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    Hooking up a motherboard

    I am trying to install a new motherboard on my computer. I have everything right down to a few last cables in the bottom of the motherboard. They are labelled: speaker, H.D.D. LED, Power LED, Reset SW, S/B SW. There are labels on the motherboard near where the cables are supposed to be plugged in. They are labelled: Reset, Speaker, PWR.SW, SMI, MSG.LED, PWR.LED, keylock. I belive that the motherboard is an Asus P3V133. I have tried several different combinations but can't get the computer to start. Any help would be appreciated.

    Edit: We took some pictures of the cords and the places they go in. They're not very clear but they might still be helpful.

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    I didn't want to have to make a second post but I could only add one attachment per post so here is the other picture.
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    Makes my work real easy...fuzzy pics...

    Anyways, easy to hook up, just download the manual to get the proper jumper positions.

    Scroll to bottom of page to download the .pdf manual.

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    Or, get a magnifying glass, and put the wires onto the corresponding pins ?????

    just getting the pwr sw on would get you away ................

    on ASUS [mine = A7N8X-X] that 20 pin block in pic two.

    with 20 pin block as your bot r/h of Mo/Bo

    bot r/h 1st and 2nd = reset sw
    miss a pin
    4th and 5th = pwr sw
    6th and 7th = smi [system management interupt]

    top r/h 1st and 4th = speaker
    miss a pin
    6th and 7th = keyboard lock
    8th and 10th = power led

    HDD led fits to a pair of contacts just above and to the left of block marked IDEled1 [get magnifyer]
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    Isn't it given in the manual? I've got an asus a7n8xvm and and asus a7xvm(or something) and it's given quite clearly in the manual as to where to put them in. I haven't found any use for the speaker pin coz, there's one on the motherboard itself. Check it out.
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    I wanna know why you took pictures 8 years ago and are just now asking here for help hooking this up.
    Also, not to cross hairs (but I will), this probably goes in General or another forum, not Newbie Security Questions.
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    actually, it oughtta be in hardware. I wondered the same thing though in regards to the old pics, which is why I maintained my silence.
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    Somewhere in the guts of your camera there is a button cell, if you have not already done so (and just forgotten to reset the date) please check it and replace it before it leaks and ruins your camera

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    Uh ... where did you get this??

    You think it is an ASUS P3V133? You had better know !

    I am assuming maybe you got this computer second hand? Did you put it together from parts that were second hand? Are you using the correct power supply? Also, when you try to boot it, what does it do?

    These questions sound trivial, but it helps to figure out answers.

    Assuming you have everything else configured properly, Page 40 of the ASUS P3V133 Userís Manual that ZT3000 gave the link too should provide most of the answers you need, page 35 for the IDE LED.

    I think I figured out your problem but canít be sure as you provided NO information needed to really isolate your problem:

    The cable ď S/B SWĒ should connected to the PWR.SW connector on the motherboard ( it is connected to a momentary switch, isnít is? )

    And donít be a total f**ing NUB and not respond whether you found the answer or not. Believe it or not, many people here really want to help, and are interested in helping you. It is very rude not to keep them updated, even if you found the answer on your own.

    Does that help ?
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    Following up with what the guys had already told,
    I have tried several different combinations but can't get the computer to start.
    -what do you mean by this?

    Can't start means...
    1. The BoX is completely dead - no power (as if you push the power button) and BAM! Nothing. Most of my experience with motherboard (like yesterday with the Arabic Secretary), I assumed that power supply is the problem (have you isolated this issue, like try to use another PS, or try the current PS to another board?), well, cause the case of the BoX yesterday is a near-to-dead PS which makes the board "not doing the right thing".
    2. The BoX may somehow be in the "showing the good-old splash screen" but not continue to whatever you expect it to do (to boot of course)

    And trying several combinations? With the wire? The wire cables should not be mixed or interchange huh?

    *is there any sound or something (that you could hear)? Cause MB has this alert thing to tell you or guide you waht is the problem. (RTFM).

    A little more reply could enlighten the crowd.


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