Solved Pin out for dell front panel

May 28, 2017 at 13:35:06
Specs: Windows server, P4 4gb ram
I have a dell dimension 8400 and the case is pretty ugly. I want to move it to a different case but the front panel connector is proprietary so I need to find a pin out. I have already looked but I couldn't find anything does anyone here know where I could find it

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May 29, 2017 at 14:23:31
I think you're making a huge mistake & I saw another post about running two PSUs at the same time? Yikes!

See if this wiring diagram is what you're looking for: http://pinoutguide.com/Motherboard/...



#1
May 28, 2017 at 17:22:40
What do you want to move?

Doing the best I can here... And remember, there's always more than one path to success. :)


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May 28, 2017 at 17:50:05
I suggest you keep it as it is. No sense investing any money on 10+ year old system. Plus if you look closely at the I/O shield, you'll see that it's part of the motherboard tray & is non-removable. So on top of the panel wiring issues, you won't have a shield for the new case.

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May 28, 2017 at 18:43:13
I dont need an Io shield as the computer is going to sit in one spot as a server and I already have the case I got for free it will also keep the computer quieter because it is right in our entry room, I also can't move it so don't ask, I won't be spending anything on doing this it will just look nicer and be quieter

Also I am moving all the components to a new case

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May 29, 2017 at 07:11:23
I think you should check a few things before going any further. Check the mounting holes for the Dell motherboard & see if they match the mounts in the non-Dell case. I think the 8400 has a non-standard hole layout so it likely won't fit without modifications. Next, check the CPU heatsink. It has no attached fan & I doubt the plastic duct will be usable in the new case, so you will have to come up with a way to attach a fan to the Dell heatsink. I don't think an aftermarket HSF will "bolt-in" without modifications. Couple all that with the lack of I/O shield & panel wiring issue & you've got a lot of tinkering ahead of you. All because you don't like the looks of the Dell case?

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May 29, 2017 at 10:42:37
I can figure out any modifications like that myself all I need is a pin out I will drill holes through the case if I have to i have done that with dell stuff before I can manufacture any other part myself I just need a pin out so I can use the front io

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May 29, 2017 at 14:23:31
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I think you're making a huge mistake & I saw another post about running two PSUs at the same time? Yikes!

See if this wiring diagram is what you're looking for: http://pinoutguide.com/Motherboard/...


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May 30, 2017 at 05:44:13
I will try to use that and it will probably work but it says its for a gxt80 anyway thanks i will use that same website any time i need a pinout have a good day i will keep you updated on if it works. If i can use it i will be mooving the pc into this case.

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June 3, 2017 at 14:16:44
This worked great i got everything to work on the front panel and everything fit well thanks for the pinout

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