Front USB is not required. The only connections are the power-on switch, the reset, the HDD access LED and the power LED.
This PC was bought working, second hand and died 2 days later during a debian linux install. No reason for the failure as far as I could tell. Bad luck i think!
Intel Server Board S815EBM1
Another forum thought the Vectra VL400 would be an OK replacement. Bought off Ebay from a computer parts reclaimer with a good and high positive rating. No manual just online PDF's
The board is being replaced due to what was most likey a IDE controller failer on the server board (a decision come to from help on another forum). I decided to find another board and not add a PCI IDE controller card as the old board doesnt have an AGP slot and I have a 128Mb graphics card that I'd like to fit. My rationalle being, if i have to buy bits i might as well buy bits that allow me to upgrade.
power supply is a Vastec VT-235 ATX
The PC is a desktop with no markings on the case and came from a home office where it had been used as a linux server for a couple of years and was sold due to server upgrade. Possibly home built from scratch?
Ive got 256Mb and 128Mb of ram an 80Gb ATA HDD, floppy and CDR.
I have small connections for each switch/led each with 2 wires and this is different form the HP case connection which connects all the pins in a single plastic block. If you're fitting to a compatible HP case then you dont need to know which wire is for what, you just connect them all at the same time. Because of this there isn't any referance to what pic is what (I've read all the info I can find on the HP site) only referance to the 'front panel switchs' and in rebuild info, it just says to connect them. If its a straight board swap then its no problem, but this ins't a swap so I have no idea where to go.
The wires from the connections on my case are not likeky to be colour coded the same as the PC in the other thread. Is it possible you can put the pin numbers in my pic to correspond to this list?
HDD access LED
Power on LED
Being switchs it shouldnt matter if they are put on the right pins but the wrong way round, same with the LEDs it just means the LEDs wont work and the connection can just be reversed. If I know the pin pairs then I can try it out.
As for the rest of the compatibility issues It would be nice to know if the board is compatible with at least the power. So any help with that would be good.
Edited by syco123, 11 June 2006 - 12:46 PM.