Front panel connectors and boot up screen

Gateway Sx2800
August 8, 2015 at 07:46:25
Specs: Windows 7, Pentium dual core 3.2 ghz/ 8gb gskill
Hello!
So i am currently going through a build right now i bought a noctis 450 case, cooler master evo 212, rosewill 450 volt power supply and im using the same mini atx mother board out of my gateway sx2800. The power supply literally came in today and i have had the evo 212 installed and working for a while now. So here comes the issue i have installed everything correctly (at least i suppose) and i looked up the manual for the power sw and p led + and p led - so i put those into it and the power switch still hasn't worked. I'm sure its the right place to put them i checked multiple manuals on the gateway website. So this is the second issue using the p led - i plugged it into the manual start point which is a 3 point black spot on my motherboard and my computer booted up all the under glow leds booted up the switches to control them worked and also did my CPU cooler. But it will not move past the Gateway boot up screen it says press "Del to enter setup" and press "F12 to enter boot menu" when i press these they just say please wait... i have tried unplugging the hard drive and reinstalling my ram and it hasn't budged. Maybe is it because its such a old mother mini motherboard?? Please any help would be appreciated i can post picture of the build if you like

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#1
August 8, 2015 at 09:04:59
BUMP BUMP BUMP BUMP!!

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#2
August 8, 2015 at 10:57:18
There is no bumping in these forums.

What was the advantage of taking a crappy OEM board & putting it in a different case? I found this pic of the board but can't tell if the pins are labeled or not. They most likely follow the standard Intel wiring scheme.

http://i.ebayimg.com/images/i/27117...


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#3
August 8, 2015 at 11:23:57
the power switch pins are labeled yes and that looks like the board almost exactly so the bottom right black square is where they should go

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#4
August 8, 2015 at 11:50:14
The power switch & reset switch have no polarity, so you only have to make sure they're connected to the correct 2 pins. LEDs do have polarity, so if they don't work the 1st time, simply reverse plus (+) & minus (-).

http://www.intel.com/support/mother...


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#5
August 8, 2015 at 13:35:28
My board is a DIG43L so that doesn't even apply to it :( i have tried it every way

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#6
August 8, 2015 at 19:41:06

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#7
August 8, 2015 at 20:22:25
reset BIOS. (remove the coin baterry for a minute)

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#8
August 9, 2015 at 05:05:15
Okay so I put everything like it said in the diagram and the LEDs are working now around the power switch but the power switch itself is not working I had to do a manual start again to make it work.. I also did the bios thing I let sit out for like 5 minutes

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#9
August 9, 2015 at 07:35:53
Also since i got the led's to work i my monitor has stopped working and i am not getting a beep code.

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#10
August 9, 2015 at 11:18:44
OK, time to start over. I have no idea why you made this swap but it sure seems like a waste of time considering the motherboard you have. Other than the power button, the rest of the front panel wiring is NOT necessary for the system to work. In fact, you don't necessarily need the power button connected if you know how to jump start using a flat blade screwdriver (is that what you mean by "manual start"?). Regardless, it doesn't appear your problems have anything to do with the f-panel wiring. I would run thru everything else to make sure it's been re-assembled correctly. Make sure the board isn't shorting out on the underside (standoffs in the wrong location?) & that the CPU cooler is installed correctly & securely. The thermal paste MUST be applied properly. The Pentium Dual requires the horizontal line method.

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...


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#11
August 9, 2015 at 12:45:28
Mainly i made this switch cause i dont want to wait for my new motherboard to come im.. when i out the paste on i put a blob in the middle. when i start the computer i the negative end into these three 3 prongs right next to the front panel set up and it turns on ill try re building it

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