Jump to content

Welcome to Geeks to Go - Register now for FREE

Need help with your computer or device? Want to learn new tech skills? You're in the right place!
Geeks to Go is a friendly community of tech experts who can solve any problem you have. Just create a free account and post your question. Our volunteers will reply quickly and guide you through the steps. Don't let tech troubles stop you. Join Geeks to Go now and get the support you need!

How it Works Create Account

Dell Dimensions 2350 Motherboard

  • Please log in to reply



    New Member

  • Member
  • Pip
  • 3 posts
A friend of mine passed his Dell Dimensions 2350 motherboard to me. Was all excited to get it and build myself a computer better than the one I have. So I only have the motherboard and 512 meg ram, no system discs, no case, no documentation, no power supply, nothing. My first thought is to go and get a new case and adequate power supply. I get an ATX gaming case and power supply - the guy at the store said I'd have no problems, great.

I was able to install the motherboard into this new case - all holes lined up and it is all secure. Now I have all these wires from the front panel I/O, like power switch, reset switch, 2 usb front ports etc. This Dell mobo has absolutely nothing physically written on it to help me find where these connectors go, so I spend a couple hours on dellcommunity.com trying to find something about these pins which I did. I go to try these recommended connections and the connectors from the case are too big for the mobo. And the case front-panel power switch is 2 pin connectors, others are 1 pin connector and they are just a hair too big for the pins on the motherboard. Through this forum, it is recommended to connect to the J24 connector - too big. Thinking I might be able to trim these down somehow to make them fit, I've broken one of them, crimped another and no telling to some of the others. Working with what I have and have tried to fix and thinking I'm able to atleast turn the power on, I get absolutely nothing when I turn on the on/off switch.

Does anyone have any helpful hints/solutions to this problem or am I just down on my luck :whistling: ? Thanks in advance for any efforts you might make to help me out.

  • 0




    motto - Just get-er-done

  • Technician
  • 4,345 posts
You really need to read this website to get a handle on what you need to do.


  • 0

Similar Topics

0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

As Featured On:

Microsoft Yahoo BBC MSN PC Magazine Washington Post HP