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Changing MB on Dell Dimension 4550


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jimeuf

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I have a dell dimension 4550 with a e210882 motherboard that is fried I want to upgrade to a pc chips p23g. I have a new cpu, ram and HD, my problem is the connectors for the front panel. Dell uses a dedicated plug connector and the pc chips uses a regular pin array. The dell board is not labeled as to what pin is for what item so I need to know how to go about getting the right pin to the right wire. Also the dell seems to use a single pin connection and the pc chips uses a dual pin set up. Any suggestions?
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My suggestion is scour the Dell website for your model, they do supply some pinout information on some of their boards. Also put into Google

board part# +filetype:pdf

and you may run across a manual for it. I've found many manuals for custom boards that way.
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Some searching I did states the pin out is silk screened on the board, and it is difficult to see.
Didn't find a manual yet though.

HERE is a string of emails on the board. maybe something will work if you check the links.
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I worse comes to worst just trace the wiring to the front panel to see what goes to what. It should be color coded so you can write it all down and maybe make some kind of adapter.
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