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August 21, 2012 1:58:13 AM

Hello,
so i bought this computer last nov. got a hell of a deal on it. i decided a few months ago i wanted to update the gfx card, so i did, i bought the gt 440 1gig gdrr5 and of course a new power unit. after they both got here i realized my the case i had was too small. so i bought a new case. i think i know what my issue is quite simply i think i set up the front light wrong. so here the issue i have no way to know which go where . any help would be very nice.
(pc link http://us.acer.com/ac/en/US/content/model/PT.SE202.015)

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a c 158 ) Power supply
August 21, 2012 12:04:01 PM

The manual for your PC should list the meaning of the beep codes in the troubleshooting section. What does the manual say?
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August 21, 2012 5:17:15 PM

it sadly did not come with a manual. but i have some news. after hooking up the old front panel i got the pc to boot up fine. so the issue was i hooked up the front panel wrong on the new case. is there any one that knows of a guide to know where to plug in what to the motherboard(when it comes to front panels) if it helps i can provide pics of both the motherboard and the front new front panel plugs.
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a c 158 ) Power supply
August 21, 2012 5:33:01 PM

Pictures would definitely help...getting the part number or model number/mfr off of the mobo would definitely help.
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August 21, 2012 6:42:27 PM

Look at the cpu socket on the motherboard those beeps often happen due to rams, first reseat the ram then check the socket and see the pins closely point out the pin which is displace from it's original position, straighten them carefully.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
August 21, 2012 7:03:14 PM

pearcenc said:
it sadly did not come with a manual. but i have some news. after hooking up the old front panel i got the pc to boot up fine. so the issue was i hooked up the front panel wrong on the new case. is there any one that knows of a guide to know where to plug in what to the motherboard(when it comes to front panels) if it helps i can provide pics of both the motherboard and the front new front panel plugs.

OEM motherboards usually use a 10-1 connection, without a reset switch
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August 21, 2012 10:22:50 PM

ok here are the pics
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww73/PearceNc/IMG_20...
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww73/PearceNc/IMG_20...

the area my old front panel plugs into is the upper right one on this image, the black one after the blue one.
im not sure if u can tell but there is a pin missing from the left side of it. it how it came.
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww73/PearceNc/IMG_20...
plugs from new front case(i also have a usb 3.0 but not sure if my mobo has a place for it)
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a c 158 ) Power supply
August 22, 2012 11:59:55 AM

The only manual I could find was a completely useless user's guide. The pins should actaully be labelled on the m/b - take a look and see if you can read it. I can't see it in the picture you provided. if you cn't read it, then use the pinout that Dell provided and see if that works.
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a c 243 ) Power supply
August 22, 2012 12:46:27 PM

pearcenc said:
ok here are the pics
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww73/PearceNc/IMG_20...
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww73/PearceNc/IMG_20...

the area my old front panel plugs into is the upper right one on this image, the black one after the blue one.
im not sure if u can tell but there is a pin missing from the left side of it. it how it came.
http://i707.photobucket.com/albums/ww73/PearceNc/IMG_20...
plugs from new front case(i also have a usb 3.0 but not sure if my mobo has a place for it)


Follow the 10-1 pinout, starting at pin 1, should be labeled on the board
Your going to need to rewire the Power led connector to make it work, not difficult, there are locking tabs on the underside that retain the pins, carefully pry them up
Single USB should work on either side of the header
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August 23, 2012 12:05:59 AM

do i move the blue wire to the middle or the white one?
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a c 243 ) Power supply
August 23, 2012 12:11:22 AM

Blank / Blue / White
The blank will hang off the header
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August 23, 2012 6:12:54 AM

Best answer selected by pearcenc.
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August 23, 2012 6:12:55 AM

ok got it working. thanks for all he help. i really could not have done it with out all your help
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