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The Reset Button on my computer will just not work.

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Ok I will explain the best as I can.

I had transferred a Dell XP 2200 into a Thermaltake Tower.

The 'front panel' I think it is called... The wires were combined into one cable. It had to be split into multiple cables.

Now on the pins it is connected to I have fixed it like this.

. . 0 0
. . 0 0
. . 0 1 (Red Wire)
. . 0 1 (White Wire)
. . 0 2 (Blank)
. . 0 2 (Green Wire)
. . 0 2 (White Wire)
. . 3 3 (White Wire+Blue Wire)
. . 0 0
. . 5 5

1=HDD Led
2=Power Led
3=Power SW
4=Reset SW

I have no idea where to put the Reset SW. I have tried to put it everywhere, but when I turned on the computer and tried the reset button... Nothing worked.

Any ideas?
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If the Dell case never had a reset switch (which is quite likely) then the board may have been "butchered" for want of a stronger word to such a degree that the reset connectors for the front panel were either removed or disconnected.

This is a common symptom of recasing machines outside of the case they came with; its sometimes hard to get them to work fully in another case. Most commonly front panel connectors are unique, front USB is non standard and front panel audio is so non-standard its impossible to connect it back up again.

You may be out of luck I'm afraid.

Edited by Neil Jones, 05 February 2006 - 01:58 PM.

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FireDevine –[Dell XP 2200 Reset Wiring]
5th Feb 2006

I had transferred a Dell XP 2200 into a Thermaltake Tower.

1- Dell XP 2200 is too general of description – Need the full Model Number –
2- Also need full Model Number of Thermaltake Tower
3- I guess you know – Dell is a Proprietary Manufacturer & usually do not follow PC Standards
4- Was the Dell in a Tower – Originally
5- What Power Supply are you using – Dell Motherboard may not conform to – [PC Standards]
6- If you are using – Old PS & Old Motherboard – Why new Tower –

You need to examine old Reset Button to determine the – [Wiring Scheme] – and compare to your new tower wiring & make the changes –

You will need to determine the Power Supply Wiring Scheme also – Also note that Dell also uses an – [Adaptor Cable] – sometimes – That has to be added to the – [Upgrade Conversion/Equation]

Here are some links to begin with -

Thermaltake Tower. Find your model to obtain wiring info

Dell Model see if you can find info on your model

Dell Upgrades Notes – just general notes

Dell Power Supplies

Dell Questions on Power Connect

I have to research my Power Supply Folder – for a better link/info on – [Power Reset Wiring] – It would help if you could give me more details on your project/ goals – Dell does not make this an easy transition -


Edited by Jack123, 05 February 2006 - 03:19 PM.

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