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My new psu came in and the cables are long enuf so I switched over everything from my old eMachines w3650, but I was too excited about finally being able to use my new case I didnt look at the current wire set up.

Can someone please show me a pic of the mother board and tell me where to plug each of these into, please? If I dont get the help Im without a computer for a sveral months until I can afford a new mobo months.

Power switch, reset switch, USB, USB (second one), AC'97, HD Audio, 1394, + P Led, and - P Led
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I know how this will sound, but everything you need to know about this really is in your motherboard's manual. Not only that, but the PCB itself is usually labeled. So, look closely.

Beyond that, it's impossible to help without knowing which motherboard you have.
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post #3 of 15
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Originally Posted by TwoCables View Post
I know how this will sound, but everything you need to know about this really is in your motherboard's manual. Not only that, but the PCB itself is usually labeled. So, look closely.

Beyond that, it's impossible to help without knowing which motherboard you have.
Ditto. Motherboard come in various different sizes and configurations. Even giving us a hint like AMD or Intel isn't going to help. You can take 10 different Intel or AMD motherboards and lay them side by side and all of them will be different. However, it's not all that difficult if you think it through....

Fans:
I like to start with the fans. Depending on how many you have and if you are a big stickler of cable management, this could take a minute or two. Motherboards vary too much in fan header placement to give you a set place to look. But, they are 3 and 4 pin inputs located around the board in different locations.

Motherboard power:

Next up are the ATX (really big rectangular connector) and 4,6, or 8 pin power supplies for the motherboard.

USB Headers and Front Panel:
Next up, work on your USB headers. The plugs for these are generally along the bottom of the motherboard. Also generally with the USB headers are the front panel headers (power switch, power LED, hard drive activity LED, etc.).

The front panel header is most often in the bottom right corner of hte motherboard -- it's pretty easy to tell as it features several different colored pin placements that correspond to the different colored wires coming from front panel.

Finally, start working on your hard drives/dvd drives/and other SATA devices. Motherboards vary from 4-10 SATA ports and are usually midway up the board on the right side. They're numbered SATA_0 through however many SATA ports you have. REmember, because it starts counting at 0, if you have 8 ports you'll only go up to SATA_7

After all of that, you can install your PCI devices and hook up their power (if needed) as well.

It's really not all that difficult. Your motherboard manual is a big help though. Combined with a somewhat systematic approach like above, you should be good to go.
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I dont have the manual, looking online right now for one but am having no luck at all. The comp itself is a w3650 and I believe the mobo is t3656. I looked at the mobo really closely and the only two that were labeled (that helped me in any way) were usb so those are taken care of but the rest are a mystery for me.
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post #5 of 15
look at ur mother board for a actuall model number, and get ta searching
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post #6 of 15
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I think I finally found almost all the info I need on it. Only questions left are for the power sw, reset sw, hdd led, other 2 pin connectors, when in the right slots does it matter which way they face? as in, the power sw uses 6 and 8, does it matter which hole goes on which pin? It doesnt cay

Also, for the ac'97 and the HD audio, which do i plug into the Front Panel Audio and where does the other one go? Im using this site http://support.gateway.com/emachines...06188Rmv.shtml

Last one is the 1394 connector, no clue where that goes
Edited by Velvetdreams21 - 2/12/11 at 8:23am
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post #7 of 15
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Originally Posted by Velvetdreams21 View Post
I think I finally found almost all the info I need on it. Only questions left are for the power sw, reset sw, hdd led, other 2 pin connectors, when in the right slots does it matter which way they face? as in, the power sw uses 6 and 8, does it matter which hole goes on which pin? It doesnt cay

Also, for the ac'97 and the HD audio, which do i plug into the Front Panel Audio and where does the other one go? Im using this site http://support.gateway.com/emachines...06188Rmv.shtml

Last one is the 1394 connector, no clue where that goes
It DOES make a difference which way the connectors are facing... if you have the manual it should list one pin as ground and the other as 5V, 12V, etc... the ground would be the "black" wire or the common colored wire with the other connectors.
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White is the ground then but I dont know which pin is ground, it doesnt show on the mobo or pic
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post #9 of 15
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Originally Posted by Velvetdreams21 View Post
White is the ground then but I dont know which pin is ground, it doesnt show on the mobo or pic
You can download the manual from me...

http://www.thesnork.com/download/manual.pdf

Just give me a minute to get it loaded
post #10 of 15
Ok, it's up... all the pinouts are in there. Enjoy!
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