Help to install Gateway ribbon cable

Dell Dimension 4550 desktop intel pentiu...
January 7, 2011 at 13:45:23
Specs: Gateway MX7118, 128
Gateway MX7118 Need to know how the power "button" ribbon cable connects...terminals to which side of connector...the taller side?

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#1
January 7, 2011 at 14:00:41
Not exactly sure what you're asking? The power button on a desktop PC is a "momentary switch" like a doorbell button - only 2 wires & no polarity. It doesn't matter how they're connected.

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#2
January 7, 2011 at 14:22:52
Operating System is incorrect...sorry for the confusion, newbie.. It is a Gateway Laptop. I have to replace the ribbon cable from the power button to the motherboard. But I failed to notice which way the cable came out of the connector. If someone has worked on a Gateway MX7118 or MX7120 they know the connectors have these cheap "locks" to secure the cable and I broke mine. Plan to use strip of plastic to wedge the cable in but I need to know whick way the wires face when plugging them into the connector...hope this clears it up....& Thank You

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#3
February 22, 2011 at 17:00:14
The bare contacts face towards the front of pc, same on powerboard,I have the same one,

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#4
February 22, 2011 at 17:01:36
Bare contacts face the front on both.

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