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So im building a computer in a dell dimension 2400 case i have lying around, everything is inside except i cant figure out how to turn it on (without jumping it). Dell uses a propriatery button to control their mobo, it looks exactly like USB except that the blank hole is on the opposite end. All i need to know is if anyone knows where the power good cable is.

There is a green cable, i assumed that that one is power good, but im not sure. Also, would all i have to do is stick the wires on the correct pins (power on and a ground) then wire it back to the button?
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post #2 of 9
*Points to t-ramp* > He modded one(extremely well), so he will have answer for you.

Hes here now.
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/11/11 at 12:19pm
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Originally Posted by andrewmchugh;15263784 
*Points to t-ramp* > He modded one(extremely well), so he will have answer for you.

Hes here now.

Thanks man.
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post #4 of 9
Oh, hey. tongue.gif

I modded a 3000 (see Forever Young link in sig) and I believe you should be able to just rearrange the pins to the correct positions if necessary. I ended up rewiring the LEDs and buttons because the original wires were too short. smile.gif

Could you post a picture of the front panel connector and your motherboard's pins perhaps?
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Originally Posted by t-ramp;15263845 
Oh, hey. tongue.gif

I modded a 3000 (see Forever Young link in sig) and I believe you should be able to just rearrange the pins to the correct positions if necessary. I ended up rewiring the LEDs and buttons because the original wires were too short. smile.gif

Could you post a picture of the front panel connector and your motherboard's pins perhaps?

Sure, give me a sec to find my camera cable tongue.gif
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post #6 of 9
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Cant find my cable so here are some google pics:
dell6y702.jpg
The blue header it the motherboard header
And here is the motherboard pinout:
asus_m4a785_m_12977093194001.jpg
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post #7 of 9
Basically you'll just have to unravel the front panel wires and figure out which are connected to the power button. Looks like that's the orange and blue ones. Then just use a small object to release the pins and rearrange as needed.

Since the LED pins on your board are at the opposite end from the power switch pins, obviously you'll have to find another solution if you want them to work. Otherwise it should be simple enough with some evaluation of the pin layout.
Edited by t-ramp - 10/11/11 at 12:41pm
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Originally Posted by t-ramp;15264057 
Basically you'll just have to unravel the front panel wires and figure out which are connected to the power button. Looks like that's the orange and blue ones. Then just use a small object to release the pins and rearrange as needed.

Since the LED pins on your board are at the opposite end from the power switch pins, obviously you'll have to find another solution if you want them to work. Otherwise it should be simple enough with some evaluation of the pin layout.

Thanks, i dont care about anything but power on. Everything else is unneeded.
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post #9 of 9
Aye, you can just unclip that and then attach it in to a two pin connector as the crimps are the same.

so they will look like these. (you can pull them off an old case or buy them from a mod store.)

kk-connectors.jpg
Edited by andrewmchugh - 10/11/11 at 1:45pm
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