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First Time Installing mobo...need help =[ (pics)


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soggyrice

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hey guys...here's my issue...

there's an IDE cable running from the front of my PC (where the extra USB/soundjack is located) to the right most corner of my board...(BOTTOM-MOST IDE CABLE)

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i'm replacing my board to : ASRock 939Dual-SATA2 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
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Problems:
-I don't know how to remove it...i tried lifting it straight up with some significant force but it wouldn't budge
-I don't know where I would connect the IDE cable on that newer board.


Detail: (MOTHERBOARD SIDE)
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Detail: (FRONT PANEL SIDE - RIGHT MOST IDE CABLE)
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Thanks!

Also...i thought there were also cables to control the power light/hard disk activity light that are connected to the mother board...my motherboard doesn't have any because it is proprietary...i think they're attached to that front panel module.

Edited by soggyrice, 25 December 2005 - 10:16 AM.

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Doby

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You most likely won't be able to connect that ribbon cable to the new board, do you know what it controlls? Something on the side panel.

You are going to run into problems like this and the front panel connections and possibly mounting the board when installing a new board into a dell. What I would do is get a new case that will eliminate the problems. You could also have problems with the dell psu.

Rick

Edited by Doby, 25 December 2005 - 11:59 AM.

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jrm20

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Yes you need to get a new case and power supply. Dells parts are made for dell only. Like the case and powersupply.

If you hooked up the dell powersupply up to the new board it would probably fry it. I have herd of problems like that, dell uses special powersupplies for there own dell boards.
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