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dell xps 8300 need front panel conmector diagram. wont boot

can anyone provide a diagram for front panel connector for dell xps 8300? i just moved the motherboard into a new case ( corsair air 540) and got a new psu. When I try to power the system on, I hear a click towards the back of my case and it doesn't turn on. Also there is an amber light next to the 24 pin main connector.
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  1. Did you install anything new aside from the case and psu?

    the fastest way to know if you have a faulty psu its to use the old psu and see if it turns on correctly.
    try removing ram, drives, and cards 1 per 1 till it turns on to check what was the problem.
  2. Best answer
    Look on the motherboard for silk screen label of the functions:
    - HD LED
    - PWR SW
    - RESET SW
    - etc, etc.... (they are almost always there, VERY small print thou....)

    Also, look at the motherboard for a part number, once you know that you can google it & usually fine the layout pretty quickly....
  3. chulex67 said:
    Did you install anything new aside from the case and psu?

    the fastest way to know if you have a faulty psu its to use the old psu and see if it turns on correctly.
    try removing ram, drives, and cards 1 per 1 till it turns on to check what was the problem.
  4. I installed a molex fan controller along with the new psu and case. There is no diagram on the motherboard to reference.
  5. It should be pretty simple to find one, but first you need to Know the Brand and Model from the Motherboard. To know this please take a look at your motherboard and check for these:

    http://imgur.com/tqDM1Mf

    This information might be in diferent places, once you have them you can google it up and you will Find the Motherboard Diagram.

    Have you tried removing the the rams or gpu?
  6. Okay I will try the model. And I have taken out the gpu and the ram. No boot. Only hear a click towards the power supply.
  7. Btw you have a psu with a 24 pin connector and a motherboard with a 20 pin connector Correct? do you have something like this:

    http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch001384.htm
  8. I will have to check the board. I have found the motherboard model and it is 02YMRG. It is made by dell.
  9. I have checked the board.it is a 24 pin connector .
  10. Its this one?
    http://i.ebayimg.com/t/DELL-STUDIO-XPS-8300-INTEL-MOTHERBOARD-0Y2MRG-Y2MRG-DH67M01-REV-A00-/00/s/MTUyM1gxNjAw/z/bMsAAOxyD9JR-JUd/$T2eC16RHJHEFFmVZu(-lBR-JUbu2ew~~60_35.JPG

    btw in that motherboard you have:

    1 x 4-pin ATX 12V Power connector
    1 x 24-pin ATX Power connector

    Have you checked that they are properly pluged in? and disconect the new fan for now.
  11. Yes I have plugged in my the 4 pin connector and my hardrive along with other hardware
  12. And yes that is the board.
  13. Have been reading alot about this amber light on dells, it seems its a common problem with them. Most people just buy a new motherboard when this happens.

    An amber light in the motherboard means that theres a problem with the power transfer, and because the light its turn on that means the psu its working correctly.
    Try using your old psu and see if the problem its still there. Worst Case scenario you are going to end up buying a new motherboard but dont worry that gen its really cheap.
  14. Btw what cpu and psu do you have ?
  15. Hmm I'm not home right now but I'll try my old psu and get back to u. Thank for being such a great help.
  16. alright get back to me when you find up the psu model and trying the old one
  17. My new psu is a corsair hx 850
  18. Damn, thats a good psu, i dont think its failing, I think we have a Bad Motherboard here. What Cpu do you have? I could give you some choices for a new one.
  19. I have the i5 2320. I am about to reconnect my old psu to check. I'll post the results in a few moments
  20. I just reconnected my old psu and my system booted but right before it goes to the welcome screen,my monitor went back to sleep. I tested it 2 times and se happened.
  21. *same
  22. Yeah i think its time we move to another motherboard. How much can you invest in a new one?
  23. Wait so what about my new corsair psu? Isn't that a problem too since it won't even boot with it plugged in?
  24. Yeah i didnt get that post i think you wrote it at the same time i answered, weird so your Psu can Boot your Pc but it wont completly turn on? What voltage do you have your psu at? You have 2 options the 115 or the 230 , which one are you using and what country do you live in? Also for checking it really fast, check your old psu in the backside it should show the proper volt, 115 or 230.
  25. My old psu boots my computer but right after the starting windows screen, my monitor shuts off but my computer is still on. I live in the U.S, California to be exact and I do not see the the 115 or 230 voltage u are talking about on my old psu
  26. But I do see the 115 and 230 on my new corsair hx 850 psu though.
  27. Well I'm gonna buy a new motherboard and processor and see how it goes. Still not comfortable with the new psu though.
  28. Don't forget new OS as well, or wait.

    Let see again a few things.

    Why did you get new PSU? Did you upgraded your video card?

    Have you tried disconnecting fan controller?

    Remove fan controller cables, use old PSU and original XPS components (if you upgraded GPU, use original one) in new case.

    If this doesn't work, go to your old XPS case, be very careful, remove your on/off switch with wiring and attach to your motherboard to test only - turn it on, will this work? This is where the problem is, also check your front USB panel from XPS case, you most likely want to remove it as well (to use it on new case) - there is possibility that it prevents you from booting. Dell is notorious with proprietary wiring as well, trust me on this.

    As you can see, I moved from original case to Cooler Master, I had some glitches as well, original wiring saved me, so I suspect that this is the case.

    So, would you try to fix or you would just get new motherboard, new OS etc....?
  29. Thanks for ur help btw. I have tried the old psu, removed the new fan controller, tried the old video card but it did not work. I have ordered a new os, motherboard, processor. I am going to reuse my old hardrive from the xps 8300 and try to install windows 8 on it.
  30. Well dammit, sorry we couldnt help you more but it is weird that your new psu wont turn on your pc and the old one does, maybe the new psu its shutting down to prevent a s/c , dont really know you could try your new psu on another pc and see what happens.
  31. My new mobo and processor is comming today. I will test it and tell u the results.
  32. jb6684 said:
    Look on the motherboard for silk screen label of the functions:
    - HD LED
    - PWR SW
    - RESET SW
    - etc, etc.... (they are almost always there, VERY small print thou....)

    Also, look at the motherboard for a part number, once you know that you can google it & usually fine the layout pretty quickly....



    --Thanks man! If you look behind the hard drive connector this is a diagram of the front panel connections. Its not right next to the actual front panel its sort of above it and perpendicular to the panel itself.
  33. I just saw bigred840's post and the connector pin-out is there just like he said, although I had to put on my magnifying reading glasses to be able to distinguish it; thanks guys! :)

    These are NOT indicated at the F_PANEL 12-pin connector on the motherboard; only a column of RXXX and CXXX numbers, referencing resistors and capacitors. I need the pin-outs for the connector too; at least the two for the power switch!

    jb6684 said:
    Look on the motherboard for silk screen label of the functions:
    - HD LED
    - PWR SW
    - RESET SW
    - etc, etc.... (they are almost always there, VERY small print thou....)

    Also, look at the motherboard for a part number, once you know that you can google it & usually fine the layout pretty quickly....
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