hi i recently took a look inside my tower case and find that it needn't cleaning desperately however in doing so i have pulle some leads out of the motherboard. Now the computer won't boot up and i have no idea how they are meant to be placed.
Here is a basic representation of the pins.
1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 Spk Pwr/Led
the leads have lettering on them and are
Speaker Power sw Reset sw Hdd Led Led + Led -
If any one can help me by telling me how they are meant to go i appriciate it. As far as i can tell there is a pin missing in the last column. There is meant to be three however the pc has been working for many years without it
thanks for answering. Sorry but can you tell me where i could get that information from? I don't have any of the documents that came with it. All i can say is the it has 4 AGP slots, is built for an AMD duron processor and has 3 slots for DDR ram.
The pins for the leads are at the bottom right of the board and there are two rows of pins. Sorry if that hasn't helped.
Look in the motherboard manual if you do not have one you can download one from the motherboard manufacturers website Also you could look on the motherboard with a magnifying glass its usually marked by the pins
Since the computer will not boot up, he cannot install and use either SIW or Belarc to identify the m/b. If there is no-one close to help him then I think any decent computer shop would help at a reasonable charge.
The manufacturers name and model number will be on the motherboard somewhere. I have two machines, one with a Foxconn board where the name is close to the CPU and the model number close to the chipset. My other board is a Gigabyte with the model number alongside the RAM slots. Have a really good look and possibly Google any names/numbers you find. As has been suggested, once you've gotr the info it's relatively easy do download a manual.