0101679-05.jpg

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-t-fit-mobo-in-case-because-of-backplate.48267/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/micro-mobo-in-a-atx-case.57393/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/mobo-case-standoffs.247561/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/atx-mobo-in-matz-case.94016/
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119129

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A:Is This Mobo/Case Compatible?

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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/is-this-mobo-case-compatible.96882/
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http://www.techspot.com/community/topics/can-i-buy-a-new-mobo-cpu-to-go-with-old-case-extras.34549/
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https://forums.techguy.org/threads/power-on-reset-or-bus-device-reset-occurred.455037/
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Have a look at this MS website & see if any suggestions there work for you.

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A:Black screen, no lights, no power

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A:Gateway MX6124 won't power up - no lights

Hi this was all I could find http://support.gateway.com/s/Mobile/Q106/Blade/8511418.pdf hope it is of some help
 

https://forums.techguy.org/threads/gateway-mx6124-wont-power-up-no-lights.904060/