Solved How to bypass front i/o optiplex 990

February 20, 2019 at 08:46:35
Specs: Windows 7
Hi, just read how you fixed the optiplex front panel issue with the LED from your january post. Is there a way to do it without the front I/O cables? Can i splice my own and short them out? If so how?

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February 21, 2019 at 13:53:12
Front what I could find, the front panel connector on the board has 34-pins. Do you have the 34-pin plug so you can cut & splice wires? I found the following two diagrams. They're different so you'll to determine if either is correct. Get it wrong & you might damage the board.

http://pinoutguide.com/Motherboard/...

https://linustechtips.com/main/appl...



#1
February 20, 2019 at 10:09:29
erm... two things...

It would be very useful to include a reference - a link - for the post to which you refer... Otherwise no-one will have much idea of what you're referring to.

- and the other...

"Never" post an active/valid email address in "any"open forum or chat room scene. To do so is to simply ask for trouble.You'll get spammed at least; possibly spoofed and worse too...

Edit you post to remove your email address.

Likewise never post any active phone numbers,logins/passwords and the like - all for obvious reasons.

There are bots aplenty out there hunting for information such as your email address; and the hackers simply love to gather any personal data when they can...

All response here to calls for help, advice, information etc., are posted in the forums so that all can benefit as appropriate.


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#2
February 21, 2019 at 06:49:45
I seem to recall that question. Are you trying to put the motherboard in a non-Dell case?

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#3
February 21, 2019 at 09:32:07
Yes I am. but I wanted to see if I can get away from buying the front panel from an optiplex.

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#4
February 21, 2019 at 09:33:34
Thank you for letting me know. Also I'm sorry for not posting. I thought that by writing it was going to stay on the thread that I was in.
Also, also hope everyone here is like you. :)

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February 21, 2019 at 13:53:12
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Front what I could find, the front panel connector on the board has 34-pins. Do you have the 34-pin plug so you can cut & splice wires? I found the following two diagrams. They're different so you'll to determine if either is correct. Get it wrong & you might damage the board.

http://pinoutguide.com/Motherboard/...

https://linustechtips.com/main/appl...


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#6
February 21, 2019 at 17:31:16
Yes, I do have a 34 pin connector. And it looks like it's going to be worth more than just getting the front panel from ebay for $5. I think i'll bite the bullet and just buy the front panel and hide it in the case. Luckily for me it does not have temper glass. with that being said thank you for taking your time to answer my question.

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#7
February 22, 2019 at 14:35:41
No matter what you end up doing, it's still gonna be a 7-8 year old Dell.

https://engineering.purdue.edu/ECN/...
http://clascsg.uconn.edu/download/s...


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#8
February 24, 2019 at 09:04:22
i'm just going to do an AMD budget build since i already have all the necessary parts. Was trying to build my son something playing around but not worth.

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#9
March 11, 2019 at 08:38:39
Install the jumper between two "common" pin and the problem disappears.

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#10
March 11, 2019 at 08:48:09
I ended up buying the front panel and stuffed it in the case. If you have a diagram to jump the fans I'll take that. lol It's giving me an error for the fan and temps. Other than that I got it working.

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